The medicinal properties of turmeric have long been known in Eastern cultural traditions, particularly in traditional Chinese medicine. Recently, however, turmeric has emerged as “one of nature’s most powerful potential healers.” Its medicinal benefits are numerous, according to Dr. David Frawely, Founder and Director of the American Institute for Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: March 2009
The way to the eyes may be through the stomach. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the UK, could be reduced by up to 20% by increasing the amount of fruit, vegetables and nuts in the diet. Says Professor Ian Grierson, “…if we can improve the kind of food that we… Read more »
Scientists are now discovering that bodily inflammation is linked with a host of diseases including Heart Disease, Stroke, Lung Disease, Cancers, Alzheimers and others. There are a number of bacteria that live in the mouth, some good, some harmless and some harmful. When you are healthy, the bacterial populations are kept in balance. Your healthy… Read more »
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Acidic Diets may accelerate bone loss A new study suggests that neutralizing an acid-producing diet may be an important key to reducing bone breakdown while aging. Fruits and vegetables are metabolized to bicarbonate and thus are alkali-producing. But the typical American diet is rich in protein and cereal grains that are metabolized to acid, and… Read more »
A great deal of discussion in the world of nutrition has given omega-6 fatty acids a bad reputation, which, according to the American Heart Association is unfounded. The debate came about because one of the components of omega-6 fatty acids, called arachidonic acid, is a building block for some inflammation-related molecules. This had led to… Read more »
A study conducted by the Los Angeles Atherosclerosis of 203 women between the ages of 45 and 60 determined that those who transitioned from being premenopausal to fully postmenopausal within three years had a greater buildup of fatty plaque in their carotid arteries. This placed them at an increased risk for a higher rate of… Read more »