Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) is a potent herbaceous vine and a member of the cucumber family that grows wild throughout China and other Asian countries. Sometimes referred to as the “Immortality Herb” or “Miracle Grass,” jiaogulan is now recognized as much more than a “folk remedy,” because of its ability to promote longevity, improve heart health, control weight and reduce stress and fatigue.
There are some people out there who chase the fountain of youth for their entire life. They spend hundreds on creams and solutions that promise to tighten their skin and turn back the clock. But, what if there was a way to reduce wrinkles that costs mere pennies per day—and that this “fix” had been proven effective? There is – aloe gel from an Aloe Vera plant.
How young is too young to be tested for drugs without cause? In case you didn’t hear, schools across the country are pushing the envelope, testing children at younger and younger ages, all under the guise of keeping sports drug-free and protecting the youth. But many parents and experts are fighting back—saying that high-school and even middle-school kids shouldn’t be subjected to such treatment.
With so many diseases caused by our lifestyle choices, it seems a no brainer that you can live longer if you make healthy choices. But recent research shows just how true this is—confirming that regular exercise can increase your life expectancy by years, no matter how much you weigh.
In an event where one parent is pro-vaccine and the other isn’t, what happens to the children? And if an agreement can’t be made, who decides if the children are vaccinated or not? This was the dilemma of one Australian family, where an agreement was never met. As a result, a court judge ruled that the fought-after 8 year old daughter would receive vaccinations, going against the mother’s wishes.
Philip Morris, R.J.. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and Lorillard Tobacco Co. are currently dining on crow. A federal judge has ordered tobacco companies to publicly admit that they have been lying to consumers about the deadly effects of smoking for decades.
A new study reveals what the ‘Big Food’ industry simply does not want you to know — high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is making you fat, giving you diabetes, and taking the entire United States healthcare system down with you. Despite repeated (and laughable) propaganda attempts made by those making billions off of high-fructose corn syrup, this latest study very well may be the final nail in the coffin when it comes to corporations opting better alternatives than HFCS.
The government of Maharashtra, a state in western India, has acknowledged for the first time that Bt cotton is a failure that will likely reduce yields by 40%, from 3.5 to 2.2 million quintal. The region’s cotton farmers will face about Rs6,000 crore, over 1 billion USD. Accumulated losses are to be even more staggering: Rs 20,000 crore, or about 3.6 billion USD, due to rising cultivation costs.
With the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill still haunting Louisiana shores, the southern part of the state is gearing up for another man-made disaster: a flammable, radioactive sinkhole. Meanwhile, local residents are scrambling to relocate from the ravenous anomaly capable of swallowing trees 100 feet tall, while others are filing lawsuits against Texas Brine, the salt mining company that triggered the collapse.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has a surprising bit of advice in its new policy statement: doctors should prescribe underage teens emergency contraceptive pills like Plan B. The heads of abstinence-advocates, natural healers, and skeptics at large are spinning. Are emergency contraceptive pills OK? What do you think?