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|4/3/2016 - There are four easily achievable characteristics that are most strongly associated with good health — and less than 3 percent of the U.S. public has all four, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oregon State University, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University...|
|4/1/2016 - Britain's National Health Service (NHS) has recently launched an ambitious-sounding initiative to build ten new housing developments designed to facilitate healthy lifestyles with the aid of city planning. The scheme hopes to address such issues as dementia and obesity.
The NHS believes that careful...|
|3/31/2016 - It is widely known that Americans are unhealthy, but the situation is more dire than previously believed. A recent study found that a mere 2.7 percent of U.S. adults meet the basic criteria of a healthy lifestyle, meaning that the remaining 97.3 percent fail to maintain their health.
|3/31/2016 - A healthy, radiant and smooth looking skin is something we all desire. We spend a fortune on expensive lotions, masks and creams that promise us the most amazing results. Unfortunately, most of these commercially available skincare products are loaded with chemicals that do more harm than good.
|3/11/2016 - The hair care product industry is big business and is expected to reach $265 billion in global revenues by 2017. More people are feeling the need to put something on their hair to make it appear more lustrous and youthful. Oftentimes consumers turn to chemical products that may damage the natural beauty...|
|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...|
|2/26/2016 - A study recently published in the journal Cell, sheds light on the incredible connection between a mother's breast milk and healthy infant growth, specifically honing in on the role the gut's mircrobiome has in the entire process. Experts involved in the study explain that there's a direct correlation...|
|2/24/2016 - It looks as though America's rejection of junk food is much more than just a passing phase. It looks as though it's a movement, one which is gaining favor in more quarters each year.
Now, as NPR reports, it is even reaching into our institutions of history and other places where Americans like to...|
|2/17/2016 - How do you tell if a person is healthy? Without any other information, we are taught to assess an individual's health based on their appearance. While their physical presence does give the outside world some information, it hides the most important evidence: blood pressure, how fast they recover after...|
|2/16/2016 - Vegetables oils have been heralded as a healthy alternative to using normal fat when cooking. However, it turns out that vegetable oils are not all they're cracked up to be when it comes down to it. We've all been told, even by government and medical associations, to use more vegetable seed and bean...|
|2/12/2016 - McDonald's has jumped onto the superfood bandwagon, and has added healthy and popular vegetable kale into some of its menu items. The move comes as part of an attempt to reinvent the McDonald's image – but some health experts are saying that the new nutrient-enhanced meals are actually on the...|
|2/11/2016 - It's no secret that the United States is filled with obese people; it's estimated that over one-third of adults are obese, as are approximately 17 percent of the country's youth. That's a lot of folks walking around with stomachs spilling over their waistbands, tired just from climbing the stairs.(1)
|2/3/2016 - Vending machines are handy when you're living a busy life and just need that extra bit of energy to get you through to the end of the day. However, the availability of vending machines and the products sold within them, has been linked to the ongoing obesity problem in the U.S., and in particular to...|
|1/25/2016 - We live in an age of pseudo-illness, from obesity to ADHD. These "diseases" are cooked up in the imaginations of doctors and psychiatrists who attach a label to any arbitrary list of symptoms. In the latest gambit of intellectual chutzpah, scientists at the University of Northern Colorado claim that...|
|1/24/2016 - When a loved one begins to struggle with extreme memory loss and cognitive impairment, we may suddenly be overcome with a loss of words. As dementia or Alzheimer's overtakes a loved one, we often see it as some genetic curse, a tragic genetic code we could never overwrite.
But in the field of epigenetics...|
|1/23/2016 - On January 17, Michael Ruhlman published an article in The Washington Post, where he attempted to demonstrate the ignorance of American consumers in regard to nutritional matters and healthy eating. The hook for his shabby argument was, as the title suggested, that no food, not even kale, is healthy.
|1/18/2016 - It's no secret to tens of millions of Americans that Big Food is poisoning us daily with their fare. If that were not the case, then GMO-free restaurant chains like Chipotle wouldn't be as popular as they are, and sales of organic foods would not be reaching record levels year after year.
|1/17/2016 - Parts of his body are very weathered-looking, and he gets around extremely slowly, but after all, we're talking about a 183-year-old. His name is Jonathan, and he's been through a lot in life, including a serious this-could-be-the-end health scare after he lost his eyesight and ability to smell. But...|
|1/16/2016 - Mention the word, "butter" to most people, and they're likely to say they avoid it like the plague. After all, it's long-been considered a no-no – the antithesis of "healthy." If you want to lose weight, keep your cholesterol in check and just stay in overall good shape, you shouldn't even think...|
|1/8/2016 - In this day and age, the benefits of breastfeeding are widely understood. The female body is biologically designed to produce the perfect and most nutritious formula for an infant. Both the mother and the baby benefit from this natural, bond-forming behavior, which can result in lifelong advantages.
|9/20/2015 - Scientists experimenting with fruit flies in a bid to understand how some people can remain in good physical and mental health until a very old age while others do not are hinting that it might have something to do with the gut.
Indeed, other recent studies have also started linking diseases such...|
|9/15/2015 11:38:50 AM - Every moment of every day, someone is making an unnecessary trip to see a doctor. Doctors often feel pressured to intervene with drugs and tests because so many patients are clueless and out of touch with their own body signals and imbalances. Medical doctors can only do what they know best: collect...|
|8/20/2015 6:34:55 PM - Forget fad diets... and don't leap into unhealthy shortcuts like bariatric surgery. The new weight loss paradigm is based on making informed, daily choices about healthy eating. Using this simple system of avoiding liquid sugars and eating whole foods like quinoa and fresh vegetables, a Texas woman...|
|8/3/2015 - We're right smack-dab in the middle of the federal government's "Decade of Vaccines" (2010-2020), and things couldn't be moving any faster in the direction of total medical tyranny. California Governor Jerry Brown just signed into law SB 277 to force vaccines on nearly all school-age children; some...|
|7/27/2015 - One of the persistent myths about eating healthy is that food that is good for the body doesn't necessarily taste good. People are encouraged to eat certain foods because they are "good for them" but not because they are delicious. The fact of the matter is, however, that there are many healthy foods...|
|7/21/2015 - Toothpaste use originates as far back as ancient Egypt and the time of Buddha. Healthy toothpaste can be made at home with recipes similar to those used before the invention of modern toothpastes. Good oral healthcare prevents tooth loss and leads to overall health, as a variety of diseases have been...|
|7/20/2015 - Cooking appetizing and nutritionally dense meals from scratch is an essential skill that can easily be learned, can save you money and most importantly can help keep you healthy; it's one of the key pillars of a healthy lifestyle.
Many complain about not having enough time to cook, but ironically...|
|7/18/2015 - If your child is challenged with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, chances are you have both doctors and educators demanding you put your child on medication. Take heart. There are natural ways to help your child.
First and foremost, diet plays a crucial and primary role in managing your...|
|7/16/2015 - The National School Lunch Program's supplies meals for over 21 million low-income, food insecure children around the country. For many, it is the only meal they will eat all day, so the USDA created specific guidelines to ensure these students are receiving the most nutritious meal possible.
|7/7/2015 - You may snicker at the concept that there is actually a way to maintain regularity and achieve a healthy poop, but it is essential not only to promoting a healthy gastrointestinal tract but also to achieving optimal health and vitality. If increased energy and happiness is what you desire, set all awkwardness...|
|7/2/2015 - Whether you believe in their personal approaches and strategies or not, there is no denying that Donald Trump and Warren Buffet are both financially-savvy men. However, when it comes to a healthy lifestyle, there is one clear winner; Trump's approach to eating right can't be beat when compared to Buffet's...|
|6/30/2015 - I really hate food labels, food pyramids, the USDA, and the FDA. (Story by Daisy Luther, republished from TheOrganicPrepper.ca)
All of the stuff that they say are good for you are bad for you. And the things they say are bad for you are actually good for you.
Here's why: of course, it all boils...|
|6/2/2015 - The statistics are pretty staggering, as half of us will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives. The biggest contributing lifestyle factors according to research are obesity and smoking. And as many as one-third of the most common cancer cases could be prevented through clean eating, exercise...|
|5/28/2015 - It is easy to become deluded about the state of your health when you look around and nearly everyone is in the same situation. People tend to benchmark themselves against the "normal", and with obesity increasing in many parts of the world, a person who is a little overweight can easily convince himself...|
|5/8/2015 - In 2011, former Friends actress Jennifer Aniston was named the "sexiest woman alive" by Men's Health magazine. That same year, Fitness magazine voted her "best body of the year". With her 46 years, Jennifer Aniston has still one of the most toned, slim figures in Hollywood.
In the past, there have...|
|4/23/2015 - While many people still need convincing that choosing organic foods is better for their own health as well as for the environment, that's not the case for Wisconsin residents. There, the organic industry is taking off in full force due to the high demand for healthy foods.
The state, which has the...|
|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...|
|4/3/2015 - This Easter may be the time you decide to pass on the high-fructose corn syrup jelly beans instead of sticking to the, "It's a holiday, so it's okay" mentality.
While Easter is right around the corner and the excitement is building, so too are unhealthy Easter treats. Just about everywhere you turn,...|
|3/31/2015 1:29:09 PM - In December, Berkeley, California, became the first city in the U.S. to pass a soda tax. Navajo Nation, however, is taking this one step further. After almost four years of legislative battle and several attempts, Navajo Nation will become the first place to implement a 2 percent tax on junk food or...|
|3/26/2015 - The major antioxidant compound found in olive oil is capable of killing cancer cells in less than an hour while leaving healthy cells unharmed, according to a study conducted by researchers from Rutgers University and Hunter College and published in the journal Molecular & Cellular Oncology.
|3/12/2015 - One of the top healthy food companies in the U.S. has made a bold, customer-conscious decision to scrap all products from its line that contain any traces whatsoever of toxic glyphosate herbicide (Roundup) as part of a new, better-than-organic standards and certification program that sets the bar even...|
|3/12/2015 - A critically important, heavily-researched article by Barbara Loe Fisher of the NVIC has been published today. Click here for the original, which we are reprinting below.
As this article exhaustively documents and reveals, the vaccine war taking place in America today is actually a "culture war"...|
|3/11/2015 - Obviously, there's sugars. Most everyone who has studied Candida knows that any and all sugars feed yeast. On the other hand, all whole foods contain sugars, and every creature needs sugar to survive, including us. The trick is to eat the unrefined sugars in whole foods that have other nutrients bound...|
|2/20/2015 - The scripted media is being used to scare and divide the public over new measles outbreaks. It's always the same unintelligent narrative being pushed: The unvaccinated are putting everyone in danger. Obviously, the push to sell more vaccines is on as fear is used to prey on the population.
|2/3/2015 - In an effort to provide children with healthier lunches that are in line with the latest dietary guidelines, many schools are involved with programs such as the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Such programs stem from the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, designed to move...|
|2/3/2015 - According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, approximately one in every eight people suffer from chronic undernourishment worldwide, with a rise even in developed countries where easier access to food exists. However, the problem of undernourishment isn't just one of food availability...|
|2/2/2015 4:22:41 PM - The struggle continues into the future: humans versus germs. In the fight against the unseen pathogens, modern medicine thinks it now has the upper hand -- an arsenal of vaccines in its quiver. We are now led to believe that our bodies are incapable of defending themselves on their own. We are told...|
|1/12/2015 - As the Executive Director of the Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org), I'm thrilled to announce the 2014 grant recipients who received grant funding from the CWC to promote food self-reliance and nutrition programs all around the world.
As Natural News readers know, the CWC is a non-profit...|
|1/9/2015 3:05:45 PM - It's common for weight-watching types and cholesterol-concerned folks to shun avocados at restaurants and totally ignore them when shopping at food markets. But that's a mistake.
Not only have tests shown that this fruit is packed with nutrition, but it actually lowers LDL cholesterol and helps maintain...|
|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...|
|12/31/2014 12:44:31 AM - For most people, learning about natural health, which, incidentally, is the only kind of health there is, includes many of these common pitfalls that impede healing. The average person, especially those under 50, can achieve a high level of health very quickly, but it's rare. The reason for this is...|
|11/26/2014 - This Thanksgiving, I want you to stay healthy while enjoying the celebration of abundance the holiday represents. That means knowing which Thanksgiving foods to enjoy vs. avoid, and that's what this article is all about.
To eat in a healthy way on Thanksgiving, you don't have to be a food snob and...|
|11/26/2014 - Teenagers are often known for their unhealthy eating habits. They will eat anything within reach that tastes good. The teen years are the most important period of time of physical growth and development that sets the body's state for the adult years. During this period of growth, it is crucial that...|
|11/24/2014 5:15:36 PM - Researchers from Georgia State University have used improved technological approaches to further demonstrate the role that healthy gut flora plays in helping prevent metabolic disorder, something which an estimated 34 percent of American adults suffer from. Once healthy gut flora is disrupted, they...|
|11/19/2014 - There's nothing complicated about living to a ripe old age with few health problems. The keys to longevity are clear and simple -- all you have to do is follow five basic rules:
Don't smokeDrink in moderationEat healthyExercise dailyKeep your weight downIf it seems as if you've heard all these tips...|
|11/17/2014 - Perhaps the most confusing aspect of diet and nutrition revolves around fats and fatty acids. There are many disagreements with what fats are healthy and unhealthy, and very few of the different types of fats have a solid consensus on health.
So far, there seems to be consensus on omega-3 fatty acids...|
|11/17/2014 - There are two things to ask yourself if you have a problem with body odor:
Am I healthy? Am I using the right soap and skin care products? You may have noticed "Do I shower often enough" was left out. That's because when the body is healthy, showering is about removing dirt and odors from sources...|
|11/8/2014 - Due to the results of a recent study, researchers stress that people can save a lot of money and preserve their well-being by living a healthy lifestyle. The study examined various aspects of healthy living as well as the rates by which men experienced myocardial infarction (MI) or a heart attack.
|11/4/2014 - When we think about plaque, we often think about our dental or coronary health. Although these are two things you definitely want to be plaque free, they may not be nearly as important as breaking up plaque in your intestinal system. The ability to do that properly can result in exceptional health benefits...|
|10/26/2014 - Dear reader, you may be familiar with the "Until Every Child Is Well" song from the commercials of a prominent Boston hospital. Just in case you aren't, for review purposes, here is a portion of the song:
I wanna give you a world that's free from struggle;
Wanna build you a world where you can spread...|
|10/20/2014 - When deciding to finally become healthy, one of the first things we evaluate and change is the food we put in our mouth. After all, nutrition is the fuel our body runs on and to get premium results we need the best fuel, right? Turns out that is only partly true, as many people are figuring out that...|
|10/17/2014 - With so much competition between brands, many of which cleverly phrase product names and ingredients in misleading ways, it's often hard to keep track of what's truly healthy anymore. Labeling often has mixed messages; for example, we've reported on the fact that the FDA doesn't have a set standard...|
|9/26/2014 - Another young girl has died from Gardasil, the infamous HPV vaccine manufactured by Merck & Co., and the medical establishment claims that it was a fluke. Twelve-year-old Meredith Prohaska from Waukesha, Wisconsin, died just a few hours after getting her Gardasil shot, and her parents are sure that...|
|9/23/2014 - What if eating the right combinations of foods had the ability to impact the body for the good? Some things just go together well, but inside the body they can pack a powerful punch when paired with the right component. So many people want to go on restrictive diets that are actually not healthy. Having...|
|9/22/2014 - While studies in the past have acknowledged the role that specific foods play in mental wellness and the reduction of age induced problems such as dementia, a new study looks at the diet as a whole.
The findings are a strong indicator that what you eat during midlife will have a powerful impact on...|
|8/28/2014 - Antibiotics kill bacteria. The problem is, our bodies are filled with bacteria, and those microbes are essential to our health. Our gut is home to 300-1000 different species of bacteria that help us digest our food, create and synthesize vitamins, repel invading pathogens, create neurotransmitters,...|
|8/27/2014 - Studies have shown that when children eat meals with other family members, especially healthy meals, they're less likely to become involved in disordered eating, drug abuse or practice unsafe sex. (1)
Considering that up to 15 percent of youth in the United States suffer from depression and approximately...|
|8/20/2014 - As parents begin sending their children back to public school, some are choosing to bypass the cafeteria's pre-planned food schedule, opting to pack their own lunch instead. A nonprofit food science organization, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has put together a list of helpful tips to help...|
|8/6/2014 - Without exception, everyone is striving to attain more happiness and peace of mind. In fact, everything that we do in life is in one way or another contingent upon increasing our happiness and peace of mind, even though we might not always succeed in attaining it.
Here are some proven tips to help...|
|8/3/2014 - Proponents of genetically modified food say that a "GMO" label on foods would mislead people into believing that they are unhealthy or unsafe. Why is that? Are they unhealthy or unsafe?! Proponents of GMO food (investors and manufacturers) have spent millions and millions of dollars to keep them unlabeled,...|
|7/26/2014 - Donating a kidney to someone in need is an issue for insurers, especially life insurance providers. Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare forbids discriminating against kidney donors, other health insurers and especially life insurance providers use it to forbid insurance or provide it...|
|7/24/2014 - Several years ago, Natural News announced the launch of the world's first online buying club for organic and non-GMO foods, Green PolkaDot Box, which offers healthy foods and consumer products to the public at wholesale prices. Well, now, this pioneer in clean living is unveiling a new concept that...|
|7/12/2014 - Many of us who value health have resigned ourselves to forgoing the convenience and speed of fast food. Beside the horrendously unwholesome menus, most chain restaurants embrace dodgy practices -- such as massive disposable waste, factory farming and questionable additives. Not to mention hormone and...|
|6/16/2014 - New research conducted at the University of Adelaide and published in The Journal of Nutrition has shown that women who consumed a poor diet before conceiving had roughly 50 percent higher risk of having a preterm birth as compared to those who ate a healthy diet. This is the first piece of research...|
|6/13/2014 - As the price of medical care and health insurance skyrockets, and with mandated health insurance taxes looming, many people are looking to implement healthy lifestyles to prevent sickness and disease. Yoga is growing in popularity, providing positive health benefits that instill good breathing patterns,...|
|6/12/2014 - After long getting bad press for its harmful effects, alcohol is now getting a second look. Recently, researchers have found that, in some cases, drinking alcohol can have real health benefits that are difficult to replicate in such a relaxing manner elsewhere. While health experts have, for years,...|
|5/29/2014 - The saying goes that "no man is an island." While the fact that humans are social creatures is well-known and accepted, the effect that social relationships could have on physical, mental and emotional health could well be very much underestimated by most people.
Social relationships influence physical...|
|5/27/2014 - Hibiscus is a greatly appreciated herb that usually grows in tropical areas around the globe. It was first discovered in Angola but its pleasing taste has become very popular through time amongst the North African, Middle Eastern and even European populations. It just also happens to be the state flower...|
|5/21/2014 - Fiddleheads, which are included in many Asian dishes, are also a popular springtime health food in Canada and New England thanks to their powerful anti-inflammatory and hormone-regulating abilities. The vegetable, appropriately named for its resemblance to the neck of a violin, is actually part of a...|
|5/13/2014 - Pregnancy is the most important time in a woman's life. The state of a woman's body has direct relation to her ability to conceive as well as on the health of her growing baby. A woman's choice prior to getting pregnant has lasting effects on the health and development of the baby. Preparing the body...|
|4/24/2014 4:14:39 PM - Thanks to greater awareness surrounding the dangers of food that's processed and doused with pesticides, consumer attitudes have blossomed from an interest to a demand when it comes to knowing what's in our food and understanding what's healthy.
However, consumers aren't the only ones who've changed...|
|4/24/2014 4:02:07 PM - God bless America and your right to choose between healthy living and slow death by chemical consumption, if only you knew how. Where are the warnings about canola oil choking your cells and fueling cancer? Where are the hazardous waste signs on the product labels that contain aspartame, letting consumers...|
|4/21/2014 - Forget fat diets... and don't leap into unhealthy shortcuts like bariatric surgery. The new weight loss paradigm is based on making informed, daily choices about healthy eating. Using this simple system of avoiding liquid sugars and eating whole foods like quinoa and fresh vegetables, a Texas woman...|
|4/20/2014 - What would people eat if they knew nothing of the temptations of freshly baked pastries and junk foods?
According to Esther Hicks, the inspirational speaker of Abraham-Hicks that aims to instill messages of health and positivity to the masses, people would just crave "natural things." No GMOs, no...|
|4/17/2014 - Can thinking positively drive people to make healthier food choices? According to experts, the answer is yes.
James Twyman, a bestselling author who believes people can attract everything they want in life, agrees that how people think can propel their life for better or worse. He feels that in addition...|
|4/16/2014 - Vegans take note: A blockbuster new study from Austria which is sure to send shock waves and generate massive denials among vegetarians has concluded that people who eat only vegetables are less healthy in key health categories and have a poorer quality of life than people who include some meat in their...|
|4/6/2014 - Maybe you've been convinced that organic food is not the answer to so many health problems. Could you be sabotaging yourself, or your "better half"? Some couples are afraid that the other person might escape an unhealthy lifestyle, and they'll be left with too many choices, feeling overwhelmed and actually...|
|4/5/2014 - One of the chemicals that the body produces from vitamin A can turn precancerous cells back into healthy cells, even on a genetic level, according to a study conducted by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University and published in March 2014 in the International Journal of Oncology.
|3/23/2014 - If you thought you were doing a pretty good job at controlling your sugar intake, you might not being doing as well as you think.
Or, more precisely, you might not be limiting sugar enough, at least according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
New guidelines issued recently by WHO say that...|
|3/14/2014 - Do you juice greens with a vegetable juicer and make smoothies with organic fruit regularly? Maybe you should. Are you 100 years young and happy, and in your kitchen bouncing around, making your own food and still promoting your way of life? You could be.
What is the secret to longevity? Where is...|
|2/21/2014 - For health conscious individuals, eating out at restaurants has always been tricky. Today, more and more places are beginning to provide organic and nutrient dense options. One of the biggest challenges people have as they begin to lead a healthier lifestyle has to do with social outings and restaurants.
|2/20/2014 - What happens to you if you are fairly healthy, over 75 years of age and self-sufficient, and you go to the doctor or hospital because you have asthma, develop bronchitis, catch a virus or get pneumonia? Do doctors take advantage of the elderly, even after running tests and finding nothing wrong? Do...|
|2/7/2014 - February is American Heart Month, dedicated to educate people about the importance of keeping their heart healthy. The urging to take care of our heart is embraced across the nation, and for good reason.
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), "Every year, about 715,000 Americans...|
|2/4/2014 - Breakfast cereals are a multi-billion dollar industry. Unpublished studies have shown that rats eating the boxes of cereals lived longer than those eating the cereal itself. The large corporate food industry with its many lobbyists have successfully kept all research on the dangers of cold cereals out...|
|12/12/2013 - In order to prevent arteries from clogging, researchers from Imperial College London suggest consuming at least one cup of broccoli daily. Their research findings concludes that there is a chemical in leafy green vegetables, as well as broccoli, that offers protective measures for the heart, including...|
|11/14/2013 - Winter is fast approaching. During the winter months, your body needs extra vitamins and minerals to help combat cold weather and illness and to maintain your good health. Sure, these vitamins can be found in supplements and over-the-counter vitamins, but instead of filling your body with pills, why...|
|11/12/2013 - In addition to its disease-fighting and nutritional benefits, research shows that chlorella is a powerful antioxidant that even boosts immune system function in healthy people.
Chlorella, a variety of single-celled cyanobacteria, has long been consumed as a nutritional supplement in Asian countries,...|
|11/10/2013 - Seasonal changes are often associated with nagging illnesses. The key to staying healthy through seasonal shifts is to transform your diet, lifestyle choices and routines into a potent seasonal medicine. Autumn is the season for condensing, conserving and concentrating the life force.
|11/8/2013 - Several foods give the body nutrients that actually help to promote wellness, and this is very important during the winter months when many illnesses circulate through the population. Being able to get fresh fruits and vegetables, even in the dead of winter, is a great advantage in today's world. Fresh...|
|11/3/2013 - Sweet potatoes, or yams, are among the world's healthiest foods and most delicious foods. Their health benefits, including weight management and cancer fighting abilities, far exceed those of ordinary white and yellow fleshed potatoes. They are great sources of vitamin A and also contain vitamin B6,...|
|10/31/2013 - It is becoming common knowledge that the human intestinal system is dependent upon a diverse and populous mix of beneficial bacteria in order to maintain strong immunity and to function as designed. But new research out of Georgia has shown, perhaps for the first time, that natural gut bacteria is also...|
|10/29/2013 - With the cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and the holidays in full swing it is time to bring fall's healthy harvest to the table. Many of the foods typically grown in the fall season are packed with nutrients. However, we may need to find alternative ways to enjoy them instead of smothered with...|
|10/24/2013 - Congratulations! You did it! You've made it through pregnancy and childbirth, two marathons to be proud of, for sure. Now you may be wondering about what adjustments to make to your diet while you breastfeed.
The short answer is: eat a well-balanced diet for your health. Healthy mom = healthy baby....|
|10/12/2013 - Believe it or not, the holiday season is almost upon us - and with it, the usual overindulgence and weight gain. But we can take action to offset the damage. Armed with a simple daily detox drink and metabolism-boosting remedies, we can keep our waistlines in check and ensure all the festivities won't...|
|9/24/2013 - A lot of problems can contribute to unattractive nails, from a lack of nutrients to a biting habit. When you chew your nails, you not only make them look bad, you also invite infections. Even if you don't chew them, poor eating habits rob your body of the nutrients it needs for strong, healthy nails.
|9/18/2013 - The Associated Press has reported that, after only one year, several schools may be dropping out of the healthy federal lunch program, a program that requires school meals to meet specific sodium and calorie intakes. Schools who follow these requirements, laid out by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act...|
|9/16/2013 - The key to shedding those excess pounds and achieving that lean figure you have always dreamed about could be as simple as eating more bacteria. A new study out of Washington University in St. Louis has found that maintaining healthy and balanced gut bacteria -- that is, the beneficial microbes that...|
|9/16/2013 - Fat has become somewhat of a blacklisted word in the eyes of the grocery shopper. A leery eye is poised to locate and eliminate any product from consideration that has what they deem to be excess fat content. While it may be true that the fats in labeled food products often contain the type we want...|
|9/14/2013 - As the nation's collective waistline continues to expand, it has become more important than ever to educate yourself as to what sorts of foods truly are and are not healthy for you, despite what their labeling says or whether they are touted as "healthy."
That is especially important for snacks that...|
|9/9/2013 - The ancient Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs considered cacao (ka-cow) a source of power. The scientific name for the cacao (or cocoa) bean is Theobroma cacao, which literally translates as "Food of the Gods".
Raw chocolate or cacao is the unprocessed seed or bean form of chocolate. Cacao grows on trees...|
|9/6/2013 - In order to understand if couscous (koos-koos) is healthy, one needs to understand just what denotes a healthy food choice, the definition of healthy food and what nutrients couscous contains.
Preparation is the KeyMany times, a healthy food can become unhealthy when it is prepared in an unhealthy...|
|9/5/2013 - One young girl's fight to keep her small vegetable garden, which had previously been threatened for elimination by a subsidized housing complex funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Agency, has ended in victory. After thousands of health freedom warriors petitioned...|
|8/30/2013 - There is a lot of advice on "keeping pounds off over the weekend," but most of it falls flat and leaves a feeling of defeat on Monday. Anything that focuses on depriving yourself creates a feeling of deprivation. You can totally relax yourself until Sunday evening, maybe you will eat and drink extravagantly...|
|8/23/2013 - Parents and caregivers of autistic children have been saying it for decades, and now the scientific community is finally catching up with reality: gastrointestinal abnormalities are a common marker associated with the diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). And a new study recently published...|
|8/10/2013 - The condition of being overweight and/or obese is an epidemic in America. The best solution is not dangerous drugs nor fad diets but rather losing weight naturally. The main tools for natural, healthy weight loss are: herbs for weight loss; other natural remedies for weight loss; and natural weight...|
|8/8/2013 - Commercial protein powders and shakes are a popular choice among fitness crowds as well as busy professionals, moms and pregnant women. On the surface, these expedient snacks and meals appear innocent, but upon closer examination, are fraught with health harming toxins. Whether contaminated with heavy...|
|8/3/2013 - Nutritionists from Washington recently announced the significant role of pine nuts in ensuring health and wellness over and above their value as a flavoring ingredient in Mediterranean and Italian cuisines. Results of a series of independent scientific analyses of its components revealed that the popular...|
|8/2/2013 - Sugar cravings and eating too many foods that contain sugar may cause health problems such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. If one gives in to his sugar cravings, the sugary foods that he ate will cause his blood sugar to increase quickly and then crash. The blood sugar crash then makes him...|
|8/1/2013 - A recent article published in Health Magazine revealed some common restaurant mistakes that healthy people on a diet might make unconsciously, impeding their quest for weight loss. Listed here are 5 of the most common mistakes healthy people make.
Mistakes you didn't realize you did|
|7/22/2013 - Most people understand the importance of getting a good night's sleep to feel refreshed and alert the next morning. Experts repeatedly recommend sleeping seven to nine hours each night in a quiet, totally dark environment to stimulate the production of melatonin to enhance the quality of sleep and allow...|
|7/13/2013 - A healthy gut is a sign of overall health and well-being. Science has established that there is a definitive link between the brain and the gut, which is why the gut has been rightly named "the second brain".
Expressions such as "butterflies in my stomach" and "gut wrenching" are actually saying...|
|7/11/2013 - The phenomenon of guilt involving eating is just a state of mind. Why would someone feel guilty when all he wanted to do is eat? The hype about guilt-free eating has been misinterpreted by many to mean not eating at all. Self-deprivation does more damage to the psychological balance in our bodies than...|
|7/2/2013 - According to an analysis just published by the Wall Street Journal, healthy people will pay double or triple their current health insurance rates under Obamacare. Rates for those with chronic disease, however, will be reduced as all the healthy people subsidize their disease lifestyles.
The net effect...|
|6/28/2013 - Formulating a healthy eating plan that is both balanced and nutritious can be difficult in today's world, especially when the guidelines pertaining to what constitutes healthy food vary dramatically depending on who you ask. Consequently, there are several healthy eating myths of which you will want...|
|6/26/2013 - Certain specific foods in each food group are known for cleaning arteries, promoting a healthy circulatory system, preventing heart disease, and reducing blood pressure. Add these foods to your diet to manage your weight and build a healthy heart and circulatory system. Check out the following recommendations...|
|6/24/2013 - Paranoid men everywhere have become dollar signs in the eyes of the conventional cancer industry, which is now using the mainstream media to market self mutilation to the masses as a form of "cancer prevention." Many people are already aware of actress Angelina Jolie's recent decision to have her healthy...|
|6/19/2013 - A new study out of California has identified some practical steps that men can take to avoid developing prostate cancer, and all of them involve making simple dietary changes. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) discovered that men who eat more nuts, seeds, avocados,...|
|6/15/2013 - When we're attempting to lose weight, it goes without saying that we're going to skip the cheesecake, avoid fried foods and pass on the sweets. However, there are quite a few foods that, while healthy, are also extremely high in calories. In fact, by watching calories carefully and limiting the amount...|
|6/8/2013 - When we talk about "power to the people", the thought of a revolution comes to mind. When we think of a revolution we think of the masses in the streets carrying weapons of all sorts going up against corrupt government officials and agencies. It makes for a good movie but for a reality disaster.
|6/2/2013 - Heart disease is a largely preventable chronic illness that is the leading killer of men, women and children in many western societies. Researchers and alternative medical experts have identified a long list of dietary and lifestyle factors that work together to promote development of the disease and...|
|5/28/2013 - While dress ties and baseball game tickets are always a nice gift, take this opportunity to show how much you love and care for Dad by giving him something that improves his health. Here are a couple ideas that are sure not to disappoint him on Father's Day and will boost his overall wellness profile.
|5/20/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|5/15/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|4/27/2013 - A taxpayer-funded government task force has issued new guidelines that literally urge healthy women to take toxic cancer drugs "preventively" in order to allegedly decrease their risk of developing breast cancer. As recently promoted by The New York Times (NYT), these shocking new recommendations from...|
|4/27/2013 - Taking a page from national political parties and federal lawmakers, an Oregon group trying to convince Portland residents to approve adding fluoride to the city's drinking water has taken to buying off key constituencies for their support. It seems like all aspects of American government are for sale...|
|4/26/2013 - Children's dislike of healthy foods may pose a serious threat to their future. Parents, especially health-conscious parents, knowing that they are the greatest influences on their children's habits, can feel pressured to correctly instill healthy eating patterns.
If you want to help your children...|
|3/24/2013 - Mounting research shows that huge numbers of people are deficient in vitamin D - and that a deficiency of that vitamin could be linked to all sorts of health problems, many of them serious. But could taking vitamin D supplements benefit people who appear to be healthy? The answer is a resounding "yes."
|3/13/2013 - A precious baby boy from Minnesota became the latest victim of state-sponsored medical terrorism recently after Child Protective Services (CPS) forcibly abducted the otherwise healthy child from his birth mother and her family right after his birth. Rico Martinez Nagel, born December 19, 2012, has had...|
|2/27/2013 - The health benefits of eating certain foods raw are numerous, as raw foods are essentially living foods that contain live enzymes, undamaged nutrients, and alkaline-forming compounds that help nourish and cleanse the body. And you do not necessarily have to take the leap to a completely raw diet to...|
|2/22/2013 - The fat soluble vitamins A, D and K2 are essential for building strong healthy bodies. These vitamins work together and also help to absorb other essential minerals such as zinc and magnesium which are required for optimal functioning. Fat soluble vitamins support bones, teeth and a healthy immune system....|
|2/20/2013 - Ever marvel over friends, family members or colleagues who never seem to get sick? They breeze through flu epidemics, office stomach bugs and colds totally unscathed. It truly makes you wonder: Is there a secret to outstanding health in the middle of the coughing, sneezing and miserably ill masses?...|
|1/23/2013 - Raising chickens is smart. It provides you a healthy supply of food in the form of chicken eggs, and you'll even have a source of emergency meat if times get really bad.
Chickens largely take care of themselves. They're friendly, curious and smart enough to come running when you call them. They'll...|
|1/19/2013 - It sounds like science fiction but it is a scientific fact. A happy childhood leads to a healthy adult life. This is what scientists found when they examined the effects of childhood adversities to DNA. They found that the tiny protective caps of our chromosomes, which are called telomeres, shorten...|
|1/16/2013 - So many of us are concerned with staying trim and fit by eating right and doing cardiovascular workouts that we overlook the importance of building and maintaining muscle mass through diet and exercise. Having a lean and muscular physique provides many benefits. One of the most important is that muscle...|
|1/13/2013 - A versatile herb, black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) has been known throughout the ages as a potent immune booster -- tackling colds and influenza, heart disease and even cancer. Used for centuries as a folk remedy in North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa, modern science has begun to take notice...|
|1/9/2013 - Have you ever wondered how and why certain people seem to appear either younger or much older than their actual chronological age? Certainly genetic inheritance has some impact on aging, development of chronic conditions and longevity, but an abundance of new research is demonstrating through the science...|
|1/4/2013 - Now that this long holiday season is over, it's time to review our resolutions or contemplate how we should begin working toward changing our bad health habits into good ones. If you haven't made any resolutions yet, or if you're questioning the integrity of what you've considered, here are seven suggestions...|
|1/2/2013 2:30:47 PM - More conventional farmers, both small and large, are beginning to ease off antibiotic use on their animals. Pharmaceutical antibiotics had become popular as CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations) came into existence.
Antibiotics began being used to keep poultry and livestock free from infectious...|
|12/24/2012 - The key to maintaining healthy, strong bones does not necessarily involve taking high-dose calcium supplements or medicating yourself with osteoporosis drugs. Both of these approaches, in fact, can cause more harm than good if used indiscriminately, especially when other dietary and lifestyle factors...|
|12/14/2012 - Most women do not know how much weight they are supposed to gain during pregnancy, according to a study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
"Pregnancy is an important time that influences being overweight in both mothers and their babies," said researcher...|
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|12/6/2012 - Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the other end-of-year holidays that people commonly celebrate are meant to be a joyous time of gathering together with friends and family, enjoying delicious food, and exchanging gifts. But along with all these festivities can come a whole lot of busyness, stress, and fatigue,...|
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