As we age, we assimilate less and less B12, leaving us vulnerable to increasingly higher levels of homocysteine and leading to sustained inflammation, heart disease and all the diseases of aging. My study has shown that above age 65 there is very little stomach intrinsic factor. This means that B12 by tablet is practically ineffective.
If you’re feeling rundown or experience occasional aches and pains, a relaxing massage may be the answer to your troubles. Choosing the right massage technique is an important first step to receiving the relief you’re seeking.
To get the most benefit, Tiffany Field, Ph.D., director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine, suggests requesting a massage that applies moderate pressure.
What is it about bee products that pack a powerful antioxidant punch? According to Japanese research study results published in the online journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, propolis — the resin-like mixture that honey bees get from tree buds and sap flows — has healing antioxidant powers that can help protect you from heart disease and cancer.
Recent statistics show that 38 percent of Americans turn to natural medicine and alternative treatments, while 12 percent of children have used such therapies. More and more people are experiencing the healing effects of spa treatments, acupuncture, massage, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin and mineral supplements, yoga, Tai Chi, meditation and ancient herbs and tinctures.
“Most naturopathic doctors and nutritionists recommend that 10 mg of Lutein is taken daily for the treatment of macular degeneration. Yet the leading vitamins prescribed by most ophthalmologists only contain 0.2 mg of Lutein.”
Almonds are considered to be a well-balanced food — and the most nutritious of all nuts. According to a study published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation, this tasty little nut may lower your “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, while not affecting your “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
Magnesium is an essential mineral responsible for healthy metabolism — or the chemical processes happening within your body that are necessary for you to remain alive. For example, research has shown that magnesium plays an important role in managing prescription drug-induced high blood pressure and improving mental function. According to research from the University of Maryland, if you are deficient in magnesium, it could lead to other serious conditions such as asthma, osteoporosis and attention deficit disorders.
What’s the simplest way to boost your health? The answer is pure, fresh water. Every day, you should drink at least six to eight 8-ounce glasses of this liquid of life, since your body uses about 2 to 4 liters of it every day.
Because of its many health-promoting properties, grape seed extract (GSE) is often called a “miracle remedy.” For centuries, the leaves and fruit of the grapevine have been used in Greece for healing a variety of ailments.
I can’t remember how many years I have been taking garlic, but I have long understood it has healthful qualities. Kerry Bone, a very knowledgeable researcher, wrote in the April 2010 issue of Nutrition and Healing to explain exactly how garlic works its miracles.