Onion Power!

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by Dr. Mercola

Eighty-seven percent of U.S. adults say they like onions,1 which is great news since they’re one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Rich in vitamin C, sulphuric compounds, flavonoids, and other phytochemicals,2 an onion a day may help keep the doctor away.

Onions are surprisingly high in beneficial polyphenols, which play an important role in preventing and reducing the progression of diabetes, cancer, and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases.

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Broccoli-Based Medicine Against Cancer, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Allergies and Cardiovascular Protection

Broccoli contains a very powerful anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and anti-microbial called sulforaphane. It is obtained from cruciferous vegetables and abundant in broccoli. A daily dose of broccoli might prevent dozens of diseases before they even have a chance to start.

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Ulcers

In one study at Johns Hopkins, researchers and an international team of scientists showed that eating a daily dose of broccoli sprouts reduced by more than 40 percent the level of HpSA, a highly specific measure of the presence of components of H. pylori shed into the stool of infected people. There was no HpSA level change in control subjects who ate alfalfa sprouts. (more…)

Treating An Ulcer With Medication Can Be Fatal, Yet Treating It Naturally Heals It For Life

http://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/images/Home-Remedies-for-Stomach-Ulcers.jpgProton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of drugs whose main action is a to reduce gastric acid production. Prilosec, prevacid, and nexium are popular PPIs which help constitute a large percentage of the most prescribed medications in the world. The side effects and health consequences of these drugs range from liver disease to blood cell disorders and even death. There are also millions of misdiagnoses for ulcers and gastrointestinal (GI) distress which are caused by too little acid rather than too much causing making problems far worse for patients once medical intervention of this kind is followed. Meanwhile, natural foods have the power to heal many ulcer and GI related issues with no side effects and virtually no recurrence of symptoms. (more…)

New Study Reveals How Aluminium Promotes Cancer Growth

Symptoms of Aluminum Toxicity:

Early Toxicity:  Flatulence, headaches, colic, dryness of skin and mucous membranes, tendency for colds, burning pain in the head relieved by food, heartburn, aversion to meat

We are all unwillingly exposed to a range of cancer-causing chemicals and substances every day. One substance that the globalists and government don’t want you know about that could be causing you considerable harm and health problems is aluminium. (more…)

Calming Digestive Ulcers

Digestive ulcers are places where, for some reason, the protective coating of mucus has been eroded away from the lining of your stomach or your upper digestive tract. The feeling is similar to that of heartburn, only lower, and for the same reason: powerful stomach acids are coming in contact with unprotected tender tissue. In the lower digestive tract, ulcers can become so deep that they begin to bleed into the stomach and small intestine. (more…)

Why Are Peppers Good For You?

While the thought of eating chile may make your mouth water, the idea of chiles in your eyes or nose is enough to make you cry–even though it can be good for you. In the West Indies, for example, the pressed juice of chiles is used to treat inflammatory eye disorders, and the water of boiled chile leaves is used as medication for asthma, cough, chest colds and tuberculosis. Because it causes sweating, chile is included in many folk remedies for alleviating fever, and because it kills both germs and pain, a capsaicin-based spray is used by some doctors to combat sore throats. Currently in the United States and Europe, doctors are studying capsaicin, the chemical that makes chile hot, as a way to alleviate symptoms of the head, nose, mouth and respiratory tract. One study at the Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital in Chicago found that a pinch of pepper in baby food helped stroke patients (who are having difficulty swallowing) ingest their food more easily (more…)

Treat ulcers with probiotics, not antibiotics

Ulcers caused by the Helicobacter pylori bacterial strain may be more effectively treated by beneficial probiotics rather than by conventional antibiotics, according to a new study published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Researchers from Spain say that probiotic strains like Bifidobacterium have an incredible success rate in fighting inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcers.

The team conducted tests on the effectiveness of several unique strains of bifidobacteria in treating H. pylori and found that one particular strain, Bifidobacterium bifidum CECT 7366, protected against infection roughly 95 percent of the time.

H. pylori is considered one of the major risk factors underlying the development of gastritis and gastric and duodenal ulcers,” say the authors. “Currently, antibiotic-based treatment for H. pylori infection is neither sufficient nor satisfactory, with the most successful treatments reaching 70 to 90 percent eradication rates. The use of probiotics is a potentially promising tool to prevent H. pylori.”

Long-term administration of probiotics in test mice also proved beneficial in preventing the development of ulcers. It helped actually reverse the damage to gastric tissue caused by ulcers, suggesting that healthy individuals can help maintain intestinal health — even when no noticeable disease is present — through probiotic supplementation.

“The results presented here confer to strain B. bifidum CECT 7366 the status of a probiotic bacterium with functional activity against H. pylori,” added the researchers, noting that further trials are needed on humans to verify their findings.

A similar study out of the University of Alberta found that supplementation with a probiotic mix containing 3,600 billion bacteria for six weeks helped more than 50 percent of study participants heal their inflammatory bowel disease, and another 24 percent greatly improve their condition (http://www.naturalnews.com/030077_u…).

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

Discover the health benefits of licorice

Licorice (glycyrrhiza glabra) is a perennial plant which produces pretty blue flowers. Grown mainly in Europe, it is now cultivated in many parts of the world and can be used in many treatments and home remedies.

Besides tasting delicious, licorice is an excellent source of iron. The roots of the plant are crushed and boiled to extract the juice. The resultant black paste is used for coughs, as a mild laxative and for certain infections. Licorice extract contains the natural sweetener glycyrrhizin, said to be fifty times sweeter than sucrose.

Licorice is an antibacterial, antiviral and expectorant.

Uses of licorice
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Gastroenterology, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Food Sensitivities

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology describes the inter-relationship of mental, neurological, hormonal and immunological functions, addressing the impact of cognitive images of the mind (whatever its elusive definition) on the central nervous, endocrine and immune systems.  It encompasses biofeedback and voluntary controls, impacts on physiology of thought, attitude and belief, past/present stress, placebos, social relationships and “energy medicine.” This column highlights clinical applications of cogent studies from these arenas of holistic medicine in the new millennium. (more…)