Health

The Surprising Benefits of Inclined Bed Therapy

Oftentimes the simplest strategies pay great dividends. Getting sensible sun exposure and grounding to the Earth are two examples. Sleeping on an incline is another. While few have heard of it, and sleeping on a horizontal surface is a well-established norm, raising the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches so that your you’re sleeping on a 5-degree incline may have a number of benefits, ....

Tracking wastewater is difficult: Artificial sweeteners turn out to be reliable chemical markers

(Natural News) No one really thinks twice about the wastewater generated by sinks and toilets, but a team of Canadian scientists has recently discovered an unusual way to track the water “to ensure it doesn’t end up in unwanted places.” John Spoelstra, a research scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, says that artificial sweeteners “are very specific ....

Increase your chance of success with IVF by 70% with the Mediterranean diet

(Natural News) We’ve known for a long time that a Mediterranean style diet is just as healthy as it is tasty. Now scientists are saying that the famously excellent diet can improve a woman’s chance of conceiving a child through IVF, as reported by a Daily Mail article. The Mediterranean diet (a mouthwatering mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil and fish) is r ....

Boost athletic performance naturally with Pycnogenol

(Natural News) A study discovered that Pycnogenol, a brand of nutritional supplement derived from French maritime pine bark extracts, can boost athletic performance. The study was carried out by a group of researchers from Chieti-Pescara University in Italy who used two types of athletic performances to determine the effects of the herbal extract upon athletic performanc ....

Surprising Reason for Toxic Water Crisis

If you live near a lake in the U.S., you may have noticed signs warning of toxic blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria. Such warnings, advising swimmers and boaters to stay out of the water, and keep pets away as well, are becoming increasingly common as the thick, green muck appears on once-pristine waterways. Blue-green algae make up a portion of the phytoplankton in many bodies of wate ....

Can the Conventional Medical Profession Be Trusted?

According to a recent article in The New York Times, growing distrust in the medical profession poses a threat to public health and safety.1 “Trust is crucial in the relationship between patients and health care providers, but it's been on the decline in recent decades,” Dr. Dhruv Khullar, a physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a re ....

FAKE MEDICINE: “Randomized” drug trial protocols are frequently altered by industry sponsors who selectively remove participants that get sick

(Natural News) When it comes to making and approving pharmaceutical drugs, the science and procedure behind the process is readily corruptible. It can be manipulated to fulfill the wishes of pharmaceutical companies. A team of researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen has exposed widespread corruption in drug trial protocols. The research, first published in the < ....

Time to Declutter

Moving through life, most have a tendency to accumulate “stuff.” You may have drawers full of pictures and mementos, a closet full of clothes you no longer wear or a kitchen full of utensils you can’t remember how to use. It is a common human condition to acquire “things” from places you’ve been or events you want to remember. You may often crave more room or space to ....

How Cold Weather Can Make You Sick

The common cold is likely the most easily recognized illness. Symptoms include a runny nose, sore throat, itchy eyes and low-grade fever. The illness is usually mild, lasting one to two weeks and requires nothing more than supportive care at home. However, while mild, it often results in days of lost work, lost productivity and lost income. The common cold is the leading cause of doctor ....

Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 92 percent of the world population breathe polluted air,1 and about 7 million deaths are attributed to air pollution each year.2 Overall, a toxic environment is responsible for at least 1 of every 4 deaths reported worldwide,3 and air ....

Ginger and rosemary found to benefit the heart by maintaining healthy cholesterol levels

(Natural News) Ginger and rosemary can help a person’s heart and arterial health, according to a study published in the Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines. The paper, titled Possible hypocholesterolemic effect of ginger and rosemary oil in rats, pointed that ginger and rosemary have cholesterol-reducing effects after in vivo trials in rats ....

Asking for Compensation for a Work Related Injury is Not Easy

Even if you are certain that you have suffered from an accident by carrying out a work-related task, you will still go through a long process if you want to make a claim for compensation. It can take months or even years before something can happen. There are different reasons why employees end up with a work related injury. For those working in a restaurant, suffering from burns is v ....

Teaching children about the causes of obesity helps reduce it, study confirms… so why aren’t schools teaching kids about junk foods?

(Natural News) Could health education help combat childhood obesity? That question is what Tabitha Blasingame of the Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital sought to answer in her paper. On determining whether or not health education could contribute to better food and lifestyle choices, she discovered that it very well could.For her study, Blasingame rec ....

How to beat stage 4 cancer: For one man, going vegan and quitting chemo saved his life

(Natural News) Given only weeks to live, one man defied the odds and beat stage 4 cancer, thanks to a change in diet. In an article featured in the Daily Mail, Rob Mooberry recounted how he was rushed to the hospital with a perforated colon back in July 2012. Scans later revealed that he had colorectal cancer which had already metastasized to other parts of h ....

Safer relief for veterans? New York approves use of medical cannabis for PTSD

(Natural News) Last month, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York commemorated Veteran’s Day by signing into law a complete legislative package that’s designed to honor and further support veterans who are residing in the Empire State. The package is a set of five legislative bills aimed at improving healthcare and services, as well as memorializing veterans throughout the state in a n ....

PROBIOTICS as medicine: Proper yeast balance in the gut microbiome found to help schizophrenia sufferers

(Natural News) Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder wherein a person displays abnormal social behavior and a failure to differentiate between reality and fantasy. More often than not, schizophrenic individuals have yeast infections, but researchers still do not know why. These yeast infections, caused by Candida albicans found in human gut flora, do not cause mental i ....

Fight menopausal weight gain with the Mediterranean diet: Research shows this eating pattern reduces weight, symptoms

(Natural News) All adolescent women know the burden of having their menstrual cycles. But the end of these monthly periods is only the beginning when it comes to discomfort. Menopause, a natural biological process, marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles. It is diagnosed after 12 months without a period and usually happens in the late 40s or early 50s. While menopause may sound ....

Tops Foods You Should be Eating

Do you know which foods are the healthiest? If you know which foods they were, would you eat them? Chances are, you know what some of the healthiest foods are but you are not eating them for lack of time. When it comes to dinner, you still won’t use them because you don’t have enough time to figure out what to do with the food item. You really do want to eat healthy but who has time cook ....