Everybody today wants to have a strong immune system to prevent disease, tough bones and teeth to avoid fractures and dental problems, or healthy nervous system to ensure good memory, focus and emotional well-being. This goal, however, can’t be achieved without normal blood levels of Vitamin D. Read more
Do you complain about hair loss, low mood, white spots on fingernails, dry skin, changes in appetite, salty or sweet foods cravings, low stamina, fertility & prostate problems, lack of sex drive, recurrent infections, weight gain or loss, tiredness, sleep problems, hormonal imbalance, poor concentration & memory, and allergies? Read more
Meat products contain much more fat and calories than the unrefined plant-based foods thus contributing to obesity by causing leptin resistance. Meat, like fish or dairy, also contain no dietary fiber. And fiber, which is found only in unrefined plant foods, plays very important role in fighting obesity because it absorbs water increasing the volume of food in the stomach without adding calories. In addition, fiber also increases the level of adiponectin thus helping us to control body metabolism and appetite. That is why according to Dr. Dean Ornish the unrefined and rich in fiber plant-based diet should be called the “eat more and weigh less” diet. It means that the less meat is consumed, and the more plant-based products rich in fiber in the diet, the better should be the results. Read more
After reviewing almost 30 different studies and investigating the relationship between fat intake and overweight, scientists found out that in countries where milk and dairy products consumption is higher also the prevalence of obesity goes up. But I encourage you to avoid milk and dairy products not only because they contribute to obesity and overweight but even more because these products increase risk of many other health-related problems including cardio vascular diseases, cancers, leukemia, osteoporosis, diabetes, allergies, asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, ear infections, or even very dangerous autoimmune diseases. Also consuming a low-fat milk and dairy products doesn’t really improve the situation as in most cases it is animal protein which causes the problem. Read more
Obviously in any cloudy country, such as England, almost every person is deficient in vitamin D. But the situation is not much better also in hot and sunny regions since people living there do not expose their bodies to the sun on a regular basis. In India, for instance, 80% of people are deficient in vitamin D!
By Tom Venuto
“Microwave ovens will kill you!” Or so they say… If you’ve ever surfed the internet for information on health and nutrition, there’s little doubt you’ve come across scare stories about microwave ovens. Online natural health “experts” claim that microwaves will “zap” your food, deplete it of important nutrients and alter its molecular structure in dangerous ways. They also warn that microwave exposure and eating food cooked in microwave ovens will cause harm to your body and even cause cancer!
A very persistent stand of comfrey at our camp got me wondering about what it is good for, and why it is now regulated in various countries, including Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan, and the US. Can a plant with comforting folk names such as Knitbone, Woundwort, Healherb, and All Heal, really be all that bad? Why is comfrey mired in controversy?
I started my search at Herbs Are Special, an excellent place to find out about the plant’s history and constituents. I am going to summarize historical uses, the case against comfrey, and provide some pro-comfrey anecdotes.
Comfrey, what is it good for? Read more
Inability or unwillingness to forgive is classified in medical books as a real health condition or disease. Dr. Steven Standiford, chief of surgery at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, claims that untreated emotional wounds and unforgivingness is one of the true hidden causes of many serious health problems including cancer or numerous autoimmune diseases. Read more
Like teflon ceramic pots and frying pans are also non-stick, non-scratch and easy to clean. But, unlike teflon the ceramic cookware do not produce any toxic chemicals when heated.
The non-stick teflon coating commonly used on pans and pots, starts generating at least 15 different toxic chemicals as soon as the temperature gets too high. Read more
Laughter increases the feel-good hormones – endorphins which strengthen our immune system and are regarded as powerful pain-killers. It gives similar benefits as aerobic exercise and is like internal fast walking. The excitement we feel when we laugh is a great way to cope with the effects of stress. And it is good to know that our body can’t really see any difference between real and fake laughter – so any giggle will do the trick :-).
Laughter doesn’t come easily to everyone, but luckily the body can’t actually distinguish between real and fake laughter. So faking it has the same beneficial effect. Read more
Super foods contain the highest concentration of nutrients, chlorophyll, phytochemicals, and solar energy in the most easily digestible form available. Read more
Cow’s milk and all the products of which milk is one of the ingredients may contain numerous dangerous factors such as cancer cells, bacteria, leukaemia virus, prions (the same which cause mad cow disease), cholesterol, triglycerides, antibiotics, dioxins, and many other risk factors. Read more
It was very intriguing to me when about twenty years ago I found the information according to which famous scientist and double Noble Prize winner – Linus Pauling (who lived over 90 years: 1901-1994) had a daily custom of drinking about 12,000mg (12gr) of vitamin C in the form of Ascorbic Acid dissolved in orange juice! Read more
I was given this recipe from my Polish colleague who spent some time in Siberia. She said that it is a very effective remedy against insomnia and other sleeping problems. Read more