7 Reasons You Should Make Coconut Water A Top Beverage On Your Summer List
Super low in calories, naturally fat-free and having more potassium than four bananas, coconut water is one of the best electrolyte hydrators in the world. It's Mother Nature's sports drink and it is just as effective (or more effective) than any carbo-electrolyte drink on the market.
The Top 15 Lies You're Being Told About Health and Mainstream Medicine
Do you ever question what doctors, nutritionists, institutions and even science tells you about your health, food, environment and lifestyle? You should, because we live in an era of deception and duplicity where the most trusted and valued sources of information are hijacked by much bigger interests than you can imagine. The internet is one of the last frontiers for truth, informing and educating billions on why our systems of health, agriculture, medicine and many other areas we depend on are failing us. The reason they're failing us is because corrupt governments, corporations and the media are constantly feeding us lies on a daily basis, which through repetition, the public eventually accepts as truth.
This Is How Doctors Improperly and Unnecessarily Label Millions With High Blood Pressure To Prescribe Medication
There are millions of people who are currently being misclassified as having high blood pressure, when in fact findings show that these people are not actually more likely to die prematurely than those with 'normal' blood pressure. In addition, what used to be classified as normal or high-normal blood pressure (a systolic pressure of 120-139 mm Hg and diastolic pressure of 80-89 mm Hg) is now categorized as prehypertension.
Structure Is One Of The Biggest Hindrances In A Child's Development, Especially Relating To Nature
Almost every aspect of society is influenced in some manner by how we class ourselves socially. Research proves there are positive effects of nature on children and their overall well-being. Nature can be attributed to creativity, better cognitive skills, lower obesity rates and a whole host of other beneficial reasons doctors are actually prescribing “time in nature” to their patients. In addition, recent studies indicate that not only nature, but letting children have free play away from structured programs, has a big impact on their overall health by what educators call executive function.
12 Things To Look For In Your Stool And What It Could Mean
Few of us are able to talk about the end result of our digestion without embarrassment. It's too bad we're not more willing to pay attention to our stools, because they may be just as useful in diagnosing our health as taking our temperature or our blood pressure. We need to exercise greater transparency and discussion when it comes to paying attention to our stools. When we accept that our bowel movements are key predictors to our well-being and as useful in diagnosing our health as taking our temperature or our blood pressure, they suddenly become much more than an oversight.
It's Time To Abandon Dangerous Folic Acid Fortification Programs and Stick To Folates
It's an embarrassing fact, but more than half of dieticians think folic acid is naturally found in foods. It isn't and never was. Only folate is found in foods such as lentils, beans, spinach and other greens. The body does not metabolize folic acid in the same way it does folate. Researchers from the Institute of Food Research and Newcastle University have confirmed that the body processes synthetically-produced folic acid differently to the natural counterpart found in vegetables. This leads to unmetabolised folic acid circulating in the bloodstream which is eventually metabolised by the liver, but the process is slow, inefficient and possibly toxic.
10 Ways To Connect To The Earth and Others
How do you feeling complete and connected to the Earth and others? It takes effort, but it is worth it. We must bring our focus outside of ourselves to allow us to reach out to people and to the world around us in positive ways. Loving, laughing, giving ourselves to others, spending time with friends and those in need to taking care of the environment or a companion animal, all promote positive interaction. Here are 10 steps to help you get connected.
The Tragedy of Flight MH17 And The Connection To One Brilliant AIDS Scientist
As most know by now, flight MH17 was recently shot down over Ukraine. All on board were lost, but perhaps the most noted losses have been the 6 individuals who were en route to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia--particularly, Joep Lange.
Are Your Food Allergies Silently Making You Fat?
According to medical studies, it is estimated that over 60% of the population suffers from one form of food allergies or sensitivities. I'm not talking about the traditional food allergy associated with a constriction of the throat, a rash, or immediate digestive issues. Instead, over half of us are affected with a 'silent' food allergy that goes undiagnosed.
How Carb Rich Diets Are Kick-Starting Cancer
A carbohydrate-rich diet may be kick-starting certain gut microbes to produce chemical signals that drive abnormal cell growth and increase the risk of cancer, according to new research.
5 Ways Corrective Lenses Break Down Your Eyesight and How To Improve Your Vision Naturally
Optometrists just like much of the medical community are fixated on short-term solutions which don't address the root cause of problems. Few optometrists will admit and the greatest majority are unaware that glasses and contacts are almost guaranteed to destroy your eyesight over time. Unfortunately, they're not trained on natural and preventative solutions that improve vision in the long-term because they simply do not understand the way the eye works. Contrary to popular belief, your vision doesn't have to decline over time. With regular exercise of the muscles that control your eye movements and visual acuity, you can reduce eyestrain and maintain or even improve your vision without any destructive correctional conventions such as laser surgery, glasses or contact lenses.
12 Facts About Microwaves That Should Forever Terminate Their Use
Are microwaves a benign bastion of convenience or a sinister contributor to biological and nutritional damage? A growing percentage of people are now heeding the advice of holistic health experts and disposing of their microwaves due to the dangers of microwaved food. Regardless of where you stand, humans are the only animals on the planet who destroy the nutritional value of their food before eating it, and the use of microwaves is no exception.
The Happiest State Has One Of The Highest Poverty Levels and One Of The Lowest Household Incomes In The Nation
There are persistent differences in self-reported subjective well-being across U.S. metropolitan areas, and residents of declining cities appear less happy than other Americans. Newer residents of these cities appear to be as unhappy as longer term residents, and yet some people continue to move to these areas. While the historical data on happiness are limited, the available facts suggest that cities that are now declining were also unhappy in their more prosperous past. According to a working paper from researchers at Harvard University and the University of British Columbia, the five happiest cities in the U.S. all happen to be located in one state, which also ranks as the happiest state.
Are You Constantly Tired? Here Are 12 Herbs To Increase Energy, Vitality, And Adaptability
How difficult is it for us to achieve a work-life balance? How much more difficult is it to achieve a life-energy balance? And does it not seem that there are never enough hours in the day to achieve any balance at all? You're not alone. Your days may seem that way, but in truth the balance is always there, always available and always achievable. That doesn't mean it isn't difficult, but a few ancient herbal formulas will certainly help you achieve the balance you never thought possible. Skip your daily sugar boost, coffee or red bull because in the long-term they will always let you down. Adaptogenic herbs will give you sustained energy and vitality while allowing your mind to think freely, calmly and without excessive stimulation.
Natural Medicine or Synthetic (drug) Medicine: Perhaps We Need a New Mindset?
A word is a thought expressed, and it has been said that our thoughts speak louder than our words. The power of the mind is still virtually unknown. A light switch turns on and off and the differences are apparent, and the same holds true for our perception and how we believe. It is my personal belief that we will either our sickness or our well-being; we have the ability to anticipate success or failure. As an example, if you receive a terminal diagnosis, you either turn the switch off or allow it to come into fruition, or you change your mindset and lifestyle to do whatever it takes in order to live. And it all begins within the mind. The same holds true in medicine.
Why The Benefits of Circumcision Are Based On False Assumptions, Erroneous Conclusions and Misleading Medical Information
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.
Why You Risk Your Life Every Time You Elect Surgery and Anesthesia
General anesthesia works to knock you out and escape pain during oral surgery, elective surgery and other complicated surgical procedures. However, anesthetic agents can be toxic and bring about serious, even fatal complications. The most shocking thing is that doctors and scientists still don't know exactly how these medicines work in the body.
Up To 100 Passengers on Board Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Were Top Experts In HIV/AIDS
As many as 100 passengers on board Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 were bound for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, it emerged today. The disaster, which left 298 people dead, claimed the lives of some of the world's leading experts in the battle against HIV and devastated their families, friends and colleagues. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, delegates arriving in Australia for the AIDS conference were told that 108 of their colleagues had perished.
Seaweed And The Secrets It Can Share
Although historically, many coastal inhabitants have harvested seaweed for different reasons, today we get the opportunity once more to use some of the natural healing properties of the sea. When used on the skin, for example, seaweed is rich in minerals and fatty acids with their powerful rejuvenating properties and ideal for helping to improve acne and other skin conditions.
Why Some Brands of Ice Creams Don't Melt
A mom of two young children is wondering: What's in ice cream sandwiches these days? Christie Watson's kids love eating ice cream. But one recent morning, she saw an uneaten ice cream sandwich sitting on her patio table. When she looked closer, she couldn't believe what she was seeing. It wasn't melting.
15 of The Best Herbs and Plants To Stabilize and Boost Thyroid Function
Many natural health practitioners are often quick to tell you that "thyroid problems mean you need iodine" or iodine supplements, however this is not always the case and supplementing with natural iodine will only help those who are deficient. Understanding which herbs can stabilize and boost thyroid function is integral in any natural treatment plan for hyper- or hypothyroidism.
First Human Trials of Genetically Modified Bananas Underway
The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) had previously signed an agreement with India's department of biotechnology to invest in a four-year project to develop GMO iron-rich bananas. Now, a researcher at the QUT has led a scientific effort to create GMO bananas with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The world's first human trial of pro-vitamin A-enriched banana is underway in the United States.
If You Drink Milk, Don't Make It Skim
The Dairy industry has sold the world a bunch of white lies. Most people should not be drinking processed milk of any kind, but the demonization of saturated fat in the 1950s urged consumers to choose low-fat or no-fat dairy foods over high-fat foods. Guess what? People got fatter. Most serious scientists now agree that there is no link between increased cardiovascular disease risk and higher consumption of saturated fats. So why emphasize low-fat dairy products especially when they've been proven to make us bigger, not smaller.
Two Fruits Pack The Biggest Antioxidant Punch For Disease Prevention and Longevity
While eating an apple a day could keeps the undertaker away, a cooked tomato may be the biggest source of a powerful antioxidant to prevent disease.
Big Pharma Convinces The World Health Organization (WHO) To 'Strongly Encourage' All Gay Men Worldwide To Take AIDS Drugs
In a bold and cowardly move, the World Health Organization (WHO) has succumb to pressure from Big Pharma in promoting worldwide recommendations which "strongly encourage" all gay men to take AIDS drugs. It's a shocking precedent which sets up the mass medicating of a specific demographic of human beings, regardless of infection rates.
15 Superfoods For a Slimmer Body: Their Health Advisories and Facts on Weight Loss
Nature provides all you need to slim down and achieve that healthy body you've always wanted. Not only are these superfoods proven pound melters, but they are also key ingredients to your well being. No need for fad diets or special supplements--eating these foods will help you restore your body's ability to use energy and become your healthy weight naturally.
7 Fruits Which Boost Healthy Testosterone Production
Most people don't associate fruits with testosterone production, however there are many which boost the hormone in the human body. Fructose is not a problem when it comes to most of these fruits and nature provides the perfect balance of compounds to benefit our health.
Does The Smell of Flatulence Have Secret Health Benefits?
Hydrogen sulfide is one of a number of potent smelly gases produced by bacteria as it breaks down food in the gut. It is toxic in large doses but in tiny amounts it helps protect cells and fight illness, according to experts at Exeter University.
New Research Proves It's Not The Alcohol That Provides Heart Health Benefits
Scientists have known for a long time why higher consumption of wine has led to lower rates of heart disease and cancer. It has nothing do with the alcohol and everything to do with the grapes. However, that's not how the alcohol industry has portrayed the health benefits of wine. New research that reviewed evidence from more than 50 studies that linked drinking habits and cardiovascular health, calls into question previous studies suggesting one drink per day to be healthy for the heart.
Rose Petal Vinegar And Its Many Uses
It's very easy to make. Simply collect a jar full of fresh rose petals, mix with vinegar and put them to use on bug bites, sunburn and even as a vinaigrette.
12 Herbs or Plants Best At Deflecting Negative Energy
We all draw energy from different source to feed emotional states and this can essentially energize cells within our body, cause increases in cortisol and catabolize cells depending on the emotional trigger. There are specific herbs that have used for millennia, whose frequencies are known to have an impact in deflecting and transforming negative energies. This is largely the basis of many therapeutic essential oils. Here are 12 excellent herbs at deflecting negative energy and balancing your connection to all that is.
Has Society Lost The Concept of True Immunity To Disease?
Are you aware of anyone today who doesn’t have a disease? Do you know anyone who doesn’t take any medications or have anything wrong, not even something as minor as allergies, psoriasis, lactose intolerance or dandruff? Unfortunately you might have to dig deep to recall someone you know who is indeed disease free, but you probably do know someone. That person is an example of somebody that is immune to disease. What does that tell us?
Raw Chocolate Cream Caramel Bars
This is one of those dangerously delicious raw recipes that can be addictive, but there's nothing wrong with that since the ingredients contain high nutrient ingredients. If you like things sweet and decadent, yet nutritious, you're gonna love these.
Team of Ecologists Estimate That We Could See Salt-Water Fish Extinction In Just Over 30 Years
After analyzing several different kinds of data relating to biodiversity, researchers have stated that overfishing, pollution, and habitat loss will be responsible for a loss of most ocean species by 2048.
Why You Need To Ignore The Cancer and Sunscreen Industry and Make Your Own Protection
Sunscreen is full of some of the most toxic chemicals known. Yet both the cancer and sunscreen industries insist on their use to ironically prevent cancer from "bad" sunlight. People still fall for this nonsense, slather on the sunscreen in hopes to protect against a non-existent foe. If the sun was really that harmful, we'd all be dead long ago. Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence shows that blocking the sun's rays from reaching our skin dramatically influences our optimal vitamin D levels, leading to higher mortality, critical illness, mental health disorders and ironically, cancer itself. Here's why you need to make your own sunscreen.
You Won't Believe Where The Most Expensive Coffee In The World Comes From And How It's Processed
I don't mind paying an extra few dollars for my favorite bold organic coffee beans, but what if I told you the most expensive coffee in the world was $160 per pound and has gained extreme popularity all over the world? The price tag is shocking enough, but wait until you hear how it's processed.
Forget Antihistamine Meds and Steroid Nasal Sprays - Make Your Own Natural Anti-Hayfever Juice
There are very specific and dangerous side effects involved with using medications to control allergies and histamine responses. For millions of hayfever sufferers, there are low-cost and extremely effective natural juices that are healthy, tasty and capable of banishing those seasonal sniffles without the side effects of drugs.
We Are Not Afraid of The Unknown. We Are Afraid What We Project Into The Unknown
You've heard it gain and again, we fear the unknown. Guess what? We don't fear the unknown. If we truly feared the unknown, babies would fear everything and they do not. What we fear is what we project into the unknown based on our previous experiences.
Experiments Show Exactly What Happens To Your Lungs When You Smoke
When you smoke, the first thing that happens is a mix of gases is released around your eyes, nose and throat. This happens within the first few seconds. Deep inside the lungs, cigarette smoke damages the floating scavenger cells that work to remove foreign particles from the lungs' tiny air sacs. A lot of what people you inhale turns to tar. This tar isn't unlike what you might use to pave a road or shingle a house. Only about 30 percent of cigarette tar is sent back into the air through exhalation -- the rest sticks to your throat and lungs like saltwater taffy. A pack-a-day smoker ingests a full cup of tar into his or her lungs every year.
9 Reasons To Stop Drinking Any Kind of Pasteurized Milk
Pasteurization is a dangerous method of heating our foods with tragic side effects which are largely ignored bu the FDA and downplayed by the dairy industry. To accept these facts would be to surrender after a hundred-year war indiscriminately waged against all bacteria--a hundred-year war that has now turned to attack the immune systems of the public. Here are 9 reasons why pasteurization destroys the nutritional and enzymatic value of milk and why you need to avoid it.
Healing Is Voltage
Maintaining an alkaline environment is a key to good health. As our voltage drops below a certain voltage, we begin to experience fatigue. As the voltage further drops (and thus the pH drops) we become prone to developing health problems. Cancer cells, for example, have a pH of about 6.3 and carry a specific voltage. By knowing that chronic disease is associated with low voltage, one might ask an obvious question; "What is my voltage?"
Scientists Develop Cheap, Rechargeable Organic Batteries Built From Eco-Friendly Components That Last 15 Years
Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting and built from cheap, eco-friendly components. The new battery, which uses no metals or toxic materials, will make energy more resilient and efficient by creating a large-scale means to store energy for use as needed.