Time For A New Medicinal Mindset?

Prescriptions or Plants: Time for a New Medicinal Mindset?

http://www.healthfreedoms.org/prescriptions-or-plants-time-for-a-new-medicinal-mindset/

Alice
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A word is a thought expressed, and it has been said that our thoughts speak louder than our words. The power of the mind is still virtually unknown. A light switch turns on and off and the differences are apparent, and the same holds true for our perception and how we believe. It is my personal belief that we will either our sickness or our well-being; we have the ability to anticipate success or failure. As an example, if you receive a terminal diagnosis, you either turn the switch off or allow it to come into fruition, or you change your mindset and lifestyle to do whatever it takes in order to live. And it all begins within the mind. The same holds true in medicine.

Society exercises faith in prescribed drugs for treating various diseases and ill health, and views vitamins as a safeguard in order to prevent the disease process, giving little credence to the notion that any alternatives for professional, therapeutic medicine exist.

What if there were an alternative to prescription drugs without side effects? How would such a treatment gain any credence within a drug-reliant society? The science proves that natural medicine is just as powerful as prescribed medicine. However, due to natural alternatives being non-patented, they are not promoted or clinically researched with double blind studies because the money invested for the studies could not be regained in the open market.

What are the differences between the clinically researched drugs and natural medicine? What does the money spent on research actually buy?

A good starting place to compare the differences would be in the area of pain management. Opioids, once prescribed as a last resort, have now become the first resort of many physicians. The ramifications of increased prescription opioids are phenomenal–addiction is at a crisis point, and for all the dangers, patients don’t seem to be getting better. Instead, they become tolerant and require increased doses. Opioids would have been green-lighted through clinical trials; yet, they leave a trail of destruction.

Compare this to DMSO. Medicinal grade DMSO, such as that from Life Choice, caused quite a stir in the 60′s-70′s. People who were paralyzed with pain used DMSO and were able to find relief and function normally. There were no reports of addiction or ill effects; yet, the product was pulled from the market for years. Now that it is available once again, customers are turning away from prescriptions and finding relief with DMSO.

Sleep disorders are another common ailment in society, and sleeping pills are a common prescription. Again, though, the prescription comes with a downside. Prescription sleep aids can be addictive. In some people, they do not help sleep time at all, instead producing nightmares. The issue of nightmares also comes up in cheap quality melatonin. To be of the highest quality, melatonin must be DMF–meaning drug manufacture file, which is the highest grade in the world. Customers who have spent years of sleepless nights have reported that our Melatonin helped them finally sleep soundly.

Anxiety-related health issues are another big concern today. People who are suffering turn to prescription medications to keep anxiety at bay. Still, sometimes these medications take a few weeks to really begin working. And, like with so many other prescription medications, they run a high risk of addiction and death; and death is a side effect you just can’t live with!

Kava Kava is of the highest quality when made from 5 year noble root. Islanders in the Pacific have known about the treasure of Kava for centuries, but we are just finding out what great things this plant is capable of. Most importantly, Kava has been studied for its anti-anxiety effects. It has been found to be just as effective–if not more effective–than prescription anxiety medications. If a simple plant is just as effective as a complicated, compounded prescription, why would we not use the medicine nature has already provided?

If people truly believed in the healing power of natural products as much as they do prescriptions, they would never leave home without them. Instead of being caught in a cycle of filling prescriptions, those suffering would be experiencing even more complete healing. They would no longer have to live with the side effects of prescriptions and would therefore have a better quality of life.

This is the irony of professional, therapeutic medicine: the medicine with the most studies and substantial financial backing does not truly qualify as medicine at all; yet, the underdog–natural medicine–is the medicine truly deserving of the title. If public perception of the underdog is ever to change, the natural health industry cannot bring anything less than our best to the table. This needs to be the primary mission of more natural health companies interested in health and not sacrificing health for profits. Those are the products that have the strongest health claims because they dedicate more effort in backing those claims. It’s about having done the research to produce a professional product; carefully formulated with genuine therapeutic value; and products that are real medicine in every sense of the word.

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Preventing Food Waste

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Originally published July 19 2014
Easy ways to prevent food waste from the comfort of home
by Antonia
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(NaturalNews) It’s estimated that in America, about 133 billion pounds of food go to waste annually. The waste exists for a variety of reasons, ranging from expired or forgotten foods in household refrigerators to regulations that do not permit retailers to sell foods that are bruised, misshapen, or otherwise deemed unattractive.

Several efforts to stop food waste from occurring exist, including one food cooperative in Portugal called, “Fruta Feia,” or “Ugly Fruit,” named after a blotchy, multi-colored fruit that, while edible and healthy, is often thought to be too ugly for consumption. In Europe, where 89 million tons of food is wasted yearly, the food cooperative has been successful at providing farmers with foods the that European labeling system would have tossed.

While many people may not easily be able to get involved with an effort as large as the Portugal one, there are things that people can do right from the comfort of their home to prevent food from going to waste.

Lesser-known parts of foods that can be eaten, planted

First, think twice about throwing out the parts of foods typically considered not edible.

In many cases, they are edible. For example, watermelon rinds with the green outer layer of skin peeled off, are edible and even contain antioxidants that fight free radicals.(1) Additionally, the skin of kiwi can be eaten; considering that it has three times the amount of fiber than the flesh, it’s a healthy idea worth trying. The same goes for the core of a pineapple, which is filled with nutrients known to fight pain and inflammation.

Second, know that not only can some of the foods that are typically discarded be eaten, but they can be planted so that new growth can be ingested.

Rather than throwing out the base of celery in favor of the stalks, rest the base in a bowl of shallow water. In about one week, new shoots will grow, which can then be transplanted in a garden.(2) As for carrots, the tops can also be set in shallow water since the greens that sprout upwards are edible. According to the World Carrot Museum, their leaves are extremely nutritious, with six times more vitamin C than the root. Plus,they also have very good amounts of potassium and chlorophyll, which help regulate blood pressure and act as a blood purifier.(3)

Another tip to help reduce food waste is to plan trips to the store or farmer’s market in accordance with what is truly needed, so as to not end up with excess food that ends up spoiling.

Also, trying new recipes is a additional way to make use of food products. Rather than sticking to tried-and-true meals, why not consider adding parts of foods that would typically be discarded or that are nearly expired? You might be surprised at the incredible new flavors and certainly will benefit from the extra dose of nutrition.

Sources for this article include:

(1) http://rawandnaturalhealth.com/healthiest-parts-foods-may-overlooking/
(2) http://themindunleashed.org
(3) http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/carrotops.html

About the author:
A science enthusiast with a keen interest in health nutrition, Antonia has been intensely researching various dieting routines for several years now, weighing their highs and their lows, to bring readers the most interesting info and news in the field. While she is very excited about a high raw diet, she likes to keep a fair and balanced approach towards non-raw methods of food preparation as well.

Read more: http://rawandnaturalhealth.com/author/antoni…

A science enthusiast with a keen interest in health nutrition, Antonia has been intensely researching various dieting routines for several years now, weighing their highs and their lows, to bring readers the most interesting info and news in the field. While she is very excited about a high raw diet, she likes to keep a fair and balanced approach towards non-raw methods of food preparation as well. Read more: http://rawandnaturalhealth.com/author/antonia/

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What? No-Melt Ice Cream!

Why Some Brands of Ice Creams Don’t Melt
Alice

A mom of two young children is wondering: What’s in ice cream sandwiches these days? Christie Watson’s kids love eating ice cream. But one recent morning, she saw an uneaten ice cream sandwich sitting on her patio table. When she looked closer, she couldn’t believe what she was seeing. It wasn’t melting.

I noticed that my son had left his ice cream sandwich outside,” she said, “and I was wondering why is there still ice cream in there?”

The Walmart Great Value sandwich had barely melted 12 hours later….even though it was an 80-degree morning.

“I thought that’s quite weird,” she said. “So I looked at the box, and it doesn’t say artificial ice cream. It says ice cream.”

Was it a Fluke?

Watson says she grabbed a second sandwich and left that out overnight, and ended up with the same result.

“Monday I came out and looked at it,” she said, “and there was still ice cream there. So I thought to myself: what am I feeding to my children?”

WCPO’s John Matarese wondered, too, so we they a test. (Read Full Article)

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RECALL: TATOO INK, NEEDLES, KITS

FDA Recall — Firm Press Release
Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Tattoo Ink, Tattoo Needles, Tattoo kits Due to Microbial Contamination
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UPDATE: FUKUSHIMA

Japan Nuclear Prof.: Fukushima plant now a ‘swamp of radioactive material’ — Can’t stop pumping in more water because they don’t know where melted fuel went — Build roof over entire site? — Asahi: Continued presence of water threatens construction of ice wall around reactors

Published: July 13th, 2014 at 9:15 pm ET
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Japan Nuclear Prof.: Fukushima plant now a ‘swamp of radioactive material’ — Can’t stop pumping in more water because they don’t know where melted fuel went — Build roof over entire site? — Asahi: Continued presence of water threatens construction of ice wall around reactors (READ FULL ARTICLE)

 

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Health Benefits of Green Tea

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Originally published July 13 2014

Top 5 Health Benefits of Green Tea

by Aurora Geib

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(NaturalNews) Get the most health benefits out of your cup by filling it with green tea. People have been enjoying the benefits of green tea for centuries. Scientists are just now discovering what people all over the world have known for centuries — drinking green tea has many health benefits. Now you can learn the top 5 health benefits of green tea too.

#1 Reduces the risk for hypertension
A Chinese study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (1) shows that regular consumption of green tea lowers blood pressure. In that study, participants who drank 120 milliliters per day (mL/d) of green tea, or more, for at least one year decreased their risk for high blood pressure by 46 percent. Drinking more than 600 mL/d reduced their risk by as much as 65 percent.

#2 Lowers cholesterol
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2) shows that green tea consumption causes significant reductions in total blood cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, which are associated with higher risk for heart disease. The study also showed that green tea consumption does not affect levels of HDL cholesterol, which doctors consider to be “good” cholesterol because of the way it lowers LDL cholesterol.

#3 Reduces risk for heart attacks
Green tea lowers your risk for a heart attack, according to a study published in the April 2014 issue of Angiology. In that study (3), people who drank green tea regularly had a significantly reduced risk of heart attacks compared to those who did not drink the beverage. In fact, the amount of tea consumed was directly related to the protection from heart attack — the protective value of green tea increases with consumption. The researchers found that the cardiovascular protection from green tea was greater for female consumers.

#4 Decreases cancer risk
The University of Maryland Medical Center (4) cites several studies which show that drinking green tea may help protect you from cancer. Population-based studies show that cancer rates are low in countries where people regularly drink green tea, such as Japan. Scientists are not exactly sure how green tea protects against cancer, but many researchers think that the polyphenols in tea help kill cancerous cells and prevent them from growing.

The U of M discusses several studies investigating the relationship between drinking green tea and specific types of cancer. One group of researchers looked at bladder cancer and found that women who drink powdered green tea were less likely to develop the disease. A follow-up study by the same group of researchers found that people with bladder cancer who drank green tea — especially men — had a better 5-year survival rate than those who did not consume the beverage.

The polyphenols in green tea may protect against breast cancer too. One study of 472 women with breast cancer in various stages found that cancer spread the least in women who drank the most green tea. This was especially true for premenopausal women whose breast cancer was in the early stages. Additionally, women with early-stage breast cancer who drank more than five cups of tea every day before receiving their diagnosis were less likely to have the cancer return after the women finished treatment.

Green tea may protect against other cancers as well. One clinical study in China showed that female tea drinkers with ovarian cancer lived longer than those who did not consume the beverage. Some studies suggest that green tea may reduce the risk for colorectal, skin and pancreatic cancer. Studies show that green tea can stop the growth of many types of cancers in a test tubes or laboratory animals, and researchers are working toward understanding the benefits of green tea among people with cancer of the lung, stomach, esophagus and prostate.

#5 Weight loss

Clinical studies show that drinking green tea can help consumers lose weight. Some researchers believe that catechins in green tea help the body burn fat. Combining green tea and caffeine enhances the fat-burning and weight-loss effects of green tea.

Drink at least one cup of green tea each day and reap all the health benefits of this powerful little herb.

The more you drink, the better you can feel!

Sources:

1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
4. http://umm.edu
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Doctors Explain Why They Don’t Eat GMOs

Listen To These Doctors Explain Why They Don’t Eat GMOs
Alice
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GMOs are created when a gene from one species is combined with another to create something that would not be found in nature or by traditional cross-breeding. Does this sound healthy to you?

GMOs are on the rise in the United States, with 80-90% of commercial crops such as corn and soy being genetically engineered. In Europe it is a completely different story where GMO labeling is a requirement. The very same food companies such as Nestle, Kraft and Hershey, who poured millions of dollars into defeating the ballot in California, DO NOT use GMOs in the European food market.

There is a message there… The health impact of eating GMOs is not well understood but is it just coincidence that since GMOs were introduced in the United States in 1996, and the following nine years saw a nearly 100% increase in the incidence of people with three or more chronic diseases. In a majority of the U.S. there are STILL no laws in place requiring GMOs to be labeled, you probably don’t even know when you’re eating them. Shockingly there is no requirement that the safety of GMOs be guaranteed, or even researched. The research is left up to the manufacturer, as if, companies like Monsanto want to acknowledge the danger of the products they sell! There is significant evidence beginning to surface that GMO foods promote disease.(i) GMOs have increased the use of herbicides, one of the biggest selling points of genetic engineering is the creation of more pest-resistant crops. (Read Full Article)

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