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Hypnosis: A Naturally Occurring State of Concentration That Can Help You
May 30, 2011 | Healing | 
What exactly is hypnotherapy? The dictionary defines it simply as a state that resembles sleep but one that is induced by suggestion. Most people are a trifle afraid of putting themselves through this, but the curious might be tempted to try this for adventure. It is, however, used by serious psychotherapists as a way to help people get rid of phobias and fears and surmount mental blocks.


Five Reasons To Add Watercress To Your Salad
May 27, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Hippocrates- who once said "let food be thy medicine" - was known to feed watercress to his patients. With more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals, it is no surprise that the ancient Greeks ensured their soldiers enjoyed watercress before battle. If you compare watercress to other foods by weight, it contains more vitamin C than citrus, more iron than spinach, and more calcium than milk.


Tangerines Fight Obesity and Prevent Against Heart Disease
May 26, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
New research from The University of Western Ontario has discovered a substance in tangerines not only helps to prevent obesity, but also offers protection against type 2 diabetes, and even atherosclerosis, the underlying disease responsible for most heart attacks and strokes.


Strawberries Prevent Inflammation
May 26, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Compounds found in strawberries may decrease levels of inflammatory markers and reduce the risk of a range of conditions, including metabolic syndrome, suggests a new study.


Study Identifies Cumin As a Great Source of Antioxidants
May 25, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Seeds from the herb bitter cumin possess a high level of antioxidants, and may help to provide a good source of natural antioxidants to prevent diseases linked with oxidative stress, according to research.


Turkey Tail Mushrooms Suppress Tumors
May 24, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
A mushroom used in Asia for its medicinal benefits has been found to be 100 per cent effective in suppressing prostate tumour development in mice during early trials, new Queensland University of Technology (QUT) research shows.


Tomatoes As Good As Pharmaceuticals For Lowering Blood Pressure
May 23, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
They are common ingredients found in millions of kitchen cupboards. But pasta sauces and pizza toppings could add much more than a tasty tomato flavour to a family's favourite meals. Scientists said that cooked tomatoes can have the same benefits as statins for patients battling against high cholesterol levels or high blood pressure.


What Type of Breakfast Will Reduce Your Food Cravings Throughout the Day?
May 20, 2011 | Nutrition | 
A University of Missouri researcher has found that eating a healthy breakfast, especially one high in protein, increases satiety and reduces hunger throughout the day. In addition, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) the researchers found that eating a protein-rich breakfast reduces the brain signals controlling food motivation and reward-driven eating behavior.


More Physicians and Psychiatrists Prescribing Placebos To Treat Patients
May 19, 2011 | Healing | 
The human mind is very powerful and when we engage that power by combining it with a specific intention it will render the results we seek and so much more. A placebo is nothing more than our belief extended to an outside source for a specific outcome we desire to have or experience. Although it may be uncomfortable talking about it, conventional medicine is starting to realize the full potential of the placebo effect.


Strawberries Show Promise for Cancer Prevention
May 19, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Modern medicine has always derived the raw materials for pharmaceutical drugs from nature, as nature provides delicate yet powerful ingredients for balance and wellness. Time and time again, be it academic researchers and scientists, or herbalists and medicine men, people discover a simple yet complex compound, found in something so common as a flower or vegetable, that creates the next novel prescription for health. Researchers from Ohio State University conducted a preliminary study which revealed that strawberries may actually prevent and slow cancer from growing in the esophagus.


The Real Cause of Cardiovascular Disease And The Benefits of Chelation Therapy
May 18, 2011 | Healing | 
Since we have poisoned our planet, I believe that heavy metal detoxification is a big part of the explanation for the benefits seen, even in nonexposed patients. All causes of morbidity and mortality have been shown to relate to how low lead levels are kept throughout life.


Once and For All, Sunlight Does Not Cause Cancer!
May 17, 2011 | Sunlight | 
The idea that sunscreen prevents cancer is a myth promoted by pharmaceutical companies, conventional medicine and the mainstream media for one purpose...profit.


The Natural Approach To Age-Related Macular Degeneration
May 16, 2011 | Healing | 
Both wet and dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are caused by a nutritional and or oxygen deficiency/free radical damage and treated by using diet and supplementation.


The Top 7 Spring Superfoods
May 13, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Spring is an incredible season to start thinking about how you're going to incorporate superfoods in your diet this summer. Here are top 7 superfoods readily available at this time of year.


Is A Lack of Vitamin D Causing Your Illness?
May 13, 2011 | Sunlight | 
New data suggests that inflammation is the culprit for the incredibly high incidence of deficiency of this nutrient.


Have We Been Fooled About The Claimed Benefits of Dark Chocolate and Cacao?
May 11, 2011 | Nutrition | 
As part of a growing campaign to rebrand it as a health food, chocolate and raw cacao has been heavily marketed in recent years while attempting to convince consumers on the health benefits. It marks a new era in chocolate marketing prompted by research that has shown dark chocolate contains antioxidants, which can help protect cells and potentially prevent disease. But how healthful is it really?


Availability of Local Food Is Key To Improving Food Security
May 10, 2011 | Sustainability | 
Most strategies to assist the hungry, including food banks and providing food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, are short-term, emergency solutions. Those who rely on these programs face daily shortages of fresh and healthy foods, which lead to poor diet choices, nutritional deficiencies and health problems. An expert at the University of Missouri says the production of sustainable, locally grown foods is key to providing long-term food security for communities.


Green Tea and Tai Chi Enhance Bone Health, Reduce Inflammation
May 10, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Tea has for generations been an integral infusion worldwide, carrying both epicurean and economic significance. But, does it impart honest-to-goodness health benefits? In other words, is its persistence in the human diet perhaps coincident with enhanced quality (or quantity) of life?


Why Are Antioxidants So Important?
May 10, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Many health and beauty products boast using antioxidants to fight free radicals. But just what are free radicals and why are antioxidants so important for maintaining your health?


What's In A Super-Smoothie So Powerful It Lowers Heart Disease Risk?
May 5, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
You'd have to be a graduate in fruitology to be familiar with all the ingredients. But if you can track them down then you could have the recipe for a longer, healthier life.


Low-Salt Diets Increase Your Risk of Death and Do Not Prevent High Blood Pressure
May 4, 2011 | Nutrition | 
More evidence continues to mount on the misinformation promoted by public health sources. A new study found that low-salt diets increases the risk of death from heart attacks and strokes and do not prevent high blood pressure, but the research's limitations mean the debate over the effects of salt in the diet is far from over.


Taking Astaxanthin For Just 3 Weeks Enhances Your Body's Antioxidant Defenses
May 3, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Daily supplements containing astaxanthin, the pink pigment that gives salmon its color, may boost the body's antioxidants defenses in obese people, says a new study from South Korea.



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