Natural Help for Lymphedema

(Health Secrets Newsletter) The threat of lymphedema plagues any women who undergoes the standard of care for breast cancer, but it can happen for other reasons.  The condition is caused by the accumulation of fluid in the body’s interstitial tissues which surround the lymph glands. It occurs when lymph nodes are missing, removed or damaged to the point that it…

Hot Peppers Stop Prostate Cancer Cold

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Chili peppers make food taste great. Now we’re learning they may be even better for keeping the human body feeling in the spice of life. Capsaicin is the active ingredient in hot chili peppers, and the one that turns up the heat. It is a compound useful in nature for preventing pepper…

Soybean Pros and Cons

While soybean products can be a healthy part of a vegetarian or traditional diet, there are several pitfalls to watch out for.  One factor is whether the soybeans are genetically modified.  Another is where they were grown (some companies who pose as organic purveyors refuse to disclose their sources).  Especially important in considering soybean pros…

Natural Treatment for Asthma and COPD

If you have asthma and/or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) you probably spend a lot of time using various inhalers and nebulizers. Many times these contain glucocorticoids (steroids). Some of the major side effects of long term steroid use include: cataracts, osteoporosis, adrenal insufficiency, weight gain with dramatic increase in abdominal fat, Type 2 diabetes…

Avoid Preeclampsia the Natural Way

Simply supplementing a pregnant woman’s diet with antioxidant vitamins and the amino acid L-arginine could reduce her risk of developing preeclampsia according to research undertaken  in Mexico City and published in the British Medical Journal. Preeclampsia is a serious condition in which there are problems with the mother’s placenta that can lead to growth problems…

Two Amino Acids Stop Irregular Heartbeats

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Irregular heartbeats, technically known as cardiac arrhythmias, put more than 850,000 people in the hospital every year in the U.S. That number is expected to increase as the population ages. Many others are treated on an outpatient basis for frightening erratic heartbeats that can feel like the heart is doing flutters and…