Workers who spend too much time sitting down are being urged to move around more as sedentary lifestyles are likely to increase risks of many health problems. Even if an office employee is usually active, being chained to a desk for long hours is “one of the biggest challenges” in improving health as going to the gym doesn’t cancel out implications on the body and mind, according to experts.
2.3% of kids in Los Alamos public schools don’t get vaccinated. Their parents have received exemptions. That’s the highest rate of non-vaccination in the state.
We’re talking about parents who work at the US Los Alamos Labs. People with advanced degrees in science. People who work for the federal government. You would think the vaccine rate in that environment would stand at 100%, no questions asked. What do these people know? Why are they opting out of vaccinations for their kids?
There’s always the Magic 8 Ball, but when it comes to determining life expectancy, some people want a little more scientific help. Thankfully, there are some useful tests and calculators to help us figure out how many more years we have left — at least until the Fountain of Youth is available in pill form. With that in mind, here are six ways to help predict whether you should keep on working and paying the mortgage or just blow it all on a big beach vacation.
The raw nuts on conventional grocers’ shelves have not gone through this process, so eating them will provide little of the spectacular nutrition nuts and seeds are know for. What they may provide is indigestion. On top of that, eating raw nuts can neutralize the enzymes the body makes to control inflammation, and it can block protein absorption.
Urban farming, particularly with vertical systems, speaks to (and can possibly resolve) issues like food accessibility, scale and affordability. “We need to improve our distribution, eat higher quality food, and make sure that the hungriest, poorest people have access to the highest quality food. It doesn’t make any sense to not provide people with nutritious food, because you end up paying for it on the back end with medical costs and a host of other things,” said Josh Lee, a.k.a. “Farmer Josh,” the co-founder of Green Top Farms: A Queens-based urban farming company that grows and distributes salad greens to New Yorkers.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved some genetically modified varieties of apples and potatoes that do not bruise or brown. The agency says they are “as safe and nutritious as their [non-GMO] conventional counterparts,” yet is shockingly considering a label for the creations. But if history tells us anything, it’s that these products will not get a GMO label – so how will you know if you’re eating it?
A growing body of scientific work shows that gratitude and kindness are traits that lead to higher levels of well-being. People who are grateful and kind are happier, less depressed, less stressed and more satisfied with their lives and social relationships.
When paradigms shift, tyrants fall, or corporations lose their market, it is often not from some spectacular event, but by a single, humanizing display. We have just witnessed such an event during the interview of high-profile GMO advocate Patrick Moore. Additionally, this viral video has exploded in popularity giving yet another sign, along with recoiling public dollars, that genetically modified organisms are not wanted. In it, Moore does a near perfect job in less than two minutes to show the world the unempathetic, hypocritical face of the biotech/GMO industry stripped of all spin, lies, and deception.
Headaches can be triggered by a variety of factors. Learn what they are and how you can get rid of your headache without medicine.
One way to free your body of its pain and decrepitude is to first free your mind from preconceived notions of what modalities you should use for your health…Have you ever considered that your health isn’t where it should be because your tool box lacks the right variety of tools?…If you see your car and your body as mere machines, then both are likely to end up stalled on the side of the road…Could the ghost in the machine actually turn out to be your friend bringing you the key to better health? [and]…Is it so hard to believe in Alternative Medicine – after all the most concrete thinkers among us have been touched by love?
What exactly does stress do to your body, and what are the long-term effects? Julia Wilde of DNews answers these questions and more.