How Your Feces Determines Your Levels of Body Fat
Fat is stored all over our body and an expanding waistline increases the risk of many chronic illnesses. The type of bacteria in human feces could decide how much dangerous fat is stored in the body, a study from Kings College, London has concluded.
Canada On The Precipice Of Declaring All Natural Health Products As Drugs
According to the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA), 70% of Canadians take and use ultra-safe and effective natural health products (NHPs) and are confident in the current licensing of Natural Products Numbers (NPNs); it's the envy of most other countries and this is about to change.
Mindfulness, Moment-By-Moment Awareness Is What Keeps Your Emotional Intelligence At Its Best
Mindfulness is 'the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment', can be trained in any human being. It allows us to shed emotions we perceive as negative very quickly and raises our emotional intelligence to levels which accelerate our optimism and outlook on life in its entirety.
This Love Hormone Enhances Spirituality
Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter that acts on the limbic system, the brain's emotional centre, promoting feelings of contentment, reducing anxiety and stress. It has been dubbed the "love hormone" for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more. Now new research from Duke University suggests the hormone may also support spirituality.
Helping Those Suffering with Diabetes--Especially the First Nations Community
A recent Alberta study found that First Nations people are more likely to develop diabetes in their lifetime. In the general population of youth, the estimated diabetes risk is 5 out of 10. In First Nations communities, the estimated risk is 8 out of 10 youth.
Combining These Two Polyphenols Inhibits Tumors By 60 Percent
Combining polyphenols and other compounds can dramatically increase their ability to fight cancers, according to a review from the Dr Rath Research Institute of its own and other studies.
1500 Common Medical Practices Are Categorized As Having 'Unknown Effectiveness'
Once medical treatments have been dubbed 'standards of care' they tend to persist regardless of their efficacy. Preventing untested practices from becoming standard care seems simple - just test them first. But even when studies are conducted early on, what they actually measure can be part of the problem. Because it's simpler and faster, researchers often look at 'surrogate outcomes', not actual end points which has created hundreds of medical practices with unknown effectiveness at best.
First Country Emerges To Ban Plastic Cutlery, Plates and Cups - Edible Utensils An Alternative Solution
No microbe in the history of the Earth has ever evolved to break down plastic. At least none that we know of. Until we discover an army of plastic-eating microbes to combat the increasing pollution spreading across our oceans, we must take more proactive measures in resolving our love for the most controversial polymer. France is leading the charge and other nations should follow suit as they embark on another big step towards being more environmentally conscious by implementing a new law that will ban plastic cutlery, plates and cups.
Cocktails of Dozens of Drugs In Our Water Supply Remain Unfiltered
So-called safe drinking water supplies coming out of our taps are now proven to contain industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals linked to toxicity, developmental problems, tumour growth and hormonal disruptions. One glass of tap water now contains hundreds of contaminants that are not filtered through federally approved guidelines which monitor safety standards servicing millions of people.
Study Finds Selfies Are Actually Linked With Happiness
Regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with your friends can help make you a happier person, according to computer scientists at the University of California, Irvine. In a first-of-its-kind study published just before back-to-school season, the authors found that students can combat the blues with some simple, deliberate actions on their mobile devices.
Breastmilk Does What A Vaccine Can Never Do
To claim that breastmilk is the gold standard in infant nutrition is an understatement. For a newborn, nothing comes close in nutrient density which is so perfectly customized for an infant as it grows. Breast-fed infants gain incredible protection from antibodies, proteins and immune cells in breastmilk. It defends against a myriad of pathogens in ways that are impossible through vaccination and other pharmaceuticals.
Like Tobacco and Big Pharma, The Sugar Industry Has Manipulated Research For 50 Years
Don't you love people that cling to scientific research without ever questioning who sponsored that research? Using archival documents, a new report published by JAMA Internal Medicine examines the sugar industry's role in heart disease research. The study suggests that the sugar industry sponsored research to influence the scientific debate to cast doubt on the hazards of sugar and to promote dietary fat as the culprit in heart disease. Governments worldwide agreed just like they did with the tobacco industry and big pharma.
'Five-Second Rule' Debunked
Yes, someone really has conducted a scientific study of the five-second rule. It turns out bacteria may transfer to almost anything that has fallen on the floor no matter how fast you pick it up.
The Larger The City You Live In, The More Magnetic Particles Enter Your Brain
Can traffic fumes go to your head? Ultra-fine particles of metal in exhaust gases fly up our noses and travel into our brains, where they contribute to diseases associated with the central nervous system, and the more congested the city, the bigger the problem.
Ants, Birds and Bacteria Can Teach Humanity About Teamwork
USC Viterbi School of Engineering researchers believe that some of the most complex technologies of our times, such as robotics or cognitive computing, can learn a thing or two from swarms of ants, pigeons and bacteria.
The Anti-Aging Effects of Daily HGH Release
A number of studies have documented that the correction of human growth hormone (HGH) deficiency in men and women above the age of 30 can assist the body dramatically in improving everything from bone mass, energy, mood, cognitive function, immunity, sleep quality, libido, skin tone, fat loss, muscle mass and so much more. Alternatives to injections are growing in popularity and offer an aging population the opportunity to supplement safely and economically.
95 Percent Of People Spend Six Seconds Washing Their Hands
However, to kill germs effectively, you need to spend at least 20 seconds scrubbing, about the time it takes to sing 'Happy Birthday' twice through, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Outdated Survival Strategies Causing Daily Stress on Your Immune System
Human beings, like animals, are born with a primal instinct of survival. As infants and young children we rely solely on the ability of others to keep us safe in our new and unfamiliar environment. No matter what circumstances we are born into or how we are cared for, we must learn to adapt in order to survive. As we learn how to adapt to our environment as helpless infants and young children, we create the basis for how we will adapt to the world as we grow and explore more and more of it.
Stop Blaming Your Genes - You Are In Control of You
There is a chronic anxiety among populations who focus on the diseases acquired by their genetic line. Many define the potential of their own health based on what happened to their father and mother. Although a great deal of who we are appears to have been written in our genes, our actual health potential is more determined by our lifestyle, what we consume, our environment but more than anything else, what we think.