Archive for 2011
It seems that people in Britain have been increasingly becoming more health-conscious. Not only that, but the need to avoid sickness also seems to be more of a necessity than it has been in past years. In fact, vitamin sales more than tripled in Britain in just the past 2 years, but are people really targeting the reduction of illness and disease in the most effective way?
There are those who swear by its rejuvenating and energizing benefits. And there are others who dismiss those claims while mentioning allergic reaction dangers. This area of controversy involves super food bee products: Honey Bee pollen, propolis, and Royal Jelly. Bee pollen is a granular composite of pollen from various plants and flowers compacted with a sticky substance from the bee.
Whether it be during the younger years of your life or later down the road, no one wants to experience memory loss or dementia. But one of the main causes of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, is being experienced far and wide as people reach later years in their lives. In 2009 it was estimated that 24 million people globally were living with some form of dementia. But don’t turn to your doctor just yet with worries about the future, as natural solutions like vitamin B has been proven effective to protect your brain against cognitive decline.
Over 500,000 babies are born prematurely in the United States each year. Unfortunately, with premature birth comes comes an increased risk for health consequences. As a “solution” for these premature births, KV pharmaceutical company offers a drug known as Makena which is meant to reduce the risk for premature births. But good luck using it if you’re interested, as the company recently raised the price from $10 to $1,500 per dose.
Why has the FDA ignored the fact that mercury, an element that is highly toxic in all forms, was found in a large number of brand-name processed foods? Specifically, the mercury content was found to be contained in high-fructose corn syrup, which also reportedly contains genetically modified ingredients. Instead of addressing this major public health concern, the FDA is focusing their time on crushing beneficial supplements through ridiculous NDI regulations that threaten the entire infrastructure of the nutraceuticals industry.
Why has a flame retardant chemical banned in Europe and Japan been used as an ingredient in North American sodas for decades? If you live in the United States and drink citrus-flavored sodas such as Mountain Dew, you may be ingesting this substance that has health professionals up in arms. A synthetic chemical known as brominated vegetable oil (BVO) — first patented by chemical companies as a flame retardant — is increasingly being identified as a threat to your health, but soda companies still have yet to remove BVO as an ingredient.
Awareness will simply not stop growing concerning genetically modified foods. Individuals and even whole countries around the world are speaking out against genetically modified foods for good reason. The United States congress is also starting to get in on the action, with the introduction of two new bills revolving around the labeling and safety of GMOs.
It seems that the good bacteria found in your gut may actually be destroyed with every bite of certain food that you eat. While antibiotics typically hold first prize in depleting the body’s gut flora levels, there may be a new culprit looking to take the spotlight which you may know as genetically modified food. A formula seems to have been made to not only ruin the agricultural system, but also compromise the health of millions of people worldwide. With the invent of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops, resistant superweeds are taking over farmland and public health is being attacked.
New research has confirmed what myself and other health conscious individuals have been saying about Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup — the carcinogenic chemical it contains known as glyphosate has been found to be contaminating the groundwater in areas it is being applied in. What does this mean? It means that toxic glyphosate is now polluting the world’s drinking water through the widespread contamination of aquifers, wells and springs.
Legitimate causes and campaigns brought to the public light by activists and concerned individuals are being torn down through what I like to call ’cause labeling’ — the act of degrading the importance and legitimacy of any given health or political concern through placing the initiative into a preconceived category that carries negative characteristics. You may be familiar with how figures in the political realm are quick to classify ideas and philosophies into either the ‘left’ or ‘right’ category regardless of their true nature and therefore creating a great divide.