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Birth Control & Chill | Vitamin Stree

“For as long as men and women have been making babies, they’ve been trying not to.” That’s a direct quote from Jonathan Eig “And for as long as Indians have been having sex, we’ve been pretending not to.” That’s from us. Of the 7.5 billion people on this planet, about 1.4 billion people are Indians!…


Tart Cherries for Insomnia

we know that not sleeping enough is associated with changes in diet people 10d worse but what about the opposite question can food affect sleep we saw from the kiwifruit study that this seemed possible but the mechanism they suggested for the effect that serotonin levels and kiwifruit doesn’t make any sense and serotonin can’t…


Flax Seeds for Hypertension

“Flax Seeds for Hypertension” A recent article in the journal Meat Science acknowledged that a sector of the population perceives meat as a food that is detrimental to their health because of studies associating meat consumption with heart disease and cancer. For these reasons, these meat consumers look for healthier food alternatives as a means…


Amla vs. Diabetes

“Amla vs. Diabetes” Dripping plant extracts on cancer cells in a test tube is a far cry from testing whole foods on whole people. Another amla study published recently, though, tried Indian gooseberries on patients with diabetes. A normal fasting blood sugar is considered under 100. Between 100 and 125 is called pre-diabetes, and over…


Treating Asthma and Eczema With Plant-­Based Diets

[Music] 20 patients with allergic eczema were placed on a vegetarian diet for two months and their disease scores covering both objective and subjective science and symptoms were cut in half similar to AC using one of our most powerful drugs the drug worked quicker within about two weeks but since side effects may include…


Fennel Seeds for Menstrual Cramps and PMS

“Fennel Seeds for Menstrual Cramps and PMS” Ninety percent of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time. Around the Mediterranean fennel seeds have been traditionally used to relieve painful menstruation. We call them seeds, but they’re actually whole little fruits. Hard to create placebo seeds, though, so they used a…


Fighting Lupus With Turmeric: Good as Gold

“Fighting Lupus With Turmeric: Good as Gold” Different autoimmune diseases tend to target different organs. If our immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells in our pancreas, we can end up with Type 1 diabetes. If our immune system attacks our thyroid gland, we can end up with hypothyroidism. But in the autoimmune disease lupus, our…


Bacterial Vaginosis and Diet

“Bacterial Vaginosis and Diet” In the same way fermented pickles, kimchi, and sauerkraut foster the growth of good bacteria like lactobacillus by maintaining an acidic environment, so does the human vagina. The normal pH of one’s vagina is that of tomato juice. Once it starts creeping up to that of, coffee,though, an overgrowth of bad…


Some Ayurvedic medicine worse than lead paint exposure

Some Ayurvedic Medicine Worse Than Lead Paint Exposure In terms of antioxidant power, I couldn’t imagine anything ever beating out cloves. But then, silly as a goose, berry comes along. But then, in a whole ‘nother league, triphala. Triphala is the most commonly used herbal formulation in all of Ayurvedic medicine. “Tri” means “three”; “phala”…


More Than an Apple a Day: Preventing Our Most Common Diseases

“More Than an Apple a Day: Preventing Our Most Common Diseases” In my annual presentation last year, I ran through the 15 leading causes of death, exploring the latest science on the role diet may play in preventing, arresting, and even reversing some of our top 15 killers. Or, if you remember actually, our top…