Virginia Mason's Posts

Through the wardrobe and into a new world

Through the wardrobe and into a new world

As one of my favorite authors, C.S. Lewis (he of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe fame) remarked: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” And so with those words ringing in my ears, off I go to pursue new adventures. This will be my final blog post for NaturalCures – my final day to be precise. A new chapter in my life awaits, a chapter when I hop... »

Fantastic figs for fighting cancer

Fantastic figs for fighting cancer

Figs seem to be in abundance at the moment. Every time I pop to the market, there they are looking temptingly delicious. They taste wonderful roasted or drizzled with a splash of organic extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar – but they are perfect just as they are, fresh and fruity. A Natural Cure And as well as tasting food – let’s not forget, they do you good as well. In fact fresh figs ar... »

Grapes – a Whole Bunch of Natural Cures for the Heart

Grapes – a Whole Bunch of Natural Cures for the Heart

New research has revealed that grapes could be the way to a man’s healthy heart. Eating the super fruit may help protect heart health in men with metabolic syndrome, the American study has shown. High blood pressure and high blood sugar Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together – increased blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, excess body fat around the waist or low HDL ... »

Going nuts for our favorite snack

Going nuts for our favorite snack

A surprise package arrived in the NatureCures office the other day and we were thrilled to discover it contained one of our favorite snacks – peanut butter. To be precise, it didn’t contain only peanut butter but a selection of other nut and seed butters too – including almond, cashew and pumpkin seed. So, as you can imagine, the team quickly had their spoons at the ready and set... »

Zeolites: The latest buzzword in nutrition

Zeolites: The latest buzzword in nutrition

Zeolites? Sounds like something Superman might use to maintain his special powers, doesn’t it? Well the truth is not that far away! Zeolites is the buzzword in nutrition, according to NaturalCures’ expert Dave Revealy, aka The Food Detective. He acquired this title because of his involvement in helping to detect clients’ food intolerances in addition to an ability to isolate how an individual’s di... »

Say cheers to a naturally refreshing drink

Say cheers to a naturally refreshing drink

When I was a little girl I used to pick mint leaves in my gran’s garden, put them into a bottle of water and imagine I’d made some kind of magic drink! The funny thing is, it wasn’t too far from the truth. Infused water is deliciously healthy and refreshing – far better for us than sugary, additive-laden sodas, packed with dangerous chemicals such as aspartame. And they are... »

It’s Mediterranean Diet Month – so let’s cook!

It’s Mediterranean Diet Month – so let’s cook!

Think of the Mediterranean and what springs to mind? Sunshine, culture and history all woven together on the shores of this beautiful azure sea, perhaps? The nations clustered around these shores – Italy, Spain, France, Morocco, Greece, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Israel – have all contributed something special to this colorful part of the world, and that’s food. The Mediterranean... »

All I need is the air that I breathe (as long as it’s allergen-free)

All I need is the air that I breathe (as long as it’s allergen-free)

Is your air conditioning the cause of your allergy? Just this week, NOAA, the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration forecasted sustained heat over the central United States. And 100+ degree temperatures have already been recorded in the Southwest and the Southeast. This can only mean one thing – turning up that air conditioning to the highest setting – and that could mean troub... »

Vitamin C kills drug-resistant TB

Vitamin C kills drug-resistant TB

Stock up on oranges because new research has shown this humble fruit can succeed where pharmaceutical drugs can fail. Scientists have discovered that Vitamin C kills multidrug-resistant TB in laboratory tests. As a result, the surprise discovery may point to a new way of tackling this increasingly hard-to-treat infection, say the US study authors from Yeshiva University. The findings have been pub... »

When going organic can harm your baby’s brain power

When going organic can harm your baby’s brain power

Pregnant women who drink organic milk in their pregnancy risk harming their baby’s future intelligence. Research just published in the UK reveals that a lack of iodine is to blame for a low IQ. Iodine is found in dairy products and oily fish – but organic milk contains less iodine than non-organic milk. And iodine is vital for an unborn baby’s brain development. Low IQ Children b... »

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