Researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Medicine in Stockholm, Sweden studied the association between tea consumption and ovarian cancer in some 61,000 women ages 40-76. They observed a 46 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer in those who consumed two or more cups per day compared to non-drinkers. Additionally, they found an 18 percent lower risk for each additional cup consumed each day. Tea and Ovarian Cancer Risk The benefits of cutting out sodas and sugary drinks in favor of tea is growing in documented support. Try sweetening your tea with natural stevia (in small amounts) as well, for additional benefits such as stronger teeth, increased heart muscle strength, and additional chromium in the diet (which helps control blood sugar!)
Yike! The so-called "safe" pain-killer acetaminophen has now been identified as the leading cause of liver failure! Acetaminophen and Your Liver "Many of the people who had accidentally poisoned themselves did so by taking just 10 grams of the medication each day for about three days - the equivalent of about 20 pills per day instead of the recommended eight, an overdose that might be less serious with other drugs. Other people had unwittingly taken two products that both contained the drug (Hepatology, vol 42, p 1364)."
Check out this funny Canadian comedy show parody of what is in a flu shot! People interviewed "on the street" were amazed to hear that vaccines contain mercury, and that, even though companies are required to list ingrediants in foods, the government isn't required to list what is in a flu shot! What IS in that Flu Shot? It is funny... but it does make you think as well! Direct link to video: Video
Magnesium is a benefit to bone health. Yet, most Americans don't get enough. The best way to get it into your diet is fresh, green leafy vegetables. However, supplementation can be a benefit, especially if you are already prone to osteoporosis. Boost Bone Health with Magnesium! "In a study of more than 2,000 seniors between ages 70-79, researchers found only 25 percent got enough magnesium. Another interesting number: A patient's body mineral density (BMD) jumps 2 percent for every 100 milligrams of magnesium he or she consumes daily." - Dr. Mercola
Naturopathy is a philosophy which encompasses a view of life, a model for living a full life. The word naturopathy is a Latin-Greek hybrid which can be defined as "being close to or benefiting from nature." Stewart Mitchell, Naturopathy: Understanding the Healing Power of Nature A traditional, classical naturopath specializes in wellness. That is to say, teaching clients how applying natural lifestyle approaches can act to facilitate the body's own natural healing and health building potential. The classical naturopath does not undertake to "diagnose" or "treat diseases," but rather recognizes that the majority of sub-health conditions are cumulative lifestyle effects, and that the underlying cause of what we call "disease" (or, "dis-ease") is improper diet, unhealthy habits, and environmental factors which cause biological imbalances leading to a weakening of the…
Most "ol' time" folk healers know the benefits of Aloe Vera. Particularly as a soothing balm (the gel) on burned skin. However, a lot of people that are interested in natural health and alternative remedies are NOT aware that Aloe Vera can also be taken internally as well! Aloe Vera (barbadensis miller) contains over 20 minerals, all of which are essential to the human body. The human body requires 22 amino acids for good health -- eight of which are called "essential" because the body cannot fabricate them. Aloe Vera contains all of these eight essential amino acids, and 11 of the 14 "secondary" amino acids. Aloe Vera has Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E. Now, you CAN get too much of a "good thing" in this…
I like to let you know when "good laws" are suggested to help preserve our health freedoms, but I also want to warn you when BAD bills are introduced! And this one is a "doosy!" HR3156 Would Restrict Your Freedoms! H.R. 3156, otherwise known as the "Dietary Supplement Access and Awareness Act," is being touted as an education bill, but would increase health costs and could deny American health consumers access to some currently-available herbs and non-vitamin dietary supplements. H.R. 3156 will likely increase the price of popular herbs and dietary supplements like St. Johnâ€™s Wort, saw palmetto, and omega-3 fatty acids by establishing a burdensome and unnecessary set of ingredient and adverse event reporting requirements. There is a link in the article above that you can follow up to…
Feverfew has been found to be three times more effective than a placebo in treating migraine headaches: Feverfew Herb and Migraines Feverfew has also been found to kill human leukemia stem cells. This effective and valuable herbal treatment is a natural way to reinforce your body's own healing principle!
Our freedom to take control of our own health and our ability to use Natural Health alternatives is being eroded over time. This bill would help restore some of our Natural Health options! HR4282 - The Health Freedom Protection Act Urge your congressmen and women to support this important bill at the national level!
As you may have heard, Vioxx and other NSAIDS (Non-Sterioidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) have come under close scrutiny lately, with Vioxx being pulled from the market earlier this year. And yet, there are times that a remedy for chronic pain would be benefical that did not create inflammation (like aspirin would.) Dr. Mercola's Seven Ways to Protect Your Heart with Anti-Inflammatory Alternatives Notice, that these are natural substances with no long term side effects! Natural is best!