Garlic Beats Best-Selling Blood Pressure Drug In New Study

A groundbreaking new study published in Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences has revealed that garlic is at least as effective as the blockbuster blood pressure lowering drug atenolol in reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients diagnosed with essential hypertension, a condition linked to the #1 cause of death in Continue reading

10 Easy, Natural Remedies for Conquering the Common Cold

Persistent coughing, runny nose, stuffed up sinuses, headaches — these are among the many symptoms that can drag you down and leave you feeling helpless to make it through your day and fulfill your responsibilities when you catch a cold virus. But rather than reach for those chemical-laden cough syrups and mind-numbing antihistamines, why not instead Continue reading

Supplements Slash Hospital Stays 21%

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

36 Natural Alternatives for Infection

manuka 2Most people have issues with bacterial or viral infections from time to time. Unnecessary antibiotics ARE dangerous! Antibiotics damage the integrity of the microbial balance in the gut. The healthy gut microflora is 70-80% of the immune system. Impaired immune systems are less effective at healing the body. Plant products have historically been consumed and utilized for their anti-microbial and health boosting benefits. Many plant materials are being researched for Continue reading

The Health Benefits of Vinegar: Real or Imagined?

vinegar_healthAnecdotes about the health benefits of vinegar proliferate wildly, as do claims by skeptics that it is nothing more than placebo medicine. So, what does the scientific evidence actually say?

According to a recent review published in MedGenMed titled, “Vinegar: Medicinal Uses & Antiglycemic Effect,” which set out to examine the scientific evidence for the medicinal uses of vinegar, folklore concerning vinegar’s discovery stretch back to the very beginnings of recorded history:

Legend states that a courtier Continue reading

Butterbur to the Migraine Rescue

butterburI wouldn’t say I’m over the hill yet — but I’ve definitely made the difficult transition from “floor model” to “antique.” And as I’ve added a small army of candles to my birthday cake, I’ve learned to take time to relax and smell the flowers.

But I can promise you this — if that flower is a butterbur, I plug my nose and keep walking. Continue reading

Vitamins Offer Hope for Alzheimer’s

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  • Alzheimer’s disease is currently at epidemic proportions, with 5.4 million  Americans—including one in eight people aged 65 and over—living with it. There is no known cure, and few truly effective treatments
  • Research suggests Continue reading

Top US Brand of Children’s Vitamins Contains Aspartame, GMOs, & Other Hazardous Chemicals

flintThe #1 Children’s Vitamin Brand in the US contains ingredients that most parents would never intentionally expose their children to, so why aren’t more opting for healthier alternatives?

Kids vitamins are supposed to be healthy, right? Well then, what’s going on Continue reading

Sneakers for Crohn’s Disease Sufferers

sneakerEvery Crohn’s disease sufferer should invest in a good pair of sneakers because this gut-wrenching bowel disease can have you wearing out your shoes sprinting to the toilet several times a day.

The symptoms of Crohn’s are like a gastrointestinal nightmare — diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and Continue reading

How One Drink Could Protect Your Eyesight

cgtThe 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

Blood Lead Levels High in 535,000 Kids in the USA

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  • 535,000 US kids aged 1 to 5 years have blood lead levels higher than 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), the “level of concern” at which health problems may occur
  • Lead may cause permanent damage to your brain and nervous system; children under 6 are most at risk for lead exposure and related health problems
  • Common sources of lead exposure include lead-based paint, Continue reading

Low Intake of B Linked to Depression

bbFeeling low? Get your B

When it comes to depression, the mainstream would rather have you wait until the symptoms are there before doing something about it. But what if you could help to prevent depression from affecting your life, simply by adding a couple of essential vitamins to your diet?

“B vitamins linked to depression risk in older adults.” Continue reading

How Ginseng & Saffron Can Boost Your Sex Drive

saffronHow Natural Aphrodisiacs Ginseng and Saffron Can Boost Your Sex Drive

Your day-to-day life can eat up your time and attention so much so that certain aspects – such as your sex life – can get put on the back burner. Over time, your sex drive may begin to lag due to stress, exhaustion or Continue reading

Whole Foods Vows to Label GMOs by 2018

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  • Whole Foods has announced it will make labeling of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients mandatory in its American and Canadian stores by 2018. Many expect other retailers to follow suit
  • About 20 major food companies, including Wal-Mart, recently gathered for a meeting in Washington to discuss potential lobbying for a national GMO labeling program
  • The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) recently announced Continue reading

Ten Ways Hot Peppers Help you Be Healthy and Lose Weight

Hot peppers are now at the medical community’s center of attention due to its promising benefits to the overall health and weight loss process, thanks to its natural compound called capsaicin. This substance works in so many different ways that can guarantee faster shedding of fat without compromising safety. Below are the 10 benefits of capsaicin for healthier weight loss. Continue reading