Health & Wellness
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:23 UTC
BPA is used in plastics and resins and is found in a variety of food containers. It is also a component in metal can coatings, which protect the food from directly contacting metal surfaces. Although it hasn't been comprehensively proven that BPA poses a direct health risk, it has been closely studied since 2008 over safety concerns.
It is known that small amounts of packaging materials may transfer into food when the two come into contact.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:03 UTC
What about the third time she drove a car? "The third time I drove a car was January 10 1981. Saturday. Teen Auto. That's where we used to get our driving lessons from." She was 15 years and two weeks old.
Comment: Also see: Some People Never Forget a Face
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:33 UTC
What is Niacin?
You've probably heard of niacin before, but perhaps in a nutritional context. Niacin is found in milk, eggs, green leafy vegetables, beans, cereals, yeast, and in some types of fish. It's required by the body in order to properly metabolize fats and sugars and in the maintenance of cells and a lack of niacin can lead to indigestion, fatigue, depression, and a serious deficiency called Pellagra. Though niacin is found in food, research has shown that to achieve increased benefits for the skin, it takes more than what we typically receive in our diets.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:36 UTC
The memorandum on homeopathy was released by the Commission to Combat Pseudoscience and Falsification of Scientific Research, a part of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian chief scientific body, on Monday.
The treatment with ultra-low doses of various substances used in homeopathy has no scientific basis," the commission statement said, adding that the principles of such treatment contradict all known"chemical, physical and biological laws."
Comment: Further reading: Homeopathy: The memory of water is a reality
The concept of the memory of water goes back to 1988 when the late Professor Jacques Benveniste published, in the international scientific journal Nature, claims that extremely high 'ultramolecular' dilutions of an antibody had effects in the human basophil degranulation test, a laboratory model of immune response. In other words, the water diluent 'remembered' the antibody long after it was gone. His findings were subsequently denounced as 'pseudoscience' and yet, despite the negative impact this had at the time, the idea has not gone away.
In this special issue of Homeopathy, scientists from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, USA as well as the UK present remarkably convergent views from groups using entirely different methods, indicating that large-scale structural effects can occur in liquid water, and can increase with time. Such effects might account for claims of memory of water effects.
Commenting on the special issue, Professor Chaplin said: "Science has a lot more to discover about such effects and how they might relate to homeopathy. It is unjustified to dismiss homeopathy, as some scientists do, just because we don't have a full understanding of how it works." In his overview he is critical of the "unscientific rhetoric" of some scientists who reject the memory of water concept "with a narrow view of the subject and without any examination or appreciation of the full body of evidence."
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:04 UTC
Indeed, the Nuremberg Code, the founding document of modern medical research ethics developed after the Second World War in response to Nazi medical experiments, stated unequivocally that the voluntary, informed consent of the human subject is essential. Every research ethics code since then has incorporated this most fundamental principle. Exceptions to this rule are supposed to be truly exceptional.
Yet today, more and more medical experimenters in the United States appear to circumvent getting the voluntary, informed consent of those whose bodies are being used for research. What's more, rather than fighting this retrograde trend, some of the most powerful actors in medical research are defending it as necessary to medical progress.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 22:25 UTC
At the time, the FDA was raiding offices of natural practitioners, and threatening to cut off citizens' access to a full range of nutritional supplements.
I watched a trial, if you can call it that, in downtown Los Angeles, in which the federal government was prosecuting a young man for selling, and making health claims about, a substance that occurs naturally in the body.
The defendant told the Judge he was prepared to present extensive evidence that the substance was safe and effective. The Judge refused, saying the only issue was: did the defendant violate an FDA rule? If so, he was guilty. At that point, the trial was over, and indeed, the Judge soon pronounced a verdict and the young man was led away to serve a prison sentence in a federal lockup.
At that moment, I began to construct my case against the State, and consider what Health Freedom was all about.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 12:00 UTC
In other words, a 30-something today who eats 2,000 calories per day and exercises two hours per week is likely to be about 10 percent heavier than a 30-something living in the 1980s who followed the same lifestyle habits. How can that be?
This is definitely not great news for people today, especially those who are struggling to maintain a healthy weight.It was a surprise to the team at York University in Toronto, who set out to identify whether the relationship between obesity and the number of calories consumed, amount of physical exercise, and intake of macronutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrates) has changed over time. To accomplish this goal, they evaluated the dietary data of 36,400 Americans between 1971 and 2008 and the exercise data of 14,419 individuals between 1988 and 2006.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:28 UTC
Minimal changes in lifestyle such as modifications in diet exercise are within the possibility of many different individuals of different ethnicity and culture, and they will always work better than any medication when addressing weight control. But is one more important than the other?
Finnish researchers previously found that diet and exercise counseling resulted in a 58% reduction in diabetes risk among people who are prime candidates for developing the condition, which is associated with obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Many diseases can be be reversed naturally without drugs through modifications in diet and lifestyle.
Comment: There are benefits to exercise -- stress relief, strengthening bones, boosting brain function -- but weight loss doesn't seem to be one of them.
- Not 'one iota' of exercise is needed to lose weight, says scientific study
- Why exercise by itself is insufficient for weight loss
- Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 10:49 UTC
I recently interviewed him about the dangers of light emitting diode (LED) lighting. That interview has nearly three-quarter of a million views at this point. If you haven't seen it already, please take a look, as that interview went into some very practical, real world aspects of photobiology.
Here, we focus on the historical component to help you get a better appreciation of its potential.
Comment: For more information, check out our Health & Wellness Show: Seeing the Light with Dr. Alexander Wunsch
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:36 UTC
Thanks to these minerals, this salt has the ability to:
- Prevent goiters
- Prevent muscle cramping
- Improve circulation
- Create an electrolyte balance
- Increases hydration
- Regulate water content both inside and outside of cells
- Balance pH (alkaline/acidity) and help to reduce acid reflux
- Dissolve and eliminate sediment to remove toxins
- Strengthen bones
- Lower blood pressure
- Help the intestines absorb nutrients
- Detoxify the body from heavy metals
- Support libido
- Reduce the signs of aging