There is often a large barrier between those in favor of eastern medicine and those in favor of western medicine. Methods of healing are drastically different, with western medicine being much more ‘unnatural’ than eastern. Eastern philosophy uses whole-food formulas to nourish the body’s natural healing abilities while western philosophy isolates and forces therapeutic actions to ‘treat’ disease.
Parents, did you know that the Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services requires all lunches in pre-kindergarten programs to meet USDA guidelines? This means that lunches must be made up of one serving of meat, milk, grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables – this includes home packed lunches. While this may appear ‘caring’ at first glance, evidently some state workers think that taking a child’s lunch away to replace it with ‘healthy’ chicken nuggets is the right thing to do.
While childhood vaccine exemption rateshave been increasing, we have been seeing an overall increase in the amount of people receiving the flu shot each year. There have even been numerous occasions where legislators and others have called for mandatory vaccinations that could affect health care workers in particular. In fact, many pediatricians are so angry with their patients who refuse vaccination that they are ‘firing’ patients and their families, refusing to play their role as doctor.
Cadmium and lead – two heavy metals that seemingly go hand and hand are consistently being targeted as a threat to your health. Higher blood levels of cadmium in females and higher blood levels of lead in males leads to infertility problems and delayed pregnancy, a new study has found. These are the same contaminants now being found in common products like lipstick and low quality jewelry for children.
The issue of electromagnetic fields (EMF) is increasingly becoming a societal concern. Present where ever electricity flows, these invisible waves are causing damage to the health of all living organisms. Due to advancements in technology, EMFs can be found in bedrooms, classrooms, playgrounds, and basically anywhere thanks to our wireless world. Technology is attaching early in younger generations, causing the youngest of kids to partake in heavy cell phone and TV activity.
There is a bit of controversy revolving around nanoparticles, which involve the manipulation of elements as well as other matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Found in consumer products, many foods, and in pharmaceutical drugs, nanoparticles are increasingly being found in more products every year. Many people assume nanoparticles are safe, but they have actually been shown to pose a threat to your health.
Recent research shows that cadmium could very well be more dangerous to children’s health than lead. While heavy metals such as arsenic, lead, and mercury are often the first to pop up when discussing or thinking about heavy metals and human health, cadmium remains the lesser mentioned metal compromising the health of many — especially children. Current and future research will likely continue to make the dangers of cadmium more well known.
Thanks to a new bill currently going through New Jersey legislature, employees working at health care facilities such as general or special hospitals, nursing homes, or home health care agencies may be ‘mandatorily’ required to receive the flu vaccine. The bill, recently approved by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, may be voted on this week. Needless to say, this bill is not the first to call for mandatory flu vaccines.
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a condition where older individuals experience minor cognitive issues such as problems with memory, language, or thinking. While the condition is severe enough to see a noticeable cognitive difference through a test, it doesn’t really interfere with everyday life. A recent study has found that in order to avoid this condition, older people should not consume a large amount of calories. But does it really come down to calories, or the content of the actual food items themselves?
Sometimes it really is the thinking that makes it so. Spend your days focusing on your vibrant health and you will be vibrantly healthy. In contrast you could make it known that you lack a healthy lifestyle, and as a result you will continue to live an unhealthy lifestyle. While this belief is held by many, a recent study has come out with even mainstream scientists proclaiming the very real power of thought.
A large amount of funding has gone into preventing HIV/AIDS through educational programs over the past few years. Despite this funding, the amount of infections has been floating around 50,000 per year in the United States for the last decade. New research, however, offers a potential solution for reducing HIV/AIDS cases. A new protein has been discovered that starves HIV cells, rendering them useless. The protein, called SAMHD1, could pave the way for new therapeutic research on slowing or blocking HIV’s progression to AIDS.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and with the coming of this hallmark holiday also comes the consumption of candy. There is no reason to restrict yourself from indulging a little bit, but there is certainly a way to make this holiday not only special, but healthy as well. Most individuals have a negative outlook on chocolate in terms of health, and much of the time this outlook is valid. The candy heavily marketed by companies such as Hershey is nothing short of unhealthy.
Do you trust your doctor? New research shows that your doctor may not be telling you the whole truth about your health. Although the Charter on Medical Professionalism calls for doctors to be honest with their patients, a new study shows that honesty doesn’t always occur. A survey, published in the journal Health Affairs, involved nearly 1,900 doctors to see just how honest they are with their patients.
Often marketed as Equal and Nutrasweet, aspartame is a well known neurotoxic sweetener used in many food products. This cancer-causing artificial sweetener is threatening the health of populations worldwide and has even been found to be created using genetically modified bacteria. While most individuals know about aspartame and its dangers, there is another, lesser known sweetener in the food supply that many people don’t know about – Neotame.
Obesity truly has been one of the fasting growing health problems for many years past. Unfortunately the many causes of obesity are not entirely discriminating, and as a result every individual suffers from the triggers. Children especially are susceptible to obesity due to their developing stages. Matched with the increasing obsolescence of outside activity thanks to technology, the issue of obesity is even further amplified. But some still don’t realize how big of an issue obesity truly is.
Vietnam here we come! At least that is what biotech giant Monsanto is saying. The multinational agricultural corporation most known for creating the hazardous chemical Agent Orange, which led to thousands of deaths and birth defects due to its widespread use within the country, is now attempting to begin providing Vietnam with their genetically modified foods. During the Vietnam War, Monsanto’s Agent Orange was used as a part of the United States’ ‘herbicidal warfare program’.
If you are on a quest to obesity and really want an increased risk of diabetes and cancer, then look no further than upping your soda consumption. In addition to these negative effects, new research has also pinpointed soda for upping the risk for respiratory diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study aimed to examine the association between soda consumption and doctor-diagnosed asthma and COPD.