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The Proven Remedy that Fights 6 Kinds of Cancer

March 16, 2017

Myrrh resin essential oil has been found in research to have anti-cancer properties.

Myrrh—the resin from the small, thorny myrrh tree—has an ancient history of use as incense, in meditation rituals, as well in medicinal use for many ailments, from fighting infections to healing skin conditions.  Modern research is proving what the ancients seem to have known:  that myrrh is potent natural medicine.  And, we’re learning it has even more medicinal properties than originally believed, including potent anti-cancer properties.

Research in the medical journal Medical Diversity assessed the power of myrrh resin (also known as myrrh essential oil) against six kinds of…

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3 Proven Natural Remedies for a Sore Throat

March 4, 2017

give your sore throat the boot

We’ve all experienced the dreaded sore throat--that first sign of some nasty virus that has invaded our body.  It’s that moment we wait with baited breath that it won’t turn into some awful viral infection that takes over our body for days or even weeks.  To help you eliminate a sore throat and possibly even kill the viral (or sometimes bacterial) infection behind it, I’ve compiled some of the best natural remedies for a sore throat:

Thyme

The herb thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is perhaps the best natural remedy for sore throats, particularly when it is mixed with some raw, unpasteuriz…

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4 Proven Natural Remedies for Anxiety

February 26, 2017

Many essential oils have been found to be effective for alleviating anxiety.

If you suffer from anxiety disorder or occasionally experience panic attacks you might want to consider 4 natural remedies that have been found to be effective in treating these conditions, without the side effects of anti-anxiety drugs.  Here are 4 essential oils that are proven anti-anxiety remedies:

Bergamot Essential Oil

In a study published in the medical journal Phytotherapy Research scientists found that inhaling the essential oil of bergamot had a pronounced anti-anxiety effect.  According to their research, bergamot seemed to work by reducing the body’s stress hormone produ…

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4 Reasons to Love Lavender Essential Oil

February 16, 2017

Lavender essential oil is very soothing.

I visited an organic lavender farm a few summers ago. About a half a mile down the road I knew I was close as I could smell the fragrance wafting through the air. The rolling hillside was full of stunning, silvery-green and purple lavender plants. While I’ve never been to France, I imagined this is what the French countryside must look and smell like. I felt immediately transported to a peaceful place. How much was linked to the actual aromatic effects of lavender or the natural beauty of it in this lovely environment, I’ll never know. Either way, it was an experience to remember.

W…

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Should You Actually Feed a Cold and Starve a Flu?

November 11, 2016

Should You Feed a Cold and Starve a Flu?

Most of us have heard the old adage, “feed a cold and starve a fever.”  But have you wondered whether there is any truth behind the sentiment?  Yale University professor and author of a new study published in the medical journal Cell had that thought.  He wondered whether eating during a cold or flu would impact the immune system’s ability to fight the infection so he and his team of researchers set to work to put the strange saying to the test, not just with cold and flu viruses but other infections as well.

Does Eating Impact the Outcome in Food Poisoning?

First the resear…

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5 Great Herbs to Soothe Your Nerves

November 4, 2016

Discover 5 Herbs that Soothe Your Nerves--from best-selling author of BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST & 60 SECONDS TO SLIM, Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook

Are your nerves frazzled?  Are you feeling stressed out?  Or, are you suffering from migraines or neuropathy pain?  Show your nerves some love with these soothing herbs:

 

Feverfew for Migraines and Headaches

This delicate flowering plant contains potent medicine, particularly when it comes to soothing the nervous system.  Perhaps that is why it has been in use for over two thousand years, when Greek physician Dioscorides recommended feverfew for inflammation.  Since then we’ve learned a lot about feverfew’s many other healing properties and its effects on the nervous system. …

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4 Halloween Herbs for Year-Round Health

October 31, 2016

Halloween herbs for year-round health

“Double, double toil and trouble.  Fire burn and cauldron bubble,” chanted the witches of Shakespeare’s Macbeth as they added ingredients to their brew.  While an eye of newt and tongue of frog may not interest you there are a few other herbs that are fitting for both Halloween and great health.  Here are a few of my favorite Halloween herbs (based on their names) that are great year-round:

Devil’s Claw—With a name like “devil’s claw” pain wouldn’t dare mess with this herb.  And that’s a good thing for anyone suffering from it.  Devil’s claw is one of the most effective…

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6 Super-Healing Herbal Medicines to Start Using Now

October 27, 2016

Echinacea is a powerful immune-boosting herb

There are thousands of herbs, many with proven medicinal properties, and many still left unexplored by scientists.  It is difficult to choose only six herbs to keep at home because there are so many amazing medicinal herbs, but the following help ensure that you have a fairly well-rounded stash for a variety of health needs.  Herbs like dandelion, Echinacea, garlic, peppermint, and St. John’s Wort can be grown and used fresh.  All of the following herbs can be used in dried form, ready to make your own herbal medicines and body care products.  I’ve included the scientific names for the her…

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The Spice that Kills Breast Cancer Stem Cells

July 28, 2016

Research shows that ginger kills breast cancer stem cells.

Who doesn’t love ginger cookies or spice cake?  The signature ginger flavor adds a delightful taste to almost anything to which it is added.  But taste is not the only reason to love this amazing spice.  Not only is ginger a delicious addition to food, it is also one of the best natural medicines around.  And, now there is more reason than ever to turn to ginger for its impressive healing abilities:  research shows that this spice sensation kills breast cancer stem cells.

While cancer is made up of a range of cells, its stem cells have the ability to self-renew and give rise to a…

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A Guide to Cutting Sugar Out of Your Diet

July 18, 2016

 

Let’s face it:  we are seriously addicted to sugar.  Since the 1950s the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), informs us that our per capita consumption of sugars like sucrose (table sugar) and high-fructose corn syrup increased 43 pounds, or 39 percent, between 1950-59 and 2000.  Each American consumes an average 152 pounds of sugar annually – the equivalent of 52 teaspoons of added sugars every day.  That amount does not include naturally-occurring sugars found in fruit, vegetables, legumes, and grains.  While sugar manufacturers continue to feed off our addiction, claiming …

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