Mulberries & Their Multiple Health Benefits

Added September 6, 2014, Under: Diseases

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It would seem that "silkworms" have had the right idea on healthy eating for many centuries. They have been living on mulberry leaves but as well as the leaves, it is the fruit of the mulberry tree that has so many health benefits to offer humans. This fruit is enjoyed by people all over the world. Mulberries grow on the Morus Alba tree and are a naturally sweet fruit, similar to blackberries, with a taste like grapefruit. Although, they are generally ...


Phototherapy Is One Of The Solutions For Chronic Psoriasis

Added August 25, 2014, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health, Skin Conditions

Psoriasis vulgaris is an disease that affects the skin

More than 125 million people worldwide live with psoriasis, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. What are the symptoms of psoriasis? This skin condition causes a build up of itchy, thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales, with other symptoms including: Severe dandruff on the scalp. Joint pain or aching and perhaps a symptom of psoriatic arthritis. Roughly 30% of those with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis. Nail changes, including thick yellow-brown nails, dents and ...


Glutathione Is A Powerful Antioxidant & So Much More

Added July 2, 2014, Under: Diets, Diseases, Health, Nutrition

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According to Wikipedia, glutathione (or GSH) is an important antioxidant in plants, animals, fungi and some bacteria and archaea, preventing damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals and peroxides. But some natural health experts will go on to say that glutathione is so much more than important, even calling it "the mother of all antioxidants". Glutathione is pronounced “gloota-thigh-own". For example, Joe Martino tells us “This is a powerful detoxifier and immune booster and is crucial ...


Bowel Cancer & What Can You Do To Prevent It?

Added May 15, 2014, Under: Diets, Diseases, Doctors, Health, Nutrition

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Two things happened today that made me decide to write this post. First was the death of Stephen Sutton from bowel cancer - whose inspirational story went viral on social media and touched the hearts of people around the world. For those who do not know his story, this 19 year old teenager with incurable bowel cancer tried to enjoy life as much as possible, while raising funds for a charity to support teenagers with cancer. He started a facebook page called ...


Breastfeeding Can Help To Prevent This Chronic Lifelong Condition

Added May 12, 2014, Under: Diseases


Many articles are written about how good breastfeeding is for your baby (and for you).  Perhaps too many are written, often making those who cannot breastfeed (for whatever reason) feel guilty. The bottom line is that if you possibly can, then great. If you really cannot, then don't beat yourself up about it. We have written about breastfeeding before here, here and more. But here in black and white are listed all the known advantages of breastfeeding plus a second list of what ...


Parkinson’s Disease & Is This Condition Becoming More Common?

Added May 7, 2014, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Drugs, Environment, How To, Vitamin D

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Named after the doctor who first described the condition, Parkinson's disease (or PD) is a chronic disorder affecting how the brain co-ordinates the movements of the muscles in various parts of the body.   The disease is caused by the slow deterioration of those nerve cells in the brain which create dopamine. Dopamine is a natural substance.  It is found in the brain and helps control muscle movement throughout the body. In recent years, at least 3 friends have been diagnosed with ...


What Is Astaxanthin & How Can We Benefit From This Supplement?

Added April 29, 2014, Under: Diseases, Health, Inflammation, Skin Conditions

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The definition of astaxanthin, according to Wikipedia, is that it is a carotenoid, belonging to a larger class of phytochemicals known as terpenes, which are built from five carbon precursors; isopentenyl diphosphate and dimethylallyl diphosphate.  Information for the rest of us! But all we really need to know is that astaxanthin has been discovered to have antioxidant properties that are similar to vitamin A so that many have started to take it as a health supplement, available over the counter in various ...


It is Asbestos Awareness Week – April 1 to 7 2014 |

Added April 4, 2014, Under: Diseases, Environment, Health, Technology

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How much do you know about asbestos? We would like to share some information during this special week of awareness. A few facts of interest Every year around three thousand people are diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. On average, they are given ten months to live. Put it another way, three hundred days or  seven thousand and two hundred hours. Asbestos is still not banned in the USA with roughly thirty million pounds still being used every year. Even though it is thirty ...


Is It Time to Hand Out Statins to the Middle Aged & Older Like Candy? |

Added March 28, 2014, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Drugs, Health

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Cholesterol has been the so called "big baddy" on the health scene for several decades, with the mainstream media and the medical profession alike urging you to cut back on animal fat and switch to low fat products in order to lower your cholesterol - while at the same time taking prescription statins. In fact, the exact opposite is the way to go as one of the best ways to raise your HDL cholesterol is to consume more dietary fats, ...


Cat’s Claw Is An Ancient & Valuable Herb |

Added March 16, 2014, Under: Diseases, Inflammation

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Cat's claw originates from Central and South America and has been used for hundreds of years as a natural remedy to treat a variety of health complaints. The Amazon rainforest has long been considered  a cornucopia of undiscovered medicinal plants where its indigenous peoples have for centuries used cat’s claw to treat inflammation, arthritis, stomach ulcers and infections. The two known species of cat’s claw are Uncaria guianensis (traditionally used for wound healing) and Uncaria tomentosa (with its numerous medicinal ...

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