Monthly Archives: February 2013

Poisonous pets

Salmonella – not just in bad mayonnaise: Salmonellosis is most commonly foodborne; however, did you know that contact with common pets and their environmental leavings can cause the illness? Salmonellosis has been linked to pet birds, fish, reptiles, cats, dogs, … Continue reading

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Money lubricates everything

Food marketers deploy tobacco industry tactics to increase profits while undermining health. Multinational food and drink companies are actually “unhealthy commodity” companies while self-regulation is failing according to the Lancet. Researchers claim that the aggressive marketing of ultra-processed food and … Continue reading

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Salt deja-moo

Low-salt BULL: Take a computer analysis and program the computer with the misconception that all salt is bad for you and then extrapolate the numbers. What do you get? A worthless outcome based on bad input. Yet that is what … Continue reading

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Appendicitis, pancreatitis

Did you know that cortisone causes acute appendicitis and pancreatitis? Did you know that cortisone is used in a lot of common medicines? This is just two of the nasty side effects of this drug. New study results published in … Continue reading

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Losing sleep over weight or vice versa?

Lose sleep – eat more. Loss of sleep is associated with an activation of a brain region involved in a desire to eat. In other words: Poor sleep leads to poor eating. In a new study, researchers found that sleep-deprived … Continue reading

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MMR does cause autism!

So, an Italian court recently ruled that a boy’s autism was caused by the MMR jab. Meanwhile, the medical community in the US has pulled of all kinds of chicanery and shenanigans to hide MMR facts from Americans. The couple … Continue reading

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Books don’t build healthy kids

Packing that load: Children carrying heavy back packs full of books are damaging nerves and muscles according to the latest study. More specifically, the pressure of heavy loads carried on the back have the potential to damage the soft tissues … Continue reading

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Organic vs conventional tomatoes

Should we spend extra money to buy organic tomatoes? Heck yes! Not only are the pesticide loads on our bodies reduce by eating organic, but tomatoes that are organically grown pack more vitamin C than the conventional tomatoes. But don’t … Continue reading

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Bite the mosquito back

DEET for insect repellant? None for me thanks… The EPA currently rates DEET as Toxicity Category III. Did you know that frequent application can kill you? Other “side effects” are health issues such as skin irritation, disorientation, dizziness and seizures. … Continue reading

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PTSD and fear response

Magnesium and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Low brain levels of magnesium have been associated with various types of cognitive disorders including depression and dementia. Using magnesium can even improve PTSD. Magnesium enhances neuro-plasticity in the limbic prefrontal cortex, the … Continue reading

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Stand up for health

Sitting on the old keister brings more chronic diseases. Researchers examined the associations of sitting time and chronic diseases in the middle-aged. Those who sat for more than four hours per day reported more chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, … Continue reading

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probiotics = pro- bone

About those bone meds: Drugs used to “prevent” bone loss in osteoporosis patients come with nasty side effects, like more bone breaks, fractures, muscle pain, cancer and other problems. Bone meds actually pervert the body’s natural remodeling of bone tissue … Continue reading

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Just say the magic word

The magic word for the junk-food/fast-food industry is “Fresh”. The only thing the word actually means though is “Profit”. A few years ago, the word “fresh” was a clue about the quality of ingredients – like, “unprocessed” and “healthy,” but … Continue reading

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Now isn’t this a sad kettle of fish?

Fish exposed to anti-anxiety medications exhibit risky behavior, antisocial tendencies and over-eating. Researchers exposed perch to the anxiety-moderating drug Oxazepam in levels common to that found in densely populated areas and found obvious behavior changes. The drug made the fish … Continue reading

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Precocious night light puberty

How about a nightlight for precocious puberty? Precocious puberty is the early onset of puberty. A new study shows that birds in the city, exposed to sign lights, street lights and other city sources of night lights develop sexually earlier … Continue reading

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Frankincense and boswellia

Boswellia, AKA Frankencense, can be used to relieve joint pain and reduce inflammation in all types of arthritis . Boswellia is a gum resin extract with both anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain relieving) properties. Boswellic acids work by deactivating the hormonal … Continue reading

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Pine bark wonders

Pine bark extract relieves menopausal symptoms in a medical study! Low-doses of Pycnogenol alleviated several of the symptoms in perimenopausal women in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. This is not the first study to prove this either. 60mg a day … Continue reading

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Diet soda double jeopardy

Diet sodas DOUBLE the risk of diabetes! Diet sodas marketed as “healthier than sugar-sweetened beverages,” but the whole world has bought into this lie. They are actually worse than the regular drinks! A new study from France finds the problem … Continue reading

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Olive oil fakesters

So you buy the best olive you can find. But this heart-healthy oil is subject to much food fraud. What if you found out that your “extra virgin olive oil” was 90% GMO soybean oil? Connecticut recently began testing olive … Continue reading

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Double-blind “gold standard”

Do you guys realize that the “gold standard” of medicine is the double blind, placebo controlled study? How about this fact: There has never been any study on vaccines to prove their efficacy other than questionable and contradictory epidemiological studies … Continue reading

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