Booming New Cannabis Industry Faces an Abundance of Hurdles

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Many new state laws conflict with federal drug laws when it comes to pot, which creates problems for the industry and its consumers

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Marijuana Research Supports Its Safety and Benefits

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Israel is the marijuana research capital of the world, thanks to the work of Dr. Raphael Mechoulam who’s spent his entire career studying the health benefits of cannabis

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Four steps to rid your body of fluoride’s negative effects

dangerFor years experts have been warning against the dangers of sodium fluoride, but that awareness has grown in recent years, as cities like Portland, Ore. have angered residents with plans to add fluoride, and voters in Wichita, Kan. voting against adding it to their water system for the third time in as many decades. Continue reading

Zithromax and Januvia: Two Commonly-Prescribed Drugs Now Shown to Be Killing Patients

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The US FDA is investigating a potential link between a commonly used class of diabetes drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors and pre-cancerous changes to the pancreas. Additionally, previous studies have also indicated a connection of thyroid, colon, melanoma, and prostate cancer

Best Foods to Eat to Kick-Start a Sluggish Thyroid

If you feel sluggish, tired or depressed often with some difficulty losing weight no matter what you try, you may be suffering from hypothyroidism, or simply a sluggish thyroid. It’s estimated that at least five percent of the population suffers from hypothyroidism.

Hormones from the thyroid gland, located in the throat, regulate other Continue reading

The Most Critical Nutrient in Your Body

Magnesium makes more than 300 chemical reactions in the body occur, and the importance of which stretches to all corners of the body.

Your body contains about 25 grams of magnesium and more than 60% of that is found in your bones, while nearly 30% is housed within your muscles. Magnesium is one of the few essential nutrients in which we are often deficient — particularly older adults. For this reason, Continue reading

Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline

Deaths rates from cancer dropped 1.8 percent per year in men and 1.6 percent per year in women between 2004 and 2008, according to a new report — a promising trend that experts hope will accelerate in the years to come.

“This is really very exciting,” said report co-author Ahmedin Jemal of the Atlanta-based American Cancer Society. “Of course, the decrease is due to improvements in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment.”

Over the past 18 years, the steady drop in cancer death rates has translated into more than a million deaths averted, according to the report. Continue reading

Teeth and Gums Affect the Heart and Nerves

We’ve previously discussed how cancer can be related to dental infections. But the fact that your teeth connect via your nerves to the organs, muscles and body tissues means that heart and gland problems can also originate from dental pathogens. So if you want your heart and glands to be healthy, check the health of your mouth first.

Neurological Control

I recently attended an eye-opening conference in Las Vegas at the International Association for Oral and Medical Toxicology (IAOMT). I learned your teeth act as circuit breakers to your spine, and they exert profound neurological control over the rest of your body.

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Forget Antibiotics, Steroids and Medication – Starve This Toxin out of Your Body

Illnesses caused by mold exposure are a growing problem that few people are aware of, including most primary care physicians, and can develop into serious chronic illness and a syndrome called Mixed Mold Toxicosis.

Most primary care practitioners are not trained to treat mold poisoning, and their approach is limited to prescribing steroids and dangerous antifungal medications, many of which are liver-toxic. Recovering from a mold-induced illness requires an integrative approach under the guidance of at least one knowledgeable healthcare practitioner.

The most important aspect of recovering from mold toxicity is starving the fungi out of your body with an antifungal diet, Continue reading

How Calcium Could Affect Your Brain

Calcium is one of the overarching most popular natural supplements around. There is no doubting its importance, particularly for women of postmenopausal age. This study takes a different route, one that warns against having too high calcium — in particular, what it does to the brain.

Older adults worried about declining mental function may want to have their calcium levels checked every so often. That’s because a team of Dutch researchers have just found that high levels of blood calcium — rather than calcium in the bone — are linked to a faster decline in cognitive ability.

In other words, high blood calcium is a signal that your mind might be weakening more quickly. Signs that your brain function may not be what it used to be include generally what one would assume: a slipping memory; difficulty concentrating; inability to pay attention as well; inability to learn new things easily; simple thinking becoming more challenging; and use of language is not as sharp anymore.

Previous studies have illustrated that small rises in calcium within nerve and brain cells can actually kill those cells. While it’s known that calcium can slip from the blood into the brain, Continue reading

Study says Consumption of Fluoride causes Brain Damage

It is becoming increasingly difficult for fluoride fanatics to defend the practice of artificial water fluoridation, thanks to a plethora of new reports highlighting its many dangers. A new study published in the journal Neurologia reveals that chronic exposure to, and ingestion of, the synthetic fluoride chemicals added to water supplies can cause serious brain and neurological damage. Confirming several others recently published, the study further exposes the lunacy of deliberately adding toxic chemicals to the water supply in the name of saving teeth.

“The prolonged ingestion of fluoride may cause significant damage to health and particularly the nervous system,” write researchers Valdez-Jiminez, et al. in their report. “Fluoride is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier, which may cause biochemical and functional changes in the nervous system during pregnancy, Continue reading

Why you May Want to Choose an Alternative Organic Sunscreen

This time of year, people are going to pools, water parks, and golfing, riding horses, and enjoying time at lakes and beaches. Many people are enjoying the sun for the vitamin D benefits. Enjoying the sun can also restore optimal levels of melatonin in the brain. Summer is a time in which to respect the sun and to understand the chemicals and possible side effects of various sunscreens. It is also a time to examine alternatives to toxic sunscreens.

Many individuals use sunscreen to protect the skin from a sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer. However, what if the sunscreen itself caused other physical issues? What if different companies are touting their ‘safe’ and effective sunscreens, but they are not warning the public that it also contains chemicals that disrupt hormones and the thyroid and can cause skin issues? If the companies did advertise this, it would disrupt their monetary flow. Again, it seems that money is the motivating factor here, rather than the truth.

A few chemicals that are listed as ingredients in some sunscreens are Homosalate, Octinoxate, and Oxybenzone. Different companies  Continue reading

Castor Oil Therapy Helpful with Infertility

Castor oil therapy consists of using a warm castor oil wrap over the abdomen in order to stimulate blood flow to this uterus and ovaries. Castor oil treatments are quite often recommended by holistic practitioners to treat many gynecological disorders in women including fertility related problems, like endometriosis, fibroids, polycystic ovary syndrome, etc.

This type of treatment is very helpful in many cases to resolve infertility because the castor oil pack relieves congestion and inflammation of the uterus, ovaries, Continue reading

Detoxify your Body from Radiation using Coffee and Seaweed Enemas

People seem to be in two camps these days. There are those who know that the radiation from Fukushima is dangerous and will have impacts, so they protect themselves through diet and supplementation. And there are those who think it`s all fine and even radioactive poisons with half lives of tens of thousands of years won`t harm them. The latter group will almost surely be stunned to find themselves with cancer, Alzheimer`s disease, or any variety of toxicity-induced diseases because they still haven`t understood that poisons cause disease and that there`s quite a bit each of us can do to influence the equation – without a doctor involved at all. Many people are eating seaweed these days and it`s an important step with any radiation disaster. Another important step is to get serious about detoxification – especially using enemas with coffee, seaweed and cilantro.

Why coffee, seaweed and cilantro? Well, coffee enemas have been around for ages. They actually used to be in the Merck manual as a standard for health – before the drug companies  Continue reading

Your Hands Reflect Your Health

They’re one of the most important parts of our body when it comes to day-to-day activities; without them we couldn’t cut vegetables, grip pliers, or text our friends. They’re revealing, too: Not only do scars and age spots recount our personal history but mystics all the way back to prehistory have “read” our futures in their lines and whorls.

But what if your hands could say more about you than that? What if, looking down at your palms and the five digits attached to them, you could discover early signs of dangerous diseases you didn’t yet know you had? “It used to be common for doctors to look at the hands for important clues to overall health,” says endocrinologist Kenneth Blanchard of  Continue reading