Archive for 2012

Turkey Tail Mushroom Used to Help Immune System Fight Cancer

Turkey Tail Mushroom Used to Help Immune System Fight Cancer

December 31, 2012 | by

Can you prevent and help treat cancer simply by utilizing nature’s gifts? Absolutely. Researchers used a mushroom known as ‘turkey tail’ on real cancer patients, finding that the naturally occurring mushroom is an effective cancer fighter.

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Thinking Your Way to Healthy Eating

Thinking Your Way to Healthy Eating

December 31, 2012 | by

It is a known fact that what we eat affects how we feel, and how we think affects what we eat. Is your “stinkin thinkin” keeping you from being as healthy as you could be? Indeed, it is possible that healthy thoughts help people make better food choices.

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Birth Control Increases Risk of Contracting, Transmitting HIV, Suggests Study

Birth Control Increases Risk of Contracting, Transmitting HIV, Suggests Study

December 31, 2012 | by

An African study demonstrated that women who take birth control have a doubled risk of contracting HIV than women not taking the pill. In addition, an HIV positive woman who takes birth control pills is twice as likely to pass the virus to her uninfected partner compared to an infected woman not taking the pill.

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The Price of Beauty: Beware of Toxic Health-Damaging Chemicals in Salons

The Price of Beauty: Beware of Toxic Health-Damaging Chemicals in Salons

December 30, 2012 | by

Just how far would you go to fit the profile of a “beauty”? Countless women put their health on the line in pursuit of what the glossy magazines tells us is pretty. If you are using chemical salon treatments, you could be doing far more than changing your appearance; you could be damaging your health.

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Chocolate Can be Healthy, as Long as it is the Right Kind

Chocolate Can be Healthy, as Long as it is the Right Kind

December 30, 2012 | by

Can chocolate have negative effects on a person’s health? Absolutely, if it’s not the right kind of chocolate. Sure, the chocolate candies you might find in the supermarket can induce weight gain, increase diabetes risk, and cause many other problems, but not all chocolate is bad. In fact, chocolate can be really good for you as long as it’s pure, and at least 70% cacao.

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Irregular Sleep Tied to Increased Fat Around Organs

Irregular Sleep Tied to Increased Fat Around Organs

December 30, 2012 | by

Sleep is vital not only for surviving, but also for thriving. Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine revealed that irregular sleep patterns can lead to unhealthy fat deposits around vital organs. This dangerous fat accumulates around the middle region of the body and is extremely dangerous.

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Is Your Food Being Hit with a ‘Healthy’ Dose of Radiation?

Is Your Food Being Hit with a ‘Healthy’ Dose of Radiation?

December 29, 2012 | by

If you believe GMO labeling is the only way the U.S. is flying under the radar with potentially dangerous food, you are sadly mistaken. In addition to the GMO-labeling controversy and the obvious promotion of Big Pharma over preventative, natural health, much of our food is given doses of the same stuff that destroyed Hiroshima and continues to wreak havoc on Fukushima—radiation.

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5 Ways to Avoid Carcinogenic Agents

5 Ways to Avoid Carcinogenic Agents

December 29, 2012 | by

The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer have been diagnosed in 2012 (pdf). It’s estimated the growing disease will kill about 1,500 each day this year. Sadly, many if not all, of these deaths are preventable. Here are 5 ways to avoid carcinogenic agents.

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Cranberries Effective Against Urinary Tract Infections

Cranberries Effective Against Urinary Tract Infections

December 29, 2012 | by

The ability of cranberry proanthocyanidins (PACs) is dependent on the dose, with higher doses significantly more effective at maintaining urinary health, says a new study. The study supports levels outlined by a French health claim, issued in 2004, for the North American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) with at least 36 milligrams of proanthocyanidins (PAC) to “help reduce the adhesion of certain E. coli bacteria to the urinary tract walls”, and subsequently fight urinary tract infections (UTIs).

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What’s in Your Milk? 20+ Painkillers, Antibiotics, and More

What’s in Your Milk? 20+ Painkillers, Antibiotics, and More

December 28, 2012 | by

Scientists analyzed 20 samples of milk—cow’s, goat’s, and human—bought in Spain and Morocco, and found a chemical cocktail of ingredients added to the animal’s diet prior to milking or contamination through feed or on the farm. Some of the contaminants found in trace amounts include triclosan (an anti-fungal), 17-beta-estradiol (a sex hormone), and florfenicol (an antibiotic).

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