The Health Problem No One Likes to Talk About

drinksAs long as I can remember, there has been alcohol around. My parents and their friends would drink it when I was a kid, and as I grew older, the people around me continued what almost seemed like a tradition. There was rarely an event that didn’t call for at least a couple of drinks. Continue reading

Zithromax and Januvia: Two Commonly-Prescribed Drugs Now Shown to Be Killing Patients

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The US FDA is investigating a potential link between a commonly used class of diabetes drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors and pre-cancerous changes to the pancreas. Additionally, previous studies have also indicated a connection of thyroid, colon, melanoma, and prostate cancer

Wipe out Shingles FAST with Easy-to-Use Homeopathic Remedies – Relieve Pain, Eliminate Burning, Itching and Infection

If you’ve had chicken pox as a child, then you’re still carrying the herpes zoster virus in your body, which can become reactivated after many years causing a very painful, burning rash known as shingles. The virus lives in the nerve cells and produces a rash along the nerve pathways, most often on one side or the other of the trunk of the body. Continue reading

Manage your Blood Sugar and Diabetes with these Four Herbs

Modern medicine may have its place in emergency care, but when it comes to the prevention or management of chronic illness, many conventional treatments are lacking. In the case of diabetes, the battle is loudly proclaimed to be one of blood sugar regulation. “Check your sugar, and take your drugs as prescribed,” seems the tired message of most industry doctors to a steadily increasing number of diabetics.

But where modern medicine falls short in its rigid symptoms-only approach, Continue reading

Alzheimer’s May be Caused by Poor Diet

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  • A growing body of research suggests there may be a powerful connection between the foods you eat and your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, via similar pathways that cause type 2 diabetes.
  • Researchers from Brown University in Providence, Continue reading

Seven Little-known Cures for Stomach Pain

Stomach or abdominal pain is a common health complaint that can arise from many causes. Pain relief options are numerous, but here we focus on a cool seven remedies from the area of alternative medicine known as homeopathy.

Stomach pain is often discomfort coming from organs such as the gallbladder, pancreas, colon, liver, stomach, or small intestine. Causes range from mild (gas, indigestion) to medium (heartburn, ulcers) to serious (gallstones, appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease). Continue reading

The Nutritious Food That Can Transform Your Health

If you’re worried about how many carbohydrates you eat, you’re worried about the wrong part of your diet. Don’t think about food in terms of carbs, focus instead on eating raw, whole foods. Fruits and vegetables offer the promise of optimal wellness. Their nutrients can spell the difference between enjoying great health or succumbing to chronic disease.

Complex Carbohydrates

To understand complex carbohydrates, think of long chains of the sugar molecules found in nearly all plant foods. The words starch, cellulose and lignin all refer to these long, relatively stiff chains of 300 to more than 1,000 sugar molecules (or even more) that are made by nature. A large amount of research has been performed trying to understand the effects that complex carbohydrate food has Continue reading

Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline

Deaths rates from cancer dropped 1.8 percent per year in men and 1.6 percent per year in women between 2004 and 2008, according to a new report — a promising trend that experts hope will accelerate in the years to come.

“This is really very exciting,” said report co-author Ahmedin Jemal of the Atlanta-based American Cancer Society. “Of course, the decrease is due to improvements in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment.”

Over the past 18 years, the steady drop in cancer death rates has translated into more than a million deaths averted, according to the report. Continue reading

Artificial Pancreas Could Revolutionize Diabetes Care Should FDA Approve It

A November 26 CNN article on the development of an artificial pancreas is noteworthy because it highlights the nexus between medical device enabling technologies, end-use medical products, clinical trials, and the much-criticized FDA approval process.

Based on a sensor placed under the skin for measuring blood sugar, an artificial pancreas mimics the glucose-regulating function of a healthy organ, the article explains. After the sensor measures the blood sugar level, information is sent to a receiver, prompting a pump to deliver insulin in controlled doses. A glucose meter calibrates the sensor, and software checks the body’s blood sugar so that the correct amount of insulin can be automatically dispensed at the right time.

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Bromelain has Powerful Anti-Cancer Properties

Bromelain is a natural digestive enzyme extracted from pineapples. The nutrient is rapidly taking its place aside many of the most powerful natural agents in the war on cancer and other chronic conditions that take the lives of millions each year. Research published in Cancer Letters explains the protease enzyme exhibits multiple actions including anti-inflammatory and immune cell activation that can deal a powerful blow to cancer development. Include bromelain in your supplemental regimen to benefit from the potent anti-cancer properties now attributed to this amazing pineapple enzyme.

Similar to super nutrients such as resveratrol, curcumin and green tea extract, bromelain is a potent compound that fights cancer by dissolving unnecessary tissue throughout the body. Bromelain breaks down scar tissue and other debris  Continue reading

Castor Oil Therapy Helpful with Infertility

Castor oil therapy consists of using a warm castor oil wrap over the abdomen in order to stimulate blood flow to this uterus and ovaries. Castor oil treatments are quite often recommended by holistic practitioners to treat many gynecological disorders in women including fertility related problems, like endometriosis, fibroids, polycystic ovary syndrome, etc.

This type of treatment is very helpful in many cases to resolve infertility because the castor oil pack relieves congestion and inflammation of the uterus, ovaries, Continue reading

Natural Remedies for Alcohol Withdrawal

Some people are prone to become alcoholics at the first drink. For others, it takes time to become dependent upon alcohol. Either way, the only way to become dependent upon alcohol is to drink. There is no other way.

Alcohol Withdrawal Remedies

Nobody ever plans to get hooked on alcohol…and remember alcohol is alcohol…beer, wine, whiskey… it’s all the same…. Binge drinking is the most severe sign of alcoholism. People may use the excuse of it being Super Bowl, or a wedding, or Christmas, or whatever, but it’s still binge drinking. Black outs are more common during this time. A black out (loss of memory of events during drinking) is proof positive that the person has crossed over from casual drinking into full-blown alcoholism. Continue reading