Cinnamon has been used for centuries for its fragrant and flavoring properties, in addition to medicinal benefits.[i] Cinnamon’s reported health benefits include cognition enhancement, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory effects and the prevention of diabetic complications. Read more.
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We are sad to hear that the eminent scientist Dr Arpad Pusztai passed away on 17 December. As the lead author of the landmark 1999 study that found that GM insecticidal potatoes had toxic effects on rats, Arpad woke up the world to the fact that some GM crops can be unexpectedly toxic, even when they are deliberately designed not to be. Read more.
As Baby Boomers mature en masse, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is on the rise. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss among people 50 and older. It affects more than 1.75 million people in the U.S. and is expected to strike as many as 3 million in the next five years. Fortunately, an ancient spice may provide just the protection you need. Read more.
he liver is the largest organ in the body and helps store energy, digest food and get rid of toxins. Just like in the human body, fat builds up in the liver, leading to fatty liver disease. Liver diseases are considered the second leading cause of mortality among all digestive disorders in the U.S., as well as the fifth most common cause of death. Read more.
CFS [Center for Food Safety] associate attorney Meredith Stevenson said USDA’s mandate concerning the word “bioengineered” contradicts the letter of the law itself which, as Congress passed it, allows for this word to be used interchangeably with GMO and GE; she said it also contradicts USDA’s own prior stance. Read more.
Aloe vera is a succulent plant that belongs to the lily family. There are more than 300 species of the aloe plant, but the Aloe barbadensis species exhibits the most proven medicinal properties. Read more.
Most of the butter found in grocery stores is not healthy, because it is made from pasteurized milk. Homemade organic butter is very healthy as it still contains many of the vitamins and minerals found in raw milk. Read more.
Since ancient times, turmeric has been used for remedying oral ailments, among other therapeutic applications too numerous to count. Consider that plants like turmeric were first eaten for thousands of years before our species ever devised the modern day oddity of encapsulated or tableted extracts that could be swallowed without significant oral contact. Read more.
Commonly called the “king of mushrooms,” maitake mushrooms are a panacea of health-boosting benefits. Used for thousands of years in ancient medicinal systems, modern science has validated many of this royal fungi’s valuable properties, and the evidence continues to amass. Read more.