Do people die from Ebola, influenza or the common cold or do they actually die of something else? If we look deeply at the human condition we can answer this question and guide intelligent treatment programs to save more lives than the western medical establishment has planned. It is exactly because Continue reading
This commonly overlooked superfood protects the body from nuclear fallout, kills a wide range of cancers, and keeps the arteries unclogged — to name but a few, experimentally confirmed ways in which the apple awakens your inner physician.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Continue reading
Did You Know…
… that Boneset was one of most widely used medicinal plants of early America and has been used well into the 21st century to treat a variety of ailments…particularly influenza and fever? Continue reading
Next time you are savoring a creamy cup of Indian chai tea, here’s something to ponder: The characteristic spicy flavor is also what makes chai outrageously healthy. Cinnamon, ginger, clove, anise and black tea are super foods in their own right Continue reading
With a healing reputation in Eastern medicine that’s already thousands of years old, the astragalus herb, renowned for its ability to deeply strengthen the immune system, is becoming even more widely used in Western treatments as well.
Derived from a perennial plant native to China, Mongolia and Korea, the plant’s root is dried, prepared into a tincture, tablet or topical treatment, and applied as a natural remedy for all kinds of health conditions, from fatigue, ulcers and liver toxicity, to diabetes, blood pressure and circulation, and even cancer. Continue reading
Each year brings with it influenza. Why not head into this year with an extra bundle of health secrets under up your sleeve? Check out these six homeopathic remedies for the flu.
1. Baptisia Tinctoria
Baptisia is a good remedy for a form of flu that brings aches and pains. Continue reading
The interiors of airplanes are awash in bacteria, including fecal bacteria, according to random tests conducted by Dallas-Fort Worth’s local CBS affiliate.
CBS 11 contracted a team to randomly swab 10 surfaces on two separate planes. Continue reading
- A recent review found that flu vaccines may not offer protection as previously thought. The elderly, in particular, do not appear to receive measureable value from the flu shot. Trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines also didn’t offer much protection to children over the age of seven Continue reading
Did You Know…
… Flu vaccines could make you sicker—and there’s a great alternative the FDA doesn’t want you to know about?
Last week, Dr. Mercola shared a story from the Vancouver Sun on a frightening new research study about the flu vaccine. Initial findings Continue reading
Not long ago, a rubber stamp was affixed to the idea that you can stop the spread of viruses simply by washing your hands regularly. Viral infections are a big threat to humanity, making them fodder for Hollywood in such films as the “Contagion.” Researchers have found that we could help Continue reading
Beyond Antibiotics is the title of a book by two medical doctors, Keith Sehnert, MD and Lendon Smith, MD. These gutsy authors challenge one of the most sacred cows of conventional medicine, the widespread use of antibiotics. I have found antibiotics are very rarely needed, and most often they are very harmful. I have drawn information from the book to write this article.
Doctors prescribe antibiotics at what can only be termed an incredible rate. According to several studies done Continue reading
Cold and flu season are right around the corner, and with it we can expect lots of advertisements for flu vaccines.
I’ve written extensively on the dangers of flu vaccines before, and the fact that they simply do not work—according to the scientific evidence.
So here’s a timely review of what you can do to protect yourself and your family from colds and any type of flu this season, and in years to come.
What Causes Colds and Influenzas? Continue reading
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
Outbreak could quickly exhaust capacity
A new study of children’s hospitals nationwide has found them underequipped to handle a major surge of patients in the event of a pandemic, and urges health care institutions and government agencies to immediately review emergency preparedness plans as flu season approaches.
“Every year we get lucky,” said the study’s lead author, Marion Sills, MD, MPH, and associate professor of pediatrics at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. Continue reading
CHINA – Here’s another reason why you should take your vitamins: A new research report suggests that retinoic acid could be a beneficial treatment for people suffering from ulcerative colitis and other irritable bowel diseases.
Researchers found that retinoic acid, he oxidized form of vitamin A, helps suppress out-of-control inflammation, which is a hallmark of active ulcerative colitis.
“Pharmaceutical strategies based on this research may offer a promising alternative to our current approaches of managing immune diseases including, IBD, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and so on,” said
To make this discovery, reported in the October print issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, Bai and colleagues conducted in-vitro studies with human tissue and in vivo studies in mice.
Both studies ultimately found that treatment with retinoic acid reduced the inflammation in the colon by increasing the _expression of FOXP3, a gene involved with immune system responses, as well as decreasing the _expression of IL-17, a cytokine believed to cause inflammation. Because many experts believe that IL-17 relates directly to the uncontrolled inflammation seen in ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel disease, the discovery that retinoic acid reduces IL-17’s ability to cause inflammation could accelerate the development of treatments for these chronic diseases.
“Runaway inflammation is serious problem, no matter where it occurs in the body, but in many instances, the root cause is a mystery,” said