Category Archives: Lifestyle

Essential oils can be used to preserve food

Did anyone tell you that essential oils make great food preservatives? A study in the Journal of Food Science shows how essential oils can be used in commercial food packaging to extend the shelf-life and preserve the freshness of food … Continue reading

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Exercise burnout and overtaxing the body

Exercising daily without breaks can bring BURNOUT! Exercise burnout comes with a loss of motivation that can to lead to quitting exercise completely. Exercising day after day after day can also bring resentment towards exercise times. Dreading your workout is … Continue reading

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Broke, overweight and depressed

Being broke, overweight and depressed sucks but a new study shows a way to fix two out of three of those problems. You might not get richer but you can lose weight and get happier! Duke University has helped severely … Continue reading

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C-section babies have weaker immune systems

There is a reason that C-section babies get sicker more often than vaginal birth babies. A number of studies show that children delivered by Caesarean section have a different intestinal flora than those delivered naturally. Babies cut out of the … Continue reading

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Nap time improvements

Taking time out for a nap can improve stamina, motor skills, and even enhance creativity. According to the University of California, without a midday nap, people cannot perform at optimal levels throughout the rest of the day and performance falls … Continue reading

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Did you buy into the L’Oréal lies?

So, the cosmetics company L’Oréal advertised that its Génifique products were “clinically proven” to “boost genes’ activity for visibly younger skin in just 7 days.” Well, it was a bunch of hooey, so the FTC slapped them on the hand … Continue reading

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Take care of your blisters

If you ever get a burn blister, don’t pop it! The skin over the blister will shield damaged tissues from dirt and bacteria to keep the wound clean. The liquid underneath it forms a cushion to insulate the injured tissue … Continue reading

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Burn sparkler burn – but don’t burn me!

There is danger and excitement both that comes with handling fireworks. Last year, eight people died and over 11,000 people were injured from firework accidents, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Interestingly, the CPSC says 65% of those … Continue reading

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Potassium is not optional

Potassium gives our muscle tissues elasticity. When there is a potassium deficiency, the body cannot make new glycogen for the muscle-building/maintenance/strength/function processes in the body. Most of the body’s glycogen is made in the liver and a deficiency of potassium … Continue reading

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Petrolem jelly does not belong on your body!

Petroleum jelly doesn’t truly moisturize the skin or actually bring any other health benefits beyond being a cheap but toxic lubricant. Sure, it looks like it moisturizes and hydrates the skin, but what it does in reality is trap dirt … Continue reading

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Whacked on bisphenol in plastics

Most people don’t realize that plastic containers labelled “BPA free” may actually be worse for them than the original BPA bad-guy was. Big Company marketing has been reaping a scientific financial goldmine by preying on unwary consumer’s newly-founded BPA concerns. … Continue reading

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Tanning beds are not your friends

Our friend the sun doesn’t normally cause skin cancer, but nutritional deficiencies will lower your skin’s ability to transform the benefits of the sun while allowing harm to come to your skin. Did you know that tanning beds cause skin … Continue reading

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Fasting is proven to be good for you!

A recent study in the journal Cell Press illustrates how cycles of fasting induces immune system regeneration by awaking stem cells from dormant state to one of self-renewal. Fasting for 4 days a time first lowers white blood cell counts … Continue reading

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Removing the mercury from your mouth

For healthy teeth with smaller metal fillings: take 4 tabs of chlorella the day before the dental procedure and then daily for at least 2 weeks after; always use a throat dam for filling removal; drill at low speed (about … Continue reading

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Healthy teeth – healthy body

The general health of your teeth is actually an indication of your overall nutritional health status. Dental problems are often the first indicator of malnourishment. Not the kind of third-world starvation malnutrition, but a Western world real-life nutritional deficiency. For … Continue reading

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Marijuana side effects

More on marijuana: Smoking marijuana is less deadly than smoking tobacco but studies have shown increased mortality associated with heavy marijuana use – bringing more vehicle crashes driving while high, higher suicide rates, along with slightly elevated risk of respiratory … Continue reading

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Marijuana and sleep disorder

I’ve blogged some of the good things about marijuana so I’d better also give you some of the bad. A recent study out of the University of Pennsylvania and published recently in an online supplement of the journal Sleep, suggests … Continue reading

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Eating dirty things…

Let them eat dirt I say! The latest study shows that when infants are exposed dirty things in the first year of life are less likely to suffer from allergies, wheezing and asthma. We’ve always know that farm-raised kids have … Continue reading

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Very potent natural pain relief

A very potent, natural pain killer: Kratom comes from a tree native to Southeast Asia and is in the same family as coffee. Leaves from the kratom tree have been used in herbal medicine for centuries. In a low dose, … Continue reading

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Coffee enema: Coffee L.A. style

Enemas used for disease treatment dates all the way back to the ancient Chinese and Egyptian times. Hippocrates prescribed enemas some 2,600 years ago. In the Dead Sea Scrolls there is one scroll called the “Manual of Discipline” which records … Continue reading

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