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GMO Farming, Glyphosate Significant Causes of Water Pollution
June 28, 2012 – 5:50 pm | No Comment
GMO Farming, Glyphosate Significant Causes of Water Pollution

Water pollution and air pollution has been and continues to be a serious issue in many nations. Both of these pollution types are successfully bringing down the health of not only humans, but also animals, …

Genetic Evidence That Antioxidants Kill Cancer
June 27, 2012 – 3:12 pm | No Comment
Genetic Evidence That Antioxidants Kill Cancer

Researchers of Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center have produced genetic evidence suggesting antioxidant drugs could help prevent and treat cancer. With research already showcasing the powers of various cancer fighting foods, this research further shows how dangerous mainstream medical …

Microbe Census Maps Out Human Body’s Bacteria, Viruses, Other Bugs
June 27, 2012 – 3:08 pm | No Comment
Microbe Census Maps Out Human Body’s Bacteria, Viruses, Other Bugs

It gives scientists a reference point of what the microbial community looks like in healthy people, and they plan to use it to study how changes in a person’s microbiome can lead to illness.
After five …

Spray Tans – The Hazards of Faking It
June 27, 2012 – 3:06 pm | No Comment
Spray Tans – The Hazards of Faking It

The active chemical used in spray tans, dihydroxyacetone (DHA), has the potential to cause genetic alterations and DNA damage, according to a panel of medical experts.
The ABC News channel brought together six medical experts in areas ranging …

Health Habits That Are a Waste of Time
June 27, 2012 – 2:59 pm | No Comment
Health Habits That Are a Waste of Time

A little more than a year ago, my eye doctor prescribed new disposable contact lenses. My insurance, he explained, would pay for only one six-month supply per year.
“I’ll just take six months’ worth then,” I …

Turmeric Among Natural Cures for Sinus Infection
June 21, 2012 – 5:31 pm | No Comment
Turmeric Among Natural Cures for Sinus Infection

According to CDC statistics, it is estimated that 29.8 million adults suffered from sinus infection, or sinusitis in 2010. This infection of the sinuses causes individuals to experience trouble breathing, and can often be painful. …

Basil: A Potent One-Two Punch of Robust Flavor and Medicinal Advantages
June 21, 2012 – 5:31 pm | No Comment
Basil: A Potent One-Two Punch of Robust Flavor and Medicinal Advantages

Derived from the Greek word meaning royal,1 basil is a versatile herb that has lived up to its pedigree. With its wealth of nutrients, from hefty amounts of vitamin K and calcium, to its high antioxidant oils, basil offers an …

How Big Pharma and the Psychiatric Establishment Drugged Up Our Kids
June 21, 2012 – 5:30 pm | One Comment
How Big Pharma and the Psychiatric Establishment Drugged Up Our Kids

In his book Psychiatryland, psychiatrist Phillip Sinaikin recounts reading a scientific article in which it was debated whether a three-year-old girl who ran out into traffic had oppositional-defiant disorder or bipolar disorder, the latter marked by “grandiose delusions” …

Cut Your Cholesterol Without Drugs
June 21, 2012 – 5:30 pm | No Comment
Cut Your Cholesterol Without Drugs

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs were once viewed as “wonder drugs” and as major players in the fight to reduce cardiovascular disease. But as use of statins became widespread, serious side effects emerged. Side effects, coupled with …

Which Eco-Labels Can You Trust?
June 21, 2012 – 5:29 pm | No Comment
Which Eco-Labels Can You Trust?

When you go to the store, you probably notice the colorful multitudes of eco-product labels. The claims are diverse, touting everything from “100% recycled materials” to “cruelty-free” farming methods. But how can you tell if …