Amazing Ashwagandha: The Plant for Stress Reduction, Cancer Prevention, and More

'In this world, every little thing that can help us reduce our stress levels and their effects on the body is of utmost importance. After all, stress is a primary factor in the development in illness and disease. One such herbal solution known as Ashwagandha, also called Indian Ginseng, Winter Cherry or Withania somnifera, is so powerful that it can not only slow the aging process, but is also a wonderful force against oxidative stress, cell death, and mutation. Further, the plant helps to lower cortisol levels, one of the worst stress hormones.'


Increasing Solar Activity And Disturbances In Earth’s Magnetic Field Affect Our Behavior And Increase Our Health

'Climaxing yesterday, the sun will have unleashed three X-class solar flares. These are the strongest flares of the year so far, and they signal a significant increase in solar activity with more to come. Historically, research has been conducted to link the 11 year cycle of the sun to changes in human behavior and society. Research done in the last hundred years that shows the most malefic effects from solar activity come at the sunspot minima.'


Dangers of Wi-Fi & the iPad
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'I got quite a few letters in response to my endorsement and use of Apples iPad so I want to address the issues of danger that come from living in our modern world. A few people were actually shocked that I would give my kids an iPad. (What you are about to read is a record of my internal process over the last three days. It’s almost a book so watch out.)

On my side I am shocked to be in civilization at all and would have been happy to spend the rest of my life at the end of the world at my Sanctuary. But cell signals and Wi-Fi were even there in the most pristine place you can imagine—with turtle-speed internet access. The world is certainly saturated with microwaves, of that there is no doubt. Here in Brazil one cannot enter a restaurant or hotel without a TV and Wi-Fi waves being present.'


17 Reasons Why You Need a Mango Every Day
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'Mangoes may very well be the king of all fruits. They fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes, help digestion, clean you skin, and make the perfect snack. Here are 17 healthy reasons why you should be eating a mango every day.'


Strength Training and Yoga—Two Valuable Exercise Components for Aging Americans

By Dr. Mercola

'Exercise is a critical part of a healthy lifestyle, and it can be a part of your life no matter what your age. In fact, staying active becomes increasingly important as you get older, both for your physical and mental health.

Even frail seniors of advanced age can improve strength, agility, and even cognitive ability with exercise.

Loss of bone mass is one of the common signs of aging, because as you age your existing bone is absorbed by your body while new bone is created to replace it.

In the case of osteoporosis, the formation of new bone falls behind the rate of bone absorption, leading to weakened, thinner and more brittle bones.' 


EXPOSED: Angelina Jolie part of a clever corporate scheme to protect billions in BRCA gene patents, influence Supreme Court decision (opinion)


'Angelina Jolie's announcement of undergoing a double mastectomy (surgically removing both breasts) even though she had no breast cancer is not the innocent, spontaneous, "heroic choice" that has been portrayed in the mainstream media. Natural News has learned it all coincides with a well-timed for-profit corporate P.R. campaign that has been planned for months and just happens to coincide with the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on the viability of the BRCA1 patent.'


Vaccine's Safety: A Crime Against Humanity

The Sitting Sickness: Is It Silently Killing You?

The Sitting Sickness: Is It Silently Killing You?

The Sitting Sickness

'If you've heard that life is movement, it's true. If you've heard that just sitting around can kill you, it's also true. Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide![1] You may have heard the media reporting recently on several studies showing that prolonged sitting significantly increases the risk for death, including death from heart disease and cancer, but I'm not sure this news has really hit home yet[2],[3],[4]. 

Most people know that exercise is critical for health and preventing disease, but the issue of physical activity and inactivity is much bigger than exercise. Regardless of the amount of exercise one performs, the level of aerobic fitness one exhibits, or whether a person is thin or overweight, stillness still kills[5].'


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'Just like its oil, coconut water has many health benefits including electrolyte replenishment and weight loss. This 'nut' is packed with anti-aging properties and has the right number of calories to keep you going.

The water inside green coconuts is a hydrating super liquid. One cup of has around ten times less calories compared to that of coconut milk. It has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than a sports drink. Ounce per ounce, most unflavored coconut water contains 5.45 calories, 1.3 grams sugar, 61 milligrams (mg) of potassium, and 5.45 mg of sodium compared to Gatorade, which has 6.25 calories, 1.75 grams of sugar, 3.75 mg of potassium, and 13.75 mg of sodium.'


Is Your Health Suffering Because Of This Critical Mistake?
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Hey Dr. Ben:

'To follow up, I am ecstatic to report that everything, and I mean EVERYTHING has gotten better since we last spoke.

I have been religious about not snacking after dinner. You know that I was skeptical that this alone could fix my belly, but I stand humbled. 

I have lost 28 pounds and counting, but what stands out is how comfortable I feel inside. Gone is the bloating and no more stomach pain. I wake up feeling better rested, just like you said I would.
You called it profound simplicity and I can't agree more. I'm not reaching when I say that you've changed my life for the better.

You have full permission to share this in your newsletter. Call me a believer!
Tony R.
Montclair, CA'


Asparagus Provides the Health Benefits of Broccoli

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'Seeing fresh asparagus on your grocer’s produce counter is like hearing a trumpeter herald the arrival of spring. The asparagus season usually lasts until the end of July, and during the season this gift from nature should be a feature on your table. This is because asparagus provides protection against cancer that rivals that of broccoli and the other cruciferous vegetables, along with powerful anti-inflammatory properties, heart health, blood sugar regulation and digestive support.'


The Western Diet As A Lethal, Pandemic Cause of Disease

The Western Diet As A Lethal, Pandemic Cause of Disease

'Emerging research indicates that the Western diet could rightly be considered a 'Disease Vector' on par with influenza and other infectious diseases.

The CDC likes to track disease vectors like influenza and hepatitis, but the concept that immune status determines susceptibility, or the vital role that diet or environmental factors such as sunlight-mediated vitamin D levels play in whether you contract an illness or not, is mostly ignored by them.'


Sunlight Could Reduce Death Rate From All Causes

'Here’s something I never thought we’d hear in this lifetime:

We suspect that the benefits to heart health of sunlight will outweigh the risk of skin cancer.

A lot of us are secretly, boldly basking for reasons like vitamin D, mood enhancement, happiness, skin issues, liver health, pain and more. Now there’s never a reason to fear harm or feel guilty - you could save your heart - and prevent an untimely death!'


Low Carb Craziness: Part 2
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'Let me begin by clarifying once more that I am not opposed to the reduction of many carbohydrates in the diet. This is a good thing, and I have always said so -- even before Dr. Atkins promoted the concept. 

As I mentioned last issue, when the establishment pushed people away from fats towards carbs, obesity soared. The promotion of carbohydrates as the base level in the food pyramid has been a dietary disaster. 

(And yes, it's not just refined grains and sugars. Even some unrefined grains can present problems.) So once again, my issue is not with the concept, but with the craziness that has now latched onto the concept, including:

The lack of balance that is frequently seen either in the diet itself, or in its implementation.'


Study: Why Pot Smokers Are Skinnier

'PROBLEM: "Marijuana use is associated with an acute increase in caloric intake," goes the clinical jargon for popular lore. Still despite eating more while high (by some measures, over 600 extra calories per day), marijuana users' extra intake doesn't seem to be reflected in increased BMI (body mass index). Indeed, studies have identified a reduced prevalence of obesity in the pot smoking community.'


Angelina Jolie wants women to mutilate themselves for breast cancer

Avoid 100 Dangerous Food Additives Causing ADHD, Asthma and Cancer
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'Food industry additives and colors are one major cause of ADHD, asthma and cancer creating a toxic environment for our children's health. Even medicines for babies and young children frequently contain these additives banned from foods and drinks and targeted at children under three years of age.

Artificial flavors and colors means it is derived from a chemical made in a laboratory and has no nutritional value. Every single artificial flavor and color in the food industry has some kind of detrimental health effect. These include neurotoxicity, organ, developmental, reproductive toxicity, allergies and cancer.'


Antiperspirants: Cause of Breast Cancer?
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'We live in the Age of Aluminum, a time that brings great convenience, but at the expense of enormous health damage. A likely case in point is the massive upsurge in breast cancer and fibrocystic disease, a condition of cyst formation in the breasts. Aluminum of the periodic table is the most likely cause of both these conditions.

Keele Conference participant Philippa Darbre has dedicated herself to researching this epidemic. She states:

Mortality results from breast tumour growth at metastatic sites rather than in the breast itself.
That is, breast tumors don’t kill, but their metastases do.'


Thiamine Deficiency and Diabetic Neuropathy by Jeffrey Dach MD

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'Pharmacist Stuart Lindsey Comes Clean

Stuart Lindsey is a pharmacist with a few observations about diabetic drug treatment written in a May 2012 article. (1A ) For many years, Stuart managed a neighborhood pharmacy observing his diabetic customers faithfully taking diabetic medications, yet they had little improvement in health: Here is a quote from his article:

"After prolonged consumption of their diabetic medications, their health did not improve. This was disturbing to me (1A)"

When Stuart Lindsey himself developed diabetes, presenting as painful neuropathy in his feet, he began researching diabetes, in a self-interested attempt to understand and cure his symptoms. While researching, Stuart discovered a 2005 paper by Dr. Thornalley detailing how many of the symptoms of diabetes are due to thiamine deficiency (Vitamin B1).(7)'


Black Seed: the Remedy for Everything But Death

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'This humble but immensely powerful seed kills MRSA, heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, stimulates regeneration of the dying beta cells within the diabetic’s pancreas, and yet too few even know it exists.

Black seed has been researched for very specific health conditions. Some of the most compelling applications include:

Type 2 Diabetes: Two grams of black seed a day resulted in reduced fasting glucose, decreased insulin resistance, increased beta-cell function, and reduced glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in human subjects.'


Natural Solutions to Estrogen Dominance
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'Xenoestrogens mimic the effects of true estrogen and interact with cellular receptor sites. This process contributes to estrogen excess and blocks the effects of true estrogen. To make matters worse, these endocrine disruptors lodge in fat cells where they are resistant to breakdown. Many of these chemicals will act in a synergistic effect when combined with other endocrine disrupters. This synergistic process exponentially enhances their effects within the body causing major problems at the cellular level.'


Drinking Greek Coffee Increases Longevity

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'If you are a coffee lover, you will probably want to try Greek coffee, the coffee that has been documented to increase longevity.  Although some health gurus and physicians claim that coffee is bad for health, most experts agree that the benefits of coffee are considerable, and they classify coffee in the category of Herbs. Coffee, and particularly Greek coffee, has many positive effects on the body that include reducing risk for gall stones, Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, liver cancer and gout.'


Hemp Could Free Us From Oil, Prevent Deforestation, Cure Cancer and It's Environmentally Friendly - So Why Is It Illegal?

'Hemp is a tall, beautiful and gracious looking annual plant that can reach heights over twelve feet. Although hemp (cannabis sativa) and marijuana (cannabis sativa var. indica) come from a similar species of plant, they are very different and confusion has been caused by deliberate misinformation with far reaching effects on socioeconomics as well as on environmental matters. 

 The reason hemp is illegal is not because of any negative impact to the environment or human health, but exactly the opposite. It is so environmentally friendly, nutritionally and medicinally beneficial, that it provides too many abundant resources which would make it impossible for powerful corporations to compete.'


The Vaccine Hoax is Over. Documents from UK reveal 30 Years of Coverup

'Andrew Baker ( FFN),- Freedom of Information Act in the UK filed by a doctor there has revealed 30 years of secret official documents showing that government experts have

1. Known the vaccines don’t work
2. Known they cause the diseases they are supposed to prevent
3. Known they are a hazard to children
4. Colluded to lie to the public
5. Worked to prevent safety studies

Those are the same vaccines that are mandated to children in the US.'


Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

Science Finds Ancient Spice Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

'Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. 

In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects. 

This entire database of 1,585 ncbi-hyperlinked turmeric abstracts can be downloaded as a PDF at our Downloadable Turmeric Document page, and acquired either as a retail item or with 200 GMI-tokens, for those of you who are already are members and receive them automatically each month.'


The Health Benefits of Mushroom Consumption
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'Mushrooms contain some of the most potent natural medicines on the planet. Of the 140,000 species of mushroom-forming fungi, science is familiar with only 10 percent, according to world-renown mycologist Paul Stamets, who has written six books on the topic.
About 100 species of mushrooms are being studied for their health-promoting benefits. Of those hundred, about a half dozen really stand out for their ability to deliver a tremendous boost to your immune system.

It's important to eat only organically grown mushrooms because they absorb and concentrate whatever they grow in — good OR bad. This is what gives mushrooms their potency. Mushrooms are known to concentrate heavy metals, as well as air and water pollutants, so healthy growing conditions is a critical factor.' 


Guacamole With A Twist For Healthy Vision

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'Love guacamole and feeling a little adventurous? This recipe provides edgy and colourful twists that are likely to please all those who appreciate mashed avocados. 
Rich in lutein, vitamin E, carotenoids, and healthy fiber, this mango pomegranate guacamole is good for all of your body parts, but particularly your eyes. Many thanks to Kristen for sharing this lovely recipe with us.' - Ben Kim


Cell Phone Rapid toggling between tasks makes you dumb

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'Technology has given us many gifts, among them dozens of new ways to grab our attention. It's hard to talk to a friend without your phone buzzing at least once. Odds are high you will check your Twitter feed or Facebook wall while reading this article. Just try to type a memo at work without having an e-mail pop up that ruins your train of thought.

But what constitutes distraction? Does the mere possibility that a phone call or e-mail will soon arrive drain your brain power? And does distraction matter - do interruptions make us dumber? Quite a bit, according to new research by Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Lab.' 


Is This the Most Under-Estimated Herb of All Time?
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'The liver and brain are two metabolically active organs that are under constant attack from disease promoting free radicals. Elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels combined with blood glucose abnormalities and obesity cause damage to the cellular matrix of the liver and brain that worsen with time.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects an estimated 20 to 40% of adults in Western society and dementia can touch nearly half of those reaching their 85th birthday. Silymarin is the active compound found naturally in milk thistle that is shown to provide a significant degree of protection against NAFLD and abnormal brain aging.'


Why I NEVER Use Agave

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'I’ve noticed that many people use agave in their recipes even though they are Real Foodies. I just think they may not have heard the truth about agave. 

According to Russ Bianchi, executive of a globally recognized food and beverage development company, who lectured about this very subject at the Weston Price Mythbusters conference this past fall, agave is one of the greatest frauds perpetrated on the American people. 

The high levels of synthesized fructose in agave put people at risk for obesity, heart disease, arterial inflammation, high blood pressure and increased insulin resistance.'


Magnesium, NOT Calcium, Is The Key To Healthy Bones
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'The belief that calcium is the holy grail of what builds strong bones is absolutely ingrained in our society, but has no basis in reality--calcium is but ONE of the many minerals your body needs for building strong bones. Dietary intake of magnesium, not necessarily calcium, may be the key to developing healthy bones during childhood, according to new research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in the USA.'


NAC Provides Maximum Antioxidant Power to Slow Aging

'N-acetylcysteine  (NAC)  is one of the best supplements anyone entering middle age can take.  Never heard of it?  That’s probably because pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to know about it, since they benefit from selling high priced patent medicines based on NAC.  But awareness of NAC is growing, and inexpensive supplements of it are available in health stores and online.

NAC is derived from L-cysteine, a sulfur containing amino acid.  Cysteine is produced in the body and is also found in food.  The food version is known as cystine, which is actually two cysteine joined together.  Food sources include poultry, yogurt, egg yolks, red peppers, garlic, onions, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, oats and wheat germ.'


The Most Important Thing I Learned From My Mother
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'Today, I want to celebrate my mother because she taught me something so essential and enduring that it has become my greatest passion: cooking. And through cooking, touching, feeling, preparing, and savoring good, real food made from real ingredients, I get to inhabit fully my home and my kitchen; to heal my body; and to connect with friends, family, the Earth, and the larger community in which I live.

Cooking, I have come to see, is a truly transformational act. The closer we can get to the food we eat, the shorter the link between field and fork, the better off we will all be. We have outsourced our cooking to the industrial food system. By taking back our kitchens—which we can do simply, easily, and inexpensively—we can create a tidal shift in our food system.'


Natural Energy Boosters

Medical Marijuana Rick Simpson’s Hemp Oil Medicine: Natural Cure For Cancer Using Concentrated Cannabis Oil

'Today, we are not going to discuss anything to do with the corruption preventing cannabis from being legalized. We are not going to speak about dispensary owners being thrown in jail for providing medicine to sick patients. No bad news today. Instead, today we want to share the story of an incredible human being named Rick Simpson, who has dedicated his life to helping suffering patients (with all types of diseases and disabilities) with the use of natural hemp oil.'


12 Health Tips Acupuncturists Wish Everyone Would Remember
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'Acupuncturists do more than just poke people with needles. They use non-needling techniques, such as moxibustion and cupping, and some prescribe herbs. They also offer advice—acupuncture-inspired tips that can help you feel healthier and happier.

Some people heed this advice and others ignore it, often to the chagrin of acupuncturists. There are many simple practices that, when committed to, can drastically improve a person’s symptoms and overall quality of life. If only everyone remembered to do them!'


Dangers of Smart Meters – Home Surveillance without Consent, RT

Feel Exhausted Everyday? Blackcurrant Reduces Mental Fatigue, Increases Alertness
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'Blackcurrant is full of powerful antioxidants which can help people stay more alert, reduce mental fatigue and work with greater accuracy while under significant mental stress. They also have the amazing side effect of slashing the risk of heart attacks, stroke and heart failure.'


Healthy Berries and Cream

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'I have this cousin who has long had a serious weakness for creamy desserts. Specifically, creamy vanilla icing commonly found on top of cupcakes. About a year ago, she decided to eschew dairy to see if avoiding casein and whey would help her overcome chronic eczema. She went all out, and within a month, her rashes melted away - it was one of those cases where the improvement was so rapid that the doer swore off pasteurized and homogenized dairy for life. 

To help support her newly modified diet, I showed her some tricks of the healthy eating trade. To satisfy those regular urges for vanilla icing that, in the past, would sometimes have her eating straight out of a Duncan Hines frosting jar, I brought out the cashews.'