A high-fiber diet can help reduce your risk of premature death from any cause, likely because it helps to reduce your risk of some of the most common chronic diseases such as diabetes, Continue reading
New research published in the journal BMC Bioinformatics indicates that magnesium’s role in human health and disease is far more Continue reading
Days 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
Today I’ll finish off this three-part series on the troubles seniors face with nutrition. I’ll be covering what your primary needs are, how your nutrition needs change as you age, and where you can go for assistance.
Seniors have different nutritional needs than other people. Even if you’re in great shape, it’s still important Continue reading
Once used by ancient civilizations as offerings to their gods, cacao has a long and colorful history. Cacao beans – which are actually the seeds of the Theobroma cacao tree – are native to South America and the West Indies.
The raw beans have been used in beverages and foods for more Continue reading
Over the years there has been a large amount of media hype promoting the need for a low fat diet. The supposed dangers of eating fat being increased risk of heart attack, stroke and the growing obesity rates. Every time I read an article about how bad fat is, hear a news report about another study or find a recipe promoting the low fat lifestyle, Continue reading
We’re always hearing how we should eat less fat-cut the fat here, get the lean cut, buy the non-fat version. Most of the time, this is great information. The problem, however, is that cutting out the wrong fats can do more harm than good.
A study by Harvard University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that a lack of omega-3 fat in a person’s diet can have devastating health effects. In fact, the results were so profound that Continue reading
Patients with heart disease frequently assume that medication is enough to forestall a repeat heart attack or stroke, but a large new study shows the preventive power of a healthy diet. Continue reading
Lobelia (Lobelia inflata), also called Indian tobacco, has a long history of use as an herbal remedy for respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and cough. Historically, Native Americans smoked lobelia as a treatment for asthma. In the 19th century, American physicians prescribed lobelia to induce vomiting in order remove toxins from the body. Continue reading
Beta-sitosterol is a natural, non-toxic plant sterol found in all oil-producing plants, including fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds and trees. Continue reading
[singlepic id=280 w=320 h=240 float=left]Strengthen Teeth and Prevent Tooth Decay…with Chocolate
In ancient times, people tried many different methods to keep their teeth clean – many of them were downright dangerous.
Egyptians in 5000 BC created tooth powder that contained ground ox hooves, myrrh, eggshells and pumice stone. The Romans and Greeks used shells and crushed bone in their version. Continue reading
Natural plants have unique ways of protecting their offspring and guaranteeing the future of their species. Grains, nuts, seeds and legumes all contain special agents protect the precious seeds and poison predators in order to ensure the continuation of their plant. The process of soaking, fermenting and sprouting these seeds removes the poisons and unlocks the dormant nutrient potential Continue reading
Health secrets reign in the land of Traditional Chinese Medicine, an amazing path to healing. At its root is the concept of Tao. What does this mean to you, and how can you keep a diet like a Taoist? Read on!
Aside from its likeness to our notion of karma, Taoism is like being at one with nature. Its essence, Continue reading
In my series on chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), I’ve dug through the medical research for the best natural options at your disposal. As usual, all are supported by evidence. One quick note: never treat phlebitis or leg ulcers by yourself without close supervision by your doctor. Here, in part two, I’m focusing on one remedy in particular; the best one available. Its name: horse chestnut. Continue reading
Forget treating the flu or shortening its duration; the best approach is flu prevention itself. For this, dietary measures are in order. A recent study uncovered a pattern of nutritious eating, and a bounty of health secrets for avoiding the flu in the coming months.
Most people report catching a cold or flu every year. And more than 30% say they’ll make lifestyle changes to avoid catching one next year. Still, 40% of Americans don’t plan to take what is arguably the easiest and tastiest step to help potentially prevent such viral illness: eat more fruits and vegetables.
A national report, “America’s Phytonutrient Report: Immune Health by Color,” found that adults Continue reading