Turkey Tail Mushroom Used to Help Immune System Fight Cancer

Can you prevent and help treat cancer simply by utilizing nature’s gifts? Absolutely. Researchers used a mushroom known as ‘turkey tail’ on real cancer patients, finding that the naturally occurring mushroom is an effective cancer fighter.

Thinking Your Way to Healthy Eating

It is a known fact that what we eat affects how we feel, and how we think affects what we eat. Is your “stinkin thinkin” keeping you from being as healthy as you could be? Indeed, it is possible that healthy thoughts help people make better food choices.

Birth Control Increases Risk of Contracting, Transmitting HIV, Suggests Study

An African study demonstrated that women who take birth control have a doubled risk of contracting HIV than women not taking the pill. In addition, an HIV positive woman who takes birth control pills is twice as likely to pass the virus to her uninfected partner compared to an infected woman not taking the pill.

The Price of Beauty: Beware of Toxic Health-Damaging Chemicals in Salons

Just how far would you go to fit the profile of a “beauty”? Countless women put their health on the line in pursuit of what the glossy magazines tells us is pretty. If you are using chemical salon treatments, you could be doing far more than changing your appearance; you could be damaging your health.

Chocolate Can be Healthy, as Long as it is the Right Kind

Can chocolate have negative effects on a person’s health? Absolutely, if it’s not the right kind of chocolate. Sure, the chocolate candies you might find in the supermarket can induce weight gain, increase diabetes risk, and cause many other problems, but not all chocolate is bad. In fact, chocolate can be really good for you as long as it’s pure, and at least 70% cacao.

Irregular Sleep Tied to Increased Fat Around Organs

Sleep is vital not only for surviving, but also for thriving. Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine revealed that irregular sleep patterns can lead to unhealthy fat deposits around vital organs. This dangerous fat accumulates around the middle region of the body and is extremely dangerous.

Is Your Food Being Hit with a ‘Healthy’ Dose of Radiation?

If you believe GMO labeling is the only way the U.S. is flying under the radar with potentially dangerous food, you are sadly mistaken. In addition to the GMO-labeling controversy and the obvious promotion of Big Pharma over preventative, natural health, much of our food is given doses of the same stuff that destroyed Hiroshima and continues to wreak havoc on Fukushima—radiation.

5 Ways to Avoid Carcinogenic Agents

The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer have been diagnosed in 2012 (pdf). It’s estimated the growing disease will kill about 1,500 each day this year. Sadly, many if not all, of these deaths are preventable. Here are 5 ways to avoid carcinogenic agents.

Cranberries Effective Against Urinary Tract Infections

The ability of cranberry proanthocyanidins (PACs) is dependent on the dose, with higher doses significantly more effective at maintaining urinary health, says a new study. The study supports levels outlined by a French health claim, issued in 2004, for the North American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) with at least 36 milligrams of proanthocyanidins (PAC) to “help reduce the adhesion of certain E. coli bacteria to the urinary tract walls”, and subsequently fight urinary tract infections (UTIs).

What’s in Your Milk? 20+ Painkillers, Antibiotics, and More

Scientists analyzed 20 samples of milk—cow’s, goat’s, and human—bought in Spain and Morocco, and found a chemical cocktail of ingredients added to the animal’s diet prior to milking or contamination through feed or on the farm. Some of the contaminants found in trace amounts include triclosan (an anti-fungal), 17-beta-estradiol (a sex hormone), and florfenicol (an antibiotic).

5 Foods For Better Digestion

If you are one of the millions suffering from digestive problems, incorporating probiotics, enzyme, minerals and fiber-rich foods could transform your health radically. Listed below are 5 fantastic foods that will help you to maintain and promote the right digestive balance. They will ensure that the nutrients you take in are absorbed into your body and that waste is eliminated properly.

Too Much or too Little Sleep may Accelerate Cognitive Aging

Too much or too little sleep in mid life appears to have a negative impact on cognitive function later in life according to a study conducted by the University College London Medical School Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. The findings in this particular study indicate that men and women who started sleeping more or less than 6 to 8 hours each night experienced a drop in cognitive ability that was equivalent to four to seven years of aging.

FDA Quietly Pushes Through Genetically Modified Salmon Over Christmas Break

While you were likely resting or enjoying time with friends and family over the Christmas break, the United States Food and Drug Administration was hard at work ramming through genetically modified salmon towards the final acceptance process.

Benefits of Ashwagandha: Promoting Sexual Health and Immune Booster

Native to North Africa, India, and the Middle East, ashwagandha is a staple of the Hindu traditional medicine called Ayurveda. This herb, also known as Withania Somnifera or Indian Ginseng (though it is not related to ginseng), is known to pack a healing punch and to have significant restorative properties. Although the benefits of ashwagandha are lesser known, that doesn’t make the plant any less powerful.

Omega-3’s Deliver a Double Punch Against Anxiety and Inflammation

A new study gauging the impact of consuming more fish oil showed a marked reduction both in inflammation and, surprisingly, in anxiety among a cohort of healthy young people. The findings suggest that if young participants can get such improvements from specific dietary supplements, then the elderly and people at high risk for certain diseases might benefit even more. The findings by a team of researchers at Ohio State University were just published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity.

7 Methods for Detoxing and Cleansing Your Body of Toxins

Our current unhealthy living conditions call for a few radical corrective measures, if our goal is to maintain any level of healthy lifestyle. One of those corrective measures it to detox. The following is a list of various recommendations to effectively lessen your internal toxin levels, which can be done in any combination for increased effectiveness. For optimum results, these should be applied on a regular or seasonal basis, and at minimum once a year.

Mother’s Obesity May Lead to Infertility in the Next Generation

Research shows that obese women are at a much greater risk of developing diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers including breast and ovarian and coronary artery disease, but that isn’t all. Being overweight could even lead to infertility in offspring.