Processed Foods Leading To Reduced Gut Microbiome Diversity

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'Western diet and lifestyles consisting of fast and processed foods are leading to a lower diversity of bacteria in the gut, say researchers.

 Beneficial bacteria in the gut are known to attack pathogens, manufacture vitamins and even act as anti-cancer agents. Recent research has strengthened the scientific understanding that the microbes that live in your gut may affect what goes on in your body.
 

Each person harbors a unique and varied collection of bacteria that's the result of life history as well as their interactions with the environment, diet and medication use.'

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The Importance of Bone Broth for Health

Monsanto Has Known that Roundup is Carcinogenic for Decades

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'Amazingly, Monsanto has a task force that intends to do damage control on the WHO report that glyphosate is a “probable carcinogenic”. They’re even sending their arm twisting agents to confront and challenge the WHO about the study from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a coalition of 17 experts from 11 countries who recently met in Lyons, France.'

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Probiotics Reduce Negative Thinking

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New research finds that our gut bacteria linked with negative thinking - and supplementing probiotics can reduce negative thoughts.

'Negative thinking is defined as a spiraling of thinking that takes a person from one negative thought to the next. Often this is lightly attributed to getting up on the wrong side of the bed. But now we find it may also be a case of 'bad bugs'.

Could the little microbes teeming in our gut have anything to do with negative thinking? Surely not, you say smugly.
Think again.'

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Will Somebody Please Turn Off the Lights?

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'I spend about two weeks each year on the Pacific Coast, in a little fishing town that for all intents and purposes, shuts down about nine o’clock every night. Maybe ten on weekends.

Drive through town after that and you’ll see a lot of empty sidewalks and dark buildings. Even the bay lies still and quiet.

When I first arrive for vacation, me being a night owl, I buck the current. I write, read, or star gaze until around midnight or one o’clock in the morning. By about the third night, though, I start getting tired around eleven-thirty, and usually by the time I have to return to the real world, I’m used to going to bed not long after sunset.' 

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Why the FDA Doesn’t Really Know What’s In Your Food

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'Why doesn’t the government know what’s in your food? Because industry can declare on their own that added ingredients are safe. It’s all thanks to a loophole in a 57-year-old law that allows food manufacturers to circumvent the approval process by regulators. This means companies can add substances to their food without ever consulting the Food and Drug Administration about potential health risks.'

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Trouble Sleeping? Here’s How I Learned To Fall Asleep In Under 1 Minute Every Night

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 'For a long time, I had a hard time sleeping. We can chalk it up to bad food late at night, too many screens before bed, and stress. I found it incredibly difficult to shut my brain down and give it a break at night. After weeks of not being able to sleep a full night, a friend of mine told me about the “4-7-8″ breathing trick.'

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Adding pepper gives a big nutritional boost to any meal

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'Be sure to add some type of pepper to almost all your meals.  It is an easy way to boost metabolism and increase vitamin C and antioxidant content. There are many types of pepper. The word pepper can refer to many different plants, and among them many varieties of species, colors and ripeness.  There are at least six types of pepper plants.'

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Why Would You Put A Baby in A Cage Like This?

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'Have you ever seen these weird and scary looking baby cages before? Who would put their baby in one of these contraptions and why? The baby cage was invented and patented in 1923 by an American woman; Emma Read, but ironically the cage never really took off in America. 

According to the patent these wire cages enabled the baby to get a breath of fresh air and some therapeutic sunlight. The cage provided enough room for toys and play and “the cage could double as a place to sleep, with removable curtains working to prevent a draft.”'

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Turmeric Produces 'Remarkable' Recovery in Alzheimer's Patients

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'Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the world. A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in 'remarkable improvements.' 

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Cannabis for the Treatment of Epilepsy, and More




'Many drugs are developed not because there's a great medical need, but rather because there's big money to be made from them.

In many cases, holistic therapies and medicines already exist that can take the place of any number of synthetic pharmaceuticals. Cannabis is one such therapy, and according to Dr. Gedde, "it's time to ask questions and look at a new way of thinking about this plant."

Dr. Gedde is the owner and founder of Gedde Whole Health, located in Colorado, and the Clinicians' Institute of Cannabis Medicine.

"I actually never imagined that I'd be in this field," she says. "My medical training was originally in pathology and research, and I spent many years in the research lab.

My PhD is in biophysical chemistry along with my MD. I did my training at Stanford, and then I worked in the pharmaceutical industry. I had no idea that cannabis actually was medicine."

A wealth of research shows marijuana does indeed have outstanding promise as a medicinal plant, largely due to its cannabidiol (CBD) content. Cannabinoids interact with your body by way of naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body.'

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Manipulated Mind, Manipulated Illusions

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'The creation of the mass mind and/or mass consciousness is the secret weapon of the ruling elite. The more one's mind is immersed into the crowd, of course, the more one loses his individuality and independence of thought. The more we become a part of the crowd, the more dependent we become on authority. 

And the more dependent we become, the more defensive we are when presented with new information contrary to "conventional wisdom." Simply stated, the crowd syndrome inoculates us against reality. Yes, I believe that the psychological phenomenon of group consciousness is a created strategy for population control. It certainly appears to be an ironclad protection system for the elite, who by all definitions are the natural enemies of the people.'

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Organic Food Reduces Toxins

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'Organic food can be expensive. With living expenses through the roof, few people want to pay double or triple for their favorite foods. As a result, many health-conscious people eat organic selectively, focusing on specific foods.

And according to a new study, these efforts appear to be worthwhile. Eating organically - even occasionally - can help reduce your toxic burden.

The results were published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.'


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30 Healthiest Foods of All Time

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'The average US household spent most of their food budget (nearly 18 percent) on refined grains followed by sugar and candies (at nearly 14 percent). The next highest category was red meat (mostly from concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs), followed by frozen or refrigerated entrees and beverages.1

In stark contrast, Americans spent less than 0.5 percent of their food budget on dark green vegetables and a similar amount on orange vegetables. Other vegetables made up less than 4 percent of at-home food spending and whole fruits just over 6 percent.'

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The Three Dimensions of Mindfulness

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'What does it mean to be mindful?


When the notion of Mindfulness is mentioned at a conversation, people often tend to confuse it with being awake. Mindfulness is, however, not identical with being awake, since being awake is only one dimension of Mindfulness. It is the outermost dimension of Alertness, its surface only. Three dimensions of Mindfulness may be identified.'

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Virus Hunters Create Viruses for Fame and Big Pharma Profits

 
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'“A century ago, they let patients die by denying that germs had anything to do with diseases. Today they may be letting them die by insisting that the germ is everything.” - Dr. Robert Scott Root-Bernstein  

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Nickson Would be Celebrating Life if it Weren’t for Vaccines

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'One mother, Lindsey Pelton, lost her son less than 12 hours after he was given routine vaccines. She wants to share the truth about how families are left to fend for themselves and are denied help, even for burial costs, after vaccines harmed their child. 

Her journey through the process of filing a vaccine injury claim will open your eyes to another part of the vaccine debate in which unsuspecting parents may find themselves.'

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Cannabis Superior To Drugs For Inflammatory Bowel Condition (Crohn's Disease)

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'When drugs fail, and surgery is the only remaining option on the horizon, smoking cannabis may provide an effective and safe natural alternative for the debilitating inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn's disease.

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If Fish Oil is So Unhealthy, How Did It Pull Brain Damaged Victims Out of Comas?

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'There are a lot of health writers who recommend staying away from using fish oil as a supplement for omega-3, and there are mainstream reports of studies that “prove” supplementing omega-3 does nothing for heart health.

 But rarely is anything mentioned about brain health. Omega-3s are the building blocks for the cell walls and neuron structures of the brain, myelin sheath, and nervous system.


“We have strong data that suggest omega-3 will activate good proteins to cope with brain damage and turn off proteins that cause neuroinflammation,” said Dr. Nicolas Bazan, director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health in New Orleans and author of one of the studies that determined this.'

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The Whole Truth About the Budwig Diet



'Too many in the natural health field, especially writers, scoff at the Budwig Diet’s core protocol as unreal and unsuited for reversing cancer. There are other dietary requirements that are part of her protocol. Lots of sunshine and stress management are also part of Johanna Budwig’s approach to healing the whole person.

That core protocol is flaxseed oil and cottage cheese. Originally it was flaxseed oil and quark, a crumbly textured white cheese resembling ricotta that is common among German speaking nations, Scandinavian countries, and much of the Eastern European region. But quark is not available in America. So here it’s cottage cheese instead of quark.'

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Saffron Protects Against Macular Degeneration

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'Age-related macular degeneration is on the rise. This ancient spice may save your sight.

As Baby Boomers mature en masse, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is on the rise. 

AMD is the leading cause of vision loss among people 50 and older.  It affects more than 1.75 million people in the U.S. and is expected to strike as many as 3 million in the next five years. Fortunately, an ancient spice may provide just the protection you need. 

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7 Big Mistakes Made With Natural Methods for Curing Cancer

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'Mainstream medicine has ways of disguising the fact that often their treatments lead to the demise of cancer patients, and their rate of reversing cancer is dismal even as they play linguistic and statistical games with their results.
 

“As a chemist trained to interpret data, it is incomprehensible to me that physicians can ignore the clear evidence that chemotherapy does much, much more harm than good.”Alan Nixon, Ph.D., Past President of The American Chemical Society'

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Too Much Water, Not Enough Water—Why I Think We Need to Drink More

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Recommendations are mixed, but I think on the whole, most of us can benefit by drinking more water.

It’s a natural miracle worker: plain old water.

It has the power to reduce the risk of heart disease, soothe pain, boost your weight-loss efforts, and ease digestion.

According to recent research, though, nearly half of Americans aren’t drinking enough.

Maybe it’s because of the experts who say all the talk about drinking water is just that—talk, because we have few studies to prove that drinking extra water will really benefit you health wise. You can get just as much of your fluid requirements from other drinks, they say, like tea, coffee, and even fruit.

You need eight glasses of water a day? 

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Large Scale Study Verifies That Low Vitamin D Levels Are Linked To Depression

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'In the absence of vitamin D, many diseases increase by 1000 percent, especially in the winter months. Low levels of the sunshine vitamin is liked with significant cognitive impairment and widespread chronic pain. According to a recent Finnish population study, higher vitamin D levels have a lower risk of depression according to results from over 5000 people.'

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