Category : Natural Cures

Natural Cures, Natural Remedies
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Be Healthy with Bee Propolis

Bee product enthusiasts have long touted the health benefits of honey, pollen, royal jelly, and propolis. Bee propolis is sometimes called “bee glue,” and it is a health balm. Research shows it even has anti-cancer properties.

San Diego State University professor, Dr. Seema Patel of the Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics Research Center, completed a review of scientific literature on propolis and cancer. She found animal and laboratory studies that demonstrated that propolis is effective against brain, pancreas, head and neck, kidney and bladder, skin, prostate, breast, colon, liver and blood cancers.

With 300 active compounds, propolis fights cancer in a number of ways. It has anti-angiogenesis properties that inhibit the growth of new blood vessels to supply malignant cells. It inhibits the metatasis of tumors, suppresses the division of malignant cells, and induces apoptosis (programmed cell death). Propolis also supports cancer patients by mitigating the toxic side effects of chemotherapy drugs.

Bees produce propolis from resin they take from pine and other conifer evergreen trees. They combine the resin with flakes of wax and pollen, and carry it back to the hive. With this sticky substance, they patch holes, seal cracks, and construct panels in the hive.

In addition to serving as building material, propolis provides an antiseptic barrier that guards the hive from contamination and from outside attacks from mice, snakes and lizards. The origin of the word propolis is actually from the Greek, for “defense of the city.” Because of its microbial properties, propolis also protects the hive from bacterial and viruses.

Folk medicine practitioners have used propolis for millenia, to heal abscesses, treat wounds, and combat infection. The London pharmacopoeias of the 17th century lists propolis as an official drug.

Contemporary scientific research confirms the health benefits of propolis. There have been more than 2,000 studies on bee propolis, demonstrating the following benefits:

1. Anti-Microbial Action

Propolis fights bacteria, fungi and viruses. In one study, a propolis solution was applied to diabetic rats, and was shown to speed healing.

Propolis is an effective treatment in children to ward off respiratory tract infections, fight symptoms of the common cold, and prevent ear infections.

2. Healing of Burns

A 2002 study from the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine determined that propolis may facilitate the healing of minor burns. The researchers performed a comparison of a propolis skin cream with silver sulfadiazine, a standard drug for treatment of burns. Propolis proved as effective as the drug in treating second degree burns.

3. Prevention of Dental Caries

Greek and Roman physicians recommended propolis as a mouth disinfectant. Modern research shows it can be effective in the treatment of periodontitis and gingivitis. Extracts from propolis also limit bacterial plaque and reduce tooth decay. Other studies indicate propolis may support regeneration of dental pulp, bone tissue and cartilage.

4. Treatment for Parasites

Early studies show propolis may eliminate parasite infestations. In one study, subjects had a 52 to 60 percent success rate in eliminating giadiarsis.

5. Wart Removal

One study of 135 subjects with two distinct types of warts were given oral propolis, echinacea, or a placebo. Results appeared in the International Journal Dermatology. The cure rates were 75 percent for plane warts and 73 percent for common warts, far above cure rates for echinacea or placebo.

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Natural Cures, Natural Remedies, Vitamins
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Making Sense of Non-Traditional Medicine

Americans in ever greater numbers are using non-traditional approaches to healthcare. CAM is an umbrella term used for complementary medicine and alternative medicine. These two approaches to health are often seen as interchangeable, but they are actually distinct.

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Cancer, Natural Cures
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How One Determined Woman Saved Her Husband’s Life

Alyssia and Trevor Smith were living in Dubai in 2012, when he began suffering from debilitating back pain.  A series of medical visits culminated in a diagnosis of an aggressive bladder cancer that had already penetrated the muscle. Their oncologist recommended immediate radical surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.  The surgery he advised would include removing Trevor’s bladder and prostate. Without the recommended treatment, he said, Trevor would be dead in eighteen months. With the treatment, his prognosis was still dire, with a life expectancy of only about four years.

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Disease, Health Studies, Natural Cures, Prevention, Toxins
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Remove Aluminum from Your Brain

Scientists have linked an increasing number of neurological diseases to aluminum toxicity. Aluminum penetrates the blood brain barrier. It accumulates in tissue that does not have a rapid turnover of cells.

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Healthy Foods, Natural Cures, Prevention
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8 Health Benefits of Watermelon Seeds

Nothing says summer more than cutting into a ripe watermelon. The sweet red flesh of the fruit is the main attraction, but few people realize the value of watermelon seeds. Those are rich in fatty acids, essential proteins, and minerals.

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Disease, Health Studies, Natural Cures, Prevention, Toxins
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Mold: How Do You Fight It?

In our last article, we discussed the fact that mold is widely present in our environment. There are more than a thousand types of mold, and most houses are affected. Some molds cause allergies and asthma; others are responsible for deadly infections and even cancer.

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Health Studies, Natural Cures, Natural Remedies
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The Multitudinous Medicinal Properties of Dandelion

In modern life, dandelions are generally treated as a nuisance plant, to be crowded and poisoned out of suburban lawns. To those who know, however, dandelion is rich in medicinal properties. It detoxifies the liver, relieves allergies, lowers cholesterol, stimulates the production of bile, and is a diuretic. It contains more carotene than carrots, along with other vitamins and minerals, and can be very useful to pregnant and postmenopausal women.

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Natural Cures, Natural Remedies
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Could These Wraps Work for You?

Most of us have suffered a cough or cold. These are minor illnesses, but they are frustrating to experience. Coughing interferes with concentration and is a nuisance for the people around us. It is unpleasant during the day, but at night, a bad cough can interfere with sleep and keep other family members awake. That’s especially tough when we’re all tired from a day at work or school. Children are most apt to have colds and the flu, because of their less developed immune systems.

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Disease, Natural Cures, Natural Remedies
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Treat Your Sinus Infection with ACV

Most people who are interested in natural health are aware that apple cider vinegar helps improve many health conditions. One use for ACV is to clear up sinus infections, also called sinusitis. The signs of a sinus infection include the following:

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Cancer, Disease, Natural Cures
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Another Look at Vitamin B17

The grip of Big Pharma upon the medical establishment is hard to overestimate. A number of alternative cancer treatments have shown promise in eradicating cancer cells or augmenting the benefits of traditional chemotherapy, yet these treatments are generally ignored by doctors. In some states, the sale of alternative cancer therapies has been declared illegal. There have even been cases in which people have been forced to undergo chemotherapy. Accessing information about promising natural treatments takes considerable personal research, as little funding has been set aside to study them.

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