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foods proven to kill cancer

foods proven to kill cancerIn order to kill cancer and ensure there is no recurrence, the body must be brought into balance and the immune system rebuilt and fine tuned. So how is this feat accomplished? Detox, detox, detox and achieve a slightly alkaline pH, while filling the body with the best, organic, nutritionally dense food available. Your goal is to rebuild a killer immune system as you bathe every non-cancerous cell in your body with nutrition.

For specific foods known to kill cancer, check out the following list:

Omega 3

Oily fish, fish oil, flax seed oil, hemp oil, and healthy oil blend supplements provide omega 3 fatty acids (and other beneficial fatty acids), which fight inflammation and make the body less hospitable to cancer cells. Vitamin D is also known to kill cancer, and you can find many fish oils and some vegan oil blends with vitamin D in them.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, watercress, kale, collard greens, cauliflower, bok choy, turnips, rutabagas, radishes, arugula, and more. These vegetables contain sulforaphane and other helpful compounds, which help fight tumors, breast, prostate, brain, and colorectal cancers, as well as leukemia. Broccoli sprouts and mature broccoli in combination really pack nutritional, cancer fighting punch.

Berries

Black raspberries appear to reign supreme, though all berries contain cancer fighting phytonutrients and high amounts of ellagic acid, which inhibit tumor growth.

Maitake and Shiitake Mushrooms

Google maitake mushrooms and cancer and the American Cancer Society pops up at the top of the search list. For one brief moment it seemed they might actually be doing their job, but no. They claim there have been no studies to show that maitake or any other mushroom help fight cancer. Continue your search and study after study reveals they do indeed.

Mushrooms boost immune function and are a great source of antioxidants. They are also rich in vitamins C and B vitamins as well as calcium and other minerals.

Tumeric

Curcumin, found in turmeric, inhibits the spread of cancer (metastases) along with its anti-inflammatory and oxidative effects. Tumeric can be found at farmer’s markets in root form. It can be used liberally to spice your food (great on salads or in salad dressing as well as in cooked dishes) with no side effects.

Tomatoes

The active compounds found in tomatoes, carotenoids and lycopene (especially lycopene), are very helpful, especially in the fight of prostrate and pancreatic cancer in men. Seven to ten helpings are week are suggested, both cooked and raw juice. To gain the health benefits of juice, make your own. Store bought tomato juice will be pasteurized. Lycopene is a strong antioxidant.

Folate

Egg yolks, avocadoes, apricots, green leafy vegetables, and pumpkin are among the foods rich in folate. For meat eaters, chicken livers are very high in folate. Studies involving folate or its synthetic form, folic acid, show a significant reduced risk of colorectal cancer. Folate or folic acid ?is essential for the body to correctly replicate DNA.

Garlic

Even the National Cancer Institute admits garlic “…may reduce the risk of developing several types of?cancer, especially cancers of the?gastrointestinal tract”.
Garlic reduces inflammation, fights free radicals, and fights cancer. Eat it raw or chop it up and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before cooking with it or its beneficial compound, allicin, will not be released.

Grapes

The compound found in red grapes, resveratrol, is a powerful antioxidant that also saves cells from oxidant-caused death. Grape seeds have huge benefits. We recommend you don’t eat grapes without seeds.

Conclusion

An alkaline, balanced diet with plenty of nutrition, and as few toxins as possible, makes the body inhospitable to cancer. Sugar feeds cancer. Processed and refined foods feed cancer. Raw, organic vegetables, especially when grown for maximum nutrient content (as opposed to large scale farming) should be the foundation of any healthy diet. We also recommend that anyone with cancer undergo a full body detox with a supplement regimen specifically designed for your current state of health. For more information on what to do for cancer, check out the first three sources.

Article Source: www.naturalnews.com/cancer_foods_nutrition_research

spicesOver the recent years we have been moving further away from the pharmaceutical industry by taking small steps, if you recollect we did an article on how to cure a child from common ailments using an extract from five leaves. But today I’ve cooked up a bunch of spices and common food ingredients that you can use to keep good health and even help and protect you from a range of diseases.

It shouldn’t be surprising that some of the ingredients used in your food can even help protect you against terminal diseases. Lets start off with one of my personal favorites, Garlic.

I know a 70+ year old man who has no blood pressure issues and a perfect blood sugar level that he attributes to his habit of eating three to four raw garlic cloves daily. But this is not just a figment of his imagination, take a look at what this herb has to offer, apart from bad breath that is.

Spices

Garlic

One of Garlic’s main benefits is that it helps reduce Cholesterol. The Linus Pauling Institute’s review of several studies found that people who consumed garlic for three months had a 6% to 11% reduction in total cholesterol. Also since garlic is an antioxidant, it may prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in the arteries.

When you crush Garlic you are immediately greeted by the pungent spell, that is due to Allicin, which is responsible for its medicinal benefits. It’s said that the daily consumption of garlic can help lower heart disease risk by as much as 76 percent. It also thins the blood and hence cuts down on the chances of dangerous blood clots.

Even cancer fears Allicin, especially stomach and colorectal cancer as it flushes out carcinogens even before they can damage cell DNA. If that’s not enough, Garlic has super strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and can help with yeast infections, some sinus infections, and common cold.

Turmeric

What would we do without Turmeric – we have mixed it with warm milk for cold and cough, given Turmeric and sugar (to make it edible) for kids when they bruise themselves and as a quick fix for animal injuries.

Turmeric is well known to reduce inflammation, while in Indian medicine its also used to increase appetite and as a digestive aid. Turmeric gets its golden color from Curcumin. Curcumin is considered as a powerful anticancer agent and quells the inflammation that contributes to the growth of tumors. Yes, powerful lab studies suggest that Turmeric helps stop the growth and spread of cancer cells.

There are numerous studies that talk about the benefits of using Turmeric against cancer and animal tests show that it even helps protect from Alzheimer’s disease.

Ginger

Ginger is such a powerful natural medicine that it finds itself not only in Ayurveda but also in the ancient Chinese medical texts. We have been using Ginger to treat cough and cold. It has anti-nausea properties and is a digestive aid. Ayurveda recommends eating raw ginger before meals for appetite as well as digestion.

While in modern times researches have found Ginger effect in combating inflammation and even in reducing the pain and swelling in people suffering from arthritis. Apart from these benefits, ginger can help with Migraines and may even prevent and slowing the growth of cancer. It’s good for the tummy and even makes a cup of tea so delightful to have.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon packs a punch when it comes to fighting diabetes, it helps control blood sugar levels and also cuts down on triglycerides and total cholesterol.

Since it cuts down on the triglycerides and cholesterol its awesome for your heart and as a bonus its also rich in antioxidants. Along with a bunch of other spices, cinnamon has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties as well.

Another reason to add it into your diet is that its high in fiber and can also reduce heartburn in some people. Wow, bring on the cinnamon buns and rolls.

Cloves

Who hasn’t used cloves or clove oil to stop a tooth ache? Well with the kind of teeth I have, sticking cloves in my mouth has been part of the norm thanks to its numbing effect. But I wasn’t aware that even people suffering from Arthritis can get relief from the pain as it slows down the cartilage and bone damage caused by the disease.

Yet again, even cloves have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can protect one from heart disease, stave off cancer and also appear to improve insulin function. Cloves are also known to have killed certain antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Article Source: Common spices destroy disease

nappingOkay, so it’s the middle of the afternoon and you’re trying to find a good reason not to take a nap.

You’ve got a lot of work to still do. You don’t want to appear lazy. You’ll just go to bed a little earlier tonight. You think there must be something wrong with you because you always seem to want to doze off this time of day.

Well, what would you say if we told you that napping was not only a good idea, but actually a way to improve your health? It’s true. In fact, a mid-afternoon nap of just 10 minutes or so — some people like to call them “power naps,” but whatever — can help you remain alert for another two hours, which is generally more than enough to let you finish normal work days.

12 tips to help you get the best naps:

– Consider your regular sleep schedule. In Dr. Sara Mednick, Ph.D.’s book Take a Nap!, she notes that the best time to nap depends on when you wake up. Early risers, for instance, who get up around 5:00 a.m. should think about napping around 1:00 p.m.

– Time them for the afternoons. In the late 1980s, researchers began to hone in on the value of napping. One of their early observations about sleeping during the day was that mid-afternoon slumps are just part of the human condition.

– Think ahead. Staying up late (or worse, all night) is not the best thing for you; if you are going to do it, then consider it with the thought of taking a nap the next day.

– Be safe! Sleeping just six or so hours a night, rather than the requisite eight hours, doubles your risk of falling asleep at the wheel. A 30-minute nap has been shown to boost your awareness.

– Preempt that night shift. A study of night workers found that, though an evening nap plus caffeine was one way to stay awake, a nap alone improved alertness, and without the damaging caffeine side effects.

– Nap smarter! There have been a wide range of nap times examined, but for most people, one between 10 and 20 minutes is best.

– Nothing wrong with a wake-up call. “Setting an alarm is really helpful for napping,” said Janet Kennedy, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and founder of NYC Sleep Doctor.

– Nap-happy place. For the perfect nap, you will want to find a dark, quiet place to lie down.

– Meditate. You have been there: You are nearly asleep on your feet, with your eyes still open. But as soon as you get all hunkered down, your mind begins to race. Calm yourself first with meditation techniques such as breathing and visualizations.

– Trust your instincts. Kennedy told The Huffington Post, “Some people just aren’t good nappers.” You’ll just have to get enough sleep the regular way.

– Losing sleep at night? “If a person is having difficulty sleeping at night — either falling asleep or prolonged night waking — I advise against napping at all,” Kennedy said.

– Don’t risk it. Some places just aren’t nap-friendly; is your workplace one of them?

6 nap health benefits:

– Again, napping is a boon to your alertness: A study by NASA found that there were higher measures of alertness in pilots after just a 40-minute nap, when compared to pilots who did not get one. Even just 20 minutes will perk up a shift worker.

– Napping improves learning and retention: It is the deeper rapid eye movement (REM) sleep that has been linked to the cognitive process, so it is no surprise that a longer nap will get you these benefits.

– Napping can increase creativity: If you have ever awakened from a nap, only to solve a problem that has been bugging you, researchers have found that nappers who enter REM have a tendency to do that.

– Napping boosts creativity: Most bosses may not believe this, but science has proven that an afternoon nap is the opposite of laziness at work.

– Lift your spirits: Sleepiness leads to crankiness. Just think about a toddler who hasn’t had a nap.

– Stress reliever: Napping can be a luxury, sure, but just escaping for a short nap can have a wonderfully positive effect on your stress level, which also lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Article Source: Naps are good

bone brothFrom the beginning of time (well, at least since there’s been fire), man has been eating bone broth. Have you ever wondered why?

I’m sure you remember your mother or grandmother telling you to make sure to eat your chicken soup when you were sick. And likely when you did, you actually felt better. Have you ever wondered why?

I recommend everyone make bone broth and incorporate it into your dietary routine. Here’s why.

1. It heals a leaky gut.

The gelatin in bone broth protects and heals the mucosal lining of the digestive tract and helps aid in the digestion of nutrients.

2. Fights infections such as colds and flu.

A study published in the journal Chest shows eating chicken soup during a respiratory infection reduces the number of white blood cells, which are the cells that cause flu and cold symptoms.

3. Reduces joint pain and inflammation.

The glucosamine in bone broth can actually stimulate the growth of new collagen, repair damaged joints and reduce pain and inflammation.

4. Produces gorgeous skin, hair and nails.

The collagen and gelatin in bone broth supports hair growth and helps to keep your nails strong.

5. Helps with bone formations, growth and repair.

The calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in bone broth helps our bones to grow and repair.

6. Saves you money.

Homemade bone broth is cheaper and healthier than store bought.

7. Super easy to make.

All you need is a crockpot. Throw all of the ingredients into the crockpot and it cooks while you sleep.

8. Healthier than buying supplements.

Homemade bone broth contains all nutrients and minerals found in bones and tendons rather than just one or two found in pills. Slow cooking preserves the nutrients better than the high heat extraction used to make supplements.

9. Fights inflammation.

Bone broth is very high in the anti-inflammatory amino acids glycine and proline.

10. Promotes sleep and calms the mind.

The amino acid glycine found in bone broth can be very calming.

Gut-Healing Chicken Broth Recipe

Ingredients:

1 organic whole chicken
8 c of water
4 -6 stalks of celery, finely chopped
½ white or yellow onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 inch ginger root, finely chopped
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar

Directions:

Place all of the above ingredients in a crockpot and cook on low heat for 8 -10 hours.

I like to cook mine until the meat is falling away from the bones.

I make this just before bed and it’s ready and hot for breakfast.

You can store any excess broth in the freezer and defrost for a later time.

Article Source: Benefits of bone broth

doctors against vaccinesThe pro-Pharma mainstream media would like everyone to believe that doctors and “scientists” all agree that vaccines are safe and effective, and that dissenters are uneducated or uninformed parents.

Not true. Doctors and scientists who dare to speak out against the status quo, putting their own careers in jeopardy for telling the other side of the story, are of course few, and clearly in the minority. But that does not mean they do not exist. It just means they are fewer in number, because they value truth and the health and well-being of the public more than financial connections to the pharmaceutical industry.

Leslie Manookian, producer of “The Greater Good” movie, lists over 150 scientists and physicians who have questioned vaccines publicly.

Below, we bring you short videos from three different doctors who all do an excellent job of summarizing the “other side” of the story when it comes to vaccines. You will not hear this anywhere in the mainstream media.

1. Dr. Suzanne Humphries

Dr. Suzanne Humphries, a practicing nephrologist (kidney physician), says the vaccine industry isn’t giving people both sides of the story, and parents need to get informed before subjecting their children to vaccines that can potentially cause serious harm or even death. She points out the reasoning of the government and pharmaceutical industry in claiming that “people are too stupid” to notice that vaccines are “miraculous,” and so they are going to give out vaccines anyway.

Quotes:

“Why must such a ‘wonderful product’ be forced on people?”

“Inventors of vaccines have chosen a belief system whereby infants are all born with inadequate immune systems (and therefore need to be “saved” from diseases by vaccines).”

Dr. Humphries states that most doctors think Mother Nature is flawed. The doctor doesn’t know how to take care of an immune system, because the doctor was never taught in medical school how to take care of an immune system. What you end up with is a whole society, from start to finish, that does not know how an immune system works, does not know how to take care of it, does not know how to replenish the nutrients and minerals that are needed, does not know how to ingest a diet that will support it, and then when it fails, “It’s God’s fault. We need a vaccine.”

Articles by Dr. Suzanne Humphries

2. Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny is a doctor of osteopathy and the director and founder of OsteoMed II, a clinic established in 1996 in Ohio. Dr. Tenpenny talks about the lack of safety studies conducted on vaccines, pointing out that studies are only conducted on healthy individuals which are not representative of a large part of society that vaccines are given to. People who are chronically sick and are taking many different kinds of medications are never studied.

Dr. Tenpenny also discusses whether or not vaccines are effective, pointing out the difference between “vaccine antibodies” and natural immunity. She helps people understand that when a claim is made saying “vaccines are effective”, it simply means it effectively created an “antibody” for a specific disease, but not that it has proven to prevent the person from contracting that disease. She discusses the growing number of cases in the U.S. where disease outbreaks are occurring among the vaccinated populations, who have been fully vaccinated for the disease from which they are suffering.

Articles by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

3. Dr. Meryl Nass

Dr. Meryl Nass is an M.D. in internal medicine. In this interview she exposes the revolving door that exists between pharmaceutical companies that manufacture vaccines and the U.S. government. She covers the Gardasil controversy and says “Healthy girls don’t just die suddenly.” Dr. Nass is also an expert on the anthrax vaccine and Gulf War Syndrome.

Article Source: Doctors against vaccines

organic food
Let’s face it, many Americans eat like pigs. They pull up to drive-through windows and they sit down at pancake houses, and they order up a completely GMO meal, full of gluten, refined sugar, MSG, animal fat and sometimes even artificial sweeteners. They wash it all down and repeat the cycle within hours, sometimes three times in one day. Why? Don’t they know? Maybe they don’t care, but they will, later.

Time stands still when you’re sick. The world seems to stop spinning when you’re laid out in a hospital bed, with an I.V. stuck in your arm, waiting for a “diagnosis.”

Time just seems to stop, when you can’t work, you can’t enjoy anything and you’re miserable from some illness, disease or disorder that America seems to feed rather than try to prevent. So who’s feeding who? Are the corporations feeding the humans toxic food, or are the humans using their hands on their own free will to shove sickness into their mouths?

Believe it or not, organic food is a $15,000,000,000 industry yearly now. That’s 15 billion, not million, by the way. Are all THOSE people feeding themselves “life” — a healthy life that’s a choice to make, every meal, every snack, every drink and every personal care product? Of course it is. That’s what brings us to healing the sick with organic food, since your cells are all brand new about every three months. You could make that CHANGE in one season, my friend.

Inflammation Nation

The root cause of most pain, illness, headaches and other chronic sicknesses is simply inflammation. Hundreds of millions of people suffer from inflammation daily, because they do many of the following: Ingest fluoridated tap water, take pharmaceutical medications, take OTC (over the counter) medications, eat genetically modified foods (GMO), eat gluten, get flu shots, drink sodas and diet sodas, chew gum or candy laced with artificial sweeteners, apply topical lotions loaded with chemicals, eat bleached-white foods, eat conventional hormone-laden meat and drink conventional hormone-laden milk. This is just the tip of the iceberg, and the damage becomes exponential, as cells mutate and turn and attack living healthy tissue. That’s cancer.

Even the lack of clean whole food and clean spring water inflames the entire body, the tissues, the muscles and the brain. The heart is overworked and under-delivers the goods (nutrients), because there are none. They’ve been wiped out by pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, algaecides and toxic fertilizers used to grow toxic food for toxic humans in need of… wait for it… Obamacare!

Your cells are in a constant battle. They battle for oxygen and nutrition. Those are your good cells. Your bad cells are in a constant search — for sugar and carcinogens. Which cells will you feed with your next meal, and the one after that, and after that? Which cells will you feed with your next drink or snack, the healthy cells or the cancer cells? Will you “feed the beast” that will destroy you once it has all the power, or will you feed the organic being that you were born to be, the machine with a heart and a brain?

Inside your body is a universe of enzymes, flora and healthy organisms that fuel the fire of thinking and doing and evolving. Will you put that fire out with processed junk science? Cancer cells can not live when your cells have plenty of oxygen. Win the daily battle. Win the long-term war. You are on the battlefield right now, and your hands and brain are your weapons. Use them. Do not pick up another piece of food that contains toxins. Heal your body and your mind, starting right now.

Article Source: Organic food healing inflammation.

improve visionSeveral studies have linked cardiovascular activity to improvements in vision, providing hope in today’s over-medicated world that eye health can get better via non-conventional means.

For example, the publication Neuron reports on a new study showing that running alters neural pathways in the brain’s mesencephalic locomotor region (MLR) associated with visual response. This part of the brain is said to operate with a kind of dual purpose, sending messages that coordinate movement while also signaling visual functions to the cortex.

Dr. Harry A. Quigley, professor and director of glaucoma services at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University said, “Aerobic exercise is known to lower intraocular pressure (IOP), which we know protects retinal ganglion cells. Short-term studies show it may improve blood flow to the retina and optic nerve as well.” He explains that intense exercise levels are not necessary; just 20 minutes of activity about four times weekly can help improve eyes.

Cardiovascular activity helps vision, has several other health benefits

Supporting his thought is another study that makes parallels between jogging, cycling and stair running and improvements in contrast sensitivity. This means that a person’s ability to properly distinguish between colors and brightness is more intact when one has been engaging in such activities. Furthermore, the same study also found that such fitness also improved mood.

It’s no secret that physical activity boosts overall health, but in addition to research that shows its role in helping to improve vision, it’s also been found to promote longevity. In particular, running, even for just short periods of time, has been shown to have benefits; runners were 45 percent less likely than those who did not run to die of heart disease, and 30 percent less likely to die from any cause.

Overall, cardiovascular exercise provides the body with a host of health benefits. It produces feel-good hormones that help relieve stress and can strengthen the heart, reduce blood pressure and lead to weight loss.

Article source: www.naturalnews.com/vision_cardio_activity

raw milkRaw milk provides an excellent source of calcium. Calcium is an essential macromineral whose roles in the body are relatively well-known. It strengthens bones and teeth, improves the body’s alkalinity, helps our heart muscles to contract and relax properly and more.

Like all minerals, calcium doesn’t work alone, but in tandem with other nutrients such as magnesium and vitamin D. For this reason, obtaining our calcium from whole foods — foods whose nutrient profiles have been optimized by nature for superior absorption — is the best way to remain healthy.

Good natural sources of calcium

Seaweed — It is common to find seaweed in any “best of” list, and for good reason: since seaweed grows in the ocean and is thus unaffected by soil erosion (the process that has significantly reduced the nutritional value of most land-based vegetables), its nutritiousness has remained intact for centuries. And, as it happens, seaweed has always been rich in calcium.

Perhaps the best seaweeds in this regard are kelp, kombu and wakame. One hundred grams of each contain between 150 and 170 grams of calcium, as well as countless other essential nutrients, including iodine. Avoiding seaweed sourced from the Pacific Ocean is a good idea due to possible radiation contamination.

Chia seeds — Though chia seeds are best-known for their high protein and fiber content, they contain similarly impressive levels of calcium. In fact, 1 ounce of these versatile South American seeds provides us with 179 milligrams of calcium, which is 17 percent of our recommended daily allowance (RDA). Of course, it’s easy to consume far more than 1 ounce of chia seeds per day, making them one of the easiest foods to consume for correcting a calcium deficiency.

Blackstrap molasses — Blackstrap molasses is the dark, treacle-like byproduct of the sugar cane refinement process. Since it is derived from the sugar cane plant, whose tall roots grow deep into the soil, it contains a large number of nutrients that are seldom found in such quantities elsewhere, including calcium. Specifically, 1 tablespoon of blackstrap supplies us with 123 milligrams of the mineral, or 12 percent of our RDA. Blackstrap is also a good source of magnesium, manganese, selenium, potassium and iron, and makes a great sweetener in baking.

Sesame seeds — These nutty and delicate seeds, which belong to one of the oldest oilseed crops grown on Earth, supply our bodies with 88 milligrams of calcium per tablespoon. Like chia seeds, sesame seeds are incredibly versatile and can be sprinkled on salads and cooked meals, or simply eaten as a snack.

Raw milk — According to the Weston A. Price Foundation, 8 ounces of raw milk — unprocessed milk straight from the cow — supplies our bodies with 300 milligrams of calcium. Additionally, it contains certain minerals, such as phosphorus and magnesium, which aid the calcium’s absorption rate. Unfortunately, milk subjected to homogenization and/or pasteurization does not fare as well. These unnatural processes damage the nutritional structure of the milk, and inhibit the absorption rate of its nutrients.

Incidentally, this fact also applies to other dairy products. Yogurt, cheese and kefir are all excellent sources of calcium when made from raw milk. When made using processed milk, however, their nutrient profile is compromised.

Certain leafy greens — Due to soil erosion, most green vegetables — once considered among the finest sources of calcium — are now shadows of their former selves nutrition-wise. Fortunately, a number of hardy greens do retain some of their nutritional power. Kale is probably the best example of these (1 cup of chopped kale contains 101 milligrams of calcium), with broccoli and spinach in second and third place respectably

Article Source: www.naturalnews.com/calcium_bone_health

natural antibioticsThere are many herbs and foods that can treat and prevent a wide variety of illnesses and diseases. Many people are beginning to use natural antibiotics and remedies for these illnesses rather than relying on traditional Western medicine with risks and side effects.

Natural antibiotics can be powerful treatments for illnesses, preventing disease and keeping the body’s health in balance. Natural antibiotics, such as honey, ginger and Echinacea, among others, are powerful remedies to a wide variety of illnesses and diseases.

Local honey

Honey has natural antibiotic properties. Spreading it on wounds and burns can fight infection and promote faster healing. Using locally sourced honey can also combat seasonal or environmental allergies. Since bees use local pollen to make their honey, people with pollen allergies can find relief by consuming local honey. As a natural sweetener, adding honey to tea is an excellent way to get its health benefits.

Garlic

Garlic is an herb used commonly in cooking, but it can also be used as a remedy to fight off infections and diseases such as ear aches, colds, flus, and pneumonia. The herb can help boost the immune system and reduce risk of heart disease, and it contains lots of vitamin C, which is beneficial to people’s health. Because it is used so widely in cooking, garlic is readily available for anyone who needs it.

Ginger

Ginger is used in more than half of traditional Chinese herbal medicines. In addition to the power that it has to heal diseases and illnesses, ginger is well known for its ability to calm upset stomachs, and can be quite comforting when brewed as a tea. It is also used frequently in cooking.

Echinacea

Echinacea is often used to treat wounds and bacterial infections. Not only can it help prevent illness by boosting the immune system, but it can shorten the symptoms of illnesses. Applying Echinacea topically can disinfect and treat eczema and psoriasis. It is also an excellent natural remedy for sunburns.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a necessary vitamin for a healthy body. However, it can also be used to combat bacterial infections and many illnesses. Taking vitamin C at the beginning of a cold can help the body heal much quicker, or can prevent getting a cold in the first place.

As more and more people look for safer, natural alternatives to chemical-based medications and treatments for illnesses and diseases, natural antibiotics and remedies are becoming more popular and accessible. These treatments not only combat common illnesses people face frequently but can help boost the immune system to prevent future illnesses.

Article Source: www.naturalnews.com/natural_antibiotics

Depression treated with tumericA recent study published in Phytotherapy Research shows that curcumin, the main polyphenol in turmeric, is as at least as effective as fluoxetine (Prozac) in treating depression. (1)

Not only can it help ease symptoms of depression, but it does so safely, without the potential to cause suicidal thoughts, weight gain and even changes in blood pressure and heart rate that can lead to shock and death — some of the many side effects which have been linked to Prozac. (2)

The study, conducted by researchers from the Department of Pharmacology at the Government Medical College in Bhavnagar, India, assessed groups of people who took curcumin capsules and Prozac, either individually or combined. (1) Twenty people took 500 mg curcumin capsules twice daily, 20 took 20 mg of Prozac daily, and the remaining 20 people took a combination of the two. (3) The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, a questionnaire designed to gauge the severity of a person’s depression level, was given to assess any changes in mood among the individuals who participated in this study.

The importance of turning to natural methods instead of prescribed drugs

The findings showed that curcumin worked just as well as Prozac, acting as the “first clinical evidence that curcumin may be used as an effective and safe modality for treatment in patients with MDD without concurrent suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders.” (1, 3) MDD stands for “Major Depressive Disorder.”

Although experts are quick to point out that such findings are preliminary and are not meant to necessarily become a substitute for drugs approved by the FDA, many people are hesitant to trust FDA suggestions due to admissions from the agency that negatively impact health. For example, through the years, the FDA has admitted that chicken meat sold in the U.S. contains arsenic, and more recently, has come forward with statements that some acne products can actually be fatal. (4, 5)

Other health benefits of turmeric, plus a healthy turmeric tea recipe

Therefore, turning to natural alternatives to help heal is often a choice made by those seeking to improve or maintain their health. Turmeric, which is a part of the ginger family, has been known to help aid conditions that range from acne and clogged arteries to improving inflammation-related ailments, depression and insomnia. (6)

To enjoy these benefits, a tea made with curcumin can help. By boiling 1/4 cup of grated fresh turmeric root (or 1 tablespoon ground turmeric) with 2 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger root in 4 cups of water, a healthy turmeric tea that serves four people can easily be prepared. (6) Add lemon or a natural sweetener if preferred.

Article Source: www.naturalnews.com/curcumin_depression_treatment.