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Using Nature's Remedies for Health and Wellness

Using Nature’s Remedies for Health and Wellness

Using Nature's Remedies for Health and Wellness

30th September 2014

By Gaye Levy

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Although I have always had an interest in using natural products for health and wellness, the elimination of toxic chemicals and drugs from my medicine cabinet was a slow process. It was not until I began to embrace preparedness and self-reliance that I took the time to learn about using nature’s remedies for health and wellness purposes.

And then, like a proverbial light going of in a dark room, I got it. I mean I really got it. Drawers full of OTC remedies and ointments were dumped into a box along with bottles of pharmaceutical drugs that I had hung on to “just in case”.

Although I have been using natural remedies and DIY salves exclusively for almost a year, things really came to a head recently when my root canal was canceled after I ingested a brew of lemon juice, turmeric, and cayenne pepper that I named “Dee’s Cocktail”. Imagine my utter surprise when my dentist grinned at me, canceled the procedure for lack of need, and encouraged me to continue using “nature’s antibiotics” – including turmeric, cayenne, cinnamon, and oregano!

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Flaxseed - an Ovarian Cancer-Killer

Flaxseed: an Ovarian Cancer-Killer?

Flaxseed - an Ovarian Cancer-Killer

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Ovarian cancer has the unfortunate distinction of being the most deadly gynecological cancer known to conventional medical practice today, while also being one of the most frequently misdiagnosed conditions (i.e. ‘overdiagnosed’), with five times more women without ovarian cancer ending up having surgery than those with ovarian cancer. This is a devastating though largely unpublicized fact I discussed in greater depth in an article on GreenMedInfo.com: “Ovarian Cancer: What We Think We Know May Harm Us.”

Considering that the present day ‘standard of care’ within conventional medical practice for ovarian cancer is surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy – all of which have potentially deadly side effects including, ironically, cancer and/or increased cancer invasiveness – shouldn’t safe and effective alternatives be given our full attention?

So what are these alternatives?

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17 of The Most Underrated Medicinal Plants In The World

17 of The Most Underrated Medicinal Plants In The World

17 of The Most Underrated Medicinal Plants In The World14th September 2014

By Mae Chan

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Many people are finally becoming acquainted with how effective plants such as cannabis are medicinally. Others are very familiar with the healing abilities of garlic, spinach, ginger and of course echinacea. However, there are so many other plants whose medicinal potential are rarely if ever mentioned and yet rival and even exceed those mentioned above in many areas.

Medicinal plants contain a wide array of chemical compounds. They have a distinct order to their perfection. Natural selection pressures push these plants to “try out” variations on molecules to enhance the plant’s odds of surviving stressful environments. So, often, one molecule is present in the greatest amount and has the most dramatic effect in a human body — but along with it are variations of that molecule in the same plant.
Human beings and plants have co-evolved for millions of years, so it makes perfect sense that our complex bodies would be adapted to absorb needed, beneficial compounds from many varieties of complex plants and ignore the rest. However, no plant should be ignored when it comes to advancing human health.

17 Underrated Medicinal Plants

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20 All Purpose Remedies Using Essential Oils

20-All-Purpose-Remedies-Using-Essential-Oils

By Gaye Levy

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

The use of essential oils for wellness and healing seems to be catching everyone’s attention these days.  This is true not only in the prepping and homesteading world, but in the mainstream world of traditional medicine as well.

While it is easy to recommend using essential oils for whatever ails you, the question of which essential oil to use for a specific ailment can be elusive.  Let’s face it.  Sometimes you have a little problem that you want to solve right now, without resorting to a ton of research.

I am going to make it easy for you.  With the assistance of author Rebecca Schiffhauer, I have compiled a go-to list of 20 great ways to use essential oils to solve everyday ailments not only for you, but your pets and children as well.

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Rosemary-benefits

Rosemary’s Amazing Health Benefits

Rosemary’s Amazing Health Benefits

By Trinity Bourne

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

There’s something about rosemary that keeps me spell-bound and faithfully infusing it into my diet, in ever more imaginative and different ways. It holds an alchemical key to unravelling a turbulent mind whilst imbuing a calming, yet invigorating energy. All I need do is gently rub the leaves between my fingertips and inhale the rich, pungent aroma and I am transported to a space of easiness, clarity – soothed yet uplifted. Rosemary is an evergreen shrub with intensely scented needle-like leaves that thrives in a warm temperate and Mediterranean climate. Growing into a large woody shrub, this powerful herb displays a gorgeous, bee-friendly fanfare of tiny blue flowers in the spring…

There’s something about rosemary that keeps me spell-bound and faithfully infusing it into my diet, in ever more imaginative and different ways. It holds an alchemical key to unravelling a turbulent mind whilst imbuing a calming, yet invigorating energy.  All I need do is gently rub the leaves between my fingertips and inhale the rich, pungent aroma and I am transported to a space of easiness, clarity – soothed yet uplifted.

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Garlic Cures 100% of Warts In Clinical Study

Garlic Cures 100% of Warts in Clinical Study

Garlic Cures 100% of Warts In Clinical Study

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

In the first study of its kind, this common herb was found to have remarkable healing results for common warts and corns.

A clinical study published in the International Journal of Dermatology, titled “Healing effect of garlic extract on warts and corns,”[1] reveals the amazing healing properties of garlic extract in healing common warts and corns.

Warts are caused by the virus human papilloma virus (HPV), and corns by pressure of friction. They are some of the most common conditions found in dermatological practice today.

In the study, peeled garlic was processed to produce either a water or fat based extract. A total of twenty-eight patients with 2-96 warts, nine patients with 1-2 corns, and a control group consisting of five patients with 7-35 warts were enrolled in the study.  The study design involved the following methodology:

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