Maybe you have something as simple as a cold, or perhaps you’re just looking for a little boost in immunity. With the right vitamins and minerals, smart dietary choices can pack a healthy punch. Although diet gets little attention in conventional media when it comes to supporting the immune system, it is one of the
Oral turmeric extract (curcumin) in combination with light therapy produces remarkable healing results in patients with severe-to-moderate psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic, recurrent inflammatory skin condition characterized by itchy, dry, scaly plaques. Conventional treatment, which involves drugs and sometimes surgery, is often ineffective, leading many to search for alternative treatments. Many of these, however, have
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
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.
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
I’ve talked a lot about the importance of maintaining a healthy gut flora because it truly is key for optimal health. Many studies suggest all sorts of illnesses actually “start” in the gut, from weight gain right down to depression.  All kinds of bacteria live in your gut—good and bad—but the “friendly” kind actually
Could a cure for advanced, chemotherapy and radiation resistant cancer have already been discovered as far back as 1967? Could this curative substance have been so close to us for all this time, as to be part of our own blood and a constituent of our own urine? As crazy as it may sound to
By: Batool Ali | Arthritis happens due to joint disorder and this disease causes inflammation of joints. Gout is a kind of arthritis in which sodium urate crystals accumulate around the joints, leading to swelling and inflammation. While the most commonly affected area is the joint of the big toe, it can affect just
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
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
Unlike conventional drug treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, coconut oil and water may help resolve some of the root causes of neurodegenerative conditions. Have you ever noticed that sometimes a food that nourish a particular organ often look uncannily similar to it? For instance, the walnut shell and bi-hemispheric flesh look awfully like the skull and
One day, a few years ago, I happened to notice that my husband Shelly was wearing a long sleeved shirt on a hot summer day. When I questioned him, he gave be a funny look then rolled up his sleeve to show me a large, unsightly, and extremely crusty patch of something on his elbow.
Licorice has a rich and ancient history of use as a medicine, being rooted in Indian, Chinese, Greek and Egyptian traditions, alike. Technically a legume, related to beans and peas, its sweetness results from the presence of glycyrrhizin, a compound 30-50 times sweeter than sugar. This compound is what gave licorice its name, which derives
The use of oxygen in complementary therapies has been gaining momentum in recent years, particularly in the area of dentistry. While ozonated olive oil has many practical and effective uses, such as supporting skin health, research has shown it to be especially helpful for periodontal disease. Gingivitis, typically caused by diets laden with sugar and
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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