Prevention

Knowing Your Personal Genome Is Empowering

Written by on May 24, 2014 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health, Prevention with 1 Comment
Knowing Your Personal Genome Is Empowering

Have you ever wondered why a program failed for you and worked for someone else? Whether this was a supplement, a diet program, even a medication? Of course the reason is that we are all genetically unique, and have a precise path that is best for us. For the first time since the discovery of the double helix, you can now know your own code – for a song! “23 and me” is a test of each person’s unique genetic variations.

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Honey and Ginger Kill Superbugs Better than Pharmaceutical Meds

Honey and Ginger Kill Superbugs Better than Pharmaceutical Meds

Bacteria have been morphing into resistant strains of superbugs that make it very difficult for pharmaceutical companies to keep up with them, but research coming out of Ethiopia’sCollege of Medicine at the University of Gondar proves we don’t need Big Pharma to treat diseases that it ironically helped to create. A combination of ginger powder extract and honey are so effective that they inhibit the growth of superbugs like MRSA, E Coli, and even the bacteria that causes Pneumonia.

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10 Best Herbs for Kidney Cleansing

10 Best Herbs for Kidney Cleansing

The kidneys have the heavy responsibility of removing waste and toxins from the bloodstream. These vital organs work with other organs to regulate blood pressure, increase red blood cell production, and synthesize vitamin D. A healthy diet, exercise, and staying hydrated are essential for supporting your kidneys. For a little extra help, consider the following kidney cleansing herbs.

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4 Natural Foods for Fighting Feelings of Depression

4 Natural Foods for Fighting Feelings of Depression

An estimated one in 10 Americans suffers from depression, and many of these people take prescription drugs to manage the disease they’ve been told is caused by a chemical imbalance. The truth is, doctors don’t know what causes the symptoms of depression, but they’ve grown accustomed to throwing Big Pharma solutions at it and hoping for the best. There are several problems with this, including the myriad of side effects associated with these drugs. Fortunately, there are several foods and herbs that can provide relief from depression without the costs—both financial and otherwise—of prescription drugs.

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3 Ancient Medicines Already in Your Home

Written by on May 8, 2014 in Health, Herbs, Seeds & Spices, Prevention with 1 Comment
3 Ancient Medicines Already in Your Home

We spend a ton of time investigating exotic herbs in remote regions of the world, but some of the most potent plant medicines are right in your home.

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Daily Cup of Coffee can Save the Eyes, Preserve Vision

Written by on May 8, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 1 Comment
Daily Cup of Coffee can Save the Eyes, Preserve Vision

If you love your morning coffee, you are in luck. According to a Cornell study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the chemical constituents of coffee can help prevent the deterioration of eyesight and possible blindness due to retinal damage caused by aging, glaucoma, and diabetes. It isn’t the caffeine in coffee that helps you see straight, comprising only 1 percent of raw coffee, on average, but the chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that has extreme health-boosting properties.

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Study Sheds Light on How Turmeric Can Protect the Aging Brain from Decline

Written by on May 7, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Study Sheds Light on How Turmeric Can Protect the Aging Brain from Decline

The many benefits of turmeric are well-established—from its cancer fighting properties to its ability to treat depression. A newer study indicates that the bright yellow root could also protect the brain from age-related brain dysfunctions, including things like stroke, dementia, and neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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Why A Good Dose of Gratitude Might Be the Only Medicine You Need

Written by on April 27, 2014 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Why A Good Dose of Gratitude Might Be the Only Medicine You Need

Are you thankful for your family? For the way the rainwater sparkles on your skin in the sun? How about a friend? Are you feeling lucky to just be alive?

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Spirulina Shows Promise in Protecting Against Lead Acetate-Induced Toxicity

Written by on April 24, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 1 Comment
Spirulina Shows Promise in Protecting Against Lead Acetate-Induced Toxicity

Before its dangers were widely-known, lead was found in household paints, toys, and plumbing, among other things. Now, the toxicity of this metal is recognized, but it remains present in some cosmetics, water systems, and products brought into the U.S. from overseas. A new study indicates something as simple as spirulina supplementation could counteract the potentially damaging effects of lead.

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2 Natural Solutions for Bleeding Gums, Gingivitis, and a Healthy Heart

Written by on April 21, 2014 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health, Prevention with 1 Comment
2 Natural Solutions for Bleeding Gums, Gingivitis, and a Healthy Heart

The health of your gums is directly related to your heart health and perhaps even your risk of developing certain types of cancer. But brushing with fluoride-filled pastes is definitely not the best way to care for your oral health. Better treatments for gum health often include oil pulling with coconut oil and brushing with fluoride-free solutions. But a new study indicates chamomile and pomegranate can also play a role in stopping bleeding gums and keeping your heart healthy.

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Chronic Illness Can Stem from a Common Root Canal

Written by on April 19, 2014 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Chronic Illness Can Stem from a Common Root Canal

Dental procedures and the materials used in them can affect your whole body, not just your teeth. Root canals specifically can lead to chronic health problems and even degenerative diseases.

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Green Tea Benefits Memory

Written by on April 14, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Green Tea Benefits Memory

Green tea can improve your cognitive function, in particular the working memory, a new study by researchers at the University of Basel suggests. Extracts from green tea enhance the brain’s effective connectivity, meaning the influence one area of the brain has over the other. Subjects tested significantly better for working memory tasks after consuming green tea extract.

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Exciting: Spirulina Protects Kidneys, Reverses Toxic Mercury Damage

Exciting: Spirulina Protects Kidneys, Reverses Toxic Mercury Damage

While many countries are doing their best to eradicate the use of mercury, the FDA allows it in your food. Thankfully, a study has recently indicated that the deep sea superfood spirulina is a viable treatment for mercury toxicity. Researchers with the University of Rjasthan, India, say Spirulina fusiformis is able to not only protect the kidneys, but may also be able to reverse the damage done by toxic mercury.

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The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain

The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain

A new study published in the Pharmacognosy Magazine titled, “Curcumin attenuates neurotoxicity induced by fluoride: An in vivo evidence,” adds experimental support to the suspicion that fluoride is indeed a brain-damaging substance, also revealing that a natural spice-derived protective agent against the various health effects associated with this compound is available.

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Aloe Vera Found to Stave Off Alzheimer’s, Improve Cognition

Written by on April 9, 2014 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Aloe Vera Found to Stave Off Alzheimer’s, Improve Cognition

Researchers with the University of Miami’s School of Medicine found that a compound from Aloe vera could reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and even increase cognition scores. The study was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and established participants who received a supplement of aloe polymannose for a period of one year saw significant improvements.

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