Cannabis legalization proponents have argued for years that the cannabis plant offers numerous medical applications. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) has finally joined the bandwagon. The agency issued an official report declaring Cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound found in cannabis, to be a safe and effective medicine.
A new announcement by one of the most massive natural health supplement companies has just rocked the natural health community, but not in a good way.
Disease has an inverse relationship with nutrition: Eat more fruits and vegetables to reduce risk of nearly all disease, research finds
A team of scientists from Imperial College London pulled together all the world’s available population studies that document fruit and vegetable intake. The ninety-five studies included two million people and accounted for 112,000 cases of cancer, 81,000 cases of cardiovascular disease, 47,000 cases of stroke, 43,000 cases of heart disease, and 94,000 premature deaths. They wanted to find out if nutrition has any real-world impact on reducing the risk of chronic disease and premature death. Their findings, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, suggest that disease has an inverse relationship with nutrition.
Following Benjamin Franklin’s saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” you can bolster your chances to avoid the headaches of cold and flu season by an intake of Vitamin C. Every article I have written on supplements I have included the caveat of asking your friendly family physician for permission. This is not to cover my backside (although it does help), but because there are many people who may have underlying health problems that do not permit the use of certain supplements. If you fall into that category, then check before you indulge.
Drink coffee, live longer: Recent research finds 3 cups daily reduces the risk of death – from ALL causes
Drinking up to three cups of coffee daily may improve longevity and reduce the risk of all-cause mortality, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the Imperial College London has examined the beneficial effects of coffee consumption among people across 10 European countries including the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, and Italy. The study has received funding from the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumers and the IARC.
Statins are gateway drugs for Big Pharma: Take one and you’ll need four or five more prescriptions for the side effects
One out of every three American adults take statins, and if you think that sounds like good news for statin manufacturers, you’re missing the bigger picture. All of Big Pharma benefits when people take statins. In fact, statins can really be thought of as gateway drugs. After all, they have so many side effects that you will likely end up taking several other medications after you start statins just to deal with them.
Over half American kids will be obese by 35: Report reveals more than 57% of children are dangerously unhealthy
More than 57 percent of children in the United States will be obese by age 35 if current trends in weight gain and poor eating habits continue, researchers warned Wednesday.
The rise of “superbugs” – antibiotic-resistant microbes such as MRSA – has been labeled a public health crisis by the World Health Organization. Meanwhile, healthcare costs continue to rise – while chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and autoimmune disorders increase – at an alarming rate. Clearly, Western medicine has failed at addressing these issues.
Sugar, primarily in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is the largest source of calories in the United States today. While its mass appeal is vastly rooted in cultures worldwide, its health impacts are severe and often overlooked by the majority.
An Illinois 2-year-old is now free from seizures thanks to hemp oil!
A new jelly-like implant filled with pure alcohol may show potential in addressing tumor growth and subsequent cancer onset, a study reveals. A team of researchers at the Duke University in North Carolina have developed the new implant in hopes of confining cancer cells by exposing them to pure alcohol. The scientific community believes that doing so is an effective way of eliminating cancer cells, but has previously cautioned that alcohol exposure may also inadvertently affect healthy tissues.
It has become increasingly apparent in recent years that a number of alternative cancer treatments exist that have proven to either eradicate cancer cells on their own or improve the efficacy of traditional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. Many of these alternative treatments do not get the recognition they deserve from either mainstream media or mainstream medicine. In fact, in many states, alternative cancer treatments have been banned or made illegal and, according to the law, one can even be forced to undergo chemotherapy against one’s will. It is important to note, however, that choosing a different method does require you to do a lot of research, because there is very little funding, or merit, allotted to their study. The cancer industry does not want to look at these alternative methods and spends very little of their funds informing people about preventative medicine. In fact, one particular vitamin that is believed to be extremely beneficial in fighting cancer cells has actually been banned by the FDA and is illegal for treatment in the United States, and that is Laetrile.
Researchers from Zhengzhou University in China carried out a meta-analysis to assess the association of dietary consumption of vitamin C and the risk of hip fracture. In the study, they analyzed data from a total of six previous studies on vitamin C and fracture risk, with more than 10,000 study participants in all. For this study, they observed the vitamin C intake of 2,899 patients with hip fracture. Then, they compared the results with 7,908 healthy volunteers of a similar age. The meta-analysis on vitamin C and its effect on bones revealed that vitamin C consumption, whether by eating foods rich in vitamin C or drinking their juice, make bones stronger and prevents fractures.
Big Sugar seems to have copied the Big Tobacco playbook, a new report contends.
It’s no secret that life today for most people is incredibly stressful, and where much of the population aren’t happy, aren’t sleeping very well and may even be suffering with extreme nervous system issues. Left untreated, all of this adds up to being a very concerning health problem that may have severe consequences to your quality of life.
The most common lifestyle risk factors of heart diseases and stroke are unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, tobacco smoke, and heavy alcohol drinking, and in a new study, researchers have discovered another link between gut bacteria and health. The new study has found that the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract could have an influence on the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Humans have been getting high on marijuana for millennia, and there has never been a recorded case of a fatal overdose. That record appeared to be in peril earlier this week, following reports that an 11-month-old in Colorado died last year following exposure to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in weed.
When you hear the term ‘root canal’ the majority of us automatically resort to thoughts of the pain that we have either directly experienced or vicariously heard to be associated with the procedure. In the United States alone, over 25 million root canals are performed annually and as a result are seen as a common practice and safe technique to overcome certain dental issues. However, suppressed research dating as far back as the 1920’s shows that root canals may not be as safe as we are led to believe, and that they can in fact be detrimental to our health. Here is an incredibly informative video that Dr. Mercola has put together to fully summarize the issue.
Health Ranger: How I beat type-2 diabetes using food, nutrition and exercise, avoiding a lifetime of insulin and toxic pharma drugs
Two decades ago, I was on the path to a lifetime of type-2 diabetes. Living on processed foods and lacking exercise, I suffered from hypoglycemia, high cholesterol and numerous other health problems. Like millions of people have now achieved, however, I turned my health around with simple but powerful changes in food, nutrition and exercise. In doing that, I learned something the medical establishment has long sought to prevent people from realizing: Type-2 diabetes can be prevented, reversed and CURED in most (but not all) cases.
You might be aware that organic food is better for you than GMO options, but sometimes the price difference can be prohibitive. If you’ve ever stood in the produce section of the supermarket and asked yourself if the higher price tag on organic offerings is worth it, the results of a peer-reviewed study published recently in the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine will probably help make that decision a lot easier.