Articles by Jo Hartley:

The Amazing Benefits of Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil

(NaturalNews) Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil is cold pressed from the rind of the grapefruit. This beneficial essential oil is not only a cleansing and revitalizing oil, but its bright aroma energizes and uplifts the spirit. Pink Grapefruit is also known...

Unwarranted Medical Procedures Burden Taxpayers and Necessitate Bailouts

(NaturalNews) The national debt we are incurring is a legacy that will be handed down to future generations. As we begin to see programs for the disadvantaged also being affected by the economic plight of the world, it becomes clear that improving the...

Over Eight Hundred Billion Dollar Stimulus Plan will Pay for New Windows, Day Care and Cable TV

(NaturalNews) The $825 billion stimulus package rolled out by congressional Democrats last week contains huge amounts of government spending being added in with the purpose of creating jobs and providing the economy with a boost. It`s interesting to...

Discover What Traditional Chinese Medicine Knows about Mushrooms

(NaturalNews) Mushrooms are gaining popularity as a beneficial super food in North America. They are high in vegetable proteins and low in calories, making them a valuable source of healthy nutrition. They also contain zinc, iron, chitin, vitamins, minerals,...

Explore the Many Physical and Mental Benefits of Yoga

(NaturalNews) Yoga is an effective way to enhance both physical and mental well-being. While yoga is becoming more popular in recent years, it is actually an ancient activity that focuses on connecting the mind, the body, and the spirit by performing...

Be Informed about Common Poultry Products

(NaturalNews) Chickens on regular farms are treated inhumanely. Hens are confined to very small spaces and are subjected to high-intensity artificial light to simulate daylight hours. This increases egg production. These laying hens are also fed many...

Use Aromatherapy to Relieve Stress

(NaturalNews) People's stress level these days seems to be directly related to their jobs and their workplaces. There are many factors that directly contribute to the amount of stress that people feel. Job insecurity, unnatural lighting, lack of natural...

Fight and Prevent Osteoporosis Naturally

(NaturalNews) Women have a higher risk of dying from Osteoporosis than from breast cancer. As our population ages, we will see the prevalence of osteoporosis going up also. Currently, one in four women and one in eight men suffer from this condition....

Enzymes are Key to Health and Wellness

(NaturalNews) Not only are enzymes necessary for proper digestion, they are an integral component of every chemical reaction that occurs within the body. Without enzymes no bodily processes would be possible. For example, detoxification, digestion, elimination,...

FDA Regulations Permit Toxins in Cosmetics

(NaturalNews) The FDA Handbook is the standard for regulations in the US regarding the manufacture of food and drugs, including cosmetic and skin care products. It is interesting to learn that this handbook actually allows the use of known harmful ingredients...

Peanut President Involved in Salmonella Outbreaks Serves as Industry Quality Adviser

(NaturalNews) The president of the peanut company that has been involved in a nationwide salmonella outbreak serves on an industry advisory board that assists the U.S. Department of Agriculture in setting quality standards for peanuts. Stewart Parnell,...

VA Strains to Meet the Needs of our Veterans

(NaturalNews) The number of veterans needing health care is rising, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is having difficulty meeting the needs of our veterans. New statistics released from the Department of Defense and the VA reveal that US...

Grape Seed Extract Kills Leukemia Cells in Laboratory

(NaturalNews) Grape seed extract comes from the seed of grapes. Studies have shown that grape seed extract is high in antioxidants that are able to counteract cell damage in the body that is caused by free radicals. Free radicals are active molecules...

Recognize Toxic Chemicals in Body Care Products

(NaturalNews) A common belief among consumers is that products labeled "natural" must be safe and beneficial to consume or use. Often the ingredient lists on these "natural" products contain chemicals that are unrecognizable and unfamiliar to most people....

Senate Passes Health Insurance Bill for Children

(NaturalNews) The Senate has approved legislation to provide health insurance to 11 million low-income children. For the first time ever, this bill will spend federal money to insure children and pregnant women who are legal immigrants. The House approved...

Toxic Household Chemicals: Part I

(NaturalNews) The vast array of toxins and chemicals that are common to many households is cause for concern - both for the environment and for human health. These toxic chemicals can be reduced and even eliminated by first learning about the different...

The High Price of Cheap Ethanol in Brazil

(NaturalNews) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has a lofty goal. By 2030 he wants his country of Brazil to be the world`s largest biofuel supplier. Brazil wants to supply the world with cheap ethanol from their sugarcane. Many consider ethanol...

House Approves Affordable Health Insurance for Unemployed

(NaturalNews) The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act authorizes approximately $544 billion in new spending and $275 billion in tax cuts. The purpose of this legislation is to stimulate the economy by preserving and creating jobs, helping the unemployed...

The Basics of Aromatherapy

(NaturalNews) Contrary to common belief, aromatherapy is not just a matter of fragrance, but of healing. To utilize aromatherapy, one uses aromas for therapeutic purposes. Highly concentrated extracts from herbs, flowers, and other plants are utilized...

The Ailing Economy is Making People Sicker

(NaturalNews) Medical centers around the country are noticing an increase in patient ills that seems to be connected to the ill economy. Patients are lining up with rising blood pressure and obese patients who had been losing weight are suddenly reversing...

How to Reduce Your Impact on the Earth

(NaturalNews) Raising personal awareness of the impact everyone has on the environment is an important first step in making changes in how we use and reuse products and save energy. Reducing one's impact on the environment starts with thinking about...

Ban Plastic Water Bottles

(NaturalNews) Bottled water is typically considered to be a healthy alternative to drinking plain tap water. In fact, Americans drink approximately eight million gallons of bottled water every year. While bottled water is definitely a better choice than...

Peanut Processing Plant Knowingly Sold Tainted Products

(NaturalNews) It has just been released by federal officials that the Georgia peanut plant linked to a salmonella outbreak shipped out contaminated peanut butter knowingly twelve times in the past two years. This current outbreak has killed eight people...

Treat Endometriosis Holistically

(NaturalNews) Endometriosis is a painful condition affecting women during their reproductive years. Endometriosis is one of the most common reasons behind both infertility and chronic pelvic pain in women. Pregnancy often provides temporary relief from...

Fight Colds and Flu Naturally with Garlic

(NaturalNews) People who take daily garlic supplements will catch fewer common colds than people who do not supplement with garlic. Studies have determined that taking a daily garlic supplement that contains allicin will reduce one's risk of contracting...

Fight Negative Thinking and Stress

(NaturalNews) Everyone has preferred oft-used methods for easing tension or stress. Sometimes these methods are productive and other times coping methods cause more problems than the original sources of stress. Some positive coping methods are meditation,...

Control Dust Mites Naturally

(NaturalNews) Dust mites are mites that live in house dust. It is actually the feces of dust mites that are the most common trigger of asthma and breathing difficulties. Dust mites produce fecal matter approximately 20 times each day and these feces...

Household Mold may Promote Asthma and Colds

(NaturalNews) People who live in damp houses where water stains or mold is present may be more prone to asthma, colds, and other upper respiratory illnesses. Mold is a common allergen and is a known trigger for asthmatic attacks. It is not clear exactly...

Natural Cold Sore Remedies

(NaturalNews) Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. This is an extremely contagious virus and is spread easily by kissing or touching an active sore. Cold sores can even be spread by using the cup or utensils of someone who is having a cold...

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Supports Genetic Engineering and Corporate Farming

(NaturalNews) Agriculture Secretary Nominee Tom Vilsack is a two-term Iowa governor (1999-2007) and a trial lawyer. He sailed through his confirmation hearing last week for the position of Agriculture Secretary, but he does not enjoy the same popularity...

The Risks of Eating Farmed Salmon

(NaturalNews) Omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for healthy people and those who may have or be at risk of cardiovascular disease. Recent evidence, however, has shown that one must be careful about how and where omega-3 fatty acids come from and how...

Root Canals Can Have Devastating Effects on Health

(NaturalNews) Is it wise and prudent to have a root canal? There are issues with root canal therapy that everyone should know before deciding to have one. There has been recent research that presents valid proof of systemic illnesses that are a direct...

Care for the Diabetic Foot Naturally and Holistically

(NaturalNews) According to recent statistics, diabetes is the fastest growing illness in the US and Americans are at risk for developing this disease more now than ever before. Diabetes prevention by improving one's diet and incorporating exercise into...

Prevent Melanoma Naturally

(NaturalNews) There are different types of skin cancers; however, the skin cancer to take steps to prevent is melanoma. Melanoma can be seemingly small (the size of a dime) and yet metastasize in the body and bring a death sentence quite quickly. The...

More Americans are Sick with Multiple Chronic Illnesses

(NaturalNews) A recent study released reveals that more Americans are suffering chronic illnesses today than ever before. In fact, it is common for American people to be burdened by more than three chronic illnesses simultaneously. This situation...

Billions to Suffer Food Shortages

(NaturalNews) Scientists are warning that approximately half of the entire world population may face severe food shortages by the end of the century due to increasing temperatures affecting crop yields. Elevated temperatures are threatening crops...

Use the Glycemic Index Table to Achieve Healthy Weight Loss

(NaturalNews) There is endless desire for and discussion of quick weight loss programs - especially on the Internet. There is a lot of conflicting and misleading information being presented and there are many people who do not have the knowledge necessary...

How to Quit Smoking Naturally

(NaturalNews) In the US today, cigarette smoking causes one-third of all cancer fatalities and one-fourth of all fatal heart attacks. In addition to this, there are many illnesses and diseases that are a direct result of cigarette smoking. This includes...

Improve Cardiovascular Health Naturally

(NaturalNews) The best way to ensure a healthy cardiovascular system is to eliminate unhealthy fats from one's diet, eat whole foods, and engage in regular aerobic exercise activity. The cardiovascular system is also affected by stress and emotional...

Tips to Improve Your Health by Juicing

(NaturalNews) When trying to incorporate raw foods into one's diet, juicing is a very effective way to add in large amounts of different raw foods. Many people have a large build-up of mucoid plaque within the intestines because of poor diets. When this...

Fight Heavy Metals and Free Radicals: Achieve Oral Chelation Naturally

(NaturalNews) An unfortunate result of the toxic environment we live in is that the human body accumulates microscopic pieces of heavy metal like mercury, lead, and iron. These small pieces of metal are very destructive to the human body and it is not...

FDA Scientists Describe Corruption to Obama Transition Team

(NaturalNews) A group of federal scientists has sent a letter to President-elect Obama's transition team describing serious managerial misconduct within a division of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The letter was dated last week and was written...

Important Information All Contact Wearers Should Know

(NaturalNews) Those that wear contact lenses should be aware of important information that can help protect the eyes from permanent damage. There is mounting evidence that contact wearers should give their eyes some time away from contacts. The conventional...

How to Enhance Sexual Libido Naturally

(NaturalNews) Improving one's sex life and enhancing libido are popular topics among mainstream media and self-help books. Unfortunately, there are many conflicting methods and often these methods involve synthetic pharmaceutical drugs that cause other...

Exploring Metabolic Syndrome X

(NaturalNews) Metabolic Syndrome X may be one of the most common and overlooked diseases to strike Americans. No, this is not a deadly new strain of virus or even cancer. Metabolic Syndrome X is a disease that is caused by the human body's inability...

Relieve Crohn's Disease Naturally

(NaturalNews) Crohn's Disease is an inflammation that can affect any portion of the digestive tract. Approximately 50% of all incidences of Crohn's Disease affect the last part of the small intestine. The typical onset of Crohn's is in early adulthood....

Detoxify Naturally from Methadone

(NaturalNews) There are many reasons why a doctor may prescribe a strong pain killer to manage a patient's pain. Injuries, strained muscles, arthritis, cancer, or even recovery from surgery are all situations where a patient may be prescribed strong...

Include Regular Exercise to Improve Health and Detoxify the Body

(NaturalNews) There are many people who have trouble finding the motivation necessary to commit to a regular program of beneficial exercise. There are many reasons why people have trouble sticking with regular exercise. We all know that exercise is good...

How to Prevent Childhood Obesity

(NaturalNews) Children today are faced with many struggles. The most serious and widespread health problem they face, unfortunately, is obesity. Between 1986 and 1998 a national survey conducted showed that the incidence of obesity doubled in children...

EMFs and Their Potential Harm

(NaturalNews) How concerned should we be about electromagnetic fields (EMFs)? In general, EMFs are probably not the most dangerous or troublesome source of harm people may consider in their daily lives. There are many more blatant sources of harm to...

Detoxify the Colon and Kidneys

(NaturalNews) We are living in an age of increased toxicity in our society. Poor digestion; reduced liver function; poor elimination practices through the kidneys, respiratory tract, and skin; and colon sluggishness all contribute to people experiencing...

Heal and Prevent Boils Naturally

(NaturalNews) Boils are referred to as "furuncles" in the medical field. Boils are round, pus-filled bumps on the skin that are caused by a Staphylococcus aureus bacteria infection. These infections typically begin deep in the root of a hair follicle....

Cherries Found to Be a Natural Sleep Aid

(NaturalNews) There is a tart cherry called Montmorency that contains a significant level of melatonin and hence is helpful as a natural sleep aid. The University Of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio recently discovered these properties in the...

SAM-E: A Better Alternative for Depression than St. John’s Wort

(NaturalNews) The herbal supplement St. John's Wort has long been promoted as an effective alternative for treating depression. Unfortunately, St. John's Wort has proven ineffective for people suffering severe clinical depression. In fact, the results...

Use Saunas to Detoxify the Body

(NaturalNews) Sweat is a very effective and important way that the body eliminates toxins from the system. Toxic chemicals are unavoidable in today's society and most people are exposed to toxins every day. The skin is considered a major eliminative...

Scullcap is an Effective Calming Herb

(NaturalNews) Scullcap is a traditional herb that can be taken internally to treat nervousness, irritability, insomnia, and neuralgia. Scullcap has a sedating effect and is also able to calm spasms, reduce fever, stimulate the kidneys, and also has cleansing...

Improve Prostate Health Naturally

(NaturalNews) The prostate is a small gland that is about as big as a walnut. It is below the bladder and is an important part of the male reproductive system. The prostate has two periods of growth in the course of a man's life. The first period is...

The Risks Associated with Biopsies

(NaturalNews) If you or someone you care about is facing a situation where a biopsy is necessary, the first and most important step to take is to be as informed as possible about possible negative consequences from having a biopsy. A biopsy is a procedure...

Taurine has Many Important Benefits for the Body

(NaturalNews) Taurine, while not an actual part of the human body's structural proteins, is one of the highest numbering amino-acids. Taurine is found in the heart, the skeletal muscles, white blood cells, and the nervous system. When the body engages...

Prevent Cavities Naturally

(NaturalNews) Daily, careful brushing and flossing are important for preventing cavities and gum disease. Heredity has also been shown to play a part in how healthy a person's mouth is as well. However, an often overlooked way to improve the health of...

Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Heal and Stay Healthy

(NaturalNews) Hydrogen peroxide has helped many people fight off flu and colds and when drops are placed in the ear it seems to be effective four out of five times used. This is especially true if this is done promptly upon onset of symptoms. The...

Tips for Restoring Optimal Health with a Body Cleanse

(NaturalNews) Many people are tired of not feeling their best and have a sense that they could feel better. It may be worth considering a body cleanse to restore good health and well-being. Americans have become accustomed to not feeling their best but...

A Severe Heart Attack Found More Deadly for Women

(NaturalNews) Women who suffer a severe heart attack are less likely to survive the first 24 hours in the hospital than men are, according to a new study appearing currently in the medical journal Circulation published by the American Heart Association....

Aromatherapy Can Also Benefit Pets

(NaturalNews) Aromatherapy can be as enjoyable and beneficial for pets as it can for humans. Not only will the essential oils help to eliminate bad odors and help your pet to smell pleasant, essential oils also can help your pet by improving their immune...

How to Prevent and Treat Head Lice Naturally

(NaturalNews) If you have children in school, it is likely that you are concerned about head lice. Unfortunately, the standard practice of teaching your children to share can have its negative effects if children share their hats, combs, and other personal...

Teaching and Encouraging Kids to Eat Healthy

(NaturalNews) Anyone who is striving to be health conscious in today's society soon realizes that teaching healthy eating principles and habits to our children is vitally important. Many things can be taught simply by example and in this vein here are...

Controlling Hypothyroidism Naturally

(NaturalNews) Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland produces too little thyroid hormone. This condition is a result of a dysfunction of the thyroid gland. The bad news is that there are many reasons that the thyroid can become impaired....

Essential Fatty Acids are Essential for Good Health

(NaturalNews) The Food & Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization have released a joint report regarding the role of dietary fats and oils in nutrition. This report has attracted extensive attention regarding the impact of these components...

Aloe Vera: The Miraculous Natural Healer

(NaturalNews) Aloe Vera has been a known healer for over 3,500 years. This natural and miraculous gel is commonly accepted to be one of the best natural moisturizers in existence and Aloe is now being studied for its benefits for burn victims. The majority...

The Procyanidins of Red Wine and Their Anti-Aging Effect

(NaturalNews) Moderate red wine drinkers have less incidence of heart disease than non-drinkers and now scientists are confirming a direct correlation between red wine and many powerful anti-aging benefits. Moderate consumption of some red wines may...

Ear Candling is Effective and Safe for Cleaning the Ear Canal

(NaturalNews) It is thought that the Egyptians were the first to invent the technique of ear candling, not only for physically cleaning out the ears but for spiritual cleansing as well. They believed that ear candling opened and cleared the spirit centers...

Elderberry is an Effective Treatment for Colds and Flu

(NaturalNews) Elderberry is gaining popularity as an effective supplement for fighting colds and flus. Elderberry is primarily recognized as providing natural support for the immune system. Elderberry contains concentrated amounts of vitamin C, flavinoids,...

Milk Thistle for Liver Repair

(NaturalNews) There may be disagreement from gardeners and landscapers about the positive aspects of milk thistle, but as far as its herbal benefits, milk thistle is a very beneficial plant. When mature, it can be several feet tall and it boasts a pretty...

Managing Migraines Naturally

(NaturalNews) Anyone who suffers migraines will tell you that the intensity of this kind of attack is not like any ordinary headache. Most who suffer from these attacks will tell you that the very idea of a future migraine is enough to send them to bed...

The Sixth Species Extinction can Still be Avoided

(NaturalNews) Human beings, having reached the 6.7 billion mark, have succeeded in modifying our environment to the point of harming the biodiversity of a wide variety of native species. We are even at the point now that our own long-term survival is...

The EPA Refuses to Remove Rocket Fuel From Drinking Water

(NaturalNews) The EPA has apparently decided that it is not necessary to remove from our drinking water a toxic rocket fuel ingredient that has been found in public water supplies in the United States. The EPA reached this conclusion in a draft regulatory...

Farmers' Almanac Predicts Cold Winter Ahead

(NaturalNews) In the current economic situation with high fuel expenses and costs, American households have another worry to add to their increasing list of worries. The Farmers' Almanac is predicting below-average temperatures for the upcoming winter...

Adult Stem Cell Therapy Nearing Time for Human Testing

(NaturalNews) Imagine the possibilities for a moment. Doctors may soon have the ability to regrow injured muscles, tendons, and bones without resorting to surgery. All that will be needed is to inject a patient's own stem cells into the injury site. Veterinarians...

Insured Americans Still Have No Health Care

(NaturalNews) Here is a surprising statistic: approximately 56 million Americans do not have a relationship with a primary care physician. This is according to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). A large part of this group of...

Ten Easy Ways to Incorporate Exercise Into Your Daily Routine

(NaturalNews) Many people fear that if they start exercising they will become hungrier and that this will lead to eating more. They reason that they will gain weight because they will be eating more. What these people don't realize is that your blood...

Ocean Dead Zones Now Top 400

(NaturalNews) An ocean "dead zone" can be compared to a living creature because both will waste away when deprived of nutrients and adequate oxygen. Marine life is becoming nonexistent in certain areas in our oceans and these areas are growing steadily....

Proposal Could Lead to Growing Crops on Preserved Land

(NaturalNews) There are approximately 34 million acres of land across the U.S. that the government has paid farmers to stop growing row crops including corn and soybeans on. This land is currently designated as conserved land that is part of the Conservation...

Pentagon Is Fighting the EPA About Pollution Clean Up Efforts

(NaturalNews) Any guesses who the U.S.'s largest polluter is? Would it surprise you to hear that it is the Defense Department? Probably not that surprising if you think it through. How about this, though. The Defense Department is currently resisting...

Doubts Surfacing About Flu Vaccine's Effectiveness for Elderly

(NaturalNews) The annual influenza vaccine has been recommended for people over age 65 for over forty years as a way to protect this segment of the population from serious winter illness and death. There is growing concern about its effectiveness in...

Breastfeeding Recommendations Have Been Changed

(NaturalNews) New guidelines have been released that now recommend that mothers should breastfeed their babies for the first six months without adding any additional solid foods or formula. Experts from the World Health Organization support these new...

Honey Is a Natural Alternative to Harmful Cough Medicines

(NaturalNews) With the current call for a ban of all cough medicines for children age 6 and under by an expert panel of the FDA, it's helpful to understand why these cough medicines are being reevaluated and to explore alternative remedies. The cough...

How Important Is Vitamin D and How Should You Get It?

(NaturalNews) There is new evidence that recommends that daily Vitamin D intake should be ten times higher than the current U.S. RDA. When Vitamin D levels were studied in 1997 it was concluded that low levels were normal. There was speculation that...

Bush Administration Rushes to Change Workplace Toxin Regulations Before End of Term

(NaturalNews) In the final months of the Bush administration, the Department of Labor is pushing through a rule that will make it harder to regulate workers' on-the-job exposure to chemicals and toxins. Instead of disclosing their proposal (as required)...

Cardiac Patients Recover Better With Heart Surgery Nutrition

(NaturalNews) It is called heart surgery nutrition and this is an easy way that cardiac patients can do something effective to improve their medical outcomes. Recent medical research is now showing that heart surgery nutrition is a very important way...

Avoid Sugar and Caffeine - Natural Energy Boosters That Work

(NaturalNews) Are you searching for quick ways to improve your concentration and performance? Do you need to stay alert and focused? How about improving your level of performance without caffeine and sugar? To stay alert and smart, your brain needs glucose....

EPA Reduces Value of Human Life

(NaturalNews) Were you aware that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regularly estimates the "value of statistical life?" Five years ago the EPA estimated the value of one human life to be $7.8 million and as of May, 2008 the estimation was...

Improve Your Ocular Nutrition to Fight Eye Disease

(NaturalNews) There is now emerging research that suggests that a small protein called glutathione plays a significant role in protecting the eyes. Scientists have been aware of glutathione and its important ocular antioxidant properties for some time,...

Make Small Changes in Your Diet to Dramatically Improve Your Health

(NaturalNews) How important is your diet to your overall health? A recent study suggests that a healthy diet can add as many as 14 years to your life. This mindset is largely ignored by most people. The good news is that even small changes can make a...

New FDA System to Track Safety of Drugs and Devices

(NaturalNews) U.S. health officials have announced plans for a new computer tracking system that has been designed to help identify specific dangers stemming from prescription drugs and medical devices that are currently on the market. This system...

Slowing Deforestation Rates May Net Billions

(NaturalNews) If the deforestation process that is occurring from the Amazon to the Congo basin were to be slowed, it could generate billions of dollars each year that could then be used to aid developing nations as a part of a United Nations (UN) plan...

Lawmakers Examine Whether Drug Ads Are Truthful

(NaturalNews) Merck/Schering-Plough has been forced to pull several ads for Vytorin recently due to concerns that the prescription drug ads may be misleading or not truthful with consumers. Vytorin is a prescription drug prescribed to treat high cholesterol....

Can You Be Sabotaging Your Health by Not Knowing the Truth About Sugar?

(NaturalNews) We are encouraged to think of sugary foods as wholesome and desirable. Our children's fairy tales and stories are filled with sugary references, Hansel and Gretel for example. Every special occasion and holiday has its own sugar icon. Birthday...

Legal Action Filed to Outlaw Nano-Silver Products

(NaturalNews) The International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) and a group of consumer, health, and environmental groups have filed a legal petition with the Environmental Protection Agency demanding the agency use its pesticide regulation authority...

Pets Can Improve Your Health and Aid in Recovery

(NaturalNews) There is now evidence showing that domestic animals not only provide great companionship, but they can also help prevent illness. A recent study conducted by the University of Minnesota has highlighted the importance of regular contact...

Less Education Means Lower Life Expectancy

(NaturalNews) New research reveals that death rate differences between the highly educated and poorly educated sectors of the population are growing wider and more pronounced. Americans who have less than a high school education have a greater risk of...

Study Shows Life Expectancy Rates Are Falling in Poor U.S. Counties

(NaturalNews) Many areas of the United States now enjoy an all-time, unprecedented high for life expectancy. Unfortunately, many poor counties, especially among the female population, are now beginning to see a decline in life expectancy. Smoking,...

The Economics of World Hunger

(NaturalNews) Food has become the new gold. Investors weary of the real-estate bubble-burst have poured millions of dollars into grain futures. This has succeeded in driving up prices even more. Now we are witnessing a global panic as nations are waging...

A Look at How the Field of Psychiatry Is Over-Medicating Our Country

(NaturalNews) Over recent years, we in the U.S. have become accustomed to the seemingly never-ending parade of prescription drug commercials on television. It's surprising to learn that the only two places advertising of this kind is legal is in the...

McCain's Proposed Health Care Plan - Millions Will Lose Insurance Coverage

(NaturalNews) Americans need to be aware of what Senator John McCain's health care plan entails. Under the guise of fighting health care inflation, he is targeting the employer-provided system that currently covers over 60 percent of the non-elderly...

Leading Scientists Are Pushing for Politics to Be Removed From Research

(NaturalNews) Leading U.S. scientists have called on Congress to prevent the next elected president from doing what they say the George W. Bush Administration has done. That would be censoring, suppressing and falsifying key environmental and health...

Insurance Co-Payments Rise for High Priced Prescription Drugs

(NaturalNews) Health insurance companies are currently revising their pricing systems for very expensive drugs and they are now requiring patients to pay hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars for prescriptions for drugs that may save their lives...

A Battle Against Trucking Pollution Won by a Diverse Coalition in California

(NaturalNews) The small community of West Oakland, California lies between three freeways and the fourth largest container port in the U.S. Unfortunately, the residents of this working-class African-American community are accustomed to the exhaust of...

What Is the Chemical Industry's Influence at the EPA?

(NaturalNews) Americans depend upon sound science to ensure that consumer products are safe. If there is undue influence over this science, then the public's health may be compromised. Are there inappropriate ties between the chemical industry and...

Bush Administration Sued for Allowing Continued Use of Four Pesticides

(NaturalNews) Environmental and farm worker groups have now sued the Bush administration for allowing the continued use of four pesticides. They claim that the government brushed aside its own evidence that the chemicals are toxic to workers, children,...

Chemical Additives and Their Effects on Children

(NaturalNews) The frightening thing about chemical additives is that their effects are not always immediately seen. Very often their effects are cumulative –- meaning that the body experiences a gradual accumulation that could lead to a variety of symptoms. Some...

Chemicals in Plastic Shown to Cause Reproductive and Neurological Disorders

(NaturalNews) Our children's brains and reproductive organs may be having their development harmed by an estrogen-like chemical that is present in plastic according to a federal health agency report. BPA is an ingredient in polycarbonate plastic. BPA...

Minnesota Bans Mercury in Cosmetics

(NaturalNews) Minnesota is the first in the nation to ban intentionally-added mercury in cosmetic products. Minnesota will now have a more stringent standard than the federal government. The federal government currently allows a small amount of mercury...

Nutrasweet - A Look at the History of Deception Behind Its Marketing (Part 2)

(NaturalNews) In December of 1965, while James Schlatter, a chemist for G.D. Searle & Company, was working on an anti-ulcer drug candidate he accidentally discovered aspartame. He was recrystallizing aspartame from ethanol when the mixture spilled onto...

CDC Ignores Scientific Evidence in Public Health Cases

(NaturalNews) In many states, citizens and scientists are accusing the CDC's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) of failing to make the connection between public health problems and industrial sources of pollution -- even in the...

Study Links Parkinson's Disease With Chemical Exposure

(NaturalNews) Scientists have now discovered additional evidence of a connection between Parkinson's disease and long-term exposure to pesticides. Parkinson's disease strikes movements like walking, talking and writing. Symptoms of the disease first...

Nutrasweet - the History of this Toxic Chemical and Its Promotion (Part 1)

(NaturalNews) In December of 1965, while James Schlatter, a chemist for G.D. Searle & Company, was working on an anti-ulcer drug candidate he accidentally discovered aspartame. He was recrystallizing aspartame from ethanol when the mixture spilled onto...

CDC Withdraws Study on Impacts of Chemical Pollution

(NaturalNews) The Center for Public Integrity is a public interest investigative journalism organization. This group has recently obtained copies of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study of environmental and health data in eight states...

Medical Mix Ups Are All Too Common for Children

(NaturalNews) Medicine mix-ups, accidental overdoses and bad drug reactions hurt approximately one out of 15 hospitalized children. This is information according to the first scientific test of a new detection method. That number is much higher than...

Who and What Is the Monsanto Chemical Corporation?

(NaturalNews) Who and what is the Monsanto Corporation? The Monsanto Chemical Company has a diverse and interesting history. Monsanto is the leading chemical producer for agricultural products. They manufacture the best-selling herbicide RoundUp (as...

The Amazing Health Benefits of Raw Milk

(NaturalNews) Most people are unaware that clean, raw milk from grass-fed cows was actually used as a medicine in the early part of the 20th century. Raw milk - straight from the cow - has been called the "stem cell" of foods. It was used as medicine...

Global Cooling or Global Warming - Which Is It and How Can We Know?

(NaturalNews) There is huge disagreement in the scientific community about global warming. Researchers on either side have no trouble finding data to support their chosen theory. Recent climatic events highlight the importance of not over interpreting...

Protecting Our Children From Toxic Toys

(NaturalNews) Protecting one's children is of utmost important to parents. Unfortunately, it is now necessary to educate ourselves about how to keep our children safe from potentially harmful chemicals in their toys. Parents should be striving to limit...

Minorities Are Not Satisfied With Their Health Care

(NaturalNews) Minority patients are more likely than white patients to rate their received health care as fair to poor. This is particularly true of Chinese-Americans, blacks born in Africa, and Vietnamese-American patients. Researchers at Harvard...

America's Soldiers Need Support on the War Front

(NaturalNews) Our American soldiers on the war front are finding it increasingly difficult to get the mental health care they need. As violence rose in Afghanistan, new tactics have been employed, which in turn pushed our troops there farther away from...

The Facts About Pasteurization and Homogenization of Dairy Products

(NaturalNews) The popular milk campaign has been very successful in reversing declining milk sales in America over recent years. Common teaching is that milk is a "perfect food," for building strong bodies in children and preventing osteoporosis as we...

A Look Inside a Baghdad Hospital

(NaturalNews) Instead of being a safe refuge, city hospitals are some of the most dangerous places in Baghdad. Iraqi filmmaker and former physician, Omer Salih Mahdi recently spent six weeks filming daily life inside of the hospital Al Yarmouk. He also...

Explaining Monsanto's Desire to Ban Current Milk Labeling

(NaturalNews) Over the past century, Monsanto has dabbled in many projects – Agent Orange, Terminator seeds, PCBs, and now "recombined" milk. Monsanto's latest obsession is milk labels. Specifically, those that are labeled "rBST-free" or "rBGH-free"....

Mammograms Don't Help, They Harm Women

(NaturalNews) Breast cancer kills women. In fact, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Lung cancer is number one. It is estimated that 211,240 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. 40,410 have since died...

MS Patients to Participate in an Experiment by Ingesting Worm Eggs

(NaturalNews) Researchers are now suspecting that all of the products available to us from vaccinations to anti-bacterial soap to bottled water are beginning to take their toll on our health. Our immune systems are in a state of confusion and they are...

The Lifelong Ravages of Poverty

(NaturalNews) There is a new reason to feel ashamed about America's failure to fight poverty. Neuroscientists have recently discovered that children who grow up in poor families with a low social status are prone to experiencing unhealthy stress levels,...

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs May Be Hazardous to Your Health

(NaturalNews) There is a congressional mandate in place banning sales of regular incandescent light bulbs by the year 2012. Recently however, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned that the use of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)...

Understanding the Transition From Seed Corn to Biofuels

(NaturalNews) We are about to witness and experience the greatest sustained rise in grain prices seen in the last 30 years. This rise will include wheat, rice, and maize; these three comprising over 90% of all grains cultivated on the planet. Let's do...

Nevada Clinic's Unsafe Practices Lead to 6 Confirmed Hepatitis C Cases

(NaturalNews) An outbreak of six cases of hepatitis C was announced last week. The Endoscopy Center of Nevada is being investigated for the spread of hepatitis C from unsafe practices. The surgical center, as well as five other affiliated clinics, is...

Dispelling Common Myths About Genetically Engineered Seeds

(NaturalNews) Is biotechnology the miracle solution necessary to fix the many problems we face in the world today - world hunger, suffering third world economies, toxic pesticides, and the damaged environment to name a few? The big seed companies are...

Insurance Company Ordered to Pay $9 Million for Cancelling Patient's Policy

(NaturalNews) A precedent-setting ruling was handed down recently in which a large California insurance company was ordered to pay more than $9 million to a breast cancer patient it dropped during chemotherapy treatment. California's Health Net has since...

Illness Affecting Meat Packing Employees Stump Medical Experts

(NaturalNews) It is a mystery. Unusual symptoms have begun affecting some citizens of the small city in the Midwest. Patients all complain of the same symptoms: fatigue, weakness, pain, and numbness and tingling in the lower extremities. As the symptoms...

Stem Cells Discovered in Human Breast Milk

(NaturalNews) The latest indicator that there is more to breast milk than providing food for a baby's physical needs came recently when Dr. Mark Cregan, a molecular biologist with The University of Western Australia, discovered stem cells in breast milk....

Investors Behind Doomsday Seed Vault May Provide Clues to Its Purpose (Part 2)

(NaturalNews) It's got all the exciting elements of a science fiction novel. A seed bank as strong as a fortress built into the side of a mountain in the remote arctic wilderness built for the purpose of preserving food sources in the event of a disaster....

Toxic Soup of Plastic Debris, Twice the Size of US, Forms in the Pacific Ocean

(NaturalNews) It is twice the size of the continental United States, yet you cannot set foot on it. Scientists have named it "Plastic Soup", and appropriately so. Floating in the Northern Pacific Ocean lays a huge expanse of plastic refuse. This garbage...

Doomsday Vault Ready for Business on the Island of Spitsbergen (Part 1)

(NaturalNews) It's got all the exciting elements of a science fiction novel. A seed bank as strong as a fortress built into the side of a mountain in the remote arctic wilderness built for the purpose of preserving food sources in the event of disaster....
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