hibiscus lowers blood pressure better than placebo and as well as drugs

One of nature’s surprises is that that beautiful hibiscus flower growing in your backyard is a powerful treatment for high blood pressure.

cranberry reduces risk of urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections are incredibly common. Women are at higher risk than men, and children are also at higher risk. One of the most famous natural treatments for UTIs is cranberry. But does it really work?

Meta-analyses show several herbs help dibetes

Diabetes is a major problem with almost one in ten people in the world having it. An even bigger problem is that almost half of those, 45%, don’t have their diabetes under control. One of the main reasons is because they can’t keep using their medications because of side effects. Safe, natural treatments for diabetes would be a huge solution. Well, there are lots of them.

systematic review and meta-analysis shows vitamin D reduces risk of COVID by 80%

Is the COVID-19 pandemic actually a pandemic of the vitamin D deficient? A new systematic review and meta-analysis strongly suggests that it is.

Blueberries help metabolic syndrome by improving cholesterol and blood pressure

If you have any three of abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure and elevated blood glucose, you have metabolic syndrome. If you have metabolic syndrome, then here’s one more reason to enjoy your blueberries.

curcumin is better than placebo and as good as drugs and safer for osteoarthritis

It’s hard to say which treatment is the best for osteoarthritis because two or three natural treatments—but not a pharmaceutical treatment—vie for the title. But the evidence is building up fast for this safe, effective, natural treatment.

garlic improves cholesterol and triglycerides in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a very common problem for women of reproductive age. It affects 5-10% of the population, with as many as 5 million American women suffering from it. That is troubling because PCOS is the most common cause of ovulatory infertility. New help is on the way.

valerian helps the toughest cases of insomnia including people on hemodialysis

Valerian is both the most famous and the most effective herb for insomnia. Recent studies have shown that it works beautifully in with some of the toughest insomnias.

eating nuts prevents metabolic syndrome in diabetics

In some ways, metabolic syndrome is the disease of our age. It 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. It is heavily influenced by our bad diet. Help that should no longer be surprising, but is, may come from eating nuts, help that may be especially important if you have diabetes.

natural supplements even more impressive as effectiveness of  Merck's COVID antiviral molnupiravir drops to 30%

In the UK, Merck’s antiviral pill became the first drug approved for the treatment of COVID. The media calls it a “game changer.” The pill is now nearing approval in the US. But new data shows that it is less effective than Merck originally claimed. Several safe, inexpensive natural supplements have shown results in published studies that are better than the drug. The new data suggests they are even better still.

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