Diabetes Management via Apps

According to a new study from the eHealth Initiative (eHI), mobile health (mHealth) applications are helping socially disadvantaged populations with diabetes better manage their condition. The study supported by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), reports that disadvantaged patients are using smart phones and mobile devices to overcome obstacles that often contribute to poor diabetes management, such as lack of access to healthcare providers.

More than 25 million Americans have diabetes today and many of them are uninsured or underinsured. As a result, these populations often have difficulty managing their condition, Continue reading

Bleaching Agent Used in Foamed Plastics like Yoga Mats and Shoe Soles Found in McDonald’s McRib Sandwich

The fact that most fast foods are not a smart, healthy diet choice is well documented by now. Still, it never ceases to amaze us here at Natural News just what kind of harmful garbage fast food companies put in some of their most popular items.

Take the McRib sandwich Continue reading

Some U.S. Farmers now Feeding their Cattle Gummy Worms, Marshmallows, and Ice Cream Sprinkles in Response to Skyrocketing Feed Costs

The cost of genetically-modified (GM) corn and soy feed for conventional cattle is surging so high, and availability plunging so low, as a result of persistent drought conditions and resultant crop failures that conventional feedlot farmers are having to seek out less expensive and more plentiful alternatives. But such alternatives are not exactly the types of things you would Continue reading

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Did You Know…

… Flu vaccines could make you sicker—and there’s a great alternative the FDA doesn’t want you to know about?

Last week, Dr. Mercola shared a story from the Vancouver Sun on a frightening new research study about the flu vaccine.  Initial findings Continue reading

Ideal Exercise Details Finally Revealed

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The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans detail the types and amounts of physical activity needed for maintenance of good health. A new paper has broken them down into what we all need to know about exercise:

— Adults should do at least 150 minutes a week of moderate- intensity exercise, 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise, or a combination of both. For greater health benefits, increase levels to Continue reading

Five Ways Small-Scale Organic Farming Can Save Agriculture from America’s ‘Greed for Profit’ System

ofAll around the world, the push to globalize the food supply by consolidating food production into large-scale, corporatized agricultural systems controlled by a select few is causing massive environmental destruction and immense poverty. And the only way to truly turn things around is to return to small-scale, independent, organic farming models in which people, not corporations, Continue reading

The Top 10 Breakfast Cereals Most Likely to Contain Monsanto’s GMO Corn

cerealBy now, nearly everyone interested in healthy living is aware of the recent research linking Monsanto’s GMO corn to cancer tumors and an increase risk of premature death in both men and women. News of the research is spreading like wildfire across the ‘net, and support for Proposition 37 — which seeks to label GMOs in foods — is growing by the day. Continue reading

Russia Bans All GM Corn Imports; EU May also Ban Monsanto GMO in Wake of Shocking Cancer Findings

Russia has now officially banned all imports of genetically modified corn, citing concerns from a recent study by French researchers showing rats grew massive cancer tumors when fed a lifetime of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn.

Russia’s consumer protection group, Rospotrebnadzor, said it was halting all imports of GM corn while Continue reading

Health Consumer and Medical Apps: Common Threads for Success

Health, fitness and medical apps are flooding the market at breakneck speed. There are now more than 40,000 of them. There are many obvious differences between those directed to consumers and apps developed as tools for Continue reading

Alzheimer’s May be Caused by Poor Diet

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  • A growing body of research suggests there may be a powerful connection between the foods you eat and your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, via similar pathways that cause type 2 diabetes.
  • Researchers from Brown University in Providence, Continue reading

Color Toning Heals 400 Diagnosed Disorders

Did You Know…

… that colored light therapy (a treatment called color “toning”) has been shown to cause a physiologic effect inside the human body, and has been used by many health practitioners to heal 400 diagnosed disorders, including most known health conditions? Continue reading

How This Type of Corn is Helping Diabetics

You might not have heard of this particular food cure. A cousin to blue corn is purple corn, grown mostly in Peru and Chile. In a brand new health breakthrough, scientists have found certain compounds in purple corn that could protect diabetics from serious complications.

Diabetic nephropathy is kidney damage triggered by type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

Bronchitis – Conventional, Nutritional and Alternative Treatments

Conventional Treatment

Don’t think that you’re going to walk into your health care practitioner’s office and walk out with a prescription for antibiotics in response to your bronchitis.

Since the usual cause of bronchitis is a viral infection, antibiotics aren’t effective at treating this respiratory problem.  Antibiotics can only defeat bacterial infections. So most cases of bronchitis don’t require this form of treatment.  Continue reading

Here’s an Approach that Anyone Developing an E-Visit Program for Remote Patients Needs to Consider

telehealth2Telemedicine, and the concept of meeting patients where they are, is gaining ground rapidly.

As consumer technologies like Skype have taken off, televisits are now possible between doctors and patients who may be at far-flung locations. At the Mayo Clinic, too, doctors are meeting with patients virtually, and since 2009, doctors at its flagship Rochester location have conducted more than 2,000 televisits with patients. Continue reading

Edible School Yards and Healthy Cooking Lessons – Growing Fresh Solutions for Childhood Obesity

Purple carrots, raspberry bushes and a bounty of schoolyard-grown vegetables are sprouting up around the nation. Edible schoolyards are teaching children about sustainability, nutrition and the fun of growing, cooking and eating their own food. As more of these gardens germinate from an idea to a full fledged classroom, children learn about wholesome food choices — helping to curb childhood obesity.

The blossoming of garden classrooms

Instead of sitting in front of video games Continue reading