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17 Simple Ways to Prevent Air Pollution in Your Home

Best ways to fight indoor air pollution

When you think of air pollution, you most likely don’t conjure up images of the inside of your home or office. But because we spend so much time indoors — especially in colder weather — keeping the air quality as clean as possible in your home, car and workplace is important for your health.

And, unfortunately, we bring most of those pollutants indoors ourselves. Continue reading

Asbestos, Mold and Other Toxins

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber processed into thousands of building materials before 1980, including “cottage cheese” type and acoustic tile ceilings, furnace and duct insulation, drywall taping and joint compound, textured paints and plasters, and linoleum and vinyl flooring. It was banned from use in most building materials in the 1970s after the EPA proved that inhaling asbestos fibers caused and/or increased the risk of developing incurable lung diseases, including lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma.

Asbestos exposure poses a health hazard when its fibers are released into the air where they could be inhaled. Continue reading

Dr. V.: 7 ways that stress affects cancer growth

Stress is not a friend to any individual who is on a healing journey with breast cancer. I have written about the connection between, immune impairment and tumor growth on many occasions and so have hundreds of other experts during the last decade.

A study published in September 2015, however, presents a fascinating take on the subject. The joint team, which included both medical and psychological researchers from UCLA, the University of Texas, The University of Iowa and the United States National Cancer Institute, analyzed data which explains how the nervous system, and in particular the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), plays a major part in tumor metastasis when the body is under chronic stress. Continue reading

No evidence that $40,000 ‘miracle’ drug cures hepatitis C

The $40,000 medicine may rid the blood of the virus but experts weren’t convinced it could prevent deaths

A medicine hailed as a ‘miracle’ drug that could eliminate hepatitis C may not actually cure the disease, a study claims.

Sick patients were offered hope with a new $40,000 direct-acting antiviral drug, which boasted it could clear the virus from the blood within 12 weeks.

The staggering price of the medicine was worth it to some because the contagious liver disease can lead to cancer and death. Continue reading

Air travel exposes you to dangerous radiation – but what is the health risk?

The radiation dose rate at typical commercial airline flight altitude (35,000 feet) is about 0.003 millisieverts per hour

This past April, business traveler Tom Stuker became the world’s most frequent flyer, logging 18,000,000 miles of air travel on United Airlines over the last 14 years. That’s a lot of time up in the air.

If Stuker’s traveling behaviors are typical of other business flyers, he may have eaten 6,500 in-flight meals, drunk 5,250 alcoholic beverages, watched thousands of in-flight movies and made around 10,000 visits to airplane toilets.

He would also have accumulated a radiation dose equivalent to about 1,000 chest x-rays. But what kind of health risk does all that radiation actually pose? Continue reading

Could honey prevent heart attacks?

Natural sugar found in the popular sweetener reduces artery plaque by 30%

A natural sugar found in honey could prevent heart attacks, new research suggests.

The sugar, known as trehalose, activates a protein that causes immune cells to remove fatty plaque from arteries, the study found.

Trehalose was found to reduce the size of plaque in mice by around 30 percent. Continue reading

Patient safety is our highest concern

Part IV:Please don’t forget about me”: Antidepressants and birth defects

Last February, Dr. Bérard and her colleagues published an updated analysis of the Quebec Pregnancy Cohort data. Between 1998 and 2009, the rate of antidepressant use during pregnancy for the study population doubled, from 2.1% to 4.3%. During that same period, the rate of major congenital malformations increased by more than 50%, and the rate of maternal depression went up slightly as well.

In addition, the study once again confirmed the link between paroxetine and heart defects, finding that the drug was associated with a nearly 50% rise in the rate of major cardiac malformations. The study also showed that venlafaxine, the active ingredient in Effexor (the drug that Christiane took during her pregnancies) more than doubled the incidence of major respiratory defects (which two of Christiane and Amery’s children suffered from).
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15 ways to naturally cure skin tags, age spots, moles, warts, and blackheads

Healthy skin is important for looking and feeling great. The first step to achieve this is to clear up any acne – try making your own natural face wash – and then there are even many ways to clear up any scarring leftover from the acne with these DIY home tips.

But there are some other skin issues which are actually harmless and not an indicator of poor health, but which can also be harder to get rid of. We’re talking warts, skin tags, age spots, moles, and blackheads. Fortunately there are natural ways to remedy all of these issues, and we’ve listed them below. Continue reading

Switzerland Completely Abolished Mammography Screenings

Here’s Why You Should Probably Never Get One

In 2013, the Swiss Medical Board, an independent health technology assessment initiative, was requested to prepare a review of mammography screening. The team of medical professionals included a medical ethicist, a clinical epidemiologist, a pharmacologist, an oncologic surgeon, a nurse scientist, a lawyer, and a health economist. Two of those members, Nikola Biller-Andorno, M.D. Ph. D. and Peter Juni, M.D, opened up about the project in the New England Journal of Medicine.

They said: “As we embarked on the project, we were aware of the controversies that have surrounded mammography screening for the past 10-15 years. When we received the available evidence and contemplated its implications in detail, however, we became increasingly concerned.” Continue reading

The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (and it’s not the gluten)

The stories became far too frequent to ignore. Emails from folks with allergic or digestive issues to wheat in the United States experienced no symptoms whatsoever when they tried eating pasta on vacation in Italy.

Confused parents wondering why wheat consumption sometimes triggered autoimmune reactions in their children but not at other times.

In my own home, I’ve long pondered why my husband can eat the wheat I prepare at home, but he experiences negative digestive effects eating even a single roll in a restaurant.

There is clearly something going on with wheat that is not well known by the general public. It goes far and beyond organic versus nonorganic, gluten or hybridization because even conventional wheat triggers no symptoms for some who eat wheat in other parts of the world. Continue reading

Turmeric is Better Than Ibuprofen!

Use Turmeric before ever swallowing Ibuprofen again!

Most Americans reach for drugs such as Advil or Motrin to alleviate the debilitating pain, regardless of whether it is a headache, joint pain, back pain, or pain of any other kind. Usually, we start with the recommended dose which is then gradually increased if the drug doesn’t seem to help. This has become such a common practice that the FDA has even issued a warning about the risk of these drugs and their role in causing strokes and heart attacks. Continue reading

A gigantic uncontrolled experiment

Part II: Please don’t forget about me“: Antidepressants and birth defects

Since the beginning of the modern psychopharmaceutical era, the proportion of the population diagnosed with depression has skyrocketed. A condition that once affected fewer than one person out of a thousand now afflicts more than one out of twenty. Today major depression is the leading cause of disability for adults between the ages of 15 and 43.

During that same period, consumption of antidepressants also has skyrocketed. Continue reading

“I was absolutely distraught”

Part III: Please don’t forget about me“: Antidepressants and birth defects

Show me de monee!

Lyam David-Kilker was born on 24 October 2005, the second son of Michelle David and Miles Kilker of Bensalem, Pennsylvania. At birth he seemed like a normal, happy, healthy infant, but all that soon changed. His breathing was labored, and he became lethargic and lost his appetite. His parents took him to the doctors, who delivered devastating news. Lyam was born with multiple cardiac defects: a hole in his atrial septum, a hole in his ventricular septum, along with transposition of the great arteries—the same condition which afflicted Christiane and Amery’s son Daniel. Lyam required two open-heart surgeries and spent the first six months of his life in the hospital. Continue reading

How to spot if a mole is cancerous

Animation graphic reveals the ABCDE of skin cancer warning signs

As the years go by, our skin loses it springy freshness – and mysterious lumps and bumps start to appear.

These blemishes can come in all shapes and sizes, and many are harmless.

But slight changes could be a red flag: skin cancer is the second most common form of the disease in people under 50. Continue reading

Two Simple Kitchen Cancer Treatments Used Successfully to Beat Cancer

Vernon Johnston

There are some folks who know the truth of chemo drugs’ toxicity and will do whatever it takes to avoid a therapy that many do not survive, whether they have medical insurance or not. Two such persons were Vernon Johnston and Ann Cameron.

Both were diagnosed with cancer, and both took paths few would dare under the circumstances. The pressure is great to succumb to conventional medical treatments.

There are dietary treatments under supervision, however, that have much higher success rates with no serious side effects. Continue reading

Witch Hazel: Your skin’s best friend

Witch hazel has a long, impressive history as an anti-inflammatory, topical extract useful for skin toning, cleaning, calming and healing. The first successful mass-produced American skincare product, debuted in 1846, was “Golden Treasure,” later renamed Pond’s Cold Cream. It was based on wild-harvested witch hazel, which company chemists learned about from Native Americans in New York state.

Today, witch hazel’s many uses make it the most popular topical botanical in the world. It is part of the base used in toners, cleaners and makeup removers made by large skincare companies including Revlon, Neutrogena, L’Oreal and Estée Lauder.

The North American shrub known as witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) grows abundantly in the eastern and Midwestern U.S., and in southern Canada. It is characterized by a brilliant orange or yellow blossoms that resemble exploding fireworks, and a unique, aggressive method of propagation: its seed capsules erupt explosively in autumn, flinging seeds up to 30 feet. Continue reading

The Top 10 Health Benefits of Green Tea (#2 Will Surprise You)

Green tea might just be the healthiest brew you’ll ever drink.

It’s packed full of free radical-fighting antioxidants and comes with a diverse spectrum of benefits for health, ranging from weight management to enhancing mental functions and potentially reducing the risk of serious illness such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.

And these examples are just the tip of the tea leaf… Continue reading

Top 10 Signs of Colon Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 140,000 men and women will be diagnosed with some form of colorectal cancer this year. In fact, the most common form of colorectal cancer is colon cancer.

Health professionals often refer to colon cancer as a silent killer. It takes years for the disease to develop and symptoms to manifest. If you are concerned about developing colon cancer, it is essential that you learn to recognize the early symptoms of this frightening disease.

By detecting colon cancer in its early stages, your chances of survival will increase. Continue reading

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Guess who is Sicker?

It’s never been done before. The first-of-its-kind study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated American homeschooled children shows who is really ailing…and parents should be worried

Something is wrong with America’s children. They are sick – allergic, asthmatic, anxious, autoimmune, autistic, hyperactive, distracted and learning disabled. Thirty-two million American children – a full 43% of them – suffer from at least one of 20 chronic illnesses not including obesity. Across the board, once rare pediatric disorders from autism and ADD to Type 1 diabetes and Tourette’s syndrome are soaring, though few studies pool the data. Continue reading

Lead Developer Of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean

Warns Parents & Young Girls It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam

The HPV vaccine controversy has got many people confused. Here’s what you need to know. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus that is transmitted via sexual contact. Symptoms aren’t always apparent and someone can be a carrier without knowing it. The virus, like influenza, will usually go away on its own. If the immune system is not working optimally, however, the virus can linger, causing genital warts. There is also evidence that extended exposure to the virus can cause cancer of the cervix, vagina, anus, rectum, mouth, throat, penis, and vulva. Continue reading

Cannabis ‘One of the Most Valuable of Drugs’ (Scientific American, 1898)

~ Forewords ~
In 1898, Scientific American featured a comprehensive overview of contemporary medicinal cannabis research, prepared by Dr. G. Archie Stockwell. Stockwell noted the use of cannabis as a primary treatment for a wide range of conditions including migraine (“by long odds the best remedy known”), chronic pain, epilepsy, brain tumours, asthma, eczema, anorexia and even to “promote mental cheerfulness.” However, he lamented that “few practitioners understand the real value of cannabis Indica” because of the “varied character of the preparations found in shops.” Continue reading

The Green House That Almost Killed Me

If you’ve been following my health story here you know that I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006. After that initial MS attack I was fairly symptom free until 2014. That’s when things began to get weird.

Non-Toxic Green Building Materials, Check!
We had renovated a 100 year old house in historic Mapleton Hill and moved in during the summer of 2014. I believed we had done a totally green renovation. That’s because I knew nothing about wireless technology. Every single thing in the house from lighting to thermostats to the sound system and more was wireless and ran on electromagnetic radiation. It was the equivalent of living with 300 cell phones in my home buzzing constantly. Continue reading

Your Body is ACIDIC. Here are Very SIMPLE WAYS TO ALKALIZE YOUR BODY– AMAZING EFFECTS!

Many people who are reading this may have a high acidity level in his or her body. This is due to the typical first world diet of processed foods, refined sugars, and GMOs. However, many people do not know that an acidic body is a breeding ground for cancer, excess weight, pain and many health issues.

Fortunately, making your organism more alkaline is very simple and easy. Making alkaline environment is in fact the opposite of acidic environment. Continue reading

New Study Shows Ginger Is 10,000x Stronger Than Chemo (And Only Kills Cancer Cells)

Turmeric has widely been toted for its effect on cancer, but new research has shown that its cousin ginger is just as powerful. Not only that, an active compound in ginger has potentially been found to be more effective than some cancer medications at killing cancer. There is even preliminary evidence of some cancer medications being ineffective and actually accelerating the death of cancer patients. Continue reading

Choices you make are the ‘cure’ for cancer

The choices that a cancer patient makes are the single biggest choices of their life. Nothing compares because the further they get down this road called life, the more reality sets in and they realize what they had been doing is just not working as they had expected it to.

I think it’s pretty obvious to most of us that they have been hammering us with conventional medicines barbaric choices of chop, burn, or poison for way too long. If these had any real success what so ever, we would not even be having this discussion on what to do when you have cancer.

For the past 65 years, we have been observing a losing battle against cancer when they have been promising us a “cure” all along… Continue reading

There’s a Rare Form of Breast Cancer That Looks Like a Sunburn Rash

When Jennifer Cordts noticed a slight redness on the side of one of her breasts two years ago, she had a feeling that she should be concerned. But when she visited her doctors and subsequently got a mammogram, she was told that it was nothing. There was, after all, no sign of a lump or a tumor. One doctor, in fact, suggested her bra might be too small. Another put her on a course of antibiotics. But time went on and the red mark that looked a bit like sunburn did not go away… Continue reading

Vegetables In 1950 Were More Nutritious. Seriously

Most potatoes we eat today have 100 percent less vitamin A than potatoes did in the 1950s. One hundred percent. That may sound unbelievable, but it doesn’t end there.

An analysis of nutritional records done by Canada’s national newspaper found that potatoes also lost 57 percent of their vitamin C and iron, 50 percent of their riboflavin, 28 percent of their calcium, and 18 percent of their thiamine. Of the seven nutrients analyzed to determine nutrient density, only niacin levels increased in potatoes in the past 50-60 years. Continue reading