Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients

Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients

September 24th, 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the world. A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in ‘remarkable improvements.’

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Disturbingly Common Modern Rite of Passage

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), sadly, has become a rite of passage in so-called developed countries. AD is considered the most common form of dementia, which is defined as a serious loss of cognitive function in previously unimpaired persons, beyond what is expected from normal aging.

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Spice Beats Chemo, Radiation and Surgery for Brain Cancer, Studies Suggest

Spice Beats Chemo, Radiation and Surgery for Brain Cancer, Studies Suggest

2nd September 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Increasingly, science is validating the therapeutic value of spices to prevent and treat disease, including conditions as serious as lethal brain cancer. 

Modern medical science is finally catching up to the wisdom of our distant ancestors. Spices, for instance, were once traded along ancient spice routes throughout Asia, Northeast Africa, and Europe, as highly precious commodities; some of them were so prized for their life-saving properties they were literally worth their weight in gold. Only in the past few decades have the traditional folkloric uses of these powerful plant extracts undergone validation via pre-clinical and clinical research. The results are nothing short of amazing, especially when it comes to providing hope for conditions that conventional treatment not only does not have anything to offer, but may actually worsen.

There are a number of driving factors behind the increasing interest in natural substances as drug alternatives, one of which is the fact that a large number of popular over-the-counter and prescribed drugs are extremely dangerous, don’t work as advertised (ineffective), and are exorbitantly over-priced (e.g. Some patented chemotherapy agents can cost 4,000 times more than gold by weight!). To the dismay of the medical industrial complex, the public is growing increasingly aware of these facts. Indeed, it’s a problem hard to ignore when correctly prescribed drugs have been estimated to take over 100,000 lives each year in the U.S. alone.

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Eating Raw Garlic Twice a Week Reduces Cancer Risk by 44 Percent

Eating Raw Garlic Twice a Week Reduces Cancer Risk by 44 Percent

14th August 2016

By Marco Torres

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Eating raw garlic twice a week reduces your cancer risk by 44%, without any side effects whatsoever. That’s a statistic the cancer industry cannot claim

The reason so many people die after conventional cancer treatment is that, beside indiscriminately damaging healthy cells, chemotherapy also triggers them to secrete a protein that actually sustains tumour growth and encourages resistance to further treatment. It is only because of forces that have carefully conspired to thwart meaningful advances in ‘alternative’ cancer research and treatment over the past century that chemotherapy is even still practiced. (What reality do we in live when cut, poison and burn are considered the only acceptable ways to treat cancer?)

The Power of Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a member of the onion family Alliaceae. Garlic has been used throughout history for both its culinary and medicinal properties. Garlic’s distinctive characteristics arise from sulfur, which constitutes almost 1% of its dry weight. Although garlic does not typically serve as a major source of essential nutrients, it may contribute to several dietary factors with potential health benefits, including the presence of oligosaccharides, arginine-rich proteins and, depending on soil and growing conditions, selenium and flavonoids.

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6 Plants Other Than Cannabis That are High in Healing Cannabinoids

6 Plants Other Than Cannabis That are High in Healing Cannabinoids

12th August 2016

By Anna Hunt

Cannabis is not the only plant that contains medically beneficial cannabinoids, although it has driven the research to understand the powerful therapeutic properties of these plant compounds. In actuality, there are several plants that are also rich in cannabinoids and benefit the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for helping the body maintain internal balance, or homeostasis, which is needed for attaining optimum health.

To expand our understanding of cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system, scientists and botanists are exploring the prevalence of cannabinoids in many plants used in natural remedies, other than just cannabis. Below are six plants found to either contain healing cannabinoids or affect the endocannabinoid system, and some of their known therapeutic benefits.

1. Coneflower – Echinacea

This plant is well-known for its ability to help the body fight off the common cold. It is also used to relieve anxiety, fatigue, migraines, and arthritis. Echinacea is a bit different than cannabis because it uses cannabimimetics instead of cannabinoids to engage the endocannabinoid system, particularly the CB2 receptor. Similar to THC in cannabis, the N-alkyl amides (NAAs) in echinacea are responsible for regulating the immune system, pain and inflammation.

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Tasty Recipe: Grain Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free Seed Crackers

Tasty Recipe: Grain Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free Seed Crackers

25th July 2016

By Elisha McFarland N.D.

Guest writer for Wake Up World

It may be hard to believe that foods so tiny can offer up a host of nutritional and healing benefits, but that’s just what these seeds do. Nutritionally they offer a health trifecta –healthy fats, protein and fiber.

Made from chia, sunflower, sesame, pumpkin and flax seeds, this grain-free, nut-free, gluten-free seed cracker recipe is a simple way to incorporate the health benefits of seeds into a tasty, versatile everyday snack.

Aside from being a great source of vitamins and minerals, there are numerous studies on the health benefits of adding seeds to your daily diet; benefits that include protecting your body against arthritis, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and stress.

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The Link Between Nightshades, Chronic Pain and Inflammation

The Link Between Nightshades, Chronic Pain and Inflammation

10th June 2016

By Elisha McFarland N.D.

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Few people are familiar with the term nightshade vegetables, and many will be surprised to learn that consuming foods from this plant group may be contributing to their pain and inflammation.

Nightshades belong to the Solanaceae family which includes over 2,000 species. They also include some of the most popular foods consumed today; such as tomatoes, potatoes, all types of peppers, and eggplant. Although not truly nightshades, blueberries, huckleberries, goji berries and ashwaganda all share the same inflammation-inducing alkaloids.

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7 Reasons Why Going Nuts Makes Perfect Sense!

7 Reasons Why Going Nuts Makes Perfect Sense!

16th May 2016

By Katrin Geist

Contributing 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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Liquefied Seeds – Perfect Nutrition, Perfect Medicine

Liquefied Seeds – Perfect Nutrition, Perfect Medicine

By Dr. Mark Sircus

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The fact is the seed is the source of all life.

The Budwig Center says, “Seeds may be tiny, but they’re packed with nutrients like protein, fiber, iron, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids. They truly provide ‘energy bursting with life’.”

Dr. Johanna Budwig helped cancer patients that were very weak and in advanced stages of cancer by feeding them a mixture of freshly ground flaxseeds and raw, pure honey, every two hours. She understood the power of seed nutrition.

Now, this idea has taken flight and has evolved into a revolutionary approach to nutrition, medicine and healing — consuming seeds in liquid form. We are talking about rocket fuel nutrition so powerful and concentrated it will help to lift people out of the deepest pathologies.

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Noni Leaf Extract Superior To Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer (Preclinical Study)

Noni Leaf Extract Superior To Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer (Preclinical Study)

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Tragically, 1.4 million die from lung cancer each year, with 1.6 million newly diagnosed. Could the humble noni leaf extract offer a more effective cancer treatment than a drug that can cost over 100,000 dollars, and improves lung cancer survival rates by only a few months?

A promising new study published in the journal Food & Function titled, “Morinda citrifolia edible leaf extract enhanced immune response against lung cancer,” has found that an alcohol-based leaf extract of the noni tree (Morinda Citrifolia) was more effective than a commonly used chemotherapy drug in treating lung cancer in an animal model.

In the new study, a team of Malaysian researchers tested the relative effectiveness of the drug erlotinib (trade name Tarceva), a so-called epidemal growth factor receptor inhibitor (EGFR inhibitor), to a noni leaf extract, in lung tumor-induced albino house mice (BALB/c), and found that 21 days of treatment with a 300 mg kg-1 body weight of leaf extract was more effective suppressing lung tumour growth than a 50 mg kg-1 body weight erlotinib treatment.

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Can Medical Marijuana Relieve Migraines?

Can Medical Marijuana Relieve Migraines?

By Christina Lavers

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

While a small minority has long been singing the praises of medical marijuana, until very recently it has been vilified by the mainstream. Portrayed as a dangerous, gateway drug that kills brain cells [1] and causes untold ills, this natural herb is slowly emerging from the cloud of propaganda and being seen in a more accurate light.

In the United States, cannabis has been criminalized at the Federal level by implementation of the Controlled Substances Act. This Act classifies cannabis, a natural herb, as a Schedule 1 drug—this is the strictest classification, on par with heroin, LSD and ecstasy. For a long time this rigid legislation meant that it was virtually impossible to conduct studies on it without breaking the law. Today the climate is slowly shifting and we are gradually seeing changes to some of the legislation that has long stifled research. While not much has changed at a federal level, at a state level legislation is being amended so that medical marijuana is no longer criminalized. Currently in the US, 21 states have legalised marijuana for medical purposes.

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7 Sacred Herbs for Activating and Harmonizing the Chakras

7 Sacred Herbs for Activating and Harmonizing the Chakras

By Justin Faerman

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

While the chakras themselves are energetic/etheric in nature, they each have corresponding physical organs, glands and systems in the body that can, and do, have an effect on their functioning. When the associated organ/gland/system is weak or out of balance, the relevant chakra will be under active; and when the associated organ/system is balanced and healthy, the chakra will generally be in harmony.

This interconnectivity of the physical and etheric bodies goes the other way as well—if there is an energetic imbalance in a chakra, for example, as a result of emotional disturbances, then this can also cause the associated physical elements to become weak as well. As such, it is important to not only address physical imbalances with herbs and lifestyle adjustments, but also on an energetic level as well with breathwork, meditation, kriya/tantric yoga, qigong or whatever your preferred flavor of energetic medicine.

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The Health Benefits of Hemp Seed … and 6 Delicious Hemp Milk Recipes!

The Health Benefits of Hemp Seed … and 6 Delicious Hemp Milk Recipes!

By Elisha McFarland N.D.

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Hemp seeds are a tremendous source of protein, vitamins and minerals. With a wonderful creamy and nutty flavor, this superfood is amazingly versatility; hemp seeds can be used to make butter, milk, protein powder, salad dressings and desserts, they can also be used in smoothies, cereals, yogurt, breads, crackers… well to be honest the list is endless.

One of the main concerns that many people have with hemp seeds is that it may contain THC. But rest assured, they do not. (1)

So why not enjoy the health benefits of hemp seed every day with these 6 delicious hemp milk recipes?

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