Migraines Linked to Certain Heavy Metals and Mineral Deficiencies

Migraines%20Linked%20to%20Certain%20Heavy%20MetalsDiscovering the cause of a migraine can be tricky. Triggers are not only difficult to find but often lead nowhere. A new study finds that certain heavy metals are linked to migraines, along with deficiences in certain minerals.

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Even Non-Carcinogenic Chemicals May Cause Cancer When Combined

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More than 80,000 chemicals are put into American products each year, essentially without safety testing

10,000 chemical additives are allowed in food and food packaging alone and virtually none are tested for human safety

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Methylwho? Why You Should Know About Methylation

I was giving a lecture to a group of psychiatric fellows recently, and I got to my slide on folate.  I get excited about this topic, and so I rambled on about the one-carbon cycle, and SAMe, methylcobalamin, and the MTHFR mutation.  As I looked away from my slides, I could see the vacant stares from the near-audience and knew I had lost them.  If highly educated and Continue reading

What’s In a Kiss? More Than You Realize…

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Kissing as an indication of attachment may have begun with “kiss-feeding” – exchanging pre-masticated food from one mouth to another.

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How GMO Farming and Food Is Making Our Gut Flora Unfriendly

Two studies published in the past six months reveal a disturbing finding: glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup® appear to suppress the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, leading to the overgrowth of extremely pathogenic bacteria.

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Ten Natural Ways Grow Hair and Reduce Hair Loss

Vitamins and lifestyle changes have been shown to encourage hair to grow and reduce hair loss. Balding is a genetic trait but good nutrition can play a part in hair growth. Hair products, such as masks, shampoos and leave on conditioners can also prevent hair loss and restore healthy, vibrant hair. Adding nutrients will help regrow hair. Continue reading

The Unsavory Truth of the McRib and Other Fake Foods, and Why Russia Banned US-Raised Meat

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  • Sneaky “tricks of the trade” employed by the meat industry include “pink slime” made of otherwise unusable scraps, meat glue, and reconstituted meat—all of which fool you into thinking you’re buying something of higher quality than you are
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The “Ugly” in Skincare Products

Priority One of looking younger, as any doctor or anti-aging expert will tell you, is taking care of your skin: minimal sun exposure, hydration, supplements, and so on. But many people with the best of intentions are inadvertently exposing themselves to a battlefield of toxins waging war on the face and skin. Imagine slathering on a skin cream loaded with lead, parabens and Continue reading

How You Can Shed Pounds in Bed

A new health breakthrough highlights one aspect of any diet plan. If you are out to shed pounds and get more fit, don’t forget one crucial detail that takes up several hours of your day: sleep.

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Study Shows This Could Be the Real Cause of Some Heart Attacks

One of the risk factors for the heart arrives through the eardrums. Studies have suggested that people who work or live in constantly loud environments may have weakened hearts. More to the point, long-term exposure to blaring noises is believed now to be triggering fatal heart disease.

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Photographic Cholesterol Test

ctestA noninvasive approach to total cholesterol determination

Researchers in India have developed a total cholesterol test that uses a digital camera to take a snapshot of the back of the patient’s hand rather than a blood sample. The image obtained is cropped and compared with images in a database for known cholesterol levels.

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Hemp Protein: Vital Nutrients and Benefits

Hemp protein is a vital nutrient and plant protein and without protein our bodies cannot repair cells; build new stronger cells; fight infection; build muscles, ligaments and bone or even transmit messages from one part of the body to another. Most people, however, get their protein by consuming fatty meats and chemical-laden fish. Continue reading

“You Haven’t Tasted Beef Until You’ve Tasted Grass-Fed: When You Do, You’ll Be Hooked for Life.”

Today more than ever, the source of your food matters. Gone are the days when you could trust your neighborhood butcher or grocer to provide your family with wholesome, fresh food free from unnatural – and dangerous – hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, and herbicides.

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Gum Disease Joins Hot Flashes and PMS Associated with Women’s Hormones

Women, keep those toothbrushes and dental floss handy. A comprehensive review of women’s health studies by Charlene Krejci, associate clinical professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has shown a link between women’s health issues and gum disease.

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Chinese Herbs Prevent Hair Loss & Stimulate Natural Hair Restoration without the Need for Baldness Drugs

Chinese herbs have been used for centuries on their own and in conjunction with other alternative therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure and Ayurveda to prevent hair loss, re-grow hair and restore natural pigment to gray hair.

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