The Battle in NC is Brewing Again!

Health Freedoms
What battle? The battle over the term "ND." You would not think that a simple degree designation would be so volatile! The problem is that one school, Bastyr University, and one organization that they created, the CNME, has decided that no one can be an "ND" unless they graduated from one of their group's schools. Imagine the "hew and cry" if NC State suddenly said, "No one can use the designation of 'BA' unless they graduated from NCSU!" I suspect the Chapel Hill alumni would not be happy! Well, that is precisely what is happening around the country as CNME representatives have coerced the state assemblies in each state to adopt very harse laws regarding the use of the term "ND." Why? Control. And, exclusivity. If you can only function…
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Nopal Plant Normalizes Blood Sugar!

Natural Health
This is exciting information about a little known herb that normalizes blood sugar! Why haven't we heard about this plant before? I'll give you some guesses. Nopal plant normalizes blood sugar, treats diabetes, boosts insulin sensitivity The ability for the prickly pear cactus (nopal) to lower blood sugar has been well documented by many studies. In traditional Mexican medicine, nopal is used for treating type-2 Diabetes. Mexican researchers found that people with non-insulin-dependent diabetes given broiled nopal stems experienced a large drop in blood sugar levels. It has been shown that daily consumption of 250 grams of this plant will lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, according to a recent study. HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels were not affected." Ready with those guesses? Here's what natural health advocate, Mike…
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Traditional Naturopath Podcast #24

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The Traditional Naturopath Podcast - 24 - (02/18/07) Click on the "Play" button (the triangle pointing to the right) below to play it as Streaming Audio. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 (Right-Click on the Link Above and Save) Show Notes: People who take at least three daytime naps a week lasting 30 minutes or longer cut their risk of dying from a heart attack by 37 percent, according to a study by a team of U.S. and Greek researchers. An herb called danshen traditionally used in China as a medicine for high blood pressure has been shown to reduce hypertension in hamsters, according to a study published in the American Journal of Physiology. Government scientists struggled Thursday to pinpoint the source of the first U.S.…
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Contaminated Peanut Butter – Watch What You Eat!

Natural Health
I always say, "YOU are the person most responsible for your personal health!" Well, you need to pay attention to what you are eating when these news stories come out! Dirty jars suspected in peanut butter contamination "Government scientists struggled Thursday to pinpoint the source of the first U.S. salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter. Nearly 300 people in 39 states including Missouri have fallen ill since August, and federal health investigators said they strongly suspect Peter Pan peanut butter and certain batches of Wal-Mart’s Great Value house brand — both manufactured by ConAgra Foods Inc. Shoppers across the country were warned to throw out jars with a product code on the lid beginning with '2111,' which denotes the plant where it was made. Both Gerbes and Schnucks in Columbia…
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Chinese Herb Lowers Blood Pressure, Reduces Hypertension

Natural Health
"An herb called danshen -- traditionally used in China as a medicine for high blood pressure -- has been shown to reduce hypertension in hamsters, according to a study published in the American Journal of Physiology. Researchers at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey administered danshen's active ingredient — the chemical tanshinone IIA — to hamsters with hypertension. The hamsters' blood vessels dilated in response, and their blood pressure decreased as a result. Researchers hypothesize that danshen causes this effect by increasing the body's production of nitric oxide. Danshen, known by the scientific name Salvia miltiorrhiza, is a variety of sage. David Kim, author of the study and assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, is a licensed acupuncturist who prescribes danshen to his own…
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Want to Help Your Heart? Take Naps!

Natural Health
And otherwise cut down on stress. That's the message from a new study... at least three 30 minutes naps a week can cut the risk of dying from a heart attack by 37%! Researchers find a nap is just what the heart needs "People who take at least three daytime naps a week lasting 30 minutes or longer cut their risk of dying from a heart attack by 37 percent, according to a study by a team of U.S. and Greek researchers. Regular siestas apparently lower stress, which is frequently associated with heart disease, the scientists report in Monday's edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine, a leading medical journal. 'If you can take a midday nap, do so,' advised co-author Dimitrios Trichopoulos, an epidemiologist at the Harvard School of…
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Traditional Naturopath Podcast – 23

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The Traditional Naturopath Podcast - 23 - (02/03/07) Click on the "Play" button (the triangle pointing to the right) below to play it as Streaming Audio. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 (Right-Click on the Link Above and Save) Show Notes: Folic acid, the vitamin prescribed to pregnant women, could be a brain saver, a study has found. Study: Hot chili pepper compound kills cancer without side effects! Scientists, in order to fight cancer, have created a "mega-D" vitamin pill. Krill oil is derived from the planktonic family of crustaceans and is rich in omega-3 fats, phospholipids and antioxidants. A recently completed clinical trial on ADHD, shows it has promise in treating ADHD. Scientists have discovered that some brain-damaged patients can give up smoking effortlessly, which…
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