Once known as an alternative way to prevent the common cold, now echinacea is quickly becoming known for multiple uses and benefits. Outpacing the other herbs by a long shot, echinacea (Echinacea spp.) sales rose 95 percent (!!) in 2013, and it’s now a $28 million industry! Why the surging popularity in this magnificently attractive flower? Because echinacea benefits our health and well-being like few plants on the planet.
There have been many great successes with tapping (Emotional Freedom Therapy – EFT), in relieving the PTSD our troops so often bring home with them. There are so many veterans suffering, after having already given so much for their country. Please watch and share this video.
There’s so much confusion regarding health information in the media. How do you determine which advice to follow and what to take with a grain of salt? Dr. Malcolm Kendrick wrote the book Doctoring Data: How to Sort Out Medical Advice from Medical Nonsense to help you answer that question. His fabulous book will teach you how to identify common research flaws and help you sift through misleading and meaningless data. An important resource if you are a serious student of health. Dr. Kendrick has also written The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth about What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It, which is another great book. Like me, he’s a trained family doctor whose journey led him to abandon much of what’s promoted in conventional medicine.
The third annual ‘March against Monsanto’ protest took place yesterday in cities around the world. Activists protested the monopoly the GMO giant has in controlling food supply. Protesters say Monsanto controls 90 percent of the seed market in the US.
Over 30 million people in America suffer from thyroid malfunction. Coconut oil is truly a jam-packed therapeutic bullet that can tackle even some of the most health destroying conditions, including thyroid problems. It is rich in fatty acids, which support metabolism and provide energy.
As discussed in a recent New York Times article,3 there’s a “Goldilocks zone” in which exercise creates the greatest benefit for health and longevity: “Two new, impressively large-scale studies4,5 provide some clarity, suggesting that the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many of us might expect.”
Emphasizing healthy food, regular engagement with nature and physical activity could create substantial financial dividends. A substantial financial dividend could be released by a greener and healthier economy that emphasizes healthy food, regular engagement with nature and physical activity, the enhancement of social bonds, and attention to creating healthy minds.
A new report released today by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found that 80 percent of sunscreen products on store shelves are either ineffective or contain ingredients that may be harmful to your health.
Want to know what happens in your body when you switch from eating conventional food to organic? Watch this video! A Swedish family that normally ate non-organic foods was chosen for this study. For one week, the five-member family ate normally, giving regular urine samples that were analyzed for 12 different pesticides. Then their diet was switched for two weeks to only organic food, and their urine was analyzed for the same 12 pesticides during that time. After eating organics for just two weeks, almost all the pesticides that were found in their urine had disappeared.
What does the food you eat have to do with how your brain functions? Turns out an awful lot. While we’ve always known that what we eat affects our bodies and how we look, scientists are also learning more and more that what we eat takes a toll on our brains. Yes, brain foods matter (especially for our gray matter).
Playing natural sounds such as flowing water in offices could boost worker moods and improve cognitive abilities in addition to providing speech privacy, according to a new study.
A key principle of successful and lasting weight loss is to teach your body to burn fat instead of sugar and to do that, it is helpful to replace non-vegetable carbohydrates with healthy fats. Avocados, salmon, and raw nuts are all superfoods that are high in healthy fats. Other superfoods that can help you shed unwanted pounds include broccoli, green tea, organic pastured eggs, and quinoa.
You may not know it until you try it, but meditation or yoga can bring about some amazing health benefits. One recent study even shows how meditation can actually help with the gut disorders, irritable bowel syndrome and irritable bowel disease, by altering genetic signals. What’s particularly noteworthy about this study is that “this mind-and-body intervention seemed to work by inducing genetic changes in the body.“ That such a positive self-healing dynamic of the mind-body connection has been scientifically documented is quite extraordinary. These claims have been made by Ayurveda practitioners for decades, but have waited for scientific verification.