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To most of us, the word "drug" conjures varied, if not diametrically opposed images and connotations. On the one hand, "drugs" are illegal substances, associated with addiction, bodily harm, crime, and other unpleasant experiences. These drugs include cocaine, amphetamine, marijuana and heroin, and are generally not considered to have medicinal e...
Could an extract of pineapple fruit be both safer and more effective than a blockbuster chemotherapy agent? Every once in a while a study pops up on the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic citation database known as MEDLINE that not only confirms the therapeutic relevance of natural substances in cancer treatment, but blows the conventi...
A growing body of clinical research indicates that formula fed infants have significantly increased risk for the following debilitating and/or life-threatening conditions: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - Allergic Rhinitis - Aluminum Toxicity - Arteriosclerosis - Asthma - Autoimmune Diseases - Bacterial Meningitis - Cancers - Candida Infection ...
The title of this article may sound like heresy to those who have been schooled to believe that when diabetes "happens" to you, it is with you for life. There is far more to the story than both drug and naturally-based palliative medicine normally touches upon.  According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) statistics, diabetes now a...
Unbeknownst to the general public, billions of dollars of drug company and government grant money has flowed into finding lead compounds for new drug development over the past 50 years. Although much has been learned about the power and relative safety of natural substances in preventing and treating disease in the process, natural substances rar...
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the developed world, and yet we are still in the dark ages when it comes to treating and understanding it. The colossal failure of conventional cancer treatments reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of what cancer – the "enemy" – actually is.  For one, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are b...
To survive actually means more than to simply exist or to live, following a traumatic event or challenge. The word derives from the Latin supervivere which means "live beyond, live longer than," which itself comes from super "over, beyond" + vivere "to live." Surviving therefore technically has a meaning closer to thrive -- and that is the goa...
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...
With the blockbuster cholesterol-lowering class of drugs known as statins being widely promoted for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, despite their having over 300 documented adverse health effects (including heart failure!), how does chocolate sound as a viable, heart-friendly alternative? We already connect amorously with choco...
There are many things that drive cancer. Poor diet, chemical and radiation exposures, and certain infections, figure prominently in the process. Stress, however, is a major contributing factor that is often completely overlooked Research, however, sheds light on just how critically important the physiological consequences of stress are on cancer...

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