Have You Heard Of Oil Pulling?

It was new to me until a few months ago when I started to notice videos and blog posts all talking about this so called ancient technique. To be a little more exact the claim was that this is a technique used in Ayurvedic Medicine and that also puzzled me. Because I have studied Ayurveda; not to professional level but as a Naturopath I love to learn healing practises and principles from other parts of the world.…

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How to Cure Type 2 Diabetes

If you type diabetes cure into a search engine you'll find former diabetes patient after former diabetes patient happy to tell you about how they cured their diabetes but if you visit an official medical website you will usually be told that diabetes "can’t be cured"! So what is going on here? A revolution is going on and it is not just in diabetes. Due to the internet people are getting access to the natural cures that…

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How To Do An 80% Detox :-)

Detox is one of the most effective ways of boosting our energy, our health and giving our overworked immune system a rest. It is also rather complicated and can take a lot of time to accomplish and everybody wants shortcuts and quick fixes. So the market provides them with "Detox Overnight" foot patches, "Detox Weekends" and Detox Packs where "Everything" you need for a detox is included in one handy dandy box. Aside… Sorry if my sarcasm…

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Multiple Sclerosis; Can You Heal It With Diet?

Looking at the array of points of light all across the picture you might wonder if this was the discovery of a new star. But no! these points showed small areas of damage in the brain. The points were shown on an X ray slide and the news was far from welcome. The damage or lesions were widely spread through the brain so the disease was called Disseminated Sclerosis which just describes the image – scars all…

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Where Do You Get Your Protein If You Don’t Eat Meat?

Lots of us raised on a meat eating diet come across vegetarians and the vegetarian diet sooner or later. And we ask "Where's the protein? " And vegetarians and vegans who are usually slimmer and healthier than their meat eating cousins are totally fed up hearing that question so here we'll cover the ever present question "Where do you get your protein from?" What's Protein Anyway? Have you heard that most of the body is water? It's…

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Are You a Barley Fan?

Comfort food and ancient grain, the Superfood, Barley, has something for everybody. I'm biased about Barley. My mother came from Scotland so I was brought up on Barley Soup, called "Scotch broth" by many! Whatever it's called this delicious soup got us through cold winters and was something to look forward to Its versatility means that Barley is eaten as stew or soup in some countries and made into bread or even beer in others. Barley seems…

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Is Buckwheat a Super Food

Buckwheat seems to have a wandering heart. It first settled into the US when Europeans brought it with them. And they received it from the Romans and other travellers from the east. How far east? As far as Tibet and China It has always been one of the crucial dependable crops that flourished in poor soil and could be used to make for everything from porridge and stews to Buckwheat cakes, Buckwheat honey and beer. The taste…

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Is Mitochondrial Medicine A Breakthrough or a Dead End?

As many as 2 million American suffer from Mitochondrial Disease and yet few of us have either heard of it or can say what mitochondria are. Simply put mitochondria are tiny little energy producing organs found in each of our muscles and most cells. How small are they? About 1 millionth of a metre or yard so it hard to see what is going wrong in this type of disease and to fix it too. We know…

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Can Light Be Lunch?

What's your idea of a "Light lunch? Mine is soup and salad which fills me up and leaves me feeling well-nourished and ready to get going on what I want to do next. But what if the energy we get from our food could be got from light itself? Could light really be our lunch? Sounds wacky I agree but stay with me here in our mood of "What if?" Energy is at the Root of all…

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Arthritis Agony – Can It Be Cured?

There is an epidemic of pain and disability from arthritis that rages around the world but afflicts those in the US and Europe more than elsewhere. It is the most common form of disability in the US with more than 80% of those over 50 suffering from it. Often thought of as a disease if old age even children can be afflicted with arthritis. Even though there are over 100 types of Arthritis the most common are…

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