factory farming causes global warming, antibiotic resistance and disease

A letter sent to the World Health Organization (WHO) and signed by over 200 experts in global health, medicine, biology and climate research has identified factory farming as the common cause behind the three most urgent health crises of our time. . . .

zinc lozenges improve recovery from cold

Though there is much popular debate over whether zinc lozenges really work against colds, several studies have shown that, when you use an effective form of zinc, zinc lozenges have a remarkable ability to kill colds: in fact, they work every time! When zinc lozenges haven’t worked in studies, it has been because either the dose was too low or the wrong form was used. The best forms are zinc gluconate, acetate or gluconate-glycine. They work best when they do not contain citric acid, tartaric acid, sorbitol or manitol.

Not only are there several individual studies that prove the power of zinc lozenges over the common cold, a recent meta-analysis of 3 placebo-controlled studies of zinc acetate demonstrated that zinc lozenges shorten colds by an incredible 2.73-2.94 days. At least 4 other meta-analyses have proven that zinc lozenges shorten the duration of colds.

And now, an important new meta-analysis has proven that zinc lozenges powerfully help you recover from a cold . . . .

curcumin prevents muscle soreness and injury from exercise

Curcumin is probably enjoying a greater pile up of scientific studies than any other natural supplement right now. And the new uses just keep getting added. The latest claim for curcumin is as a workout herb. Curcumin is able to prevent the muscle soreness that lingers after a workout. . . .

birth control pill decreases well being and quality of life

Ever wonder if taking the birth control pill could be the cause of why your feeling blah? Swedish researchers did recently. So they conducted a study to see. . . .

NSAID painkillers increase risk of heart attack in just one  week

For readers of this blog, it is no longer news that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) have  not only failed to live up to their reputation for preventing cardiovascular disease but that they have actually been proven to increase your risk of cardiovascular disease (Also see this new study). A huge and important new study has now added even more devastating evidence. . . .

bog bilberry protects against eye strain from computer and smart phone use

The single best herb in the world for eye health is bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). Bilberry helps cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. It can help with near sightedness, eye strain and with adjusting to light and dark.

A northern relative of bilberry and blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) is Vaccinium uliginosum, also known as bog bilberry, bog blueberry or bog whortleberry. A new double-blind, placebo-controlled study put bog bilberry up against eye strain from staring at computer and smart phone screens. . . .

gluten free diet does not prevent heart disease in people who do not have celiac disease

Celiac disease is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease. The most crucial change for people with celiac disease is the avoidance of gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Avoiding gluten doesn’t just help the celiac disease: it may also help reduce the risk of the heart disease that is associated with it.

Because gluten-free diets are becoming more popular even among people who do not have celiac disease, researchers conducted a massive study to determine the relation between gluten and coronary heart disease in healthy non-celiacs. The study followed 110,017 people who had no history of coronary heart disease for 26 years. . . .

black cumin seed helps asthma

Black seed, or black cumin seed (Nigella sativa) are little discussed, but the research on them is growing impressively. Black seed is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune modulating. That makes these seeds interesting candidates for helping with asthma. . . .

cupping therapy used by Trudeau has proven benefits

CBC health revealed that Canadian Prime Minister receives cupping therapy. They then revealed that cupping therapy is an “unproven therapy.” CBC chose University of Alberta Professor Timothy Caulfield to quote as saying that “There is no good science to back up the many claims of benefit associated with cupping. It’s just a big hickey, let’s face it.” Very scientific. No opposing experts, no scientific support of the claim that it doesn’t work: just argument by ridicule—it’s just a hickey.

But as we said on this blog when CBC made fun of Michael Phelps for the same reason, there is plenty of scientific evidence that cupping helps. . . .

tea and coffee protect against metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Two problems of increasing prevalence and significance are non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is diagnosed in the presence of any 3 of the following 5 symptoms: abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure and elevated blood glucose.

Both of these health conditions are heavily affected by diet. Recently, researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 23 studies that looked at the effect of drinking coffee or tea on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome. . . .

 

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