Recent GMI Blogs

All articles by Margie King, Health Coach

One in three people will develop shingles (herpes zoster) during their lifetime. Effective therapy is limited. Here are 8 proven ways to prevent shingles and to ease the symptoms without drugs or vaccines.
Lavender has been used for medicinal purposes for over 2,500 years. Today lavender is the most popular essential oil in the world. Here are just 7 proven uses for this amazing oil.
Echinacea is a popular herb to shorten the common cold and flu, as well as reduce sore throat, cough, and fever. Science backs up the power of echinacea to treat upper respiratory tract infections and much more. Here are just 8 proven health benefits of echinacea.
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.
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.
Eating even less than a cup of blueberries a day helps fend off heart disease, cancer, brain aging, and much more. Here are seven great reasons to eat more blueberries every day.
Every year nearly one in five Americans experience some form of migraine attack. One in 25 will have headaches lasting at least 15 days per month. Here's what to do when a disabling migraine strikes you.
Around 1750 BC Hannibal waged war to control the areas in North Africa where aloe vera flourished. It's no wonder when you understand the powerful medicine contained in this plant.
As the baby-boomers age, blindness from age-related macular degeneration is on the rise. More than 3 million more people will become victims in the next five years. Eating right can lower your risk.
Ginkgo biloba has been researched to have potential value in the treatment of over 100 diseases. Here are just 17 proven ways it can heal.
Five million people die from stroke every year. Those deaths can be cruel and lingering. These 9 foods can help keep you safe.
This exotic spice has been used to treat more than 90 illnesses over 4,000 years. Here are just 8 healthy reasons to use more saffron.
Even your great-grandmother knew fiber was the secret to keeping you “regular.” But fiber has many other surprisingly powerful health benefits. Here are nine other excellent reasons to bulk up on fiber.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that attacks joints, bones, organs, and more. RA drugs have terrible side effects and aren't very effective. Here are 10 proven ways to relieve RA naturally.
The ancient practice of meditation is enjoying a resurgence. Its proven health benefits have been discovered by such unlikely advocates as military programs and corporations.
Probiotics occur naturally in many foods. The most popular source in the western diet is yogurt. Here are 10 proven ways yogurt can boost your health.
More than 40% of dementia diagnoses have been shown to be wrong. Here's what may really be going on.
Whether you love garlic or can’t stand the stink, there is no denying that this bulb provides a treasure trove of healthy benefits.
Glaucoma leads to incurable blindness. There are no early warning signs. Half of people with the disease don't even know they have it. Changing your diet can cut your risk.
From acupuncture to peppermint oil, there are a wide range of natural, evidence-based alternatives to drugs for alleviating hot flashes.
Women are now almost twice as likely to be on antidepressants as men. Why?
Yes, dark chocolate is heart healthy. But it can also improve your exercise performance.
Red wine is more than one of life’s big pleasures. It’s a bona fide heart healthy, cancer-fighting, anti-aging super-drink. Or is it poison?
Let food be thy medicine. Just don’t let it be thy drug.
Surgery probably won’t help you with chronic knee pain. But here are 10 proven ways to get you safely back in the swing of things.
Could a few shakes of this yellow powder dissolve stubborn weight and TRIPLE your loss of body fat?
Adding just 4 tablespoons of olive oil a day to a Mediterranean diet cuts the risk of invasive breast cancer by 68%.
Up to 90% of colon cancer cases can be linked to diet. Let food be your medicine.
Women with iodine deficiencies are more likely to develop breast cancer. Eat more of these iodine-rich foods to reduce your risk.
The medical industry is losing the cancer battle. Arm yourself with cancer-fighting nuts.
We use music – like coffee and alcohol - every day for pleasure and to boost our mood. But we may not understand how deeply music affects our brain chemistry.
New research suggests that vitamin C may give you some of the same heart benefits as regular exercise.
Do you struggle with picky eaters at home? Multiply your woes by hundreds or even thousands and you have a school cafeteria. Don’t worry. Emoticons to the rescue!
After decades as a fugitive from ignorant and sometimes corrupt bureaucrats, saturated fats can come in from the cold. A new study fingers trans fats as the real culprit in heart disease.
Over a hundred years ago Congress outlawed black currants. Today this forbidden fruit is making a comeback and may help improve your mood and brain power.
Extra-virgin olive oil may rapidly killl off cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact.
A new study finds acid blocking drugs may calm heartburn at the price of a heart attack - or even death.
Antidepressants are big business. But for the same money, and without the side effects, a little mindfulness can do the same job.
Exercising in the great outdoors causes an increase in self-esteem, a better mood, and reduction of blood pressure and anxiety. However, you can still get the benefits of an open air workout when you're stuck inside.
The government has gone to great lengths to downplay the connection between sugar and tooth decay. The result has been more profits for the sugar industry and more cavities for kids.
Will doctors ever opt for an herb over a drug for depressed patients? New research says they should.
Psych drugs aren't just ineffective. They're deadly.
Most women probably don’t want to rush into menopause. But chemicals you encounter every day could speed up the onset of menopause by close to 4 years.
Your gym membership won't make up for bad food choices.
Mainstream medicine’s cancer treatments are far from a cure. In fact, they make cancer more deadly. But new research shows lowly cabbages may be more effective in battling cancer.
Need to do something important this afternoon? Don’t take any chances – eat chocolate first.
Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant. They've been used medicinally for thousands of years. New research shows they may help in the battle against obesity.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body. But few people fully appreciate this miraculous mineral. Here are just seven good reasons to get more magnesium today.
Bees make more than honey. They also make gunk called propolis. And this “bee glue” is a powerful health balm with anti-cancer properties.
When the wintry flu season strikes do you crave a comforting cup of hot cocoa? It could be your body’s innate wisdom at work.
Age-related macular degeneration is on the rise. This ancient spice may save your sight.
In today’s world, fluoride is hard to avoid completely. Here's how to detox your body.
About 70% of Americans drink fluoridated water. They're all at a higher risk of hypothyroidism and worse.
New study: women with the real facts about mammograms are more likely to opt out of the test.

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