Acupuncture of Benefit to Those With Unexplained Symptoms
May 31, 2011 | Alternative |
Attending frequently with medically unexplained symptoms is distressing for both patient and doctor and effective treatment or management options are limited: one in five patients have symptoms that remain unexplained by conventional medicine. Studies have shown that the cost to the NHS of managing the treatment of a patient with medically unexplained symptoms can be twice that of a patient with a diagnosis.
Tuning Out Ego and Tuning Into Others
May 31, 2011 | Consciousness |
Don't be led by your ego; tune in to the other person for a successful relationship, writes Eckhart Tolle
Is Our DNA Meeting The Challenge?
May 31, 2011 | Consciousness |
Will geometric lights create greater resiliency in the body's immune system and help assimilate radiation and other highly toxic and harmful frequencies?
Moms Who Breastfeed Are More Receptive To Baby's Cries
May 31, 2011 | Breastfeeding |
In a finding that won't surprise many mothers, a new study says breast-feeding may help secure the bond between mother and child. But the study also offers one explanation how: through a change in the mother's brain.
How Feeding Your Baby on Demand Can Help Prevent Obesity
May 30, 2011 | ChildHealth |
Modern mothers who shun traditional routine and feed their babies on demand could be helping to prevent obesity in later life.
Hypnosis: A Naturally Occurring State of Concentration That Can Help You
May 30, 2011 | Healing |
What exactly is hypnotherapy? The dictionary defines it simply as a state that resembles sleep but one that is induced by suggestion. Most people are a trifle afraid of putting themselves through this, but the curious might be tempted to try this for adventure. It is, however, used by serious psychotherapists as a way to help people get rid of phobias and fears and surmount mental blocks.
Your Personality Affects Your Level of Attractiveness
May 30, 2011 | Lifestyle |
Part of what determines how much success you will have in the dating world is whether you have a good sense of whether people find you attractive. A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that certain personality traits contribute to being a good judge of whether someone else thinks you're worth meeting again.
Long Warm-Ups May Hinder Performance
May 30, 2011 | Fitness |
Low intensity warm-ups enhance athletic performance and long warm-ups can sabotage it. University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology researcher Elias Tomaras says the idea came to him while watching track and field sprinters warm-up for a race.
Coffee's Dark Side: Your Favorite Cup of Java May Not Be So Healthful After All
May 27, 2011 | Toxins |
Coffee is one of the most-consumed beverages in the world and its estimated use spans 700 years. However, coffee processing has changed dramatically over the years to help serve the growing demand from the world's population. Consequently, dozens of steps (many harmful) are now involved in the growth of coffee beans and their processing. It's time to recognize the toxicity of conventional coffee beans and insist on organic sources for yourself and your family. Here's why.
The Power of a Simple Hug
May 27, 2011 | Consciousness |
It cannot happen in the outside world, because for centuries we've been conditioned against the body. And hugging is a very sensuous, physical experience of tremendous importance. But what to say about hugging, even touching when it has been tabooed!
Parents Refuse To Make Gender of Their Baby Public To Prevent Premature Gender Identification
May 27, 2011 | ChildHealth |
Beyond the online condemnation for two Toronto parents who reportedly refuse to make public the gender of their youngest child, there's a deeper question on how gender forms, scientists say.
Five Reasons To Add Watercress To Your Salad
May 27, 2011 | Antioxidants |
Hippocrates - who once said "let food be thy medicine" - was known to feed watercress to his patients. With more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals, it is no surprise that the ancient Greeks ensured their soldiers enjoyed watercress before battle. If you compare watercress to other foods by weight, it contains more vitamin C than citrus, more iron than spinach, and more calcium than milk.
Tangerines Fight Obesity and Prevent Against Heart Disease
May 26, 2011 | Antioxidants |
New research from The University of Western Ontario has discovered a substance in tangerines not only helps to prevent obesity, but also offers protection against type 2 diabetes, and even atherosclerosis, the underlying disease responsible for most heart attacks and strokes.
Strawberries Prevent Inflammation
May 26, 2011 | Antioxidants |
Compounds found in strawberries may decrease levels of inflammatory markers and reduce the risk of a range of conditions, including metabolic syndrome, suggests a new study.
Women: Caffeine May Reduce Your Ability To Have Children
May 26, 2011 | Fertility |
Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb. "Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated drinks can reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant," says Professor Sean Ward from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, USA. Ward's study is published today in the British Journal of Pharmacology.
Study Identifies Cumin As a Great Source of Antioxidants
May 25, 2011 | Antioxidants |
Seeds from the herb bitter cumin possess a high level of antioxidants, and may help to provide a good source of natural antioxidants to prevent diseases linked with oxidative stress, according to research.
Understanding The New Education That Is Adapting To The New Paradigms of Our Time
May 25, 2011 | Consciousness |
Matías De Stefano is an Argentinian 22 year old, who could be described as an Indigo child. He has been allowed to activate the area of the brain where all the cosmic memory is registered. His purpose in life is to share his memories with the people, helping these to organize their own information. Also one of his essential missions is to help create a new education that can adapt to the new paradigms of the children of our time.
11 Ways To Change Your Definition of Life And Attract Positive Energy
May 25, 2011 | Consciousness |
Stress results from a wrong definition of life. For most people life stands for 'Living in Fear Everyday'.
To Prevent Fractures, Calcium May Not Be As Effective As Once Thought
May 25, 2011 | Prevention |
While moderate amounts of calcium (around 700 mg a day) are vital for maintaining healthy bones, there is no need to start increasing calcium intake in order to reduce the risk of fractures or osteoporosis in later life, finds a paper published on the British Medical Journal website.
Systemic Change, New Technology and Conscious Governance: Where Do We Begin?
May 24, 2011 | Consciousness |
It is now past time to recapture spirit and optimism and address those of us who can truly lead and listen, and who can intelligently and passionately embrace the daunting task of designing systemic change toward a lasting peace, justice and sustainability.
More Than 90% of Unborn Babies Have Toxins from GM Foods In Their Blood
May 24, 2011 | GMO |
Toxins implanted into GM food crops to kill pests are reaching the bloodstreams of women and unborn babies, alarming research has revealed.
There Is Just No Substitute For Exercise
May 24, 2011 | Fitness |
Vigorous physical activity may stop you from looking and feeling old, it may even help you live longer. A study by McMaster University researchers has shown that there is no substitute for exercise when it comes to keeping old age at bay.
Turkey Tail Mushrooms Suppress Tumors
May 24, 2011 | Antioxidants |
A mushroom used in Asia for its medicinal benefits has been found to be 100 per cent effective in suppressing prostate tumour development in mice during early trials, new Queensland University of Technology (QUT) research shows.
Tomatoes As Good As Pharmaceuticals For Lowering Blood Pressure
May 23, 2011 | Antioxidants |
They are common ingredients found in millions of kitchen cupboards. But pasta sauces and pizza toppings could add much more than a tasty tomato flavour to a family's favourite meals. Scientists said that cooked tomatoes can have the same benefits as statins for patients battling against high cholesterol levels or high blood pressure.
How To Achieve Satisfaction With a Loss
May 23, 2011 | Consciousness |
We do have a capacity to take joy and loss equally. But we find happiness only in one, not the other. Profit, victory, success are pleasure. Loss is not. A change of mindset will change what a loss means to you.
5 Surprising Heart Attack Triggers
May 23, 2011 | Diseases |
Heart attacks often come without warning, there are certain triggers that can set off a heart attack in people who are at risk. This week, Belgian researchers published a study in The Lancet ranking various heart attack triggers according to their prevalence in people who are already at risk for cardiac problems. Here's a list of some of their more surprising findings, and some ways to protect yourself from heart attack triggers.
What Type of Breakfast Will Reduce Your Food Cravings Throughout the Day?
May 20, 2011 | Nutrition |
A University of Missouri researcher has found that eating a healthy breakfast, especially one high in protein, increases satiety and reduces hunger throughout the day. In addition, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) the researchers found that eating a protein-rich breakfast reduces the brain signals controlling food motivation and reward-driven eating behavior.
How You Think About Death May Affect Your Behavior in Life
May 20, 2011 | Lifestyle |
How you think about death affects how you behave in life. That's the conclusion of a new study which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Understanding The Times We Live In Through Another Perspective
May 20, 2011 | Consciousness |
Many people who do not understand these times are afraid of the power running through humankind today, so they perceive some people with power as being arrogant. Be cautious of this fault and, as you unfold to the power of healing and the energy that is within you, be sincerely gracious.
Omega-3 Reduces Depression Symptoms
May 20, 2011 | MentalHealth |
Daily omega-3 supplements may reduce the occurrence of the symptoms of depression in elderly women, says a new study from Italy that adds to the ongoing debate over omega-3 and mood.
More Physicians and Psychiatrists Prescribing Placebos To Treat Patients
May 19, 2011 | Healing |
The human mind is very powerful and when we engage that power by combining it with a specific intention it will render the results we seek and so much more. A placebo is nothing more than our belief extended to an outside source for a specific outcome we desire to have or experience. Although it may be uncomfortable talking about it, conventional medicine is starting to realize the full potential of the placebo effect.
Find Out If Your Personality Is A First Wave Indigo?
May 19, 2011 | Consciousness |
These are some of the qualities and challenges that are very unique to First Wave Indigo personality types. Most Indigos can relate to at least 90% of this list.
Do Orgasms Unlock Altered Consciousness?
May 19, 2011 | Consciousness |
An intrepid reporter performs an intimate act in an fMRI scanner to explore the pathways of pleasure and pain.
Strawberries Show Promise for Cancer Prevention
May 19, 2011 | Antioxidants |
Modern medicine has always derived the raw materials for pharmaceutical drugs from nature, as nature provides delicate yet powerful ingredients for balance and wellness. Time and time again, be it academic researchers and scientists, or herbalists and medicine men, people discover a simple yet complex compound, found in something so common as a flower or vegetable, that creates the next novel prescription for health. Researchers from Ohio State University conducted a preliminary study which revealed that strawberries may actually prevent and slow cancer from growing in the esophagus.
Kids As Young As 4 Think Thin is Beautiful
May 18, 2011 | ChildHealth |
Kids as young as 4 think thin is beautiful, suggesting that media associations of thinness with beauty sink in early.
Get Over The Past
May 18, 2011 | Consciousness |
If you stick to your past, you will never find your path. Sometimes our past is like a ghost, haunting us and weakening all our resolves. To get home or to reach our destination, we have to disconnect ourselves from the past.
The Real Cause of Cardiovascular Disease And The Benefits of Chelation Therapy
May 18, 2011 | Healing |
Since we have poisoned our planet, I believe that heavy metal detoxification is a big part of the explanation for the benefits seen, even in nonexposed patients. All causes of morbidity and mortality have been shown to relate to how low lead levels are kept throughout life.
Toxic Flame Retardants Detected in Baby Products
May 18, 2011 | Toxins |
Scientists are reporting detection of potentially toxic flame retardants in car seats, bassinet mattresses, nursing pillows, high chairs, strollers, and other products that contain polyurethane foam and are designed for newborns, infants and toddlers.
Once and For All, Sunlight Does Not Cause Cancer!
May 17, 2011 | Sunlight |
The idea that sunscreen prevents cancer is a myth promoted by pharmaceutical companies, conventional medicine and the mainstream media for one purpose...profit.
Just One Night of Poor Sleep Slows Down Metabolism, Leads To Weight Gain
May 17, 2011 | Metabolism |
If you are putting on weight, try counting your hours of sleep as well as your calories.
Why Your Gut Feeling is Always Right
May 17, 2011 | Lifestyle |
You find yourself in the middle of a bunch of streets and buildings in an unfamiliar neighbourhood. Giving the environment a quick once-over, you make a snap decision about whether you're safe or not. Chances are, that 'gut' call is the right one.
Do Weight Loss Plans Measure Up In The Real World?
May 17, 2011 | YourWeight |
Consumer Reports, famous for its ratings of appliances and cars, has jumped into the diet wars. But readers who try to follow its advice will discover that a Jenny Craig diet in the real world is far different from the one studied for the article.
The Natural Approach To Age-Related Macular Degeneration
May 16, 2011 | Healing |
Both wet and dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are caused by a nutritional and or oxygen deficiency/free radical damage and treated by using diet and supplementation.
How Being a Musician Can Slow The Effects of Aging
May 16, 2011 | Sound |
Learning to play a musical instrument helps keep people young, according to a new study.
The Meaning of Life in 700 Words
May 16, 2011 | Consciousness |
Spiritual author and international speaker Story Waters guides people to follow their own personal inner feeling of truth above all else. Awaken into freedom consciousness and the meaning of life.
The Top 7 Spring Superfoods
May 13, 2011 | Antioxidants |
Spring is an incredible season to start thinking about how you're going to incorporate superfoods in your diet this summer. Here are top 7 superfoods readily available at this time of year.
Is A Lack of Vitamin D Causing Your Illness?
May 13, 2011 | Sunlight |
New data suggests that inflammation is the culprit for the incredibly high incidence of deficiency of this nutrient.
Online News Outlets Create Fat Stigma By How They Illustrate Stories About Obesity
May 13, 2011 | Obesity |
Obesity researchers from Yale University say that online news outlets overwhelmingly use negative images of overweight people - in ill-fitting clothes or eating fast food - to illustrate stories about obesity. The practice perpetuates fat stigma, the researchers say, and may contribute to obesity itself.
Trust Your Inner Third Eye
May 13, 2011 | Consciousness |
Trust is an inner eye. Just as the two outer eyes are for seeing the universe, there is a third eye inside of you whose name is trust. With this eye of trust the divine is seen. The eye of trust means the eye of love. There are some things which only love can know. There is no other way to know them.
Do Men and Women Have it Fair and Square When We Compare Weight Loss?
May 12, 2011 | YourWeight |
Do men and women have it fair and square when you compare weight loss goals and how they can get there? Is weight loss different for men? Here's looking at why the guy next door went from 90 to 80 kilos, while you're still trying to lose the first 5.
The Damaging Effects of Electropollution: Regulators Ignore Health Impact
May 12, 2011 | EMF |
The detrimental health effects of cell phones, WiFi, electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and the microwave-producing technology we use daily makes worrying about our kids' experiments with drugs, sex, and alcohol seem insignificant in comparison to the WiFi-equipped schools that they are sent to, the cell phones that are bought for them, the hours they spend in front of the TV (forget the content - the TV itself is worse), and the microwave oven that they often use to heat their meals.
Can A Man's Crotch Length Predict His Infertility?
May 12, 2011 | Fertility |
It may be possible to assess a man's fertility by checking his "anogenital distance," the gap between his scrotum and anus, a new study suggests.
Why We Need A Life Free of Burden
May 12, 2011 | Consciousness |
Why are we not able to progress quickly? The reason why people do not progress quickly is that they are loaded with a pile of external opinions and thoughts.
Have We Been Fooled About The Claimed Benefits of Dark Chocolate and Cacao?
May 11, 2011 | Nutrition |
As part of a growing campaign to rebrand it as a health food, chocolate and raw cacao has been heavily marketed in recent years while attempting to convince consumers on the health benefits. It marks a new era in chocolate marketing prompted by research that has shown dark chocolate contains antioxidants, which can help protect cells and potentially prevent disease. But how healthful is it really?
Uruguay Agrees To Allow Planting, Cultivation and Harvesting of Marijuana For Personal Use
May 11, 2011 | Freedom |
The Frente Amplio (FA), a political strength in Uruguay has agreed to a draft law to regulate the use of marijuana. The new law was drafted between the Movement of Popular Participation (MPP), the Socialist Party and the New Space (NE).
Getting Along With Your Co-Workers Prolongs Your Life, Researchers Find
May 11, 2011 | Lifestyle |
People who have a good peer support system at work may live longer than people who don't have such a support system, according research published by the American Psychological Association.
Just Four Months of Breastfeeding May Prevent Badly Behaved Children
May 11, 2011 | Breastfeeding |
Just four months of breastfeeding can cut the risk of children becoming badly behaved by almost a third, a study suggests.
Availability of Local Food Is Key To Improving Food Security
May 10, 2011 | Sustainability |
Most strategies to assist the hungry, including food banks and providing food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, are short-term, emergency solutions. Those who rely on these programs face daily shortages of fresh and healthy foods, which lead to poor diet choices, nutritional deficiencies and health problems. An expert at the University of Missouri says the production of sustainable, locally grown foods is key to providing long-term food security for communities.
How Artificial Ripening Methods Are Making Our Food A Health Hazard
May 10, 2011 | Toxins |
Fruits and vegetables are known to be possessing antioxidant and anti-aging factors. However, if the food industry is allowing a source of harmful chemicals into these foods, are we not heading towards something else other than healthy?
Green Tea and Tai Chi Enhance Bone Health, Reduce Inflammation
May 10, 2011 | Antioxidants |
Tea has for generations been an integral infusion worldwide, carrying both epicurean and economic significance. But, does it impart honest-to-goodness health benefits? In other words, is its persistence in the human diet perhaps coincident with enhanced quality (or quantity) of life?
Why Are Antioxidants So Important?
May 10, 2011 | Antioxidants |
Many health and beauty products boast using antioxidants to fight free radicals. But just what are free radicals and why are antioxidants so important for maintaining your health?
Omega-3 Intake During Pregnancy Lowers Child Obesity Risk By Over 30 Percent
May 9, 2011 | ChildHealth |
Adequate intake of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy may lower the risk of childhood obesity by 32 per cent, according to new research from Harvard Medical School.
The World As It Could Be If We Only Stand Together
May 9, 2011 | Consciousness |
The world is a beautiful place and generally people's hearts are good. On the other hand many live their lives amassing fortunes - helping others is the furthest from their minds. Institutionalized thinking distances the individual from human compassion as societies' liberties become erased through the legislation of impersonal laws; the human factor is never considered.
Characteristics of Matter Are Changing: The Sun is Emitting A Mystery Particle
May 9, 2011 | TheUniverse |
When probing the deepest reaches of the Cosmos or magnifying our understanding of the quantum world, a whole host of mysteries present themselves. This is to be expected when pushing our knowledge of the Universe to the limit.
The Self Is Pure Consciousness
May 9, 2011 | Consciousness |
The Self is pure consciousness. Your true self is the purest of pure. It is the witness. Even if you are not aware of the Self, it will not lose its identity. But when identification of the Self happens with the body and mind then the self is in a state of delusion, and this false identification and delusion makes you suffer.
'Bad' Cholesterol Is Not Bad At All
May 6, 2011 | JunkScience |
The so-called "bad cholesterol" - low-density lipoprotein commonly called LDL - may not be so bad after all, shows a Texas AandM University study that casts new light on the cholesterol debate, particularly among adults who exercise.
Creative Compassion Can Truly Change The World
May 6, 2011 | Consciousness |
All too often, we believe that in order to live a truly fulfilling life we must achieve some great act or grand feat that will put us on the front covers of magazines and newspapers. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Worldwide Public Health Threat: Arsenic In Drinking Water
May 6, 2011 | Toxins |
Exposure to even moderate levels of arsenic in drinking water is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, especially among smokers, finds a study published on bmj.com yesterday.
What's In A Super-Smoothie So Powerful It Lowers Heart Disease Risk?
May 5, 2011 | Antioxidants |
You'd have to be a graduate in fruitology to be familiar with all the ingredients. But if you can track them down then you could have the recipe for a longer, healthier life.
Belgian Court Rules AGAINST Compulsory Vaccination
May 5, 2011 | Vaccines |
The Belgium court at Tournai recently ruled in favor of individual human rights when it rescinded Belgium's long-time mandatory polio vaccination law. That is a rather bold concession to and enforcement of individual human rights especially since the World Health Organization (WHO) in May 1974 initiated its Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) to vaccinate all the children of the world.
Are Babies Born In Spring More Prone To Anorexia As Adults?
May 5, 2011 | Diseases |
Anorexia nervosa is more common among people born in the spring, a new study led by Oxford University scientists has found.
A Sense of Justice Is Built Into Our Brains
May 5, 2011 | MentalHealth |
A new study from the Karolinska Institute and Stockholm School of Economics shows that the brain has built-in mechanisms that trigger an automatic reaction to someone who refuses to share.
Low-Salt Diets Increase Your Risk of Death and Do Not Prevent High Blood Pressure
May 4, 2011 | Nutrition |
More evidence continues to mount on the misinformation promoted by public health sources. A new study found that low-salt diets increases the risk of death from heart attacks and strokes and do not prevent high blood pressure, but the research's limitations mean the debate over the effects of salt in the diet is far from over.
83,000 Chemicals And Growing: Is It Time To Stop Regulating and Start Banning?
May 4, 2011 | Toxins |
With growing evidence of the link between exposure to toxic chemicals and chronic diseases, especially in children, the United States needs to step up its efforts to protect the public from hazardous chemicals, say researchers writing in the May issue of Health Affairs.
Foods Babies Consume In Their First Days of Life Determine Long-Term Health
May 4, 2011 | Breastfeeding |
The food babies eat during their first days of life may have a long-term impact on their health, a new study suggests.
How Structured Exercise Programs Help Lower Blood Sugar
May 4, 2011 | Diabetes |
A structured exercise program helped people with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar level more effectively than just receiving advice about getting more physical activity, according to a new review of data.
Herbal Medicines Now Banned in Europe As BigPharma Takes Over
May 3, 2011 | BigPharma |
Patients lost access to hundreds of herbal medicines last week, after European regulations came into force.
Change Your DNA In Just Over 40 Minutes
May 3, 2011 | DNA |
Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco believe that you actually can change and improve your DNA, which could, in turn, extend your life!
The Most Powerful State of the Mind and The Prime Mover of Life
May 3, 2011 | Consciousness |
The understanding of-and mechanics of experiencing-pure consciousness, the vacuum state of consciousness, the most powerful state of the mind is essential to our evolution as a species.
Taking Astaxanthin For Just 3 Weeks Enhances Your Body's Antioxidant Defenses
May 3, 2011 | Antioxidants |
Daily supplements containing astaxanthin, the pink pigment that gives salmon its color, may boost the body's antioxidants defenses in obese people, says a new study from South Korea.
Pick Your Cell Phone Wisely: Models With The Highest and Lowest Radiation Levels
May 2, 2011 | EMF |
Almost 5 billion people around the world use cell phones. Yet, scientists do not yet fully understand long-term health risks from cell phone radiation. But recent research has prompted serious concerns about exposure to wireless emissions. Some of the most-hyped phones that have gotten raves from tech experts also give off the most radiation.
Why You Need To Stay Away From Harmful 3D TVs and Technology
May 2, 2011 | Lifestyle |
In the recent past there have been a number of amazing innovations in the world of 3D entertainment, from movie theatre technology to what we see at home, to highly developed games and now televisions. But researchers are now sounding the alarms stating that there are clear health risks when using such technology.
New Mothers Don't Despair: Erratic Sleeping Habits Are Normal For Babies
May 2, 2011 | Sleep |
Findings from the first study of its kind measuring the link between daily growth and sleep show the two are inextricably linked. Specifically, growth spurts are tied to an increase in total daily hours of sleep as well as an increase in the number of daily sleep bouts, the time from the onset of sleep until awakening.
Gender Bending Chemicals in Food Packaging Linked To Breathing Problems in Babies
May 2, 2011 | Toxins |
A gender-bending chemical found in food packaging is linked to breathing problems in young babies, researchers have found.