8 Natural treatments for urinary tract infections

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common bladder infections. Most UTIs are caused by bacteria getting into the urinary tract, causing inflammation and pain when urinating. Conventional treatments for UTIs include antibiotics, which are known to cause both acute and long-term adverse side effects. Fortunately, there are many natural ways to treat … Continue reading 8 Natural treatments for urinary tract infections

5 Supplements for managing blood pressure

Eating a healthy diet is key to maintaining healthy blood pressure levels. After all, many of the minerals needed for blood pressure management, such as potassium and magnesium, come from a variety of nutritious foods. If you’re eating a balanced diet, then you have nothing to worry about. But if your regular diet mainly consists … Continue reading 5 Supplements for managing blood pressure

Not all bad: How “good” viruses boost your well-being

Though viruses are known for causing disease, not all of them are harmful. In fact, some viruses in your body are important for your overall health and may even help eliminate infections. Called “bacteriophages,” these “good” viruses are natural antibiotics that pack a mean punch against bad bacteria. What are bacteriophages? The community of viruses inside your body is called the “virome.” The … Continue reading Not all bad: How “good” viruses boost your well-being

12 Simple ways to reduce your risk of chronic inflammation

Inflammation is a key part of your body’s immune response. It’s an indication that your body is trying to protect itself from harmful agents, such as bacteria, viruses and toxins. Without inflammation, wounds would fester and simple infections would become deadly. Acute inflammation, which occurs in response to tissue injury, is a type of inflammation that resolves in weeks. … Continue reading 12 Simple ways to reduce your risk of chronic inflammation

Echinacea extract can help address mild anxiety in adults, reveals study

Echinacea angustifolia, commonly known as purple cornflower, is one of many species of echinacea that can be found in eastern and central North America. A member of the daisy (Asteraceae) family, this popular herb is commonly used to prevent colds and other respiratory tract infections. The Native Americans who live on the Great Plains also use it as a natural … Continue reading Echinacea extract can help address mild anxiety in adults, reveals study

Pomegranate may help reduce the risk of certain cancers – study

A review conducted to explore the anti-cancer properties of pomegranate has found sufficient evidence that supports its use for the prevention of certain cancers. The review looked at cell culture and animal studies, as well as human clinical trials on the use of pomegranate against certain types of cancers. After compiling and analyzing all the data, the team confirmed that pomegranate could help reduce … Continue reading Pomegranate may help reduce the risk of certain cancers – study

6 Pressure points to activate for a good night’s sleep

Acupressure is a traditional Chinese practice that is often used to address minor health complaints. It’s even used to relieve sleep disorders like insomnia. If you are having trouble sleeping, try activating the six acupressure points listed below for better sleep. Acupressure and qi Some studies show that acupressure can be used as an alternative treatment for sleep disorders. Acupressure was developed to … Continue reading 6 Pressure points to activate for a good night’s sleep

Intermittent fasting is key to a “healthy lifestyle,” experts suggest

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It is said to promote weight loss, lower blood pressure and boost brain health, among others. But what does science actually say about intermittent fasting? In a review published in The New England Journal of Medicine, neuroscientist Mark Mattson of Johns Hopkins Medicine and aging specialist Rafael de … Continue reading Intermittent fasting is key to a “healthy lifestyle,” experts suggest

Researchers look at chunkung herbal medicine and its ability to prevent bone loss in postmenopausal women

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that affects older adults. It is characterized by weak and brittle bones that make a person more prone to fractures. According to experts, the bones are in a constant state of renewal. During childhood and until the early 20s, a person makes new bones faster than his body could break down old ones to … Continue reading Researchers look at chunkung herbal medicine and its ability to prevent bone loss in postmenopausal women

4 Wild medicinal plants to harvest for profit

North America is rich in wild medicinal plants that you can harvest for profit. These herbs are used in Native American Medicine to treat a variety of ailments, from lung infections to fever. Since they grow in the wild, harvesting them won’t cost you anything. (h/t PreppersWill.com) How to harvest wild herbs You need to pick wild … Continue reading 4 Wild medicinal plants to harvest for profit