Are You Drinking Too Much Water?

An opinion piece written by a Scottish doctor and published in the British Medical Journal has sparked controversy over whether the recommended eight glasses of water we are advised to drink each day are really necessary. Despite Dr. Margaret McCartney stating that the recommendation to drink that much is “thoroughly debunked nonsense”, many  nutritionists of the…

Smoking Cessation Drug Makes Smokers Go Postal

Kicking the nicotine habit can involve some mental and emotional stress, but it’s usually taken lightly, even humorously. No one undergoing nicotine withdrawal ever threatened to jump off a tall building or shoot passers-by. But now we find that a popular drug sold as a panacea for people who want to quit smoking can put them over the top…

Olive Oil Cuts Stroke Risk

Replacing other fats in your diet with olive oil could reduce your risk of having a stroke by more than 40% according to a French study, published in the journal Neurology. Olive oil has previously been identified as having many health benefits, such as reducing the risk of many cancers, being effective against HER-2 breast cancer,…

New Guidelines for Cancer Patients

A new set of national guidelines for cancer patients presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is reversing decades of common mainstream advice for such patients to avoid exercise.  Instead, the new guidelines advise patients to avoid inactivity and to boost quality of life, strength and fitness. Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, an associate professor of…

New Cancer Causing Agent Found in Our Water Supply

We have long known about carcinogens in common household items such as cosmetics, personal care items and cleansers, and the dangers they represent when we are exposed to them. Now a recent study is reporting that most of us are being exposed to a new cancer causing compound created by household items washed down the drain.…

Banish High Blood Pressure Without Drugs

According to the American Heart Association, one out of every three adults suffers with elevated blood pressure. This means that at least one third of our population is at risk of heart trouble. Fortunately you can correct high blood pressure with common sense, natural remedies, simple dietary and lifestyle changes, and without resorting to blood pressure drugs.…

Quarter Pounder Veggie Burgers

  Many may believe that eating a healthy raw food vegetarian diet would preclude eating such things as burgers, especially grilled burgers unless you want to opt for one of those bland cardboard soy burgers. Such is not the case with a bit of ingenuity and the right recipe. And, as an added bonus, you can…

Simple Steps to Heal Modern Exhaustive Disease

Modern exhaustive diseases such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue and are estimated to affect more about seven million US citizens. These syndromes are variously diagnosed, but always include depleted physical function, weakness, exhaustion and general malaise. Sleep deprivation (ironic as that sounds) is not uncommon. Natural treatments for modern exhaustive diseases are highly effective. For the person who…

Why Pasta is the Favorite Food Worldwide

  A recent survey by Oxfam to discover more about the modern diet has found that pasta tops the list of the world’s favorite foods, closely followed by rice, meat and pizza. Of the seventeen countries that took part in the study, nine listed pasta within their top three favorite foods. The study was carried out…