Living Healthy Without Pharmaceuticals: Does the Healthcare Bill Limit Our Ability to Choose?

The freedom to choose is a right that has stayed principle on the minds of the liberated for quite some time throughout history. This right is vastly accepted throughout the world, but what does the freedom of choice apply to?


90% of High School Students Lack Sufficient Intake of Fruits and Vegetables

A new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that 90% of teenagers do not eat a sufficient amount of fruits and vegetables. This study is indicative of not only the disregard to proper nutrition by teens and their parents,


The Importance of Sleep and How to Get Enough of It

Sleep is a fundamental need of the body. Since the body is often pushed to its limits on a daily basis, it needs adequate time to recover and rejuvenate. Many of us are guilty of trying to cram in a few extra hours of sleep on the weekends, in an attempt to make up for the loss of sleep


A Homegrown Health Crisis

A recent study shows that 90% of unborn babies’ umbilical cords contain bisphenol a (BPA), a chemical used in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Given this information and multiple other studies with similar results, it is rather apparent that there is reason to be alarmed.


BPA Found in 9 of 10 Babies’ Cord Blood

According to laboratory tests conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), Bisphenol A (BPA) has been found in 9 out of 10 unborn babies’ umbilical cords. Not only has BPA never been detected before in the umbilical cords of babies, but it has now been found in such a high quantity never before imagined.


300 Workout Review

I’m sure many of you have seen the movie 300. It’s, in my opinion, a great movie that makes you want to workout for hours after you watch it. This may not be the case if you’re a female, in which case you probably don’t even like the movie. But this isn’t a movie review, it’s a workout review.


The Ludicrousness of the Taco Bell Diet and the Fast Food Fairytale

As you may have heard, Taco Bell has recently announced the “Drive-Thru Diet”, a “diet” that centers around the idea that you can eat fast food and lose weight. Taco Bell uses Christine, a female who apparently lost 54 pounds over the course of two years by switching from her usual diet


Blind Health: Forbes Magazine Declares Monsanto Company of the Year

Forbes magazine has named Monsanto, the company responsible for introducing genetically modified food into the food supply, “company of the year”. It sounds like satire, but it sadly is not. The company responsible for crushing family owned farms


America’s Reluctancy to Discover the Benefits of Natural Health

People around the world have been reaping the benefits of natural health for thousands of years. With the recent influx of information concerning the beneficial properties of vitamin D, vitamin C, and omega-3, there has been a large-scale awakening as to the potency


The Top 10 Most Important Stories of 2010

2010 was full of new genetically modified creations, TSA atrocities, and explosive research regarding the toxicity of BPA. To select only 10 stories to accurately deliver all of this information was a challenge, though it was obvious which stories truly stuck out.


Building Muscle Tone and Muscle Mass – Attaining Your Desired Physique

Everyone has seen the ridiculous advertisements claiming their product will magically help you gain thirty pounds of lean muscle in three weeks. These products hardly ever work, and they’re usually pretty harmful to your body. There is no reason to waste a cent on these scams.


Healthy Holidays | How to Enjoy Holidays the Healthy Way

Regardless of what you celebrate, this time of year harbors in thousands of different food choices which aren’t exactly supportive of healthy holidays. Even hardened health-zealots will most likely end up enjoying a few slices of the homemade apple pie, so don’t feel guilty if you indulge a little over the holiday. Instead of skyrocketing stress levels, allow yourself this time to enjoy yourself and keep negative emotions at bay.


All Natural | What does it really mean?

The phrase “all natural” is quite popular now and is being used everywhere. With healthy-eating habits rising, people are searching around for “all-natural” foods more than ever. Unfortunately this has ignited a chain reaction with the food industry, resulting in the deceptive labeling of more foods with “all natural”. But what does “all natural” really mean?


Study Proves Three Monsanto GM Corn Varieties Pose Health Hazard

A new study published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences ends the debate regarding the health effects of genetically modified food (GMO). With their findings almost as shocking as the fact that genetically modified food was ever allowed on the shelf


An Exercise Plateau May Be Blocking Your Muscle Gains

So you’ve finally motivated yourself to get to the gym. You have a great routine you follow every week that works perfectly for you. Progress is great and at this point there is really nothing else you could ask for due to the overwhelming satisfaction.


Cut Cardio Time in Half with High-Intensity Interval Training

The traditional way of doing cardio is a thing of the past. Instead of spending two hours jogging on a treadmill and getting zero results, you can get substantial results in only fifteen minutes. The best part? It doesn’t cost a dime. Check out how you can utilize this modern day cardio technique.