(Dr. Mercola) The shocking film “Genetically Modified Children” unveils the horrors of decades of chemical-intensive agricultural practices in Argentina, where the majority of crops are genetically modified (GM) and routinely doused in dangerous agrochemicals, and the chokehold big tobacco companies such as Philip Morris and chemical and seed giants have on poverty-stricken farmers desperate to earn a living.
(Michelle Simmons) After iron, zinc is the most common mineral in the body. This mineral plays important roles in the functioning of more than 300 hormones and enzymes, and a deficiency in zinc may lead to various health problems.
(Rhonda Johansson) Don’t buy in to all that commercialism — cleaning products do not need to be filled with all those chemicals to work. Sure, a lot of these big-brand products smell really nice and come in attractive bottles, but what are we really after? Decorative pieces or products that actually work? A lot of the cleaning products you see in stores can be easily made from scratch in the comfort of your own home. The best part is that most of the ingredients you’d need are relatively inexpensive. Listed below are a few cleaners you can make yourself.
(Frances Bloomfield) For the first time ever, researchers are understanding a nutrient-specific hunger mechanism in living organisms. Specifically, a team from John Hopkins University has pinpointed the neurons responsible for protein cravings in fruit flies – neurons that the team was able to turn on and off.
(RJ Jhonson) Every day, you are exposed to free radicals which, if uncontrolled, can cause various diseases. According to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the combination of extracts from reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) and Chlorella vulgaris (CV) can be an effective weapon against free radicals and their harmful effects.
(Dr. Joseph Mercola) Why did the Organic Trade Association, which says its mission is to promote and protect organic, support measures against GMO labeling? Why is the OTA increasingly succumbing to influential corporate members that seemingly do not belong?
(Zoey Sky) Did you know that following a whole-food plant-based diet (WFPB) can significantly improve your overall health and help you avoid various diseases?
(Michelle Simmons) When men reach the mid-forties, their testosterone levels start to decrease at around one to two percent in measurable blood levels every year. After the age of 60, this decline in testosterone levels leads to full-blown “andropause.” Testosterone, the male sex hormone, plays an important role in the production and maintenance of bone and muscle strength. Thus, the decline in testosterone levels can result in many negative effects, including muscle loss, insulin resistance, low libido, and depression.
(Isabelle Z.) There is lots of conflicting advice about the ideal way to eat, but one thing that nearly every healthy diet seems to have in common is olive oil. This fat that comes from the fruit of the olive tree and offers a host of health benefits that range from heart health to cognitive function, so it’s no surprise that it’s at the center of some of the healthiest eating approaches, such as the Mediterranean diet.
(Vicki Batts) Bipolar disorder, also referred to as “manic depression,” is a brain disorder that affects millions of people. For many, bipolar disorder can be hard to cope with — but research has shown that nutritional supplements can help keep symptoms under control, naturally. Scientists believe that people genetically predisposed to bipolar may be susceptible to a nutrient deficiency, which triggers and worsens the symptoms of bipolar. By supplementing with micronutrients, these symptoms can be addressed.
(Patrick Quillin) Zucchini is surprisingly healthy and packed with nutrients. These nine zucchini benefits — including improving digestion, slowing aging, and more — will show you why this summer squash deserves a place on your plate.
(Dr. Mercola) Fish are an important part of the ecosystem and the human diet. Unfortunately, overfishing has depleted many fish stocks, and the proposed solution — fish farming — is creating far more problems than it solves. Not only are fish farms polluting the aquatic environment and spreading disease to wild fish, farmed fish are also an inferior food source, in part by providing fewer healthy nutrients; and in part by containing more toxins, which readily accumulate in fat.
(RJ Jhonson) Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) has been linked to weight loss and a reduction in appetite. A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into its effects on the anthropometric indices, appetite, lipid profile and serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in obese individuals. The study was funded by a grant from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. […]
(Edsel Cook) Harvard neuroscientists have identified a group of neurons in the brain that prepares the body for consumption of food and drink. These neurons release a fast-acting hormone that spreads throughout the body in the brief amount of time before you eat or drink something. An article in BIDMCNews reports that this discovery could lead to a better understanding of overeating.
(Shem El-Jamal) “You are what you eat.” Most of us have likely heard this saying before and are familiar with its simple and sensible meaning. When we were younger, this adage taught us (hopefully) to take care of what we put into our bodies because the food we eat can have a direct affect on our health as a whole.