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Amla (dried Indian gooseberry) vs. Lipitor for Lowering Cholesterol

Extracts of amla( Indian gooseberry) were pitted head-to-head against cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and the blood thinners aspirin and Plavix. Indian gooseberries, otherwise known as amla, have been touted as everything from a cancer boxer to a whisker tonic to a refrigerant.( A refrigerant? Like Freon ?) Amla’s even been labeled a serpent toxin detoxifier–but based […]

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Cancer Risk from Arsenic in Rice and Seaweed

A daily half-cup of cooked rice may carry a hundred times the acceptable cancer jeopardy of arsenic. What about seaweed from the coast of Maine? “At one point during the reign of King Cotton, farmers in the countries of the south central United States controlled boll weevils with arsenic-based pesticides, and residual arsenic still adulterates […]

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The Effects of Too Much Arsenic in the Diet

Even at low-level exposure, arsenic are not only a class I carcinogen, but may also impair our immune operate and increase our likelihood of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. When parties hear about arsenic, they think of it as an acute poison, and, really, a minuscule amount–a hundred milligrams, about one-tenth the force of a paperclip–could […]

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How to Lower Your Sodium-to-Potassium Ratio

The potassium content in dark-greens is one of two ways they can improve artery function within hours of consumption. More than a thousand years ago, for the treatment of hypertension, an ancient Persian medical text advised life interventions, such as avoiding meat and tarts, and recommended eating spinach. A thousand years later, researchers discovered that […]