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Super Herb: Ten Reasons to Use Curcumin

While the GreenMedInfo.com database contains evidence for the potential therapeutic use of curcumin in over 700 conditions, these ten are some of the most compelling applications. 

1) Depression

The Surprising Benefits of Dates, Figs and Prunes

Dates, figs and prunes have several things in common. They are all fruits we often eat dried. They all likely originate in the Middle East or Mediterranean. And they all have surprising secret health benefits

Dates

The Unheralded Strawberry: Finally Getting Attention

It’s strawberry season! Long touted for their taste, strawberries have drawn little attention for their health benefits

While berries get a lot of attention for their health benefits, most of the spotlight goes to berries like blueberries and cranberries. We rarely hear about the health benefits of strawberries (which are not, technically speaking, a berry). But, that’s changing. Strawberries are sneaking into the spotlight.

Breast Cancer & Unnecessary Treatment

Do cancer specialists owe women a huge apology? Recent research strongly suggests that treatments that are routinely recommended to women with breast cancer have led to unnecessary mastectomies and unnecessary chemotherapy

Unnecessary Mastectomy

Natural Solutions for The Double Burden of Depression & Anxiety

As if depression or anxiety is not enough to deal with, many people have to deal with both. Alarmingly, about 85% of people with depression also experience some anxiety; about 90% of people with anxiety suffer some depression (Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2016;266(8):725–736). When people suffer from depression and anxiety simultaneously, the condition is more disabling and harder to treat

Acupuncture: Calling the Defense

A recent article in the British Medical Journal asked whether doctors should recommend acupuncture for pain and then presented the argument for both sides. However, the argument against acupuncture suffered from three important flaws.

FLAW #1: MISREPRESENTING THE CONCLUSIONS OF THE RESEARCH

Mint Condition Memories

As our bodies age, our memory and cognitive powers often decline and grow weaker too. That is, unfortunately, a normal part of aging. Aging memory can range anywhere from the expected Age-associated memory impairment (AAMI) to the unexpected and debilitating Alzheimer’s disease.

Why Today's Cancer Treatments are Not Evidence-Based

Think the latest chemo drugs help people to live longer or to have better quality of life? Nothing can be further from the truth...

Four People Who Shouldn’t Get the Flu Vaccine this Flu Season

The media keeps hammering you with the message to get the flu shot. But maybe it’s time to start listening to the science and not to the media

There are four groups of people that science says should not be getting the flu shot.

Dangerous Placebos: The Depressing Thing About Antidepressants Is That They’re Placebos With Side Effects

Disappointingly, suicide rates among people who take antidepressants are not statistically any different than suicide rates for people who take a placebo.

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