General Health

Dietary Chlorophyll Helps Us Capture/Use Sunlight Energy, Groundbreaking Study Reveals

An amazing study published in the Journal of Cell Science reveals an entirely new reason why it is essential that you ‘eat your greens,’ as mother always said, namely: it enables your body’s mitochondria to produce more ATP energy when exposed to sunlight.  The study titled, “Light-harvesting chlorophyll pigments enable mammalian mitochondria to capture photonic


How To Deal With Open Wounds When Help Is Not On The Way

If there is one area that I feel singularly unprepared for it is with dealing with physical trauma following a disruptive event.  Basic first aid?  Sure, I can handle that and have a decent first aid kit to back me up.  But serious wounds, broken bones, and other physical traumas? Not so much. The thing


5 Reasons Breastfeeding Is Awesome

Many mothers choose breastfeeding because of the close bonding experience and the fact that it’s the most nutritious option for their baby. Commercial formulas, even the organic ones, simply can’t compare. Let’s take a look at 5 proven reasons why breastfeeding is just plain awesome. Breastfeeding Provides the Best Nutrition The Academy of Nutrition and


4 Toxins That Are Destroying Your Gut Health

Many people don’t realize just how important gut bacteria is for their health. Your gut is home to about one trillion bacteria, and in order to keep things running smoothly those bacteria need to stay healthy. But there are many, many things out there that can upset that balance. 4 Toxins That Destroy Gut Health


Why Laptops Should Be Renamed To Protect Consumers

Recent research published in the journal Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health concluded that the “Laptop is paradoxically an improper site for the use of a LTC [laptop computer], which consequently should be renamed to not induce customers towards an improper use.” [emphasis added] What lead these reseachers to reach such a seemingly drastic conclusion?


4 Surprising Health Benefits Of Red Wine

Do you know about the secret ingredient in red wine? Resveratrol can do things like help lower bad cholesterol and combat obesity, but it has the potential to do so much more! In fact, another study recently suggested it can even reduce heart disease by limiting the “formation of inflammatory factors”—possibly slowing it down before


The Ideal Ratio Of Omega 6:3 Fats – And How Both Can Stop Cancer

We’ve been told why omega 3 fats are important, but healthy omega 6 fats are more crucial. Learn the correct ratio of omega 6:3, and how they can both stop cancer. Omega 6 fats, derived from natural healthy sources, have been somewhat demonized or at least forgotten in the world of natural health and nutrition. A


Tylenol Kills Emotions As Well As Pain, Study Reveals

For decades Tylenol has been used as a pain-killer, but new research reveals it has psychiatric side effects including dulled emotional responses to both positive and negative stimuli.  The public is beginning to understand that many over-the-counter painkillers do more than just kill pain, but sometimes kill those taking them. For instance, A 2013 review


Can Vitamin D Levels Predict Depression?

You probably know that vitamin D plays an important role in the human body, helping to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. It’s also possible that you have heard that Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a variety of health problems, including rickets, breast cancer, heart disease, and weight gain. But what you most


4 Reasons To Be Skeptical Of Products From China

Much of China is heavily polluted and the air quality is especially terrible. Pollution levels in Beijing can sometimes get up to 20 times the limit set by the World Health Organization! [1] All this pollution could certainly be a dangerous factor when it comes to the products you buy, but it’s more than just


7 Things Expecting Mothers Need To Know

Maybe you’re a new mother and are expecting a new bundle of joy. Of course, you want to make sure things are just right for your baby, and part of that starts with the choices you make right now. Making sure you are limiting (or preferably avoiding altogether) toxic exposure is a great first step.


Does ADHD Exist?

Did you catch my entry about 6 toxic causes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? In it, I mentioned that I’d look at the other side of the argument. Is this a true neurological disorder that needs life-long medical treatment, or is the ADHD diagnosis simply an overgeneralization of a underlying condition? So, let’s get


9 Facts Everyone Should Know About Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for maintaining your health, but many people don’t know just how important it is. Almost all of us at one point or another have experienced low vitamin D levels, whether we have realized it or not. Symptoms often manifest as poor energy, insomnia, compromised immune system, and mood imbalance. That’s why


Do You Know These 6 Causes Of ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is on the rise, and the ‘disorder’ is now affecting many adults. [1] With such an influx of new diagnoses each day, many people might be wondering what is causing it. As with any disorder there is a likely contributor, or a multitude of contributors. While it could be any


Taking Calcium Supplements Causes Brain Lesions

Taking calcium supplements — even at low doses — linked to brain lesions in the first study of its kind.  Most calcium supplements are just plain bad news. The idea of taking calcium in pill or tablet form to “keep the bones strong” just doesn’t make that much sense given, first, that we are designed


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