Americans are obsessed with reducing the effects of aging on their hair, skin, muscles and brain. Here are five substances that can improve the aging process and five more that dramatically worsen the effects of time on your body Continue reading
Cold and flu season are right around the corner, and with it we can expect lots of advertisements for flu vaccines.
I’ve written extensively on the dangers of flu vaccines before, and the fact that they simply do not work—according to the scientific evidence.
So here’s a timely review of what you can do to protect yourself and your family from colds and any type of flu this season, and in years to come.
What Causes Colds and Influenzas? Continue reading
Hypothyroidism is a condition wherein the thyroid glands do not produce enough hormones to sustain metabolic functions. As a result, people with this condition may experience a wide array of symptoms like fatigue, constipation, aches and pains, and depression. While this disease can affect both sexes, it is especially common in women and is normally treated with hormone replacement medication. However, this treatment is not without side effects — especially if the patient misses a pill. Forgetting a dose may wreak havoc to the body and produce more symptoms. Continue reading
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The film “Origins” shows how our modern lifestyle has caused us to lose our connection with the earth, resulting in so many of our global problems from environmental destruction to hunger and disease Continue reading
Chronic anxiety, like stress, is very damaging to your mental and physical health, temporarily shutting down your immune system
Long-term anxiety raises your risk for depression, Continue reading
Many kids are not getting the nutrients they need for optimal health and brain function; in the US nearly 40 percent of children’s diets come from added sugars and unhealthy fats Continue reading
According to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, sugar poses a health risk—contributing to around 35 million deaths globally each year. So high is sugar’s toxicity that it should now be considered a potentially toxic substance like alcohol and tobacco. Its link with the onset of diabetes is such that punitive regulations, such as a tax on all foods and drinks that contain “added” sugar, are now warranted, the researchers concluded. They also recommend banning sales in or near schools, as well as Continue reading
11 percent of Americans over the age of 12 are on antidepressant drugs. In 2010, antidepressants were the second most commonly prescribed type of medication in the US
Short-term trials show that antidepressants do NOT provide any clinically significant benefits for mild to moderate depression, compared to a placebo Continue reading
The best way to avoid genetically modified foods is to know which foods are genetically modified and which foods are not. It helps to understand the difference between heirlooms, hybrids, and GMOs. Continue reading
One in nine seniors over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s, and the disease is now thought to be the third leading cause of death in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer Continue reading
Just 30 years ago, the incidence of autism was one in 100,000. Today, the incidence has climbed to 1 in 50
If you consider the full range of neurological disorders that could fall under the wider umbrella of “Autism Spectrum Disorder,” the incidence may be as Continue reading
I felt this sensation in the pit of my stomach – it was a combination of sympathy and anger – listening to Annie tell me, through tears, about her postpartum journey into the world of psychiatry. Continue reading
Individual food choices may make a difference in how you feel mentally and emotionally from day to day
Mood-boosting foods include dark chocolate, purple berries, Continue reading
Many of the foods commonly considered to be “health foods” are not good for your health
Eleven of the most common unhealthy “health foods” are discussed—including fruit juices, whole grains, agave nectar, vegetable oil and sports drinks Continue reading