Incredible ‘Heslington Brain’ Resists Rotting for 2,600 Years. Here’s How.

Here’s how the famous Iron Age ‘Heslington brain’ got preserved. Continue reading

New Proof the Ketogenic Diet Plan Fights Cancer

Since ancient times, healers have known that food can be medicine – even if our conventional medical establishment has stubbornly resisted this fact. Continue reading

Studies Prove Optimists are Less Likely to Get Dementia

From ‘you’re as young as you feel’ to ‘age is just a number,’ our culture provides us with a wealth of adages urging us to take a positive attitude toward aging. Continue reading

Real Risk of a Sneaky Deficiency for Vegans and Vegetarians

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  • Although there are several reasons people choose to stop eating meat, experts warn it’s important to understand your nutritional needs and include a vitamin B12 supplement to reduce real and permanent risks linked to deficiency
  • Moving into a new year more people consider lifestyle changes to affect physical, mental and emotional health. January has been dubbed “Veganuary,” as the number who choose to be vegetarians grows dramatically after the first of the year
  • There are some plant sources of active B12, but they also have B12 analogues blocking the uptake of true B12, potentially lowering your vitamin levels even further
  • Other conditions placing you at risk for deficiency are eating or absorption disorders, regular alcohol consumption, diabetes and long-term antacid use
  • Your heart and nervous system are dependent on vitamin B12. Consider using a quality supplement with the naturally occurring methylcobalamin form of the vitamin

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Documentary: High Mowing Organic Seeds for a New Food System

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  • High Mowing Organic Seeds has become one of the only companies producing organic seeds from organically grown plants
  • Their mission is to grow organic seeds that came from an organic source that have high disease and insect resistance, high yield and that produce high-flavor crops
  • They now grow over 600 heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid seeds, including vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers, for home gardeners and commercial growers
  • Ninety-five percent of the acreage of organic vegetable farms are planted with conventional seeds
  • Choosing organic seeds is important for avoiding pesticides and growing the heartiest, most resilient plants

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Dark Energy Is Real, Despite Claim to the Contrary

A new study suggests that dark energy might not be real after all. But other scientists have found major flaws with this bold claim. Continue reading

Newfound Cannabis Compound May Be 30 Times More Potent Than THC

Two newfound cannabinoids have been discovered in the glands of the Cannabis plant, and one of them may be at least 30 times as potent as the high-inducing compound THC. Continue reading

Does a Study Change What We Know About Blue Light?

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  • Evidence from a small study found that blue light helped mice sleep better — but before we change the way we think about blue light’s effect on humans, studies need to be done on humans, at least one researcher says
  • Blue light is linked to many well-documented health risks, including sleep problems
  • The use of blue light-emitting smartphones, computers, tablets and e-readers before bedtime is linked to sleep disturbances
  • Whether future research shows blue light disturbs sleep or not, it’s best to avoid it and let your natural circadian rhythm work 

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USA Exports More Blood Than Soybeans or Corn

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  • Many areas of the U.S. are struggling to meet the blood needs of local residents even as the country supplies 70% of the world’s plasma
  • Most for-profit donation centers are in the poorest areas where residents sell plasma to help pay for food and shelter
  • Big Pharma also targets college students, advertising money for books in exchange for plasma used to feed antiaging technology startups
  • China uses half the global demand for serum albumin to treat a rising number with liver disease; despite environmental contaminants in the blood, U.S. blood is identified as one of the safest sources 

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Berries Drive Brain Health, Keep Aging at Bay

In an analysis of data on berry intake, mental decline has been slower for women over age 70 who regularly consumed strawberries or blueberries. These findings aren’t alone in vouching for berries’ longevity-promoting and cognition boosting properties, as previous studies reflect similar therapeutic actions  Continue reading

Unique Brain Signal Just Discovered. And It Might Make Us ‘Human’

A new study suggests that human neurons may have more computing power than once thought. Continue reading

No One Can Agree How Fast Universe Is Expanding. New Measure Makes Things Worse.

We just might need new physics to get out of this mess. Continue reading