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Challenging Some Myths of Modern Dentistry

Modern dentisry assumes that bacteria are the primary and only cause of tooth decay and gum disease. However, native people, living on traditional diets rarely experienced tooth decay, gum disease or impacted wisdom teeth. Why? This article talks about the role of nutrition in dental health and how to avoid some of the toxic substances used in modern dentistry.

Getting Rid of Parasites

Even when we're healthy, our intestinal tract is a zoo of living creatures.  Hopefully, we're playing host to friendly organisms like lactobacillus bacteria, but sometimes the creatures in our intestinal zoo are dangerous critters to our health. This article deals with the problem of parasites.

Are You In Pain? Nature has Answers.

Everyone experiences pain at various times, but if we want to get rid of pain permanently, instead of just masking it with pain-killing drugs, then we need to understand what our pain is telling us. We need to identify the underlying cause of our pain and remove it, rather than numbing it.  Fortunately, nature has many tools to help us do this.  Learn how natural remedies can ease our suffering in this article.

Reversing Metabolic Syndrome to Avoid Diabetes

25% of Americans Have Metabolic Syndrome—Do You?

Metabolic Syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that can lead to the development of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and other degenerative diseases.  Fortunately, you can reverse Metabolic Syndrome with appropriate diet and lifestyle changes, as well as the right herbs and nutritional supplements.  This article shows you how.

Let’s Stop Drugging Our Children

America’s children are being over-medicated.  As evidence of this, nearly seven million American children have been subjectively diagnosed with Attention-Deficient Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), and roughly 60% of those children are taking Ritalin, Adderall, and other psychostimulant drugs.  A 2014 report by the National Center for Health Statistics indicates that 7.5% of all American children between 6-17 years of age used prescription meds during the past 6 months for emotional or behavioral difficulties—a 500% increase from the period 1988-1994. Sadly, about half of these children and their parents report that the drugs are not helping.  In fact, they sometimes make things worse.  This article exposes an alarming disservice to our children and offers proven natural solutions to the problems of ADD and ADHD.

Are You Suffering From Sleep Debt?

Most of us recognize the perils of financial debt, but did you know that you can build up debt when it comes to sleep?  Getting short-changed occasionally on our sleep isn’t a serious problem, but when it happens night after night, we build up a back-log of needed sleep.  This "sleep debt" adversely affects our mood, health and safety. In this article we offer several effective tips for getting the quality sleep you need.

Oh My Aching Head!

Ninety percent of Americans experience headaches at various times in their lives.  Headaches are responsible for about 157 million lost workdays and are one of the top ten reasons why people visit medical doctors.  Yet most people don’t think about what may be causing their headaches; they just pop a pill to temporarily relieve the pain.  The question remains, however, “What is causing my headache?” and if you’re one of the 45 million Americans who suffer from chronic headaches the answers to that question can change your life.

Need More Energy?

Feeling a little run down?  Based on the rapid increase in the sale of energy drinks, coffee and other caffeinated beverages, you aren’t alone. Unfortunately, caffeine doesn’t give you energy; it merely depletes your energy reserves.  Fortunately, there are natural ways to rebuild your energy reserves and get the stamina you need to face the challenges of life.  This article will teach you how to get your energy back!

Natural Strategies for Preventing and Treating COPD and Asthma

Most of us are fortunate enough to take breathing for granted, but millions of people struggle to breathe because of chronic respiratory problems.  COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) actually describes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, severe bronchiectasis, and asthma.  These diseases generally involve blockage in the air passages, bronchial muscle spasms, inflammation of the mucus membranes, deterioration of the lung tissue, and increased mucus production.  In this article, we'll explain how diet, herbs and other natural methods can help people with COPD and asthma to breathe freely again.

Natural Approaches to Autoimmune Disorders

The human immune system is a marvel.  Most of the time it does a wonderful job of protecting us from infections, toxins and abnormal cells of all kinds. When the immune system becomes confused it can start tagging the body’s own tissues and proteins as if they were foreign invaders. This causes the immune system to attack and damage the body’s own tissues.  Medicine has dubbed the diseases where this happens as autoimmune disorders. This article talks about the probable causes and basic approach to natural therapy for these conditions.

Busting the Cholesterol Myth

What do you know about the causes of heart disease and the relationship between fats, cholesterol and cardiovascular health? Test your knowledge with a quiz and then learn why what you think you know may not be true.

Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome

One of the biggest health problems we face in modern society is metabolic syndrome. This imbalance in body chemistry ranges from mild insulin resistance to full-blown diabetes. Metabolic syndrome has been called by many names: hyperinsulinemia, syndrome X, cardiometabolic syndrome, diabesity and insulin resistance syndrome. This article discusses what to do to reverse this problem that may involve half of all Americans.