Skin care 101: How essential oils help reduce acne

Acne is a common skin disorder that affects most people at some point in their lives. In fact, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases claims that an estimated 80 percent of individuals aged 11 to 30 experience outbreaks. Continue reading

Four Natural Remedies for Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is common among women, and not only during menopause. Natural remedies, including dietary changes, natural lubricants and more, can offer safe and effective relief  Continue reading

Five Evidence-Based Ways to Boost Testosterone

Low levels of testosterone can come with glaring symptoms such as erectile dysfunction and reduced bone mass. Before opting for hormone replacement therapy and facing the risk of serious side effects, here are five science-backed ways to optimize your testosterone levels naturally Continue reading

Ginger Improves Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis, Enhances Quality of Life

Bowel and digestive problems like ulcerative colitis can be among the most discomforting and disruptive affronts to a person’s lifestyle and overall well-being. What if adding a healthy dose of ginger to your diet could prevent indigestion, inflamed insides and even protect you from colon and rectal cancers? The evidence says, it can 

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Dill: Nature’s Lesser-Known Antibiotic

Dill is chock-full of nutrients and compounds that are widely used for reducing excess gas, aiding in digestion and boosting the immune system. But the perks don’t end there: dill also provides strong antibiotic properties Continue reading

You May See a Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Your Eyes

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  • Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to liver enlargement and jaundice; some with a deficiency report eye twitching or spasms
  • Low levels of vitamin B12 may easily be missed as many physicians don’t routinely test for it, and symptoms may appear gradually
  • Symptoms include anemia, mental fogginess, muscle weakness and fatigue; left untreated it may cause severe or permanent neurological disease, blood disorders or death
  • Low stomach acid, needed to absorb the vitamin, contributes to insufficiency. Consuming conventionally grown meat can also contribute to a deficiency; you may need a supplement

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Real Risk of a Sneaky Deficiency for Vegans and Vegetarians

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  • Although there are several reasons people choose to stop eating meat, experts warn it’s important to understand your nutritional needs and include a vitamin B12 supplement to reduce real and permanent risks linked to deficiency
  • Moving into a new year more people consider lifestyle changes to affect physical, mental and emotional health. January has been dubbed “Veganuary,” as the number who choose to be vegetarians grows dramatically after the first of the year
  • There are some plant sources of active B12, but they also have B12 analogues blocking the uptake of true B12, potentially lowering your vitamin levels even further
  • Other conditions placing you at risk for deficiency are eating or absorption disorders, regular alcohol consumption, diabetes and long-term antacid use
  • Your heart and nervous system are dependent on vitamin B12. Consider using a quality supplement with the naturally occurring methylcobalamin form of the vitamin

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Newfound Cannabis Compound May Be 30 Times More Potent Than THC

Two newfound cannabinoids have been discovered in the glands of the Cannabis plant, and one of them may be at least 30 times as potent as the high-inducing compound THC. Continue reading

Simple Strategies That Will Help You Live Longer

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Mighty Broccoli Sprouts Rapidly Detox Pollutants

Air pollution is associated with a long list of health problems including cardio-respiratory deaths, pulmonary disease, and chronic respiratory conditions. And the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified air pollution as carcinogenic to humans. Continue reading

Medical Discovery 101: Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) mostly caused by consuming chemicalized food

Got chronic widespread pain from an overactive nervous system? If you’re answer is yes, then you’ve been consuming chemicals. Continue reading

Using plantain as a home remedy? Here are 4 ways to do it

People often consider plantains as common weeds. But this herb has a wide variety of medicinal uses. In the 10th century, the Saxons included plantains among their nine sacred herbs. While plantains are not as used today, they make excellent home remedies – and even medicine in case of an emergency. Continue reading

Lay off the aspirin: Research says even “small doses” can cause brain hemorrhage

Taking aspirin, even in low doses, could lead to bleeding inside the skull, according to a report published in JAMA Neurology. Continue reading

BMJ Exposes Big Pharma’s Interference in Medical Decisions

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  • The BMJ has launched a global initiative calling for a reduction in the commercial influence of Big Pharma in health care. They brought together experts from eight nations in medicine, law and philosophy to propose fundamental cultural changes
  • In trying to balance overtesting, overdiagnosis and overtreatment against necessary procedures, the experts want to ensure dissemination of valid evidence “conducted as independently as possible from industries profiting from their use”
  • As The BMJ fights for transparency, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has taken the opposite tack, supporting Big Pharma and publishing studies designed, conducted, prepared and analyzed by the industry
  • Consider making lifestyle choices to reduce your dependence on drugs by strengthening your nutritional intake, exercise habits and sleep patterns to support optimal health

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The top 10 best natural cures and healing remedies of 2019

This year saw a lot of promising headlines related to natural cures, although you wouldn’t know that by taking a look at the mainstream media. Here’s a look at the top stories we reported on in 2019 related to healing remedies. Continue reading