Oil news, articles and information:
|4/29/2016 - Surprise! The Environmental Protection Agency is not actually protecting underground drinking water supplies (one of its primary functions) from contamination by oil fields and, in a number of instances, has actually allowed companies to dump dirty wastewater into aquifers, according to a newly released...|
|4/20/2016 - Arguably the world's healthiest whole organic olive oil, Oliflix, is on its way from Spain to the US, and is now available online through KeyElementals.com. The shipment of Oliflix is scheduled for pick up by the end of this month.
Olive oil has been used medicinally for more than 5,000 years. It's...|
|4/16/2016 - There are many benefits to a vegetarian diet, ranging from lowered heart disease risks to reducing the chances of getting high blood pressure or diabetes. In fact, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that, when compared a diet that included meat, vegetarian diets were associated with lowered...|
|4/15/2016 - As more research on the various health benefits of natural foods and ingredients is performed, there are more findings that substantiate what naturopaths and homeopathic healers have known for years.
Some of that recent research has focused on the benefits of black cumin seed, and scientists are...|
|4/8/2016 - Despite the fact that there is increasing evidence to support the use of medical marijuana, it is only legal in 23 states – and unfortunately for Coltyn Turner, Illinois is not one of them. Coltyn is a teenager who was first diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2011, and until recently was confined...|
|4/6/2016 - In an effort to avoid the health-harming problems caused by GMO soy, corn and canola oils, food manufacturers are turning to the cleaner, non-GMO benefits of sunflower oil. Furthermore, sunflower oil is void of trans fats, another plus when it comes to maintaining good health.
Of course, by now we're...|
|4/1/2016 - As the invigorating scent of fresh-cut lemongrass fills the air, the mood changes, lifting the spirits of all nearby. The scent of lemongrass alone has a noticeable affect on the mind. Lemongrass essential oil is lemony-bold and bitter-sweet. It adds powerful flavor to oriental dishes, and is a staple...|
|4/1/2016 - Receding gums can be a real kick in the teeth. If you're suffering with this extremely common form of gum disease, you may be relieved to know that this condition effects many adults over 40. Receding gums occur when your gums pull away from the surface of your teeth to expose your roots, according...|
|3/23/2016 - Texas Governor Greg Abbott took a step closer toward health freedom recently, when he signed new legislation permitting epileptic patients access to the powerful, healing CBD oil from hemp. Thousands of Texas families who deal with epilepsy will now be given legal access to medical marijuana. This means...|
|3/23/2016 - Food companies don't have to resort to chemistry lab concoctions for food preservation. According to a third-party watchdog group, the Environmental Working Group, there are now 10,000 or more additives allowed in food. While some additives are more dangerous than others, including carcinogenic meat...|
|3/20/2016 - MAJOR CORRECTIONS: I'm issuing a huge correction / clarification to this story after speaking with people in the hemp industry. They've pointed out that my article, although posted with the best intentions to help keep CBDs legal and readily available, was freaking out CBD retailers who thought some...|
|3/15/2016 - Millions of Americans are turning to holistic approaches to oral health because insurance plans are doubling or tripling in cost, thanks to Obama and Obamacare's outrageous lies. Plus, Big Pharma in general is becoming even less trustworthy; with independent research revealing the dangers of fluoride,...|
|3/10/2016 - Are your eyebrows thinning? Is your mop top getting sparse? Are you finding more and more hair in your comb, your sink and your bathtub, than you'd care to find? If so, it might be time for you to consider using something to regrow your hair before it's too late.
Of course, traditional medical science,...|
|3/4/2016 - At the beginning of 2016, freight costs were so low that nearly every cargo ship around the world was anchored. Goods were so cheap that their prices didn't cover the expenses of transportation. Now it's happening to oil. The fracking industry literally helped the economy drill through the 2008 crisis....|
|3/1/2016 - Rosemary is an evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean, and a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, alongside oregano, thyme, basil and lavender. Although some of us are most familiar with the culinary uses of rosemary, this beautifully scented herb is also commonly used in cosmetics, perfumes and...|
|2/22/2016 - When it comes to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that there are about 20 million new infections transmitted every year in the United States. Half of them are mostly people aged 15–24, and the related healthcare costs are an astounding...|
|2/19/2016 - Antibiotic resistance is rapidly reaching the scale of a global health crisis. More and more people are being treated with "last resort" antibiotics, and the head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, recently warned that the explosion of increasingly virulent drug-resistant microbes may...|
|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 - As a creator of socially-conscious music, I'm thrilled to announce the release of my 16th song and music video today! Burnin' It Up is now live on YouTube, and it's a song that's rich with powerful wake up calls on many levels.
Click here to watch the video now on YouTube (and be sure to SHARE with...|
|1/31/2016 - On Darren Miller's 50th birthday, he received the devastating news of a lung and pericardial heart sac cancer diagnosis in which he was given about one year to live – and that was with chemotherapy. However, the Illinois resident was having nothing to do with death sentences. Instead, he and his...|
|1/24/2016 - A food scare is unraveling in Taiwan, as the country's Ministry of Health and Welfare uncovers a string of tainted food products. A group of protestors in Taiwan are boycotting a local food group that has been selling mislabeled food products containing oils intended for animal feed. "The reason why...|
|1/22/2016 - As practically the entire world seems to be nearing the end of its run financially, many people are beginning to wonder how much longer America has before our own teetering house of cards finally falls. Nobody can say for sure how it will all play out, of course, but there are a number of potential...|
|1/17/2016 - Some people have no idea what canola oil is. They think it's food, but there was never a canola seed in nature before scientists modified and diluted poisonous rapeseed in a laboratory, so how could there ever be organic canola? Other people believe that organic soy is okay. But only fermented soy products,...|
|1/13/2016 - In the Spanish village of Navalvillar de Pela, Christmas 2015 was a time to be on guard. The Extremaduran olive groves of central Spain are in high demand, and, as reported by the U.K.'s Telegraph, organized groups are starting to raid the olive groves, stealing the "liquid gold" in the middle of the...|
|12/31/2015 - In addition to posting all my new podcasts on HealthRangerReport.com and iTunes, I've just opened up a new SoundCloud account to carry all my new audio commentary.
Now you can get my informed, intelligent and totally uncensored commentary almost any way you wish! I also post these on my YouTube channel,...|
|12/26/2015 - The collapse in the price of oil and gasoline due to major increases in global supply has been a financial boon to tens of millions of cash-strapped Americans still struggling to earn a living in a stagnant economy.
But while consumers are breathing a sigh of relief, many oil producers are increasingly...|
|12/25/2015 - Defined as the "skilled and controlled use of essential oils for physical and emotional health," aromatherapy has been around for centuries. Luckily, it's finally gaining popularity in western culture. Hundreds of essential oils exist, meaning there's a lot to learn about them. Valerie Ann Worwood's...|
|12/16/2015 - For countries that depend primarily on oil revenues to fund government services, hard times are upon them. And they are likely to continue, analysts say.
That's because oil prices have collapsed, thanks to several different factors, and while that is good news for consumers, truckers, airlines and...|
|12/2/2015 - Attorneys and advocates of medical marijuana are accusing the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division of wrongly classifying origins of THC – the active ingredient in pot, found in hash oils and marijuana edibles – as "origin unknown."
As reported by The Intercept, Michigan prosecutors...|
|12/1/2015 - The 2010 BP (Deepwater Horizon) oil spill caused long-lasting damage to the microbial ecosystem of Gulf beaches, suggests a study conducted by researchers from Georgia Tech and published in the ISME Journal on February 17.
The April 2010 spill was the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. It...|
|11/26/2015 - The world has been dependent upon fossil fuel – oil – for more than a century, and while many economists credit it with helping usher in the Industrial Revolution that turned America into the world's No. 1 economy while lifting other nations out of poverty, others believe we have become...|
|11/25/2015 - As Natural News readers are aware, fewer and fewer corporations are controlling more and more of our daily lives. A shrinking number of companies own virtually all of the mainstream media.
Also, and perhaps more importantly, just a few corporations like Monsanto and Syngenta control a growing portion...|
|11/18/2015 - If you've been eating extra virgin olive oil over other varieties thinking that you've been doing your health a favor, think again. According to ongoing investigations pertaining to numerous popular Italian olive oil brands, it appears that while you may have been buying high-quality olive oil, you...|
|11/18/2015 - For many decades now, we've been fed a lot of misinformation about the foods we eat and which ones are healthy or not.
For example, since the early 20th century, we've been told that lard – rendered and clarified pig fat – is an unhealthy substance that should be replaced with vegetable...|
|11/9/2015 - Just a few decades ago, the soybean was considered unfit to eat. Still, eight out of every 10 Americans believe soybeans and soybean oil is good for their health. They have no concept of, or knowledge about, fermented soy, and that certainly isn't the type of soy we're addressing here in most conventional...|
|11/3/2015 - If you ever needed more proof that liberals and progressives are economic illiterates, this should do it for you.
As noted over at Zero Hedge, insanely liberal web site Salon.com "took a quick break from criticizing a caricature of libertarianism" to allow one of its writers, David Sirota, to tap...|
|11/2/2015 - If you're shopping for an all natural toothpaste, the list of ingredients to avoid includes diethanolamine, propylene glycol, fluoride, aspartame, saccharine, sodium lauryl sulfate, Triclosan, glycerin, sorbitol, and microbeads. After careful examination of the ingredients, the discerning shopper will...|
|10/29/2015 5:48:05 PM - A 3 year-old Utah boy, diagnosed with leukemia and told by doctors that he had mere days to live, is now alive and well not because he continued his chemotherapy, but because he obtained cannabis oil treatment instead.(1)
The family, fed up with the fact that the only treatment doctors...|
|9/24/2015 5:22:38 PM - It seems that some public policies are more important than others when it comes to the Obama Administration and other leftist regimes around the world.
In recent days, the U.S. government and, perhaps eventually, others in Europe and Asia, lashed out at Volkswagen after the company was caught cheating...|
|9/15/2015 - What if everything you thought you knew about the nature of energy and natural resources was an elaborate lie concocted to manipulate and control the economy and human behavior? When it comes to the availability of oil and water, evidence suggests that both of these invaluable resources might actually...|
|9/10/2015 - It's a mistake that many people make on a daily basis: mindlessly consuming products without reading the labels. Some people don't know what they're eating, don't care what they're eating, and can't make the connection between the food they eat and the health problems they experience. As a matter of...|
|9/1/2015 - A 33-year-old father from the U.K. is completely cancer-free, but not because of chemotherapy or radiation. David Hibbitt's doctors diagnosed him with a "terminal" case of bowel cancer that they said would kill him within 18 months, but he successfully eliminated this cancer on his own by taking therapeutic...|
|8/27/2015 - Soybean oil is more likely to induce diabetes and metabolic syndrome than pure fructose, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Riverside and published in the journal PLOS ONE.
"That was a surprise, given that most people think that unsaturated fatty acids...|
|8/19/2015 - In typical manipulative form, The Washington Post recently declared fish oil supplements to be ineffective and "unproven" at protecting the heart, despite mounds of scientific evidence suggesting otherwise. Citing a few outlier studies that were poorly constructed and that included the use of pharmaceutical...|
|8/11/2015 - As antibiotic-resistant superbugs continue to thrive, it is becoming obvious even to mainstream diehard modern medicine folks that finding natural alternatives is imperative. While Obama's 2016 budget proposal includes $1.2 billion to fight antibiotic resistance, people everywhere are finally waking...|
|8/1/2015 - A series of shocking new reports reveal that 45,000 acres of California crops are being irrigated with recycled fracking water, with some samples showing levels of petrochemicals higher than those found at oil spill sites.
Even more shocking, the practice of using recycled oil water on crops (which...|
|7/29/2015 - Researchers at the University of Florida have isolated a special form of vitamin E that could stop the development of unwanted body fat. This special form of vitamin E is found in muscadine grape seed oil. Marty Marshall, a University of Florida professor of food science and nutrition said that muscadine...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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....|
|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...|
|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.
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|5/25/2015 - The Mediterranean diet has long been researched and touted for its many benefits. High in nutrients and antioxidants, several studies have linked this type of diet to a lower risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke and dementia.
According to a new clinical study, a Mediterranean diet rich in nuts...|
|5/18/2015 - 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...|
|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."
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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.
|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....|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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.
|3/23/2015 - 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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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%...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|1/9/2015 - A diet high in healthy fats may actually slow the aging process, including stemming off the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen and the Nationals Institute of...|
|1/6/2015 - 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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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"...|
|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...|
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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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 - 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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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.
|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...|
|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...|
|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.
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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")...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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....|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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.
|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...|
|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.
|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...|
|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!"
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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?
|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...|
|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....|
|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...|
|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...|
|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....|
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|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....|
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