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The Amazing Similarities Between This Toxic Sugar and Alcohol

Posted by on September 9, 2012 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
The Amazing Similarities Between This Toxic Sugar and Alcohol

You may already be aware that fructose – the sugar found in everything from high fructose corn syrup and fruit juice to agave syrup and honey – is harmful when consumed in excess – which is exactly what many (if not most) Americans do. However, you may be surprised to learn that fructose is, in many ways, very similar to alcohol in the damage that it can do to your body.

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Why no labeling of GM food in US? Conspiracy? [video]

Posted by on September 8, 2012 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 0 Comments
Why no labeling of GM food in US? Conspiracy? [video]

Genetically modified (GM) food is becoming increasingly common – and increasingly controversial. Much of the debate centers on whether it poses a risk to health, and whether or not GM food should be labeled. In this video, common citizens on the streets of New York provide their opinions on GM food.

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3 Simple, Natural Ways to Detoxify Your Body

Written by on September 3, 2012 in Diet, Weight Loss, Obesity with 1 Comment
3 Simple, Natural Ways to Detoxify Your Body

Lisa Garber NaturalSociety As much as we would like to believe otherwise, avoiding toxins in today’s environment is near-impossible. In a 2005 study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found 60 toxic compounds in over 2,000 people across America. These toxins included dioxins and uranium, not to mention mercury from fish, pesticides from […]

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Dr. Mercola: Too Much Sugar Makes You Stupid!

Posted by on September 3, 2012 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 1 Comment
Dr. Mercola: Too Much Sugar Makes You Stupid!

A new UCLA study is the first to show how a steady diet high in fructose can damage your memory and learning. The study was published in the Journal of Physiology. Researchers investigated the effects of high-fructose syrup, similar to high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a cheap sweetener six times sweeter than cane sugar, which is used in most soft drinks, processed foods, condiments, and even many baby foods.

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Approaching Vata Season With Care

Written by on September 2, 2012 in Health with 0 Comments
Approaching Vata Season With Care

“When the seasons change, we experience a sympathetic internal shift. All life-forms open themselves up to receive cosmic redirection from nature during these crucial seasonal transitions, so we are likely to be more vulnerable and unsettled.” Maya Tiwari, The Path of Practice: A Woman’s Book of Ayurvedic Healing Autumn has always been one of my […]

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Dr. Vandana Shiva: Our Hunger Games

Dr. Vandana Shiva: Our Hunger Games

Hunger and malnutrition are man-made. Chemical fertilizers, which are essentially poison, undermine food security by destroying the fertility of soil by killing the biodiversity of soil organisms, friendly insects that control pests and pollinators like bees and butterflies necessary for plant reproduction and food production.

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Slow Death and Fast Profits: The Globalization Of Pesticides and Poison

Posted by on August 31, 2012 in Environmental Hazards, Farming, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
Slow Death and Fast Profits: The Globalization Of Pesticides and Poison

Studies published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals point to strong associations between Monsanto’s chemical pesticides and serious health consequences, including endocrine disruption and fertility problems, birth defects, brain tumors and brain cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, childhood leukaemia, cancer clusters in communities, gastric or stomach cancer, learning disabilities, non-Hodgkin’s lymphomaand canine malignant lymphoma

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Surprise! Chocolate CAN Be Good for You, at the Right Dose

Posted by on August 30, 2012 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Prevention with 0 Comments
Surprise! Chocolate CAN Be Good for You, at the Right Dose

Chocolate can be used therapeutically, but only if it’s the right kind. Chocolate is like anything else: garbage in, garbage out. Consuming poor quality chocolate, such as chocolate loaded with sugar and chemicals, is no more beneficial to your body than a drinking a soda.

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Easy Trick To Remove Pesticides From Your Vegetables and Fruits

Posted by on August 30, 2012 in Health with 0 Comments
Easy Trick To Remove Pesticides From Your Vegetables and Fruits

By Joseph Mercola (Lew Rockwell)  Story at-a-glance There are a number of different types of vinegar; each with its own set of benefits and uses. White distilled vinegar is useful for cleaning and horticultural purposes, while fruit vinegars such as apple cider vinegar has many reported health benefits when taken internally The only vinegar that […]

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Monsanto: How Cheap Food Makes Us All Poor

Written by on August 29, 2012 in Farming, Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 0 Comments
Monsanto: How Cheap Food Makes Us All Poor

Tracy Kolenchuk Waking Times I’ve seen a lot of posts telling us how bad Monsanto is and I tend to agree with them. Here’s one view of the history of Monsanto: The World According to Monsanto part 1 of 10. However, I wanted to take a look at Monsanto from a health point of view. […]

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Apple Peel Extracts Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Apple Peel Extracts Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

(NaturalNews) In the fight against chronic illness, researchers have potentially discovered a new all-natural weapon that can help keep your blood pressure down: Apple peel extracts. Writing in the journal Food Chemistry, researchers from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Canada said the outer layer of an apple contains as much as six times the amount of chemical […]

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Six Ways Yoga Can Help You Lose Weight

Written by on August 28, 2012 in Diet, Weight Loss, Obesity, Exercise and Fitness with 0 Comments
Six Ways Yoga Can Help You Lose Weight

(NaturalNews) Hatha yoga, the yoga of physical postures and poses known as asanas, has caught on so much in the U.S. that it’s difficult to find a town that doesn’t have a yoga training studio. In case your town is behind the times and you’re interested in pursuing yoga for health and mental/emotional equanimity, there […]

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GMO Corn Worsens Drought Damage with Rootworm Outbreak

GMO Corn Worsens Drought Damage with Rootworm Outbreak

According to corn crop and pesticide management experts, the damage of the 2012 drought to the corn crop in the U.S. wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for GMO Bt corn and the lack of crop rotation. The rootworm, a corn pest, has developed resistance to the proteins in the GMO Bt corn that was designed to kill the pests. The rootworm-infested GMO corn crop has magnified the crop damage produced by one of the worst U.S. droughts in decades.

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Study: Circumcision Removes Most Sensitive Parts Of Male Anatomy, Offers Few Preventative Health Benefits

Posted by on August 26, 2012 in Health, Science with 0 Comments
Study: Circumcision Removes Most Sensitive Parts Of Male Anatomy, Offers Few Preventative Health Benefits

By Ker Than (Live Science) How much does circumcision alter what a man ultimately feels? Scientific studies aiming to answer this question have been inconclusive. Now researchers prodding dozens of male penises with a fine-tipped tool have found that the five areas most receptive to fine-touch are routinely removed by the surgery. The finding, announced today, […]

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Breakthrough: Green Tea Compound Shrinks Cancer Tumors Through Intravenous Delivery Method

Breakthrough: Green Tea Compound Shrinks Cancer Tumors Through Intravenous Delivery Method

Provided by University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (Phys.org) A compound found in green tea could be a weapon in treatments for tackling cancer, according to newly-published research at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.   The extract, known as epigallocatechin gallate, has been known to have preventative anti-cancer properties but fails to reach tumours when […]

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