Eat These 5 Meals To Minimize The Effects of Alcohol
December 29, 2010 | Lifestyle
Chances are you will drink too much over the party season, but there is plenty you can do in advance to minimize the effects of that hangover. The key is choosing the right pre-party meal.
Blueberries Reverse Aging
December 28, 2010 | Antioxidants
Supplementing the diet with blueberries for one month may slow and even reverse the decline in mental function associated with age, suggest results of a new study with lab rats.
Newborns With Low Vitamin D Levels At Risk For Infections
December 28, 2010 | Antioxidants
The vitamin D levels of newborn babies appear to predict their risk of respiratory infections during infancy and the occurrence of wheezing during early childhood, but not the risk of developing asthma.
Junk Food Still Dominates Teen Programming
December 28, 2010 | Nutrition
For years, health officials have warned that bombarding children with junk food commercials has contributed to the problem of childhood obesity. Food conglomerates, eager to fend off federal regulation, have made various commitments to improve, including pledges to meet goals for promoting fitness and healthier foods.
Sitting Too Long Increases Death Risk
December 28, 2010 | Lifestyle
A new study has found that the more time people spent sitting down, the greater their risk of death.
Health Strategies For The Holidays
December 27, 2010 | Lifestyle
The holiday season is known for bringing people together. But some people experience deep psychological stress as a result of holiday activities. Holiday stress can drive people to drink too much, eat too much, eat the wrong foods, keep unusual hours, stifle feelings, alter their routines, and generally fail to take care of themselves. Understanding some of the pitfalls of the holiday experience can lead to effective defense strategies.
So Much For Global Warming: December Set To Be Coldest For A Century
December 27, 2010 | ClimateChange
The cold snap all around Europe has once again raised questions about whether global warming is real or a manufactured threat.
Yoga and Healing The Mind
December 27, 2010 | MentalHealth
The mind is like mercury and slips like an eel; it's very difficult to control the mind. Yet it is possible to bring the mind, stability and quietness. Cosmic intelligence in each individual develops individual consciousness known as chitta.
You Are What Your Father Ate
December 27, 2010 | Nutrition
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Texas at Austin have uncovered evidence that environmental influences experienced by a father can be passed down to the next generation, "reprogramming" how genes function in offspring.
Doing What You Love - Making a Living and a Life
December 24, 2010 | Lifestyle
In the structured society we live in, with a consensual political, economic and social environment, we spend long years of our life in preparing for jobs and employment. To do something well you have to like it, but doing what you love is complicated, or is it?
528 Hz Golden Om Fractal
December 24, 2010 | Consciousness
528Hz-Golden Fractal incorporates the interval of the alchemical 5th balancing the yin and yang, or masculine and feminine circuits of the energetic body; resonating these energies along the central axis of the Heart Field.
Expand Your Consciousness: Your Ego Is Not Greater or More Powerful Than Your True Self
December 23, 2010 | Consciousness
Kymatica focuses on human and universal consciousness and goes deeper into the metaphysical aspects of reality.
7 Illnesses Most Likely To Affect Us In Winter
December 23, 2010 | Diseases
For some people, winter doesn't just bring cold and snow - it also brings a host of health problems, including depression and heart attack.
Teleportation Considered This Year's Biggest Breakthrough
December 23, 2010 | TheUniverse
Thanks to physics, and the truly bizarre quirks of quarks, those Star Trek style teleporters may be more than fiction.
Newest Vitamin D Brainwash
December 22, 2010 | Sunlight
Most democracies adhere to the rule of "innocent until proven guilty." But when it comes to vitamin D, this tenet has just been reversed.
Perspectives, Space and Time
December 22, 2010 | Consciousness
Every space under the sun has a place in the cosmic scheme of things. It may remain anonymous or amorphous, or may get a name for convenience, easy association or identification sake. It could be: personal or impersonal; commercial or mundane; terrestrial or extra-terrestrial; private or public, social or official.
Our Ability To Recognize Faces Peaks After Age 30
December 22, 2010 | HumanBody
Scientists have made the surprising discovery that our ability to recognize and remember faces peaks at age 30 to 34, about a decade later than most of our other mental abilities.
Eight Ways To Connect to the Earth and Others
December 22, 2010 | Consciousness
Feeling whole and connected to the Earth and others takes effort, but it is rewarding work. By bringing your focus outside of yourself, you will learn to reach out to people and to the world around you in positive ways. Giving of yourself, from spending time with friends and those in need to taking care of the environment or a companion animal, also promotes positive interaction.
The Foods We Eat Early in Life Affect Future Fertility
December 21, 2010 | Fertility
The reproductive success of men and women is influenced by the food they receive at an early stage in life, according to new research by the University of Sheffield.
Garlic Protects Against Osteoarthritis
December 21, 2010 | Antioxidants
A diet high in allium vegetables, such as garlic, onions and leeks, may help lower the risk osteoarthritis, according to new research from King's College London.
What Reflects What Is and What Is Not?
December 21, 2010 | Consciousness
Most of us invariably take a look at ourselves in the mirror at least once a day. The mirror diligently and without being judgmental, reflects what is and what is not.
Study Says Echinacea Won't Help Much For Colds, but Vitamin D Will
December 21, 2010 | Immunity
Got the sniffles? The largest study of the popular herbal remedy echinacea finds it won't help you get better any sooner.
Plans In The Making To Vaccinate Every Pregnant Woman Against Group B Streptococcus (GBS)
December 20, 2010 | Vaccines
America's leading promoter of getting vaccinated and the H1N1 flu hype, the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is developing a vaccine they say will prevent Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infections in newborns.
Google Expands Its Surveillance Technology to a New Frontier: The Human Body
December 20, 2010 | GovernmentAbuse
The company that wants to surveil your every move on the internet and beyond, has just brought its technology to a new area: they want to map your body.
Study Says Prime Time TV 'Objectifies and Fetishizes' Underage Girls
December 20, 2010 | JunkJournalism
Long gone are the days when Marcia Brady's sweet smile and Winnie Cooper's brains and beauty were how television represented teen-age girls. According to a new study conducted by the Parents Television Council (PTC), Hollywood is shockingly obsessed with sexualizing teen girls.
DNA Is Influenced By Our Words and Frequencies
December 20, 2010 | DNA
Our DNA can be influenced and reprogrammed by words and frequencies according to Russian research.
Vaccines Deadly During Pregnancy: Fetal Immune System Arises From Entirely Different Source
December 17, 2010 | Vaccines
Researchers have shown for the first time that the human fetal immune system arises from an entirely different source than the adult immune system. The finding could lead to a better understanding of why many newborns are born with impairments due to toxic overloads from mothers who chose to be vaccinated during their pregnancy.
Going Away For The Holidays? Opt Out of Health Damaging Airport Scanners
December 17, 2010 | EMF
Great things were expected of terahertz (THz) waves, the radiation that fills the slot in the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and the infrared. However, emerging evidence suggests that airport scanning technology uses THz radiation which could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication.
Your Best Protection Against Breast Cancer: Vitamin D, Sunlight and Exercise
December 17, 2010 | Prevention
Some sun exposure, vitamin D supplements and exercise may be the most effective means of reducing the risk of breast cancer, suggested in part by findings from a French study.
7 Supplements You Need To Stay Away From
December 17, 2010 | Toxins
Natural doesn't always mean safe, especially if ingested. Many health seekers do not realize that they may be putting themselves in grave danger when taking natural supplements in an attempt to either improve their health or combat certain illnesses and disease. Here's a list of supplements that have been identified as having some serious and potentially damaging health effects.
Awakening To What We Really Are
December 16, 2010 | Consciousness
From the smallest particle to the spiraling galaxies, the subatomic to the multi-universal, a matrix of electromagnetic circuitry connects, energizes and manifests creation in one unified body of harmonic resonance.
Dance Therapy: Motion Influences Body Image
December 16, 2010 | Fitness
Dance has long been fundamental to man's existence as an expression of life itself, and has been used therapeutically for thousands of years. Motion influences body image and leads from a change in body image to a change in psychic attitude.
What's The Best Brain Exercise?
December 16, 2010 | MentalHealth
Laura D. Baker, PhD, at University of Washington School of Medicine, and Arthur F. Kramer, PhD, director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign discuss a number of studies that are examining how such physical exercise benefits the mind.
Top 10 Unhealthiest Holiday Drinks
December 16, 2010 | JunkFood
Most of us love the holidays, but the pure volume of food and drink, at some point, becomes nearly obscene. Welcome to the world of ridiculously caloric beverages; the ones that should make you fearful rather than cheerful. Here are ten to put on Santa's naughty list.
Canada Passes Bill C-36 To Finalize The Destruction of Health Freedom in North America
December 15, 2010 | Freedom
Just two weeks after the United States passed the most restrictive legislation against the health freedom of Americans (the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510)), its Canadian counterpart bill C-36, will now receive Royal assent and become law after a vote of 50 to 36 in the Senate.
Is The Key To Being Attractive Just A Good Night's Sleep?
December 15, 2010 | Sleep
If you want to look attractive and healthy, the best thing you can do is get a good night's sleep, finds research in the Christmas issue published on bmj.com.
11 Ways To Avoid Getting Cancer
December 15, 2010 | Prevention
As many as 70% of known causes of cancers are avoidable and related to lifestyle. Try these novel strategies and your risk of cancer could dwindle even more.
Qigong- Ancient Chinese Healing For The 21st Century
December 15, 2010 | Consciousness
Qigong is the Chinese term used to describe various Chinese systems of physical and mental training for health, martial artsand self-enlightenment. It is a form of moving meditation and one of the most profound health practices ever invented by mankind.
Still Buy Mercury-Laden Fish? Here Are The Top 10 Best and Worst
December 14, 2010 | Toxins
It is well established that eating fish that contains mercury is hazardous to our health, especially for pregnant women and children. Yet, there is still no effort in any part of the world to develop governmental health advisories for mercury content levels in fish. Consider the following and think twice before ordering your next tuna sandwich.
Creatine Supplements Increase Cognitive Function
December 14, 2010 | MentalHealth
Supplements of creatine, most commonly associated with sports nutrition, may boost cognitive function in vegetarians, a group at risk of low creatine levels, says a new study.
Will We Ever Wake-Up To The Deadly Risks of Antidepressants?
December 14, 2010 | JunkHealthcare
Antidepressants don't work. What's even more depressing is that the pharmaceutical industry and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have deliberately deceived us into believing that they DO work. London-based researchers have added more fuel to the fire by just announcing that antidepressants raise the risk of fatal heart attacks.
Shiitake Mushrooms Are a Champion of the Immune Systemk
December 14, 2010 | Antioxidants
Shiitake has been cultivated for over 1000 years and can be used medicinally as a remedy for upper respiratory tract infections, poor circulation, liver pathologies, exhaustion, premature aging, and as a Qi (life force) tonic.
Brazil Plans To Put Microchips in Trees With Careless Oversight
December 13, 2010 | GovernmentAbuse
Brazil plans to put microchips in the world's largest forest without measuring the potential sensitivities experienced by trees when exposed to radio frequencies.
Pomegranate Juice Stops Cancer from Spreading, Research Suggests
December 13, 2010 | Antioxidants
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have identified components in pomegranate juice that both inhibit the movement of cancer cells and weaken their attraction to a chemical signal that promotes the metastasis of prostate cancer to the bone. The research could lead to new therapies for preventing cancer metastasis.
Why You Need To Know Your Resting Heart Rate
December 13, 2010 | Prevention
Do you know your resting heart rate, the number of times your heart beats in a minute when you are being still? More to the point, do you know that this might be important information to have? Research now shows that having a high resting heart rate can predict risk for a heart attack in middle-aged women -- and this risk is already well-established for men.
Barefoot Running: Humans Ran Comfortably and Safely Before the Invention of Shoes
December 13, 2010 | Fitness
New research is casting doubt on the old adage, "All you need to run is a pair of shoes."
Myths and Facts: Study Verifies That There Is No Value In Any Flu Vaccine
December 10, 2010 | Vaccines
A remarkable study published in the Cochrane Library found no evidence of benefit for influenza vaccinations and also noted that the vast majority of trials were inadequate.
Mental Imagery: Thinking About Food Can Actually Help You Lose Weight
December 10, 2010 | YourWeight
Researchers report that they may have hit on a new trick for weight loss: To eat less of a certain food, they suggest you fantasize about it before you eat it.
Why You Need To Praise Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme This Winter
December 10, 2010 | Antioxidants
Those of us who go back a few years likely remember the line about parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme in the huge Simon and Garfunkel hit song about two ill-fated lovers, "Are You Going to Scarborough Fair". Many have speculated that the reference to the four popular herbs was due to their use in Medieval Europe to help cleanse the air and ward off the infamous black plague. Others have thought that the reference to the four herbs was because the combination may have been used as a love potion.
How To Handle Holiday Stress
December 10, 2010 | Lifestyle
Holiday advertising does not necessarily reduce the stress. It narrowly portrays the spirit of the season through commercial messages designed to make you believe that joy is something you can gift wrap, wear, pour, play with, or eat. And make no mistake about it; advertising works. It affects our emotions, behavior, attitudes, and self-esteem. But so can we.
A Biased View of Genetically Modified Foods Recently Featured on the Dr. Oz Show
December 9, 2010 | GMO
The dangers of genetically modified foods and Monsanto, the world's most hated company and leader in GM crops, received some well-deserved attention from the mainstream media this week on the Dr. Oz show. Although Jeffrey Smith, one of the most prominent researchers and critics of GM foods was part of the three member panel, it was obvious that Dr. Oz's video editing crew did their best to ensure his expertise on the topic was silenced before airing.
5 out of 6 New Drugs Don't Work
December 9, 2010 | BigPharma
Five out of six approved prescription drugs seldom benefit patients, says a critic of the pharmacy industry. The 6th one works just because big pharma says it does.
Early Puberty Is Not Just Confined to Girls: Boys Hitting Puberty a Year Earlier
December 9, 2010 | ChildHealth
Boys are on a faster track to puberty reaching the milestone an average year earlier than their fathers' generation, a study has found.
What Are The Secrets of Our Compulsions?
December 9, 2010 | MentalHealth
Researchers have shed new light on dopamine's role in the brain's reward system, which could provide insight into impulse control problems associated with addiction and a number of psychiatric disorders.
Canadian Public Health Association Urging Politicians For National Vaccination Registry
December 8, 2010 | Vaccines
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is urging Canadian politicians to continue endorsing the hype regarding vaccines. Their plan is to introduce a national vaccination registry to track the vaccination history of every single Canadian.
Genetically Modified Sterile Mosquitoes Released in the Caribbean
December 8, 2010 | GMO
Oxitec and the Mosquito Research and Control Unit of Grand Cayman (MRCU) announced, at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting in Atlanta, the results of their release of genetically modified sterile mosquitoes into the wild.
Vitamin Supplements Could Reduce Deaths Caused by Measles and Diarrhea in Children
December 8, 2010 | Antioxidants
Vitamin A supplements are still an effective way to reduce childhood death and disease. A new study by Cochrane researchers strongly endorses the continuation of vitamin A supplementation programs, which reduce the incidence of measles and diarrhea and ultimately save lives.
Short Bursts of Exercise Help Keep Weight Off
December 8, 2010 | YourWeight
Just because you're going out for dinner with friends or family on the weekend doesn't mean you have to gain those extra kilos.
Chemists Genetically Modifying Plants To Produce More Pharmaceuticals
December 7, 2010 | GMO
Humans have long taken advantage of the huge variety of medicinal compounds produced by plants. Now MIT chemists have found a new way to expand the pockets of big pharma by producing genetically engineered plants yield unnatural variants of their usual products.
How Does Identification Work in the Inner World?
December 7, 2010 | Consciousness
We sometimes ask ourselves questions for which there could be not one but several answers: Who am I, what is my duty, what is my main objective and is it right for me to work towards fulfilling that objective? What is the purpose of my life? These questions come to our mind perhaps as random thoughts, and then they go away.
Being an Only-Child Increases Chances of Being Overweight by 25 Percent
December 7, 2010 | YourWeight
Children who grow up without brothers and sisters are more likely to be overweight amid fears they are being "over indulged" by parents.
Lack of Sunlight and Vitamin D Associated with Cognitive Decline
December 7, 2010 | Sunlight
Inadequate dietary intake of vitamin D is associated with higher levels of cognitive impairment; however it remains unclear if the link is causal, according to a new study.
Is the Transhumanist Movement A Threat To Our Survival?
December 6, 2010 | Nanotechnology
Transhumanism is the name of a movement that claims to support the use of all forms of technology to improve human beings. It is a highly organized and well financed movement that is extremely focused on subverting and replacing every aspect of what we are as human beings - including our physical biology, the individuality of our minds and purposes of our lives - and the replacement of all existing religious and spiritual beliefs with a new religion of their own - which is actually not new at all.
Is The Fate of Our Health Decided In the Womb?
December 6, 2010 | Pregnancy
There is an entire field of research, known as fetal origins, whose raison d'etre is to prove that we are who we are today because of what happened to us in the womb.
Use Powerful Rest To Improve Your Life
December 6, 2010 | Lifestyle
According to Matthew Edlund, MD, "powerful resting" involves a lot more than snoozing, reading or watching TV. "It is anything we do with the intention of regenerating the body."
Reclaiming Government by the People
December 6, 2010 | Freedom
Our increasingly complex society makes it clear that we cannot discuss the human potential and our place in the cosmos without considering the values and methods that shape our communal institutions. The requires our attention to the politics of government.
Mainstream Media Greatly Influencing Eating Disorders in Children
December 3, 2010 | Lifestyle
Children learn (unhealthy) mainstream attitudes towards food and weight at a very young age. The number of children younger than 12 entering the hospital for eating disorders increased 119 percent between 1999 and 2006, according to a new report suggesting eating disorders for this age group are on the rise.
Which Part of Your Body Predicts Your Mental Toughness?
December 3, 2010 | HumanBody
Mental toughness and an aptitude for sport may be biologically determined. This is one of the findings of an ongoing research project involving post-doctoral and doctoral research by Dr Jim Golby and Jennifer Meggs from Teesside University.
Walking Is a Very Effective Form of Meditation
December 3, 2010 | Consciousness
Thich Nhat Hanh, an 82 year-old monk believes in the practice of mindful walking, and will lead a meditative walk.
Chemical in Conventional Soaps and Toothpaste Leaves Unborn Babies Brain Damaged
December 2, 2010 | Toxins
A chemical in popular toothpastes and soaps has been linked with brain damage to fetuses.
It's Time To Recognize a Universal Declaration of Human Rights
December 2, 2010 | Freedom
Just over sixty years ago, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was a historic act and guide applicable to all Peoples and all nations. Thirty articles of the declaration demonstrably outline what should be the rights of every life, including liberty, security and freedom. If we are ever to reverse the current tendencies of government which thrives on restricting these rights, we must act to not only recognize, but willfully adopt such a declaration if humanity is to ever be truly free from oppression.
Prevent Chronic Disease and Cancer With Apple Smoothies
December 2, 2010 | Antioxidants
Consumption of apple smoothies may increase the bioavailability of polyphenols in the colon, compared with juice, and possibly offer greater protection against chronic disease and cancer.
How To Prevent Colds and Flu with Elderberry?
December 2, 2010 | Immunity
For centuries, the berry of the Elder bush (Sambucus nigra) has been popular Gypsy remedy for colds, flu, influenza and neuralgia. Finally, there is now solid evidence to back up the folklore.
U.S. Passes Most Restrictive Legislation Yet Against Health Freedom
December 1, 2010 | GovernmentAbuse
The United States Senate has passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510) yesterday by a vote of 73 to 25 demonstrating a clear mandate to destroy health freedom in America.
Can You Overdose on Antioxidants?
December 1, 2010 | Antioxidants
Anyone who is getting most of his/her antioxidants through diet has absolutely no reason to fret -- it's virtually impossible to overdo antioxidant intake this way. But if you're taking overly high doses of supplements -- most especially without the ongoing supervision of a physician trained in this area -- there may be reason for concern.
Being Thin Is What Ages Us Most
December 1, 2010 | Aging
For women who think being slim makes you look younger, a new study has found that people over 40 look younger if they have fatter face.
Finger Length Could Point to Prostate Cancer Risk
December 1, 2010 | Cancer
Men whose index fingers are shorter than their ring fingers were exposed to more testosterone in the womb, and some studies have shown them to have "manlier" traits than men with the opposite pattern. However, a new study shows that manliness could come with a penalty: a higher risk for prostate cancer.