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Knock Out Your Migraines Naturally

Migraine headaches can be debilitating, causing severe pain for hours or days. The pain is often intense, with a throbbing or pulsing sensation and can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.

There are several natural remedies that you can use to help avoid the onset of migraines or that help you treat the pain. Here are seven, courtesy of NaturalSociety.com.

FDA Announces Rule For Labeling Foods Gluten-Free

After years of dithering, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally set a standard for labeling foods gluten-free. Gluten, a substance found in wheat, barley and rye, as well as in foods made from those grains, causes autoimmune reactions in at least 3 million Americans and threatens their health.

Way back in 2004, Congress passed a law mandating a standard for foods labeled gluten-free. Recently, pressure has grown on the FDA to set a standard for labeling, as the market for gluten-free foods has climbed to more than $4 billion a year.

GMOs Hiding In Plain Sight

GMOs Hiding In Plain Sight

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) now infest almost everything we consume. Yet, amazingly, most Americans don’t even realize they eat GMO food at just about every meal. That’s because they are deceptively hidden in the list of ingredients.

Test Tube Burger On Someone’s Menu

A hamburger made from test tube-grown “beef” is on someone’s menu for this week.

The so-called beef for the burger is the product of a Dutch professor whose work was financed by an anonymous businessman and the Dutch government. It was created from stem cells stripped from a cow’s muscle that were incubated in a nutrient broth, stretched on a machine to simulate exercise and stimulate growth, then minced with lab-grown animal fat. The final, uncooked product is said to be gray with a slippery texture similar to squid or scallop. The financier may be the first to eat the lab-created slime.

Feds Raid Legal Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In Washington

Despite State legalization and promises from President Barack Obama that raiding medical marijuana facilities was not a priority of the Federal government, medical marijuana dispensaries in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and Gig Harbor, Washington were raided by Drug Enforcement Agency agents on Wednesday. Casey Lee, the owner of one of the facilities, said Federal agents took […]

Natural Cure For Acid Reflux

Stomach acids sometimes escape the stomach and rise up the esophagus. These acids escape when the lower esophageal sphincter (the valve that allows food to pass into the stomach) doesn’t close all the way or opens too often.

This can be caused by a hiatal hernia, or it can be caused by improper levels of stomach acid.

American Businesses Are Unprepared For Obamacare

A report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reveals that less than two-thirds of American small businesses are prepared for the regulatory onslaught that will accompany full-scale implementation of Obamacare. The organization’s latest quarterly survey of small businesses reveals that American entrepreneurs are growing increasingly worried that they will be unable to comply with Obamacare […]

Pepsi Still Contains Known Carcinogen

PepsiCo Inc. promised to remove a known carcinogen from its ingredients in order to comply with a California law that would require it to come with a cancer warning label. Yet the soft drink still contains the cancer-causing chemical 4-methylimidazole.

Known as 4-Mel, 4-methylimidazole is a component of the caramel coloring used to give Pepsi its color. The chemical was also found in Coca-Cola. A two-year study by the National Toxicology Program of the Department of Human Services showed 4-Mel caused cancer in rats. Following the 2007 study, both soft drink manufacturers promised to modify their manufacturing processes to remove 4-Mel. In March 2012, both said this had been accomplished.

Do You Have High Blood Pressure Or Sleep Apnea?

I suspect that many of the millions of people who are faithfully taking high blood pressure medicine don’t really have high blood pressure. They may instead have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

If you snore or lose sleep and seem to wake up tired, you may have OSA. This can lead to a host of health problems such as high blood pressure, acid reflux, frequent nighttime urination, memory loss, stroke, depression, diabetes or even heart attack.

Researchers: Mild Beer Consumption Can Benefit Heart Health

Researchers: Mild Beer Consumption Can Benefit Heart Health

Beer is good for you. Researchers at Harokopio University in Athens, Greece, found blood flow to the heart improved within a couple of hours of drinking two-thirds of a pint of beer.

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