Meditation and Heart Disease

New research shows meditation can cut the risk of death in half for people with heart problems. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, USA have found that people with coronary disease who began practicing Transcendental Meditation were 48 percent less likely to have a heart attack, stroke or die from all causes. … Continue reading Meditation and Heart Disease

Broccoli sprouts and breast cancer

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbages contain many phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. In fact, in the late 90’s, published studies indicated that there was a link between the consumption of cruciferous vegetables and lower risk for breast cancer. More recently, the nutrients in broccoli sprouts and their protective effects against multiple types … Continue reading Broccoli sprouts and breast cancer

New research exercise and Cancer

The benefits of exercise for those with localised cancer may be similar to the benefits from chemotherapy. Physical activity is certainly not a substitute for having chemotherapy or other therapies, but we’re increasingly realising it’s an important part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Large long-term (epidemiological) studies of disease trends have shown that those who … Continue reading New research exercise and Cancer

The Perils of Antibiotic Overuse

Overuse of antibiotics is not only creating resistant strains of bacteria but also changing the complex ecology of the human body. While much concern about antibiotics overuse has focused on how it promotes the emergence of treatment-resistant organisms, perhaps the collateral damage has been much more profound. ”The Menace of Antibiotics” was the title of … Continue reading The Perils of Antibiotic Overuse

Healing properties of peppermint

While peppermint has been a favourite herbal medicine dating back to 1,000 BC, modern research is now revealing an abundance of potential health benefits associated with the use of different components of the peppermint plant including: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Since the late 90’s it was discovered that enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules are safe and effective in the … Continue reading Healing properties of peppermint

Green tea reduces risk of breast cancer

New research from the U.S. National Institutes of Health shows that the biochemicals in green tea change a women’s oestrogen metabolism, revealing at least one of its mechanisms for reducing the risk of breast cancer. The study comes from the NIH’s National Cancer Institute, and was led by Dr. Barbara Fuhrman. The researchers tested the levels … Continue reading Green tea reduces risk of breast cancer