Category Archives: Health

Christina Sarich ~ Nation’s Second Largest Retailer to Double Organics Immediately

Target’s initiative is called ‘Made to Matter,’ and it will nearly double the number of sustainable and organic products it sells.” – C Sarich

targetYou voted with your dollar. You spoke out on social media. You educated your co-workers who were eating a junk-food diet. Thanks to this influence, organic food sales are exploding, so one of the largest retailers in the US is ‘doubling down’ their investment in organic and sustainable products.

Target’s initiative is called ‘Made to Matter,’ and it will nearly double the number of sustainable and organic products it sells. The chain has already included an exclusive collection of 16 brands and over 100 individual products that were introduced last year – ranging from bleach-free diapers to nonaerosol air fresheners.

The reason for their big changes? Money. Your vote. They believe by changing and expanding their product line, they could make more than $1 billion this year. Continue reading

Jon Rappoport ~ Ebola Hoax Update: My FOIA Request To The CDC

The CDC “can’t prove “Ebola” is in any way connected to what they’re calling the Ebola virus.” – J Rappoport

ebola“The Reality Manufacturing Company enjoys creating and selling components that are invisible, that aren’t there at all.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

There are things people say they know for certain. No error is possible.

When medical officials say they have discovered a new disease caused by a germ, or they have discovered a new outbreak of a known disease…

Almost everyone climbs on board.

Almost everyone automatically assumes that the disease is, in fact, what officials say it is…

And more importantly, almost everyone assumes this disease MUST BE caused by the germ that officials claim is the cause.

Four months ago, I sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the CDC.

I have heard nothing back. No data, no email, no acknowledgment of my request. Nada. Zilch. Zero.

I’m not surprised or shocked. Continue reading

Bruce Lipton ~ How Our Thoughts Control Our DNA

DNAThe common idea that DNA determines so much of who we are — not only our eye or hair color, for example, but also our addictions, disorders, or susceptibility to cancer — is a misconception. This concept “says you are less powerful than your genes.

The problem with that belief system is that it extends to another level …  You find yourself to be more or less a victim of your heredity. You become irresponsible. You say, “I can’t do anything about it, so why try?”

In reality, a person’s perception, not genetic programming, is what spurs all action in the body. It is actually our beliefs that select our genes, that select our behavior.

The human body is comprised of 50 to 65 trillion cells. Cell functions independent of DNA and its perceptions of environmental stimuli affect DNA. This also applies the same principles to the human body as a whole, showing the power our perceptions, our beliefs, have over DNA.

5-Step Explanation

1.The cell is like a human body and it functions without DNA

The cell is like a human body. It is capable of respiration, digestion, reproduction, and other life functions. The nucleus, which contains the genes, has traditionally been viewed as the control center — the brain of the cell. Continue reading

Healthy Holistic Living ~ 10 Best Ways To Use Tea Tree Oil

TeatreeOilEssential oils have grown in popularity over the last 10 years, so much so that the selection can sometimes be overwhelming. With so many to choose from, it can be hard to remember which oil does what and how to use it accordingly.

The good news that one essential oil could be all you need!

Tea tree oil is considered one of the more powerful essential oils and although toxic if swallowed, it has a wide range of topical applications which prove more effective than the leading cosmetic and prescription creams, washes, and ointments.

Here is a list of the 10 best uses for this essential, essential oil:

1. Toothpaste for Oral Health

Although it is harmful to swallow tea tree oil, it is perfectly safe to use it in the mouth as a antiseptic rinse and toothpaste. With elements known for their anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree oil has been shown effective at reducing the swelling of gums caused by gingivitis as well as killing the bacteria which leads to it in the first place.

Simply mix coconut oil, baking soda and a few drops of tea tree oil and you have yourself a safe and extremely effective toothpaste! Continue reading

Jon Rappoport ~ Kimmel’s Ignorant Vaccine Doctors

Clueless, ignorant, arrogant, useless, pathetic vaccine doctors

vaccineThe other night Jimmy Kimmel decided to blast parents who don’t vaccinate their children.

He emphasized the difference between what these parents know and what, ahem, doctors know.

In between wisecracks, Kimmel made it clear that (pro-vaccine) doctors are very smart and knowledgeable people—as if this obvious fact had escaped the dissident parents.

Kimmel then presented several doctors doing a comic rendition of a public service announcement for vaccination.

How quaint.

First of all, Kimmel (and TV news anchors) personally know as much about vaccine science as an ant knows about spaceship navigation. Let’s get that straight.

Second, the doctors Kimmel presented, all of whom fervently believe vaccines are remarkably safe, don’t have a clue about the fact that the US system for reporting severe and dangerous vaccine adverse effects is broken.

Irretrievably broken.

Why? Two reasons. Doctors who vaccinate patients aren’t required by law to report adverse reactions. And many parents don’t even know there is a system for reporting.

Therefore, in the real world, there is no way these doctors can say vaccines are safe.

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Kimberley Record ~ The Self-Esteem Diet: Simple Daily Guidelines

ILoveMyselfI was inspired recently to write up a different kind of diet. As a nutritionist and health coach, I’m passionate about eating nourishing foods and living a healthy active lifestyle. But there have been times in my life, and it still happens occasionally, when my commitment weakens and I could easily slip into bad habits if I don’t pull myself out of my funk quickly.

Looking deeper, I recognize that my habits are highly correlated with my self-esteem, and the choices I make on a daily basis are based on how I feel about myself (and my experience tells me that this is a natural part of being human). So when I notice that I’m slipping out of my good supportive habits, I immediately put some pratices in place to help me get back in the groove – which is the basis of my self-esteem diet.

The Missing Piece

My belief is that most people know intuitively what their body needs to feel good, and the reason they don’t do what supports them has very little to do with lack of knowledge. Most people know that fresh, whole, natural foods are good for you, and refined, processed foods are not. Most people know that physical activity is crucial for good health, and being sedentary is not. But if everyone followed the basic guidelines, we wouldn’t have the overweight and obesity rates that we currently do, and the diet industry wouldn’t be the giant that it is.

There’s a foundation missing, and no one is immune to it. There are so many distractions in our environments that can pull our focus away from who we are and what we want to accomplish. We can easily become disconnected from ourselves if we don’t have the proper structures in place to maintain a strong foundation, which is our core self-esteem.

Important Note: No two bodies are alike. Therefore, a huge aspect of lifting your self-esteem and setting your foundation is to learn what’s best for YOU. No diet book or menu plan can tell you that. You can certainly learn great information through them, and try things out to explore your best solutions, but it’s important to remember that the best food and lifestyle habits for you are the ones that make you feel the best and give you the most energy. Truly listen to your body, and it will not steer you wrong. The higher your self-esteem, you better you will be able to listen to it. Continue reading

Christina Sarich ~ Is Starbucks’ Newly Offered Coconut Milk ‘Fake’?

It could be more than just ‘coconut milk and water’

StarbucksCoconutMilkLabelIf you don’t mind paying an extra 60 cents for a non-dairy alternative, Starbucks is now offering coconut milk as an additive for your daily coffee habit. But this coconut milk may not be so pure.

The mega-chain is hoping that the ‘certified vegan’ coconut milk they offer will please clients who have dairy intolerances, and can’t consume soy.

A Starbucks press release says that demand for coconut milk is through the roof. In an online survey offered on their site, adding coconut milk generated over 84,000 votes – more than they’ve seen for any other product offering. Coconut milk started to be offered February 17th at Starbucks’ throughout the US.

But some skeptics are saying that Starbucks is pulling a fast one, and selling its eager audience coconut milk that isn’t really coconut milk. It isn’t just a watered down version of coconut milk, which most of us wouldn’t be surprised to find out. The ‘coconut water’ Starbucks is reportedly using contains corn (possibly GMO), multiple gums, and carrageenan – according to one researcher who posted a picture “from a barista at Starbucks.”

 

This skeptic argues that while Starbucks needs to keep the consistency of coconut milk it uses relatively stable (since no one wants chunks of white stuff floating in their coffee cup) it still isn’t advisable to use a product that contains: Continue reading

Charles Hugh Smith ~ U.S. Healthcare And The Tragedy Of The Commons

“When the system is set up to encourage maximizing self-interest, accountability for the whole is lost.” – C H Smith

CharlesHughSmithThe lessons drawn from the U.S. healthcare system’s failures can be fruitfully applied to a variety of large-scale problems around the world. Let’s start with an insightful look at the fixes that have largely failed to rein in costs and improve actual care/patient health.

Dilemma over Deductibles: Healthcare costs crippling middle class:

“Physician Praveen Arla is witnessing a reversal of health care fortunes: Poor, long-uninsured patients are getting Medicaid through Obamacare and finally coming to his office for care. But middle-class workers are increasingly staying away.

“It’s flip-flopped,” says Arla, who helps his father run a family practice in Hillview, Ky. Patients with job-based plans, he says, will say: ” ‘My deductible is so high. I’m trying to come to the doctor as little as possible. … What is the minimum I can get done?’ They’re really worried about cost.”

It’s a deep and common concern across the USA, where employer plans cover 60% of working-age Americans, or about 150 million people. Coverage long considered the gold standard of health insurance now often requires workers to pay so much out-of-pocket that many feel they must skip doctor visits, put off medical procedures, avoid filling prescriptions and ration pills — much as the uninsured have done.” Continue reading

Melissa Melton ~ Scientists Blame Fluoride For Underactive Thyroid Issues, Depression, Weight Gain, And More

WaterFluorideTruthstream Media ~ A new study out of the UK shows once again just how dangerous water fluoridation is.

This time, a look at 98 percent of GP practices found that high rates of underactive thyroid were 30 percent more likely to show up in areas with, surprise surprise, the greatest degree of water fluoridation.

Via Fluoride Action Network:

[The study] found a relatively strong and statistically significant effect, with General Practice (GP) areas being 62% more likely to have high rates of diagnosed hypothyroidism if their drinking water fluoride levels were above 0.7ppm compared to areas with fluoride levels below 0.3ppm.  This was after researchers had accounted for key confounders, which are other factors that influence hypothyroid rates.

Via The Telegraph:

…new research from the University of Kent suggests that there is a spike in the number of cases of underactive thyroid in high fluoride areas such as the West Midlands and the North East of England…

It could mean that up to 15,000 people are suffering needlessly from thyroid problems which can cause depression, weight gain, fatigue and aching muscles.

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