Argania (Berber: ⴰⵔⴳⴰⵏ Argan) a tree endemic to the semidesert Sous valley of southwestern Morocco. Argan oil has been a culinary staple in Morocco for centuries — not only because of its subtle, nutty flavor but also its wide array of potential health benefits. Read more ›
In the brain, nerve cells communicate with each other through neurons and particularly in their interconnections, called synapses, which are the sites at which nerve cells communicate.
The brain is a collection of about 10 billion interconnected neurons. Each neuron is a cell that uses biochemical reactions to receive, process and transmit information. Read more ›
I can’t shout this from the rooftops LOUDLY enough …”I’m better! I’m NOT disabled! I DO NOT HAVE FIBROMYALGIA!!”
“You have a chronic disability which is only going to worsen! Fibromyalgia is it’s name, here is some information to read.”
These were words spoken to me by a GP about 8 years ago now, although in hindsight I realise that I had symptoms for over 15 years. I guess it happened gradually but the day I couldn’t feel my feet on the floor and had no strength to walk to the toilet was the beginning of a shocking realisation!
I fell against the bedroom wall and called out to my hubby that I couldn’t walk. He laughed at me a little as I staggered about perhaps looking like I was tipsy! “No this is serious I think, I actually can’t walk!” Read more ›
As an avid student of metaphysics for my entire life, I can’t help looking at illness/decay/degeneration from a metaphysical viewpoint. I know it’s not everybody’s ‘cup of tea’ but I’ve found mileage in the past from recommending that patients become more ‘philosophical’ about the diagnosis/predicament they have received/found themselves in. Read more ›
For the last 15 years or so I’ve been an avid sauna fan (some might say addict!) and go nearly every day. Here’s a few reasons why I think saunas are fantastic for all-round health & recreation. Read more ›
Your body has many cells, parts, and systems and many of them are held together with collagen. The most abundant protein in your body is all about connection and strength. That’s because collagen’s adhesive qualities are only matched by its ability to provide structure and strength.
This impressive protein deserves a lot of discussion. From collagen and skin to its production process, what follows are all the facts you need to know about collagen. Thirty to be exact. (It’s so important, a list of 10 or even 25 just wouldn’t do.)
- You’re made of a lot of protein. And you already know collagen is the most common. But about 30 percent of your body’s proteins are one type of collagen or another. (Patience! You’ll read all about the different types in number 19.)
- Collagen isn’t just important for humans. Your animal friends rely on it just as much. That makes collagen the top dog of proteins in the animal kingdom.
- The roots of the word “collagen” go back to the Greek word kólla, which means glue. And now all that talk about connections and adhesive effects starts to make a little bit more sense.
- Saying collagen is found throughout your body is kind of an understatement. It’s a structural element of bones, muscles, tendon, and ligaments. Collagen and skin are always talked about together, because it’s a major component of your largest organ. But that’s just the start. Collagen is also found in:
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Gold compounds have been used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases for more than 75 years, but until now, how the metals work has been a mystery. Harvard Medical School researchers report in the Feb. 27 issue of Nature Chemical Biology that special forms of gold, platinum, and other classes of medicinal metals work by stripping bacteria and virus particles from the grasp of a key immune system protein.
“We were searching for a new drug to treat autoimmune diseases,” says Brian DeDecker, PhD, Read more ›
It has been becoming increasingly apparent in recent years that there are a number of alternative cancer treatment methods which have proven to either eradicate cancer cells on their own, or even assist with the more traditional methods of chemotherapy and radiation. Many of these alternative treatments do not get the recognition that they deserve from either mainstream media or mainstream medicine. In fact, in many states alternative cancer treatments have been banned or made illegal and, according to the law, one can even be forced to undergo chemotherapy against one’s will. Read more ›
What is MSM?
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), also known as dimethyl sulfone (DMSO2) and methyl sulfone, is an organic sulfur-containing compound that is essential for optimal health. Without sufficient MSM sulfur, your body cannot maintain an appropriate level of homeostasis. Read more ›
Activated charcoal is a fine, odourless, black powder often used in emergency rooms to treat overdoses. Its toxin-absorbing properties have a wide range of medicinal and cosmetic uses, though none are scientifically proven.
Superheating natural sources of carbon, such as wood, produces activated charcoal. The black powder stops toxins from being absorbed in the stomach by binding to them. The body is unable to absorb charcoal, and so the toxins that bind to the charcoal leave the body in the faeces. Read more ›