Everything We Thought We Knew about ‘Healthy’ Food Could Be Wrong

vegetables-afpIf you’ve ever tried out the latest diet fad only to find yourself gaining weight and feeling awful and wondered what you were doing wrong, scientists now have an explanation for you.

Israeli researchers, writing in the journal Cell this week, have found that different people’s bodies Continue reading

10 Amazing Diet Secrets to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Woman-Choosing-Green-Pear-Grocery-StoreApproximately 71 million adults suffer from high cholesterol, and only a third of these have it under control. (1) Considering that the condition significantly increases the risk of heart disease, management of high cholesterol is critically important. Continue reading

10 Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers

Babies and toddlers do not eat much food because their tummies are tiny. That is why it is important to feed them foods that are packed with nutrients. Superfoods are natural foods that are high in nutrients and antioxidants packed with health giving properties. They are easily digestible and keep the body and mind healthy and working great. These 10 superfoods are essential for babies’ and toddlers’ growing bodies. Continue reading

New Scientific Breakthrough Mimics an Age-Old Remedy for Grey Hair and Baldness: Onion Juice

greyDays ago it was announced that European researchers had discovered a breakthrough cure for grey and thinning hair: A topical application of a sun-activated compound called PC-KUS (a modified pseudocatalase). However, the researchers may be a few hundred years late with their discovery since onion juice has been used as a remedy for thin and greying hair for ages.

What the researchers found was that grey hair is primarily caused by Continue reading

The Double-Edged Sword of Constipation

pearsConstipation is uncomfortable-physically and even just talking about it. Let’s just say it’s not high on the list of topics people want to discuss. It is, however, a problem that 63 million Americans will encounter.

The problem is exacerbated for seniors, who often experience higher rates of constipation. Continue reading

Selenium

Did You Know…

…that an inexpensive and readily available mineral called selenium offers exceptional protection against cancer?

     Over the last few decades, several randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials have shown that a daily dose of just 200 mcg of selenium (at a cost of just pennies) can … Continue reading

Boost Your Immune System with Zinc

zincDid you know that more than 300 unique enzymes need zinc to work effectively? Zinc is found in each cell of your body. It is involved directly in nearly every single bodily process that you can think of.

But that’s not all that makes zinc an amazing mineral. Zinc also has the power to boost your immune system in a special way. Continue reading

‘Wheat-Belly’ 101 – Five Clues that your Excess Weight Is Caused by Gluten

Wheat today is not what it used to be. It is more of a hybrid version of 19th century and earlier versions of wheat our ancestors relied on for their daily bread. The same is true for a few other grains.

Today’s wheat is Continue reading

Benefit of Glutathione: The Master Antioxidant

Did You Know…that your body naturally produces a substance which, if present in ample amounts, reverses the aging processdetoxifies the body…and strengthens the body’s immune system?

Glutathione — sometimes referred to as “the master antioxidant” by members of the health community — is one of the most crucial antioxidants in the body. It’s the only antioxidant that resides within the cell.

This gives it a unique edge in protecting your health naturally by: combating the negative impact of stress hormones; properly oxygenating cells; Continue reading

Using Natural Foods for Creative Skin Care Health Products

Forget shopping at department stores for expensive skin care products. Instead, head to your kitchen for the best kept secrets for naturally beautiful skin. That`s right: food is your medicine and when it comes to skin care, these foods provide everything you need for clear, glowing skin:

Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is an excellent moisturizer for dry skin. You can also use olive oil for oil cleansing: simply massage a half teaspoon into your skin for a few minutes and then gently wash your face off with warm water and a clean wash cloth.

Honey Continue reading

Homeopathic and Natural Treatments Can Help Modify Addictive Behavior

An addiction can be described as a craving for or dependence on a substance, usually alcohol, nicotine or drugs. Addictions to physical substances should always be treated by a registered practitioner. This article examines some of the natural, alternative remedies that may be prescribed by a homeopathic or naturopathic practitioner.

Homeopathic treatments for addictions

Homeopathic treatment is constitutional, or tailored, to specific needs. Some treatments a homeopath may prescribe include:

Nux vomica helps to overcome a craving for cigarettes.

Kali phos, said to strengthen the nervous system, makes it easier for a person to give up an addiction.

Arsenicum is usually given for anxiety, restlessness and fears.

Absinthium is sometimes given to addicts who are depressed,  Continue reading

Eggs Are Good for You

A good proportion of most GPs’ consultations will involve some sort of conversation and advice about cholesterol.

It’s certainly one of the tests that patients ask for most. And yet many doctors and health professionals are still giving out incorrect advice when it comes to diet and cholesterol-lowering measures, and the public’s knowledge on the subject is poor at best.

This is concerning considering that research done many years ago quite definitively demonstrated that dietary cholesterol, from foods such as eggs and shellfish, has only a small and clinically insignificant effect on blood cholesterol. For most people, it’s the amount of saturated fat they eat that has a far greater impact on their cholesterol levels than eating foods that contain cholesterol, such as eggs and shellfish. Yet the advice so often still given is to cut down on cholesterol-containing foods, and as a result many people still believe that there are restrictions on the number of eggs  Continue reading

Treat Crohn’s Disease Naturally

Crohn`s disease is an inflammatory disease of the intestines that can affect any part of the digestive system from mouth to anus. It primarily causes abdominal pain and diarrhea (which may be bloody if inflammation is at its worst). This syndrome may also cause complications outside the gastrointestinal tract such as arthritis, eczema, fatigue and lack of concentration. Natural lifestyle solutions exist for preventing and reversing this crippling disease.

Crohn`s disease is considered an auto-immune disease where the body`s immune system attacks the tissues of the digestive system. Environmental factors play a large role as evidenced by a higher incidence of the disease in western industrialized nations compared to other parts of the world. Continue reading