Diet Wellness 

5 Top Benefits of Drinking Lots of Water

As Americans have become more health conscious, detoxification has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Health food stores, drug stores, and Internet sites offer all kinds of products that promise to remove toxins from the body. Many of them are very expensive; a simple “detox drink” can cost as much as $10. Many of these products do not work as advertised. Some can actually do harm. All this is frustrating to genuine health experts, who know the truth. Real results are available with something you already have on hand, and for…

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Health Studies 

Cells of Children Found in Mothers’ Brains

Researchers have recently expanded our knowledge of the biological bond between mother and child. The deep psychological and physical connection begins during pregnancy, when the mother’s body provides everything the fetus needs to develop and grow. The placenta is comprised of cells from both the mother and fetus, and serves as a conduit through which the two exchange nutrients, gasses and wastes. In some cases, cells actually migrate through the placenta. They become part of the organs of the body, including lungs, thyroid, muscle, liver, heart, kidney and skin, contributing…

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Health Studies 

Meditation Alters Your Body and Your Brain

Fans of meditation have been claiming for years that the practice reduces stress and lowers your risk of disease. Until recently, however, the available information was only anecdotal; there were no scientifically controlled, randomized studies to support those claims. Now research published in Biological Psychiatry shines additional light on the subject, and demonstrates that mindfulness meditation, unlike a placebo, can alter the brains of participants and improve their health. Mindfulness meditation requires “an open and receptive, nonjudgmental awareness of your present moment experience,” writes J. David Creswell, who led the…

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Wellness 

5 Ways to Protect Your Energy

Human beings are social creatures. Even introverts need to feel they are a valuable part of a social group, and we are inevitably influenced by others in our group. If you are surrounded by upbeat, happy people, you are likely to share that attitude. But if you are surrounded by negative people, people who complain or backbite or are always pessimistic, it is hard to maintain your own sense of hope and optimism. Empathy is the ability to feel the feelings of another person, as though we were standing in…

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Healthy Foods 

The Secret to Surviving Cancer

Few things in life equal the fear, anxiety and hopelessness felt by newly-diagnosed cancer patients and their families. Most of these people listen closely to the advice of their doctors, who advise relying exclusively on a course of radiation and chemotherapy, and sometimes surgery, to slow the progression of the cancer. But that path, without a radical change in diet and lifestyle, cannot provide a cure. The conventional treatment of cancer is one of the chief failures of western medicine. Over 1.6 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed every…

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Diet Health Studies Healthy Foods 

Top 4 Probiotic Foods

Twenty-five hundred years ago, Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” Medical science now supports the truth of that statement. The human intestinal tract is home to 100 trillion bacteria, about three pounds of it! Some of these bacteria are beneficial, and others are a hazard to your health. The authors of a recent report published in BMC Immunology write: The gut microbiota makes up the majority of the human bacterial population, and although the gut microbiota resides in the intestines, it is able to exert systemic effects. Therefore,…

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Disease Health Studies 

Dangers of Thyroid Medication

Hypothyroidism is a disease affects 27 million Americans, eight out of ten of them women. 14 million of hypothyroid patients suffer from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition. Additionally, there were 60,000 cases of thyroid cancer diagnosed last year. This is a disease of epidemic proportions, yet it receives little attention in the media. Most hypothyroidism patients are prescribed thyroid medication, which can have dire consequences. It is true that when a thyroid imbalance is severe, short-term use of a synthetic medication can be helpful. However, over the long-term, synthetic drugs…

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Diet Disease Health Studies Healthy Foods Supplements 

Vitamin C Reduces Breast Cancer Deaths

Research recently published in the European Journal of Cancer has found that high consumption of vitamin C by breast cancer patients improves the odds of survival. For decades, vitamin C has been touted as an effective treatment for cancer. The nutrient is a powerful antioxidant, and experts speculate it is part of a chemical reaction that produces hydrogen peroxide, which may destroy malignant cells. The Swedish study followed 17,696 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The researchers analyzed the effects of both dietary and supplemental vitamin C on…

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