Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant Continue reading
I felt this sensation in the pit of my stomach – it was a combination of sympathy and anger – listening to Annie tell me, through tears, about her postpartum journey into the world of psychiatry. Continue reading
We don’t think of sesame seed paste as a ‘life saver,’ but new research shows it is capable of reducing blood markers of cardiovascular disease risk by 39% within only six weeks.
The myth that you need to have ‘bad genes’ to experience intestinal damage from consuming wheat was disproved years ago.
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If you’re taking a daily low-dose coated aspirin to help your cardiovascular system, there’s a strong probability you’re just throwing money away.
While low-dose aspirin is widely regarded as an effective way to prevent the progression of cardiovascular disease and even heart attacks and strokes, Continue reading
At Doctors Health Press, we enthusiastically promote natural medicine. But, there are important health considerations when it comes to how drugs and supplements can interact, as they sometimes do so dangerously. A new study, which looked extensively at the subject, offers a clear and accurate picture of what drugs and supplements should never be combined. Continue reading
As Will Rogers once said, “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”
And if those facts weren’t so infuriating, maybe they would be funny.
Consider the latest bad joke our own FDA is playing on us. They now consider a fruit eaten for millennia — Continue reading
When the pain becomes too much to bear, it’s tempting to reach for the pill bottle, with little or no thought to long-term health consequences. But taking over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pain medications is as potentially lethal as playing a round of Russian roulette.
Pain medications, including OTCs and prescription meds, Continue reading
Various dosages of vitamin C have been used depending on the purpose:
- Treating common colds: One to three grams (g) a day
- Preventing common colds: 600-1,000 milligrams (mg) a day
- Preventing sunburn: Two grams of vitamin C together with vitamin E (1,000 international units [IU])
- Preventing hardening of the artery: Slow-release vitamin C 250 mg plus 136 IU of vitamin E twice a day
In an experiment on rats, European researchers have proved that eating strawberries reduces the harm that alcohol can cause to the stomach mucous membrane. Published in the open access journal Plos One, the study may contribute to improving the treatment of stomach ulcers.
A team of Italian, Serbian and Spanish researchers has confirmed the protecting effect that strawberries have in a mammal stomach that has been damaged by alcohol. Scientists gave ethanol (ethyl alcohol) to laboratory rats and, according to the study published in the journal Plos One, have thus proved that the stomach mucous membrane of those that had previously eaten strawberry extract suffered less damage.
Sara Tulipani, researcher at the University of Barcelona (UB) and co-author of the study explains Continue reading
In India and Bangladesh, there is a very special forest known for its biodiversity. The forest is called the Sundarbans and has been declared a World Heritage Site. It is rich in medicinal plants, not the least of which is a mangrove palm called “Nypa fruticans Wurmb.” If you have any trouble regulating your blood sugar and worry about diabetes becoming a part of your life, you’ll want to read this health news about Nypa fruticans Wurmb.
Researchers at the Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, University of Development Alternative, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, have discovered a potentially valuable health breakthrough about this mangrove palm. Traditionally, this tree is well-known by local practitioners Continue reading
Many people take aspirin — especially seniors. This over- the-counter-medication is used to relieve pain associated with inflammation. Some even take aspirin to balance their blood pressure. But now, in the latest health news, researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience say that seniors who take aspirin daily may suffer from an unusual prescription side effect — a higher risk for macular degeneration.
Macular degeneration (MD) can be a serious condition that can lead to age-related loss of vision. Basically, there are two types of the eye disease: wet and dry. The wet form is caused by leaking blood vessels in the eye and can affect the vision in the center of your eye’s field of vision. The dry form of MD is far more common and can also lead to vision loss, though not as dramatically.
For the study, the European research team collected health and lifestyle information from nearly 4,700 people over age 65. The researchers found that 839 people took aspirin each day. Thirty-six participants in this group had the more serious condition of wet MD. Statistically, this means that, for every 100 daily aspirin users, four will get wet MD. In comparison, for every 100 people who took aspirin less frequently, only two will get MD.
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Capsaicin is the compound found in chili peppers that gives them their heat, and is commonly used in topical pain relievers. Recently, a team of scientists at the University of Cincinnati discovered that it may also be effective in alleviating sinus problems for individuals with non allergic rhinitis.
In a placebo-controlled study, researchers found that use of capsaicin nasal spray resulted in relief within 52 seconds of administration and significant alleviation of nasal congestion, sinus pain and headaches for up to one hour.
Moreover, participants used the spray for two weeks and experienced no side effects. Continue reading
Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. However, persistent gum bleeding may be due to serious medical conditions such as leukemia and bleeding and platelet disorders.
Gums – bleeding
It is important to follow the instructions from your dentist in order to maintain healthy gums. Continue reading