European Study Discovers Raw Milk Boosts Immunity, Prevents Colds & Infections

european raw milk studyThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claims that it’s basically a death sentence for you and your children. But raw milk consumption, according to a new study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, can actually help prevent colds, viruses and respiratory tract infections (RTIs) from forming in kids, as opposed to commercially processed milk which provides little or no health benefits.

Capsaicin-Based Nasal Sprays Are An Effective Natural Treatment For Sinusitis, Headaches, Migraines and Allergies

A lesser known, yet highly effective natural treatment for sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, cluster headaches and migraines are capsaicin-based nasal sprays. They have been tested clinically for over 10 years and exhibit remarkable potency in alleviating many upper respiratory conditions, sinus, head and even neck pain.

Nasol is a capsaicin-based 100% natural nasal spray which relieves sinus pressure, nasal congestion, allergy symptoms and chronic headaches.
Allergies have become a modern epidemic as millions suffer from various allergy and headache symptoms each year, often with frequent episodes stemming from unknown origin. Whether it is pollen, mold, animal dander or dust, diet, environment, the culprit causes sneezing, runny nose, a heavy stuffed up feeling, sinus and head pain, and even asthma, all because our own immune defenses are attacking a harmless intruder.

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Soy is not a health food

soy milk 2Whether you call it soybeans or edamame, the bottom line is the same: soy should not be consumed by anyone pursuing good health. By now it’s well known that almost all soy is genetically modified, but what is not so well known is that instead of contributing to nutrition, soybeans and most of the products made from them actually rob the body of nutrients, destroy thyroid function, and cause developmental problems in infants and children.

In the late1990’s the FDA allowed the soybean industry to make a health claim about soybeans, and marketers jumped at the chance to capitalize on the event. Since then sales of soybeans have skyrocketed, and an amazing array of products made with soy has proliferated store shelves. But soy is not a health food, and now is the time to get off the soy bandwagon.

In their natural form, soybeans contain phytochemicals with highly negative effects on the human body. Three major anti-nutrients found in soy are phytates, enzyme inhibitors and goitrogens. All plants have some anti-nutrient properties, but the soybean is especially rich in these chemicals. If they aren’t removed by extensive preparation such as fermentation or soaking in the Chinese way of making natto, tempeh or miso, soybeans are one of the worst foods a person can eat. (more…)

Asthma Can Be Reduced By Increasing Vitamin D Levels And Consuming Ginger

Patients with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as asthma are typically vitamin D deficient and can benefit from both increases in Vitamin D and ginger.

According to new research published in the journal Allergy, Dr Ronit Confino-Cohen and colleagues at Tel Aviv University analysed data from more than four million Israeli’s that are members of the nations largest healthcare provider — finding that of the 21,000 with asthma, those with a vitamin D deficiency were 25% more likely than other asthmatics to have had at least one flare-up in the recent past.

The effect of the vitamin is strongest in people with asthma and other lung diseases who are predisposed to respiratory infections. People with the worst vitamin D deficiency were 36 percent more likely to suffer respiratory infections than those with sufficient levels, according to research in Archives of Internal Medicine. (more…)

A Hygiene Practice Most People Ignore – Sleep Expert Warns Failing To Change Your Pillow Every 6 Months Can Cause Acne and Allergies

A good pillow is just as important as a good bed for getting a good night’s sleep.You may have a favourite pillow that seems to help you sleep better. But it could cause acne and trigger allergies if it is more than six months old, one expert claims.

Dr Robert Oexman, director of the Sleep to Live Institute in Mebane, North Carolina, told The Huffington Post that people sleeping on old pillows might be pressing their faces against dirt, oil and dead skin cells, which can cause acne.

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5 Health Benefits of Horseradish

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The root of the horseradish plant makes a popular condiment,
but also has promising potential in fighting cancer.
You may be familiar with horseradish as a spicy condiment that clears your sinuses, but there’s a lot more to this plant than its pungent aroma. Historically used as a remedy for respiratory and urinary problems, it’s been found in recent studies to help increase human resistance to cancer and to work as a natural antibiotic.

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Beat Sinus Problems Naturally

Sinus blowing nose For millions of people spring signals the start of pollen and sinus season, and plenty of sniffling, sneezing and infections. Fortunately there are several natural remedies which may relieve and conquer sinus problems.

Symptoms of sinusitis and sinus infections are similar to  common cold symptoms, but last longer. If your symptoms last longer than two weeks, you probably have sinusitis. Sinus infections can last from three weeks up to three years if left untreated.  If you are prone to sinus problems, here are some of the best ways to help reduce sneezing, runny nose, sinus congestion and infections this year. Choose those that fit your symptoms.

  • Be sure to keep on hand a natural comprehensive formulation for allergy relief. Aller-Aid is a good choice if you suffer from watery, itchy eyes and a runny nose during the change in seasons.  Clinical research has shown over 75% of those patients taking medication for allergies will gain great benefit from Aller-Aid without side effects. Aller-Aid is formulated with quercetin, a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
  • If your problem is more of redness, low grade fever, congestion, fatigue and common symptoms of a sinus infection then Sine-Aid should be your product of choice. The Mayo Clinic did an industry-changing study that proved that 96% of all sinus infection were fungal in nature. Sine-Aid is one of the most comprehensive anti-fungal formulations designed specifically to manage chronic or acute sinus congestion and infection.
  • Getting plenty of Vitamin C and using zinc lozenges can help shorten the duration of colds and sinus infections as well as reduce symptoms. Sinus infections often come as a result of lingering colds. If you fight a cold early, you can help stave off a sinus infection. Keep Vitamin C and zinc lozenges on hand so you can take them at the very first hint of a symptom.
  • Echinacea often will help get rid of a cold or sinus infection in only a matter of days when taken in quantity. It helps boost the immune system and makes it function better. Take in tincture or capsule form with increased dosages at the onset of illness and decrease after three or four days. Do not take if you have an allergy to ragweed.
  • Colloidal Silver can be used to irrigate the sinus cavities and can be taken internally to help fight off  infection. To irrigate the sinus cavities thoroughly, use a pump spray or squirt bottle and use a good amount of silver to get in all the sinus passages.
  • Using a neti pot helps keep your nasal passages healthy in spite of all the pollution, pollen, dust and other irritants in the air. All you need to use in it is non-iodized salt, preferably sea salt.
  • Potassium helps dry up mucus. Potatoes, bananas and molasses are excellent sources of potassium.
  • Drink apple cider vinegar (ACV) throughout the day in large glasses of water. ACV thins mucus.
  • Cayenne pepper tincture will help clear the sinuses, and it is also a great overall cold remedy.
  • Let a hot shower run onto your forehead and nose and then clear all the mucus from your sinuses. Do this several times a day.
  • Oil Pulling, a wonderful remedy from India, often alleviates sinus congestion within about 10-15 minutes.
  • Licorice root helps reduce inflammation and stimulates the immune system to fight sinus infections. There are two types of licorice products. Deglycyrrhized (DLG) licorice root is the best choice, and it works wonders for reducing inflammation of the gut too.
  • Eucalyptus soothes sore throats. It also has antiseptic properties and can help shrink swollen tissues such as swollen sinus passages.
  • Peppermint can help calm mucous membranes. You may drink peppermint tea or steep the peppermint and breathe in the steam. You can also use peppermint in aromatherapy. The scent of peppermint when inhaled helps to ease your breathing.
  • Drink eight to ten glasses of water every day.
  • Drink warm tea to help dilute mucus.
  • Ginger has long been known to relieve and prevent headaches. It is also an anti-inflammatory and can help relieve pain. Take in tincture or capsule form according to directions.
  • Locally grown raw honey can act like a natural allergy shot to help your body become accustomed to the local pollens the bees transport from gathering nectar from flowering pollen producing plants.
  • Lemon balm is helpful in fighting off viruses and bacteria. Steep the dried leaves for 10 minutes in hot water. Strain and drink the tea warm. Alternatively, lemon balm tea can be used as a gargle.
  • Foods high in antioxidants help to build the immune system and prevent infections in the first place. Some of these foods include blueberries, cherries, artichokes, cranberries and pomegranates.

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The Gut Has a Mind of Its Own: A Homeopathic Strategy to Uproot GI-Related Ills Healthy Living, Natural Remedies

http://takshzilabeta.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/gut_ii.jpgSince when do you think with your stomach? Since forever. And this applies to everyone: children, adults, even pets.

Presently, we flounder in the wake of a new trend where the gastrointestinal tract has been disturbed by drugs of commerce to a steroidal level.

I call it the post-modern medicine syndrome: we are in a post-antibiotic, post-birth control pill, post-steroid, post-health phase of human health. Two generations have now suffered in this climate of drug-induced illness, which we call iatrogenic disease.

We have traded our short-term acute ills, such as ear infections, sore throats, fevers, and zits for chronic illnesses: disorders such as ADHD, autism, Alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, and of course, food intolerances and allergies. The list goes on.

How did it happen? It’s a much simpler matter than it appears on the surface. One of the quickest ways to flip the switch from normal behavior and acceptable health to awful behavior and chronic illness is to employ one or all of these drugs and viola! A healthy GI tract to a disturbed GI tract. (more…)

10 Reasons You Should Be Eating Olives

Even though more attention is usually given to their delicious oil than the whole food itself, olives are one of the world’s most widely enjoyed fruits. Yes, they are fruits even though most of us think of them as zesty vegetables. Here are 10 reasons why you should be eating these little delicacies every day.

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1. Cardiovascular Benefits
When free radicals oxidize cholesterol, blood vessels are damaged and fat builds up in arteries, possibly leading to a heart attack. The antioxidant nutrients in black olives impede this oxidation of cholesterol, thereby helping to prevent heart disease. Olives do contain fat, but it’s the healthy monounsaturated kind, which has been found to shrink the risk of atherosclerosis and increase good cholesterol. When diets low in monounsaturated fat are altered to increase the monounsaturated fat content (without becoming too high in total fat), research study participants typically experience a decrease in their blood cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and LDL:HDL ratio. All of these changes lower our risk of heart disease. (more…)

Survey Results: Are Unvaccinated Children Healthier? Vaccination

In December 2010, a comprehensive survey was initiated by the German site impfshaden.info and its counterpart vaccineinjury.info to compare the health of vaccinated versus unvaccinated children.  As far as I know, no survey or study of this kind has ever been conducted except for a compilation of statistics of the patients of Dr. Mayer Eisenstein MD, a pediatrician based in Chicago.

Over 7,500 surveys have been filled out so far, and while this project is ongoing, the results are starting to be published. (more…)