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Arsenic in Apple and Grape Juice Poses Health Risks

General Health |  | Many children enjoy drinking apple or grape juice and many parents see juice as a healthy alternative to soda and artificially flavored fruit punch. New research, however, suggests these juices are not as innocent as we’re led to believe. In fact, if a recent Consumer Reports investigation is correct, they could be slowly poisoning hundreds ...Read More »

Study: Saccharin And Sugar May Be More Addictive Than Cocaine

General Health |  | Sugar and artificial sweeteners are so accessible, affordable and socially sanctioned, that few consider their habitual consumption to be a problem on the scale of say, addiction to cocaine.  But if recent research is correct their addictive potential could be even worse. Almost 40 years ago, William Duffy published a book called Sugar Blues which ...Read More »

5 Amazing Properties of Sunlight You've Never Heard About

General Health |  | Sunlight is well-known to provide us vitamin D, but did you know that it kills pain, keeps us alert at night, burns fat and more… Our biological connection and dependence to the sun is so profound, that the very variation in human skin color from African, melanin-saturated dark skin, to the relatively melanin de-pigmented, Caucasian ...Read More »

5 Natural Homemade Air Fresheners

General Health |  | Many of us enjoy fresh and pleasant scents at home but have concerns about using certain commercially available “air fresheners.” Some of these products are known to contain toxins such as phthalates and VOCs like benzene and formaldehyde [1], not what most of us have in mind when we think of “fresh air.” Covering up ...Read More »

Vitamin D Deficiency Puts IBD Patients at Greater Risk of Osteoporosis -Study

General Health |  | Malnutrition is a common side effect of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The damage Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, and other bowel diseases inflict upon the intestinal tract makes it nearly impossible for proper absorption of essential vitamins and minerals the human body requires to thrive. More than a million people are believed to suffer from IBD in ...Read More »

Simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

General Health |  | This classic roasted Brussels sprouts recipe is the perfect, minimal-effort side dish for your next dinner, holiday party, or potluck. Just toss the sprouts in a little oil, salt, and pepper, and roast until pleasantly crispy and aromatic; serve with toothpicks or appetizer forks. You can steam or even boil Brussels sprouts, but they may ...Read More »

What Is Nascent Iodine?

General Health |  | Nascent iodine is a supplemental form of iodine. Iodine is an essential mineral that the body requires for normal function.[1] For nearly a century, nascent iodine has been regarded as a more effective form of the mineral than many dietary iodine forms, such as potassium iodide. In fact, most forms of dietary iodine become mere ...Read More »

Winter Ailments: How to Stay Healthy During Winter

General Health |  |   Winter is a busy, festive time of year. It’s also a time when more people tend to get sick. What exactly is it about this time of year that encourages aches and sniffles? “Catching a chill” has long been suspected as a cause of winter ailments and, for just as long, has been dismissed ...Read More »

60 Years of Research Links Gluten Grains to Schizophrenia

General Health |  | Does the consumption of gluten-containing grains contribute to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia? Believe it or not, this question has been asked for well over 60 years by researchers who stumbled upon evidence that the removal of gluten from the diet results in improved symptoms, or conversely, that gluten grain consumption leads to higher prevalence ...Read More »

Why Is Birth Defect-Linked Vitamin A Used In Prenatals?

General Health |  | Unknown to the public at large, many vitamins today are produced through total chemical synthesis – a process whereby a complex organic molecule is synthesized from simpler, petrochemical-derived precursors, usually without the aid of a biological process. What this means is that many vitamins are essentially being produced from oil. Despite sharing certain chemical resemblances ...Read More »

What You Need to Know About Colds, Flu and Respiratory Infections

General Health |  | How much do you really know about the treatment of colds and flu?  Even in normal times, it is easy to be confused by viral versus bacterial infections, and sorting out which is which when we get sick.  This gets further compounded following a disruptive event when physicians and pharmacies are not available to assist ...Read More »

What Harmful Organisms Live in Your Body?

General Health |  | The human body is its own ecosystem; millions of bacteria and organisms call it home. Usually the body exists in symbiosis with these organisms, some of them provide benefit. Other organisms, parasites, provide no benefit and are usually harmful. Parasites are similar to fleas or ticks on a dog, but inside your body. They live ...Read More »

Confirmed: The More Mammograms You Get The More Harm They Do

General Health |  | Mammograms are in the news again, and it doesn’t look good for those who continue to advocate using them to “detect cancer early” in asymptomatic populations. The science increasingly runs directly counter to the screening guidelines produced by both governmental and nongovernmental health organizations claiming to be advocates for women’s health. Remember that the New England ...Read More »

Green Bean Salad Recipe with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

General Health |  | The traditional green bean casserole has become an uninspired, uneaten dish at many a holiday gathering. Mix things up with this fresh green bean salad from Brooklyn Supper. This is a great side dish to make ahead of time because it needs to marinate in the dressing. The basil, garlic, and balsamic vinaigrette make this ...Read More »

What is Manganese? The Benefits of This Essential Mineral

General Health |  |   Many people know that vitamin B-12 supports normal energy levels and that vitamin C can help the immune system, but what do you know about manganese? It doesn’t have the star power of other nutrients like calcium, iron, or potassium, but it’s still essential and vital to your health. Manganese, which is stored in ...Read More »

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