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by Where are we to turn in this most turbulent world? Everyday it seems we are made aware that anger and violence toward others is increasing. Where is our ability to remain healthy in such troubling times? We are saddened by the recent tragedies and deaths in our country. We unfortunately, are not alone, as Nice, France has also suffered severe loss of life. In France, as the citizens and visitors were...
by Sugar consumption has risen to an all time high. The average American eats somewhere around 20 teaspoons of sugar every day. However, some people are consuming much more. Some Starbucks may have as much as 25 teaspoons of sugar in one drink, according to Action on Sugar, a British campaign group.There was a time not that long ago when sugar was mostly in desserts. Now, it’s showing up in everyday foods...
by Access to germ-free and unpolluted water has always been important. Most people know that. People know, for example, that contagious, microorganism-induced diseases were often the main cause of death before the 1900s. They also probably know that water (as in the case of cholera, malaria, Schistosomiasis, Shigellosis, etc.) was often the medium that these microorganisms needed or used to spread themselves...
by The workplace hippie. The "overly" health conscious individual. The granola. The mediation junkie. These are all phrases I’ve heard being thrown around at work to describe those free-thinkers who aren’t quite content enough with typical rhythm of an office workplace.I am that person, and I am not ashamed! I’ve decided to take the road to long term wellness, and I’ve found my route through mindful meditation...
by We can all do great things and recover from extraordinary circumstances. It is inside each of us. We just need a little help along the way sometimes to tap into the extra strength needed.Per the National Cancer Institute, there is an estimated 688,000 people in the U.S. that are managing life with a primary brain or central nervous system tumor, majority of them are benign (about 75%). I am part of...
by Nature has an interesting way of teaching and inspiring. What if nature’s lessons could inspire how you manage your household budget? Let’s take a look.Nature’s Lessons:1. Zero WasteIn nature there is no waste. Take a walk in a forest. Observe the new growth sprouting out of old rotting tree trunks. Nature has a purpose and use for everything. Could you move toward a zero waste household with your...
by According to Harvard University and other researchers, the government approved additive being used by most municipal water authorities is now officially classified as a neurotoxin that can cause long term brain damage. This Harvard study linked water fluoridation to a loss in IQ, stating that "fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain.” Animal studies...
by What you eat has become more important than ever before. It isn't that nutrition wasn't important in, say, the 1800s or the 1600s or even 3,000 years ago. It's just that the circumstances have changed regarding what we eat. Not only have meal choices changed but the motivation and strategies behind food consumption have also changed.Early man (before we started raising livestock and developing organized...
by Unfortunately both the US government and the big corporations have their own peculiar, difficult-to-fathom notion of what constitutes "safe." Most of us would say that something is "safe" if:it's been thoroughly tested by objective, not-swayed-by-special-interests-&-financial-concerns researchers,its benefits far outweigh any potential side-effects, complications & interactions with other substances,it...
by Organic Food is, without a doubt, gaining popularity as a healthier option, at least when it comes to avoiding dangerous pesticides. The other reason people are turning to organics is to help protect the environment from dangerous pesticides, but it is more expensive, as much as 50% more expensive according to some research, so for most of us it’s a case of spending wisely on the organic foods that...
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