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Smartphone Use Can Alter The Brain

General Health |  | By: Janice Wood | Psych Central – The finger movements we use to control our smartphones can actually change brain activity, according to a new Swiss study. Researchers at the University of Zurich teamed with colleagues at the University of Fribourg to research the day-to-day plasticity of the human brain based on smartphone usage. The phones ...Read More »

6 Healthy Foods that Cause Inflammation

General Health |  | Most of us try to incorporate healthy foods into our diet. Lean proteins and healthy fats are good additions; added sugar, and processed foods are best avoided. Although the nutritional value of food, in that respect, is important, it’s also important to understand that different foods contain different compounds that can cause other results within ...Read More »

How To Naturally Make An Essential Oil Diffuser (Plus Aromatherapy Oil Blends)

General Health |  |   Aromatherapy has been shown to have a profound impact on lifting moods, purifying the air, and making a room smell great in the process. This type of therapy interacts with the “emotional brain” or limbic system. During inhalation, odor molecules travel through the nose and affects the brain through a variety of receptor sites, one ...Read More »

Stress Can Make Us More Empathetic

General Health |  |   By: Gemma Unwin | Stress is a top concern for Americans of all ages, with up to 75 per cent of adults having reported moderate to high levels of stress in the previous month, and teens between the ninth and 12th grade also beleaguered by stress and tension. According to the American Psychological Association, it is vital ...Read More »

Why Energy Drinks Are So Bad For You

General Health |  | Energy drinks are popular among gamers, students, athletes, professionals, and anyone who has to drive overnight from Milwaukee to St. Louis. They’re big business, too. Americans spent $12.5 billion on energy drinks in 2012. Market experts predict that number to climb to $21.5 billion in 2017.[1] It’s clear that these drinks are only growing in ...Read More »

Sucralose's (Splenda) Harms Vastly Underestimated: Baking Releases Dioxin

General Health |  | A new, in-depth review on the synthetic sweetener sucralose (marketed as Splenda), published in the journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, is destined to overturn widely held misconceptions about the purported safety of this ubiquitous artificial sweetener. Found in tens of thousands of products and used by millions of consumers around the world, sucralose’s unique ...Read More »

Extracts: Vegetable Glycerin is a Better Solvent than Alcohol

General Health |  | Plants and herbs hold a tremendous amount of energy and beneficial compounds within their cells. But how do you access that? Ingesting raw plant materials is one way of tapping in, but it’s not practical to eat 3 pounds of spinach or 2 dozen apples to obtain the enzymatic benefits or aromatic constituents. The useful ...Read More »

3 Health Benefits of Distilled Water

General Health |  | Distilled water is water that’s been purified of contaminants through distillation. The process is relatively simple; water is brought to a boil and converted to steam. The steam flows through cooling tubes and condenses back into pure water. This is different than simply filtering water in that this process removes all potentially harmful organisms and ...Read More »

Modern Medicine: Patent Protection, Degenerative Healthcare, Follow the Money

General Health |  | By: David Richard, Organic Consumers Association | Overview Modern medicine has failed us by providing unnatural solutions to natural problems. We are ill because we live in a toxic world, filled with the unnatural stresses of industrialization and technology along with their chemical and energetic fallout. Lost is the spiritual basis and altruistic motivation of ...Read More »

The Grain That Damages The Human Brain

General Health |  | With increasing recognition among medical professionals and the lay public alike that the health of gut and brain are intimately connected (i.e. the ‘gut-brain‘ axis), the concept that gluten-containing grains can damage the human brain is beginning to be taken more seriously. Books like Dr. William Davis’ New York Times best-selling Wheat Belly made great ...Read More »

What are the Best Foods for Weight Loss?

General Health |  | The best foods for weight loss are natural and organic foods that are free from GMOs. GMOs are a very big problem for people because genetic modifications typically alter the nutritional benefits that various types of food offer. These modifications are usually made with the motive of increasing profits through enhanced food production and longevity. ...Read More »

Patient Advocacy For Good Times and Bad

General Health |  | Becoming medically prepared can be one of the most difficult aspects of prepping.  First, there is the unpredictable nature of medical emergencies themselves.  Then there is the prospect of inadequate medical training coupled with the lack of supplies and medicine. Even during normal times, doing the right thing medically can have dire consequences.  Something you ...Read More »

Dr. Group’s Recommendations for Stress Management

General Health |  | We all have stress and stressors in our life. Although stress has a negative connotation, it’s actually not inherently bad. Stress challenges you. It makes you tougher and more resilient to adversity. It helps you grow stronger and, hopefully, provides an opportunity to learn. This is true of both psychological (mental) stress and physiological (physical) ...Read More »

Coca-Cola’s Secret Influence on Medical and Science Journalists

General Health |  | By: Paul Thacker, The BMJ | A series of journalism conferences on obesity received covert funding from Coca-Cola. Industry money was used to covertly influence journalists with the message that exercise is a bigger problem than sugar consumption in the obesity epidemic, documents obtained under freedom of information laws show. The documents detail how Coca-Cola ...Read More »

Bacillus subtilis: A Healthy Probiotic Strain

General Health |  | Bacillus subtilis is a rod-shaped, Gram-positive bacteria that is found in soil and the gut of humans and some types of animals. Also known as Bacillus uniflagellatus, Bacillus globigii, and Bacillus natto, Bacillus subtilis is commonly included in probiotic supplement formulations. It’s a useful and beneficial probiotic that supports digestion, enzyme production, and helps maintain ...Read More »