Crime and no punishment; putting babies on psychiatric drugs

‘No one should use Big Pharma’s toxic drugs to support the myth of brain chemistry imbalances. Even the FDA prohibits prescribing these to children under five. Yet in 2013 the number of babies under one year of age in the USA prescribed dangerous psychotropic drugs was well over a quarter-million.

First of all, psychiatry is a fraud from top to bottom. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) contains 300 or more mental disorders that are mostly opinions based on observations. A handful of senior shrinks meet to create a consensus for each edition of this bogus manual. It wouldn’t be so bad if shrinks had stuck to talk therapy.’


Dump toxic pharmaceuticals and use lavender essential oil for migraine headache relief instead

'America is a migraine nation. Approximately 37 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. It's estimated that there are 2-3 million chronic migraine suffers and about 5 million have a minimum of one migraine attack per month.

Even worse, 11 million Americans are moderately to severely disabled by migraines. Ninety-one percent can't work or function during an attack, while 24% wind up in the emergency room because of severe pain.'


Drink in the Benefits of Organic Wine
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'Red wine is the only vice some health-conscious people will permit themselves—after all, since the early '90s, the elixir has been touted as a health food. Studies continue to prove that resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine, protects against cancer, heart disease, is anti-aging and may even extend your lifespan. There may be a few surprises hiding under the cork, however. Incidental ingredients like pesticides, allergens and animal proteins may be contaminating your wine.'


Black Seed Oil Extract Causes Oral Cancer Cells To Self-Destruct

'A range of chemotherapeutic options for treating cancer are available, however many of the treatments are themselves associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Today many cancer sufferers search for alternatives to conventional chemotherapy.

Increasingly natural alternative options are becoming available, often with little or no side-effects and concrete science is proving the effects of many natural substances against cancer.'


How to Heal a Sunburn In Less Than 24 Hours

'If you want to know how to heal a sunburn in just under 24 hours, I’ve got a trick for you. All it takes is two simple, real foods.

In fact, because of this trick, I rarely even admit to having a sunburn. In my family, we now call it “turning pink.”

That’s because our skin never peels, and instead our “sunburns” fade to nice tans.'


Seven big reasons why cantaloupe belongs on your table

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'Cantaloupe and other melons are the most easily digested food there is, leaving the stomach in just 10 to 15 minutes and requiring no enzyme production on our part.  While most foods drag us down by the effort needed to digest them, cantaloupe is uplifting and provides instant and sustainable energy.  But that’s not all it provides.

Cantaloupe is a storehouse of powerful nutrition and one of the most important sources of carotenoids, compounds related to Vitamin A, a fat soluble vitamin.  The most well known carotenoid, beta-carotene, has been shown to be highly effective in the prevention and treatment of cancer.  Cantaloupe is loaded with beta carotene, so don’t forget to pick up a cantaloupe or two when you shop.'


Cherry Compote over Goat Cheese

 Recipe: Cherry Compote over Goat Cheese

'One of the best things about summer is that wonderful, fresh organic fruit literally grows on trees! Fruit trees are such a great investment. Although they do take some work (think picking up hundreds of smashed peaches in your yard after a wind storm, or scraping baked-on apricot off your driveway with a snow shovel) fruit trees are well worth the effort. 

A mature fruit tree will produce many pounds of fruit every year, often enough for you to can, freeze, dehydrate, and give away…even after you’ve enjoyed eating a ton of fresh, delicious fruit fresh off the tree! Nothing is better than fruit ripened in the sun, eaten minutes after it’s been picked.'


The Inexpensive Anti-Microbial, Anti-Fungal, Candida-Defeating Extract

'It’s anti-microbial, anti-fungal, great for eliminating candida, inexpensive, and best used in its liquid form – and it’s not colloidal silver. It’s a concentrated extract of grapefruit pulp and seeds known as grapefruit seed extract (GSE), not to be confused with grape seed extract.

Grapefruit Seed Extract for Candida

Though sold in capsule form, concentrated liquids of GSE have more applications as long as you don’t get any into your eyes, open wounds, or take straight without diluting (usually 10 drops) in water or juice. GSE producers claim it has a high rate of success with Candida if taken two or three times daily while abstaining from alcohol, refined sugars, and processed grains or refined carbs.'


7 Ways Probiotics Help You To DETOXIFY For Your Health

'You've probably heard the buzz already about the many health benefits of probiotics, a word which literally translates to: pro- "for" + biotics "life" -- FOR LIFE.  

 But did you know that these remarkable commensal microorganisms, which outnumber our bodily cells 10 to 1, and contribute over 95% of our body's total genetic information, also break down highly toxic manmade chemicals which your body is either incapable of, or only partially capable, of defending itself from?

Learn about some of the amazing ways in which 'good bacteria' help to detoxify chemicals within our body:'


Can Water Improve Your Mood?

'Cranky? You may actually be just thirsty.

According to a new study, being slightly dehydrated can increase your risk for being in a poor mood.

Since summer is here, we thought we’d highlight the importance of staying well hydrated. And what better way than by bringing this study to your attention.

Who knows? A few extra glasses a day may actually have an impact on your mood.'


Don’t Stress Over Stress: 17 Ways to Handle Stress


“One of the things I’ve observed in myself, as well as others, is we get stressed out when things don’t go as we planned and others don’t do what we like them to do.”

Even though we’re dedicated to leading a healthy and fit lifestyle, our lives are still stressful. You’d likely agree with me if I claimed that being healthy and fit can offset some of the stress, but surely not all of it.

And we all want a stress-free life, right? It would be fun to sit around a table with you all, sipping our beverages of choice while discussing whether obtaining a stress-free life is possible, or even good for us.

And while here at Renegade Health the benefits of many different diets are discussed, I don’t think I’ve heard anyone mention the LSD plan. That’s my acronym for the Low Stress Diet!

Since our diet discussion would be enhanced by taking a brief look at the science of stress, let’s do that first."


Ladies, Ditch the Bra

'I realize it may feel some combination of uncomfortable, unprofessional, or unnecessarily provocative. Societal convention has most of us trussing up before going out.
If you are reading this at home, do me a favor and unhook. Then keep reading.

There's Some Evidence of a Relationship Between Bras and Breast Cancer.

Yes, seriously.'


Cherry Juice Could Increase Sleep Time by ‘Almost 90 Minutes’ a Night

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'Millions of people struggle to get a good night’s rest. Soothing music, a cup of chamomile tea, a warm bath—all of these have been tried and tried again by those unfortunate enough to suffer from insomnia. And sometimes they work, but there are other options. One new study indicates tart cherry juice could be another answer for sleep deprivation.'


Mustard seeds can fight cancer, treat inflammatory conditions and more

'The seeds of the mustard plant have enjoyed a close connection with human civilizations since time immemorial. The Ancient Greeks and Romans would regularly use them for cooking, and they have been a staple in Indian cuisine for centuries. These robust, spicy-smelling seeds were even mentioned in the New Testament of the Bible in the "Parable of the Mustard Seed," in which Jesus emphasized that the Kingdom of Heaven could grow from humble beginnings.

Sadly, the mustard seed's reputation has dwindled in recent times due to its connection to mustard, which in turn is connected to fast food such as burgers and hot dogs. This is unfortunate, since both mustard seeds and the popular condiment they produce contain many significant health benefits.'


5 Health Myths Spread by Mainstream Nutrition

Lies the Media Tells You
Eggs are bad for you. High fructose corn syrup is no different from other sweeteners. These are the myths spread by mainstream nutrition—and they’re all wrong.
'It was Benjamin Franklin who was quoted as saying, “Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.”

This may be good advice to follow when listening to the media about health and nutrition. New studies are published every day, and many times they directly contradict the findings of earlier research. 

We all thought taking a multivitamin everyday was beyond questioning, for example, until recent studies found that it made no difference in the health or longevity of patients.

It can get confusing sometimes, so to help provide a little clarity, we’ve listed some of the popular myths below that have been spread by mainstream nutrition—and have since been proven to be false.'


One Veggie and One Fruit Pack The Biggest Antioxidant Punch For Disease Prevention and Longevity

EDITOR'S NOTE: Both of the items covered in this article are chemically sprayed heavily. Choose organic or locally grown on small farms you know.

'While eating an apple a day could keep the undertaker away, a cooked tomato may be the biggest source of a powerful antioxidant to prevent disease. 

Eating tomatoes can help reduce the risk of cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Not only that, but cooked tomatoes are actually better for you than raw ones.
U.S researchers found the juicy vegetable is the biggest source of powerful antioxidant dietary lycopene, and unlike other fruit and vegetables it has greater potency after it is cooked.

Lycopene is the red pigment in tomatoes and several fruits. According to the UT scientists, it is a potent carotenoid -- a group of naturally occurring pigments essential for plant growth -- with a high ability to quench singlet oxygen.'


Have You Heard Of Sun Gazing? Find Out What It Is And How To Do It!

'The sun gives life to almost all beings on this beautiful planet we call Earth, including ourselves. We wouldn’t be here without the sun and we certainly wouldn’t survive long without it. The sun is responsible for the process called photosynthesis, which keeps plants alive, and growing, which in turn keeps those animals that eat those plants alive, and the animals that eat them. 

The sun also provides our bodies with what we need to make vitamin D and of course the light and warmth that we experience everyday. And nowadays, the sun is providing us with the energy to power many of our gadgets, electronics and even some of our homes. The sun truly is magnificent! Did you know that there is a way that you can experience even more of what the sun has to offer? You can do so by adding this simple practice into your daily routine, its called Sun Gazing.'


Sun Exposure Slashes Cancer Risk

'Are you getting sun exposure?  The sun is the life force, and virtually every living thing on earth resonates to the energy of the sun and seeks a place under its radiance. Trees and plants turn their leaves to capture the essence of the sun’s life force. Animals bask in its warm soothing rays. If you have houseplants, notice how their leaves are turned toward the window. Close the blinds and watch their shoots try to grow through the slats to get to the sun’s rays. Watch the behavior of your pets as they seek the blessings of the sun’s energy.'


Beets: 10 Reasons They Need To Be A Part Of Your Diet


'For a long time I was completely turned off of beets as I only thought of them at Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners and their sour, pickly taste that I despised so much as a kid. Now that I have finally given them another go, but this time in roasted, shredded or juiced format, I think that they are absolutely amazing and I am disappointed that I didn’t give them another chance sooner! Beets have a mildly sweet, extremely earthy taste to them and they are LOADED with antioxidants and many other nutrients that can be extremely beneficial to your health.'


5 Types of Medicinal Mushrooms and How They Boost Health

Different species of mushrooms have valuable benefits.

'Understanding how food interacts with our bodies and the role it plays in healing various health conditions can be helpful. Whether food is used as part of a medical treatment or a prevention-focused diet, knowledge is power. Though some may disregard medicinal food, medical researchers have proven how prescriptive diets have been used to minify health risks. One such functional food is mushrooms. There are currently 38,000 discovered and classified species of mushrooms that hold medicinal benefits.

In the last two decades there has been widespread interest in the role of the immune system for maintaining good health. According to a study on medicinal mushrooms, diseases related to immune dysfunction “such as cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, AIDS/HIV, hepatitis and autoimmune conditions” are gaining wide attention from medical researchers and clinicians. As a result, practitioners are looking to mushrooms for their medicinal effects on the immune system.'


Sandalwood Essential Oil

‘Sandalwood essential oil is traditionally produced from the heartwood and roots of the trees by a multi-stage distillation process. [1] The wood is ground to powder and then steam distilled. In modern times however, supercritical Carbon Dioxide is sometimes used to extract the sandalwood oil without using heat. As the heat of steam distillation alters some of the molecules, CO2 extraction results in a sandalwood oil that has a different scent profile to that which was steam distilled - and this is closer to the smell of the original wood (although this does not necessarily mean it is preferred as a fragrance). [4] 

It is widely agreed that the older the sandalwood tree, the better the oil quality and the higher the oil content. [5] The trees take 60 to 80 years to reach full maturity [3] although they are often harvested much younger for quick profits.’


7 Amazing Benefits of Ashwagandha Root for Women

'Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, is an Ayurvedic herb commonly used in traditional Indian medicine. Investigations into the herb’s powerful effects on the body have sparked an explosion of interest, and research has reported exciting potential for human health, specifically its effects on mental, physical, and emotional health.'


Osteoporosis Is Scurvy of the Bone, Not Calcium Deficiency

"A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones."~Proverbs 17:22

'It saddens me to see older women diagnosed with "osteopenia" or "osteoporosis" listening to their doctors and taking supplemental calcium and even problematic drugs called bisphosphonates.  These are irrational, dogmatic, harmful approaches to the problem of degrading bone as we age.  In my time practicing nephrology and internal medicine, I saw numerous patients suffering from vascular disease while taking the recommended doses of calcium.  X-rays revealed perfect outlines of calcified blood vessels and calcified heart valves.'


What a Shaman See’s In a Mental Hospital

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'In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer,” explains Malidoma Patrice Somé.  Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born.

What those in the West view as mental illness, the Dagara people regard as “good news from the other world.”  The person going through the crisis has been chosen as a medium for a message to the community that needs to be communicated from the spirit realm.  “Mental disorder, behavioral disorder of all kinds, signal the fact that two obviously incompatible energies have merged into the same field,” says Dr. Somé.  These disturbances result when the person does not get assistance in dealing with the presence of the energy from the spirit realm.

One of the things Dr. Somé encountered when he first came to the United States in 1980 for graduate study was how this country deals with mental illness.  When a fellow student was sent to a mental institute due to “nervous depression,” Dr. Somé went to visit him.'


6 Reasons to Drink Coffee Before Your Workout

'For years, physicians have been warning about the negative health effects of drinking coffee. You may have been told that coffee will raise your blood pressure, lead to heart disease, give you an ulcer or make you diabetic. But studies continue to roll in that caste doubt on this "common wisdom."

Certainly, like anything, coffee should not be used in excess. However, study after study has failed to prove that moderate coffee consumption increases your risk for cardiovascular disease or any other serious illness.

In fact, it's beginning to look like coffee—at least in moderation—may have a number of unrecognized health-promoting properties. As a result of the rather impressive list of therapeutic benefits, I've changed my recommendations about coffee.'