America’s Diminishing IQ

Wherever one goes on social media or any other public forum, one of the main thrusts of conversation is the apparent mental deterioration of the American public. Today’s Americans are not only more ignorant than previous generations, but as illustrated by our violent politics and social chaos, we appear to have lost the ability to function as civilized people. Much is explained by our deplorable educational system, but the loss of the ability of many people of all ages to rationally think and act cannot be explained away simply by bad schools or toxic entertainment. Even the most credulous are beginning to believe that there is some underlying reason for the collapse of the American intellect, something that is more basic than bad teachers, schools and curricula—and they’re right. Continue reading

FDA Releases Glyphosate Herbicide Residue Report

On October 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the final results of a “special assignment” that tested for levels of glyphosate, the weed-killing chemical found in the blockbuster herbicide Roundup. They also posted results for a competing herbicide, called glufosinate, in corn, soy, eggs, and milk during the fiscal year 2016. [1] Continue reading

Listening to live classical music provides DRAMATIC cognitive benefits for dementia patients

Dementia is a devastating condition that slowly strips people of their memories and personality, altering them from loved ones to total strangers in just a few years. Dementia is one of the world’s fastest growing diseases, and over 24 million people battle this condition worldwide. With an aging global population, experts believe that this figure could leap to over 84 million people by the year 2040. The sobering fact is that if you do not currently know someone who has some form of dementia you certainly will in the future. Continue reading

Traditional Amish home remedies to use for anything from migraines to fungal infections

Maybe other Americans have something to learn from Plain people. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

If there is one thing in common among different cultures around the globe, it’s the extensive use of home remedies to address health issues and simple everyday concerns. The Amish, for instance, have been known to use home remedies that have been passed down for generations for their effectiveness.

Traditional Amish home remedies
The Amish like to be self-sufficient in all things; they strive to be independent from conventional medicines. Below are some home remedies that can help with both health problems and common everyday issues – ranging from sore throats, burns and dandruff, to migraine and female menstrual problems. Continue reading

One of the most esteemed herbs in the culinary world, rosemary is also a powerhouse in traditional medicine

Previous studies have shown that rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) has many different therapeutic applications. These studies were collated by researchers from Pars Bioscience Research Center and University of Kansas-City Missouri to create a meta-analysis that would evaluate the preservative and therapeutic potential of rosemary. Continue reading

Functional recycling: Spent coffee grounds can make soil more fertile

Once you are done with your cup of brewed coffee, what do you do with the used grounds? Do you throw them away as garbage or consign them to the compost heap? Spanish researchers believe that using spent coffee grounds as a means of organic soil amendment will offer many benefits in agriculture and for the environment.

Coffee is a very popular and healthy drink. Its heavy global consumption produces six million tons of used grounds each year. A lot of this biological residue ends up in landfills, to rot alongside the rest of the garbage. Continue reading

POISON: Canola oil is the margarine of yesteryear…

… for uneducated health enthusiasts who have no idea it clogs blood and promotes dementia

What kind of food never spoils? You get one guess. That’s right – the kind you should never eat. So then why do you think most health food stores use canola oil mixed into nearly every packaged and jarred food on their shelves? The honest answer is they’re trying to make more money. Insects won’t go near canola oil – there’s a sign not to eat it right there. Its shelf life runs close to forever. Mix canola oil into salad dressings, mayonnaise, potato salad, macaroni salad, hummus, cereal, or corn chips and their shelf life extends almost indefinitely. Continue reading

Dr. V.: It’s BHAM Month! Ready to Take Your Healing Journey Up A Notch?

It’s officially BHAM month again, Healing Divas. This stands for Breast Health Awareness Month and it happens every October. I decided to rename “Pink Month” to this a few years ago and the movement has really taken off!

If you are on the Healthy Breast path, then you know that every day is your opportunity to be and do your best. However, October is your chance to reflect, refocus and turn up the dial on your commitment to yourself and your health.
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Ten Signs You Have An Underactive Thyroid

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped organ in the front of the neck that produces the hormones which regulate the body’s metabolism, including heart rate, body temperature and weight.

Those who understand the consequences of an underactive thyroid have received a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. In the U.S. the prevalence of thyroid disease is 12%, or 30 million Americans. Of those with thyroid disorders, 36% are considered hypothyroidism, of which 80% are autoimmune, also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Continue reading

The Top 10 Poisons To Keep Away From Your Child

From BPA, MSG, pesticides, environmental chemicals, household cleaners, toxins in vaccines and prescription drugs, our children are exposed to a huge amount of toxic chemicals. Toxins are everywhere in our modern society. They are damaging your child’s health and causing disease. How can you get these chemicals out of your children’s bodies and protect them? The first step is to understand where they are coming from. Then you can eliminate them and incorporate a healthy lifestyle that naturally detoxes your child’s body. Continue reading

Kelley’s Kitchen: September 30, 2018

5 Reasons Bone Broth Is a Superfood
Making bone broths is an old and very traditional technique for boosting the nutrient content of our diets, and for good reason… (Continue to full article)

8 Benefits of Spinach: The First Superfood
One can of the green stuff and he turned into muscle popping tornado of energy. Even without Popeye’s recommendation, spinach contains more nutrients per calorie than any other food on the earth… (Continue to full article)

Why artificial sweeteners could raise your blood sugar
There have been decades of negative information about the side effects of artificial sweeteners regarding being cancer causing and completely toxic to your body… (Continue to full article)

Low-Sodium Diet: Your Path to a Healthier Blood Pressure
Whether they come in a box, bag, or can, foods high in sodium are everywhere. In adopting a low-sodium diet, read product labels and make smart food choices… (Continue to full article)

The power of berries
Eating a handful every day reduces the risk of dying from heart disease by 40%… (Continue to full article)

5 Amazing Oregano Oil Benefits
Oregano oil benefits include protecting the heart, reversing depressive symptoms, balancing hormones, controlling pain and fighting infections… (Continue to full article)

10 health benefits of purslane
Lucky for you, purslane grows like crazy. It tastes good and is good for you. Here are 10 of the best health benefits of purslane… (Continue to full article)

Foods to Boost Immune System? A Nutrient-Packed Diet Is Your Best Bet
The human immune system works miracles every day. If a bacteria or virus sneaks in, the immune system can recognize it and dispatch special hunter-killer cells (and other cells to get rid of the bodies!). Over a lifetime, the immune system helps defend us against cancer. Cold and flu season… (Continue to full article)

Health Benefits of Apples
You already know the old saying: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” If you take it literally, it may be an exaggeration, but at the same time, it’s based on solid advice, because the health benefits of apples are numerous. With plenty of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants… (Continue to full article)

We Live In A Jungle

In a 1960 pre-employment physical at L.A. City Schools offices a lady doctor said my blood pressure “Is too high for employment!” She had me sit quietly for a while, reread it and I passed. She told me it was “White coat hypertension and male reaction to a female doctor.” I admit her probing upset me. Continue reading