Alternative Medicine

What is a Free Radical Anyway?

March 6, 2016 Alternative Medicine

In order to understand what a free radical is, we need to review some simple chemistry. Don’t worry. I’ll make it easy to understand. Molecules are composed of atoms. There are different types of molecules, such as water or wood. Atoms are composed of negative electrons which spin around the positive nucleus in the center [...]

10 Conditions Probiotics Can Help That Will Surprise You!

January 17, 2016 Alternative Medicine

Most people know that probiotics, the good bacteria in your gut, help digestion. However, most people and doctors would be surprised to know that probiotics have also been shown to help the following conditions: Anxiety and Depression Manhattan area psychiatrist, Kelly Brogan, heals minds through the digestive system. and Boston-area psychiatrist, James Greenblatt, also believes [...]

Your Body’s Overlooked Hero: Iodine!

November 29, 2015 Alternative Medicine

Iodine is essential, but your body cannot make it. So, it must come from your diet. Iodine is required for thyroid hormones and bone health. Deficiency can cause infertility and may increase the risk of thyroid, prostate, breast and ovarian cancer. Iodine deficiency during pregnancy can cause high blood pressure for the mother and mental [...]

Your Body Is Rusting Inside. Can You Slow It Down?

November 2, 2015 Alternative Medicine
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Rust is an example of oxidation, which is changing something chemically by combining it with oxygen. Fire is another example of oxidation. Smother the fire (remove the oxygen) and the fire goes out. Burning leaves in the yard or burning gasoline in your car’s engine are both examples of oxidation. Oxidation can also happen without [...]

Not Enough Water = High Cholesterol, Diabetes & Kidney Disease?

October 5, 2015 Alternative Medicine

Not drinking enough water can increase your risk of high cholesterol, diabetes and kidney disease. Those are only 3 of the 12 most common symptoms of chronic dehydration. And dehydration can raise blood sugar! A good rule of thumb, is drink eight 8-oz. glasses of water or other non-sweetened (especially artificially sweetened) beverages per day. [...]

Even at 70, Cut Your Risk of Dying by 40% … Free!

July 20, 2015 Alternative Medicine

Not just heart disease, but this method can help you: Improve blood pressure Improve blood sugar levels Improve blood cholesterol Lower the risk of obesity Enhance mental well being Reduce the risk of osteoporosis Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes (Reference: The Benefits of Walking) For [...]

Seven Reasons to Drink More Water That Will Surprise You!

July 12, 2015 Alternative Medicine

Being dehydrated causes more problems than you think. Driving simulation tests showed that dehydrated men made the same number of errors as drunk drivers! The non-dehydrated drivers had 47 errors compared to 101 for dehydrated drivers–similar to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol! Dehydration causes less saliva in your mouth. Since saliva is [...]

Sugars the Heal! – Part 2

October 20, 2014 Alternative Medicine

When you combine a protein and a carbohydrate (sugar) into one molecule, you get a glycoprotein (glyco = sugar). I call these glycoproteins STRUCTURAL SUGARS to call attention to the fact that they ARE NOT SWEET TABLE SUGAR. Diabetics need not be concerned. These STRUCTURAL SUGARS WILL NOT INCREASE BLOOD SUGAR. In fact, THEY SUPPORT [...]

Sugars that Heal! – Part 1

September 29, 2014 Alternative Medicine

When you combine a protein and a carbohydrate (sugar) into one molecule, you get a glycoprotein (glyco = sugar). The protein becomes part of the cell wall and the carbohydrate acts as an “exterior” antenna on the cell wall to receive and broadcast biological signals to other cells.   Glycoproteins: • function as hormones. • [...]

How a Man Born in 1467 Stayed Vibrantly Healthy to Age 98!

February 3, 2014 Alternative Medicine

Dr. Keith Scott-Mumsby, in his book, Diet Wise, talks of a Venetian nobleman, Luigi Cornaro. By the age of 40, Luigi had a nearly continuous fever and thirst and was getting steadily worse. Consulting a physician, he was told in no uncertain terms that it was quantity of rich food he was eating that was [...]