How to eat right for your ancestral body type

Despite the misinformation of modern Western medicine, which is born out of ignorance about the role of nutrition in helping us feel and look good for longer, most of us do now understand that we are what we eat. However, we may not realise the relevance of the land that we are born and raised…

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Discovery reveals plant-based aspirin medicine was used 50,000 years ago

by Amy Goodrich Neanderthals are our closest extinct relatives. They left Africa some 200,000 years ago to venture into Eurasia long before humans did. It is believed that, for a while, Neanderthals and our early human ancestors lived alongside each other in Europe. While Neanderthals looked quite similar to us, they are often thought of…

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Humans have been using cannabis for at least 2,400 years

by Carey Wedler Archaeologists in China recently discovered evidence indicating humans have been using cannabis as medicine and employing it in spiritual rituals for over 2,400 years. According to “Ancient Cannabis Burial Shroud in a Central Eurasian Cemetery,” published in Economic Botany last month, “[a]n extraordinary cache of ancient, well-preserved Cannabis plant remains was recently…

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The amazing health benefits of ylang-ylang oil

What Is ylang ylang oil? Ylang ylang oil is derived from the fresh flowers of the ylang ylang tree (Cananga Odorata), which is usually found in the rainforests of Asian and South Pacific islands like Indonesia, Philippines, Java, Sumatra, Comoro and Polynesia. There are several grades of ylang ylang essential oil sold in the market,…

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Cannabidiol may soon be used in the emergency room to fight effects of stroke and cardiac emergencies

by Lance D Johnson During a cardiac emergency, the sudden stoppage of blood flow puts severe stress on the rest of the body. During a cardiac arrest, valuable oxygen and nutrients are cut off. The real damage occurs when the person is revived and the blood flow returns. The quick influx of blood flow often…

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Choose Clove Bud Oil for Better Dental Health

By Dr Mercola You’re probably familiar with clove, an aromatic spice that is commonly used in Indian and Chinese culture as seasoning and for medicinal purposes. Cloves, also known as clove buds, gained popularity all over the world, especially in the western hemisphere, during the 7th century because of their health benefits. Like other spices,…

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Ancient Chinese malaria remedy helps with tuberculosis

A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the evolution of drug resistance. In a promising study led by Robert Abramovitch, a Michigan State University microbiologist and TB expert, the ancient remedy artemisinin stopped the…

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Frankincense oil: The essential oil that can stop cancer

By Twain Yobra Researchers are now recognizing the effectiveness of essential oils at fighting and preventing cancer. Studies have been conducted on different essential oils to determine whether these oils fight cancer. These oils have shown promising results, but essential oils won’t help you if they aren’t therapeutic grade. Most essential oils out there are…

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Exploring psilocybin therapy as a treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

As the dark days of winter stretch out ahead of us, you may be feeling the icy grip of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD, a depression caused by the reduced sunlight during winter, can make you feel groggy, unfocused, and irritable. It’s common for Americans to experience such winter blues; around 4-6 per cent of…

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US reclassifies cannabis oil as Schedule 1 drug as UK reclassifies it as medicine

By Vicki Batts While the United Kingdom has recently made a tremendous leap forward by acknowledging the unparalleled medicinal benefits of CBD oil, the good old United States continues to lag behind at an embarrassingly slow, essentially backwards pace. Prior to the UK unveiling its decision to reclassify CBD oil as a medicine, the Drug…

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The good, the bad and the ugly of traditional Chinese Medicine

By Andrew Porterfield The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, shared by Chinese scientist Youyou Tu for her development of an effective antimalarial treatment derived from the wormwood plant Artemisia annual, put the ancient practice of Chinese medicine under a spotlight. It showed the positive side of combining more recent scientific methods with traditional medicine.

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Three top miracle superfoods that protect from colds and flu

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut We have to take especial care of ourselves during the cold months because the body needs a little extra help then to tick over properly. It’s no coincidence that more people die during this season of death, in Nature, before the rebirth of the Spring. As we get older, the body needs…

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Seven herbs that provide powerful protection against liver cancer and liver damage

More than 10 percent of the world’s population currently suffers from some form of liver disease, whether it be fibrosis, cirrhosis, a hepatocellular carcinoma, alcoholic steatosis, or chronic hepatitis. And a great number of these folks use some kind of natural remedy as treatment rather than pharmaceuticals, according to a 2012 study published in the…

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Turmeric now officially a ‘smart cancer killer’

Turmeric has long been one of the most prized spices from the East, but its benefits extend far beyond the wonderful flavor and color it lends to many recipes. The health-promoting properties of turmeric have been known for millennia, but only recently has it been discovered that the bright orange spice is also a powerful…

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Eight essential oils to relieve asthma and other respiratory conditions

Asthma is a chronic or acute inflammation of tissue that causes the lungs and airways to swell.  When asthma attacks occur, the inside walls of the airways become inflamed, causing them to become sensitive and making breathing hard. Symptoms include wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, and breathing problems. Essential oils are highly concentrated plant oils that…

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Liver-protecting molecule hidden from the public

By Mike Adams I’ve recently learned that the U.S. federal government is actively blocking the public from learning about an herbal molecule from licorice root that can be added to alcoholic beverages to dramatically reduce the liver toxicity caused by alcohol consumption. The liver protective effects of this plant-based molecule are astonishing, yet the TTB…

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The Real Truth About Essential Oils That Nobody Talks About

  By Anya V Despite the fact that thousands of people report successful use of essential oils to help treat various health ailments, mainstream medical community tries to dismiss their claims.  Essential oils are everywhere; if you follow any blogs, you will find them in DIY, survival, natural health, and mommy blogs. So do essential…

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In the Alchemist’s Garden – The Passage of the Snail

by Annie Dieu-Le-Veut The ancient Egyptians honoured the scarab or dung beetle for several reasons, and not least because it oriented itself and navigated its path via the Milky Way. I’ve been wondering if that is the reason why Mr Snail keeps somehow wriggling itself under my front door every night, and doing a little…

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Study finds medical marijuana helpful for 92 per cent of Americans

By Raw Michelle Medical marijuana is often steeped in controversy, with some saying it’s a giant con and others saying it’s a necessary treatment to help alleviate or even reverse certain health conditions.

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The healing benefits of frankincense and myrrh

Many of this season’s songs and stories feature two famous resins, frankincense and myrrh, that have been used in spiritual ceremonies and for their medicinal properties since ancient times. Frankincense and myrrh are most commonly known in the Christian tradition for their appearance in the New Testament of the Bible as gifts brought by the…

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The Ayurvedic herbal cure for Ebola-like symptoms

Most of us are beginning to see through the latest piece of Theatre of the Macabre – about there being a possibility of an Ebola epidemic in countries outside of Africa – and realising that it’s just the usual suspects up to their usual tricks. As we witness the booming share price of the Monsanto…

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Top five powerful herbs to combat fatigue naturally

  By Sandeep Godiyal Fatigue, according to Dr. Edward Group, Diplomat of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and the American Board of Functional Medicine, is a red flag that tells one that his or her body is suffering from an undesirable level of toxicity, exhausted adrenal glands, and dysfunctional gallbladder, colon and liver.

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How ancient healing methods offer an alternative paradigm in health

By Rita Louise As long as life has existed on Earth, so have issues associated with maintaining health and the remediation of disease. For humanity, the use of natural healing methods have created the foundation for modern medicine.

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Natural cough remedies – part 2: In praise of the common mallow

By Ishtar Babilu Dingir Common mallow, I’ve come to realise, is probably the most under-rated herb in my garden. I bought it a few years ago when I needed something to fill up a damp corner that never gets any sun. It seemed to be quite unimpressive looking, with its dull bluey-green leaves, but I…

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Overcoming infertility with Chinese herb schizandra chinensis

By Kyle J Norton Fertility is a natural process to insure the survival of human species. Through natural selection, we produce many offspring when the reproductive system works at its peak in the suitable environment with plenty foods around. On the other hand, the reductive system may completely shut down, or work at its minimum…

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Natural cough remedies made with herbs and honey

By Ishtar Babilu Dingir If like me, you’ve been the victim of a nasty virus, you’ll know that once all the streaming, sneezing and sniffles are over, you’re often left with the legacy of a nasty cough which won’t seem to shift. My ex-husband had a similar virus and, he told me, his cough went…

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