The Link Between Obesity and Cancer

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Obesity is a frequently overlooked factor that can contribute to an increased cancer risk. Less than 10 percent of Americans are aware of this link

The obesity epidemic is Continue reading

Can Dental Stem Cell Technology Make Root Canals Obsolete?

dentalstemStem cell technology is promising in many respects and nowhere is that more evident than in the field of dentistry where painful root canals could become a thing of the past if promising advances in treating tooth decay pan out.

According to The Wall Street Journal, scientists have made Continue reading

How Many Times Do You Eat a Day?

eatProper nutrition has a lot of benefits. It can help fight disease, improve overall health, and keep your internal organs functioning efficiently, while giving you the required energy to get through your day.

We all know about the obesity problem in this country and it obviously ties to nutrition. The problem many have, however, is deciding what approach to weight loss and nutrition they should take. Continue reading

Studies Show that Royal Jelly Fights Cancer, Improves Blood Health, and More

royaljellyRoyal jelly is a substance that is secreted from the glands of worker bees to feed their larvae and queens. It is thick in texture, milky-white in color, and has been harvested by humans for centuries for its rejuvenating properties. Indeed, it is a fact that queen bees – which are fed royal jelly their entire lives – live approximately 40 times longer than drone or worker bees, largely due to Continue reading

A Six Step Drug-Free Approach to Dementia

Dementia management without drugs

The mainstream doesn’t have a cure for dementia. But that doesn’t keep them from throwing drugs at it to see what sticks. Like, for example, drugging nursing-home patients with off-label antipsychotics Continue reading

Natural Disinfectants Win Over Toxic Chemical Disinfectants in Studies

If you have never considered using a natural disinfectant – perhaps you should. Recent studies have shown that 40% of cleansers and disinfectants sold in stores are ineffective against germs and bacteria!

Noroviruses – the viruses responsible for more than half the cases of food poisoning and stomach flu – are only eliminated with bleach-based cleaners.

In the United States, 21 million people are infected every year with noroviruses.

Professor Julie Jean at Université Laval Agriculture and Food Sciences was part Continue reading

How to Get Your Asthma under Control Naturally

Asthma is one of those health conditions — like diabetes — that have skyrocketed in the last decade. More and more people, especially children, seem to be afflicted with the breathing problems associated with asthma. All sorts of blame is being passed around to account for this sharp rise in the condition. Everything from environmental toxins, Continue reading

What is Auriculotherapy?

Auriculotherapy is the stimulation of the auricle of the external ear for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in other parts of the body. It is also known as ear acupuncture or auricular acupuncture when the stimulation is achieved by the insertion of acupuncture needles, whereas the term auriculotherapy often refers to electrical stimulation of the surface of ear reflex points. Specific points on the ear can also be stimulated by manual pressure, referred to as auricular acupressure or ear reflexology. Acupuncture points on the ear Continue reading

Black Cumin Seed Oil – An Ancient Healing Remedy

Black cumin seeds (Nigella sativa) have long been used as a powerful remedy against major illnesses in nearly every major medical tradition…from Ayurveda to Chinese herbalism to ancient Egyptian and Greek medicine.

The earliest written reference to black cumin (also called “blackseed”) is found in the book of Isaiah Continue reading

Cell Phones: 50 Percent Increase in Frontal and Temporal Lobe Tumors in Children

tcellsThe office of National Statistics in the United Kingdom discovered a 50 percent increase in frontal and temporal lobe tumors in children during the ten year span covering 1999 to 2009. Was this a result of cell phone radiation?

The Department of Health in the UK would appear to think so. Continue reading

Begin Early: Researchers Say Water with Meals May Encourage Wiser Choices

Soda and vegetables don’t mix well for young adults; water boosts preschoolers’ appetite for veggies

Water could change the way we eat.

That’s the conclusion of new research by T. Bettina Cornwell of the University of Oregon and Anna R. McAlister of Michigan State University. Their findings appear online this week ahead of regular publication by the journal Appetite. Continue reading

Alternative Treatments Dissolve Cataracts, Prevent their Return, and Help to avoid Surgery

Surgery is usually the only option offered by conventional medicine to people with cataracts; however, there are alternative treatments that may dissolve cataracts preventing their return. Cataracts occur when the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy, causing vision loss. They are most common in people over 40 and are the main cause of blindness worldwide, according to All About Vision. Continue reading

How a Horse Chestnut could help you

In my series on chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), I’ve dug through the medical research for the best natural options at your disposal. As usual, all are supported by evidence. One quick note: never treat phlebitis or leg ulcers by yourself without close supervision by your doctor. Here, in part two, I’m focusing on one remedy in particular; the best one available. Its name: horse chestnut. Continue reading

Wearing Contact Lenses Can Endanger Eyes

A new study reveals that just 2 percent of contact lens wearers follow all the rules when it comes to contact lens hygiene, while more than 80 percent of people believe that they follow good practices, America’s NPR reported on Tuesday.

The biggest sins are showering, swimming, and sleeping while wearing contact lenses, and using contacts longer than advised before opening a fresh pair, NPR reported.

The study was published in the December issue of the journal Optometry and Vision Science.

“This is particularly common with lenses approved for two-week use,” Randall Fuerst, OD, Continue reading

Localizing Language in the Brain

New study pinpoints areas of the brain used exclusively for language, providing a partial answer to a longstanding debate in cognitive science

The new research from MIT suggests that there are parts of our brain dedicated to language and only language, a finding that marks a major advance in the search for brain regions specialized for sophisticated mental functions.

Functional specificity, as it’s known to cognitive scientists, refers to the idea that discrete parts of the brain handle distinct tasks. Scientists have long known that functional specificity exists in certain domains: In the motor system, for example, there is one patch of neurons that controls the fingers of your left hand, and another that controls your tongue. But what about more complex functions such as recognizing faces, using language or doing math? Are there special brain regions for those activities, or do they use general-purpose areas that serve whatever task is at hand? Continue reading