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Why Did This Man’s Taste Buds Disappear?

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Major Journal Warns Calling Breastfeeding “Natural” Will Discourage Vaccine and Formula Use; Orwell Spins In His Grave

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A study published in the journal Pediatrics raises concern over the use of the term “natural” to describe breastfeeding, even though the weight of evidence (and common sense) indicates prioritizing breastfeeding over man-made formulas or vaccines is the best way to protect your child and the mother’s health.  Continue reading

Stop Bagging Your Leaves and Make Compost Instead

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  • Yard trimmings, which include grass, leaves and tree and brush trimmings, accounted for 34.7 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) in 2015, which is 13.3% of total MSW
  • Fallen leaves act as a natural mulch that will break down and fertilize the soil while helping to keep weeds in check
  • While it’s true that a thick layer of leaves can smother your lawn, this is easily remedied by running over them with your lawn mower to create mulch
  • Turtles, toads, birds and mammals such as bats use leaf litter for food, shelter and nesting material; insects, including moth and butterfly caterpillars, also rely on leaf litter to overwinter
  • If you have a compost pile or bin, fallen leaves are a welcome addition and act as “brown material” that should form the bulk of the compost
  • When shredded into small pieces and left on the lawn, different leaf types offer different benefits; maple leaves reduce weed seed germination while honey locust leaves are known for adding nitrogen

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How to Cook Cabbage

The humble cabbage is an economically important plant with European origins.1 While eaten all over the world, it has a reputation of being boring because it’s often used as a simple side dish for gatherings such as backyard barbecues.2 However, ignore it and you’ll miss out on its culinary potential and health benefits. Continue reading

Regenerative Medicine for Nerve and Neuropathic Pain

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  • Dr. Matthew Cook, a regenerative medicine specialist and founder of BioReset Medical in Campbell, California, offers several novel therapies, including NAD supplementation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and hydrodissection
  • NAD+ is a vital coenzyme found in all living cells. It’s essential for over 700 enzymatic reactions in your body, including ones occurring in your mitochondria. Without sufficient NAD, you’re likely to die prematurely
  • A side effect of rapid NAD IV infusion is a flush-like experience similar to that of niacin. This is likely an effect of methyl depletion, and can be circumvented by taking a methyl donor such as glycine or trimethylglycine
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy appears to have significant antiaging benefits; it’s a potent anti-inflammatory that removes senescent cells and increases stem cell activation. It can also improve cognitive function, and help optimize cellular oxygenation and nutrient uptake
  • Hydrodissection involves injecting a substance such as 5% dextrose, placental matrix, stem cells, platelet-rich plasma or fat around nerves, thereby treating many different kinds of nerve pain. Back pain can also be treated this way

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14 Natural treatments for rheumatoid arthritis

Don’t let rheumatoid arthritis get you down. There are many natural ways to manage the pain of inflamed joints without resorting to pharmaceutical drugs. Continue reading

Can Eating Commercial Dairy REALLY Cause Breast Cancer?

It may seem unlikely that those slices of commercial cheddar on your sandwich every day may be contributing to your risk of certain kinds of cancer. Sadly, however, if you live in the United States, it may be true. This is because of the many toxins found in American commercial animal products, especially in dairy. Continue reading

How Lumps on a Man’s Heels Signaled a Rare Disease in His Brain

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Flint’s Deadly Water

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  • The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, began in April 2014, when the state took over city management and decided to switch the city’s water supply from treated Detroit water to water from the highly-polluted Flint River
  • Problems became apparent almost immediately. Residents noticed their tap water had turned a dirty brown, and had an odd smell and taste
  • Thousands of Flint residents have been poisoned by lead-contaminated water. On top of that, the water switch spawned one of the largest outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in the U.S.
  • The Legionella contamination was the real killer in this case, having officially led to the death of 12 people, but unofficially may have killed dozens more. Cases of Legionnaires’ disease are still being reported in Flint today
  • While nine state and local officials were charged with criminal offenses for their role in the water crisis, all charges were dropped after the newly appointed attorney general appointed new prosecutors who dismissed the charges and started a new investigation from scratch

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Tea With or Without Plastic?

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  • In a recent analysis of tea bags, researchers found that those sealed in plastic release billions of plastic particles with every cup that’s brewed. The plastic caused aquatic organisms to behave abnormally
  • Tea is an ancient beverage, recognized for the positive impact it has on health and the important role it plays in cultures around the world. While tea sold in plastic tea bags increases your toxic load, paper tea bags are not safer because they are infused with a known carcinogen
  • One study found humans excrete microparticles of plastic in stool, which is not removed during processing in wastewater treatment plants. These particles may then end up in municipal water supplies, giving a whole new meaning to recycling
  • There are significant health benefits to drinking tea, so it would be wise to continue the habit, while substituting loose leaf tea for tea bags. Tea may help develop better brain connections and improve cardiovascular health. It’s believed to also reduce beta-amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer’s disease and reduce the development of atherosclerotic plaques

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What Is Activated Charcoal?

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Fat Can Build Up in Your Lungs

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