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

Discover DHEA’s Possible Uses and Benefits

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  • DHEA is a hormone mainly produced in the adrenal cortex, but which also can be synthesized in the brain and testes, albeit in smaller amounts
  • DHEA production peaks during early adulthood, between 20 and 30 years old. As you get older, however, your body’s DHEA levels steadily decline
  • Although DHEA supplementation does show some promise in improving certain aspects of your well-being, it can unfortunately pave the way for complications

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Your Body Needs Full Spectrum Light for Optimal Function

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Humans are adapted to sunlight as a complex stimulus that helps keep your body healthy. Exposure to the 1500 wavelengths in sunlight enables your body to react in a balanced and beneficial way Continue reading

How to Help Prevent Age Related Muscle Loss

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Muscle aging may start at a relatively young age. By the time you’re in your 30s, age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia) may already have begun if you’ve neglected to take proactive steps to prevent it Continue reading

Obesity Will Soon Overtake Smoking as Principal Cause of Cancer

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In the US, nearly one in five deaths is associated with obesity, and eight obesity-related diseases account for 75 percent of all healthcare costs

Obesity will likely claim the lead spot as the Continue reading

Coconut Oil May Reduce White Rice Calories 50-60%

White rice is far from a health food, the excessive consumption of which contributes to overweight, obesity and blood sugar disorders, but new research indicates adding coconut oil while cooking it can dramatically alter its nutritional structure and function. Continue reading

TV Time Cuts Toddler Development

My mother always told us that watching too many episodes of The Three Stooges would rot our brains.  As it turns out, she may have been on to something.

When I was growing up my mother always told us that watching too many episodes of “The Three Stooges would rot our brains.  Continue reading

Foods and Other Lifestyle Factors That Will Shorten Your Lifespan

A diet high in sugar (which includes processed fructose and grains) causes a host of health problems that can take years off your life, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease

Compelling evidence actually suggests optimizing your vitamin D can reduce your risk of death from any cause Continue reading

Simple, Effective Approaches for Safely Preventing and Treating Back Pain

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An estimated 75-85 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some time in their lives; in most cases, the pain is due to a mechanical problem, such as poor posture, improper movement, and excessive sitting Continue reading

Some Things You Can Do in Your Sleep, Literally

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Your brain doesn’t simply “turn off” while you’re sleeping; it goes through periods of deep sleep and activity – activity levels similar to those that occur when you’re awake

Using an electroencephalogram (EEG) to record brain activity, Continue reading

5 Surprising Factors That Make You Pack on Pounds

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Contrary to popular belief, obesity is not simply the result of eating too many calories and not exercising enough

Antibiotics, found in medicine and non-organic meats, promote obesity by killing off beneficial gut bacteria and altering your microbiome Continue reading

Green Tea Helps Lower Blood Pressure, and Much More…

High-quality tea—green tea in particular—contain polyphenol antioxidants that are recognized for their disease prevention and anti-aging properties Continue reading

The Link Between Obesity and Cancer

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Obesity is a frequently overlooked factor that can contribute to an increased cancer risk. Less than 10 percent of Americans are aware of this link

The obesity epidemic is Continue reading

Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Risk of Diabetes by Altering Your Gut Microbiome

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Those who switch to artificial sweeteners are typically carrying extra pounds and/or are diabetic. Most are unaware this may be the absolute worst diet change they could implement Continue reading

Obesity Epidemic Goes Global: One-in-Three Is Now Overweight or Obese

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An estimated 110,000 Americans die as a result of obesity each year. Worldwide, obesity claims an estimated 3.4 million lives annually

One-third of all cancers are directly related to excess weight Continue reading