Archive for the 'Natural Medicine' Category

Asthma

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

I am an asthma sufferer myself, and have been most of my life. I grew up with the typical explanations form the medical community, who as you know, is in the business of disease management, NOT Health Care. Treating the symptom without looking for an underlying cause just plain sucks, but that’s what happens when profits and beach front condos are at stake: drug dependency. Those explanations usually included hay fever, allergies, and exercise. Never, not once was I ever told that what I was eating could be promoting airway dysfunction and inflammation. The solution, given in usually 4 minutes or less, was always an inhaler, of recent, the steroidal vaerital. (more…)

Fish Oil

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

The Italian “Secret” To Heart Disease Recovery
By: Dr. Al Sears MD

If you’re a regular reader of Health Alerts, you’ve heard me talk a lot about fish oil. It’s one of the most effective ways of preventing a host of chronic diseases – especially heart disease. (more…)

Eat Your Onions and Garlic

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Study Suggests Potent Vegetables Decrease Cancer Risks
by Rick Hall, MS, RD
Could an onion lower your risk for cancer?
Phytonutrients found in vegetables from the allium family may decrease prostate cancer risks by as much as 50 percent, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (more…)

Nutrients Found in Pears and Apples Reduce Asthma Risks

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Research Links Fruit to Lung Health

Australian researchers studying the relationship between diet and asthma have reported that eating apples and pears provide protection against the growing health risk.
Asthma is a serious and growing U.S. health threat. The American Lung Association reports that, in 2000, nearly 5,000 Americans died from asthma, or nearly two of every 100,000 Americans. Asthma is a major children’s health issue, as children aged 5-17 are most likely to be diagnosed with asthma than persons 18 or older. (more…)