Scientists Find Sniffing Rosemary Can Increase Memory By 75%

Scientists Find Sniffing Rosemary Can Increase Memory By 75 Percent

'Rosemary is a wonderful herb with a tradition of use spanning millennia. It has innumerable uses in both the kitchen and in herbal medicine.

Did you know that rosemary has been associated with memory enhancement since ancient times? It is true – and it has even been referred to from the latter part of the Elizabethan Era to the Early Romantic period as the herb of remembrance. 

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia says, “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” (Hamlet, iv. 5.) It has also long been used as a symbol for remembrance during weddings, war commemorations and funerals in Europe and Australia. [1] Mourners in old times would wear it as a buttonhole, burn it as incense or throw it into graves as a symbol of remembrance for the dead.'


This Little Weed is one of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet


 'You’ve stepped on it, ignored it, and tried to eradicate it from your lawn. However, this innocuous little weed is one of the most useful medicines on the planet, just begging to be harvested.'

'There are two major types of plantain in BC, Canada: Lance and Broadleaf. Generally, all 200-plus varieties of plantain yield the same results. It grows especially well in poor, rocky soil (such as driveways) and is often seen alongside dandelion. More often than not, you will see plantain growing in gravel pits and construction sites as nature seeks to regenerate the soil.'


Mental Handcuffs – A Kid’s View of ADHD Medications

'‘Minimum Max’, a short film created by high school student Josh Ovalle, presents the viewer with a modern day dilemma that many kids are faced with. In an educational system that demands conformity and uniformity, being labelled ‘below average’ exposes a child to increased time at school with tutors, a more rigorous daily schedule, and the stigma of being lesser than the other kids. In addition to the extra work involved, many ‘below average’ or unmanageable kids are diagnosed as having ADD or ADHD and are put on mind-altering medications as a means of correcting their behavior and inducing conformity.'


Did You Know that Nasal Flu Vax Recipients Can Pass the Flu to Everyone Around Them for Up to 21 Days?

Photo Credit: The Organic Prepper

‘Did you know that when a person receives the “FluMist” flu vaccine that anyone around them becomes exposed to the flu as the recipient “sheds” the viruses contained within the vaccine?

With all of the propaganda about how you MUST be vaccinated in order to protect those around you, you’d think that they would warn people who receive this vaccine that they’ve just become the most contagious person in the room, particularly if the person has been browbeaten into receiving the vaccine to “protect” a loved one with a lowered immune system.’


Most People are Dangerously Vitamin D Deficient in Winter -

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'‘During the shorter days of winter and early spring, your body may be missing the invaluable Vitamin D needed for optimum health and disease prevention, according to Creighton University researcher Joan Lappe, Ph.D.

During the summer, the body can convert solar energy into ample amounts of vitamin D with just 10-15 minutes of daily exposure to sun. That is not possible during the winter and early spring months when the angle of the sun sinks lower into the southern hemisphere.

Dr. Lappe, who is a professor of medicine and holder of the Criss/Beirne Endowed Chair in the Creighton School of Nursing, goes on to say that if you live at latitudes above the 37th parallel, you may be getting little or no Vitamin D at all during winter months.’'


Is It Time To Acknowledge Roundup Herbicide As A Contraceptive?

Is It Time To Acknowledge Roundup Herbicide As A Contraceptive?

'How much longer will we deny the growing body of research linking Roundup to infertility before calling this chemical a contraceptive?

Following closely on the heels of the EPA's decision to allow Roundup herbicide residues in your food at concentrations a million times higher than shown carcinogenic, a concerning new study published in the journal Free Radical Medicine & Biology implicates the herbicide, and its main ingredient glyphosate, in male infertility, at concentration ranges well within the EPA's "safe level" for food.

Performed by Brazilian researchers, the study found acute Roundup exposure at low doses (36ppm, 0.036g/L) for 30 minutes induced cell death in Sertoli cells in prepubertal rat testis. Sertoli cells are known as "mother" or "nurse" cells within the testicles, as they are responsible for maintaining the health of sperm cells, and are required for normal male sexual development.'


Borscht the Purple Polish Soup: Can’t Beat Beets for Healthy Comfort Food

'I love Borscht. It helps that I grew up with my little Polish Grandma Rudonich making us all the “ole country” favorites including Pierogies, Galumpkes (Stuffed Cabbage) and my favorite as a child was her purple soup. And it turns out that the delicious and colorful soup comes with a powerhouse of nutritional benefits as well. Beets are known to be great for:'


Obamacare: Health Secretary to Dictate How Doctors Practice Medicine

‘Despite President Obama’s claim that “you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor,” a little known provision of Obamacare gives the health secretary broad authority to dictate how doctors practice medicine and treat their patients.

Starting in 2015, Obamacare will grant the Secretary of Health and Human Services, an unelected bureaucrat with no medical experience, power to decide what treatments are available to patients and if the doctor can perform procedures.’


Ankylosing Spondilitus – You’ve Saved My Life with Magnesium

“I want to say how thankful I am to have learned about magnesium and how much it has helped me. I have ankylosing spondilitus, degenerative disc disease, have 4 vertebrae fused together naturally from no discs and calcification of the tendons as well, like hacksaw blades in my back. I am a 59 yr. old disabled electrician.”

“I had been prescribed drugs like Enbrel injections and as many pain pills as I could consume. I hated it and quit them ALL. It was not easy. This condition causes muscle splinting. My back muscles were always hard as a rock and NEVER let go, from my neck and shoulders to my tailbone, spasms too of course.”


FED UP: Why We Must Cook Our Way to Health

By Dr. Mark Hyman

'Last week, I flew to Greenville, South Carolina to meet with the Kluge family. I talked with them about their health, looking to understand the roots of their family crisis of morbid obesity, pre-diabetes, renal failure, disability, financial stress, and hopelessness. 

We talked about how they could dig themselves out of their scary downward spiral, a spiral that is affecting more than 150 million Americans (including tens of millions of children) struggling with the physical, social, and financial burden of obesity and its complications.

I thought that, perhaps, in knowing one family intimately, I could understand how we might find a way out of this slow motion disaster, a threat to the security of our families and our nation far greater than al-Qaeda or terrorism.

What I learned was this: we have to cook our way out of this mess.' 


Raw Honey Garlic Lemon Shots: A Simple Recipe To Supercharge Your Immune System

'One criticism often received by recipes involving cooked onions, garlic and other alliums is that the heating process destroys much of the allicin that leads to its protective effects. While this is partially true, knowing how to optimize garlic before eating it raw or cooked will maximize garlic enzymes and give them the best chance to survive meal preparation. I’ll share a very simple recipe to use regularly during the cold and flu season that will supercharge your immune system.'

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Who You Eat With Influences What You Eat—7 Tips to Stay Strong

Dining with Friends   

If you want to eat healthier when dining out,
go with friends who make healthy choices, researchers say.

'If you’re trying to lose weight, you may want to find a slim friend to dine out with. That’s the conclusion of a new study by University of Illinois researchers.
Announced in October 2013, this is one of several studies showing that our dining partners may greatly affect our food choices. Choosing fries when you know you’d be better off with a side salad? Look across the table—what did your friend choose?

What the Study Found'


Ring In The New Year With a Healthy Dose of Asparagus

Ring In The New Year With a Healthy Dose of Asparagus

'According to researchers at the Institute of Medical Science and Jeju National University in Korea, an extract of asparagus contains amino acids and minerals that may protect your liver cells against toxins from alcohol. With a better functioning liver, you just may be able to avoid the dreaded New Year's Day hangover.

The Korean scientists tested an extract of young asparagus leaves and shoots on human and rat liver cells. They found that the asparagus extract significantly alleviated cellular toxicity usually associated with the oxidative stress caused by chronic alcohol use.'


The weirdest cancer stories of 2013


'As you can imagine, I’m constantly keeping an eye on cancer-related news, mostly related to the latest anti-cancer nutrition research as well as the failings of conventional cancer treatment, but in the midst of sifting through these stories all year, I also see some pretty strange stuff.

As much as I want to post all the strange headlines I come across, which would certainly get me more web traffic, it’s more important to me to not clutter up the blog with a bunch of stories that may be interesting but really aren’t helpful.

So instead of doing that, I’ve collected the weirdest cancer stories that came across my screen in 2013 and put them together in a year-end wrap up for you.

Attempted murder, theft, fraud, espionage, embezzlement… and that’s just the doctors.



Top 10 PreventDisease Articles of 2013


'2013 has been an incredible year for newsworthy content, but we suspect it will pale in comparison to what will surface in 2014. From the dangers of vaccines to things people would rather not know about their foods, here are the top 10 reports on PreventDisease that went viral thanks to all our readers.'


Dr Mercola: Top 10 Articles of 2013

'Happy New Year! Today, we embark on a new year and a fresh start in our continued journey toward better health and happier lives. But before we leave 2013 behind, let’s revisit the top 10 articles of the past year, based on number of page views.

These are the articles that captivated you most, and they cover some of the most cutting-edge advances in natural health -- like how to use intermittent fasting to live longer and a ketogenic diet for cancer recovery.

There are some classics in there, too, including how to gain insights into your health by looking in the toilet and the top foods you should avoid eating, plus much more.

If you haven’t yet read these top 10 articles, you’re in for a treat. And be sure to stay tuned to the newsletter for more empowering health wisdom as 2014 unfolds.'


Vitamin P: New Discovery—The Secret to Health and Longevity

'If we discovered a new vitamin that helped us live longer, prevent heart attacks, and cure depression, we would all want to take it. In fact, there is such a vitamin. It is called vitamin P. P stands for pets.
Pet ownership provides multiple health benefits.

And that is good news for Americans, because there are more pets in American households than kids—over 50 million dogs and 50 million cats.

We all know that techniques such as yoga and meditation can offer major health benefits by reducing stress. They’re great. But did you know that the companionship of a dog can provide similar stress relief and other health benefits?'


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'If you had serious doubts about an earlier Natural News story on how a woman cured her cancer with carrot juice, as recommended to her by another who had done the same, here's another carrot juice story that should blow your mind. 

It was revealed by Natural News journalist Jonathan Landsman when he interviewed 90-year-old Charlotte Gerson about her incredible recovery from her pelvis fracture.'


Ginger Benefits People with Asthma

'Ginger has been used medicinally for centuries and in the U.S. is perhaps most known for its ability to soothe nausea and stomach upset.

It is without a doubt the best remedy I know of for nausea. You don’t need much just a piece the size of your fingernail minced very finely and swallowed.  It is phenomenally effective.
But now new research suggests this natural root may provide help for much more, including for arthritis pain, heart health, and people with asthma, in whom ginger may enhance the effects of the bronchodilating medications conventionally used to treat their condition. It may even be useful for weight control!'


Benefits of Colon Cleansing With Aloe

'Aloe vera and its cleansing functions are much touted all over the world. People with digestive complications have experienced great benefits from this plant. Cleanses are used to break down and clean out waste from the colon and detoxify the blood stream.

Toxins in the colon, if reabsorbed into the blood stream, may cause fatigue, low energy and headaches. Cleansing the colon flushes the toxins from the colon and the blood stream, and rejuvenates the body. This can help with weight loss, boost the immune system and reduce the risk of colon cancer.' 


Fermenting Foods—One of the Easiest and Most Creative Aspects of Making Food from Scratch

By Dr. Mercola

'Ninety percent of the genetic material in your body is not yours but belongs to the bacteria that outnumber your cells 10 to 1.  These bacteria have enormous influence on your digestion, detoxification and immune system.

Sandor Katz is a self-described “fermentation revivalist,” and has published two books on this topic, along with a third on the underground food movement. He’s a native of New York and a graduate of Brown University. Sandor currently lives in Tennessee, where he pursues his interest by presenting workshops around the world on fermentation.' 


Scientists Finally Show How Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

'The study investigated the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a group of experienced meditators, compared to a group of untrained control subjects who engaged in quiet non-meditative activities. After eight hours of mindfulness practice, the meditators showed a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, which in turn correlated with faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.'


Monsanto, the TPP, and Global Food Dominance

'The widespread use of GMO foods and glyphosate herbicides helps explain the anomaly that the US spends over twice as much per capita on healthcare as the average developed country, yet it is rated far down the scale of the world’s healthiest populations. The World Health Organization has ranked the US LAST out of 17 developed nations for overall health.

Sixty to seventy percent of the foods in US supermarkets are now genetically modified. By contrast, in at least 26 other countries—including Switzerland, Australia, Austria, China, India, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Greece, Bulgaria, Poland, Italy, Mexico and Russia—GMOs are totally or partially banned; and significant restrictions on GMOs exist in about sixty other countries.'


New Research Once Again Disproving Doctor's Advice - The Risks of Aspirin Outweigh The Benefits

'Mainstream medicine has been claiming for decades that aspirin lowers our risk of heart attack, stroke and even reduces the risk of cancer. All of these assumptions, which were never conclusively proven in any study have been subjected to the scrutiny and criticism of hundreds of health experts. Now, the most comprehensive review ever undertaken by Warwick Medical School for the NHS National Institute for Health Research has concluded that people should avoid aspirin all together.'


Deadly Vaccine Kills 8 Infants; Drug Maker Says Deaths “Coincidental”

'Eight babies in China have died in the past two months shortly after being injected with the Hepatitis B vaccine, according to an article in the New York Times. The deaths are being investigated and linked to vaccine manufacturer Kangtai Biological Products (BioKangtai). 

The Hepatitis B vaccine is now suspended until further notice.
Some of the details have not been released, however from what we do know, the infants died two days or less after being vaccinated.
But, there’s more to the story.'


Why your grandparents didn’t have food allergies…but you do


'Did your grandparents have food allergies? Mine sure didn’t. A stark comparison to the growing epidemic of food allergies, worsening with every generation.

So why did your grandparents not have food allergies? It’s really quite simple…'


Essiac Tea is a Cancer Cure Big Pharma Does Not Want You to Know About

'A simple inexpensive four herb tea that cures cancer? Even AIDS maybe? This has been a critical concern since Essiac tea was introduced in Canada during the early 1920's. For over 50 years, a humble nurse, Rene Caisse (pronounced Reen Case), used the tea successfully with many terminal cancer patients from her clinic in the tiny Canadian village of Bracebridge, north of Toronto.'


Vaccination Voodoo, What You Don't Know About Vaccines

'I recently had the privilege of reviewing the newly released book, Vaccination Voodoo: What You Don't Know About Vaccines, authored by Catherine J Frompovich. She assembles a breadth of research and compiles the "must know" information regarding the false science about vaccination and the rise in correlated diseases. Regardless of your position on mass vaccination programs, this book will surely make you question their safety and effectiveness.' 


12 Amazing Yoga Poses For Physical & Mental Health

'Have you heard of super foods? They’re foods like kale and avocado that are more nutrient dense than other food on store shelves. Think of these yoga poses as super asanas! They seem to be the best yoga poses for…well…everything!

You know that yoga can benefit both your physical and mental health, but there are some that just really stand out to me. I do a lot of research on yoga poses, because I’m a strong believer in using yoga as a tool for a healthier you. Here are just a few of the yoga pose series I’ve put together here at Care2:'


Hold The Ketchup! 5 Toxic Condiments To Avoid

'Condiments can make bland foods taste better and good foods taste great. But they can also turn an otherwise nutritious meal into a metabolic nightmare, one tablespoon at a time.

Small, frequent doses of potentially harmful ingredients can be far from benign, having a cumulative biological effect. In fact, there is scientific evidence that more significant health effects may occur at low doses than high, especially for hormone-disrupting chemicals. It’s time to stop giving condiments a free pass! Here are my top five common American condiments under the microscope.'