4 Lesser Known Natural Remedies

This time of year, I am inundated by catalogs—need to get off the lists—anyway, I was looking through one and came upon two pages of natural remedies and “Easy-To-Take Supplements”.  My interests were piqued.  I chose a few of the natural “remedies” and checked the out on my favorite internet sites.

Elderberries

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Walnuts

There are over 30 varieties of walnuts, but we see only a few of them in the United States.  It doesn’t matter which variety you prefer because ALL walnuts are rich in nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins.  In fact they could be deemed essential to optimal health.  Walnuts are arguably the nut with the . . . → Read More: Walnuts

The Powerhouse Black Bean

Who knew what a power house bean this is?  Black beans are such an important food in Brazil, they have their own food group on the food pyramid.

Black beans are great food. They provide special support for your digestive tract health especially in your colon, they’re a great source of protein, full of fiber, . . . → Read More: The Powerhouse Black Bean

IP6 – An Alternative Cancer Treatment

This ingredient has come to my attention and has been touted as an effective alternative cancer treatment and prevention.  Below is an article from www.naturalnews.com.

IP6 Shines Brightly as an Alternative Cancer Treatment and Preventive

by Barbara L. Minton

 

The anticancer effects of IP6 are turning out to be nothing short . . . → Read More: IP6 – An Alternative Cancer Treatment

Flax Seed and Flax Seed Oil

I was at Natural Grocers, searching for something to help relieve my dry itchy skin and the clerk recommended I start taking flax seed oil capsules. I haven’t found total relief from itchy skin – I still have problems on my back – but I have found that the rest of my skin is much . . . → Read More: Flax Seed and Flax Seed Oil

Lycopene

What in the world is Lycopene? Why do I need it?  What are the side effects?

Lycopene is a pigment and part of the carotenoid family. Carotenoids are found in the fatty tissues of the human body and transported through the body by lipoproteins.  Carotenoids are metabolic building blocks and necessary for your health.  The . . . → Read More: Lycopene

The Link Between Diabetes and Cancer

I don’t know how many of our readers read the Natural Grocers , The Nutrition Reporter, by Jack Challem*. He reported on Diet, Insulin, and Breast Cancer Link on Sunday, October 16, 2011. “Recently doctors have discovered that type 2 diabetes –characterized by elevated blood sugar and insulin levels – increases the risk of some cancers, particularly those of the breast, colon, and pancreas.” . . . → Read More: The Link Between Diabetes and Cancer

What is a Free Radical?

You may have been told that free radicals are bad for you, but have you ever been told what a free radical is? I haven’t, so I did a some research. . . . → Read More: What is a Free Radical?

Let the Sunshine In (And Get More Vitamin D)

Vitamin D has been in the news quite a bit lately. Most people know its importance in helping bone growth and strength preventing rickets and osteoporosis, but did you know that it is also extremely important in maintaining a healthy immune system? Here are a few more things you might not know about vitamin D.

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The True Cause of Obesity, Heart Disease, and other Diseases of Western Society – The Toxicity of Sugar

The amount of sugar in our diet has spiked, High-Fructose Corn Syrup is to blame. It’s known to corn refiners as HFCS-55 (because it’s 55% fructose and 45% glucose). All those commercials that the corn refiners are airing to boost their image are completely accurate; HFCS-55 is almost identical to sucrose (table sugar) in its content. They also say it should be consumed in moderation. That is difficult considering that food manufacturers use it in recipes that never would have had sucrose. . . . → Read More: The True Cause of Obesity, Heart Disease, and other Diseases of Western Society – The Toxicity of Sugar