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5 Remedies for Leaky Gut

24th May 2016

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Digestion is a complex process with many moving parts and there are many steps along the way for something to go wrong. One of the more increasingly common disorders is a condition known as “leaky gut.” Leaky gut, otherwise known as intestinal hyperpermeability, is when perforations develop and allow undigested food and toxins to pass back into the body. Sound like a problem? It is. Leaky gut can be the starting point for anything from food intolerances to inflammatory bowel disease. If leaky gut is a problem for you, you have options, and here are five to get you started.

1. Water

One of easiest things you can do to defend against leaky gut is to stay well hydrated. Chronic dehydration causes constipation. This, in turn, allows bacteria to linger and inflame the intestinal lining, leading to—you guessed it—leaky gut.

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Beetroot

22nd May 2016

By Katrin Geist

Guest writer for Wake Up World

The one sentence summary of this article goes: organic beetroot is goooood for you! Find out more than you ever wanted to know below, including a delicious recipe at the end of this article.

An estimated 22% of adults the world over exhibit raised blood pressure (WHO 2014), and systemic hypertension remains the largest attributable risk factor for mortality worldwide – tendency increasing (Kapil et al. 2015).

On the brighter side: recent studies provide compelling evidence that ingestion of beetroot (Beta vulgaris rubra, red beetroot) offers beneficial physiological effects that may translate to improved clinical outcomes for pathologies such as hypertension (high blood pressure), atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes, and dementia. Beetroot positively influences the cardiovascular system. Regarding hypertension, numerous studies showed beetroot significantly reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure (Box 1) when delivered acutely as a juice or in bread (Clifford et al. 2015).

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Could Talking to Your Body Be the Answer to Your Health Complaints?

21st May 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Have no doubt, the mind can be a powerful healing tool. And science is beginning to acknowledge what shamans, healers, intuitives and spiritual masters have known for a millennia. Researchers like Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. have shown that our thoughts, whether conscious or not, have a profound impact on our bodies — right down to the cellular level and our very DNA. Time and again, it has been demonstrated that when we harbor ill will toward ourselves with negative self-talk and beliefs, our well-being and health will eventually suffer. Fortunately, the reverse is also true. When we hold ourselves in unconditional, genuine love — miracles happen as a matter of course.

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Nutrition For Better Skin Health

20th May 2016

By Marie Be

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Proper skin care is important, since the skin is the bridge between the outside and the inside of the body. What you put on your skin gets directly absorbed into your body; put toxins on your skin, and you body will take the toll. For this reason, avoiding toxic products from the cosmetic industry and instead using food-grade ingredients on our skins has become the routine of many (for more info, please see Skin Science – Debunking Cosmetic Industry Propaganda).

But what about our diet? Can a toxic diet directly cause skin ailments? The answer is simple: Yes. To alleviate skin troubles, it is not enough to look at what we put onto our skin but also what we put into our bodies.

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Friends Provide Better Pain Relief Than Morphine, Oxford University Study Reveals

17th May 2016

By Christina Lavers

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Social bonding has played a key role in our survival as a species. Some of the noted benefits of friendship from an evolutionary perspective include reduced vulnerability to predators, greater access to food resources, and protection from harassment. Today, though most of us no longer worry about being mauled by a predator as we go about our daily business, a healthy network of friends is still extremely valuable, acting like a safety net in life. Bolstered by the support of good friends, we can bound to great heights and celebrate the joys of life, and know that if we fall there will be someone there to offer comfort and assistance, to share our deepest fears and disappointments, and help make the dark moments much more bearable.

Recent studies have explored the science behind friendships and discovered that there are actually measurable differences between people who have strong, healthy social networks and those who don’t. In particular, people with strong friend connections were found to experience significantly better states of physical and mental health.

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Traditional Food Puts Chemotherapy To Shame, New Study Reveals

16th May 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

A traditional food plant that has been used for thousands of years to improve health and well-being, is finally being validated by science. The results? It may be far superior to a chemotherapy agent with deadly side effects and dubious efficacy.

Increasingly, an awareness of the power of commonly used traditional plants to prevent and even treat cancer is coming to the forefront. In fact, GreenMedInfo.com now houses one of the largest open access databases on the topic, with over 3,000 studies on the value of over 650 natural substances as chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic agents. You can take a look here.

Now, a powerful new study published in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry provides evidence that a traditional food consumed in the tropics as vegetables — Morinda citrifolia (Noni) leaves — may be the ideal complementary therapy or functional food in the prevention or management of lung cancer.

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7 Reasons Why Going Nuts Makes Perfect Sense!

16th May 2016

By Katrin Geist

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Nuts are amazing. Their properties and potential dietary uses has spurred intensive scientific investigation for the past few decades (Russo & Siani 2012). Provided there are no allergies present, incorporating nuts into your diet could be a worth while consideration with a potentially big pay-off.

So – Why Go Nuts?

Sometimes, health solutions are simple and effective healthcare naturally tastes great! Tree nuts represent a dense, highly nutritious source of mostly unsaturated fatty acids (predominantly oleic and linoleic acid) and protein. They also contain a plethora of known health promoting components such as antioxidants (e.g. ellagic acid), flavonoids (e.g. catechins), polyphenols, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and many more (Venkatachalam & Sathe 2006). Together, these constituents turn nuts into a nutritional powerhouse.

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You Are Depressed For a Reason… But It’s Not What You Think

15th May 2016

By Dawn Walton

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Have you ever worked with someone who is good at their job but can never seem to see it? Has anyone ever paid you a compliment that you’ve dismissed because you didn’t believe them, or twisted to take it as an insult?

We all interact with the world on the basis of the reality in our heads. We each have a different version of reality that we live in. (Take the tale of the two dogs and a mirror, for instance.) This is the reason that you can’t be talked out of feeling depressed. You only hear and see things that match the reality in your head.

As a cognitive hypnotherapist, when a client sits in front of me for their first session they often say things like “I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I have a good life, a good job and people who care about me. I should be happy.”

Should. It’s an interesting word isn’t it? It’s the biggest clue about what is going on…

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How Money From Pharmaceutical Companies Sways Doctors’ Prescriptions

12th May 2016

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

If your doctor receives money or gifts from a drug company, be it payment for a lecture or a free meal, does it influence the medications he or she in turn prescribes? This represents the burning question in an industry saturated with pharmaceutical company involvement.

A ProPublica analysis revealed nearly nine in 10 cardiologists, and seven in 10 internists and family practitioners, included in their study received payments from drug or device companies in 2014.[1] But the analysis didn’t stop there.

It also looked into whether or not such payments were associated with prescribing practices, and here’s where things got interesting.

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Wandering Toward Unhappiness: How a Drifting Mind Can Make You Miserable

11th May 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

For Matt Killingsworth Ph.D., studying happiness is a full-time job. A Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, inventor of the Track Your Happiness app and doctorate in psychology from Harvard University, he’s driven by the idea of learning what’s behind being joyful. So much so that he embarked on a groundbreaking journey to study people’s happiness in daily life — on a tremendous scale, around the world. Through the use of the app, Killingsworth and his research team were able to compile a massive amount of data concerning what makes us happy (or unhappy) at any given moment.

“My results suggest that happiness is indeed highly sensitive to the contents of our moment-to-moment experience. And one of the most powerful predictors of happiness is something we often do without even realizing it: mind-wandering.”

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Promising Research Offers New Hope in Understanding and Treating Autism

9th May 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

“A new government survey of parents suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is notably higher than the official government estimate of 1 in 68 American children with autism, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).” ~ Autism Speaks

For most parents, a diagnosis of autism can be a terrifying prospect. Not only will the child require extra care and extensive therapy, potentially straining financial resources and relationships, but will also demand significant emotional, physical and mental fortitude from the parents. More often than not, this commitment is for an entire lifetime because these kids don’t turn 18 and suddenly become independent and self-sufficient. Have a look at any message board about special needs children and you will find comments like: “I’m barely keeping my head above water” or “I don’t know how much more I can take,” “I’m irritable — always,” “I had to go on antidepressants just to cope,” along with remarks about extreme stress, exhaustion, burnout and marriages falling apart. For parents, the demands are exceptional — and the reality is oftentimes harsh.

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Is Your Heart Being Electromagnetically Distorted by Microwave Radiation?

7th May 2016

By Benjamin Nowland

Guest writer for Wake Up World

The Power of the Heart

Your heart produces an electromagnetic field 5000 times as powerful as that produced by your brain.[1] This field projects from your physical body to contribute to the circumvent field or aura. 60–65 % of heart cells are neural cells connected to the central nervous system and brain and concomitant with the amygdala, thalamus, hippocampus and cortex.[2]

One way the heart communicates with the brain and the rest of the body is ‘energetically’. If the electromagnetic energetics of the heart are altered so are the resultant communication signals. In fact, heart transplant recipients often show a different personality post-operation, literally having a ‘change in heart’.

The metaphysical phenomena of chakras has also been scientifically verified. In one test visible light was generated from the heart chakra. [3]

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