Here are some ingredients that help with inflammation and may be used as alternative to NSAIDs.Read More
If you were to look in your home medicine cabinet right now, I’m willing to bet you have at least one bottle of a pain reliever—perhaps a generic ibuprofen or a well-known brand like Tylenol or Aspirin. These types of medicines are very common because they’re easily available over the counter or on shelves at practically any pharmacy in the US.
However, just because they’re so easy to get doesn’t mean that they don’t have hidden and incredibly harmful side effects.
I’m going to tell you about the harms of these drugs and safer and healthy alternatives to them.Read More
Fluoride is a trace element, but it is found in our daily exposure more than a "trace".
In small amounts, it appears to be okay.
The problems with fluoride appear to be in chronic use of it over long periods of time, and/or being exposed to a high dose of it in a single instance.
Apart from skeletal tissue and teeth, fluoride can cause changes in the kidneys, liver, thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary gland, testis, muscle tissues, stomach, brain, neurons, and immune system.
I have mild dental fluorosis, probably from drinking too much fluoridated water, using fluoridated toothpaste, along with taking fluoride at the dentist to protect my enamel.Read More
Tianma and Its 81+ Major Compounds
Tianma (also called Gastrodia Elata) works on many systems of the body including the brain, liver, heart, eyes, ears, bones, and lungs.
It has many potential benefits in preventing treating common neurological and metabolic disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, epilepsy, liver disease, diabetes, neuropathy, and more.
In this post, we are going to be talking about Tianma, its bioactive components, and their benefits.Read More
Deferoxamine is a powerful drug that has potential benefits in restoring neuronal health, especially in those with stroke, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, spinal cord injury and sleep disorders.
In this post I've gone through it's potential benefits and alternatives to this drug.Read More
We need the sun for many biological processes.
The sun produces ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
UV can cause free radicals in skin cells and this is what causes skin cancer, wrinkles, photo-aging, and sun burns.
This diet will help protect the skin against the damaging effects of UV, without the need for conventional sunscreens.Read More
This post is in a completely different style/language than other posts I've done.
As a blogger, what do you do after a breakup?
Write about why it happened, of course!Read More
Ziziphus jujuba (jujube or Chinese dates), a plant in the family Rhamnaceae, is used in several Asian countries as a food and traditional medicine for over 3000 years.
The different parts of the Jujube plant (seeds, fruit, leaves, roots, etc) have different functions on the body.Read More
Not all artificial sweeteners aka (nonnutritive sweeteners (NNSs) or low-calorie sweeteners (LCS)) are bad.
Use of artificially sweetened foods (ASF) has increased in the past 50 years in the USA and there are clear parallels with changes in the prevalence of being overweight and the rise of obesity. R
Just because something is deemed as "safe" by the FDA, does not make it safe for humans.
In this post, I will break down the effects of artificial sweeteners on the body and give an alternative list to which ones are "safer" or even beneficial.Read More
Cerebral Dopamine Neurotropic Factor (CDNF) is a newly discovered (and very powerful) way to regrow damaged dopaminergic neurons.
It has shown have anti-inflammatory effects that are very beneficial in models of Parkinson's Disease.Read More
In 1958, researchers looked at how each unique color affected organisms.
They found out that blue light could change the circadian rhythm of algae, and this was later found out to be true with humans as well.
Our understanding about blue light has increased and I have summarized what the literature shows to date.
Blue light is quite powerful and has the power to reset/disrupt our circadian rhythms, but if used and timed properly it may mitigate diseases like diabetes, obesity, depression, anxiety, bulimia, schizophrenia, dementia, and Parkinson's Disease.
Some of the reasons (more explained below) is because blue light influences hormone secretion, heart rate, alertness, sleep, body temperature, and gene expression.Read More
Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) are perceived as environmental stressors on living organisms.
But since man-made EMFs are a very new stressor for humans, our cells have not developed proper defensive mechanisms against them.
For example, EMFs are classified as possibly carcinogenic (cancer causing) as is arsenic, chloroform, cigarettes, DDT, estrogenics, heavy metals, roundup, etc.
It seems clear that we would not willingly expose ourselves to these other agents, so why would we expose ourselves EMFs?
Is it from digital dementia (using electronics to remember everything for us) or FOMO (fear of missing out)?
In this post, to simplify everything, I'll try to stay away from quantum physics as much as possible. 😉
I'll also show as unbiased of an opinion of EMFs as possible, but I do give you my opinion towards the end.
I'll also provide ways you can protect yourself from the downsides of EMFs.Read More
This post will recap some of the problems with modern birth control on the body and give some more natural alternatives.Read More
Why do we even need sleep?
I remember back in high school my friends discussing the idea of having to sleep was just a caffeine deficiency.
I could never do without sleep.
Actually, I noticed a majority of my problems started with bad sleep and ended with good sleep.
So, let's get into what I've been doing.Read More
Damiana is a shrub native to southern Texas in the United States, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean.
Maya Indians called this species mis kok ("broom for asthma").
Damiana has been traditionally used as a remedy against stomach ache, lung diseases related to tobacco abuse, bladder and kidney infections, rheumatism, diabetes, and scorpion stings.
Today, it's commonly sold in headshops as a "legal high", because smoking the leaves may produce similar effects to smoking marijuana.Read More
Suma (pfaffia paniculata) is a common root in South America, especially in Brazil, known as Brazilian ginseng (Hebanthe eriantha).
It is nicknamed "para todo" which means "for all" in Spanish.
It is an adaptogen, which means contains molecules that helps the body deal with stress.Read More
Since the late 1970s, the use of glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) has increased approximately 100-fold.
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup®.
In this post, we will discuss glyphosate's toxic effects (even at extremely low doses).Read More
Arsenic is so common, but it is not talked about much.
It is hidden in our food and supplements, but has devastating effects on the body that we will discuss below.
We will also discuss what you can do to protect yourself from arsenic in our toxic environment.Read More
In this post we talk about what "fake" estrogens (estrogenics) do to the body and how you can protect yourself from the dangers of estrogenics.Read More
In this post we are going to be discussing estrogen receptors and how estrogen affects the body.Read More