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5 Common Kitchen Foods to Reduce Inflammation Naturally

5 Common Kitchen Foods to Reduce Inflammation Naturally

Our kitchens may hold the keys to combatting inflammation in a safe, natural, and effective way.

It has been established that inflammation is an underlying contributing factor in multiple diseases that afflict Western society. Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet, as well as poor lifestyle choices such as inactivity, contribute to the wide-spread presence of inflammation in the population.

9 Herbs and Spices With Proven Health Benefits

9 Herbs and Spices With Proven Health Benefits

Even when our food choices aren't the best, herbs and spices do more than just improve taste.  They give any meal a nutrition boost.  And according to a new study they may even reverse the damage from an unhealthy meal. 

Researchers from Penn State University cooked up coconut chicken, cheese bread and a dessert biscuit for six men. The subjects were aged 30 to 65 and overweight but otherwise healthy.  On one day the meal was served plain.  On another day researchers added two tablespoons of a blend of nine herbs and spices to the meal. 

After each meal the researchers drew blood from the subjects every 30 minutes for four hours.  They found that antioxidant activity in the blood increased 13% after the spicy meal compared to the plain meal. 

Confirmed: Sweating Removes Deadly Chemicals From The Body

A promising study confirms that the simple act of sweating may go a long way in removing dangerous industrial chemicals from our bodies.

In a day and age where chemical and radiation exposures from industrial pollution are ubiquitous and virtually unavoidable, it behooves us all to find ways to minimize exposure to them as well as to reduce their complex toxicities.

Garlic and Ginger Inhibit Drug Resistant Bacteria

Garlic and Ginger Inhibit Drug Resistant Bacteria

Research has confirmed and quantified that whole extracts of Garlic and Ginger have the ability to stop several species of multi-drug resistant bacteria

Ginger Found to Inhibit Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Ginger Found to Inhibit Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Medical researchers from a Taiwanese Medical School have determined that fresh ginger is an effective treatment against human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

The researchers, from the College of Medicine at Kaohsiung Medical University, tested fresh ginger and dried ginger (Zingiber officinale) against RSV-infected human liver and lung cells. The researchers found that the fresh ginger inhibited the attachment of the virus on to the cells and also stimulated the INF-beta secretions that help counteract viral infections among the cells of the mucosal membranes.

Ginger Found to Reduce Premenstrual Pain and Mood Symptoms

Ginger Found to Reduce Premenstrual Pain and Mood Symptoms

Premenstrual syndrome effects many women monthly, resulting in pain and mood-related symptoms. New research confirms that ginger not only reduces pain, but also reduces pain associated with PMS along with improved mood symptoms

Research has confirmed other findings that ginger root (Zingiber officinale) can relieve premenstrual pain and associated symptoms, without some of the side effects associated with NSAIDs.

Ginger Treats Osteoarthritis with Topical Application

Ginger Treats Osteoarthritis with Topical Application

Research from Australia's Edith Cowan University has confirmed an ancient treatment - that osteoarthritis pain and mobility is reduced with the application of ginger root topically.

The researchers recruited 20 adults between the ages of 35 and 90 years old – average age of 64 years old. All of the volunteers had been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. 85% of the patients had osteoarthritis of the knees and/or hips.

The researchers randomly divided the patients into two groups, and treated half of them with a ginger (Zingiber officinalis) compress, and half with a ginger transdermal patch – a patent-pending product from New Zealand.

Ginger: The Herb For Everything?

Whatever Happened to my #1 Herb for Pretty Much Everything?

Weight loss? Check.  Antibacterial? Check.  Liver Protection? Check.  Is there anything ginger can't do?

Herbal Research Update for Women's Health

What's New in Women's Health?
Originally published in The Natural Path Newsletter

What does nature have to offer that’s new for women? Quite a lot! 

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Herbs from India’s Tribal Pouch: Ginger

Herbs from India's Tribal Pouch: GingerGinger (Zingiber officinale)

Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) is the member of family Zingiberaceae, locally known as Adrak or Ada in India. This plant is small, rhizomatous, erect and perennial. It is cultivated commercially for edible rhizomes in many parts of India and it has been part of various medicine systems across the world for time immemorial. Tribesmen in Patalkot (Madhya Pradesh) and Dangs (Gujarat) largely practice Ginger and its parts in preparation of traditional herbal formulations (Acharya and Sancheti, 2005; Acharya and Shrivastava, 2008).

Ginger is used as medicine in asthma, as carminative, stimulant, in constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, scabies etc., and is attributed with anti-oxidant properties (Acharya and Acharya, 2007). Plant is used as an emmenagogue, in colic (Zamora-martinez and Pola, 1992), diabetes (Mahabir and Gulliford, 1997), abdominal disease, anemia, choleric diarrhea, chronic fever, heaviness of the stomach and phantom tumor (Lama and Santra, 1979).

Honey and Ginger Beat Antibiotics in Inhibiting Superbugs

Honey and Ginger Beat Out Pharma Antibiotics in Inhibiting Superbugs

Honey, and combinations of honey and herbs have been used for thousands of years to counteract various ailments including infections. And honey and ginger has been used as a healing combination for many conditions. But few realized just how antibiotic honey was - until recently.

Researchers from Ethiopa's College of Medicine at the University of Gondar have determined that a combination of honey and ginger extract powder will inhibit the growth of superbugs such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae  - some of the most lethal 'superbugs' known.

How to Cook with Turmeric - Plus FREE Recipe E-Book!

How to Cook with Turmeric

Published with permission from skinnychef.com

Everyone now seems to know how good turmeric is for your body and mind, but how do you use it in cooking?

When it comes to eating healthy, spices are many times overlooked. So if you want to supercharge the health benefits of the foods you're already eating while adding more interest to your meals, head to the spice rack.

Is Ibuprofen As Deadly As Vioxx?

Is Ibuprofen As Deadly As Vioxx?

Our medicalized approach to pain may be putting us in harms way.   However, there are safe, natural approaches that can ease painful conditions.

Kimchi Packs Proven Health Benefits


Kimchi Packs Proven Health Benefits

Koreans have been enjoying salted and fermented vegetables known as kimchi for about 2000 years.  It's typically served with steamed rice at every Korean meal.  But this spicy dish is much more than a condiment. 

Researchers in Korea published a comprehensive review of the health benefits of kimchi as a probiotic.  In it they cite 130 studies attesting to the amazing healing properties of this humble food. 

Natural Alternatives to Deadly Prescription Opiates

Natural Alternatives to Deadly Prescription Opiates

Prescription drugs kill nearly fifteen times as many Americans per year than the casualty toll of domestic terrorist attacks from over thirteen years combined, but still natural alternatives are suppressed and maligned despite a growing body of evidence supporting their far greater safety and efficacy

Science Shows Herbs Can Significantly Enhance Bioavailability of Nutrients


Science Shows Herbs Can Significantly Enhance Bioavailability of Nutrients

Just because you consume a particular food or drink, doesn't mean all the nutrients make their way into the body, to the locations where they end up being used or stored. Sometimes they just pass right out of your gastrointestinal tract without being absorbed and other times they are broken-down immediately by the liver and excreted by the kidneys.

Nutrients have to make it through a variety of obstacles, starting from the moment they enter your mouth to the moment they are used or stored. The bioavailability of a particular nutrient refers to the ability of the nutrient to pass through some or all of these obstacles, so that they are absorbed into your body and become available for use or storage [1].

Sesame Oil May Heal Liver Damage

Sesame Oil May Heal Liver Damage

Sesame seeds are one of the most powerful healing foods on the planet.  For thousands of years they have been used by traditional peoples for food and medicine. Chinese medicine suggests this ancient food may help relieve the epidemic of liver damage from modern drugs. 

Hepatotoxicity is liver damage caused by chemicals.  It's a significant problem related to pharmaceutical use since the liver's job is to clear chemicals from the body.  That makes the liver particularly susceptible to injury from drug use. 

The Natural Benefits of Ginger


The Natural Benefits of Ginger

GINGER!

It is that time of year where having ginger around is extremely helpful! It warms the body, flushes toxins out of our system, boosts our immune system, instantly energizes us and can ease our nerves. We all appreciate it – and earth naturally provides it!

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