1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA

Yesterday we reported on the growing concern over antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.” Superbugs, are super bacteria that created over time as a natural phenomenon due to overuse of antibiotics. Modern medicine faces a major challenge in treating these bacterial diseases in the future—because the resiliant bacteria have adapted to the modern antibiotics in use today. But now […]

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs a growing worry for health professionals

There are several reasons that health professionals are increasingly worried about the rapid development of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Some even say that left unchecked, superbugs may someday kill more people than cancer. In the U.S. alone, antibiotic-resistant infections cause more than 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses annually. Antibiotic resistance is a natural phenomenon that happens in response […]

The calcium/vitamin D partnership

While much information floats around about the importance of calcium and the importance of vitamin D, much less light is shed on the vital partnership nature of the two nutrients. Remember the old song line—“you can’t have one without the other.” That’s how  crucial the calcium/vitamin D partnership is. The fact is, without vitamin D, the […]

California: Hard times ahead for fresh produce lovers?

Until the 20th century, the wettest in a thousand years, much of California was a barren desert. Now in the 21st century, it is in the process of returning to its former desert environment. California is running out of water. According to NASA satellites, the state has lost 48 million acre-feet of total water supply—snow, […]

How does dirt make you happy?

Remember the days when most kids were happiest and healthiest when they were outside getting dirty? And even today avid gardeners and dedicated farmers feel good when they are working with soil. Well, it turns out there is a scientific basis for that contact with dirt, aside from the sunshine/vitamin D element. Modern scientists have unraveled the mysteries […]

Cheaper and healthier household cleaning tips

According to researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia, many common household products labeled “green,” “all natural,” “non-toxic,” and even “organic,” often contain substances harmful to health. The researchers analyzed 37 such consumer products including cleaning, personal care, laundry and air freshening commodities, testing for 156 volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Forty-two of the products […]

Standard American Diet and magnesium deficiency

The Standard American Diet of GMO fast and processed foods is notoriously deficient in essential nutrients—minerals and vitamins. Approximately 68 to 80 percent of people in modern societies are lacking in magnesium, an essential macro (as opposed to micro)-mineral that performs a huge number of regulating roles in the body. It is responsible for the enzyme […]

Helpful medicinal foods for Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic medical condition wherein the body’s immune system attacks the joints of the hands and feet, causing pain, swelling and sometimes permanent disability. According to the Arthritis Foundation, about one and a half million Americans, mostly women are living with RA. There is no definite conclusion as to the cause but […]

Skin may reveal secrets about Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

A small, early study of skin biopsies may provide clues for detecting signs of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases long before degenerative symptoms appear. Scientists from the Central Hospital at the University of San Lui Potosi in Mexico theorized that since the skin and brain tissue share the same embryonic origin, perhaps by studying minimally invasive […]

Sulfur—an essential, but overlooked fundamental of health

There is one tiny mineral we may be lacking. Do we know how essential it is?: Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT), says that the role of the mineral, sulfur, is consistently overlooked by those we depend upon to address nutritional deficiencies. This essential nutrient, along with many others, is gone […]