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The Data is Very Strong: Marijuana Plant Extract Stops Cancers From Spreading
September 28, 2012 | Healing | M.Torres
The data is very strong and there's no toxicity associated with A compound found in cannabis could halt the spread of many forms of aggressive cancer, scientists say.

Pomegranate Season Has Arrived - Here Are 6 Reasons Why You Need Them On Your Grocery List
September 28, 2012 | Antioxidants | N.Longo
As a nutritional and antioxidant powerhouse, pomegranates have only recently been recognized as a fruit worthy of high praise. It's sweet, tart flavour is a favorite in many households, but when it comes to advancing health and preventing disease, pomegranates wins in all categories.

Fear Heart Attacks? Does Heart Disease Run In Your Family? 15 Foods That Protect Your Heart
September 27, 2012 | Antioxidants | N.Longo
Heart disease is one of the most feared ailments stemming from genetic predisposition and sedentary lifestyles. However, there really is nothing to fear. You have complete control and can maintain a healthy heart simply by eating the the right foods.

20 Reasons To Eat 3 Bananas Per Day - And No They Won't Make You Fat
September 26, 2012 | Antioxidants | N.Longo
From preventing cardiovascular events to regulating PMS, bone mass, constipation, heartburn, and more than a dozen other ailments, bananas pack enough of a nutritional punch to make most medications look like candy. Bananas also give an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. They are the number one fruit for the world's leading athletes for a reason.

60 Percent Reduction In Triglycerides By Using Curcumin and Lifestyle Changes
September 20, 2012 | Antioxidants | M.Torres
Daily supplements of curcumin combined with diet and exercise strategies could be associated with more than a 60% reduction in triglyceride levels, a reduction known impossible through pharmaceutical intervention alone.

9 Dried Fruits And The Ailments They Can Treat If You're On The Go
September 18, 2012 | Nutrition | N.Longo
We get it--when you're on the run, it's tough to eat right 100% of the time. Every now and then you're going to get caught in a situation when you'll have to sacrifice your usual healthy dietary choices for unhealthy ones. Well here's a way to maximize your nutrition while you are on the go while preventing and even treating everyday ailments. Internationally known researchers have stated that food policy makers should consider dried fruits on an even plane with fresh fruit when issuing dietary recommendations. While I don't necessarily agree that fresh fruit is on an even playing field with fresh fruit, I do agree that dehydrated and dried fruits can make a valuable addition to any diet where people need longer a shelf life and handy snack loaded with antioxidants to accommodate their busy lifestyles.

Contrary to Conventional Medicine, High-Fat Diets Lower Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, Reset Metabolism and Prevent Obesity
September 13, 2012 | Nutrition | N.Longo
Most physicians seem to parrot the same old advice day in and day out--exercise, don't smoke and maintain a low fat diet. Turns out that if you're interested in lowering blood sugar, resetting your metabolism and preventing weight gain, a low-fat diet is not in your best interest.

Are Your Bones Aging Faster Than You Are? Busting The Myths On Building Strong Bones
September 12, 2012 | Antioxidants | M.Torres
There's a lot more to building strong bones than the simplistic notion that calcium supplements will do the job. In fact, most calcium supplements on the market have a much higher chance of doubling your risk of heart attack than strengthening your bones. Moreover, the dairy industry's fairy tale that pasteurized milk builds strong bones actually has the reverse effect and actually causes osteoporosis. Here's to dispelling one big myth and embracing six effective ways to build bone health.

Marijuana Cuts Tumor Growth By Half
September 10, 2012 | Healing | M.Torres
The healing powers of marijuana and specifically how its active ingredients prevent disease lends credibility to claims that the pharmaceutical industry is behind marijuana prohibition laws. One of marijuana's active ingredients Delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cuts tumor growth in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread.

18 Reasons To Take Fish Oil
September 10, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
Fish oil by many experts, is now considered an essential component in western diets. Not only is it loaded with essential fatty acids that benefit heart health, but it also reduces cancer risk, treat inflammatory conditions like arthritis and even reduces the risk of mental disorders such as schizophrenia.

Superfood: Eat More Avocados
September 6, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Guacamole lovers, rejoice! It turns out that not only is avocado super delicious, but you can enjoy your avocado without the guilt thanks to its mix of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.

Cilantro: A Powerhouse of Minerals and Vitamins
September 6, 2012 | Antioxidants | N.Longo
Cilantro, also known as coriander, Chinese parsley or dhania, contains an abundance of antioxidants, which can delay or prevent the spoilage of food seasoned with this spice. It also is an excellent source of vital vitamins and minerals.

Higher Anthocyanin Intake Found in Fruits and Veggies Improves Cardiovascular Health
September 6, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Increased intakes of anthocyanins -- antioxidant pigments from fruit and vegetables -- may reduce blood vessel hardening and improve overall heart health, says a new study.

Antioxidant Power of Blackcurrant Slashes Cardiovascular and Stroke Risk
September 5, 2012 | Antioxidants | J.Summerly
The humble blackcurrant full of potent antioxidants could be the key to beating heart disease, a new study has revealed.

Join PreventDisease on Facebook, Test Your Knowledge and Win Great Prizes
September 4, 2012 | Happiness | Editor
Starting September 5th, 2012, we'll be introducing a testing ground to quiz all the sharp and educated readers that visit daily. If you would like to participate in testing your knowledge on nutrition, health and wellness, we'll be offering a special incentive, but it will only be on facebook.

Before Antibiotics Ever Existed, Sunlight Was Used To Treat Diseases With Great Success
September 4, 2012 | Sunlight | A.McCarthy
Sunlight: Without it there would be almost no life. It's key factor involved in photosynthesis, a process vital for many living beings on Earth. Considering the lengths we go to protect ourselves from the sun, it's a wonder that the incidence of disease is not higher than it already is. Before the advent of toxic drugs and antibiotics, sunlight was being used to treat everything from tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, acne, cancer, sleep disorders and overcoming worldwide sanitation problems including the purification of water.

Antibacterial Action of Coconut Oil Combats Tooth Decay When Consumed
September 3, 2012 | OralHealth | N.Longo
The human body converts the lauric acid found in coconut oil into an monolaurin which is only found in abundance in one other liquid--breast milk. It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties. Lauric acid is a powerful virus and gram-negative bacteria destroyer, and coconut oil contains the most lauric acid of any substance on earth. It is able to attack the bacteria that cause tooth decay say scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn Conference at the University of Warwick.

How Turmeric Has An Anti-Diabetic Effect On The Body
September 2, 2012 | Antioxidants | M.Torres
Extracts from turmeric may help manage blood sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes, suggest data from a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial from China.


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