Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Milk Thistle Herb Has Anti-Cancer Benefits

The milk thistle herb has long been used to protect the liver from the effects of alcohol. A recent study demonstrated that milk thistle also has anti-cancer benefits.
Recently, scientists demonstrated the anti-cancer effects of silibinin, a major biologically active compound of milk thistle. Being widely used as a folk remedy for liver diseases, milk thistle is safe and well-tolerated, and it protects the liver from drug or alcohol-related injury. Silibinin is highly purified from milk thistle, with a defined chemical structure and molecular weight (C25H22O10, MW: 482.44).

The study was carried out by Dr. Ke-Qin Hu and his research team at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Hu is a well-experienced research scientist and physician in the field of hepatology. He has published over 70 scientific articles in various medical professional journals. Many of his scientific research publications are focused on viral hepatitis B and C, cirrhosis, and liver cancer, all of which have significantly contributed to our better understanding of common liver diseases.

Dr. Hu and his colleagues' discovery of silibilin's anti-liver cancer effects was recently published.*

The researchers found that silibilin can significantly reduce the growth of several human hepatoma cell lines. In addition, they demonstrated that silibinin mediates anti-liver cancer effects by: Read more

Monday, November 26, 2007

Beating Colds and Flu the Natural Way

The best time to treat a cold or the flu is before you have it. Prevention is always easier than cure. It is possible to effectively ease the pain and discomfort of colds and flu naturally.
The purpose of my ten-page article, Beating Colds & Flu: The Natural Way is to educate about effective natural offenses and defenses that can be implemented before and during cold and flu season.

When implementing the preventative measures that I outline, chances of contracting cold and flu become minimal. I have found through clinical practice that the faster a person implements preventative measures, the better the chance of escaping an episode with the flu and/or cold.

By following the suggestions in Beating Colds & Flu: The Natural Way, you will be educating yourself on how to prepare, prevent and treat colds and flu, in a safe, natural manner--all from the comfort of your own home. Read more

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Aging: Walking Faster and Outpacing Death

Researchers report that people who walk faster can outpace death, and faster walking appears to not only be a predictor, but also a prescription.
Researchers who followed the health of nearly 500 older people for almost a decade found that those who walked more quickly were less likely to die over the course of the study.

The findings, the researchers said, suggest that gait speed may be a good predictor of long-term survival, even in people who otherwise appear basically healthy. The study was presented at a conference of the Gerontological Society of America.

In a related study, appearing in the November issue of The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the researchers also found that people whose walking speed improved reduced their risk of death. Read more

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cannabis Compound Halts Cancer

A compound found in cannabis may stop brain cancer and breast cancer from spreading throughout the body.
The California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute team are hopeful that cannabidiol or CBD could be a non-toxic alternative to chemotherapy.


Maria Leadbeater of Breast Cancer Care said: "Many people experience side-effects while having chemotherapy, such as nausea and an increased risk of infection, which can take both a physical and emotional toll.

"Any drug that has fewer side-effects will, of course, be of great interest." Read more

Cannabis is turning out to be the aspirin of the 21st century--a wonder drug capable of alleviating a wide variety of ailments.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Herbs and Diet Treat Hair Loss

Hair loss is a problem that afflicts a majority of men eventually. If you decide to do something about it, are pharmaceuticals, surgery, or hairpieces the only solutions? Not necessarily.
Did you know that some instances of hair loss are triggered and further aggravated by unhealthy dietary habits? Why, treating hair loss, do we habitually choose to use expensive medications, such as Rogaine or Minoxidil, or turn to surgical procedures like hair transplants, without considering natural solutions? Read more

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Marijuana Is GOOD for Children

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann interviews a pediatrician from the University of Southern California who explains how medical cannabis can be used to treat ADD in children.

Monday, November 12, 2007

300 Training Method at Home

This 300 Workout is a full body circuit for people who want to keep it simple. All that is required is an inexpensive pull-up bar.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

6-Year-Old Olga Does 15 Pull-ups

Olga does 10 pull-ups a day at the age of 6. This video shows shows her trying her best for the camera. If her performance shames you, check out my article Double Your Pull-ups in Six Weeks or Less.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Forget Gyms: Do Dumbbell Workouts at Home

For people who claim they have no time to exercise, having to go to a gym for their workout just adds another excuse for not exercising regularly. Having a set of dumbbells at home, on the other hand, makes strength training quick and convenient.
If you are really looking for a way to get fit without having to fork out large sums of cash for a gym membership or fancy exercise equipment then why not get yourself a good set of dumbbells instead. There are lots of different exercises that you can incorporate in to your dumbbell workouts that will help to tone up every part of your body and not just your arms as so many people think they do. Read more

Why Diet Sodas Are Fattening: The Cephalic Fat Spiral

Leading fitness experts, such as Matt Furey and Art De Vany, have long claimed that diet sodas were fattening even though they have no calories. Now science shows why they were right:
For as long as humans have lived on Earth, they have been eating foods that taste sweet, such as sugar cane and honey.

So, the brain has a conditioned response in reaction to eating something sweet.

It is called the Cephalic Phase Insulin Response (CPIR), and it’s responsible for the fat-storing effects of diet beverages, including diet sodas, diet tea, coffee, energy drinks, sports drinks, and flavored waters. Read more

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Overtraining and Sudden Death

The recent death of top distance runner Ryan Shay during the U.S. men's Olympic marathon trials thrust the issue of sudden death in fit, highly trained athletes back into the news. Art De Vany attempts to find what the causes are, and how common it actually is.
I have searched for a good source on sudden death in athletes for some time now. Finally, I found an excellent one put up by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Sudden Death in Athletes.

The most common cause is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). That large, slow-beating "athletic" heart may kill you. So can alcohol, energy drinks, and steroids. Which activity is most dangerous? You may see why I play tennis now. Weight lifting didn't make the grade, but competitive lifting is such a small sport. In part, the sports with the most participation rank highest. Read more

Should You Be Concerned about H5N1 Bird Flu?

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
--H.L. Mencken

Since President Bush issued a directive allowing authorities to detain or isolate any passenger suspected of having avian flu when arriving in the United States aboard an international flight, does that mean you should add H5N1 bird flu to your list of concerns, or is it just more hype to justify increasing government power?
With all the hype surrounding the supposed detection of H5N1 bird flu in East Anglia (UK), you'd be forgiven for wondering how this affects you and what you should do about it.

Perhaps a little history would help.

First of all, where do you think H5N1 was first discovered?

Secondly, when do you think that was?

Did you answer "Asia", "China", "Korea", "Vietnam" or something similar?

And did you think it was first identified in 2004? How about 2005? or even 2006?

If you did, you'd be amongst the majority of the World's population, whose sole source of "information" is the box in the corner and whatever BBC / CNN / NBC / Whoever else decides is the news today. All (with the exception of BBC) owned by major conglomerates and multinationals who have corporate agendas to follow (have you seen the move "The Corporation"? If not, you should (the link will take you directly to where you can download it - it is FREE!) these organisations work hard to protect their owners from exposure. When you understand that the major food poducers are owned by virtually the same people, you might start to get a bit of the picture. Factor in the ownership of the major pharmaceutical companies that are racing each other to produce the first commercial "vaccine" or "treatment" for H5N1 and you are getting closer still. Read more

Monday, November 5, 2007

Natural Cures for Acid Reflux

Acid relux is either a very common or very profitable disease, judging by the plethora of TV commercials touting pharmaceuticals to treat it. Is there any alternative to turning over your hard-earned cash to Big Pharma?
There are quite a few natural cures for acid reflux but the best way to mitigate its affects is to eat a balanced diet that helps restrict the over production of gastric acids. If you suffer from acid reflux then you will come to know which foods tend to aggravate the condition so you can avoid those. Other things to avoid include fatty food, certain spices, caffeine and citrus fruits as these can cause episodes of acid reflux. Smoking has also been shown to increase the chances of acid reflux.

The known natural cures for acid reflux all have one thing in common. They calm the stomach and its production of gastric acids. Read more

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