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An emerging threat: Greater manipulation of food on an atomic scale

For many years there have been concern about chemicals added to foods to enhance color, flavor, and shelf life. There has also been concern over the use of genetic modifications to crops and to increase yields and disease resistance. But there is a less heard of,

November 13, 2013

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Outdoor air pollution a leading cause of cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), WHO's agency specialized for cancer, announced on October 16, 2013 that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). The world’s leading experts

October 18, 2013

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Sea cucumber extract kills 95 percent of breast cancer cells and shrinks lung tumors

A new study has shown that sea cucumber extract kills up to 95 percent of breast cancer cells, 90 percent of melanoma cells, 95 percent of liver cancer cells and 88 percent of lung cancer cells in vitro. The extract also stimulates the immune system against cancer and

October 18, 2013

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After years of suppression, scientists finally admit copper destroys norovirus (and so does silver)

The highly infectious norovirus, or stomach flu bug, causes a very common illness, affecting hundreds of millions of people who come into contact with it through contaminated food, water, surfaces or other people every year. Now, scientists have discovered that copper

October 15, 2013

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta apologizes, admits cannabis is a healing plant that should be legalized

It's not every day that a major media figure admits he was wrong about something important and comes out publicly to apologize for it. But CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has done just that, having recently published a formal apology

October 07, 2013

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Understanding the phytochemical power of turmeric

Sometimes called Indian saffron, turmeric is an ancient ayurvedic medicine that has been used for centuries throughout Indonesia and Southeast Asia. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with a long history of use both medicinally and in cuisine. A

October 05, 2013

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Antibacterial soap pollutes rivers, adds to bacterial resistance

New highly resistant strains of bacteria are showing up in urban water sources and regional streams and rivers. These new bacteria strains are rendering new antibiotics practically useless. New environmental studies from the Chicago metro-area are now reporting

October 05, 2013

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Sugar named 'most addictive and dangerous substance' of our time, worse than cigarettes and alcohol

While the rest of the world is busy obsessing over the dangers of cigarettes and alcohol, the head of Amsterdam's health service in the Netherlands is trying to raise awareness about a much bigger and more pervasive health threat: sugar. According to Paul Van der

September 28, 2013

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Bottled water found to contain over 24 000 chemicals, including endocrine disruptors

Widespread consumer demand for plastic products that are free of the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) has led to some significant positive changes in the way that food, beverage and water containers are manufactured. But a new study out of Germany has

September 21, 2013

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Study finds a strong link between cell phone use and cancer

The dangers of cell phone use have long been debated but for the first time a clear connection between cell phone use and higher risk of cancer has been established in a study by Tel Aviv University. Scientists from TAU, Rabin Medical Center and the Technion

September 14, 2013

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Is rocket fuel making truly organic farming impossible?

Perchlorate and the Post-Organic Era  Perchlorate is an environmental pollutant primarily associated with releases by defense contractors, military operations and aerospace programs, as it is a key ingredient in rocket fuel. It is now found in virtually

September 10, 2013

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Fluoride: Calcifier of the Soul

Research published in 2001 showed that fluoride (F) deposits in the pineal gland with age and is associated with enhanced gland calcification. Eleven aged cadavares were dissected and their pineal glands assayed:  "There was a positive

September 08, 2013

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As Fukushima continues to leak radiation, protect yourself with bentonite clay

The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 and left the Fukushima power plant damaged and leaking radiation into the environment seems to have faded into the past, but the dangers to the environment and human health are far from over, with the latest leak

September 08, 2013

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Healed by wheatgrass: 74-year-old man with cancer told he would be 'dead in a matter of weeks' proves doctors wrong

When conventional doctors told 74-year-old Danny McDonald of Dunaff, Ireland, that he had stomach cancer so severe that it would likely kill him within three months, he decided to ignore their advice to undergo toxic chemotherapy treatments and instead embrace a

September 04, 2013

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Turmeric: The return of the Golden goddess

Ancient Indians understood turmeric to be the physical essence of the Divine Mother. Modern science now confirms that it has therapeutic properties relevant to well over 500 health conditions, and may bestow on those who take it, protection from many

September 03, 2013

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Confessions of a renegade psychiatrist

I felt this sensation in the pit of my stomach – it was a combination of sympathy and anger – listening to Annie tell me, through tears, about her postpartum journey into the world of psychiatry.  Three separate psychiatrists dismissed me when I

August 27, 2013

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Israel bans fluoridation of drinking water

Taking a major step toward protecting the health of its citizens, the Supreme Court of Israel has ruled that the nation will stop fluoridating its water supplies. When the new law goes into effect, in summer of 2014, no community in Israel will be

August 26, 2013