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
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
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.
Consuming raw, vegan foods (such as sesame and mustard seeds, celery, beans, almonds, cashews, whole grains, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and cocoa powder) may work wonders on human immunity due to their high zinc content. Continue reading
Did you know…that an exciting new natural Alzheimer’s treatment is also one of the best remedies against Candida, the most widespread cause of ill health?
Caprylic acid (a medium-chain triglyceride) is an anti-fungal agent found naturally in coconuts. It’s also the active ingredient in a new medical food validated by scientific research as an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s. The medical food is being marketed under the name Axona.
Caprylic acid works by providing the brain with an alternate source of energy. Healthy brains use glucose as their main source of cellular energy. But imaging studies show that brains affected by Alzheimer’s use less glucose. If brain cells affected by Alzheimer’s could be powered in some other way, symptoms of dementia could be eradicated.
The substances produced by caprylic acid in the body–known as ketones–can provide that essential alternative source of energy.
Candida: The Fungus You May Not Know You Have
Caprylic acid’s potential against Alzheimer’s is highly promising. Yet, its amazing effects for Candida detoxification are equally extraordinary. For more than 40 years scientists have known about the power of caprylic acid for treating Candida 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.
1. Horse Chestnut
Containing the active ingredient saponin, horse chestnut could boost circulation in your veins and reduce varicose symptoms. The herb helps reinforce veins by helping your body repairs leaks or holes in the blood vessels. This, in turn, makes them more elastic, which improves blood flow to the heart.
One review of studies found that extract from horse chestnut is just as effective as the best medication for varicose veins. 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
Natural Allopathic Medicine reaches deeply into emergency rooms and intensive care wards for answers to chronic disease. In these medical areas we find that the best, safest and most reliable workhorse medicines are concentrated nutritional medicines, not pharmaceuticals.
There is no comparison in using drugs with devastating side effects, even at low dosage, with concentrated natural nutritional substances like magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and iodine that heal and nurture human physiology. Though allopathic medicine likes to define everything, including water as toxic or as a poison, there are in reality certain medicinal substances, including water, that have no side effects even at high doses. Continue reading
Going beyond remedies that reduce the symptoms of common cold or heal common ailments, there are now treatments that target those diseases that still haven’t found a medical solution. It is here that biotechnology offers little known but no less effective alternative.
These are drugs that have as their primary mission support to attack serious symptoms and complications of these diseases and improve the quality of life of the patients. Synvisc One, for example, is a medical treatment to treat osteoarthritis or the wear of the knee cartilage, which most commonly occurs in older adults and young athletes or patients with significant degrees of obesity.
It was recently launched in Chile at a seminar Continue reading
Bipolar I Disorder is also known as Bipolar 1 or Bipolar Type 1. According to the definition outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), Bipolar I Disorder, considered the most severe form of this mental illness, is “characterized by one or more Manic or Mixed Episodes, usually accompanied by Major Depressive Episodes.”
In a major manic episode of Bipolar I Disorder the patient may become delusional and even suffer from hallucinations, which are symptoms of psychosis. If this occurs, the condition is called bipolar I with psychotic features. Only bipolar I disorder, by definition, can include such psychotic features. Bipolar I can seriously impair day-to-day functioning.
Other symptoms and characteristics of mania include:
* Decreased need for sleep
* Pressured speech
* Racing thoughts
* Tendency to engage in behavior that could have serious consequences, such as spending recklessly or inappropriate sexual encounters
* Excess energy
Symptoms and characteristics of major depression in Bipolar I Disorder include:
* Decreased energy
* Severe withdrawal from normal activities
* Weight loss or gain
* Uncontrollable crying
* Thoughts of or attempts at suicide
Cryonic suspension is an experimental procedure whereby patients who no longer can be kept alive with today’s medical abilities are preserved at low temperature for treatment in the future. There are many good cryonics resources available online. Remember; cryonic suspension is only the second worst thing that can happen to you!
Alcor is the world’s largest provider of cryonics services, and has been around since 1972. Their website provides some useful introductory material, amongst other things.
Cryonet is the home of an active mailing list and online community. Links to sundry resources, opinions and commentaries on Cryonics can be found here.
Scientists’ Open Letter on Cryonics
“Cryonics is a legitimate science-based endeavor that seeks to preserve human beings, especially the human brain, by the best technology available. Future technologies for resuscitation can be envisioned that involve molecular repair by nanomedicine, highly advanced computation, detailed control of cell growth, and tissue regeneration.”
Suspended Animation is a research-and-development company located in South Florida. Their goal is to improve and validate procedures and equipment for intervention after cardiac arrest with the intention of delaying cell death in the human brain.
The Cryonics Society
The Cryonics Society aims to foster support for the emerging science of cryonics by educating the public, advocating for more research, and by providing objective and unbiased information about cryonics and its benefits to everyone.
The Timeship is an interesting project that has been in the works for some years now, to be funded by the founders of the Life Extension Foundation. The building, designed by
KOREA – Extracts from the leaves of the Gingko biloba tree may protect cells from radiation, say Korean scientists.
The discovery some day may help reduce side effects in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment.
Researchers at the Korean Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences are studying the effects of popular herbal remedies such as Gingko biloba. The Gingko tree is different from many herbal remedies because it is a unique species with no living relatives and is a popular example of a living fossil.
It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. G. biloba is sold as a herbal supplement and promoted as a possible preventive for dementia.
Extracts from Gingko biloba leaves contain the compounds glycosides and terpenoids, antioxidants known as ginkgolides and bilobalides. Antioxidants are believed to protect cells from damage free radicals can cause. The body produces free radicals during the normal process of metabolism, but some diseases as well as pollution and radiation can increase their production tremendously, damaging cells and DNA.
Chang-Mo Kang and his colleagues collected white blood cells of healthy people ages 18 to 50. They treated half with a commercially available G. biloba extract and the other half with a saline solution. Then they compared the effects of radiation on the two groups of cells.
They discovered that 1 in 3 of the untreated cells died, while only 1 in 20 of the cells treated with the Gingko biloba extract died. Additional studies with mice showed a similar protective effect against radiation poisoning.
Kang’s research suggests that Gingko biloba extracts can neutralize free radicals radiation produces and prevent healthy cells from dying.