Herbalife - A Misrepresentation of Health and a Great Promoter of GMO, Dangerous Chemicals

'I've had far too many people approach me regarding Herbalife, a global multi-level marketing (MLM) company that sells health products that are anything but healthy. They claim superior nutrition, fuel for champions and hide behind expensive sponsorship deals to make their products look far better than they actually are. Let's break down Herbalife so you clearly see what this packaged poison is all about.'


Reversing A Fatal Genetic Disorder Through Lifestyle Medicine


'Two years later, after attending one of my Food as Medicine seminars, Mrs. Smith gave me a call to see if I could help her son. I told her something no other specialist had said, genetics can be fixed. Finally there was some cautious hope in her eyes. 

I explained that each time a cell divides it will either produce the same mutation or it will fix the mutation. I told her that mutation was a normal thing that the body has to contend with each and every day. It isn't until the exposures to chemical toxicities overwhelms our nutritional ability that we end up with such chronic mutations or disease. This process is called epigenetics.

Epigenetics is a fascinating process by which the body turns on and off genes through one carbon metabolism. By understanding how to help the body with its epigenetic gene manipulation, a physician can help recover mutations and unfavorable gene sequencing. 


Nutritional Therapy Successfully Used To Reverse MS

'Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, degenerative disease of the nerves in the brain and spine. The disease causes the body to attack an insulating substance around nerve cells called myelin. When the myelin is damaged, the function of the nerves deteriorate, resulting in muscle weakness, imbalance or loss of coordination, vision loss, and tremors. Research is now showing that the disease can be reversed by adopting a paleolithic diet (primarily meat, veggies, and nuts), optimizing vitamin D levels, and avoiding artificial ingredients, especially aspartame.'


Hops for Hot Flashes, Weight Loss and Cancer Prevention

'Researchers at Oregon State University are looking into the cancer protective effects of a flavonoid found in hops, the plants that give beer its bitter flavor. The flavonoid, xanthohumol, can help protect against cancer, at least in cell culture. Investigators at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State have found xanthohumol to be active against breast, colon, and ovarian cancer when these cancer cell lines were grown and treated under lab conditions.'


Psychiatry Now Admits It's Been Wrong in Big Ways - But Can It Change?



'When I interviewed investigative reporter Robert Whitaker in 2010 after the publication of his book Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, he was not exactly a beloved figure within the psychiatry establishment. Whitaker had documented evidence that standard drug treatments were making many patients worse over the long term, and he detailed the lack of science behind these treatments.'


Why is There GMO Sugar In Salt?

‘Great April Fools’ Day prank idea: Switch up your loved ones’ sugar with salt. When they spit out their coffee and comment on the saltiness you can insist that it’s really sugar and that there’s nothing wrong, giving the prank a twisted flair.

But you’d be right – because there’s friggin’ GMO sugar in salt!

This applies to ingredients found in iodized table salt, and should concern people who are serious about allergy-inducing ingredients or who are seeking a different eating style.'


Who Owns Organic Now? The Corporate Takeover of Organics by the Big GMO Food Conglomerates

‘In 1995 there were 81 independent organic processing companies in the United States. A decade later, Big Food had gobbled up all but 15 of them.

Corporate consolidation of the food system has been largely hidden from consumers. That’s changing, thanks to tools such as Philip H. Howard’s widely circulated “Who Owns Organic?” infographic. Originally published in 2003, the chart provides a snapshot of the structure of the organic industry, showing the acquisitions and alliances of the top 100 food processors in North America. The chart empowers consumers to see at a glance which companies dominate the organic marketplace.'


How to Heal Cavities Naturally


'The world is slowly waking up to the fact that, when you give the body what it needs, it can heal things we previously thought were impossible. A fine example of what is often deemed as an incurable health problem is dental cavities, but extensive research is now becoming more public about the true nature of tooth decay and the fact that there are proven remedies that can remedy it.

The lies perpetrated about tooth decay

According to the American Dental Association, the reason we have tooth decay is as follows:

“[Tooth decay] occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, pop, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result. Over a period of time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay.”

There are a few problems with this theory, including:'


4 Diseases Few Are Aware of Can Be Reversed Naturally Without Drugs


'Despite the medical model which relies on pharmaceutical intervention for every known illness, there are well over one hundred common diseases that can be reversed naturally. That's the difference between treatment for profit and healing for wellness. Arthritis (both rheumatoid and osteo) diabetes (both Type I and Type II), hypertension and cancer are all reversible with proper herbal strategies, nutrition and exercise.'


Dr. Sanjay Gupta: “I Am Doubling Down On Medical Marijuana”

'CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is “doubling down” in his advocacy for patients to have legal access to cannabis as a therapeutic agent. 

In a commentary featured on the CNN website today, Gupta writes: “I am more convinced than ever that it is irresponsible to not provide the best care we can, care that often may involve marijuana. I am not backing down on medical marijuana; I am doubling down.”'


Frankincense More Effective Than Chemotherapy In Killing Ovarian Cancer Cells, Study Says


'Leicester University researchers have found a cure for ovarian cancer in an aromatic gum resin obtained from an African tree. Researchers say that AKBA (acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid), a chemical compound in the resin, has cancer-killing properties. It has the potential to destroy ovarian cancer cells.

Frankincense (gum resin) is the resin of the Boswellia sacra, a small tree found across Africa and Arabia. The resin is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is widely used in folk medicine to treat asthma, skin conditions and gastroenteritis among others.

Previous studies have shown the efficacy of AKBA as a potential medicine for treatment of many cancers (colon, breast and prostate). This is the first study to identify its ability to fight ovarian cancer.'


Boosting Brain Power With Classical and Baroque Music


'Why Classical Music?

Studies have shown that baroque music has potent brain-enhancing qualities by affecting brain waves. Classical music in general has been used to:

- Improve performance

– Temporarily boost IQ score results

– Lower stress and anxiety

- Help with post-traumatic stress disorder

One study even used a Mozart Sonata (K448) to help patients suffering from epilepsy. During the test, while listening to this particular piece by Mozart, EEG data showed less epileptic activity. Other studies showed that music had beneficial long-term effects for epileptic patients.

The benefits of classical music have been since then referred to as the “Mozart Effect.”

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Red Wine, Chocolate, and Berries for Diabetes Prevention?


'It sounds like a recipe for sweets, but the combination of red wine, berries, and chocolate may actually protect you against diabetes, hints the latest study out of the UK.

Researchers found this relationship after analyzing hundreds of food diaries.

Wine, berries, and chocolate are particularly rich sources of dietary flavonoids, antioxidants with well-known health benefits. And they also happen to be delicious.

Who knew diabetes prevention could taste this good?'


A Natural Approach to Preventing and Overcoming Dementia

A Natural Approach to Preventing and Overcoming Dementia

'When people talk to me about growing older, they tell me that one of their greatest fears is that they will become forgetful. They fear that memory loss is the first sign of Alzheimer's disease and that it signals an inevitable mental and physical decline. For as long as I can remember, and for long before that, traditional medicine practitioners have told us that memory loss and confusion are simply normal parts of growing older. They implied that we should simply accept such changes in our mental capacities as an inevitable part of the aging process.

But I have known, and now modern medicine is beginning to admit, that remaining alert and able as we age can be the norm, rather than the exception. Many people experience memory lapses. Some are serious and others are not. People who have serious changes in their memory, personality, and behavior may suffer from dementia.'


Lung Cleansing Benefits of Oregano


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'Upper respiratory problems may be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies, asthma, and even inhalation of various pollutants. Symptoms of respiratory problems can include chest congestion, difficulty breathing and irritated nasal or throat passages. If you, or someone you’re close to, has experienced these symptoms, you know they can be very disruptive.

As we enter into a time when respiratory ailments are common, it’s important to know that organic oregano is a powerful tool to include in your lung health arsenal. Effective, reliable and safe- organic oregano is naturally rich in carvacrol, flavonoids, and terpenes; all of which are natural decongestants and histamine reducing agents.'


Pathogens in Your Mouth Can Lead to Cancer in Other Parts of Your Body

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'Good oral hygiene is even more important than previously thought. Pathogenic microorganisms and their toxins can harm more than just your mouth when they circulate through your bloodstream—they can potentially cause secondary infections and chronic inflammation throughout your body.

The fact that oral pathogens can make their way to distant parts of your anatomy and cause serious problems has been known for many years.

Even dentists would agree that bacteria can pass from your gums into your bloodstream and on to your heart, which is why some still prescribe oral antibiotics to a few select patients with a particularly high risk for endocarditis, particularly if they have gingivitis.1

But it appears that the rare case of endocarditis is only the tip of the iceberg.' 


Any Fruit Crumble (Grain-Free)

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'Even though we are in the midst of winter and rich comfort foods surround us – sometimes a bit of freshness can liven up the gray, snowy skies! A taste of summer can truly make any season brighter. That is why I present to you my Any Fruit Crumble. This recipe is so versatile, you can use any fruit or berry you like (for example, I used peaches in one and blueberries in another).
The sweet brightness of the fruit and the rich, decadence of the crumble makes this the perfect dessert – plus it’s grain-free! If so desired, pair it with your favorite ice cream – even in the deep freeze of winter.'


Train Your Brain To Let Go Of Habits – 10 Powerful Methods For Creating New Neural Pathways

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'When you understand how neural pathways are created in the brain, you get a front row seat for truly comprehending how to let go of habits. Neural pathways are like superhighways of nerve calls that transmit messages. You travel over the superhighway many times, and the pathway becomes more and more solid. You may go to a specific food or cigarettes for comfort over and over, and that forms a brain pathway. The hopeful fact, however, is that the brain is always changing and you can forge new pathways and create new habits. That’s called the neuroplasticity of the brain.' 


Five Fascinating Health Benefits of Mindful Meditation

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“Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

'Mindfulness meditation has been around for literally thousands of years, and there’s a reason for that: it works. Through science we’re starting to get a better understanding of why it is so beneficial. Everyday more research is drawing a clearer link between meditation and human health. Its effect on our mind body and soul is undeniable. 

People as diverse as David Lynch and the Dalai Lama have praised the benefits of mindful meditation, asserting that it can increase attention, combat stress, boost overall health, and even foster compassion. With that in mind, here are five interesting health benefits of mindful meditation.'


Meet the Controversial MIT Scientist Who Claims She Discovered a Cause of Gluten Intolerance

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'Stephanie Seneff is a senior research scientist at MIT. Based in the university’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Seneff’s focus is, according to her web page, “the intersection of biology and computation.” 

She is also, according to many in the science community, a "quack,” meaning a poseur at the business of science, and a practitioner of pseudoscience.

Since she began publishing papers on biology, in journals considered fringe by the mainstream scientific establishment, Seneff has posited explanations for a host of disorders, and drawn heated objections from experts in most every field she’s delved into. She is, in short, a controversial figure in the scientific community, which is an unusual position to occupy for someone with three degrees from MIT.'


ADHD: A false paradigm projected onto the minds of a generation


‘In today’s healthcare climate, where prescription drug use has multiplied, it’s becoming increasingly important to question medical professionals on the diagnoses they dish out. It’s equally important to question one’s own belief in pharmacology as the solution to the health problems we face today. We must question the labels that we place on ourselves and on our kids.

One in nine children now labeled with ADHD

A very misleading paradigm has been imposed on the minds of the public and has been facilitated through the Western medical institution in the past three decades.' 


This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood

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'Phlebotomy. Even the word sounds archaic—and that’s nothing compared to the slow, expensive, and inefficient reality of drawing blood and having it tested. As a college sophomore, Elizabeth Holmes envisioned a way to reinvent old-fashioned phlebotomy and, in the process, usher in an era of comprehensive superfast diagnosis and preventive medicine.'


The Scam of Psychiatry, ADHD, Bipolar, Chemical Imbalance

The Cancer Industry: Failure, Lies, and Big Profits


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'If you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, it is in your best interest to consider a second opinion away from the mainstream of the cancer industry. Oncologists will insist and even demand your immediate acceptance of surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. 

They will frighten you more than you already are with all kinds of horror tales and statistical babble, and even threaten you with not being your doctor anymore to keep you from seeking a second opinion outside of the cancer industry.  This is because they know that anyone hearing other options would never willingly submit to their expensive and horrendously toxic treatments that in most cases ruin health and shorten life.' 


Thyme: A Powerful Natural Antiseptic

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'For ancient Rome, thyme was believed to “promote vigor” and was used in their baths or spas. In Europe, singers even today, follow the tradition of gargling with thyme, marjoram and honey tea to preserve their voices.

Thyme along with sage and marjoram are recommended to use as a gargle; to relieve laryngitis, tonsillitis, clogged sinus and lung congestion.'


Michael Pollan’s victory garden! My liberating DIY revolution

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'For me, tending a garden is a liberating act.  I’m freer from the nutritionally void produce at the grocery store; studies show radical declines in the nutritional value of vegetables thanks to industrial, soil-depleting methods.  

I feel less responsible for the millions of tons of endocrine-disrupting, life-killing pesticides dumped on soil.  Combining my garden yields with community supported agriculture, I know, really know, where a large percentage of my food comes from.  A home garden is a form of peaceful protest, a way of participating less in a corporate food culture I think is harmful to our health and the environment.'


Why Everyone Should Switch to Pink Himalayan Salt Immediately

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'Himalayan Salt contains the same 84 trace minerals and elements that are found in the human body, that alone is quite impressive! A few of these minerals include: sodium chloride, sulphate, calcium, potassium and magnesium. When using this salt, you are actually getting less sodium intake per serving than regular table salt because it is less refined and the pieces are larger. 

Therefore Himalayan salt has less sodium per serving because the crystals or flakes take up less room than the highly processed table salt variety. Another cool thing about this salt is that because of its cellular structure it stores vibrational energy. The minerals in this salt exist in colloidal form, which means that they are small enough for our cells to easily absorb.'


Your Brain on Bugs—Will Bacteria be the Next Treatment for Anxiety and Depression?

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'First we had yogurt, then antibiotics, and then probiotics. Next came prebiotics, followed by symbiotics, a combination of prebiotics and probiotics. Now we have psychobiotics.

No, not mixed up crazy ass bugs or stoned-on-weed probiotics made in Colorado!

Psychobiotics: Noun, plural (sci-ko-bi-ot-ics). Laboratory manufactured probiotics for psychiatric treatment.
In the early 1900s, The Russian biologist √Člie Metchnikoff found that Bulgarians, who ate lots of yogurt and other fermented foods, lived longer lives. Metchnikoff was the first to propose the idea that friendly gut bacteria helped support health. Others followed.' 


Live Flu Vaccines Increase Infectious Bacteria Counts 100-Fold in Mice


 'If presumably safer "attenuated" flu vaccines are supposed to protect against influenza and its sometimes deadly complications, then why do vaccinated mice have up to 100-fold higher levels of flu-associated pathogenic bacteria than non-vaccinated mice? 

A concerning new study published in mBio, an open access journal of the American Society of Microbiology, titled, "Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Enhances Colonization of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus in Mice," reveals that live attenuated influenza vaccines (LAIVs) lead to the rapid and sustained overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria in the upper respiratory tract of mice at colonization densities up to 100-fold higher than non-vaccinated mice.'


The Benefits of Curcumin in Cancer Treatment

'Cancer is one of the leading causes of death. What if there was a safe, natural herb that could work for nearly every type of cancer?
According to Dr. William LaValley, who focuses most of his clinical work on the treatment of cancer, curcumin—a derivative of turmeric, and the pigment that gives the curry spice turmeric its yellow-orange color—may fit the bill. It's a natural compound that has been extensively researched, and has been found to have numerous health applications.

Like me, Dr. LaValley was trained in general medicine, but he's devoted a considerable amount of time to understanding the biochemical pathways that can support health nutritionally.

In 1982, he participated in an exchange program to the People's Republic of China, where he got first-hand experience with the ancient practices of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.'


Natural Cures For Depression

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'At any given time, close to 20 million adults in the United States suffer from a medical illness that sends your body and mind on a roller coaster ride. Contrary to popular belief, you just can’t turn depression on and off like a light switch. The condition affects the way you think and how you treat others. Sometimes, your life feels out of control, as emotional and physical problems begin to mount.

If you suffer from depression, don’t worry, as you are not alone – this illness is one of the most common health conditions in the world and there are natural remedies for you to consider.'


Herbs for the Thyroid


'Unless you suffer from a thyroid condition, it is easy to ignore the function of the thyroid gland. Although small, this endocrine gland – situated just below your neck – plays a big role in regulating metabolic processes in your body. With a dysfunctional thyroid, the functioning of almost all your organs is likewise disrupted. Thyroid disorders generally fall under 3 categories: an overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism, an under-active thyroid or hypothyroidism and an enlarged thyroid characterized by the presence of nodules.'