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Aromatherapy

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
This ancient system of using essential oils is powerful and effective in fighting infections, boosting immunity, relaxing our bodies, and stimulating our minds. There are many practical applications such as Bach Flower Remedies that can be used.              

Big Pharma Whistle Blowers

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Big pharma whistle blowers do not do so for monetary reasons. However, they often find it difficult to remain employed or find new work. They are punished and often go through divorces, loss of job, loss of friends, and financial ruin.      

Cherries Lower the Risk for Gout

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  A study published in Arthritis and Rheumatism in September of 2012 showed that people with gout who ate cherries for two days had a 35% lower risk for developing acute gout compared to those not eating cherries. When consumed while on allopurinol the risk was lowered 75%. Cherry products lower uric acid, which is the end waste product of purine metabolism....

Do Painkillers Interfere with Antidepressants?

submitted by: admin on 06/13/2024
Antidepressants, especially those in the SSRI category such as Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, may not work in people also taking painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin. This combination leads to lowered serum levels of the antidepressant and less antidepressant effects. This is just one more example of how many potential complications there are to using SSRI antidepressants....

FDA: Good or Bad?

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Can we trust the FDA to protect us from Big Pharma and from the supplement industry? Fast tracking drugs has plusses and minuses. Should patients have the choice of trying drugs that are not yet on the market? Can we trust the drugs that are on the market that don't do that much? How much do conflicts of interest come into play?        

Flaxseeds Lower Blood Pressure

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  The largest decrease in BP ever shown by any dietary intervention is flaxseeds according to a paper presented at the American Heart Association 2012 Scientific Sessions. Just 2 tablespoons of milled flax seeds resulted in a drop of 10 mm of Hg systolic and 7 mm Hg diastolic. This is equivalent to most antihypertensive drugs, and without their associated...

Green Tea Lowers Blood Sugar Spikes

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  The November 2012 issue of Molecular Nutrition and Food Research reported that an ingredient in 1 and 1/2 cups of green tea, epigallocatchin (EGCG), helps reduce blood sugar spikes by about 50% when taken with starches. Some of the effect may be related to the fact that EGCG reduces the activity of alpha amylase (which digests starch) by 34%. If...

Hypertension: Nutritional Support Protocol

submitted by: admin on 06/13/2024
Hypertension is caused most of the time by lifestyle habits that need improving. Mainstream medicine looks to the quick fix with an array of anti-hypertensive drugs that can work, but at the price of a multitude of known and as yet unknown side effects that can be lifethreatening. Most people with hypertension can get off of their drugs if they will adopt a healthy...

Inflammation Lowers Critical Nutrients

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Life Extension published an article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showing that there is a relationship between the inflammatory state and reduced levels of vitamins and minerals. Serum levels of these nutrients are often normal when the major stores, which are often intracellular. Measuring serum levels can be misleading because cellular...

Potatoes Lower Blood Pressure

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
In people who are overweight that have high blood pressure, potatoes lowered their blood pressure about 4% and did not cause weight gain over a 30 day period. It is the condiments that lead to weight gain. Most foods that are unadulterated are healthy for us.      

Spices Lower Triglycerides from a High Fat Meal

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Eating a high fat diet leads to elevated tryglyceride levels. Adding spices during preparation can lower the level of triglycerides that can occur after consumption. Some examples of spices that do this include cinnamon, turmeric, rosemary, oregano, black pepper, cloves, garlic and paprika! This points out the importance of eating a diet that is balanced and...

Vicki's personal story on how to treat an injury

submitted by: admin on 06/13/2024
  Vicki shares her fall and how she treated it naturally with positive results.  Vicki avoids the use of the usual antibacterial soaps or Neosporin ointment or pain pills with injury.  She also air dried her wounds after they stopped bleeding. Vicki talks about what she recommends to include in a first aid kit. Her first aid kit contains...

Vinegar Lowers Blood Sugar

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Apple cider vinegar has been purported to increase weight loss and aid in arthritis, asthma, colitis, and even diabetes by lowering blood sugar. Scientific research has been scant. However, recent studies presented in Medscape show that the acetic acid in vinegar really does lower blood sugar by about 7% when used for 12 weeks. It is interesting that eating a...

What Common Foods are Linked to Getting Lower Grades

submitted by: admin on 01/06/2015
A study out of Ohio State University that was published in the December 2014 issue of Clinical Pediatrics showed that students eating the most fast food compared to those not consuming it much had 20% lower test scores by the eighth grade. This was a study of about 12,000 kids starting from the 5th grade and rechecking their growth in reading, math, and...

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