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Licorice has a rich and ancient history of use as a medicine, being rooted in Indian, Chinese, Greek and Egyptian traditions, alike. Technically a legume, related to beans and peas, its sweetness results from the presence of glycyrrhizin, a compound 30-50 times sweeter than sugar. This compound is what gave licorice its name, which derives from t...
Millions of pounds are consumed annually, yet it may be more like a drug than a food and just as damaging and addictive as alcohol... Fructose, which literally means "fruit sugar,"* sounds so sweet and innocent. And indeed, when incorporated into the diet in moderate amounts in the form of fruit – always organic and raw, when possible – it's...
In September 2013, a bombshell report from Credit Suisse's Research Institute brought into sharp focus the staggering health consequences of sugar on the health of Americans. The group revealed that approximately "30%–40% of healthcare expenditures in the USA go to help address issues that are closely tied to the excess consumption of...
This article focuses on internal exposure to ionizing radiation, its detrimental effects on health, and what nutrition-related steps you can take to reduce exposure and absorption in the body. We are all exposed to radiation in some form and very likely on a daily basis. However what this daily dose of radiation means to you depends on what type...
Originally titled, "A Critique Of Scientific Literature: Pesticides and Polio," this article by Jim West was first published in The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, June 2000, then republished as a 2nd edition in 2002 by The Weston A. Price Foundation, with additional material and the editorship of Sally Fallon. The ...
A substance secreted by your own brain was found superior to a commonly prescribed toxic pharmaceutical at significantly reducing migraine headache frequency.  At GreenMedInfo.com we have a special research section titled, “Superiority of Natural Substances versus Drugs,” which catalogs research from the National Library of Medicine (pu...
Preventing Cancer at the Molecular Level A Presentation by Charles Bens, PhD. The 9th Annual Evidence-based Complementary And Alternative Cancer Therapies Conference February 25-27, 2016 West Palm Beach, Florida Charles Bens, PhD explores causes, risks, and prevention of cancer in this presentation from the Co...
Now that celiac disease has been allowed official entry into the annals of established medical conditions, and gluten intolerance is no longer entirely a fringe medical concept, the time has come to draw attention to the powerful little chemical in wheat known as 'wheat germ agglutinin' (WGA) which is largely responsible for many of wheat's ...
Pomegranate is an antioxidant powerhouse and food-as-medicine approach to metabolic syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome and its Disease Sequelae Cardiovascular disease represents the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide (1). Metabolic syndrome, on the other hand, is an aggregate of risk factors, including atherogenic dyslipidemia, hyp...
Studies show that synthetic, genetically modified insulin could be to blame for a number of complications in diabetes patients. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), also known as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, is reported to be one of the oldest diseases known to mankind, first documented three thousand years ago in an Egyptian manuscript ...

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