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The Health-Protective Benefits of Cauliflower
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The cauliflower has many health-promoting attributes. It provides powerful backup for the liver in cleansing the body and removing toxins that cause cell damage, leading to cancer and other diseases. It also contains phytochemicals that help to strengthen the immune sys ...
High Meat Diet Linked to Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, June 30, 2009
A high fat diet, particularly one which includes lots of meat and dairy products - is associated with increasing the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, especially in men, according to a new study by the [i]National Institutes of Health[/i]. The study, reported in ...
Peanuts Rival Fruits in Their Antioxidant Capacity
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Peanuts are a wonderful and highly nutritious food, and contrary to popular belief, they do not cause weight gain. In fact, a 2007 study found that people who ate nuts, including peanuts, at least twice a week were much less likely to gain weight than those who almost n ...
Turmeric: A Remarkably Powerful Disease-Protective Spice
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, June 29, 2009
Turmeric is a very versatile, vividly colored spice with powerful antioxidant and health protective properties. It contains curcumin, a strong antioxidant chemical that detoxifies carcinogens and calms inflammation, protects against conditions like Alzheimer's, controls ...
Cupping Therapy Alleviates Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, June 26, 2009
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common conditions affecting the nerves of the hand and causes pain, numbness and a burning or tingling sensation in the hand and fingers. The following article, taken from Science Daily explains findings of a study that show ho ...
Relieve Stress and Anxiety with Natural Relaxants
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, June 26, 2009
Many people suffer from anxiety and feel stressed out during day-to-day life. Feelings and symptoms of stress affect most of us, from becoming anxious and tense easily, to suffering from headaches, muscle tension, dry mouth, pounding heart, insomnia and fatigue. W ...
Cinnamon Has Many Healing Benefits
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, June 26, 2009
Cinnamon has many unique healing properties, and this revitalizing spice is both a useful addition to the kitchen and provides natural relief for a variety of ailments. Cinnamon is the brown bark of the cinnamon tree, an Asian evergreen tree. The bark is peeled off ...
Spices As Powerful Healers: More Potent Than Aspirin in Reducing Blood Clots
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Spices not only add flavor to food and help to liven it up, but research is now showing that spices have many health benefits. A new study has found that the active ingredients in several common spices prevent platelet aggregation and blood clot formation up to 29 times ...
Blackberries: Exceptionally High in Disease-Fighting Antioxidants
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Blackberries are one of the most nutrient-dense of all berries; they packed with powerful antioxidants such as vitamins E and C, folate and fiber, making them useful in the prevention and treatment of heart and circulatory problems, and protective against cancers, degen ...
Magnesium: A Marvelous Mineral
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, June 22, 2009
Magnesium, like all minerals, cannot be made in our body and must therefore be plentiful in our diet in order for us to remain healthy. However, many people have a poor intake of dietary magnesium because not only is it lost from processed foods, but some of its best so ...
Nutritious Spinach Soup
Posted by SoundHealth on Saturday, June 20, 2009
Spinach is an excellent source of iron and folic acid, as well as fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. This flavorsome and colorful soup makes an excellent starter or light lunch, and is made even more filling and nutritious with the addition of the poached egg. Serve ...
Treating Gum Disease Helps Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, June 17, 2009
People who have both gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis can relieve both conditions by treating their mouth infection, US researchers have found. Gum disease is prevalent in people with rheumatoid arthritis - and vice versa. In both conditions, soft and hard tissu ...
The Importance of Saturated Fats in the Diet
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Saturated fats have been labeled as "bad" fats, and a common misunderstanding is that reducing saturated fats or fats from the diet altogether means weight loss and better health. However, a reasonable amount of saturated fats in the daily diet is essential for health a ...
Sesame Provides A Highly Nutritious Health Boost
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, June 15, 2009
The tiny sesame seeds add both taste and essential nutrients to a variety of sweet and savory dishes. These valuable health-boosters fight cancer and heart disease, and provide immunity-rich and antioxidant nutrients for overall health. The scholar Ibn al-Qayyim in his ...
Black Pepper Is More Than Just a Condiment
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, June 11, 2009
Black pepper is the most commonly used, but underrated spice. It does more that just add flavor to food; black pepper has been found to act as a powerful antioxidant, reducing inflammation and pain, combating arthritis and fighting off colon cancer. It has also been sho ...
Ibn al-Qayyim: Patience Preserves the Health of Hearts and Bodies
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Ibn al-Qayyim said in The Prophetic Medicine regarding patience: [quote]Patience is half of faith; for this is a quality composed of patience and gratitude ([i]shukr[/i]). As one of the ancestors ([i]salaf[/i]) has said: Faith is in two halves: one half patience, one ...
Alfalfa Sprouts: A Highly Nutrient Dense Food
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, June 09, 2009
All types of sprouts are nutritious and energy-giving, but the tiny, delicate alfalfa variety is the best of a very good bunch. Sprouting seeds and beans increases the amount of available vitamins. The exact nutritional content of sprouts varies according to the kind ...
Grapefruit: A Powerful Detoxifier
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Sharp and tangy with an underlying sweetness, the grapefruit has a juiciness that rivals that of the orange and boasts many of the same health promoting benefits. The grapefruit is a large citrus fruit related to the orange, lemon and pomelo. Like all citrus fruits, ...
The Qu'ran is a Cure
Posted by HealthMeansWealth on Tuesday, June 09, 2009
[title]The Qur'an is a Cure[/title] Allaah said that his Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) said,
[b]And He feeds me and quenches my thirst and when I fall sick then He (Allaah) cures me[/b]. [Soorah Shu'araa: 80].
Some scholars of T ...
Cranberries are Great Immunity Boosters
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, June 08, 2009
Cranberries are tiny, but tasty infection-fighting fruits packed with antioxidant vitamin C and natural anti-bacterial properties and have been proven to prevent and treat common infections of the immune, digestive and urinary system. The cranberry is a glossy, brig ...
A Diet High in Antioxidants Boosts Male Fertility
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, June 05, 2009
This article taken from Science Daily explains findings that a diet high in antioxidants plays an important role in the quality of a man's sperm. They found that those who had the lowest levels of antioxidants were those who ate the fewest fruit and vegetables, and had ...
Raspberries: Packed With Antioxidants To Fight Infections And Cancer
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, June 05, 2009
Raspberries are deliciously sweet and soft berries packed with powerful antioxidants, which fight off infections, protect against cancer and promote overall health in the long term. They possess almost 50% higher antioxidant activity than strawberries, three times that ...
Apricot: The Small Fruit with Big Health Benefits
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, June 03, 2009
These fragrant fruits are bursting with nutrients and are delicious eaten fresh or dried. Apricots contain a wide range of protective plant chemicals, which among other benefits, help to combat infections, improve mood, relieve digestive problems and have an amazing ant ...
Potassium: A Mineral With Many Essential Roles
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Of all the essential minerals, potassium is probably the least understood by many, but it is absolutely essential for many reasons. It is needed to maintain the balance between acids and alkalis in all body fluids and cells- a balance that is vital for survival. Potass ...
Natural Solutions For Hair Loss
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Hair loss or alopecia can be caused by any number of factors. Hair loss can be hereditary, or caused by conditions such as anaemia (disorder of the blood), illness, stress, fungal infections and thyroid problems, as well as certain medications. However, strong hair ...
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