Acne involves the over-production of sebum from the sebaceous glands which results in the blockage of the pores with a sticky mass of the dead cells and oil. This creates a breeding ground for the opportunistic overgrowth of bacteria normally present in the skin. These convert the mass into compounds that cause inflammation and unattractive raised surfaces. Skin irritation may also result Continue reading
One of the few essential oils most people can identify by smell alone; eucalyptus is very popular because of its effectiveness and range of uses. Originally from Australia, where it was first used by the aborigines, the locals started distilling and using the oil in the 1780s. The eucalyptus is one of the world’s tallest, deciduous trees, with some varieties growing as high as 465 feet. Making up about 75 percent of Australia’s flora, Continue reading
The news blackout and disinformation campaign of natural cures has been so effective since WWII that Continue reading
With the recent news that Fukushima’s nuclear situation has once more gotten out of hand, it’s important to ensure your body is nutritionally fortified to withstand as best as possible the damage done by radioactive exposure, however little or large it may be, on an on-going basis. Superfoods and fresh juice intake can accomplish this, but beyond that, it’s also important to have Continue reading
Mainstream medicine lackeys are kind of like that annoying shopping cart with one bad wheel — they’re awfully loud, they’re frequently spinning in circles, and it takes them way too long to get anywhere.
And let’s face it — a big part of the problem is that drug companies typically would rather burn their cash in a trash fire than invest a nickel Continue reading
A new study published in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease confirms that extracts of one of the oldest plants in existence today, the ‘living fossil’ known as Gingko biloba, protects against stroke-related neurologic deficits in human subjects.
Researchers at the University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, lead a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized controlled trial, in order to assess the efficacy of Gingko biloba on functional outcome in patients with acute stroke. In order to measure functional outcome Continue reading
Twenty years ago, I’d sit down in front of the daily crossword puzzle each morning with a pen in one hand and a stopwatch in the other. Nowadays, I sometimes feel like I could time myself with a sundial.
Sometimes it feels like we spend the first half of our lives Continue reading
If you are a fan of green, black or white tea you may want to rethink your beverage of choice. Rooibos (Aspalathus linear) trumps all three with its substantial health enhancing features. Even if you are not an ardent tea drinker, a second look at this red hued nectar is worth your while for the sake of disease-free living. Continue reading
Traded along spice routes separating ancient cultures by vast distances, spices like cumin were once worth their weight in gold. Has modern science now revealed why, beyond their remarkable aesthetic value, they were so highly prized?
Many spices are perfectly happy living a charmed life as Continue reading
Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive Continue reading
… that fenugreek can help build muscles, burn body fat and protect against type 2 diabetes and heart disease?
Fenugreek is more than just a flavorful spice to add to chicken, curries and salads. It’s been a century-old favorite among ayurvedic practitioners and herbalists for treating ailments from Continue reading
The association between vision and diabetes is not too well-known, but it’s definitely one to be aware of. Diabetes is a disease primarily caused by insulin resistance, of course, but along with blood sugar problems, diabetes can also affect the retinas of the eyes. Diabetic retinopathy, as the condition is called, is the most common reason for blindness in American adults. Continue reading
You use it for cooking… and as a garnish…and now, a tasty herb that’s hiding in your spice rack right now could one day soon unlock a powerful new cure for deadly breast cancer.
A new study out of Continue reading
Discover how this powerhouse antioxidant may
help treat chronic disease, support optimal cardiovascular function and… make your skin glow in the process!
When the words anti-aging, longevity and wellness are attached to a health supplement or product, the buzzword antioxidant is sure to follow. As a label-savvy consumer, you don’t want to get hoodwinked by the hype. Continue reading
…that kukicha green tea alkalizes your body for better health and works topically to beautify your skin?
Kukicha green tea, or “twig tea,” is unique among green teas. It is not made not from tea leaves, but from the stems and young twigs of the tree shrub Camellia sinensi. This tea is infused with vitamins and minerals that nurture the plant’s growth and Continue reading