Science Suggests That Turmeric Benefits Depression


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'Turmeric has been used for centuries as an Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment. Turmeric root is often ground into a powder and consumed as a spice. 


Culinary turmeric is a mainstay in my treatment plan for my patients with depressive symptoms.
Cutting-edge research shows that turmeric is a powerful weapon against depression and anxiety'


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Study: Natural Ginger Alternative 10,000 Times More Effective than Chemo


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'A recently published study in PLoS indicates that a substance found in ginger called 6-shogaol is a potent agent in fighting breast cancer—much more potent than chemotherapy and much less dangerous.

Shogaol—from the Japanese word for ginger, shōga (生姜)—is special because it doesn’t merely target cancer cells in general, but cancer stem cells that are responsible for the growth of tumors. These cancer stem cells, while few in number, can self-renew, split off, and create new tumors, and are resistant to chemotherapy treatments.'


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The Efficient Absorption of Nutrients: What Is Bioavailability?

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'Bioavailability is the proportion of a nutrient the human body is able to absorb and use. You might think that when you eat an apple every iota of vitamin A, every antioxidant, and every mineral it contains is used by your body with total efficiency, but that’s not exactly the case.'

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Medication-Induced Mitochondrial Damage

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'Damage to mitochondria is understood to play a role in the development of a wide range of seemingly unrelated disorders such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and others. Mitochondrial damage is also a hallmark of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.

One cause of mitochondrial dysfunction is medication usage. Mitochondrial toxicity testing is NOT required by the FDA before a drug is approved. Medications can hinder mitochondria through direct or indirect mechanisms.'

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Is Virgin Coconut Oil the Future in Natural Medicine for Skin Conditions?


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'There are several testimonials by people using virgin coconut oil (VCO) for improving scalp conditions, hair, and skin issues. But it’s doubtful that a certified dermatologist would recommend that for most skin issues.

It’s more likely that an external skin condition known as atopic dermatitis (AD), which causes excess dryness, inflammation, and pruritus (itching) will be prescribed a cortecosteroid cream to apply topically. AD also creates a friendly environment for infection from Staphylococcus aureus or S. aureus.'


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Mediterranean Diet Reduces Inflammation Associated With Obesity

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'Adopting a Mediterranean diet after a heart attack is almost three times as powerful in reducing death rates as taking a statin drug. New research now suggests eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances of experiencing regular pain.'

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Antibiotic Drugs in America’s Meat Supply: Scorecard Rates Worst Offenders in Restaurant Industry

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'Chain Reaction II is the second annual report and scorecard that grades America’s top restaurant chains’ on their policies and practices regarding antibiotics use and transparency in their meat and poultry supply chains. Read the first Chain Reaction report here.

The good news is that consumer and investor pressure has pushed twice as many companies as last year to create more responsible antibiotics policies, particularly for chicken. 


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This State Is Now "Protecting" You from Kerrygold Butter


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'Grass-fed butter is not as common in America as it is in Europe, making it harder to come by in the states. Kerrygold, the Irish brand of grass-fed butter, has been a staple in the high fat diet community as it can be purchased almost anywhere from health food grocers like Whole Foods, to your local neighborhood grocery chain.

However, thanks to an archaic state law, Kerrygold Irish Butter is being ripped from the shelves of Wisconsin grocery stores, and consumers are not happy about it.'


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MAGNESIUM AND SULFUR FOR A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP

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'When it comes to nutrient deficiencies, it is likely that our diets are too low in both sulfur and magnesium. If our diets contain plenty of these minerals, our less-than optimal gut health may be preventing them from properly being absorbed.'

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Worldwide Studies Find Vitamin B 'Significantly' Reduces Symptoms of Mental Disorders

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'A growing body of literature links dietary choices to brain health and the risk of psychiatric illness. 

B vitamins are required for proper functioning of the methylation cycle, monoamine production, DNA synthesis, and maintenance of phospholipids such as myelin. 

A review of worldwide studies has found that add-on treatment with high-dose b-vitamins -- including B6, B8 and B12 -- can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard treatments alone.'


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Medical Cannabis — A Vastly Underutilized Therapeutic Option?




'Rendering CBD Illegal May Create More Medical Refugees

The DEA's decision on CBD means that patients who live in states where medical marijuana is not permitted may again have to contemplate physically relocating to a state where CBD is legally available, such as Colorado, since it can no longer be shipped across state lines.

While not commonly discussed, there are in fact many such "medical refugees" in the U.S. Prior to the reclassification, CBD was freely available in all U.S. states, and could be easily obtained via mail order.'


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Rediscovering the Art and Science of Sound Therapy


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'John Stuart Reid and Annaliese Reid illustrate how sound is fast regaining its place as a powerful healing modality. 
Having first been used by the ancients, sound therapy has undergone a period of re-discovery and is now poised to reveal the intricacies of healing both at the cellular and psychological levels.'
"Sound will be the medicine of thefuture." ~   Edgar Cayce


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Heal Your Thyroid Naturally and Easily With These Essential Oils


'After years of struggling against my body and Hashimoto’s hypothyroid condition, I began experimenting with essential oils. I was intrigued when I became attuned to the incredible healing potential of nature’s medicine cabinet.'


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An Easy Way to Feel More Vital and Motivated in Just Two Weeks

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'Everyone knows fruits and vegetables do your body good by reducing the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. 

Now, a surprising new study finds that increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables may also boost psychological well-being in as little as 2 weeks. 

That’s right: eating your fruits and vegetables can boost mental wellness, especially your feelings of vitality, flourishing, and motivation.'

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