Studies conducted during the past three decades show the effect pet ownership and companionship can have on the state of your health. Two-thirds of households in the United States own at least one pet, according to data from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Each year, more than 15 million American adults suffer from depression, and its effects are not to be taken lightly. But there are eight simple things you can do to fight off the depressive blues and help restore a positive outlook.
Is honey the ultimate superfood? Based on the numerous health benefits, honey may provide more nutrients, vitamins and minerals than meat, eggs, milk, grains and vegetables. Plus, it contains only about 100 calories per teaspoon.
Mistletoe is a plant that can often be found hanging around entryways and doorways during the holidays.
According to Scandinavian customs, any man or woman caught under the sprig of mistletoe must kiss. The leaves and branches of this bushy plant have been used by herbalists in Europe for centuries to help treat circulatory and respiratory problems. In extract form, it’s even mentioned as a possible natural solution to attack abnormal cell growth related to certain cancers.
As the gun grabbers jerk knees over the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, one topic of discussion is strangely missing from the accounts in the mainstream media: the drug factor.
Shooter Adam Lanza was notably and noticeably “different.” News reports have former classmates and teachers describing him as a ghost, an autistic genius, deeply disturbed, withdrawn and shy. During Lanza’s freshman year of high school, Newtown school officials were so concerned about him that they assigned him a permanent psychologist and flagged him to the school’s security chief. Lanza was described by school officials as one “very much in need of watching” — not because they saw in him a potential to harm others, but to harm himself.
Sodium fluoride is added to most American drinking water. American dentists recommend using fluoride toothpaste. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls fluoride one of the “ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th Century.”
They don’t tell you it is a poisonous pesticide and industrial waste product. Just a half tube of the flavored toothpastes marketed to children contains enough fluoride to kill them.
Over the past 30 years, the number of diagnosed autism spectrum disorders has exploded. Where once only one in 10,000 children was affected, now it’s one in 88. This year, as many as 46,000 children will be diagnosed with ASD. That’s more than will be diagnosed with pediatric AIDS, juvenile diabetes and childhood cancer combined.
In the case of cancer, the cure is usually worse than the disease. Practitioners of alternative method understand this. Perhaps this paradigm will one day be understood by conventional medical doctors.
According to a study published in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers have discovered that chemotherapy is actually a catalyst for cancer-cell growth. In men suffering from prostate cancer receiving chemotherapy, researchers found DNA damage in healthy cells. These cells secreted a protein called WNT16B that boosts cancer cell survival.
I’m not advocating using deadly and highly addictive methamphetamine as a flu fighter, but some doctors may one day.
That’s because researchers in Taiwan report that methamphetamine exhibits flu-fighting qualities. Now, they’re trying to break down the ingredients to determine which one(s) are responsible in the hope that doctors can begin prescribing them to fight flu symptoms.
Many people drink soft drinks to the exclusion or near exclusion of all other beverages. Many choose diet soft drinks, foolishly thinking they are healthier choices.
According to a study in the American Journal of Public Health, if you consume more than two cans of soda each day, you can increase your chances of suffering from depression and anxiety by as much as three times the risk faced by those who drink few to no sodas.
Check out even more evidence that sodas are just plain bad for your health.