A Nutritional Solution to Depression

A Nutritional Solution to Depression

About Depression The great majority of us will experience a "reactive" depression during our lives, in response to a death or disaster. Others experience depression as a chronic condition. “While many think of their brain as the organ in charge of their mental health, your gut may actually play a far more significant role.”—Dr. Joseph Mercola An estimated 40 percent of people will experience depression, and only 20 percent of these seeks treatment from a doctor. Less than one third report that the drugs help. For those who want to feel better without the side-effects of drugs, there are nutritional and lifestyle alternatives to antidepressants. Herbal Treatments Unfortunately, over half of Americans still erroneously believe that depression is a character flaw, so shame and embarrassment keep them from seeking professional help. For these reasons and more, 80% of people with depression symptoms never get medical treatment. Treating depression with prescription drugs has largely been a failure. There’s a surprising array of herbal supplements that may be better than prescription antidepressants. Some of the best are Arctic...
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21 Foods that Naturally Unclog Arteries

21 Foods that Naturally Unclog Arteries

If your goal is to restore or maintain a healthy heart, there are a variety of foods that can help to unclog arteries of plaque build-up, lower your blood pressure, and reduce inflammation – the main culprits of cardiovascular illness. Many of the foods on this list contain healthy fats, antioxidants, and soluble fiber which are great not only for your heart, but also to promote healthy skin, hair, hormone production, and nutrient absorption.  You can feel better, have more energy, and improve your heart health without the use of toxic chemicals. [contentblock id=8 img=adsense.png] 1. Asparagus One of the best vegetables for clearing arteries, asparagus is full of fiber and minerals, as well as a long list of vitamins including K, B1, B2, C, and E.  Asparagus can help to lower blood pressure and prevent blood clots that can cause serious cardiovascular illness.  Try steaming raw asparagus for maximum vitamin potential! 2. Avocado The next time you make a sandwich or salad, consider adding a few...
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The Gerson Therapy: Helping the Body Heal Itself

The Gerson Therapy: Helping the Body Heal Itself

“The Gerson® Therapy is a natural treatment that activates the body’s extraordinary ability to heal itself through an organic, plant-based diet, raw juices, coffee enemas and natural supplements.”—The Gerson Institute Dr. Max Gerson Dr. Max Gerson originally developed the Gerson Therapy diet in an attempt to treat his own severe migraine headaches. He recommended this diet to patients who suffered from migraines, one of whom found that his skin tuberculosis healed. Eventually Dr. Gerson used his diet therapy to treat skin tuberculosis at the Munich University Hospital. He won the friendship of Dr. Albert Schweitzer when he treated the Nobel laureate’s wife for lung tuberculosis after conventional treatments had failed. He treated Dr. Schweitzer for Type II diabetes. The Gerson Therapy has also been used in the treatment of kidney failure, heart disease, arthritis, auto-immune disorders and, ultimately, cancer. In 1958, Dr. Gerson published A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases, in which he chronicled the methods used and insights gained in thirty years...
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Natural Relief from Gout

Natural Relief from Gout

What is Gout? Gout is a type of arthritis (joint inflammation) caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. Uric acid is produced from the breakdown of purines, which are found naturally in the body and in meats, seafoods, alcohol, and fructose. The excess uric acid accumulates in the joints, and leads to inflammation and severe, often sudden pain. Gout typically affects the feet, especially the big toe, but can cause pain in ankles, knees, elbows, wrists, and fingers. Men seem to be more at risk for gout than women. About Uric Acid... The accumulation of uric acid, or hyperuricemia, can occur over years. Some researchers believe gout is caused by an imbalance in the body’s pH. They feel that uric acid is a result of the body's attempt to rebalance pH, and and it may be remedied by alkalizing foods and beverages. Conventional Treatment Some standard treatments for gout include: Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Colchicine: A low daily dose may be prescribed after an acute attack to prevent future attacks. Corticosteroids:...
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