Fluoride is being added to water supplies around the world in the name of cavity prevention and enhanced tooth health. At the same time, fluoride supplements are being recommended to those who don’t have the “luxury” of a fluoridated water supply. And while there is already a great deal of previous research available showing the ineffectiveness and dangers of fluoride, even more research has surfaced revealing its lack of necessity.
Although a high amount of smoking bans are taking place nationwide to reduce smoke exposure indoors, the bans are having little impact on the number of cigarette butts thrown on the streets. With around 19.3% of adults 18 and older smoking cigarettes, it is no wonder that cigarette butts make up one third of America’s litter. Not only that, but they also account for about 28 percent of trash which washes up on beaches worldwide.
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?
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.
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.
Youth and beauty are determined by more than just genetics. The creams we put on our faces, the air we breath, and the foods we eat are all things to consider when on a quest for beauty and physical attractiveness. Dietary change is an excellent controlling factor that anyone can utilize right away for a younger look.
Besides the thought of how difficult it will be to remove food scraps, most give little thought to the pots and pans they use while cooking. One type of cookware which has become very popular in recent years is known as ‘non-stick’ cookware. While this type of cookware can provide a sense of timeliness and convenience due to its non-stick properties, it may actually be endangering the health of you and your family.
It seems that Monsanto may be having a rough week. Not only was the company hit by a press release declaring them the worst company of 2011, but a group of Anonymous hackers claim to have actually completely disrupted the operations of a PR firm which manages Monsanto’s own PR. The hackers infiltrated the PR firm, known as The Biving Group, due to “15+years of running marketing campaigns and helping some of the most corrupt corporations on the planet, as well as several governmental agencies, cover up their dirt.”
Gene patenting has been going on for over 100 years while science and technology has been continually allowing for greater advancements. Over the past 30 years alone, there has been over 40,000 patents created and accepted on genes alone. As genes continue to be acquired and patented, it is only a matter of time before large corporations own patents on a large number of human genes and tissues. What may seem staggering, though, is that the more than 20 percent of the human genome is already patented.
The over-consumption of sugar has long been one of the top problems our society faces on a health and wellness level. Excessive sugar consumption is known to play a part in most of the health complications people in developed countries face today. This is especially true when the most carcinogenic sugars like high fructose corn syrup are used.
The Environmental Protection Agency has recently found that Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, which was created to kill insects, may be losing its effectiveness against rootworms. The genetically modified corn has been engineered with Bacillus thuringiensis (BT), an insecticide harnessing an insect-killing protein.
While science and technology continue to exceed new levels never before reached by humankind, the chance of the human race becoming more of a scientific research project increases along with it. Over the past 30 years, over 40,000 patents were created and accepted on genes alone. As these genes are acquired and patented, it is only a matter of time before large corporations own patents on a large number of human genes and tissues.
A new report was recently released by Consumer Reports showing that many common apple juice and grape juice brands actually contain high enough levels of arsenic to increase the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. These chronic illnesses are the top health problems rising today. Unfortunately, children are especially prone to increasing the risks for these diseases as they make up a very large portion of individuals who consume fruit juices such as apple and grape.
How would you feel knowing that the doctor insisting that smoking is completely safe is actually being paid by the tobacco industry? This kind of information would be extremely off-putting to say the least. But unfortunately this conflict of interest is absolutely rampant among the mainstream health community, especially in the pharmaceutical industry. In fact, recent news has come out revealing that thousands of doctors, researchers, and medical experts in Texas are being paid handsomely by the pharmaceutical industry.
It seems as though the “necessity” of childhood vaccinations, as widely voiced by health officials and the government, is simply not being accepted by parents around the country. While the rates of children receiving vaccines remains high, we are seeing an increase in childhood vaccine exemption rates in eight states now with more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners not receiving all the vaccines required for school attendance.