5 Health Benefits of Horseradish

Horseradish

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.

What is Horseradish?

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The Cranberry – Superstar Fruit Battles Bacteria and Kills Cancer

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Potent, pucker-inducing, and pretty, cranberries have been around the holiday table for about 400 years. Native Americans used crushed cranberries to preserve pemmican, a dried meat mixture that, thanks to the benzoic acid in the little red berries, stayed well preserved and palatable over the winter. Pilgrims served cranberries at the first Thanksgiving dinner, starting one of many traditions that we still practice today. You may have tried cranberry juice and sauce, or snacked on the dried fruits. But after you learn how powerful these tart berries are, you may want to eat them all year long. (more…)

Probiotics match drugs for UTI prevention

With all the attention given to antibiotic overuse, you’d think docs would have gotten the message by now and started to cut back.

Wrong.

They’re still giving these meds out left and right — and women prone to urinary infections are often given a never-ending supply of the drugs as a “preventive” measure.

But as the unmistakable burning sensation that marks the start of yet another infection shows, these “preventive” drugs don’t actually prevent the infections. (more…)

Bladder and Kidney Concerns for Mature Women

On a daily basis, millions of women deal with a host of issues that affect their bladder, kidney and associated organs collectively known as the urinary system. The urinary system includes the kidneys, which produce urine, the tubes carrying urine to the bladder called the ureters, the storage pouch for urine called the bladder and the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder to outside the body. As we age, the physiological and biochemical mechanisms keeping these organs functioning well begin to decline. Therefore, from a clinical perspective, focus on the physiology and biochemistry of the individual over time will help in the early detection and prevention of progression that translates to more successful treatment. (more…)