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Proof that energy medicine works

Posted January 9, 2014

Are you interested in true disease prevention strategies? Maybe you’ve just become frustrated with a chronic health problem that just won’t go away – in spite of your best efforts. If you’re looking for a greater sense of balance and wellbeing – energy medicine may be the answer for you.

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Light as medicine? Researchers reveal how specific wavelengths of light can heal

Posted October 23, 2013

Multiple sclerosis (MS) causes progressive paralysis by destroying nerve cells and the spinal cord. It interrupts vision, balance and even thinking. On a suggestion from a colleague, Jeri-Anne Lyons decided to test how the disease responded to a radical therapy – exposure to a certain wavelength of light called near-infrared (NIR).

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Opium: A powerful medicine for pain relief

Posted July 25, 2013

Of all plants used in the field of medicine, none has been as widely employed – nor has helped to save as many lives and ease suffering – as the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. The plant and its derivatives have been used since antiquity. Cultivation of opium poppy dates to the Neolithic Age, and remnants of opium date back as far as 10,000 years, to ruins of Swiss lake dwellers. Sumerian images of opium date back to 4,000 BC. The ancient Minoans, whose culture flourished in Crete during the Bronze Age, employed opium and its sap as medicine.

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Food as medicine: Rooibos shines as a potent defense against Alzheimer’s, cancer, hypertension and more

Posted July 9, 2013

If you are a fan of green, black or white tea you may want to rethink your beverage of choice. Rooibos (Aspalathus linear) trumps all three with its substantial health enhancing features. Even if you are not an ardent tea drinker, a second look at this red hued nectar is worth your while for the sake of disease-free living.

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Food As Medicine: Vitamins, Supplements & Other Dietary Products

Posted October 24, 2012

Those of us who believe a long life is related to a good diet have something to celebrate this year. In 1912 the term vitamin was first used to describe the compounds in food necessary to prevent nutritional deficiencies. Now our use of the word vitamin, and the supplements and dietary products they’re found in, is 100 years old!

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Add some spice to your food and boost your disease-prevention power

Posted April 30, 2012

We often hear about the health benefits of eating more fruits and veggies, getting a little more exercise, or getting your weight down, but did you know that adding more spices and herbs to your food can reduce inflammation and also reduce your risk of chronic disease?

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