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Bergamot Improves Schizophrenic Brain Function

Bergamot oranges are bitter fruits that grow in one of the world’s most beautiful coastal regions. Could the scenic ocean vistas be responsible for the calm, relaxing effects we derive from smelling and ingesting the bright, citrus essence of this amazing fruit?

Eat These 7 Mushrooms to Live Longer

The idea of “food as medicine” may be a bit hard to swallow, especially if you have a gourmand’s palate. What if you could fight a host of diseases and even increase your longevity, just by adding a few delicious servings of fungus to your diet every day?  

Turmeric Tonic Treats Chronic Scalp Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Thanks to a recent study, turmeric, a spice prized by sufferers of chronic joint aches and pains, may become the go-to natural way to treat this irritating skin condition without risks posed by conventional psoriasis drugs

8 Proven Ways To Relieve Asthma Naturally

8 Proven Ways to Relieve Asthma Naturally

Asthma affects about 300 million people worldwide. It is growing by 50 percent every decade and causes upwards of 180,000 deaths per year. The cause is not well-understood but here are 8 proven ways to help relieve symptoms naturally. 

7 Healthy Reasons To Eat More Garlic Every Day

7 Healthy Reasons To Eat More Garlic Every Day

Whether you love garlic or can't stand the stink, there is no denying that this bulb provides a treasure trove of healthy benefits. 

Garlic (Allium sativum) has been called the "stinking rose."  While some people think it reeks, others can't get enough of its bite.  Whether you love garlic or can't stand it, there is no denying that this bulb provides a wealth of healthy benefits. 

Juice Fasts: Hype-Driven Fad or Evidence-Based Health Habit?

Juice Fasts: Hype-Driven Fad or Evidence-Based Health Habit?

Juice fasts, formerly relegated to groups on the fringes of society, are now embraced by mainstream culture. Once only a ritual rite of passage for those embedded in natural medicine circles, juice fasts have now become ubiquitous, marketed by health gurus, infomercials, and integrative medical doctors alike.

Despite an abundance of anecdotal evidence and the testimonies of countless juicing enthusiasts, well-designed controlled studies on the subject have remained scant (1).

19 Foods Proven To Lower Blood Pressure

19 Foods Proven To Lower Blood Pressure

Hypertension affects about 30% of adults worldwide. While most people try to cut back on salt to lower their pressure, a better strategy may be to add these healthy foods to the menu.   

Hypertension affects about 30% of adults worldwide. Among dietary factors salt has taken the brunt of the blame.  But sugar may be the real culprit in high blood pressure

Fasting to Heal Autoimmune Disease

Fasting to Heal Autoimmune Disease

Fasting, a mainstay of virtually every cultural and religious tradition on earth, is an essential tool in the management of autoimmune disease, and should be considered as a therapeutic intervention in autoimmune patients in order to improve both metabolic and immune parameters. 

Bypassing Surgery: Can Leafy Greens Repair Your Arteries?

We all know that leafy green vegetables are good for us, but do you know why they’re so good?  There are plenty of reasons but, when it comes to heart health, the secret may be nitrates and chlorophyll.

In a paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh propose that high levels of dietary nitrate might in part explain the vascular benefits of diets rich in leafy greens. 

Is Ibuprofen As Deadly As Vioxx?

Is Ibuprofen As Deadly As Vioxx?

Our medicalized approach to pain may be putting us in harms way.   However, there are safe, natural approaches that can ease painful conditions.

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