Mike is the co-founder, editor, and researcher behind Natural Society. Studying the work of top natural health activists, and writing special reports for top 10 alternative health websites, Mike has written hundreds of articles and pages on how to obtain optimum wellness through natural health.
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The mind is powerful – much more powerful than many individuals recognize. If you were to harness the potential of this energy transmitter in your head, then great feats could be reached far beyond what can currently be conceived. Scientists have already proven that your thoughts are powerful determining factors in your overall health, and that your mindset can ultimately create — or delay — self-healing.
Menstrual cramps and pain are just a couple of the things a woman may experience while on her period. Unfortunately many women aren’t aware of anything that could help to reduce the discomfort, and so they indulge in harmful pain medications such as Advil, Tylenol, or Aleve. But recent research shows that a single large dose of vitamin D may be enough to dampen the pain and discomfort brought on by a woman’s period.
Most people know that sleeping, especially during ‘normal’ nightly hours, is important for the body. Enough of it has been shown to be essential for academic success in children, while a lack of sleep could be contributing to excess weight. It is all too often that people have disruptive sleep cycles and can not fall asleep initially at night, and so sleep medication is turned to as a solution. Consuming sleep medication not only completely ignores the underlying problem of what is causing sleep issues, but also leads to an increased risk of cancer and premature death.
For years Monsanto has been trying to take out American family farms and dominate the agricultural industry with their genetically modified seeds. Between 1997 and 2010, 144 lawsuits were filed by Monsanto against American family farmers, with an additional 700 being settled out of court. Recently, farmers made a firm decision to institute massive resistance against the biotech corporation by launching their own landmark lawsuit against Monsanto for contaminating crop fields with GMOs. The landmark case has now been thrown out by a New York federal court.
Executed as a tactic to trick consumers, the Corn Refiners Association in 2010 decided to rename high-fructose corn syrup to ‘corn sugar’ as it would appear on food labels. The change was contrived by the organizations in response to millions of consumers recognizing the negative health consequences associated with the ingredient. Now, another sinister product is being marketed to the public differently, also because millions of consumers are recognizing the harm surrounding its consumption.
Some individuals believe that protein negatively impacts bone health, but research shows just the opposite. In fact, a recent study shows that individuals with less than 15 percent of their calories coming from protein are nearly at a 3 times higher risk of having a fracture than those with higher protein intake.There is, however, a fine line between healthy animal protein and unhealthy animal protein.
Almost four decades ago, I was taught a different approach to health and healing than what is now taught as western medical practices. I was taught how to find simplicity in the complexity of life. As stated, the cure is always found in the cause. We must always seek the cause for health challenges and then the signs, signals and symptoms will simply disappear. I was also taught we must stop doing those things that contribute to dis-ease first and then start doing those things that contribute to health.
For over 40 years, I have been a voracious reader. Back in the day, I subscribed to 25 journals or more each month. In addition, I tried to read two or more books per month. Daily, I read multiple reference books and both the New York and LA Times cover to cover. Today, most of what I read comes from the internet and books, hours upon hours of research from one subject to the next. I receive dozens of so-called email “newsletters” and peruse websites reading the latest of “stuff” out there. And most of it is “stuff”.
Asthma is a health ailment that strikes both children and adults with breathing and respiratory issues. Approximately 17.5 million adults had asthma in 2009 and 7 million children had asthma in 2010. Causing wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing, the western medical establishment suggests (as always) taking a pharmaceutical drug. But before you do, I would suggest education yourself on not only the harms of such drugs, but how natural solutions can help you as well.