Published July 17, 2013
For thousands of years, Japanese, Chinese and Aboriginal Australians have enjoyed seaweed, better known by its dietary proponents as sea vegetables. Sea vegetables rank among the most nutritious foods on earth and contain numerous health benefits.
Published July 10, 2013
In the war against cancer, nature plays a big role in treatment. Today, research into new forms of cancer treatment is ongoing with extracts of sea creatures from coral reefs, toxins from scorpions, and many other natural substances.
Published July 05, 2013
In the United States, time stands still for the 4th of July, and doubly so when our biggest national holiday spreads out into an extended weekend. This year, the four-day stretch will be full of barbecues, beach time, picnics, and loads of traffic.
Published June 27, 2013
For many years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported problems with high pesticide levels and industrial contaminants in some herbs. Now a new study exposes unsafe practices of overuse of pesticides, use of banned pesticides, and high levels of these toxic agents in many Chinese herbs.
Published June 20, 2013
Every tough guy knows that there’s someone – or something – tougher out there. For Tony Soprano, the hit man was heart disease.
Published June 12, 2013
The use of red clover as an herbal remedy goes back centuries, and the plant enjoys a history of both topical and internal applications. As a topical aid, red clover is often an ingredient in liniments and balms, for relieving the pain of both eczema and psoriasis, for sores, burns, and as an aid against skin cancer.
Published June 07, 2013
While many other berries have all made headlines as super berries packed with nutrition, a lesser known North American berry is gaining ground, poised to hit the nutritional spotlight as a world class super berry: Aronia.
Published May 29, 2013
Relatively unused in the west, chaga is a potent immune enhancing agent that is highly popular in Russia and parts of Europe, and it enjoys a major body of science for its health benefits.
Published May 22, 2013
A new study published in the American Journal of Medicine has revealed a potential benefit from the use of cannabis. The article investigated the blood sugar-related effects of cannabis use among participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2005 to 2010.
Published May 08, 2013
Many patients have gone to their doctor to ask about the safety of herbal supplements they are taking, but often times doctors won't know and advise the patients to stop taking the herbs. Now, thanks to the recent publication of the new edition of the American Herbal Products Association’s (AHPA) Botanical Safety Handbook, no health professional needs to make an uninformed decision like that ever again.