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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.

Preventing Kidney Stones May Be As Simple As Changing Your Diet

Posted November 21, 2014
In the 1970s, less than 4 percent of Americans had suffered from kidney stones. By the 1990s, this had increased to more than 5 percent. Today, with rates continuing to rise, kidney stones will impact one in 10 US adults at some point during their lives1 – usually between the ages of 20 and 50.  Read more. 

Granola Bars Aren’t 100% Natural, General Mills Agree

Posted November 21, 2014
Maybe peace will fall over Nature Valley once again. A 2012 lawsuit has been settled between General Mills (GIS), which labeled items with high-fructose corn syrup as “100 percent natural,” and the Center for Science in the Public Interest.  The settlement, announced Tuesday, prevents General Mills from claiming its Nature Valley granola bars, crispy squares and trail mix bars are “100 percent natural” if those products contain highly processed ingredients such as high-fructose corn syrup, high-maltose corn syrup and dextrose monohydrate, according to a statement from the Washington-based consumer advocacy group.  Read more.

10 Grinch Gifts to Avoid this Holiday

Posted November 21, 2014
Looking for ways to find gifts that are healthier and help those who deserve to make a decent wage?  Look here:

Improve Your Skin Health and Avoid Skin Cancer Naturally

Posted November 21, 2014
For millions of people, around the world, perfect skin seems like a distant dream. The American Academy of Dermatology reveals that acne affects 40 – 50 million Americans, at a cost of over $2 billion per year. Every year, in the United States, 5 million people are treated for skin cancer – at a cost of over $8 billion. But, here’s the main point, all of this is preventable!   Read more. 

The Best Natural Stimulants for Increased Energy and Weight Loss

Posted November 21, 2014
We strongly recommend caution against the use of stimulants for those with unresolved heart problems or high blood pressure. Use caution when combining stimulants. For people of reasonably good health and common sense, stimulants can be like a God-send; especially for those who have slowed metabolisms. Of course, we recommend dealing appropriately with whatever underlying issues might be causing a slowed metabolism, but sometimes a multi-pronged attack is prudent. Appropriately used stimulants can help a person to get into better shape, while providing the necessary energy to do so, at the same time. Again, common sense and responsible usage are prudent to ensure that more good is done than harm.  Read more.

GMO Corn Contamination of Organic Corn May End by 2015

Posted November 21, 2014
Thanks to companies like Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta, nearly 90% of all corn is genetically-manipulated and designed to produce its own toxic herbicide. Since 1996, we have seen a 100 fold increase in the acreage used for GM crops and, in 2012, there were 138 reported incidents of non-GM crops becoming contaminated with GM crops. However, by 2015, some farmers are planning to finish developing a strain of non-GMO corn that is resistant to contamination by GMOs.  Read more.

How to Eat Healthy When You Don’t Have Time

Posted November 21, 2014
“How do I make smart eating choices on a busy schedule?” patients frequently ask.  As a busy doctor, I can understand how eating healthy might feel like a herculean demand and become short shift among the numerous demands in your life. While eating healthy on a time budget does require a little planning, it’s easier than you might imagine.  Read more.

How to Get Over a Cold Fast Without Drugs

Posted November 21, 2014
Have you ever wondered how to get over a cold fast – without the need for unwanted (toxic) medications? Unfortunately, as people spend more time indoors – away from natural sunlight – the risk of getting a viral infection goes way up – especially during the winter months.  Read more.

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