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The Natural Medicine News section draws from the fast-evolving edge of the international world of natural healing, herbalism, alternative therapies and scientific exploration. From interesting bits and news bytes, to significant new research or unusual discoveries, Chanchal shares her latest findings.

Eat Your Veggies – It Could Save Your Life

Researchers at The School of Public Health, Imperial College , London published a meta analysis in the International Journal of Epidemiology this week stating that  eating more fruits and vegetables may prevent millions of premature deaths.
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Review of Anti-Inflammatory Herbal Medicines

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Medicinal plants and their secondary metabolites are progressively used in the treatment of diseases as a complementary medicine. Inflammation is a pathologic condition that includes a wide range of diseases such as rheumatic and immune-mediated conditions, diabetes, cardiovascular accident, … Read More

Probiotics, fermented foods linked to good health

The bacteria located in your GI tract play a crucial role in the development and operation of the mucosal immune system in your digestive tract. They also aid in the production of antibodies to pathogens. Dr. Mercola takes a closer look at the vital importance of probiotic gut bacteria...

New study reports Capsicum frutescens (cayenne) reduces pain more than placebo

A new study published in January 2016 in the prestigious international journal Spine reports that Capsicum frutescens (cayenne) reduces pain more than placebo. This is an especially interesting report as it comes from the Cochrane Collaboration who review many studies, assess them for robustness of methodology and compile the results.

Probiotics linked to reduced risk of chronic diseases – Dr. Mercola Review

Research is confirming that probiotics - like those found in naturally fermented foods like kefir, kombucha and saurkraut - are potent determinants for a healthy gut and strong immune system

Cellphone Radiation – Doctors Discuss Risks (video)

View this video to see what a growing body of international science is now telling us about the risks to pregnant women and sperm and prenatally exposed offspring from cell phone radiation. Cell phones are a ubiquitous part of our lives. But, several new, independent studies confirm previous findings that pulsed digital signals from cell phones disrupt DNA, impair brain function and damage sperm.

Fibromyalgia – Biological Basis for Pain Detected

Scientists at Integrated Tissue Dynamics (Intidyn) have detected a biological basis for the pain of Fibromyalgia, a perplexing and debilitating disorder affecting approximately 10 million people in the US. Originally regarded as psychosomatic, researchers found an enormous increase in sensory nerve fibers within the blood vessels of the skin of women suffering from fibromyalgia.

Co-Q10 – Powerful Antioxidant Shown to Halve Heartfailure Mortality

Science Daily, May 25, 2013 - Randomized double blind trial shows Coenzyme Q10 halves mortality from heart failure and all other causes, according to results presented at Heart Failure 2013 congress. Supplementation with CoQ10, which is a natural and safe substance essential to the body, has been shown to significantly improve symptoms, survival rate and quality of life in heart failure patients.

Controversial ginko study highlights assessment difficulties

A recent report by the US National Toxicology Program, linking a Chinese formulation of ginkgo extract with cancer, highlights the issues that create controversy regarding the safety testing of herbal medicines.

Doctors discover ‘super honey’ to treat wounds and kill superbug infections

UK doctors test new 'super honey' with capacity for enhanced wound healing and antibiotic properties.