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Confirmed: Flaxseed Contains ‘Estrogens’ That Regress Cancer

Posted May 25, 2016
In 2005, the journal Clinical Cancer Research published a placebo-controlled study involving patients who received a 25 gram flaxseed-containing muffin over the course of 32 days. After observing a reduction in tumor markers and an increase in programmed cell death (apoptosis) in the flaxseed-treated patients, the authors concluded: “Dietary flaxseed has the potential to reduce tumor growth in patients with breast cancer.”  Read more.

Can a Healthy Lifestyle Prevent Cancer?

Posted May 24, 2016
A large proportion of cancer cases and deaths among U.S. individuals who are white might be prevented if people quit smoking, avoided heavy drinking, maintained a BMI between 18.5 and 27.5, and got moderate weekly exercise for at least 150 minutes or vigorous exercise for at least 75 minutes, according to a new study. Read more.

Low-Salt Diets May Not Be Beneficial for All, Study Suggests

Posted May 24, 2016
A large worldwide study has found that low-salt diets may not be beneficial and may actually increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death compared to average salt consumption. The study suggests that the only people who need to worry about reducing sodium in their diet are those with hypertension (high blood pressure) and have high salt consumption.  Read more.

Pfizer VP Comes Clean & Tells the Truth About Pharmaceutical Companies

Posted May 18, 2016
Below is a clip taken from the “One More Girl” documentary, a film regarding the Gardasil vaccine, which was designed to prevent Human Papillomavirus. In it, Dr. Peter Rost, MD, a former vice president of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world (Pfizer), shares the truth about the ties between the medical and pharmaceutical industry.  Read more.

Pesticides, GMOs and Corporate Control: The Poster Child is Monsanto but Neil Young is the Main Act

Posted May 18, 2016
Neil Young has a long history of activism. He is a co-founder of Farm Aid, which works to support small and family farmers in North America, while his song Ohio is often considered to be one of the greatest protest songs ever made. Last year, Young pledged a $100,000 donation to Vermont’s legal fight against the GMO-labelling lawsuit, and he has recently been involved in putting together a new website that will help people engage with issues such as GMOs, farming, ecology, justice and climate change (access the site here).  Read more.

Since When Was This Government “Healthy” for Us?

Posted May 18, 2016
Sometimes, well, no, often actually, I find myself wondering who’s dumber: The federal government or the people who depend on that government to tell them how to live their lives. Have you wondered what “healthy” food is? Look no further! The federal Food and Drug Administration is about to tell you! Have a peekRead more.

Homeopathy for Women

Posted May 18, 2016
Nearly every time I mention that I gave birth to my babies at home, someone credits me with bravery. Bravery?! No, I say; I wasn’t brave. In fact, I was a chicken. I was much more afraid to have my babies in a hospital because that’s where the dangers lie, not in my bedroom.  Read more.

As Big Candy Ditches GMOs, Sugar Beet Farmers Hit a Sour Patch

Posted May 18, 2016
Sugar, you might think, is just sugar, no matter where it comes from. But not anymore.   About half of all sugar in the U.S. comes from sugar beets, and the other half comes from sugar cane. Now, for the first time, sugar traders are treating these as two different commodities, with two different prices.   It’s all because about eight years ago, nearly all the farmers who grow sugar beets in the United States decided to start growing genetically modified versions of their crop. Read more.