Overlooked Virus Killer
Sales of vitamin C supplements have tripled in the last few weeks… And the most powerful kind of vitamin C is sold out on Amazon. (More on that in a minute.) I’m glad to see people turning to vitamin C. But the the chewable form you usually find at the drugstore won’t give you the boost you’re looking for. You see, absorption — or bioavailability — is an issue, and your body can only absorb about 500 mg of this conventional form of vitamin C before you hit saturation. And that’s nowhere near enough. In a moment I’ll show you a better form of vitamin C… and how you...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Nutrition Source Type: news

Sudan: Guava, the Tree That Bears Fruit All the Year Round
[SudaNow] Guava, the tree whose fruit is characterized with a strong appetizing smell is grown everywhere in the Sudan (no matter the soil or the weather). This evergreen tree is also characterized with a host of health benefits whether in the fruit itself, its leaves or even its bark. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of guava?
Guava is a traditional remedy for a variety of ailments. Initial research suggests that compounds in guava leaf extract could help treat a number of conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, menstrual cramps, diarrhea, the flu, and cancer. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Compounds found in guava observed to display potent anticancer activity
(Natural News) Guava is more than just a delicious tropical fruit. In regions where it is grown, it is also recognized as a potent medicinal plant. One study confirms that guava possesses powerful natural compounds, some of which give the fruits anti-cancer effects. The researchers tested various extracts of guava (methanol, hexane, and chloroform) on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eucalyptus essential oil found to help manage diabetes
(Natural News) A study titled “Anti-diabetic and antioxidant potentials of aqueous extract of Eucalyptus globulus in experimentally-induced diabetic rats” analyzed the effects of eucalyptus on diabetic rats. Eucalyptus globules is a member of the Myrtaceae family, along with pohutukuwa, bay rum tree, guava, acca, allspice, myrtle, and clove. It is native to southeast Australia and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking yam bean root or guava juice can improve your heart health
(Natural News) In Thailand, there are a lot of fruits available. Yam bean (Pachyrhizus erosus, L.) and guava (Psidium guajava, L.) are two of the most commonly consumed fruits in Thailand. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers from Mahidol University in Thailand evaluated the heart health benefits of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Winners of the 2018 Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge
(Elsevier) Two new chemistry solutions that use guava leaves to combat food spoilage and turn fish bones into phosphate rich fertilizer won the Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge. The 2018 first prize winner is Prajwal Rajbhandari, President of the Research Institute for Biosciences& Biotechnology in Nepal. The second prize was awarded to Dr. Alessio Adamiano. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A flavonoid found in guava and Osage orange has antioxidant properties that can reduce inflammation and improve “neurological deficits”
(Natural News) A study carried out by a team of researchers from Binzhou City Central Hospital and the Harbin Medical University in China discovered that the flavonoid morin, which is found in guava and Osage orange, contained antioxidant properties that can lessen inflammation and improve neurological deficits in cerebral ischemia patients. In the study, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency we are all born with
I’ve admired Linus Pauling for years. In 1976, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist gave mega doses of vitamin C to 100 “untreatable” cancer patients. He then compared these so-called terminal patients to patients with the same kind of cancer who didn’t get vitamin C. The patients who received the traditional cancer treatment lived for an average of six months. Pauling’s patients lived — on average — for six years. You’d think that the medical community would have heralded Pauling’s research as a huge breakthrough in cancer treatment. But they didn’t. And they still ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures Nutrition anti-cancer leukemia vitamin vitamin C Source Type: news

Prediabetes drug increases risk of diabetes!
Raise your hand if your doctor has ordered a blood test to check your glucose. Most do, whether or not you have symptoms of diabetes. If your fasting blood sugar is 125 mgm/dL or above you are considered a diabetic. But if your number comes in between 108 and 125 they’ll say you have “prediabetes.”  That’s a condition where your cells have a resistance to the hormone insulin. Your body uses insulin to put glucose into your cells where it can provide energy. But with insulin resistance, your cells are slow to take up glucose. It builds up in your blood.  Over a lifetime, 70-75% of people ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Health Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: news

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month -- Educating All Men On Reducing Their Risk
This study only looked at the effect of dietary or food sources of zinc and not at zinc supplements. Some dietary sources of zinc include the following: • Beef steak - 3 oz contains 4.9 mg • Oysters - 3 oz contains 67 mg • Shrimp - 3 oz contains 1.5 mg • Pork chop - 3 oz contains 2.8 mg • Yogurt - 1 cup contains 2.2 mg • Enriched cereal - ¾ cup contains 15 mg • Red kidney beans - ½ cup contains 2 mg Zinc coming from meat sources is more readily bioavailable than zinc from vegetarian sources. Legumes and whole grains contain phytic acid inhibiting zinc's bioavailability. Co...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Beauty-Boosting Benefits of Turmeric
by the Rodale's content team We're currently obsessed with turmeric. This powerful, brightly colored spice, extracted from the roots of plants in the ginger family, has been used for centuries in medicine, dyes, and an incalculable number of tasty meals. And these days, turmeric is really having a moment! That's because various current research studies have revealed the science behind the benefits of ingesting turmeric and its active ingredient, curcumin. Just a few of the health rewards these studies have linked the spice to are that it slows Alzheimer's progress, aids in detoxifying the liver and kidneys, and even boos...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hawaii tries to ward off Zika amid pesticide fears and limited resources
On a farm in the heart of Hawaii's ongoing dengue outbreak, coffee grows wild among the ferns, and vanilla vines climb guava trees. It's hard to know where nature ends and the farm begins, and that's the way organic farmers there like it. But state efforts to combat the outbreak — and prevent the... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 13, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Cathy Bussewitz Source Type: news

Oversleeping: The Effects and Health Risks of Sleeping Too Much
This article originally appeared on the Amerisleep blog. Rosie Osmun is the Creative Content Manager at Amerisleep, a progressive memory foam mattress brand focused on eco-friendly sleep solutions. Rosie writes more posts on the Amerisleep blog about the science of sleep, eco-friendly living, leading a healthy lifestyle and more. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Dangerous Effect Scented Candles Could Have In Your Home
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Fruit that Naturally Reverses Diabetes
Mainstream medicine wants you to believe the only thing you can do about diabetes is take Big Pharma’s pills or insulin shots for the rest of your life. Even if you’re not diabetic, all those carbs in your diet — cereal, pasta, potatoes, bread and sugary drinks — means your body is getting a dangerous overload of sugar. And it may be just a matter of time, before you become a statistic in America’s fastest growing health epidemic. For decades, I’ve been helping my patients not just manage their diabetes symptoms, also to reverse it for good. And I’ve also been helping them to preve...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 7, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures diabetes guava Source Type: news

Nature’s Most Powerful Age Fighter?
When I lecture at anti-aging conferences around the world, I get a good sense of what the leading anti-aging physicians are thinking about. And I’m surprised by how many are still holding out hope for an anti-aging “drug.” But I’m not holding my breath. And even if the FDA approved a drug for aging, it would likely include a laundry list of side effects, and only affect a small range of age-related decline. I’ve always had more faith in nature. Many of the most powerful age fighters are naturally occurring, and they do a better job of supporting and lengthening your telomeres than any drug. Te...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - July 6, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition omega 3 telomere vitamin C Source Type: news

Nigeria: Herbal Cocktail for Drug-Resistant Malaria
[Guardian]Can hot infusion from the boiled green leaves of pawpaw combined with leaves of neem tree, lemon grass, guava, and stem bark of pattern wood drunk as one wine glass full three times daily be the elusive treatment for drug-resistant malaria? CHUKWUMA MUANYA writes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A Nutrition Pioneer
I got a great magazine in the mail last week. It’s a TIME special edition about all my heroes in science. Sir Isaac Newton, Einstein, Pasteur… I read a little further and I was happy to see Linus Pauling. I thought, “Great! They recognized what a pioneer he was…” I was excited because Pauling is someone who’s close to home for me. He was a scientist who then became a nutritionist, and he was a contrarian. Someone who said to mainstream doctors, “You guys have missed the boat.” But TIME didn’t say that about him. Instead, they chose to portray him as someone who went ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 18, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Heart Health Nutrition Cancer heart attack telomeres vitamin C vitamins Source Type: news

5 Nutritional Deficiencies You Might Not Even Know You Have
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com As we age, proper nutrition is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind. And while we need to eat fewer calories the older we get, our bodies actually require more of certain vitamins and minerals. A number of factors may contribute to nutritional deficiencies: Some people have limited access to food due to financial constraints or physical disabilities. Depression, loss of appetite and forgetfulness can also lead to a decreased intake of food. Furthermore, certain medical conditions and medications can increase nutritional needs or decrease the body's ability to absorb nutrients as...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guava aids the body and the brain
(NaturalNews) Guavas are native to South America, Mexico and other parts of North America. They are cultivated in the tropics and subtropics of Africa, the Caribbean and parts of Asia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia and Spain. There are different species of guava, but the most commonly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vieques Goes from Bombs to Beets
A group of visitors tours Jorge Cora's farm on Jan. 25, 2014. Credit: Elisa SanchezBy Carmelo Ruiz-MarreroVIEQUES, Puerto Rico, Feb 10 2014 (IPS) A decade after the United States Navy’s departure, the Puerto Rican island town of Vieques faces new challenges, and the rebirth of its agriculture sector is hampered by a legacy of toxic military trash that has uncertain consequences. From 1999 to 2003, Vieques, which is just over twice the size of New York City’s Manhattan Island, was the site of a massive civil disobedience campaign to put an end to the presence of the Navy, which had used the island for bombing pr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Green Economy Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva Europe TerraViva United Nations Casa Pueblo Organic farming P Source Type: news