Health & Wellness


Access to natural settings found to improve sleep

Lack of sleep linked to poor thinking skills, worse mental health and even obesity.

Many people sleep better when they have access to nature, a new study finds.

It could be an ocean view, a green space nearby or any natural surroundings.

People over-65 and men of all ages slept better when they had access to nature, the research found.

Professor Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, the study's first author, said:
"It's hard to overestimate the importance of high-quality sleep.

Studies show that inadequate sleep is associated with declines in mental and physical health, reduced cognitive function, and increased obesity.

This new study shows that exposure to a natural environment may help people get the sleep they need."

Comment: Studies have found that being in nature also helps to improve mental well-being while lowering stress and improving our natural immunity.


10th Holistic Doctor found murdered in her home - controversial connections are surfacing

Osteopath Dr. Mary Rene Bovier was found stabbed in her home on August 14th in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Detectives say the official cause of death will be announced following an autopsy, but various media outlets are reporting a stabbing. According to Chief Gerald Smith, a person of interest is being interviewed. "I can tell you that the person we're talking to is a close friend of hers," Smith said. No arrests have been made. This marks only the third violent death to have occurred all year for Sharon, making it quite shocking for residents. (source)

Dr. Jeff Bradstreet was the first 'alternative' doctor found dead earlier this summer. Journalist Erin Elizabeth ( got an exclusive interview with his family, who have hired private investigators to get some answers to a long list of questions they have. The main point his family wanted to get across in the interview was that he was a dedicated researcher and MD who was passionate about his work.

Comment: More information about alternative health doctors' deaths


CDC vaccine whistleblower William Thompson: Will he maintain silence for the rest of his life?

It's now been a year since William Thompson, long-time CDC researcher, publicly admitted he concealed evidence that indicted the MMR vaccine for its connection to autism.

It's been a year since Thompson publicly accused his colleagues at the CDC of doing the same thing. Two of those colleagues, Frank DeStefano and Collen Boyle, are high-ranking CDC executives in the area of vaccine safety.

During this past year, mainstream reporters and defenders of the realm have taken two approaches: silence; and vague claims that Thompson's statements are false.

Both of these approaches are slimy and disingenuous, because the man we want to hear from is Thompson himself. And we have not.

Comment: Read the CDC whistleblower William Thompson's confession
"My concern has been the decision to omit relevant findings in a particular study for a particular sub group for a particular vaccine. There have always been recognized risks for vaccination and I believe it is the responsibility of the CDC to properly convey the risks associated with receipt of those vaccines."
The MMR vaccine - Autism controversy has been ongoing for years, William Thompson is just the most recent whistleblower to shed light on the truly inhumane policies, regarding vaccinations, at the CDC. Read the following links to learn more:
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If you have heard about the controversy, then you have heard about Andrew Wakefield who has been the most blamed doctor for any mistrust in the MMR vaccine. He published a study linking MMR with autism and bowel disease. His reputation was basically destroyed for daring to speak out the truth with what amounts to bullying. He was accused of the very things the Establishment was doing (conflict of interest, "crimes against humanity") instead of any real science at all. All at the expense of our children.


Is histamine intolerance the cause of your problems?

Histamine is found lurking primarily in aged, cured, fermented, cultured, and spoiled foods. From a survival perspective, it is imperative that humans have avoided rotting flesh. When animals die, bacteria from the gastrointestinal tract leaks out and starts digesting proteins. Some of the amino acids from the proteins are converted by bacterial enzymes to bioactive amines, the chief of which is histamine (formed from amino acid histamine) At low levels, histamine increases stomach acid, which helps kill off any bacteria we may be exposed to. However, at high levels, histamine may trigger nausea, diarrhea, heart palpitations and dilation of blood vessels may cause a severe headache.


Why you should never consume beans and other plant seeds

This might be shocking to you, but certain types of beans can be quite poisonous. Did you know that red beans were legally prohibited from being imported into South Africa because of "their potential toxicity to humans"? The main cause is a toxin called 'phytohaemagglutinin' or kidney bean lectin. This is a sugar based protein (glycoprotein) which is found in many types of beans such as cannellini beans. However, red kidney beans contain the highest concentrations of this toxin. It only takes a few beans to cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pains.

Kidney beans, black beans and navy beans are high in oligosaccharides. Our bodies can not produce the enzyme necessary to break down these complex sugars. When we eat beans, the oligosaccharides ferment in the lower intestine producing carbon dioxide and methane gases.

Comment: All seeds of the grass family - wheat, rye, rice, spelt are high in lectins. They are also found in beans, dairy and in the nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant). These foods have the potential to destroy nutrients and vitamins in the body and make you more susceptible to serious illnesses, such as heart disease and obesity.

  • Lectins and Auto Immune Disease


Lemon juice could be a potentially safe and practical disinfectant against noroviruses

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Noroviruses are the predominant cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in community settings such as hospitals, cruise ships, and schools. The virus is extremely contagious and is mostly transmitted via "fecal-oral-route," i.e., through contaminated hands or contaminated food. Symptoms include violent and sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea.

"It is therefore important to provide a safe and harmless disinfectant against human norovirus," explains Grant Hansman, head of CHS junior research group at the German Cancer Research Center noroviruses and the University of Heidelberg. The group is funded by the CHS Foundation. Some older observations found that fruit extracts, such as orange or pomegranate juice, could reduce the infectivity of surrogate noroviruses.

This current study was a continuation of an earlier project conducted at the National Institutes of Health in the United States, where they discovered that citrate from a commercial company could bind to the norovirus capsid protein. "However, it was only by chance that this discovery was made, like a lot of scientific research, but it turns out to be very interesting." Dr Hansman explains.


Another corporate push for mandatory vaccines: This time in Canada

As American legislators remain embroiled in draconian measures to enforce mandatory vaccination, leaders of Canada's largest doctors' group are calling for the same policies under heavy influence by the American Medical Association to change the way medicine is practiced in Canada.

There are more Medical Doctors Opposing Forced Vaccinations around the world.

At its annual meeting in Halifax, August 23-26 the 80,000 member group of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is intending to vote on a "mandatory vaccination" resolution requiring that all children registering for school or daycare show proof they are fully vaccinated.

Under the guidance of some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, and in addition to calling for proof of vaccination, the CMA board is endorsing a multi-year plan to increase vaccination rates.


Trans-fat, not saturated fat, is the real culprit in disease

The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent and more health experts and scientists have finally exposed the myth. According to an analysis of over 100 studies of dietary fat and cardiovascular health, saturated fats are not the problem, but trans fats are.

More physicians and medical specialists are speaking out on what really causes disease. World renown heart surgeon Dr. Dwight Lundell, made headlines when he stated the facts on the actual causes of heart disease. "As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact," he was quoted in a statement.

Most dietary advice recommends limiting the consumption of saturated fats, which are found in butter, meat and eggs, due to the risk of developing heart disease. But Russell de Souza of McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, and his team were unable to find a clear association between these fats and the chances of heart or cardiovascular disease.

Comment: It seems that that tide is turning on saturated fat. The question is, how long will it take for mainstream medicine to pass this information on to patients who need it the most?

Get Saturated: Four Reasons Saturated Fat is Healthy

The saturated fat myth


Researchers identify potential link between microbes in the throat and schizophrenia

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Could microbiome changes be a contributing factor to schizophrenia?
In the most comprehensive study to date, researchers at the George Washington University have identified a potential link between microbes (viruses, bacteria and fungi) in the throat and schizophrenia. This link may offer a way to identify causes and develop treatments of the disease and lead to new diagnostic tests.

"The oropharynx of schizophrenics seems to harbor different proportions of oral bacteria than healthy individuals," said Eduardo Castro-Nallar, a Ph.D. candidate at GW's Computational Biology Institute (CBI) and lead author of the study. "Specifically, our analyses revealed an association between microbes such as lactic-acid bacteria and schizophrenics."

Comment: Some doctors and researchers have theorized that certain psychiatric illnesses may in fact result from infections, and have successfully treated patients with antibiotics. Schizophrenia has been associated with a number of infections such as German measles, influenza, chicken pox, Herpes, common cold infection with fever, poliovirus infection, coxsackie virus infection, Lyme disease and Toxoplasmosis. Schizophrenia may thus be a "pathogenetic" autoimmune disorder, caused by pathogens, genes, and the immune system acting together, and perhaps preventable by pathogen elimination, or curable by the removal of culpable antibodies and antigens.


Ancient knowledge confirmed: Acupuncture very effective at treating Hypertension & Blood Pressure

Emerging evidence from a research study shows acupuncture may be an effective treatment for hypertension. Acupuncture regulates blood pressure, blood flow and body temperature. Patients with hypertension treated with acupuncture experienced drops in their blood pressure that lasted up to a month and a half, researchers with the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine have found.

Their work is the first to scientifically confirm that this ancient Chinese practice is beneficial in treating mild to moderate hypertension, and it indicates that regular use could help people control their blood pressure and lessen their risk of stroke and heart disease.

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