We see evidence of the effect sound has on our nervous systems every day. The sound of clanging pots falling from cabinets or the shrill ring of a fire alarm fray our nerves. But a musical etude soothes our senses and helps us relax. Sound can improve our moods and help us concentrate, or push us to the brink Continue reading
For centuries, the tamarind benefits have been recognized for its ability to reduce fever, relieve sore throats, alleviate flu symptoms, and much more.
Did You Know…a popular pod fruit can effectively fight off the flu and eliminate sore throats almost instantly? Continue reading
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are “acupoints” that are used in acupuncture to help treat an ailing body. These acupoints are the target of an effective therapy that has been found to help diabetics Continue reading
How Do Mirror Neurons Work?
When you see a basketball player setting up to shoot, your brain relates to the movement – your body doesn’t mimic the action, but you know exactly what is going to happen next – that’s how mirror neurons work. Continue reading
A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University researcher.
The study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, shows for the first time that kids with ADHD can better drown out Continue reading
Allergy season is thankfully slipping away. While the memory is fresh, take charge of next year’s misery by testing the waters these with six homeopathic remedies for ragweed and hay fever.
Solanum dulcamara, a.k.a. “bittersweet,” is a herb that’s good for those whose allergies cause them to feel chills, react strongly to damp conditions, experience aches and pains, and even have some anxious symptoms. Continue reading
For those with multiple sclerosis (MS), life is definitely a challenge. This disease attacks your brain and spinal cord. And while doctors have come a long way in understanding MS, there is no treatment that can make it disappear.
At best, MS patients try to manage their symptoms and reduce their severity and/or frequency. In recent health news, researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago think they have uncovered another way to fend off a particularly troublesome symptom of MS: brain lesions. Continue reading
The research led by Newcastle University’s Dr Mark Cunningham and Professor Miles Whittington and supported by the Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research, indicates a novel electrical bio-marker in humans.
The brain produces Continue reading
Too often, urinary incontinence sufferers settle for wearing an adult diaper to cover up their urine problems. But for the one in six Americans who endure urinary incontinence, there are natural solutions to this troublesome difficulty. Continue reading
- Certain types of honey, such as Manuka, have been shown to be more effective than antibiotics in the treatment of serious, hard-to-heal skin infections
- The only types of honey you should ever attempt to use for wound care are Manuka honey or raw (unprocessed) honey. Conventional “Grade A” type honey found in most grocery stores may actually worsen infection and should never be applied to wounds
- Clinical trials have found Manuka honey can effectively eradicate more than 250 clinical strains of bacteria, including resistant varieties such as MRSA
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We face an epidemic of autoimmune diseases, medical conditions that cause the body to attack itself and destroy its own tissues. Everyone who lives in today’s polluted world — exposed to toxins at home, outside and just about everywhere in the environment — is at risk. But you can take natural steps to regulate your immune system and help it ward off disease, not cause it. Continue reading
The condition known as lymphedema is caused by the accumulation of fluid in the body’s interstitial tissues which surround the lymph glands. It occurs when lymph nodes are missing, removed or damaged – making it impossible for the lymphatic system to remove excess lymphatic fluid through the lymph vessels. Left untreated, lymphedema can cause serious complications including infection and interference with wound healing. However, there are natural lifestyle changes and remedies which can often offer substantial relief. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered whether there’s any real benefit to following a grapefruit diet? Does it really work? According to researchers at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, grapefruit does help when it comes to shedding pounds — but only modestly. Continue reading
Really, what can’t exercise do? Hand-in-hand with a nutritious diet, exercise is the golden ticket to a healthy life and disease prevention. The amount of health advice flowing from exercise is enormous. In a new bit of health news, we find that physical activity may protect your vision. Continue reading
Who said there were no herbal cures for breast cancer? A new study has found that phytoestrogens, plant compounds, may have a cancer protective effect. The ones in question here are “lignans” and the target is breast cancer. The answer: it just might help you survive the disease.
Phytoestrogens mimic the actions of estrogen in the body and have been linked to many health benefits. The most important type of phytoestrogens in our diet is lignan. Lignans come in seeds (especially flaxseeds), as well as in wheat and vegetables. The body turns these lignans into another lignan, enterolactone, which is then absorbed.
From 2002 to 2005, researchers took blood samples from 1,140 women who had been diagnosed with postmenopausal breast cancer. After six years, they compared levels of enterolactone with how the disease was progressing.
They found that women with the highest blood levels of enterolactone had a 40% lower risk of death than those with the lowest levels. That is pretty huge. And the news extended for those women Continue reading