vitamin D improves symptoms of autism

The number of children suffering from autism is rising dramatically: the number of cases has risen up to 5 times since the early 1990s. One in 68 children now suffer from an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Conventional medicine has offered little hope. The natural approach to autism seems to fare better. Treatment effectiveness ratings collected from 23,700 parents by the Autism Research Institute (ARI), consistently show greater benefit from nutrients than from drugs. Could vitamin D be one of those nutrients?

garlic supplements reduce high blood pressure

17.6% of all Canadians and 54.3% of all Americans between 65 and 74 struggle with high blood pressure. For many of those, drugs are not the answer, but garlic may be.

flaxseed oil as good as fish oil for diabetics with heart disease

Diabetics have an increased risk of heart disease. But a simple seed may help with both.

walnuts lengthen telomeres and may help you live longer

It may not be possible to live forever, but it looks like it’s possible to live longer!

COVID-19 and hydroxychloroquine

Update: Antimalarial drugs like hydroxychloroquine have a surprising history in times of pandemic: they keep showing up. But the evidence for hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 is still cloudy.

echinacea helps anxiety

Echinacea is the best known immune herb. Is it also the least known anti-anxiety herb?

viruses and your immune system

“I was wrong,” Louis Pasteur is said to have cried out as he died, “The terrain is everything.”

Whether or not this death bed confession really happened, the battle between germ theory and terrain theory did. And germ theory won. In battling infection, conventional medicine has focussed exclusively on the germ, while natural medicine has focussed also on the terrain.


Using massive doses of IV vitamin C has been suggested in China for patients with COVID-19. Vitamin C is not a proven treatment but deserves future research.

flavonols from fruit vegetables and chocolate prevent Alzheimer's

Could it be possible to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s by eating more of the right foods? Sound too good to be true? Maybe not!

saffron helps insomnia

Saffron does a lot of things! And now we know that if you are one of the many people who fight with insomnia all night, saffron may be your herbal lullabye.

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