Ask any scientist where life on our planet came from, and they’ll usually give you a one-word answer: “Evolution.” Immediately thereafter, they will usually give you a condescending look that also implies you’re an idiot for not knowing this “scientific fact” that everyone else has accepted as true. Continue reading
A favorite herbal medicine of the ancients, peppermint leaves have been found in Egyptian pyramids dating back to 1,000 BC. Modern scientific investigations have now confirmed that this remarkable plant has over a dozen healing properties.
In our continuing effort to educate folks to the vast array of healing agents found in the natural world around us, Continue reading
What’s interesting, though, is that many people misunderstand fat. They believe eating fat contributes to weight gain and results in an unhealthy lifestyle. Continue reading
The reasons to drink coffee, and lots of it, just keep growing. According to a study by the American Cancer Society that involved nearly one million people, drinking four cups of coffee significantly cuts the risk of dying from certain oral cancers.
As part of an ongoing mega-study that began in 1982, a team of American researchers have been Continue reading
While low-dose aspirin is widely regarded as an effective way to prevent the progression of cardiovascular disease and even heart attacks and strokes, Continue reading
Here is the first of a quick two-part article series on one of the greatest herbal secrets in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Da huang is one of the oldest and best-known herbal medicines from the Far East. In part one, we look at its ability to fight infection and soothe the stomach.
Da huang (rhubarb, in English) has a wide variety of uses. It fights bacteria, viruses, and toxins, it clears inflammation, it soothes the stomach and promotes digestion, it promotes circulation, and it improves immunity. It has a special relationship with heat Continue reading
The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans detail the types and amounts of physical activity needed for maintenance of good health. A new paper has broken them down into what we all need to know about exercise:
— Adults should do at least 150 minutes a week of moderate- intensity exercise, 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise, or a combination of both. For greater health benefits, increase levels to Continue reading
Do you get enough protein each day? If you’re an adult, you need to get about 40 to 65 grams of amino acids per day from the protein you eat. So what’s the big deal if you don’t get a lot of amino acids? After all, it’s not an uncommon thing to skip protein at meals — especially for seniors. But when you don’t get enough protein, and consequently not enough amino acids, Continue reading
A morsel of health news says that there is a high risk of fractures, falls, and osteoporosis among epilepsy patients using antiepileptic drugs. And most patients are unaware of the risks associated with taking the drugs. For that reason, we discuss it here, because staying knowledgeable is the best defense against injury or ill health. Continue reading
One of the greatest food cures possible in our diet is the hidden element of fiber. This is nothing new to anyone who pays the slightest attention to nutrition news. But the message is not completely being heeded across society. A new health review shows that we should all, collectively, be eating more dietary fiber. Our health depends on it.
The research team looked at research conducted into dietary fiber over the past few decades — and this is not a small sample. Based on all these studies, they have identified the best and safest way to boost your fiber intake. Namely, to avoid initial problems such as intestinal gas and loose stool, it is best to increase your intake of fiber gradually. Also, spread high-fiber foods out throughout the day, at meals and snacks. Continue reading