Health & Wellness


Five surprising health benefits of sweating

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Sweating can be embarrassing if you're at school, work, or spending a night out on the town. Sweat marks and the stench could leave you in a pit of embarrassment but could also be beneficial to your health. The almost 1 liter of sweat our bodies produce per day can strengthen our immune system and give us healthy-looking skin.

Dr. Adebola Dele-Michael, a dermatologist at Radiant Skin Dermatology and Laser in New York City told Medical Daily in an email: "Sweating is the way the body and the skin protects itself from overheating. Sweating also increases the blood circulation in the body." The drips of perspiration is proof our body has a built-in mechanism for keeping cool, which can help open up and unclog pores. The droplets consist primarily of water, as well as concentrations of sodium and chloride, and potassium to an extent, according to HowStuffWorks.

Stop mocking gluten-free diets

Going gluten-free is an ever-so-mockable decision, despite the fact that an estimated18 million Americans suffer from some kind of gluten sensitivity that results in embarrassing and painful symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation and urgent diarrhea.

Unlike celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestines if gluten is present, there's no blood test to confirm gluten sensitivity -- which contributes to even more skepticism about the condition. Gluten-free diets undertaken by people without celiac disease have been called the "new, cool eating disorder" or, more seriously, have been accused of helping troubled people mask other eating disorders.

But emerging research shows that at least some of the millions of people who are keeping the $10 billion-dollar gluten-free industry afloat may actually have a serious medical condition known as an intolerance to Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols (FODMAP, for short) - specific types of carbohydrates found in all different kinds of foods, including certain fruits and vegetables.

Comment: Read more about how to solve your Health issues with a Ketogenic Diet:

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Genetically-modified potato approved by USDA

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The US Department of Agriculture has announced its approval for the commercial farming of a new genetically-modified potato that was designed to resist bruising and the production of a carcinogenic chemical when it is fried.

Officially approved on Friday, the "Innate" potato was developed by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co., original supplier of French fries to McDonalds in the 1960s. The company continues to be a major supplier to the fast food chain today, as well as several other chains.

Potato producers have long been after a bruise-resistant potato, according to a New York Times report, as bruising during shipping and handling can become less valuable. The tubers were also engineered to produce less acrylamide, known to cause cancer in lab animals, when fried.

The Innate potato is the latest genetically-modified organism (GMO) to be approved by the USDA and other modified crops include those resistant to pesticides or to drought. The bruise-resistance aspect of the Innate Potato is similar to genetically-modified, non-browning apples currently awaiting approval by the USDA, the Times reported.

Many people have voiced their skepticism about these unnatural food items - despite their potential for reducing starvation and blight. A study published in April found that true, historical cautionary tales of famine weren't enough to convince most shoppers that GMOs are a good thing.

Are you inflamed over GMO foods?

GMO Scandal: The Long Term Effects of Genetically Modified Food in Humans


How grains are killing you

Frolicking in a field of grains is the healthiest possible use of that field.
Get rid of grains in your diet. You've probably heard your trainers at CrossFit Impulse talk about this topic hundreds of times. But do you know the nitty gritty details of what grains do to your body and why they are only one step up from eating poop?

First, when you see "grains," that means wheat, rice, corn, barley, rye, oats, millet, or sorghum. Grains are killing you. Literally. Very slowly, from the inside out - but they are killing you. I'm going to tell you about the four major ways grains are killing you. It would take Mr. Wizard and Bill Nye the Science Guy combined to fully explain this, so I'm just going to hit the high points. But first, I want you to buckle down and put on your big girl panties. It's going to get a little complex in a couple places, but you can understand this - I promise. I can barely remember where I park my car and I understand it, so there's hope for anyone.

1. Lectins

Many plants and animals have defense mechanisms so they don't get eaten, trampled, or otherwise prevented from reproducing. Roses have thorns. A rhinoceros has a big mother'effin horn. Poison Ivy has chemicals that make you itch if you get too close. Grains have an Al-Qaeda like defense mechanism called lectins. Now many foods have lectins, but grains have nasty lectins that harm us. Here's how.

The CDC stockpiles Ebola equipment while mainstream press has an Ebola news blackout

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is ramping up its acquisition of protective gear for U.S. hospitals that may have to handle Ebola patients, following a "sudden increase" in demand on its current national stockpile.

The federal health agency said in a November 7 statement that it is ordering an additional $2.7 million in personal protective equipment that will eventually be fashioned into 50 kits that can be deployed rapidly to hospitals if or when needed.

The Kenyan Tetanus Shot: Vaccine conspiracy or racist population control campaign?

Government funded tetanus vaccines, Keynan Catholic Bishops and miscarriages. How are these things connected to one another?

When Catholic bishops in Kenya issued a press release last month questioning their government's internationally-funded tetanus vaccine campaign directed at women and girls and warned that it might be laced with an experimental contraceptive that makes them miscarry their babies, it was barely mentioned by the mainstream media outside of Kenya. The BBC carried a brief story that dismissed the allegations as "unfounded" and suggested that even raising such questions was dangerous as it could frighten people from a "safe and certified" lifesaving vaccine.

The few bloggers that gave the bishops any attention were mostly accusatory, like the "friendly atheist" who compared them to Muslim fundamentalists who had somehow got it into their paranoid heads that the West was trying to render them infertile.
"If beggars believe that these men think that one day they'll get high-fives from their Maker despite the death and suffering they willfully [sic] created," he concluded.
The larger Catholic church was silent and no human rights groups rushed to investigate the bishops' claims, so the whole controversy seemed to evaporate like smog - a backward, African version of a wacky vaccine conspiracy theory, with Catholic anti-birth control overtones. What could poor, black women have to fear from uber-rich white philanthropists and global organizations bearing health-giving pharmaceuticals after all?

Comment: The 'labyrinth of Gates' funded vaccines':

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Study finds high-fat diet may ward off aging in body and brain

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A study out of Denmark seems to have found something good can come out of a high-fat diet. The study was conducted while looking at the effects of a high-fat diet on Cockayne syndrome, a premature aging disease.

The hope is such a diet can not only help children with Cockayne syndrome, who more often die of old age related symptoms somewhere between 10 and 12, but also help others.

That is what the study found could happen.

"Our study suggests that a high-fat diet can postpone aging processes," lead author of the study, Professor Vilhelm Bohr of the Center for Healthy Aging at the Univ. of Copenhagen, said in a press release.

"A diet high in fat also seems to postpone the aging of the brain. The findings therefore potentially imply that patients with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease in the long term may benefit from the new knowledge."

Debunking the myth: 'We need GMOs to feed the world'

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Do we really need Monsanto's GMOs to feed the world? Looking at the research and the studies, the answer is quite clear. Let's take a look at the 8 proofs that we most certainly do not need GMOs to feed the world:

One Organic Rooftop Farm Can Feed 9000 People

One organic rooftop farm can feed 9000 people. They don't use pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides, and they provide fresh produce to their community year-round [1]. This is a big slap in the face to the biotech companies who lie, saying that GMO is needed to feed the world. This is only one urban farm bucking the system.
"Several of the high profile advocates for conventional agricultural production have stated that the world would starve if we all converted to organic agriculture. They have written articles for science journals and other publications saying that organic agriculture is not sustainable and produces yields that are significantly lower than conventional agriculture." ~ Avery (2000) Trewavas (2001)
Are these claims really true?

Comment: Additional articles debunking the 'GMO's will save the world' myth:
Organic agriculture's recently recognized benefits for improving food security don't depend on a boost from genetically modified (GM) technology. While the chemically-based systems that GM requires could be cleaned up with organic techniques, there's no clear reason to degrade organic standards to accept the downsides that come with biotech-produced crops as they are currently managed.

Recently, there have been renewed efforts to pressure organic agriculture to abandon one of its foundational principles and accept genetically modified crops. While there may be nothing inherently wrong with contemplating a theoretical overlap between biotech crop genetics and organic farming systems, there's not a compelling set of reasons to do so, either.
  • GMO's: The "Sound Science" of deception

    So, people are hungry because there is not enough food. "Sound science" and technology are needed to grow more food and the owners of the seed patents, proprietary chemicals, the grain processors and meat packers will give the technology and food to those who need it? Sure.

    People are hungry because they are poor and they are poor because the corporate system has outsourced their jobs, ruined their local economy and taken their land away.

    Farmers cannot feed people when seeds are patented and cost more than they are worth.

    Farmers cannot feed people when the crop protection chemicals they must use poison the water and the air.

    Farmers cannot feed people when local markets are destroyed by a global food system and when the "sound science" they are told will make them profitable and help them feed the hungry turns out to be a lie.

    GMO's are safe and they hold the promise of feeding the world. Really? On very rare occasions the "sound science" gets debunked by those behind the science.
    GMO's will not feed the world "If anyone tells you that GM is going to feed the world, tell them that it is not... To feed the world takes political and financial will." - Steve Smith, head of GM company Novartis Seeds UK (now Syngenta), public meeting on proposed local GM farm scale trial, Tittleshall, Norfolk, UK, 29 March 2000.


New study confirms Vitamin D can improve brain disorders including dementia

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Vitamin D has been shown to improve a number of brain disorders, including dementia and its most severe form, Alzheimer's disease,1 the latter of which now affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans.2

The latest mortality statistics places Alzheimer's in the top three killer diseases in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer.3 Vitamin D deficiency is also rampant. Researchers estimate that half of the general population is at risk of vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency.

Among seniors, that estimate reaches as high as 95 percent. While certainly not the sole cause of dementia, evidence suggests vitamin D may be a very important factor for successful prevention.

A wide variety of brain tissue contains vitamin D receptors, and when they're activated by vitamin D, it facilitates nerve growth in your brain. Researchers also believe that optimal vitamin D levels boosts levels of important brain chemicals, and protect brain cells by increasing the effectiveness of glial cells in nursing damaged neurons back to health.

Vitamin D may also exert some of its beneficial effects on your brain through its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, which are well established.

Comment: One important thing to understand is that if your low vitamin D levels persist in spite of taking supplements, a magnesium deficiency may be one of the reasons your body is not absorbing Vitamin D. Most people are deficient in magnesium because the mineral has been deficient in the soils for decades, so supplemental magnesium is imperative as it is critical for metabolic processes, cell growth and reproduction and is involved in hundreds of enzyme processes affecting every aspect of life.

Low vitamin D levels correlated with magnesium deficiency

Magnesium: The Spark of Life

Alarm Clock

UN organizations sterilizing millions of girls & women under cover of an anti-tetanus vaccination program in Kenya

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Kenya's Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus inoculation program sponsored by the Kenyan government.

According to a statement released Tuesday by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, the organization has found an antigen that causes miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Priests throughout Kenya reportedly are advising their congregations to refuse the vaccine.

"We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen," Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi told LifeSiteNews. "They were all laced with HCG."