The Top 14 Supplements for Radiation Protection

With the recent news that Fukushima’s nuclear situation has once more gotten out of hand, it’s important to ensure your body is nutritionally fortified to withstand as best as possible the damage done by radioactive exposure, however little or large it may be, on an on-going basis.  Superfoods and fresh juice intake can accomplish this, but beyond that, it’s also important to have Continue reading

Top Superfoods for Boosting Energy

Superfoods supply lots of nutrients that may often not be available from crops grown in mineral depleted soils that are common with our monoculture agriculture. They also supply more nutrients and/or antioxidants with less bulk and fewer calories.

Superfoods also tend to have high antioxidant ORAC Continue reading

How Ginseng & Saffron Can Boost Your Sex Drive

How 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

Macca the Peruvian Ginseng

Did You Know…

…that a versatile Peruvian superfood boosts energy, libido and sexual function, improves fertility, and balances hormones? Continue reading

Manage your Blood Sugar and Diabetes with these Four Herbs

Modern medicine may have its place in emergency care, but when it comes to the prevention or management of chronic illness, many conventional treatments are lacking. In the case of diabetes, the battle is loudly proclaimed to be one of blood sugar regulation. “Check your sugar, and take your drugs as prescribed,” seems the tired message of most industry doctors to a steadily increasing number of diabetics.

But where modern medicine falls short in its rigid symptoms-only approach, Continue reading

The Five Best Benefits of Ginseng

One great herbal cure comes to us in the form of ginseng. Taken from Chinese medicine, it is a balancing herb, with both Yin and Yang natures. There are links to ginseng boosting the immune system, strengthening the mind, and improving impotence, quality of life and perhaps diabetes. Let’s take a closer look.

Within ginseng are ginsenosides, the chemicals largely responsible for its health effects. If you buy supplements, be sure that they are standardized to contain around four to seven percent ginsenosides.

Here are the main ways ginseng will work for you:

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Radiation from Fukushima

On March 11, 2011, a powerful earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan, and fatally crippled TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Exactly how much radiation has poured out, contaminating not only cleanup crews but also residents in surrounding areas, Continue reading

How to Slow Down Cancer Naturally

The fatal nature of cancer lies doesn’t lie so much in the tumor that develops; it’s the spread of cancer throughout the body that’s most lethal. A new health breakthrough turned the tables a little bit and opted not to look at what natural substances can fight a tumor — but rather, which ones can slow the spread of cancer. And it’s led to some enlightening and positive news for treating cancer.

The unique study, Continue reading

Herbs That Increase Semen Count

Today, there are scientifically engineered pills to cure a number of sexual ailments from erectile dysfunction to low sex drive. For those who are interested in taking a more natural approach to boosting their fertility, the good news is that certain natural herbs and tonics that–along with a healthy diet–have been known to increase sperm count. Many not only improve the quantity of sperm, they improve the quality of sperm, while boosting overall sexual health. Horny Goat Weed, for example, does just what you’d expect–it increases sperm count and revs up the libido. Continue reading

Beehive Extract Shows Potential as Prostate Cancer Treatment

Proteomics reveals how ancient remedy slows prostate tumor cell proliferation
An over-the-counter natural remedy derived from honeybee hives arrests the growth of prostate cancer cells and tumors in mice, according to a new paper from researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Caffeic acid phenethyl ester, or CAPE, is a compound isolated from honeybee hive propolis, the resin used by bees to patch up holes in hives. Propolis has been used for centuries as a natural remedy Continue reading

The Benefits of Ginseng and Foti Used by the Longest-Living Man

Did you know…that the longest-living man’s secret to longevity was the use of two best herbs, ginseng and fo-ti, for health benefits which deliver the “elixir of youth” effect?

Li Ching-Yun, resident of the Kaihslen region in the province of Szechwan, was a Chinese herbalist, martial artist and former university professor who had the longest confirmed lifespan in history. He lived to be 256 years old (1677-1933).

According to one account of Li’s married life, he outlived 23 wives and was living with his 24th wife — a woman of 60 — at the time he was over 200 years old. A New York Times article published at the time of his death in 1933 reported, “Many who have seen him recently declared that his facial appearance is no different from that of a person two centuries his junior.” (S. Fred Strong, New York Times, May 6, 1933, p. 13)

According to the book, Nature’s Medicines (Wilshire Book Company), “Li’s longevity was due to his strictly vegetarian diet, his calm and serene attitude toward life and the fact that he used two powerful rejuvenating herbs prepared as teas.” One of the herbs was ginseng, and the other was fo-ti.

Ginseng benefits are as ancient as the herb itself

Ginseng is a sweet-smelling herb Continue reading

Medicine Gets a Feel for the Orient

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.

Professor Charlie Xue, Continue reading

A Triple Threat for Beating the Flu Season

Here’s some health news for those of you who seem to suffer every time the flu goes around: vitamin c, Echinacea, and zinc lozenges are the three best alternative therapies out there when it comes to beating the flu and the common cold. This latest bit of health advice comes courtesy of researchers at the Seekers Centre for Integrative Medicine in Ontario, Canada.

To see how well various alternative therapies have been holding up when it comes to preventing the flu and the common cold, the Canadian researchers scanned MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. They searched from January 1966 to September 2009, combining the key words/phrases “common cold” or “influenza” with the words “Echinacea,” “garlic,” “ginseng,” “probiotics,” “vitamin C,” and zinc. Clinical trials and prospective studies were included.

Not surprisingly, they found that vitamin C demonstrated the largest benefit for prevention when it came to fighting the flu and colds. Continue reading

A Guide to Chinese Healthy Teas

If you think your choice of tea is limited to breakfast tea or green tea, think again. A wide variety of healthy teas have an impressive range of health benefits. Chances are one of them fits your health needs to a T.

The Chinese have mastered the art of making tea for health and wellness. Interestingly, many of their ‘teas’ do not include actual tea leaves but combine herbs steeped in water and enjoyed like tea. These beverages often taste like tea, too.

Nourished Blood

Yin Yang Classic Tea is known for its ability to nourish blood and boost energy. Its prominent ingredients include reishi mushroom, ginseng and licorice. This tea serves as an antioxidant, adaptogenic, immune enhancement and restorative after illness or periods of great fatigue. This combination makes it the perfect tea for seniors  Continue reading

Dragon Herbs, He Shou Wu, Eucommia and Other Treasures of Chinese Herbology

Those who have been following NaturalNews for several years have heard me rave about Ron Teeguarden and Dragon Herbs. His company is considered by many to be the most pristine source of tonic herbs and Chinese herbs available in North America. Ron himself is a true-to-life “guru” in Chinese medicinal herbs and he is one of the most knowledgeable people you’ll ever hear speak on the subject.

You can listen to my 2008 interview with Ron on our Podcast page: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Po…

As a follower of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a regular consumer of Chinese herbs, I have also been a follower of Ron Teeguarden for many years. I’ve interviewed him several times and published articles and interviews about him  Continue reading