Health & Wellness
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
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 22:04 UTC
Gender bending chemicals are everywhere, literally impossible to avoid. They act as endocrine disruptors (EDs) that block, decrease, or overstimulate hormones. Most commonly, EDs mimic estrogen, lower testosterone and prevent the male hormone from doing its job, causing males to exhibit more female traits. The resulting hormonal imbalances may be at the root of disturbing worldwide trends for males that include delayed puberty, falling sperm counts, shrinking size of genitals, far fewer boys with far more genital deformities being born than ever before, and a rise in gender fluidity as boys are increasingly feminized. A similar effect is seen across the planet in wildlife, with reports of a rise in hermaphrodite amphibians, male fish developing eggs in their testicles and complete sex change in species with ED exposure. Governmental-industrial alliances have unleashed weapons of mass feminization throughout Planet Earth, involving all inhabitants in a dangerous and uncontrolled experiment whose results point to a dystopian future, the likes of which make Soylent Green look tame.
Comment: Read more about gender bending chemicals that are causing endocrine disruption:
- Are Boys Turning in to Girls Because of Man Made Chemicals?
- Men under threat from 'gender bending' chemicals
- Phthalates May Impact a Child's Development
- Hormone Experts Worried About Plastics, Chemicals
- 1,300+ Chemicals Are Messing with Your Hormones
- Phthalate Warning: Medications Contain Chemicals that "Feminize" Unborn Baby Boys
- Landmark study exposes the impact of hormone-disrupting chemicals on you, your family and the environment
- Shocking Health Effects of Commonly Used Pesticide: Brain Problems, Sexual Deformities and Paralysis
- Phthalate exposure in pregnancy adversely affects masculinization of male genitals in babies
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:18 UTC
The Environmental Protection Agency last week released its first rigorous nationwide analysis of the effects of pesticides on endangered species, finding that 97 percent of the more than 1,800 animals and plants protected under the Endangered Species Act are likely to be harmed by malathion and chlorpyrifos, two commonly used pesticides. Another 78 percent are likely to be hurt by the pesticide diazinon. The results released today are the final biological evaluations the EPA completed as part of its examination of the impacts of these pesticides on endangered species.
"We're now getting a much more complete picture of the risks that pesticides pose to wildlife at the brink of extinction, including birds, frogs, fish and plants," said Nathan Donley, senior scientist at the Center. "The next step will hopefully be some commonsense measures to help protect them along with our water supplies and public health."
Comment: Interesting statement considering the following: Judge says EPA does not have to address call to label hazardous pesticide ingredients. Also, it is important to remember that the EPA favors industry when assessing chemical dangers!
According to The Guardian, "Almost all of the 1,700 most endangered plants and animals in the U.S. are likely to be harmed by [ these two pesticides]... Malathion, an insecticide registered for use in the U.S. since 1956, is likely to cause harm to 97 percent of the 1,772 mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and plants listed under the Endangered Species Act."
The pesticide is often used on fruit, vegetables, plants, and on pets to remove ticks. The second pesticide of chlorpyrifos, commonly used to exterminate termites, roundworms, and mosquitoes, was found to have an equally detrimental effect on America's flora and fauna. Of the hundreds of species listed, the few that were deemed not at risk are primarily the ones that have already been classified as extinct.
EPA officials also mentioned a third pesticide, diazinon, that has a slightly lesser impact, clocking in at harmful to about 79 percent of the endangered species. In addition, the World Health Organization announced in March of last year that malathion and diazinon are "probably carcinogenic to humans."
Perhaps most frightening about this announcement is that the EPA is the first agency of its kind to examine in depth the effects these chemicals have on wildlife. Even then, their results are lacking: they fail to mention other high-profile pesticides like glyphosate that could potentially have an equally harmful effect on the environment.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:34 UTC
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors that increase the probability that someone will develop heart disease or diabetes. It is sometimes referred to as Syndrome X. Generally it includes high blood pressure, excess weight around the middle or central obesity (usually described as an apple-shaped body), and insulin resistance or the inability of the body to use insulin effectively.
In a study published in the British Medical Journal, Australian researchers concluded that daily consumption of dark chocolate can reduce cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, in people with metabolic syndrome.
Comment: Dark chocolate really is the 'food of the gods'
- Dark Chocolate 'As Good As Exercise'
- Hot chocolate: The tasty drink that could help boost memory & thinking skills
- Precise reason for health benefits of dark chocolate: Thank hungry gut microbes
- Study finds eating chocolate lowers risk of heart disease, strokes, and reduces heart pressure
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 18:21 UTC
The problems with antidepressants are wide-ranging including addiction, costs, and a host of unfavorable side-effects including emotional numbness and even an increased risk of suicide. While antidepressants may very well help some people cope with the overwhelming effects of depression in the short-term, pharmaceutical treatments do not cure depression.
Pondering the reasons for such a major increase in depression in our society over the last couple of decades, many have speculated that a combination of lifestyle, social disconnectedness in a technologically advanced society, lack of exercise, environmental pollutants, and increased consumption of nutritionless and heavily processed foods are to blame. Yet, medical science has been slow to fully acknowledge and recommend lifestyle changes to patients, often preferring the recommendation of pharmaceuticals.
Comment: For more on dietary interventions for depression see:
- Better Food, Better Mood: How Our Diet Affects the Way We Feel
- Depression & carbs
- Can a ketogenic diet really fight depression? Low-carb, high fat foods shown to drastically improve mental health
So why is it that Okanagan Speciality Fruits is allowed to market a new variety of GMO apples without telling people the reason they're so "special" is that they are genetically modified?
While the fruit won't be explicitly labeled as a GMO product, that information will be available by scanning a QR code on the packaging. "We are selling it under the Arctic brand and we've had a lot of press and attention, so I assume most people will know what it is," company founder Neal Carter said. (source)Note Neal Carter's words: "most people will know what it is."
So how, exactly, will "most people know" that the fruit they're buying has been tampered with? Are we actually supposed to carry around a QR scanner at the store to figure out what the heck we're buying?
Comment: More Frankenfoods coming down the pike:
- FDA approves new GMO pineapple despite lack of safety testing
- Controversial new 'anti-famine' GMO potato strains approved
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:22 UTC
"Life outcomes for American youth are worsening, especially in comparison to 50 years ago," says Darcia Narvaez, Notre Dame professor of psychology who specializes in moral development in children and how early life experiences can influence brain development.
"Ill-advised practices and beliefs have become commonplace in our culture, such as the use of infant formula, the isolation of infants in their own rooms or the belief that responding too quickly to a fussing baby will 'spoil' it," Narvaez says.
This new research links certain early, nurturing parenting practices - the kind common in foraging hunter-gatherer societies - to specific, healthy emotional outcomes in adulthood, and has many experts rethinking some of our modern, cultural child-rearing "norms."
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 07:03 UTC
Comment: And cholesterol is critical for optimal brain functioning.
We stated several times before that the war against cholesterol was total rubbish. In fact, cholesterol is good; it's a healing agent, and when levels are high it is trying to protect the organism from allergenic or inflammatory agents. Just like the drug industry once fooled people into believing eggs were bad for health, they continue to pump the nonsense that cholesterol is bad when there is no real credible evidence to support this claim. If you read the research studies they cite you will find that at the very best they are employing something called faulty logic or they are downright lying to support these wild assertions.
Comment: Vive la Cholesterol!
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 16:57 UTC
Well, if you consider
The results of this new investigation show the presence of micro- and nanosized particulate matter composed of inorganic elements in vaccines' samples which is not declared among the components and whose unduly presence is, for the time being, inexplicable. A considerable part of those particulate contaminants have already been verified in other matrices and reported in literature as non biodegradable and non biocompatible.That candid report is from the research article "New Quality-Control Investigations on Vaccines: Micro-and Nanocontamination" published in Volume 4, Issue 1 - 2017 issue of the International Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination.  The article is 13 pages in length and should destroy once and for all the pseudo-science and pharmaceutical drivel that vaccines are: 1) 'safe'; 2) effective; and 3) should be mandated for everyone from day one of birth to their grave!