Curb your carb cravings with these healthy keto bread recipes

Going on a keto diet can be difficult, especially if you love eating high-carb foods. But by making some healthy swaps, you can occasionally enjoy keto-friendly treats like keto bread. Continue reading

Potential Health Hazards of Eyelash Extensions

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  • Eyelash extensions, individually bonded with glue to existing eyelashes, can invite mites called Demodex to set up residence in your eyelashes
  • Demodex, aka eyelash lice, can cause redness, inflammation, blood shot eyes and blocked oil glands, and can contribute to conditions like blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis and blepharokeratitis
  • Demodex can be confused with blepharitis, but the treatments are completely different and, unlike blepharitis, Demodex can spread to others
  • Demodex is often explained by lack of hygiene since eyelash extension wearers sometimes keep them on for weeks, fearing that washing will cause the lashes to fall out
  • To treat a Demodex buildup medical professionals recommend tea tree oil, which patients can use at home 

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Shady Implants: Corruption in the Medical Device Industry

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  • Europe’s medical device industry is so poorly regulated that U.S. regulators have compared it to a system where “patients are treated like guinea pigs”
  • Faulty medical device implants, including artificial spine disks, breast implants, hip replacement devices, bone graft devices and insulin pumps have caused serious health problems
  • Medical device implants in Europe are not regulated as strictly as medications and therefore often undergo little or no safety testing
  • Medical device makers set up shop in Europe where they can get their products approved simply and cheaply
  • Medical device manufactures are legally required to report problems that damage people’s health, but they often don’t and face no penalties

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Too Much Screen Time Harms Brain Development

Watching more than two hours of screens a day may harm the structural integrity of white matter in preschoolers’ brains, with implications for language and literacy skills. Children under 2 years shouldn’t use screens, but even those 2 and over may face lifelong consequences of too much screen time during childhood Continue reading

Biodegradable straw made from MANGO peel wins first prize in university science fair and offers an eco-friendly solution to the scourge of plastic pollution

http://Two students in Mexico won first prize at a science fair for their work  

  • Year-long project resulted in ability to turn discarded mango peel into straws 
  • Creators say it is thicker than a normal straw and retains a smell of mango  

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VIDEO: America collapses into a pharma state; just like a “narco state” but run by prescription drug cartels

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A “narco state” is a nation where nearly every aspect of society — politics, law enforcement, media, etc. — is controlled by narcotics traffickers. Mexico is a modern-day narco state. Continue reading

Edibles in plain sight: 15 Common wild plants that are safe to eat

When you’re in the wild, the usual food sources may no longer be available. You’ll need to find your own food through hunting or foraging. These skills rely greatly on your knowledge of which foods you can eat. (h/t to AskAPrepper.com) Continue reading

Healing foods and your emotional state: 5 Natural ways to heal health complaints, regardless of what they are

The quest for effective remedies to different health conditions is a never-ending one, but it isn’t wise to rely on pharmaceutical medication. After all, drugs are often linked to adverse side effects. Continue reading

Buyer Beware: GMO Stevia Is Everywhere

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  • Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana), a perennial shrub native to South America, has a long history of use as a natural sweetener. Steviol glycosides, including rebaudiosides A, D and M are what provide the sweet taste, with Reb A being the sweetest
  • Despite hundreds of years of safe use of stevia, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has labeled stevia leaf and crude stevia extracts “unsafe food additives,” granting GRAS status to certain high-purity steviol glycosides only
  • Genetically engineered (GE) versions of stevia have also received the green light for widespread and unregulated use in food
  • Cargill’s EverSweet contains Reb D and Reb M made from GE yeast fermentation, yet is marketed as “nonartificial”
  • If you want a stevia-based sweetener that is actually made from the plant, opposed to GE yeast, you have to make sure it’s certified organic

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Frothy and Toxic Bubbles Cover One of India’s Most Famous Beaches

A beach in India is coated in knee-deep foam that experts warn is toxic. Continue reading

Mothers who smile a lot at their babies and maintain eye contact “sync up” with them, improving brain development

The ability of babies to learn may be influenced by how their mothers interact with them. Researchers from Dartmouth College and the University of Cambridge in the U.K. found that babies learn when their mothers smile and maintain eye contact with them a lot Continue reading