Natural Medicine

Turmeric Compound Reduces Post-Bypass Heart Attack Risk 56%

A remarkable study performed at Chiang Mai University, Thailand and published in the American Journal of Cardiology last July, found that the administration of curcuminoids, natural phenols within the spice turmeric, reduced the frequency of myocardial infarction (heart attack) after coronary artery bypass in a group of 121 patients randomly selected to receive a placebo ...Read More »

Research: Curcumin Is A Triple Negative Breast Cancer Killer

A study from Zheijian Provincial People’s Hospital in Zheijiang, China indicates that a compound in turmeric known as curcumin, which gives the spice its characteristic saffron-like color, is capable of inducing programmed cell death (apoptosis) within triple negative breast cancer cells.1 Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), so named because the cells do not have the ...Read More »

Beyond The 'Breast Cancer" Gene (BRCA): Why Food Is Your Medicine

Following on the heels of Angelina Jolie’s widely celebrated decision to remove her breasts ‘preventively,’ few folks truly understand how important preventing environmental chemical exposures and incorporating cancer-preventing foods into their diet really is in reducing the risk of gene-mediated breast cancer. There is so much fear and misinformation surrounding the so-called ‘Breast Cancer Associated’ ...Read More »

Honey Plus Coffee Beats Steroid For Treating Cough

A remarkable new study looking at natural alternatives to medications found that compared to a systemic steroid, a combination of honey and coffee was superior in reducing symptoms associated with a post-infectious cough (PPC). PPC is a cough that remains after a common cold or an upper respiratory tract infection for more than three weeks, ...Read More »

Boost Memory, Regenerate Neurons With This Ancient Plant

The world’s most ancient tree has something to teach us, and give to us, as far as promoting brain health and longevity goes. Considering the fact that gingko biloba is the oldest known tree in existence (deemed for this reason a “living fossil“), isn’t it poetic how this plant has also been used to promote ...Read More »

Beet Juice Boosts Cognitive Function In One Dose

Could beet juice provide you a brain boost superior to coffee or tea? Recently, Deanna Minich, PhD, founder of Food and Spirit, brought to my attention an amazing new study on beets and their role in promoting cognitive health. She summarized the study as follows: One recent study in 40 healthy people showed that they ...Read More »

Turmeric Superior To Prozac And Pain-Killers For PMS

PMS afflicts millions of women each month, some with debilitating symptoms. Pain killers and antidepressants are standard treatments, both of which carry serious side effects. A new study finds turmeric extract may be superior in addressing some of the root causes of the disorder.  A new study published in the journal Neuropeptides titled, “Effect of ...Read More »

10 Natural Remedies For Kidney Stones

The kidneys are one of the most important organs in the human body. The kidneys help to detox and filter impurities from the blood, as well as waste products from your urine. Kidney stones form when the kidneys are not able to process toxins efficiently. Specifically, a crystallization of unprocessed minerals builds up. Kidney stones ...Read More »

MCT Fats Found In Coconut Oil Boost Brain Function In Only One Dose

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), the primary type of fat found within coconut oil, have been found to boost cognitive performance in older adults suffering from memory disorders as serious as Alzheimer’s — and not after months or even days of treatment, but after a single 40 ml dose! A groundbreaking 2004 study published in the ...Read More »

The Health Benefits Of Tea

Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage ~ Kakuzo Okakura, Book of Tea We can imagine that, before the advent of civilization, with all its familiar trappings of pyrotechnology and pottery, tea leaves (which are quite bitter) would not have been nibbled on for recreation. Likely they would have been used only ...Read More »

Groundbreaking Study Finds Turmeric Extract Superior To Prozac For Depression

A new study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research has confirmed for the first time in a randomized, controlled clinical trial that the primary polyphenol in turmeric known as curcumin is both safe and effective in treating serious states of depression.[1] The research was performed at the Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, ...Read More »

The Top 10 Teas For Your Herbal Medicine Cabinet

  When you’re sick, little is more comforting than holding a steaming mug of fragrant tea in both hands, warming your face with the hot steam. Somehow, no matter how rotten you felt before, you instantly feel just a tiny bit better. Whether you are lucky enough to grow your own tea herbs, you purchase ...Read More »

Green Tea May Have Brain Healing Properties

An exciting new study published in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications reveals that green tea may have powerful brain healing properties, especially when it comes to preventing and perhaps even treating so-called ‘incurable’ neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. Titled, “Green tea catechins potentiate the neuritogenic action of brain-derived neurotrophic ...Read More »

800 Reasons Turmeric Threatens Big Pharma

No single herb threatens the pharmaceutical industry’s global monopoly as much as turmeric. Here’s why… Turmeric has received a lot of attention in the past few years. The reason has everything to do with the power of social media to undercut traditional pharmaceutical industry controlled media channels, along with the reality that the available published ...Read More »

Hibiscus Tea Kills Deadly Avian Flu Virus, Study Finds

An exciting new study reveals that Hibiscus tea may be far more powerful than pharmaceuticals in combating deadly flu viruses. The search for safe and effective treatments for drug- and vaccine-resistant forms of influenza, including H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (HPAIVs), has lead a group of researchers to investigate whether commonly used herbal tea extracts ...Read More »

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