4 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether you’re flying out of state for the holidays or making a long drive the last business conference of the year, you’re likely dreading the possibility of putting on pounds or developing the sniffles in your travels. There are plenty of precautions to take while on the move to ensure you maintain the kind of health you work so hard for in your usual element. Here are the basics.

Healthy for the Holidays: Thanksgiving

The holidays often provide fiery, crippling internal battles. We find our usual, healthy selves pitted against a cornucopia of mouthwatering (but unwholesome) goodies. For many of us, it’s a losing battle. But there are reasonable ways to make this Thanksgiving healthy and wholesome. The best news is that you don’t have to starve yourself.

7 Ways to Detox Pesticides from Your Body

Pesticides are on our food, in our water, and in the air. They find their way into our bodies through a variety of vehicles. We can buy organic, grow our food, and use fancy water filtration, but we are still exposed to these modern chemicals on a daily basis. The key to minimizing the effects of pesticides come through both minimizing our exposure, but also through detoxification and preventing their effects on our bodies.

5 Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

Do you experience acid reflux? Between 25 and 40 percent of Americans suffer from a chronic condition called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), brought on by many factors including a loosening of the valve between the esophagus and stomach. But if you’re away of the numerous natural remedies for acid reflux, you do not have to be one of those sufferers.

Antioxidants Shown to Reduce Risk of Heart Attack, Provide Powerful Health Benefits

The American Journal of Medicine published as study conducted by scientists at the Institute of Environmental Medicine in Sweden, that reinforced the importance of a healthy diet to develop and sustain a healthy heart. The study that followed over thirty-thousand 49-83 year-old Swedish women for a year confirmed the relationship between a diet high in natural antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables to a much greater reduction in heart attack risk.

More Proof that Pesticides are Having Detrimental Effects on Children

A new study from the Pesticide Action Network says that the more than 1 billion pounds of pesticides used in the United States every year may be having detrimental effects on children’s health. While it may seem like a statement from Captain Obvious, the industry that makes these pesticides insists they are safe. Safe to have on our foods, in our air, and leeched into our water. And just as safe for children as they are for adults.

Handful of Berries a Week Could Delay Memory Loss for 2 1/2 Years

Good news for berry lovers! New research suggests that consuming a handful of berries a week will delay age-related memory loss for up to 2 1/2 years. The study has yielded results that definitively identify berries, such as blueberries and strawberries, as a delicious preventative measure to be taken against declining cognitive function.

Cranberry Juice – The All Natural UTI Medicine

It has been long known that cranberry juice can offer a variety of health benefits (when ingesting in the right form). Some of the most recent research involving cranberry juice examines how the juice is even effective at treating bladder infections. While most people with a bladder infection swiftly race to the doctor for antibiotic treatment, the infection causing bacteria are becoming resistant to our medicines, and something needs to be done.

White House Petition to Label GMOs Gaining Thousands of Signatures Per Day

A new petition calls upon the Obama administration to require the FDA to label GMOs within consumer products. Growing in popularity each hour, the petition is receiving thousands of signatures per day.

Laptop Use Stops Couple from Conceiving, Causes Infertility

A woman named Laura and Scott Reed tried unsuccessfully for six months to conceive before consulting professionals. After doctors said that the heat from Scott’s laptop was cooking his sperm, Scott began using his computer on the table. Three months later, their baby Taryn was conceived and is 11 months old today.

Flame Retardants in Soda and Furniture Lower IQ, Slows Development

University of California Berkley researchers say that children have a greater risk of experiencing neurodevelopmental delays in early childhood if exposed to flame retardant compounds—even while in the womb. Unfortunately, flame retardants may be more widespread than you think.

Balancing Exercises Could End up Saving You Later in Life

Everyone knows that becoming fit and exercising regularly has everlasting positive effects on the body and even the mind. Research has even revealed that just a few minutes of exercise is powerful enough to alter your DNA (in a good way). But one key exercise-related topic no one seems to be talking about is balance – something that gradually diminishes as you age. Being able to balance could save you later in life.

Grassroots: After GMO Labeling Shot Down, Citizens Start Labeling Themselves

Activists and concerned citizens around the world have had enough with corrupt corporations censoring their right to know what’s in their food, and frankly they’re beyond upset.

Brazil to Clone Endangered Animals, Release Into Wild

Brazil has announced that scientists within the nation will soon start cloning endangered animals, ultimately seeking to release them back into the wild to increase population.

Are Antibiotics Making People Fat?

Not to find excuses for obesity, because people do enough of that as it is, but what if the food we are eating is causing obesity because of issues not related to simple nutrition? What if the antibiotics being fed to livestock and pumped into the general population were making us fat? Well, there’s a good chance they are.

Paraquat, Herbicides may Increase Parkinson’s Risk Threefold

Evidence is piling up that Parkinson’s is just one of many favors herbicides are doling out to the American public A study investigating about 110 participants in central California found that individuals worked with or lived in areas with paraquat and who had a head injury were three times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.

75% of Heart Disease Patients Given Wrong Drug Dosage, Study Finds

A new study by the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute found that roughly 75 percent of Americans suffering from coronary artery disease are being prescribed wrong drug dosages. This, in effect, puts their patients at greater risk of uncontrolled bleeding, blood clot development, and other problems.