Why We Laugh

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Humans are born with the ability to laugh, and laughter acts as a universal language across all cultures

Social laughter is 30 times more frequent than solitary laughter, likely because laughter developed as a way to strengthen group bonds and emotional relationships

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Why You Are Insane If You Think GMOs Are Safe

roundup_insaneYou are insane if you are drinking Biotech’s GMO-infused Kool-Aid. Here’s why…

Let’s put aside the debate about antigenic proteins introduced by transgenes in GMO crops. Transgenes are genes from species that are not naturally present in crops of feed or Continue reading

Why This Form of Cancer is On the Rise

liverOver the past decades there have been a number of great steps taken in cancer research and treatment. Doctors are now able to improve the quality and length of life for patients at rates that were unimaginable only years ago. This increased knowledge leads to greater education for the masses, offering preventative strategies and ways to Continue reading

Why Having ‘Normal’ or ‘High’ Bone Density is bad for Your Health

bonedensityA new study published in The Breast Journal, authored by researchers at the Department of Surgery, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY confirms numerous past studies showing low bone mineral density lowers the risk of breast cancer,[i], [ii], [iii], [iv], [v], [vi], [vii], [viii], [ix], [x], [xi], [xii], [xiii]  and validates the hypothesis that women with breast cancer and low bone mineral density will have lower breast cancer recurrence rates than women with so-called ‘normal’ bone density.

In the study, titled, “Bone mineral density is a prognostic factor for postmenopausal Caucasian women with breast cancer,” Continue reading

Why Your Body Changes When You Age-And How to Slow It Down

ageIt’s easy to get trapped in the mind frame that your health diminishes naturally as you age. You may find yourself getting a little slower, a little softer, and slightly more prone to pain and sickness.

The body goes through changes as you age. Once you hit 45, you start losing muscle mass at a rate of Continue reading

Why 8 Hours of Sleep a Night Just Isn’t Natural

 Long after the lights go out every night, millions of Americans are lying in bed awake. Tossing and turning, their minds racing over the day’s accomplishments or tomorrow’s tasks, keeping them up well into the night. For others, it’s just blackness and frustration. As the tiredness mounts, the sleep still won’t come.

According to a 2011 poll, Continue reading

Why Telemedicine Must Become a Healthcare Priority in America

hospitalA snapshot of the current state of America’s health landscape from the Centers for Disease Control Health Disparities and Inequalities Report paints a very bleak picture. The report indicates that Continue reading

Why Chemotherapy Fails

Research led by Weizmann Institute scientists shows why leukemia often returns

The fight against cancer is not won in a single battle: Long after a cancer has been beaten into remission, it can return. The reason for this is under debate, and much is unclear. New research led by Continue reading

Why the Medical Establishment Will Never Find a Cause or Cure for Autism

No matter how you look at it, autism research is big business. Just like the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s “Race for the Cure” for breast cancer, the autism industry pretends to be looking for the causes of autism and how to cure it, when in reality it is on a never-ending hunt for money to fund so-called research into the bodily changes associated with autism in order to push more profit-generating screenings and drug therapies on the public.

The worldwide propaganda campaign that continues to repeat the lie that vaccines are in no way related to autism is one great example of the medical establishment covering up one of the most obvious causes of autism. Rather than actually investigate how the body responds to vaccines, and how these responses are clearly associated with the neurological damage that is part and parcel of autism symptoms, researchers continue to churn out studies that completely avoid any investigation of this or any other likely cause of autism.

Instead, the vast majority of autism studies, Continue reading

Psychiatric Diagnoses: Why No One Is Satisfied

As the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is revised for the first time since 1994, controversy about psychiatric diagnosis is reaching a fever pitch.

Suggested changes to the definitions of autism spectrum disorders and depression, among others, are eliciting great concerns. However, there are larger concerns about the DSM as a whole.

“Almost no one likes the DSM, but no one knows what to do about it,” said University of Michigan psychiatrist Randolph Nesse.

The current round of revisions is the fifth since the DSM was originally published by the American Psychiatric Association in 1952. Continue reading

Why Vegetarians Have Reduced Risk of Cataracts

For most of us, diminished eyesight is an unfortunate part of aging. The eyes require a little more TLC after the age of 40. So how far would you go to protect your eyesight?

Researchers at the University of Oxford in the U.K. are suggesting that being vegetarian could significantly lower your risk for getting cataracts.

This latest health news comes on the heels of other studies that have hinted that, as far as the eyes are concerned, eating a diet of beans, tofu and other vegetarian fare is the best way to preserve clear vision. The British researchers built on this mounting evidence and investigated the association between diet and cataract risk in a population that has a wide range of diets Continue reading

Why You Need Sunshine for Optimal Health

Discover How Sunlight Helps Heal Almost Every Known Health Condition–and How You Can
Bask in the Sun without the Risk of Overexposure

If you’re like most people, you probably think that getting a sufficient amount of safe sun exposure daily is not that important.  Unfortunately, you’re mistaken.  Insufficient sun exposure puts you at risk of serious medical problems, from bone fractures … to cognitive impairment … to cancer!

Vitamin D, which is known as the “sunshine vitamin,” is produced by the body in response to sunlight.  The latest statistics show that 1/3 of all Americans are deficient in vitamin DContinue reading

Why you’re Prone to “Eating it anyway”

A new study shines a light on something that people who love junk food should pay attention to. Anyone trying to stick to a diet should read on as well. Anyone wanting to shed some pounds, come closer. This study reveals why people eat out of habit, even when the food is stale, and offers health tips to fix mindless snacking.

Popcorn goes with movies, chips go with television. People eat in certain environments. The study showed why these eating habits occur even when the food doesn’t taste good. As for the health advice: there are surprisingly simple ways we can counter our bad eating habits.

The experiment: researchers gave people about to enter a movie theater a bucket of either just-popped, fresh popcorn or stale, week-old popcorn. Moviegoers, who didn’t usually eat popcorn at the movies, ate much less stale popcorn than fresh popcorn.

But moviegoers who said they regularly had popcorn at the movies ate about the same amount of popcorn whether it was fresh or stale. It made no difference whether the popcorn tasted good or not; it was a habitual act to buy it and eat it.

When we do this, Continue reading

Why it’s Tougher to Quit Menthols

Menthol cigarettes have been a hot topic in health news as of late. It seems that the U.S. government is about to make a decision about whether or not to ban menthol in cigarettes. In Canada, cigarillos and flavored cigarettes are already banned. The controversy around menthols stems from the fact that smoking rates have increased, largely due to younger smokers who have taken up smoking the menthol-flavored cigarettes.

Weighing in on the debate are two recent studies conducted in the States: one from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, TN, and the other from the Center for Tobacco Surveillance and Evaluation Research, School of Public Health. Continue reading

How and Why Melatonin Is an Effective Cancer Treatment

Numerous studies have established melatonin as one of the most effective anti-cancer treatments in existence. It inhibits cancer cell growth and proliferation; it destroys cancer cells, stops angiogenesis (new tumor blood vessel growth), and prevents harmful forms of estrogen from stimulating cancer cell growth. Despite its success in clinical trials and in doctors’ experiences with their patients, it has not been widely prescribed in conventional medicine, though its effects have proven to be superior to those of many chemotherapeutic drugs.

In one clinical trial, patients with glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, were given either radiation and melatonin, or radiation alone. Twenty-three percent of the patients who took the melatonin were alive after a year, while none who had received only radiation were still alive. Similarly, in another study by oncologists in Italy, patients with non-small cell lung cancers who had failed chemotherapy were given melatonin. They were compared with other patients with non-small cell lung cancers who weren’t given melatonin. A year later, 26 percent of the patients who had taken melatonin were still alive;  Continue reading