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.
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.
The super-spicy Korean food/condiment kimchi is one of the world’s most healthful foods.
Packed with vitamins A, B and C, and high in fiber, Kimchi has been a part of Korean culture for thousands of years. Its first recorded appearance came in the 7th century. In Korea, Kimchi is consumed at an annual rate of about 40 pounds per person.
The diet of many Americans consists mostly of processed and fast foods. These are foods that are mass produced and devoid of nutrition.
Processed and fast foods are loaded with chemical additives and preservatives. The meat — which is taken from animals medicated with synthetic growth hormones and antibiotics and grown in unhealthy and unnatural conditions — is often more meat by-products and fillers than real meat. The “beef” version of these meat by-products is often what the U.S. Department of Agriculture has come to term “pink slime,” which is beef trimmings and fat treated with ammonia.
Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Americans have metabolic syndrome — a condition that has terminal implications if it isn’t treated speedily.
Metabolic syndrome is characterized by an oversized stomach, a big belly and a huge waistline. If your waistline is oversized, you should pay attention. Metabolic syndrome causes high blood pressure, high lipid (fat) profile, high C-reactive protein (CRP) and high inflammation. All these indicators lead to heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Medical freedom does not exist in America.
Dr. Benjamin Rush, one of the signers of the U.S. Constitution, saw the risk of medical monopoly to public and individual health. Rush believed that the right to medical freedom should be imprinted into the Bill of Rights. Medical freedom, he thought, was just as important as freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
Without admitting it, the United States “vaccine court” has admitted that vaccines cause autism.
The Federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (aka, the absolve Big Pharma of liability at your expense program) has awarded millions of dollars to two children with autism-related disorders. It’s a tacit admission that the vaccines administered to them caused their symptoms, which the court determined fell within the bounds of autism spectrum disorder.
Are you looking for some extra protection against colds and flu? Studies show it may be as simple as stepping out in the sunshine and soaking up some healing rays.
It’s been scientifically proven that vitamin D is necessary to help your body absorb calcium to build stronger bones. But this study now reveals that people with higher levels of vitamin D had considerably fewer cases of colds and flu than the folks with lower levels of the essential vitamin.
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).