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A Mediterranean Style Diet Is Linked To Improved Quality of Life
May 31, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Consumption of a Mediterranean style diet is linked to improved mental and physical heath and a better quality of life, according to the findings of new research.


Why We Need To Boost This Vital Mineral For Optimum Health
May 30, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Every organ in the body -- especially the heart, muscles, and kidneys -- needs the mineral magnesium. Magnesium reduces blood pressure naturally, curbs diabetes, lower the risk of heart disease, and is essential for the functioning of more than 300 different enzymes in the body, particularly those that produce, transport, store, and utilize energy.


Fighting Fibromyalgia Naturally
May 30, 2012 | Healing | M.Crossman
Fibromyalgia causes symptoms that include aching muscles, tender skin, fatigue, flu-like symptoms and mental fogginess that leaves sufferers unable to function normally in everyday life. Fortunately, for those who don't want to resort to experimenting with medication to find a solution, there are a few natural remedies and lifestyle changes that may offer relief to fibromyalgia sufferers.


One Sniff Of This Essential Oil Will Improve Your Brain Power and Memory
May 29, 2012 | Memory | J.Summerly
Listen up Sudoku lovers. There may be another way to improve your memory and cognition and it has nothing to do with any puzzle. According to a new British study, all you have to do is take a sniff of a specific essential oil. The best news is that it's not hard to find.


One of The Most Potent Spices That Is Innate To Your Immune System
May 28, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Researchers at Oregon State University have just identified a new reason why some curry dishes, made with spices humans have used for thousands of years, might be good for you.


If You Insist On Eating Junk Food, At Least Drink Tea
May 27, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Researchers at Kobe University, Japan found that regular consumption of tea suppresses damaging changes in the blood linked to fatty foods that can lead to type 2 diabetes.


Researchers Expose More Evidence That Calcium Supplements Increase Heart Attack Risk
May 25, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
For years, the medical industry has been promoting the use of calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis, reinforcing age-old myths that calcium supplementation builds strong bones and teeth. Newly published research is reinforcing previous studies warning that calcium supplements should be ‘taken with caution’ after findings suggested consumption of the supplements could double the risk of heart attack incidence.


Why Buy Makeup When You Can Make Your Own Using Fruits and Roots?
May 24, 2012 | Healing | Editor
Countless hormone disruptors, heavy metals, preservatives, colors and other artificial chemicals are in most conventional makeup products. Why use them and deteriorate your health when you can use fruits such as blackberries and roots such as beets?


Curing All Illnesses in 3 Minutes In Medicineless Hospitals
May 23, 2012 | Healing | Editor
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body. In a medicineless hospital in Bejing, China, closed due to political reasons, they successfully treated over 180 types of illnesses including bladder cancer. The Center avoided medicines and special diets in favor of exercise, love, and life energy.


Do Parents Experience Greater Levels of Happiness Than Non-Parents?
May 18, 2012 | Happiness | A.McCarthy
Parents know too well the effect children have on the family unit. It's something than non-parents have difficulty relating to. Despite the diapers, tantrums, and spilled milk, parents consistently echo the same sentiment...the ultimate joy comes from parenting. Now, three Universities have released research showing that parents do experience greater levels of happiness and meaning from life than non-parents.


Kombucha: Who Would Have Thought That Guzzling Bacteria and Yeast Would Catch On
May 15, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Kombucha (pronounced kom-BOO-cha) is a living health drink made by fermenting tea and sugar with the kombucha culture. Made specifically with live bacteria and yeast, it's becoming all the rage among health seekers with claims of improving everything from digestion and immunity to lowering cholesterol and fighting cancer.


Study Shows That Chewing Gum Impairs Short-Term Memory
May 13, 2012 | Memory | Editor
Chewing gum harms short-term memory contrary to previous studies that suggested gum could improve recall, according to researchers.


Grapefruits Can Treat Disease As Well As Pharmaceuticals Without The Side Effects
May 11, 2012 | Antioxidants | N.Longo
In the never ending saga of natural disease fighting foods beating pharmaceuticals, the grapefruit is another power packed citrus fruit to add to the the list. It actually never really gets the credit it deserves for preventing disease. But it can and without the side effects caused by pharmaceuticals. Grapefruits can prevent weight gain, treat diabetes, lower cholesterol, fight cancer, heal stomach ulcers, reduce gum disease and even keep stroke and metabolic syndrome at bay.


How To Naturally Deter Insects With Herbs Instead of Chemicals
May 10, 2012 | Sustainability | A.McCarthy
Pesticides, herbicides and fungicides dominate agricultural practices for killing just about anything that is unwanted or interfering with the healthy growth of plants and crops. However, lower scale operations should never resort this poisoning of nature. Some of the earliest written documents on gardening discuss the relationships between herbs and companion plants. When selecting your companion plants you will need to consider more than which pests are deterred. Think about what each plant adds or takes away from the soil and what effect the proximity of strong herbs may have on the flavor of your vegetables.


Popular Diet and Regular Drinks Almost As Corrosive As Battery Acid On Your Teeth
May 8, 2012 | OralHealth | N.Longo
Beverage consumption in most developed countries of the world is now a major contributor of tooth decay. Many sodas and diet soft drinks approach the pH level of battery acid in terms of corrosiveness and erosion of tooth enamel. Our susceptibility to tooth decay and cavities has much more to do with what we put in our bodies, rather than regular visits to our dentist or even how often we brush our teeth. If you want to prevent tooth decay, a 'great' idea is to stay away from acidic beverages which dissolve tooth enamel and offer no nutritional value to your body.


First-Ever Systematic Review Shows The Effectiveness of Different Types of Vitamin D
May 8, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
Vitamin D3 is is available through diet, supplements and exposure of the skin to sunlight, or ultraviolet B (UVB). It is the most effective form of vitamin D at increasing blood levels of the sunshine vitamin than the D2 form, says the first-ever systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the effectiveness of the vitamin D forms.


Breakthrough Model Shows Two Ways To Change Your Happiness Set Point
May 8, 2012 | Happiness | A.McCarthy
The sayings "variety is the spice of life" and "happiness isn't getting what you want, but wanting what you get" seem to have a psychological basis, according to a new study by an MU psychologist who identified two keys to becoming happier and staying that way.


The Best Approach To Treating Any Health Condition
May 7, 2012 | Healing | B.Kim
Our instant-gratification society teaches us to seek out quick solutions for our health challenges. Google any health condition and you're bound to come across products and procedures that fit into this mold. Have joint pain? Take glucosamine chondroiton. Have chronic acne? Take high doses of vitamin A. Want to lose weight and have rock-hard abs? Obey the golden rule to a flat stomach, and the rule will only cost you $39.95. It's fine to use natural products to optimally support specific areas of your body. But please be mindful of the following principle of healing.


More People Prefer The Internet For Diagnoses Over Their Own Doctors
May 6, 2012 | Healing | J.Summerly
As more people become distrustful of pharmaceuticals and conventional medicine, many are going online to self-diagnose rather than waiting for a doctor's appointment. More than 78% of men and women seeking health advice from the internet can properly diagnose their condition in less than 8 minutes.


Why Men Should Be Eating Berries Daily
May 6, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
Eating strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and blackberries can significantly reduce risk of developing Parkinson's disease in men, suggest researchers.


Beta-Carotene: Why Most of Your Vitamins Should Come From Food, Not Supplements
May 3, 2012 | Antioxidants | N.Longo
One mantra we often hear from the natural health industry is "take your supplements." While a high quality supplement may provide you with some vitamins and minerals that you may be deficient in, it will never replace a well balanced diet and the delivery system that nature intended. A perfect example is the dark side of beta carotene intake.


Red Yeast Rice, Artichoke Leaf Extract Reduces Cholesterol Better Than Cholesterol Drugs
May 3, 2012 | Healing | N.Longo
Sixteen weeks of supplementation with a plant extract blend containing red yeast rice, policosanols and artichoke leaf extracts reduced LDL cholesterol levels by 21%, according to data from a human trial.


Garlic Proven 100 Times More Effective Than Antibiotics, Working In A Fraction of The Time
May 2, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
A significant finding from Washington State University shows that garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting disease causing bacteria commonly responsible for foodborne illness.



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