Watermelon Works Better Than Statins

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Hypertension, or elevated blood pressure, is common for many of us from time to time and it has often been the practice of doctors to treat high blood pressure by prescribing dangerous statin drugs. Now, researchers have found that healthy watermelons can do just as good of a job without all the…

The Right Way to Make Green Smoothies

(Health Secrets Newsletter) During the 1960s and after, smoothies were presented as a healthy dairy alternative. They were made with milk, yogurt or ice cream, with some fruits and maybe even chocolate or peanut butter. These became popular as tasty items that offered the illusion of drinking something healthy. Though healthier than cokes and other…

Nutritional Delights: Clams, Oysters, Mussels and Scallops

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Bivalves are a type of Mollusk.  There are four main types of bivalves including clams, oysters, mussels and scallops, under which there are many families and species.  This article will briefly summarize the health benefits of bivalves and will provide an overview that covers nearly 40 of the most common species.  Each is…

CT Scans are More Dangerous than You Think

Children receiving CT scans have triple the risk of developing brain cancer or leukemia later in life, says an international team of researchers. This increase in risk is comparable to that faced by survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II. For many years natural health experts have voiced their…

Are You a Control Freak?

(Health Secrets Newsletter) I’m a control freak and proud of it. Or, at least I was until I understood what that really meant. As long as I was in control of everything and everyone, life was humming along just perfectly. Then, one day someone shared the following quote with me: “I am that which I am, and while…

10 Foods to Avoid Like the Plague

(Health Secrets Newsletter) The foods we have grown up eating are the foods eaten by our ancestors and their ancestors before them, back through time. We as humans have evolved eating these foods, and that long course of evolution has dictated that these are the perfect foods for us today. The healing nature and nutritional importance of these…

How to Treat Fibromyalgia Naturally

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Fibromyalgia is a misunderstood and frequently misdiagnosed condition. It is characterized by widespread chronic pain involving multiple “tender points” in the upper neck, back, shoulders, and hips. Treatments, such as painkillers, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, and the injections of anesthetics are rarely effective. However, many may find relief from nature and alternatives as…

How to Ignite Your Creativity

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Creativity spurs innovation. Without it, our world as we know it wouldn’t exist. Someone, somewhere was creative enough to develop new technologies that have increased both our quality and quantity of life. Everything we know today began with someone thinking of it, believing it was possible and taking action. The question, though,…