Bell’s palsy is a relatively common condition that can show up in a myriad of ways. The face may droop in the eye, nose, or mouth area. It may droop on one side or on both sides. It can last only temporarily or for many years. At times it is very painful; other times there is no feeling at all. Sometimes Bell’s palsy affects more than just the face leaving doctors baffled. Oftentimes, when this happens, the person with the condition will be misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Unfortunately, these labels are just names that have been given to a set of symptoms that are still a mystery to medical communities.
Americans spend $13 billion a year on over-the-counter and prescription proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), the most popular anti-reflux medications on the market
Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a condition affecting about 20 percent of the U.S. population
Consuming a Mediterranean diet may be as effective as PPIs in treating acid reflux symptoms; a Mediterranean-style diet focuses on fruits, healthy fats, lean meats, nuts and vegetables
Often, you can restore your body’s acid balance simply by avoiding processed foods and sugar, eating real food and infusing your gut microbiome with beneficial bacteria from fermented foods or a high-quality probiotic
A number of natural remedies, including apple cider vinegar, baking soda, ginger and slippery elm, can be useful to address occasional reflux problems and, in conjunction with diet changes, may eliminate the need for PPIs and other medications
High intakes of healthy fats — especially saturated fats — boost health and longevity. Those who got 35 percent of daily calories from healthy fats were 23 percent less likely to die during the seven-year follow-up than those who only got 10 percent of calories from fat
People who got 77 percent of daily calories from carbohydrates were 28 percent more likely to die during the study than those who got 46 percent of calories from carbs
Other recent research shows a reduced-sugar diet can lower liver fat by more than 20 percent in just nine days
Your body is a complex ecosystem made up of more than 100 trillion bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa, collectively referred to as your microbiome, which must be properly balanced and cared for if you want to maintain good health.
These microbes are so numerous they actually outnumber the cells in your body 10 to one. With such a high prevalence of microbes in your system, it seems reasonable to suspect that they’re of some major importance.
Antibacterial soap, as they too kill off both good and bad bacteria, and contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistance.
Everyone knows the recommendation to check your breasts each month for lumps or abnormalities. It’s time to take it seriously! It could save your life.
Checking your breasts each month seems like checking too much. Can things change that fast? The answer is yes! In 2017, there will be over 252,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed just in the United States! A staggering 40,000 women will die this year from breast cancer. While the number is dramatically reducing because of new advancements, early detection is key to survival. It is best to check a few days after your monthly menstrual cycle because your breasts are less likely to feel swollen or tender. Mark it on your calendar, so you don’t forget.
A couple of weeks ago I received a letter from the electric company. It stated that they would be replacing my current analog electric meter with an “upgraded” meter, which was a euphemism for a “smart meter”. I knew this day would come. For those of you not familiar with these meters, they send bursts of intense microwave radiation through the house every few seconds, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. This is radio frequency radiation (RF), the same kind your cell phone puts out, but more powerful, and it never stops. The meter also produces big spikes of energy in the wiring of your house, called “dirty electricity”. Continue reading →
(NaturalHealth365) As surely as the calendar signals the change of seasons, the annual onslaught of warnings to get the flu shot comes around each and every fall. From physicians to pharmacists to the media, the admonishment of anyone hesitant about getting the flu shot continues till the first signs of spring.
The implication is that those who refuse the flu shot are not only putting their own health at risk, but also contributing to a potential epidemic. But the flu shot is more dangerous than you are being led to believe. Rather than subjecting your health to the vaccination, rely on natural ways to boost immunity against the flu.
It’s time to tell the truth about your annual flu shot
The controversy over vaccines continues to grow, and with it, so are the studies looking into their effects and efficacy. The first-of-its-kind study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated American homeschooled children shows who is really ailing… and parents should be worried.
Something is wrong with America’s children. They are sick – allergic, asthmatic, anxious, autoimmune, autistic, hyperactive, distracted and learning disabled. Thirty-two million American children – a full 43% of them – suffer from at least one of 20 chronic illnesses not including obesity. Across the board… Continue reading →
A small stem cell trial in which patients with severe spinal injuries appeared to make remarkable progress is still showing excellent results, according to the company conducting the research. Continue reading →