Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cupuacu fruit is a natural pharmacy and fountain of youth rolled into one

Part of the same Theobroma botanical genus as cacao, cupuacu (koo-poo-ah-soo) is a watermelon-sized Amazonian superfruit that is renowned for its capacity to dissolve body fat, minimize the effects of aging and boost cognitive function. It even holds great promise in attacking colon cancer cells. Healers of the Amazon rainforest have long recognized the benefits of cupuacu. And now savvy health enthusiasts are discovering the outstanding perks of the fruit as well.

What other fruit can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, spark natural weight loss and ease pain and inflammation while improving emotional outlook and memory? Add to this the benefits of radiant hair and skin, a strong immune system, fortification against cancer and a reduction of digestive distress, and it's no wonder that cupuacu is referred to as nature's ultimate pharmacy and fountain of youth.

A time-honored superfruit with remarkable healing properties

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

U.S. bipolar rates soar despite heavy use of psychiatric drugs, natural alternatives may prove more effective

America has one of the highest rates of bipolar disease in the world with a staggering 5.7 million adults diagnosed. Characterized by periods of bone crushing depression swinging to cycles of mania, the disorder can destroy families and finances while shortening lifespan due to high suicide rates. Yet the disease has varying degrees of severity and often goes unrecognized. To make matters worse, the mainstream medical establishment consistently advocates pharmaceutical drugs as a universal panacea. Sadly, these treatments are rife with side-effects. In response, many are beginning to seek alternatives to conventional medicine - and finding success with natural remedies.

Cycles of heaven and hell

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

From Dave Matthews to Danny DeVito: Stars Show Why GMO Labeling is a No-Brainer in This Hilarious Video

The “Right to Know” whether our food is genetically modified is something that’s not afforded to us in America, despite the fact that labels on foods containing GMOs are mandated in 60+ countries around the world.

And while companies have begun voluntarily labeling them, there is much concern over whether they’re telling the truth (as this recent fiasco involving a popular tortilla chip company showed).

This November, voters in two key states, Colorado and Oregon, will decide whether or not to label GMOs in landmark votes.

Both campaigns are being badly outspent due to huge donations from Monsanto and Big Food, but Colorado in particular is getting hammered, with over $11 million spent to hide information from consumers about whether or not there are GMOs in their food so far, compared with just $441,000 on the pro-labeling side.

Monday, October 27, 2014

5 magical black superfoods that will enchant you

Stunning on any plate, black foods are an ideal choice during the winter months. Chock full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and anthocyanin, these striking superfoods promote health with an interesting twist.

Think squid pasta, forbidden rice, blackberries, ebony sesame and chia seeds.

Both Ayurvedic (Indian) and Chinese medicine hail the benefits of black foods — and now science has too.

Food Fit for an Emperor

In eastern healing philosophies, black foods have long been used to encourage wellness. Black rice was so valued and rare in days past that emperors even declared it ‘forbidden’ to the common people.

Chinese medicine believes that black foods correspond with the water element and nourish the kidneys — helping the body to stay energetic and warm, and the mind harmonious. Black beans, rice and sesame are the traditional foods eaten during cold winter months.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bolivia grants legal rights to Mother Earth

(Earth We Are One) Law of Mother Earth sees Bolivia pilot new social and economic model based on protection of and respect for nature.

Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of life for the Bolivian people.

Developed by grassroots social groups and agreed by politicians, the Law of Mother Earth recognises the rights of all living things, giving the natural world equal status to human beings.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Research suggests a diet rich in probiotics discourages colon cancer

Good news: If you're a fan of probiotics, another health benefit has been added to the ranks, this time concerning lowered colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. A known immune booster, probiotics also hinder harmful pathogens in the gut that can lead to cellular mutations. Not only that, certain species of beneficial bacteria form conjugated linoleic acid in the colon, which may inhibit the development of cancer through anti-inflammatory action.

Keeping the colon healthy and disease-free

According to Cancer Active, Professor Ian Rowland at the University of Ulster, a leading expert on diet and cancer prevention, notes:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Guanabana: the cancer killer big pharma doesn't want you to know about

Guanabana is known by a variety of names -- including soursop, cherimoya, custard apple, Brazilian paw paw and graviola. However you recognize this versatile tree, one aspect is clear: guanabana provides powerful relief from a a wide scope of disease. Tackling cancer, herpes, parasites, infections and more, guanabana is an important player in the battle against ill health.

A natural, inexpensive and effective treatment for cancer -- and just about everything else

Revered for centuries in South America and Southeast Asia, the bark, leaves, root, seeds and fruit have been used to tame heart disease, asthma, liver issues and arthritis. Guanabana is also helpful for treating sleep disorders, fevers and cough. According to the article, "Guanabana--Medicinal Uses?" extracts of the plant: