Diabetes, mineral and nutritional deficiencies. Why taking supplements may not be the straight forward solution they are made out to be.
More and more women are being prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins and some doctors are even recommending the drugs be added to the water supply or dispensed at the McDonald’s drive-thru windows.
However, postmenopausal women using statins may be increasing their risk of diabetes according to a study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine.
An international team of researchers recently confirmed that children who drink fresh milk – unprocessed and unpasteurized – have a better immune response to allergens and are far less likely to develop asthma.
Research revealing the broad spectrum toxicity of statin drugs continues to accumulate unabated. Adding to a growing body of clinical evidence that they may cause over 300 adverse health effects, a new study reveals that these cholesterol-lowering drugs may be contributing to an epidemic of arthritis and autoimmunity in exposed populations, as well.
In this article a key question is brought to the forefront, namely, is eating wheat and gluten free enough to obtain optimal health? The mass market has done quite a good job of accommodating the gluten & wheat free movement by providing an increasingly wide number of good tasting and relatively nutritious "whole grain" products. But are whole grains like rice, or other substitute flours like potato, really good for us?
This field of research into the eye-brain interaction is raising exciting possibilities in the very near future. Ancient techniques in a 21st century technical cloak? A personal report and outlook...
Newest 1st quarter pharma earnings, their relation to diabetes and what conclusions we can draw.
There is a little known natural extract of plant waxes known as policosanol, extractable from sugar cane, yams, and beeswax, which has been giving some of the more profitable drugs on the market a biomedical beating since it was first investigated in clinical trials by the Cubans in the 1990's.
A new report published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology raises a disturbing possibility: that aluminium hydroxide, the dominant metal-based adjuvant used in vaccines today, is causing aluminum overload at injection sites, and contributing to the pathogenesis of diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome, macrophagic myofasciitis and subcutaneous pseudolymphoma.
There are many things that drive cancer. Poor diet, chemical and radiation exposures, and certain infections, figure prominently in the process. Stress, however, is a major contributing factor that is often ignored.
New research, however, sheds light on how stress hormones make cancer cell resistant to multiple treatments.
New York's A343 and S384, if enacted into law, will give children the right to consent to HPV and Hep B vaccines, without the knowledge and consent of their parents. Regardless of your position on vaccines, these bills set a disturbing precedent in violation of the U.S. Constitution—child consent to medical treatment.
Monsanto’s Food and Drug Administration can’t close down small dairies and private food clubs fast enough, bursting on the scene with guns drawn as if the criminalized right to contract for natural foods we’ve consumed for millennia deserves SWAT attention.
Could a cure for advanced, chemotherapy and radiation resistant cancer have already been discovered as far back as 1967? Could this curative substance have been so close to us for all this time, as to be part of our own blood and a constituent of our own urine?
Discussing the challenges and misunderstandings about what makes for a healthy glutenfree lifestyle with the example of a grain-free Paleolithic diet.
Global awareness about Celiac disease (CD) is growing—unfortunately, along with some rather unhelpful perceptions. It doesn't help that "celiac disease" has become a generic blanket term not unlike how "Kleenex" today signifies no more than a box of tissue paper of any brand. So, in the public mind, "celiac disease" today stands for everything connected to a reaction to gluten.
Research reviews ask for therapies designed to target inflammatory cells and reduce non-specific side effects.
Homeopathic Blatta orientalis shows promise in research as well as in clinical practice as a bronchodilator, anti-anaphylactic, anti-asthmatic, mast cells stabilizer, IgE and eosinophil cell count suppressant.
Alarming new research published in the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology sheds new light on the emerging connection between glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's disease and Parkinsonian disorders.
With the cholesterol-lowering class of drugs known as statins being widely promoted for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, despite their having over 300 documented adverse health effects (including heart failure!), how does chocolate sound as a viable, heart-friendly alternative?
If you thought your hair products, toothpaste, makeup, mouthwash had poisons in them would you continue using them? The power of advertising, marketing and lobbying make for packaged dreams of beauty and bliss absolutely compelling. We buy the illusions for thickly coated shiny hair, delightful smells, exotic ingredients, flawless skin, and pearly whites.
"When people are alone, even for a few moments, they fidget and reach for a device," writes Sherry Turkle. "In our rush to connect, we flee from solitude, our ability to be separate and gather ourselves."
One of the first things he did was look at a tube of toothpaste, which clearly carries the warning: "Do not swallow," and "in case of accidental ingestion, contact the poison control center"
The amount of fluoride they're talking about is a quarter milligram of fluoride, contained in a pea size amount of toothpaste.
Getting a good night of sleep is one of the cornerstones of health. After all, sleep is when your body is able to repair and heal. However, sleep deprivation is such a chronic condition these days that you might not even realize you suffer from it.
High-fructose corn syrup is the primary source of calories in the United States. In addition to containing mercury, a known carcinogen, cancer cells actually feed on high-fructose corn syrup after it is metabolized by the liver. One study, published in the Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets, examined the link between refined sugar and cancer.
A groundbreaking NEJM study reveals that you have up to a 26.9 fold increased risk of heart-related death within one week following a cancer diagnosis (regardless of it's accuracy), indicating the power of one's beliefs is immense.
Just looking at a juicy watermelon seems to relax us perhaps because the image conjures memories of lazy summer days and informal meals. But a new study reveals that it’s not just in our heads. Eating watermelon lowers blood pressure - it’s true
In case you’ve been living in an underground grotto, the proposed Bill (CA2109) would require parents to get an MD’s signature to allow parents to sign the vaccine exemption form, a form which has been in use for the past century in California. Does that sound bizarre? The MD signature is required before the citizens can sign their own name.
Sayer Ji, the author of "The Dark Side of Wheat," discusses the emerging viewpoint that wheat represents a human species-specific intolerance that should be universally avoided.
The following pediatrician’s commentary attacking vaccine religious exemptions was published by Raleigh’s News & Observer on February 24, 2012. As the N&O failed to publish my response, I’m publishing it here, where truth is welcome, following the pediatrician’s article immediately below.
Between the hard and fast dichotomies of cooked and raw, dead and alive, is this beautiful thing called fermented...
In a day and age where possession of an herb like cannabis – which grows freely on this Earth -- is an offense sometimes punishable by incarceration, it is important for us to reflect on how we arrived at this dark point in time.
Herbs, after all, were put there by God. If you prefer the word Nature, the point is the same, and it was put best by Bob Marley when he said: "you can't tell God it [cannabis] is illegal."
A growing body of clinical research now indicates that the cholesterol-lowering class of drugs known as statins, are associated with over 300 adverse health effects -- research boldly flying in the face of national health policy, medical insurance premium guidelines, statin drug manufacturing advertising claims, and the general sentiment of the public, with approximately 1 in every 4 adult Americans over 45 currently using these drugs to "prevent heart disease."
Recurrent miscarriages have numerous causes making them difficult to isolate. The causes of recurrent miscarriage may also be multifaceted – and often are.
While the topic of recurrent miscarriage causes has no end in site due to continued research, a major point needs to be addressed which is often overlooked.
Many of us, at one point or another have seen or have experienced what is commonly known in the Western part of the world as pinkeye or more appropriately, conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva - the membrane that lines the eyelid and wraps around to cover most of the white of the eye. When someone has pinkeye, the eyes may appear swollen and bloodshot, and are often itchy and irritated.
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A new investigation into “pig virus” contamination in human vaccines has revealed that both circovirus type 1 (PCV1) and 2 (PCV2) DNA are still present in vaccines developed against infant and childhood rotaviral gastroenteritis (RG), and which since 5 June, 2009, the World Health Organization has recommended be included in all national immunization programs.
As a parent how do you feel about that?
It is not enough to be informed about the many problems with current immunization policy and practice. We must effectively apply that knowledge to expand our right to make informed choices. Where the rubber meets the road with vaccine rights is in the statutes and regulations that provide or restrict those rights. Therefore, a great deal of my time is spent helping citizens throughout the U.S. present their case to state legislatures about the necessity of the right to make informed choices...
The Home School Legal Defense Association is taking on the case of a Pennsylvania couple whose baby daughter was briefly removed from their custody at birth because the mother refused to approve a Hepatitis B shot right away.
Everyone has a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of healthiness.
Most governments have recognized the people's rights to life and liberty. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights says "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and...". The United States Declaration of Independence says "All men ... are endowed ... with certain unalienable rights, ... life, liberty and..."
Headaches are an extremely common complaint in our society, and are often treated with "quick fix" pain medication. In fact, over half a billion dollars is spent annually on this type of remedy. What is in these drugs and are they doing us more harm than good? Are there more effective and natural remedies we can use to alleviate headaches?
Patents are supposed to drive innovation. The profits that can arise from a patent are said to promote investment in R&D, design and technical improvement. Since the patent is a published document, others can keep up with the advance of the technology. Licensing the technology allows inventors to get their innovations manufactured and marketed. However, a company may acquire a patent simply to prevent it being exploited by its competitors. This may actually prevent innovation.
Plantain is one of the most common herbs found growing in North America. It can literally be seen growing out of the cracks of sidewalks and roads, found on the majority of homeowners lawns, cultivated or waste ground and even in places where there is little sun. Not only is this plant abundant everywhere, it is present for good reason. There is an old saying that plants grow where they are needed most. In the case of plantain, it is clear that this plant is greatly needed most.
Much of the produce that is sold today in supermarkets is supplied from farmers who practice conventional farming methods. In other words, the produce has been grown using chemical fertilizers as well as pesticides and herbicides. Many scientific studies suggest that the effects of synthetic pesticides can be detrimental to our health;one study suggests that the consumption of pesticides may lead to ADHD in children;in some other cases, exposure can lead to many forms of cancers.
Ginger, a commonly consumed spice found in food products and beverages worldwide, has been found to exhibit many anticancer benefits. According to a new study out of Georgia State University, whole ginger extract has been found to reduce prostate tumor size by 56% in mice. In addition, ginger is a powerful source of several bioactive phenolics, including gingerols, paradols, shogaols and gingerones.
Licorice has a rich and ancient history of use as a medicine, being rooted in Indian, Chinese, Greek and Egyptian traditions, alike. Technically a legume, related to beans and peas, its sweetness results from the presence of glycyrrhizin, a compound 30-50 times sweeter than sugar. This compound is what gave licorice its name, which derives from the Greek word γλυκύρριζα (glukurrhiza), meaning "sweet” (gluku) "root" (rrhiza)
There is a difference between someone who is unhealthy and someone who is sick. Part of that difference is the viewpoint, from which we look. When we look from a medical viewpoint - we tend to find illness. When we look from a healthicine view point - we are more able to see and understand healthiness and unhealthiness.
Medicine is defined, by Wikipedia, as 'the science and art of healing'.
The body heals.
Known as NutraSweet or Equal, Aspartame, is an artificial sweetener, and is 180 times as sweet as sugar. Present in over 6000 products, Aspartame itself does not occur naturally. It was discovered in 1965 and approved by the FDA in 1981. Many researchers have linked a host of health problems, including brain diseases, migraines and neurological ailments to Aspartame.
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A recent California law, Family Code 6926, allows minors 12 or older to consent to medical care for the prevention of “infectious, contagious or communicable disease” if one that is required by law to be reported to the local health officer, or is a related sexually transmitted disease
What if the #1 reason why tobacco caused cancer was actually a hidden radioactive element, and that the tobacco industry covered it up for decades?
“The Healer's Grail” and “Healer's Toolbox” outlined the electrochemical foundations of biology and a few of the simple substances used to maintain a balance favoring electron and oxygen abundance (a handy way to define health). There is little need to track down discreet biochemical mechanisms when protons and electrons and simple molecules like H2O, bicarbonate and magnesium determine the energetic profile of the “Inner Ocean.”
Flaxseed has remarkable therapeutic properties, with over 50 potential applications in the prevention and treatment of disease, as documented in the peer-reviewed biomedical literature itself* Flaxseed's role in breast cancer is one of the more compelling areas of research, considering this is the #1 form of cancer afflicting women today, and that most women still equate "prevention" with subjecting themselves to annual breast screenings involving highly carcinogenic 30 kVp...
While ubiquitous in nature, melanin, which provides the coloring found in hair, skin, eyes, feathers, scales, etc., is an especially important substance as far as the human condition is concerned. Melanin’s role in determining skin color makes it the primary physiological basis for racial differentiation among humans; in fact, entire civilizations have arisen and fallen due to perceptions and misperceptions concerning its nature and signification.
Why would tens of thousands suffer from odd symptoms of fibers, and worm like debris sprouting from skin sores, and other symptoms, without knowing the cause? Unexplained constellations of symptoms from general fatigue, concentration difficulties, fibromyalgia, neurocognitive disorders, and skin lesions seem are continuously reported