curcumin helps osteoarthritis

90% of people over 40 have at least some osteoarthritis. Most of them are put on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). That means that most people over 40 are on NSAIDs. The problem is, NSAIDs actually make your osteoarthritis worse because they erode the substances around the joints: they inhibit cartilage repair and accelerate joint destruction. They also cause GI bleeding and ulcers.

A safe, natural treatment would be really welcome. Could that treatment be as simple as curcumin?

fenugreek helps menopause

This herb may not be much discussed outside culinary circles, but it may be time for women struggling with menopause to start talking about it.

on-line appointment Linda Woolven counseling, herbalism, diet, recipes

Now Available for you: On-Line Sessions with Solution-Focused Counsellor, Master Herbalist and Cookbook Author Linda Woolven of The Natural Path

curcumin improves memory and fatigue in seniors

Even if your already healthy, that doesn’t mean you can’t be better! Can curcumin make your memory stronger?

peppermint and anise essential oils both help migraine headaches

Migraines can be so bad, they can be crippling. As if the throbbing headache isn’t bad enough, there can also be nausea, and every light and sound can bother you. Two new studies offer new, safe, effective help, which is welcome news because many conventional migraine therapies have poor efficacy and severe side effects.

vitamin K reduces the risk of premature mortality

Vitamins A, B, C, D and E gets lots of attention. But, the last vitamin in the alphabet, vitamin K, often gets over looked. Maybe that will change now. Why? Because a new study has shown that vitamin K might help you not to die.

kids who drink fruit juice have healthier diets and no weight gain when they are older

Is giving your young child fruit juice good dietary advice or bad? Will juice make your child healthy, or will it make child fat?

saffron improves blood sugar and HbA1c in type 2 diabetics

The beautiful herb saffron can do a lot. Recently, we wrote about the growing pile of research that proves its power over depression and anxiety. Now, new research is discovering the possibility of a whole new power of saffron: it may help treat diabetes.

Artemisia annua treats malaria better than ACT drug therapy

Whenever we travel to countries where there is malaria, we bring a herb known as Sweet Annie with us. But, can a simple, inexpensive herb be the answer to as powerful a problem as malaria?

Malaria is caused by Plasmodium, a single cell parasite transmitted by mosquitoes. It can be deadly. According to the World Health Organization, in 2017, there were an incredible 219 million cases around the world.

reducing antibiotic use in infancy reduces risk of asthma

Asthma is on the attack. At least 8% of kids in the U.S. and Canada suffer from it. The number of people suffering from asthma is exploding. In some parts of North America, the number of children struggling with asthma is four times higher than a quarter century ago. Overall, in the U.S. and U.K. the numbers doubled from 1955 to 2000. Then the numbers in Canada, the U.K. and parts of the U.S. started to go down. Why?

A just published Canadian study has found that an important reason is the holding back of unnecessary antibiotics in infancy.

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