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Flax Oil: Eat Like the Roman and Exhibit Strength, Stamina, Mental Clarity and Beauty

Posted March 2, 2014

To many, the aroma of freshly-baked bread is so pleasant that it’s almost intoxicating! According to historical record, soldiers of the Roman Empire marched with rations of bread baked with flaxseed meal and flax seed oil 3000 years ago. They most likely felt the “grounded” feeling, a feeling of mental stability after eating their bread, just like we do today when we add it to our foods.

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Mullein oil, a simple remedy for earaches

Posted February 11, 2014

The common mullein (Verbascum thapsus L.), is in the snapdragon family. The plant is rich in calcium phosphate, iron, magnesium, potassium and sulfur. It is a practical and medicinal plant readily found along roadsides, meadows and pastures. This plant has been used to treat pulmonary problems, inflammatory diseases, asthma, spasmodic coughs, diarrhea and migraine headaches. Although it has been used medicinally since ancient times, the popularity of common mullein has been increasing commercially for the past few years.

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Hempseed oil may be ‘packed’ with health-promoting compounds, finds new analysis

Posted February 9, 2014

Hempseed oil from legal low-THC versions of hemp may be full of potentially beneficial compounds including plant sterols and omega-3 fatty acids, according to new research.

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The remarkable health benefits of oil pulling

Posted February 2, 2014

More and more research is revealing that the health of your mouth is extremely critical to the health of your whole body. A dysbiotic oral cavity increases our risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and dementia. Oil pulling is an easy and inexpensive way to improve the balance of microorganisms in the mouth and improve our health.

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Hempseed oil is loaded with exceptionally healthy compounds

Posted February 2, 2014

Hempseed oil has surfaced as being loaded with an unusually large quantity of healthy compounds. It often appears that claims dealing with the positive health impact of hempseed oil may simply be part of heavy marketing campaigns by natural health advocates. However, the excessive claims of good health with hempseed oil have been backed up by scientific research.

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Study: Corn Oil Superior to Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Lowering Cholesterol

Posted December 9, 2013

Corn oil significantly reduces cholesterol with more favorable changes in total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-C than extra virgin olive oil, new research shows. The findings were presented at the American Society for Nutrition’s Advances & Controversies in Clinical Nutrition Conference by lead researcher, Dr. Kevin C Maki, PhD, of Biofortis, the clinical research arm of Merieux NutriSciences.

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A randomized, controlled cross-over trial of dermally-applied lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) oil as a treatment of agitated behaviour in dementia

Posted November 13, 2013

Lavender essential oil shows evidence of sedative properties in neurophysiological and animal studies but clinical trials of its effectiveness as a treatment of agitation in people with dementia have shown mixed results. Study methods have varied widely, however, making comparisons hazardous. To help remedy previous methodological shortcomings, we delivered high grade lavender oil in specified amounts to nursing home residents whose agitated behaviours were recorded objectively.

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Study: Some ‘Healthy’ Vegetable Oils May Actually Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Posted November 12, 2013

Some vegetable oils that claim to be healthy may actually increase the risk of heart disease, and Health Canada should reconsider cholesterol-lowering claims on food labelling, states an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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Jojoba oil will work wonders for your hair and skin

Posted November 12, 2013

If you live in the United States, then you won’t have to go too far in order to find jojoba shrubs, as they grow in the southern regions of the country, in addition to other areas in Mexico and Africa. The jojoba seed is very rich in essential fatty acids, and it is best used topically as an oil-based product. The oil is filled with important nutrients, such as vitamins B and E, plus minerals such as copper, chromium and zinc. It has been known to work wonders for the hair and skin, which explains why more and more beauty salons use products based on its wonderful oil.

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Nigella sativa is cancer’s worst nightmare

Posted November 11, 2013

Much to the dismay of many pharmaceutical giants and doctors who reap big rebate checks from recommending chemotherapy treatments, Nigella sativa has been proven over and over again to successfully treat cancer without the use of conventional treatments. Nigella sativa has been shown to be effective against numerous cancers, such as pancreatic, colon, prostate, breast and even brain cancers. Indeed, Nigella sativa is cancer’s worst nightmare and a ray of hope for people who may have died otherwise.

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