How Yoga and Acupuncture Enhance Health—New Research on “Vagal Tone”

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'How does all that twisting and bending benefit your health?
New research shows it may have to do with the biggest nerve in the body.

It’s possible we knew all along how yoga (and acupuncture, and exercise, and meditation) worked but didn’t connect the evidence…until now.

Researchers have gathered convincing evidence that yoga improves symptoms of a variety of conditions including depression and anxiety, diabetes, chronic pain, and even epilepsy. Acupuncture covers the same list and more, including faster recovery from a heart attack and stroke. And both acupuncture and yoga are finding greater acceptance for post-traumatic stress disorder.' 

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Garlic Beats Drug in Detoxifying Lead Safely From Body

Garlic Beats Drug in Detoxifying Lead Safely From Body


'Last year, a remarkable study published in the journal Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology revealed something very special about garlic: it is a natural detoxifier of lead and is not only as effective as a common chelation drug known as d-penicillamine at pulling this metal out of the body but is also much safer.

The study was titled, "Comparison of therapeutic effects of garlic and d-penicillamine in patients with chronic occupational lead poisoning," and sought to confirm previous research in animals that showed garlic (Allium sativum) is effective in reducing blood and tissue lead concentrations.'

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Positive Outlook Linked to Reduction in Cardiac Events Such as Heart Attacks

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By Dr. Mercola

'Having a positive outlook and a cheerful disposition isn’t only a happier way to live your life – it’s a healthier way as well.

The connection between optimism and other positive emotions and good health has been firmly established by scientific research, and the link appears to be particularly strong when it comes to heart health. Being lighthearted, it turns out, is one of the best ways to protect your heart.'


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Where to Find Butter From Grass-Fed Cows

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'Want to know where to find butter from grass-fed cows? I’ve said before that butter is a health food, but butter from grass-fed cows is even better — a nutritional powerhouse of vitamins A, D, & K-2, heart-disease preventing CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), and so much more.

Yet finding butter from grass-fed cows can be hard for those newly committed to doing so. Is buying certified organic butter enough? Do you absolutely need to find a local pasture-based dairy? What if there are no pasture-based dairies near you?

Consider this your guide for where to find butter from grass-fed cows.'

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How Medical ‘Science’ Proves that Black Is White

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'The corruption of medical science continues apace. Dr. Malcolm Kendrick shows how one study draws a conclusion that’s the exact opposite of what its data documents. Apparently, it doesn’t matter how many tricks and twists are applied, as long as the conclusion states what the pharmaceutical corporation wants.'

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Why I Stopped Using Sunscreen

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'I  am a sun worshiper. I admit it. I love the feel of the sun on my skin  and I love how I feel after being in the sun. I believe that blocking  the sun’s rays can be detrimental to your health and use of sunscreen  can be harmful. Sunbathing and sun exposure is part of being healthy  when practiced with some common sense.

Staying out of the sun is the advice given by many health care  providers. Alternatively, another piece of advice is to use sunscreen  (which is toxic) to your skin. 


Over the years, with the  ever increasing statistics of skin cancer reported, people have gotten  so afraid of the sun they are walking around pale as ghosts and no  better for it — actually worse.'

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Yet Another Frankenfood Pandora’s Box: the Majority of Supplements are Now Laced with GMOs



'Just when you thought it couldn’t become much worse on the GMO front, information has surfaced indicating supplements often contain genetically modified organisms. Favorites like B-complex, vitamins C, E and D are particularly risky. Paradoxically, it is believed that a majority of acai and resveratrol products harbor GM material as well.'

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Beware the Walgreens travel vaccination scam

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'It is practically assumed nowadays that if you plan to travel overseas, you must first receive a barrage of vaccines in order to stay healthy and safe, especially if you intend to visit any third-world countries. 

But as you might imagine, this general sentiment is based largely on pharmaceutical industry propaganda, which presents itself as reputable-sounding immunization programs like "Travel Health Services" available from Walgreens.'

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New Cholesterol Drug Guaranteed to Prematurely Kill You



'In order to obtain the incredibly low LDL levels now recommended, you typically have to take a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, and sometimes two or three of them in combination. Now, a new class of cholesterol drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors promises to reduce LDL cholesterol levels to previously unheard of lows. Indeed, this type of drug can drop your level below 50!

My prediction? These drugs will absolutely kill people—not just some, but MANY. I cannot warn you against this terrible idea enough. While many worry that their cholesterol is too high, few give any thought at all to the damage that can result if your cholesterol is too low.'

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Medicinal Cannabis Used To Prevent Cancer Growth



Mario Lap, President of DrugText Foundation, an international information facility on substance use, talks about his work and experiences with medicinal cannabis. Lap has worked with cannabis extract (oil) to treat himself and many others of cancer and various diseases. He tells us the success stories he has had and the measures they are taking to have medicinal cannabis legalized so people can have the affordable and effective treatment that they are in need of.

The Shocking Ingredients in Beer

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'Beer, especially American beer, is made with all sorts of ingredients beyond the basic hops, malt and yeast. There are numerous other ingredients used to clarify, stabilize, preserve, enhance the color and flavor of beer.

When you drink beer, there is almost a 100% chance that you don’t know what you are drinking (unless you quizzed the beer companies like I did). The ingredients in beer are not required by law to be listed anywhere on the label and manufacturers have no legal obligation to disclose the ingredients. For regular beer, calorie levels and percent alcohol are optional and for light beer calories are mandatory but alcohol levels are optional.'

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Wheatgrass Turns Gray Hair Back to Its Natural Color

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'Gray hair: The ultimate telltale sign of aging. Approximately half of all 50-year-olds are at least 50% gray. Try as you may to postpone the inevitable with expensive, foul-smelling and messy dyes, the battle against gray is predictable… gray is pretty much the undefeated champion. Or is it?
 
Regular consumption of the young grass of a common wheat plant can recolor those grays so that you can enjoy your lush, natural color well into your senior years. And it doesn’t just stop at the gray. This young cereal grass slows down the entire aging process by rejuvenating your cells, detoxifying your body, fighting tumors and tightening loose and sagging skin.'

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Study Finds the Cause of Sadness

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'Human emotions are now targets for drug research. A new study, bought and paid for by Big Pharma, claims to have found the single molecule responsible for sadness. And you thought sadness had something to do with sad events? Apparently not. It’s just a sequence of chemical changes. Stop that, and you’ll never be sad again.'

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Spain Study Confirms Hemp Oil Cures Cancer without Side Effects


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'The International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA) is putting hemp oil on its cancer protocol. It is a prioritized protocol list whose top five items are magnesium chloride, iodine, selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid and sodium bicarbonate. It makes perfect sense to drop hemp oil right into the middle of this nutritional crossfire of anti cancer medicines, which are all available without prescription.'

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Research Confirms Sweating Detoxifies Dangerous Metals, Petrochemicals

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'New research is revealing something remarkable about why the body sweats. Beyond its obvious role in regulating body temperature, sweating has been found to facilitate the elimination of accumulated heavy metals and petrochemicals, indicating that if we want to be healthy we should put regular effort into doing more sweating.

Sweating has long been known as a source of bodily, if not also spiritual "cleansing." But until recently, very little 'scientific' confirmation existed proving that using heat and/or exercise to facilitate perspiration-induced detoxification actually works the way that many natural health advocates claim.'

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The Top Six Reasons Why Cherries Are Naturally Good for You

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'Everyone knows how delicious cherries can be, but did you know that they can also relieve pain, help you avoid premature aging, and add years to your life? Of course, eating cherries during winter months can be costly and challenging, but at the end of this article, you'll read about a very convenient and wise solution that gets my absolute highest endorsement.'

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10 Steps to Stop Overeating

10 Steps to Stop Overeating

'A lot of people think that the reason they are gaining weight is because they are eating too many carbs so they go on a low carb diet. Or they think too much fat is making them fat — so they go on a low fat diet.

But the truth is, most of us are just overeating. We are consuming more calories than we are burning. Both low carb and low fat diets work based on calorie restriction.

Overeating is really easy to do in our modern world of convenience foods and fast food. Palatable, tasty food is everywhere in easy reach. And it’s easy to get into the habit of overeating.

There are some simple steps you can take to put a stop to overeating.'

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Interview with Lynne Farrow, Author of The Iodine Crisis (Part 2)

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'This is part two of a two-part interview. Click here to read part 1 of the interview.

Lynne Farrow is the author of the important new book, The Iodine Crisis: What You Don’t Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life.

Lynne answered some of my questions about the book and her experience recovering from breast cancer with iodine in this two-part interview.'


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Supreme Court Rules Drug Companies Exempt From Lawsuits Regardless of Harm or Death Caused By Medications

 

'The US Supreme Court has made a ruling on lawsuits against drug companies for fraud, mislabeling, side effects and accidental death. The precedent will allow 80 percent of all drugs to be exempt from legal liability.

Drug companies routinely fail to inform the public of serious side effects relating to pharmaceuticals. One of the most publicly known were the missing documents sent to the British Medical Journal by an anonymous source including reviews and memos indicating that Eli Lilly officials were aware in the 1980s that fluoxetine had very troubling side effects. Big pharma is always on a mission to minimise the side effects to prevent their likely negative effect on prescribing.' 

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How to Prevent and Treat Insect Bites Without Harsh Chemicals


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'Summertime calls most of us to spend time outdoors. Alas, bugs can be a real buzz-kill at best, and carriers of disease at worst. Additionally, most commercial insect repellants contain a chemical known as DEET, which should be used with caution, if at all. Many studies have found DEET to have harmful effects.

Fortunately, there are plenty of tricks to keeping biting bugs at bay, and they don't involve applying toxic chemicals to your skin. There are also many natural remedies that can help take the sting out of your bites, should preventive methods fail.' 

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5 Good Things About Getting Older

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'Despite what the media would have us believe, there are a lot of good things about getting older.

In today’s world, we’re faced with continual messages about aging. We hear about anti-aging products for your skin and hair just about every day. There are the new exercises to lift and sculpt, cosmetic surgery guaranteed to take 10 years off your face, and supplements to keep you feeling young well into your senior years.

Oh, and don’t forget all the steady reminders of everything that can go wrong the older you get, like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, and dementia.

Is there anywhere we can turn these days that we aren’t being told that getting older is just…well, bad?

We thought it was time to turn the tide a bit. After all, aging is, as the saying goes, a lot better than the alternative!'

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The Goji Berry: The Jolly Super Food That Gives You Something to Smile About

 


'In the valleys of Tibet and Mongolia the Goji (pronounced Go-Jee) berry has been highly cherished for centuries by locals for its medicinal properties and is honored in celebrations lasting two weeks each year. Historically, Goji foragers have collected the berries by shaking the vines, allowing the berries to fall onto mats, where the berries dry naturally and retain their nutrient content. Many producers still practice this collection method. 

Tibetans claim the most commonly cited side effect of eating too many Goji berries is that they may cause you to laugh more; and a handful in the morning will make you happy all day. Folklore or not, the extensive health properties were enough to entice me. I've been grinning from ear to ear since including this tasty little berry in my trail mix. I'm mad about their not-too-sweet, semi-tart flavor. It's something of a cross between a dried cherry and a raisin.' 

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Most Recent Health Tips, Health News, and Easy Healthy Recipes How To Save Your Lungs Before It's Too Late

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'As a society, my feeling is that we don't put enough emphasis on protecting our lungs against harmful macro and microscopic particles; this is a huge mistake, as reduced lung capacity is, in my mind, more damaging to quality of life than say, sub-optimal digestion, mild to moderate liver dysfunction, or even reduced cardiac output. 

 If you strongly disagree with this opinion, I'm willing to bet that you'll change your mind if you spend some time in any intensive care unit and sit by a few patients who are unable to properly oxygenate their blood because of reduced lung capacity - this is a heart-wrenching scenario, one that I don't wish upon the grouchiest people I know.' 

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The 10 GMO Myths That Monsanto Wants You to Believe


'Monsanto and their biotech buddies would have you believe that they are super-heroes, set on saving hungry children from starvation wearing a dazzling fake-green cape. In fact, in a recent attack on activists, Monsanto's CEO Hugh Grant said that because critics "can afford" organic food, we don't care about the plight of those who can't afford it.

“There is this strange kind of reverse elitism: If I’m going to do this, then everything else shouldn’t exist,” said Grant. “There is space in the supermarket shelf for all of us.”'

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The Sun – An Essential Element of Good Health

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'“Along with food, air, and water, sunlight is the most important survival factor in human life.”' -The National Institute of Mental Health

In the past 100 years, the majority of people around the world have transitioned from working outside all day to being stuck inside, with artificial lighting. 100 years ago we didn’t have sunscreen. Oddly enough, skin and other cancers have been on a dramatic rise in the last four decades, especially in more recent years – despite increased sunscreen usage and less overall sun exposure. 

Once one understands that sunlight is essential for a healthy body and strong immune system, the link becomes clear; it appears that sunscreen and lack of regular sunlight is more of a cause of cancer and health problems than the sun itself!'

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There Are Shocking Differences Between Raw Honey And The Processed Golden Honey Found In Grocery Retailers

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'There are well over 30 commercial producers of honey that have no traces of pollen and lack beneficial vitamins and enzymes among a host of other natural constituents which are removed due to pasteurization and processing. Most golden honey you see at your local grocery is dead and far from the health promoting powerhouse of its raw unpasteurized counterpart. Processed honey is not honey at all and if you desire any kind of health benefits, you must stick to the real stuff.'

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Baked or Fried avocado fries [Vegetarian]

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'Okay, I am now offcially disgusted with myself. I took a healthy avocado, dipped it in egg, breaded it and then fried it. Yes, I did, and it was totally delicious. And then I made a little dip of sriracha sauce and mayonnaise. 

I've been reading various websites over the past couple of months looking a recipes for avocado fries thinking to myself "who would eat that?" Well, it turns out, me. And my husband. We both loved it. Wow, it was really good, and not something I'm going to repeat any time soon. 

It felt incredibly decadent, but hey, isn't that what summer is all about? I eat so many fruits and vegetables at this time of year, that a little indulgence seems okay.'

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How Aluminum Causes Chronic Disease

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'As aluminum builds up in your body, your metabolism becomes more and more deranged. It’s likely a major factor behind obesity, and is tied to a wide range of life-destroying chronic disorders. We continue explaining how aluminum does this damage, and then explore how to protect yourself, including providing a list of aluminum-containing food additives.
 

This is the second of two articles. The first is Aluminum Food Additives Cause Obesity. Here, we go into more depth of how aluminum does so much metabolic damage and provide information on how to avoid it, including a list of food additives containing it.'

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The founder of Merck & Co., manufacturer of the HPV Vaccine ‘Gardasil’, was also former chairman of the Biological Warfare Committee of the US Army Chemical War Service during WW2

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'George W. Merck, grandson of Heinrich Emanuel Merck (founder of the German-based drug-manufacturing firm ‘E. Merck AG’), took over the US branch of the pharmaceutical firm, known as ‘Merck & Co.’, in 1925. 

According to officially “withdrawn” documents (see Keesing’s Contemporary Archives, London, February 2-9, 1946), George W. Merck was appointed ‘Official chairman of the Biological Warfare Committee of the US Army Chemical Warfare Service’, during WW2. In 1942 he was authorized, by President Roosevelt, to study and manufacture biological weaponry for the US Military.' 

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Feds vs. Raisins: Small Farmers Stand Up to USDA --MORE FOOD FASCISM

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'“They want us to pay for our own raisins that we grew,” says Raisin Valley Farms owner Marvin Horne. “We have to buy them back!”

This is but one absurdity that Marvin and his wife Laura have faced during their decade-long legal battle with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Every year, the Hornes plant seeds, tie vines, harvest fruit, and sun dry the grapes in paper trays.  And every year, the federal government prevents them from bringing their full harvest to market.'

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Essential Oils Proven to Treat 'Incurable' Ringworm Infections




'Ask any veterinarian: Ringworm is one of those infections considered to have no conventional cure. When cats are infected, they may be cleaned and washed and hopefully will repel the infection over time, but there is no known cure for the infection among conventional veterinarians.

In humans, applying antifungals repeatedly over months and months can effect a removal of the infection – but these will often take time. In some cases, powerful prescription antifungals are necessary, and they usually work, but they have been shown to exert considerable toxicity and possible resistance over time, and for these reasons the European Community has banned the use of most ringworm antifungals on sheep and other farm animals.'

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