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All articles by Case Adams, Naturopath

Want a natural pick-me-up that also boosts memory within 20 minutes? New research confirms that peppermint tea increases short-term and long-term memory.
Studies on melatonin have documented that the body’s own melatonin production helps us fall asleep, yet research on supplemental melatonin has been disappointing. What many have missed is that certain foods provide natural forms of melatonin, which have been shown to raise melatonin blood levels naturally and significantly aid sleep.
Sunshine isn't toxic, nor is it just about getting a tan. And it's also not just about vitamin D. Among other benefits, research finds sunshine also decreases a child's risk of asthma when mom gets enough of it.
Millions suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome and conventional medicine has had little success treating the condition. New research confirms that traditional herbal therapy with music therapy significantly reduces fatigue and other symptoms of CFS.
Most of us will have macular degeneration as we age. But we can slow this process and even prevent it with certain dietary strategies. Learn how spinach and other foods and supplements can prevent the leading cause of blindness.
Mushrooms add a nice flavor along with nutrients to any dish. Now a phase I clinical study has found that a certain mushroom will reduce PSA levels in men who've had prostate cancer.
Bacteria endotoxins - waste matter produced by bacteria - can flood our bodies and cause disease. This is exacerbated by leaky gut syndrome. The combination of the two has now been scientifically linked to a number of metabolic and inflammatory diseases, including heart disease.
You might like the spicy taste of cloves in your meal. But cloves have a deeper side: The ability to halt the growth of a number of types of cancers, including breast, pancreatic, liver, and ovarian cancers.
The gut and the brain are pretty far apart, but increasingly scientists are connecting the dots and finding that Parkinson's is truly related to gut bacteria.
It's back to school, and every new school year brings new cold and flu viral infections. Learn how certain bifidobacteria fight off and reduce colds and flu infections.
Face it - conventional mouthwashes are full of chemicals. Aloe vera provides a better solution, one that reduces plaque and periodontal disease without the chemical side effects.
The symptoms of depression are often treated with drugs that can have long-term adverse side effects. A new study finds chlorella significantly reduces symptoms of major depression.
Much speculation has revolved around the causes for nonalcoholic liver disease and cirrhosis over the years. New findings provide surprising links between our gut bacteria, leaky gut and the liver's health.
Discovering the cause of a migraine can be tricky. Triggers are not only difficult to find but often lead nowhere. A new study finds that certain heavy metals are linked to migraines, along with deficiences in certain minerals.
We can now add yet another benefit of raw honey: The presence of a particular probiotic bacteria that bees harvest from the flower along with the nectar. Turns out this probiotic also boosts immunity.
Ubiquinol - a form of CoQ10 - has been found to improve symptoms for some Parkinson's patients, and may well be a candidate for adjunctive treatment according to recent clinical research.
Both men and women can face menopausal syndrome in varying degrees. But hormone replacement therapy is riddled with risk, from heart disease to cancer. A recent clinical study finds flaxseed beats out HRT therapy in overall effectiveness for menopausal syndrome.
Doping has wrecked the reputations of several sports along with many athletes. Once again nature provides a solution - this time to boost athletic performance.
BPA-lined Containers Hike Blood Pressure - Immediately A recent study finds drinking from BPA-lined containers can immediately raise ones blood pressure. Did you notice the word 'immediately'?
A recent study finds that blueberries are even healthier than ever imagined. Learn what just six weeks of daily blueberries can do.
Here is a delicious and easy way to boost your body's ability to respond to allergies, infections and inflammatory conditions.
Recent research finds it boosts the body's levels of antioxidants, lowers blood pressure in hypertensive people and lowers the risk of diabetes by improving blood sugar control
New research finds that our gut bacteria linked with negative thinking - and supplementing probiotics can reduce negative thoughts.
For thousands of years Ayurvedic medicine has utilized the galls of the pistachio tree to treat asthma, skin conditions and heart conditions. Now science is showing us the proof.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is considered mysterious to conventional medicine. Now we find proof that nature helps solve the riddle of the carpal tunnel by virtue of flaxseed oil - also referred to as linseed oil.
Fear of Alzheimer's disease is rampant. But there is berry good evidence that a particular food significantly decreases the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
What does the actual evidence say about saw palmetto's effectiveness for prostate issues?
Are you sleeping poorly? Overweight too? Guess what: They are linked. Research confirms that poor sleep habits increase obesity incidence.
A large international study has found much of the advice given by doctors to their heart patients and others with regard to sodium consumption has been WRONG.
The emerging science of antiviral mannose-binding lectins (MBLs) has found many diseases are associated with deficiencies in MBLs.
Painful hemorrhoids, high blood pressure and skin issues, such as psoriasis, all have something in common: Blood flow. Research finds these three issues can all be successfully treated with the pine bark extract called Pycnogenol.
Okay, so you have a cold - or those around you have a cold. What to do? Get some drugs? Think again. Most are no better for placebo for treating the common cold. The most successful proven cold remedies are natural.
Following a large study, surprise has coursed through the veins of the medical media that milk is not as good for you as once thought. But the less hyped impact of this large study reveals another, greater lesson: Pasteurized milk is harmful to our health while fermented dairy such as yogurt and cheese extends life and reduces cancer and heart disease.
New research is concluding that medicinal mushrooms and their extracts clear and eradicate Human Papillomavirus.
While the media and medical instutitions panic over the Ebola virus, research has confirmed that antiviral phytochemicals from red algae and other plants can not only suppress Ebola, but also HIV, SARS, Hepatitis-C and other viruses.
Scrambling to create synthetic drugs to delay memory disorders, modern researchers purposefully forget & dismiss ancient remedies & herbs clinically proven to boost memory & moods
Diet debates aside, the Mediterranean Diet is still proving to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and those conditions that produce them.
While conventional dentistry is pouring chemicals into our mouths, ancient Ayurveda has been preventing gingivitis and periodontal disease with natural oils for thousands of years.
Giving drugs (with numerous side effects and addictive potential) to children for attention deficit disorders assumes no natural alternatives. Research now confirms at least one natural alternative: Ginkgo biloba.
Premenstrual syndrome effects many women monthly, resulting in pain and mood-related symptoms. New research confirms that ginger not only reduces pain, but also reduces pain associated with PMS along with improved mood symptoms.
New research finds that pine bark extract significantly treats the tinnitus and vertigo related to Meniere's disease.
New research finds curcumin combined with a polyphenol in green tea and other foods and herbs will inhibit multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii - often at the root of hospital-acquried pneumonia infections.
New research finds that a change to a low-carb Mediterranean Diet can significantly reverse and reduce type 2 diabetes incidence, even more than a low-fat diet - which also reduces risk.
New research finds black sesame seed reduces hypertension and exert antioxidant effects. Do white sesame seeds have the same capacity?
Pomegranate has come under scrutiny following two clinical trials. However, polyphenol content and dose may be the issue. Other new research shows pomegranate and other polyphenol-rich foods reduce PSA rise.
New research offers evidence of a therapeutic measure for irritable bowel syndrome: Cumin essential oil.
Nuts are great sources of protein and provide healthy fats. New research finds they also increase cognitive scores among elderly women.
Conventional drugs for hair loss come with outrageous side effects such as male breast enlargement and erectile dysfunction. New research finds nature's answer to male pattern balding - pumpkin seed oil.
Red Korean ginseng has been used for centuries to extend life and increase vigor. New scientific evidence points to at least two reasons why this is true.
NSAIDS are the go-to product for painful menses. But what if a natural product not only reduces pain but beats out ibuprofen and keeps reducing pain further in next cycles? Magic? No, just Nature.
Most of us know flaxseed offers healthy forms of fiber and fatty acids called alpha linoleic acids (ALA). But did you know that flaxseed reduces high blood pressure?
Honey has been touted as antibacterial and so has ginger. New research now shows that when you combine them they may outperform pharaceutical antibiotics.
A number of natural herbs and nutrients have been shown to increase sperm count, sperm motility and sperm morphology. Now we can add a traditional remedy, Black seed oil - from Nigella sativa L. - to the list.
Oral Lichen planus is difficult to treat and its causes are mysterious. A new study proves the ancient Ayurvedic remedy turmeric can heal oral lichen planus.

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