The Great Lakes Water Wars Have Begun After U.S. Officials Approve Drawing 30 Million Litres Per Day
June 25, 2016 | GovernmentAbuse | J.Battaglia
A group of eight U.S. officials have voted to allow a Wisconsin-based region to begin drawing 30 million litres of water a day from lake Michigan for drinking water. A Canadian Mayor has spoken out on the recently-approved plan calling the recent decision "the end of the Great Lakes as we know them."
Broccoli Reduces Your Risk of Four Major Diseases
June 23, 2016 | Prevention | M.Chan
It's one of the most advantageous veggies you can eat, and love it or hate it, broccoli offers an array of health benefits. And it's about to get even more super. University of Illinois researchers have identified candidate genes controlling the accumulation of phenolic compounds in broccoli. Consumption of phenolic compounds, including certain flavonoids, is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease, type II diabetes, asthma, and cancer.
How Important Is Our Relationship With Silence?
June 21, 2016 | Lifestyle | S.Ceurstemont
If you live in a modern city, finding a quiet spot is a challenge. The buzz of traffic, planes, sirens and the racket of construction are probably the backing track of your daily life. And you’ll get no respite by sitting at your computer even with headphones on: browsing the internet, you’ll be interrupted by ads on autoplay or telltale beeps announcing a new message. Most people seem to adapt to the cacophony, but are we paying a price?
If You Want To Accelerate Brain Development In Children, Teach Them Music
June 20, 2016 | Healing | J.Battaglia
Alternative and complementary treatments such as creative art, meditation, and yoga have been proposed to bridge many gaps that conventional medicine cannot. But music, because of its ubiquity in our society as well as its ease of transmission, has perhaps the greatest potential among alternative therapies to reach people in deep and profound ways. Music matters and it heals.
Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites on Babies
June 17, 2016 | Prevention | L.Allen
Mosquitoes are ubiquitous and it is very challenging to prevent bites without the application of topical agents. In addition to practicing prevention with environmental deterrents, there are many natural home remedies for mosquitoes bites on babies. They are simple and very effective.
Making Any Kind of Art At Any Skill Level Reduces Stress Hormones
June 16, 2016 | Lifestyle | A.McCarthy
Whether you're Van Gogh or a stick-figure sketcher, a new Drexel University study found that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.
Five Different Physical Exercises That Affect The Brain In Very Different Ways
June 14, 2016 | Fitness | T.Burrell
Pumping iron to sculpt your biceps. Yoga poses to stretch and relax. Running to whittle your waistline and get fit fast. There are loads of reasons why it's smart to exercise, and most of us are familiar with the menu of options and how each can shape and benefit your body. But we are discovering that there are numerous ways in which exercise makes you smart too. Many of its effects have been going unnoticed, but if you were to peer inside the heads of people who like to keep active, you'd see that different exercises strengthen, sculpt and shape the brain in myriad ways.
Consumption Of This Antioxidant Reduces Heart Disease Mortality by 40 Percent
June 13, 2016 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Epicatechin is a beneficial flavonol found in foods such as berries, apples, dark chocolate, ginger, and grape seeds. It appears to stand head and shoulders above the rest for its health and performance boosting properties. Data from the Zutphen Elderly Study collected over 25 years indicated that those with the highest average intakes of epicatechin had almost a 40 percent lower risk of dying from coronary heart disease (CHD) than those with the lowest average intakes.
Daily Ginger Reduces Risk of Both Hypertension and Heart Disease
June 9, 2016 | Antioxidants | D.Mihalovic
The medicinal components of ginger work primarily in the stomach and intestines. As an established folk remedy to treat motion sickness, nausea and osteoarthritis, daily consumption of ginger also does wonders for reducing the risk of high blood pressure and coronary heart disease.
Top 8 Veggie Foods Rich In Copper Can Help You Mobilize Fat
June 8, 2016 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
Dietary copper is found in a wide variety of foods, but did you know that deficiencies can alter the balance of your metabolism? Copper is intimately connected to fat metabolism and frequently consuming foods rich in copper regulates the breakdown of fat.
Make Your Own Effective Insect Repellent With Essential Oils
June 7, 2016 | NaturalLiving | K.Foster
Choosing a safer alternative to synthetic chemical-based insect repellents is not only healthier it's literally essential to life, and essential oils can make it happen.