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

Cancer Council research

43,000 cancers are preventable with healthier lifestyle reveals recent research by the Cancer Council. Scientisists from the Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, at Cancer Council Queensland, estimate that a quarter of all cancer cases could be prevented if Australians adopted healthier lifestyles… for full article click  Justine Norrie  The Conversation