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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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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Vigorous Exercise Leads to Lower Mortality for Women

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  • Heart disease and cancer are the two top reasons people die in the U.S.; data show women who can exercise vigorously have a reduced risk of mortality from heart disease, cancer and other causes
  • Women who have high cardiovascular fitness also enjoy a reduced risk of dementia, which may be related to higher levels of a protein responsible for improving mitochondrial biogenesis
  • Combining intermittent fasting with the ketogenic diet plan may boost the health benefits and improve mitochondrial health. This includes not eating within three hours of going to bed to reduce free radical damage
  • Lack of exercise is globally responsible for nearly 5 million deaths each year; the more you move and exercise the lower the potential rate of death. Aim to sit as little as possible during the day 

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New science proves that vaccines SPREAD infectious disease, causing up to 15 times MORE infections among fully vaccinated children

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A new peer-reviewed scientific paper published in the journal Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines has found that the DTaP vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) is causing children who receive it to become more prone to contracting whooping cough later on in life. Continue reading

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

Ebola-infected woman crosses America’s open border and dies in a U.S. hospital… “human weapons” infected with Ebola are being sent into the USA

There’s still no formidable wall protecting America’s southern border from continued invasion, which means that “migrants” and “refugees” – let’s call these people what they really are: illegals – continue to flood into our country like a broken fire hydrant. And some of them, disturbing new reports indicate, are bringing with them deadly Ebola infections that could create a national health nightmare. 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

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 Continue reading

Corruption in Global Health Care May Exceed $1 TRILLION

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  • Dishonesty and fraud in the health care system, including its academic and research communities, are significant barriers to the implementation of universal health coverage, yet this corruption is rarely if ever discussed, let alone addressed in any meaningful way
  • The less transparent a health system is, the more corrupt it becomes. Weak adherence to the rule of law and few accountability mechanisms further invite corruption and, with it, health system performance, quality and efficiency plummet
  • The amount of corruption found in any given system is dependent on three variables: Monopoly on the supply of a product or service, the level of discretion enjoyed by suppliers, and the supplier’s accountability to others
  • Three factors governing the engagement in corrupt practices in the health care system are: being in a position of power; financial, peer and/or personal pressures; and cultural acceptance of corruption. In order for anticorruption measures to succeed, these three factors all need to be addressed
  • Drug research is beset by an astoundingly high incidence rate of scientific misconduct, with 72% of retracted drug studies being retracted due to things like data falsification, fabrication, unethical conduct and plagiarism

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A “butter” alternative: Adding ghee to your diet can improve gut health

When it comes to food products that one would normally label as “healthy,” butter isn’t the first thing that would come to mind. It is, after all, near-synonymous to excess, and has been linked to hypertension and even obesity. Continue reading

Understanding the difference between simple and complex carbs is the key to healthy eating habits

When it comes to eating, it’s important to understand what goes inside your food – especially when it comes to carbohydrates. Carbohydrates, which most people refer to as “carbs,” are divided into two categories: simple and complex carbohydrates. Understanding how each interacts with the body can help a person choose which foods to eat. Continue reading

Medical Shocker: Sqaulene, an oil-based “adjuvant” commonly used in vaccines, likely a leading cause of catastrophic diseases, including auto-immune disease

One thing the CDC hopes nobody ever learns is that oil-based adjuvants commonly used in vaccines can cause irreversible auto-immune disease and permanent organ damage. Continue reading