Health

Basic nutrition for survival: 10 food items to keep in your emergency cache

(Natural News) Every good prepper knows how important it is to have an emergency supply of food in case they ever find themselves in a real-life survival situation. Truth be told, however, stocking up on food actually requires much more thought than simply going to the supermarket and filling your cart with everything and the kitchen sink. Last month, AskAPrepper.com compiled a ....

Plants “adapt or die” too: Study finds botanical defense mechanisms evolve based on herbivores’ immunity to chemical toxins

(Natural News) “Adapt or die,” said the late Andy Grove, the founder of computer chip maker Intel who escaped Communist Hungary as a young man. A new study suggested plants adhere to the same dictum, adapting and discarding defenses according to what works best for the situation at hand, reported a ScienceDaily article. Researchers from the Academy of Natural Sciences ....

Starts TODAY: The Oral Health Summit’s eye-opening interview with the Health Ranger

(Natural News) The Holistic Oral Health Summit begins today, and it features interviews with dozens of experts in holistic dentistry and oral health. I was interviewed for the summit to discuss links between oral health and chronic degenerative disease, and this particular interview is getting a tremendously positive response from those who have seen it. Watch my interview and ....

They both work: New study says low-fat and low-carb diets are equally effective for weight loss; just choose one

(Natural News) Many people say that the best way to lose weight is to go on a low-carbohydrate diet. Others are solidly in the camp of low-fat equaling weight loss. In an effort to uncover which of the two was the superior diet, researchers from Stanford Medicine undertook a year-long study wherein 609 participants (half of whom were men, the other half women) were placed on either a ....

When Exercise Can Kill — The Rare Risk of Rhabdomyolysis

A recent WebMD article1 addresses a rare but potentially fatal muscle disorder called rhabdomyolysis, or rhabdo for short. Estimates suggest it may affect 22 people out of 100,000, and muscle trauma due to overexertion is a common cause. Your skeletal muscles are under your volitional control, which is why they’re also known as voluntary muscles. Y ....

I'm With the Band: Mastering Resistance Band Workouts

If you go to the gym frequently or have visited a physical therapist, chances are you've seen resistance bands. Band work allows you to get a full body workout without using weights or resistance machines. They are especially useful if you are recovering from an injury. However, benefits go well beyond rehabilitation. With resistance bands you can achieve almost any type of strength tr ....

Revolutionary diagnosis: A single blood test can now detect Lyme and other tick-borne diseases

(Natural News) Testing methods for tick-borne diseases tend to be cumbersome, unreliable, specialized, or even nonexistent. That is, until a Science Daily article reported the recently-developed Tick-Borne Disease Serochip (TBD-Serochip) can accurately diagnose eight different tick-borne pathogens, including the bacterium responsible for the widespread Lyme disea ....

Greens, legumes and unsaturated fats: How to reverse diabetes with food

(Natural News) In a Daily Mail article, Dr. Michael Greger explained that switching to a vegetarian diet can ease or even reverse the ill effects of diabetes. The dietary change is so effective that improvements can be felt within a matter of hours. Diabetes is a medical condition where your blood sugar levels far exceed the norm. The disease has two forms: type-1 sets in if y ....

Synthetic Opioids Flooding Into US Via Postal Service

According to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50.1 Preliminary data for 2016 reveals the death toll from drug overdoses may be as high as 65,000,2 a 19 percent increase since the year before, and the largest annual increa ....

The 'Hot' Health Benefits of Chili Peppers

Known for their hot flavor, chili peppers (Capsicum annuum) are primarily used for culinary purposes, as a spice added to various dishes and sauces.1 The chili is a fruit pod of the capsicum pepper plant belonging to the nightshade family (Solanaceae). Cayenne, jalapeno, habanero and serrano peppers are some of the most popular varieties of chili peppers.....

How to beat heart disease with diet and lifestyle

(Natural News) You can prevent heart disease — eating a healthy diet, such as a plant-based diet, and making healthy lifestyle changes are just some of the steps you can make. Cholesterol is the greatest risk factor for coronary heart disease. It increases in levels because of poor diets. Most people who were raised on a conventional Western diet, a plaque rich in cholestero ....

Antibiotic Resistance: Onions to the Rescue

As a close relative to onions, shallots provide some of the same benefits, including anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Now, researchers have determined certain antibacterial molecules from the Persian shallot, a staple of Iranian cooking, have the potential to combat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).1 If you suffer fro ....

Vitamin D Insufficiency Linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Sports Injuries

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the U.S. An estimated $1.6 billion is spent on treatments each year.1,2 Depending on the source, data suggests anywhere from 10 to 25 percent of Americans struggle with this condition.3,....

Turns out you are NOT always what you eat

(Natural News) The general populace is just beginning to realize that food is a major factor in determining their overall health. This common sense has eluded many for decades thanks to the diligent brainwashing done by Big Pharma and their white coat salesmen. However, now that you do know nutrition plays a significant part in your health, all you need to do is eat a healthi ....

How to Grow Stevia

The herb stevia is one of my favorite options for an occasional sweetener. It's a safe, natural plant that has been around for more than 1,500 years. Stevia is up to 200 times sweeter than sugar and does not spike your blood sugar, making it an ideal substitute for diabetics and dieters alike. Stevia is often a better choice than honey, maple syrup and molasses. Particularly if y ....

Special Alert: The Alarming Reason Some People Die From the Flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2017-2018 flu season appears particularly virulent. Influenza activity increased significantly in December, with influenza A(H3N2) viruses predominating, and in a December 27 notice, the agency noted that “In the past, A(H3N2) virus-predominant influenza seasons have been associated with more hospitalization ....

Give Up Soda

One of the most straightforward steps you can take to improve your health in the New Year is to give up soda, and with that I’m talking about both regular and diet varieties. The problem with soda stems from its high sugar content — particularly the liquid high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) variety — and, in the case of diet, its artificial sweetener content, among other issues. ....

Can Mouthwash Give You Diabetes and Increase Blood Pressure?

Halitosis, or bad breath, is bothersome and embarrassing. It affects nearly 50 percent of the general population1 and may originate either from your mouth or a non-oral source. Mouthwash has become the treatment option many turn to in order to relieve their symptoms. Interestingly, early historical documents show the Romans would import bottled Portugues ....