(Frances Bloomfield) With social media becoming increasingly popular, various issues have since been linked to its usage. The most recent of these was uncovered by Canadian researchers: They found that spending at least 60 minutes on social media could negatively impact your sleeping patterns. The more you used Facebook, Snapchat, or WhatsApp, the higher your odds of not getting enough sleep.
(Ralph Flores) These days, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t own a mobile phone of some kind. In its latest research, the Pew Research Center estimates that at least 95 percent of all Americans own a mobile phone. In recent years, the number of people who own a smartphone had also increased: From 35 percent – back in 2011 when the survey was first conducted – to currently 77 percent.
(Isabelle Z.) Oregano has an uncanny ability to salvage even the dullest-tasting pasta sauces, but did you know that it can also save your life? Studies have shown that oil of oregano has the power to kill pathogens effectively and safely.
(Russel Davis) Switzerland is slated to become the first country to ban deodorants that contain aluminum salts. This, following results of a 2016 study indicating that the toxic chemicals may play a role in breast cancer onset.
(Dr. John Gannage) As a conventional family doctor, I had many times felt helpless when attempting to assist patients with chronic illness. To see the continued suffering of patients and not have enough tools to make a significant difference, despite years of medical training, was frustrating and in need of correction.
by Justin Deschamps, In the modern world, the scents we are exposed to have been carefully designed to hijack a deeply ingrained process for storing core memories, along with other vital functions. In the following Ted Talk, a perfumer named Holladay Saltz discusses just how important smell is in human life. The olfactory process—our sense […]
(Rhonda Johansson) One of the most famous lines from cult-classic, The Princess Bride, says, “life is pain. Anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something.” Drug companies are a perfect example of this – but their tactics focus more on emphasizing that toxic chemicals and synthetic remedies are the only way to relieve discomfort. After all, what’s easier than popping a pill that instantly makes you feel better?
(Vicki Batts) Cannabis may still be prohibited by the U.S. federal government, but that doesn’t mean the prized plant isn’t a medicine. While federal prohibition may make scientific research on cannabis harder to complete, many studies have shown that the plant has wide-reaching medicinal benefits. Research continues to show that for dozens of conditions, cannabis could be a natural solution.
(Earl Garcia) Lack of sleep may do more than induce a “spaced out” feeling as recent research published in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry found that sleep deprivation may lead to the persistence of repetitive negative thoughts. Researchers at the State University of New York at Binghamtonexplained that repetitive negative thinking occurs when a person focuses on distressing and unhelpful thoughts and stimuli, which in turn may result in a decreased quality of life and the onset of mental health problems associated with depression and anxiety.
(S.D. Wells) Autism is on the rise and the statistics are skyrocketing. Back in 1990, less than 30 years ago, studies reveal there were roughly three autism cases per 10,000 children in the United States. Fast forward to this past Spring, 2018, when the CDC released new data revealing that one in every 59 American kids have some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), with a much higher incident in boys than girls. What changed so drastically in less than three decades that autism cases went from three per 10,000 to 170 per 10,000? Currently more than 20 million people worldwide are diagnosed with some form of autism.
(Alanna Ketler) For a very long time, we have bought into this idea that if we are sick the only way that we can get better is under the advice of a Medical Doctor. They are trained extensively on the human body, disease, and illness; they certainly should know a whole lot about how to help sick people, right? Unfortunately, although they generally have the best intentions, most of that which ails us today can be almost completely eradicated with alternative preventative medicine which mainstream medicine typically fails to recognize.
(Zoey Sky) An article from Waking Times reveals a list of 11 essential oils that can help improve your lucid dreaming. For the uninitiated, lucid dreaming refers to the experience of individuals who remain in control of themselves even though they’re dreaming. Related Always Keep These 4 Essential Oils in Your Survival Kit Source – Natural News by Zoey Sky, June 28th, 2018 […]
(Vicki Batts) Canola oil may be marketed as a vegetable oil, but that doesn’t automatically mean it’s healthy. Few people know canola oil’s dirty secret: There is no such thing as a canola plant. It’s actually made from hybridized rapeseed. Rapeseed oil was once commonly used for industrial applications and in food — until the health problems associated with this oil became overwhelmingly apparent. In the 1970’s, hybridized rapeseed was “rebranded” as canola oil, to make it more appealing to consumers.
(Jennifer Giustra-Kozek, LPC, NBCC) Every day in the headlines we hear about another school shooting or another teen suicide. What is going on? Why aren’t we getting to the bottom of this? What are we doing to help prevent the next tragedy? As I learn about another, I get more and more frustrated that nothing is changing.
(Rhonda Johansson) Across all the literature and studies on the potential link between mental health and one’s diet, experts agree that cutting down on inflammatory foods is a sure-fire way to feel better. The effects can be likened to the domino effect; with healthier food improving physical function, which in turn boosts mental health. Unsurprisingly, this strengthened mental capacity encourages people to be more physically fit, thus completing the cycle for better overall health.