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Archive for October, 2014:

Placebos for Children’s Coughs

What do you do when your toddler has a cough that keeps you both up at night? Though many over-the-counter medications exist on the market for young children, there is little science to say that they are very beneficial. Therefore, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not recommend them for very young children. Hence, the voluntary decision made by … Read more.

A Manifesto for a New Food System!

It’s time to revolt. Why? Against whom? Against the hijackers of the very food that was meant to keep our nation healthy and thriving. The problem: Money rules. Lobbyist influence over  the makers of policies affecting our food systems has placed corporations in positions to control aspect of our nation’s food consumption. We, as citizens, have no hand in the … Read more.

The Latest News about Cranberries

Most of us come in contact with cranberries through juice or juice blends. Doctors have touted cranberry juice as a good prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs), connected in part to the berries’ strong acidity. Recent research actually reveals that cranberries contain proanthocyanidins (PACs) which help management of UTIs. These PACs block bacteria that latch onto urinary tract lining. This … Read more.

Who’s Afraid of a Little Candy?

Here it comes. The season of festive drinks, hot chocolate, baked goodies. And it all begins with a stock pile of candy from people who profess to like children. According to the Department of Agriculture, Americans take in around 6 pounds more sugar annually per person than we did in 1970. This year, Americans will fan out across discount marts … Read more.

Tend Your Inner Garden – Is Your Gut Flora Making You Sick?

What’s the problem? “Diabesity.” Consider the following: ·      The last century ushered in an industrialized food supply. ·      We now suffer a highly processed, high-sugar, high-fat, low-fiber diet responsible for significantly changing our gut bacteria. ·      Our food feeds our fat cells and our “inner gut garden.” Is your garden sick or flourishing? Your gut contains 70 percent of the … Read more.

Trying to Get Pregnant, 3 Things that Made a Difference

The desire to be a mother can be heartbreaking, when trying is met with failure or miscarriage. The Fertile Heart Ovum Practice was the key to healing for one mom-to-be. Julia Indichova discovered three things through the practice: Rekindling her belief in the possibility of getting pregnant naturally was key. “Finding and owning” her desire for her own child was … Read more.

What’s in Your Morning Bowl of Cereal

More and more, medical professionals and the general population are beginning to understand the lasting impact and health dangers of heavy metals in our dental fixtures, vaccinations, and now our everyday food items. Low-level exposure looks a lot like autoimmune problems, attention issues or neurological disease. What’s in that bowl of cereal anyway? Let’s take a look: Lead – This … Read more.

This Simple Blood Test Could Save Your Life! 

Inflammation should not be your constant companion. A C-reactive protein (CRP) test is instrumental in determining the amount of inflammation hiding inside you. Recent studies found people with a high CRP level have a much higher chance of developing diabetes and obesity, dementia, arthritis, autoimmune disease, digestive disorders, and heart disease. Two Types of Inflammation: Acute vs. Chronic Inflammation is usually … Read more.