Naturally occurring molecule shows potential to treat patients with Parkinson’s

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According to the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) published in 2019, neurodegenerative diseases, which affect the structure and function of the central nervous system (CNS), are the largest cause of disability globally. Parkinson’s disease, the most common of these diseases next to Alzheimer’s, is a progressive movement disorder that remains without a cure.

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New study – Whole Food Vegetarian Diets Reverse and Eliminate Many Serious Illnesses

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A new study found that plant based diets are a fundamental solution to our public health crisis, especially with some of the most serious and debilitating illnesses. The physicians at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute found that the frequency and the cost of many illnesses, including obesity, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, can be considerably reduced just by switching to a whole food, nutrient dense, plant-based diet that doesn’t include meat or dairy. Sometimes, the diseases were reversed just with these diet changes too.

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Zinc – A Mineral That Helps You Remember

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In an intriguing new health breakthrough, scientists have found that zinc plays a special role in our brains. The mineral — and popular natural supplement — seems to help brain cells communicate. This may mean it helps the brain form memories, and that it could even control epileptic seizures.

U.S. researchers watched zinc in action as it regulated communication between neurons in the hippocampus. This is the brain region where learning and memory processes occur, and where disrupted communication contributes to epilepsy.

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Medicine Gets a Feel for the Orient

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Acupuncture is being trialed in emergency rooms in Victorian hospitals.

AFTER more than 2500 years, traditional Chinese medicines and therapies are finding a place in the once-sceptical world of Western emergency departments and medical laboratories.

The Chinese Medicine department at RMIT’s School of Health Sciences, the largest provider of Chinese medicine studies in Australia, is collaborating with a range of Victorian hospitals to trial the use and benefits of ancient remedies such as acupuncture and ginseng.

Acupuncture has been trialled on patients suffering acute pain in emergency rooms at the Alfred, Northern, Epworth and Cabrini Hospitals, while ginseng – a root believed to increase stamina and quality of life since the 11th century – is being tested to relieve symptoms of chronic lung disease at Box Hill Hospital and Austin Health.

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Simple Tips for Getting To Sleep and Staying Asleep

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You know the drill. The blaring alarm jars you from your few minutes of sweet slumber after you’ve been tossing and turning much of the night. You’ve already hit the snooze button twice. The clock’s display: 6:21 a.m. You know if you don’t get up right this minute, you’ll be late again. But you’re still tired.

You hesitantly peel yourself from that warmly embracing mattress. You hardly feel excited about the long day ahead, full of responsibilities and deadlines. But that’s morning and that’s life. Isn’t this how everyone feels?

It is the way many of us feel because we’re not getting enough quality sleep.

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A lack of good sleep plays an important role in our overall health and the aging of our bodies. Increasingly, many scientific studies show associations between lack of sleep and health problems: Continue reading

Top Six Homeopathic Remedies for This Painful Symptom

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A burning sensation while urinating is a frustrating and relatively common symptom. Sometimes there is a hidden cause, sometimes not. Here we look at the top six remedies from homeopathy, a member of the alternative health category. Read closely for a description that sounds up your alley.

1. Cantharis: When you are urinating, you feel a rather intense pain, is as if the urine stream is scalding you on the way out. Cantharis is the most common herbal remedy for acute painful urination. Along with the pain, you have strong urges to urinate frequently, which means you have many painful episodes in the bathroom every day. The burning urine often comes out in drops rather than in a stream, and may have some blood in it. The pain radiates into your bladder, and into the small of your back. It is relieved temporarily after you urinate.

2. Staphysagria: This is the best remedy if it’s bacterial infection and painful urination caused by sexual activity. (For women, this is far and away the main trigger for an infection.) This is most appropriate if you have a constant urge to urinate but often you just can’t — only a few drops will come out. The frustration is, obviously, high. When urinating, you feel pressure in the bladder area and a burning sensation.

3. Mercurius Vivus:
The burning pain is intense and the urge to urinate is strong. One symptom aspect that Mercurius would be effective for is that it is worse in the night time — and you might have chills and sweating. The burning sensation is more acute when you aren’t urinating.  Continue reading

“Palming” Your Way to Health

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Here’s something we can all do for relaxation and improving vision. It’s free and it’s effective. It’s called palming and it is a health secret that dates back to 1919.

That year, a doctor named William Bates developed this method to relieve strain on the eyes and promote relaxation. Dr. Bates was an ophthalmologist who approached eye care differently than most. He focused on eye exercises and relaxation to improve vision. And, for many, this has led to weaker prescriptions.

One of his methods is palming. Originally, this was a yoga move, but Bates noticed how it helped with eyesight, so he appropriated it to his system of improving vision and relaxing. Palming calms the visual system, according to Bates. When all is dark, with no light entering the eyes, we expect to see nothing. But in eyes that are even mildly weakened, there are swirling bits of color creating images instead of darkness. This is eyestrain.

To “palm,” rub your hands together and then cover your closed eyes with the palms of your hands. This plays off a normal human instinct, and it promotes extreme relaxation. But what most of us don’t know, Continue reading

Kombucha Tea Could Fight Cell Death

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Kombucha tea is a little different from regular tea. It’s a special concoction made from tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. This drink is sometimes called kombucha mushroom tea. Kombucha isn’t actually a mushroom though — it’s a colony of bacteria and yeast. Kombucha tea is made by adding this colony of bacteria and yeast to sugar and tea, and allowing the mix to ferment. The tea contains vinegar, B vitamins and a host of other chemical compounds.

There have been many health benefits attributed to Kombucha tea, but little scientific evidence to back up these claims. It might be worthwhile, therefore, to take a look at the results of a new clinical trial that verifies at least one health benefit associated with the fermented drink: improved liver health.

Researchers at the Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology in Jadavpur University, India, investigated the antioxidant property of kombucha tea. Specifically, the researchers wanted to know how kombucha tea would perform when pitted against cytotoxicity induced by tertiary butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) in mice liver cells. TBPH is organic peroxide that causes oxidative stress resulting in organ disease.

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How to Harvest and Prepare Rose Hips for Maximum Health Benefits

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Rose hips are the small, colorful bulbs that stay behind when a rose dies. They are roughly the same size as berries and vary in color from orange to red. Oftentimes overlooked because gardeners trim the dead flowers before the rose hips can form, rose hips are a great source of Vitamin C and can be harvested and prepared as a natural way to boost intake of this important vitamin.

With a sweet tartness, rose hips are part of the apple and crabapple families. Almost all roses create rose hips, as they are the natural product of a dead flower, but the ones that are said by many to be the best tasting are rugosa roses. In addition to tasting the best; these roses also produce the largest and most numerous hips.

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Restore your Health and Rejuvenate your Body with Ayurvedic Panchakarma

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These days, it’s virtually impossible to avoid the toxins, stress, radiation, smoke and synthetic chemicals that damage our bodies and minds and that reduce vitality. We may think that these stressors have recently come into existence, but they have probably been around in one form or another since the very beginning of man-kind. Many methods have been used to neutralize these toxins and purify the body, but perhaps the oldest of these has received very little attention recently.

Ayurveda’s “Panchakarma” literally means five therapies. They include Vamana (therapeutic emesis or vomiting), Virechana (therapeutic purgations), Basti (enema), Nasya (nasal drops) and Rakta Mokshana (blood-letting). They are generally followed by a course of Rasayana (rejuvenation) to arrest the ageing process and promote radiant vitality.

Each one of these has very specific indications in both the management and prevention of disease. Depending on the dosha (Vata, Pitta, or Kapha), Continue reading

Natural Help for Erectile Dysfunction

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The first step to naturally lowering your risk of impotence is to step out the door. Exercises like walking three hours per week drop your risk of having erectile dysfunction by 30 percent.1 And along with physical activity, a wide variety of herbs can also boost your sexual life.

The Value of Movement

If you’re an immovable object, your sex life isn’t likely to budge, either. An analysis of 31,742 men age 53 to 90 reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2003 shows that exercise keeps you leaner and fit for sex, as well as mentally more ready for sexual interaction.

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Sucralose Found in Drinking Water Supply of more than 28 Million Americans

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If you’ve been diligently avoiding the consumption of chemical sweeteners like sucralose, you may be alarmed to learn that researchers have found sucralose lurking in the drinking water supply of more than 28 million Americans.

A recent study tested water samples from 19 water treatment plants in the United States serving more than 28 million people. Researchers analyzed the samples for the artificial sweetener sucralose. Samples tested positive for sucralose in the source water of 15 out of 19 plants. Furthermore, treatment failed to remove the sucralose from the drinking water: Continue reading

History of Hoxsey Treatment

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The cancer treatment practiced by Harry M. Hoxsey (1901-1974) is one of the longest-lived unconventional therapies of this century. It has retained great popular appeal, despite unrelenting opposition by the medical profession; despite 40 years of biting journalistic ridicule by such skilled AMA journalists as Arthur Cramp and Morris Fishbein; despite an unceasing stream of court actions; even despite an unprecedented Public Warning Against Hoxsey Cancer Treatment which the Commissioner of the FDA ordered mounted in 46,000 US post offices and substations in 1956 (Young, 1967, 387; Larrick, 1956). Since Hoxseys death, his treatment has continued under his longtime nurse assistant, Mildred Nelson, who currently oversees the thriving Bio-Medical Center at Tijuana, within sight of the border between Mexico and the United States. (Hoxsey himself chose this site in 1963, when his heart had begun to fail and the combined pressures of organized medicine and the FDA had finally closed down his last operation in the US [Chowka, 1984; New York Times, 1955].)

As Illinois coal miner before he began to promote himself as a healer in the 20s, the colorful, dynamic Hoxsey mixed his medicine with flamboyant public statements that skillfully contrasted his populist heritage with the growing elitism and hauteur of the American medical profession  Continue reading

These Berries Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

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What could be better than a delicious fruit that is also a cancer-fighting food? Raspberries are an antioxidant food that contains some special compounds called “ellagitannins.” This family of compounds, which are almost exclusive to the raspberry, is reported to have anti- cancer activity.

In recent health news, a study performed at the Ohio State University has found that raspberry extract could inhibit cervical cancer growth.

Cervical cancer is the second most common female cancer worldwide. It is a challenge for doctors to treat this type of cancer. Because of this, the researchers at Ohio University set out to investigate food-based cancer preventative measures — specifically, the raspberry. Three human cervical cancer cell lines were treated with a black raspberry extract for the clinical trial. Various tests Continue reading

There is Proof that Meditation Can Improve Your Health

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Increasingly becoming part of regular doctors advice are the benefits of meditation. Relaxing and tuning your inner spirit can be an excellent part of your natural health. Over the years, meditation has been tied to a long list of health benefits. A new study proves that those who meditate tend not to have to see the doctor.

The study is published in the “American Journal of Health Promotion.” It found that people with consistently high healthcare costs experienced a 28% decline in physician fees after an average of five years of transcendental meditation. These were people who were visiting the doctor often, illustrating that meditation can actually change your life.

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