The rice plant, and particularly brown rice, extracts toxins such as mercury, cadmium and arsenic from the soil, which can eventually pass into the digestive system of whatever consumes it, leading to a slew of Continue reading
BPA is an endocrine disrupter that mimics estrogen. In numerous animal studies, it is associated with hormone disruption, obesity, neurological damage and cancer. Despite the consistent evidence, it is still considered a safe chemical to be used in food cans, plastic beverage and water bottles and food packaging, which are Continue reading
Hidden beneath the depths of the world’s oceans are large pockets of mostly fresh water that could serve as replacement water sources for the many land-based aquifers that are on the verge of drying up, a new study suggests. Discovered off the coasts of Australia, China, North America and South Africa, these massive underwater aquifers contain Continue reading
Many of the world’s most unhappy and depressed people live in developed countries where rates of antidepressant use have skyrocketed over the past decade, says a new report issued by the U.S.-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Continue reading
More and more, our collective activism is reshaping the world economy to punish criminal corporations and demand transparency on topics like GMOs, drug patents, animal cruelty and more. And we are winning on every front! Continue reading
Buckwheat is one of those plants that may be unfamiliar to most Americans. It is a staple crop in parts of China, Russia and Eastern Europe, but is less well known to U.S. food consumers.
Buckwheat is not Continue reading
Large scale tests on US supermarket honey now reveal that roughly 75 percent of honey on the market isn’t even real. According to investigation by Food Safety News, today’s mass produced honey is often times void of real pollen, artificially processed and laundered from China. Honey manufacturing experts and the World Health Organization agree that real honey must contain true microscopic particles of pollen, to be considered real, with an identifiable source. Honey void of pollen is an artificial, nutrition-void, watered-down scam.
Watered down, heated, pressurized honey not real at all Continue reading
Could the global tide in support of GMOs be turning? A new report reveals that the formerly pro-GMO Chinese government, one of the largest consumers of GMO food crops in the world, is beginning to crack down on GM corn shipments from the US that have not followed appropriate biosafety regulations. Continue reading
A new study has shown that the juice of bitter melon, a commonly eaten vegetable in Asia and Africa, markedly suppresses the growth of pancreatic tumors in mice by disrupting the cancer cells’ metabolism of glucose, and literally starving them of the sugar they need to survive.
Bitter melon – Numerous health effects already known
Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is widely cultivated and eaten across Southeast Asia, Africa, China, Japan, Oceania and even in the Caribbean. It is especially popular among Continue reading
… that kehraj, an Ayurvedic herb, can regrow hair even better than popular over-the-counter hair regrowth treatments?
The U.S. has appropriated many natural health remedies from Ayurvedic medicine, Continue reading
With a healing reputation in Eastern medicine that’s already thousands of years old, the astragalus herb, renowned for its ability to deeply strengthen the immune system, is becoming even more widely used in Western treatments as well.
Derived from a perennial plant native to China, Mongolia and Korea, the plant’s root is dried, prepared into a tincture, tablet or topical treatment, and applied as a natural remedy for all kinds of health conditions, from fatigue, ulcers and liver toxicity, to diabetes, blood pressure and circulation, and even cancer. Continue reading
When Chinese medicine is prescribed correctly, it is seldom harmful. It is quite unlikely to cause side effects. But that is different than believing that, because Chinese medicinals are natural — mostly herbal cures — they are safe. Here is a two-part piece of health advice on the considerations we must all have in order to get the most from herbs and stay safe.
When certain medicine is not prescribed properly, perhaps to someone who should be taking something else, Continue reading
The ancient practices of phototherapy and chromotherapy are gaining momentum as valid science. Researchers are now able to study how light and color not only affect psychological behavior, but also physiological systems of the body. An article in The New York Times explores how color and light influence well-being in a variety of circumstance; from prison cells to neonatal units, Continue reading
Here is a piece of health news about a highly useful Chinese herb. It’s called “psoralea” and it lives and grows in Asia, particularly Vietnam and China. Its Chinese name is “bug u zhi” and it is linked to the flow of “Qi” through kidney and spleen. It can exert powerful effects on a body that is out of whack.
The seeds of this plant, Continue reading
This new Chinese version is based on a hearing screening test developed by the University’s Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), which has already been taken by more than a million people across Europe. Continue reading