by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) Every day, millions of Americans add powdered coffee "creamer" products to their morning cups of joe because they falsely believe that these substances are somehow healthier than real cream. But little do they know that most coffee creamer products contain no actual cream, or food for that matter, as they are really nothing more than a crafty blend of toxic chemicals.
When powdered coffee creamers first came onto the scene back in the 1950s, they actually contained real dehydrated cream and sugar, which made them a convenient, non-perishable source of cream for coffee. Over time, however, manufacturers began to phase out the cream, and replace it with things like processed vegetables oils, stabilizers, chemical sweeteners, and other additives that were less expensive and that more easily dissolved in coffee.
Today, the average canister of so-called "creamer" substitute contains not a trace of actual food, at least not food in the technical sense of the word.» › › Read the full article by clicking here » › ›
by Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) The anti-inflammatory and detoxification power of cilantro, a medicinal herb whose seeds are known as coriander, is greatly underrated and largely unknown in Western culture today. But if you suffer from a chronic inflammatory disease, which can manifest itself as arthritis, an autoimmune disorder, heart disease, brain fog, fatigue, and irritable bowel syndrome, and a number of other debilitating illnesses, then cilantro just might be the natural solution for you.
Rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids, and active phenolic compounds, cilantro has long been used by ancient cultures to prevent indigestion and other digestive disorders, and recent studies have confirmed that the herb does, indeed, help alleviate various stomach ailments. Dr. James A. Duke, Ph.D., a retired botanist from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and author of The CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, for instance, says that drinking a cup of cilantro leaf tea can remedy any form of stomach discomfort (http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/benefits-of/cilantro).» › › Read the full article by clicking here » › ›
by Dr. David Jockers
(NaturalNews) There are many pervasive myths that have been misleading people in the natural health field for many years. Some of these myths continue to be the mainstream thought even though science has clearly demonstrated that they are untrue. Understanding these health myths and the real truth sets you free from a lifestyle of sickness and disease.
Myth: Eating fat makes you fat
The truth is that diets high in omega 3 fatty acids and saturated fats are linked to lower rates of obesity and better overall health. Man-made fats (trans-fats) and refined vegetable oils are inflammatory and disrupt metabolism. Good fats help to build healthy cell membranes. These membranes are able to utilize good hormonal communication signals to appropriately manage metabolism.
Diets rich in sugars, grains, hydrogenated oils and omega 6 fats inflame the body and damage the cell membranes.» › › Read the full article by clicking here » › ›
by Paul Fassa
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(NaturalNews) It is very encouraging to see a mainstream medicine insider with impressive credentials come out and confirm what some of us outsiders have known for a while.
Dr. Dwight Lundell has been a heart specialist MD and surgeon for 25 years, having performed 5,000 open heart surgeries. He was Chief Surgeon at the Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, AZ, and he ran a successful private practice.
This is how he begins his personal testimony: "We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong."
Dr. Lundell's current perspective on heart health
Dr. Lundell has seen through the cholesterol hoax, the low fat diet scam recommended by medical authorities, and the high adverse risks without benefits of statin drugs.» › › Read the full article by clicking here » › ›
by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) Many people today still adhere to the misguided belief that nearly all fats are bad, and that the best way to stay slim and healthy is to cut fats, whenever possible, from your diet. On the contrary, fats are an absolutely vital component of any healthy diet as they aid in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals, as well as feed the brain, heart, liver, lungs, bones, cells and nervous system the nutrients they need to function properly.
It is widely assumed that, because they are called "fats," these substances must contribute to obesity and obesity-related illnesses like heart disease that afflict millions of people today. This is true for trans fats and certain other unhealthy fats, of course, but there are all kinds of healthy fats as well, such as coconut oil, for instance, or even animal-based fats like grass-fed butter and naturally-produced lard that can actually promote good health.» › › Read the full article by clicking here » › ›
by Michelle Bosmier
(NaturalNews) According to a health review put together at the Rain Forest Research Institute in India, and recently published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health, increased dietary fiber consumption can reduce the risk of developing a number of health complications. Dr. Vikas Rana, who has looked at multiple studies conducted over the last two decades across the globe, explained that dietary fiber can reduce cholesterol levels and decrease blood glucose, maintain gastrointestinal health, increase calcium bio-availability and promote immune function.
What is fiber and why do we need it?
Dietary fiber (also called roughage) consists of the indigestible part of foods, and can be grouped into two categories: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is readily fermented in the colon into gases and active byproducts, whilst insoluble fiber is not fermented, but absorbs water as it moves through the digestive system to form the bulk of the stool.» › › Read the full article by clicking here » › ›
by Alexander Frantzis
(NaturalNews) Ever since Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff made a fortune selling his naked body scanners to the federal government in 2010, health and privacy concerns over these devices have been both repeatedly raised and in turn categorically denied.
One of the less known but crucially important issues with the body scanning equipment lies in the fact they are not externally shielded. This means that a large portion of the radiation released to scan the individual passes through into the immediate vicinity of machine. While exposing passengers waiting in line to an unnecessary radiological hazard that sensitive individuals may notice, there has been far more detrimental effect to TSA workers manning the machines.
For instance, through the FOIA, Union representatives discovered a cancer cluster amongst TSA workers linked to the body scanners in the Boston Logan international airport. Records showed "a large number of workers falling victim to stroke, cancer and heart disease".» › › Read the full article by clicking here » › ›
by Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) For many people, the cold and often dreary days of winter can translate into seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as the "winter blues." But one way to help you and your family to avoid the winter blues and stay healthy and happy this winter is to eat plenty of mushrooms.
Though initially it may sound strange, eating mushrooms can do a lot more for your health than you might think. The vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in mushrooms will help you maintain vibrant health, keep off the excess weight, boost energy levels, and liven up the flavor of foods, not to mention help you avoid getting cancer.
Part of the "winter blues" includes extremely limited exposure to natural sunlight. Sunlight has been shown not only to make people happier, but it also triggers the human body to produce vitamin D, a necessary component of good health (http://www.naturalnews.com/vitamin_…).» › › Read the full article by clicking here » › ›
(NaturalNews) Herbs that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered 'super-herbs.' Boswellia is called Indian Frankincense and is known to have originated in the dry areas of India, Africa, & the Mediterranean. Boswellia is a true super-food shown to have remarkable healing and anti-inflammatory properties that are just now being discovered.
There are several different forms of the Boswellia tree. The Biblical incense frankincense was probably an extract from the resin of the tree Boswellia sacra. Boswellia serrata is the form that is best known for its healing properties. The beneficial compounds are found in the resin that is secreted naturally to protect the tree from parasites and other insects and pathogens. This resin is easily tapped and purified for use in both an oil and powder form.» › › Read the full article by clicking here » › ›
(NaturalNews) A new study found that plant based diets are a fundamental solution to our public health crisis, especially with some of the most serious and debilitating illnesses. The physicians at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute found that the frequency and the cost of many illnesses, including obesity, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, can be considerably reduced just by switching to a whole food, nutrient dense, plant-based diet that doesn't include meat or dairy. Sometimes, the diseases were reversed just with these diet changes too.
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, who led the study, said: "We are potentially on the cusp of what could be a seismic revolution in health. This will never come about from another pill, another procedure, another operation, or construction of another cardiac cathedral. It will come about when we are able to show the public the lifestyle that will halt and eliminate 75% of these common, chronic killing diseases.» › › Read the full article by clicking here » › ›
The Catalyst Of Forgiving Love – Healing Target: Heart Disease
July 19, 2011
Dear Future Centenarian,
Paleo is more than a diet. It is a way of life that we have abandoned in favor of mass produced food and sedentary lifestyles. Hunter-gatherers rarely got heart disease, cancer and diabetes. In fact, these are modern day diseases caused primarily by grains, dairy, legumes, processed food, sugar and inactivity. Even dementia can be linked to contemporary lifestyles.
It's true we can avoid most of the common aging-related diseases with simple lifestyle habits, headed by diet and exercise. But we're tempted by irresistible advertising from food and beverage companies, and often forced to eat the unhealthiest foods, because they are more affordable. They're more affordable, because they are subsidized, not because fruits and vegetables usually cost more to grow. Herbicides, other pesticides, hormones and GM foods make it easier to feed the masses, and the Age of Agriculture and its division of labor and mass production made it possible for populations to explode.» › › Read the full article by clicking here » › ›