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    How to be your own Source of Self-Esteem   Gotu Kola: A Dozen Proven Medical Benefits

Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) has a long and successful history of use in traditional medicines. Traditional uses for Gotu kola have included: Hepatitis, Syphilis, Gastrointestinal conditions, Asthma, Epilepsy, Varicose veins, Ulcers, Skin irritation and Swellings. And this is just the short list. Gotu kola has been a “go to” herb for herbal practitioners in Ayurveda, Chinese Traditional Medicine, Kampo Medicine (Japan), Thai Traditional Medicine, Indonesian Traditional Medicine, Hawaiian Traditional Medicine and many others.

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    How to be your own Source of Self-Esteem   Probiotics Proven to Aid Weight Loss and Body Fat Reduction

Our gut’s probiotics have everything to do with our ability to lose weight. Ever wonder why some people seem to have more inflammation, fatigue and obesity than others despite their best efforts? Recent research confirms this is related to the diversity of our gut’s probiotic bacteria.

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    How to be your own Source of Self-Esteem   Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients

Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the world. A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in ‘remarkable improvements.’

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    How to be your own Source of Self-Esteem   Guava Leaf Tea Fights Cancer, Lowers Cholesterol and Treats Diabetes

You have probably heard of Guava. It is a tropical fruit grown throughout the world. However, have you heard about its leaves and its health benefits? The young leaves of the guava evergreen tree have been used in traditional medicine in tropical countries for a variety of health conditions, with the leaves being even more beneficial than the fruit. In fact, according to research published in the Journal of Food and Chemistry in 2007, the antioxidant properties of guava leaf extracts may be even greater than those of dried guava fruit.

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    How to be your own Source of Self-Esteem   Detoxify & Regenerate your Liver with Artichoke

The more we understand how nature works, the more we realise just how complex, intricately balanced and ingenious its systems are. One aspect that we are currently gaining more insight into is the human body’s ability to produce natural chemicals and their effects on our general wellbeing.

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    How to be your own Source of Self-Esteem   Addictive Behaviour Related to Low Levels of Oxytocin, the “Love/Bonding Hormone”

You rely on your liver for over 400 essential functions. This vital organ is working hard every day to filter out toxins and waste from your body as well as carrying hundreds of other purposes such as filtering your blood, producing the bile needed to digest and absorb fats and vitamins, breaking down hormones, and storing essential vitamins and minerals. There are several useful plants like artichoke that may help with your sluggish liver.

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    How to be your own Source of Self-Esteem   13 Mind-Body Techniques That Can Help Ease Pain and Depression

Many aches and pains are rooted in brain processes that can be affected by your mental attitude and emotions. While the mechanics of these mind-body links are still being unravelled, what is known is that your brain, and consequently your thoughts and emotions, do play a role in your experience of physical pain.

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    How to be your own Source of Self-Esteem   Rice Bran Reduces Body Fat, Bad Cholesterol, Artery Damage

Rice bran is a healthy way to help you lose weight, improve your cholesterol levels and increase the health of your arteries. It also supplies a vast number of nutrients, phytochemicals and other healthy compounds. And for a supplement it’s fairly cheap. Sounds like a win-win-win right?

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    How to be your own Source of Self-Esteem   Mulberry Reduces Weight, Blood Sugar, LDL, Triglycerides

Mulberry (Morus alba) leaf and stem come with a long history of success in traditional medicines. They have been used for a variety of blood and metabolic disorders. Modern research is now finding that extracts from mulberry leaf and/or stem can seriously help correct conditions related to diabetes, poor cholesterol and weight gain.

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    Soy Eases Menopause Better with Equol Production   States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Lower Rates of Opioid-Related Deaths, Study Finds

A recent study has stumbled upon a surprising finding: in the U.S. in states with legalised medical marijuana programs, opioid painkiller deaths have taken a sharp downward turn.

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    Soy Eases Menopause Better with Equol Production   IBS Treated with Fennel Essential Oil and Curcumin”

Natural remedies for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are relevant because conventional medicine hasn’t yet figured out how to resolve IBS. There are a number of drugs being prescribed for IBS, such as Lubiprostone (Amitiza) and Alosetron (Lotronex) but the use of these can come at the expense of adverse side effects.

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    Soy Eases Menopause Better with Equol Production   Are Mood Disorders the Price We Pay for High Intelligence and Creativity? Scientists Say “Yes”

History is peppered with famous artists, actors and musicians who were highly intelligent and creative, and many who experienced significant mood swings. Some are quite notorious for their outbursts; the painter Vincent Van Gogh and the composer Beethoven are two examples. Writers like Virginia Woolf and Silvia Plath also seemed to suffer from their exceptional level of creativity, where episodes of unstable behaviour were common.

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    Soy Eases Menopause Better with Equol Production   Anti-cancer Reishi mushroom boosts longevity, fitness, liver health

Ancient Asian healers heralded Reishi mushroom for its ability to lengthen life. Reishi was used throughout Japan, Korea, Tibet and China to heal a myriad of disorders. The common name of Reishi (also known as Lingzhi mushroom in Chinese medicine) means “immortal mushroom. It’s common name in Japanese means “immortality plant.”

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    Soy Eases Menopause Better with Equol Production   11 of the Best Essential Oils for Detox

Everything from the polluted air we breathe to the additives in the foods we eat can introduce a plethora of toxins into our bodies. And, sometimes our immune systems can become overwhelmed which is when toxins cling to the opportunity to settle into our bodies. Thankfully, there are things we can do to enhance our natural detoxification system, and there are even strategies (such as essential oils for detox) that we can implement to keep our immune system working efficiently!

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    Soy Eases Menopause Better with Equol Production   Curcumin from Turmeric Inhibits Zika, HIV, Herpes and Other Viruses

Turmeric has been used as a medicinal food for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. We have discussed its ability to slow cancer growth, help prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, help resolve Lichen Panus, and reduce type-2 diabetes.

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    Soy Eases Menopause Better with Equol Production   How to be your own Source of Self-Esteem

I am 19 (and just one year into college) when a friend tells me I’m losing my hair.I laugh him off, then do a full inspection when I get home. I see some gaps, but it doesn’t seem that serious.A few weeks later, I go to the barber for a haircut—short on the sides, with a bit more on top—and he suggests I see a specialist.

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    Soy Eases Menopause Better with Equol Production   Soy Eases Menopause Better with Equol Production

The science of soy and soy isoflavones for menopause has experienced a bumpy ride. But now we know better. Turns out those bumps in the road came in the form of a little-understood metabolite called equol.

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    Native Herbs Combat Infectious Arthritis   Nigella sativa Treats Asthma and 14 Other Conditions

Nigella sativa seeds have been used therapeutically for many centuries. The seeds are black, an also known as black cumin, black caraway or even black seed in some places. Regardless of what name we give this plant, Nigella seeds have been used to treat numerous conditions traditionally in Ayurveda, Asian, Greek, Egyptian and Middle Eastern cultures.

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    Native Herbs Combat Infectious Arthritis   Essential Oil Formula Fights Acne Bacteria
Acne can be embarrassing. But it can also be dangerous if the bacteria that causes it grow out of control. Acne is typically caused by bacteria that grow within hair follicles. As the follicle becomes infected, our immune system launches an inflammatory attack against the bacteria. It attempts to surround and encapsulate the bacteria to prevent them from infecting the rest of the body. This is what causes the red bumps on our skin which are called papules.

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    Native Herbs Combat Infectious Arthritis   Latest Research on CBD Oil Offers New Hope for Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome and Autoimmune Disorders

For years, leaky gut syndrome (LGS) was thought to be nothing more than a myth in medical circles — simply a condition fabricated by ‘fringe’ alternative medicine practitioners to push their agenda. But times have changed and researchers are beginning to take a hard look at the role abnormal intestinal permeability plays in a range of diseases — from autoimmune disorders to food allergies and even cancer. Characterised by abdominal pain, fatigue, inflammation, gas, bloating and intolerance to specific edibles, the syndrome can make life miserable.

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    Native Herbs Combat Infectious Arthritis   Native Herbs Combat Infectious Arthritis

Infectious arthritis is a joint disease produced by bacteria infections that often start in the gut. Numerous studies have now linked a particular type of infectious arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, to a particular species of bacteria.We also now find scientific proof that certain antibiotic herbs can inhibit these infective bacteria that cause ankylosing spondylitis.

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    Lemon Balm and Valerian Curb Hyperactivity, Boost Focus for Kids   Mushrooms are Nature’s Ancient Medicine

Mushrooms are accepted as culinary delights that are mixed in certain dishes or used as toppings on pizzas. But their tonic and healing qualities are unknown to most in the West. For centuries, Asian, especially Chinese, and Eastern European cultures have used various mushrooms as tonics for improving health and medicinally for curing a wide variety of diseases.

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    Lemon Balm and Valerian Curb Hyperactivity, Boost Focus for Kids   Go Nuts For Seeds: 8 Types to Eat More Oftens

Nuts and seeds are receiving increasing attention day-by-day, and studies show the potential health benefits of them. Seeds are loaded with antioxidants, protein, fibre, healthy fats and a variety of minerals. And it’s easy to include them into your snack and meals. Here are some nutrient-packed seeds you should eat daily:

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    Lemon Balm and Valerian Curb Hyperactivity, Boost Focus for Kids   Lemon Balm and Valerian Curb Hyperactivity, Boost Focus for Kids

Kids with ADHD – hyperactivity and attention issues – now have proven natural alternatives to drugs in the form of two safe herbs: Lemon balm and valerian root.

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    Photobiology: How Therapeutic Use of Full-Spectrum Light Can Improve Your Health   Photobiology: How Therapeutic Use of Full-Spectrum Light Can Improve Your Health

Photobiology is the scientific study of the interaction between light and living organisms, and specifically, the therapeutic use of light to improve health and treat disease.In the interview featured below, Dr. Alexander Wunsch, a physician, researcher and one of the leading experts in photobiology, explains the modern significance of photobiology. In this article we will also look at the historical development of photobiology, to help you get a better appreciation of its incredible healing potential.

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    Exercise, Tai chi, Yoga, Acupuncture More Effective for Back Pain   Exercise, Tai chi, Yoga, Acupuncture More Effective for Back Pain

New guidelines for low back pain released by the American College of Physicians (ACP) reveal a significant turnaround in terms of medical doctors accepting alternative therapies. For years, the ACP guidelines have guided doctors and patients towards addictive opioid pain-killers and aggressive surgeries that often don’t work.

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    Sage Boosts Moods, Memory and Multitasking   Sage Boosts Moods, Memory and Multitasking

Sage belongs to the Salvia plant family – derived from the Latin word salvere which means, “to heal.” To heal, indeed. Sage (Salvia officinalis and Salvia lavandulaefolia) is a delicious cooking and culinary herb but it has also been used for thousands of years for a variety of ailments.

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    Why Food is Actually Information   Why Food is Actually Information

Despite being the condition for the possibility of all life itself, food is rarely appreciated for its true power. Far beyond its conventionally defined role as a source of energy and as building blocks for the body-machine, fascinating new discoveries on the frontiers of science reveal that food is also a powerful source of information.

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    What should really be the takeaways from the most buzzed-about health studies?   Scientific Breakthrough: Alzheimer’s Ultrasound Therapy Fully Restores Memory Function in Mice

Scientists in Brisbane, Australia, have discovered a non-invasive ultrasound technology that fully restores memory function in 75 percent of Alzheimer test animals. Affecting close to 50 million people worldwide, dementia — of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form — is expected to impact 135 million people by 2050.

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    What should really be the takeaways from the most buzzed-about health studies?   What should really be the takeaways from the most buzzed-about health studies?

There’s no denying: We are living through tumultuous times. One of the names applied to them is the “post truth era.” That’s a disturbing notion. The sad fact is that health news, and especially coverage related to diet and lifestyle, have been in a “post truth era” for a long time. Exaggerating and distorting the significance of studies that really just add incrementally to what we know based on the overall weight of evidence is a profitable enterprise for many industries – but not good for your health, or the health of those you love. In this article we address the merits of exercise on the weekend, and the brain health benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

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    Breatharianism: Science Examines People Who Claim Not to Eat   Breatharianism: Science Examines People Who Claim Not to Eat

Breathariansim refers to the practice of sustaining oneself without the need for food. This concept is not new; in fact, for thousands of years various cultures around the world have written of this ability. In the third book of the Yoga Sutras, for example, approximately twenty-five siddhis are listed as having extraordinary abilities. This is a common theme throughout Buddhism, and various other spiritual traditions as well. Clairvoyance, psychokinesis, and many more are all special traits attributed to the siddhis, as is the liberation from hunger and thirst.

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    Essential Oils Can Help Ease Symptoms of ADHD   Essential Oils Can Help Ease Symptoms of ADHD

About 11 percent of U.S. children (or 6.4 million) have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is characterised by a pattern of inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity that interferes with learning, daily functioning and relationships. Rates of diagnosis have been increasing by about 5 percent a year.

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    Tripterygium Root Effective for Rheumatoid Arthritis   Yet another study confirms the holistic approach to health: Diet cures disease, NOT drugs

A groundbreaking study, conducted by a doctor at Seattle Children’s Hospital and published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology has demonstrated for the first time that dietary intervention alone can cause complete remission of symptoms in many cases of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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    Qigong and Tai Chi Treat Parkinson’s Disease   Melanoma Rates Jump Despite Increased Sunscreen Use

Despite the dramatic rise in sunscreen use, melanoma rates continue to rise. Something is definitely wrong with the assumption that the sun’s ultraviolet rays are the exclusive cause of melanoma or skin cancer in general.

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    Qigong and Tai Chi Treat Parkinson’s Disease   Five Proven Medicinal Benefits of Brewer’s Yeast

Brewer’s yeast (also referred to as nutritional yeast when deactivated) has a profound effect upon our health. In fact, this type of yeast can benefit our health in at least five ways.

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    Qigong and Tai Chi Treat Parkinson’s Disease   Common insecticides found to be far more dangerous to health than previously believed

Neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides in wide use, may be more destabilising to agriculture than previously presumed, according to a new study from Penn State.

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    Qigong and Tai Chi Treat Parkinson’s Disease   Researchers find 'interactions' between cancer cells and their environment

New research indicates that there are interactions between an animal cell and its surrounding environment within a fibrous network called the extracellular matrix, and that in turn plays a vital role in how cells function, including migration and growth.

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    Qigong and Tai Chi Treat Parkinson’s Disease   Licorice contains powerful breast cancer-killing properties

It seems as though people either love it or hate it, but one thing is for sure: licorice is a powerhouse of immune-boosting and cancer-fighting nutrition that, when used properly, has been shown to help minimise one's risk of developing "The Big C," and specifically cancer of the breast.

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    Qigong and Tai Chi Treat Parkinson’s Disease   Qigong and Tai Chi Treat Parkinson’s Disease

Qigong and Tai chi are ancient exercises with origins more than two thousand years old. There are similarities between these two therapeutic exercise arts, but also some subtle differences.

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    The Landmark Johns Hopkins Sulforaphane Cancer Study Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About   The Landmark Johns Hopkins Sulforaphane Cancer Study Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About

Truth be told, conventional medicine has made some strides (let’s call them baby steps) over the last 40 years when it comes to disease prevention. Mainstream medicine does continue to tout the “slash-and-burn” method as the be-all and end-all for treating cancer after the fact. Yet the concept of taking proactive steps to reduce the risk of cancer (like exercising and eating “healthier”) is now fairly commonplace.

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    Chemotherapy patients' quality of life suffers long after treatment   Chemotherapy patients' quality of life suffers long after treatment

Studies show that the stress of cancer treatment, particularly chemotherapy, can lead to cognitive decline that hampers survivors' quality of life even after treatment has ended.

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    Superageing: why some 80 year olds have the memory capacity of 20 year olds   Superageing: why some 80 year olds have the memory capacity of 20 year olds

If you're unfamiliar with the term "superageing," you are likely to begin hearing more about it in the coming years as scientists and researchers delve into the phenomenon.

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    Basic Yoga Moves to Improve Balance, Mood and Flexibility   Basic Yoga Moves to Improve Balance, Mood and Flexibility

Yoga postures may not be something you’ve thought about for the purposes of improving your overall health and wellness. But research shows that even a daily, two-minute routine can strengthen core muscles throughout your body. Simple yoga moves can also improve your balance, increase your flexibility and even boost your mood. They can be tailored to every fitness level and come with advantages for your attitude and outlook, as well.

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    red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Twelve Diseases Treated with Rose Hips

Roses are beautiful, but rose hips are bursting with phytonutrients and health benefits. Indeed, they have a long history of being used to treat disease in traditional medicines around the world. We can now validate this with scientific research.

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    Tasmanian Devil Milk is capable of killing the most deadly superbugs”  width=   Myrtle Herb Kills Antibiotic-resistant Skin Bacteria

Pharmaceutical medicine has created a monster in the form of antibiotic-resistant superbug bacteria. But in an ironic twist, it looks like herbal medicine offers one of the only ways out of this mess. I say ironic because the pharmaceutical industry typically opposes herbal medicine.

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    Tasmanian Devil Milk is capable of killing the most deadly superbugs”  width=   Tasmanian Devil Milk is capable of killing the most deadly superbugs

Milk from Tasmanian devils and other marsupials may be a natural cure for antibiotic-resistant infections, suggests a study conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney and published in the journal “Scientific Reports.” The researchers found that the milk contains no fewer than six compounds capable of killing some of the world's worst superbugs.

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    15 Must-Know Facts About Iodine   15 Must-Know Facts About Iodine

It is not an understatement to say our existence, and the quality of our lives, depends on having adequate iodine levels. In spite of this, mainstream medicine generally ignores the importance of this element. The following fifteen facts will reveal not only how important iodine is, but how much better your life can be with balanced levels of this life-giving element.

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    Antibiotics Shown to Impair Memory, Stop Growth of New Brain Cells   Antibiotics Shown to Impair Memory, Stop Growth of New Brain Cells

A new study in the journal “Cell Reports” has established that antibiotics strong enough to kill off gut bacteria also halt the growth of new brain cells located in the hippocampus — the region of the brain responsible for memory. “We found prolonged antibiotic treatment might impact brain function,” says senior author Susanne Asu Wolf of the Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany. And the researchers think they know why — in short, a unique white blood cell that functions as a go-between for the brain, immune system and gut. The good news is the team also discovered two remedies which can reverse the damage.

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    Walking can improve memory and reverse muscle loss   Walking can improve memory and reverse muscle loss

As the saying goes, it's not growing old that causes a person to lose mobility, but rather a lack of mobility that causes a person to grow old. And a new study out of Yale University affirms this, having found that staying mobile is the key to improving memory and both preventing and reversing muscle loss.

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    How to Increase Dopamine, the Motivation Molecule   How to Increase Dopamine, the Motivation Molecule

Dopamine is a key neurotransmitter for motivation, focus and productivity. In this article you can learn about the symptoms of dopamine deficiency and natural ways to increase dopamine levels.

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    Plants Cure Cancer, Not Chemicals   Plants Cure Cancer, Not Chemicals

Unbeknownst to most, a Copernican revolution has already taken place in cancer theory. Today, the weight of evidence indicates that plants and not chemicals are the solution for reversing the global cancer epidemic.

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    15 Reasons to Keep Coconut Oil in Your Bathroom   15 Reasons to Keep Coconut Oil in Your Bathroom

While multiple companies manufacture and market “new and improved” consumer goods that we use every day, such as soap, toothpaste, deodorant and body lotion, one of the best and most natural products has been right under our noses, so to speak.

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    Harvard Goes to the Himalayas – Monks with ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do   Harvard Goes to the Himalayas – Monks with ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various techniques. Some of these techniques, known as “siddhis” in the yoga tradition (from the Sanskrit, meaning “perfection”), include meditation, static dancing, drumming, praying, fasting, psychedelics, and more.

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    The Metabolic Model of Cancer: How Nutrition and Diet Influences Cancer   The Metabolic Model of Cancer: How Nutrition and Diet Influences Cancer

Is it possible that chromosomal damage is simply a marker for cancer and not the actual cause of the disease? Compelling evidence suggests this is the case, and in the featured lecture, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Gary Fettke reviews some of this evidence.

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    25 Cancer Stem-Cell Killing Foods That Are Smarter Than Chemo and Radiation   25 Cancer Stem-Cell Killing Foods That Are Smarter Than Chemo and Radiation

A new scientific review has identified 25 of the top foods and herbs which kill cancer stem cells at the root cause of cancer malignancy.

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    Depression: It’s Not All in Your Head   Depression: It’s Not All in Your Head

No, it’s not “all in your head.” Depression and all of its relatives are manifestations of glitches in the immune system and inflammatory pathways—not a neurochemical deficiency disorder.

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    Why a Healthy Gut is Essential to Your Wellbeing – and How to Restore It!   Why a Healthy Gut is Essential to Your Wellbeing – and How to Restore It!

This may come as a surprise: your intestines play a vital role in your good health. If something’s amiss there, you’ll know it. Sometimes malfunction expresses as mere inconvenience, other times it points to severe imbalance or illness. Our gut is central to our wellbeing and may well be the most underrated and underappreciated organ of our body.

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    Acupuncture shown to boost fertility better than medication   Acupuncture shown to boost fertility better than medication

Infertility is a systemic health issue that many couples do not understand and have a hard time talking about. When a woman is ready to conceive, her heart is passionately involved because she has committed all her love to courageously bringing new life into the world. When she struggles to conceive, she feels inadequate.

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    Scientists Discover Instinctual “Reptilian” Region of the Brain Directly Linked to Compassion and Happiness   Scientists Discover Instinctual “Reptilian” Region of the Brain Directly Linked to Compassion and Happiness

We’ve all had those kinds of days where everything seems to go wrong. You’re running late, and hit every single stoplight from home to work. Kids are uncooperative. You forget your phone (and wallet). You spill coffee down the front of your shirt. And so it goes. Nothing overly shocking, it happens to everyone now and again, but science is finding that how we respond to these kinds of challenging circumstances says a lot about how our brains are wired — and how resilient (and happy) we are when faced with negative events.

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    Research questions whole brain radiotherapy for older lung cancer patients   Research questions whole brain radiotherapy for older lung cancer patients

Older lung cancer patients whose disease has spread to the brain could be spared potentially harmful radiotherapy, new research indicates.

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    Synthetic Cannabis Extremely Dangerous Compared to Natural Marijuana, New Study Reveals   Synthetic Cannabis Extremely Dangerous Compared to Natural Marijuana, New Study Reveals

The criminalization of cannabis has led to the creation of a synthetic cannabinoid analogue black-market that is far more dangerous than the cannabis plant, a new study reveals.

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    Reverse the effects of a fatty diet with fish oil supplements   Reverse the effects of a fatty diet with fish oil supplements

Fish oil has been held in high regard for its myriad of health benefits for a number of years now. Hearing it is good for youis really no surprise, but we are really just beginning to understand how beneficial it truly is.

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    Dried Plums Prevent Bone Loss during Menopause   Dried Plums Prevent Bone Loss during Menopause

For years, calcium was lauded as the cure for ageing bone loss. Move over calcium, dried plums are here to stay.Dried plums – also referred to as prunes – are tasty and healthy. Plums are delicious fruits when eaten fresh and they are also good dried.

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    Ginkgo Biloba Treats Children with ADHD   Ginkgo Biloba Treats Children with ADHD

Ginkgo biloba has been utilised to treat brain and neurological conditions for centuries in traditional medicine. Now we find it can help children with ADHD.

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    How To Feel Less Stressed and Less Sad   How To Feel Less Stressed and Less Sad

There’s no doubt there is an increasing amount of anxiety and depression in our modern world. This is partly because the standard combination of pharmaceutical drugs and mainstream psychology struggles to work. Fortunately however, there are other ways through.

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    Acupuncture For Pain Competes With Morphine In Shock New Study   Acupuncture For Pain Competes With Morphine In Shock New Study

Acupuncture has been recognised by the World Health Organization since 1996 as a safe and effective treatment for a range of complaints, including pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, its use in a hospital setting, where patients usually must take whatever treatment they can get, is still very rare. But an amazing new study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine will hopefully change more attitudes towards the practice.

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    The herbal remedy everyone should know about: Turmeric golden honey can fight weight gain, relieve pain and combat inflammation   The herbal remedy everyone should know about: Turmeric golden honey can fight weight gain, relieve pain and combat inflammation

You might have heard about the many health benefits of turmeric – or maybe you still think of this popular spice as only belonging in your spice rack. Either way, you may be surprised to find out that a simple combination of turmeric and honey (known as "golden honey") is an extremely useful natural remedy.

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    Modern Research Reveals Your Heart Does Have a Mind of Its Own width=   Modern Research Reveals Your Heart Does Have a Mind of Its Own

In the film “Of Hearts and Minds”, science documentary filmmaker David Malone explores the human heart, juxtaposing the modern scientific view of the heart as a mere pump, versus its long history as a symbol of love and the centre of innate wisdom and human character.

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    Are Mood Disorders the Price We Pay for High Intelligence and Creativity? Scientists Say “Yes”   Are Mood Disorders the Price We Pay for High Intelligence and Creativity? Scientists Say “Yes”

“History is peppered with famous artists, actors and musicians who were highly intelligent and creative, and experienced significant mood swings. Some are quite notorious for their outbursts; painter Vincent Van Gogh and the composer Beethoven are two examples. Writers like Virginia Woolf and Silvia Plath also seemed to suffer from their exceptional level of creativity, where episodes of unstable behaviour were common.”

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    How Words Rewire Our Brains, For Better or Worse   How Words Rewire Our Brains, For Better or Worse

“Just seeing a list of negative words for a few seconds will make a highly anxious or depressed person feel worse, and the more you ruminate on them, the more you can actually damage key structures that regulate your memory, feelings, and emotions. You’ll disrupt your sleep, your appetite, and your ability to experience long-term happiness and satisfaction.”

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    Frankincense oil kills cancer cells while boosting the immune system   Frankincense oil kills cancer cells while boosting the immune system

Frankincense is a powerful medicinal oil that not only boosts the immune system - it also kills cancer cells - a number of studies have shown. One of the most significant studies was conducted by researchers from the University of Leicester, England, in 2013. The researchers found that the naturally occurring frankincense compound acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA) targeted and destroyed ovarian cancer cells.

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    Mushrooms and Mycelium Help the Microbiome   Mushrooms and Mycelium Help the Microbiome

Mushrooms are prebiotics that not only boost the immune system, but also balance the microbiome in favour of beneficial bacteria, resulting in better digestion and, amazingly, potential weight loss!

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    New science confirms that eating curry (with turmeric) prevents dementia   New science confirms that eating curry (with turmeric) prevents dementia

According to new research published in the Journal of Nutrition,eating curry at least once a week may help you to prevent dementia. The study by Australian scientists shows that a weekly hit of spicy food will keep your mind sharper for longer.

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    Simple eye exam could successfully detect Alzheimer's disease years before symptoms arise, new research shows   Simple eye exam could successfully detect Alzheimer's disease years before symptoms arise, new research shows

A new eye test that is simple to perform could help primary care providers effectively diagnose Alzheimer's disease many years before signs and symptoms show up in patients. That means it may also be possible to conduct medication trials for treating or preventing the progression of the disease, according to new research.

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    Eat More Cultured and Fermented Foods If You Want to Be Smart, Slim and Healthy   Eat More Cultured and Fermented Foods If You Want to Be Smart, Slim and Healthy

It’s not difficult to get into a rut with food. As we rush about in our busy lives, many times nutrition takes a backseat to more pressing concerns. The regrettable cost of this shortcut? Expanding waistlines, dulled thinking and floundering immune systems. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. By including a few probiotic-rich foods in our daily routine, we can greatly improve mental and physical well-being — all without unpleasant fad diets.

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    The Top 10 Causes of Adult Obesity   Detoxify, Rejuvenate and Feel Fantastic – Fast!

It’s funny: when searching for a nice image to go with this article, the only picture coming up for “fasting” was an empty plate with knife and fork. Quite unimaginative, let alone positive. But it probably shows what many people associate with the word “fasting”: lack, going hungry, no food allowed, a punitive act even.

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15 Effective Foods For Mood and Happiness

There are many foods that may be hurting your mood, making you sick, and even pushing you toward depression! On the flip side there are many foods that promote your health, give you energy, turbo charge your memory and focus, and improve your mood. These are some of the most effective foods in that category.

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Eating nuts daily reduces prostate cancer death rates by 33 percent

Men who have prostate cancer could significantly reduce their risk of death by regularly consuming nuts like peanuts, cashews, almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts, a new study has revealed.

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    Kundalini Yoga Channels Energy to Where Your Body Needs Healing the Most  

A daily glass of cranberry juice reduces urinary tract infections and antibiotic use in women

If you are among the 50 to 60 percent of women who suffer from urinary tract infections (UTIs), then you can say goodbye to the antibiotics, as cranberry juice comes to the rescue. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that drinking an 8-ounce (240 ml) glass of cranberry juice a day reduces symptomatic UTIs by nearly 40 percent in women with recurrent infections.

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    Science births recognition of dietary nucleotides as new nutrient group   Antibiotics and Intestinal Health: Balancing Our Internal Ecosystem

The discovery of penicillin in 1928 is considered one of the most important developments in the history of modern medicine. Since their inception antibiotics have without a doubt saved many lives by helping people to overcome serious infections. However, today according to health authorities they are being overprescribed, with estimates ranging from 20% to 50% being deemed as inappropriate. This is a worrying trend because the overuse of antibiotics for non-life threatening conditions, and their use as growth promoters for conventionally farmed livestock, has contributed greatly to gut dysbiosis (microbial imbalance that detrimentally impacts on normal bodily function), pathogen colonization of the gut, pathogen evolution, and the downward spiral of general human health in ways that are as yet not fully understood.

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    Kundalini Yoga Channels Energy to Where Your Body Needs Healing the Most   Modern Science Confirms Yoga’s Many Health Benefits
Your Body Needs Healing the Most

Modern science now confirms why humans have been practising yoga since the beginning of recorded history: it is good both for the body and mind.

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    still-lake-in-new-zealand CROPPED.jpg   Humans Crave Connection: Why Loneliness Is Dangerous to Health

Humans are social animals. We naturally bond and pair as couples in partnerships and marriage. We live together as families and tribes, and we gather as communities. No doubt this is a manifestation of our spiritual selves which are never alone. This concept has many forms of dress. We call it our connection to God, or with our higher Self, or our oneness with Nature. In some religious traditions, we are all spiritual children of the Creator, or the Great Spirit. In others, as in Kabbalistic traditions, we originate from sparks of one light.

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    still-lake-in-new-zealand CROPPED.jpg   Children's clothing found loaded with endocrine-disrupting chemicals

Three major clothing lines based in Sweden and Norway are selling products that contain toxic chemicals. Reported in NewsinEnglish.no. KappAhl and H&M, both Sweden-based clothing chains - and Cubus, a Norway-based company, were caught selling articles of clothing in which one out of three contained Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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    still-lake-in-new-zealand CROPPED.jpg   How the Power of Silence Can Rewire Your Brain and Transform Health

“Unnecessary noise is the most cruel absence of care that can be inflicted on sick or well.” Florence Nightingale

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    New study shows cancer-fighting properties of horseradish   The Ultimate Supplement? Berberine Tackles a Range of Cancers, Diabetes, Obesity and More

A compound frequently used for gastrointestinal issues — like traveller’s diarrhoea and food poisoning — has moved into the spotlight as a viable option to prevent and treat cancerous tumour formation. It also controls blood sugar and lipid metabolism at the same level as metformin — a potent drug used for the treatment of diabetes. If that wasn’t enough to grab your attention, it also calms inflammation, encourages weight loss, protects the heart, alleviates depression and fortifies against infections and contagious illness.

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    New study shows cancer-fighting properties of horseradish   New study shows cancer-fighting properties of horseradish

A recent study has revealed the cancer-fighting properties of horseradish, making it the latest "superfood" to be added to the list of natural cancer treatments discovered in recent years. A research team at the University of Illinois was the first to document the activation of cancer-fighting enzymes called glucosinolates, which are found in horseradish and other cruciferous vegetables.

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    Are Humans Wired to Sleep Twice a Day? The Benefits of a Two-Phase Sleep Cycle   Are Humans Wired to Sleep Twice a Day? The Benefits of a Two-Phase Sleep Cycle

Until recently, most of us just assumed that sleep is a nocturnal activity that naturally occurs in one long block. Today, largely thanks to historian and researcher Roger Ekrich, this long held assumption is being revisited. Ekirch published a study that examined hundreds of diaries, court records, and instructional manuals which demonstrated that, prior to the industrial revolution, most humans slept in two shorter blocks rather than one single large one.

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    9 Reasons You Need To Be Giving and Receiving Hugs Every Day   9 Reasons You Need To Be Giving and Receiving Hugs Every Day

Hugging helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It is invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects. It is all natural, organic, naturally sweet, no pesticides, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients, GMO-free and 100 percent wholesome. There are no batteries to wear out, no periodic check-ups, low energy consumption, high energy yield, inflation proof, non-fattening, no monthly payments, theft-proof, non-taxable, non-polluting and, of course, fully returnable.

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    DEA finally approves marijuana to be studied for veterans suffering from PTSD   DEA finally approves marijuana to be studied for veterans suffering from PTSD

In a long overdue move, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has finally granted approval for clinical trials researching the therapeutic value of marijuana on veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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    Plants Are Smarter Than You Think   Plants Are Smarter Than You Think

Plants are not simple bystanders in the environment, soaking up sun and otherwise engaging in a passive existence. They’re actually active communicators and engage in a complex relationship with their environment.

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    Promising Research Offers New Hope in Understanding and Treating Autism   Promising Research Offers New Hope in Understanding and Treating Autism

“A new government survey of parents suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is notably higher than the official government estimate of 1 in 68 American children with autism, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).” ~ Autism Speaks

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    “Killer Germs” Obliterated by Medicinal Smoke Smudging, Study Reveals   Do Lunar Cycles Really Influence Us?

The moon has long been a source of wonder and inspiration to humans. Often associated with the mysterious feminine energy and the dreamy, irrational side of life, it has been held responsible for inspiring visions, revelations, and even madness.

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    “Killer Germs” Obliterated by Medicinal Smoke Smudging, Study Reveals   “Killer Germs” Obliterated by Medicinal Smoke Smudging, Study Reveals

The ritualistic use of plant smoke stretches back to the prehistorical era and is still used, the world over, as a way of ‘cleansing’ the spirit. Now modern scientific research reveals that the practice may actually have life-saving implications by purifying the air of harmful bacteria.

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    7 Amazing Healing Powers of Aloe Vera   7 Amazing Healing Powers of Aloe Vera

Around 1750 BC Hannibal waged war to control the areas in North Africa where aloe vera flourished. It's no wonder when you understand the powerful medicine contained in this plant.

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    Healthy, anti-inflammatory gut bacteria is actually key to averting the start of cancer   Healthy, anti-inflammatory gut bacteria is actually key to averting the start of cancer

A number of studies have indicated that the "good" bacteria living in our intestines play an important role in managing obesity and preventing disease, and new research has found that gut bacteria also helps in preventing cancer.

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    Water, Energy, and the Perils of Dehydration   Water, Energy, and the Perils of Dehydration

What if water, plain and simple, was the most critically lacking substance for energy and health promotion in the modern lifestyle?

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    For people with cataracts, a diet rich in vitamin C can stop the

condition from progressing as rapidly   For people with cataracts, a diet rich in vitamin C can stop the condition from progressing as rapidly

Diets rich in vitamin C provide a person with multiple benefits, but now researchers believe it also has another use for a more serious condition: cataracts.

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    Food is Medicine: Japanese diet linked to 15% reduction in mortality rates   Food is Medicine: Japanese diet linked to 15% reduction in mortality rates

Japan takes the prize for having the longest life expectancy of any country in the world, but it's not just a matter of genes and dumb luck. According to a recent study, Japanese citizens owe their longevity to dietary guidelines introduced in 2000, which have been linked to a 15 percent reduction in mortality.

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    9 Foods To Cut Your Risk Of A Deadly Stroke   9 Foods To Cut Your Risk Of A Deadly Stroke

Five million people die from stroke every year. Those deaths can be cruel and lingering. These 9 foods can help keep you safe.

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    Scientists identify six chemicals from plant extracts that can slow down biological ageing and boost longevity   Scientists identify six chemicals from plant extracts that can slow down biological ageing and boost longevity

Everybody ages, but not everyone ages equally. The tick of our chronological clock doesn't always match the tick of our biological clock. And although ageing is inevitable, a group of Canadian researchers claim to have discovered the six best natural compounds that can slow down the ageing process and boost longevity.

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    Power your home with kitchen scraps? Scientists figure out how to generate electricity from decomposing food   Power your home with kitchen scraps? Scientists figure out how to generate electricity from decomposing food

Many people use their table scraps for compost, to grow lusher, thicker, more productive gardens or to feed chickens, but now you may soon be able to cut your power bill with food scraps.

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    Omega 7: A Key Healthy Saturated Fat and Lipid Regulator   Omega 7: A Key Healthy Saturated Fat and Lipid Regulator

Emerging science reveals palmitoleic acid’s role as a key regulator of fats in the body

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    9 Other Reasons to Eat More Fibre   9 Other Reasons to Eat More Fibre

Even your great-grandmother knew fibre was the secret to keeping you “regular.” But fibre has many other surprisingly powerful health benefits. Here are nine other excellent reasons to bulk up on fibre.

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    How pomegranates can help every inch of your body - from oral care, to skin care, to fertility and more   How pomegranates can help every inch of your body - from oral care, to skin care, to fertility and more

There is hardly a better superfood than pomegranates, and for all the good they do your body, they should be a daily part of your diet.

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    Natural Ways To Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis   10 Natural Ways To Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that attacks joints, bones, organs, and more. RA drugs have terrible side effects and aren't very effective. Here are 10 proven ways to relieve RA naturally.

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    Why Cannabis Is the Future of Medicine   Why Cannabis Is the Future of Medicine

The future of medicine rests on the fundamental right we all have to use things that spring from the Earth naturally as healing agents. Why should cannabis, used for at least 10,000 years by humankind to alleviate suffering, be excluded from this inexorable mandate?

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    It's Time to Address Cannaphobia   It's Time to Address Cannaphobia

"Cannaphobia," or the unreasonable fear of cannabis, is a problem for holistic medicine and health freedom. It’s called cannaphobia or cannabias and it’s a problem for holistic medicine. Cannaphobia occurs when a person holds an unreasonable fear or antipathy of cannabis and the people who support it. By not addressing unfair bias against cannabis we threaten the scope of natural medicine in general. Many might be surprised that this bias is a fairly recent phenomenon

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    Science proves these seven herbs provide powerful protection against liver cancer   Science proves these seven herbs provide powerful protection against liver cancer and liver damage of all kinds

More than 10 percent of the world's population currently suffers from some form of liver disease, whether it be fibrosis, cirrhosis, a hepatocellular carcinoma, alcoholic steatosis, or chronic hepatitis. And a great number of these folks use some kind of natural remedy as treatment rather than pharmaceuticals, according to a 2012 study published in the “European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry”.

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    11 Proven Health Benefits of Meditation   11 Proven Health Benefits of Meditation

The ancient practice of meditation is enjoying a resurgence. Its proven health benefits have been discovered by such unlikely advocates as military programs and corporations.

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    Kundalini Yoga Channels Energy to Where Your Body Needs Healing the Most   Kundalini Yoga Channels Energy to Where
Your Body Needs Healing the Most

Science has provided us with a huge volume of data about yoga's therapeutic benefits. Much of this research comes from India. In a comprehensive 2004 literature review, Harvard's Sat Bir S. Khalsa cites 181 yoga studies. The GMI yoga page alone lists benefits for 76 different diseases.

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    Scientific Consensus Statement Reveals Roundup Herbicide A Major Health Threat   Scientific Consensus Statement Reveals Roundup Herbicide A Major Health Threat

A newly published scientific consensus statement on Roundup herbicide reveals exposure to this ubiquitous toxicant is increasing and valid research proving it safe is still nowhere to be found.

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    fruits-and-vegetables   Study Shows Exposure to Animals in Early Childhood Supports Immune Development

Is Urban Living Making Us Sick? The last century, especially the last several decades, has seen a steep rise in levels of allergies, asthma and auto-immune disorders. What is interesting is that statistical analysis shows that typically these conditions are more prevalent in developed nations than in developing countries, and when families migrate from a developing country with a low incidence rate to a developed one with a high incidence rate, it only takes one generation for the conditions to present.

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    fruits-and-vegetables   Fruit and Vegetables Reaching an Alarming State of Nutrient Depletion

What if our food has been getting less and less nutritious? What if modern intensive farming methods — many of which solved malnutrition problems when they were first introduced — have affected the mineral and vitamin content of what we eat? Could having a constant supply of varied produce and introducing genetically modified foods be compromising nature’s goodness?

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    alzehimers   How Coconut Oil May Rescue The Brain From Alzheimer's Disease

The internet loves a good "natural cure" recovery story. For instance, when Dr. Mary Newport, MD, dramatically reverses her husband's symptoms of Alzheimer's disease after just two weeks of adding coconut oil to his diet, thousands enthusiastically share the story. But despite their popularity, anecdotes rarely stand the test of time, nor the scrutiny of the medical community, at least not like experimental research published in peer-reviewed biomedical journals.

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    Stevia Kills Lyme Disease Pathogen Better Than Antibiotics (Preclinical Study)   Stevia Kills Lyme Disease Pathogen Better Than Antibiotics (Preclinical Study)

Lyme disease is exceedingly difficult to treat, due to its well-known shape-shifting (pleomorphic) abilities, with conventional antibiotics often failing to produce a long-term cure. Could the commonly used natural plant Stevia provide a safer, and more effective means to combat this increasingly prevalent infection?

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    Who’s Living Whom? Bacterial Cells vs. Human Cells in the Body   Who’s Living Whom? Bacterial Cells vs. Human Cells in the Body

The bacterial-human cell ratio in the body is quite astounding, if you didn’t already know it. Did you realise that the amount of bacteria in your body vastly outnumber everything else? The bacterial-human cell ratio is estimated to be around 10:1! That means for every human cell in your body, there are roughly 10 bacterial cells. So who’s living whom? Who’s in charge? It’s certainly not the human “you”, because you only have one eleventh of the numbers (although human cells are far larger and heavier).

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    Could Melanin Convert Radiation Into Harmless, Even Useful Energy?   Could Melanin Convert Radiation Into Harmless,
Even Useful Energy?

Could the melanin found in our bodies and in foods like mushrooms help to mitigate the increasingly dire quantities of radiation we are exposed to daily?

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    7 Healthy Reasons To Eat More Garlic Every Day   7 Healthy Reasons To Eat More Garlic Every Day

Whether you love garlic or can't stand the stink, there is no denying that this bulb provides a treasure trove of healthy benefits.

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    Noni Leaf Extract Superior To Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer (Preclinical Study)   Noni Leaf Extract Superior To Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer (Preclinical Study)

Tragically, 1.4 million die from lung cancer each year, with 1.6 million newly diagnosed. Could this humble leaf extract beat a drug that can cost over 100,000 dollars to improve lung cancer survival only a few months?

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    Plants Cure Cancer, Not Chemicals   Plants Cure Cancer, Not Chemicals

Unbeknownst to most, a Copernican revolution has already taken place in cancer theory. Today, the weight of evidence indicates that plants and not chemicals are the solution for reversing the global cancer epidemic.

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    How To Heal Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Naturally   How To Heal Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Naturally

Kundalini yoga meditation shows promising effects for those suffering with PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has spread in plague proportions throughout many countries, especially those in the war-torn Middle East. However, in the U.S., we mostly only hear about PTSD since the VA Hospital system has been overloaded for nearly a decade and is failing to effectively treat the vast majority of military veterans who have returned from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S. mainstream news is not covering the millions suffering from PTSD in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Gaza, the West Bank, Yemen, and Libya, where war and terror are a daily, if not at least a constant threat. Death and mayhem have a way of imprinting the psyche such that the victims of war often relive their horrors at a high or near constant level, especially when escaping a war zone is not possible. This article gives a brief overview of the incidence rate in different populations, the defining factors of the disorder, a limited review of conventional treatment approaches, and finally, a powerful, accessible, novel, and new protocol using Kundalini Yoga meditation specific for treating PTSD.

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‘The Matrix’ – why we need to take combined, not isolated, nutrients
Vitamin bashing is a popular sport among those who have not studied, witnessed or experienced the benefits of taking vitamins and associated cofactors at levels over and above those found in an average diet. The words in the preceding sentence were of course carefully chosen; the ‘vitamins’ to which we refer may be naturally-occurring in foods, or they may be synthetic but associated with cofactors and other bioactive compounds and enzymes in plant foods.

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Synchrony and Exertion of Dancing Found to Encourage Social Bonding, Raise Pain Threshold
There is not one culture on Earth that does not have a long tradition of dance. This suggests that dancing, the act of moving in time to music, is central to the experience of being human. It is such a key form of cultural expression that it has been called the “universal language”. Every culture in the world has a customary style of dance that communicates aspects of the group’s identity, creativity, rituals, history and meaning. In fact, it has even been suggested that a person could learn as much, if not more, about another culture through participating in their dance as they could reading an anthropological paper.

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    Exceptional Botanical Kills 98% of Cancer Cells in Under 24 Hours  

Exceptional Botanical Kills 98% of Cancer Cells in Under 24 Hours
The same herb frequently eaten as salad in Asia has been shown to destroy cancer cells — without harming healthy tissue. Researchers at the University of Washington have created a compound based on traditional Chinese medicine that is 1,200 times more effective in killing malignant cells than chemotherapy drugs. Combined with iron, the herb selectively targets cancerous cells and has proven to be a powerful tool in combating the disease. Tomikazu Sasaki, senior author of the study and chemistry professor at the University of Washington, describes the compound as “… a special agent planting a bomb inside the [cancer] cell.”

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    Yeast Is A Cause of Cancer And Turmeric Can Kill Both  

Yeast Is A Cause of Cancer And Turmeric Can Kill Both
A new study validates a controversial cancer theory, namely, that yeast in our body can contribute to not just feeding, but actually causing cancer. Can the ancient healing spice turmeric come to the rescue?

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    How The Microbiome Make Us "Supra Human"  

How The Microbiome Make Us "Supra Human"
Once considered the cause of most disease, "germs" are now increasingly being recognised as essential to our survival and well-being by extending our genetic capabilities with "supra human" powers.

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Water, Energy, and the Perils of Dehydration
What if water, plain and simple, was the most critically lacking substance for energy and health promotion in the modern lifestyle?

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Are We Coming Closer to Eating the Holy Grail of Anti-Aging?
In the late 1940s, Denham Harman PhD, an accomplished chemist, became so fascinated with the idea of finding a cure to ageing that he decided to go back to school and study medicine. In 1953, while still an intern at Berkeley in California, he proposed a radical new theory called the 'the free radical theory of ageing'. In this theory, he declared that ageing is caused by reactive oxygen species accumulating within cells. Denham then noticed that it wasn't simply the accumulation of reactive oxygen species that affected lifespan, but the damage these reactive oxygen species were inflicting on mitochondria. So, he modified his theory and gave it a new name: 'the mitochondrial theory of ageing'. Harman changed the course of anti-ageing research forever.

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Research Reveals Plants Can Think, Choose and Remember
Modern science is only beginning to catch up to the wisdom of the ancients: plants possess sentience and a rudimentary form of intelligence.

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Why Walnut Resembles the Brain It Nourishes
Nothing could be more beautiful or poetic than when a healing food actually looks like the organ system it nourishes and heals in the body.

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Avoid Drugs & Surgery for Prostate Issues with Flaxseed
Millions of men face prostate issues, using treatments such as drugs and surgery which often make their problems worse. A new study reveals that simply eating flaxseed may be the best way to improve your symptoms, and take back control of your health.

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Top 20 Addictive Foods – Are You Hooked?
Researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan and the New York Obesity Research Center at the Mount Sinai – St. Luke's Hospital in New York wanted to know what foods felt addictive to real people.

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    Pot for Parkinson’s? The Scientific Evidence is Compelling   Pot for Parkinson’s? The Scientific Evidence is Compelling

Could the very plant that for decades was accused of “frying” users’ brains be far superior to pharmaceuticals in treating the “incurable” neurodegenerative condition known as Parkinson’s disease?

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    The Healing Power of Germs?   The Healing Power of Germs?

Fears surrounding exposure to microbes are omnipresent, which is why it may come as a surprise to find research showing infection with certain "germs" confers significant health benefits.

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    Cloves Stop the Growth of Several Cancers In Preclinical Research   Cloves Stop the Growth of Several Cancers In Preclinical Research

You might like the spicy taste of cloves in your meal. But cloves have a deeper side: Preclinical research reveals their ability to halt the growth of a number of types of cancers.

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    Forget About The Glycaemic Index   Forget About The Glycaemic Index

We are so saturated with information. With stimulus. With advice. With authoritative edicts on health. A chain of gurus have come before me seeking to guide patients into the light of wellness. People are blinded by it, however. They feel confused, skeptical, and disenfranchised. And then they default to consensus and conformity around FDA standards of disease-care. There is a better way, which involves awakening your inner guru and getting in touch with your own inner compass.

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    6 Evidence-Based Ways To Burn Belly Fat AND Extend Your Life   6 Evidence-Based Ways To Burn Belly Fat AND Extend Your Life

The ongoing battle of the bulge, while once considered primarily a matter of vanity, may actually be one of the best ways to reduce your risk of dying from a multitude of causes (i.e. all-cause mortality), but especially heart attack.

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    Just One Teaspoon of This Spice Boosts Weight Loss by 50%   Just One Teaspoon of This Spice Boosts Weight Loss by 50%

Could a few shakes of this yellow powder dissolve stubborn weight and TRIPLE your loss of body fat? The peppery spice cumin appeared in the Bible as a seasoning for soup and breads. The seeds were paid to priests, and in ancient Egypt, cumin was used to preserve the mummies of pharaohs. Now a new study shows cumin may also help you finally burn off those extra pounds.

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    25 Cancer Stem-Cell Killing Foods That Are Smarter Than Chemo and Radiation   25 Cancer Stem-Cell Killing Foods That Are Smarter Than Chemo and Radiation

A new scientific review has identified 25 of the top foods and herbs which kill cancer stem cells at the root cause of cancer malignancy.

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    Scientists Wowed by Tai Chi's Health Benefits   Scientists Wowed by Tai Chi's Health Benefits

There are good reasons for Tai Chi's exploding popularity—its list of evidence-based health benefits is so long that many are calling this walking meditation, "walking medication".

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    Ayahuasca: This Amazonian Brew May Be the Most Powerful Antidepressant Ever Discovered   Ayahuasca: This Amazonian Brew May Be the Most Powerful Antidepressant Ever Discovered

Recent studies show that this Amazonian healing elixir has the power to alleviate feelings of depression in just a few hours, with lasting positive changes.

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    Soy Isoflavones for Menopause – or for Cancer?   Soy Isoflavones for Menopause – or for Cancer?

The debate on the health benefits—and risks—of concentrated isoflavones from soy products, red clover and kudzu (phytoestrogens) goes on. Fermented soy products have been used for years, most notably in the East, to help women manage menopausal symptoms including hot flushes. As more research has been carried out, some of it showing very clear beneficial effects, more supplements containing concentrated phytoestrogens have come onto the market, including in the EU.

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    10 Health Benefits of Ginger – Prevent Cancer, Inflammation, and More   10 Health Benefits of Ginger – Prevent Cancer, Inflammation, and More

Ginger truly does top the list of effective natural home remedies. Being used throughout history by different cultures around the world, ginger harnesses an incredible healing power proven for a host of ailments. The spice is packed with essential nutrients and rejuvenating compounds. While ginger has been shown to help countless ‘minor’ problems such as an upset stomach, amazingly the health benefits of ginger also include combating cancer more effectively than pharmaceutical cancer drugs..

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    Drinking coffee dramatically lowers multiple sclerosis risk   Drinking coffee dramatically lowers multiple sclerosis risk

If you're a fan of coffee, this article will give you yet another reason to pour yourself a second cup. If coffee's not your thing, you may want to reconsider it for the sake of your good health.

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    Could This Oil be a Natural Treatment for IBS?   Could This Oil be a Natural Treatment for IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a painful and sometimes debilitating condition involving attacks of abdominal cramping along with constipation, diarrhoea, or both alternating with each other. While pharmaceutical drugs often result in troublesome side effects, research shows that peppermint oil, with its enteric coating to prevent heartburn, may be an effective alternative treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.

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    Eat More Nuts to Lower Cancer Risks   Eat More Nuts to Lower Cancer Risks

Despite a decades-long, multi-billion dollar war on cancer, the global burden of this deadly disease is expected to rise 50% in just the next five years. A handful of nuts a day could help protect you.

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    Growing Doubt: a Scientist’s Experience of GMOs   Growing Doubt: a Scientist’s Experience of GMOs

The commercial purpose of GMOs is not to feed the world or improve farming. They exist to gain patent rights over seeds and plant breeding and to drive agriculture in directions that benefit agribusiness at the expense of farmers, consumers and the natural world.

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    Scientists uncover strange 'chameleon' plant that changes leaf structure based on surroundings   Scientists uncover strange 'chameleon' plant that changes leaf structure based on surroundings

Animals aren't the only species able to mimic the behaviour and even appearances of other animals, suggests a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Cell. A woody vine native to the rainforests of South America, known as Boquila trifoliolata, possesses an incredible natural ability to transform its leaves to match the shape, size and even texture of leaves from other plants, an amazing discovery of a research duo out of Chile has discovered.

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    The world's most ancient tree has something to teach us, and give to us, as far as promoting   The world's most ancient tree has something to teach us, and give to us, as far as promoting brain health and longevity goes

Considering the fact that gingko biloba is the oldest known tree in existence (deemed for this reason a ‘living fossil’), isn't it poetic how this plant has also been used to promote long life as both a food and medicine in traditional cultures as well?

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    Broccoli extract found to significantly improve autism symptoms; sulforaphane molecule is powerful natural medicine   Broccoli extract found to significantly improve autism symptoms; sulforaphane molecule is powerful natural medicine

A powerful anti-cancer nutrient found naturally in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower could help significantly improve health outcomes in autistic men and boys. Research published in the journal The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that sulforaphane, an antioxidant compound, is capable of reversing many of the most common symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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    How green tea helps prevent and eliminate cancer   How green tea helps prevent and eliminate cancer

Researchers at Seoul National University Hospital in South Korea are currently testing the ability of green tea to lower colon cancer risk. Nearly 200 patients who had benign growths removed will be given either the equivalent of nine cups of green tea in the form of an extract pill or no such treatment at all.

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    Omega-3 supplements continue to prevent psychological disorders up to 7 years   Omega-3 supplements continue to prevent psychological disorders up to 7 years after patients stop taking them

The psychiatric benefits of short-term omega-3 supplementation could last for years afterward. This is the suggestion made by a study conducted by researchers from the University of Melbourne and the Medical University of Vienna and published in the journal Nature Communications on August 11, 2015.

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    Artery-Dilating Flaxseed Proven A Potent Healer   Artery-Dilating Flaxseed Proven A Potent Healer

A promising new study published in the journal Hypertension entitled, "Potent antihypertensive action of dietary flaxseed in hypertensive patients," reveals that dietary flaxseed may represent a powerful therapeutic intervention in patients with cardiovascular disease.

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    Garlic naturally obliterates antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infections where Big Pharma fails   Garlic naturally obliterates antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infections where Big Pharma fails

Besides being one of my favourite recipe ingredients, I've always been a firm believer in the medicinal properties of garlic. An indispensable flavour in many foods, garlic also provides a wide range of health benefits in terms of prevention as well as treatment.

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    Outlawed Berries Boost Brain Power and Mood   Outlawed Berries Boost Brain Power and Mood

Over a hundred years ago Congress outlawed black currants. Today this forbidden fruit is making a comeback and may help improve your mood and brain power.

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    Vitamins that reduce your risk of skin cancer   Vitamins that reduce your risk of skin cancer

Skin cancer, in all its forms, is one of the most frequently diagnosed kinds of cancer both in the United States and abroad. And while some forms of this condition are easily treatable and have a good prognosis, others like melanoma can prove deadly, mostly due to the fact that they can spread easily to other parts of the body.

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    Mindfulness Therapy Better Than Antidepressants   Mindfulness Therapy Better Than Antidepressants

Antidepressants are big business. But for the same money, and without the side effects, a little mindfulness can do the same job.

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    Probiotics Destroy Toxic Chemicals In Our Gut For Us   Probiotics Destroy Toxic Chemicals In Our Gut For Us

It is an awesome fact of nature that we have trillions of organisms within our body – containing completely foreign DNA – some of which break down toxic chemicals that we humans have created to kill other things, but are now killing us, e.g. pesticides. Who are these strange helpers?

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    Rhodiola herbal extract increases fruit fly lifespan by 25 percent   Rhodiola herbal extract increases fruit fly lifespan by 25 percent

The history of herbal medicine is pretty amazing. All around the world, for thousands of years, herbalists and natural practitioners have developed an impressive body of knowledge about the healing properties of thousands of different plants and herbs to help treat virtually every malady known to man.

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    7 Things Better than Drugs for Health and Healing   Migraines Linked to Certain Heavy Metals and Mineral Deficiencies

Discovering the cause of a migraine can be tricky. Triggers are not only difficult to find but often lead nowhere. A new study finds that certain heavy metals are linked to migraines, along with deficiences in certain minerals.

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    20+ Natural Fibromyalgia Solutions   20+ Natural Fibromyalgia Solutions

Fibromyalgia, like most modern day ‘syndromes‘, is considered ‘idiopathic’ – a fancy word for ‘we don’t know’, and often times used as an excuse for not looking deeper into the root causes of the patient’s suffering. Conventional treatment is palliative at best, and harmful at worst — all the more reason why natural approaches are so greatly needed.

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    7 Things Better than Drugs for Health and Healing   7 Things Better than Drugs for Health and Healing

Natural medicine is an amazing field, full of inspiring stories and an ever-accumulating body of scientific research to support its increasingly popular view of health.

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    Over 100 Scientific Studies Agree: Cannabis Annihilates Cancer   Over 100 Scientific Studies Agree: Cannabis Annihilates Cancer

Considering that up until about 85 years ago, cannabis oil was used around the world to treat a variety of diseases, including cancer, it is not surprising that the phasing out of cannabis to treat illness coincided with the rise of pharmaceutical companies.

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    GMO Soy Accumulates Formaldehyde and Disrupts Plant Metabolism   GMO Soy Accumulates Formaldehyde and Disrupts Plant Metabolism

A new study just published in the peer-reviewed journal Agricultural Sciences reveals genetic engineering of soy disrupts the plant's natural ability to control stress, and invalidates the FDA's current regulatory framework of "substantial equivalence" used for the approval of genetically engineered food (GMOs).

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    The new science of healing: Energy medicine can remove tumours   The new science of healing: Energy medicine can remove tumours

The mainstream medical removal of skin cancers often involves surgery that leaves scarring. Other less invasive methods such as laser, microwave, or ultra-sound ablation (tissue removal) create less scarring but promote skin discolouration with limited results.

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    Raw Honey Contains Probiotic that Boosts Immunity   Raw Honey Contains Probiotic that Boosts Immunity

Honey has a world of health benefits that science is only beginning to uncover. Now, new research reveals that raw honey in particular has special immune boosting properties as well.

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    Apple Cider Vinegar – One Of The Most Powerful Health Tonics In Your Kitchen   Apple Cider Vinegar – One Of The Most Powerful Health
Tonics In Your Kitchen

The question is not what Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)can do, but what can’t it do. As a folk remedy, it has been credited with curing everything from the flu to warts or sunburn to dandruff. However, it also can help reverse many serious diseases that many would immediately turn to pharmaceutical medications to solve.

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    Ibuprofen Kills Thousands Each Year, But What Is The Alternative?   Ibuprofen Kills Thousands Each Year, But What Is The Alternative?

A recent Reuters' article opened with the following stunning sentence: :Long-term high-dose use of painkillers such as ibuprofen or diclofenac is 'equally hazardous' in terms of heart attack risk as the use of the drug Vioxx, which was withdrawn due to its potential dangers,” researchers said.

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    The Aspirin Alternative Your Doctor Never Told You About   The Aspirin Alternative Your Doctor Never Told You About

Millions use aspirin daily without realising its true dangers. The good news is that there is a natural alternative which preliminary research indicates is safer and more effective.

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    It’s Always the Oxygen - Really   It’s Always the Oxygen - Really

The most important medicine is invisible, mostly free and usually overlooked. Natural therapies can help keep your body healthy on a cellular level.

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      Eating Dates Produces Powerful Health Benefits,
Religion and Science Agree

Since biblical times, dates were to believed to possess profound healing properties, but only now is science catching up to confirm our distant ancestors knew exactly what they were talking about. If you go by the Nutrition Facts panel of an ordinary package of dates, they look more like sugar bombs than a healthy snack. But are they really as nutritionally vapid as these label claims make them seem? Not by a long shot. When we apply the complementary lenses of modern scientific investigation and ancient wisdom, dates begin to look like both a holy and a super-food of immense value.

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    Cabbage beats Chemo for Cervical Cancer   Cabbage beats Chemo for Cervical Cancer

Mainstream medicine's cancer treatments of radiation and chemotherapy are far from a cure. But new research shows some common vegetables may be more effective in battling cancer.

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      Coconut Water: A New Alzheimer's Disease Treatment?

Unlike conventional drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease, coconut oil and water may help resolve some of the root causes of neurodegenerative conditions.

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      Evidence-Based Aromatherapy: Stress Relief And Much More

The health benefits of aromatherapy can no longer be considered placebo in nature. Accumulating evidence now shows that the fragrance of flowers and other volatile plant compounds pack a punch as powerful as certain drugs.

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    Cilantro   'Poor man's' heavy metal detox - boost health without breaking the bank

Living in an increasingly toxic world, we're hard-pressed to keep health in top form - even when we adopt an ultra-clean diet. As a rule of thumb, extra help is needed now and again to clear out accumulated environmental toxins. Be that as it may, intensive juice fast retreats or pricey detoxification protocols are oftentimes out of reach financially for many. It can be downright frustrating.

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    Pomegranate   How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit

The future of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment will not be found in your medicine cabinet, rather in your kitchen cupboard or in your back yard growing on a tree.

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      Rosehips Melt Belly Fat Naturally

Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant. They've been used medicinally for thousands of years. New research shows they may help in the battle against obesity.

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      10 Significant Reasons Why Regularly Drinking Green Tea
Is An Awesome Healthy Living Habit!

Tea is one of the oldest drinks (used for almost 50 centuries in Asia) and – after water – the most common beverage people enjoy the world over (Mandel et al. 2008). Native to China, it comes from the evergreen plant Camellia sinensis. A cup of tea contains numerous compounds in varying quantities: vitamins, polyphenols, caffeine, fluoride, sugars, amino acids, proteins, minerals, chlorophyll and others (Zhao et al. 2013). Which tea is produced (white, green, oolong or black) depends on the subsequent processing of harvested Camellia leaves. Teas can be classified as non-fermented (green and white teas), semi-fermented (oolong tea), and fermented (black tea).

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      Mindfulness-based therapy could offer an alternative to antidepressants
for preventing depression relapse

Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are part of a team led by the University of Oxford whose new research suggests that mindfulness-based therapy could be an alternative to antidepressants to prevent depression relapse. Their findings were published in The Lancet.

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      Boost Memory, Regenerate Neurons with This Ancient Plant

The world's most ancient tree has something to teach us, and give to us, as far as promoting brain health and longevity goes.

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Pistachio: Potent Medicine for Heart and Airway

For thousands of years Ayurvedic medicine has utilised the galls of the pistachio tree to treat asthma, skin conditions and heart conditions. Now science is showing us the proof.

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Yoga's Age-Defying Effects Confirmed by Science

While yoga's longevity promoting effects have been the subject of legend for millennia, increasingly modern science is confirming this ancient technology for spiritual and physical well-being actually can slow aging and stimulate our regenerative potential.

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External Flaxseed Oil Treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is considered mysterious to conventional medicine. Now we find proof that nature helps solve the riddle of the carpal tunnel by virtue of flaxseed oil - also referred to as linseed oil.

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Afraid of Alzheimer’s Disease? Eat Your Berries!

Fear of Alzheimer's disease is rampant. But there is berry good evidence that a particular food significantly decreases the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

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Ovarian Cancer: What We Think We Know May Harm Us

What do we really know about ovarian cancer risk and the 'gene mutations' considered largely responsible for increasing it? The answer is quite surprising and opens up the possibility for a radical change in how we diagnose and treat the most lethal gynaecological cancer in existence.

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Turmeric Produces 'Remarkable' Recovery in Alzheimer's Patients

Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the world. A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in 'remarkable improvements.'

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7 of the Best Herbs for Women’s Health

Herbs are widely used by many people all over the world, mostly by those seeking alternatives or adjuncts to traditional pharmaceuticals. While no one herb will solve every health issue, scientific data exists to show specific chemicals within certain herbs have the power to affect biological function. Herbs for women’s health have been researched extensively over the past few decades, with many showing promise for improving libido, supporting energy levels, and elevating mood.

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Avoiding Gluten Good For More Than Just Coeliacs, Study Confirms

If listening to your body has led you to identify gluten as a health problem and you feel better after removing it, it is probably a very good choice. A study just out adds to an already extensive body of research that the rapidly expanding gluten-free movement is not a fad as critics claim.

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How to Increase Dopamine, the Motivation Molecule

Dopamine is a key neurotransmitter for motivation, focus and productivity. Learn the symptoms of dopamine deficiency and natural ways to increase dopamine levels …

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How Playing in the Dirt Benefits the Immune System

At present, our culture is overly obsessive about germs, cleanliness, and hygiene. Parents are constantly washing their children’s hands, using antibacterial soap, alcohol tinged wipes or changing them the second they have dirt on their clothes.

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Why We Love Music

I still remember when I first heard the song by Peter Gabriel, “Solsbury Hill.” Something about that song - the lyrics, the melody, the unusual 7/4 time signature - gave me chills. Even now, years later, it still can make me cry.

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Why Eating Sesame Seed Paste (Tahini) Could Save Your Life

We don't think of sesame seed paste as a 'life saver,' but new research shows it is capable of reducing blood markers of cardiovascular disease risk by 39% within only six weeks.

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Saw Palmetto: Nature's 'Cure' For Prostate Conditions?

Having been shown effective as an herbal medicine for testicular conditions, prostate irritation and urination frequency problems for centuries in traditional medicine, numerous studies on Saw palmetto(Serenoa repens or Serenoa serrulata) for prostate conditions illustrated its effectiveness.

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Stress, Telomeres, and the Secret to Prevent Aging

Stress is hard on you and your brain. Chronic stress can lead to depression, anxiety, poor decision-making, sleeplessness, and impaired memory. It can literally cause your brain to shrink! But now it looks like the damage done by stress is even more serious than most people realise. Stress actually leads to premature aging on a cellular level causing cells in both your body and your brain to commit suicide prematurely. To understand how this happens, we need to take a look at a part of your chromosomes called telomeres.

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Naturally maintain dental health with the amazing toothbrush tree

Looking for an alternative to traditional toothpaste? We don't blame you. After all, many popular toothpaste brands contain ingredients that jeopardise good health, at the expense of making those pearly whites even whiter. Take Eduardo Arias, a resident of Panama whose story was covered a few years ago by The New York Times. He walked into a discount store one day and noticed toothpaste packaging with the words "diethylene glycol," poisonous chemicals that are used in antifreeze. He reported his finding, which set off mass awareness about toothpaste made in China.

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9 Herbs and Spices With Proven Health Benefits

Even when our food choices aren't the best, herbs and spices do more than just improve taste. They give any meal a nutrition boost. And according to a new study they may even reverse the damage from an unhealthy meal.
Researchers from Penn State University cooked up coconut chicken, cheese bread and a dessert biscuit for six men. The subjects were aged 30 to 65 and overweight but otherwise healthy. On one day the meal was served plain. On another day researchers added two tablespoons of a blend of nine herbs and spices to the meal.

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A new study finds vitamin D — the ‘sunlight vitamin’
— strikes to the very heart of breast cancer malignancy

Breast cancer is not what most people think. Beneath the intimidating statistics that make it seem like a juggernaut of inevitability or a time bomb of genetic determinism ready to go off in the asymptomatic breasts of millions of women, a far more complex conversation is occurring among clinicians and researchers concerning the true nature and causes of cancer, and why conventional therapies fail to turn the tide against the second highest cause of death in the Western world. To fully appreciate this, one must go to the first hand research itself.

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Sweet potato leaves are packed with nutrition

While known for being a great source of vitamin C, a new study involving sweet potatoes identifies even more nutritional benefits associated with this very popular crop. Aside from being easily accessible, cheap and delicious, sweet potatoes are loaded with healthy vitamins, essential for maintaining good health.

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Immunotherapy, Natural Allopathic Medicine and Cancer

The hottest area in the pharmaceutical industry is cancer drugs, in a market worth approximately $30 billion a year or more in the next decade. Development has been in the area known as immunotherapies or immune-oncology. These are drugs that help take the brakes off the immune response, going after solid tumours like melanoma and lung cancer, and customised treatments that modify immune cells to combat blood malignancies.

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Key amino acids and their important role in your health

Amino acids are foundational molecules that play a very key role in human and animal physiology. When you are deficient in a certain amino acid due to dietary restriction or metabolic problems it can lead to very serious health issues. This article discusses the importance of several crucial amino acids.

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Research Confirms Sweating Detoxifies Dangerous Metals, Petrochemicals

New research is revealing something remarkable about why the body sweats. Beyond its obvious role in regulating body temperature, sweating has been found to facilitate the elimination of accumulated heavy metals and petrochemicals, indicating that if we want to be healthy we should put regular effort into doing more sweating.

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Conventionally bred 100% non-GMO "Green Super Rice" resists salt water, droughts and disease, increases yield without fertilizer, pesticides

The argument that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are needed to feed the earth's growing population holds less and less water as new research emerges, particularly with new understandings on how to utilise centuries-old techniques involving conventional crossbreeding.

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A new study finds vitamin D - the 'sunlight vitamin' - strikes to the very heart of breast cancer malignancy

Breast cancer is not what most people think. Beneath the intimidating statistics that make it seem like a juggernaut of inevitability or a time bomb of genetic determinism ready to go off in the asymptomatic breasts of millions of women, a far more complex conversation is occurring among clinicians and researchers concerning the true nature and causes of cancer, and why conventional therapies fail to turn the tide against the second highest cause of death in the Western world. To fully appreciate this, one must go to the first hand research itself.

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This Fatty Food Promotes A Healthy Heart and Waistline

The myth persists that high fat foods gunk up your arteries and pad your hips. But it's just not true especially when it comes to the highest fat fruit on the planet – the avocado (Persea americana). In fact, science gives high marks to avocadoes when it comes to protecting your heart and maintaining a healthy weight. Recently the HASS Avocado Board commiss

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Mushrooms and onions contain immune-enhancing polysaccharides and phytonutrients

Plants have had to evolve through various environmental stressors and have developed very sophisticated systems to protect them from predators and the elements. These complex systems offer humans unique survival advantages through reducing oxidative stress and improving immune system coordination.

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Chinese licorice used in traditional medicine can prevent diabetes

For more than 4,000 years around the globe, parts of Glycyrrhiza plants (licorice) have been used as a natural sweetener as well as a herbal medicine to treat a range of health conditions. Its effectiveness is once again reinforced in findings recently published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, where researchers note that components of the plant have the ability to potentially help stop metabolic disorders in their tracks.

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Surprising new leads uncovered in global obesity epidemic

Researchers have uncovered surprising new leads in the worldwide obesity epidemic by examining the combination of our rapidly changing environment with our overwhelming appetite for protein.

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Olfactory engineering - How corporations control your thoughts, moods and actions through smell

It is a fact that smells affect the way we think and process information. Studies have shown that odours trigger all sorts of cognitive changes in humans, and can be used by corporations or the government to influence populations and even intentionally "zombify" people who don't fit the mould of accepted behaviour and thought.

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Why We May Need Viruses More Than Vaccines

A groundbreaking study published this month in Nature challenges a century old assumption about the innate pathogenicity of these extremely small, self-replicating particles known as viruses.

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Insulin Can Kill Diabetics; Natural Substances Heal Them

A paradigm-shifting study indicates that the standard of care for diabetics, including synthetic insulin and oral anti-diabetic drugs, increases morbidity and mortality from diabetes. Natural substances, on the other hand, have proven healing properties that if used, could mitigate the global diabetes epidemic.

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Milk Linked to Fractures: 10 Better Foods For Strong Bones

Science has once again shattered the myth that milk makes strong bones. A new Swedish study links drinking milk to higher rates of bone fractures and even death.

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Lime Juice and 8 Other Natural Ways To Quit Smoking

Compelling reasons to stop smoking far outnumber effective ways to do so. Even with recent revelations that tobacco is contaminated with the highly carcinogenic radioisotope polonium-210, the addictive hold it maintains on millions of smokers worldwide who already know it causes premature death and cancer is far more powerful than the desire for self-preservation, it would seem.

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Olive oil protects heart from air pollution, lowers blood pressure

The Mediterranean Diet has received plenty of praise in recent years for its role in protecting against disease. And two new studies provide further clarity as to why this is the case, having found that the olive oil component of the popular diet helps to not only protect against the damaging effects of environmental pollution but also lower blood pressure in people who consume it alongside nitrate-rich vegetables.

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Maca: the perfect food for balancing our hormones

In today's world of widespread pollution and gender-bending chemicals, it can often be difficult to keep our hormones in balance. Even the most health-conscious of us are assaulted on all sides by a large number of poisons, such as BPA, that can disrupt our endocrine systems and cause havoc in our bodies. Consequently, many people have resorted to hormone-balancing drugs to help improve their health, which often cause even more problems in the long run due to their unnatural ingredients.

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Reverse Insulin Resistance With These 8 Foods

Over 80 million Americans have insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes. And you could be on the road to diabetes for 10 years or more and never even know it. Here's what happens.

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Three herbs that boost our immune system and guard us from infection

The human immune system is a remarkable network of biological structures and processes. When functioning properly, it has the ability to remember diseases that it has previously encountered for more efficient removal, trigger immediate responses to emergencies through its advanced communication systems - and much more.

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Three herbs that boost our immune system and guard us from infection

The human immune system is a remarkable network of biological structures and processes. When functioning properly, it has the ability to remember diseases that it has previously encountered for more efficient removal, trigger immediate responses to emergencies through its advanced communication systems - and much more.

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Black Sesame Seed Reduces High Blood Pressure

Research from Thailand's Mahidol University has found that black sesame seed can significantly reduce blood pressure among men and women. The research tested 30 men and women with an average age of 50 years old who were considered 'pre-hypertensive' as their blood pressure levels were high but not yet high enough to be prescribed medication.

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Eating Wheat and Cow's Milk Disrupt DNA Expression and Antioxidant Status

Could two of the Western world's most popular foods - wheat and cow's dairy - be depleting you of your antioxidants and altering your DNA expression in a harmful way?

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Red Algae Extract Fights Ebola ... and HIV, SARS and HCV

While researchers scramble to develop a vaccine or monoclonal antibody against the Ebola virus – and continue to develop chemo treatments to stem HIV and Hepatitis-C while fearing SARS – nature has already provided a natural treatment. Research has shown that a healthy strong immune system can allow a person to not only avoid contracting the disease – but become resistant to it as well. For those of us who need help or extract assurance, red algae proves to provide a key antiviral.

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The Cannabis Cure For Cancer

This quick overview of the science backs up the assertion that every cancer patient and every oncologist should put medical marijuana on their treatment maps.

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Lion’s Mane: a Smart Mushroom Choice for Memory, Mood and Clarity

Easily grown at home, and a relatively inexpensive therapeutic food, lion’s mane is a beautiful mushroom with cascading spines instead of gills that shows potential in slowing the progression of neurological disorders — including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Research has also found the mushroom to be beneficial in treating symptomatic depression and anxiety associated with menopause.

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Evolutionary Mismatch. This is the term that encompasses the root cause of most modern ills

We are living a lifestyle – diet, stress level, movement and sunlight deficiency, toxic exposures, pharmaceuticals – that is incompatible with how our genome has evolved, over millions of years, to expect. Two specific points on the temporal chart – the Neolithic or Agricultural Revolution and the Industrial Revolution mark our wayward departure.

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Science shows Herbs can Significantly Enhance the Bioavailability of Nutrients

Just because you consume a particular food or drink, doesn't mean all the nutrients make their way into the body, to the locations where they end up being used or stored. Sometimes they just pass right out of your gastrointestinal tract without being absorbed and other times they are broken-down immediately by the liver and excreted by the kidneys.

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Vitamin C for Taming Tension, Burning Fat, and Much More

If you have undesirable fat around your midsection or would like to support cardiovascular health or reduce diabetic symptoms, vitamin C can help. Not only does it improve stamina, boost immunity, lessen stress response and curtail inflammation, but it also encourages insulin sensitivity and lowers concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP) — a biomarker which suggests heart disease risk.

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Flaxseed May Be A Potent Ovarian Cancer KILLER

Ovarian cancer has the unfortunate distinction of being the most deadly gynaecological cancer known to conventional medical practice today, while also being one of the most frequently misdiagnosed conditions (i.e. 'overdiagnosed'), with five times more women without ovarian cancer ending up having surgery than those with ovarian cancer – a devastating though largely unpublicised fact.

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Grapefruit and helichrysum extract combat diabetes and obesity

In the Nutrition Department at the University of Navarra in Spain, Professor Alfredo Martinez and lecturer Fermin Milagro made a clinical breakthrough. They found out that both grapefruit and helichrysum extract can effectively combat diabetes and obesity. The work was presented by Ana Laura de la Garza in a PhD thesis titled "Anti-obesity and anti-diabetic properties of two natural extracts rich in flavonoids (Helichrysum and Grapefruit): physiological and molecular mechanisms."

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Ginkgo biloba Extract Improves ADHD Symptoms in Children

Ginkgo biloba has been reputed as an aid to brain health and neurological conditions for centuries by traditional doctors, and Ginkgo's usefulness for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder has now been confirmed by a clinical study from Germany. This is supported by previous research showing Ginkgo's effects on cognition among the elderly.

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Cilantro may chelate heavy metals from the body, studies find

There are many good reasons to add more cilantro, also called coriander or Chinese parsley, to our diets. This aromatic green herb, which is popular in Mexican cuisine, is bursting with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. It is also a proven antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory, and long-term consumption of it has been known to treat digestive disorders, fatigue, heart disease and autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Cilantro is, in short, far more than just a flavoursome garnish.

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Erectile dysfunction is no trivial matter ...

Erectile dysfunction is no trivial matter. In fact, Dr. Mercola correctly labelLed it 'the canary in the trousers,' insofar as dysfunction 'where it counts' reflects body-wide endothelial dysfunction, a well-known precursor to cardiovascular disease.

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'Nightmare Bacteria' Reveals Need for Natural Medicine

Globally, great fear has been generated by the CDC (US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) Director’s recent description of a "Nightmare Bacteria" resistant to all medications, capable of killing 1 in every 2 people whose blood becomes infected with it. But isn't the primary problem that the drugs aren't working, and that natural medical solutions are needed now more than ever?

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Double mastectomies offer almost no survival benefit for breast cancer patients, 20-year study proves

Western medicine is so aggressive and cut-throat that even the idea of prevention has been skewed to the point of chopping off and cutting out body parts for "preventing" cancer that isn't even there.

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Black Seed Oil Extract Causes Oral Cancer Cells To Self-Destruct

A range of chemotherapeutic options for treating cancer are available, however many of the treatments are themselves associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Today many cancer sufferers search for alternatives to conventional chemotherapy.

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Rosemary is for Remembrance: Science Confirms Wisdom of the Ancients

Since ancient times, herbs have been appreciated for their profound therapeutic effects. Science, as a form of evidence-gathering, did not take the epistemological pole position until quite recently in cultural history. Previously, direct experience and the senses were the method and the means for ascertaining the medicinal value of plant medicines and foods for countless generations stretching back to the dawn of the human experience.

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The Coming Revolution in Medicine

Does Your Doctor Understand Inflammation?
A Burning Question - Got the -itis? Bronch-itis, arthr-itis, gingiv-itis? The -itis signifies inflammation, as in flame and burning, but inflammation is also at the root of cancers, heart disease and the rest. Inflammation is an acute and usually obvious "get to the doctor" problem where the immune system has been activated by an insult which triggered a powerful response. The intense reaction is simply oxidation, the rapid removal of electrons from one (offending) molecule by another (immune oxidizer), like the flic of a flame in a dry haystack.

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Inadequate vitamin C levels boost risk of most deadly type of stroke by nearly 50 percent

Every year in the US, more than 800,000 people suffer the devastating effects of a stroke, and 150,000 will die as a consequence of the fourth-leading cause of mortality. The sad part of this story is that many of these deaths are preventable by altering lifestyle habits and adhering to a diet that eliminates highly processed foods in favour of fruit and vegetables delivered as nature intended.

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More good news for chocolate eaters - cocoa flavanols lower risk of obesity and diabetes

It should come as no big surprise to alternative health followers that many foods in their unprocessed form contain a host of protective compounds that have repeatedly been shown to promote human health. Fruit and vegetables contain flavonoids that protect vegetation from disease and pests, and many provide antioxidant support to help prevent a large variety of chronic illnesses when consumed by people. Dark chocolate has received extensive research coverage over the past several years to explain how natural compounds from cocoa protects against vascular conditions including cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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Plants Are Far More Intelligent Than We Ever Assumed

Like higher organisms, plants appear able to make complex decisions. A new study shows that plants may be able to initiate a survival mechanism by aborting their own seeds to prevent parasite infestation.

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Five Surprising Health Benefits of Cauliflower

It's a well-known fact that the more colourful a vegetable is, the more healthy it's likely to be. After all, colour indicates the presence of carotenoids, which are the antioxidants that give most vegetables their greatest benefits. Consequently, many of us assume that bland-looking vegetables, such as regular white cauliflower, are lacking in the health department.

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6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless regeneration. Without the flame-like process of continual cell turnover within the body – life and death ceaselessly intertwined – the miracle of the human body would not exist.

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What is Manopause? 5 Facts Every Man Should Know

Manopause, also known as andropause or male menopause, is the term used to describe the changes in hormone production that men experience as they age. The effects can be profound. Hormone levels affect mental and physical health, and sex drive, too. While it sounds a lot like the menopause that middle-age women know all too well, manopause is more of a continuous process, potentially affecting a man for decades. In fact, for many men, “age related slowdown” can begin as early as their 30's. Let’s take a look at a few of the facts every man needs to know.

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Wheat May Promote Diabetes Through Disturbing Gut Flora

While it is not a commonly understood concept that wheat or gluten can cause blood sugar disorders, and it is certainly not as serious as type 1 diabetes which involves the autoimmune destruction of the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas, a sizable body of animal and human data points to this same causal link.

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Thyroid Cancer Epidemic Caused by Misinformation, Not Cancer

Did you know the vast majority of thyroid cancer diagnoses are false? And yet, the vast majority of people go ahead and get ‘treated’ anyway, with the total removal of the gland, radiation and life-long hormone replacement.

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Pumpkin Seed Oil Found to Help Reverse Balding

Researchers from the Republic of Korea's Pusan National University have confirmed that pumpkin seed oil increases hair growth among balding men.

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Fascinating New Study Shows How Emotions Are Mapped On The Human Body

Emotions coordinate our behaviour and physiological states during survival-salient events and pleasurable interactions. Even though we are often consciously aware of our current emotional state, such as anger or happiness, the mechanisms giving rise to these subjective sensations have remained largely unresolved. Brilliant research by Finnish scientists has mapped the areas of our body that are experiencing an increase or decrease in sensory activity when we experience a particular emotion.

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Cayenne pepper can relieve pain, boost metabolism and more

The cayenne pepper is the hot chili pepper of the Capsicum annuum plant, which is native to northern South America and southern North America. A nightshade fruit that is related to the bell pepper, jalapeno and paprika, cayenne peppers are often dried and ground into a powder and then used to prepare spicy meals. Many cultures also like to add them to cakes, chocolates and even beverages.

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Cabbage: natural medicine for cancer, diabetes and more

The robust and abundant cabbage, which is closely related to other leafy green vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, has a long history as both a food and medicine. For example, the Ancient Greeks would routinely prescribe cabbage or cabbage juice to treat constipation or mushroom poisoning, while the Ancient Egyptians consumed cabbage before meals to lower the intoxicating effects of wine. The British even brought cabbage to the trenches of World War I since its leaves helped to treat trench foot and bandage ulcers.

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Splenda Found To Have Possible Neurotoxic Properties

It seems like every six months a new study is published on the bitter truth about Splenda's lack of safety, which is still marketed to the world as a safe alternative to relatively calorie-rich sweeteners like sugar and honey. Now a new study published in the open access journal PLoS titled, "Sucralose Induces Biochemical Responses in Daphnia magna [water flea]," indicates that the artificial sweetener sucralose – sold under the trade name Splenda and approved for consumption in at least 70 countries – may have sub-lethal adverse effects on animal behaviour and physiology due to its oxidative and possibly neurotoxic properties.

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First-ever study reveals food dyes in brand-name foods

Acknowledgment that food dyes (and other ingredients) cause behavioural problems in some children has spurred certain companies to remove dyes from some of their foods. However, until a new study by Purdue University scientists, the amount of dye in packaged food has been kept a secret. Published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, the research reports on the dye content of scores of breakfast cereals, candies, baked goods and other foods.

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The One Bacteria That Causes Tooth Decay, Acne, Tuberculosis and Pneumonia Can Be Killed By This One Seed

Gram positive bacteria, which cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Francisella tularensis, and leprosy are all killed by anacardic chemicals present in cashew nuts which are actually seeds.

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Study reveals that antibacterial soap causes breast cancer

Most people see them as a guarantee of safety against harmful pathogens, but the antibacterial chemicals commonly added to soaps, toothpastes and various other personal care products could be making you sick. A new study out of South Korea has found that the popular antibacterial additive, triclosan, exhibits cancer-promoting effects both in vitro and in vivo, a finding that could have significant implications for humans.

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Increasing consumption of coffee is associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that increasing coffee consumption by on average one and half cups per day (approx 360ml) over a four-year period reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by 11%. The research is led by Dr Frank Hu and Dr Shilpa Bhupathiraju, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA, and colleagues.

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Honey Heals Chronic Dandruff, Scaly, Itchy Scalp, (Seborrheic Dermatis)

Amazingly, something as simple as crude honey has been found to alleviate an embarrassing scalp condition that most body care products and drugs can't even make a dent in.

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Wakame: An Iodine-Rich Seaweed With Impressive Fat Burning Properties

Wakame is an edible brown seaweed native to the cold and temperate coastal areas of Korea, China and Japan. It has a delicate flavour and a slippery texture. Dried or salted wakame is often incorporated into a variety of East Asian dishes, including miyeok guk, miso soup and tofu-based salads.

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Discover How to Fortify Yourself Against Cancer, Inflammation, Depression and More with this One Aromatic Flower

Now is the perfect time to take full advantage of all the health promoting qualities of roses. Whether utilising the calming, antibacterial and therapeutic attributes of the essential oil or delighting in the wellness enhancing properties of rose petal tea, this fragrant bloom offers a profusion of versatile uses.

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Four Diseases That Can Be Reversed Naturally Without Pharmaceutical Drugs

Despite the medical model which relies on pharmaceutical intervention for every known illness, there are well over one hundred common diseases that can be reversed naturally. That’s the difference between treatment for profit and healing for wellness.

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RoundUp Accumulates in GMO Food, Proving Its Lack of Safety

An important new manuscript accepted for publication in the journal Food Chemistry, disproves the widely held notion that GMO crops are ‘substantially equivalent’ to their traditional counterparts; a notion which forms the basis for national and international agencies – including the U.S. FDA, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization – declaring genetically modified foods to be safe without having performed adequate health risk assessments.

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Top 8 Food and Herbs for Healing Cancer

With 44% of men and 39% of women now being diagnosed with cancer, it has become more important than ever to understand the foods that will not only nourish your body, but also detoxify it of any cancer-causing agents. Here are some of the most potent cancer destroying foods and herbs.

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Royal Jelly: Anti-Diabetic Healing Gift from the Beehive

You have probably heard, if the bees die, they are taking us with them. So many of the crops we depend on for our subsistence, thanks to the busy work of these remarkable creatures - specifically, their inadvertent pollination of angiosperms, the plants that most of modern human civilization depend on for their daily nourishment - depend on bees for their prolific food productivity. All the more reason to appreciate what they provide to us. Honey, propolis, beeswax, and even their venom, we now know provide life-saving health benefits. But have you heard about the amazing health benefits of royal jelly?

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13 Evidence-Based Medicinal Properties of Coconut Oil

While coconut oil has dragged itself out of the muck of vast misrepresentation over the past few years, it still rarely gets the appreciation it truly deserves. Not just a "good" saturated fat, coconut oil is an exceptional healing agent as well, with loads of useful health applications.

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Pomegranate and Chamomille Help Heal Bleeding Gums

Researchers from Brazil's Paraíba State University have determined that extracts of pomegranate and chamomile can help heal bleeding gums. The researchers tested 56 patients who had bleeding gums and gingivitis. They were split into three groups and each rinsed twice daily with an assigned rinse for 15 days. One group rinsed with chamomile extract, another group rinsed with pomegranate extract and a third group rinsed with chlorhexidine.

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The Life Saving Intervention with Lethal Risks

A powerful new study on the failure of mammograms to protect women against breast cancer, curiously absent from mainstream news health reporting, was published this month in The European Journal of Public Health, and is forcing the scientific and medical community, policy makers and the public at large to ask the question: can the now worldwide practice of mass breast screenings in healthy (asymptomatic) populations be justified when they increase the incidence of localised stage 'cancers' without reducing the incidence of advanced cancers?

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Magnesium Consumption Linked To Lower Risk of Hip Fractures

A higher intake of magnesium may reduce the risk of hip fractures, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and published in the journal Bone. Researchers from the Universities of Bergen, Tromso, Trondheim and Oslo also collaborated in the study, which was funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

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Ginger Selectively Kills Breast Cancer Cells

New research published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology has found that "ginger may be a promising candidate for the treatment of breast carcinomas." This is a timely finding and one of the primary fund-raising justifications is the false concept that a low-cost, safe and effective breast cancer treatment is not yet available. Could ginger provide the type of cure that conventional, FDA-approved treatments have yet to accomplish?

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Herbal Extract Combination Reduces Osteoarthritis Pain

French hospital researchers have confirmed that a combination of herbs together with bromelain from pineapples can significantly reduce joint pain from osteoarthritis.

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Amazing Plant Kills Malignant Tumours and Destroys 70% of Cancer Cells

Beyond limited empirical observations, not all medicinal plants have established scientific studies to support their effectiveness. However, in the case of Brucea javanica, it is one of those plants in which scientific investigations have provided enough evidence to prove that it has an impressive efficacy for the treatment of cervical, bladder and pancreatic cancers. Its selective toxicity has also been found to kill 70% of breast cancer cells.

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Dried Plums Slow Bone Loss In Aging


Several recent studies have confirmed what traditional oriental medicine has known for centuries – that dried plums have the capacity to prevent and even reverse bone loss that can occur in our later years.

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Finnish Researchers Map How Emotions Are Expressed Physically In Human Bodies

New research published in the journal Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America (PNAS) provides a solid basis for understanding how our bodies physically react to various emotional states. Scientists from Aalto University in Finland found that the human body lights up differently on a heat map for each type of emotion, illustrating for the first time how emotions play a definitive role in physical health.

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The Spellbinding Effect of Stories

My first job was as a lawyer. I was not a very happy or inspired lawyer. One night I was driving home listening to a radio report, and there is something very intimate about radio: a voice comes out of a machine and into the listener’s ear. With rain pounding the windscreen and only the dashboard lights and the stereo for company, I thought to myself, ‘This is what I want to do.’ So I became a radio journalist.

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Cacao and Red Wine Prevent Type II Diabetes

New research suggests that red wine and cacao, from which chocolate is made, can help prevent type 2 diabetes.

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Two Popular Foods May Turn Food Against The Brain

A new study published in the open access journal Nutrients titled, "The Prevalence of Antibodies against Wheat and Milk Proteins in Blood Donors and Their Contribution to Neuroimmune Reactivities," implicates two of the Western world's most popular foods in various forms of immune-mediated brain damage and dysfunction, including gluten ataxia and multiple sclerosis.

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Industrial Agriculture Has Reach Its ‘Peak’

The era of large-scale monoculture, with all of its toxic pesticides and untested genetically modified organisms (GMOs), could finally be coming to an end. Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) discovered recently that yield expansion rates for most major industrial food crops are plateauing or even declining in many areas of the world, a fact that further supports the case for a return to small-scale, diversified agriculture grown organically.

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Magnesium’s Importance Far Greater Than Previously Imagined

Calcium deficiency is a common nutritional concern, but how many folks consider the vital importance of magnesium in human health and disease?

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Medicinal Chinese Herbs Offer Hope for Type 2 Diabetes Sufferers

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that develops gradually from metabolic disorders that morph into prediabetes. Both diabetes type 1 and type 2 are similar in one respect; there is too much blood glucose (sugar), and it's not being metabolised by one's cells into energy.

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Blue Light Found To Improve Brain Function And Focus Better Than Coffee

Swedish researchers have made a fascinating discovery with regard to short wavelength blue light that suggests that it could be used as a natural therapy to help improve cognitive function and boost energy levels. In a test comparing the effects of blue light to caffeine and several other modalities, a team of scientists from Mid Sweden University in Ostersund found that simple exposure to blue light actually outperforms caffeine in helping people to think more clearly, focus on the task at hand and have enough energy to get through the day.

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The Neuroscience of Why Gratitude Makes Us More Healthy

Our world is pretty messed up. With all the violence, pollution and crazy things people do, it would be easy to turn into a grouchy old man without being either elderly or male. There's certainly no shortage of justification for disappointment and cynicism.

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7 Amazing Medicinal Properties of the Banana Plant

There is much more than meets the eye with the banana. A household favourite, a lost-leader at the grocery store, a metaphor for psychiatric problems, and a mainstay of comic slap stick, the banana has woven itself deeply into human affairs, on both gut and mental levels. And this relationship is at least 10,000 years old, as far as conscious human cultivation of the species goes.

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Rosemary Protects Against Macular Degeneration

For modern cooks, rosemary is best known as the perfect herb to pair with a good roast chicken or lamb. But as with other herbs, it also has powerful and ancient medicinal properties. For instance, one scientific study has found that a compound in rosemary promotes eye health and may even protect against age-related macular degeneration.

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Mammogram alternatives can also be dangerous

Breast cancer screening methods aimed at "early detection", whether they are orthodox tests such as mammography or alternative modalities such as thermography, have been marketed as procedures of "preventive medicine", allegedly helping to decrease mortality from breast cancer.

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Garlic Beats Best-Selling Blood Pressure Drug in New Study

A groundbreaking new study published in Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences has revealed that garlic is at least as effective as the blockbuster blood-pressure-lowering drug atenolol in reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients diagnosed with essential hypertension, a condition linked to the No.1 cause of death in developed countries.

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The Immune-Boosting Power of Astragalus

Adaptogenic herbs have beneficial stress adapting properties that they pass on to those who consume them to support healthy function. Astragalus is a herb that has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to assist the body in adapting to stress and boosting natural immunity.

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Mercury Exposure Linked to Homosexuality in Birds

In a rather bizarre, and perhaps even controversial study that looked at the mating behaviour of ibises, researchers from the University of Florida, Gainesville, (UFG) found that exposure to mercury disrupts the birds' endocrine systems and leads to decreased offspring. Not only this, mercury exposure was also found to cause some male ibises to pair up with other males rather than females, exhibiting a type of chemical-induced homosexuality that is rarely the topic of scientific inquiry.

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Cancer Clinics Use Irrational Fear To Trick Women Into Unnecessary Mastectomies

More women than ever who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in just one breast are opting to have both of them cut off, apparently out of concern that the disease might end up spreading to the healthy breast if they leave it alone. But this increasingly common procedure, known as a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), has proven to be more fear-based than anything, as expert analysis shows that CPM does basically nothing to increase a woman's chances of survival.

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Latest Research On Cacao Shows Extraordinary Benefits On Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and More

If you like chocolate, you're not alone. People have been enjoying cacao, the source of original cocoa, for thousands of years. This delicious and nutritious superfood has a long, rich history among the peoples of the tropical regions of the Americas. It has been used as a food, a medicine, and a currency.

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Ancient Ayurveda Beats Clonazepam in Clinical Trial for Anxiety Disorder

Researchers from India have proven, in a randomised clinical study using international protocols, that an ancient Ayurveda remedy for anxiety outperformed the benzodiazepine drug Clonazepam (Klonopin) in relieving severe anxiety.

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Boost Your Memory With This Sweet and Refreshing Treat

An exciting new study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine confirms the power of a simple dietary change in improving memory problems in middle-aged and older adults.

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Three Evidence-Based Ways to Reverse Skin Ageing Naturally

Our aging skin is the target of billions of dollars worth of marketing, the object of a continual stream of cosmetics, drugs and 'nutraceuticals' promising to deliver age-defying results. But what really works? What does the scientific evidence say?.

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Modern Science Confirms Yoga's Many Health Benefits

Modern science now confirms why humans have been practicing yoga since the beginning of recorded history: it is good both for the body and mind.

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Meditation: How an ancient practice has come to be known as a panacea for modern ills

Meditation has long been considered an esoteric practice, far removed from the realities of the world. Yet modern science is telling us just how good it is for health, a fact always known to the ancient yogis of India and Tibet.

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Amazing Properties of Sunlight You’ve Probably Never Heard About

Sunlight is well-known to provide us vitamin D, but did you know that it kills pain, keeps us alert at night, burns fat and more ...

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First Full Genome Sequencing for Autism: Promise for Future Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

A collaborative formed by Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, has found full genome sequencing examining the entire DNA code of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members to provide the definitive look at the wide ranging genetic variations associated with ASD.

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Prisoners Doing Yoga May See Psychological Benefits

Yoga can improve mood and mental wellbeing among prisoners, an Oxford University study suggests, and may also have an effect on impulsive behaviour.

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Why Turmeric May Be the Diseased Liver's Best Friend

You know turmeric has health benefits, most notably reducing inflammation, but did you know it may also protect and heal the damaged and diseased liver?

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Black Beans And Their Sprouts Show Anti-Cancer Activity

Researchers from Mexico's prestigious Monterrey Institute of Technology have determined that black bean sprouts are anticarcinogenic against breast cancer, liver cancer and colon cancer cells.

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New Study Links Wheat to Weight Gain and Diabetes

A new animal study published in the journal PLoS sheds light on a possible mechanism behind the weight and diabetes-promoting properties of wheat observed in humans, and perhaps offers some vindication for Dr. William Davis' New York Times best-selling but heavily criticiSed book 'Wheat Belly,' wherein the argument is made that wheat is a major contributing factor to the epidemic of obesity and diabetes presently afflicting wealthier, gluten-grain consuming nations.

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9 Evidence-Based Medicinal Properties of Oranges

9 Evidence-Based Medicinal Properties of Oranges
The orange is both a literal and symbolic embodiment of the sun, from whose light it is formed. As a whole food it irradiates us with a spectrum of healing properties, the most prominent of which some call "vitamin C activity," but which is not reducible to the chemical skeleton known as 'ascorbic acid.' Science now confirms the orange has a broad range of medicinal properties, which is why the ancients knew it both as a food and a medicine.

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Turmeric produces ‘remarkable’ recovery in Alzheimers patients

Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the world. A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in 'remarkable improvements.'

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Nigella sativa seed extract reduces hypertension

The seed of a traditional Middle Eastern medicinal plant known by the species name Nigella sativa has been shown to help lower blood pressure, among a plethora of other medicinal benefits.

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Can Chinese Herbal Medicine Treat Cancer? Research Says Yes

A large scale review of research by Australia and Chinese University scientists has proved that Chinese herbal medicine offers significant treatment for most types of cancers - including breast cancer. The research comes from Australia's University of Western Sydney and the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.

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Meditation cuts death risk in half for people with heart problems

Perhaps the biggest impediment regarding the acceptance of alternative medicine in the United States is the fact that Americans have been conditioned to believe that only "traditional" methods of healthcare are effective and acceptable.

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Mutant mice stay skinny on a high fat diet, study discovers

The mystery of why some people get fat eating high-fat foods while others can stay skinny on a diet of burgers and chips is closer to being solved. Research led by the University of Sydney in collaboration with the University of NSW has investigated a genetically modified strain of mice and unexpectedly found that the mice remained thin on a high-fat diet. The findings have recently been published in the journal Diabetes.

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Mindfulness from meditation associated with lower stress hormone

Focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research from the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davis. The ability to focus mental resources on immediate experience is an aspect of mindfulness, which can be improved by meditation training.

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Melanoma breakthrough: Natural Fruit and Vegetable Substance Stops Skin Cancer Cells

Not all skin cancers are life-threatening but there is one form - melanoma - which is difficult to treat successfully and can be deadly. A type of cancer that begins in melanocytes (cells that make the pigment melanin), it can start in a mole (skin melanoma), but can also begin in other pigmented tissues, such as in the eye or even the intestines. According to the National Cancer Institute, almost 77,000 new cases of melanoma are expected to be diagnosed in the US this year.

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Berries, pomegranates shown to have highest anti-cancer activity of any fruits

Numerous studies have confirmed that berries are the best foods to maximise your intake of disease-fighting antioxidants, and have also identified the other fruits and vegetables with the highest antioxidant content.

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Intermountain study finds length of DNA strands can predict life expectancy

Can the length of strands of DNA in patients with heart disease predict their life expectancy?

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Probiotics change brain activity, emotional response

Researchers from UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine have determined that consuming milk fermented with probiotics changes the brain activity of women.

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The Power of Peppermint

A favourite herbal medicine of the ancients, peppermint leaves have been found in Egyptian pyramids dating back to 1,000 BC. Modern scientific investigations have now confirmed that this remarkable plant has over a dozen healing properties.

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Wakefield – ahead of his time?

Will anything change now that cutting-edge techniques have provided support for the conclusions of Andrew Wakefield's controversial 1998 Lancet case series?

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Shocking new cell phone radiation study reveals increased brain tumour risk for children

A shocking new cell phone radiation study conducted on New Zealand adolescents and their cell phone usage asks the question, "Are children at increased risk of brain tumours already?" The conclusion of the study is even more shocking than the question because it implicates all children who use cell phones. Almost 3,000 children a year in the United States alone are diagnosed with brain tumours, constituting a quarter of all childhood cancers. Could this be just an unfortunate coincidence?

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Seaweed extract outperforms chemo drug in shrinking breast tumours – but without the toxic side effects

The extract of an edible red seaweed was found to be 27 percent more effective than standard chemo in shrinking breast tumours in rats while showing much less toxicity to liver and kidneys, and even improving the rats' antioxidant status in both blood and tissues.

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Green Tea Changes Oestrogen Metabolism and Breast Cancer Risk

New research from the U.S. National Institutes of Health shows that the biochemicals in green tea change a women's oestrogen metabolism, revealing at least one of its mechanisms for reducing the risk of breast cancer.

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10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Sesame Seed
Sesame (sesamum indicum) is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, prized as an oilseed for at least 5,000 years. While it is beginning to regain favour due to its exceptionally high calcium and magnesium content, few realise it is also one of the most potent medicinal foods still commonly consumed today.

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Coconut Oil – Here’s what you need to know about this amazing rejuvenation healing oil
Coconut oil is a popular nutritional oil derived from the meat of matured coconuts. Coconut has long been a primary source of food throughout the tropics. Its various industrial and cosmetic applications have made it a very viable commodity. Coconut oil is heat stable, making it suitable for cooking at high temperatures. It is slow to oxidise, resists rancidity and has a shelf life of approximately two years or more; virgin coco creme created through a wet-milling process has an indefinite shelf life.

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Yale study links common chemicals to osteoarthritis
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder. Unlike the autoimmune form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis is due to wear and tear on a joint and, the NIH says, is just a "normal result of aging."

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How meditation changes brain rhythms to soothe pain and depression
Meditation isn't only a way to relax or a throw-back to the 1960s when the Beatles first made the practice popular in the U.S. In fact, in recent years, mainstream scientists have published several studies showing that mindfulness meditation, which is centered on being aware of the present moment by focusing on the body and breath sensations, can prevent and treat depression. Meditation has also been found to help chronic pain.

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Saffron cures macular degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the primary cause of older age onset partial or sometimes total blindness. Although most common in adults over 50, macular degeneration can occur at any age, though rarely among those under 50.

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Saturated fat is not the culprit in heart disease
It’s not often that the mainstream media notices an academic meta-analysis, or study of studies – particularly if it goes against the tide of prevailing dietary advice. But that’s what happened with a recent Australian study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

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Mindfulness meditation may relieve chronic inflammation
People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma — in which psychological stress plays a major role — may benefit from mindfulness meditation techniques, according to a study by University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientists with the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center.

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Lavender Is Effective Against Drug Resistant Staph Infection
Lavender has long been a favourite plant for use in essential oils and for its lovely scent in sachets. Those are useful and pleasant effects, but hidden inside this unassuming and easy-to-grow plant are abilities that modern medicine can't provide. Among other benefits, lavender can counteract drug resistant staph infections (MRSA) and fungal infections.

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The Mighty Oyster Mushroom: The Workhorse of Gourmet Fungi
Of all mushrooms commonly consumed, oyster mushrooms in the genus Pleurotus stand out as exceptional allies for improving human and environmental health. These mushrooms enjoy a terrific reputation as being the easiest to cultivate, richly nutritious and medicinally supportive. Oyster mushrooms are also renowned for their ability to degrade environmental toxins, particularly hydrocarbon-based contaminants. Their role as guardians of the biosphere becomes clear as new research into their complex biochemistry proves their potential to combat hunger, improve immunity and clean up polluted lands.

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Does the consumption of gluten-containing grains contribute to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia?
Believe it or not, this question has been asked for well over 60 years by researchers who stumbled upon evidence that the removal of gluten from the diet results in improved symptoms, or conversely, that gluten grain consumption leads to higher prevalence of both neurological and psychiatric problems.

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Five Amazing Properties of Sunlight You Have Never Heard About
Sunlight is well-known to provide us vitamin D, but did you know that it kills pain, keeps us alert at night, burns fat and more ... Our biological connection and dependence to the sun is so profound, that the very variation in human skin colour from African, melanin-saturated dark skin, to the relatively melanin de-pigmented, Caucasian lighter-skin, is a byproduct of the offspring of our last common ancestor from Africa (as determined by mitochondrial DNA) migrating towards sunlight-impoverished higher latitudes, which began approximately 60,000 years ago.

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Six Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition
It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless reEneration. Without the flame-like process of continual cell turnover within the body – life and death ceaselessly intertwined – the miracle of the human body would not exist.

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Olive Constituent Blocks Alzheimer’s and Breast Cancer
Two recent studies have found that a constituent of olives and olive oil inhibits the growth of breast cancer and the development of Alzheimer's disease.

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New study: Short-term aromatherapy with essential oils may prevent heart disease
Traditional healers have often used natural scents to calm, soothe and even treat patients. Now comes research from mainstream scientists that shows the aromas from essential oils actually do work to create physical benefits that can be documented.

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Curcumin’s ability to wage war on cancer stem cells further verified by research
Promising new research has demonstrated once again that the ingredient curcumin, which is the principal curcuminoid of the widely used Indian spice turmeric, a member of the ginger family, is a major cancer fighter, this time proving effective against esophageal cancer.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: System Under Stress
Australian researchers have discovered for the first time that reduced heart rate variability - or changes in heart beat timing - best predicts cognitive disturbances, such as concentration difficulties commonly reported by people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This adds to the growing body of evidence linking autonomic nervous system imbalance to symptoms of this poorly understood disorder. The findings have been reported in the journal PLOS ONE.

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New Research Explores Why We Remember and Why We Forget
Failure to retrieve memories may not always be a bad thing - we might, for example, prefer to forget about certain instances of heartbreak or failure in favour of some of the more positive events from our lives.

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Meditation changes the way your brain processes emotions
A new study has found that those who participate in an eight-week meditation training program can have measurable effects on how their brains function, even when they are not actively meditating.

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Seaweed Extracts Inhibit Gum Disease Bacteria
Researchers from Korea's Silla University have determined that many seaweed extracts inhibit bacteria known to cause gingivitis and gum disease.

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Latest research on camu camu
As disease epidemics reach astonishing numbers, and then combined with the cost of healthcare, more and more people are researching their options for maintaining or regaining their health and quality of life. After trying Western medicine and fad diets, it becomes obvious that there is no way around addressing diet and nutrition in the quest for health. It is amazing how overfed and under-nourished we are in the industrialised world. One of the only ways to quickly and easily improve anyone's health - in a healthy way - is to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables eaten every day.

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Blowing Bubbles as a Breast Cancer Treatment
Breast cancer confronts women with the most profound issues of vulnerability and womanhood. From the moment they receive their diagnosis, women are terrorised on the deepest level with the prospect of losing their breasts to the surgeon’s knife. This is just the beginning of many justified fears that arise when women surrender themselves and their precious breasts to orthodox oncologists. This is of course what every single human being suffers when given the cancer diagnosis independent of what type of cancer it is.

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Green Coffee Health Benefits: Real or Imagined?
What is green coffee? Before Dr. Oz featured it on his show this year, creating a global consumer feeding frenzy, it had already been investigated over thirty years ago for its possible liver-regenerating, detoxifying and anti-cancer properties.

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Latest Research from the City of Hope
The City of Hope is recognised worldwide for its compassionate patient care, innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies. They are one of only 41 Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centres in the US and a founding member of the Comprehensive Cancer Network. An independent biomedical research, treatment, and education institution, they are a leader in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

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'Blue' Light Could Help Teenagers Combat Stress
A new study from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that exposure to morning short-wavelength "blue" light has the potential to help sleep-deprived adolescents prepare for the challenges of the day and deal with stress, more so than dim light.

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Hypnosis Helps Hot Flushes, Study Suggests
Hypnosis can help cut hot flushes by as much as 74%, shows a study supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. This is the first controlled, randomized study of the technique to manage hot flushes, which affect as much as 80% of women who go through menopause. The study was published online this month in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society.

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Social Contact Can Ease Pain Related to Nerve Damage, Animal Study Suggests
Companionship has the potential to reduce pain linked to nerve damage, according to a new study.

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Patients Tell How Magnetic Therapy Lifted Their Depression
Three patients who have suffered periodic major depression throughout their adult lives told an audience attending a Loyola Grand Rounds presentation how their lives have been transformed by a new magnetic therapy.

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Fish Eaters Run Lower Risk of Heart Attack - Despite Some Mercury Content
Eat fish, but avoid fish with the most pollutants. This is the conclusion drawn by a group of researchers at Umeå University in Sweden after having weighed the risks of mercury content against the advantages of healthful fatty acids.

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Marines' PTSD Symptoms Reduced Via Integrative Medicine
Healing touch combined with guided imagery (HT+GI) provides significant clinical reductions in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms for combat-exposed active duty military, according to a study released in the September issue of Military Medicine. The report found that patients receiving these complementary medicine interventions showed significant improvement in quality of life, as well as reduced depression and cynicism, compared to soldiers receiving treatment as usual alone.

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Wine for Swine: Pig Study Shows That Wine Has More Cardiovascular Benefits Than Vodka
Rhode Island Hospital researcher Frank Sellke, M.D., chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals, and his colleagues studied the effects of red wine and vodka on pigs with high cholesterol and found that the pigs with a penchant for pinot noir fared better than their vodka swilling swine counterparts. The paper was published in the September 2012 issue of the journal Circulation.

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Affluent People Less Likely to Reach Out to Others in Times of Chaos, study suggests
Crises are said to bring people closer together. But a new study from UC Berkeley suggests that while the have-nots reach out to one another in times of trouble, the wealthy are more apt to find comfort in material possessions. "In times of uncertainty, we see a dramatic polarisation, with the rich more focused on holding onto and attaining wealth and the poor spending more time with friends and loved ones," said Paul Piff, a post-doctoral scholar in psychology at UC Berkeley and lead author of the paper published online this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

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How many cups of coffee do you need to maintain a healthy heart?
Science and the medical community tend to have a love/hate relationship with coffee. On one hand, studies show positive benefits to coffee consumption, like the prevention of stroke, heart disease, age-related memory loss, and other neurological diseases. On the other hand, coffee has a few negative effects, the main one being a temporary increase in blood pressure (due to the caffeine). Coffee also has been shown to potentially increase the risk of osteoporosis.

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A Rare but Potentially Treatable Form of Autism
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have identified a rare, hereditary form of autism that may be treatable with nutritional supplements, a new study published in the journal Science reports. The scientists sequenced the genomes of six children with both autism and epilepsy from three Middle Eastern families — in each case, the children’s parents were first cousins — and found that they had mutations in a gene that normally prevents the breakdown of certain amino acids. The end result is that children had low levels of these proteins — known as branched chain amino acids — which the body doesn’t make on its own and must be obtained through food.

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Can Love Handles Kill? Why Having a Paunch May Be Worse Than Being Obese
Fat cells in a protruding belly may be different from fat cells elsewhere in the body—and more hazardous to your health.

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Wide Circle of Friends Key to Mid-Life Wellbeing for Both Sexes
The midlife wellbeing of both men and women seems to depend on having a wide circle of friends whom they see regularly, finds research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. A network of relatives is also important -- but only for men -- shows the study of more than 6500 Britons born in 1958. The authors base their findings on information collected from the participants, all of whom were part of the National Child Development Study (NCDS), when they were aged 42, 45 and 50.

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Meditation Reduces Loneliness
Many elderly people spend their last years alone. Spouses pass and children scatter. But being lonely is much more than a silent house and a lack of companionship. Over time, loneliness not only takes a toll on the psyche but can have a serious physical impact as well.

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Tai Chi improves health and quality of life
A new University of Sydney study has found Tai Chi can be an effective form of exercise therapy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), improving exercise capacity and quality of life. The most comprehensive and conclusive study of its kind, published in the European Respiratory Journal, suggests that Sun-style Tai Chi is more effective than usual medical care and may be as beneficial, as the traditional exercise of standard pulmonary rehabilitation.

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Dolphins indulge in elite societies and cliques just like humans do, scientists find
One of the smartest mammals on the planet apart from human beings, dolphins have long fascinated scientists because of their incredible intellectual abilities, which include things like their amazing aptness at solving problems, planning ahead, and even experiencing emotions. And a new study published in the journal Nature Communications adds further insight into the complexity of dolphins, having found that, just like humans, dolphins tend to form elite social groups, and prefer the company of other dolphins who share the same skills as them.

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How Childhood Trauma May Make the Brain Vulnerable to Addiction and Depression
Childhood trauma has long been known to raise a child’s odds of developing depression and addiction later on. Now, a small but intriguing new study links these risks to specific changes in the brain, finding that disruptions in certain neural networks are associated with increased chances of substance use disorders, depression or both in teens.

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Yoga May Help Stroke Survivors Improve Balance
Group yoga can improve balance in stroke survivors who no longer receive rehabilitative care, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. In a small pilot study, researchers tested the potential benefits of yoga among chronic stroke survivors -- those whose stroke occurred more than six months earlier.

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Men With Prostate Cancer More Likely to Die from Other Causes
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer are less likely to die from the disease than from largely preventable conditions such as heart disease, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). It is the largest study to date that looks at causes of death among men with prostate cancer, and suggests that encouraging healthy lifestyle changes should play an important role in prostate cancer management.

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Day Dreaming Good for You? Reflection Is Critical for Development and Well-Being
As each day passes, the pace of life seems to accelerate -- demands on productivity continue ever upward and there is hardly ever a moment when we aren't, in some way, in touch with our family, friends, or co-workers. While moments for reflection may be hard to come by, a new article suggests that the long-lost art of introspection -- even daydreaming -- may be an increasingly valuable part of life.

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Finding Right Meditation Technique Key to User Satisfaction
New to meditation and already thinking about quitting? You may have simply chosen the wrong method. A new study published online in Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing highlights the importance of ensuring that new meditators select methods with which they are most comfortable, rather than those that are most popular.

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Mindful multitasking: Meditation first can calm stress, aid concentration
Research by UW Information School professors suggests that meditation training can help people working with information stay on tasks longer and also improves memory and reduces stress.

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Using passionflower for anxiety, pain relief and more
Passion flower is not only known as a religiously symbolic and easily grown plant. Many varieties of the passion flower's "passiflora" genus have also been used medicinally for centuries first by Native Americans then by other cultures. The most common medicinal uses were as a remedy for anxiety, insomnia, pain relief, and anti-spasmodic (muscle relaxing).

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Food intolerance epidemic - why does it happen, and can it be treated?
True food allergies are very rare, but observations and research lead to believe that there's a fast-growing number of people experiencing some type of food intolerance. Fatigue, bloating, diarrhoea or other issues appear many hours after a meal. This delayed response makes it hard to know exactly what caused the problem. Also, the fact that food intolerance won't show on a regular food allergy test at the doctor’s office, results in a lot of misdiagnosed and overlooked cases.

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The Remarkable Healing Properties of Pumpkin Seed
Pumpkin seeds, like all edible seeds, pack an immense nutritional and medicinal punch. After all, they contain future worlds within their compact structure. As Emerson said, "the creation of a thousand forests is within one acorn."

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Cancer slowed by cooked tomatoes
Dr Mridula Chopra and colleagues at the University of Portsmouth tested the effect of the nutrient lycopene on the simple mechanism through which cancer cells hijack a body's healthy blood supply to grow and spread. They found that lycopene, which is what gives tomatoes their red colour, intercepts cancer's ability to make the connections it needs to attach to a healthy blood supply.

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Muscle Massage Rubs Out Inflammation
Heavily stressed muscles responded to massage therapy with a variety of biologic changes associated with reduced inflammation, analysis of tissue specimens showed. Massage also was associated with activation of signalling pathways involved in stretch response and mitochondrial biogenesis, as reported online in Science Translational Medicine.

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Purple Potatoes Lower Blood Pressure in People with Obesity and Hypertension Without Increasing Weight
The first study to check the effects of eating potatoes on blood pressure in humans has concluded that two small helpings of purple potatoes (Purple Majesty) a day decreases blood pressure by about 4 per cent without causing weight gain. In a report in the ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the researchers say that the decrease, although seemingly small, is sufficient to potentially reduce the risk of several forms of heart disease.

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Brain Study on Siblings Sheds Light on Addiction
Why do some people get addicted while others remain immune to the lure of drugs? Neuroscientists have been studying this question for years, asking whether the difference arises from particular variations in brain structure. But until now the research has not been clear on whether the brain changes seen in addiction are a cause or the result of excessive drug use.

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'Mindfulness' exercises help curb stress and fatigue associated with arthritis
DA mindfulness-based group intervention to reduce psychological distress and fatigue in patients with inflammatory rheumatic joint diseases: a randomized controlled trial.

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Moderate red wine drinking may help cut women's breast cancer risk
Drinking red wine in moderation may reduce one of the risk factors for breast cancer, providing a natural weapon to combat a major cause of death among U.S. women, new research from Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre shows.

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More Power to the Cranberry: Study Shows the Juice is better than extracts at fighting bacterial infections
Cranberry juice still remains the most effective way to fight a urinary tract infection. With scientific evidence now supporting the age-old wisdom that cranberries, whether in sauce or as juice, prevent UTIs, people have wondered if there was an element of the berry that, if extracted and condensed, perhaps in pill form, would be as effective as drinking the juice or eating cranberry sauce. A new study from researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute helps to answer that question

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Saffron ingredient shows promise for fighting MS
Researchers say although there is still much to learn, the discovery of saffron for new treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) could also pave the way for other neurological disorders. The ingredient was studied in lab models and cell cultures by medical researchers at the University of Alberta. The team found…the “compound in saffron, known as crocin …exerts a protective effect in brain cell cultures and other models of MS.

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Organic Farming is Superior to Conventional Agriculture According to a 30-Year Comparative Study
Rodale Institute has announced the latest results of the Farming Systems Trial, America’s longest running side-by-side comparison of organic and conventional farming practices. Originally created to study the transition from conventional to organic production, this 30-year study also examined productivity, soil quality, energy and economics.

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High to moderate levels of stress lead to higher mortality rate
A new study concludes that men who experience persistently moderate or high levels of stressful life events over a number of years have a 50 percent higher mortality rate.

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Prunes Help Prevent Fractures and Osteoporosis
When it comes to improving bone health in postmenopausal women - and people of all ages - a Florida State University researcher has found a simple, proactive solution to help prevent fractures and osteoporosis: eating dried plums.

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Yoga helps older stroke victims improve balance and endurance
An Indiana University study that exposed older veterans with stroke to yoga produced "exciting" results as researchers explored whether this popular mind-body practice could help stroke victims cope with their increased risk for painful and even deadly falls.

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Whole Ginger Extract has promising Anti-Cancer Prostate Potential
In a first of its kind study, assessing anti-cancer properties of ginger as a whole instead of the plant's individual components, scientists at Georgia State University have discovered, that whole ginger extract has promising cancer-preventing activity in prostate cancer.

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More good news about chocolate
In a city renowned for its love of food, it is only fitting that researchers presented the results of a new study in Paris, France, showing that chocolate is good for the heart and brain.

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Study shows small day-to-day changes can result in measurable improvements in quality of life
Small, healthy lifestyle changes and involvement in meaningful activities—going beyond just diet and exercise—are critical to healthy aging, according to a new USC study. Guided by lifestyle advisors, seniors participating in the study made small, sustainable changes in their routines (such as visiting a museum with a friend once a week) that led to measurable gains in quality of life, including lower rates of depression and more satisfaction with life.

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Dietary practices impact memory and affect Alzheimer's risk
A recent study published in Archives of Neurology found that a healthy diet may lower levels of brain chemicals linked to Alzheimer's disease, while an unhealthy diet may raise them. Furthermore, a healthy diet may also reduce the risk of developing memory problems that can lead to this disease.

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Herbal Remedies Offer Hope as the New Antibiotics
Cancer treatments often have the side effect of impairing the patient's immune system. This can result in life-threatening secondary infections from bacteria and fungi, especially since bacteria, like Staphylococcus aureus, are becoming multi-drug resistant (MRSA). New research published by BioMed Central's open access journal Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials investigates the potency of Indian wild plants against bacterial and fungal infections in the mouths of oral cancer patients.

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Music therapy relieves fibromyalgia symptoms and
improves patients' quality of life
Researchers from the University of Granada have proven that music therapy combined with other relaxation techniques based on guided imagery significantly reduces pain, depression and anxiety, and improves sleep among patients suffering from fibromyalgia.

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Are cell phones to blame for our disappearing bee population?
A new Swiss study gives the claim renewed merit. Daniel Favre, a teacher who previously worked as a biologist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, put a mobile phone directly underneath a beehive and then monitored the bees' response.

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Low salt diet does not reduce heart disease or high blood pressure
A new European study published in the May 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that a low salt diet increases the death rate from cardiovascular disease and fails to prevent high blood pressure. These startling findings, reported by The New York Times, are diametrically opposed to traditional medical thought, which for decades has spurred doctors to recommend a restricted salt diet to their patients.

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The Health Benefits of Fasting
Not eating for a full day has generally been associated with religious traditions such as Yom Kippur, Ramadan, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday. Some fasts are absolute and some only require that certain types of food or drink are abstained. The act of fasting has different meanings to different groups, but is generally used for purging sins from our body or sacrificing our comfort for those who sacrificed for us.

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Moderate sleep and less stress may help with weight loss
Not eating for a full day has generally been associated with religious traditions such as Yom Kippur, Ramadan, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday. Some fasts are absolute and some only require that certain types of food or drink are abstained. The act of fasting has different meanings to different groups, but is generally used for purging sins from our body or sacrificing our comfort for those who sacrificed for us.

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What is it about coffee?
Remember when people (and their doctors) used to worry that coffee would harm their hearts, give them ulcers, and make them overly nervous? In excess, coffee, and more particularly, caffeine, can cause problems. But the fretting about two or three cups a day, or even more, is fading as study results suggestive of health benefits from coffee keep on coming in.

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Three Hidden Ways Gluten Can Make You Fat
Gluten-free is hot these days. There are books and websites, restaurants with gluten free menus, and grocery stores with hundreds of new gluten-free food products on the shelf. Is this a fad, or a reflection of response to a real problem?

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What is it about cheap food that blinds us?
The price wars of big supermarkets are not only destroying farming families, they’re revealing a community willing to sacrifice animal welfare, healthy land and good food quality just to save a dollar. What’s going on in our heads that lets us pay a premium for a smart phone or designer label clothes, but with food we want the absolute cheapest?

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Subcommittee Hearing on "Fracking" - Campaign Contributions to Members of the House Science Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
Feb. 6, 2012 - Last Wednesday, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox was arrested after refusing requests from Republican committee members to leave a hearing on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." The hearing focused on a recent EPA report that suggested that hydraulic fracturing methods of extracting natural gas most likely caused contamination of drinking water in Wyoming.

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Marijuana-based painkiller seeks FDA approval
A quarter-century after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drugs based on the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, additional medicines derived from or inspired by the cannabis plant itself could soon be making their way to pharmacy shelves, according to drug companies, small biotech firms and university scientists.

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Breast cancer screening cannot be justified, says researcher
Breast cancer screening can no longer be justified, because the harm to many women from needless diagnosis and damaging treatment outweighs the small number of lives saved, according to a book that accuses many in the scientific establishment of misconduct in their efforts to bury the evidence of critics and keep mammography alive. Peter Gøtzsche, director of the independent Nordic Cochrane Collaboration, has spent more than 10 years investigating and analysing data from the trials of breast screening that were run, mostly in Sweden, before countries such as the UK introduced their national programs.

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A Coal Region’s Quest to Switch to Renewables
Germany's bituminous coal mines are soon to lose their subsidies. But one Ruhr Valley company is looking to transform its mines into sources of renewable energy. Along the way, they could solve one of Germany's largest challenges as it attempts to switch over to green energy.

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Controlling what and how much we eat
Our cravings for fat, salt, and sugar started back when humans lived in caves and hunted and gathered for their food. Fat, salt, and sugar were in short supply, so to ensure that we ate adequate supplies of each, we evolved a craving for them.

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Karoshi - Death from Overwork
Japan's rise from the devastation of World War II to economic prominence between 1945 and 1975 was not without human cost. People cannot work for ten or twelve hours a day six and seven days a week, year after year, without suffering physically as well as mentally.

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Mental health prescriptions rise to 29 million a year
Last year in Australia there were 29 million prescriptions written for medications related to mental health issues. Anti-depressant medications accounted for nearly 60 per cent of these scripts, followed by anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic drugs, according to the report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

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Laughter: a serious business
Laughter has been shown to have an effect on the heart, lungs, muscles and even the gut. Laughing is a serious business, according to researchers, who say it can help in conditions as diverse as diabetes and eczema, heart disease and asthma. It can boost the immune system and help fight infections, and laughter yoga – clapping and chanting ho ho ha ha ha – can be an effective therapy for depression.

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Is sex exercise? And is it hard on the heart?
As many men get older, they wonder if sex is a good form of exercise or if it’s too strenuous for the heart. Whilst ths question may sound frivolous, it is actually quite important — and now has solid scientific answers..

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What should you look for in skincare products?
Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of and concerned with toxic chemicals in personal care products. However, we don’t only need to know what to avoid, but also what to look for in order to get the best results for your skin. We need equal information on what to avoid as well as what to look for when choosing personal care products which includes that they do not harm your health, that they are good for your body, and also benefit your skin.

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11 ways to curb your drinking
Are you concerned about your alcohol intake? Maybe you feel that you’re drinking too much or too often. Perhaps it’s a habit you’d like to better control. It’s always wise to check with your doctor — they should be able to help you decide whether it is best for you to cut back or to abstain. People who are dependent on alcohol, or have other medical or mental health problems, should stop drinking completely.

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Eating to boost energy
The tried-and-true advice for healthful eating also applies to keeping your energy level high: eat a balanced diet that includes a variety of unrefined carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, with an emphasis on vegetables, whole grains, and healthy oils. Taking a daily multivitamin will ensure that you get the vitamins and minerals you need, but taking extra amounts of individual nutrients won’t give you more energy. In addition, eating certain types of foods in particular amounts can help prevent fatigue.

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Understand the Healing Process from a Whole Systems Perspective
Homeopaths utilise practical guidelines to determine when a real healing is taking place and when the disease process is getting worse. These guidelines are called “Hering’s law of cure,” named after the father of American homeopathy, Constantine Hering, MD (1800-1880), who first made these important observations about the healing process.

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10 small steps for a healthier heart
Change is an important part of living with heart disease or trying to prevent it. A jump in blood pressure or cholesterol earns you a lecture on healthy lifestyle changes. Heart attack and stroke survivors are often told to alter a lifetime of habits.

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Culture shown to make you more healthy
Sick of public health messages relentlessly advocating exercise and diet? Then get to an art gallery or museum to passively soak up some culture and enjoy better health as a result. In particular, men who visit art galleries, museums, and the theatre on a regular basis seem to enjoy better health and are more satisfied with life, research suggests.

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New evidence that caffeine is a healthful antioxidant in coffee
Some of the newest research points to caffeine (also present in tea, cocoa, and other foods) as the source of powerful antioxidant effects that may help protect people from Alzheimer's and other diseases.

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Bamboo may be a ‘new health food’, says review
Young bamboo shoots are a rich source of nutrients which may offer health benefits including antioxidant and anti-cancer properties, according to a new review suggesting bamboo use ‘as a new health food’.
The review, published in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety explores the use of bamboo as a potential health food, emphasizing the health benefits of bamboo shoots and their potential for utilization as a health food.

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GM food disrupting organ function
A new paper demonstrates that consuming genetically modified (GM) food leads to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice. Researchers reviewed data from 19 studies and found that parameters including blood and urine biochemistry and organ weights were significantly disrupted in the GM-fed animals.

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Keys to Long Life
Friedman and Leslie R. Martin, a 1996 UCR alumna (Ph.D.) and staff researchers, have published their findings in "The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study" (Hudson Street Press, March 2011). Friedman and Martin examined, refined and supplemented data gathered by the late Stanford University psychologist Louis Terman and subsequent researchers on more than 1,500 bright children who were about 10 years old when they were first studied in 1921.

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Job Rut Can Affect Mental Health
The impact on mental health of a badly paid, poorly supported, or short term job can be as harmful as no job at all, according to a study released by Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Because being in work is associated with better mental health than unemployment, government policies have tended to focus on the risks posed by joblessness, without necessarily considering the impact the quality of a job may have, say the authors of the study.

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Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly popular in maternity care.
However, healthcare professionals need evidence-based information about its use, according to The University of Queensland's Dr Jon Adams, lead author of a review published in the latest Journal of Advanced Nursing. Associate Professor Adams is also Executive Director of the Network of Researchers in the Public Health of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NORPHCAM).

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Study from University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research Places Gluten Sensitivity on Centre Stage of Spectrum of Gluten-Related Disorders
Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Celiac Research have proven that gluten sensitivity is different from celiac disease at the molecular level and in the response it elicits from the immune system. The research, published online in BMC Medicine, provides the first scientific evidence of a different mechanism leading to gluten sensitivity. It also demonstrates that gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are part of a spectrum of gluten-related disorders.

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CONSUMERS KEPT IN THE DARK AS EU DIRECTIVE LOOKS SET TO BAN MAJORITY OF HIGH STREET HERBAL REMEDIES – Indian and Chinese herbs hardest hit
Consumers across Europe will be denied the right to use the majority of herbal remedies currently available in health food stores and on the Internet when a new European law is fully implemented on 1st May 2011, according to data published today by the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl).

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Placebos Work -- Even Without Deception
For most of us, the "placebo effect" is synonymous with the power of positive thinking; it works because you believe you're taking a real drug. But a new study rattles this assumption.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School's Osher Research Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have found that placebos work even when administered without the seemingly requisite deception.

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Vitamins, Pharma and B Vitamins
For those of us in the natural health field, any headline stating that B vitamins can help the brain, and be particularly useful for people with Alzheimer’s, certainly wouldn’t be considered ‘new’ or ‘ground-breaking’.  We are repeatedly told by the media and mainstream medicine that vitamins are bad for you and even downright dangerous at dosages higher than the recommended daily allowances (RDA).

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Thermotherapy alternative to chemotherapy uses heat, not poison, to kill tumours
Yet another study supports the use of heat to kill cancer cells without harming neighbouring cells, in a promising alternative to chemo and radiation therapy. In a study conducted by researchers from Virginia Tech and Ladavpur University in Kolkata, India, and presented at the 63rd annual meeting of the American Physical Society, researchers injected a solution called a ferrofluid into both cancerous cells in the laboratory and into tumour cells inside living humans.

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Meditation as good as drugs for depression
Drugs such as selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are effective treatments for the scourge of major depression, but what about the many patients who are reluctant to stay on the medication indefinitely, risking serious relapses? A new Canadian study suggests that a novel alternative – a form of meditation – actually does as good a job in preventing such relapses as the drugs.

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80% university students mentally stressed
More than 80 percent of university students are struggling with psychological distress with almost one-fifth of these classified as having a serious mental illness, according to a University of Queensland study. Further, the rate of psychological distress among university students surveyed (83.9 percent) is almost three times higher than in the general population (29 percent).

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Fatty Acids help prevent gum disease
Research has suggested that polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in foods such as fatty fish and nuts, help keep people’s smiles healthy as they have been shown to help lower the risk of gum disease and periodontitis.

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Radiation may be a greater cancer risk to patients than doctors thought
From the sun's ultraviolet rays to the weak cosmic exposure we get on plane flights to the screening tests that doctors recommend, our bodies are constantly bombarded with small but relatively consistent doses of potentially cancer-triggering radiation. And although doctors had thought that the cancer risks posed by such exposure declined with age, a new study reveals that the hazard may be greater in adults than previously believed.

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Bisphenol A officially declared toxic by Canada
Canada has become the first country in the world to declare bisphenol A (BPA) to be a toxic substance that poses risks to human health and the environment. BPA is an industrial chemical used to make a hard, clear plastic such as reusable polycarbonate baby bottles. It is also used in the manufacture of epoxy resins, which act as a protective lining on the inside of metal-based food and beverage cans.

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Survey reveals half of Australians want their children to personally care for them in their old age
Tasmanians are the most caring with 50% prepared to personally provide full time care for their parents. People from ACT are the least caring with only 25% prepared to personally care for their parents. 42% of parents would want their children to take care of them but wouldn’t expect it.

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Doctors advised to avoid information from pharmaceutical companies
Promotional tactics by pharmaceutical companies can influence some doctors and may harm their prescribing according to an international team of researchers led by The University of Queensland.

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Women who take a daily multivitamin may be at a reduced risk of heart attacks, according to new research
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, observed multivitamin use to be inversely associated with myocardial infarction in women with no history of cardiovascular disease. The researchers noted that the association grew stronger with long-term use, and was not affected by how often supplements were taken.

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Swiss glucosamine study “left out” positive trial data
Leading figures from the natural health sector in Britain and America have questioned the findings of a survey into the effectiveness of glucosamine and chondroitin. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has published a study by professor Peter Jüni and his team at the University of Bern who found no “clinically relevant effect” of glucosamine or chondroitin. The Bern team’s conclusion was based on a meta-analysis of 10 published trials.

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Antidepressants linked with significant risk of stroke and fracture
Antidepressant prescribing is associated with a significantly increased risk of stroke, falls and fractures in older people, according to analyses of primary care data by UK researchers.Two analyses by the same team of researchers from the University of Nottingham of the QResearch database – a network of 602 practices in England – found antidepressants increased the stroke rate by up to half, the rate of falls by more than three quarters, and the fracture rate by 87% compared with no antidepressant use.

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Fish Oil Shows Promise in Fight Against Breast Cancer
A recent study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, provides further evidence that fish oil supplements may play a role in preventing chronic disease.

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A gassy subject
A popular food additive commonly found in processed foods may be causing flatulence. Researchers at the University of Minnesota in the US have discovered the commonly used food additive, inulin, can cause gastrointestinal distress.

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Homeopathy Prevents Leptospirosis Infection
In the largest study of homeopathy ever conducted, researchers found that a homeopathic intervention effectively battled Leptospirosis. The study, conducted in 2007 on the entire population of Cuba (11 million people), was published in a recent issue of the journal Homeopathy.

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Drugs industry has created “market for lemons”
A new study by an American sociologist reveals that 85% of new drugs released onto the market offer “few if any benefits”.
In his paper Pharmaceuticals: A Two-Tier Market for Producing ‘Lemons’ and Serious Harm, Dr Donald Light asserts that despite the lack of ineffectiveness of many new drugs their toxic side effects make them a significant cause of death in the United States.

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UN conference in Melbourne hears stark diabetes warnings

“Some diseases maim, some kill – diabetes does both”

Leading health and development experts have warned that the global diabetes crisis is driving poverty that will last for generations. The United Nations Department of Public Information held its 63rd annual meeting of Non Government Organisations (NGOs) in Melbourne during August with the aim of advancing global health initiatives.

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Different practices often produce different results
As doctors increasingly prescribe meditation to patients for stress-related disorders, scientists are gaining a better understanding of how different techniques from Buddhist, Chinese, and Vedic traditions produce different results.

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Cloning of farm animals raises cruelty and ethical issues
The Soil Association (UK) has hit out at the cloning of farm animals which it has described as “cruel” and a “serious threat to genetic diversity within agriculture”. The organic charity was responding to reports in the UK and US media that milk from a cloned cow’s offspring is currently on sale in Britain without a legally required authorisation from the Food Standards Association.

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Vitamins D and E May Lower Dementia Risk
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    Breatharianism: Science Examines People Who Claim Not to Eat   Breatharianism: Science Examines People Who Claim Not to Eat

Breathariansim refers to the practice of sustaining oneself without the need for food. This concept is not new; in fact, for thousands of years various cultures around the world have written of this ability. In the third book of the Yoga Sutras, for example, approximately twenty-five siddhis are listed as having extraordinary abilities. This is a common theme throughout Buddhism, and various other spiritual traditions as well. Clairvoyance, psychokinesis, and many more are all special traits attributed to the siddhis, as is the liberation from hunger and thirst.

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    Essential Oils Can Help Ease Symptoms of ADHD   Essential Oils Can Help Ease Symptoms of ADHD

About 11 percent of U.S. children (or 6.4 million) have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is characterised by a pattern of inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity that interferes with learning, daily functioning and relationships. Rates of diagnosis have been increasing by about 5 percent a year.

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    Tripterygium Root Effective for Rheumatoid Arthritis   Yet another study confirms the holistic approach to health: Diet cures disease, NOT drugs

A groundbreaking study, conducted by a doctor at Seattle Children’s Hospital and published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology has demonstrated for the first time that dietary intervention alone can cause complete remission of symptoms in many cases of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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    Tripterygium Root Effective for Rheumatoid Arthritis   Tripterygium Root Effective for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The root of the Tripterygiumwilfordii plant is called “lei gone teng” in traditional Chinese medicine. Extracts from the root have been used for rheumatoid arthritis for centuries by herbalists around the world. The plant is also known as the “thunder god vine”.

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    Qigong and Tai Chi Treat Parkinson’s Disease   Big Biotech’s ‘Substantial Equivalence’ Argument Busted by Latest GMO Study

The Biotech industry assures the public that GMOs are substantially equivalent to their non-GMO or near-isogenic counterparts. In fact, the whole idea of substantial equivalence has been spun into existence by Big Biotech as a clever way to peddle their wares – but they like to have it both ways…

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    Qigong and Tai Chi Treat Parkinson’s Disease   Melanoma Rates Jump Despite Increased Sunscreen Use

Despite the dramatic rise in sunscreen use, melanoma rates continue to rise. Something is definitely wrong with the assumption that the sun’s ultraviolet rays are the exclusive cause of melanoma or skin cancer in general.

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    Qigong and Tai Chi Treat Parkinson’s Disease   Five Proven Medicinal Benefits of Brewer’s Yeast

Brewer’s yeast (also referred to as nutritional yeast when deactivated) has a profound effect upon our health. In fact, this type of yeast can benefit our health in at least five ways.

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    Qigong and Tai Chi Treat Parkinson’s Disease   Common insecticides found to be far more dangerous to health than previously believed

Neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides in wide use, may be more destabilising to agriculture than previously presumed, according to a new study from Penn State.

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    Qigong and Tai Chi Treat Parkinson’s Disease   Researchers find 'interactions' between cancer cells and their environment

New research indicates that there are interactions between an animal cell and its surrounding environment within a fibrous network called the extracellular matrix, and that in turn plays a vital role in how cells function, including migration and growth.

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    Qigong and Tai Chi Treat Parkinson’s Disease   Licorice contains powerful breast cancer-killing properties

It seems as though people either love it or hate it, but one thing is for sure: licorice is a powerhouse of immune-boosting and cancer-fighting nutrition that, when used properly, has been shown to help minimise one's risk of developing "The Big C," and specifically cancer of the breast.

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    Qigong and Tai Chi Treat Parkinson’s Disease   Qigong and Tai Chi Treat Parkinson’s Disease

Qigong and Tai chi are ancient exercises with origins more than two thousand years old. There are similarities between these two therapeutic exercise arts, but also some subtle differences.

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    The Landmark Johns Hopkins Sulforaphane Cancer Study Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About   The Landmark Johns Hopkins Sulforaphane Cancer Study Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About

Truth be told, conventional medicine has made some strides (let’s call them baby steps) over the last 40 years when it comes to disease prevention. Mainstream medicine does continue to tout the “slash-and-burn” method as the be-all and end-all for treating cancer after the fact. Yet the concept of taking proactive steps to reduce the risk of cancer (like exercising and eating “healthier”) is now fairly commonplace.

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    Chemotherapy patients' quality of life suffers long after treatment   Chemotherapy patients' quality of life suffers long after treatment

Studies show that the stress of cancer treatment, particularly chemotherapy, can lead to cognitive decline that hampers survivors' quality of life even after treatment has ended.

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    Superageing: why some 80 year olds have the memory capacity of 20 year olds   Superageing: why some 80 year olds have the memory capacity of 20 year olds

If you're unfamiliar with the term "superageing," you are likely to begin hearing more about it in the coming years as scientists and researchers delve into the phenomenon.

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    Basic Yoga Moves to Improve Balance, Mood and Flexibility   Basic Yoga Moves to Improve Balance, Mood and Flexibility

Yoga postures may not be something you’ve thought about for the purposes of improving your overall health and wellness. But research shows that even a daily, two-minute routine can strengthen core muscles throughout your body. Simple yoga moves can also improve your balance, increase your flexibility and even boost your mood. They can be tailored to every fitness level and come with advantages for your attitude and outlook, as well.

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    red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Twelve Diseases Treated with Rose Hips

Roses are beautiful, but rose hips are bursting with phytonutrients and health benefits. Indeed, they have a long history of being used to treat disease in traditional medicines around the world. We can now validate this with scientific research.

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    Tasmanian Devil Milk is capable of killing the most deadly superbugs”  width=   Myrtle Herb Kills Antibiotic-resistant Skin Bacteria

Pharmaceutical medicine has created a monster in the form of antibiotic-resistant superbug bacteria. But in an ironic twist, it looks like herbal medicine offers one of the only ways out of this mess. I say ironic because the pharmaceutical industry typically opposes herbal medicine.

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    Tasmanian Devil Milk is capable of killing the most deadly superbugs”  width=   Tasmanian Devil Milk is capable of killing the most deadly superbugs

Milk from Tasmanian devils and other marsupials may be a natural cure for antibiotic-resistant infections, suggests a study conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney and published in the journal “Scientific Reports.” The researchers found that the milk contains no fewer than six compounds capable of killing some of the world's worst superbugs.

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    15 Must-Know Facts About Iodine   15 Must-Know Facts About Iodine

It is not an understatement to say our existence, and the quality of our lives, depends on having adequate iodine levels. In spite of this, mainstream medicine generally ignores the importance of this element. The following fifteen facts will reveal not only how important iodine is, but how much better your life can be with balanced levels of this life-giving element.

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    Antibiotics Shown to Impair Memory, Stop Growth of New Brain Cells   Antibiotics Shown to Impair Memory, Stop Growth of New Brain Cells

A new study in the journal “Cell Reports” has established that antibiotics strong enough to kill off gut bacteria also halt the growth of new brain cells located in the hippocampus — the region of the brain responsible for memory. “We found prolonged antibiotic treatment might impact brain function,” says senior author Susanne Asu Wolf of the Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany. And the researchers think they know why — in short, a unique white blood cell that functions as a go-between for the brain, immune system and gut. The good news is the team also discovered two remedies which can reverse the damage.

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    Walking can improve memory and reverse muscle loss   Walking can improve memory and reverse muscle loss

As the saying goes, it's not growing old that causes a person to lose mobility, but rather a lack of mobility that causes a person to grow old. And a new study out of Yale University affirms this, having found that staying mobile is the key to improving memory and both preventing and reversing muscle loss.

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    How to Increase Dopamine, the Motivation Molecule   How to Increase Dopamine, the Motivation Molecule

Dopamine is a key neurotransmitter for motivation, focus and productivity. In this article you can learn about the symptoms of dopamine deficiency and natural ways to increase dopamine levels.

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    Plants Cure Cancer, Not Chemicals   Plants Cure Cancer, Not Chemicals

Unbeknownst to most, a Copernican revolution has already taken place in cancer theory. Today, the weight of evidence indicates that plants and not chemicals are the solution for reversing the global cancer epidemic.

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    15 Reasons to Keep Coconut Oil in Your Bathroom   15 Reasons to Keep Coconut Oil in Your Bathroom

While multiple companies manufacture and market “new and improved” consumer goods that we use every day, such as soap, toothpaste, deodorant and body lotion, one of the best and most natural products has been right under our noses, so to speak.

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    Harvard Goes to the Himalayas – Monks with ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do   Harvard Goes to the Himalayas – Monks with ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various techniques. Some of these techniques, known as “siddhis” in the yoga tradition (from the Sanskrit, meaning “perfection”), include meditation, static dancing, drumming, praying, fasting, psychedelics, and more.

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    The Metabolic Model of Cancer: How Nutrition and Diet Influences Cancer   The Metabolic Model of Cancer: How Nutrition and Diet Influences Cancer

Is it possible that chromosomal damage is simply a marker for cancer and not the actual cause of the disease? Compelling evidence suggests this is the case, and in the featured lecture, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Gary Fettke reviews some of this evidence.

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    25 Cancer Stem-Cell Killing Foods That Are Smarter Than Chemo and Radiation   25 Cancer Stem-Cell Killing Foods That Are Smarter Than Chemo and Radiation

A new scientific review has identified 25 of the top foods and herbs which kill cancer stem cells at the root cause of cancer malignancy.

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    Depression: It’s Not All in Your Head   Depression: It’s Not All in Your Head

No, it’s not “all in your head.” Depression and all of its relatives are manifestations of glitches in the immune system and inflammatory pathways—not a neurochemical deficiency disorder.

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    Why a Healthy Gut is Essential to Your Wellbeing – and How to Restore It!   Why a Healthy Gut is Essential to Your Wellbeing – and How to Restore It!

This may come as a surprise: your intestines play a vital role in your good health. If something’s amiss there, you’ll know it. Sometimes malfunction expresses as mere inconvenience, other times it points to severe imbalance or illness. Our gut is central to our wellbeing and may well be the most underrated and underappreciated organ of our body.

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    Acupuncture shown to boost fertility better than medication   Acupuncture shown to boost fertility better than medication

Infertility is a systemic health issue that many couples do not understand and have a hard time talking about. When a woman is ready to conceive, her heart is passionately involved because she has committed all her love to courageously bringing new life into the world. When she struggles to conceive, she feels inadequate.

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    Scientists Discover Instinctual “Reptilian” Region of the Brain Directly Linked to Compassion and Happiness   Scientists Discover Instinctual “Reptilian” Region of the Brain Directly Linked to Compassion and Happiness

We’ve all had those kinds of days where everything seems to go wrong. You’re running late, and hit every single stoplight from home to work. Kids are uncooperative. You forget your phone (and wallet). You spill coffee down the front of your shirt. And so it goes. Nothing overly shocking, it happens to everyone now and again, but science is finding that how we respond to these kinds of challenging circumstances says a lot about how our brains are wired — and how resilient (and happy) we are when faced with negative events.

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    Research questions whole brain radiotherapy for older lung cancer patients   Research questions whole brain radiotherapy for older lung cancer patients

Older lung cancer patients whose disease has spread to the brain could be spared potentially harmful radiotherapy, new research indicates.

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    Synthetic Cannabis Extremely Dangerous Compared to Natural Marijuana, New Study Reveals   Synthetic Cannabis Extremely Dangerous Compared to Natural Marijuana, New Study Reveals

The criminalization of cannabis has led to the creation of a synthetic cannabinoid analogue black-market that is far more dangerous than the cannabis plant, a new study reveals.

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    Reverse the effects of a fatty diet with fish oil supplements   Reverse the effects of a fatty diet with fish oil supplements

Fish oil has been held in high regard for its myriad of health benefits for a number of years now. Hearing it is good for youis really no surprise, but we are really just beginning to understand how beneficial it truly is.

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    Dried Plums Prevent Bone Loss during Menopause   Dried Plums Prevent Bone Loss during Menopause

For years, calcium was lauded as the cure for ageing bone loss. Move over calcium, dried plums are here to stay.Dried plums – also referred to as prunes – are tasty and healthy. Plums are delicious fruits when eaten fresh and they are also good dried.

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    Ginkgo Biloba Treats Children with ADHD   Ginkgo Biloba Treats Children with ADHD

Ginkgo biloba has been utilised to treat brain and neurological conditions for centuries in traditional medicine. Now we find it can help children with ADHD.

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    How To Feel Less Stressed and Less Sad   How To Feel Less Stressed and Less Sad

There’s no doubt there is an increasing amount of anxiety and depression in our modern world. This is partly because the standard combination of pharmaceutical drugs and mainstream psychology struggles to work. Fortunately however, there are other ways through.

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    Acupuncture For Pain Competes With Morphine In Shock New Study   Acupuncture For Pain Competes With Morphine In Shock New Study

Acupuncture has been recognised by the World Health Organization since 1996 as a safe and effective treatment for a range of complaints, including pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, its use in a hospital setting, where patients usually must take whatever treatment they can get, is still very rare. But an amazing new study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine will hopefully change more attitudes towards the practice.

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    The herbal remedy everyone should know about: Turmeric golden honey can fight weight gain, relieve pain and combat inflammation   The herbal remedy everyone should know about: Turmeric golden honey can fight weight gain, relieve pain and combat inflammation

You might have heard about the many health benefits of turmeric – or maybe you still think of this popular spice as only belonging in your spice rack. Either way, you may be surprised to find out that a simple combination of turmeric and honey (known as "golden honey") is an extremely useful natural remedy.

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    Modern Research Reveals Your Heart Does Have a Mind of Its Own width=   Modern Research Reveals Your Heart Does Have a Mind of Its Own

In the film “Of Hearts and Minds”, science documentary filmmaker David Malone explores the human heart, juxtaposing the modern scientific view of the heart as a mere pump, versus its long history as a symbol of love and the centre of innate wisdom and human character.

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    Are Mood Disorders the Price We Pay for High Intelligence and Creativity? Scientists Say “Yes”   Are Mood Disorders the Price We Pay for High Intelligence and Creativity? Scientists Say “Yes”

“History is peppered with famous artists, actors and musicians who were highly intelligent and creative, and experienced significant mood swings. Some are quite notorious for their outbursts; painter Vincent Van Gogh and the composer Beethoven are two examples. Writers like Virginia Woolf and Silvia Plath also seemed to suffer from their exceptional level of creativity, where episodes of unstable behaviour were common.”

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    How Words Rewire Our Brains, For Better or Worse   How Words Rewire Our Brains, For Better or Worse

“Just seeing a list of negative words for a few seconds will make a highly anxious or depressed person feel worse, and the more you ruminate on them, the more you can actually damage key structures that regulate your memory, feelings, and emotions. You’ll disrupt your sleep, your appetite, and your ability to experience long-term happiness and satisfaction.”

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    Frankincense oil kills cancer cells while boosting the immune system   Frankincense oil kills cancer cells while boosting the immune system

Frankincense is a powerful medicinal oil that not only boosts the immune system - it also kills cancer cells - a number of studies have shown. One of the most significant studies was conducted by researchers from the University of Leicester, England, in 2013. The researchers found that the naturally occurring frankincense compound acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA) targeted and destroyed ovarian cancer cells.

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    Mushrooms and Mycelium Help the Microbiome   Mushrooms and Mycelium Help the Microbiome

Mushrooms are prebiotics that not only boost the immune system, but also balance the microbiome in favour of beneficial bacteria, resulting in better digestion and, amazingly, potential weight loss!

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    New science confirms that eating curry (with turmeric) prevents dementia   New science confirms that eating curry (with turmeric) prevents dementia

According to new research published in the Journal of Nutrition,eating curry at least once a week may help you to prevent dementia. The study by Australian scientists shows that a weekly hit of spicy food will keep your mind sharper for longer.

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    Simple eye exam could successfully detect Alzheimer's disease years before symptoms arise, new research shows   Simple eye exam could successfully detect Alzheimer's disease years before symptoms arise, new research shows

A new eye test that is simple to perform could help primary care providers effectively diagnose Alzheimer's disease many years before signs and symptoms show up in patients. That means it may also be possible to conduct medication trials for treating or preventing the progression of the disease, according to new research.

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    Eat More Cultured and Fermented Foods If You Want to Be Smart, Slim and Healthy   Eat More Cultured and Fermented Foods If You Want to Be Smart, Slim and Healthy

It’s not difficult to get into a rut with food. As we rush about in our busy lives, many times nutrition takes a backseat to more pressing concerns. The regrettable cost of this shortcut? Expanding waistlines, dulled thinking and floundering immune systems. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. By including a few probiotic-rich foods in our daily routine, we can greatly improve mental and physical well-being — all without unpleasant fad diets.

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    The Top 10 Causes of Adult Obesity   Detoxify, Rejuvenate and Feel Fantastic – Fast!

It’s funny: when searching for a nice image to go with this article, the only picture coming up for “fasting” was an empty plate with knife and fork. Quite unimaginative, let alone positive. But it probably shows what many people associate with the word “fasting”: lack, going hungry, no food allowed, a punitive act even.

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15 Effective Foods For Mood and Happiness

There are many foods that may be hurting your mood, making you sick, and even pushing you toward depression! On the flip side there are many foods that promote your health, give you energy, turbo charge your memory and focus, and improve your mood. These are some of the most effective foods in that category.

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Eating nuts daily reduces prostate cancer death rates by 33 percent

Men who have prostate cancer could significantly reduce their risk of death by regularly consuming nuts like peanuts, cashews, almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts, a new study has revealed.

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    Kundalini Yoga Channels Energy to Where Your Body Needs Healing the Most  

A daily glass of cranberry juice reduces urinary tract infections and antibiotic use in women

If you are among the 50 to 60 percent of women who suffer from urinary tract infections (UTIs), then you can say goodbye to the antibiotics, as cranberry juice comes to the rescue. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that drinking an 8-ounce (240 ml) glass of cranberry juice a day reduces symptomatic UTIs by nearly 40 percent in women with recurrent infections.

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    Science births recognition of dietary nucleotides as new nutrient group   Antibiotics and Intestinal Health: Balancing Our Internal Ecosystem

The discovery of penicillin in 1928 is considered one of the most important developments in the history of modern medicine. Since their inception antibiotics have without a doubt saved many lives by helping people to overcome serious infections. However, today according to health authorities they are being overprescribed, with estimates ranging from 20% to 50% being deemed as inappropriate. This is a worrying trend because the overuse of antibiotics for non-life threatening conditions, and their use as growth promoters for conventionally farmed livestock, has contributed greatly to gut dysbiosis (microbial imbalance that detrimentally impacts on normal bodily function), pathogen colonization of the gut, pathogen evolution, and the downward spiral of general human health in ways that are as yet not fully understood.

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    Kundalini Yoga Channels Energy to Where Your Body Needs Healing the Most   Modern Science Confirms Yoga’s Many Health Benefits
Your Body Needs Healing the Most

Modern science now confirms why humans have been practising yoga since the beginning of recorded history: it is good both for the body and mind.

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    still-lake-in-new-zealand CROPPED.jpg   Humans Crave Connection: Why Loneliness Is Dangerous to Health

Humans are social animals. We naturally bond and pair as couples in partnerships and marriage. We live together as families and tribes, and we gather as communities. No doubt this is a manifestation of our spiritual selves which are never alone. This concept has many forms of dress. We call it our connection to God, or with our higher Self, or our oneness with Nature. In some religious traditions, we are all spiritual children of the Creator, or the Great Spirit. In others, as in Kabbalistic traditions, we originate from sparks of one light.

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    still-lake-in-new-zealand CROPPED.jpg   Children's clothing found loaded with endocrine-disrupting chemicals

Three major clothing lines based in Sweden and Norway are selling products that contain toxic chemicals. Reported in NewsinEnglish.no. KappAhl and H&M, both Sweden-based clothing chains - and Cubus, a Norway-based company, were caught selling articles of clothing in which one out of three contained Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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    still-lake-in-new-zealand CROPPED.jpg   How the Power of Silence Can Rewire Your Brain and Transform Health

“Unnecessary noise is the most cruel absence of care that can be inflicted on sick or well.” Florence Nightingale

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    New study shows cancer-fighting properties of horseradish   The Ultimate Supplement? Berberine Tackles a Range of Cancers, Diabetes, Obesity and More

A compound frequently used for gastrointestinal issues — like traveller’s diarrhoea and food poisoning — has moved into the spotlight as a viable option to prevent and treat cancerous tumour formation. It also controls blood sugar and lipid metabolism at the same level as metformin — a potent drug used for the treatment of diabetes. If that wasn’t enough to grab your attention, it also calms inflammation, encourages weight loss, protects the heart, alleviates depression and fortifies against infections and contagious illness.

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    New study shows cancer-fighting properties of horseradish   New study shows cancer-fighting properties of horseradish

A recent study has revealed the cancer-fighting properties of horseradish, making it the latest "superfood" to be added to the list of natural cancer treatments discovered in recent years. A research team at the University of Illinois was the first to document the activation of cancer-fighting enzymes called glucosinolates, which are found in horseradish and other cruciferous vegetables.

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    Are Humans Wired to Sleep Twice a Day? The Benefits of a Two-Phase Sleep Cycle   Are Humans Wired to Sleep Twice a Day? The Benefits of a Two-Phase Sleep Cycle

Until recently, most of us just assumed that sleep is a nocturnal activity that naturally occurs in one long block. Today, largely thanks to historian and researcher Roger Ekrich, this long held assumption is being revisited. Ekirch published a study that examined hundreds of diaries, court records, and instructional manuals which demonstrated that, prior to the industrial revolution, most humans slept in two shorter blocks rather than one single large one.

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    9 Reasons You Need To Be Giving and Receiving Hugs Every Day   9 Reasons You Need To Be Giving and Receiving Hugs Every Day

Hugging helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It is invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects. It is all natural, organic, naturally sweet, no pesticides, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients, GMO-free and 100 percent wholesome. There are no batteries to wear out, no periodic check-ups, low energy consumption, high energy yield, inflation proof, non-fattening, no monthly payments, theft-proof, non-taxable, non-polluting and, of course, fully returnable.

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    DEA finally approves marijuana to be studied for veterans suffering from PTSD   DEA finally approves marijuana to be studied for veterans suffering from PTSD

In a long overdue move, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has finally granted approval for clinical trials researching the therapeutic value of marijuana on veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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    Plants Are Smarter Than You Think   Plants Are Smarter Than You Think

Plants are not simple bystanders in the environment, soaking up sun and otherwise engaging in a passive existence. They’re actually active communicators and engage in a complex relationship with their environment.

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    Promising Research Offers New Hope in Understanding and Treating Autism   Promising Research Offers New Hope in Understanding and Treating Autism

“A new government survey of parents suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is notably higher than the official government estimate of 1 in 68 American children with autism, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).” ~ Autism Speaks

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    “Killer Germs” Obliterated by Medicinal Smoke Smudging, Study Reveals   Do Lunar Cycles Really Influence Us?

The moon has long been a source of wonder and inspiration to humans. Often associated with the mysterious feminine energy and the dreamy, irrational side of life, it has been held responsible for inspiring visions, revelations, and even madness.

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    “Killer Germs” Obliterated by Medicinal Smoke Smudging, Study Reveals   “Killer Germs” Obliterated by Medicinal Smoke Smudging, Study Reveals

The ritualistic use of plant smoke stretches back to the prehistorical era and is still used, the world over, as a way of ‘cleansing’ the spirit. Now modern scientific research reveals that the practice may actually have life-saving implications by purifying the air of harmful bacteria.

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    7 Amazing Healing Powers of Aloe Vera   7 Amazing Healing Powers of Aloe Vera

Around 1750 BC Hannibal waged war to control the areas in North Africa where aloe vera flourished. It's no wonder when you understand the powerful medicine contained in this plant.

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    Healthy, anti-inflammatory gut bacteria is actually key to averting the start of cancer   Healthy, anti-inflammatory gut bacteria is actually key to averting the start of cancer

A number of studies have indicated that the "good" bacteria living in our intestines play an important role in managing obesity and preventing disease, and new research has found that gut bacteria also helps in preventing cancer.

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    Water, Energy, and the Perils of Dehydration   Water, Energy, and the Perils of Dehydration

What if water, plain and simple, was the most critically lacking substance for energy and health promotion in the modern lifestyle?

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    For people with cataracts, a diet rich in vitamin C can stop the

condition from progressing as rapidly   For people with cataracts, a diet rich in vitamin C can stop the condition from progressing as rapidly

Diets rich in vitamin C provide a person with multiple benefits, but now researchers believe it also has another use for a more serious condition: cataracts.

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    Food is Medicine: Japanese diet linked to 15% reduction in mortality rates   Food is Medicine: Japanese diet linked to 15% reduction in mortality rates

Japan takes the prize for having the longest life expectancy of any country in the world, but it's not just a matter of genes and dumb luck. According to a recent study, Japanese citizens owe their longevity to dietary guidelines introduced in 2000, which have been linked to a 15 percent reduction in mortality.

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    9 Foods To Cut Your Risk Of A Deadly Stroke   9 Foods To Cut Your Risk Of A Deadly Stroke

Five million people die from stroke every year. Those deaths can be cruel and lingering. These 9 foods can help keep you safe.

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    Scientists identify six chemicals from plant extracts that can slow down biological ageing and boost longevity   Scientists identify six chemicals from plant extracts that can slow down biological ageing and boost longevity

Everybody ages, but not everyone ages equally. The tick of our chronological clock doesn't always match the tick of our biological clock. And although ageing is inevitable, a group of Canadian researchers claim to have discovered the six best natural compounds that can slow down the ageing process and boost longevity.

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    Power your home with kitchen scraps? Scientists figure out how to generate electricity from decomposing food   Power your home with kitchen scraps? Scientists figure out how to generate electricity from decomposing food

Many people use their table scraps for compost, to grow lusher, thicker, more productive gardens or to feed chickens, but now you may soon be able to cut your power bill with food scraps.

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    Omega 7: A Key Healthy Saturated Fat and Lipid Regulator   Omega 7: A Key Healthy Saturated Fat and Lipid Regulator

Emerging science reveals palmitoleic acid’s role as a key regulator of fats in the body

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    9 Other Reasons to Eat More Fibre   9 Other Reasons to Eat More Fibre

Even your great-grandmother knew fibre was the secret to keeping you “regular.” But fibre has many other surprisingly powerful health benefits. Here are nine other excellent reasons to bulk up on fibre.

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    How pomegranates can help every inch of your body - from oral care, to skin care, to fertility and more   How pomegranates can help every inch of your body - from oral care, to skin care, to fertility and more

There is hardly a better superfood than pomegranates, and for all the good they do your body, they should be a daily part of your diet.

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    Natural Ways To Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis   10 Natural Ways To Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that attacks joints, bones, organs, and more. RA drugs have terrible side effects and aren't very effective. Here are 10 proven ways to relieve RA naturally.

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    Why Cannabis Is the Future of Medicine   Why Cannabis Is the Future of Medicine

The future of medicine rests on the fundamental right we all have to use things that spring from the Earth naturally as healing agents. Why should cannabis, used for at least 10,000 years by humankind to alleviate suffering, be excluded from this inexorable mandate?

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    It's Time to Address Cannaphobia   It's Time to Address Cannaphobia

"Cannaphobia," or the unreasonable fear of cannabis, is a problem for holistic medicine and health freedom. It’s called cannaphobia or cannabias and it’s a problem for holistic medicine. Cannaphobia occurs when a person holds an unreasonable fear or antipathy of cannabis and the people who support it. By not addressing unfair bias against cannabis we threaten the scope of natural medicine in general. Many might be surprised that this bias is a fairly recent phenomenon

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    Science proves these seven herbs provide powerful protection against liver cancer   Science proves these seven herbs provide powerful protection against liver cancer and liver damage of all kinds

More than 10 percent of the world's population currently suffers from some form of liver disease, whether it be fibrosis, cirrhosis, a hepatocellular carcinoma, alcoholic steatosis, or chronic hepatitis. And a great number of these folks use some kind of natural remedy as treatment rather than pharmaceuticals, according to a 2012 study published in the “European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry”.

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    11 Proven Health Benefits of Meditation   11 Proven Health Benefits of Meditation

The ancient practice of meditation is enjoying a resurgence. Its proven health benefits have been discovered by such unlikely advocates as military programs and corporations.

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    Kundalini Yoga Channels Energy to Where Your Body Needs Healing the Most   Kundalini Yoga Channels Energy to Where
Your Body Needs Healing the Most

Science has provided us with a huge volume of data about yoga's therapeutic benefits. Much of this research comes from India. In a comprehensive 2004 literature review, Harvard's Sat Bir S. Khalsa cites 181 yoga studies. The GMI yoga page alone lists benefits for 76 different diseases.

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    Scientific Consensus Statement Reveals Roundup Herbicide A Major Health Threat   Scientific Consensus Statement Reveals Roundup Herbicide A Major Health Threat

A newly published scientific consensus statement on Roundup herbicide reveals exposure to this ubiquitous toxicant is increasing and valid research proving it safe is still nowhere to be found.

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    fruits-and-vegetables   Study Shows Exposure to Animals in Early Childhood Supports Immune Development

Is Urban Living Making Us Sick? The last century, especially the last several decades, has seen a steep rise in levels of allergies, asthma and auto-immune disorders. What is interesting is that statistical analysis shows that typically these conditions are more prevalent in developed nations than in developing countries, and when families migrate from a developing country with a low incidence rate to a developed one with a high incidence rate, it only takes one generation for the conditions to present.

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    fruits-and-vegetables   Fruit and Vegetables Reaching an Alarming State of Nutrient Depletion

What if our food has been getting less and less nutritious? What if modern intensive farming methods — many of which solved malnutrition problems when they were first introduced — have affected the mineral and vitamin content of what we eat? Could having a constant supply of varied produce and introducing genetically modified foods be compromising nature’s goodness?

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    alzehimers   How Coconut Oil May Rescue The Brain From Alzheimer's Disease

The internet loves a good "natural cure" recovery story. For instance, when Dr. Mary Newport, MD, dramatically reverses her husband's symptoms of Alzheimer's disease after just two weeks of adding coconut oil to his diet, thousands enthusiastically share the story. But despite their popularity, anecdotes rarely stand the test of time, nor the scrutiny of the medical community, at least not like experimental research published in peer-reviewed biomedical journals.

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    Stevia Kills Lyme Disease Pathogen Better Than Antibiotics (Preclinical Study)   Stevia Kills Lyme Disease Pathogen Better Than Antibiotics (Preclinical Study)

Lyme disease is exceedingly difficult to treat, due to its well-known shape-shifting (pleomorphic) abilities, with conventional antibiotics often failing to produce a long-term cure. Could the commonly used natural plant Stevia provide a safer, and more effective means to combat this increasingly prevalent infection?

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    Who’s Living Whom? Bacterial Cells vs. Human Cells in the Body   Who’s Living Whom? Bacterial Cells vs. Human Cells in the Body

The bacterial-human cell ratio in the body is quite astounding, if you didn’t already know it. Did you realise that the amount of bacteria in your body vastly outnumber everything else? The bacterial-human cell ratio is estimated to be around 10:1! That means for every human cell in your body, there are roughly 10 bacterial cells. So who’s living whom? Who’s in charge? It’s certainly not the human “you”, because you only have one eleventh of the numbers (although human cells are far larger and heavier).

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    Could Melanin Convert Radiation Into Harmless, Even Useful Energy?   Could Melanin Convert Radiation Into Harmless,
Even Useful Energy?

Could the melanin found in our bodies and in foods like mushrooms help to mitigate the increasingly dire quantities of radiation we are exposed to daily?

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    7 Healthy Reasons To Eat More Garlic Every Day   7 Healthy Reasons To Eat More Garlic Every Day

Whether you love garlic or can't stand the stink, there is no denying that this bulb provides a treasure trove of healthy benefits.

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    Noni Leaf Extract Superior To Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer (Preclinical Study)   Noni Leaf Extract Superior To Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer (Preclinical Study)

Tragically, 1.4 million die from lung cancer each year, with 1.6 million newly diagnosed. Could this humble leaf extract beat a drug that can cost over 100,000 dollars to improve lung cancer survival only a few months?

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    Plants Cure Cancer, Not Chemicals   Plants Cure Cancer, Not Chemicals

Unbeknownst to most, a Copernican revolution has already taken place in cancer theory. Today, the weight of evidence indicates that plants and not chemicals are the solution for reversing the global cancer epidemic.

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    How To Heal Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Naturally   How To Heal Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Naturally

Kundalini yoga meditation shows promising effects for those suffering with PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has spread in plague proportions throughout many countries, especially those in the war-torn Middle East. However, in the U.S., we mostly only hear about PTSD since the VA Hospital system has been overloaded for nearly a decade and is failing to effectively treat the vast majority of military veterans who have returned from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S. mainstream news is not covering the millions suffering from PTSD in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Gaza, the West Bank, Yemen, and Libya, where war and terror are a daily, if not at least a constant threat. Death and mayhem have a way of imprinting the psyche such that the victims of war often relive their horrors at a high or near constant level, especially when escaping a war zone is not possible. This article gives a brief overview of the incidence rate in different populations, the defining factors of the disorder, a limited review of conventional treatment approaches, and finally, a powerful, accessible, novel, and new protocol using Kundalini Yoga meditation specific for treating PTSD.

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    vitamins  

‘The Matrix’ – why we need to take combined, not isolated, nutrients
Vitamin bashing is a popular sport among those who have not studied, witnessed or experienced the benefits of taking vitamins and associated cofactors at levels over and above those found in an average diet. The words in the preceding sentence were of course carefully chosen; the ‘vitamins’ to which we refer may be naturally-occurring in foods, or they may be synthetic but associated with cofactors and other bioactive compounds and enzymes in plant foods.

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    synchrony_and_exertion_of_dancing  

Synchrony and Exertion of Dancing Found to Encourage Social Bonding, Raise Pain Threshold
There is not one culture on Earth that does not have a long tradition of dance. This suggests that dancing, the act of moving in time to music, is central to the experience of being human. It is such a key form of cultural expression that it has been called the “universal language”. Every culture in the world has a customary style of dance that communicates aspects of the group’s identity, creativity, rituals, history and meaning. In fact, it has even been suggested that a person could learn as much, if not more, about another culture through participating in their dance as they could reading an anthropological paper.

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    Exceptional Botanical Kills 98% of Cancer Cells in Under 24 Hours  

Exceptional Botanical Kills 98% of Cancer Cells in Under 24 Hours
The same herb frequently eaten as salad in Asia has been shown to destroy cancer cells — without harming healthy tissue. Researchers at the University of Washington have created a compound based on traditional Chinese medicine that is 1,200 times more effective in killing malignant cells than chemotherapy drugs. Combined with iron, the herb selectively targets cancerous cells and has proven to be a powerful tool in combating the disease. Tomikazu Sasaki, senior author of the study and chemistry professor at the University of Washington, describes the compound as “… a special agent planting a bomb inside the [cancer] cell.”

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    Yeast Is A Cause of Cancer And Turmeric Can Kill Both  

Yeast Is A Cause of Cancer And Turmeric Can Kill Both
A new study validates a controversial cancer theory, namely, that yeast in our body can contribute to not just feeding, but actually causing cancer. Can the ancient healing spice turmeric come to the rescue?

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    How The Microbiome Make Us "Supra Human"  

How The Microbiome Make Us "Supra Human"
Once considered the cause of most disease, "germs" are now increasingly being recognised as essential to our survival and well-being by extending our genetic capabilities with "supra human" powers.

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Water, Energy, and the Perils of Dehydration
What if water, plain and simple, was the most critically lacking substance for energy and health promotion in the modern lifestyle?

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Are We Coming Closer to Eating the Holy Grail of Anti-Aging?
In the late 1940s, Denham Harman PhD, an accomplished chemist, became so fascinated with the idea of finding a cure to ageing that he decided to go back to school and study medicine. In 1953, while still an intern at Berkeley in California, he proposed a radical new theory called the 'the free radical theory of ageing'. In this theory, he declared that ageing is caused by reactive oxygen species accumulating within cells. Denham then noticed that it wasn't simply the accumulation of reactive oxygen species that affected lifespan, but the damage these reactive oxygen species were inflicting on mitochondria. So, he modified his theory and gave it a new name: 'the mitochondrial theory of ageing'. Harman changed the course of anti-ageing research forever.

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Research Reveals Plants Can Think, Choose and Remember
Modern science is only beginning to catch up to the wisdom of the ancients: plants possess sentience and a rudimentary form of intelligence.

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Why Walnut Resembles the Brain It Nourishes
Nothing could be more beautiful or poetic than when a healing food actually looks like the organ system it nourishes and heals in the body.

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Avoid Drugs & Surgery for Prostate Issues with Flaxseed
Millions of men face prostate issues, using treatments such as drugs and surgery which often make their problems worse. A new study reveals that simply eating flaxseed may be the best way to improve your symptoms, and take back control of your health.

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Top 20 Addictive Foods – Are You Hooked?
Researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan and the New York Obesity Research Center at the Mount Sinai – St. Luke's Hospital in New York wanted to know what foods felt addictive to real people.

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    Pot for Parkinson’s? The Scientific Evidence is Compelling   Pot for Parkinson’s? The Scientific Evidence is Compelling

Could the very plant that for decades was accused of “frying” users’ brains be far superior to pharmaceuticals in treating the “incurable” neurodegenerative condition known as Parkinson’s disease?

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    The Healing Power of Germs?   The Healing Power of Germs?

Fears surrounding exposure to microbes are omnipresent, which is why it may come as a surprise to find research showing infection with certain "germs" confers significant health benefits.

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    Cloves Stop the Growth of Several Cancers In Preclinical Research   Cloves Stop the Growth of Several Cancers In Preclinical Research

You might like the spicy taste of cloves in your meal. But cloves have a deeper side: Preclinical research reveals their ability to halt the growth of a number of types of cancers.

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    Forget About The Glycaemic Index   Forget About The Glycaemic Index

We are so saturated with information. With stimulus. With advice. With authoritative edicts on health. A chain of gurus have come before me seeking to guide patients into the light of wellness. People are blinded by it, however. They feel confused, skeptical, and disenfranchised. And then they default to consensus and conformity around FDA standards of disease-care. There is a better way, which involves awakening your inner guru and getting in touch with your own inner compass.

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    6 Evidence-Based Ways To Burn Belly Fat AND Extend Your Life   6 Evidence-Based Ways To Burn Belly Fat AND Extend Your Life

The ongoing battle of the bulge, while once considered primarily a matter of vanity, may actually be one of the best ways to reduce your risk of dying from a multitude of causes (i.e. all-cause mortality), but especially heart attack.

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    Just One Teaspoon of This Spice Boosts Weight Loss by 50%   Just One Teaspoon of This Spice Boosts Weight Loss by 50%

Could a few shakes of this yellow powder dissolve stubborn weight and TRIPLE your loss of body fat? The peppery spice cumin appeared in the Bible as a seasoning for soup and breads. The seeds were paid to priests, and in ancient Egypt, cumin was used to preserve the mummies of pharaohs. Now a new study shows cumin may also help you finally burn off those extra pounds.

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    25 Cancer Stem-Cell Killing Foods That Are Smarter Than Chemo and Radiation   25 Cancer Stem-Cell Killing Foods That Are Smarter Than Chemo and Radiation

A new scientific review has identified 25 of the top foods and herbs which kill cancer stem cells at the root cause of cancer malignancy.

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    Scientists Wowed by Tai Chi's Health Benefits   Scientists Wowed by Tai Chi's Health Benefits

There are good reasons for Tai Chi's exploding popularity—its list of evidence-based health benefits is so long that many are calling this walking meditation, "walking medication".

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    Ayahuasca: This Amazonian Brew May Be the Most Powerful Antidepressant Ever Discovered   Ayahuasca: This Amazonian Brew May Be the Most Powerful Antidepressant Ever Discovered

Recent studies show that this Amazonian healing elixir has the power to alleviate feelings of depression in just a few hours, with lasting positive changes.

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    Soy Isoflavones for Menopause – or for Cancer?   Soy Isoflavones for Menopause – or for Cancer?

The debate on the health benefits—and risks—of concentrated isoflavones from soy products, red clover and kudzu (phytoestrogens) goes on. Fermented soy products have been used for years, most notably in the East, to help women manage menopausal symptoms including hot flushes. As more research has been carried out, some of it showing very clear beneficial effects, more supplements containing concentrated phytoestrogens have come onto the market, including in the EU.

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    10 Health Benefits of Ginger – Prevent Cancer, Inflammation, and More   10 Health Benefits of Ginger – Prevent Cancer, Inflammation, and More

Ginger truly does top the list of effective natural home remedies. Being used throughout history by different cultures around the world, ginger harnesses an incredible healing power proven for a host of ailments. The spice is packed with essential nutrients and rejuvenating compounds. While ginger has been shown to help countless ‘minor’ problems such as an upset stomach, amazingly the health benefits of ginger also include combating cancer more effectively than pharmaceutical cancer drugs..

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    Drinking coffee dramatically lowers multiple sclerosis risk   Drinking coffee dramatically lowers multiple sclerosis risk

If you're a fan of coffee, this article will give you yet another reason to pour yourself a second cup. If coffee's not your thing, you may want to reconsider it for the sake of your good health.

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    Could This Oil be a Natural Treatment for IBS?   Could This Oil be a Natural Treatment for IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a painful and sometimes debilitating condition involving attacks of abdominal cramping along with constipation, diarrhoea, or both alternating with each other. While pharmaceutical drugs often result in troublesome side effects, research shows that peppermint oil, with its enteric coating to prevent heartburn, may be an effective alternative treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.

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    Eat More Nuts to Lower Cancer Risks   Eat More Nuts to Lower Cancer Risks

Despite a decades-long, multi-billion dollar war on cancer, the global burden of this deadly disease is expected to rise 50% in just the next five years. A handful of nuts a day could help protect you.

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    Growing Doubt: a Scientist’s Experience of GMOs   Growing Doubt: a Scientist’s Experience of GMOs

The commercial purpose of GMOs is not to feed the world or improve farming. They exist to gain patent rights over seeds and plant breeding and to drive agriculture in directions that benefit agribusiness at the expense of farmers, consumers and the natural world.

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    Scientists uncover strange 'chameleon' plant that changes leaf structure based on surroundings   Scientists uncover strange 'chameleon' plant that changes leaf structure based on surroundings

Animals aren't the only species able to mimic the behaviour and even appearances of other animals, suggests a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Cell. A woody vine native to the rainforests of South America, known as Boquila trifoliolata, possesses an incredible natural ability to transform its leaves to match the shape, size and even texture of leaves from other plants, an amazing discovery of a research duo out of Chile has discovered.

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    The world's most ancient tree has something to teach us, and give to us, as far as promoting   The world's most ancient tree has something to teach us, and give to us, as far as promoting brain health and longevity goes

Considering the fact that gingko biloba is the oldest known tree in existence (deemed for this reason a ‘living fossil’), isn't it poetic how this plant has also been used to promote long life as both a food and medicine in traditional cultures as well?

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    Broccoli extract found to significantly improve autism symptoms; sulforaphane molecule is powerful natural medicine   Broccoli extract found to significantly improve autism symptoms; sulforaphane molecule is powerful natural medicine

A powerful anti-cancer nutrient found naturally in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower could help significantly improve health outcomes in autistic men and boys. Research published in the journal The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that sulforaphane, an antioxidant compound, is capable of reversing many of the most common symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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    How green tea helps prevent and eliminate cancer   How green tea helps prevent and eliminate cancer

Researchers at Seoul National University Hospital in South Korea are currently testing the ability of green tea to lower colon cancer risk. Nearly 200 patients who had benign growths removed will be given either the equivalent of nine cups of green tea in the form of an extract pill or no such treatment at all.

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    Omega-3 supplements continue to prevent psychological disorders up to 7 years   Omega-3 supplements continue to prevent psychological disorders up to 7 years after patients stop taking them

The psychiatric benefits of short-term omega-3 supplementation could last for years afterward. This is the suggestion made by a study conducted by researchers from the University of Melbourne and the Medical University of Vienna and published in the journal Nature Communications on August 11, 2015.

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    Artery-Dilating Flaxseed Proven A Potent Healer   Artery-Dilating Flaxseed Proven A Potent Healer

A promising new study published in the journal Hypertension entitled, "Potent antihypertensive action of dietary flaxseed in hypertensive patients," reveals that dietary flaxseed may represent a powerful therapeutic intervention in patients with cardiovascular disease.

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    Garlic naturally obliterates antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infections where Big Pharma fails   Garlic naturally obliterates antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infections where Big Pharma fails

Besides being one of my favourite recipe ingredients, I've always been a firm believer in the medicinal properties of garlic. An indispensable flavour in many foods, garlic also provides a wide range of health benefits in terms of prevention as well as treatment.

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    Outlawed Berries Boost Brain Power and Mood   Outlawed Berries Boost Brain Power and Mood

Over a hundred years ago Congress outlawed black currants. Today this forbidden fruit is making a comeback and may help improve your mood and brain power.

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    Vitamins that reduce your risk of skin cancer   Vitamins that reduce your risk of skin cancer

Skin cancer, in all its forms, is one of the most frequently diagnosed kinds of cancer both in the United States and abroad. And while some forms of this condition are easily treatable and have a good prognosis, others like melanoma can prove deadly, mostly due to the fact that they can spread easily to other parts of the body.

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    Mindfulness Therapy Better Than Antidepressants   Mindfulness Therapy Better Than Antidepressants

Antidepressants are big business. But for the same money, and without the side effects, a little mindfulness can do the same job.

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    Probiotics Destroy Toxic Chemicals In Our Gut For Us   Probiotics Destroy Toxic Chemicals In Our Gut For Us

It is an awesome fact of nature that we have trillions of organisms within our body – containing completely foreign DNA – some of which break down toxic chemicals that we humans have created to kill other things, but are now killing us, e.g. pesticides. Who are these strange helpers?

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    Rhodiola herbal extract increases fruit fly lifespan by 25 percent   Rhodiola herbal extract increases fruit fly lifespan by 25 percent

The history of herbal medicine is pretty amazing. All around the world, for thousands of years, herbalists and natural practitioners have developed an impressive body of knowledge about the healing properties of thousands of different plants and herbs to help treat virtually every malady known to man.

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    7 Things Better than Drugs for Health and Healing   Migraines Linked to Certain Heavy Metals and Mineral Deficiencies

Discovering the cause of a migraine can be tricky. Triggers are not only difficult to find but often lead nowhere. A new study finds that certain heavy metals are linked to migraines, along with deficiences in certain minerals.

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    20+ Natural Fibromyalgia Solutions   20+ Natural Fibromyalgia Solutions

Fibromyalgia, like most modern day ‘syndromes‘, is considered ‘idiopathic’ – a fancy word for ‘we don’t know’, and often times used as an excuse for not looking deeper into the root causes of the patient’s suffering. Conventional treatment is palliative at best, and harmful at worst — all the more reason why natural approaches are so greatly needed.

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    7 Things Better than Drugs for Health and Healing   7 Things Better than Drugs for Health and Healing

Natural medicine is an amazing field, full of inspiring stories and an ever-accumulating body of scientific research to support its increasingly popular view of health.

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    Over 100 Scientific Studies Agree: Cannabis Annihilates Cancer   Over 100 Scientific Studies Agree: Cannabis Annihilates Cancer

Considering that up until about 85 years ago, cannabis oil was used around the world to treat a variety of diseases, including cancer, it is not surprising that the phasing out of cannabis to treat illness coincided with the rise of pharmaceutical companies.

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    GMO Soy Accumulates Formaldehyde and Disrupts Plant Metabolism   GMO Soy Accumulates Formaldehyde and Disrupts Plant Metabolism

A new study just published in the peer-reviewed journal Agricultural Sciences reveals genetic engineering of soy disrupts the plant's natural ability to control stress, and invalidates the FDA's current regulatory framework of "substantial equivalence" used for the approval of genetically engineered food (GMOs).

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    The new science of healing: Energy medicine can remove tumours   The new science of healing: Energy medicine can remove tumours

The mainstream medical removal of skin cancers often involves surgery that leaves scarring. Other less invasive methods such as laser, microwave, or ultra-sound ablation (tissue removal) create less scarring but promote skin discolouration with limited results.

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    Raw Honey Contains Probiotic that Boosts Immunity   Raw Honey Contains Probiotic that Boosts Immunity

Honey has a world of health benefits that science is only beginning to uncover. Now, new research reveals that raw honey in particular has special immune boosting properties as well.

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    Apple Cider Vinegar – One Of The Most Powerful Health Tonics In Your Kitchen   Apple Cider Vinegar – One Of The Most Powerful Health
Tonics In Your Kitchen

The question is not what Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)can do, but what can’t it do. As a folk remedy, it has been credited with curing everything from the flu to warts or sunburn to dandruff. However, it also can help reverse many serious diseases that many would immediately turn to pharmaceutical medications to solve.

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    Ibuprofen Kills Thousands Each Year, But What Is The Alternative?   Ibuprofen Kills Thousands Each Year, But What Is The Alternative?

A recent Reuters' article opened with the following stunning sentence: :Long-term high-dose use of painkillers such as ibuprofen or diclofenac is 'equally hazardous' in terms of heart attack risk as the use of the drug Vioxx, which was withdrawn due to its potential dangers,” researchers said.

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    The Aspirin Alternative Your Doctor Never Told You About   The Aspirin Alternative Your Doctor Never Told You About

Millions use aspirin daily without realising its true dangers. The good news is that there is a natural alternative which preliminary research indicates is safer and more effective.

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    It’s Always the Oxygen - Really   It’s Always the Oxygen - Really

The most important medicine is invisible, mostly free and usually overlooked. Natural therapies can help keep your body healthy on a cellular level.

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      Eating Dates Produces Powerful Health Benefits,
Religion and Science Agree

Since biblical times, dates were to believed to possess profound healing properties, but only now is science catching up to confirm our distant ancestors knew exactly what they were talking about. If you go by the Nutrition Facts panel of an ordinary package of dates, they look more like sugar bombs than a healthy snack. But are they really as nutritionally vapid as these label claims make them seem? Not by a long shot. When we apply the complementary lenses of modern scientific investigation and ancient wisdom, dates begin to look like both a holy and a super-food of immense value.

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    Cabbage beats Chemo for Cervical Cancer   Cabbage beats Chemo for Cervical Cancer

Mainstream medicine's cancer treatments of radiation and chemotherapy are far from a cure. But new research shows some common vegetables may be more effective in battling cancer.

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      Coconut Water: A New Alzheimer's Disease Treatment?

Unlike conventional drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease, coconut oil and water may help resolve some of the root causes of neurodegenerative conditions.

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      Evidence-Based Aromatherapy: Stress Relief And Much More

The health benefits of aromatherapy can no longer be considered placebo in nature. Accumulating evidence now shows that the fragrance of flowers and other volatile plant compounds pack a punch as powerful as certain drugs.

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    Cilantro   'Poor man's' heavy metal detox - boost health without breaking the bank

Living in an increasingly toxic world, we're hard-pressed to keep health in top form - even when we adopt an ultra-clean diet. As a rule of thumb, extra help is needed now and again to clear out accumulated environmental toxins. Be that as it may, intensive juice fast retreats or pricey detoxification protocols are oftentimes out of reach financially for many. It can be downright frustrating.

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    Pomegranate   How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit

The future of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment will not be found in your medicine cabinet, rather in your kitchen cupboard or in your back yard growing on a tree.

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      Rosehips Melt Belly Fat Naturally

Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant. They've been used medicinally for thousands of years. New research shows they may help in the battle against obesity.

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      10 Significant Reasons Why Regularly Drinking Green Tea
Is An Awesome Healthy Living Habit!

Tea is one of the oldest drinks (used for almost 50 centuries in Asia) and – after water – the most common beverage people enjoy the world over (Mandel et al. 2008). Native to China, it comes from the evergreen plant Camellia sinensis. A cup of tea contains numerous compounds in varying quantities: vitamins, polyphenols, caffeine, fluoride, sugars, amino acids, proteins, minerals, chlorophyll and others (Zhao et al. 2013). Which tea is produced (white, green, oolong or black) depends on the subsequent processing of harvested Camellia leaves. Teas can be classified as non-fermented (green and white teas), semi-fermented (oolong tea), and fermented (black tea).

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      Mindfulness-based therapy could offer an alternative to antidepressants
for preventing depression relapse

Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are part of a team led by the University of Oxford whose new research suggests that mindfulness-based therapy could be an alternative to antidepressants to prevent depression relapse. Their findings were published in The Lancet.

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      Boost Memory, Regenerate Neurons with This Ancient Plant

The world's most ancient tree has something to teach us, and give to us, as far as promoting brain health and longevity goes.

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Pistachio: Potent Medicine for Heart and Airway

For thousands of years Ayurvedic medicine has utilised the galls of the pistachio tree to treat asthma, skin conditions and heart conditions. Now science is showing us the proof.

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Yoga's Age-Defying Effects Confirmed by Science

While yoga's longevity promoting effects have been the subject of legend for millennia, increasingly modern science is confirming this ancient technology for spiritual and physical well-being actually can slow aging and stimulate our regenerative potential.

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External Flaxseed Oil Treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is considered mysterious to conventional medicine. Now we find proof that nature helps solve the riddle of the carpal tunnel by virtue of flaxseed oil - also referred to as linseed oil.

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Afraid of Alzheimer’s Disease? Eat Your Berries!

Fear of Alzheimer's disease is rampant. But there is berry good evidence that a particular food significantly decreases the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

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Ovarian Cancer: What We Think We Know May Harm Us

What do we really know about ovarian cancer risk and the 'gene mutations' considered largely responsible for increasing it? The answer is quite surprising and opens up the possibility for a radical change in how we diagnose and treat the most lethal gynaecological cancer in existence.

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Turmeric Produces 'Remarkable' Recovery in Alzheimer's Patients

Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the world. A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in 'remarkable improvements.'

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7 of the Best Herbs for Women’s Health

Herbs are widely used by many people all over the world, mostly by those seeking alternatives or adjuncts to traditional pharmaceuticals. While no one herb will solve every health issue, scientific data exists to show specific chemicals within certain herbs have the power to affect biological function. Herbs for women’s health have been researched extensively over the past few decades, with many showing promise for improving libido, supporting energy levels, and elevating mood.

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Avoiding Gluten Good For More Than Just Coeliacs, Study Confirms

If listening to your body has led you to identify gluten as a health problem and you feel better after removing it, it is probably a very good choice. A study just out adds to an already extensive body of research that the rapidly expanding gluten-free movement is not a fad as critics claim.

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How to Increase Dopamine, the Motivation Molecule

Dopamine is a key neurotransmitter for motivation, focus and productivity. Learn the symptoms of dopamine deficiency and natural ways to increase dopamine levels …

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How Playing in the Dirt Benefits the Immune System

At present, our culture is overly obsessive about germs, cleanliness, and hygiene. Parents are constantly washing their children’s hands, using antibacterial soap, alcohol tinged wipes or changing them the second they have dirt on their clothes.

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Why We Love Music

I still remember when I first heard the song by Peter Gabriel, “Solsbury Hill.” Something about that song - the lyrics, the melody, the unusual 7/4 time signature - gave me chills. Even now, years later, it still can make me cry.

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Why Eating Sesame Seed Paste (Tahini) Could Save Your Life

We don't think of sesame seed paste as a 'life saver,' but new research shows it is capable of reducing blood markers of cardiovascular disease risk by 39% within only six weeks.

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Saw Palmetto: Nature's 'Cure' For Prostate Conditions?

Having been shown effective as an herbal medicine for testicular conditions, prostate irritation and urination frequency problems for centuries in traditional medicine, numerous studies on Saw palmetto(Serenoa repens or Serenoa serrulata) for prostate conditions illustrated its effectiveness.

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Stress, Telomeres, and the Secret to Prevent Aging

Stress is hard on you and your brain. Chronic stress can lead to depression, anxiety, poor decision-making, sleeplessness, and impaired memory. It can literally cause your brain to shrink! But now it looks like the damage done by stress is even more serious than most people realise. Stress actually leads to premature aging on a cellular level causing cells in both your body and your brain to commit suicide prematurely. To understand how this happens, we need to take a look at a part of your chromosomes called telomeres.

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Naturally maintain dental health with the amazing toothbrush tree

Looking for an alternative to traditional toothpaste? We don't blame you. After all, many popular toothpaste brands contain ingredients that jeopardise good health, at the expense of making those pearly whites even whiter. Take Eduardo Arias, a resident of Panama whose story was covered a few years ago by The New York Times. He walked into a discount store one day and noticed toothpaste packaging with the words "diethylene glycol," poisonous chemicals that are used in antifreeze. He reported his finding, which set off mass awareness about toothpaste made in China.

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9 Herbs and Spices With Proven Health Benefits

Even when our food choices aren't the best, herbs and spices do more than just improve taste. They give any meal a nutrition boost. And according to a new study they may even reverse the damage from an unhealthy meal.
Researchers from Penn State University cooked up coconut chicken, cheese bread and a dessert biscuit for six men. The subjects were aged 30 to 65 and overweight but otherwise healthy. On one day the meal was served plain. On another day researchers added two tablespoons of a blend of nine herbs and spices to the meal.

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A new study finds vitamin D — the ‘sunlight vitamin’
— strikes to the very heart of breast cancer malignancy

Breast cancer is not what most people think. Beneath the intimidating statistics that make it seem like a juggernaut of inevitability or a time bomb of genetic determinism ready to go off in the asymptomatic breasts of millions of women, a far more complex conversation is occurring among clinicians and researchers concerning the true nature and causes of cancer, and why conventional therapies fail to turn the tide against the second highest cause of death in the Western world. To fully appreciate this, one must go to the first hand research itself.

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Sweet potato leaves are packed with nutrition

While known for being a great source of vitamin C, a new study involving sweet potatoes identifies even more nutritional benefits associated with this very popular crop. Aside from being easily accessible, cheap and delicious, sweet potatoes are loaded with healthy vitamins, essential for maintaining good health.

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Immunotherapy, Natural Allopathic Medicine and Cancer

The hottest area in the pharmaceutical industry is cancer drugs, in a market worth approximately $30 billion a year or more in the next decade. Development has been in the area known as immunotherapies or immune-oncology. These are drugs that help take the brakes off the immune response, going after solid tumours like melanoma and lung cancer, and customised treatments that modify immune cells to combat blood malignancies.

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Key amino acids and their important role in your health

Amino acids are foundational molecules that play a very key role in human and animal physiology. When you are deficient in a certain amino acid due to dietary restriction or metabolic problems it can lead to very serious health issues. This article discusses the importance of several crucial amino acids.

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Research Confirms Sweating Detoxifies Dangerous Metals, Petrochemicals

New research is revealing something remarkable about why the body sweats. Beyond its obvious role in regulating body temperature, sweating has been found to facilitate the elimination of accumulated heavy metals and petrochemicals, indicating that if we want to be healthy we should put regular effort into doing more sweating.

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Conventionally bred 100% non-GMO "Green Super Rice" resists salt water, droughts and disease, increases yield without fertilizer, pesticides

The argument that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are needed to feed the earth's growing population holds less and less water as new research emerges, particularly with new understandings on how to utilise centuries-old techniques involving conventional crossbreeding.

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A new study finds vitamin D - the 'sunlight vitamin' - strikes to the very heart of breast cancer malignancy

Breast cancer is not what most people think. Beneath the intimidating statistics that make it seem like a juggernaut of inevitability or a time bomb of genetic determinism ready to go off in the asymptomatic breasts of millions of women, a far more complex conversation is occurring among clinicians and researchers concerning the true nature and causes of cancer, and why conventional therapies fail to turn the tide against the second highest cause of death in the Western world. To fully appreciate this, one must go to the first hand research itself.

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This Fatty Food Promotes A Healthy Heart and Waistline

The myth persists that high fat foods gunk up your arteries and pad your hips. But it's just not true especially when it comes to the highest fat fruit on the planet – the avocado (Persea americana). In fact, science gives high marks to avocadoes when it comes to protecting your heart and maintaining a healthy weight. Recently the HASS Avocado Board commiss

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Mushrooms and onions contain immune-enhancing polysaccharides and phytonutrients

Plants have had to evolve through various environmental stressors and have developed very sophisticated systems to protect them from predators and the elements. These complex systems offer humans unique survival advantages through reducing oxidative stress and improving immune system coordination.

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Chinese licorice used in traditional medicine can prevent diabetes

For more than 4,000 years around the globe, parts of Glycyrrhiza plants (licorice) have been used as a natural sweetener as well as a herbal medicine to treat a range of health conditions. Its effectiveness is once again reinforced in findings recently published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, where researchers note that components of the plant have the ability to potentially help stop metabolic disorders in their tracks.

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Surprising new leads uncovered in global obesity epidemic

Researchers have uncovered surprising new leads in the worldwide obesity epidemic by examining the combination of our rapidly changing environment with our overwhelming appetite for protein.

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Olfactory engineering - How corporations control your thoughts, moods and actions through smell

It is a fact that smells affect the way we think and process information. Studies have shown that odours trigger all sorts of cognitive changes in humans, and can be used by corporations or the government to influence populations and even intentionally "zombify" people who don't fit the mould of accepted behaviour and thought.

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Why We May Need Viruses More Than Vaccines

A groundbreaking study published this month in Nature challenges a century old assumption about the innate pathogenicity of these extremely small, self-replicating particles known as viruses.

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Insulin Can Kill Diabetics; Natural Substances Heal Them

A paradigm-shifting study indicates that the standard of care for diabetics, including synthetic insulin and oral anti-diabetic drugs, increases morbidity and mortality from diabetes. Natural substances, on the other hand, have proven healing properties that if used, could mitigate the global diabetes epidemic.

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Milk Linked to Fractures: 10 Better Foods For Strong Bones

Science has once again shattered the myth that milk makes strong bones. A new Swedish study links drinking milk to higher rates of bone fractures and even death.

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Lime Juice and 8 Other Natural Ways To Quit Smoking

Compelling reasons to stop smoking far outnumber effective ways to do so. Even with recent revelations that tobacco is contaminated with the highly carcinogenic radioisotope polonium-210, the addictive hold it maintains on millions of smokers worldwide who already know it causes premature death and cancer is far more powerful than the desire for self-preservation, it would seem.

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Olive oil protects heart from air pollution, lowers blood pressure

The Mediterranean Diet has received plenty of praise in recent years for its role in protecting against disease. And two new studies provide further clarity as to why this is the case, having found that the olive oil component of the popular diet helps to not only protect against the damaging effects of environmental pollution but also lower blood pressure in people who consume it alongside nitrate-rich vegetables.

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Maca: the perfect food for balancing our hormones

In today's world of widespread pollution and gender-bending chemicals, it can often be difficult to keep our hormones in balance. Even the most health-conscious of us are assaulted on all sides by a large number of poisons, such as BPA, that can disrupt our endocrine systems and cause havoc in our bodies. Consequently, many people have resorted to hormone-balancing drugs to help improve their health, which often cause even more problems in the long run due to their unnatural ingredients.

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Reverse Insulin Resistance With These 8 Foods

Over 80 million Americans have insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes. And you could be on the road to diabetes for 10 years or more and never even know it. Here's what happens.

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Three herbs that boost our immune system and guard us from infection

The human immune system is a remarkable network of biological structures and processes. When functioning properly, it has the ability to remember diseases that it has previously encountered for more efficient removal, trigger immediate responses to emergencies through its advanced communication systems - and much more.

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Three herbs that boost our immune system and guard us from infection

The human immune system is a remarkable network of biological structures and processes. When functioning properly, it has the ability to remember diseases that it has previously encountered for more efficient removal, trigger immediate responses to emergencies through its advanced communication systems - and much more.

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Black Sesame Seed Reduces High Blood Pressure

Research from Thailand's Mahidol University has found that black sesame seed can significantly reduce blood pressure among men and women. The research tested 30 men and women with an average age of 50 years old who were considered 'pre-hypertensive' as their blood pressure levels were high but not yet high enough to be prescribed medication.

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Eating Wheat and Cow's Milk Disrupt DNA Expression and Antioxidant Status

Could two of the Western world's most popular foods - wheat and cow's dairy - be depleting you of your antioxidants and altering your DNA expression in a harmful way?

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Red Algae Extract Fights Ebola ... and HIV, SARS and HCV

While researchers scramble to develop a vaccine or monoclonal antibody against the Ebola virus – and continue to develop chemo treatments to stem HIV and Hepatitis-C while fearing SARS – nature has already provided a natural treatment. Research has shown that a healthy strong immune system can allow a person to not only avoid contracting the disease – but become resistant to it as well. For those of us who need help or extract assurance, red algae proves to provide a key antiviral.

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The Cannabis Cure For Cancer

This quick overview of the science backs up the assertion that every cancer patient and every oncologist should put medical marijuana on their treatment maps.

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Lion’s Mane: a Smart Mushroom Choice for Memory, Mood and Clarity

Easily grown at home, and a relatively inexpensive therapeutic food, lion’s mane is a beautiful mushroom with cascading spines instead of gills that shows potential in slowing the progression of neurological disorders — including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Research has also found the mushroom to be beneficial in treating symptomatic depression and anxiety associated with menopause.

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Evolutionary Mismatch. This is the term that encompasses the root cause of most modern ills

We are living a lifestyle – diet, stress level, movement and sunlight deficiency, toxic exposures, pharmaceuticals – that is incompatible with how our genome has evolved, over millions of years, to expect. Two specific points on the temporal chart – the Neolithic or Agricultural Revolution and the Industrial Revolution mark our wayward departure.

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Science shows Herbs can Significantly Enhance the Bioavailability of Nutrients

Just because you consume a particular food or drink, doesn't mean all the nutrients make their way into the body, to the locations where they end up being used or stored. Sometimes they just pass right out of your gastrointestinal tract without being absorbed and other times they are broken-down immediately by the liver and excreted by the kidneys.

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Vitamin C for Taming Tension, Burning Fat, and Much More

If you have undesirable fat around your midsection or would like to support cardiovascular health or reduce diabetic symptoms, vitamin C can help. Not only does it improve stamina, boost immunity, lessen stress response and curtail inflammation, but it also encourages insulin sensitivity and lowers concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP) — a biomarker which suggests heart disease risk.

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Flaxseed May Be A Potent Ovarian Cancer KILLER

Ovarian cancer has the unfortunate distinction of being the most deadly gynaecological cancer known to conventional medical practice today, while also being one of the most frequently misdiagnosed conditions (i.e. 'overdiagnosed'), with five times more women without ovarian cancer ending up having surgery than those with ovarian cancer – a devastating though largely unpublicised fact.

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Grapefruit and helichrysum extract combat diabetes and obesity

In the Nutrition Department at the University of Navarra in Spain, Professor Alfredo Martinez and lecturer Fermin Milagro made a clinical breakthrough. They found out that both grapefruit and helichrysum extract can effectively combat diabetes and obesity. The work was presented by Ana Laura de la Garza in a PhD thesis titled "Anti-obesity and anti-diabetic properties of two natural extracts rich in flavonoids (Helichrysum and Grapefruit): physiological and molecular mechanisms."

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Ginkgo biloba Extract Improves ADHD Symptoms in Children

Ginkgo biloba has been reputed as an aid to brain health and neurological conditions for centuries by traditional doctors, and Ginkgo's usefulness for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder has now been confirmed by a clinical study from Germany. This is supported by previous research showing Ginkgo's effects on cognition among the elderly.

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Cilantro may chelate heavy metals from the body, studies find

There are many good reasons to add more cilantro, also called coriander or Chinese parsley, to our diets. This aromatic green herb, which is popular in Mexican cuisine, is bursting with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. It is also a proven antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory, and long-term consumption of it has been known to treat digestive disorders, fatigue, heart disease and autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Cilantro is, in short, far more than just a flavoursome garnish.

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Erectile dysfunction is no trivial matter ...

Erectile dysfunction is no trivial matter. In fact, Dr. Mercola correctly labelLed it 'the canary in the trousers,' insofar as dysfunction 'where it counts' reflects body-wide endothelial dysfunction, a well-known precursor to cardiovascular disease.

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'Nightmare Bacteria' Reveals Need for Natural Medicine

Globally, great fear has been generated by the CDC (US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) Director’s recent description of a "Nightmare Bacteria" resistant to all medications, capable of killing 1 in every 2 people whose blood becomes infected with it. But isn't the primary problem that the drugs aren't working, and that natural medical solutions are needed now more than ever?

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Double mastectomies offer almost no survival benefit for breast cancer patients, 20-year study proves

Western medicine is so aggressive and cut-throat that even the idea of prevention has been skewed to the point of chopping off and cutting out body parts for "preventing" cancer that isn't even there.

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Black Seed Oil Extract Causes Oral Cancer Cells To Self-Destruct

A range of chemotherapeutic options for treating cancer are available, however many of the treatments are themselves associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Today many cancer sufferers search for alternatives to conventional chemotherapy.

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Rosemary is for Remembrance: Science Confirms Wisdom of the Ancients

Since ancient times, herbs have been appreciated for their profound therapeutic effects. Science, as a form of evidence-gathering, did not take the epistemological pole position until quite recently in cultural history. Previously, direct experience and the senses were the method and the means for ascertaining the medicinal value of plant medicines and foods for countless generations stretching back to the dawn of the human experience.

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The Coming Revolution in Medicine

Does Your Doctor Understand Inflammation?
A Burning Question - Got the -itis? Bronch-itis, arthr-itis, gingiv-itis? The -itis signifies inflammation, as in flame and burning, but inflammation is also at the root of cancers, heart disease and the rest. Inflammation is an acute and usually obvious "get to the doctor" problem where the immune system has been activated by an insult which triggered a powerful response. The intense reaction is simply oxidation, the rapid removal of electrons from one (offending) molecule by another (immune oxidizer), like the flic of a flame in a dry haystack.

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Inadequate vitamin C levels boost risk of most deadly type of stroke by nearly 50 percent

Every year in the US, more than 800,000 people suffer the devastating effects of a stroke, and 150,000 will die as a consequence of the fourth-leading cause of mortality. The sad part of this story is that many of these deaths are preventable by altering lifestyle habits and adhering to a diet that eliminates highly processed foods in favour of fruit and vegetables delivered as nature intended.

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More good news for chocolate eaters - cocoa flavanols lower risk of obesity and diabetes

It should come as no big surprise to alternative health followers that many foods in their unprocessed form contain a host of protective compounds that have repeatedly been shown to promote human health. Fruit and vegetables contain flavonoids that protect vegetation from disease and pests, and many provide antioxidant support to help prevent a large variety of chronic illnesses when consumed by people. Dark chocolate has received extensive research coverage over the past several years to explain how natural compounds from cocoa protects against vascular conditions including cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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Plants Are Far More Intelligent Than We Ever Assumed

Like higher organisms, plants appear able to make complex decisions. A new study shows that plants may be able to initiate a survival mechanism by aborting their own seeds to prevent parasite infestation.

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Five Surprising Health Benefits of Cauliflower

It's a well-known fact that the more colourful a vegetable is, the more healthy it's likely to be. After all, colour indicates the presence of carotenoids, which are the antioxidants that give most vegetables their greatest benefits. Consequently, many of us assume that bland-looking vegetables, such as regular white cauliflower, are lacking in the health department.

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6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless regeneration. Without the flame-like process of continual cell turnover within the body – life and death ceaselessly intertwined – the miracle of the human body would not exist.

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What is Manopause? 5 Facts Every Man Should Know

Manopause, also known as andropause or male menopause, is the term used to describe the changes in hormone production that men experience as they age. The effects can be profound. Hormone levels affect mental and physical health, and sex drive, too. While it sounds a lot like the menopause that middle-age women know all too well, manopause is more of a continuous process, potentially affecting a man for decades. In fact, for many men, “age related slowdown” can begin as early as their 30's. Let’s take a look at a few of the facts every man needs to know.

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Wheat May Promote Diabetes Through Disturbing Gut Flora

While it is not a commonly understood concept that wheat or gluten can cause blood sugar disorders, and it is certainly not as serious as type 1 diabetes which involves the autoimmune destruction of the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas, a sizable body of animal and human data points to this same causal link.

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Thyroid Cancer Epidemic Caused by Misinformation, Not Cancer

Did you know the vast majority of thyroid cancer diagnoses are false? And yet, the vast majority of people go ahead and get ‘treated’ anyway, with the total removal of the gland, radiation and life-long hormone replacement.

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Pumpkin Seed Oil Found to Help Reverse Balding

Researchers from the Republic of Korea's Pusan National University have confirmed that pumpkin seed oil increases hair growth among balding men.

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Fascinating New Study Shows How Emotions Are Mapped On The Human Body

Emotions coordinate our behaviour and physiological states during survival-salient events and pleasurable interactions. Even though we are often consciously aware of our current emotional state, such as anger or happiness, the mechanisms giving rise to these subjective sensations have remained largely unresolved. Brilliant research by Finnish scientists has mapped the areas of our body that are experiencing an increase or decrease in sensory activity when we experience a particular emotion.

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Cayenne pepper can relieve pain, boost metabolism and more

The cayenne pepper is the hot chili pepper of the Capsicum annuum plant, which is native to northern South America and southern North America. A nightshade fruit that is related to the bell pepper, jalapeno and paprika, cayenne peppers are often dried and ground into a powder and then used to prepare spicy meals. Many cultures also like to add them to cakes, chocolates and even beverages.

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Cabbage: natural medicine for cancer, diabetes and more

The robust and abundant cabbage, which is closely related to other leafy green vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, has a long history as both a food and medicine. For example, the Ancient Greeks would routinely prescribe cabbage or cabbage juice to treat constipation or mushroom poisoning, while the Ancient Egyptians consumed cabbage before meals to lower the intoxicating effects of wine. The British even brought cabbage to the trenches of World War I since its leaves helped to treat trench foot and bandage ulcers.

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Splenda Found To Have Possible Neurotoxic Properties

It seems like every six months a new study is published on the bitter truth about Splenda's lack of safety, which is still marketed to the world as a safe alternative to relatively calorie-rich sweeteners like sugar and honey. Now a new study published in the open access journal PLoS titled, "Sucralose Induces Biochemical Responses in Daphnia magna [water flea]," indicates that the artificial sweetener sucralose – sold under the trade name Splenda and approved for consumption in at least 70 countries – may have sub-lethal adverse effects on animal behaviour and physiology due to its oxidative and possibly neurotoxic properties.

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First-ever study reveals food dyes in brand-name foods

Acknowledgment that food dyes (and other ingredients) cause behavioural problems in some children has spurred certain companies to remove dyes from some of their foods. However, until a new study by Purdue University scientists, the amount of dye in packaged food has been kept a secret. Published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, the research reports on the dye content of scores of breakfast cereals, candies, baked goods and other foods.

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The One Bacteria That Causes Tooth Decay, Acne, Tuberculosis and Pneumonia Can Be Killed By This One Seed

Gram positive bacteria, which cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Francisella tularensis, and leprosy are all killed by anacardic chemicals present in cashew nuts which are actually seeds.

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Study reveals that antibacterial soap causes breast cancer

Most people see them as a guarantee of safety against harmful pathogens, but the antibacterial chemicals commonly added to soaps, toothpastes and various other personal care products could be making you sick. A new study out of South Korea has found that the popular antibacterial additive, triclosan, exhibits cancer-promoting effects both in vitro and in vivo, a finding that could have significant implications for humans.

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Increasing consumption of coffee is associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that increasing coffee consumption by on average one and half cups per day (approx 360ml) over a four-year period reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by 11%. The research is led by Dr Frank Hu and Dr Shilpa Bhupathiraju, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA, and colleagues.

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Honey Heals Chronic Dandruff, Scaly, Itchy Scalp, (Seborrheic Dermatis)

Amazingly, something as simple as crude honey has been found to alleviate an embarrassing scalp condition that most body care products and drugs can't even make a dent in.

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Wakame: An Iodine-Rich Seaweed With Impressive Fat Burning Properties

Wakame is an edible brown seaweed native to the cold and temperate coastal areas of Korea, China and Japan. It has a delicate flavour and a slippery texture. Dried or salted wakame is often incorporated into a variety of East Asian dishes, including miyeok guk, miso soup and tofu-based salads.

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Discover How to Fortify Yourself Against Cancer, Inflammation, Depression and More with this One Aromatic Flower

Now is the perfect time to take full advantage of all the health promoting qualities of roses. Whether utilising the calming, antibacterial and therapeutic attributes of the essential oil or delighting in the wellness enhancing properties of rose petal tea, this fragrant bloom offers a profusion of versatile uses.

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Four Diseases That Can Be Reversed Naturally Without Pharmaceutical Drugs

Despite the medical model which relies on pharmaceutical intervention for every known illness, there are well over one hundred common diseases that can be reversed naturally. That’s the difference between treatment for profit and healing for wellness.

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RoundUp Accumulates in GMO Food, Proving Its Lack of Safety

An important new manuscript accepted for publication in the journal Food Chemistry, disproves the widely held notion that GMO crops are ‘substantially equivalent’ to their traditional counterparts; a notion which forms the basis for national and international agencies – including the U.S. FDA, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization – declaring genetically modified foods to be safe without having performed adequate health risk assessments.

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Top 8 Food and Herbs for Healing Cancer

With 44% of men and 39% of women now being diagnosed with cancer, it has become more important than ever to understand the foods that will not only nourish your body, but also detoxify it of any cancer-causing agents. Here are some of the most potent cancer destroying foods and herbs.

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Royal Jelly: Anti-Diabetic Healing Gift from the Beehive

You have probably heard, if the bees die, they are taking us with them. So many of the crops we depend on for our subsistence, thanks to the busy work of these remarkable creatures - specifically, their inadvertent pollination of angiosperms, the plants that most of modern human civilization depend on for their daily nourishment - depend on bees for their prolific food productivity. All the more reason to appreciate what they provide to us. Honey, propolis, beeswax, and even their venom, we now know provide life-saving health benefits. But have you heard about the amazing health benefits of royal jelly?

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13 Evidence-Based Medicinal Properties of Coconut Oil

While coconut oil has dragged itself out of the muck of vast misrepresentation over the past few years, it still rarely gets the appreciation it truly deserves. Not just a "good" saturated fat, coconut oil is an exceptional healing agent as well, with loads of useful health applications.

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Pomegranate and Chamomille Help Heal Bleeding Gums

Researchers from Brazil's Paraíba State University have determined that extracts of pomegranate and chamomile can help heal bleeding gums. The researchers tested 56 patients who had bleeding gums and gingivitis. They were split into three groups and each rinsed twice daily with an assigned rinse for 15 days. One group rinsed with chamomile extract, another group rinsed with pomegranate extract and a third group rinsed with chlorhexidine.

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The Life Saving Intervention with Lethal Risks

A powerful new study on the failure of mammograms to protect women against breast cancer, curiously absent from mainstream news health reporting, was published this month in The European Journal of Public Health, and is forcing the scientific and medical community, policy makers and the public at large to ask the question: can the now worldwide practice of mass breast screenings in healthy (asymptomatic) populations be justified when they increase the incidence of localised stage 'cancers' without reducing the incidence of advanced cancers?

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Magnesium Consumption Linked To Lower Risk of Hip Fractures

A higher intake of magnesium may reduce the risk of hip fractures, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and published in the journal Bone. Researchers from the Universities of Bergen, Tromso, Trondheim and Oslo also collaborated in the study, which was funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

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Ginger Selectively Kills Breast Cancer Cells

New research published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology has found that "ginger may be a promising candidate for the treatment of breast carcinomas." This is a timely finding and one of the primary fund-raising justifications is the false concept that a low-cost, safe and effective breast cancer treatment is not yet available. Could ginger provide the type of cure that conventional, FDA-approved treatments have yet to accomplish?

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Herbal Extract Combination Reduces Osteoarthritis Pain

French hospital researchers have confirmed that a combination of herbs together with bromelain from pineapples can significantly reduce joint pain from osteoarthritis.

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Amazing Plant Kills Malignant Tumours and Destroys 70% of Cancer Cells

Beyond limited empirical observations, not all medicinal plants have established scientific studies to support their effectiveness. However, in the case of Brucea javanica, it is one of those plants in which scientific investigations have provided enough evidence to prove that it has an impressive efficacy for the treatment of cervical, bladder and pancreatic cancers. Its selective toxicity has also been found to kill 70% of breast cancer cells.

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Dried Plums Slow Bone Loss In Aging


Several recent studies have confirmed what traditional oriental medicine has known for centuries – that dried plums have the capacity to prevent and even reverse bone loss that can occur in our later years.

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Finnish Researchers Map How Emotions Are Expressed Physically In Human Bodies

New research published in the journal Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America (PNAS) provides a solid basis for understanding how our bodies physically react to various emotional states. Scientists from Aalto University in Finland found that the human body lights up differently on a heat map for each type of emotion, illustrating for the first time how emotions play a definitive role in physical health.

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The Spellbinding Effect of Stories

My first job was as a lawyer. I was not a very happy or inspired lawyer. One night I was driving home listening to a radio report, and there is something very intimate about radio: a voice comes out of a machine and into the listener’s ear. With rain pounding the windscreen and only the dashboard lights and the stereo for company, I thought to myself, ‘This is what I want to do.’ So I became a radio journalist.

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Cacao and Red Wine Prevent Type II Diabetes

New research suggests that red wine and cacao, from which chocolate is made, can help prevent type 2 diabetes.

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Two Popular Foods May Turn Food Against The Brain

A new study published in the open access journal Nutrients titled, "The Prevalence of Antibodies against Wheat and Milk Proteins in Blood Donors and Their Contribution to Neuroimmune Reactivities," implicates two of the Western world's most popular foods in various forms of immune-mediated brain damage and dysfunction, including gluten ataxia and multiple sclerosis.

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Industrial Agriculture Has Reach Its ‘Peak’

The era of large-scale monoculture, with all of its toxic pesticides and untested genetically modified organisms (GMOs), could finally be coming to an end. Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) discovered recently that yield expansion rates for most major industrial food crops are plateauing or even declining in many areas of the world, a fact that further supports the case for a return to small-scale, diversified agriculture grown organically.

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Magnesium’s Importance Far Greater Than Previously Imagined

Calcium deficiency is a common nutritional concern, but how many folks consider the vital importance of magnesium in human health and disease?

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Medicinal Chinese Herbs Offer Hope for Type 2 Diabetes Sufferers

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that develops gradually from metabolic disorders that morph into prediabetes. Both diabetes type 1 and type 2 are similar in one respect; there is too much blood glucose (sugar), and it's not being metabolised by one's cells into energy.

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Blue Light Found To Improve Brain Function And Focus Better Than Coffee

Swedish researchers have made a fascinating discovery with regard to short wavelength blue light that suggests that it could be used as a natural therapy to help improve cognitive function and boost energy levels. In a test comparing the effects of blue light to caffeine and several other modalities, a team of scientists from Mid Sweden University in Ostersund found that simple exposure to blue light actually outperforms caffeine in helping people to think more clearly, focus on the task at hand and have enough energy to get through the day.

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The Neuroscience of Why Gratitude Makes Us More Healthy

Our world is pretty messed up. With all the violence, pollution and crazy things people do, it would be easy to turn into a grouchy old man without being either elderly or male. There's certainly no shortage of justification for disappointment and cynicism.

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7 Amazing Medicinal Properties of the Banana Plant

There is much more than meets the eye with the banana. A household favourite, a lost-leader at the grocery store, a metaphor for psychiatric problems, and a mainstay of comic slap stick, the banana has woven itself deeply into human affairs, on both gut and mental levels. And this relationship is at least 10,000 years old, as far as conscious human cultivation of the species goes.

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Rosemary Protects Against Macular Degeneration

For modern cooks, rosemary is best known as the perfect herb to pair with a good roast chicken or lamb. But as with other herbs, it also has powerful and ancient medicinal properties. For instance, one scientific study has found that a compound in rosemary promotes eye health and may even protect against age-related macular degeneration.

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Mammogram alternatives can also be dangerous

Breast cancer screening methods aimed at "early detection", whether they are orthodox tests such as mammography or alternative modalities such as thermography, have been marketed as procedures of "preventive medicine", allegedly helping to decrease mortality from breast cancer.

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Garlic Beats Best-Selling Blood Pressure Drug in New Study

A groundbreaking new study published in Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences has revealed that garlic is at least as effective as the blockbuster blood-pressure-lowering drug atenolol in reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients diagnosed with essential hypertension, a condition linked to the No.1 cause of death in developed countries.

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The Immune-Boosting Power of Astragalus

Adaptogenic herbs have beneficial stress adapting properties that they pass on to those who consume them to support healthy function. Astragalus is a herb that has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to assist the body in adapting to stress and boosting natural immunity.

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Mercury Exposure Linked to Homosexuality in Birds

In a rather bizarre, and perhaps even controversial study that looked at the mating behaviour of ibises, researchers from the University of Florida, Gainesville, (UFG) found that exposure to mercury disrupts the birds' endocrine systems and leads to decreased offspring. Not only this, mercury exposure was also found to cause some male ibises to pair up with other males rather than females, exhibiting a type of chemical-induced homosexuality that is rarely the topic of scientific inquiry.

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Cancer Clinics Use Irrational Fear To Trick Women Into Unnecessary Mastectomies

More women than ever who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in just one breast are opting to have both of them cut off, apparently out of concern that the disease might end up spreading to the healthy breast if they leave it alone. But this increasingly common procedure, known as a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), has proven to be more fear-based than anything, as expert analysis shows that CPM does basically nothing to increase a woman's chances of survival.

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Latest Research On Cacao Shows Extraordinary Benefits On Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and More

If you like chocolate, you're not alone. People have been enjoying cacao, the source of original cocoa, for thousands of years. This delicious and nutritious superfood has a long, rich history among the peoples of the tropical regions of the Americas. It has been used as a food, a medicine, and a currency.

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Ancient Ayurveda Beats Clonazepam in Clinical Trial for Anxiety Disorder

Researchers from India have proven, in a randomised clinical study using international protocols, that an ancient Ayurveda remedy for anxiety outperformed the benzodiazepine drug Clonazepam (Klonopin) in relieving severe anxiety.

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Boost Your Memory With This Sweet and Refreshing Treat

An exciting new study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine confirms the power of a simple dietary change in improving memory problems in middle-aged and older adults.

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Three Evidence-Based Ways to Reverse Skin Ageing Naturally

Our aging skin is the target of billions of dollars worth of marketing, the object of a continual stream of cosmetics, drugs and 'nutraceuticals' promising to deliver age-defying results. But what really works? What does the scientific evidence say?.

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Modern Science Confirms Yoga's Many Health Benefits

Modern science now confirms why humans have been practicing yoga since the beginning of recorded history: it is good both for the body and mind.

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Meditation: How an ancient practice has come to be known as a panacea for modern ills

Meditation has long been considered an esoteric practice, far removed from the realities of the world. Yet modern science is telling us just how good it is for health, a fact always known to the ancient yogis of India and Tibet.

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Amazing Properties of Sunlight You’ve Probably Never Heard About

Sunlight is well-known to provide us vitamin D, but did you know that it kills pain, keeps us alert at night, burns fat and more ...

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First Full Genome Sequencing for Autism: Promise for Future Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

A collaborative formed by Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, has found full genome sequencing examining the entire DNA code of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members to provide the definitive look at the wide ranging genetic variations associated with ASD.

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Prisoners Doing Yoga May See Psychological Benefits

Yoga can improve mood and mental wellbeing among prisoners, an Oxford University study suggests, and may also have an effect on impulsive behaviour.

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Why Turmeric May Be the Diseased Liver's Best Friend

You know turmeric has health benefits, most notably reducing inflammation, but did you know it may