Tag: Herbs

Understand and overcome high blood pressure… Decoding the ‘Mosaic of Hypertension’

Traditional herbal thinking recognizes that chronic diseases are first created and then sustained by a variety of different factors. So the most logical way to address chronic diseases is to use [...]

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Conquering the killer in your arteries…

As indicated in part 1 of this article (see Nutrition & Healing, April 2014), being more relaxed and less stressed will make a big difference in preventing plaque rupture. But there are also [...]

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Radiation damage: Is there a role for herbs?

The radio-protective activity of herbs is an active area of research, with most studies conducted using animal models. Such research can only be regarded as preliminary in nature; hence the focus [...]

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New insights into better digestion with bitter herbs

I first wrote about the digestive value of bitter herbs such as gentian and wormwood in this column many years ago. At that time it was thought bitters mainly acted to stimulate the digestive [...]

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Herbs and phytochemicals with the power to prime – A new insight into herbal antioxidants: Part 2

What are the key herbs/ phytochemicals with Nrf2/ARE priming activity? The research has focused on just a few key ones: sulforaphane from broccoli (especially the sprouts), curcumin from [...]

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Antioxidants – have we had it wrong all along? A new insight into herbal antioxidants: Part 1

We all know about antioxidants. They are the good things in our diet that protect us against the evils of damage caused by free radicals. However, recently in both scientific circles and consumer [...]

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Three ‘Miracles from the Garden’ that can help you… bolster your memory, boost your brainpower and fight Alzheimer’s naturally!

Patent medicine companies have seen the enormous market (by some estimates, over 40 per cent of us aged 85 or older) for Alzheimer’s disease treatment, and have introduced several patent [...]

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Can herbs help during cancer chemotherapy?

If you’re undergoing chemotherapy and taking herbal supplements at the same time, you’re not alone. In fact, surveys have shown that a significant percentage of cancer patients using chemotherapy [...]

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Immune-boosting herbs in autoimmune disease: dangerous or necessary?

If you have an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Crohn’s disease, lupus, or ulcerative colitis, chances are you’ve been warned against [...]

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