The 'Dirty' on Cleaning and Personal Care Products
March 31, 2013 | Toxins | E.Schumacher
When you pick up a product to clean, you expect it to clean. You don’t, however, expect the product to irritate the skin, cause cancer or disrupt hormones. The same goes with personal care products. You may think you are cleaning your body and hair, but in addition you are slathering on hundreds of toxic volatile organic compounds.
5 Huge Health Benefits From Eating Magnesium Rich Foods
March 31, 2013 | Nutrition | M.Chan
Magnesium is an essential mineral for staying healthy and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Multiple health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.
7 Health Benefits of Cauliflower and Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
March 29, 2013 | Nutrition | Editor
It's that time of the year when markets bloom up with that spongy, anti-inflammatory, heart healthy flowering vegetable know as cauliflower. You'll want to include cauliflower as one of the cruciferous vegetables you eat on a regular basis if you want to receive these 7 fantastic health benefits.
Bacteria In The Body Are Your Friends Not Enemies - Don't Fight Them, Manage Them
March 29, 2013 | HumanBody | K.Foster
Bacteria constitute one of the largest domains of microorganisms in the world. They were among the first life forms to appear on Earth and have been critical members of human metabolism since our existence. They are not our enemies. Managing bacteria and other microorganisms in the body, rather than just fighting them, may be lead to better health and a stronger immune system, according to a Penn State biologist.
More Educated Parents Less Likely To Vaccinate and Feed Children Sugar and GMO Foods
March 28, 2013 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
The education level of parents has an influence on the frequency with which their children eat foods linked to obesity and if they will be vaccinated. The children of parents with low and medium levels of education eat fewer vegetables and fruit and more processed food products including genetically modified foods. They are also 70 percent more likely to receive vaccinations.
93 Percent of Mothers Are Introducing Solid Foods Too Early Increasing The Risk of Disease
March 28, 2013 | ChildHealth | Editor
American research has found that 93 percent of mothers introduce solid foods into their child’s diet before they reach six months of age - the recommended point at which most health experts believe they should start.
Solar Panel Efficiency Headed Towards 80 Percent
March 27, 2013 | Sunlight | K.Bergman
Current solar cell on panels widely distributed to retailers offer a maximum of 16-25 percent efficiency rate. Accordingly, they need to be quite large to obtain maximum power. Scientists at Stanford University have improved the efficiency of a revolutionary solar cell by around 100 times, but solar panels made with Lepcon or Lumeloid could turn 70 to 80 percent of the energy from sunlight they receive into electricity.
Scientists Engineer Genetically Modified Bananas Despite Hundreds of Studies on Their Adverse Impacts
March 27, 2013 | GMO | D.Mihalovic
Under the guise of making Indians "super healthy" and preventing iron deficiencies, Indian researchers are preparing to produce genetically-modified (GM) bananas despite hundreds of published scientific papers on the adverse impacts of transgenic foods.
Use of Words With Emotional Content Have Steadily Decreased In The Last Century
March 27, 2013 | Consciousness | A.McCarthy
A study published in PLOS ONE found a divergence between American and British English, with the former being more ‘emotional’ than the latter. Research from the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol and Durham looked at how frequently ‘mood’ words were used through time in a database of more than five million digitised books provided by Google.
Raw Easter Cookies
March 26, 2013 | Nutrition | Editor
Splurging can be guilt-free. Raw cookies have minimal ingredients and they're very easy to make. You can use a dehydrator or bake them in an oven at the lowest temperature setting. All of the flavors are fresh and fun: Strawberry Mint, Berry Vanilla and Pseudo-Carrot Cake Cookies. These recipes also work if you want to make Lara Bar-like snack bars, for on the go!
How Tai Chi Keeps You Healthy As You Age
March 26, 2013 | Fitness | D.Kleiman
The practice of Tai Chi, unlike most martial arts and even most exercise programs, is not necessarily a young man´s game. In China, the world´s most populous nation, most people, from toddlers to octogenarians move through Tai Chi sets daily, just as they have for thousands of years. The fact is that while Tai Chi was developed as a martial art, a new paradigm in self-defense, the Chinese have in fact used it for its health benefits much more than they use it for fighting.
Why Choosing Nature Will Only Advance Human Societies
March 26, 2013 | Healing | M.Torres
We all have our opinions, principles and philosophies about life and we must be very careful about infringing on those of others. Every person should be able to follow that inner voice without external influences constantly telling them they're wrong. However there is one choice we could all make right now that would transform our world to benefit all living things and the Earth itself.
86 Percent of Deaths and 77 Percent of Disease Burden Related To Diet and Lifestyle
March 25, 2013 | Lifestyle | K.Foster
It is estimated that 86% of deaths and 77% of the disease burden is related to diet and lifestyle. A new European Union backed project will to optimise research into diet and health by pulling together scientists and research tools in order to make realistic recommendations in the area.
Gender Medicine: It's Time To Stop Focusing On The Male Model of Disease
March 24, 2013 | HumanBody | M.Pochelli
For all the myriad differences between men and women, the gravest seems to be the divergence in how the genders experience disease. Although researchers have also long debated that men and women use separate mechanisms in the brain to achieve pain relief, we still know very little about gender-specific differences in illness, particularly when it comes to disease symptoms, influencing social and psychological factors, and the ramifications of these differences for prevention.
More Than Half of Adults Now Prefer Dr. Internet For Health Advice Rather Than Their Own Physicians
March 22, 2013 | Healing | J.Summerly
As more people are empowering themselves to make their own health decisions, while abandoning toxic pharmaceuticals and conventional medicine, many are going online to self-diagnose rather than waiting for a doctor's appointment. Only one in five people now turn to their doctor to discuss medical matters - only slightly more than the proportion who speak to friends about health problems. More than 78 percent of men and women seeking health advice from the internet can properly diagnose their condition in less than 8 minutes.
Processed Foods Responsible For More Than 2 Million Heart-Related Deaths Worldwide
March 22, 2013 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
Eating too many processed foods with high sodium levels contributed to 2.3 million deaths from heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related diseases throughout the world in 2010, representing 15 percent of all deaths due to these causes, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions.
Get Off Your Thyroid Medication And Start Consuming Coconut Oil
March 21, 2013 | YourWeight | N.Longo
There are many published studies on the relationship between coconut oil, metabolism and weight loss. Research shows that coconut oil contains unique fatty acids that stimulate metabolism, supply the body with tremendous energy, and promote weight loss. Most people are unaware that hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease and this is one of the main reasons why conventional pharmaceutical treatments are ineffective for more than 80 percent of patients with sluggish thyroids.
The Stinky Truth Behind Farts
March 21, 2013 | HumanBody | E.Schumacher
Would you believe me if I told you that farts (medically known as flatulence) can actually be an indicator of poor health? Some farts are actually more than simply an embarrassment at the dinner table or a first date. Farts can actually be an indicator that something is seriously wrong in your digestion leading to a variety of health issues.
7 Concepts That Shape Who You Are, How You Think About Yourself and Others
March 20, 2013 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
Our world of duality is slowly changing. More of us are seeing each other for who we are and why we're here. Every aspect of our lives revolves around how we think and feel about ourselves and those around us. If we understand what we need to accept in our lives to move on, life is just so much easier. Practice accepting these seven things and your outlook on life will change very quickly.
Secrets Through Ayurveda To Find The Best Type of Exercise For Your Body Type
March 20, 2013 | Fitness | J.Douillard
To get the full benefit of exercise, you need to do it consistently. If you're like most of us, one reason you don't always stick with an exercise program is that you don't always enjoy it. To the rescue--Ayurveda, an ancient East Indian system of healing that promotes balance of the mind and body.
Why Do Governments Recommend This Toxic Food Today When They Didn't A Decade Ago?
March 19, 2013 | Toxins | M.Torres
If we analyze the food guide and government advice on nutrition over a decade ago and compare those advisements to what is recommended today, there is one big difference--one specific food crept up onto the radar of public health officials as if it had some kind of miraculous nutritional benefit for the public. The problem is, 80 percent of this food is genetically modified, contains toxic phytochemicals and is linked to digestive distress, immune system breakdown, allergies, ADD and ADHD, higher risk of heart disease and cancer, malnutrition, and loss of libido. Yet, governments seem to think that's not a problem.
Vitamin D Reduces Muscle Fatigue and Improves Efficiency
March 19, 2013 | Sunlight | M.Chan
Supplementation with vitamin D could help to improve muscle functions in people with low levels of the sunshine vitamin, according to new research.
Strong Link Between Hormones in Dairy and Cancer
March 18, 2013 | Toxins | K.Foster
Some studies have linked high intakes of dairy to increased risk of cancer. But others have found no connection, and even a reduced risk. The question is, which one's are unbiased studies and which one's are sponsored by the dairy industry? Scientists from the Kaiser Permanente research centre in California looked at the records of 1,500 women diagnosed with breast cancer between 1997 and 2000 and found that those with the disease who eat a single portion daily of a product containing full-fat milk could be 50 percent more likely to die.
Need To Be Glued To Your Screen? 3 Easy Ways To Reduce Eye Strain and Screen Fatigue
March 18, 2013 | Headaches | A.McCarthy
The more time we spend front of a computer, the more likely we are to suffer a host of physical, mental and sleep-related ills. There is a significant relationship between duration of daily screen display use and physical symptoms such as headaches, migraines, back pain, depression and anxiety. All office workers have to do is learn three simple ways to reduce eye strain and screen fatigue.
The Unknown Dangers of Antibiotics
March 17, 2013 | NaturalLiving | E.Schumacher
Most of us have taken antibiotics at some point in our lives. We take these powerful drugs because we are told by our healthcare professionals that we must. After all, who would want to risk a serious bacterial infection when it could be easily avoided? Antibiotics are designed to kill disease-causing bacteria, however, they cannot distinguish between good bacteria and bad bacteria. In addition, they contribute to our largest source of toxins - those generated within our own digestive system.
Health Agency Warns of Risks Feeding Infants Beverages Other Than Breast Milk
March 17, 2013 | Breastfeeding | N.Longo
Many new mothers are opting for alternative milks over breast milk as the primary nutrition for their newborn. Children up to the age of one that are fed beverages other than breast milk are at risk of becoming malnourished, the French Agency for Food, Environment and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) has warned.
The Public Will Not Stop Eating Processed Foods, So We Need A New Approach
March 15, 2013 | JunkFood | K.Foster
In other words, let's get all the toxic ingredients that are potentially causing an untold number of diseases out of processed foods and replace them with others which will not harm people. We will not change millions of decision makers overnight, but we can aim to improve the nutritional status of processed foods so they are no longer a threat to public health.
Foods Highest In Vitamin E Prevent Cancer, Not Supplements
March 15, 2013 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Vitamin E's role in cancer prevention has been ambiguous due to several conflicting studies. Research suggests that the Vitamin E found in its natural form in foods such as almonds and sunflower seeds is indeed protective, while synthetic Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol acetate) supplements do not show the same protective effect. Researchers have identified an elusive anti-cancer property of vitamin E that has long been presumed to exist, but difficult to find.
Another Reason To Eat Apples Daily: They Help Increase Muscle And Prevent Obesity and Diabetes
March 14, 2013 | Obesity | N.Longo
We know that eating an apple a day without removing the peel definitely keeps disease at bay. The key is to first grown your own apples since both conventional and organic apples found in grocery retailers are subject to levels of pesticides and antibiotics. If you can't grow your own, find a local grower in your community who is vigilant about organic farming practices. Second, eat a minimum of two apples per day and never remove the peel.
Why Do All Vaccine Advocates Refuse To Answer or Justify This Question?
March 14, 2013 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
Regardless of their reputation, credentials, experience or background, proponents of vaccines can never answer or justify one simple question: Why are the pharmacokinetics, specifically the rates of bodily absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of vaccine ingredients including any of the toxic extraneous components never studied?
Bitter Melon Juice Regulates Insulin and Prevents Cancer
March 13, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Pochelli
Bitter melon is often used in Chinese cooking and is a significant ingredient in Japanese cuisine. It has biologically active substances which have been shown to exhibit anticancer, antiviral, and cardioprotective properties. A new study shows that bitter melon juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, thus cutting the cells’ energy source and eventually killing them.
Rosemary Reduces Blood Sugar Spikes and May Help Reduce Body Weight By Over 60 Percent
March 13, 2013 | Herbs | J.Summerly
Rosemary is a perennial herb containing 19 chemicals with antibacterial action and a number of other medicinal uses. The plant is well known for improving memory. Scientists have now unlocked the mechanism behind rosemary's ability to reduce blood sugar spikes and reduce body weight.
Oregano Oil Is A Health Hazard Says Health Canada
March 12, 2013 | GovernmentAbuse | M.Torres
Health Canada, the same agency who raids Naturopathic Doctors and insists natural supplements are drugs, is once again declaring war on the natural health products (NHP) industry by stating that carvacrol, an ingredient at relatively high levels in oregano oil, is toxic to humans. Despite its presence in thyme and pepperwort oils, marjoram, tequila, or its use in the Mediterranean for thousands of years, Health Canada has deemed oregano oil to be a potential public health threat and is considering banning the oil unless human clinical trials can establish its safety.
Big Pharma Robs Compound From Grapes, Makes Patented Drug They Claim Will Help People Live to 150 Years
March 12, 2013 | BigPharma | D.Mihalovic
Big money just loves to prostitute nature. The grape polyphenol powerhouse resveratrol, has been erroneously credited to the wine industry for years to further promote red wines around the world as healthy and even anti-aging beverages. However, the consumption of wine is not necessary to benefit from resveratrol--all you need are grapes. Big Pharma is now taking a page out of the alcohol industry's marketing book of deception and promoting synthetic versions of resveratrol through topical and oral patented drugs they claim will help combat aging and allow people to live to 150 years.
This Root Prevents Cancer, Lowers Blood Pressure, Boosts Your Brain And Sex Life
March 11, 2013 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
A single serving of beets can do more for your health than most foods in the produce isle. Not only can they boost your energy and lower your blood pressure, but eating beets in the long-term can help you fight cancer, reduce arthritic pain, boost your brain as well as help you lose weight.
Top Medical Adviser Warns That Superbugs Will Drag Health Service Back To Early 19th Century
March 11, 2013 | JunkHealthcare | M.Torres
A senior medical adviser has warned that drug-resistant superbugs will likely drag health services back to the early 19th century unless urgent action is taken.
The Cost of Increased Life Expectancy in a Medicalized Society: We're Living Sicker Longer
March 10, 2013 | Aging | M.Torres
Geriatric medicine will have us believe that more people are living healthier into old age with fewer disabilities than ever before. Like most claims from modern medicine, this one is also false. Life expectancy at birth rose by 4.7 years for men and 3.5 years for women in the last two decades of the 20th century. This has come at an enormous cost in the quality of life of our elders, for they are suffering with more pain and greater disability than ever before in last 15 years of life. People globally are living longer but chronic debilitating conditions are becoming more prevalent, according to a massive new global report.
Have Trouble Getting Out of Bed In The Morning? Your Body Clock May Run Longer Than 24 Hours
March 8, 2013 | HumanBody | A.McCarthy
For some people, getting out of bed each morning is a daily struggle that can disrupt their lives. Making matters worse is when daylight savings time begins and we move the clocks forward in March, further creating instability in our cycle. Some experts believe some people have internal body clocks that run longer than 24 hours, or at the very least have slower adapting mechanisms to the traditional daily cycle. This means they are out of sync with daily rhythms and that the body's internal clock does not effectively create a signal that divides the circadian cycle into two distinct periods that mesh with societal expectations--a biological day and a biological night.
Why Do People Commit To Behavior Which Consistently Lacks Moral or Ethical Principles
March 8, 2013 | Lifestyle | C.Anderson
Call it what you like...thirst for control, money, power, greed, lust or simply a lack of conscience. Does good behavior lead to more good behavior and by the same token does bad behavior lead to more of the bad? The answer depends on our ethical mindset, according to new research published in Psychological Science.
Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease
March 7, 2013 | JunkFood | A.McCarthy
The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, including alopecia, asthma and eczema.
This Deadly Fat In Your Body Causes Cancer And You'll Never See It
March 7, 2013 | YourWeight | J.Summerly
Visceral fat shows strong links to cancer, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease and other metabolic problems. It is also a fat that is highly active and constantly pumping poisons into the bloodstream. The problem is, although it somewhat contributes to belly fat, you can't really see it. So how do you get rid of it?
What Caused More Suffering And Deaths Than Any Other Human Activity In The History of Medical Intervention?
March 6, 2013 | Vaccines | E.Schumacher
Many people are of the opinion that vaccinations are one of modern medicine’s greatest achievements, preventing suffering and saving lives! But did you know that no reliable safety study has ever been performed on any vaccine and evidence suggests that they are both ineffective and harmful?
How Leafy Greens Boost Activity of Vital Immune Cells To Prevent Disease
March 6, 2013 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
Leafy greens are likely the number one food you can eat to regularly help improve your health. They're filled with fiber along with crucial vitamins, minerals, and plant-based phytochemicals that may help protect you from almost every disease known. Immune cells play an essential role in protecting intestinal health and could be boosted by consuming leafy greens, say researchers.
Why Birth Control and Artificially Manipulating Your Hormones Causes Cancer
March 5, 2013 | Fertility | M.Torres
The conventional medical opinion is that birth control is one of the most important hallmarks of an advanced society. Those well-versed in natural health including many scientists know that it is also the hallmark of disease that only leads to lasting and damaging long-term health effects. Bluntly stated, when it comes to your health, if you artificially mess with your hormones, you'll eventually be in a world of trouble.
Grape Seeds Reduce Blood Pressure and Protect Against High-Fat Diets
March 5, 2013 | Nutrition | N.Longo
Intake of grape seeds or grape seed extracts can reduce blood pressure and protect against obesity-induced organ damage caused by high-fat diets.
The Number One Nutrient To Protect Your Body From Premature Aging
March 4, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Pochelli
Free radicals are unstable molecules that occur in the body from normal body processes as well as from exposure to toxins. Antioxidants are a type of nutrient that lessen or neutralize these free radicals. Insufficient levels of antioxidants, or inhibition of the antioxidant enzymes can cause oxidative stress and may damage or kill cells. They are are widely used in dietary supplements and have been investigated for the prevention of diseases such as cancer and coronary heart disease. However, your best sources are real food.
12 Reasons To Eat Sprouts, A Living Food With Amazing Health Benefits
March 4, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
A true sprout is the baby which comes out of the seed the day it is born to life. Sprouts when born are given all the nutrients they will ever need, including all enzymes and proteins. When you consume sprouts you are consuming a living food that metabolically works with the human body effortlessly. Considering the many health and environmental benefits, if you haven't considered adding sprouts to your diet, here are 12 reasons to why you should start.
20 Ingredients To Memorize and Avoid In ANY Food You Consume
March 3, 2013 | JunkFood | M.Torres
Artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, emulsifiers, sweeteners have saturated the food supply for more than four decades. We are on the precipice of discovering what our toxic food industry has done to our bodies and our environment. There is a heightened awareness and a sense of caution on the minds of most grocery shoppers, so let's make it easier for them. Here are 25 of the most common toxic ingredients you must avoid in foods. The discovery of even one of these ingredients on a food label means "stay away."
The Bad News About Bananas
March 1, 2013 | Nutrition | E.Schumacher
Ahh - the banana. Cherished by most. But especially loved by children, apes, and clowns. They are colorful, nutritious and tasty. What’s not to love?! The banana is vitally important in many regions of the tropics, where different parts of the plant are used for clothing, paper and tableware, and where the fruit itself is an essential dietary staple. People across the globe appreciate the soft, nourishing flesh, the snack-sized portions, and the easy peel-off covering that conveniently changes color to indicate ripeness. The banana, however, is actually a genetic freak of nature and might not be the healthiest choice for you. Despite its phallic appearance, the banana hasn’t had sex for thousands of years! And did you know, you’re not even eating the same banana that your grandparents ate?
Do Vegans and Vegetarians Need To Consume EPA and DHA Omega-3 Fatty Acids?
March 1, 2013 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
If they don't eat fish, vegans and vegetarians get very little EPA and DHA, the long chain omega-3 fatty acids we are told are key for maintaining cardiovascular and cognitive health. But is this a problem that needs to be fixed? And are algal omega-3 supplements the answer?