Beating Depression with Natural Methods

Many folks treat their depression with psychotherapy or prescription antidepressant drugs. And though many experts think a combination of these two are effective, no scientific evidence supports this supposition. In reality, simple, natural measures like more sleep, exercise and efforts at sustaining a positive attitude work better to combat depression than medication.

Widespread Effects

Depression affects more than 20 million Americans and represents a serious mental health problem. It is believed to involve a genetic predisposition and the chemical composition of the brain, where symptoms like loss of energy, fatigue, Continue reading

How to Detox Aluminum and why it’s Necessary

We are in the “Age of Aluminum”, this according to a lecture by Dr. Chris Exley, PhD at a January 2011 vaccine safety conference in Jamaica. A common expression among those who deflect aluminum’s toxicity issues is that aluminum is prominent throughout the earth’s crust. What they fail to mention is that aluminum (Al) wasn’t widely bioavailable to humans until the latter part of the 19th Century when it began to be mined for creating metals and medicines.

Now we have aluminum appearing in cookware, wrapping foils, beverage and food containers, underarm deodorants, tobacco, over the counter (OTC) and prescribed medicines, and as adjuvants in vaccines. Al is highly reactive with other chemicals and creates antigens to stimulate immune system antibody responses in vaccines. But the mechanics of these reactions are not understood by Big Pharma. Continue reading

The Two Most Common Aggravators of Asthma

The Two Most Common Aggravators of Asthma

Many health secrets involve the hidden things that tend to cause illness. That is what this piece of health news is about. And anyone with breathing issues, notably asthma, should pay attention.

A new study out of the Boston University School of Medicine has identified two very common things that cause inflammation in the lungs that aggravates asthma. They are:

1. Diesel exhaust
2. House dust

While the first one is a bit easier to limit exposure to, even the most steadfast cleaner would be hard-pressed to “de- dust” an entire house. This study was published this past month in the “”American Journal of Pathology” and proved so critical that it was selected for an in-depth discussion in the journal’s commentary section. Continue reading

Juicing Medical Marijuana the Latest Trend in Amazing Cures

There have been a few articles written about the multitude of environmentally sustainable industrial applications of hemp. There have been perhaps many more written about the medical applications of cannabis. Now there is a formerly skeptical California doctor who has found the optimal method of using marijuana for health.

Unfortunately, the DEA, an arm of the U.S. Justice Department, has made sure marijuana remains as a Class I drug under federal law. This classification means that a drug can be easily abused without acceptable safety even under medical supervision and basically has no medicinal merit.

The DEA declared this despite the fact that 926 medical research studies on non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids recorded in PubMed on September 22, 2011 were mostly positive with their pharmacological findings. And another government agency, The Department of Health and Human Services has a U.S. research patent on CBD from 2003.

This is an excellent governmental example of government bureaucracy double think: It’s a dangerous drug that’s useless as medicine Continue reading

Many People Are Missing This Important Mineral

Copper is often forgotten when it comes to checking mineral levels. After all, do we really need copper for our good health? Researchers at the University of North Dakota would argue that, in fact, copper is very important for maintaining health.

The researchers state that copper has been known to be essential for health for more than three-quarters of a century. Myriad experiments with animals reveal that the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and nervous systems are most sensitive to deficiency. Copper in the Western diet has been decreasing at least since the 1930s; in fact, at least one-fourth of adults consume less than the estimated average requirement published for the United States and Canada.

The research team reviewed clinical trials Continue reading

Proof That Vitamins Make You Smarter

A new study has found that elderly people with higher levels of several vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids were, overall, smarter. They did better on mental acuity tests and actually had less of the brain shrinkage typical of Alzheimer’s disease. Meanwhile, junk food led to the opposite result. Score another one for nutrition.

This was the first specific measure of a wide range of nutrients in the blood and how they corresponded to mental health and cognitive function. It uncovered positive effects of high levels of vitamins B, C, D, E and the healthy oils most commonly found in fish. The study was published last week in “Neurology.”

The study included 104 people (average age of 87) who were not at risk for memory problems or poor mental acuity. Continue reading

Conquer Blood Sugar for Weight Loss and Better Health

If you ate too many sugary treats during the holidays, sugar cravings may still be dancing in your head. Those cravings often mean your blood sugar is out of balance, putting you at risk for weight gain and diabetes. Luckily, you can shrink your sweet obsession and trim your waistline with some easy, natural solutions that tame blood sugar.

Gone Tomorrow

The holidays have come and gone, and hopefully those of us who made New Year’s resolutions can bring them to fruition in 2012. For many of us, our goals are aimed at living healthier lives and becoming stronger, happier and more energetic. That often means cutting out the undesirable from our diets: excessive sugar, processed foods and trans fats. But with the holiday festivities just over, Continue reading

Six Ways to Shut Down Tumor Growth

Medical researchers estimate that over 50% of cancers have defective “p53.” So what exactly is p53 and why does it play such a big part in cancer growth?

Normally, p53 is a gene that works to protect healthy cells when they are dividing. P53 lives in your cytoplasm, but if it senses a cell is coming under attack, it moves into the nucleus. If it detects a genetic error in the cell’s code, it stops the cell reproduction process to give the DNA a chance to repair. If the cell can’t be repaired, the cell kills itself — this is called “apoptosis.”

It sounds like a great safeguard system, doesn’t it? And it is — except when p53 becomes too aggressive. Continue reading

Benefit from Castor Oil

“No drug exists that has the ability to improve lymphatic flow; however, the job can easily be handled through the topical application of Castor oil,” said Dr David G. Williams. In addition to increasing the flow of lymph, Castor oil can increase lymphocyte production and activity. Topical application of Castor oil through massage or packs has been shown to be an effective remedy for: skin keratosis, ringworm, fungal and bacterial infections, sebaceous cysts, warts, muscle strains and spasms, itching, reducing inflammation, and relief of pain. It can relieve chronic fluid retention, arthritis, gallbladder and liver congestion and can remove mucus in the lungs and bowels. It makes an effective deodorant and can be used around the home for tasks such as lubricating a squeaky juicer. Castor oil should not be used during pregnancy because of the risk of miscarriage.

Castor oil’s American revival began with Continue reading

Your Best Defense against the “D” Word

Versus Acute Diarrhea
Using probiotics for treating sudden cases of infectious diarrhea in children is well studied. Good-quality studies have shown that probiotics (“Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG,” “L. reuteri,” “L. casei,” “Shirota,” and “Bifidobactrium factis”) shortened the duration of diarrhea caused by a virus. It seems, though, that probiotics are effective only for rotavirus-associated diarrhea, and not diarrhea triggered by another virus or bacteria. This is the most common form of viral diarrhea in the world, and affects children under the age of five mostly. It accounts for many hospital trips every year. Whatever the case, probiotics seems to work in relieving acute cases of diarrhea in infants and children, although only certain kinds show this beneficial effect. Only “Lactobacillus GG” has been proven. Continue reading

Calcium Plus Protein Equals Healthy Weight Loss

A major concern of dieting individuals is getting adequate nutrients while cutting back on calorie intake. Researchers at McMaster University report that a healthy weight-loss eating plan should include protein- and calcium-rich foods.

Authors of the study observed a group of overweight or obese premenopausal women who were on diets consisting of high, medium or low intake of dairy products, and differing amounts of protein and carbohydrates.

The team reported that volunteers on high-dairy and high-protein diets lost about the same amount of weight as the other participants, but improved their markers of bone density and had less abdominal fat than their counterparts on different eating plans.

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Vitamin C Helps You Lose Body Fat

If you want to vanquish body fat, better get plenty of vitamin C. Researchers at Arizona State University have found that adequate vitamin C is necessary for the body to oxidize fat and use it as a fuel for exercise and physiology.

In their research, the Arizona scientists found that people with the least amount of vitamin C in their bodies had the highest body fat mass. And when they put a group of people on weight-loss diets, those with more vitamin C lost more fat than those who were low in this nutrient.

Today, it is estimated that more than one in six adults is deficient in vitamin C, while less than 5 percent of Americans were short of vitamin C 30 years ago. The Arizona scientists believe our heavy diet of processed foods is robbing us of vitamin C.

Source for Story:

http://www.easyhealthoptions.com/alternative-medicine/vitamin-c-helps-you-lose-body-fat/

The Deadly Effects of Anger on Your Health and Mind

Anger can have a destructive—even deadly—effect on your health.

Everyone gets angry. But according to Dr. Don Colbert, M.D., author of Deadly Emotions, anger can profoundly damage your health. “Depression, anger, guilt, condemnation, low self-esteem…these are only a few of the lethal toxins…,” Dr. Colbert warns.

He supports these claims with scientific evidence about the effects of anger on the physiological aspect.

Simply put, the effects of anger, triggers a biologically embedded “fight-or-flight” response. In ancient times, when human beings faced physical threats like animal predators, the fight-or-flight response saved our lives by pumping our bodies with hormones and chemicals necessary to fuel intense physical action. Continue reading

The Benefits of Water Therapy – Advantages of Drinking Water in the Morning

Drinking water in the morning immediately upon waking up can have amazing therapeutic effects for a multitude of health conditions—ranging from pain to asthma to cancer?

This remarkable water therapy originates from ancient Ayurvedic medicine. In Sanskrit, the name for the practice is Usha Paana Chikitsa, which roughly translates to “early morning water treatment.”

Can Water Wash Away Disease?

It has long been known that drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach purifies the body’s internal system. An especially important result of this treatment is that it cleanses the colon, which makes the body much more able to absorb nutrients from food. drinking water in the morning

This is achieved through the production of new blood, or haematopaises. This fresh blood has an immense restorative effect in the body Continue reading

A Method to Quit Smoking that Really Works – Organic Tobacco

Before tobacco was polluted with somewhere between 1,000 and 4,000 chemicals, anyone could quit the habit, even cold turkey without help, but because today’s premium brands have juiced up the nicotine so high, it seems to take a small miracle to cure someone of smoking. (http://www.keepitsacred.org/network…)

In fact, the majority of smokers light up just to feel normal, and catch a little bit of stimulation or relaxation; however, even after quitting a smoker’s organs and central nervous system remain poisoned from the chemicals for up to 12 months. This sickened state is what drives smokers back looking for relief, not the “nicotine addiction.” (http://medicolegal.tripod.com/preve…)

The history Continue reading