We occasionally need a reminder that nature has been providing medicine for millennia and can still be trusted to provide it today. One of those reminders came just a couple years ago when archaeologists discovered a wooden box full of medicine in a 2,000 year-old sunken ship off the coast of Tuscany.
A German Study that found that compact fluorescent lights emit cancer-causing chemicals such as phenol, naphthalene, and styrene when switched on. Inspired by these findings, researchers at Stony Brook University in New York have released a study on the effects that UV radiation from CFL bulbs can have on human skin cells.
In our society today, newborns are injected with loads of chemicals nearly as soon as they enter the world. In the name of “prevention”, we give them vaccines that we aren’t even sure are safe. As a matter of fact, in many cases, we know them to be unsafe. This is the case with the hepatitis B vaccine, approved for infants at birth but admittedly responsible for causing serious illness and even death.
From headaches to heartburn, anxiety to cancer, there’s a pharmaceutical for everything these days. Few of us really bother reading the long list of side effects before popping a few pills, and we don’t question our doctors or the so-called medicine for which they make us break the bank. We assume that they all mean well. Maybe they do. Even if that were true, it’ not working.
The best way to get the “sunshine vitamin” is by getting some sunshine. (No shocker there.) But, in the winter, getting a healthy dose of vitamin D each day can be more difficult. For this reason, many people turn to supplements. But, which vitamin D supplement is best, and can’t you just up your intake of “enriched” foods like milk and cereals? Vitamin D2 vs D3: which will conquer?
The genetically modified crop soybean grown on 91 percent of US soybean fields is repeatedly attributed to devastating reproductive and birth defects in animal studies. Nevertheless, the powers that be—in both the private and public spheres—continue to allow Americans to shovel GMO soy onto their dinner tables.
With a little background and a few tips, you can reap the many medicinal benefits of mint right at home and leave behind several different traditional over-the-counter solutions. For our purposes, we will focus on peppermint – peppermint tea benefits are some of the most established due to the popularity of the tea.
An antioxidant responsible for giving many vegetables their rich, vibrant colors, beta-carotene is one of several plant compounds called carotenoids. These compounds are converted into vitamin A within the body and serve to provide numerous health benefits. But not many people seem to know about beta-carotene benefits. Let’s change that!