Even Non-Carcinogenic Chemicals May Cause Cancer When Combined

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More than 80,000 chemicals are put into American products each year, essentially without safety testing

10,000 chemical additives are allowed in food and food packaging alone and virtually none are tested for human safety

By acting on various pathways, Continue reading

Flame Retardants Do More Harm Than Good, Research Shows

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Flame retardant chemicals have been linked to serious health risks, including infertility, birth defects, neurodevelopmental delays, reduced IQ, behavioral problems, hormone disruptions, and cancer

Firefighters are speaking out against the use of fire retardant chemicals in Continue reading

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Agree to Remove Flame Retardant Chemical from Their Products

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Bowing to public pressure, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have both agreed to remove brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from all of their beverages in the near future

BVO, first patented as a flame retardant, contains bromine, which has been found accumulating in people’s bodies and in women’s breast milk Continue reading

Documentary Examines How Stress Kills

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The documentary “Stress: Portrait of a Killer” illustrates how prolonged exposure to stress can ruin your health in a multitude of ways

You are more vulnerable to the adverse effects of stress if you feel like you have no control, Continue reading

A Top Hospital Opens Up to Chinese Herbs as Medicines

evidenceAt the Cleveland Clinic, herbalist Galina Roofener meets with patient John McGeehan, who complains of chronic nausea. Michael F. McElroy for the Wall Street Journal

Evidence is lacking that herbs are effective Continue reading

Gluten: Bad for us All!

rodneyAll truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 – 1860)

Here we present you with the evidence of the universal harm of gluten

Gluten: ZERO global

By this I mean a worldwide change to a gluten-free diet. Continue reading

Pasteurized Milk Is the Number One Allergic food

Did You Know…

…that mass produced pasteurized milk is the number one allergic food—but milk in its natural, raw state is loaded with health benefits?

     More than 12 million U.S. citizens currently contend with food allergies.  Not only that, Continue reading

What Is Inside Your Mattress

Did You Know…

…you could be slowly poisoning yourself while you sleep?

     To be well rested, you should spend about 1/3 of your life sleeping.  However, once you know what’s inside your mattress, you may find that hard to do.  In order to comply with Continue reading

Buttered Popcorn Flavoring Linked to Alzheimer’s

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  • Diacetyl is an artificial butter flavoring added to microwave popcorn and other snack foods; many microwave popcorn factories have already stopped using the synthetic diacetyl because it’s been linked to lung damage in people who work in the factories
  • New research shows diacetyl has several concerning properties for brain health and may trigger Alzheimer’s disease
  • Not only can diacetyl pass through the blood-brain barrier, which is intended to help keep toxins out of your brain, but it can also Continue reading

Scientists Identify Gene Linked to Facial, Skull and Cognitive Impairment

A gene whose mutation results in malformed faces and skulls as well as mental retardation has been found by scientists.

They looked at patients with Potocki-Shaffer syndrome, a rare disorder that can result in significant abnormalities such as a small head and chin and intellectual disability, and found the gene PHF21A was mutated, said Dr. Hyung-Goo Kim, molecular geneticist at the Medical College of Continue reading

Male Fertility Genes Discovered

A new study has revealed previously undiscovered genetic variants that influence fertility in men. The findings, published by Cell Press on May 24th in the American Journal of Human Genetics, shed much-needed light on human reproduction and might provide answers for countless men suffering from infertility. Continue reading

Radioactive Tissue Holders Found at Bed, Bath & Beyond

The Dual Ridge Metal Boutique tissue boxes sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond stores have been discovered to be radioactive. Made with the extremely dangerous material used to blast cancer tumors with radiation — cobalt-60 — they emit gamma rays that are known to cause both cancer and infertility. They were manufactured in India, shipped on a commercial container to New Jersey, and then distributed to Bed, Bath & Beyond stores in 20 states.

How much radiation do these tissue holders emit, exactly? Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman David McIntyre said, on the record, that standing near one of these tissue holders for 30 minutes a day would expose you to the equivalent of “a couple of chest X-Rays” each year. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency went even further; issuing a release stating that every 10 hours spent near the product would expose you to the equivalent Continue reading

Holy Basil an Alternative to Medical Marijuana

Did You Know…that there’s an aromatic plant which offers an alternative that rival those of medical marijuana treatmentwithout the side effects or the necessity for a prescription? This same medicinal plant also protects against inflammation, stress, and even radiation poisoning.

In Asia, holy basil(Ocimum sanctum, O. tenuiflorum) has been cultivated for medicinal use for over 5,000 years.

Today, Western scientists have caught on to the herb’s natural anti-inflammatory properties. Chemically speaking, basil (in numerous tested varieties) contains compounds similar to those found in cannabis (also known as marijuana) and oregano.

This has led some doctors to suggest Continue reading

Antioxidants of Interest to Address Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction

A growing body of evidence suggests that antioxidants may have significant value in addressing infertility issues in both women and men, including erectile dysfunction, and researchers say that large, specific clinical studies are merited to determine how much they could help.

A new analysis, published online in the journal Pharmacological Research, noted that previous studies on the potential for antioxidants to help address this serious and growing problem have been inconclusive, but that other data indicates nutritional therapies may have significant potential.

The researchers also observed that infertility problems are often an early indicator of other degenerative disease issues such as atherosclerosis, high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. The same approaches that may help treat infertility  Continue reading

Chinese Acupuncture May be Helping with Infertility

Fertility treatments can be invasive and expensive, but many couples see it as their only option if they are having trouble conceiving. No matter how much money a couple spends, there is no guarantee that the treatments will work, and people may find themselves out thousands of dollars and still unable to conceive. Recently, couples have been turning to alternative treatments to increase fertility, such as Chinese acupuncture.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine reviewed seven clinical trials involving acupuncture and women undergoing in vitro fertilization treatments. The results suggested that acupuncture may improve fertility rates and enhance a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant. Continue reading