The Future of Nutrition
To see what the future holds in the field of nutrition, let’s take a quick journey through some fascinating new scientific discoveries and developments. The profound impact these factors will have on human health and disease is a very exciting aspect of our dynamic progression towards wellness. This journey will focus on the healing properties of foods and end with developments that will have a direct influence on the state of our health, the cost of healthcare, and the spawning of new business opportunities. We will learn of new discoveries that can potentially save millions of lives and increase our vitality, longevity and quality of life..
Alternative Health Care Treatments Now Legal In CA
California Governor Gray Davis signed into law the most important Health Freedom bill in world history - California SB 577.
What about soy?
Are soyfoods a blessing or a curse?
by John Robbins
Over the past months, I've received quite a number of requests from people asking for my views on soy products. Many of these inquiries have mentioned a stridently anti-soy article written by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, titled "Tragedy and Hype," that has been widely circulated. This article presents a systematic series of accusations against soy consumption, and has formed the basis for many similar articles. Large numbers of people, as a result, are now seriously questioning the safety of soy.
Health Freedom is a status that everyone should strive for yet millions of Americans continue to die from cancer, obesity and FDA approved drugs. What is worth more, a healthy lifestyle or a rich lifestyle? I choose health. Let's take a closer look at the situation.
Food in the Name of Celebration: A Nutritional Paradox
“Hey, it’s Grandpa Milty's birthday. Let’s send out for a jumbo, double cheese, pepperoni and sausage pizza, and, oh, yes, will someone pick up a gooey cake from the grocery, along with that yummy Sterling Vineyard Chardonnay he likes?” Why not just plunge a corkscrew into the ole’ boy’s heart?
Careers in Natural Healing
Natural healing, often referred to as "alternative" "complementary" or "integrative" medicine covers a broad range of healing philosophies, approaches and therapies. It refers to treatments and healthcare practices not taught widely in medical schools or not generally used in hospitals. As these healing methods continue to become integrated with mainstream healthcare, the outlook for careers in the natural healing field remains strong.
Diabetes Risk Test
According to the American Diabetes Association almost 16 million Americans have diabetes and the numbers are growing at an alarming rate. About five million of these are not even aware of their condition and are not under care for the disorder.
Global Malnutrition Partly Due To Overeating
Development has brought about a new global scourge - widespread malnourishment among overweight individuals eating calorie-rich, nutrient-poor diets, experts say.
Childhood Nutrition Affects Cancer Risk
A new study suggests that children who overeat have a higher risk of developing certain cancers in adulthood.
Dietary Patterns Predict Heart Attack Risk
in Middle-aged Men
Hu and colleagues analyzed food frequency questionnaires for 44,875 men and identified two overall dietary patterns: the "prudent" pattern which had higher intakes of vegetables, fruit, legumes, whole grains, fish and poultry; and the "Western" pattern which had higher intakes of red meat, processed meat, refined grains, sweets and desserts, French fries and high-fat dairy products.
Dioxin And Asbestos In Tampons
- This is a must-read for every woman!
Have you heard that tampon makers include asbestos in tampons ? Why would they do this ? Because asbestos makes you bleed more . . . if you bleed more, you're going to need to use more. Why isn't this against the law since asbestos is so dangerous ? Because the powers that be, in all their wisdom (not), did not consider tampons as being ingested, and therefore wasn't illegal or considered dangerous.
How Nice - FL Grapefruit Growers Use Lead & Arsenic
To Ripen Fruit
- A very scary article.
In the produce business, getting the first crops of the season to market is so profitable that growers will do almost anything to beat the competition. In Florida, for example, citrus growers pick grapefruit from September to November--a full two months earlier than normal--by ripening them with lead arsenate.
Indoor Pesticide Use Increases Child Cancer Rates
- Please read this if you have children.
Children who have been exposed to household insecticides and professional extermination methods within the home are three to seven times more likely to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) compared with children who have not been exposed to pesticides. These are the results of a study published in the December 1, 2000 issue of the journal CANCER, an international publication of the American Cancer Society.
Ritalin and the D.A.R.E Program
"It is only by means of the sciences of life that the quality of life can be radically changed. The sciences of matter can be applied in such a way that they will destroy life or make the living of it impossibly complex and uncomfortable..."
Miracle At A Wisconsin High School
A revolution has occurred. It's taken place in the Central Alternative High School. The kids now behave. The hallways aren't frantic. Even the teachers are happy.
Drug Advertising – Fact or Fiction?
The drug industry spends twice as much on advertising than on research. Unfortunately, these advertisements are false propaganda driven by corporate greed rather than the health interests of the American people. The FDA sends out approximately 100 letters each year to pharmaceutical companies demanding that they change their television commercials due to false claims.
Healing and Transformation
Every symptom has a certain way of being with which it is associated. In order to release a symptom, one must release the way of being associated with it. Thus, the process of healing implies a process of transformation. Anything can be healed.
Through The Tunnel
I was at the Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia. I had just been told that I had a "blockage" in my spinal cord, from the fourth to the seventh cervical vertebrae at the level of the neck, that had been responsible for the symptoms I had been experiencing. My right arm was paralyzed, my legs were spastic, and there were sensations like electric shocks running through my body when I moved my head.
Your Body Is The Mirror Of Your Life
Everything begins with your consciousness. Everything that happens in your life, and everything that happens in your body, begins with something happening in your consciousness.
Vision as a Metaphor
Why are our eyes called the windows to our souls? Why do we speak of the way that we "see" the world? Why do we say, "I see", in order to communicate that we understand? What is the understanding? What is the relationship between our vision, our eyesight, and our way of Being?
Gangsters In Medicine
The Journal of the American Medical Association recently reported that as many as 106,000 deaths occur annually in US hospitals due to adverse reactions to prescription drugs that are properly prescribed by physicians that use them as directed by the drug companies.
ADHD - Politics, Science, or Greed
As a medicinal chemist I've had the opportunity to see a shockingly different side of Ritalin (methylphenidate) and ADHD than the media exposes.
Quotes On Drugs
Quick Tips on How to Maintain a Healthy Kidney
Kidney disorders currently affect 3 million people nationwide. In the United States, more than 44,000 people are patiently waiting for a near-perfect match for a cadaveric kidney. More than 100,000 Americans are dependent on man-made machines (dialysis) to do what their own kidneys can't; clean toxins and fluid from their blood. Research shows that 15% of those on a dialysis machine are there due to the use of Tylenol and/or aspirin.
Lipitor-A Closer Look
Cholesterol lowering drugs in the USA, known as statins, were the most widely sold pharmaceutical drugs in 2002. Accounting for 6.5% of the total market share, statins raked in 12.5 billion dollars! These drugs are dealt to the public by the masses with the rhetoric of preventing early death from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Yet, the absolute number of deaths from cardiovascular disease – 750,000 deaths per year – has not changed for the last 25 years.
The Mindful Body: An Exposition on Psychic Healing
The author does not advocate the use of the described healing procedures instead of traditional medical care. Please, for any health issue, readers are advised by the author to consult a qualified health professional to assure that all decisions are made with the maximum amount of information. The author does not assume liability for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of wellness procedures or methods described herein.
Intestinal Permeability and Enzymes
The largest part of the immune system in our body is in the mucosal lining in the gut. The immune system makes sure all those undesirable elements do not get across into the bloodstream to begin with. The intestines are permeable to a certain degree so the proper nutrients get through.
What is “Appreciative Medicine”?
The State of Medicine Today
Every day we hear about breakthrough technologies that support conventional medicine, such as MRI, PET and CT scans that detail the inner workings of the human body or sensational new wonder drugs. This is in keeping with a health care system primarily based on allopathy. According to Webster, allopathy is the study, diagnosis and treatment of disease. The method of treating disease by use of agents that produce effects different from those of the disease treated.