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What Are the Benefits of Milk Thistle Seed?

Natural Medicine |  | Milk thistle seed (Silybum marianum) has a history dating back over two thousand years as a favorite among herbalists for its positive effects on the liver and gallbladder. [1] The ancient philosophers Pliny and Galen both praised the herb for liver cleansing. Now, milk thistle is one of the most well-researched plants for liver support applications. What is ...Read More »

The Aspirin Alternative Your Doctor Never Told You About

Natural Medicine |  | Aspirin’s long held promises are increasingly falling flat. A natural, safer and more effective alternative to this synthetic drug has been known about for at least 15 years! In a previous article titled “The Evidence Against Aspirin and For Natural Alternatives,” we discussed the clear and present danger linked with the use of aspirin as ...Read More »

What Are the Benefits of Chanca Piedra?

Natural Medicine |  | Chanca piedra (Phyllanthus niruri) is a plant from the Amazon rainforest that has provided naturopaths with a powerful, plant-based ally for supporting bladder, kidney, gallbladder, and liver health. Traditionally, chanca piedra is viewed as a health supplement that promotes the liver’s normal function by aiding its detoxification efforts to purge harmful substances. Chanca Piedra, Gallstones, ...Read More »

8 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health

Natural Medicine |  | Our lives are so hectic that sometimes we look for anything that can help us cope. A busy, stressful life can not only affect you mentally, it can also begin to reduce your body’s defenses against disease and invading organisms. While reducing stress levels can go a long way in helping us manage our day-to-day ...Read More »

"Killer Germs" Obliterated By Medicinal Smoke (Smudging), Study Reveals

Natural Medicine |  | The ritualistic use of plant smoke stretches back to the prehistorical era and is still used, the world over, as a way of ‘cleansing’ the spirit. Now modern scientific research reveals that the practice may actually have life-saving implications by purifying the air of harmful bacteria.  The burning of herbs and plant resins for medicinal ...Read More »

Saffron: Ancient Healing Powers Confirmed By Science

Natural Medicine |  | Clearly there is something magical about the Crocus sativus flower, from which the spice saffron is derived.  If its striking beauty does not immediately cast a spell on its beholder, often it simply takes experiencing the spice to fall into full enchantment with it.  While saffron is exceptionally expensive, because it takes approximately 150 flowers ...Read More »

Eating Dates Produces Powerful Health Benefits, Religion And Science Agree

Natural Medicine |  | Since biblical times, dates were to believed to possess profound healing properties, but only now is science catching up to confirm our distant ancestors knew exactly what they were talking about.  If you go by the Nutrition Facts panel of an ordinary package of dates, they look more like sugar bombs than a healthy snack. ...Read More »

23 Awesome Uses For Lemongrass Essential Oil

Natural Medicine |  | Anyone who has used essential oils for a period of time will find that they reach for the same tried and true oils over and over again.  In my case, there are the go-to standards lavender, peppermint, rosemary and frankincense but in addition, there is Lemongrass. Three years ago, I thought lemongrass was an herbal ...Read More »

Using Red Clover in Tinctures and Teas for Women’s Health

Natural Medicine |  | ReadyNutrition Gals (that’s right, Gals, just for you!), here we are going to focus on an herbal supplement that is seasonally dependent…. that’s right, you guessed it…and falling due to harvest at this time. The herb we’re talking about here is Red Clover, with the scientific name of Trifolium pretense. From a naturopathic perspective, the ...Read More »

What Is Inulin?

Natural Medicine |  | We could all use digestive support from time to time, especially if we’re not consuming a high-quality diet. For a healthy stomach and digestive tract, inulin is a must. While you can’t digest this water-soluble dietary fiber, you won’t feel good without it. It’s found in many natural plant foods and is known as a ...Read More »

Is This Fruit Extract 10,000 Times Better Than Chemo?

Natural Medicine |  | Over a quarter of a century ago, a study was performed on the seeds of the Soursop fruit, also known as graviola, which at that time demonstrated such amazing cancer-fighting potential, that those exposed to it within the conventional medical community looked upon it with complete incredulity. Published in the Journal of Natural Products in ...Read More »

1 Gram Of Turmeric Boosts Working Memory In Just 6 Hours

Natural Medicine |  | Need a caffeine-free, memory-boosting alternative to coffee? Just one dose of turmeric powder (1 gram) was found to improve working memory in pre-diabetics in hours.  Interest in turmeric as a tonic and regenerative agent for brain conditions is growing rapidly. Given the increased prevalence of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, as well as an ...Read More »

Make An Awesome Cayenne Salve For Pain Relief

Natural Medicine |  | A few months back I made a batch of Cayenne Salve.  It was simple to do.  After infusing the ground cayenne pepper in olive oil, I added some beeswax and was good to go.  My feeling was this: if a catastrophic disruptive event occurred, after a year or two I would exhaust my supply of ...Read More »

Can Turmeric Support Thyroid Health?

Natural Medicine |  | Turmeric is one of the most potent spices, and when it comes to health benefits, nothing can match it. Not only is turmeric one of the most impressive free radical scavengers, it’s also been shown to support brain health, protect cell integrity, and even encourage a balanced mood. New research is showing that turmeric may ...Read More »

10 Infused Detox Waters For Healthy Living

Natural Medicine |  | We all have our quirky ailments. Some of us have digestion issues, while others are arthritic inflammation and some have a suppressed immunity. Whatever the case may be, there is a simple way to reduce symptoms that go along with these personal ailments. By gently flushing the system on a daily basis with infusions of ...Read More »

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