Recent GMI Blogs

All articles by Case Adams, Naturopath

Nuts are great sources of protein and provide healthy fats. New research finds they also increase cognitive scores among elderly women.
Red Korean ginseng has been used for centuries to extend life and increase vigor. New scientific evidence points to at least two reasons why this is true.
NSAIDS are the go-to product for painful menses. But what if a natural product not only reduces pain but beats out ibuprofen and keeps reducing pain further in next cycles? Magic? No, just Nature.
Most of us know flaxseed offers healthy forms of fiber and fatty acids called alpha linoleic acids (ALA). But did you know that flaxseed reduces high blood pressure?
Honey has been touted as antibacterial and so has ginger. New research now shows that when you combine them they may outperform pharaceutical antibiotics.
A number of natural herbs and nutrients have been shown to increase sperm count, sperm motility and sperm morphology. Now we can add a traditional remedy, Black seed oil - from Nigella sativa L. - to the list.
Oral Lichen planus is difficult to treat and its causes are mysterious. A new study proves the ancient Ayurvedic remedy turmeric can heal oral lichen planus.
New research confirms that breastfeeding increases a certain species of oral bacteria, and these oral bacteria inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria that infect gums and cause dental decay.
New research confirms what traditional healers have known for thousands of years - that certain herbs will reduce pain without dangerous side effects. We can now add Desert Spike to this list.
Clinical research has confirmed that the ancient herbal remedy Mulberry leaf significantly reduces levels of triglycerides, low-density lipoproteins and artery inflammation.
Research is indicating that women absorb drugs at a greater rate than men – and women could be more affected by negative side effects. Does this issue affect herbal medicines as well?
Two recent studies prove that vitamin C is therapeutic for type 2 diabetes patients. One shows it reduces blood glucose levels and the other illustrates vitamin C reduces anxiety among diabetics.
New research confirms that extracts of chamomile and pomegranate each reduce gum bleeding in gingivitis when rinsed with.
Saffron is again showing its healing abilities. Recent research finds it reduces heat shock protein antibodies and metabolic syndrome symptoms, along with stimulating immunity and cognition.
New research is confirming that cherries are more than just great-tasting. They are medicinal, able to reduce inflammation and increase sleep quality.
New research confirms that the pain of osteoarthritis is reduced by the use of two traditional anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing herbs in combination with bromelain from pineapples.
Research is discovering what ancient Japanese and Chinese medicine already knew: That dried plums slow the aging process with respect to bone loss.
New clinical research confirms that an Ayurvedic herb can successfully treat benign prostate hyperplasia or BPH.
New research is finding that the biochemical called kynurenic acid is necessary for many metabolic processes. But increased levels are linked with mental disorders and other conditions. So is it a nutrient or a toxin?
Researchers have determined in a multi-center, randomized, double-blind clinical study that a Chinese herbal formulation significantly treats nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Ginger is already known for its anti-inflammatory abilities. New research is now confirming an ancient therapy of applying ginger topically to treat osteoarthritis pain and inflammation.
New research has determined that two natural remedies used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries can eliminate or at least curb teeth hypersensitivity.
Scientists from the University of Miami’s School of Medicine determined that a constituent of Aloe vera reduces Alzheimer’s symptoms and significantly increases cognition scores among Alzheimer's disease patients.
Clinical research has confirmed that compassionate love as well as a faith in a compassionate Higher Power increases healing time and decreases disease progression among those with HIV.
Adding to their heart-healthy benefits, Harvard researchers have determined that increasing our intake of nuts decreases our risk of diabetes and pancreatic cancer.
New research is establishing that Chinese herbal medicine and Western herbal medicine hold the promise for safely and effectively treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
New research has determined that COX-inhibitors, which include numerous NSAIDs - Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – deplete Vitamin B-6 levels within the body.
Genetics researchers have determined that over a third of herbal medicines used in Traditional Chinese Medicine - and nearly all leading therapeutic herbs - alter our genes or alter enzymes that alter our genetic material.
In multiple studies, cancer researchers have determined that a plant-based diet and less alcohol consumption significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Ever wonder why some people seem to have more inflammation, fatigue and obesity than others despite their best efforts? New research has discovered the answer relates to the diversity of our gut’s probiotic bacteria.
Researchers from the University of Auckland have determined that olive leaf extract has the ability to decrease insulin sensitivity and increase the production of insulin by the pancreas.
Researchers have proven what natural health proponents have been suggesting for decades: Brown rice is superior to white rice, not only nutritionally, but for glucose metabolism and the prevention of metabolic syndrome.
Research has determined that a mother's drinking pasteurized, homogenized cow's milk during breastfeeding significantly increases the chances of her infant becoming allergic.
As the battle against superbugs like MRSA and other hospital-acquired infections rages on, researchers have found oils derived from certain plants beat antiseptics chlorhexidine and ethanol in inhibiting antibiotic resistant bacteria.
New research from Brussels has confirmed that skin cancer is related directly to oxidative stress – and other research shows antioxidants reduce oxidative stress.
Medical researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health say the evidence is strong that a pregnant mother who takes certain types of antidepressant drugs will have a dramatically increased risk of her child having autism.
Clinical research has proven that an ancient Ayurveda remedy for anxiety outperforms the benzodiazepine drug Clonazepamin in relieving severe anxiety disorder.
The cellphone companies insist the answer is no, and so far the research has offered both sides room for debate. Two new studies shed some light on the issue - providing evidence of a long-term effect for extended cell and wireless use.
Have you ever wondered why some infants seem to be naturally heavier than others, even though they may not necessarily be eating more? New research is confirming this may have something to do with their exposure to certain pollutants in the womb.
The notion that asthma is a genetic disorder or one of faulty lungs rings untrue in light of the evidence. Research from Australia has now determined that many asthma patients are dealing with a sustained bout of bacteria infection - often resistant to antibiotics.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is common among those who are prediabetic or have type-2 diabetics. Now this famously common spice has been proven to reduce hypertension - in addition to balancing blood glucose levels.
Ever wondered what kinds of consequences marital arguments might have upon children? New research reveals that stress in the home and depression among parents and caregivers may very well cause or exacerbate asthma in children.
Ever wondered what kinds of consequences marital arguments might have upon children? New research reveals that stress in the home and depression among parents may very well cause or exacerbate asthma in children.
New research has determined that the humble chamomile herb - non-addictive with no adverse effects - not only relaxes the muscles and organs, but can significantly decrease anxiety and even fight depression.
Oxford researchers have proven in a new clinical study what nutritionists and other research have been indicating for years - that supplementation with certain B vitamins can slow and possibly even reverse the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Research from Austria has confirmed that dental caries are specifically linked with atherosclerosis – the hardening of the arteries – a major component of most heart diseases.
New research has confirmed that the leaves from a common tree used traditionally as a healing agent has the ability to counteract Candida yeast infections.
We already knew sunshine and vitamin D were important to health - given the over 70 diseases now associated with their deficiency. Now research is proving their role in food allergies.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is often confused with the common cold, and typically results in wheezing and other respiratory symptoms. Now research has determined that the famous Ayurvedic remedy inhibits this sometimes lethal virus.
Researchers from University of Mississippi's School of Pharmacy have conducted an extensive analysis of medicinal plants and proved once again that herbs can replace medications - now diabetes medications. They found that a number of herbs safely modulate cellular
Researchers from the University of North Texas have determined that non-invasive osteopathic manual therapy will reduce low back pain in a majority of cases – avoiding expensive and invasive back surgery.
Ask any veterinarian: Ringworm is one of those animal-centric infections considered to have no conventional cure. When cats are infected, they may be cleaned and washed and hopefully will repel the infection naturally over time, but this is no guarantee. As for conventional medicines, these often fall short of success without significant dosing over extended periods.
There are three natural catastrophes occurring within nature in slow motion at the moment and they are our fault. All three catastrophes stem from the same kind of mistake made by human science and corporate greed. What are they and what are we doing wrong?
Danish hospital researchers have proven that the typical recommendation among conventional doctors and nutritionists to type 2 diabetics to lay off the fruit is quite simply wrong.

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