Category Archives: Natural Health

10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Cinnamon

Although the U.S. FDA has attempted to create a spice scare, the history of cinnamon use spans thousands of years among disparate cultures, rendering FDA claims as nothing more than a ham-fisted desire to assert severe regulatory control over this natural product. The fact is: quality cinnamon, such as organic Ceylon, is one of ...

9 Simple Steps For Starting An Organic Garden

The Benefits of Organic Gardening You've been trying to eat more organic foods, both to decrease the amount of pesticides you and your family consume, and to help protect the environment from overloading with toxic chemicals. But organics can get a bit expensive, we know. Luckily, there's a way to grow your own delicious, fresh produce, ...

An Herb For Thought: Parsley

PARSLEY Family Name: UmbelliferaeBotanical Name(s): Carum PetroselinumPopular Name(s): Parsley, Garden Parsley, Rock Parsley and Common ParsleyParts Used: Root, SeedsHabitat: Parsley is native to the Eastern Mediterranean.Description: Parsley is a short-lived perennial with bright green leaves. Tiny, yellow-green flowers are produced, followed by small ribbed and oval seeds.Uses: The fresh herb is a rich source of vitamin C. It is said to inhibit tumor-cell ...

The Unsustainable Absurdity Of The Average American Diet

Have you ever thought about how wildly unrealistic and unsustainable our current diets are?  Items that don’t grow within the same season are commonly consumed together. Things that don’t grow on the same continent are combined into all sorts of meals.  We eat blueberries in December and drink pumpkin spice lattes in the summer.  We ...

7 Natural Ways To Cure Canker Sores

Evidence-based natural alternatives to drugs for canker sores abound!  Canker sores (apthous mouth ulcers) afflict approximately 20% of the population, and are cause for great annoyance.  Always painful and sometimes an eye sore, they are the most common type of mouth ulcer, with women being more affected than men for unknown reason. While they are almost invariably ...

Thinking About Raising Chickens? Start Here.

by Jennifer Megyesi, The New pioneer Whether you decide to keep chickens for eggs, meat, show or just companionship, learning to care for them is easy and rewarding, providing that you know some basics. Local laws, such as zoning and other ordinances, may end your chicken enterprise before it takes flight. The best way to avoid ...

13 Alternatives To Viagra That Won’t Fall Flat

Viagra is a multi-billion dollar blockbuster drug, but it has serious side effects. Thankfully evidence-based natural alternatives abound... Erectile dysfunction is no trivial matter. In fact, Dr. Mercola correctly labeled it 'the canary in the trousers,' insofar as dysfunction 'where it counts' reflects body-wide endothelial dysfunction, a well known precursor to cardiovascular disease. But putting aside its ...

Lawmakers: Americans ‘Too Stupid’ For GMO Labeling Laws

The "experts" have spoken, and here's what they have to say: You're just too stupid to handle a label on your food that says "this product contains genetically engineered ingredients." Members (see the list here) of the subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, along with four of their hand-picked puppets (um, experts), met last ...

Michigan Dept of Agri Forces Farmer To Dump 248 Gallons Of Organic Milk And Break 1200 Free Range Eggs

While Americans in the nearby city of Detroit face life in third world conditions, unable to even afford running water,  the state of Michigan decided to direct its resources towards cracking down on a small food co-op in Standish for having the utter audacity to provide milk, butter, cream and eggs to people who bought ...

These Blockbuster Drugs Destroy Heart Benefits Of Fish Oil

Millions take these blockbuster drugs for 'heart protection,' and yet they are actually killing the well established heart protective properties of fish oil. The published literature on the cardiovascular health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids is increasingly contradictory, with multiple studies in the past demonstrating their significant cardioprotective properties, but with newer trials revealing far less ...

The Assault On Organics

Ignoring science to make the case for chemical farming. The New York Post loves a good villain, but you’d think it would be hard to cast a bad light on the group of people profiled in an April 19 story: moms who feed their kids organic food. Naomi Schaefer Riley took on the challenge in “The Tyranny ...

Why You Should Consider Quail For The Urban Homestead (VIDEO)

Raising food sources in urban settings or those living in close proximity to others can pose a problem for some. Urban homesteaders have started efforts in finding microlivestock to raise that will provide adequate nutrition as well as can be raised in small spaces and not annoy neighbors. For years, Marjorie Wildcraft has educated the public ...

An Herb For Thought: Passion Flower

PASSION FLOWER Family Name: PassifloraceaeBotanical Name(s): Passiflora IncarnataPopular Name(s): Maypops, Wild Passionflower and Apricot VineParts Used: Leaves and whole plantHabitat: The plant is native to North, Central, and South America.Description: Passionflower is a perennial climber with deeply lobed, finely toothed leaves, with fragrant lavender to white flowers appearing in summer. Edible fruits follow the flowers of passionflower. Uses: Passionflower is used internally to treat ...

Dead, Lifeless Food

FDA aims to sterilize our food through the Food Safety Modernization Act After two years of delay, the Food Safety Modernization Act is finally about to go into effect. The FDA is moving forward with rules that are supposed to make food in the United States the safest in the world. Hailed as the most sweeping overhaul ...

Protect Yourself From Radiation With Flaxseeds

We are bombarded every day by harmful radiation and, shockingly, nearly half of our radiation exposure in the U.S. comes from medical tests like X-rays and CT scans. The balance comes from radiation in the earth, radon gas and radiation from space. And many worry about fallout from disasters like the meltdown at the Fukushima ...

Canadian Farmers Say Entire Organic Industry At Risk In GM Alfalfa Debate (VIDEO)

Scroll down for video. GUELPH, Ont. – There’s a new genetically modified crop on the horizon that some say is jeopardizing the entire Canadian organic farming industry. Organic farmers across the country are sounding the alarm bells on the state of alfalfa, one small plant with a massive role in organic farming. When most people hear the word ...

Thousands Of U.K. Doctors Are Putting Patients On ‘Death Lists’ And Denying Them Treatment

The face of government-run socialized medicine just keeps getting uglier in Britain, where as many as 3,000 doctors are set to place many thousands more patients on so-called "death registers" where they are ultimately denied treatment - all to save a buck. Or in this case, a pound. Being placed on the registers means those patients have ...