Stop Smoking, But Eat All The Junk Food You Want Because That's Just Not As Harmful
April 30, 2013 | Toxins | M.Torres
Why do government health campaigns continue to state the obvious? Is there any person aged 5 to 105 unaware that smoking causes health problems? Why does smoking continue to be such a focus when there are far more people dying from other lifestyle related diseases? They mass promote graphic images of disease on cigarette packages without extending the same courtesy to the labels on cosmetics, alcohol and junk food, some of which cause more deaths annually than tobacco.
Make Your Own Raw Butter
April 30, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
A recent article encouraging readers to avoid Earth Balance products has many stumped as to what alternatives are available. How about you making your own? This raw/vegan "butter"/margarine recipe is not only quick and easy, but also free of GMO, canola, soy, palm & hydrogenated oils. The base is comprised of one of the healthiest (and most delicious) fats available: a very mildly flavoured, raw, unrefined coconut oil.
Still Believe Nature Got It Wrong? Top 10 Health Benefits of Marijuana
April 29, 2013 | GovernmentAbuse | M.Torres
There is no plant on Earth more condemned than marijuana. We're talking about a living organism which governments have taken upon themselves to designate as an illegal substance. Despite no existing evidence of anyone ever dying of a marijuana overdose, possession of this plant is still illegal in many parts. Marijuana has been found to suppress cancer, reduce blood pressure, treat glaucoma, alleviate pain and even inhibit HIV. It is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective. Can you understand more now why it's illegal?
The Rush To Clamp and Cut The Cord: Experts Warn Umbilical Cords Should Not Be Cut For 5 minutes
April 29, 2013 | Pregnancy | M.Johnson
For nine months, the umbilical cord is a lifeline between mother and baby, sending oxygenated blood to the growing fetus. Once the baby is born, usually within the first minute of birth, that connection is often quickly severed. Mounting evidence suggests that clamping the cord within seconds of the baby's arrival deprives it of vital blood from the placenta – which can lead to iron deficiency and anaemia in later life.
Climatologists Now Claim That Limiting Tree Planting Will Reduce Pollution
April 28, 2013 | JunkScience | M.Torres
As brilliant as many scientists are, they're also responsible for some of the most insane recommendations which often contradict even nature's wisdom. According to researchers and climatologists, the planting of trees should be limited to offset one of society’s predominant environmental and health concerns: air pollution.
7 Beverages To Stop Consuming Today
April 28, 2013 | Toxins | N.Longo
Lately I've been focusing on all the foods we should stop consuming, but what about beverages which can account for up to 30 percent of our daily calorie intake? Many of us take for granted all those calorie-laden lattes, soft drinks and other sweetened beverages, however the real problem is not related to calories, but something much worse.
Traveling By Subway May Be a Health Hazard Due To Toxic Dust
April 26, 2013 | Pollution | A.McCarthy
Experts found that small dust particles in the air found in underground subway stations were quite different to the dust breathed in most other surroundings. They also discovered that this may have health implications because they could penetrate the lungs and body easily including the liver, brain and kidneys.
The Corporate Machine Is Not Neurally Equipped To Have Concern For Others
April 25, 2013 | MentalHealth | M.Torres
The Corporation, a 2003 Canadian documentary film examined the behaviour of big business towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. The power structure in government is equally susceptible to this behavior, mostly as a result of how specific public functions are influenced by corporations who then influence government. All corporations have one defining characteristic that allows them to survive. To maintain and increase profits, those chosen to run these corporations all must exhibit psychopathic tendencies and consequently are not neurally equipped to have any concern for human beings.
Why You Should Keep Your Orange and Banana Peels
April 25, 2013 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
The peels of fruits hold some of the most incredible nutrients in the world. There are dozens of uses, both medicinal and practical, for orange and banana peels that are unknown to most. Next time you think about throwing away one of these peels, you may want to have this information handy.
You Knew It Was Coming...First Vaccine Announced For Autism
April 25, 2013 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
A first-ever vaccine created by University of Guelph researchers to control autistic symptoms is here. The medical propaganda matrix has once again come full circle with their patented problem-reaction-solution. Although there is no study which directly links vaccines as the cause of autism, there have been hundreds of others with correlations. Even if scientists are dismissive on the causation front, why do they continue to explore methods which are misinformed, misguided and completely ineffective?
It's All In The Grape
April 24, 2013 | Antioxidants | D.Mihalovic
For centuries, wine has been credited for a myriad of health benefits, however little is said about primary constituent. Consuming grapes protect against high blood pressure, ultraviolet radiation, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, alzheimer's and even disables viruses. New research shows that grapes may also help protect against organ damage associated with the progression of metabolic syndrome.
The Prescription Painkiller Epidemic
April 24, 2013 | Drugs | Editor
The death toll from overdoses of prescription painkillers has more than tripled in the past decade. Overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.
Chocolate, A Love Story With Nature
April 24, 2013 | Antioxidants | A.Filicetti
Chocolate...let that word melt over your heart and soul for a second... Do you feel it? When we were little, we called it magic! That magic is real, and it's here to save the world!
Apples - A Super Home-Grown Fruit With Anti-Inflammatory Compounds
April 23, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Compounds extracted from apple peel may influence expression of key anti-inflammatory properties within the body, suggests new data from Germany.
Earth Balance Betrays Consumers With False Non-GMO and Organic Claims
April 23, 2013 | JunkFood | N.Longo
Earth Balance is a company that claims to "take the health of our planet just as seriously as we take the wellness of our customers." They also assert this position with a Non-GMO commitment believing in "environmental protection and agricultural methods that work in harmony with nature." When we investigated Earth Balance, we found these statements to be purely superficial marketing tactics designed to deceive consumers into purchasing foods manufactured with ingredients which completely contradict their corporate philosophy statements.
Poland Becomes The 8th EU Nation To Ban Monsanto Maize
April 22, 2013 | GMO | Editor
Poland has become the eighth EU member state to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops. Seven other EU member states have already imposed bans on the cultivation of GM crops approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) as safe: Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Greece and Bulgaria.
Are Negative Thoughts Contagious?
April 22, 2013 | MentalHealth | J.Richardson
Many experts in social psychology have repeatedly stated that we get lured by negative emotions which affect our perception of pain more than positive emotions. A study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, showed that the way the people around us respond to stressful events -- whether those people react negatively or positively -- may be contagious, and that genetic, biological and environmental factors all likely play a role in a person's level of cognitive vulnerability.
Geoengineering - We've Lost 20 Percent of The Sun's Rays In The Last Few Decades Alone
April 22, 2013 | Geoengineering | K.Bergman
We are all seeing less of the Sun. If you were born before the 90s, you may remember a deep blue sky above the Earth, however those pristine clear skies are now only a memory. The amount of solar energy reaching the Earth's surface has been gradually falling partly due to artificial climate modification and geoengineering initiatives--a misguided attempt to cool the planet by reflecting the sun. We have now lost 20 percent of the sun's rays due to the consequences--global dimming, which is affecting our health and future.
Hydrolyzed, Autolyzed, and Other MSG-Containing Ingredients In Foods and Vaccines Kick-Start Schizophrenia
April 21, 2013 | Toxins | D.Mihalovic
Glutamate is everywhere. It's in food, medicine, vaccines, spices, and even household cleaning agents. It's very toxic to the brain of any mammal at any age. New evidence suggests excess glutamate causes a progression of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.
Human Data Shows Strawberries, Biliberries, Lingonberries, Chokeberries Have Anti-Diabetic Potential
April 21, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
A smoothie a day containing berries may be all you need to blunt a rapid insulin response responsible for long-term weight gain and diabetes. Strawberries, bilberries, lingonberries, and chokeberries offer a means of reducing the risk, says a new study from Finland.
7 Foods To Stop Consuming Today
April 20, 2013 | Toxins | N.Longo
If just one quarter of developed nations would stop consuming the following seven foods, the incidence of obesity and preventable disease would drop more than 50 percent. These foods are toxic to the body, offer no nutritional value and create systemic inflammation making their consumption precursors to auto-immune and other diseases.
Raw Blueberry Lavender Cheesecake
April 19, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
There's nothing like a cold blueberry cheesecake to heighten your senses. Try this healthy raw dessert that tastes as good as it easy healthy for you.
Old Age Is Only A State of Mind - Never Stop Doing What You Enjoy
April 19, 2013 | Aging | K.Foster
Age is nothing but a number, according to new research that suggests you're only as old as you let yourself feel. A study has shown that people who perceive themselves to be old and frail are more likely to give up activities which could help to keep them young -- such as socializing and taking regular exercise.
The 5 Best and 5 Worst Foods For Sleep
April 18, 2013 | Sleep | M.Chan
For many, the secret to getting a good night's sleep comes down to two things, stress and diet. It's important to not overload your digestive system two or less hours before you sleep. Including one or two of these sleep promoting foods will help to relax tense muscles, quiet buzzing minds, and/or get calming, sleep-inducing hormones -- serotonin and melatonin -- flowing. On the flip side, there's five foods to stay away from.
3 Lies Your Doctor May Tell You About Joint Pain
April 18, 2013 | Antioxidants | J.Corn
Many people seem to accept as fate that they will become less active as they get older. They unwittingly believe that it's normal to be plagued by stiffness, soreness and pain as they age. Well, I'm here to tell you that this false belief can cause you to suffer unnecessarily.
7 Habits You've Been Told Are Bad But They're Actually Good
April 17, 2013 | Lifestyle | A.McCarthy
How many times have you been told as a child to stop biting your nails, picking your nose or cracking your knuckles? It turns out all those and many more 'bad habits' are actually good and beneficial for our health.
Oil Pulling: A Healing Therapy For Dozens of Diseases
April 17, 2013 | OralHealth | K.Foster
Oilpulling is an age old Ayurveda process which works on the root cause of symptoms and helps the body in its healing process, hence takes significant amount of time in giving you the desired results. The cost is the price of a daily spoonful of coconut oil--cheaper than even a vitamin tablet. Yet it is one of the most powerful forms of therapeutic techniques available.
Comparing Vitamin, Mineral and Energy Content of GMO vs. Non-GMO
April 16, 2013 | GMO | M.Torres
Consumers select organic foods over genetically modified organisms (GMO) for a variety of reasons, however besides the long list of potential health implications from consuming GMO, the one thing that impacts decision making more than anything else is nutrition. There are convincing differences between organic and GMO foods in nutrient content and health benefits.
It's On: The Next Flu Pandemic Fear Campaign Is Quietly Evolving And It's Well Underway
April 16, 2013 | PandemicFlu | D.Mihalovic
They have it down to a science. The orchestrators of flu pandemic fear campaigns know precisely how much lead time they require to initiate a launch before the start of the next flu season. It turns out, that period is about seven months. This time it's about a mutated bird flu strain called H7N9. However, there is no vaccine out for it yet and there probably won't be because the orchestrators already have a plan in the works for what will be claimed as another mutation of a strain which there has been a vaccine in development for the past few years. Regardless, their attempts will be futile just as they were during the swine H1N1 flu fear mongering saga which made global headlines in 2009. Here's an overview of how H7N9 has evolved so far and my prediction of what's to come for the 2013/2014 flu season.
Use These TWO Items To Clean - Easy and Effective
April 15, 2013 | NaturalLiving | E.Schumacher
Lemons are anti-bacterial and anti-viral, helping to kill germs and viruses that lurk in your homes and make your sick! Vinegar is a weak form of acetic acid that forms through the fermentation of sugars or starches. It breaks down many types of stains and also kills germs and bacteria. Ever since I learned about these 'tricks', I’ve never bought anything else to clean my home! (Except for maybe baking soda.)
Homeopathic Medicine For an Holistic Approach to Dentistry
April 15, 2013 | OralHealth | M.Schecter
Maintaining the balance of proper nutrition, exercise, stress control, and sufficient sleep will cultivate a vibrant, resilient body full of energy. However, disease can still rear its ugly head and require intervention. At such a juncture, lifestyle is no longer sufficient and physicians partner with the sick to regain optimal and ideal health. An easy and logical approach -- stay healthy, prevent disease, and strategically intervene for those inevitable hiccups along the path.
Diet Gurus All Claim To Have THE Best Diet, But Do They Have The Best Diet For You?
April 15, 2013 | Dieting | N.Longo
There's Paleo, Raw, HCG, Vegan, No Carb, No Fat, All Protein, and literally hundreds of other diets which claim their way to a healthy body is best. But is their way the best for YOUR body, your genetics, lifestyle and physiological needs? The next time a diet guru tells you their way is the best way, ask them if they live in your body?
How to Succeed with Failure When All Else Fails
April 15, 2013 | Lifestyle | Marguerita
Because we are human, we cannot help but fail. We suffer from failed relationships, failed marriages, failed parenting, failure at work, failure in health. And when we do fail, the wounds may penetrate so deeply into our psyche that we begin to think, "I am a failure," rather than "I failed." We might begin to make safe choices, to settle for less than we really want, out of fear of failure. What would it be like to cast failure in a different light?
Amazing and Raw - Easy Cucumber Mint Soup
April 14, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Two botanically based fruits make this amazing and simple raw soup recipe. When cucumbers and avocados are combined, they make a nutritional blend of rich vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Here's an easy recipe to make any time of the year and will surely impress anybody who enjoys fresh soup, whether warm or cold.
Cherry Smoothies To Combat Arthritis
April 14, 2013 | Antioxidants | B.Kim
Cherries have long been used to sooth chronically inflamed joints. In my experience, cherries aren't consistently effective in helping cases of degenerative arthritis, but when used in conjunction with a dairy-free diet, I find that they can significantly reduce joint pain caused by metabolic-type arthritides like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and psoriatic arthropathy.
Chocolate Lover? Compound Inside Cocoa Beans Causes Parkinson's - GMO Cocoa Trees To Increase Its Concentration
April 12, 2013 | GMO | N.Longo
There may be many chocolate lovers who are disappointed with new research coming out of India urging consumers to limit their chocolate intake because it is the one food enriched in a component linked to Parkinson's Disease. Moreover, with the intention of flooding 70 percent of the global cocoa supply with genetically modified (GMO) cocoa tree hybrids, collaborations between the largest chocolate manufacturers are set to increase the concentration of this component in cocoa beans.
Spectacular Documentary On The Health Implications of Mobile Phone Technology
April 12, 2013 | EMF | Editor
Many scientists have claimed that the wave of mobile communications made popular in the last two decades will result in long-term health implications worldwide. An unprecedented level and frequency of tumor growth inside the human brain may be inevitable. Resonance - Beings of Frequency is a spectacular documentary uncovering for the very first time, the actual mechanisms by which mobile phone technology can cause cancer. And, how every single one of us is reacting to the biggest change in environment this planet has ever seen.
Regardless of Life Expectancy, People Today Are Metabolically Less Healthy Than Their Parents
April 11, 2013 | Aging | M.Torres
That’s the conclusion of a large cohort study from the Netherlands which compared generational shifts in a range of well established metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Assessing the trends, the investigators concluded that “the more recently born generations are doing worse”, and warn “that the prevalence of metabolic risk factors and the lifelong exposure to them have increased and probably will continue to increase”.
High Levels of Lead Detected in Imported Rice
April 11, 2013 | GMO | A.McCarthy
The biotech industry is pushing the envelope further on the need for genetically modified rice by highlighting recent evidence that rice imported from certain countries contains high levels of lead that could pose health risks, particularly for infants and children, who are especially sensitive to lead's effects.
Shhh...Stop Promoting The Benefits of Coconut Oil or There Won't Be Any More Coconuts
April 10, 2013 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
We have some ongoing humor in the natural health industry and it's intended as a consequence to successful educational campaigns for one of the best oils on Earth--coconut oil. There are now so many people who are fully appreciating the benefits of coconut oil, that we joke there may soon not be enough coconuts left. That's unlikely, but be cautious on the types of coconut oil you purchase as many are refined, bleached and deodorized. Choose wisely to maximize the health benefits from this amazing food.
Treating An Ulcer With Medication Can Be Fatal, Yet Treating It Naturally Heals It For Life
April 10, 2013 | Healing | D.Mihalovic
Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of drugs whose main action is a to reduce gastric acid production. Prilosec, prevacid, and nexium are popular PPIs which help constitute a large percentage of the most prescribed medications in the world. The side effects and health consequences of these drugs range from liver disease to blood cell disorders and even death. There are also millions of misdiagnoses for ulcers and gastrointestinal (GI) distress which are caused by too little acid rather than too much causing making problems far worse for patients once medical intervention of this kind is followed. Meanwhile, natural foods have the power to heal many ulcer and GI related issues with no side effects and virtually no recurrence of symptoms.
Treating Eczema Naturally
April 9, 2013 | Healing | A.McCarthy
Eczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. It affects about 10% to 20% of infants and about 3% of adults and children although those numbers appear to be increasing due to environmental pollutants. Physicians treat eczema with corticosteroid creams which only suppress symptoms without address the underlying cause. Medicated creams such as Elidel, Protopic and Triamcinolone Acetonide are also associated with cancer risks. So what is the natural route to prevent and control eczema for life?
Increasing Numbers of Meteorites Bringing Life Forms To Earth
April 9, 2013 | TheUniverse | L.Bentley
If it were not scientifically verified, it would be a great storyline for a sci-fi flick, but NASA says alien microbes are hitching rides on meteorites. Some experts are stating that debris from outer space will only be increasing in frequency as they impact Earth in the coming year
Ginger Beats Drugs In Defeating Cancer, Motion Sickness and Inflammation
April 8, 2013 | Nutrition | D.Mihalovic
Along side turmeric, ginger is one of the world's most potent disease-fighting spices. It has been widely regarded for centuries as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. The use of ginger is numero uno when it comes to curing common cold and cough. It is also superior to pharmaceutical drugs in defeating cancer, motion sickness and inflammation.
What Really Lies At The Heart of Biotech and Medical Technology?
April 8, 2013 | GovernmentAbuse | M.Torres
We need not look further than genetically modified foods, our toxic food supply and vaccines to understand that depopulation technology is alive and well. The Earth and its organisms (including humans) have NOT been thriving for last several decades...they have been dying. We are only now beginning to understand the extent of the scientific dictatorship governing world technologies and the impact on the human race. The good news is, the trend is reversing. People are finally waking up to the dangers of depopulation technology and they're are refuting initiatives on all levels.
Get Off The 'Miracle Food' Bandwagon
April 5, 2013 | Nutrition | J.Orlandini
How many more infomercials must we endure about that one superfood cocktail that everybody must have to exorbitantly improve their health? Every health, trade, supplement and Dr. Oz show now has plenty of exhibitors parading these juice blends and processed superfoods as if they were some veritable cornucopia of health unattainable without their product. It's all clever marketing with little substance. The human body is not designed to eat foods or nutrients in isolation and any supposition to the opposite is fantasy to sell these overpriced beverages and foods to the public.
Walnuts Reduce Diabetes Risk By Almost 25 Percent
April 5, 2013 | Nutrition | M.Chan
They're already well known as an excellent source of nutrients for heart health and now new research study has found that frequent consumption of walnuts could help to slash the risk of type 2 diabetes by almost a quarter.
Sexual Fetishes Soon To Be Declared As Mental Health Disorders
April 4, 2013 | JunkScience | M.Torres
Enjoy a little spanking during foreplay? What about being tied to the bed posts, role playing or admiring a pair of stilettos to help turn on that sexual engine? Such sexual fixations may soon land you in the psychiatrist's bible of diagnoses. All the kinksters are saying it can't be, but psychiatrists are now stating that such behavior should be diagnosed as mental illness deserving of pharmaceutical drug treatment.
Need a Soy Sauce Substitute?
April 4, 2013 | Nutrition | N.Longo
As many of us are now aware, soy is one of the most deadly foods for people to consume. Not only is over 90 percent of the world's soy genetically modified, but most of the soy in our food is unfermented making it even more toxic for the body to process and utilize as energy. If you need a soy sauce substitute, try this raw preparation which will surely put even Nama Shoyu to shame.
Which of The Following Activities Burns The Least Amount of Calories?
April 3, 2013 | YourWeight | A.McCarthy
Take a look at the image. When one of the following six activities burns the least amount of calories? The answer may surprise you.
Ten Types of Food To Stay Away From If You Want Good Skin
April 3, 2013 | Nutrition | N.Longo
With growing awareness, people have become more health as well as beauty conscious. In this aesthetic-loving age, it is very essential to let people know that what they consider 'aesthetic' is also related to their diet.
Is the Natural Health Industry Approaching Its Darkest Hour?
April 3, 2013 | GovernmentAbuse | E.Dahl
In my opinion, we are on the precipice of a major paradigm shift that will reshape the natural health industry forever. Will the industry survive? Absolutely--and it will adapt and thrive, but it will be a far cry from the days of its inception. The natural roots of our inception grew a healthy tree. However, today‘s health industry has grafted in branches feeding from the essence of the roots, but the fruit produced doesn’t necessarily resemble the original. Its properties are questionable in regards to raw material purity, potency and therapeutic value. Those demarcations that used to be so easy to see are being blurred in the name of regulatory compliance.
Fascinating Study - Meditation Makes You More Compassionate
April 2, 2013 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
The qualities the world desperately needs more of, namely love, kindness and compassion, are indeed teachable. Scientists have mostly focused on the benefits of meditation for the brain and the body, but a recent study by Northeastern University’s David DeSteno, published in Psychological Science, takes a look at what impacts meditation has on interpersonal harmony and compassion.
Amazing Food Art
April 2, 2013 | Lifestyle | Editor
Not only does food keep us alive and healthy, but it can also be used for creating amazing art. Take a look at these incredible artists and their remarkable food art.
Why Chewing Gum Makes You Eat More Calories And Increases Weight Gain
April 1, 2013 | Toxins | M.Torres
Ask most dietitians and they'll likely recommend chewing gum as a method to curb hunger. It turns out that advice is not accurate at all. Between the aspartame and chemicals responsible for specific flavors in gum, they make healthy food unappealing causing gum chewers to consume more calories from unhealthy processed foods.