ACTION ALERT — Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Could Harm Your Health

Posted November 26, 2014
This is yet another tangled tale of unintended consequences.  Expensive and imperfect full-spectrum LED bulbs are the only safe alternative to incandescents, which is unfair to consumers trying to live a more natural and healthy life.   Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell Congress that the ban is unfair and restricts your access to low-cost, true FS lighting. Send your message today!.

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Parasites!!!!:-(

Posted November 26, 2014
Parasites are actually very common in nature and more common in humans than we would like to think. Approximately one half of the population of the world carries at least one form of parasite. If you add yeast/fungus (another form of parasite) to that, it includes almost the entire world population.  Read more. 

Thanksgiving Science: Why gratitude is good for your health

Posted November 26, 2014
Thanksgiving may be the only major American holiday focused on giving thanks for all of life’s blessings, but gratitude isn’t just a good excuse for chowing down on turkey and pumpkin pie; it’s also a way to promote good health and well-being, experts say.  Dozens of studies have found that gratitude can improve well-being, and can even help people curb depression and anxiety, improve cholesterol, and get better sleep. Read more.

ACTION ALERT — Feeling Pressure from the Public, NIH Opens the Books on Clinical Trials

Posted November 26, 2014
Researchers may now have to make clinical study results public— even if the results run counter to the interests of Big Pharma. We applaud this move by NIH. The American public has a right to know the truth about all drug and product trials.  Read more and please write to NIH and thank them for this proposed rule, and underscore how important it is—for your family’s safety as well as for the health of future generations.

ACTION ALERT — Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Could Harm Your Health

Posted November 26, 2014
This is yet another tangled tale of unintended consequences.  Expensive and imperfect full-spectrum LED bulbs are the only safe alternative to incandescents, which is unfair to consumers trying to live a more natural and healthy life.   Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell Congress that the ban is unfair and restricts your access to low-cost, true FS lighting. Send your message today!.

Are You Marketing a New Drug? FDA Will Do Its Best to See That You Have No Competition from Any Source!

Posted November 26, 2014
If you thought the FDA was hostile only to supplements, think again. The agency is also unfriendly to drugs no longer under patent.  Read more.

5 Myths about Wheat and Whole Grains

Posted November 25, 2014
The ideas that wheat is genetically modified, bred to have more gluten, is addictive and causes inflammation are incorrect, according to the Whole Grains Council.  Read more.

Wheat in Diet: Study on Health Impact of Wheat Challenges Stone Age Myths and Costly Diets, Providing You Go Whole Grain

Posted November 25, 2014
A review of the current evidence on the dietary and health impact of whole grain cereal consumption finds that many of the myths attributed to wheat-free diets are just that – myths, and that whole grains such as wheat are beneficial for the majority of people. Read more.

Abuse of Sleep, Anti-Anxiety Drugs a Growing Issue among Teenagers, Study Shows

Posted November 25, 2014
Statistics on teenagers abusing stimulant drugs to get ahead in school abound, but a new study suggests another rising problem among this age group: the abuse of sleep and anti-anxiety medications. According to the study, published in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, teens prescribed sleep and anti-anxiety drugs may be up to 12 times more likely to abuse them compared to teens who have never received these prescriptions.  Read more.

Genetically Engineered Crops, Glyphosate and the Deterioration of Health in the United States of America

Posted November 21, 2014
A huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20 years. Similar increases have been seen globally. The herbicide glyphosate was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating with the advent of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (GE) crops. Evidence is mounting that glyphosate interferes with many metabolic processes in plants and animals and glyphosate residues have been detected in both. Glyphosate disrupts the endocrine system and the balance of gut bacteria, it damages DNA and is a driver of mutations that lead to cancer.  Read more.

Apitherapy

Posted November 21, 2014
Apitherapy, or bee therapy, is the use of products of the common honeybee for therapeutic purposes. (The term comes from the Latin apis, which means “bee.”) Honeybee venom, bee pollen, raw honey, royal jelly, and propolis are the products generally considered to have medicinal effects. These products are said to be effective against a wide range of ailments, from arthritis and chronic pain to multiple sclerosis and cancer, although few scientific studies have as yet proved their benefits.  Read more.

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