Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder marked by excessive inflammation that can damage several organs besides the joints. These include the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, kidneys and blood vessels. The disease attacks the lining of the joints (synovium) and causes a painful swelling that thickens the synovium. Eventually, this can lead to joint deformity, bone erosion and permanent disability. Continue reading →
The body encounters countless pollutants and harmful substances on a daily basis that can really put a strain on its immune function. From the harmful chemicals found in household cleaners to the carcinogens found in processed meat, toxins can come in all shapes and sizes.
The red clover plant is a wild herb with a variety of medicinal uses. Naturally rich in antioxidants and other nutrients, it is often used to make a cleansing herbal tea or mixed with lemonade to help flush out toxins from the body. But aside from its ability to detoxify the body, red clover is also known for its skin-soothing properties. When made into a healing salve, red clover can be used to relieve dry or chapped skin, minor wounds and burns and other skin conditions, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema. Learn how to make your own red clover salve by following this simple guide. (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com)
Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly diseases out there. It is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women — an astounding 14,000 out of 23,000 diagnosed each year, die. Ovarian cancer tends to be aggressive and generally has very few symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. Fortunately, several natural remedies have proven to be exceptionally useful in both preventing and curing this silent killer. Ginger, ginkgo biloba, green tea and flaxseed are all remarkably effective Continue reading →
Cuts and scrapes are a fact of life. Your skin is only so resilient. One of homeopathy’s best uses is in acute injuries; quick sudden symptoms like local pain and minor wounds. A homeopathic emergency kit could in fact be as good as a typical one. In any event, here we show how “Calendula officinalis” and “Hypericum perfoliatum” are great first remedies for Continue reading →
Toothaches strike the best of us and boy are they frustrating. Homeopathy is a system of medicine that works well for sudden acute symptoms like a toothache. This is reflected in the seven great remedies we present here. Read each closely to see if the symptoms sound familiar, to find a matching remedy for your particular toothache.
1. Belladonna: A great remedy for toothaches that are sudden, intense, and throbbing. Near the tooth, look for redness and swelling. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
During the holiday season, the cold and lack of sufficient sunlight are enough to weaken the body’s natural defenses against cold and flu. Luckily, experts say that consuming specific types of foods might increase our resistance to colds and seasonal pathogens. These cold fighting foods are rich in minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals that help repel invading microorganisms, strengthen our immune response, and reduce inflammation and cold associated symptoms. Continue reading →
Varicose veins are a common and unsightly — and often painful — problem for many adults. But there have been many health breakthroughs in the area, and many herbal remedies and natural medicine options are available. Here are your top eight. Continue reading →
These days, a large portion of the population suffers with some form of back pain. While conventional doctors are quick to recommend operations to repair damage and relieve pain that has been sustained by the discs between the vertebrae, it is good to know that there are actually natural and less invasive ways of dealing with back pain. The most common remedies involve either exercise or inversion therapy or a combination of the two.
Inversion therapy places a person upside down so that pressure can be relieved on the spinal nerves, ligaments and discs. By reducing the pressure on these parts, pain in them is also significantly reduced. A study carried out as far back as 1978 showed that patients who engaged in inversion therapy experienced a 35% decrease in pain levels almost immediately. Another study revealed that over 80% of patients who had undergone just eight inversion table treatments were able to return to work and normal everyday activities. Continue reading →
Homeopathies are among one of the most popular remedies for people trying to stay away from the greedy, uncaring drug companies of America and around the world. Wish to use natural safe ingredients in your body? Read this list of some of the most effective pain-reducing homeopathies in the world.
Before the Middle Ages, Belladonna was taken as an anesthetic for surgery. That’s how powerful it is! Today it’s used in many cough syrups to take away the pain in your throat… as well as alleviating the symptoms of intestinal inflammation, menstrual cycles, and is even being used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Continue reading →
A source of great frustration for many people, insomnia is a fairly common occurrence that prevents individuals from sleeping. It can manifest in a variety of ways, including the inability to initially fall asleep and repeatedly waking up in the middle of the night. When not treated, insomnia can affect the health and productivity of an individual, and if left alone for too long, it can cause serious health problems. Many women that are undergoing premenopausal or menopause complain of insomnia, which is one of many items on a list of symptoms associated with these phases that cause the body to change in major ways (understandably throwing off several of their usually regular systems). Because sleeping aids can become addictive and cause other side effects, many women who suffer from insomnia seek out natural remedies, and some studies have shown that the intake of the hormone progesterone can relieve the sleepless nights.
A steroid hormone, Progesterone is produced in the ovaries, adrenal glands, and placenta of human beings. An important part of the female reproductive system, this hormone plays a major role in the conception, development, and birth of a child. Because the levels of progesterone are so closely tied to the cycle of a woman’s reproductive organs, premenopausal and menopause naturally leave its levels highly unbalanced, which can cause many side effects through its lack of interaction with other parts of the body. Continue reading →