What’s Necessary for a Sustainable Telehealth Program?

telehealth2Developing a telehealth program requires more than just hardware, software and network system capabilities and presents more than a few hurdles, from costs to regulatory requirements to securing patient data and privacy. Continue reading

Elimination Diets Gaining Popularity as Food Supply Increasingly Contaminated

eliFood sensitivities and allergies are becoming so prominent in the Western world today that even the mainstream media is now paying attention. A recent piece in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) draws attention to the growing popularity of elimination diets, Continue reading

BREAKTHROUGH: Chinese Government Admits One-Fifth of Farm Lands Heavily Contaminated with Toxic Heavy Metals like Cadmium, Arsenic and Lead

chinaFor the past few months, Natural News has been warning the world about toxic heavy metals found in foods, superfoods and dietary supplements grown in China. Our Natural News Forensic Food Lab has produced breakthrough results showing, for example, that rice protein imported from China is significantly contaminated with lead, cadmium and tungsten — all industrial heavy metals. Continue reading

A New Reason Why Wheat and GMOs Can Destroy Your Health

wheat_destroys_healthA new study indicates that wheat contributes to the growth of pathogenic bacteria in our gut, adding to growing concern that GMO foods are doing the same. 

A new study published in FEMS Microbiology Ecology titled, Continue reading

Fla. Legislature Ends Session without Advancing Telehealth Measures

florida3On Friday, Florida’s legislative session ended without the state Senate passing major health care legislation (HB 7113) that included some telemedicine provisions, WFSU reports (Hatter, WFSU, 5/2).

Under a provision added by the Florida House, the bill would have allowed doctors to treat Florida residents using telehealth without having a medical license from the state. The Florida Medical Association opposes Continue reading

Right to Farm Being Stripped from Americans: Michigan to Criminalize Small Family Farms with Chickens, Goats, Honey Bees and More

sfcIn the latest stunning assault on Americans’ right to grow their own food, the freedom-crushing state of Michigan has ruled that local governments (cities, towns, counties) can now Continue reading

Niacin, Exercise, and Sauna—A Simple and Effective Detox Program That Can Significantly Improve Your Health

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The average person is likely to have more than 500 – 1,000 times higher levels of toxic chemical in the fat compartment of their bodies, which includes all fatty adipose tissues, brain and lipids in blood, Continue reading

House Lawmakers Urged To Expand Access to Telehealth

houseTestifying before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on Thursday, telehealth industry stakeholders called on Congress to update Medicare reimbursement policies for telehealth services, Health Data Management reports.

Hearing Details Continue reading

Telemedicine Can Improve Community’s Economic Health, too

upTelemedicine can not only enhance healthcare delivery to key populations, but also improve the economic health of the community, according to an article at GigaOM.

In an International Economic Development Council survey, 43 percent of respondents said –they view broadband-enabled healthcare services as a key issue, Continue reading

Oil Pulling Craze: All-Purpose Remedy?

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Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic Indian tradition that’s been around for thousands of years

To perform it, you simply swish an oil in your mouth, “pulling” it between your teeth for about 20 minutes, Continue reading

Foods That Can Help Protect and Improve Your Eyesight

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness among the elderly, followed by cataracts

The pathology of both of these conditions has been attributed to free radical damage, and the condition is in many cases largely preventable through an antioxidant-rich diet Continue reading

Honey: A Powerful Anti-Cancer Agent

cancer_honeyMost of us know honey as a sweet treat, but few are aware of its powerful cancer killing properties.

Honey is a superlative healing food.  We know it has over 69 health benefits, as confirmed by the biomedical literature itself. But did you know it could be of profound benefit in diseases as life threatening and seemingly incurable as cancer?

Indeed, a recent study published the journal Molecules Continue reading