Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wearing Shoes Can Sabotage Your Health?

According to Dr. James Oschman, when walking on the earth barefoot, free electrons from the earth transfer into your body via the soles of your feet. These free electrons are some of the most potent antioxidants known to man.

Lack of grounding, due to widespread use of rubber or plastic-soled shoes, may have contributed to the rise of modern diseases by allowing chronic inflammation to proliferate unchecked.

Experiments have shown that free electrons from the earth cause beneficial changes in heart rate, decreases inflammation, reduces pain, promotes healthy sleep, and thins your blood, making it less viscous, which has beneficial impact on cardiovascular disease.

Ideal locations for earthing are on the beach, close to or in the water, and on dewy grass.

(Dr. James Oschman is an expert in the field of energy medicine, with a Bachelor's Degree in Biophysics and a PhD in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

7 medicinal herbs and spices that help lower blood pressure (Alternative Health Care Products, Herbal Health Care Products)

High blood pressure is an epidemic that is currently sweeping across America. The fast lifestyle of fast food, soda and stress is starting to catch up on the average American, so much so that an estimated one in every three Americans has high blood pressure. This puts them at risk of heart disease, stroke and even kidney disease. Moreover, this condition is costing the country 93.5 billion dollars in health care services.

Putting too much faith in the medical establishment to find a cure for your high blood pressure may no longer be advisable in the least. The number of prescription drugs on the market and the cascade of variations suggest that a cure for blood pressure is not in the offing anytime soon.

Despite all the consequences associated with high blood pressure, it is still a condition that is preventable and easily managed. Observing a healthy balanced diet and enjoying an active, healthy lifestyle can help avoid the risk of high blood pressure as well as reduce one that is already elevated.

High blood pressure - A package of woe
There is no one identifiable cause for high blood pressure. A combination of factors like stress, alcohol, smoking, weight and lack of physical activity seem to have to come together to produce this problem, which is further compounded by family history and age.

Although it is a condition that if left unattended could gravitate to something worse, high blood pressure is not a disease. Taking proactive measures in preventing heart diseases, stroke and even kidney disease by managing your blood pressure may be the best decision you can make today.

While the idea of drug-free high blood pressure management through the use of herbs and spices has slowly been gaining ground, it is still treated with skepticism by the medical establishment. The reliance on prescription drugs, however, has not in any way shown that high blood pressure could be cured through this manner. There are still reports by patients who are currently using drugs to manage their high blood pressure that their condition has not shown any improvement, nor their quality of life. Instead, they have to deal with side effects and drugs that are expensive to maintain.

Spice up your life
In a published study featured in the Journal of Medicine, it was revealed that common spices can protect from heart disease and the deterioration brought about by aging. In the said study, researchers discovered a connection between the phenol content of certain herbs and spices and their capacity to prevent glycation and formation of AGE compounds that are responsible for premature aging and heart disease.

As a way to manage your blood pressure, herbs and spices are a fantastic way to increase the medicinal value of your food. Below are some herbs and spices you may have been enjoying with no idea as to their value:...CLICK HERE to read more.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

10 Things You Didn't Know About Arthritis (Family Health Care Guide)

Find out how to ease pain if you already have arthritis—or lower your risk if you don't.

Arthritis literally means "inflammation of a joint"—and if you've ever experienced its painful symptoms, you’re not alone. An estimated 50 million American adults have arthritis, and it's the number-one cause of disability in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From the best treatments and natural remedies to safe exercise and pain-reducing foods, arming yourself with knowledge is key to warding off aches.

Do you know the truth about arthritis?
Test your arthritis knowledge by taking this quiz. The results will give you the information you need to ease arthritis pain, or help prevent you from getting the disease in the first place.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Dr. Oz's Longevity Grocery List (Natural Health Care Products)

Prevention starts with your next trip to the supermarket. Fight disease and revitalize your body with powerful superfoods from Dr. Oz's food pyramid — and Mother Nature's pantry.
By Dr. Mehmet Oz

Fill your cart and stock your shelves with nutrient-rich foods that can add years to your life. Start at the bottom (super important) and work your way to the top (very important) of Dr. Oz's food pyramid. Note: Serving sizes should be about the size of your clenched fist, except for animal proteins, which should be about the size of a deck of cards.

Level 1: Vegetables, 4 servings a day
Sweet Potatoes
Vegetables are the base of Dr. Oz's food pyramid, and the most important tool in fighting every major killer in America: heart disease, hypertension and cancer. Jicama is a slightly sweet and crisp root vegetable that is high in potassium, which helps to reduce high blood pressure. Kale is high in flavonoids, which kills off cancer cells. Sweet potatoes are high in beta carotene, which helps to build heart-healthy vitamin A within the body. Microwave or steam vegetables with as little water as possible to retain the maximum amount of nutrients.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Beware of this 'up-and-coming' Drug (Preventive Health Care Products)

Next generation of cholesterol meds could be the worst yet

Move over statins -- you're yesterday's news. With the patents on all but one of the top-selling cholesterol meds now expired, Big Pharma is on the prowl for a new trophy wife.

He may have found her, too, in the form of a frightening new generation of cholesterol meds called PCSK9 inhibitors.

Instead of a daily pill, these drugs are injected every few weeks or even just once a month -- and the early word is they cause cholesterol levels to plunge even faster and further than statins ever did.

Sounds great, right? Wrong -- because your problem isn't high cholesterol in the first place. Despite what you've been told, your levels are almost certainly TOO LOW -- and I'll tell you more about what's at stake in a moment.

First, those PCSK9 inhibitors.

If you haven't heard of them, you just haven't heard of them YET. They're such a Big Honkin' Deal that the drug company giants...Regeneron, Sanofi, Amgen, Merck, Novartis, and Pfizer...are all racing to be first to market with one.

Lipitor alone did $13 billion a year at its peak, so you can see why they're practically drooling over this new stuff.

One of the new drugs, code-named REGN727, cut LDL cholesterol by as much as 65 percent compared to a placebo and even slashed levels in patients who were already taking a statin.

Another, code-named AMG 145, cut LDL levels by an average of 63 percent in eight weeks -- and slashed those levels by 66 percent in patients already taking statins.

In both cases, the researchers claimed there were no serious adverse events -- which is a real hoot when you consider they made the same claim about statins.

Some researchers said statins were so safe and effective they should be handed out with hamburgers and even dumped into the water supply.

Now, those same "safe" meds carry a warning list a mile long -- with reported side effects linking them to severe muscle pain, liver and kidney damage, memory loss, cataracts, sexual dysfunction, and more.

The FDA has even warned that these drugs can CAUSE diabetes!

But even if the drugs were safe -- and they're not -- low cholesterol itself is UNsafe. It can actually cause the very heart attacks you're trying to avoid and even boost your risk of cancer.

More evidence that low cholesterol is deadly

Of all the bad advice being dished out daily by the mainstream, the notion that you need to lower your cholesterol is among the very worst.

Not only do you NOT need to lower it, but you might need to raise it -- and the latest research shows why: Low cholesterol levels can GIVE YOU CANCER!

Researchers compared the cholesterol levels of 201 cancer patients to those of 402 cancer-free people, and not just while the patients were sick. They dug through 20 years' worth of records, and found a consistent trend: The cancer patients had a long history of picture-perfect low cholesterol levels.

Of course, the researchers behind this study say don't panic -- keep lowering your cholesterol anyway, because it's good for your heart.


Cholesterol -- even LDL cholesterol -- isn't the "bad" guy it's been made out to be. Every part of your body needs it, starting with your heart, and low levels can actually cause the very cardiovascular problems you're trying to avoid.

Low cholesterol can also cause or worsen memory problems, weaken your muscles, and even ruin your sex life. Not surprisingly, these are also the major side effects of many cholesterol-lowering drugs.

One study out of Japan even found that people with low cholesterol have shorter lives.

And you still think you need to lower yours? NO WAY!

Forget the HDL vs LDL business and just look at your total cholesterol. If it falls below 200, fry up some steak and eggs -- you have some catching up to do.

And if you don't believe me, read this to learn more about subscribing to my no-holds barred newsletter, where I'll give you ALL the dirty details about mainstream medicine's cholesterol lies. You'll never look at your blood test the same way again!

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.