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FDA outlawed dangerous trans fats, but not until 2018 - Here's how to avoid these poisons now

7/14/2015 - In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared that trans fats weren't fit for human consumption, but they refused to prohibit their use. Two years later, the agency finally got around to banning them, but that ban won't come into effect for another three years, and even when it does,...

Six awesome ways to use lemongrass essential oil

7/8/2015 - There is a reason why essential oils have stayed popular, both in the United States and abroad, for such a long time: They really work. Whether it is for health reasons (such as using eucalyptus oil to relieve sinus congestion) or for household care (like spritzing a room with oil of rosemary to disinfect...

26 Things You Could Do With Coconut Oil

7/3/2015 - We were told saturated fats were bad for us, that they clogged the arteries. Well, new studies have shown that was a myth; coconut oil is good for your health. Common sense should have told us this a long time ago. After all, societies that eat a lot of coconut are populated with some of the healthiest...

Study proves lemon eucalyptus essential oil is better mosquito repellent than DEET

6/25/2015 - Parasitic infections like malaria are serious business, especially in countries like Mexico, Venezuela, Equador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil, where mosquitoes transmit the deadly disease at will. There are an estimated 3.4 billion people who live in an area that has a high risk of malaria transmission....

Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil boosts bone health, study

6/22/2015 - Bone health is not something that most people think about until it becomes an issue, which usually happens later in life. While men and women can both suffer from weakening of the bones, it is a particular issue for women, especially after they hit menopause. This is because of the drop in estrogen...

3 fat-processing techniques that can cause a heart attack

6/20/2015 - The more society insists that foods be cheaper and widely available in any store at any time, the more people travel down the road of deteriorating health. As long as low cost and convenience reign supreme in our food choices, people are destined to inhale processed foods for the rest of their lives. However,...

Surprising medicinal uses for lavender oil

6/18/2015 - The lavender plant, which is native to the Old World and is characterized by its beautiful hues and invigorating fragrance, has been used for more than 2,500 years as a cosmetic aid. The ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians, for instance, would use lavender as a natural perfume. The Romans loved to use...

Natural remedies for acne: Vitamin B6, tea tree oil and zinc

6/16/2015 - Acne is a skin condition can be caused by a variety of nutritional deficiencies, as well as food allergies food intolerances and fungal infections. Natural remedies for acne include vitamin B6, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C and herbs like tea tree oil. Acne occurs when the skin becomes inflamed. Oil glands...

Texas continues prohibition with passage of highly restrictive CBD-only cannabis oil bill

6/16/2015 - Furthering the shameful legacy of nanny-state prohibition that continues to fester within its own borders and throughout the surrounding region, the supposedly liberty-minded State of Texas has decided to follow the lead of many other hypocritically repressive southern states in continuing to deny patients...

Vegetable oil consumption now linked to trans-fats and pesticides found within human tissues

6/3/2015 - Vegetable oil is a product consumed worldwide. Production sky rocketed with advances made in agricultural farming from the industrial revolution. The most common vegetable oils include soybean oil, cottonseed oil, canola (rapeseed) oil, corn oil and safflower oil. Studies reveal that vegetable oil consumption...

Oil pulling can reduce gum disease, improve oral health and decrease risk of heart and pregnancy issues

6/3/2015 - Brushing your teeth and keeping your mouth clean aren't just about keeping your teeth white and your breath smelling super fresh. Although those things do matter and are a big reason many of us maintain our oral health, there is a lot more to it than that; your overall health is actually affected by...

What are the healthiest cooking oils?

5/31/2015 - The average consumer today is spoiled for choice when it comes to cooking oils. Most stores (including health food stores) in the West tend to be packed with oils of various colors, tastes and origins, and it can be difficult to distinguish the healthy ones from the unhealthy ones. The most important...

Make your own herbal salves for natural pain relief

5/28/2015 - What do you reach for when you are in pain? You certainly don't want to rub toxic chemicals all over yourself or ingest drugs with a long list of nasty side effects. There must be a better solution. How about a natural salve you can make at home that is inexpensive and actually works to relieve your...

Coffee enemas: A key to detoxification and whole-body wellness

5/26/2015 2:08:47 PM - Detoxification is an absolute necessity in today's polluted world, but which methods are the safest and most effective? If you can get over the "gross" factor, coffee enemas offer a holistic approach to detoxification and whole-body healing that has stood the test of time. Whether you suffer from a...

Natural, non-toxic DIY cleaning products you can make on a budget

5/26/2015 - For many of us, spring means giving the whole house a good scrub. These days' supermarkets are providing a wide range of cleaning products which all promise to make life easier and tackle dirt in a matter of seconds. While these options may seem convenient and effective, most people don't realize...

Mediterranean diet, olive oil, and nuts improve brain health, memory, and thinking ability

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...

A holistic approach for gum disease and cavities - step by step

5/18/2015 - The American diet is highly acidic, high in inflammatory fats, high in sugar, and all-around toxic for many other reasons. When the blood is acidic, the body pulls minerals from anywhere it can find to correct the pH. This leaves fewer minerals for bones and teeth. Fats are either inflammatory by...

How to deal with mosquitoes naturally

5/11/2015 - It's mosquito season again here in North America. This is the time of year when people rely on pesticides for their yards or they use synthetic insect repellants. Many of us are under the false impression that this is the heavy-duty approach and everything else is "not hardcore enough." There are...

Bourbon virus - New quick killing virus spread by ticks

5/8/2015 - In the spring of 2014, a Bourbon County, Kansas farmer sought hospital treatment. Eleven days later, he died. His symptoms included fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, and a rash. Blood work showed thrombocytopenia (reduced platelet count, which inhibits clotting making the patient more susceptible...

Alex Jones (the BBC news babe) takes cod liver oil daily to look fit, slim and beautiful

4/29/2015 3:36:02 PM - British talk show host and bombshell babe Alex Jones -- yes, she just so happens to share the same name as a certain popular icon in the alternative media -- recently spoke out about how she's able to stay slim, healthy and beautiful without having to adhere to any sort of special diet: she takes cod...

Italy plans to cut down thousands of olive trees to fight infections; counterfeit oil surge expected to hit market

4/28/2015 - Olive tree growers in Italy, where a bulk of the world's olive oil is produced, are protesting a government plan to chop down thousands of olive trees in an attempt to stop the spread of xylella fastidiosa. The bacterium, which causes olive trees to shrivel and stop bearing fruit, threatens to substantially...

Omega-3 fatty acids reduce toxic effects of chemotherapy - MSM reports this as a bad thing!

4/27/2015 - According to many media reports, a recent study in JAMA Oncology found that omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the effectiveness of cancer treatment. "Cancer patients who eat herring and mackerel or take omega-3 supplements may end up resistant to chemotherapy, a study has warned," writes the Daily Mail. The...

Skin-healthy nut sought by cosmetic companies breathes new life into impoverished economies of South America

4/27/2015 - Loggers in Colombia are stopping dead in their tracks and beginning to look out for special wild trees that produce the healthy and lucrative cacay nuts. These nuts, pronounced kahk-ai, are now lifting people out of poverty in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. What was once used as firewood is now...

The natural medicine chest and first aid kit

4/20/2015 10:03:35 PM - If you are making a transition from conventional medicine to an all-natural, organic approach to wellness, it helps to know which items to stock up on so your medicine chest and first aid supplies are ready for action. Many of the items you will need are likely to be found in your pantry or refrigerator....

GMO soybean oil causes obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, but propagandists say it's 'healthier' than non-GMO soybean oil

4/5/2015 - Of all the seed oil produced in the US, 90 percent comes from soybeans. The shelf life and temperature stability of soybean oil is increased through the process of hydrogenation, which also generates unhealthy trans fats in the oil. DuPont developed genetically modified soybean oil that has a fatty...

Popular olive oil brand sued for selling fake product cut with cheap fillers

4/2/2015 - You've probably seen them at the grocery store: those ubiquitous, clear bottles of so-called olive oil that contain a strange, yellowish substance branded as "extra virgin." One of the largest purveyors of this anomalous oil is the subject of a new lawsuit alleging that its products are not, in fact,...

The health benefits of cinnamon and how to use this amazing spice

4/2/2015 - While there are definitely color, taste, and texture variations between Ceylon, Cassia, Korintje, and Saigon cinnamon, the differences in respect to health benefits are minor. Nutrients - One teaspoon of Cinnamon Powder has up to 16% of the U.S. recommended daily allowance for Manganese, 5% for fiber...

Skin tags - Natural remedies and prevention

3/27/2015 - As we age, many of us will develop skin tags. Yes, they are more prevalent in people who are overweight or obese, in those who are pre-diabetic or diabetic, and in the elderly. But the truth is, nearly half of us will have one or more by middle age. Pregnancy, steroid use, genetics, and the HPV virus...

Olive oil antioxidant naturally kills all cancer cells tested within an hour

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. The...

Oil and gas industry pumping more toxic waste into drinking water aquifers

3/23/2015 - In November 2014, an investigation by NBC Bay Area made a shocking discovery when they learned that the oil and gas industry had been dumping, or pumping, billions of gallons of toxic wastewater into federally protected underground aquifers. Until recently, little was known about the liquid mixture...

Make your own natural vapor rub to clear up coughs and congestion

3/18/2015 - When suffering from coughing and congestion, there's nothing more soothing than an application of an aromatic vapor rub to clear the sinuses and warm the chest. The problem is that many of the vapor rub products that are widely available are actually bad for you. BackdoorSurvival.com recently posted...

Toxic ingredients in McDonalds' French fries

3/13/2015 - Nineteen different ingredients go into McDonald's French fries, including genetically modified (GMO) foods, additives, and preservatives. Antifoaming agents, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavoring, Dimethylpolysiloxane and Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate are all ingredients in McDonald's French...

How to make your own all natural hand sanitizer

3/8/2015 - It is a fact the commercial hand sanitizers are chemically-scented and made with toxic ingredients. While they do kill bacteria and viruses, these chemicals also seep into the pores of the skin and are absorbed into the bloodstream. The primary active ingredients in these sanitizers are Ethyl alcohol...

Four surprising uses for peppermint oil

3/5/2015 - The oil of the peppermint plant has remained a central component of many medicine cabinets for centuries, for good reasons. Aside from being a proven anagesic, expectorant and carminative, this intense and aromatic oil is a potent anti-inflammatory that is well-known for treating gastrointestinal conditions,...

Fight cavities and gingivitis naturally with homemade DIY Oral health

3/5/2015 - Forget buying toothpaste, reading all of those ingredients, wondering if you can recycle the toothpaste tube or not. Make your own toothpaste, mouthwash, and more. There's nothing you can get in the store that will do as well as these recipes. But remember, there's nothing you can do for your gums and...

Oil pulling can treat bad breath, study finds

2/22/2015 - Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing oil around the mouth for 15 to 20 minutes to kill harmful oral bacteria. In addition to being a popular folk remedy in its native India, oil pulling became known in the West when a Ukrainian oncologist named F. Karach began promoting...

How I replaced my prescription medications with diet and essential oils

2/7/2015 - I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in March 2014. Today, 11 months later , my symptoms are virtually gone. Not only are my MS symptoms gone, but I am no longer taking medications for the other disease symptoms that I suffered with for more than 30 years, like asthma and migraines. I'm 98%...

Mythbusters host becoming food ingredient activist by revealing crazy ingredients in McDonald's fries

2/7/2015 - French fries: a basic combination of potatoes, cooking oil and salt, right? Not at McDonald's, where a shocking 19 ingredients go into the U.S. version of the chain's "World Famous Fries," which based on their contents are more chemicals than actual food. Mythbusters host Grant Imahara recently toured...

Citrus essential oils help prevent liver cancer

2/6/2015 - A new study published in the journal Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics suggests that the scent of citronella can inhibit the growth of cancer cells, including cancer of the liver. Researchers from the Ruhr University Bochum, say terpenes, a main component of essential oils, can prevent or slow...

Studies show that olive oil benefits our heart and mind

1/19/2015 - Olive oil, which is obtained by pressing the fruits of the olive tree, is considered to be one of the most nutritious oils in the world. According to Hippocrates, it could heal a large number of serious ailments, including mental illness. The ancient Greeks and Romans generously poured olive oil over...

Are those french fries vegan? Not likely

1/14/2015 - How many vegetarians and vegans want the juices from chicken in their french fries? Unfortunately, whether they like it or not, that's what they're getting. Commercial "deep fryers" are used at nearly every restaurant, pub and cinema cafe in America. The hydrogenated oils are contained in ONE large...

Why did this reporter "disappear" after predicting the collapse of oil prices?

1/10/2015 - He managed to forecast the current collapse in oil prices, and then he went missing. It's been a year now. His name is David Bird, and he is a reporter who covered energy markets for The Wall Street Journal. First, some background. According to the blog Wall Street on Parade, Bird told his wife...

Healthy high-fat diet protects the brain from aging

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...

Top five emergency first aid items you probably didn't even realize were medicine

1/6/2015 - When it comes to emergency medicine for preppers, everybody is already aware of the extraordinary usefulness of things like nano silver, fish antibiotics and off-the-shelf antiseptics such as povidone iodine. Here, I've decided to reveal five little-known emergency medicine items you probably never...

A guide to balancing our omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid intake

12/29/2014 - There's a good reason why nutritionists consider omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to be "essential" acids. These polyunsaturated fats, which are responsible for building cells and maintaining nerve and brain function, cannot be manufactured by our bodies. This means that we must obtain them from food...

Tumbling oil prices to unleash social unrest across the globe

12/22/2014 - Americans are breathing a small sigh of relief these days every time they pull into a gas station to fill up: Prices at the pump are the lowest they have been in years, and what's even better is that a global oil glut fed in large part by massive new U.S. reserves in shale oil fields is expected to...

No more toxic fungicide: Oregano essential oil protects corn crops from fungal infections

12/18/2014 10:42:16 AM - For those concerned about crops being infected with fungus, as is the case in Argentina where the combination of slow-drying corn kernels and the area's wet weather conditions wreak havoc on corn, the solution may be in common essential oils. In particular, oregano essential oil has been found to protect...

How to naturally cure tooth decay and gum disease

12/18/2014 - If you're weary of high dentist bills -- as well as exposure to X-rays, fluoride and toxic fillings -- a natural and straightforward approach to dental health comes as a welcome relief. Considering that amalgam fillings are one of the top sources of heavy metal exposure today, with supposedly "safer"...

Collapsing oil prices to slow green revolution as energy costs plummet

12/18/2014 - As oil prices tumble -- some industry experts say prices could collapse to $40 a barrel -- the global economy is being reshaped in ways that are going to be beneficial to economic growth, personal incomes and industrial expansion. But the same collapse in prices won't be universally good, say other...

How to get rid of lice naturally

12/17/2014 - The kids are back in school. Your child comes home clutching a note from the teacher in one hand as she scratches behind her ear with the other. You don't even need to open that letter to know what it says. Lice. Those lovely little itchy monsters that take up residence in the hair. You can buy...

Three amazing herbs for a clear and healthy complexion

11/27/2014 - The skin is the body's largest organ. It's constantly eliminating toxins via perspiration through every single pore on the body. Every now and then, the burden of removing toxins can become too much for the skin, and trouble manifests itself in the form of pimples, acne, discolorations and other skin...

Looking for safe cookware? Try cast iron

11/26/2014 - With so many different types of cookware on the market today, making the best and safest choices for our families can be a challenge. But tried-and-true cast iron is still among the most durable and non-toxic types of cookware available -- and if you know how to use it properly, it can be just as easy...

Emu oil: The Aboriginal healing miracle that should be in every medicine cabinet

11/26/2014 - Used for thousands of years by the Aborigine of Australia, emu oil treats a wide variety of skin issues, from scars to wrinkles and eczema. And yet, if we only utilize the oil topically, a whole spectrum of health benefits is missed. Allergies, inflammation, arthritis, headaches and cardiovascular disease...

Chamomile essential oil shown to kill up to 93 percent of breast cancer cells

11/26/2014 - They've gained considerable notoriety in recent years for their myriad uses in both aromatherapy and integrative medicine. But did you know that essential oils can also be an effective anti-cancer remedy? Chinese researchers learned this after studying the healing properties of 10 of the most popular...

The healing benefits of fermented cod liver oil

11/26/2014 - With what seems like hundreds of new supplements coming out on the market every day, it's impossible to keep track of them and very difficult to determine whether they are required in your health regimen. Fermented cod liver oil could certainly be lumped into a long list of supplements, but what sets...

Polyunsaturated fats reduce heart disease risk - find out how to add them to your diet

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...

By the gallon, milk is now more expensive than gasoline in America

11/17/2014 - For years, Americans have been getting fleeced at the gas pump -- with regular fuel at prices surpassing $3 a gallon and, for brief periods of time since 2008, more than $4 a gallon. Whether or not you're a fan of fossil fuels, the fact of the matter is that the industrialized world still runs on...

BP oil spill left a 10 million gallon 'bathtub ring' of oil on Gulf of Mexico seafloor

11/16/2014 - An explosion and fire on a BP oil rig off the coast of Louisiana killed 11 workers and sent nearly 200 million gallons of oil plunging into the ocean four years ago, causing lasting and unforeseen negative environmental effects. While the true, immediate effects of the BP spill were mostly kept hush-hush...

Olive oil protects heart from air pollution, lowers blood pressure

11/16/2014 - The Mediterranean Diet has received plenty of praise in recent years for its role in protecting against disease. And two new studies provide further clarity as to why this is the case, having found that the olive oil component of the popular diet helps to not only protect against the damaging effects...

Naturally defeat acne once and for all with these tips

11/16/2014 - Not only the bane of teenagers, acne can strike adults at any age too. Stress, hormonal imbalance and poor diet all contribute to annoying breakouts. Yet, before fretting that perfect skin will forever be out of reach, have a look at the suggestions below. Contrary to popular belief, oily skin is...

Three natural remedies for removing skin tags

11/13/2014 - Skin tags are small growths of skin that appear on the surface of the skin, usually on the face, neck, underarms, chest or groin. These small skin growths are benign tumors. They look like excess skin, but they are complete with nerve cells, fat cells, and a core of fibers and ducts. Skin tags can be...

Heal acne naturally and holistically

11/6/2014 - Of course you want to find that magic potion that will dry up pimples, heal your skin, and prevent future breakouts. It doesn't exist. If you truly want beautiful, clear, healthy skin, you need to find the cause of your acne, rather than just treat the symptoms. If your liver is too congested to...

Olive oil is the healthiest choice when it comes to frying food, study finds

11/1/2014 - A new study published October 22 reinforces once again that olive oil is one of the best oils for cooking compared to other seed oils. Researchers based their conclusion on a few different factors, including nutritional content and the oil's ability to maintain quality under high temperatures. Published...

FDA targets Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps for sharing health benefits of coconut oil

10/30/2014 3:59:06 PM - Relatively new to the food products market, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, a Southern California-based family company famous for its organic, fair-trade pure castile soaps, has come under scrutiny by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for merely sharing with its customers the proven health benefits...

Herbal remedies for Candida overgrowth

10/24/2014 - The first step in eliminating an overgrowth of candida is to stop feeding it. Sugar is your worst enemy. This means eliminating all forms of sugar including simple carbohydrates that the body turns into sugar as well as yeast and moldy foods. Also, avoid all allergens. You need your immune system focused...

Cure fungal infections naturally

10/22/2014 6:22:04 PM - So you think you have a fungus infection? Or is it a yeast infection? Is there a difference? Mold, yeast, mildew - they are all fungi. Sometimes the words are used interchangeably. And sometimes the words yeast and fungus are used to describe different stages of the same infection. Candida is...

Natural cures for vaginal yeast infections

10/20/2014 - Vaginal yeast infections are almost always a symptom of systemic yeast. If you find a natural cure works and you soon have symptoms again, it's time rid yourself of Candida overgrowth. There are many options for treating vaginal yeast infections. Some are messy, some are soothing, and some are downright...

Natural cures for athlete's foot

10/20/2014 - If the skin between your toes itches or burns and is red and scaling, you don't have to resort to over the counter ointments or sprays. There are many choices for natural remedies. From the kitchenApple cider vinegar Garlic Coconut oilAll three of these common kitchen cures are anti-fungal. Apple...

Peanut allergy 'phenomenon' solved

10/3/2014 - Why are so many people allergic to peanuts? How weird, right? Between six and ten people out of every thousand are allergic to peanuts! That's up from two out of every thousand just 15 years ago. Some people can't even be in a room where a package of peanuts or peanut butter is opened, and some can't...

Are smoothies really so healthy? Here's how to make sure yours are

9/18/2014 - Smoothies are popular these days. We drink them as an alternative to unhealthy drinks or as a meal replacement. But are they really healthy? They can be. The question is: What's in your smoothie? At some smoothie stands, smoothies are made with 3 basic ingredients: frozen fruit, fruit juice,...

Ozone-infused oil pulling: A revolution in oral health combining modern technology with ancient medicine

9/16/2014 - There's a breakthrough in oral health that has the potential to help millions. It's an ozone-infused oil pulling remedy that you swish around your mouth for a few minutes each morning to radically transform your oral health. The practice of "oil pulling" has been used for thousands of years to pull...

Body care from your kitchen

9/10/2014 - Most body care products that you buy from the store are full of harmful chemicals and toxins that don't even clean your skin or hair properly. The products that are natural and organic that actually work are expensive. There is a perfect combination of inexpensive ingredients you can find in your kitchen...

How to kill candida and balance your intestinal flora

9/5/2014 - Ways to kill candida and balance your intestinal flora Most people ingest too many refined, processed foods. Even us health nuts have a tendency to do this. In this fast paced world, with the body biologically programmed to desire sweets and other easy carbohydrates that are so much harder to find...

Heal cavities, gum disease, and whiten teeth with natural homemade toothpaste and diet

9/5/2014 - The truth is, the most important action you can take to maintain oral health is to eat a healthy diet. Avoid all artificial additives (flavors, colors, preservatives), GMOs, pasteurized dairy, and refined sugars. Do not consume foods laden with herbicides and preservatives (especially the "dirty dozen")...

Natural Homemade Deodorant Recipe

9/2/2014 8:45:29 PM - If you're like me, you have tried many natural deodorants. Many of them that claim to be natural are not natural and/or are not healthy. Most of them do not work. In fact, I've only come across a few that worked well, and they didn't last very long. These days I don't need it. The healthier I eat,...

The coming oil collapse will lead to global famine followed by food revolution and renewal

9/2/2014 - The era we are all witnessing in our world right now may one day be called the "era of collapse." As is now evident to anyone paying attention, humans are rapidly using up all the world's finite resources. Water aquifers are being pumped dry, rare earth minerals are being depleted through aggressive...

Drought in Spain means massive olive oil shortage in months ahead

9/1/2014 - Futures investors are making an already difficult situation worse in Spain, where unrelenting drought conditions in the world's largest olive-producing country threaten to spike the price of olive oil globally. Reports indicate that this year's olive crop could be down by as much as 40 percent due to...

Three superfoods that nourish and rejuvenate the skin

8/29/2014 - Many health researchers now understand that our skin is a reflection of our internal health. A body that is fed nutritious whole foods, for instance, is more likely to enjoy clear and radiant skin, while a body that is fed processed foods is more likely to suffer from greasy and affliction-prone skin....

Brazilian vegetable oil industries refuse to buy Monsanto's new GM soybeans

8/21/2014 - In Brazil's latest pushback against genetically modified (GM) organisms, multiple farmers throughout the country threatened to sue GM seed manufacturers Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta AG and DuPont, through the Aprosoja farm lobby. The farmers have watched this year's engineered Bt corn seed fail, allowing...

Oklahoma earthquakes caused by oil drilling

8/17/2014 - In recent weeks, residents of rural Oklahoma have been experiencing something on a regular basis that used to be quite rare: the rattling and booming roll of the earth. In the first week of August, Reuters reported, residents of Guthrie, which has a population of nearly 10,200 people, felt five earthquakes...

How this 'non-profit environmental conservation' group profits from the oil industry and Big Food will surprise you

8/14/2014 - The country's largest and most vocal environmental group is earning revenue from an oil well on land that it controls in Texas, though the organization promised 10 years ago that it would not permit new oil and gas drilling on land that was supposedly reserved for conservation. That was revealed...

Most toxic, carcinogenic chemicals from BP oil spill still remain in Gulf of Mexico

8/12/2014 - The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico occurred on April 20, 2010. It was more of a deep sea floor gusher gone uncapped and wild as the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig exploded and sank in the Macondo Prospect, a submarine oil field off the coast of Louisiana. The ocean floor was 5,000 feet down,...

Repel ticks with this natural oil

8/9/2014 - With summer in full bloom and more and more cases of Lyme disease being reported, many are searching for ways to repel ticks without having to resort to harsh chemicals. Luckily, there is one sweet-smelling alternative that is proving to be quite powerful in the fight against this growing concern. It's...

How to use essential oils properly and conditions they can remedy

8/3/2014 - Essential oils are a unique branch of herbal medicine that utilizes the medicinal properties found in the essential oils of various plants. Through the different processes of distillation, the volatile constituents of the plant's oil are extracted from its flowers, leaves, branches, or roots. The oils...

Cinnamon essential oil can naturally prevent dangerous foodborne illnesses

8/2/2014 - Essential oil of cinnamon is a potent antibacterial agent that may be useful as a natural method for preventing the spread of foodborne illness, according to a study conducted by researchers from Washington State University that is scheduled for publication in the journal Food Control in December 2014. The...

How to make your own sunscreen

7/27/2014 - Many commercial sunscreens contain toxic ingredients that actually raise the risk of skin cancer. However, natural sunscreen can get very pricey, especially if you have a large family. Here is a sunscreen that you can make at home and is nontoxic and all natural. While you are blocking the harmful rays...

Top 4 essential oil remedies for livestock

7/26/2014 - It's mind-blowing to learn that many farmers and ranchers are reluctant to use natural therapies for their livestock. Granted, their livelihood is completely contingent on the health and well-being of their animals, but taking a non-medical approach should definitely NOT be considered "experimental!" Research...

Essential oils are the perfect non-toxic bug repellant

7/20/2014 - According to Tropical Pesticides Research Institute in Ngaramtoni, Tanzania, "All sibling species of An. gambiae complex have evolved insecticide resistance in wild populations for different approved classes of the insecticides currently in use in the field." Evidently, the increasing status of insecticide-resistant...

Aloe vera and coconut oil: two superfoods shown to treat acne

7/20/2014 - According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 40 to 50 million people across the nation. While acne usually begins in puberty, this unpleasant inflammatory condition -- which manifests as pimples, lumps and plugged...

Dementia prevention: coconut oil continues succeeding; Big Pharma keeps failing

7/20/2014 - There have been three attempts since 2012 to create an effective and not too terribly toxic pharmaceutical solution to Alzheimer's. They all failed and even caused worsening conditions with an occasional death during testing. A few years ago Dr. Mary Newport's discovery of using coconut oil to reverse...

Oregano oil inhibits cancer growth, breaks down norovirus and removes warts

7/14/2014 - You may already be familiar with oregano. It's a warm and savory herb that adds great flavor to sauces in pasta or pizza. What you may not know is that the active component in this herb has impressive healing properties. The active component in oregano that is responsible for its health benefits is...

Your skin 'smells' sandalwood essential oil, which stimulates cell proliferation and wound healing

7/12/2014 - The skin possesses scent receptors that respond to sandalwood oil by stimulating healing, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Ruhr-University Bochum and the University of Munster, both in Germany, and published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. "Only a tiny little amount...

Non-GMO soybean oil announced by Cargill as consumer demand for non-toxic food skyrockets

7/2/2014 - Agri-giant Cargill is responding to market pressure and will be introducing a soybean oil made from identity-preserved (IdP), conventionally bred soybeans (these are non-GMO) for customers who are considering shopping for products with a "non-GMO" sticker on their label. "Despite the many merits...

Reduce inflammation with the ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids

6/30/2014 - Chronic inflammation at the cellular and systemic level is the major underlying factor in all chronic disease. Fatty acids make up the cell membrane and have an intimate role in the hormonal responses throughout the body. The ideal ratio of essential omega-6 to omega-3 fats is critical to cellular health...

Health Basics: How are vegetable oils really made?

6/28/2014 - Do you ever wonder how most vegetable oils are made? What about cottonseed oil and sunflower oil? Are they as bad as corn oil and soybean oil? Does it matter if it's cold pressed if it's GMO? Do you really know much about safflower oil and how most of it is processed? Canola was invented in a lab by...

Shed those unwanted pounds with all-natural coconut oil

6/27/2014 - It might seem contradictory to everything that's been said over the past 50 years about health, but one of the best ways to keep from getting fat is actually to eat more fat. One of the most powerful fat-burning foods, in fact, is the fat of coconut, known more popularly as coconut oil, which helps...

Trans fat foods to avoid: the 5 worst offenders

6/24/2014 - Sure, foods containing trans fat taste great and stay fresh longer, but they are also bad for your health in a multitude of ways, including raising bad cholesterol, lowering good cholesterol and increasing inflammation. Also known as "trans fatty acids" and "partially hydrogenated oils," trans fat is...

The Collapse Calendar reveals when failures likely to occur in banking, agriculture, nuclear power, pandemic disease and more

6/23/2014 - In the movie Knowing, starring Nicholas Cage, the main character is faced with the burden of comprehending a written code revealing the exact dates and GPS coordinates of large-scale catastrophic events. The movie is outstanding and well worth watching, by the way, but could it ever be true? Not...

Oil and gas companies use 40-plus toxic chemicals near California homes, schools and hospitals

6/22/2014 - The quest to unearth new sources of oil and natural gas in Southern California's dense urban core has resulted in the spreading of more than 40 different toxic chemicals near hospitals, residential areas and schools. Data collected by the South Coast Air Quality Management District has revealed that...

How can petroleum ever be 'hypoallergenic'? - the hypocrisy rages on with baby oils

6/22/2014 - Petroleum jelly can be found in about every other bathroom cabinet in the US, but dermatologists who really know what they're doing, like the holistic ones, warn against it. A byproduct of the oil industry, petroleum can suffocate pores, aggravate acne and even cause a rare form of pneumonia, if inhaled....

Edible film made from essential oils can protect foods better than plastic

6/20/2014 - Forget the plastic and chemicals: The best food preservatives may actually be all-natural essential oils. New research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that an edible film coated in the essential oils of clove and oregano kept bread fresher for longer than conventional...

What is trans fat? Definitions and warnings

6/20/2014 - When it comes to dieting, some people may think that avoiding fat is a good first step. Cut fat, lose weight, right? The truth is, the world of fats is a very complicated one. There are good fats and bad fats, natural fats and unnatural ones. And all of them affect your body in different ways. Some...

Top five health benefits of eucalyptus oil

6/18/2014 - Eucalyptus oil has many properties that make it an attractive solution for many health ills. However, it was not always so popular. Until recently, many people did not know much about its use as an aromatherapy. Today, though, the use of eucalyptus oil continues to grow as more about it becomes known....

U.S. food prices rising 367% faster than inflation; chemical agriculture headed for catastrophic failure

6/17/2014 - Food prices are now skyrocketing across the USA, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Their most recent report (1) reveals that prices of meat, poultry, fish and eggs leaped 7.7 percent over the last year. That's nearly 367% higher than the official 2.1% inflation rate claimed by the federal government....

Ecover to use oil from GMO algae in laundry detergent

6/2/2014 2:43:20 PM - A popular "green" cleaning product brand is quietly switching away from palm oil in its laundry detergent formula to an artificial oil produced using synthetic biology, or SynBio. Ecover, which owns the Method line of consumer products, recently announced that its so-called "natural" laundry detergent...

Studies show that oil pulling can kill harmful bacteria in the mouth

5/29/2014 - Oil pulling is a process of swishing an edible oil around the mouth for between 10 and 20 minutes, ideally upon awakening, for detoxification purposes. Its origins lie in the Ayurveda, the ancient healing system of India, and countless people from all backgrounds swear by it. In fact, if one believes...

Rare plant eats toxic heavy metals in phytoremediation miracle

5/26/2014 - Scientists from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos, and the University of Melbourne have discovered a new species of plant that is able to absorb nickel from the soil at concentrations up to 1,000 times higher than most other plants, as reported in the journal PhytoKeys. The researchers hope...

Enjoy your salad with olive oil and a watermelon snack to naturally lower blood pressure

5/23/2014 - A staggering number of people from all walks of life have little comprehension of how very small increases in resting blood pressure over the course of years and decades promote cardiovascular disease, stroke and an early death. Often referred to as a "silent killer," hypertension frequently runs in...

Argan - The miracle beauty oil that also tames heart disease, diabetes and arthritis

5/21/2014 4:59:55 PM - Argan oil. It's all the rage among those who treasure flawless skin and glossy hair. But the advantages of the oil aren't just skin deep -- numerous health benefits have also been discovered within the scientific community. Rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, argan oil just may be a one...

Eating industrial waste byproducts like cottonseed oil - a daily dose of cancer

5/16/2014 - Vegetable oil sounds harmless. You would think that oil coming right from pressed seeds of this earth would be healthy, but in this modern day of hyper-processing and genetic modification, this couldn't be further from the truth. So what's the deal with cottonseed oil, other than that which comes from...

The Mediterranean's best kept secret: The benefits of olive oil

5/14/2014 - Olive oil is a light, greenish-yellow oil that has been used in the Mediterranean for centuries. It is extracted from olives using a variety of processes, the most common being the cold-pressed process. Other extraction methods include using chemicals and solvents that remove the majority of oil but...

Four reasons to love coconut oil

5/14/2014 - Few foods, with the possible exception of eggs, have had their reputations so completely demolished in the 20th century as coconut oil. Even as late as the 1990s, this edible oil, which is extracted from the kernels or flesh of matured coconuts, continued to be demonized in the media as a great contributor...

Home Remedies for Acne: 7 Treatments That Really Work

5/12/2014 2:34:11 AM - Almost 85 percent of people experience acne within the course of a lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, (1) so it's a very common problem. Many people turn to over-the-counter acne products or prescription drugs for this condition. But many of these products have ingredients that...

Coke and Pepsi replacing toxic brominated vegetable oil (BVO) with another chemical: sucrose acetate isobutyrate (SAIB)

5/6/2014 - Coca-Cola and Pepsico have both announced they are removing brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from their beverage products following a sustained social media campaign that protested the practice. Brominated vegetable oil is a flame retardant, and it's usually made from genetically modified corn or soy...

Eucalyptus is quite effective with respiratory problems and head lice

5/5/2014 - Eucalyptus is a fast growing tree coming from the land down under. This tree represents a pretty high percentage of the overall Australian flora and where koalas love to feast on. It is quite massive as it can grow well beyond 400 feet and there are literally hundreds of its species in the Australian...

Gluten, aspartame and canola oil - an American 'recipe' for health disaster

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...

Cannabis oil from marijuana is having success treating COPD

4/10/2014 - COPD is the often used term for "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease," a rather clumsy and vague description for most of us. It includes a few different lung issues, such as emphysema, bronchiectasis and chronic bronchitis. The scary part is that it's a mystery to our pharmaceutical-dependent medical...

Clove oil alleviates toothaches, improves dental health

4/9/2014 - Nobody likes a toothache, and drug-based solutions like Anbesol and Orajel can cause side effects like gum sensitivity and rectal irritation that make using them for oral health much more troublesome than beneficial, in many cases. But there is a natural solution to the problem that costs pennies on...

Canola is the new margarine - throw it all out

4/8/2014 12:21:17 PM - Remember when margarine was the substitute for butter? Hey, I can't believe it's not butter! Wow. Margarine is a molecule away from being plastic, and we wonder why so many old folks in America have Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The plastic fat is clogging their brain veins. No oxygen to the...

U.S. military conspired to hide extreme PCB contamination on military bases

4/8/2014 - A report in Japanese media suggests that the U.S. military discovered toxic levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at its Kadena Air Base on Okinawa that dramatically exceeded acceptable safety levels but failed to alert Japanese authorities and then subsequently hid information about the contamination...

The real cost of socialism: Venezuela suffers under severe shortages of flour, butter, milk and diapers

4/3/2014 - Rising unrest and turmoil in Venezuela are side effects of the ugly, predictable face of socialism, as evidenced by the underreported realities of life in a country besieged by a bankrupt political ideology. It wasn't always this way in the South American nation. At the turn of the 20th century,...

Borage oil has incredible anti-inflammatory properties and is great for your skin

3/29/2014 - The borage plant is from the Boraginaceae family, and it mainly grows in the Mediterranean region, although it's also cultivated in Europe and the United States. Apparently, the Romans would drink borage tea combined with wine before going to battle, as they believed that it would give them inner strength....

Judge allows Arizona boy to be treated with marijuana extract

3/28/2014 - Last Friday, an Ariz. judge made a significant decision that could potentially revolutionize the way Americans utilize medical marijuana. Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper of Maricopa County ruled in favor of allowing five-year-old Zander Welton, who was suffering from debilitating epileptic...

Aromatherapy helps smokers overcome nicotine addiction

3/27/2014 - Nicotine addiction is complex, but a simple whiff of essential oils may help put cravings in their place. A small pilot study was recently conducted in which 20 persons who used nicotine products on a daily basis were encouraged to try using aromatherapy. The researchers divided these people into two...

Smart Balance to convert entire 'Buttery Spread' product line to non-GMO ingredients

3/24/2014 - If you're a fan of synthetic butter products that somewhat resemble the real thing yet contain no animal products, then you may be interested to know that the popular butter alternative brand Smart Balance is converting its entire "Buttery Spread" product line to ingredients that are free of genetically...

Benefits of fish oil for kids

3/24/2014 - There has been a great deal of interest in fish oils in the media in the past couple of decades. It is currently added to a smattering of foods that are available at the supermarket. In addition, fish oil supplements seem to be on every pharmacy shelf these days. There is good reason for this proliferation...

Health Basics: Processed 'vegetable' oils fuel inflammation and cancer

3/21/2014 - What if you bought a brand new car or truck and you immediately filled it with used oil and ethanol-laden gasoline? How soon would you experience major engine malfunctions, and how soon compared to a new car that you gave only the cleanest oil and gas possible? Many people perceive vegetable oils as...

Is your grape seed oil made with hexane, a hydrocarbon vapor and constituent of gasoline?

3/20/2014 - Hexane is a colorless and odorless hydrocarbon vapor that comes from crude oil and is used to make most grape seed oil. Hexanes in general are significant constituents of gasoline and are also widely used as cheap solvents. Red "health" flags should go up right away. You may have heard of hexanes used...

Sheeple are asleep at the wheel of health

3/19/2014 - All across America, the media tells people what to think. It's designed by advertising experts to be delivered in such a manner that the lies are simple and easy to understand. Nearly every billboard near highway exits advertises GMO food and bedbug-ridden hotels that seem inviting and convenient. Every...

The Seven Countries Study hoax and how the politics of food policy keeps the USA in the dark

3/3/2014 - This is the true story of an American scientist named Ancel Keys who studied saturated fat long ago (in the 1950s) and made the cover of the illustrious Time magazine, although in that "infamous" way that we later learned of. The damage was done though, and what Keys did was set a precedent of falsified...

Kellogg Company claims it will only use palm oil from environmentally, socially responsible suppliers

2/27/2014 - Major food maker Kellogg's has listened to a growing number of its customers and has agreed to dramatically increase the healthiness quotient of its products by using palm oil that comes only from suppliers who have proven they actively protect rainforests and peatlands, in addition to respecting human...

Colorado becomes first state to approve regulations to curb fracking emissions

2/26/2014 - A picturesque Colorado landscape, flowing with brushstrokes of the mighty Rocky Mountains, is being clouded over by smog. Free flowing rivers and healthy groundwater are slowly being contaminated by the emissions of fracking operations. Climate and agriculture, adversely affected by heat-trapping methane...

Colorado becomes first state to approve regulations to curb fracking emissions

2/26/2014 - A picturesque Colorado landscape, flowing with brushstrokes of the mighty Rocky Mountains, is being clouded over by smog. Free flowing rivers and healthy groundwater are slowly being contaminated by the emissions of fracking operations. Climate and agriculture, adversely affected by heat-trapping methane...

Colorado becomes first state to approve regulations to curb fracking emissions

2/26/2014 - A picturesque Colorado landscape, flowing with brushstrokes of the mighty Rocky Mountains, is being clouded over by smog. Free flowing rivers and healthy groundwater are slowly being contaminated by the emissions of fracking operations. Climate and agriculture, adversely affected by heat-trapping methane...

New hemp plants bred to have increased oleic acid for enhanced cooking properties

2/25/2014 - Scientists have found a way to make hemp produce 70 percent more oleic acid, making the crop more viable as a source for cooking oil and other industrial purposes. Scientists breed hemp to increase its monounsaturated oleic acid contentThe scientists, from the University of York, used fast-track...

Top seven ways Big Food tricks you into eating cancer

2/24/2014 - Big Food is a conglomeration of massive, monopolistic corporations and companies which process and sell more than 90% of the "food" products found on typical grocery shelves. Any health enthusiast in the world can tell you in so many words that Biotech and Big Food purposely design food to make people...

Fish in Gulf of Mexico experience heart attacks due to oil contamination

2/21/2014 - Swimming majestically in the open seas, with eyes wide on both sides of its face, the bluefin tuna gazes into... a curtain of crude oil. When the 2010 BP oil spill contaminated the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, beautiful wild fish like the bluefin tuna were forced to face new challenges for survival....

Woman heals her psoriasis with infection-fighting properties of wild oregano oil

2/20/2014 - Dorothy Leibold had psoriasis for two years but ever since taking P73 wild oregano oil, she says she no longer has the skin condition. Her advice is to take it regularly and to make sure to take enough, which of course varies by an individual's situation. The fact that her skin condition, which affects...

Canola oil: The #1 hidden health 'danger' at the prepared food bar

2/17/2014 - Step right up to your favorite food bar, whether at Whole Foods, Harris Teeter or Farm Fresh, and "get you some" potato salad, coleslaw, egg salad, pasta salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, baked goods, or just make your own salad with lots of salad "dressing" and you are most likely getting a few heaping...

Arkansas residents continue to suffer one year after Exxon oil spill

2/14/2014 - Residents in Mayflower, Arkansas, have been sick, coughing and with chronic headaches. Many are leaving their neighborhood and moving somewhere safer. When one of ExxonMobil's pipeline's burst about a year ago, a major oil spill overtook their community. Oil poured through the streets and onto the...

New hemp oil could be a powerful cooking alternative

2/14/2014 - A recently developed hemp plant may prove to provide the ideal cooking oil; watch out, olive oil. The University of York reported that they have developed a hemp plant that contains a significantly higher quantity of oleic acid. The new hemp oil not only offers a longer shelf life and a higher heat...

Fish oil dramatically improves brain health

2/13/2014 - Researchers have known for quite some time that fish oil is highly beneficial to optimal human health. These benefits include better brain health, which is why so many manufacturers of infant milk substitutes rushed to add both DHA and omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids found in high quantities in fish,...

Meal planning for a ketogenic diet

2/12/2014 - There is a growing segment of the natural health movement that endorses the ketogenic diet as the best nutritional approach. The biggest challenge that people have is navigating how to set up meals to maintain ketosis. When meal planning on a ketogenic diet, you will have to take into account your...

Mullein oil, a simple remedy for earaches

2/11/2014 - The common mullein (Verbascum thapsus L.), is in the snapdragon family. The plant is rich in calcium phosphate, iron, magnesium, potassium and sulfur. It is a practical and medicinal plant readily found along roadsides, meadows and pastures. This plant has been used to treat pulmonary problems, inflammatory...

My, your field smells fishy: GM scientists try to grow fish oils in flax

2/6/2014 - Springtime could bring rolling fields of fish-infused flaxseed to Great Britain this year if genetic manipulators are successful in convincing regulators to approve this latest genetically modified (GM) monstrosity. The Telegraph in the U.K. reports that GM flax could end up in outdoor soils in as little...

Coconut oil can help reduce belly fat, study finds

2/5/2014 2:26:59 PM - While the "superfood" label is often overused in natural health circles, most researchers will admit that coconut oil deserves it. This edible oil, which is produced from the flesh of coconuts, has been shown to possess amazing antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties, improve blood cholesterol...

Killing our world: Massive quantities of oil spilled from trains in 2013

2/3/2014 - Far from the offshore rigs where many a spill has occurred in the past is another major source of environmental contamination by fossil fuels that often gets overlooked: freight trains. A new report by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has revealed that more than 1.15 million...

The remarkable health benefits of oil pulling

2/1/2014 - More and more research is revealing that the health of your mouth is extremely critical to the health of your whole body. A dysbiotic oral cavity increases our risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and dementia. Oil pulling is an easy and inexpensive way to improve the balance...

Understanding the benefits of natural olive oil

1/31/2014 - Everyone knows that natural and organic foods are far more healthier than their processed counterparts. Unfortunately, many people don't take to heart this valuable piece of information, and they continue to consume food products that are completely unhealthy for them. In doing this, they often develop...

Fish oil found to cure brain-damaged kids

1/28/2014 - If there is one area that keeps bombarding humanity with new and interesting discoveries, then it is the field of human health. The latest news is the discovery that fish oil has the capacity to cure brain damage. This is based on the case of a teenager who was knocked out by a hit-and-run car. He went...

Mega-dose fish oil supplementation leads to quick recovery for teen with brain injury

1/27/2014 - When John Virgin and his son Bryce heard sirens just outside of their neighborhood in Palm Desert, California, they ventured out to see what was up. Pulling up to the scene of the accident, John gestured for an emergency medical technician. Knowing that his older son Grant (16) had gone on a walk...

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