How Your Feces Determines Your Levels of Body Fat
September 29, 2016 | HumanBody | M.Chan
Fat is stored all over our body and an expanding waistline increases the risk of many chronic illnesses. The type of bacteria in human feces could decide how much dangerous fat is stored in the body, a study from Kings College, London has concluded.
Canada On The Precipice Of Declaring All Natural Health Products As Drugs
September 28, 2016 | GovernmentAbuse | E.Dahl
According to the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA), 70% of Canadians take and use ultra-safe and effective natural health products (NHPs) and are confident in the current licensing of Natural Products Numbers (NPNs); it's the envy of most other countries and this is about to change.
Mindfulness, Moment-By-Moment Awareness Is What Keeps Your Emotional Intelligence At Its Best
September 27, 2016 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
Mindfulness is 'the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment', can be trained in any human being. It allows us to shed emotions we perceive as negative very quickly and raises our emotional intelligence to levels which accelerate our optimism and outlook on life in its entirety.
This Love Hormone Enhances Spirituality
September 26, 2016 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter that acts on the limbic system, the brain's emotional centre, promoting feelings of contentment, reducing anxiety and stress. It has been dubbed the "love hormone" for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more. Now new research from Duke University suggests the hormone may also support spirituality.
Helping Those Suffering with Diabetes--Especially the First Nations Community
September 23, 2016 | Prevention | E.Dahl
A recent Alberta study found that First Nations people are more likely to develop diabetes in their lifetime. In the general population of youth, the estimated diabetes risk is 5 out of 10. In First Nations communities, the estimated risk is 8 out of 10 youth.
Combining These Two Polyphenols Inhibits Tumors By 60 Percent
September 22, 2016 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
Combining polyphenols and other compounds can dramatically increase their ability to fight cancers, according to a review from the Dr Rath Research Institute of its own and other studies.
1500 Common Medical Practices Are Categorized As Having 'Unknown Effectiveness'
September 21, 2016 | JunkScience | J.Battaglia
Once medical treatments have been dubbed 'standards of care' they tend to persist regardless of their efficacy. Preventing untested practices from becoming standard care seems simple - just test them first. But even when studies are conducted early on, what they actually measure can be part of the problem. Because it's simpler and faster, researchers often look at 'surrogate outcomes', not actual end points which has created hundreds of medical practices with unknown effectiveness at best.
First Country Emerges To Ban Plastic Cutlery, Plates and Cups - Edible Utensils An Alternative Solution
September 19, 2016 | Pollution | M.Chan
No microbe in the history of the Earth has ever evolved to break down plastic. At least none that we know of. Until we discover an army of plastic-eating microbes to combat the increasing pollution spreading across our oceans, we must take more proactive measures in resolving our love for the most controversial polymer. France is leading the charge and other nations should follow suit as they embark on another big step towards being more environmentally conscious by implementing a new law that will ban plastic cutlery, plates and cups.
Cocktails of Dozens of Drugs In Our Water Supply Remain Unfiltered
September 16, 2016 | Water | M.Torres
So-called safe drinking water supplies coming out of our taps are now proven to contain industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals linked to toxicity, developmental problems, tumour growth and hormonal disruptions. One glass of tap water now contains hundreds of contaminants that are not filtered through federally approved guidelines which monitor safety standards servicing millions of people.
Study Finds Selfies Are Actually Linked With Happiness
September 15, 2016 | Happiness | A.McCarthy
Regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with your friends can help make you a happier person, according to computer scientists at the University of California, Irvine. In a first-of-its-kind study published just before back-to-school season, the authors found that students can combat the blues with some simple, deliberate actions on their mobile devices.
Breastmilk Does What A Vaccine Can Never Do
September 14, 2016 | Breastfeeding | D.Mihalovic
To claim that breastmilk is the gold standard in infant nutrition is an understatement. For a newborn, nothing comes close in nutrient density which is so perfectly customized for an infant as it grows. Breast-fed infants gain incredible protection from antibodies, proteins and immune cells in breastmilk. It defends against a myriad of pathogens in ways that are impossible through vaccination and other pharmaceuticals.