Satire: Mercury Deficiency Threatens Global Health

Are you deficient in the vital nutrient mercury? According to new reports by the CDC (Centers for Disease Creation), you may be direly deficient in mercury, leading to problems like vibrant health and properly functioning organs. Thankfully, a cure does exist. In response to the widespread deficiency, the CDC is now recommending that everyone consume as much mercury-filled high-fructose corn syrup as possible. It would seem that considering most Americans consume the majority of their calories from high-fructose corn syrup, that deficiency would not arise.


Nicotine Patches and Nicotine Gum Shown to be Ineffective

A new study confirms what many people may have already assumed to be true – that products such as nicotine gum and nicotine patches don’t really help smokers quit. In the journal Tobacco Control, researchers report that the nicotine patches and nicotine gum products work for a few months at best, but are no more effective than cold turkey when it comes to helping people quit smoking long term.


Exposing Monsanto’s Financial Interest in Government

You may think those helping to pass the GMO bills truly believe that genetically engineering the food supply is beneficial to public health, but the scary truth is that many of said individuals couldn’t care less about humankind or the future of the planet. As far as many government regulators are concerned, Monsanto can spread their wings and far and wide – so as long as those in power are living large.


Industrial Pesticide Present in Many Top Selling Supplements

Cupric sulfate is used as an herbicide, fungicide, and pesticide among many other things. It is also present in many best selling nutritional supplements, which oftentimes utilize harmful additives and synthetic ingredients that can be damaging to your health. Among these supplements happens to be the “#1 doctor recommended” multivitamin Centrum, which contains a great number of similarly-damaging substances.


Cannabis Treatment Threatens Deadly Painkiller Industry

Pharmaceutical painkillers are now responsible for more deaths in the United States than heroin and cocaine combined. The pharmaceuticals are responsible for more than 15,000 deaths conservatively in 2008 alone. With no sign of slowing down, the painkiller industry is becoming wildly popular among Americans — as a result, so is the high rate of painkiller abuse. Classified as dangerous by the U.S. government, cannabis (even in THC-free form, or free of psychoactive effects) has been identified as a powerful pain reliever in more than 80 peer-reviewed studies.


B Vitamins Shown to Boost Both Short Term and Long Term Memory Function

A newly conducted study coming from Australia has shown that vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements hold some promise in supporting both short term and long term memory function. B vitamins have been shown to support cognitive function by halving the rate of brain shrinkage – a physical symptom connected with dementia and memory loss in older individuals. Similar to previous research, individuals in the recent study who supplemented with vitamin B12 and folic acid for two years scored better in memory tests than those who did not take the vitamins.


Are Air Fresheners Contributing to Poor Health and Sickness?

It seems automatic air fresheners and scented sprays can be found almost anywhere in this day and age. These aroma-emitting devices can be found in any home, school, or work and simply serve to enhance the scent in the area. But since the chemicals used in the products are emitted in the air as well, people are unknowingly experiencing a health decline, all for pleasant aromas. Air freshener use has really risen in the past couple years.


Fatty Processed Foods Trigger Addiction, Brain Damage

Although there are many surprising culprits behind obesity and weight gain, recent research may reveals some shocking information every overweight person should know about. A recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation shows that junk food has a brain-altering effect which makes you eat it more of it. High-fat food processed food consumption causes damage to the hypothalmus part of your brain – an area responsible for levels of hunger, thirst, and the body’s natural rhythms and cycles.


Drug Giant Hit with $1 Billion Fine Over Faulty Antipsychotic Risperdal Marketing

Johnson & Johnson, the largest health products company in the world, will pay $1 billion to the United States government as well as most states in response to an agreement over the marketing of the hugely popular antipsychotic drug Risperdal. J&J came to an agreement with a U.S. attorney in a meeting conducted in Philadelphia, after the government concluded an ongoing investigation into how the company marketed the drug for unapproved uses.


How Flu Shots Could Make You Prone to Disease

In the winter months, it’s easier to become susceptible to various diseases, especially the flu. A lack of sun exposure prevents you from taking in adequate amounts of vitamin D, which has powerful disease prevention properties. With the onset of colder months, you may consider flu shots as one of many ways to boost your immune system and avoid contracting the seasonal flu. But you should know that flu shots actually make you prone to disease.


Genetically Modified Lab Monkeys Invoke Debate

In a move that has environmentalists and animal rights activists in uproar, scientists have ‘created’ two genetically modified monkeys using cells from 6 different animals. Named Roku and Hex, the monkeys are reported to be the first chimeric monkeys in existence. The experiment has outraged many scientists, organizations, and other individuals. Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University in the United States utilized cells from 6 extracted primate embryos and combined them into a single embryo in a laboratory. Afterwards, the scientists implanted it into a surrogate mother monkey.


Proof that Your Own Thoughts and Beliefs Can Cause Self-Healing

If you are struggling with any major health concern, it is important to realize that your mind can sometimes be your own worse enemy, or it could be the main reason for treating a problem. Increasingly, it is being recognized that a ‘mind over matter’ approach can actually produce noticeable results in your health. The power of the mind is immense. Its influence can literally bend reality to match its perspective.


Antidepressants Cause Your Arteries to Thicken 400% More Than Aging

Depression may be the worst emotional experience there is. The causes are many, and it often drives people to zig-zag past everything that matters and into a pill bottle of pharmaceutical ‘treatments’. But these solutions offered by the pharmaceutical industry are nothing but a sham, and their antidepressant products only make you more depressed and trigger suicidal thoughts. One study has also found that antidepressants cause your arteries to thicken 400% more than aging – a main factor in the thickening of the arteries.


2 Vital Steps for Beginning a Running Program

Going from being overweight and sedentary to being a true runner is really difficult. In fact, most beginners, overweight or not, can’t make it to the 2nd week of training. They either give up or jump on another fitness program. Regardless, starting running—or any other training program—the right way is the recipe for long term success. Here are the 2 steps you need to make to start running the right way so you can get the most out of your training program while steering clear of injury and setbacks.


GSK Fined Over Illegal Vaccine Experiments Killing 14 Babies

Vaccine and drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been fined 400,000 pesos (around the equivalent of $93,000) by an Argentinian judge for killing 14 babies during illegal lab vaccine trials that were conducted between 2007 and 2008. In addition to killing the children and experimenting with human beings, the judge asserted that the corporation actually falsified parental authorizations so that babies could participate without legitimate parental permission.


Olive Oil You Buy is Often Low-Quality and Fake

Olive oil currently stands at a $720 million industry in the United States alone. The meteoric rise of the oil over the past few years has everything to do with its many known health benefits. People have started to realize that they should not be consuming harmful, unhealthy vegetable oil, and would rather consume an oil that has been shown to fight breast cancer, protect against stroke, and possess many anti-inflammatory benefits.


Scientists Often ‘Conveniently’ Withhold Negative Drug Trial Information

It has been revealed that scientists conducting clinical trials for pharmaceuticals and many other medical interventions oftentimes withhold vital data that may be threatening public health. In a review published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), it was found that scientists frequently engage in fraudulent data withholding — the act of keeping inconvenient and unwanted evidence out of the end result.