Low fruit and vegetable intake may be a major factor in heart disease deaths. Findings from a 2019 study showed that low fruit intake translated to almost 1.8 million cardiovascular deaths in 2010 while low vegetable consumption resulted in 1 million deaths.[i] The impacts were discovered to be most acute in countries with the lowest average consumption of fruits and vegetables. Read more.
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What are the Best Natural Options for Blood Sugar Problems
If you’ve been given a warning that you are prediabetic, the time is NOW to start managing your blood sugar problem, naturally. Here are seven easy ways to do it. Read more.
Efficacy and health issues stop release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in California; Florida continues
British biotechnology company Oxitec is withdrawing its application to release billions of genetically engineered mosquitoes in California, according to a recent update from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. The withdrawal is a victory for environmental and health campaigners concerned about the release of a novel mosquito that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had previously authorized under an “experimental use” permit. Read more.
Tell the USDA they must Responsibly Regulate Genetically Modified (GM) Microorganisms
While IRT believes that the only responsible way forward is to prevent the release of any GM microbes into the environment, we demand that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must, at a minimum, assess the full range of GM microbes, wherever they are created and used, and implement regulations that match the enormous, and even existential risks associated with this technology. Read more.
Health News in Review: A new C. Difficile Treatment, New AMA Medical Education, and new Insights into Ribosome Oxidation and Free Radical Theory of Aging
On April 26, 2023, the FDA approved Vowst for the prevention of recurrence of Clostridioides (formerly known as Clostridium) difficile infection (CDI).  There are approximately 500,000 cases of CDI each year in the United States, leading to 10,000 – 15,000 deaths per year. It is the most common hospital acquired infection. Read more.
12 ‘Ancient’ Natural Alternatives Better than Drugs
If you’d like to learn a dozen best-practices for your health that are “Grandma approved,” read on and discover 12 natural remedies that were passed down through the ages because they actually work. Read more.
Highly Processed Foods Linked to Decline in Brain Health
Increased risks of diabetes, heart issues, obesity, and cancer are just some of the ways that highly processed foods impact human health. Research over the past 10 years has also demonstrated just how much American’s highly processed food pantry staples affect the brain as well. Read more.
Cranberries Can Reduce Risk for Urinary Tract Infections
Cranberries are rich in polyphenols, which are metabolites that scientists believe are involved in plant defense. One group of polyphenols are proanthocyanidins, which are the compounds that give fruits or flowers a distinctive purple, blue or red coloring and belong to a subclass called flavonoids. Read more.
Botox’s Ugly ‘Side Effects’ Run Deeper than Skin, Alter Mind & Numb Emotion
Millions around the world have, and no doubt will continue to receive Botox injections, but this increasingly popular ‘beauty’ strategy has a dark side: it doesn’t only deaden facial nerves and muscles; it may also alter human cognition, emotion, and possibly empathy as well. Read more.
The Plan for WHO Supremacy over Human Health
Extreme risks posed by the International Health Regulations amendments and the WHO ‘Pandemic Treaty’ – and what we can do about them. Read more.