The healing properties of cannabis are nothing new. In ancient India, cannabis was used to treat ailments such as insomnia and pain. The Greeks used it to cure ailments such as nosebleeds and tapeworms. In Medieval Islam, history shows cannabis used as a diuretic, antiemetic, and antiepileptic (1).   Even in the West, cannabis was the primary pain reliever prescribed by doctors until Aspirin took its place in 1897. Up until the “war on drugs” began around 1937, there were at least 2000 different cannabis-based medicines on the market (2).   Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) still labels cannabis [More]
Do you suffer from dry skin on your feet? Is it so bad that your heels have cracked and it’s gone from simply being a nuisance to a painful hindrance? These common heel fissures are a result of the combination of thickened skin and dry skin. Sometimes they cause discoloration and can become infected, if not properly treated. If the cracks or fissures are more than just on the surface, they could begin to bleed. So it’s very important that even before you begin to experience some or all of these painful symptoms, that you do what’s necessary to prevent [More]
Joint pain is very common in people from several different age groups and is often times associated with more serious conditions such as osteoporosis or arthritis. Whether or not these conditions are associated with bone diseases, joint pain may also be a result of the person’s lifestyle, especially if the person works an office job and has to sit for long periods of time or constantly carries heavy items. In this video, we’ll see how you can deal with joint pain, using tips that can be easily incorporated in your day to day routine: 1. Apply Ice 2. Heat Therapy [More]
There’s a handy ingredient probably sitting in your pantry just waiting to provide an array of super benefits. Vinegar. did you know you can safely use this ingredient in the garden too? Check out a few clever ways you can use vinegar (white and apple cider) where your veggies and plants spend their days: 1.Vinegar for weeds: Instead of spending a lot of money on toxic chemicals to get rid of the weeds in your garden, pouring apple cider vinegar directly on the weeds. The acetic acid will stop weed growth without damaging the soil. 2.Get rid of ants: Ants don’t like the [More]
Some of the benefits of onion are well known by people who follow natural medicine. Onion helps as a blood thinner and is also a natural antibiotic. But do you know how to properly take advantage of the health benefits of the onion? Experts agree that because of its antibiotic characteristics, an onion can treat many health problems, such as fever and cardiovascular ailments. So, knowing the benefits of onion and how to take advantage of its antibiotic properties is extremely important, especially when there is limited access to industrialized antibiotics. So that you can take full advantage of the [More]
We are exposed to the stresses of modern life and, as a result, we have developed several recurring health problems that cause our body to wear out. However, we can improve our body’s defenses and slow down the aging process by taking advantage of the benefits of pineapple. Rich in anti-cancer properties and antioxidants, pineapple contains substances that restore skin elasticity and help in rejuvenating the cells. It does this by combating the free radicals present in the body. The benefits of pineapple aren’t very well known, so take a look at the most important effects that this fruit has [More]
Some homemade remedies made with easy to find natural plants are excellent economical choices to treat arthritis. They’re usually able to decrease inflammation in the joint and helping relieve pain. Therefore, these homemade remedies should never be used as a substitute for the treatment prescribed by a doctor. They only help to alleviate the pain or prevent it from recurring. 1. Homemade rosemary remedy Ingredients: – 1 teaspoon of fresh or dried rosemary leaves; – 250 ml of boiling water; Instructions: Add the rosemary leaves to a cup of boiling water and let it steep for 10 minutes. Then strain [More]
Gluten is part of our daily lives, due to the large number of foods that contain gluten that we eat every day. We do this without realizing how much gluten we are ingesting. Breads, cakes, pizza, pastas, cookies, and biscuits all contain gluten—and there are many more also. Without a doubt foods that contain gluten are among the most consumed foods all over the world. Have you ever heard of Celiac Disease? This sickness is an autoimmune condition that affects people with hypersensitivity to gluten. Understand this—Celiac Disease can only be diagnosed with a blood test, but gluten intolerance is [More]
Our face is very important because it works as a “business card”. Since it’s the first thing that people see, we are judged based on our appearance. Stains from pollution, a poor diet, stress or just normal aging, begin to change our appearance. Often treatments to remove facial stains are expensive and can cause other damage. So knowing how to remove facial stains safely and naturally is something many, many grown-ups covet. Let’s learn how to do away with pimples and how to remove facial blemishes with a quick and easy-to-make recipe, that doesn’t cause damage and uses ingredients that [More]
There are many recipes for teas that help you lose weight and also accelerate your metabolism. Most people think that these teas are a diet supplement for people who are trying to lose weight. People often talk about orange juice when dieting. Being a good source of vitamins and giving the body a filling sensation, many diets incorporate the use of orange juice, often at breakfast. When we stay in a hotel or bed-and-breakfast, orange juice is always one of the options that accompany a healthy breakfast. But, what happens after the orange juice is made? The orange peel is [More]
We all know that there are no miracles when it comes to eliminating varicose veins. However, through good nutrition and exercise, we can reduce its incidence and avoid deep vein thrombosis (otherwise known as a blood clot). If your varicose veins are at a very advanced stage, be sure to speak with your doctor immediately so that he can help you find the appropriate treatment for them. But if they don’t yet require a doctor’s care, you should really know that this beet and parsley drink can be useful, whether you have simple superficial varicose veins or the deep ones. [More]
Tendinitis is a chronic condition characterized by the inflammation of a tendon and causes severe pain and limited mobility. The worsening of tendinitis happens due to the muscular overload—the repetition of movements. It also occurs due to aging. Some of the most common symptoms of tendinitis are: tenderness in the joints, muscle stiffness and pain in the affected muscles, especially at night. The treatment to relieve tendinitis is a combination of oral remedies with topical ointments. Even with the use of analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs as part of the treatment of tendinitis, it’s also possible to use more natural alternatives [More]
In a suitable environment, dermatophytes or fungi can easily spread under the nail, generating an infection, known as the mycosis or the nail—of nail fungus. This fungus can appear on both the feet and hands and is known as onychomycosis. Although not a serious health problem, nail fungus can weaken and break the nail. It can also cause pain when wearing close-toed shoes and, over time you’ll notice that the nails turn yellow and ugly. There are several over-the-counter medications that promise to treat nail fungus, but it can also be treated naturally through the use of turmeric, which has [More]
When it’s hot outside, your body has a pretty nifty way of keeping you cool: Sweating. It may be the source of unwelcome BO, but when sweat evaporates from the skin, the body cools down. It’s an automatic mechanism that protects your insides from overheating.   But sometimes it’s so hot and humid that sweating just isn’t enough. And when the body heats up faster than it can cool itself down, you might be at risk for a heatstroke.   Heatstroke is considered a medical emergency because severe overheating can damage your internal organs — your brain tissue is especially sensitive to heat. [More]
Recent headlines concerning pharmaceutical profits, how drug companies feel about the customers they serve and the ongoing overdose crisis provide evidence that U.S. patients are playing roulette by placing faith in drug makers.   Heavy duty painkillers for patients who don’t need them   NBC News on Monday reported that Arizona-based drug company Insys Therapeutics has sold “almost a billion dollars worth” of a highly addictive pain medication over the past five years.   Remarkably, highly-addictive is probably an understatement.   That’s because the drug referenced in the article, Subsys, is an extremely powerful pain killer which includes as an [More]
Peppermint oil has a long history of medicinal uses, practiced by many various cultures around the world. Probably the most well-known and widely used is that of peppermint oil as a digestive aid. The powerful organic compounds in this essential oil have a soothing effect on the muscles of the digestive tract, calming muscle spasms, and preventing such maladies as nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, bloating, and flatulence. Another traditional use of peppermint essential oil is to focus the mind, improve memory, and promote wakefulness without causing the signature nervousness and anxiety associated with other stimulants like caffeine. Historically, essential oil of [More]
Most of us are still using traditional laundry soap to make our clothes smell fresh and clean, and while they’re obviously effective, they come at a big price, and not just what you see on the sticker at the store. Conventional laundry soaps often contain toxic chemicals with a wide range of negative effects including everything from skin irritation to carcinogenicity. And, frighteningly, in 2011, researchers from the University of Washington found that dryer vents can emit over 25 volatile organic compounds when scented laundry soap and dryer sheets are used, including seven that are classified as hazardous air pollutants. [More]
When the warmer weather starts to arrive, large green or brown bugs known as stink bugs may appear, crawling on walls, or flying around the windows in your home. If you live in a drafty old house, you’re likely seeing them just about everywhere, now that the sun has become brighter and stronger. If you don’t know what they are, you might swat at them, or step on them, but as soon as you do, you’ll know what you’re messing with, thanks to the horribly unpleasant smell.   These pesky little creatures stay hidden throughout the winter, but when springtime [More]
As Americans and people all over the world, including emerging economies like India and Brazil – continue to struggle with the epidemic of obesity, lifestyle changes which can curb someone’s weight are becoming more important than ever. Most people understand the connection between a poor diet or sedentary lifestyle and weight gain. What is less clear to people is the link between sleep habits and an unhealthy weight. Below are seven sleeping “mistakes” that could make it easier to gain unwanted pounds. Read More: 7 Sleeping Mistakes Making You Fat
Before heading to the beach, most people make sure to pack a bottle of sunscreen. After all, the ultraviolet rays can be seriously damaging and no one wants to get skin cancer. But it turns out some ingredients in hundreds of common sunscreens don’t work as well as advertised, according to a new report released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Additionally, 73 percent of 880 sunscreens that were tested contain “worrisome” ingredients people may not want to slather on their skin. Authors of the report, which was released on Tuesday, examined the SPF protection, chemical ingredients and overall safety [More]
Finally, it’s happened; the first vaccinated versus nonvaccinated children’s health peer review study has been published in the Journal of Translational Science [1]. The study titled “Pilot comparative study on the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated 6- to 12- year old U.S. children” is published as an open access text, thankfully, which everyone—bar none—should read, especially if you are a parent or grandparent. With 71 References and nine charts, it clearly represents documented proof of what the authors were able to ascertain, when in the Conclusions they state: Read More: First Vaccinated Versus Nonvaccinated Peer Review Study Published
Ideally, we’d all have the time to prepare healthy, homemade meals and sit down to eat them mindfully, but given how busy we are today, it’s not surprising that meal replacement shakes, bars and snacks have grown in popularity exponentially over the past several decades. Unfortunately, most conventional meal replacement shakes contain many dangerous additives. In this episode of Ancient Medicine Today, I share the 6 dangers of conventional meal replacement shakes, such as synthetic vitamins, artificial sweeteners and more, as well as how these toxic ingredients affect your body and a few better, healthier options to try instead. Watch: [More]
Today, 40 to 60 million Americans are affected by allergic rhinitis and the numbers continue to grow, especially in children. Allergies can cause a blocked and runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, headaches and an impaired sense of smell. In more severe cases, allergies can lead to inflammation and shortness of breath. Thankfully, essential oils serve as a natural and safe way to help treat the symptoms of allergies and boost our immune systems. Today, in this episode of Ancient Medicine Today, I’m talking about the top 5 essential oils to overcome chronic allergies. These essential oils for allergies have the [More]
One of the hardest journeys to begin and remain on is a weight-loss journey. While it all seems quite simple on paper, it is not in real-life. When you begin to see results, you feel hopeful. But, then things usually slide when you get comfortable and the weight loss slows, or stalls altogether. Today’s video will discuss using the combination of lemons, honey, cinnamon and warm water to flush out toxins, to improve digestion and to stimulate your metabolism. It will also help to keep you hydrated, which is of the utmost importance when trying to lose weight. What you [More]
Dr. Berg talks about how to stop gallbladder pain instantly. This acupressure technique will help bring relief. The second step is to do the following: Watch: Stop Gallbladder Pain Instantly | Usefulnews
Dr. Berg talks about the relationship between fiber and constipation. Some people do need some fiber from fruit, however, fruit contains sugar, so it’s best to do this from vegetables. However, if you’re not used to consuming large quantities of vegetables, then start small and gradually increase. Watch: Pooping Less & Constipated Yet Eating More Fiber? | Usefulnews
One of the most versatile products out there today is coconut oil. It tastes delicious. But, did you know it could be a helpful and effective health and beauty product? In today’s video, it will be discussed how hair can reap the benefits of coconut oil. 1. Reverses Hair Damage2. Prevents Hair Loss3. Fights Dandruff4. Smooths Hair5. Reverses Gray Hair6. Prevents Lice Watch: 6 Clever Ways To Use Coconut Oil For Gorgeous Hair | Usefulnews