July 22, 2014

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Black Cumin Seeds Better Than Drugs? A Look at  the Science Black Cumin Seeds Better Than Drugs? A Look at the Science

Black cumin seeds and black cumin seed oil have been widely used for reducing blood pressure, cleansing and tonifying the liver, reducing fluid retention, supporting healthy digestion, treating diarrhea, stimulating the appetite, reducing pain, and treating skin disorders. Studies have confirmed numerous pharmacological benefits. Black cumin seeds are also called Nigella sativa seeds. These seeds have anti-diabetic and anti-cancer properties. They can be used to regulate the immune system, reduce pain, kill microorganisms, reduce inflammation, inhibit spasmodic activity, and open the tiny air passages in the lungs. Black seed oil protects the liver, the kidneys, and the stomach/ digestive system. It is a powerful antioxidant.

Children Raised on Small Dairy Farms Develop 90% Fewer Allergies Children Raised on Small Dairy Farms Develop 90% Fewer Allergies

A new study published in Sweden shows that children who live on small dairy farms run one-tenth the risk of developing allergies as other children. This study confirms the same results observed among small Amish dairy farms last year, where the drinking of farm-fresh raw milk was shown to be a cure for many allergies. The authors of the study suspect that the development of a healthy gut flora, as a result from living on the farm and being exposed to many different types of bacteria, is a major factor in developing immunity to allergies.

How Chili Peppers Can Be Used to Treat Pain How Chili Peppers Can Be Used to Treat Pain

Chili peppers’ heat comes from capsaicin, a compound produced to protect them from fungal attack.

Capsaicin is available in pain-relieving creams and patches, and has shown promise for relieving shingles pain, osteoarthritis, psoriasis symptoms, and more.

Capsaicin has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and has also shown some promise for cancer, weight loss, and allergy symptoms.

Study: Rosemary Herb Reduces Cognitive Decline in Elderly Study: Rosemary Herb Reduces Cognitive Decline in Elderly

‘Rosemary Is For Remembrance’ ~ Science Confirms Wisdom of the Ancients By Sayer Ji GreenMedInfo.com “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance…” ~ William Shakespeare Since ancient times, herbs have been appreciated for their profound therapeutic effects.Science as a form of evidence-gathering did not take the epistemological pole position until quite recently in cultural history, with the […]

Should We All Soon Stop Bathing And Instead Use Probiotics for the Skin? Should We All Soon Stop Bathing And Instead Use Probiotics for the Skin?

Will human beings soon stop bathing and instead use pro-biotics for the skin? Meanwhile, must we try to kill every germ on us, good or bad, with triclosan?

500 Previously Unknown Microorganisms and 800 Bacterial Viruses Mapped in Intestinal Flora 500 Previously Unknown Microorganisms and 800 Bacterial Viruses Mapped in Intestinal Flora

Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark report that they have identified and mapped 500 previously unknown microorganisms and more than 800 bacterial viruses in our intestinal flora.

Researching gut flora and the “microbiome” is the new trend in research and medicine, as the age of antibiotics has passed. New antibiotic-resistant diseases present an enormous threat to global health. If you are not familiar with the term “microbiome”, you soon will be. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being poured into researching the microbiome to develop new drugs and therapies.

But are we really going to trust in the modern pharmaceutical industry to provide a new class of “microbiome” drugs to solve the problems they created in the first place? Or are there natural ways of restoring one’s own microbiome without the “help” of the medical system?

Therapeutic Benefits of Ginger Noted for Thousands of Years Therapeutic Benefits of Ginger Noted for Thousands of Years

Ginger has broad-spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties, to name just several of its more than 40 pharmacological actions. It is anti-inflammatory, making it valuable for pain relief for joint pain, menstrual pain, headaches, and more. Ginger also shows promise for fighting cancer, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, asthma, bacterial and fungal infections, and more.

Broccoli Sprouts can Detoxify Environmental Pollutants Broccoli Sprouts can Detoxify Environmental Pollutants

Recent research suggests that broccoli sprouts may help detox environmental pollutants such as benzene. Fresh broccoli sprouts are FAR more potent than whole broccoli. Three-day-old broccoli sprouts contain anywhere from 10-100 times the amount of chemoprotective compounds found in mature broccoli.

Black Seed Oil Cures Many Cancers According to Numerous Studies Black Seed Oil Cures Many Cancers According to Numerous Studies

Black cumin seed oil inhibits cancer cell activity and can even kill some types of cancer cells. Scientific research has shown that black seed oil (Nigella sativa) is an effective treatment for cancer in animal studies, and can be as effective as anti-cancer drugs for some types of cancer. Black cumin seed oil and its extract thymoquinone have powerful benefits for various inflammatory diseases, including liver cancer, melanoma skin cancer, pancreatic cancer, cervical cancer, breast cancer, bone cancer, stomach cancer, lymphoma, prostate cancer, colon cancer, and brain cancer.

Despite several decades of very positive research on using black seed oil against cancer, researchers have rarely advanced their work into human clinical testing, even though the benefits are strong and the risks of negative side effects are extremely small.

As you will learn from the research findings that I will discuss, the use of black seed oil for cancer prevention and treatment has proven to be a powerful strategy for many forms of cancer. Yet black cumin seed oil still has not been recognized as beneficial by mainstream medicine. I will examine some of the political pressures that might be holding back clinical research with human cancer patients, and will consider why drug companies may wish to suppress the use of black seed oil.

9 Herbs and Plants That Will Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally 9 Herbs and Plants That Will Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Nearly one third of adults have high blood pressure, or hypertension. A quarter of all prescribed medications are for high blood pressure and long-term use often leads to heart failure, heart attacks, and interference with calcium metabolism. If you are thinking of turning to herbal treatments for lowering your blood pressure, you have many options and there are many effective remedies at your disposal.



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