Clearly there is something magical about the Crocus sativus flower, from which the spice saffron is derived. If its striking beauty does not immediately cast a spell on its beholder, often it simply takes experiencing the spice to fall into full enchantment with it.
Millions die every year from cancer. Millions more from heart disease. A solid body of research indicates that consuming pomegranate may be the ideal way to protect yourself against the top two killers in the postmodern age
While the traditional medical establishment calls for the removal of “broken” or “defective” body parts, a watershed study on the long-term effects of tonsillectomy and adenoid removal calls into question the propriety of this surgery, performed on nearly half-a-million children in the United States each year
Since biblical times dates were to believed to possess profound healing properties, but only now is science catching up to confirm our distant ancestors knew exactly what they were talking about.
Breast cancer treatment can have devastating effects on quality of life. Honey (and bee pollen) have recently been found to improve symptoms in women on hormone suppressive drugs
Alzheimer's disease is expanding unchecked throughout the modern world, despite billions spent annually on pharmaceutical interventions. Could the calcification of the brain play a role?
Presently, there are no pharmaceutical interventions that effectively slow, and certainly not reverse, age-related cerebrovascular pathologies linked to conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and stroke. A new study on turmeric extract, however, indicates that a natural curative agent already exists and is close to the everyday consumer as their spice rack.
Have you ever looked down at your clothes and noticed the embarrassing, tell-tale signs of a flaking scalp? If so, you're not alone-dandruff affects one in five people in the United States. But it's important to understand the reason for those flakes: It could be a sign of normal dryness, a pesky fungal infection, or a serious autoimmune condition
Beautiful Ginger. We all know it as a spice. Some of us even use it as a "home remedy." But why is it still not considered part of the conventional medical standard of care?
A remarkable case report documents a 14-year old girl who, after 34-months of chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplant treatments, was given up for dead. Her family discovered research on cannabis extract, and before she died of a secondary complication of her original treatment, used it successfully to put her leukemia into remission.
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Millions around the world have and no doubt will continue to receive Botox injections, but this frivolous and increasingly popular ‘beauty’ ritual has a deeply concerning dark side: it doesn’t just deaden the facial nerves and muscles; it also numbs one’s cognitive and emotional experience.
Increasingly popular derogatory invectives like "quack" and "snake oil" actually have deeper historical roots than those who use them are aware of, and which indict the very conventional medical system they have uncritically adopted as the only one worth practicing
Think your cooking oil is safe and healthy? Canola oil producers claim that it’s the healthiest oil you can use, but science begs to differ. Unless significant weight gain and diminished memory are your idea of good health!
Boosting testosterone is becoming all the rage today, but unless you activate your body's innate ability to do it naturally there are some very serious side effects that could get in the way of your health
Research on garlic indicates that it may provide an ideal low-cost and safe alternative to drugs and vaccines in reducing the three most common causes of death in the world
An important scientific review identifies 25 of the top foods and herbs which kill the cancer stem cells at the root cause of cancer malignancy.
The globe-spanning presence of wheat and its exalted status among secular and sacred institutions alike differentiates this food from all others presently enjoyed by humans. Yet the unparalleled rise of wheat as the very catalyst for the emergence of ancient civilization has not occurred without a great price
Wheat consumption has been linked to psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia for over 60 years, but recent research indicates the mind-altering properties of this popular food are, in part, caused by it cutting off blood flow to the frontal cortex of the brain.
Most air travelers are oblivious to the fact that the airline industry forces them to breath in highly toxic jet engine air due to what is, from the perspective of the public health, imbecilic and ruthlessly neglectful aircraft design.
Did you know that probiotic bacteria are capable of helping you detoxify the most noxious chemicals known to humankind?
People should know though the science is now coming back and confirming that the old wisdom is absolutely scientifically validated
Sunlight is recognized for its vitamin D producing properties, but it has far more to offer than that. Did you know that it kills pain, modulates our lifespan, and may even convert directly into metabolic energy?
Some of the most powerful medicines on the planet are masquerading around as foods and spices. While they do not lend themselves to being patented, nor will multi-billion dollar human clinical trials ever be funded to prove them efficacious, they have been used since time immemorial to both nourish our bodies, and to prevent and treat disease
I don’t know what’s worse: a product full of GMOs and chemically-derived additives that proudly lauds its healthfulness and humanitarian benefits, or, a manufacturer that blatantly hides the fact they are using GMO ingredients by keeping them off the label?
The fact that, among hundreds of different primates, humans are the only one that is almost completely hairless, is rarely if ever considered. Indeed, understanding human nakedness may help to unlock the timeless enigma of how and where our species originated.
After a deluge of vaccine bills threatening to strip health freedom flooded the FL legislature earlier this year, the concerted efforts of grassroots activists and independent media emerged victorious with all 4 bills now officially withdrawn and defeated.
The pineal gland has been known as the 'seat of soul' for hundreds of years. Could fluoride, a ubiquitous vector of toxicity in the modern world, actually be calcifying this gland and literally turning it to stone?
Millions use aspirin daily without realizing its true dangers. The good news is that there is a natural alternative which preliminary research indicates is safer and more effective
Millions take aspirin each day -- presumably to prevent cardioavascular disease -- but how many are aware of its true risks (which include deadly bleeding events) and of the natural, evidence-based alternatives that exist that are much safer?
A promising study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition reveals that the popular kitchen spice ginger may be an effective treatment for the prevention of diabetes and its complications
Bees don't need us like we need them. If they disappear, our entire modern agricultural system would cease to produce the food we need to survive. But beyond their role in pollination and producing honey, they produce other remarkable gifts as well...
Billions are spent annually and still there is no conventional cure for diabetes. Or is there a cheap, safe and freely available solution already growing beneath our feet?
The powerful black seed strikes again! This time proving that food can be a powerful asthma medication alternative.
Most of us know honey as a sweet treat, but few are aware of its powerful cancer killing properties.
Flu season, or at least reporting on it, has reached a fever pitch … but the flu propaganda telling you it may be dangerous NOT to take Tamiflu and/or the flu vaccine may be a far greater risk to your health than the flu itself
The #1 Children's vitamin brand in the US contains ingredients that most parents would never intentionally expose their children to, so why aren't more opting for healthier alternatives?
With the flu season hysteria nearing its peak, millions are being driven to vaccination as a 'preventive' approach. Those who abstain are often accused of being uneducated or worse, socially irresponsible "anti-vaxxers." Nothing could be further from the truth.
The ongoing battle of the bulge, while once considered primarily a matter of vanity, may actually be one of the best ways to reduce your risk of dying from a multitude of causes, but especially heart attack.
A powerful new Lancet study reveals that the so-called breast cancer susceptibility genes -- BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 -- do not, in fact, cause breast cancer. Jolie's prophylactic mastectomy, for instance, was for naught.
Fears surrounding exposure to germs are omnipresent, which is why it may come as a surprise to find research indicating being infected by certain "germs" may actually confer significant health benefits.
Despite the widespread belief that HPV infection is a lethal force against which we only have vaccination to defend ourselves, both ancient herbal medicine and your body's inherent immune defenses have newly been confirmed to have significant power against it.
Another study confirms what activists and scientists alike have warned: the next generation of RNA interference GM foods may seriously compromise the genetic integrity of our species.
This commonly overlooked superfood protects the body from nuclear fallout, kills a wide range of cancers, and keeps the arteries unclogged -- to name but a few, experimentally confirmed ways in which the apple awakens your inner physician
Could music provide a non-invasive way to stimulate healing and promote longevity within human blood? An innovative new crowd-funded project sets out to test a 2500 year old hypothesis...
The global juggernaut of unremitting and unapologetic breast cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment persists.
Millions of men face prostate issues, with treatment with drugs and surgery often making their problems worse. One study reveals that simply eating flaxseed may be the best way to improve your symptoms, and take back control of your health
New insights in biology show that food is informational and can directly impact and even control the expression of your genes. The implications of this are profound, and have both a light and dark side in need of deeper exploration...
Ever since chemotherapy and radiation became the 'standard of care,' oncology has been in the Dark Ages. Could the scientific community finally be waking up to the incomparable power of foods to cure what conventional treatment only makes worse?
Are you one of the 84.1 million people in the United States who has been "pre-diagnosed" with diabetes? If so, here are practical steps you can take today to turn this looming crisis into a lifetime of better health
What comes to mind when you think of toxic waste disposal? Biohazard suits, lead-lined vaults, and burial deep underground? You might be shocked to learn that a dumping ground for these chemicals is a product that many people consume daily to ensure good health - and it may be in your medicine cabinet.
Splenda is marketed as a no-calorie, no-guilt sugar substitute. Blood sugar stable, it “passes right through” the body, so it’s safe for diabetics AND you won’t gain weight! Are these claims masking the ugly truth about this chemical imposter? As mounting research shows, when it comes to our diet, there is no free lunch
Claiming a ‘Deadly Internet-Driven Cult’ is driving poor statin drug sales, a prominent cardiologist says that the hundreds of 'side effects' reported in the peer-reviewed medical literature and by patients are just 'imagined.'
There's a revolution in genetics afoot, but it's not what most people think.