Traditional Naturopath Podcast #33

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The Traditional Naturopath Podcast - 33 - (06/30/07) 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: Dr. Bill discusses the benefits of biofeedback, cinnamon, and echinacea, as well as getting into how to become a traditional naturopath. PS: I "mis-remembered" an herb that I was "searching for" that benefits diabetics... I said Gotu Kola when I was really trying to remember Gymnema Sylvestre. Gotu Kola is actually an herb that fortifies the immune system and strengthens the adrenal system. It has been used to purify the blood and promotes healthy skin. It is a benefit to restful sleep and can be…
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The Benefits of Cinnamon!

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We have known for some time that the inexpensive (and tasty) spice, cinnamon is of benefit in blood sugar management. A new study highlights this! Cinnamon Can Help Control Your Blood Sugar "A Swedish research team has again confirmed previous studies from 2000 and 2004, showing the positive effect of cinnamon in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This new study found a meaningful decrease in blood sugar in patients who consumed 6 grams of cinnamon with their rice pudding, versus those who ate their's plain. They were also seeking to find whether cinnamon had any effect on satiety, but the results were negligible at best. Cinnamon has previously been indicated as a potential insulin substitute for those with type 2 diabetes -- researchers have found that cinnamon contains a…
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BBC Headline: Echinacea Can Prevent a Cold!

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There has been a "back-and-forth" over the benefits of Echinacea. "It works... it doesn't!" Well, an article on the BBC site says that in CAN prevent a cold! Echinacea 'can prevent a cold' "Taking the herbal remedy echinacea can more than halve the risk of catching a common cold, US researchers say. They found it decreased the odds of developing a cold by 58% and the duration of colds by a day-and-a-half. The results in The Lancet Infectious Diseases conflict with other studies that show no beneficial effect. Experts believe echinacea, a collection of nine related plant species indigenous to North America, may work by boosting the body's immune system. Researchers, led by Dr. Craig Coleman from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, combined the results of 14 different…
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Traditional Naturopath Podcast #32

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The Traditional Naturopath Podcast - 32 - (06/15/07) 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: Reviewing an excellent report by Brad Lemley on Dr. Weil's Blog. Alli (Xenical) is NO "cure" for obesity! Dr. Bill discusses his article on the benefits of the herb Hawthorne on the heart. Does sunscreen prevent or cause cancer? You may be surprised! (By the way, I just saw my first "Alli" commercial... and it is pronounced "ally," like an ally in war.) Yeah, right!
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How Does Sunscreen Actually Promote Cancer?

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The headline above might sound crazy at first! We have been told over and over that using sunscreen PREVENTS cancer! I saw a commercial just last night that promised, "Protects your skin from cancer!" But, it isn't crazy at all! Sunscreens prevent absorption of UV rays... and those UV rays interact with the skin to produce Vitamin D! And, as you have seen in this Blog, Vitamin D, even in small amounts, reduces ALL cancers by 77%! You won't see a 77% reduction in cancer promised by sunscreens! Why? Because they actually CAUSE Vitamin D deficiency! Check out this excellent Newstarget article: The sunscreen myth: How sunscreen products actually promote cancer "The idea that sunscreen prevents cancer is a myth. It's a myth promoted by a profit-seeking tag-team effort between…
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The Benefits of Hawthorne to the Heart

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The human heart is essentially a pump, circulating and regulating the flow of blood throughout the body. Therefore, if one could find an herb that benefits the pumping action of the heart; that would be an exciting find indeed! Well, as you might imagine, such an herb does exist, in the form of Hawthorne! There are two hundred and eighty known species of Hawthorne, which are in the genus Crataegus. It is a spiny shrub native to the northern wooded temperate zones of Europe. It is also used in North America as a decorative garden shrub due to its beautiful red berries. Ingestion of Hawthorne makes the heart operate more efficiently, partly by increasing blood supply to the heart muscle, but also by improving its contractions. Essentially, it strengthens the…
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Alli and Xenical – No “Cure” For Obesity!

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Xenical, that "Wonder Drug" (yeah, right!) that you read about in all those spam messages in e-mail, is now being released as a lower strength version for "over the counter" use called "Alli." Xenical, or Alli, is a "fat blocker" causes uncomfortable "side effects" such as oily stools, and diarrhea, with users "not quite making it" to the rest room. And now, it appears, it may also lead to pre-cancerous conditions in the colon... so what did our "friends" at the FDA do? Why, they approved it, of course! Group: Diet Drug Alli Linked to Colon Cancer "The prescription diet drug Xenical hits drugstore shelves with a new name and in nonprescription strength on Friday. Most of the buzz around this reincarnation, dubbed Alli, centers on its effectiveness and its…
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Interesting Health Info from Dr. Weil

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Unlike some comments, I would like to just post these comments straight from Dr. Weil's Blog (an article by Brad Lemley) with no further comments of my own, as these speak, pretty much, for themselves! Here's the link to Brad's article: Ten Surprising Nutrition Facts Bad News: 1. Hunter-gatherers in the Australian outback today live on 800 varieties of plant foods. Modern Americans live principally on three: corn, soy and wheat. From the presentation, "Phytonutrients: Nature's Bonus from Plant Foods" by David Heber, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Medicine and Public Health and Director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 2. One third of Americans get 47 percent of their calories from junk foods. USDA" Trends in the United States - Consumer Attitudes and the…
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Traditional Naturopath Podcast #31

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The Traditional Naturopath Podcast - 31 - (06/09/07) 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: Honey as a topical treatment for diabetic ulcers on the skin, new information on Vitamin D, benefits of Aloe Vera and Flaxseed supplementation, and information on the state of cancer prevention advocacy.
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Flaxseed Supplementation Slows Prostate Cancer Growth

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Flaxseed supplementation can slow prostate cancer growth according to a new study! ASCO: Flaxseed May Slow Prostate Cancer Growth "Flaxseed supplementation significantly reduced cancer cell proliferation rates in men with prostate cancer, investigators in a multicenter study found. Flaxseed, alone or combined with a low-fat diet, slowed cell growth rates compared with diet alone or a control group, said Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., of Duke University. However, she told attendees at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, other biomarkers of prostate cancer activity were unaffected by the supplement. Flaxseed is one of the richest known sources of lignans, which affect androgen metabolism and have antimitotic, antiangiogenic, antioxidant, and estrogenic effects, said Dr. Demark-Wahnefried. Flaxseed also is the richest known source of plant-derived omega-3 fatty acids, which influence cell membrane synthesis,…
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