Safety Questions Loom Over Quorn Brand Meat Substitute

qqqQuorn is a fungus-based ferment used in food production as a meat substitute. It was originally developed by one of the largest chemical companies in Great Britain

The fungus Fusarium venenatum is first grown in large fermentation vats. Once the water is removed, Continue reading

Why your Detox is Making you Sick: Must-Read Article Reveals Dangers of Aggressive Detoxing

detoxI can’t tell you how many people have told me that a “detox” protocol made them feel extremely ill. They take detox supplements, pills or tinctures, and within a few hours they suffer dizziness, diarrhea, chills, outbreaks or even vomiting. These symptoms range from mild to severe, depending on the person and what they’ve taken. Such is the legacy of what I’m calling Continue reading

A Gluten for Punishment: the Whole Grain Assault on Health

gluten_punishment(1)From Few to You

Among thoughtful and informed medical providers and public alike, there is an ongoing transition toward recognizing adverse health effects from grains as being common and normal rather than rare and abnormal.  Not all medical providers, of course, support this Continue reading

Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms and Seven Ways to Support and Heal your Adrenal Glands

In our modern world, adrenal fatigue is extremely common and estimated by some experts to affect approximately 80 percent of the population to some degree. Adrenal fatigue is caused by all types of stress – physical and emotional – and if left unchecked, it can lead to other illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, thyroid disease and heart attack. Continue reading

Hundreds of Dogs Killed by Contaminated Jerky Treats Made in China

Thousands of family dogs across the USA have been sickened by pet jerky treats made in China, and nearly 600 dogs have died. The FDA has issued a warning over the deadly jerky treats but has not forced any sort of product recall.

So far, the cause of the fatalities remains a mystery. The FDA says it has tested jerky treats for heavy metals, pesticides, antibiotics, chemicals and even Salmonella but cannot find the cause. Continue reading

Why the Apple Is One of the World’s Most Healing Superfoods

appleheartThis commonly overlooked superfood protects the body from nuclear fallout, kills a wide range of cancers, and keeps the arteries unclogged — to name but a few, experimentally confirmed ways in which the apple awakens your inner physician.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Continue reading

Sneakers for Crohn’s Disease Sufferers

sneakerEvery Crohn’s disease sufferer should invest in a good pair of sneakers because this gut-wrenching bowel disease can have you wearing out your shoes sprinting to the toilet several times a day.

The symptoms of Crohn’s are like a gastrointestinal nightmare — diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and Continue reading

The Seven-Cent Cure for High Cholesterol

niacinA new report from the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service (OMNS), a top research group, claims that niacin — and not dangerous statins — is by far the most effective and affordable cure for keeping your nagging high cholesterol in check.

Niacin — a form of vitamin B3 — has been studied in more than 42,000 scientific papers, Continue reading

Top-Selling Antidepressants Double your Bone Fracture Risk

Pharmaceutical antidepressants are usually among a class of varied chemicals known as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Serotonin is the feel good central nervous system neurotransmitter that is produced in the body.

The phrase re-uptake inhibitor is confusing to most of us laypersons. Why does inhibiting a feel good chemical make someone feel less depressed?

The SSRIs purportedly modulate and redistribute serotonin, keeping it from being taken in by some neuron receptors and Continue reading

Could Your Low-Sugar Diet Be Causing You More Harm Than Good?

Could your low-sugar diet be the reason for your plaguing stomach problems?

You’ve patted yourself on the back for always choosing low-sugar sweets, thinking you’re doing wonders for your health by avoiding the sugar nightmare. But did you know that low-sugar foods contain sweeteners that can actually be more harmful to your health than Continue reading

Dementia Protection without the Side Effects

I’d never fault anyone for doing everything they thought necessary to ward off dementia. If you’ve ever watched a loved one struggle with this debilitating condition, you know what a heartbreak it can be.

But, if like me, you believe that the first rule of medicine should still be, “Do no harm,” Continue reading

A Refreshing Way to Help Cure Pneumonia Infection

Here’s an herbal remedy that could help you this flu season. In the latest health news, researchers have just discovered that mint could help fight respiratory infections that lead to pneumonia.

You may be familiar with some of the health benefits of mint tea. Continue reading

Majority of U.S. Pork Supply Tainted with Deadly Drugs, Bacteria

The next time you reach for the bacon, ham, pork chops or pork steaks, you may want to rethink your dining choice: A majority of samples of “the other white meat” that were obtained in a recent study contained bacteria, potentially deadly drugs or a combination of both.

According to Consumer Reports, samples of U.S. pork chops Continue reading

Airplanes Found to Be Full of Filth; Passengers Flying in ‘Tube of Human Feces’

The interiors of airplanes are awash in bacteria, including fecal bacteria, according to random tests conducted by Dallas-Fort Worth’s local CBS affiliate.

CBS 11 contracted a team to randomly swab 10 surfaces on two separate planes. Continue reading

Gladiolus

gladiolusIntroduction:
Most Europeans are under the wrong impression on the origins of this wonderful plant. The Gladiolus was first discovered near the end of its range in KwaZulu Natal in the late 1820’s. The name G. natalensis was then used for species farmed in Holland. Professor C.G.C. Reinwardt at Leyden distributed plants under this name to growers. No other species of the genus has caused so much taxonomic confusion and misunderstanding. Continue reading