Andre Evans – A new study is attempting to measure the effects of toxic endocrine disrupting chemicals and understand their long term impact in the realms of finance, the environment, and personal health. What the researchers found was startling to say the least.
The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, looked at the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals in European countries and how the following health risks would translate into economic costs for those who become sick or disabled as a result.
“Global experts in this field concluded that infertility and male reproductive dysfunctions, birth defects, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurobehavioral and learning disorders were among the conditions than can be attributed in part to exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The €157 billion estimate is conservative, and represents 1.23 percent of Europe’s gross domestic product (GDP). These costs may actually be as high as €270 billion ($359 billion), or 2% of GDP,” the study states.
Endocrine disruptors exist in a broad variety of products in today’s society. Most receipts, food packaging, plastic bottles, some money, lining inside of cans, and even toilet paper contain one or more of these types of chemicals that have adverse effects on the body and its ability to produce and regulate hormones. When a frozen package is thrown into a microwave or hot water, this also greatly increases the potency of these chemicals. The most dangerous of these, however, probably comes in the form of pesticides that are sprayed onto crops and eventually end up in the food and water supply. Continue reading
Lynn Griffith – Rice is a staple household food item for nearly half of the 7 billion people across the globe. (1) In the United States, rice is often shied away from due to its carbohydrate composition. The concern of weight gain associated with carbohydrates has become a first world concern for those who are dieting or suffering from certain chronic illnesses.
New method of cooking rice changes structure of starch in rice to lower calories and reduce glucose.
For those who would like to enjoy rice, there may be a new option! Scientists from the American Chemical Society have developed a simple new way of cooking rice that cuts the calories in half! This may potentially help reduce obesity rates and help control blood sugar. (2,3)
Obesity continues to be a major health concern. As people have become more sedentary, their diets also need to change. Addressing serving sizes and food options is one way to do this. As a whole, it appears that we are consuming more fats and sugars than ever before and addictions to carbohydrates continue to grow. One cup of rice averages about 240 calories and when pairing that with your favorite side from your favorite restaurant, the calories escalate exponentially. (2,3)
“Because obesity is a growing health problem, especially in many developing countries, we wanted to find food-based solutions,” says team leader Sudhair A. James. “We discovered that increasing rice resistant starch (RS) concentrations was a novel way to approach the problem.” By using a specific heating and cooking regimen, the scientists concluded that “if the best rice variety is processed, it might reduce the calories by about 50-60 percent.” (2,3)
Carolanne Wright ~ A fruit belonging to the gourd family is causing quite a stir among health conscious consumers as an all-natural sweetener that won’t aggravate diabetes or contribute to maladies like cancer, heart disease, obesity, candida or tooth decay. Many times sweeter than sugar, Luo Han Guo (Siraitia grosvernorii) only contains 2 calories per serving and will not elevate blood sugar levels. The secret to its sweetness is found in mogroside, a compound from the same glycoside family as stevia.
A humble melon, the fruit was reportedly eaten by monks in 13th century China and is frequently known by its common name: monk fruit. Considered a longevity superfood, local residents of the Guangxi Province in Southern China consume the fruit regularly and enjoy exceptional life spans.
Monk fruit is difficult to find fresh because of its short shelf life and unpalatable flavor. However, once dried, the fruit takes on a nutty aroma and sweet, caramel toffee flavor, notes the wellness site Make Health Connect. Luo Han Guo extract has a clean taste that’s void of bitterness and is useful for adding a touch of sweetness to beverages, cooked foods and baked goods.
High in vitamin C, protein and 18 amino acids, monk fruit is a nutritional powerhouse that has been used medicinally for everything from allergies to heart disease and cancer. Monk fruit also supports immunity and both the endocrine and respiratory systems. Over and above that, Luo Han Guo tea helps to cool heat stroke, reduce inflammation of the throat, encourage elimination in the elderly and soothe digestive complaints. Nevertheless, where the fruit really shines is with diabetes. Continue reading
Life Script Doctor ~ Most people today don’t believe in the positive benefits of energy healing, let alone distant energy healing. How can someone help another person from miles away or being on the opposite side of the world? If we look at the physics behind energy healing, we will be able to discover how distant energy healing actually works.
During an energy healing session, a client receives the energy that is channeled through an energy healer. Most energy healing practices use hands during the healing process (reiki, hands on healing, etc). There are also other ways to channel energy, not to mention energy-informational healing techniques that go beyond common energy healing and actually fix the true cause of why the person lost the energy in the first place.
To further explain energy healing process, we need to establish what a human actually is. In simple terms, a human being can be described as a combination of the physical body, mind, and Spirit. Medicine mainly works with our physical body; psychology and mind related science are devoted to our mind, and spiritual practices mainly handle energy-informational processes that are vital to human life. Continue reading
L. J. Devon – Many Americans don’t even know it exists. The mainstream media almost universally pretends it doesn’t exist. It’s the Federal Vaccine Court (National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program), created by Congress in 1988. This court awards millions of dollars annually to families who have been damaged by vaccines. This court gives legal immunity to pharmaceutical companies, shielding them from a court of law representing a true republic. By setting up a special kangaroo vaccine court, the supply of vaccines continues to multiply, even after people have been damaged by them.
This is an abandonment of true judicial process and accountability, essentially giving pharmaceutical companies a license to hurt others and write it off as a cost of doing business. To pay the families off, the federal Vaccine Court requires that vaccine manufacturer hand over 75 cents to a trust fund for every vaccine dose. To this multi-billion dollar vaccine industry, this 75-cent excise tax is just part of the cost of doing business, a cost which they can offset by raising their prices paid by taxpayer funds.
In this madness, the Vaccine Court has literally become a vicious cycle of abuse.
Mainstream media fails to talk about the $3 billion awarded to vaccine-injured families
For some reason, its taboo to talk about vaccine injuries, especially in the media. Instead of hearing about the nearly $3 billion in payouts to vaccine-injured families since 1988 from the Vaccine Court, we hear constantly that vaccines are safe and the science behind them is irrefutable. It’s bizarre! Continue reading
Famous healer Dr. Schulze once said, “If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other.”
Cayenne pepper just may be the ‘king of all herbs.’ The red pepper has been used for thousands of years for healing and has produced tremendous results treating baffling symptoms. Cayenne has been used to help relieve migraines, reduce cholesterol, alleviate asthma symptoms, fight infections, stop a heart attack, indigestion, and much more. (1,2)
Why stop there? It appears that cayenne pepper can also help stop bleeding in 10 seconds!
Your #1 emergency medicine – cayenne pepper
For proper safety, it’s always a good idea to have first aid kits handy. Perhaps now is the time for you to consider adding cayenne pepper to your kit, or store some in your medicine cabinet to treat bleeding in case of a medical emergency.
According to Dr. Raymond Christopher, an American herbalist known for his numerous publications on herbs and natural healing, “By the time you count to ten, the heavy bleeding should stop completely after administering cayenne pepper.” (1,3) Continue reading
Elizabeth Renter – Your liver is like the maid of your body, cleaning up all the toxins you put into it, and therefore keeping all internal systems running smoothly. The modern diet, environmental pollutants, and our increasing dependence on toxic personal care products have put our livers on serious overtime. For this reason, it’s important to know how to clean your liver thoroughly and effectively – oh, and naturally.
Your liver works to cleanse the blood and remove toxic substances that we’ve eaten, inhaled, or rubbed on our bodies. When it is overworked—as it is in many modern adults—or when you are under a significant amount of physical or even mental stress, your liver can struggle to keep up.
“The thousands of enzyme systems that are responsible for virtually every body activity are constructed in the liver,” explains Dr. Karl Maret, M.D. “The proper functioning of the eyes, the heart, the brain, the gonads, the joints, and the kidneys are all dependent on good liver activity. If the liver is impaired from constructing even one of the thousands of enzyme systems the body requires, there is an impairment in overall body function and a resultant greater metabolic stress on the individual.”
How to Clean Your Liver – No Products Required
Organic Olivia – Signs of magnesium deficiency are everywhere in the United States, if you know what to look for. Unfortunately, the symptoms are so incredibly common that they constantly slip under the radar! Hardly anyone, especially doctors, notice that the ailments we suffer from on a daily basis are actually magnesium deficiency symptoms… and we’re all paying for it. Just about every single person you come into contact with – especially those with a health problem, but even those with only minor complaints – are suffering in some way from this nationwide deficiency. Including you!
What Exactly Is Magnesium?
Magnesium is life. It is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body, right next to sulfur (which is JUST as important).
Along with being a mineral, magnesium is also an electrolyte. “Sports drinks” (aka sugar-filled scams) claim to contain electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium, and sodium because we sweat away these important nutrients during exercise, and their deficiency is what leads to the common problems athletes face, such as muscle cramping! But believe me – electrolytes (especially magnesium) do so much more than treat and prevent muscle cramps.
First off, electrolytes are what allow us to be living, electrical beings. They are responsible for all electrical activity (and thus brain conductivity) in the body. Without electrolytes like magnesium, muscles can’t fire, your heart cannot beat, and your brain doesn’t receive any signals. We need magnesium to stay alive, point blank. As soon as we don’t have enough of it, we start to lose the energy and conductivity that keeps us going. Technically, as soon as we become deficient, we slowly begin to die, getting more aches and pains day by day, feeling worse year after year. I can’t stress it enough… signs of magnesium deficiency are everywhere, if you just look. Continue reading
Heather Callaghan ~ The burgeoning “health” care industry has made people see themselves as sickly…
Researchers from Ohio State University had a hunch that the expansion of the medical industry has made people overall view themselves as unwell – in need of help. First psychologically, then physically.
Illustration by Dees
For all the medical advancements, people are actually worse for the wear despite what the medical community itself will propagate (longer life expectancy, lower cancer rates etc). In this instance, one only need look around to see a thriving “sick care” industry, having nothing to do with reversing illness.
OSU researchers came up with some interesting analyses to determine if medical expansion has made people view themselves as unhealthy. (Does physical illness follow?) Interestingly, they also backhacked the study to see what life would be like if medical sprawl hadn’t take place.
Researchers featured in the July 2015 issue of the journal Social Science Research used several large multinational datasets to examine changes in how people rated their health between 1981 and 2007 and compared that to medical expansion in 28 countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
So, did people feel healthier? Breathe a sigh of relief as the world of medicine expanded drastically during that time? Hui Zheng, assistant professor of sociology at Ohio State, thinks not.
He says: Continue reading