'In a study published in the journal Environmental Psychology, the University of Melbourne’s Kate Lee and a group of colleagues found that interrupting a tedious, attention-demanding task with a 40-second “microbreak” — in which one simply looks at a computerized image of a green roof — improved focus as well as subsequent performance on the task.'
'For those of us who love chocolate, there is now evidence to make us feel better about our sweet tooth. A large European study (19,000 participants) found that those who ate 7.5 grams per day of chocolate had a 27% lower risk of heart attack and 48% lower risk of stroke. The study showed that there was a clear link between chocolate/cocoa and lowered blood pressure. Aim for dark chocolate that is 60% or higher cocoa, and have one ounce several times per week.' -Tieraona Low Dog, MD
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'There has been a dramatic increase in neurological diseases linked to aluminum toxicity. The blood brain barrier doesn’t stop aluminum’s intrusion into our gray matter. Aluminum accumulates and remains in tissue that doesn’t have a rapid cellular turnover.
Apoptosis is the natural cell death and replacement process that occurs throughout the body, excluding cancer cells. Cancer cells keep reproducing and colonizing into tumors unless apoptosis is introduced or the cells are outright killed from chemical compounds, both natural and synthetic.'
'The reason that cooking pans in the last 50 years have been a dismal failure for consumers is mostly due to planned obsolescence.
Injecting the marketplace with cookware containing artificial and toxic coatings has only led to a breakdown of those constituents and a health hazard for millions of people.
However, there is one pan that has stood the test of time, in fact thousands of years, and it's the only pan you ever really need.'
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'You might vaguely remember from some distant chemistry class how catalysts were explained. They initiate and promote a chemical process but don’t become part of the final product. Enzymes are the body’s catalysts for digesting nutrients and metabolizing within cells.'
'All degenerative diseases are the result of the exact same process at the cell level, subject to the same cause and effect relationships in accordance with the same laws of nature.
When the universal process of degenerative disease is revealed the idea of curing any of them makes about as much sense as claiming to cure a law of nature.
Such things cannot be cured because they are governed by the omniscient and eternal forces that formed all matter in the universe.
'Tom’s of Maine has become a mainstream brand among health-conscious consumers. Unfortunately, it turns out that most of these consumers are unaware of who owns Tom’s of Main and what ingredients Tom’s products contain.
This might be shocking to some but Tom’s of Maine isn’t owned by Tom and is not from Maine. In fact, it’s owned by a well-known corporate giant — Colgate-Palmolive of New York.
In the United States alone, Colgate-Palmolive’s 35% share mostly relies on a patented gingivitis formula which contains triclosan, a toxic chemical substance that reacts with the chlorine in tap water to become chloroform — a deadly chlorinated aromatic.'
'In a previous RealFarmacy article, I had discussed using grapefruit seed extract orally to treat Candida yeast or fungal overgrowth and also as an antibiotic for colds and flu. But originally, grapefruit seed’s powerful antimicrobial and anti-fungal applications were external.
Hospitals used it for awhile as an antiseptic for interior surfaces, and fruit growers sprayed it on their crops to minimize fungal threats. Studies that compared its effectiveness to chlorine bleach, isopropyl alcohol, and colloidal silver found GSE to be superior as an antimicrobial.'
'A prominent Harvard University professor recently compiled a report slamming the FDA for its failure to honestly and ethically approve new drugs. Published in a special issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine; Ethics, this incriminating report asserts that the FDA “cannot be trusted”. Further, it notes that virtually all new drugs approved by the agency during the past 30 years are little or no better than existing drugs already in the marketplace.'
'Much like photosynthesis in plants, can human beings utilize light and water for their energy needs? New evidence suggests that it may be happening right now in each cell of your body.
In response to the title question, my answer is a definite "maybe."
On the positive side, a recently published paper by Herrera et al. (1) argues that the answer is yes. The authors pinpoint melanin as the central player in the drama of photosynthesis, arguing that melanin, a black substance prominent in certain tissues, absorbs all visible wavelengths.
Those concentrated photons could then drive the photosynthetic process in the same way as photons do in green plants and many single celled organisms.'
'Every now and then I happen to view a fictional movie with a solid social critique that must be viewed by everyone who visits sites like this. Two fictional movies based on reality that I had promoted were: “Michael Clayton”, which used the fictional U-North agrochemical company to represent Monsanto’s evil machinations, and “The Constant Gardener”, a John Le Carre’ adaptation that accurately depicts the moral depravity of the pharmaceutical industry.'
'General Mills Cheerios may now be "non-GMO" but it is virtually guaranteed to contain Roundup herbicide residues, as disclosed by North America's largest oat supplier.
While there are no genetically modified oats on the marketplace today, non-organic oats might as well be labeled Roundup Ready (RR). This is because it is common practice to spray them with Roundup's active ingredient glyphosate, putting them in the same category of glyphosate contaminated crops which includes RR GM soy, corn and canola.'
'Hundreds of millions of people indulge in one of the most dangerous drugs which is sold right over the counter. When it comes to harm done to other people and the users themselves, not heroin, crack cocaine, methamphetamines, marijuana or even tobacco come close to the health and safety hazards caused by this one depressant.'
'Monsanto is pursuing its arm twisting lobby efforts with the WHO while convincing the mainstream American media that this is all wrong, enabling the media to refer to GMOs and glyphosate as a mere debate between science and anti-science activists.
And Monsanto continues its soft sell TV public campaigns to convince the sheeple that Monsanto’s really all about food and not toxic chemicals. Meanwhile, unreported by lamestream media, more nations are dropping the gauntlet on Roundup and other glyphosate herbicides.'
'In this interview you’ll meet Mark Simon, the man who helped her get well.
Mark’s background is in neuroscience and biomedical engineering, and he has been studying nutritional science for the last three decades.
He is the founder of the Nutritional Oncology Research Institute, and developer of the NORI Protocol, a nutritional strategy centered around starving cancer cells with a methionine-restricted diet.'
'The ritualistic use of plant smoke stretches back to the prehistorical era and is still used, the world over, as a way of 'cleansing' the spirit. Now modern scientific research reveals that the practice may actually have life-saving implications by purifying the air of harmful bacteria.
The burning of herbs and plant resins for medicinal and spiritual purposes – so-called 'smudging' – is an ancient practice among indigenous people around the world; one increasingly adopted by Westerners. Smudging is a technology believed to unlock the 'spirits' of various plant allies to restore balance and ease to the individual or group. Some liken it to taking a 'spiritual shower,' enabling you to wash away emotional and spiritual negativity that accumulates in your body and the spaces you live.'
'From a Houston TV station: Most people who are infected with West Nile Virus show no or only mild symptoms such as: low grade fever, muscle aches, and headache. More severe signs and symptoms can include: high fever, stiff neck, disorientation, encephalitis (brain inflammation), and rarely, death. If you think you have been infected with West Nile Virus, contact your health care provider.'Read more...
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'Those of us who go back a few years likely remember the line about parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme from the Simon and Garfunkel hit song Are You Going to Scarborough Fair? Many have speculated that the reference to the four popular herbs was due to their use in Medieval Europe to help cleanse the air and ward off the infamous black plague.