Mind and Body

  1. Is this “fridge secret” is causing your arthritis?!

    If you’ve been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, not a day passes when you don’t wish for a cure.

    The swollen fingers, the stiffness in your knees… some days, the pain is just UNBEARABLE.

    And forget Big Pharma’s “solutions” ...

    On one hand you’ve got drugs that slow down your immune system and leave you RIPE for infection…

    And on the other, you’ve got dangerous, addictive pain meds.

    But now you don’t have to choose between mainstream drugs or suffering in silence.

    Because an exciting new study reveals a SECRET cause of your rheumatoid arthritis—and it’s something that’s lurking in your fridge RIGHT NOW…

    A MAP of pain

    In a new study out of the University of Central Florida, researchers found that the true cause of rheumatoid arthritis could be hiding out in everything from your favorite hamburger to the half and half you put in your coffee!

    Let me explain...

    As it turns out, many people with rheumatoid arthritis have a mutated gene. That alone sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie… but it gets even weirder.

    You see, some people live for YEARS with this mutated gene and never even get rheumatoid arthritis. That is, unless you get exposed to a terrifying bacteria called Mycobaterium avium paratuberculosis or MAP.

    And when the two meet—BOOM!

    Suddenly you’re suffering from painful joints, exhaustion, and—before you know it— rheumatoid arthritis.

    But a new study has found a reason… and a cure.

    Researchers tested 100 patients with rheumatoid arthritis for both the mutated gene and MAP.

    The results? Roughly 78 percent of the patients had the mutated gene… and 40 percent of these folks tested positive for the bacteria.

    In other words, 40 percent of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers had both the gene AND the bacteria. To me, those odds are just too strong to be a coincidence.

    But don’t worry: there’s an easy fix… once you know how it happened in the first place.

    No “moo’s” is good news

    So just HOW do you get exposed to this bacteria?

    Well, this is the strangest part of all...

    It turns out, MAP is found in infected milk and beef.

    And here’s where it gets even scarierMAP has been found in over HALF of the cows in the United States.

    So whether you’re suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or you’ve been lucky enough to avoid it, it’s a good idea to stay away from beef and dairy. Period!

    Usually I would recommend just going organic when it comes to red meat and dairy, but in this case it’s best to avoid them completely.

    Luckily, there’s a way to do this while still eating delicious food—it’s called the Paleo Diet. You can still eat plenty of chicken and seafood, plus fresh veggies and nuts.

    Even if you already suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you can still benefit from the Paleo Diet. Eliminating inflammation-causing red meat and dairy will relieve most or even all of your symptoms.

    Better yet, try a curcumin supplement. Curcumin is found in turmeric, a spice long used in Indian cooking to give dishes their bright golden color, and it’s been proven to reduce out-of-control inflammation and alleviate pain.

    You can find a curcumin supplement at any health food store or online.

  2. These all-natural secrets make stress DISAPPEAR

    Money is tight… there’s a leak in the roof… and your niece is marrying that guy you hate.  

    You know, the one who’s never had a REAL job in his life.  

    These were supposed to be your “golden years” – but it feels like there’s stress EVERYWHERE.  

    But you don’t have to put up with it.  

    I can’t do anything about your niece’s romantic choices. But there ARE many PROVEN natural remedies that can help ERASE some of the worst effects of stress.  

    Here’s what you need to know to start living the stress-free life you deserve.  

    The best “stress busters” around 

    Natural medicine has a POWERFUL ARSENAL against stress-- but you have to be careful.  

    While there are many supplements being touted to help with stress and relaxation -- only few work well 

    Here are the best “de-stressors” natural health has to offer right now:  

    • Support your brain health: Your brain plays a central role in stress adaptation. Don’t let it starve for nutrients! Make sure you are getting fish oil (EPA/DHA) every day. I also like curcumin and bacopa because they both support brain health and reduce inflammation throughout the body. 
    • Support your body’s ability to sleep: Anxiety and sleep go hand in hand; better sleep leads to feeling less anxious, and being less anxious leads to better sleep! Natural supplements like L-theanine, melatonin, and chamomile can be very effective for improving sleep.   

    Additionally, an increasing number of studies are showing that cannabidiol (CBD) oil helps to release a flood of good-feeling molecules, including serotonin.  

    CBD comes from the common cannabis plant but doesn’t get you high. It’s being used more and more to treat health problems like anxiety, insomnia, and depression. 

    Aside from supplements, you can try changing some behaviors to alleviate your stress... 

    You can probably guess that exercise is great for this. Pretty much any form of exercise will help reduce your body’s level of stress hormones. It also ups production of endorphins (chemicals in your brain that elevate your mood and act as natural painkillers).  

    Also, get outdoors. Studies show being in nature can be so calming that some practitioners are writing prescriptions for “Vitamin G” (the “G” stands for green – like a forest). 

    You can also spend time socializing – talk to friends, spend time with a church leader, even speak to a therapist… whatever works for you.  

    The important thing is to just DO it.  

    You are never going to be able to control the stressful events in your life. They come on their own schedule.  

    What you can control, however, is how you deal with them.   

  3. 7 EASY tricks for sleeping like a BABY! 

    You have NO trouble falling asleep… but STAYING asleep is a whole different matter.   It’s 3 a.m. and you’ve been staring at the ceiling, staring at the clock, and counting sheep for hours.   But sleep just WON’T come.   Well, you’re not alone. This problem is called middle-of-the-night insomnia (MOTN), and at least one-third of adults experience it from time to time.  ...
  4. [Revealed] The life-saving supplement you’ve NEVER heard about

    Just walk into a GNC these days… or the supplement aisle at Wal-Mart… and you’ll get DIZZY.   There are THOUSANDS of different formulations on the market right now – and knowing what you need can be tough.   But there’s one supplement that’s proven to protect your muscles… bones… blood sugar levels… heart… and MUCH more.  The only problem?  Most folks have never...
  5. Miracle herb can SAVE your brain after stroke

    It’s one of the most ancient trees on earth… it can live to be 1,000 years old… and it could help YOU live a longer and healthier life. I’m talking about ginkgo biloba. The fan-shaped leaves of the ginkgo biloba tree have been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine for everything from aiding memory to fighting depression. And now...
  6. Tame your ‘caveman’ stress responses… by getting out of the cave!

    Ah, stress. Sometimes, it seems like there's no escape from it. No matter how much you’ve organized your life… how much wisdom you've gained... and how much you try to "accentuate the positive"… it can feel downright impossible to maintain any sense of “zen” in the midst of modern-day chaos! You don’t need me to tell you how stress can...
  7. Why you should NEVER stop moving

    As you’ve read right here in eTips, I travel the world looking for natural therapies that can help beat back some of the most devastating diseases that afflict my patients and readers. But with as many exotic locales as I visit, my travels always take me back to China. The East is thousands of years ahead of the West in...
  8. This summer stone fruit beefs up your good belly bugs

    We're just a couple of weeks away from Labor Day -- which means that we're almost at the "unofficial" end of summer. And soon enough, those peaches, plums, and other delicious summer fruits will disappear from your local farmers market. But there's one stone fruit in particular you don't want to miss before summer's close. Cherries are not only delicious...
  9. Good belly bugs boost brainpower

    Imagine forgetting your way home... the names and faces of those you know... and even some of your cherished life experiences. When you've got Alzheimer's disease, the changes that happen in your brain can devastate your memory. And once it takes hold, there's no pill you can swallow to get your memories back. But according to a new study, there's...
  10. Not drinking water? Your brain may turn to mush

    Another heat wave is about to sweep through the American West... and Japan just experienced its hottest day in recorded history. Here in the Northeast – neither a barren desert nor a tropical climate – it’s been so hot and humid that when you take one step out the front door, your face starts dripping. Even if your mouth doesn’t...

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