Recent GMI Blogs

All articles by Margie King, Health Coach

Your gym membership won't make up for bad food choices.
Mainstream medicine’s cancer treatments are far from a cure. In fact, they make cancer more deadly. But new research shows lowly cabbages may be more effective in battling cancer.
Need to do something important this afternoon? Don’t take any chances – eat chocolate first.
Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant. They've been used medicinally for thousands of years. New research shows they may help in the battle against obesity.
Bees make more than honey. They also make gunk called propolis. And this “bee glue” is a powerful health balm with anti-cancer properties.
When the wintry flu season strikes do you crave a comforting cup of hot cocoa? It could be your body’s innate wisdom at work.
Age-related macular degeneration is on the rise. This ancient spice may save your sight.
In today’s world, fluoride is hard to avoid completely. Here's how to detox your body.
About 70% of Americans drink fluoridated water. They're all at a higher risk of hypothyroidism and worse.
New study: women with the real facts about mammograms are more likely to opt out of the test.
Three square meals a day used to be the definition of healthy eating. But no more. Skipping meals can lead to a longer and healthier life.
Just a cup a day of these tiny treats helps fend off heart disease and cancer.
Although mushrooms get good press as a low-calorie, high fiber, low-cholesterol, low-sodium decoration for your pizza, there is much more to the mushroom story than that. Mushrooms have been valued for their culinary and medicinal properties for thousands of years and ancient cultures associated them with immortality for good reason.
The federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was supposed to promote healthy eating. But it seems to have the opposite effect.
We are bombarded every day by harmful radiation from medical tests like X-rays and CT scans, radon gas and radiation from space. And there is always worry about fallout from disasters like the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. How do you protect yourself from radiation?
Long revered for its spiritual and mental benefits, yoga is fast becoming equally valued for its benefits in reversing the effects of modern chronic diseases.
Herbs and spices may be Mother Nature’s way of saving us from ourselves.
My mother always told us that watching too many episodes of The Three Stooges would rot our brains. As it turns out, she may have been on to something.
A new study lends more support for the idea that a whole food is more powerful than the sum of its parts.
Salt has gotten a bad rap when it comes to blood pressure. Sugar is the real culprit.
If milk doesn’t build strong bones, what does? Here are 10 foods proven to help reduce fractures and keep bones strong.
Hard as you try, you may not be able to avoid antibiotics completely. In fact, you’re probably even getting a low dose of antibiotics in your apples and cabbage.
These foods can make the difference in who becomes a victim to ovarian cancer, the most lethal gynecological cancer known.
You don't need drugs to control blood sugar. Food, herbs, and spices are your first defense.
Sweet and juicy are two reasons to eat strawberries. Here are 8 more healthy excuses to eat lots of them.
Here are five natural heartburn remedies that went head to head with drugs and won.
Air pollution is associated with a long list of health problems and has recently been classified as carcinogenic to humans. But a new study finds tiny broccoli sprouts can help neutralize this very big problem.
Is your lovely glass of cabernet infused with hormone-disrupting phthalates?
Don't beat yourself up when you give into your food cravings. But some gentle tapping might help you make better food choices the next time.
Hundreds of drugs contribute to liver toxicity even when used in correct doses. Chinese medicine suggests the tiny sesame seed and its oil may protect the liver from damage.
Green tea may well be the healthiest drink on the planet. Now researchers have discovered one of its active compounds disrupts cancer cell metabolism.
The myth persists that high fat foods gunk up your arteries and pad your hips. But it’s just not true especially when it comes to the highest fat fruit on the planet – the avocado (Persea americana).
Koreans have been enjoying salted and fermented vegetables known as kimchi for about 2000 years. But this spicy dish is much more than a condiment. More than 130 studies attest to the amazing healing properties of this humble food.
Did you stop drinking chocolate milk sometime around middle school? Well, here's a reason for grownups to indulge in this childhood treat. Chocolate milk is heart healthy.
We’ve known for decades that the Mediterranean diet with lots of fruits and vegetables lowers the risk of heart disease. Now researchers have identified a key nutrient that deserves special mention.
Mammograms do nothing to prevent breast cancer or improve survival rates. But the amazing little flaxseed does.
Magnesium is under-appreciated but it's involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It's particularly important for those at risk for diabetes.
Low libido is a common complaint among women. It affects about 10% of women in the U.S., and up to 16% in Europe and Australia. Researchers are suggesting an ancient herb may provide relief.
There was a time when vitamin D was only linked to rickets and osteoporosis. But your vitamin D level may be an issue of life and death.
Organic agriculture is booming. More and more people believe organics are better for our health than conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. But what does the science say?
About 25 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence. Most are women. Medications can cause concerning side effects. Now researchers find yoga classes can reduce episodes of incontinence by 70%.
Many women are plagued by painful menstrual periods. Many resort to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or birth control pills. But inhaling lavender essential oil may significantly reduce their symptoms.
Once again natural medicine beats a pharmaceutical drug. In a new study, traditional Chinese herbal medicine was significantly more effective than methotrexate for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Is “healthy trans fat” an oxymoron? Maybe not. There may be an exception to the no trans fats rule.
Recently Big Pharma’s Tamiflu was exposed as ineffective against the flu. But researchers have discovered that natural ginseng extract may succeed where patented synthetic chemicals have failed.
It’s been estimated that mycotoxins infect around 25% of the world’s cereal crop. A new study shows that breakfast cereals can be a significant source of these toxins.
About 80 to 90% of women suffer nausea at some point during their pregnancy. But health conscious women do not like to take drugs with side effects that can harm their baby. Ginger provides safe and effective relief.
A new study suggests they would have been better off stockpiling a placebo than the anti-flu drug known as Tamiflu.
For more than 50 years many dermatologists have been denying the link between diet and acne. Researchers are finally starting to recognize nutrition as an important player in acne treatment.
Once again science has proven that the best health prescription is an apple a day. Researchers say eating one apple every day matches the heart benefits of modern statin drugs without the harmful side effects.
The FDA claims aspartame is safe. Researchers claim it causes memory loss, mood changes, and depression. Who are you going to believe?
An astounding 70% or more of Americans are deficient in the essential mineral magnesium. Low levels can have deadly effects.
Do you have trouble getting to sleep or sleeping through the night? If so, your biggest worry isn’t dragging yourself through the next day.
Age-related cataracts are the leading cause of low vision and blindness throughout the world. By age 75, about 70% of people will have them. Surgery to remove cataracts has become almost routine. Can diet make a difference?

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