New coronavirus from China: Everything you need to know

Here’s a look at what you need to know about the new virus. Continue reading

Skin care 101: How essential oils help reduce acne

Acne is a common skin disorder that affects most people at some point in their lives. In fact, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases claims that an estimated 80 percent of individuals aged 11 to 30 experience outbreaks. Continue reading

New Thought Police NewsGuard Is Owned by Big Pharma

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  • NewsGuard is a self-appointed internet watchdog that sells a browser plugin to rate websites on nine criteria of credibility and transparency
  • NewsGuard received much of its startup funds from Publicis Groupe, a giant global communications group
  • Publicis Groupe’s health subsidiary, Publicis Health, names Lilly, Abbot, Roche, Amgen, Genentech, Celgene, Gilead, Biogen, Astra Zeneca, Sanofi, Bayer and other Big Pharma giants as clients
  • In October 2018, GlaxoSmithKline sent its $1.5 billion media account to Publicis
  • In January 2020, GSK awarded Publicis Media with even more business, handing over the former Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Brands to Publicis, a move worth an estimated $400 million
  • While NewsGuard’s warnings may be enough to prevent someone from clicking these links, I believe the true intent is to bury this content entirely from search results and social media feeds 

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Four Natural Remedies for Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is common among women, and not only during menopause. Natural remedies, including dietary changes, natural lubricants and more, can offer safe and effective relief  Continue reading

Five Evidence-Based Ways to Boost Testosterone

Low levels of testosterone can come with glaring symptoms such as erectile dysfunction and reduced bone mass. Before opting for hormone replacement therapy and facing the risk of serious side effects, here are five science-backed ways to optimize your testosterone levels naturally Continue reading

World’s First ‘Living Machine’ Created Using Frog Cells and Artificial Intelligence

Scientists used computer algorithms to “evolve” an organism that’s made of 100% frog DNA — but it isn’t a frog. Continue reading

Food storage 101: DIY pickling tips and tricks

Pickling is a process that involves soaking foods like fruits and vegetables in an acid or brine, which prevents harmful bacteria from growing. Considered one of the oldest forms of food preservation, this process is a fantastic way to extend the shelf life of any fresh produce, especially if you plan on stocking up for the winter with summer vegetables or vice versa. In fact, almost any produce can be pickled, as long as you know how to do it properly. (h/t to PrimalSurvivor.net) Continue reading

Science Review Confirms Yoga Benefits Your Brain

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  • Like many other forms of exercise, yoga — which is suitable for most people, regardless of age or fitness level — has been shown to support healthy brain function and stave off neurological decline
  • Through modern imaging technology, researchers have been able to objectively confirm that yoga impacts the brain in beneficial ways that translate into improved attention, mental processing speed, executive function and emotional regulation
  • Regular yoga practice has also been shown to lower stress, reduce body image dissatisfaction and anxiety, and much more
  • Yoga practitioners have thicker cortexes and greater gray matter volume and density in several brain regions, including the frontal, limbic, temporal, occipital and cerebellar regions. Yoga also appears to negate the otherwise normal decline in total gray matter volume that occurs with age
  • It appears to be the unique combination of physical movement, breath work and meditation that confers these beneficial brain benefits 

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Ginger Improves Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis, Enhances Quality of Life

Bowel and digestive problems like ulcerative colitis can be among the most discomforting and disruptive affronts to a person’s lifestyle and overall well-being. What if adding a healthy dose of ginger to your diet could prevent indigestion, inflamed insides and even protect you from colon and rectal cancers? The evidence says, it can 

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Most Seniors Are Taking Too Many Prescriptions

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  • The number of prescriptions taken by seniors doubled from 1988 to 2010, contributing to a higher incidence of functional limitations
  • The use of multiple medications increases the risk of adverse events and drug interactions that lead to permanent damage or death
  • Side effects from one drug often lead to the prescription of another to reduce symptoms, known as a “prescribing cascade”
  • The number of seniors prescribed antidepressants from 1991 to 2011 has more than doubled, while only 14.3% met the DSM-4 criteria for depression; the prevalence of symptoms and disorders has not decreased with more medicine
  • A focus on reducing inflammation and seeking the root causes of health conditions helps lower dependence on drugs that usually come with a significant list of side effects 

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Iron Overload Destroys Mitochondria and Sabotages Health

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  • Iron is essential for life as it transfers oxygen to your tissues. Hemoglobin, the protein in your red blood cells, contains iron at its core, which reversibly binds to oxygen and supplies your tissues with it
  • Without proper oxygenation, your cells quickly start dying. However, excess iron can also cause severe problems by encouraging oxidation and tissue damage
  • Common health problems associated with elevated iron levels include cirrhosis, cancer, hepatitis C, gouty arthritis, arrhythmia, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and more
  • Recent research shows excessive iron damages mitochondrial function and impairs your heart function by inducing the death of muscle cells in your heart
  • Your iron level can be easily determined with a serum ferritin test. I believe this is one of the most important tests that everyone should have done on a regular basis as part of a preventive, proactive health screen

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Dill: Nature’s Lesser-Known Antibiotic

Dill is chock-full of nutrients and compounds that are widely used for reducing excess gas, aiding in digestion and boosting the immune system. But the perks don’t end there: dill also provides strong antibiotic properties Continue reading