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Chase the Common Cold away with Kiwifruit

Chase the Common Cold away with Kiwifruit

| November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

There is no denying it, cold and flu season is here, and drugstores are busy with cold sufferers seeking relief from symptoms. However, there may be an easier and more natural way to kick the common cold. In our go-go society everyone wants quick relief, and one little green fruit may be just the answer - kiwi.

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Karma? Rootworm Damaging Ineffective GMO Corn

Karma? Rootworm Damaging Ineffective GMO Corn

| November 20, 2012 | 5 Comments

Rootworms are the bane of any corn farmer’s existence, and despite the efforts of the world’s biggest biotech agribusinesses to genetically engineer corn to grow their own pesticides, they’re still chewing. Swiss-based Syngenta and St. Louis-based Monsanto are on the defense as scientists accuse their GM corn of being faulty, thanks to a “cross-resistance” to rootworm.

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European Officials: Antibiotic Resistance a Global Crisis

European Officials: Antibiotic Resistance a Global Crisis

| November 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

On Sunday, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) cited the widespread misuse of antibiotics for the global rise of antibiotic resistance. The concern is greater than the sum of ailing patients, the ECDC emphasized, since antibiotic resistance forces hospitals to care for people longer with progressively pricier solutions that not only increase healthcare costs but also, in many cases, completely fail.

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Pretty and Practical Herb: How Cornflower Eases Anxiety and Improves Immune Function

Pretty and Practical Herb: How Cornflower Eases Anxiety and Improves Immune Function

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The stunning sky-blue cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) native to the near East and frequently seen in gardens throughout Europe and temperate regions of North America is a common wildflower with amazing health promoting properties. Known as ‘bachelors button’ this attractive plant has been prized for its medicinal properties for centuries.

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Miss America Contender Latest to Surgically Remove Breasts to 'Prevent' Cancer

Miss America Contender Latest to Surgically Remove Breasts to ‘Prevent’ Cancer

| November 19, 2012 | 10 Comments

A 24-year-old Miss America contestant who is set to represent Washington D.C. has announced that she will be removing both of her breasts through double masectomy in order to 'prevent' breast cancer.

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4 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

4 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

| November 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Whether you’re flying out of state for the holidays or making a long drive the last business conference of the year, you’re likely dreading the possibility of putting on pounds or developing the sniffles in your travels. There are plenty of precautions to take while on the move to ensure you maintain the kind of health you work so hard for in your usual element. Here are the basics.

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Healthy for the Holidays: Thanksgiving

Healthy for the Holidays: Thanksgiving

| November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The holidays often provide fiery, crippling internal battles. We find our usual, healthy selves pitted against a cornucopia of mouthwatering (but unwholesome) goodies. For many of us, it’s a losing battle. But there are reasonable ways to make this Thanksgiving healthy and wholesome. The best news is that you don’t have to starve yourself.

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7 Ways to Detox Pesticides from Your Body

7 Ways to Detox Pesticides from Your Body

| November 18, 2012 | 37 Comments

Pesticides are on our food, in our water, and in the air. They find their way into our bodies through a variety of vehicles. We can buy organic, grow our food, and use fancy water filtration, but we are still exposed to these modern chemicals on a daily basis. The key to minimizing the effects of pesticides come through both minimizing our exposure, but also through detoxification and preventing their effects on our bodies.

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5 Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

5 Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

| November 18, 2012 | 9 Comments

Do you experience acid reflux? Between 25 and 40 percent of Americans suffer from a chronic condition called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), brought on by many factors including a loosening of the valve between the esophagus and stomach. But if you're away of the numerous natural remedies for acid reflux, you do not have to be one of those sufferers.

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Antioxidants Shown to Reduce Risk of Heart Attack, Provide Powerful Health Benefits

Antioxidants Shown to Reduce Risk of Heart Attack, Provide Powerful Health Benefits

| November 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

The American Journal of Medicine published as study conducted by scientists at the Institute of Environmental Medicine in Sweden, that reinforced the importance of a healthy diet to develop and sustain a healthy heart. The study that followed over thirty-thousand 49-83 year-old Swedish women for a year confirmed the relationship between a diet high in natural antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables to a much greater reduction in heart attack risk.

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