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How To Get a Good Night’s Rest While Traveling

Whether you are on the road for a long summer vacation or a just a quick overnight trip, it can be difficult to get to sleep when you are away from the familiar sights, sounds and smells of home.

Here are some suggestions that will help you relax into a restful slumber.

Bad Diets And School Shootings

Celebrity vegan trainer John Pierre, who visited Capitol Hill Monday to tout the benefits of a plant-based diet, told Congressional staffers that school shootings could be a result of poor nutrition. “The average child is drinking over 50 gallons of soda pop a year… and every time you eat or you drink sugar it destroys […]

Is Depression Contagious?

Is Depression Contagious?

A study by two University of Notre Dame professors suggests that spending time around someone who’s depressed can be more than just a drag; it could end up saddling you with the same condition.

Could It Kill You? Your Doctor Could Be Ignorant Of Popular Prescription Dangers

Could It Kill You? Your Doctor Could Be Ignorant Of Popular Prescription Dangers

Upon informing your doctor of your most unbearable afflictions, it’s likely that the prescription pad will come out and you’ll find yourself on a daily regimen of the latest wonder drug. But for all of the benefits your physician may tell you about a new drug, he may be ignorant of some ghastly side effects.

GMO Corn: Dead, Deadly

Monsanto maintains that its genetically modified (GMO) corn is nutritionally equivalent to non-GMO corn. But a 2012 report, titled “2012 Nutritional Analysis: Comparison of GMO Corn versus Non-GMO Corn,” tells a different story.

A copy of the report was sent to Moms Across America by the Canadian non-GMO seed company De Dell Seed Company. In fact, it turns out that GMO corn is essentially nutritionally dead and laced with toxins in amounts that exceed those the Environmental Protection Agency deems “safe.”

Nationwide Push Urging Retailers To Stop Selling Toxic Products Starts Today

Nationwide Push Urging Retailers To Stop Selling Toxic Products Starts Today

A major push begins today urging high-profile U.S. retailers to crack down on selling a host of products that contain chemicals with unsafe — or unproven — track records.

Apple Cider Vinegar Is One Of Nature’s Miracle Drugs

Apple cider vinegar has myriad uses and could be considered one of nature’s miracle drugs.

I have written before about it as an aid for digestion-related problems, to treat sinus infections, as a pain reliever and to help with weight loss.

Another Study Links Low Vitamin D To Cardiovascular Disease

John Cannell, M.D., has compiled information on two studies that seem to show that Vitamin D is the missing link in patients with cardiovascular disease.

Writing in his Vitamin D Council blog, Cannell looked at a study done by researchers at Hull York Medical School in England on two of the most commonly prescribed statin drugs: Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Zocor (simvastatin). Both lower cholesterol equally and both are used to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Suit Filed Against EPA To Restrict Neonicotinoids

A group of California beekeepers and environmental groups filed suit last week to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to restrict insecticides they say has a detrimental effect on honeybees.

The groups filed their lawsuit against the EPA in the Northern District Court of California, demanding that the regulatory agency suspend the use of pesticides clothianidin and thiamethoxam. The pesticides, which are part of a class of systemic insecticides known as neonicotinoids, are absorbed by plants and transported throughout a plant’s vascular tissue, making the plant potentially toxic to insects, the groups said. Neonicotinoids are chemically related to nicotine, the harmful ingredient in tobacco products.

Cinnamon Good For Defense, Prevents Offense

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that cinnamic aldehyde, which is obtained from cinnamon oil, actually decreases the bacteria in your mouth that are the culprits behind bad breath and gum problems. Since there are more than 90 million people who are plagued with chronic bad breath (or halitosis), cinnamon, such as in gum, can be a lifesaver.

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