7 Best Foods to Support Kidney Function

 Human Kidney
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'Your kidneys provide vital service to your body — they filter waste from your blood and send it to your bladder. They also regulate blood pressure, manage water reabsorption, control the acidity in the body, and balance electrolyte levels. Considering their importance, eating a diet to promote kidney health could be one of the best things you can do. The following seven foods will support your kidneys and make their job easier.'


Nature’s Wireless Communication System—Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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'Good communication works best if we speak the same language. 

Natural ecosystems, including our cells, are no different. They have their own unique ways of communicating with each other. To be effective, cells need enough energy to broadcast their messages. The message has to be complete and clear. It has to be well formed and appropriate so other cells can understand and respond. 

When important issues are at stake, like fighting an infection or detoxifying noxious chemical pollutants that hitchhiked along with our meal, specialized cells have to work together to get their messages across so the job gets done right.

Your health depends on clear and effect communication between cells.' 


Greek Coffee Linked To Longer Lives

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'Greek scientists suggest that drinking their native coffee boiled could result in better cardiovascular health and help explain the long lives enjoyed by residents on the island of Ikaria.

In general, coffee -- one of the most consumed beverages worldwide -- is considered to be good for the heart since this beverage contains high levels of protective antioxidants and polyphenols. However, what makes Greek coffee superior to your average cup of Joe is its concentration and preparation, both of which deliver more protective compounds in each little cup. '


How to Create a Therapeutic Alzheimer's Garden

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'Having access to a nice garden can meet so many needs for people with dementia and their caregivers. Good garden design can be part of a treatment plan for people with Alzheimer's who are very restless or agitated and who like or need to walk a lot.'

Aims of Garden Design for Alzheimer's


Is The FDA Out to Shut Down the Supplement Industry?

'You won’t believe this, but Senator Durbin has actually reintroduced his disastrous anti-supplement bill!

Just as Congress is preparing to recess until the second week in September, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) reintroduced legislation that would deal a deadly blow to nutritional supplements. The senator’s office has confirmed that the language is identical to that of his previous bill, the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act, which ANH-USA and grassroots activists nationwide successfully fought in the past.'

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Are Drug Companies Behind a Bill Trying to Limit Your Right to Natural Medicine?

We’ve been telling you about S.959, the Senate compounding pharmacy bill. We and other groups oppose it mainly because it is written in a way that would likely shut off access to important medications like bioavailable estriol and time-released natural thyroid.

'Remember the political saying, “Never let a crisis go to waste!” In other words, try to manipulate the political process to get what you want. We thought this was happening with the compounding bill. Now we know it is. And this scheme is fueled by powerful former politicians working for industry and even by a key lobbyist married to a key Senate staffer.'



Liver Benefits of Milk Thistle

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'Milk thistle, or Silybum marianum, has been used by healers around the world for more than 2,000 years to support prostate, liver, and gallbladder health

Its held in high regard especially for remedying toxin-related damage and other conditions that produce redness and swelling. The incredible success of improving liver function has (finally) captured the attention of modern researchers.'


10 Natural Substances That Could Help Cure Type 1 Diabetes

10 Natural Substances That Could Help Cure Type 1 Diabetes

'Could the long-sought after cure for type 1 diabetes be as close as your kitchen cupboard? An accumulating body of scientific research appears to point in exactly that direction.

One so-called 'incurable disease' that afflicts millions of people around the world is type 1 diabetes. Unlike type 2 diabetes, where the body becomes resistant to its own insulin, type 1 is characterized by the inability of the body to produce enough insulin, as the beta cells within the pancreas which are responsible for the production of insulin (and the proinsulin from which it is made) are either destroyed or seriously impaired. 

This can happen due to autoimmune issues, bacterial or viral infections, incompatible foods in the diet and chemical exposures (or a combination of any one or more of these factors), to name but a few major triggers.'


Newsweek Attacks Oprah Winfrey and BioIdentical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD

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'Oprah’s TV show advocates Natural Medicine and Bioidentical Hormones in direct competition to the interests of the Pharmaceutical Industry that makes synthetic hormones. Newsweek is merely an attack dog for the drug industry. A typical issue of Newsweek magazine contains $2 million in pharma ads.


Groundbreaking Study Finds Turmeric Extract Superior to Prozac for Depression

Groundbreaking Study Finds Turmeric Extract Superior to Prozac for Depression

'A new study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research has confirmed for the first time in a randomized, controlled clinical trial that the primary polyphenol in turmeric known as curcumin is both safe and effective in treating serious states of depression.

The research was performed at the Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India, and involved patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD). The objective of the trial was to compare the efficacy and safety of curcumin with fluoxetine (Prozac) in 60 patients diagnosed with MDD. Subjects were randomized to receive either a six week treatment with fluoxetine (20 mg) and curcumin (1000 mg) individually or their combination.'


12 Medical Tests and Procedures Even Doctors Claim Are Useless


'Doctors are often criticized for prescribing unneeded tests and procedures that harm more than they help and add to medical costs that could otherwise be avoided. 12 medical tests and procedures now being questioned worldwide as unnecessary and potentially cause — sometimes harmful results to patients. 

Since a campaign was launched last year, more than 130 tests and procedures have been called into question by 25 medical specialty societies with more than 500,000 member doctors.


How to Boycott Big Food

Coffee - To Drink, Or Not To Drink

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Dear Dr. Kim:

'For years I had the impression that coffee was not a good beverage for people due to its caffeine content.

Now I am reading articles which state that coffee has many beneficial health effects.

If you consider clarification of this matter to be of sufficient interest to your readers, would you please consider making comments about this in one of your health letters?'


Virginia A. Dickey

saturated fat and cholesterol heart disease think again

'Sometimes I forget that most people have not re-embraced healthy, traditional, saturated fats like I have. And even if they have, they still cling to the idea that too much fat would be “bad”.

Those two statements alone open a can of worms for a lot of people. I had a friend once say “So all those lessons we had in school about how good fats were liquid at room temperature and bad fats were solid…those were wrong?” Yep. Give me butter over canola oil any day.'


Israel Court Rules To Stop Water Fluoridation in 2014, Citing Health Concerns

'It seems that almost the entire world is now realizing the health consequences of poisoning the water supply with fluoride. Most developed nations, including all of Japan and 97% of western Europe, do not fluoridate their water. Israel will now be added to that list in 2014. This begs the question as to when the west will wake up from their unscientific beliefs and embrace the irrefutable evidence that ingestion of fluoride is of no benefit and actually a detriment to human health.'


Eating Chia Seeds Lowers Blood Pressure and Inflammation

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'They may be tiny, but chia seeds are a super food that can help you fight heart disease, lower blood pressure, increase energy levels, and promote weight loss. Chia seeds are rich in essential fats, are a good source of protein and potassium, and work as an antioxidant.

A study by the University of Toronto, published in the journal Diabetes Care, shows that adding chia seeds to the diet of a group of type 2 diabetics over a period of three months lowered their blood pressure and dramatically reduced certain inflammation markers that indicate a risk of heart disease.'


Should You Be Able to Buy Food Directly From Farmers? The Government Doesn’t Think So


'This would seem to embody the USDA’s advisory, “Know your farmer, know your food,” right? Not exactly.

For the USDA and its sister food regulator, the FDA, there’s a problem: many of the farmers are distributing the food via private contracts like herd shares and leasing arrangements, which fall outside the regulatory system of state and local retail licenses and inspections that govern public food sales.

In response, federal and state regulators are seeking legal sanctions against farmers in Maine, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and California, among others. These sanctions include injunctions, fines, and even prison sentences.'

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Quick Update on Recent Bird Flu Vaccine


'According to The Himalayan online newspaper, August 10, 2013, and its story “US vaccine may be behind bird flu,”
“…the unauthorized use of vaccines meant to fight bird flu, especially a USA-made vaccine, may have caused bird flu outbreak in Bhaktapur,”
  in Nepal, a lovely and peaceful country between China to the north and India to the south.

Interestingly, the chairman of the Poultry Farmers’ Association, Tulsiram Dhukkhwa, said that many farmers complained that the bird flu broke out after the unauthorized use of those vaccines. That doesn’t seem to be anything new. Consider what happened recently in India when the oral polio vaccine was given: 47,500 vaccinees became paralyzed!' 


Dr. Vickers explains coffee enemas for healing cancer

'So why in the world would you put coffee where the sun don’t shine?

Enter Dr. Patrick Vickers of Northern Baja Gerson Center.

In this short video Dr. Vickers does an excellent job explaining what coffee enemas do in the body and why they are critical for advanced cancer patients on the Gerson therapy.

p.s. I did these.'


The Dangers of the HPV vaccines Gardasil & Cervarix

ED NOTE: Folks, when it gets so obvious that even mainstream media reports it, it's time to seriously question and resist legislative mandates enforcing HPV vaccinations on school children.

Dysbiosis and Leaky Gut - What In The World?

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'Good overall health begins with a healthy gut. Chronic illness begins with breakdown in the gut.

This is where I typically start with clients looking to address any health challenge.

If you're looking for lasting improvement in any area of your health, it's best not to think of your body parts as being independent compartments. 

Every cell communicates with every other cell, not always directly, but via the fluids, hormones, and neurotransmitters that travel through the vast network of blood vessels and nerves that course through every part of you. And it all starts with your gut. 

Think of your digestive tract as your first physical line of defense against all chronic, degenerative illness.'


Milk Thistle for a Healthy Prostate

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'Many older guys think that prostate problems just come with the territory as they age. It’s looked at one of those things that “just happens” and as common as prostate problems among aging men are, it’s no wonder many have just accepted it as their fate. This doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. 

There are a few herbs, including saw palmetto and stinging nettle are known to support prostate health. But the list doesn’t stop there, research has shown that milk thistle possesses potent flavonoids that promote prostate health and hormone balance in men.' 


Study: Millions Treated for Hypothyroidism At Risk for Lung Cancer

'A new Italian study published in the journal Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology titled, "Levothyroxine and lung cancer in females: the importance of oxidative stress," has raised a concerning possibility: levothyroxine (T4), one of the world's most commonly prescribed forms of hormone replacement, may be raising the risk of lung cancer in millions of men and women being treated for low thyroid function (hypothyroidism).'


Five health benefits of dates and a coconut date snack recipe

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'All evidence points to the fact that to improve health, you must avoid sugary foods. Studies show that eating refined sugar causes energy depletion, also known as the dreaded “sugar crash” when empty calories use our body’s vitamins and minerals to turn it into fuel. Think of it like a credit card for your body. Instead of using your resources for building health, refined sugar uses your resources and creates a deficit!

The good news is that nature provides us with incredible nutrition in very sweet packages. One of my favourites is dates as they are an easy portable snack that pairs fabulously with nuts. Dates provide the nutrients you need, while satisfying your sweet tooth.'


When Vaccine Patients Act Like Consumers

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'What if vaccines were sold like cars? Instead of having them pushed on you, what if you had a real choice, with real information and competition? Now that a greater & greater number of people are acting like consumers & asking questions, the WHO & UNICEF are taking steps to counter it, and some plans are downright scary.'


We're Losing the War on Cancer- Here's Why

Why An Alkaline Approach Can Successfully Treat Cancer

Why An Alkaline Approach Can Successfully Treat Cancer

'In the 1930's, an interesting natural cancer treatment was proposed as a simple, effective answer to cancer – almost any cancer. This treatment approach is not well known because it is considered alternative or experimental - or even dangerous[i] - by the medical and scientific community and hence has been referenced primarily in obscure publications outside the mainstream press.

This treatment approach is called alkaline therapy or pH therapy, and is based in part on observations of cultures without significant incidence of cancer[ii] and in part on scientific observations of and experimentation with cellular metabolism.[iii]

The principles of pH therapy are very simple. The metabolism of cancer cells has a very narrow pH tolerance for cellular proliferation (mitosis), which is between 6.5 and 7.5. As such, if you can interfere with cancer cell metabolism by either lowering or raising the internal cancer cell pH, you can theoretically stop cancer progression.'


Is This the Real Reason You're Exhausted All the Time?

By Dr. Mercola

'This is my second interview with Dr. Daniel Kalish, who is an expert on hormone balance as a foundation for optimal health. In this interview, he shares some fascinating information about how you can balance the chemicals in your brain using functional medicine laboratory testing.

Dr. Kalish is successfully using this method, which he calls the “Kalish Method,” to treat five common health problems:

Female hormone imbalance
Gastrointestinal problems

I first met Dr. Kalish in California in the mid-1990s while attending a Functional Medicine seminar. It was immediately clear to me that he was one of the brightest individuals at the meeting.

The area of hormone testing can be a bit confusing. The information presented here helps to clarify how hormone testing can be used to detect and correct imbalances in your brain’s chemistry that underlie many of the symptoms commonly experienced today. For a more comprehensive review of his work, you may want to check out his new book, entitled The Kalish Method: Healing the Body, Mapping the Mind.'


7 Ways Yoga Can Help You Lose Weight

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'There are many types of yoga and the style of yoga that I teach – POWER YOGA – in addition to other styles of yoga like Anusara, Vinyasa and Bikram (to name a few) can actually be quite a workout and get you in shape or help you mix-up your workout if you’ve reached a plateau.

In a Power Yoga Class, every class is a workout. A test of endurance for both the body and mind. Sweating is guaranteed; water is a necessity; and becoming stronger and leaner are natural results.

However, you don’t have to be a power yogi in order to achieve the benefits of yoga. And most specifically the weight-loss benefits of yoga. That’s right, yoga can help you to trim your waist line for a variety of reasons in a variety of different styled yoga classes.'


If you have pain - DO THIS!

‘According to recent statistics, Americans consume 80 percent of the world's supply of painkillers -- which is more than 110 TONS of pain-killing opiates every year!

If you or anyone you know is suffering from debilitating pain, I suggest trying out this clinically supported FREE remedy first. Check out this video where I share this incredible discovery...’

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 Earthing: A Simple (and free way) to Reduce Pain and Inflammation

 'Since the beginning of creation there has been a flow of energy between our bodies and Mother Earth that works to support the various systems in our body and scavenge up free radicals that promote inflammation. 

More specifically, there is a flow of electrons through direct skin contact with the earth's surface. Our planet has a negative electrical potential that is generated by solar winds, our ionosphere and lightning storms. When our skin is in direct contact with the earth we maintain the same electrical potential as our planet. This phenomenon has been occurring mostly without interference up until the last several generations.


What About the Liver for Digestion?

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'Most of us know that the liver is the great detoxifier of the body. Maybe not as many know that it is also a major manufacturer of enzymes, hormones and proteins, and a magical organ overall.

For example, it can lose three fourths of its cells and still function, continuing with its more than 500 vital functions.

Yes, it is the only organ in the body that can regenerate itself! But how does it help us digest?'


B Vitamins Slow Alzheimer's and Grey Matter Loss

B Vitamins Slow Alzheimer's and Grey Matter Loss

'Researchers from the University of Oxford have determined that B vitamin supplementation can slow and possibly reverse the progression of Alzheimer's symptoms along with cognitive impairment.

The researchers – from Oxford's Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences - conducted a clinical trial with 156 elderly patients who had mild cognitive impairment and a high risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. 

The researchers randomized the patients and for two years, gave one group a daily supplement with 800 micrograms of folic acid, 20 milligrams of vitamin B6, and 500 micrograms of vitamin B12. They gave a placebo supplement to the control group.'


Crazy Deficiency Stories and Some Thoughts on B12


'One day, at the age of 18, after reading John Robbin’s book Diet for a New America, I decided to become a vegetarian.

Probably the first day I announced my decision to go veg, I was told by some worried friends that I should be careful with vitamin B12. That’s, of course, after they asked me “how will you get your protein?”

Although I haven’t remained a vegetarian in the almost 20 years that have passed since, I have had lots of real life experience with vegetarian and vegan diets, as well as B12.

Although I was told to pay attention to B12 when I first became a vegetarian, the advice didn’t really sink in. I was certain that supplements were unnatural and unnecessary, so I chose to wait.'