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.
If you suffer from allergies or chronic sinus congestion, use an all-natural solution to help relieve your drainage, sneezing and nasal pressure.
Instead of alcohol-based nasal sprays, prescription meds or rounds of antibiotics, simply rinsing your sinuses with a salt water solution can help loosen mucus and flush allergens. This can help ward off bacterial infections that may build up in your nasal passages.
There have been hundreds of food product recalls in the last few years for everything from tomatoes to peanuts. But consumers don’t always heed the news. According to a survey released by Rutgers University in New Jersey, only 60 percent of Americans check for recalled foods in their home.
William Hallman, professor of human ecology and lead researcher, said he hopes to get more consumers not only to pay attention to the recalls, but to take active steps to rid the products from their homes. Currently, Hallman said only about 25 percent of those surveyed threw out food after hearing about a recall.
When you’re all achy and stuffy with a cold, take your mom’s advice: Sip some soothing, hot chicken soup. A recent online report indicates that chicken soup may help battle a cold in multiple ways.
Apple cider vinegar is a natural miracle worker. It works as a digestive aid, pain reliever and will help relax restless legs. Now add to your list its work as a weight-loss agent.
For centuries, apple cider vinegar has been a prized folk remedy for weight loss woes. Historical facts point out that even ancient Egyptians used vinegar to lose weight. And in his book Folk Medicine, D.C Jarvis, M.D., indicated that taking 2 teaspoons of the vinegar mixed in water at every meal provides a gradual but permanent weight loss. A Japanese study proves it works.
When motion sickness hits you, it can literally knock you off your feet. Some signs and symptoms associated with this condition include nausea, cold sweats, vomiting, dizziness, headache and fatigue.
But you can fight back. To help relieve your queasy feelings while traveling in a car, plane or boat, try a tonic made with ginger and honey mixed with your choice of liquid. There are some products with a ginger supplement available in the form of a powder or extract that easily dissolve in sparkling soda, water or hot tea. It is also available as a capsule or tablet.
Americans are nutritionally starved. As I told you last week, they are suffering from full-belly starvation.
A study of the accompanying chart shows clearly that the standard American diet (the lowest numbers) has very low nutrient density. Another very important point is that the low nutrient-density foods are the highest in calories.