There is nothing seedy about the health-enriching properties of five types of seed: flax, black seed, hemp, sesame and chia. Each of them has their own distinct time-tested benefits for wellness and fighting off diseases the natural and affordable way Continue reading →
New research reveals that a group of viruses called bacteriophages (phages) actually help you stay healthy by destroying harmful bacteria and encouraging beneficial bacteria to flourish in and on your body
Honey, unlike almost everything else we consume in our diet, was intended solely to be a form of nourishment – albeit, for the bees. Only milk, to my knowledge, shares this singular biological imperative. But honey is far more than a source of sweetness and quick energy within the human diet.
Two studies published in the past six months reveal a disturbing finding: glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup® appear to suppress the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, leading to the overgrowth of extremely pathogenic bacteria.
Honey, unlike almost everything else we consume in our diet, was intended solely to be a form of nourishment – albeit, for the bees. Only milk, to my knowledge, shares this singular biological imperative. But honey is far more than a source of sweetness and quick energy within the human diet. Continue reading →
Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina have confirmed that using copper metal surfaces at hospitals significantly reduces hospital-acquired infections. What the study didn’t mention was that copper cups and devices have been used for wellness in Ayurveda for thousands of years.
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
New research raises troubling concerns about the use of aggressive drug therapies to treat a wide range of diseases such as MRSA, C. difficile, malaria, and even cancer.
“The universally accepted strategy of aggressive medication to kill all targeted disease pathogens has the problematic consequence of giving any drug-resistant disease pathogens that are present the greatest possible evolutionary advantage,” says Troy Day, one of the paper’s co-authors and Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Biology at Queen’s.
The researchers note that while the first aim of a drug treatment program should be to make and keep a patient healthy, the patient’s immune system also has to be allowed to work.
Most people know that bacteria are picked up and transmitted by the hands, and so it seems logical that to protect ourselves, we can use antibacterial hand sanitizers. Logical but wrong. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is now going after makers of hand sanitizers for making claims that their products will protect against MRSA and other diseases. Of the sanitizers, the FDA says, “Some hand sanitizers and antiseptic products come with claims that they can prevent MRSA infections. Don’t believe them.” Such claims have not been proven, according to the FDA, and the manufacturers have been warned to cease making such statements.
The bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can cause serious illness, Continue reading →