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Research: Ginger Selectively Kills Breast Cancer Cells

Research published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology found that “ginger may be a promising candidate for the treatment of breast carcinomas.”[i]  This is a timely finding, insofar as breast cancer awareness month is only days away, and one of the primary fund-raising justifications is the false concept that a low-cost, safe and effective ...Read More »

13 Natural Remedies For Sunburn

We should always try to avoid getting a sunburn even though, at times, the power of the sun can unexpectedly sneak up. The redness, irritation, peeling, pain, swelling, and unsightly blisters… sunburns can last from 3-7 days, and are highly uncomfortable. Sunburns are actually acute inflammation of the skin cells, caused by ultraviolet rays of ...Read More »

7 Ways To Prevent And Even Reverse Heart Disease With Nutrition

Considering that heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the developed world, anything that can prevent cardiac mortality, or slow or even reverse the cardiovascular disease process, should be of great interest to the general public. Sadly, millions of folks are unaware of the extensive body of biomedical literature that exists supporting the ...Read More »

Study: Blueberries And Probiotics Help Counteract Intestinal Diseases

A clinical study, conducted at Lund University in Sweden, shows that eating blueberries can ease and protect against intestinal irritation [1]. They also found that these beneficial effects on the body are increased by the consumption of probiotic bacteria along with the berries. The two researchers, Camilla Bränning and Åsa Håkansson, have found that when ...Read More »

Amazing Fact: Pomegranate Can Serve As A Backup Ovary

Fruiting plants and humans both have reproductive organs called ovaries, and in the case of pomegranate fruit, the anatomical resemblance is absolutely striking: Because our primary relationship to fruit is as a consumer, we are usually too immersed in the joyful act of eating fruit to take notice that it is by definition “the ripened ...Read More »

17 Health Benefits Of Cayenne Pepper (VIDEO)

Many societies, especially those of the Americas and China, have a history of using cayenne pepper therapeutically. A powerful compound with many uses, cayenne pepper is currently gaining buzz for cleansing and detoxifying regimes such as the Master Cleanse, which uses the spice to stimulate circulation and neutralize acidity. Cayenne pepper has been used for ...Read More »

Open Sesame! 10 Amazing Health Benefits Of This Super-Seed

Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, prized as an oilseed for at least 5,000 years.  While it is beginning to regain favor due to its exceptionally high calcium and magnesium content, few realize it is also one of the most potent medicinal foods still commonly consumed today. In fact, ...Read More »

25 Ways To Use Oregano Essential Oil For Health And Wellness

Five years ago, if someone were to mention the use of oregano essential for health and wellness purposes I would have looked at them cross-eyed.  Although well versed in the benefits of essential oils, for one reason or another, oregano essential oil was nowhere to be found on my radar screen.  Oregano for wellness?  Although ...Read More »

The Health Benefits Of Wildcrafted Jiaogulan

In China, jiaogulan, or Gynostemma pentaphyllum, is referred to as the “immortality” herb. Elsewhere, jiaogulan is called southern ginseng (despite not being related to the ginsengs of the Panax family). It gets its name, however, because it shares similar adaptogenic and antioxidant properties as ginseng. Some research even suggests jiaogulan may be more powerful. Ginseng ...Read More »

Why Eating Sesame Seed Paste (Tahini) Could Save Your Life

We don’t think of sesame seed paste as a ‘life saver,’ but new research shows it is capable of reducing blood markers of cardiovascular disease risk by 39% within only six weeks. Sadly, in the Western world, when the average Joe thinks of protecting himself from heart disease, aspirin and statin drugs are often as ...Read More »

12 Health Benefits Of Acai Berries

There are numerous healthy berries that would be a great addition to your diet. The acai berry is one of the healthiest berries you will ever find. Acai is an indigenous berry commonly found in the rain forests of the Amazon. This antioxidant-rich fruit has been heralded for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit. ...Read More »

The Benefits Of Acupuncture

One alternative healing technique is the ancient practice of acupuncture. This technique involves the shallow insertion of specialized needles into the skin along the meridian points of the body. The needles have a very small diameter which makes them more easily tolerated than regular injection needles. Acupuncturists manipulate the life force or Chi energy of ...Read More »

Turmeric Extract Strikes To The Root Cause Of Cancer Malignancy

A new turmeric study published in Cancer Letters is paving the way for a revolution in the way that we both understand and treat cancer. Titled, “Targeting cancer stem cells by curcumin and clinical applications,” U.S. researchers evaluated the primary polyphenol in the Indian spice known as curcumin for its ability to target cancer stem ...Read More »

What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, often shortened to HBOT, uses a special pressurized chamber, called a hyperbaric chamber, to increase oxygen levels in the blood. It’s also known as oxygen therapy, hyperbaric treatment, and hyperbaric therapy. The US Navy uses it to treat decompression sickness. HBOT has also become popular with athletes as a way to speed ...Read More »

How To Control Lice In A Survival Situation

A few weeks ago I received an email from a reader describing a scene in a book she was reading.  In the book, the author was describing a prolonged stay where she, her family, and some friends had to endure life in a bomb shelter.  In such close quarters under less than optimal conditions, they ...Read More »

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