Sage Boosts Moods, Memory and Multitasking

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'Sage is an aromatic spice and tasty culinary herb. Science now proves that sage improves moods, boosts memory and enables better multitasking and cognitive skills: Even hours after dosing.'

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Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Autism

 
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'A new study provides one more reason to think twice about these powerful drugs, especially if you are pregnant. 

After extensive reports showing the negative effects of antidepressants, this new study, which looked at nearly 150,000 babies, has found a link between antidepressants taken during pregnancy and autism in young children. 

Children of women who took antidepressants during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy were 87% more likely to develop autism than kids born to women who didn’t take the drugs.'

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Negative Thoughts Harm Your Health By Damaging DNA

 
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'The authors claim in their new book, The Telomere Effect, that negative thoughts harm your health at the DNA level. Research has shown that a person's "social relationships, environments and lifestyles" affect their genes. "Even though you are born with a particular set of genes, the way you live can influence how they express themselves." '

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Thousands of breast cancer studies are totally bogus, warns science writer and author of new book

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'Rather than using breast cancer cells, researchers had been using wrongly identified cells that were actually melanoma cancer cells — meaning thousands of papers had investigated and experimented with the wrong disease.

“It’s impossible to know how much this sloppy use of the wrong cells has set back research into breast cancer,” Harris stated. But breast cancer studies are not the only ones that are affected by this dilemma — virtually every area of scientific research is plagued by the malady of junk studies with findings that cannot be replicated.'



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Why Pharmaceuticals Are Really The "Alternative Medicine"


Why Pharmaceuticals Are Really The "Alternative Medicine"
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'Did you know that natural medicine was once, and still is, the default medical system on this planet?

In fact, the use of synthetically produced patent medicines (pharmaceuticals) is a relatively recent development (circa 1870), and should really be called the “alternative medicine” vis-a-vis time-tested, far safer approaches that rely on food, spices, and carefully prepared and administered plant extracts.' 


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7 Ways to Get Rid of Belly Fat

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'Belly fat. Ugh. The one thing standing between you and your swim suit. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes more than just sit-ups to slim down your waist. 

And stressing about it isn’t going to help you at all! Stress is one of the primary culprits for high levels of cortisol secretion. Then, we start to gain weight in our midsection when our cortisol levels spike. When this happens cortisol breaks downs lean muscle (the type of tissue that burns calories most efficiently) and also holds on to fat storage in the abdominal region.' 


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Is Pomegranate a Superfood?

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'Pomegranate has been touted as a superfood in the press and natural food world. But is it really? There are some very interesting findings that suggest it is a powerhouse due to its high anti-oxidant value. However there are some questions about its true value.'

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Green Tea Changes Estrogen Metabolism and Breast Cancer Risk

Green Tea Changes Estrogen Metabolism and Breast Cancer Risk

'The research found that those postmenopausal women who drank green tea daily had 20% less urinary estrone and 40% less urinary estradiol levels, when compared to those levels of women who drank green tea less than one time per week.

These estrogen levels followed their categorization with regard to the estrogen metabolism pathway involved. This allowed the researchers to determine that these urinary estrogen differences were related to their estrogen metabolism and their future risk of breast cancer.'


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The Wet Sock Treatment: A Natural Remedy for Cold and Flu

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'It may sound like a very bizarre treatment, but it works! It triggers the body’s defenses, according to Jamey Wallace, ND, Clinic Medical Director at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.

The treatment is known as a “heating compress,” meaning that it’s up to the body to heat the cold, wet socks, says Dr. Wallace. The body reacts to the cold socks by increasing blood circulation, which also stimulates the immune system.' 


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“I Have Cancer”: 3 Steps to Take After a Cancer Diagnosis


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'Being told that you have cancer is one of the most stressful events you may ever go through. But what exactly ARE the psychological effects of the cancer journey? And most importantly, what practical steps can you take so that your body has the best chance to heal?'

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