Wednesday, November 03, 2004


We think it is time for some postive news. Here are some tidbits we have picked up over the last few weeks that can signifcantly improve your health. They help dispel some of the myths and disinformation spread by the vested interests on the allopathic and big drug company side of the medical equation. More to come.

Pass Me The Licorice

Licorice is useful for the treatment of inflamed mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract and for oral, gastric, and duodenal ulcers. The flavonoids in its root are thought to be responsible for its anti-ulcer activity. The substance licorione protects against stomach ulcers by lowering the acidity of the stomach and inhibiting gastric secretions.

The Benefits of High Cholesterol

Many studies have found that low cholesterol is in certain respects worse than high cholesterol. For instance, in 19 large studies of more than 68,000 deaths, reviewed by Professor David R. Jacobs and his co-workers from the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota, low cholesterol predicted an increased risk of dying from gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases.3

Vitamin E Boosts Body’s Defense System

Researchers working for
DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) have discovered that dietary vitamin E significantly stimulates the hepatic (liver) production of glutathione, which is the body’s major line of defence against free radicals and potentially harmful agents and metabolites.

Zinc Therapy Accelerates The Recovery From Pneumonia

The results showed that of the children who received zinc had a shorter duration of severe pneumonia symptoms and signs compared to children who received the placebo. These included indrawing of the chest when breathing, severely raised respiration rates and low oxygen concentration in the blood. Zinc therapy also reduced the duration of severe pneumonia and overall hospital stay by an average of one day.

Lack of Vitamin C Linked To Respiratory Disorders

A study has found that vitamin C may prevent symptoms associated with airway diseases such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The findings were published in the March 2, 2004, issue of the Proceedings of the [U.S.] National Academy of Sciences.

Reduced Risk of Alzheimer Disease in Users of Antioxidant Vitamin Supplements

Use of vitamin E and vitamin C supplements in combination is associated with reduced prevalence and incidence of AD. Antioxidant supplements merit further study as agents for the primary prevention of AD.

Anti-Cancer Benefits of Onions

According to a new study by Cornell University food scientists, led by Rui Hai Liu, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of food science, shallots, Western Yellow, New York Bold and Northern Red onions are higher in anti-cancer chemicals than other varieties tested. Furthermore, Liu found that shallots and Western Yellow and New York Bold onion varieties are particularly effective against liver cancer cells, while New York Bold and Western Yellow varieties have the greatest effect on colon cancer cells.

Calcification in coronary artery disease can be reversed by EDTA-tetracycline long-term chemotherapy.

Mayo Clinic research shows stroke rehabilitation best served by physical training

Research by an international team of scientists led by a Mayo Clinic physician provides evidence that physical training is the optimal treatment for stroke survivors' impaired movement and thinking -- not treatment with stimulants known as amphetamines, as has commonly been thought.