Sleep Is Critical for Brain Detoxification, Groundbreaking Research Finds

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Sleep is deeply interconnected with your health in a myriad of ways. For example, previous research has found that sleep deprivation has the same effect on your immune system as physical stress or illness Continue reading

Genetics Have Little Influence over Health, top Stem Cell Biologist Asserts

Bruce Lipton believes 98 percent of all illness is environmental, while a mere two percent of disease can be traced to genetic disposition. Working as a stem cell researcher at Stanford University, Lipton uncovered a startling truth: Our genetic composition has very little influence on health whereas the impact of chemistry within the body is far-reaching. Continue reading

Alterations in Brain Activity in Children at Risk of Schizophrenia Predate Onset of Symptoms

Research from the University of North Carolina has shown that children at risk of developing schizophrenia have brains that function differently than those not at risk.

Brain scans of children who have parents or siblings with the illness reveal a neural circuitry that is hyperactivated or stressed by tasks that peers with no family history of the illness seem to handle with ease. Continue reading

Boost Low White Blood Cell Count and Immune Function Naturally

Low white blood cell counts are indicative of a suppressed immune system and can have many causes. Emotional state and stress, an unhealthy diet and lifestyle, and nutritional intake can all cause lower immune system response and low white blood cell counts. Low immunity can also be caused by a number of health conditions, by surgical or medical treatments and by the natural aging process. Whatever the cause, Continue reading

More about the Herbal Chinese Heavyweight Part 2

Here, we have part two of our look at da huang (a.k.a. rhubarb), one of the pre-eminent herbal secrets in Chinese medicine. Here, we find out some of its amazing powers and the reasons for it-mostly, clearing heat and toxins away.

In part one, we looked at the first and second uses. Let’s move on to the rest of them: Continue reading

Screening for Oral cancer

Did You Know…

… that the very best test for oral cancer and many other major health problems is to stick out your tongue?

Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, a well-respected and innovative dentistry expert, recently appeared on The Dr. Oz Show to discuss the importance of Continue reading

Why a Healthy Digestive Tract is an Important Key to Longevity and the Prevention of Disease

More than 100 million Americans experience digestive problems.  But most people don’t know that digestive imbalances can severely damage one’s health.

One clue to what “normal” digestion looks like … can be found by observing primitive people living in rural, non-industrialized regions—those who live simple lives, and who have simple, natural diets.  These people have been observed to have one bowel movement within 20 to 30 minutes after eating a major meal—and they average 2 to 4 bowel movements a day!

If you’ve been told that having one bowel movement a day was a good sign of healthy digestion, that is erroneous information that is hazardous to your health.  Continue reading

The Hidden Cause of Your Fatigue

There is a new hidden cause of illness and it is found in your medicine cabinet. The culprit: the world’s most commonly prescribed prescription medication. The cause: fatigue. Are you on statin drugs? Could they be causing your fatigue?

California researchers found that, among more than 1,000 adults, people taking statin drugs Continue reading

Czechs Develop Telemedical Schizophrenia Treatment

ITAREPSThe latest system ITAREPS, developed by Czech mental therapists, evaluates answers of schizophrenic patients and alerts doctors through cell phones if the symptoms are dangerous, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) writes yesterday. Continue reading

The Mysteries of the Flu and Medical Deception

Pharmaceutical companies and the medical profession consider influenza to be a lucrative profit center. And to keep their profits rolling in they’re willing to sacrifice both the truth about illness and our health. But if you can see behind their deceptions, you can protect yourself.

Tight Control

Medical authorities dominate the public mind because they exert tight control over the press, medical publications and the medical profession.

Pharmaceutical firms can skew results of research until it essentially becomes a scam. Everything they create is designed to further their profits. 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

Gas Pump Handles are Filthiest Surfaces Americans touch

Gas pump handles are swarming with loads of bacteria and viruses. They have been identified as the dirtiest surface Americans encounter on the way to work, according to a recently released study by Kimberley-Clark Professional, a unit of personal hygiene giant Kimberley-Clark Corp.

A team of hygienists test-swabbed hundreds of surfaces in U.S. cities to see what objects we touch every day, that breed the worst kinds of bacteria and viruses. These swabs were taken in big cities such as Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.

Gas pumps turned out to be number one on the list, as breeding grounds for all sorts of filthy bacteria and bugs. Continue reading

Include Watercress in Your Diet

Watercress arrests cancer growth as effectively as—if not better than—conventional cancer treatments… without all the side effects.

In September of last year, scientists from the Cancer Research Centre at Southampton General Hospital’s School of Medicine in the U.K. unveiled astounding findings about watercress.

Watercress is a member of the cruciferous (or cabbage) family of vegetables, all of which contain well-known cancer-fighting compounds. Now, this recent study shows that watercress can actually reduce levels of an important growth factor that spurs tumor development.  Essentially, compounds in watercress halt a process called angiogenesis— Continue reading

Diet Soft Drinks Wreck havoc on Your Health

“Give me a bacon double cheeseburger, large fries and a diet soda,” A psychologist friend ordered during a lunch meeting. “You know,” she continued with a wink, “to reverse the calories!” I “Oh, come on!” she said in response to our look. “You know you’ve been guilty of ordering the same.”

What is most upsetting is that because of “common knowledge,” people think they save their health by choosing diet soft drinks. Their ignorance isn’t their fault, because the misconception that diet soda represents a calorie-free healthy beverage has been widely disseminated. Advertising and common sense promise that zero calories equals zero effect on your weight and health. Medical doctors have stated repeatedly that the body treats diet sodas as water because they have no calories, so go ahead and drink them to lose weight or at least not add unwanted pounds by drinking calories.

Diet Disbelief Continue reading

The Real Solution to the Viral Illness Excludes Antibiotics.

Everyone dreads the misery of acute viral illnesses like colds, flu, bronchitis or viral pneumonia. Taking an antibiotic does nothing to help you feel better. Instead, the best antiviral strategy consists of natural precautions that boost your immune system’s ability to defeat these pathogenic invaders.

Regrettably, for years I treated patients who were sick from viruses with the standard remedies of pain relievers and, too often, antibiotics that were supposed to help people get well quick. (They didn’t.) Even though American doctors dole out antibiotics like candy when patients have viral illnesses, these medicines are powerless against viruses. They work only for bacterial infections.

Statistics from the well-researched article Death by Medicine reveal there are an estimated 20 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for viral illnesses given to patients in the U.S. each year. This most often happens because sick patients insist their doctors proffer an antibiotic prescription Continue reading