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The ‘Medicine’ In Your Kitchen

“A herb is the friend of physicians and the praise of cooks.”
~ Charlemagne, 9th Century ~

A pinch of this and a sprinkle of that! Culinary herbs used to be a mainstay of food preparation. Their use in the days before fridges was to sanitise and preserve food, assist digestion, provide medicinal benefits and prevent food poisoning. The same active compounds that were present ‘back in the day’ can still be found today, yet most people add herbs and spices to their food simply for flavouring purposes.

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  Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients  

15 Diverse Superfoods That Fight Inflammation

One of the simplest ways to prevent, and even reduce, chronic inflammation in the body is with your diet. By eating high-quality superfoods, including herbs, spices, vegetables and seeds, you can pack your meals with anti-inflammatory ingredients.

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  Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients  

Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients

Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the world. A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in ‘remarkable improvements.’

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  The herbal remedy everyone should know about: Turmeric golden honey can fight weight gain, relieve pain and combat inflammation  

IBS Treated with Fennel Essential Oil and Curcumin

Natural remedies for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are relevant because conventional medicine hasn’t yet figured out how to resolve IBS. There are a number of drugs being prescribed for IBS, such as Lubiprostone (Amitiza) and Alosetron (Lotronex) but the use of these can come at the expense of adverse side effects.

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  The herbal remedy everyone should know about: Turmeric golden honey can fight weight gain, relieve pain and combat inflammation  

The herbal remedy everyone should know about: Turmeric golden honey can fight weight gain, relieve pain and combat inflammation

You might have heard about the many health benefits of turmeric – or maybe you still think of this popular spice as only belonging in your spice rack. Either way, you may be surprised to find out that a simple combination of turmeric and honey (known as "golden honey") is an extremely useful natural remedy.

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  6 Plants Other Than Cannabis That are High in Healing Cannabinoids  

6 Plants Other Than Cannabis That are High in Healing Cannabinoids

Cannabis is not the only plant that contains medically beneficial cannabinoids, although it has driven the research to understand the powerful therapeutic properties of these plant compounds. In actuality, there are several plants that are also rich in cannabinoids and benefit the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for helping the body maintain internal balance, or homeostasis, which is needed for attaining optimum health.

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  New science confirms that eating curry (with turmeric) prevents dementia  

New science confirms that eating curry (with turmeric) prevents dementia

According to new research published in the Journal of Nutrition,eating curry at least once a week may help you to prevent dementia. The study by Australian scientists shows that a weekly hit of spicy food will keep your mind sharper for longer.

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  3 Cutting-Edge Ways to Overcome Your Depression and Anxiety  

3 Cutting-Edge Ways to Overcome Your Depression and Anxiety

When I fell into a deep depression in 2010, I felt like I would never be able to escape it. Doctors made it seem that antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication were my only options. That was it. I was left in the dark. I had no other options and nowhere to turn, so I had to resort to pharmaceuticals.

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  Nine Powerful Life Lessons From Studying with a Monk  

Nine Powerful Life Lessons From Studying with a Monk

When I was 18 years old, I suffered from anxiety and stomach problems. A compassionate physician and practicing Buddhist referred me to a Taoist monk who specialized in meditation and martial arts. I ended up healing myself of anxiety and stomach issues by doing meditation, and went on a great journey of self-discovery.

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Ginger: The Herb For Everything?

Weight loss? Check. Antibacterial? Check. Liver Protection? Check. Is there anything ginger can't do?

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Just One Teaspoon of This Spice Boosts Weight Loss by 50%

Could a few shakes of this yellow powder dissolve stubborn weight and TRIPLE your loss of body fat? The peppery spice cumin appeared in the Bible as a seasoning for soup and breads. The seeds were paid to priests, and in ancient Egypt, cumin was used to preserve the mummies of pharaohs. Now a new study shows cumin may also help you finally burn off those extra pounds.

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6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless regeneration. Without the flame-like process of continual cell turnover within the body – life and death ceaselessly intertwined – the miracle of the human body would not exist.

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9 Herbs and Spices With Proven Health Benefits

Even when our food choices aren't the best, herbs and spices do more than just improve taste. They give any meal a nutrition boost. And according to a new study they may even reverse the damage from an unhealthy meal.
Researchers from Penn State University cooked up coconut chicken, cheese bread and a dessert biscuit for six men. The subjects were aged 30 to 65 and overweight but otherwise healthy. On one day the meal was served plain. On another day researchers added two tablespoons of a blend of nine herbs and spices to the meal.

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31 Ways Turmeric Protects Against The Post-Industrial 'Chemical Apocalypse'

Living in a post-industrial world awash in toxic chemicals this ancient healing spice may be the ultimate answer to regaining your health.

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Black Seed – the remedy for everything but death

This humble, but immensely powerful seed, kills MRSA, heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, stimulates regeneration of the dying beta cells within the diabetic's pancreas, and yet too few even know it exists.

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Black Seed Oil Extract Causes Oral Cancer Cells To Self-Destruct

A range of chemotherapeutic options for treating cancer are available, however many of the treatments are themselves associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Today many cancer sufferers search for alternatives to conventional chemotherapy.

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Black Sesame Seed Reduces High Blood Pressure

Research from Thailand's Mahidol University has found that black sesame seed can significantly reduce blood pressure among men and women. The research tested 30 men and women with an average age of 50 years old who were considered 'pre-hypertensive' as their blood pressure levels were high but not yet high enough to be prescribed medication.

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Four proven natural remedies for chronic inflammation

At the root of any serious disease lies chronic inflammation. Normally a beneficial response by the body to heal itself, it becomes problematic when this process is initiated 24-7. Symptoms are expressed in a wide variety of ways, most notably through pain.

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From Tomb To Table: Cumin’s Health Benefit’s Rediscovered

Traded along spice routes separating ancient cultures by vast distances, spices like cumin were once worth their weight in gold. Has modern science now revealed why, beyond their remarkable aesthetic value, they were so highly prized?

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Inflammation: Tame This Silent Killer With Food-Based Solutions

The bane of health, chronic inflammation, is at the root of most disease. Cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cardiovascular troubles and periodontal issues are all influenced by an overactive inflammatory response. Fortunately, we have a powerful ally against inflammation residing in our kitchen. Through select foods and dietary adjustments, we can subdue this unruly beast and create a solid foundation for a healthy future.

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Maca: the perfect food for balancing our hormones

In today's world of widespread pollution and gender-bending chemicals, it can often be difficult to keep our hormones in balance. Even the most health-conscious of us are assaulted on all sides by a large number of poisons, such as BPA, that can disrupt our endocrine systems and cause havoc in our bodies. Consequently, many people have resorted to hormone-balancing drugs to help improve their health, which often cause even more problems in the long run due to their unnatural ingredients.

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Microbiome. Let’s Get Into It.

Evolutionary mismatch. This is the term that encompasses the root cause of most modern ills. We are living a lifestyle – diet, stress level, movement and sunlight deficiency, toxic exposures, pharmaceuticals – that is incompatible with how our genome has evolved, over millions of years, to expect. Two specific points on the temporal chart – the Neolithic or Agricultural Revolution and the Industrial Revolution mark our wayward departure.

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'Nightmare Bacteria' Reveals Need for Natural Medicine

Globally, great fear has been generated by the CDC (US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) Director’s recent description of a "Nightmare Bacteria" resistant to all medications, capable of killing 1 in every 2 people whose blood becomes infected with it. But isn't the primary problem that the drugs aren't working, and that natural medical solutions are needed now more than ever?

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Three herbs that boost our immune system and guard us from infection

The human immune system is a remarkable network of biological structures and processes. When functioning properly, it has the ability to remember diseases that it has previously encountered for more efficient removal, trigger immediate responses to emergencies through its advanced communication systems - and much more.

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Will Codex and the Drug Companies Raid the Spice Rack to Steal Your Eyesight?

Culinary Indian spices are rising superheroes of the nutritional world. When most of us were growing up, these spices were not a regular part of many of our diets. Today though, they are commonly available high-profile healers of the highest order. But if history repeats itself, we can anticipate a raid on powerful molecules found in your spice rack, turning them into drugs available only by prescription or subject to unnecessary regulation.

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  Yeast Is A Cause of Cancer And Turmeric Can Kill Both  

Yeast Is A Cause of Cancer And Turmeric Can Kill Both
A new study validates a controversial cancer theory, namely, that yeast in our body can contribute to not just feeding, but actually causing cancer. Can the ancient healing spice turmeric come to the rescue?

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