Stevia leaves can potentially be used for improving Type 2 diabetes

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Stevia rebaudiana, a member of the Asteraceae family, is widely known as a natural sweetener. Also called candyleaf, sweet leaf or sugarleaf due to its sweet-tasting leaves, Continue reading

How cannabis could be a first step in treating liver cancer

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“Eliminating cancerous cells while leaving healthy ones alone is an important step toward reducing patients’ suffering.”

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Israeli Chemo Breakthrough Could Change Cancer Treatment Forever!

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The discovery could revolutionize how chemotherapy is used. Continue reading

How Google Is Stealing Your Personal Health Data

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  • Google, Amazon and Microsoft collect data entered into health and diagnostic sites, which is then shared with hundreds of third parties — and this data is not anonymized, meaning it’s tied specifically to you, without your knowledge or consent
  • Google, Amazon, Apple and the startup Xealth, are also data mining people’s personal electronic medical records to expand their businesses
  • In the wrong hands, your medical information can have real-world consequences, resulting in, for example, higher insurance premiums or denial of employment
  • Google is amassing health data from millions of Americans in 21 states through its Project Nightingale, and patients have not been informed of this data mining
  • The partnership that gives Google access to this medical data is covered by a “business associate agreement.” HIPAA allows hospitals and medical providers to share your information with third parties that support clinical activities, and according to Google’s interpretation of the privacy laws, it’s not in breach of these laws because it’s a “business associate”

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Why Vegetable Oils Are Carcinogenic

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Replacing dangerous vegetable oils such as corn oil, soybean oil and canola oil with healthy fats such as lard, butter or coconut oil is a simple way to boost your health and reduce your risk of chronic disease, including cancer
  • Vegetable oils are a concentrated source of omega-6 linoleic acid, which has led to a severe imbalance between the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in most people’s diets. This imbalance appears to be why vegetable oils promote cancer
  • Consumption of saturated animal fats such as butter, lard and beef tallow fell by 27% between 1970 and 2014, while consumption of vegetable oils rose by 87%
  • Historically, mankind consumed omega-3 and omega-6 at a ratio of 1-to-1. Today, most get 25 times more omega-6 than omega-3, and this imbalance has been linked to heart disease, gastrointestinal diseases, inflammatory conditions and cancer, especially neuroblastoma, breast, prostate, colon and lung cancer
  • Your body metabolizes omega-3 and omega-6 PUFAs into eicosanoids (hormone-like substances), and as a general rule, omega-3 eicosanoids are anti-inflammatory while omega-6 eicosanoids have proinflammatory effects. Part of the benefits of omega-3 fats is that they block the proinflammatory effects of omega-6 eicosanoids

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Competitive sperm: Study reveals it performs better in the presence of sexual rivals

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Competition tends to bring out the best in people. Turns out, that saying applies to sperm as well. Spanish and Swedish researchers found that spermatozoa can alter themselves to compete with rival sperms from another male of the same species. Continue reading

Eating Canned Vegetables Can Ruin Your Digestion and Eventually Your Health

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We’d like to think all fruits and vegetables are good for us, but researchers have discovered that certain ones can sabotage your health, not improve it. I’m talking about the ones that you get out of a can. Continue reading

Popular Spring Flower Packs a Punch Against Cancer

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An ancient herb – used in Asian traditional medicine for at least 2,000 years – has now been shown to be effective against a very modern health problem. Continue reading

For Brain Health, One Food Makes All the Difference

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Botanically, it’s closer to an animal than a plant. Some types glow in the dark, others are hallucinogenic, many are poisonous. Continue reading

How the Dairy Mafia Destroyed Dairy Farmers

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  • Dean Foods, one of the biggest dairy companies in the U.S., has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Dean Foods is in talks with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), the largest dairy co-op in the U.S., about a possible acquisition
  • The merger would pose a serious conflict of interest for dairy farmers, as DFA is supposed to advocate for farmers but would end up being a processor
  • As such, DFA would have an interest in keeping milk prices low, at the detriment of the more than 13,000 dairy farmers they represent
  • Many are asking what “killed” Dean Foods, blaming its downfall on everything from plant-based milk alternatives and millennials’ apparent distaste for milk to increased availability of other beverages
  • What’s truly responsible for declining milk consumption, however, is the shift of milk from a fresh, wholesome raw food to one that’s ultraprocessed, homogenized and the product of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)

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Valerian: Everything You Knew and Everything You Didn’t

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Insomnia: Everything You Knew

Valerian is the herbal superstar for insomnia. Several studies prove that valerian safely helps you fall asleep faster and enjoy a better sleep. Double-blind research shows that valerian improves sleep in 89% of people and that 44% of them report perfect sleep. Continue reading