Heads Up This Halloween And Reduce Your Children's Toxic Exposure To Candies, Face-Paint and Hair Coloring
October 31, 2013 | ChildHealth | K.Foster
Halloween is a very exciting time of year and with five kids, I'm well aware that we can also get caught up in consumerism and the endorsing of toxic treats. Here are some very important warnings you should consider before sending loved ones on their Halloween journey.
You Are Yin and Yang and Always Have Been
October 31, 2013 | Consciousness | M.Forrester
Yin and Yang are used to describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world; and, how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. They complement each other in many ways, but many existing dualities on our planet are becoming weaker and polarity consciousness is slowly leaving the Earth to a great extent. When we fully appreciate unity consciousness within a unified reality, we realize that these two interconnected forces are actually one. The dark plays a role and so does the light, but each is critical in the growth of the other. A being cannot truly appreciate being immersed in light until the dark is present and vice versa. A flower needs light to grow, but the dark to rest. What does this mean for our Earth? Read on.
Mother's Delivery of Her Baby in Hospital Leads To Flesh Eating Disease And Quadruple Amputation
October 30, 2013 | JunkHealthcare | D.Mihalovic
The amount of midwives and natural birthing centers have been steadily increasing for years. Pregnant women who report tragic events at hospitals during the delivery of their newborns have also increased. One woman's experience in an Orlando hospital is a prime example supporting the statistical fact that medical errors in hospitals are the leading cause of death and injury nationwide. The new mom stated she would never have the ability to hold her newborn after the Orlando hospital where she gave birth had to perform a life-altering surgical procedure that left her a multiple amputee, where surgeons amputated her arms and legs for an infection acquired at the hospital.
Amish Girl Forced Into Experimental Chemotherapy Is Taken Out of U.S. and Recovers with Natural Treatment
October 30, 2013 | JunkHealthcare | Editor
Early in October 2013, the entire nation heard about how Sarah Hershberger, a 10-year old Ohio Amish girl with leukemia (now recovered), was being forced into a two-year unproven experimental chemotherapy study by Akron Children’s Hospital (ACH). Parents reported this week the child is fully recovered through natural treatments.
70 Percent of Consumers Strongly Influenced By 'Free From' Labelling
October 30, 2013 | Labeling | M.Chan
It's the primary reason that the food and supplement industries fight so hard to prevent labelling of genetically modified foods (GMOs). Consumers are strongly influence by what's on the label. Researchers suggest that short-comings in current labelling practices for nutritional supplements offer industry an opportunity to improve label and non-label information and communication around their products. There is a massive marketing opportunity that exists for manufacturers of natural health foods and supplements to implement consumer-friendly labelling strategies which facilitate health conscious decisions in their purchases.
4 Steps To Detox From Fluoride and Heavy Metals
October 29, 2013 | Healing | M.Pochelli
Your body is naturally equipped with a self-sufficient detoxification process. But too much sugar, caffeine, processed foods, fluoride, vaccines, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, cosmetics, dioxins, stress, and too little exercise can slow the body's natural detox function to a crawl. And then your body can't clean itself when it is put up against the increasing number of harmful and toxic substances in the environment. Enhancing detoxification pathways is the answer to preventing your body from becoming a toxic waste dump. Once this is done you will begin mobilizing and binding the metals in your body and excreting them through your urine, bile, stool, and sweat.
Agrichemical Companies Have Destroyed Argentina's Farming Towns With Soaring Cancer Rates And Quadrupling Birth Defects
October 28, 2013 | GMO | N.Longo
Argentina's agricultural industry was dramatically transformed by the introduction of genetically modified plants in 1996. A country once known for its grass-fed beef is now dominated by genetically engineered soy, corn and cotton. Farmers in the Latin American country use twice as much pesticide per acre as farmers in the US, and those agrotoxins are applied by many farmers not wearing any protective gear and then drift into homes and schools. Since the introduction of these practices in Argentina by agrichemical companies such as Monsanto, cancer rates have skyrocketed and the number of birth defects has quadrupled.
Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie
October 28, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Looking for a chocolate chip brownie that is raw, grain free, dairy free, egg free and of course bake-free? This is it and it is divine.
Mexico Suspends GMO Corn, Effective Immediately
October 28, 2013 | GMO | K.Bergman
Big news recently out of Mexico City shows that all is not lost against big biotech. After years of deliberation, a Mexico judge has placed an indefinite ban on genetically-engineered corn. Effective immediately, companies like Monsanto and DuPont/Pioneer will no longer be allowed to plant or sell their corn within the country’s borders.
FDA Approves Investigational Studies on Drugs Developed From Cannabis
October 26, 2013 | Healing | M.Torres
Just last year, I reported on a British company, GW Pharmaceuticals which was in advanced clinical trials for the world's first pharmaceutical developed from raw marijuana instead of synthetic equivalents. It was only a matter of time before a medication was formulated on the powerful properties of Cannabis. In response to urgent need expressed by parents of children with intractable epilepsy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now allowing Investigational New Drug studies of purified CBD (cannabidiol) as an anti-seizure medication. The "new drug" is being provided to physician-investigators by GW Pharma, which has named its CBD product "Epidiolex."
Are Women Better At Finding Things and Multi-tasking?
October 25, 2013 | Lifestyle | A.McCarthy
If you can't find your keys, ask a woman. Research suggests that females are better than males at multitasking -- and particularly if those tasks include searching for lost items.
What Can We Learn From How Grandma and Grandpa Used To Eat?
October 25, 2013 | Nutrition | N.Longo
Every successive generation seems to be getting sicker, with more illness and disability. This despite government claims that the science of diet has mostly improved from just 50 years ago. These claims are far from the reality the modern world and its population experiences. Our grandparents used to make their own butter, cook with lard, fry their foods, drink full cream milk and they still looked so healthy while living so heartily. How did they do it? For starters they ate less, but their food was also healthier. Today we cut carbs, remove fat, cook less, eat more, consume genetically modified, artificially sweetened, processed foods and spend most of our time sitting. See the difference?
Cardiologist Speaks Out On The Myth of Bad Saturated Fat, Stating Carbs Are More Damaging Than Butter
October 24, 2013 | Nutrition | N.Longo
A false interpretation of scientific studies has led to millions being "over-medicated" with statin drugs due to the proliferation of myths in the medical community regarding the role of saturated fat in heart disease. A Cardiologist is speaking out stating that almost four decades of advice to cut back on saturated fats found in foods such as butter and meat has paradoxically increased our cardiovascular risks.
Man Heals His Excruciating Pain With Cannabis After A Battery of Pharmaceuticals Failed
October 24, 2013 | Healing | M.Torres
A man with excruciating pains following multiple traumas was monitored, daily, over one year while managing chronic pain by self-administering quantifiable amounts of natural cannabis. Tetrahydro-cannabinol, Cannabidiol, and Cannabinol were all measured in tinctures, capsules, smoke-able product plus some baked goods, prior to their administration. By allowing standardization, the man was able to develop a daily regimen of pain management that was resistant to a battery of most patented analgesics.
8 Foods For Healthy Teeth
October 23, 2013 | OralHealth | J.Summerly
There are far more than eight foods for healthy teeth, but I've found these to work especially well to prevent and even reverse tooth decay and gum disease in the long-term.
Raw Chocolate Cake
October 23, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
One of my favorite ways to make chocolate cake is raw with coconut oil, dates, cashews and cacao butter as the primary ingredients. This recipe is one of the better one's I've tried due to it's texture, taste and heavenly chocolate bliss.
Vitamin D Proven More Effective Than Both Anti-Viral Drugs and Vaccines At Preventing The Flu
October 22, 2013 | Vaccines | M.Torres
The risk of children suffering from flu can be reduced by 50% if they take vitamin D, doctors in Japan have found. The finding has implications for flu epidemics since vitamin D, which is naturally produced by the human body when exposed to direct sunlight, has no significant side effects, costs little and can be several times more effective than anti-viral drugs or vaccines according to research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
What Barbie Would Look Like If She Were Based On Reality
October 21, 2013 | ChildHealth | A.McCarthy
Research has for years linked women's exposure to barbie and photos of skinny supermodels with feelings of inadequacy about their own bodies. Very young girls as young as 4 years old are beginning to think of themselves as needing to be sexy, pretty, skinny and even as sex objects according to several studies of elementary school children.
What The Cancer Industry Does Not Want You To Know About Chemotherapy and Radiation
October 21, 2013 | Cancer | D.Mihalovic
They tell us chemotherapy saves lives, boosts long-term survival rates and does not damage healthy cells. All these statements by the cancer industry are false. Poison kills indiscriminately-- always has and always will. While damaging healthy cells, chemotherapy also triggers them to secrete a protein that sustains tumour growth and resistance to further treatment. That's right...chemotherapy will actually boost cancer growth and cancer treatment is the leading cause of secondary cancers.
10 Reasons You Should Be Eating Olives
October 20, 2013 | Nutrition | J.Summerly
Even though more attention has usually given to their delicious oil than the whole food itself, olives are one of the world's most widely enjoyed fruits. Yes, they are fruits even though most of us think of them as zesty vegetables. Here are 10 reasons why you should be eating these little delicacies every day.
Despite No Safe Level, 140 Countries Sign UN Mercury Treaty Ban Excluding Vaccines and Some Cosmetics
October 18, 2013 | Toxins | D.Mihalovic
More than 140 nations have agreed on the first legally binding treaty to curb mercury without setting meaningful controls and reductions on specific cosmetics or vaccines because "no effective safe substitute alternatives are available."
All Truths Are True, Get Over It
October 18, 2013 | Consciousness | M.Forrester
It is often a painstaking process to attend to this subject without having to counter the millions of strong egos who simply refuse to accept such a simple concept. It is the struggle of the ages to move from a position of duality to one of acceptance that all truths are true, regardless of their perception, interpretation or validity to one or more persons. It's a challenge for most to take this on at face value because the query by human nature is "how can there not be one truth?" My response is always "how CAN there be just ONE truth?" Can you see through other people's eyes? Can you experience their emotions? Have you lived through their life experience? Can you see all perspectives? Of course not. So there cannot be any one truth for all people, and if you don't believe it, that's because you are experiencing your own perception of truth. See how it works?
Why Low-Fat Diets Make You Fat
October 17, 2013 | Nutrition | N.Longo
Governments here and abroad have been cautioning the public for decades on the dangers of high fat diets. Their claims based on "their science" concluded that it's best to avoid fat because of its extra calories - and saturated fats raise the risk of heart disease. You'll still see this on most food pyramids regulated by government policy on diet and nutrition. However, just as mandated healthcare policies fail at the federal level, so do those related to nutrition. This low-fat mantra has been questioned for years by clinicians and nutritional scientists - not least because it has failed to halt the obesity epidemic. The fact is, contrary to official advice by our diet dictocrats, high-fat diets lower blood sugar, improve blood lipids, and reduce obesity.
15 Steps To Help You Be Grateful For Everything You Have In Your Life
October 17, 2013 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
Being grateful is both a state of mind and perspective. One person's idea of expressing gratitude may completely contradict another. Most of us are not born eternal optimists, but being positive and grateful is something that can be imbibed even if a tad forcibly; such as by trying to tweak our sense of humour, the way we react to a given situation, by being more pleasant and believing others too have a mind, by smiling each time somebody says 'thank you', and by understanding that every person in on their own journey and accepting that it's not your position to judge them. Here are 15 steps to help you becoming a more positive person and grateful for all that you have in your life.
Supplementing With Probiotics Reduces Risk of Common Cold By Up to 72 Percent
October 16, 2013 | Immunity | M.Chan
Daily supplements of the probiotic Bifidobacterium lactis subsp lactis may reduce the risk of the common cold (upper respiratory tract infections or URTIs), reducing fevers by 72 percent and coughs by 62 percent.
16 of the Most Common Types of Abdominal Pain
October 16, 2013 | Diseases | M.Pochelli
Abdominal pain can be a challenging complaint, especially for those of us who specialize in natural medicine. This type of pain is frequently a benign complaint, but can also herald serious acute pathologies. At least some type of abdominal pain is present in more than 60 percent of an otherwise healthy adolescent and adult population. Here are the most significant sources of pain, their location and when you should seek treatment.
13 of The Most Effective Mood Stabilizers in Natural Medicine
October 15, 2013 | MentalHealth | D.Mihalovic
Pharmaceuticals prescribed for mood are among the most dangerous due to their side effects and high toxicity to brain chemicals and hormones. Medicinal plants and natural nutrients are extremely effective in promoting neurotransmitter balance while promote relaxation. Here are 13 of the most effective mood stabilizers in natural medicine.
Diets Highest in Polyphenols Have A 30 Percent Reduction in Mortality
October 15, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Incorporating foods rich in natural polyphenols is essential in advancing health and preventing disease. The most important food sources are commodities widely consumed in large quantities such as fruit and vegetables, green tea, black tea, chocolate, olives, herbs, spices, nuts and algae are also potentially significant for supplying certain polyphenols. New research in the Journal of Nutrition shows that those with the highest polyphenol intake have a 30% reduction in mortality.
Raw Almond Cups of Joy
October 14, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Be prepared for the coming holiday season by keeping your kitchen well stocked with a few raw staples such as dates, shredded coconut, raw cacao powder, coconut oil and butter, and raw nuts and seeds. You'll find that with just a few simple ingredients you can replicate many of the not so healthy sweets you might have an inkling to indulge in. This Fragrant Vanilla Cake recipe will satisfy any craving for Almond Joy candy bars. White and dark chocolate envelope a layer of truly raw almond butter with a crunchy almond on top. Irresistibly delicious!
The Reason Some People Always Focus On The Negative
October 14, 2013 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
If we look at the physical world, we find that negativity is present -- ordered things have shown the tendency to become disordered sooner or later, however natural. The same applies to human behavior, however genetic. A new study by a University of British Columbia researcher finds that some people are genetically predisposed to see the world darkly.
Social Connection With Others Found To Be As Essential As Food and Water
October 13, 2013 | Consciousness | A,McCarthy
It may be hard to believe but social networking may serve a basic human need. A growing body of research shows that the need to connect socially with others is as basic as our need for food, water and shelter.
Innovative Solar Grills - The Solution To Intermittent Sun and Able To Cook at 450F For 25 Hours Straight
October 12, 2013 | Sustainability | M.Torres
The newest generation of solar grills can store heat for longer cooking times and hotter temperatures while reducing the problem of intermittent sun. Based on technology developed by MIT professor David Wilson, the grills generate cooking temperatures of 450F, and offer up to 25 hours of straight cooking time without any energy but the sun.
People Who Score High On The Personality Trait Resilience Have The Highest Amount of Natural Painkiller Activation
October 11, 2013 | ManagingPain | A.McCarthy
A new study suggests that there’s more going on inside our brains when someone snubs us – and that the brain may have its own way of easing social pain.
8 Healthy Foods That Can Easily Replace Their Less Healthy Counterparts
October 10, 2013 | Nutrition | N.Longo
You don't have to sacrifice taste when switching to a healthier diet. There are a number of nutritious foods which can replace your naughtier preferences without forgoing flavor. From ice cream to pasta, there are much healthier alternatives which will please your palate and your waistline.
If You Can't Smell Peanut Butter, It May Be A Sign of Early Alzheimer's Disease - 11 Factors Reduce Risk
October 10, 2013 | Prevention | M.Chan
A protein linked to Alzheimer's disease kills nerve cells that detect odors and University of Florida Health researchers have found that a simple 'peanut butter' test can help diagnose the disease and one is more tool to add to a full suite of clinical tests for neurological function in patients with memory disorders.
IVF Babies 33 Percent More Likely To Develop Cancer And Suffer From Neurological Problems
October 9, 2013 | Fertility | M.Chan
Millions of babies have been born via in vitro fertilization (IVF), and researchers are just starting to document some of the long-term health effects associated in early development. IVF babies are 65 percent more likely to develop leukemia and nearly 90 percent more likely to develop brain cancer. They are also at a significant risk of intellectual disabilities and neurological problems.
Circumcision Rates Have Dropped Up to 50 Percent In The Last Four Decades
October 9, 2013 | JunkHealthcare | A.McCarthy
The current generation of infant males will have the lowest routine circumcision rates in 40 years. Recent surveys suggest that parents who say yes to circumcision end up regretting their decision. Courts in Europe have recently deemed the procedure equivalent to grievous bodily harm. The claimed health benefits are also being exposed for lacking any scientific evidence and are commonly based on myths and folklore.
8 Foods Even The Experts Won't Eat
October 8, 2013 | Toxins | A.McCarthy
Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals--and simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health. Experts from different areas of specialty explain why they won't eat these eight foods.
Collective Study Shows That What Means The Most For Our Happiness Are People, Not Things
October 8, 2013 | Happiness | M.Forrester
It may be suggested that the representation of happiness in online media is collective in nature because it is a picture of happiness communicated by relatively few individuals to the masses. But what means most to our collective happiness? According to a study from Lund University, collective picture of what makes us happy is more about relationships and people, and less about things.
Finally, Heart Health Tips That Don't Feel Like Work
October 7, 2013 | Prevention | S.Raynard
I work in the ER. That means two things. First, many of the patients who come in with cardiac conditions ask me what they can do to prevent another visit. More often than not, the answers I give are remarkably simple: exercise, eat right, manage stress. No surprises there. And that leads me to the second thing--I know that forming good habits is easier said than done. If it weren’t, we would all be doing it already. Here’s the good news: some of the best things you can do to protect your heart feel more like indulgence than work.
Oregano - One of The Most Beneficial Spices For Our Health With 4 Times The Antioxidant Potency of Blueberries
October 7, 2013 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
Oregano is widely considered as nature's antibiotic. It is an indispensable spice in Turkish, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American and Italian cuisine, oregano is the must-have ingredient in tomato sauces and pairs well with capers and olives. It may be one reason why people who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to live longer and healthier lives. The oil of the wild oregano plant has been shown to kill unwanted bacteria, fungus, yeast, parasites and viruses and is a powerful antihistamine.
Folic Acid Deficiencies May Impact Up To Five Generations Later
October 6, 2013 | Nutrition | M.Chan
Folic acid has been found to boost male fertility, vascular function and even prevent cancer. Writing in Cell, a research team revealed that epigenetic risk markers for disease caused by folic acid deficiency can be passed on up to five generations and could have an impact on developmental risk factors and later risk of disease.
Exercise Statistically As Effective As Drugs For Heart Disease, Diabetes And Many Other Diseases
October 4, 2013 | Prevention | M.Pochelli
A recent study published in BMJ found that physical activity is as effective as drug interventions for patients with existing cardiovascular diseases and other chronic conditions such as diabetes.
Why Bananas Are Good For Weight Loss and Immunity
October 4, 2013 | Nutrition | N.Longo
The misinformation about bananas on the internet is fairly extensive, especially relating to weight loss. There are some people out there actually trying to convince audiences that bananas are as bad to consume as cookies and french fries...I kid you not. If we look at the facts on bananas, we find a fruit with a low glycemic index, high in fiber and full of vitamins. They are one of the most nutritious and natural foods that help promote weight loss and help enhance immunity.
More Than 30 Percent of The World's Food Supply Is Wasted Every Year
October 3, 2013 | GovernmentAbuse | A.McCarthy
Loss and wastage occurs on all steps in the food supply chain. In low-income countries, most loss occurs during production, while in developed countries much food -- about 100 kilograms (220 lb) per person and year -- is wasted at the consumption stage. International agencies claim to cater to the world hunger, yet fully one-third of all food produced globally -- a staggering 1.3 billion tons -- is lost or wasted every year, a study by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization found.
The Largest Clinical Study On Diabetes Out To Prove Which Type of Diet and Exercise Reigns Supreme In Prevention
October 3, 2013 | Diabetes | N.Longo
What a revolutionary concept--diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications to prevent diabetes. It's only been proven empirically millions of times, but researchers want to narrow down exactly what type of diet and exercise work best to prevent the disease which affects over 370 million people worldwide with increasing frequency every year. Eight EU nations, along with New Zealand, Australia and Canada, will participate in an EU-funded project headed by University of Copenhagen researchers.
Just One Dose of Vitamin D Can Prevent The Progression of Multiple Sclerosis - 9 Day Remission In 92 Percent of Subjects
October 2, 2013 | Sunlight | M.Chan
One single dose of calcitriol, the metabolically active version of vitamin D, followed by ongoing vitamin D supplementation has been shown to prevent the progression of multiple sclerosis, according to new research.
Coconut Banana Hemp Protein Bars
October 2, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
There is no need to purchase protein bars with ingredients you don't want when it's far cheaper and more nutritious to make your own. They're super easy and you'll have full control on adding custom ingredients for the highest return on your health.
63 Percent of Israeli Pediatricians Believe Parents Do Not Have The Right To Refuse Vaccination - 37 Percent Believe in Enforcement
October 1, 2013 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
There is no doubt that the vaccine propaganda machine is deteriorating. Controversy about routine vaccination has been rumbling in the United States for decades -- and now it’s Israel’s turn. After finding traces of the polio virus in sewage, Israel’s Ministry of Health launched a national vaccination campaign that reached more than half a million children. As expected, dissenting voices flooded social media and the mainstream news, calling for a halt to the campaign.
What Can Your Eyes Tell You About Your Health? - 12 Signs
October 1, 2013 | HumanBody | M.Pochelli
The eyes may be the window to the soul, but they may also prove to be a reliable indicator for specific health symptoms. Systemic illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even specific problems related to the thyroid, liver and even cancer may all be detected through specific characteristics in and around the eye.