10 Spices That Heal By Vicky Uhland, Natural Solutions There’s good reason to season: Doctors and dietitians agree that your spice rack can be just as essential as your medicine cabinet when it comes to preventing and treating disease. Research consistently shows that many spices and herbs have medicinal qualities and can help prevent everything from cancer to the common cold. We asked two experts–Glen Aukerman, MD, medical director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center, and Ruth Knill, PhD, LAc, a Chinese herbalist–about the spices and herbs that best improve overall health. Here are their picks, plus easy ways to work them into your diet.
Obesity is Inflammatory Disease, Rat Study Shows Scientists led by Dr David Fairlie from the University of Queensland, Australia, have found abnormal amounts of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the fat tissues of overweight and obese rats and humans. PAR2 is also increased on the surfaces of human immune cells by common fatty acids in the diet. When obese rats on a diet high in sugar and fat were given a new oral drug that binds to PAR2, the inflammation-causing properties of this protein were blocked, as were other effects of the high-fat and high-sugar diet, including obesity itself.
Health Benefits Of Parsley, One of Nature's Top Antioxidant Foods Parsley has much more use than just being a decorative garnish on your plate. Parsley is actually a storehouse of nutrients that features a delicious green and vibrant taste. The health benefits of parsley come from two components — its volatile oils and antioxidants called flavonoids. Ancient Secrets: the Truth About Energy Healing Energy is all around us – right? Actually, we ARE energy, and when we need to heal our physical bodies, we do so by applying the right energy healing techniques to raise our vibration to correspond with the energy of well-being. Okay, admittedly that’s a bit “out there” given the teachings of modern medicine that focuses on alleviating physical and psychological symptoms without addressing the true cause of the ailments… the cause being an overabundance of low-vibrating energy in the individual’s energy field or imbalances in that field. Energy is Medicine Energy healing has been used by ancient healers since the dawn of man.
Fire Cider Cold and Flu Remedy, by Rosemary Gladstar 6 Jan Our friend, Martha, posted this video on Facebook and David shared it with me. It combines a lot of things I’ve learned from various people along the way, including what the herbalist I apprenticed with in Seattle called “the triumvirate of herbs: garlic, onion and ginger.”
10 magical spices Fat-burning, anti-ageing, breath freshening, antiseptic… many spices have surprising and truly magical virtues... © Thinkstock But do be careful not to get too much of a good thing and overdoing it, as some of them are very powerful… they are to be used in medicinal doses. Natural News Blogs More Evidence that Sugar Fuels Cancer Growth Cancer is not a curse – it is a lifestyle! You may have certain genetic risk factors for cancer, however, it is your lifestyle that activates those genes and allows cancer to develop. In fact, cancer develops over many years as a result of the combined effect of daily lifestyle choices. New research, reported in the New York Times Health blog, adds further evidence that sugar consumption – especially sugary drinks fuels the growth of cancer. Few words have the ability to strike such fear into one’s heart as the words: “You have cancer.” In our society, cancer is viewed as a raging enemy that is stalking us, preparing to pounce when we are most unaware.
27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space Playful as kids are, accidents happen. And the accident that befallen me at 7 years old was the feeling of the hot exhaust pipe of a motorcycle kissing the skin of my leg. Grandma was around and saw it. Scientific Proof Thoughts & Intentions Can Alter The Physical World Around Us Dr. Masaru Emoto, a researcher and alternative healer from Japan has given the world a good deal of evidence of the magic of positive thinking. He became famous when his water molecule experiments featured in the 2004 film, What The Bleep Do We Know? His experiments demonstrate that human thoughts and intentions can alter physical reality, such as the molecular structure of water. Given that humans are comprised of at least 60% water,his discovery has far reaching implications… can anyone really afford to have negative thoughts or intentions? The rice experiment is another famous Emoto demonstration of the power of negative thinking (and conversely, the power of positive thinking.)
The Many Medical Uses of Silver Throughout History Dr. Tom O’Brien, Guest WriterWaking Times Medicinal use of silver predates recorded history, and can only be guessed. It is fairly certain, however, that the use of silver vessels for storing and carrying water made use of one of its important properties… which was that of destroying the water-borne bacteria and pathogens, thus allowing the water to remain purer for extended periods of time. This principal was rediscovered by Krause in 1928, when he utilized silver coatings in water filtration systems to sterilize water for domestic purposes, and for swimming pools. He claimed the method was unaffected by small concentrations of salt, the presence of organic matter, or temperature variations.