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Nature's Flu Shot
There is no value in a flu vaccine because it does not work with the body to facilitate prevention or healing--it works against it. There is also no evidence of any benefit of flu shots due to the vast majority of industry-funded trials which are highly inadequate. Nature has the ultimate flu shot with pure, ultra immune boosting power that a vaccine can never match. This recipe stimulates the immune system to such an extent, that people often report results within as little as three hours.

10 Different Teas That Will Help Boost Your Metabolism and Promote Weight Loss
It's about that time of year where we're fed up of feeling the extra flab and ready to do something about it besides going to the gym. One of the most underrated methods of spiking our metabolism is through antioxidant rich teas. Some teas are actually more than 90% more effective at helping the body burn fat than coffee. While green tea has made most of the headlines in this regard, there are many others which are even more effective and go way beyond weight loss with the ability to detox, help tooth decay and even keep cancer at bay.

The Easy 3 Day Detox
You are toxic. And we live in a dirty world. I don’t care if you eat organic, buy local, bathe in all-natural suds, and clean with only water and vinegar. The truth of the matter is that we are constantly bombarded on a daily basis by man-made chemicals, artificial fragrances, and a bunch of other toxins that are not fit for human consumption. While we luckily have organs of detoxification that are meant for removing these harmful substances from our bodies, they can only do so much! They need help and you can give it to them!

12 Lessons About Eating We Can Learn From The French
The French diet is full of flavor and high in satisfaction. They don't believe in low-fat, low-carb, low-taste, or low-calorie, but they do believe in enjoying their food, taking the time to eat at the table, knowing when to stop eating and educating their children about food. These are a just a few of the many lessons the French can teach us about a culture that truly thrives on savoring the flavor at mealtime.

10 Powerful Affirmations That Can Change Your Life
If you believe that you are what you feel, then life truly stems from your thoughts and emotions. Affirmations or the process of repeating positive words can boost your spirit to new levels. We must translate our thoughts into words and eventually into intention in order to manifest what we want in our reality. Affirmations are proven methods of self-improvement because of their ability to rewire our brains and have the power to change people's lives. Science also says that positive self-talk definitely brings about changes in the brain. Here are 10 powerful affirmations that can change your life.

How To Restore Your Menstrual Cycle Naturally
Every woman has a cycle that is unique to her. Although a normal menstrual cycle could be as short as 22 days, others can be as long as 36 days, and hardly anyone has a cycle that lasts exactly 28 days. What’s important is that your normal shifts don't become abnormal. For some women that's skipping an entire month or more without being pregnant. There are a couple of reasons your cycle may be irregular such as stress, dietary deficiencies, low body weight, getting off of birth control pills, hormonal imbalance, perimenopause or other underlying issues. Restoring your menstrual cycle can be done naturally and effectively with herbs, nutrition and exercise.

Whether Labeled Organic, Non-GMO or Conventional, Here Are 12 Reasons To Avoid Any Kind of Soy
Soy has become a major source of toxicity for human beings, especially in the last three decades. Not only is more than 99% of soy genetically modified, but sources labeled organic or non-GMO are often exposed to the same problems as conventional soy. If you consume processed foods, soy is almost impossible to avoid. With the exception of wheat, there are few foods that are causing as many health problems as soy in the food supply. Here are 12 reasons to avoid any kind of soy.

If You Take Folic Acid Supplements, Avoid High Doses
Folic acid is not found in natural foods, only folate. However, there are protective effects for heart disease and neural tube defects indicated in research for those supplementing with folic acid. In responsible dosages, folic acid from a high quality source can be beneficial, but according to new research published in PloS One, high-dose folic acid supplements may promote the growth of existing pre-cancerous an cancerous cells in breast tissue, according to new research in rats.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
Deepak Chopra's holistic and spiritual views of life are so profound that they have offered millions around the world an opportunity to learn transformative concepts in coping with physical illness, emotional turmoil, stress, loss and many other factors that affect our wellbeing. In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Chopra outlines 7 powerful principles you can use to fulfill your deepest desires with effortless joy. If you put them into practice, you’ll realize that you can manifest whatever you’ve been dreaming about.

Amazing Medicinal Plant Kills Malignant Tumors and Destroys 70 Percent of Breast Cancer Cells
Beyond limited empirical observations, not all medicinal plants have established scientific studies to support their effectiveness. However, in the case of Brucea javanica, it is one of those plants in which scientific investigations have provided enough evidence to prove that it has an impressive efficacy for the treatment of cervical, bladder and pancreatic cancers. Its selective toxicity has also been found to kill 70% of breast cancer cells.

Pay it Forward
Happened to come across this wonderful article of
“Paying it Forward” at its best. We seem to always focus on the negative of any situation, this wonderful man decided to take his pain and turn it into a positive act of kindness, good lesson for us all!

TORONTO - When Lee Ballantyne scrawled a few words on a restaurant napkin, he was doing little more than paying tribute to his high school sweetheart while trying to salve his own grief at her loss.
But Ballantyne's son Jason said his father's decision to honour a new generation of lovers has resonated all over the world, taking him from anonymous Good Samaritan to global inspiration.
Romantics and cynics alike have helped spread the tale of a grieving widower who felt compelled to buy dinner for an unknown young couple who reminded him of happy days with his late wife, who had died just a week before after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.
Jason Ballantyne said the international reaction to the story has been overwhelming in one sense, but not surprising in another. The story of his parents' marriage, he said, speaks to profound emotions that are nearly universal.
"It cuts across cultures because it's a story about two people who shared a very strong bond and a man dealing with that loss reaches out to somebody in the time of his grief," Ballantyne said in a telephone interview from Barrie, Ont.
"That's the type of person my dad is."
Lee Ballantyne, former editor of the Belleville Intelligencer and current columnist for the Barrie Advance, went out to dinner on Jan. 7, barely a week after his wife Carol's death.
The melancholy meal became a more pleasant experience for Ballantyne as he watched a young couple enjoying dinner together across the room from where he sat.
The happy pair prompted him to reach out in a way that even he had not planned.
In what he described as a spontaneous gesture, Ballantyne seized a napkin and dashed off a quick note to the unknown pair:

"You don't know me but my beautiful wife of 43 years died last week. Tonight I dined alone for the first time. You remind me of us many years ago. Please allow me to buy your dinner. Enjoy! It will put a smile on Carol's face and make me happy . . . for now. Happy New Year! Lee B. Pay it forward."

A waiter at the restaurant photographed the note and posted it online. Within hours, Ballantyne's words and generosity were making an impact around the world.
In a column written about the reaction, Ballantyne said his note was reposted to various social networks and had garnered hundreds of thousands of views by the end of the week.
Traditional media soon followed suit, with the U.K.'s Daily Mail writing a story and posting pictures of the Ballantynes and their children. News outlets in countries as far afield as Australia, Germany and Croatia also ran articles.
What the note did not capture, Jason Ballantyne said, was the long-standing bond between his parents.
Lee and Carol Ballantyne met when they were still teenagers in the northern Ontario mining town of Kirkland Lake, he said. They came together at a community dance after Lee had been rejected by Carol's best friend.
"(Mom) went home that night, and her sisters have confirmed this, that she said, 'I just danced with the man I'm going to marry,'" Jason Ballantyne said.
The relationship, which Jason Ballantyne said went through typical ups and downs, grew closer in the past five years as Carol struggled with lupus, cancer and other medical conditions that left her unable to eat solid food for nearly two years.
Her death has left a void for his father, Jason said, adding the gesture in the restaurant was motivated by a profound sense of identity with the couple across the way.
"He said it hurts not having Mom there with him," Jason said. "That was why it was so powerful at that meal because it hit him that, 'I'm never going to have dinner with my wife again.'"

This may actually be very useful! Must remember it.
Cool way to separate an egg yolk!

Women Deserve Safe Cosmetics
Revlon sponsored a Breast Cancer run/walk in Los Angeles in 2013 that drove approximately 30,000 supporters. It is ironic that this sponsor could be part of the problem. Little do people know that many of Revlon’s products contain chemicals like butylated hydroxytoluene, octinoxate, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives and parabens that have been linked to breast cancer, endocrine disruption, allergic reactions, developmental and reproductive toxicity, and premature aging.

9 Reasons You Need To Be Giving and Receiving Hugs Everyday
Hugging helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It’s invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects. It is all natural, organic, naturally sweet, no pesticides, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients and 100 percent wholesome. There are no batteries to wear out, no periodic check-ups, low energy consumption, high energy yield, inflation proof, nonfattening, no monthly payments, theft-proof, nontaxable, nonpolluting and, of course, fully returnable. Hugging is practically perfect, with the only exception that it can't recreate the wheel. Here are 9 reasons you need hugs everyday.

15 Plants and Herbs That Can Boost Lung Health, Heal Respiratory Infections And Even Repair Pulmonary Damage
A wave of viral and bacterial infections is sweeping across the Northern Hemisphere and people are taking longer to heal from an array of symptoms within the respiratory system. If you are resorting to conventional medicine to address these infections with antibiotics, you are not only adding to the problems associated with antibiotic resistance, but you're also doing little to address the healing mechanisms within your body to address the cause. Herbal remedies not only boost lung health, but they can heal infections and even repair lung damage. Here are 15 of the best herbs to boost lung health.

Man Finds Out By Mistake That His Positive Pregnancy Test Is An Indicator of Testicular Cancer
A man was shocked to discover he had testicular cancer after he took a pee-on-a-stick home pregnancy test that was left in his medicine cabinet by a former girlfriend. The positive pregnancy test was posted as a joke by a female friend on, but savvy viewers were quick to inform the woman that it could be a sign of testicular cancer, and it was.

Woman Shrinks Inoperable Mass and Heals Her Thyroid Disease With Cannabis Oil
In 2011, Lindsay Bunn Rogers was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and was immediately placed on medication to control her symptoms. She became more ill and eventually her entire thyroid was covered with palpable masses. Despite her doctor's position that "nothing natural" would ever heal her, Lindsay found not only relief but a dramatic healing potential in cannabis oil. This is her story.

Ingredients In Tea, Chocolate and Berries Can Prevent Diabetes
Strong evidence from several studies have shown that individuals consuming fruits and vegetables rich in different flavonoids have a reduced risk of overall mortality and of several chronic diseases. According to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and King's College London, eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds (found in berries, tea, and chocolate) may prevent type 2 diabetes, a disease whose initial stages is now affecting almost 40 percent of Americans age 20 and older.

Want To Enhance Long-Term Memory? 2 Espressos, 2 Cups of Coffee or 5 Cups of Green Tea Will Do The Job
Caffeine drinkers generally have higher scores on tests and they usually don't not show any decline in memory throughout the day. A study provides the first convincing evidence that caffeine enhances long-term memory in people -- provided the dose is just right.

Vitamin D Improves Mood, Cognition and Pain Tolerance
Without the sunshine vitamin, few of us would experience lives free of disease. Two new studies show that increased levels of vitamin D not only reduce the risk of developing cognitive impairments, but also improve widespread chronic pain.

This Is What Happens In Your Stomach When You Consume Packaged Ramen Noodles With a Deadly Preservative
Ramen noodles contain Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ), which is a byproduct of the petroleum industry and food additive frequently to preserve cheap processed foods. It is one of those chemicals that is neither digestible or beneficial in any way for your body. A gastrointestinal specialist conducted an experiment with a time lapse video inside the stomach, comparing both fresh and preserved ramen noodles. After two hours of digestion, the results were staggering.

Maximizing Nutrition and Elimination of Heavy Metals Comes From Blending, Not Juicing
Soluble dietary fibers promote metabolic benefits on body weight and glucose control. The benefits associated with an increased dietary intake of fermentable fibres are in part due to the way in which our bacteria use them to control levels of intestinal glucose. Foods with modest concentrations of dietary fiber have also demonstrated excellent binding capacity with with heavy metal ions which support evidence that blending fruits and vegetables will clearly exceed the capacity of any juice to assist in the elimination of these metals from the body.

12 Foods Most People Don't Know Are Dyed or Adulterated
Orange cheddar cheese comes to mind as one of many foods people don't realize is dyed. While some food coloring and adulterations are less harmful than others, many exist as toxic threats in the food supply. Almost any food you buy that is not its natural color has the potential of being adulterated, even if purchased from a reputable grocery retailer.

What You Need To Know About The Benefits And Safety of Kava Kava For Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Sleeplessness
Kava Kava has an interesting history. It has been safely consumed ceremonially in the South Pacific and other parts of the world. The earliest European knowledge of Kava dates back to the late 1700s, with the journeys of Captain Cook. Today, usage of Kava beverages in tropical climates is similar to the use of alcoholic beverages in the West. However, the plant from which the beverage is made from was found to have useful properties for anxiety, hyperactivity, stress, and restlessness.

Insightful Connections to Universal Love
Every day this year, I am seeing and feeling amazing insights into what this year is unleashing for us all. I wanted to share it with you because truly, we are all in this incredible time on Earth together and I feel that we are so fortunate to be able to re-create ourselves and in turn, re-create our world.

3 Reasons To Stay Away From Any Kind of Palm Fruit Oil And Why Coconut Oil Will Always Be Superior
Palm oil of any kind, whether it be from the fruit or kernel is not beneficial to the Earth or human health. The marketing gurus behind the largest palm oil manufacturers in the world will never give you the whole story. In fact, they are attempting to deceive international governments at every turn with false information and misrepresented data. Palm fruit oil or palm kernel oils are not healthy at all and most of the health risks are associated with the processing of which very few have been informed.

Families Are Using Complementary and Alternative Medicine To Treat Autism and Developmental Delay More Than Ever Before
With no approved medications to treat autism, millions are turning to complementary and alternative medicine which is proving in many cases to be effective in halting the progression and even reversing symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder.

Garlic - A Natural Treatment For HPV
Warts are considered non-cancerous skin growths - different strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) cause warts to form on different areas of the body. Warts that form on the fingers are typically called "common" warts, while those that appear on the soles of the feet are called plantar warts. To treat common warts, plantar warts, and corns without acid, cryotherapy, or excision, all you need are fresh garlic cloves, a knife, and athletic tape.

Photographer Shows Proof of Shocking Similarities In Human Templates Between Complete Strangers
Billions of souls have inhabited Earth, but there have only been about 500 original human templates to choose from throughout human history. These templates were both a reflection of inner and outer beauty. Many metaphysicians have denied the existence of these templates. A 62-year-old Montreal-based photographer has spent the last 12 years scouring the world for complete strangers who have alarmingly similar physical characteristics. The results, at least in part, support the contention that not only do these templates exist, but sometimes to such a degree that there are other human beings on the planet that look almost identical to others, despite no relation whatsoever.

FDA Admits Anti-bacterial Soaps Are A Threat - Manufacturers Given Deadline To Prove They're Better Than Conventional Soap
Antibiotic resistance of disease to antibiotics has reached a tipping point at which it could creep into any nation in the world without notice. The FDA recently announced a bold new position on antibacterial soap: Manufacturers have to show that it's both safe and more effective than simply washing with conventional soap and water, or they have to take it off the shelves in the next few years.

How Sitting For Prolonged Periods Is Stalling Your Metabolic Machinery And What To Do About It
There are serious consequences that result when the muscular engine sits on 'idle' and in long periods in sedentary positions. Prolonged sitting can lead to loss of shoulder motion, chronic pain, walking deficits, neck-related headaches, the inability to exercise, and can literally impede the ability to metabolize fat and sugar, potentially raising the risk for cardiovascular disease.

50 Percent of The Effectiveness of All Drugs Is Due To Placebo
There's no doubt that many medications work in the short-term to suppress symptoms. In fact, that's all they do as they are incapable of addressing the underlying cause of disease. But even when a medication works, half of its impact on a patient is due to one aspect of the placebo effect: the positive message that a doctor provides when prescribing the treatment, according to a new study.

Genetically Modified Apples Which Eliminate The Browning Process Soon To Be Approved
Since the genetic code of the apple was mapped by researchers a few years ago, scientists have explored gene silencing and other manipulation techniques to alter one of nature's most healing superfoods. Genetically modified apples may soon enter the food supply under the guise of preventing browning. First, though, officials must confront some enduring public distaste for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) now widely perceived as one of the most extensive global threats to human health.

Fascinating New Study Shows How Emotions Are Mapped On The Human Body
Emotions coordinate our behavior and physiological states during survival-salient events and pleasurable interactions. Even though we are often consciously aware of our current emotional state, such as anger or happiness, the mechanisms giving rise to these subjective sensations have remained unresolved. Brilliant research by Finnish scientists has mapped the areas of our body that are experiencing an increase or decrease in sensory activity when we experience a particular emotion.

Only Through Unity In Personal Integration and Connection Comes An Understanding of True Health Care
We are in a world of change that can make a huge difference in the way humanity learns what true healthcare is. We are the healthcare plan, the system that works, and the guiding force is compassion and love to interact respectfully with each other.

Garlic Kills Brain Cancer Cells Without Side Effects
Cancer cells have a high metabolism and require much energy for rapid growth. Researchers reported in the Journal Cancer that that garlic compounds produced reactive oxygen species in brain cancer cells, essentially gorging them to death with activation of multiple death cascades and blocking pathways the proliferation of brain tumors.

The Year of Fierce Love
Already I'm witnessing many people on social media decrying that 2014 will be the year of the Heart coming into full power; the year when communities become activated globally to transform the world like never before; the year when love takes things to the next level. And I'm joyous to say I'm in full agreement :) The last few years have felt like initiations for our species with the rife challenges that have borne down on us. From environmental disasters, to unimaginable corruption in politics and financial systems, to conscious social movements of resistance and activation, etc. etc. etc. It's been a dizzying time to say the least. Many spoke of being glad that 2013 was over and that there was palpable feeling that 2014 would be a time where we transcended and took flight. May it be :)

The 3 Reasons Viruses Are Most Successful In The Winter and 6 Ways To Protect Yourself
"Dress warm or you'll catch a cold" said every parent that ever existed. While it's partially true that the body's optimal temperature is a significant player in a well-functioning immune system, that's only part of the equation. The other two reasons we get sick are far more relevant as to why millions are more vulnerable to cold viruses in colder climates.

World Health Organization Is Doing The Same Thing To Sugar As They Did To Salt
For fears that it is contributing to heart disease, obesity and tooth decay, the World Health Organization (WHO) is now lowering the recommended limit of sugar by half, which will ultimately force food companies to change their products to lower the sugar content. Just as government officials have admitted that reducing salt intake was an error, attempting to reduce the sugar intake via processed foods may also have unintended effects due to the change in formulations these foods will be forced into adopting.

The Top 10 PreventDisease Reports of 2013
2013 has been an incredible year for newsworthy content but we suspect it will pale in comparison to what will surface in 2014. From the dangers of vaccines to things people would rather not know about their foods, here are the top 10 reports on PreventDisease that went viral thanks to all our readers.


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