Archive for 2012
Dr. Oz’s attack on informed individuals who choose to eat high quality organic foods free of genetically modified organisms and IQ-damaging pesticides has led to serious outcry over the past week.
Leaked documents reveal Big Pharma purchased tens of thousands of human ‘guinea pigs’ from socialist East Germany up until the 90s, killing dozens.
In a study involving over 26,600 French men, researchers concluded that average sperm count decreased by 32.2% in the past 17 years. We’re sad, but not surprised. In addition to the number of sperm dropping dramatically, the number of normally formed sperm also declined by a third.
Researchers say that a high protein diet could be more effective than other diets at helping people drop pounds. With calories, fat, and all other things being equal, the study indicates a high protein diet is better than one with standard protein and higher carbs. Critics including myself, however, aren’t so sure about the validity of the work.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for the media to pretend that fracking is the diet of choice for our voracious appetite for energy. The controversial practice of injecting water, sand, and other materials into fissures to exploit natural gas is known to cause earthquakes, contaminate water and therefore lead to human and animal illnesses, and even create sinkholes 4 football fields wide.
It’s not a secret anymore; fluoride is toxic. Recent research indicates that the trace mineral selenium may be effective in minimizing the toxic effects of fluoride and even ushering it out of the body while improving the body’s defenses against free radicals.
It seems as though Mother Nature left us many clues on the healing power of foods. Many healing foods actually look like the organs they protect—with walnuts resembling tiny brains, and avocados resembling the womb—many natural foods tell a lot by looks alone. The pomegranate is no different, with its separated chambers and blood red flesh appearance, this fruit is great for promoting – you guessed it – heart health.
Benzodiazepines are some of the most widely prescribed pharmaceuticals in the world. In the U.S. alone, there are fifteen kinds of benzos, commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleeplessness. They have a calming and tranquilizing effect. But French scientists recently found they will do much more than calm you down—they could increase your risk of dementia.
Many of us are shunning wheat for lots of reasons, but we usually cite gluten as the culprit. Cardiologist and author Dr. William Davis, however, says it’s not gluten that makes modern wheat a “perfect, chronic poison.” It’s the fact that genetically modified wheat has become the wheat we know today.