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|4/29/2016 - Over-the-counter drugs, many of them formerly only available by prescription, are in abundance, and they supposedly treat a wide range of conditions and minor illnesses. But new research shows that many of these come with a host of side effects and potential side effects that ought to make you seriously...|
|4/26/2016 - Medical science has long known that mercury is a health hazard no matter how it gets into the body. Whether by foods we eat, water we drink, through vaccines or even our dental fillings, mercury is damaging to our health and toxic to our bodies.
According to this scientific video explaining mercury's...|
|4/25/2016 - Desperate to share her story, a Texas mother is speaking out about the traumatic injuries her young daughter sustained after being injected at six months old with a total of eight vaccine doses.
About a month after infant Cerenity received the DTaP/Hib/IPV (5-in-1 combo), hepatitis B, pneumococcal...|
|4/25/2016 - If you find yourself forgetting more than usual, or you sometimes feel like your mind is not as sharp as it once was, you might want to take a look inside your medicine cabinet.
Older people in particular are being advised to avoid some common over-the-counter medications, as evidence piles up of...|
|4/22/2016 - A former British medical officer who was responsible for deciding if medications were safe for the general public has accused the government he used to serve of "utterly inexplicable complacency" over the triple measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine for children, the UK's Daily Mail Online reported.
|4/22/2016 - Chock full of antioxidants, blueberries are touted as a superfood that can ward off heart disease and cancer. Adding to the list of potential health benefits, a recent study found that blueberries can help provide protection against Alzheimer's disease.
The researchers presented their findings at...|
|4/21/2016 - Scientists from Oregon State University have discovered that a compound found in algae can fight two of the most aggressive types of cancer out there: triple negative breast cancer and brain tumors. The findings were presented at the Experimental Biology 2016 meeting last month in San Diego.
|4/17/2016 - The active ingredient in Tylenol may interfere with people's ability to detect errors, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia, and published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
It's not the first...|
|4/16/2016 - A former DARPA scientist who held a top security clearance has warned that transmissions from cell phone towers constitute a "terrorist act" against the civilian population.
Dr. Paul Batcho holds a PhD from Princeton University, and spent nearly three years working for DARPA at the Los Alamos National...|
|4/16/2016 - LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, has been the subject of hundreds of studies over the years, with some researchers believing that the drug could provide insights into the way the mind works and inspire new treatments. While the drug got a lot of negative attention in the 1960s and '70s, its effects...|
|4/13/2016 - New surveys show that fear of getting dementia in our old age has replaced the fear of getting cancer, the UK's Daily Mail Online reports, because people believe there have been some advances in cancer care but not in the treatment for Alzheimer's and other dementia-related diseases.
The paper noted...|
|4/7/2016 - When was the last time you gave your brain a good workout? In reality, most people never think about their brain when they think about exercise and a healthy lifestyle. But it's a mistake to take brain health for granted, according to psychologist Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D.
Discover strategies for a strong,...|
|4/4/2016 - According to the American Psychological Association (APA), memory loss and aging go hand in hand. Everything from forgotten keys to the onset of dementia are common as people grow older.
"Although new neurons develop throughout our lives, our brains reach their maximum size during our early twenties...|
|3/30/2016 - A Houston family is preparing to file a lawsuit against a local dentist, after their four-year-old daughter suffered brain damage following multiple seizures during a visit, KHOU reported recently.
Attorneys for the family say the child's seizures were brought on by the use of a number of sedatives...|
|3/23/2016 - There's really no better doctor than Mother Nature herself when it comes to combating aging. Almost every day, there is a new study or report that proves just how powerful natural foods can be in terms of curing disease, improving your overall health and helping you stay fit and healthy for longer.
|3/16/2016 - The mystic periodic table of elements is at play in the environment around us and within us. We don't recognize these elements on the surface; it's almost as if they represent different spiritual energies in a realm that we cannot quite see. They have different energetic actions in the human body, using...|
|3/9/2016 - While every organ and system in your body is important to sustain life, it is the brain that makes us who we are, allows us to learn what we learn, do what we do and be who and what we want to be. That makes brain health absolutely vital if you are to realize your fullest potential.
|3/6/2016 - Line up at the nearest Pizza Hut food buffet or McDonald's trough and look around. While we are eating more than ever, we are starving like never before. Our blood, tissues, organs and every cell in our body is starving for nutrition.
White bread, made from bleached white flour, is literally stripped...|
|3/4/2016 - A growing body of research suggests that a Western diet high in sugar and fat may cause brain damage, which in turn reduces your ability to decide how much you should eat, according to an article published in The Conversation by American University neuroscientists Terry Davidson and Camille Sample.
|3/1/2016 - Rosemary is an evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean, and a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, alongside oregano, thyme, basil and lavender. Although some of us are most familiar with the culinary uses of rosemary, this beautifully scented herb is also commonly used in cosmetics, perfumes and...|
|2/29/2016 - Imagine constantly being yelled at, physically harmed, and witnessing traumatic events on a daily basis. Obviously, such abuse and stress isn't healthy or enjoyable, so you'd do your best to try to avoid such situations, right?
Well, according to a recent study published in Frontiers in Molecular...|
|2/27/2016 - Ever since the beginning of civilization as we know it, savants have fascinated us with their remarkable creative or intellectual abilities. Albeit very rare, savants have often changed the way we view the world, our arts or our sciences, and have therefore played an absolutely essential part in the...|
|2/26/2016 - Most people will agree that there are few experiences more enjoyable than relaxing with a nice cup of hot chocolate – especially on those cold and dreary winter days.
But did you know that there are other benefits associated with the popular beverage, besides its rich flavor and comforting...|
|2/15/2016 - It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from; everyone can relate to the euphoric feelings that come while listening to their favorite music. The vibrations of sound, building into rhythm and melody, communicate with our bodies in powerful ways, affecting our emotions, our energies and even...|
|2/11/2016 - Despite all the public hoopla, all the cases of microcephaly being discovered in Brazil have never been scientifically linked to the Zika virus. A group of doctors from South America are now saying the brain deformations the world is witnessing are caused by the mass fumigation of low-income Brazilian...|
|2/9/2016 - Dr. Mark Mattson, PhD, is currently the Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute of Aging, as well as a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. He is also known for his foremost research into neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease....|
|2/4/2016 - The human brain is a fascinatingly complex organ that we still know relatively little about. In fact, some scientists admit that we know almost nothing about how the brain processes information. Equally as mysterious is how the brain changes as we age, a process that seems to affect everyone differently...|
|1/15/2016 - While some individuals -- mainly students striving to excel in classes and on exams -- have claimed that the drug Modafinil, more commonly known as the popular "smart" drug," has the ability to boost brain power, a new study shows that the drug actually does the opposite. That's right. It impairs brain...|
|1/14/2016 - Many plastic product manufacturers are starting to put "BPA-free" labels on their products. The plastic industry is slowly moving away from BPA, removing it from baby bottles and plastic food storage containers. This is progress, especially since BPA has been shown to worsen obesity, cancer and behavioral...|
|1/9/2016 - Scientists are increasingly uncovering the ways in which ubiquitous industrial chemicals are damaging children's brain development, condemning a generation of children to neurobehavioral disorders from hyperactivity to autism.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there...|
|1/8/2016 - It doesn't matter if you consume it accidentally in food, inject it via vaccine, or let it leech for years into your mouth from a dental filling; mercury is toxic to the body in all its forms. Gratefully, the negative effects of mercury can be mitigated by essential fatty acids. New research suggests...|
|1/5/2016 - The dangers of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac and Lexapro are once again highlighted in a new study, which found that the use of these brain-altering drugs during pregnancy can have lasting and sometimes permanent effects on offspring, with mothers basically passing the...|
|12/20/2015 - The neurotransmitter serotonin may be one of the main mechanisms by which vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids help improve mental health, according to a paper authored by researchers from Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute and published in FASEB Journal.
"In this paper we explain how serotonin...|
|12/11/2015 - On the right side of your brain, you've got the ability and functions for art, creativity, imagination, intuition, insight, holistic thoughts, music awareness, and of course, left hand control. Then, on the left side of your brain, you've got the abilities and functions to develop analytical thought,...|
|11/23/2015 - Nearly 60 percent of all U.S. adults are now taking prescription drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The number rose from 51 percent in 1999 to 59 percent in 2011.
The number of people taking...|
|10/30/2015 6:41:38 PM - The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an apology to hundreds of millions of people late 2014, admitting that the flu shot didn't work. The strain of virus manufactured in the vaccine did not match the actual dominant flu virus strains going around. Flu viruses mutate now so unpredictably that...|
|10/19/2015 - As advocates for mandatory vaccination spread propaganda across the United States, the British government is dealing with the fallout of a faulty swine flu vaccine that has caused numerous cases of brain damage in children.
As reported by the International Business Times, the UK government is financially...|
|10/14/2015 - In a stunning development with horrific implications, scientists whose work was published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience were able to achieve "magnetic lobotomies" that deactivate higher brain function without using surgery, radiation, fluoridated water or mercury-laced vaccines.
|10/8/2015 12:44:56 PM - The Internet is quickly becoming the brain and storage bank for the human race. Instead of trying to remember a fact or tidbit with their own brains, people quickly turn to Google for answers. People rely on Google so much that the search engine is measurably destroying their very own long-term memory...|
|10/4/2015 - A new book astonishingly claims that Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is suffering from a plethora of health issues, leading some to believe that perhaps she is unfit to lead the country.
According to excerpts from the book Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary that were published...|
|9/16/2015 - The term "game brain" might sound as though it is related to playing too many video games, but it actually deals with a health hazard that comes with one of America's favorite sports: football.
Although football season is a time when people engage in office bets, have parties and get deeply involved...|
|9/14/2015 - A great misunderstanding regarding the therapeutic value of the cannabis plant persists, even within some reform circles. Marijuana is often lumped into the same category as cigarettes, hard drugs, and even alcohol, with the latest trend being to designate cannabis as "less harmful" than these other...|
|9/8/2015 - A new clinical study has found that just 15 minutes of cell phone talk time radiation exposure can alter the structure and function of the brain, including brain wave activity that is connected to cognition, mood and behavior.
Thirty-one healthy females took part in the study, published in PLOS ONE;...|
|9/8/2015 - The convergence of real life with controlled virtual reality has moved one step closer to fruition. Scientists from North Carolina have figured out a way to network the brains of multiple animals to form what they call "living computers" capable of performing advanced tasks and solving complex problems,...|
|9/2/2015 - The psychiatric benefits of short-term omega-3 supplementation could last for years afterward. This is the suggestion made by a study conducted by researchers from the University of Melbourne and the Medical University of Vienna and published in the journal Nature Communications on August 11.
|9/2/2015 - The evolutionary claims of Paleo Diet proponents do not hold water, according to a paper published by researchers from the University of Chicago in the Quarterly Review of Biology. Instead, evidence from a wide variety of disciplines suggests that carbohydrates from starchy vegetables formed an important...|
|8/28/2015 - At least one butterfly species has evolved the ability to drug ants into defending its larvae, according to a study conducted by researchers from Kobe University that was published in the journal Current Biology. This drugging takes place by means of a sugary liquid that the caterpillars secrete and...|
|8/25/2015 - Whenever there's an opportunity to mock and discredit the health benefits of nutrition, the mainstream media is right there, ready to pounce. If nutrition can be made out to be confusing and irrelevant to well being, then the public will dismiss it altogether, gravitating toward a life of junk food...|
|8/14/2015 - Most people believe that their memory and cognition are going to decline as they grow older. Dementia is so widespread today that many adults now believe it's just a normal part of the aging and dying process. Research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health proves otherwise.
|8/12/2015 - It's been jokingly said that an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea. Herbal tea is one of those universally appreciated beverages consumed in nearly every culture. It can be served year-round hot or iced. Yet herbal tea isn't enjoyed just because it's palatable. For centuries,...|
|8/8/2015 - Prior to about 20 years ago, it was believed that the human brain was incapable of producing new brain cells after reaching maturity. But scientists now widely accept the fact that the human brain can undergo neurogenesis, in which new neurons are born, even into adulthood, and that this process can...|
|8/6/2015 1:01:28 PM - Dementia and other neurological brain diseases are striking people younger and younger, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Bournemouth University in England and published in the journal Surgical Neurology International. These diseases have reached levels that are "almost epidemic,"...|
|7/27/2015 - A family of insecticides called pyrethroids are found in many common household items and unfortunately, they've been shown to harm human health.
According to experts from the Institute of Research in Environmental and Occupational Health in Rennes, France, they've been linked to interfering with...|
|7/21/2015 - Since the swine flu panic that was widespread in 2009, prompting more than 60 million people to get vaccinated against it, countless amounts of individuals - predominantly children - have developed a range of health conditions. Mainly, brain damage has been the issue; everything from sleep disturbances...|
|7/17/2015 - The cult of "science" has a fetish for trying to amalgamate humanity with machine. And its latest endeavor in this pursuit has taken the form of an emerging brain implant technology that would render humans part flesh, part computer.
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB),...|
|7/15/2015 - Green tea has held the equivalent of rock star status in the world of natural health and nutrition for years now. This is largely because new research seems to be coming out all the time that finds yet more ways in which the regular consumption of green tea can benefit the body. So far, science has...|
|6/26/2015 - A routine dental procedure suddenly descended into darkness for one Minnesota teen. When 17-year-old Sydney Galleger went in for surgery to have her wisdom teeth removed, she must have been nervous, but nothing could have prepared her for what she was about to face. No one saw it coming.
|6/25/2015 - Few beverages divide the natural health world quite like coffee. For every one expert who proclaims that coffee is one of the healthiest drinks we can consume, there seems to be at least one other expert who proclaims the exact opposite: that quitting coffee is a prerequisite for establishing a healthier...|
|6/13/2015 - Medical professionals everywhere may be stunned by a new discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching. Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have recently discovered that lymphatic vessels do in fact go up into the brain, but it is no surprise to those who have studied...|
|6/3/2015 - The colors are coming alive as tired and eager eyes peer out into a field of wildflowers bristling in the wind. Soaking it all in, the eyes transmit nature's beauty to the psyche, repairing strained eyes and mending broken thoughts. Flower tops stand out bold in the field of diversity as if they are...|
|5/27/2015 - A Dutch physician who was convicted of mistreating and neglecting eight of his patients after falsely diagnosing them with medical conditions that they didn't actually have now claims that he committed these crimes because he suffers from brain damage.
The lawyer of former neurologist Ernst Jansen...|
|5/26/2015 - Constantly stressed about something that prevents you from getting a decent night's sleep? Rather watch a late-night movie in bed than snooze? People may want to rethink these habits, as their brain health depends on it. More importantly, those who suffer from health conditions that prevent them from...|
|5/25/2015 - The Mediterranean diet has long been researched and touted for its many benefits. High in nutrients and antioxidants, several studies have linked this type of diet to a lower risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke and dementia.
According to a new clinical study, a Mediterranean diet rich in nuts...|
|5/21/2015 - Vaccine-Induced Brain Damage Syndrome (VIBDS) is the phenomenon of impaired cognitive function caused by the brain-damaging toxic additives found in vaccines. It mirrors the well-documented cognitive impairment caused by chemotherapy, known across the medical establishment as Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive...|
|5/12/2015 - The reality of "chemo brain" has been established by researchers who have discovered clear evidence that patients develop cognitive issues after undergoing chemotherapy. The new studies reveal that chemotherapy can lead to problems with focus and recall with a sense of "brain fog" being described by...|
|5/10/2015 - A new experiment from the University of California, Davis, brings new understanding to how comfort foods work and how sugar functions like "brain crack," ultimately addicting comfort eaters. In the study, sugar was found to be a stress suppressant, limiting the stress hormone cortisol. Like a drug,...|
|5/7/2015 - The next time you feel yourself becoming tense, pause and consider that stress is one of the leading causes of poor health, both mental and physical. Research has shown that when we experience undue pressure and strain in our lives, it actually clouds thinking to such a degree that we become much less...|
|5/5/2015 - Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant that plays a key role in protecting the body against free radical damage. It can also prevent inflammation and reduce signs of aging.
New research conducted at Oregon State University has found that vitamin E deficiency might put people at a higher...|
|5/1/2015 - A promising new therapy that could improve brain function and provide relief for patients with PTSD and other conditions is now being tested on a group of 160 veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness.
Light therapy, also known as LED therapy, is a painless, non-invasive treatment involving the placement...|
|4/20/2015 - The swine flu vaccine caused severe brain damage in over 800 children across Europe, and the UK government has now agreed to pay $90 million in compensation to those victims as part of a vaccine injury settlement.
This is the same swine flu vaccine that the entire mainstream media ridiculously insists...|
|4/17/2015 - Maniac vaccine fanatic Paul Offit of Philadelphia Children's Hospital, who believes that a newborn child is capable of sustaining 10,000 vaccinations at once, now says that aluminum is an essential metal that plays an important role in the development of a healthy baby.
This grim reaper of the vaccine...|
|4/17/2015 - To hospital personnel and even close friends and family members, a physically non-responsive patient, or someone we might dub as "vegetative," may seem to be unconscious and completely unaware of what's happening around them. But new research out of the U.K. reveals signature brain patterns in many...|
|4/10/2015 - There is no shortage of things driving us crazy in the world today, but there are some things that could do it in a shorter amount of time. These gut disturbing, liver compromising, and brain damaging ingredients have come from the "infinite genius" of man, and have clearly ruined our ability to think...|
|4/3/2015 - Scientists have successfully used ultrasound waves to break up the amyloid plaques in the brains of mice with a form of Alzheimer's disease, in a study conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia and published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
|3/30/2015 - We often hear that professional football players are in the best shape of their lives. Their level of fitness cannot be denied, but what about their overall health, specifically their brain health? There has been increasing concern over the long-term effects of the concussions football players routinely...|
|3/17/2015 - Gluten is the common protein molecule found in wheat, barley, rye, kamut and spelt. Gluten is a sticky, storage protein that binds to the small intestinal wall where it often causes digestive and immune system disorders. The most common condition associated with a gluten sensitivity is celiac disease...|
|3/11/2015 - A chemical extracted from milk thistle seeds may function as a non-invasive treatment for a rare hormonal condition caused by a brain tumor, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen and published in the journal...|
|3/2/2015 - Throughout U.S. history, certain selected groups of citizens have been subjected to extreme verbal, judicial and even physical abuse at the hands of bigoted oppressors. The historical abuse of African-Americans -- subjected to generations of abusive language and racism that still lingers today -- was...|
|3/2/2015 - In our rapidly changing world, trying to process news and other information that's constantly bombarding us, at an ever-increasing rate, is often nothing short of overwhelming. And while it might seem like too much to handle at times, there exist alternate methods of learning that can help you stay...|
|2/28/2015 - As this author has stated before, science likes to intervene in just about all human activities to give an "authoritative" perspective on whatever all of us do or don't do. Wrong, right or indecisive, most folks need "scientific authority" to grant a stamp of approval or disapproval on almost anything...|
|2/25/2015 - Women who take birth control pills will not be pleased with a recent discovery that suggests a link between taking the contraceptive and brain tumor development.
Danish researchers have discovered that taking a birth control pill for over five years can more than double the risk of developing a rare...|
|2/17/2015 - Common over-the-counter medications with anticholinergic effects, even ones as common as those designed to treat allergies, may seriously harm brain health. In fact, so severe are their consequences that they've been identified as playing a role in the development of dementia, including Alzheimer's...|
|2/13/2015 - The key to a better memory, less brain fog and improved overall cognitive performance could be as simple as munching on a few tree nuts every day. Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) found that consuming less than a handful of walnuts...|
|2/4/2015 12:49:42 PM -
The concern about MSG and glutamates in the food supply has hit a new all-time high since Codex Alimentarium rules are being enforced. Codex, through the WHO and WTO (World Trade Organization) creates the standards by which foods can be "legally" adulterated.
When I attended meetings in Bonn,...|
|2/4/2015 - Research has now demonstrated that meditation builds brain cells and increases gray matter in the brain. Using magnetic imaging (MRI), Harvard researchers found that meditation produced physiological changes in the brain's gray matter. Some areas in the brains of the study participants thickened after...|
|2/3/2015 - Nature provides an amazing array of resources to improve our health and boost our immunity. Mushrooms are a type of fungus that are enjoyed by people all over the world and renowned for their nutritional benefits. In recent years, scientists have studied the medicinal benefits of the Cordyceps Sinensis...|
|1/31/2015 - The internet did a collective LOL last Thursday when Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, spoke to a packed press conference for 30 solid minutes about his balls - his footballs, that is. How tight they are, squeezing them, their "tack," and how once he chooses them before a game he...|
|1/28/2015 - In order to make plastics pliable and thermal receipt paper printable, certain chemicals have to be added to the mix that a growing body of research shows can damage the human endocrine system and cause other serious health damage. And some of the latest research on this subject warns that a popular...|
|1/27/2015 - A debilitating disease that causes difficulty remembering recent conversations, names or events, Alzheimer's, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting more than 5 million Americans.
Women are particularly at risk for the disease, making up two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases....|
|1/9/2015 - A diet high in healthy fats may actually slow the aging process, including stemming off the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen and the Nationals Institute of...|
|1/7/2015 - Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have discovered that the confusion and memory loss often associated with chemotherapy treatment is most likely linked to a chemo drug called topotecan, which affects the brain's ability to function properly. They also believe that...|
|1/7/2015 - Diseases of the brain are rampant in America today, and evidence suggests that a popular class of pharmaceutical drugs may be largely to blame. They're known as statins, and the science behind how they function in the body reveals that these powerful drugs gradually degrade the brain by depriving it...|
|1/6/2015 - For some people, having the discipline just to make it to the gym is half the battle in staying fit. But new research suggests that the simple act of thinking about working out without actually doing it may be enough to tone muscle and even promote muscle growth.
Researchers from Ohio University...|
|12/31/2014 - For people who received computerized brain-boosting games over the holidays, or who just enjoy turning to them any time of the year, consider yourselves warned: They're not providing the extensive benefits you may think.
So say experts from Loyola University Health System, who maintain that the claims...|
|12/29/2014 - While Big Pharma tries to instill the promise that they have patients' best interests at heart, most people beg to differ. Missing data (remember Merck's Gardasil, an HPV drug tested and approved for both men and women, when in actuality, there was information pertaining only to its impact on male subjects?),...|
|12/26/2014 - Scientists from the University of Rochester say they have made mice significantly smarter by injecting them at a young age with human brain cells, according to a study published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.
The researchers used immature glial cells removed from human fetuses that had been donated...|
|12/23/2014 - (Story by Dr. Brownstein, republished from Dr. Brownstein's blog, with additional editing by Natural News.) Statins are the most profitable medications in the history of Big Pharma. They are promoted as the go-to medications to prevent/treat heart disease. A recent study found nearly 100% of men and...|
|12/12/2014 - In April 2014, the BioInitiative Working Group -- consisting of 29 experts from 10 countries, 10 holding medical degrees, 21 PhDs, and three MsCs, MAs or MPHs -- said there is growing evidence that wireless technology causes brain damage, tumors and a host of chronic health conditions.
Based on a...|
|12/3/2014 - Throughout the day our blood circulates in our bodies carrying oxygen and nutrients to every cell. Waste from the cells' metabolic processes is released into interstitial fluid (the fluid between each cell). The lymphatic system sucks up excessive fluid and the waste, incorporating it into the lymphatic...|
|11/29/2014 - Every year as Black Friday shoppers are trampling each other in a desperate bid to acquire discounted plasma TVs, I find myself in a "peak creativity" mode.
Creativity is the expression of your inner natural genius, and every person has one. Over the years, I've developed little-known methods for...|
|11/24/2014 11:50:13 AM - Psychiatric drugs are more dangerous than you have ever imagined. If you haven't been prescribed one yet, you are among the lucky few. If you or a loved one are taking psychiatric drugs, there is hope; but you need to understand the dangers and how to minimize the risk.
The following overview focuses...|
|11/17/2014 - Those looking to find ways to stave off dementia as they enter old age have just received a double-dose of good news.
Two recent studies have indicated a couple of methods which offer significant protection for the human brain against the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
One of the studies finds...|
|11/17/2014 - For many people, it's difficult to break their pattern of reaching for unhealthy, processed foods that are laden with chemicals and a high sugar and fat content. While they're aware that eating more fruits and vegetables is necessary to fight obesity, diabetes, skin conditions and a slew of other health...|
|11/12/2014 - I'm sure everyone has experienced a foggy brain at some point in their lives. Whether it was caused by lack of sleep, a hangover, or an illness, a brain that refuses to fire on all cylinders can be very annoying. True brain fog is more that an aggravation - it's debilitating and frightening. You feel...|
|11/11/2014 - One of the first things people notice when feeling tired or sleep deprived is a lack of mental clarity. Focus becomes hampered, brain fog sets in, and it's a fight to get anything done that requires any cognitive capacity.
Although this is likely a result of many different factors, there are some...|
|11/6/2014 - Spending more time in the sun to boost your vitamin D levels may help stave off the cognitive decline associated with aging, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Kentucky and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on September 29.
|11/2/2014 - Maintaining good health through nutritious foods isn't just important for every day well-being but can be crucial when the body needs to repair itself following an injury. Our bodies have miraculous healing capabilities, which can be heightened with a little extra help from nature's vitamins.
|11/2/2014 - A group of consumer and health groups came together on October 16 demanding that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issue an outright ban on a group of man-made chemicals that are wreaking havoc on both people and the environment.
While the hazards surrounding perchlorate and perfluorocarboxylates...|
|10/25/2014 - Low energy, poor memory and brain fog are major problems for many individuals. These are all conditions associated with heightened states of brain inflammation. Lowered cognitive function results in lowered working efficiency, relationship disputes and significantly reduced quality of life. A natural...|
|10/11/2014 - If you're looking for a quick boost to finish a term paper, there are lots of herbs and other things you can do right away to help focus or boost other cognitive skills. If you're looking to increase your cognitive abilities over a long period of time, and enjoy life with a clear head and all the focus...|
|10/5/2014 - As the sensory organs absorb information from their surroundings, the messages are sent through the spinal cord and the nervous system to the cerebellum region of the brain, where the messages are then fine-tuned for motor learning, timing, coordination and fine movement.
Sometimes referred to as...|
|9/27/2014 - Here's an update on what's happening here at Natural News. It's been a remarkable year of growth and expansion, with anywhere from 500 - 1000 new readers joining us every day. Because of this increased support, we've been able to invest in some amazing new projects.
First off, the final testing of...|
|9/26/2014 12:31:33 PM - The results of a new study published in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy suggests that the popular ancient Indian spice, turmeric, could help repair the brain following an injury and could also be used to treat neurodegenerative diseases.
In order to examine the effects of turmeric on brain...|
|9/25/2014 - The complexity of the human body is vast, consisting of trillions of cells working simultaneously to ensure that we take our next breath. While the processes are complex, the method by which they perform is quite simple. In order for our cells to do their job, they need vitamins. Researchers believe...|
|9/20/2014 - Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is one of eight distinct members of the B complex, which helps maintain or improve brain and nervous system functioning and liver health, and resist the effects of stress on the immune system. Thiamine was named B1 simply because it was the first of the B complex series discovered.
|9/6/2014 - Has a bad experience ever made you cringe when thinking about returning to the place where it happened? Or have you had a good experience that perpetually evokes fond memories of a certain smell or taste? These and other positive and negative emotion associations may seem permanently engrained into...|
|8/25/2014 2:04:09 PM - New research conducted by the University of Huddersfield, a public university located in West Yorkshire, England, suggests that a chemical compound found in pomegranates can slow degenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia occur when brain...|
|8/21/2014 - Most Americans have an omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid imbalance due to the prevalence of unsaturated omega-6 fatty acids from polyunsaturated processed oils in processed foods.
It should minimally be three to one omega-6 to omega-3, while one to one is considered ideal by experts. But it's estimated...|
|8/17/2014 3:32:47 PM - Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel recently published a cannabis study in the Journal of Neuroscience Research. Their findings indicate that low doses of cannabinoids, in particular ultra-low-dose tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), exerts a protective effect against cognitive deficits from brain...|
|8/9/2014 - A chemical found in many products labeled "BPA free" may produce many of the same health problems as the original chemical, including hyperactivity and cardiac arrhythmia, according to a pair of studies presented recently at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine...|
|8/5/2014 - Low energy, poor memory and brain fog are common day epidemics. Lowered cognitive function results in lowered working efficiency, relationship disputes and significantly reduced quality of life. Certain compounds, such as CoQ10, borage oil and phosphatydlcholine have the potential to boost brain function...|
|7/25/2014 - As humans age, brain cells lose some of their volume and the brain shrinks slowly, subtly over time. Brain cells and their connections are scaled back especially when they are not used. This process of atrophy usually begins after age 30 and continues each year. According to a new study spearheaded...|
|7/20/2014 - Low energy, poor memory and brain fog are common day epidemics. These symptoms also signal that the brain is dealing with inflammatory stress and if that stress is not addressed it will lead to neurodegenerative conditions. Natural compounds can dramatically improve brain circulation and cognitive abilities.
|7/19/2014 - When researching why people sleep, researchers from the Mexican Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) have found that chronic sleep loss may cause neurotoxic molecules to be transported into the central nervous system.
Once in the central nervous system, these molecules interfere with the function...|
|7/3/2014 - A cognitive map is a mental map, model or representation that helps code, store, recall and even decode information regarding attributes of everyday phenomena. This includes metaphorical spatial environment. These maps are also mental representations of physical locations, helping humans and animals...|
|6/25/2014 - June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Many foods deservedly stand in the healthy spotlight for their ability to help heal and keep the body functioning at optimal levels, and the artichoke is no different.
Artichoke hearts, which are part of the Cynara genus, provide a host of heath benefits...|
|6/23/2014 - Workers at a large nuclear waste storage facility in south-central Washington are falling gravely ill from exposure to radiation, according to new reports. But a former company insider says they are too afraid to come out about it for fear of losing their jobs.
NBC Right Now in the Tri-Cities reports...|
|6/17/2014 5:30:08 PM - A gluten-free diet may improve cognitive function in people with celiac disease, in addition to its previously proven benefits for intestinal health, according to a recent study conducted by Australian researchers and published in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
"The study outcomes...|
|6/14/2014 - If you're uncomfortable with the idea that someone can push a button and completely alter your preferences and choices in life, then it's time to become concerned.
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Leuven in Belgium have discovered that, by stimulating the area...|
|6/13/2014 - Workers at the federal government's Hanford Site, a Department of Energy facility in Washington State that serves as a repository for spent nuclear power plant fuel rods, say their health has been adversely affected by what they say is toxic exposure to chemicals and radiation.
In an interview with...|
|6/10/2014 - A healthy mind is a terrible thing to lose, but due to man-made chemicals, the threat of brain function destruction is always present. These are potentially the most offensive perpetrators to the mind, but the good news is that there are easy ways to avoid them.
The decision to add fluoride...|
|6/10/2014 - Dr. Cameron Rink points to a picture of a brain that is currently undergoing a stroke, noting in particular the dark, feathery arteries that branch out across grayish brain tissue. Some of that tissue has faded to black around the vessels which are obstructed, and they very much resemble a city block...|
|6/5/2014 - The health effects of mercury exposure have been further expounded by a new study recently published in the journal PLoS ONE. Researchers from the College of William and Mary (CWM) in Virginia found that songbirds exposed to sub-lethal and even trace amounts of mercury left over from industrial manufacturing...|
|6/5/2014 - The amount of chemicals and internal disturbances that are wreaking havoc on brain function are limitless. Whether it is fluoride, GMOs, heavy metals or severe intestinal issues, there is no shortage of things causing our noggin problems. Aside from cleaning up your lifestyle, here are four herbs that...|
|6/4/2014 - Antidepressant medications like SSRIs detach users from reality by modifying neurotransmitter levels of serotonin. According to a new study, if these brain chemistry manipulators are taken during pregnancy, they may also detach offspring from reality, inviting newborns into a new age of autism spectrum...|
|5/31/2014 - Is it possible to predict a mood swing or control psychological outcomes? The Pentagon is betting that, someday soon, it will possess the technology to do so, and with it develop the ability to treat anxiety, depression, memory loss and all of the other symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress...|
|5/17/2014 - Questions continue to arise about cell phones and their contribution to certain cancers. Even the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has raised some concern about extensive cell phone use. The NCI explains that cell phones emit radio frequency energy in the form of non-ionizing radiation. In other words,...|
|5/13/2014 - A variety of vitamin E may prevent brain damage caused by stroke and may even be able to prevent strokes from occurring in the first place, two new studies have indicated.
Animal studies by researchers from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have shown that, if the blood vessels surrounding...|
|5/6/2014 - Dementia is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. today, and experts say the next generation could see twice as many people suffering from it, particularly in old age. But avoiding the brain-deteriorating disease could be as simple as remembering to exercise just a few times a week, according...|
|5/5/2014 1:21:56 PM - In unrelated studies all published on May 4, researchers from two separate universities have shown that infusions of blood from younger mice may actually reverse the effects of aging in older mice. Older mice who received "young blood" exhibited increases in muscle strength and endurance; their brains...|
|5/1/2014 - Researchers from the University of Liege, Belgium, have discovered that a high-tech brain scan may be able to predict which brain-injured patients who appear to be in a vegetative state have the best chance of eventually regaining consciousness, according to a study published in The Lancet on April...|
|4/18/2014 - Individuals who are more concerned about justice are influenced more by reason than by emotion, according to a new brain scan study from the University of Chicago's Department of Psychology and Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience.
Researchers have discovered that some individuals tend to...|
|4/16/2014 3:47:07 PM - Millions of Americans who claim to be opposed to drug use are actually heavy drug users themselves, according to a new study out of France. Researchers from the University of Paris' Functional and Adaptive Biology laboratory recently found that triglycerides, a type of fat often found in junk foods,...|
|4/15/2014 - People have long believed that cognitive decline is an inherent and inevitable symptom of aging. In reality, however, most age-related mental conditions -- from minor irritations like forgetfulness to serious neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia -- are the product of toxic environments,...|
|4/9/2014 8:23:18 PM - The neurodegenerative effects of fluoride are well documented in the scientific literature, and yet this toxic byproduct of industrial manufacturing continues to get dumped into the water supplies of almost every major city in the U.S. without consent. And while it may take a little more time before...|
|4/4/2014 - Children diagnosed with the most common type of pediatric brain tumor are significantly more likely to die from radiation treatment than from the tumor itself, according to the first comprehensive, large-scale cohort study of long-term survival in such patients.
The study into 20-year survival rates...|
|4/1/2014 - Both CT (computerized tomography) scans and MRIs (magnetic resolution imagery) tend to be overused for headache sufferers to get good images of what's not right in the brain. They both do that well, but they both have their dangers. And they are both very expensive.
From 2007 to 2010, there were...|
|3/27/2014 5:59:09 PM - Millions of people are unaware of the devastating effects posed by elevated blood pressure and diabetes as they progress through middle age and into their senior years. Making matters worse, many of these same individuals are unaware that they are hypertensive or hyperglycemic, compounding the negative...|
|3/19/2014 - Renowned medical doctor and neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock holds nothing back when it comes to telling it like it is, even when "it" goes against the prevailing schools of thought within his profession. And one of his latest Blaylock Wellness Reports is no exception, shining light on the very real...|
|3/19/2014 - First comes a guy curing his stage 4 prostate cancer with baking soda. Next a woman cures her cancer with carrot juice while some time ago a UK farmer cured his cancer with wheat grass juice. Now there's an obscure study proving garlic kills brain cancer cells without side effects.
There's no money...|
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|3/10/2014 - Mention the word, "fasting" and it's bound to raise eyebrows. Some say it's a great way to recharge our system and put our bodies on track while others are adamant that it's harmful, suggesting that it throws our bodies out of whack. Where do researchers at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore...|
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