By Nikki Harper
Staff Writer for Wake Up World
It has been known for several decades that gut health appears to have an effect on mental health and brain health – the so-called gut-brain axis. For example, autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease have been linked with mood disorders, anxiety and depression. However, the precise mechanism by which the gut-brain axis functions has been largely unknown – but now, new research is starting to shed light on this matter. →
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(Collective-Evolution) Aloe vera is a succulent plant that belongs to the lily family. There are more than 300 species of the aloe plant, but the Aloe barbadensis species exhibits the most proven medicinal properties.
To date, there have been 75 nutrients identified in the gel of the aloe plant. It contains vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6, choline, folic acid, alpha-tocopherol, and beta-carotene. In addition, aloe gel and whole leaf extracts improve absorption of both vitamin C and vitamin E. →
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(Prepare For Change) By Guest Writer Rebecca Smith,
For a long time, humans have been using whole-plant medicines and CBD oil has become a part of this tradition. CBD oil has grown in popularity in recent years due to its numerous healing properties.
However, if you are a beginner, then you may be wondering if CBD oil contains cannabis ingredients that can make you high. Well, hemp plant or marijuana contains hundreds of cannabinoid compounds, but the THC compounds are the ones that can get you high. →
Read more via Enhanced Therapeutic Effects through full-spectrum CBD — Prepare For Change
(NaturalHealth365) A staggering 70 percent of children and 40 percent of adults take antibiotics – every year. They are also given to literally billions of animals that are used for food. But, here’s the real shocker: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that “30 percent of all antibiotics prescribed in outpatient clinics are unnecessary.”
And, while proper use of certain antibiotics may offer benefits, over 10 percent of users report experiencing adverse antibiotic side effects. In some cases, the use of antibiotics has led to long term health issues and even fatalities.
Read more via Research confirms: Antibiotics can damage immune system function — NaturalHealth365
(NaturalHealth365) Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – a term that includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease – is characterized by chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.
With symptoms of abdominal pain, cramping and altered bowel function, IBD is a potentially debilitating condition that can raise the risk of colon cancer and blood clots. Unfortunately, the prevalence of IBD is currently increasing nationwide. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation reports that 1.6 million people in the US are now affected by inflammatory bowel disease – with 70,000 new cases diagnosed every year.
Read more via Discover how vitamin D can provide relief for inflammatory bowel disease, study reveals — NaturalHealth365
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For a long time, vaccines were loaded with a type of mercury called thimerosal. Research – including data shared by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – shows this neurotoxin is harmful even at levels generally considered ‘safe’ by conventional medical standards and can lead to (among other things) autoimmune disorders. But, not much press has been devoted to the problem of yeast in vaccines.
Read more: Yeast found in vaccines shown to trigger autoimmune disorders — NaturalHealth365
Cancer — always believed to be caused by genetic cell mutations — can in reality be caused by infections from viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
“I believe that, conservatively, 15 to 20% of all cancer is caused by infections; however, the number could be larger — maybe double,” said Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, director of the Cancer Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Dannenberg made the remarks in a speech in December 2007 at the annual international conference of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Whether caused by infections or not, once cancerous conditions are well underway the weakening of the immune system and the battle that ensues between the good guys and the bad is cheered on by hordes of infectious agents that increase in density, power and form as a patient’s cancers get worse.
Cancer also involves inflammation, acid pH, low oxygen conditions accompanied by low CO2 levels, lower core body temperatures as well as nutritional deficiencies and high levels of tissue and cellular toxicity with heavy metals, chemicals and radiological exposure…Read more
via A New Theory Emerges: Is Cancer A Fungus? (Here is the Evidence) — Humans Are Free