Natural Medicine

Treating Psoriasis With Essential Oils

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 Shown To Kill SARS And Other Lethal Viruses

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


Ozonated Olive Oil Promotes Oral Health

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


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


10 Infused Detox Waters For Healthy Living

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


Turmeric Compounds Alleviate Chemical Weapons Injury

Alleviate Chemical Weapons Injury Following closely in the wake of recent revelations that the U.S. government endangered their troops by hiding the discovery of chemical weapons in Iraq, new research shows that turmeric extract may provide an ideal natural intervention to relieve the pain and suffering of sulfur mustard-injured patients. Recently, the New York Times


What Is Food If Not Your Medicine?

The Real Agenda – Shouldn’t you be paying close attention to what you ingest, then? Most of our readers are probably aware of the difference between real food and products labeled as things that someone thinks is food. However, non-food products are closer to our fridges and dinner tables than we think, even while being careful


Can Turmeric Support Thyroid Health?

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


Make An Awesome Cayenne Salve For Pain Relief

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


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

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


1 Gram Of Turmeric Boosts Working Memory In Just 6 Hours

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


6 Natural Remedies For Vomiting And Diarrhea

Gastrointestinal upsets have been sweeping the country this spring. First, there was an outbreak of drug-resistant shigellosis. This bacterial infection is also known as “Montezuma’s revenge” or “traveler’s diarrhea.”  It usually affects people visiting Third World destinations and is caused by drinking water that hasn’t been properly purified. This version has hit Americans in California,


How The FDA Is Planning On Taking Down Alternative Medicine

The FDA has been on a crusade against natural medicine that has spanned decades. Their skepticism and perhaps disdain for natural medicine could simply be because, at the moment, they are untouchable. In 1938, a U.S. senator (and homeopath) named Royal Copeland passed a law classifying homeopathic treatments as drugs. Since then, these products are deemed wholly


3 Natural H. Pylori 'Cures' That Are Clinically Proven

H. pylori infection is often treated with three drugs simultaneously, but not everyone responds favorably. Thankfully there are clinically confirmed natural, food-based alternatives.  Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria estimated to be found in the body of two-thirds of the world’s population naturally, and usually does not cause symptoms. But in some cases it


Turmeric Produces 'Remarkable' Recovery In Alzheimer's Patients

Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the world. A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months,


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