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The Amazing Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Posted February 11, 2016
Of all the treats available, chocolate is one of the most craved foods in the world. The first solid chocolate bar, made from cocoa butter, cocoa powder and sugar, was introduced by the British chocolate company J.S. Fry & Sons in 1847, but the history of chocolate goes back at least 4,000 years.  Read more.

Dear Doctor: A Letter to my Child’s First Pediatrician

Posted February 11, 2016
Dear Doctor,  It’s been years since I’ve set foot in your medical practice; since the day you told your staff that you planned to kick me out after my baby’s one-year visit for a well check. Nearly four years have passed since you prepared them to say, “When you refuse to vaccinate your baby, it’s clear that you and your doctor have different goals for medical care.”  Read more.

10 children’s snacks made with petroleum products!

Posted February 10, 2016
One of the best gifts parents can bestow upon their children is a healthy diet. This treasured gift, however, has been tarnished in an age of fast food and mono-agriculture. Many of the products stored on supermarket shelves nowadays are laced with toxic ingredients, like petroleum — and you could be inadvertently purchasing them.  Read more.

The Blood-Brain Barrier: Nature’s Security System

Posted February 10, 2016
It would appear to be a most challenging problem: How can we allow in the essential molecules needed to nourish and support the brain while keeping out potentially harmful bacteria and chemicals? The Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) is one of nature’s many amazing and elegant solutions that allows human and animal life to exist as we know it.  Read more.

Stress Raises Cholesterol More Than You Think

Posted February 9, 2016
Understanding the effect of stress on cholesterol is becoming more important as people’s lives increasingly are crammed with obligations, and digital technology makes switching off harder than ever, cardiologists say.  Read more.

How Roundup Damages Your Mitochondria and Makes You Sick

Posted February 5, 2016
So how does glyphosate affect your mitochondria? Seneff speaks to this issue, noting that manganese appears to be involved. Glyphosate chelates manganese (plus many other minerals), which makes the plants deficient. In turn the animals or humans who eat the plants do not get enough either.  It’s worth explaining the chelation process a bit further. As Smith notes, glyphosate binds very strongly to micro minerals, and doesn’t let them go.  So even if there’s manganese in the plant you eat, your body cannot access and use it, because the glyphosate molecule holds it trapped within itself. Likewise the plant is prevented from taking up the mineral, even if it’s in the soil.  Your mitochondria require manganese to break down superoxide dismutase (SOD) and turn it into hydrogen peroxide, which is far less toxic, and eventually water. This is a very important process, as it protects your mitochondria from oxidative damage. Without manganese, this protection is lost.            Read more.

D-Mannose: Destroy Urinary Tract Infections Without Antibiotics or Cranberry Juice

Posted February 5, 2016
You’ve probably heard that drinking cranberry juice can be helpful in supporting a healthy urinary tract. Studies do show that cranberry juice can help by promoting a healthy flora.  What many studies fail to mention is that most cranberry juice is loaded with fructose, a monosaccharide (simple sugar) that can potentially lead to health problems.  But there is a great discovery that has come from the cranberry juice-urinary tract connection. The active ingredient in cranberry juice responsible for its benefit to your urinary system has been identified and isolated—and that is D-mannose.  Read more.