The overuse of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) to relieve migraines and headaches can cause side effects such as nausea, internal bleeding, stomach ulcers and heart irregularities.
Scientific research reveals acupuncture — an ancient Chinese healing process of inserting small needles along pressure points of the body — can help alleviate migraines, tension headaches and other chronic headaches. Of the 4,000 test participants, 62 percent experienced relief of symptoms.
Many millions of people have digestion problems, and some do all their lives. How do I know? Just walk up and down the aisle of your local pharmacy or convenience store.
There must be thousands of synthetic high-profit products that reach out for your stomach. They are beautifully packaged, but most of them are worse than worthless. They are downright harmful, especially if they mask the symptoms of digestive problems.
Magnesium can be used in the form of a topical salve or in an inhaler when necessary to relieve acute bronchial spasm. Magnesium liquids rubbed on penetrate the skin, making it possible to get much more magnesium into children — especially small children — without the risk of diarrhea.
Aside from the thyroid gland, the highest concentration of iodine in the human body is in the female breast. As iodine consumption goes up, breast cancer goes down.
There are many iodine supplements. I use Lugol’s iodine, about four to six drops in water per day.
Death comes with total saturation of the body with acid. The Western diet is mostly acid. Acid (low pH) causes fermentation and disease.
High pH or about 7.25 is alkaline and increases the oxygen content of the blood and tissue. Alkaline pH is very positive for health.
If you’re worried about breast cancer, a diet including lots of green tea and mushrooms may just be the winning combination to significantly lower your risk.
Lab research has shown anti-tumor characteristics in mushroom extracts, while green tea contains polyphenols—antioxidants that are known to fight breast tumors in animals.
A recent study of more than 12,000 people shows that up to one glass of red wine a day doesn’t just help your heart and blood pressure, it cuts your risk of liver disease in half. This liver protection is mainly attributed to the resveratrol, a polyphenol and antifungal chemical that’s found just below the skin of red wine grapes.
If you’ve never eaten collard greens (considered a Southern specialty), then you just might want to try them if you know what’s good for you. They are an all-around nutritional superstar, rich in lutein and zeaxanthin — antioxidants that studies show may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of blindness.
Can you really “catch” happiness from another person? Absolutely! A study reported in the British Medical Journal showed that happiness is contagious — more contagious than sadness — and the more happy people you are acquainted with, the happier you will be.
If you want to be healthier and happier, you should practice gratitude and treat it just like exercising. The more often you do it and with more intensity, the greater benefit it can have on your health.
The effects of increased thanks given to friends, family or co-workers can boost your overall heart and brain health.