We are always looking for ways to naturally “hack” our bodies and minds. The modern world surrounds us with stressors and reasons to eat unhealthy and even further reasons to skip our workouts. Getting on track can be difficult because the situation of eating poorly and being sedentary tends to become a compounding issue. Once you start to feel down and out, the whole game becomes more enduring to tolerate.
Will sparkling water ruin your teeth? How about make you obese? Will it cause IBS and leach calcium from the bones?
In 2016, Americans had a party with 11 million tons of sugar. Yep, according to the US Department of Agriculture, that how much sugar we consumed that year via “sports drinks” and sodas.
Cancer is the biggest public health burden of mankind today. It kills 7 million annually, not to mention stripping the livelihood, dignity and future health of survivors who have treated it with radiation and chemotherapy. Pharmaceutical companies don’t want alternative health to pose any impositions to their stronghold on cancer “treatment.” An insane amount of annual revenue chemotherapy and radiation produces is at stake.
Body and hand lotions are some of the most used skin products on earth. Many people keep lotions at their work desk, beside their beds or in their bathrooms. The marketing pitches by these creams contend that use of the products can cause anti-aging effects as well as soften skin. But the fact is, these type of lotions really are just chemicals. Have you ever read the ingredients on a bottle? There are lots of natural solutions available in place of these.
What Is Turmeric?
It’s a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is known as one of the world’s healthiest foods. It’s a spice many enjoy in Indian inspired dishes.
By Ross Silny, Guest Contributor
I’ve had my battles insomnia. I am sure many of you have had similar battles as well, particularly if you are reading this article. Much of my insomnia has been caused by a low-carb diet. When I say lower carb, I mean hovering around that 60g level. I don’t drink a lot of caffeine.During the day, low carb focus is a great thing, but at night, not so much. When my carbs are that low, I just can’t sleep. It is almost as if my brain just keeps going and going all night.
Antibiotics are one of the most prescribed (and abused) medications in the world. They are often incorrectly, incompetently prescribed, particularly to children, for ailments that aren’t even resolved by taking the medications. They are so heavily prescribed that superbugs have risen from a condition known as “antibiotic resistance.”
Antibiotics are often taken for granted but can do serious damage to the body. Take Levaquin, for example, it now has a black box warning on it for the damages it has caused people. And yet, it remains a commonly prescribed form of antibiotics.
The gut is what incurs the most damage from antibiotics. The gut’s good bacteria, which is the bacteria that feeds from prebiotics (indigestible carbohydrates), that’s under attack from antibiotics. The antibiotics kill off this good bacteria. The good gut bacteria contributes to our overall mental and physical health. Disruptions in gut bacteria have often been linked to depression.
Now, things are getting worse…
A new Monash University study which was published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology has found that antibiotics do indeed impede the growth and development of normal gut bacteria. And this means a worse immune system for kids. The immune system function is primarily located in the gut. Now, the study was performed on mice, but there is great confidence that the researchers at Monash got it right.
The study treated female mice with a slew of antibiotics while the mice were pregnant. Next, they treated the mice’s babies with the same antibiotic regimen during the first three weeks of their lives. Another group was tested without the antibiotics present.
When the mice grew to eight weeks old, it was (unsurprisingly) found that CD4 T cells (these are immune system cells) were overly active.
“Our intestinal bacteria are now understood to have a major role in shaping immune health and disease, but the details of this process remain poorly understood,” said John Wherry, Ph.D., deputy editor of the journal in a press release. “These new studies provide an important clue as to how the early signals from our gut bacteria shape key immune cells and how these neonatal events can shape disease potential later in life.”
CD4 T cells are the basis for responding to inflammation. When they become overactive, it can lead to lupus, Crohn’s, and other autoimmune diseases.
These findings also further enforce the concept that creating a healthy gut environment in humans could be one of the cures for many of our ailments. It certainly tells us that overuse of antibiotics is a real, defined problem in our society.
Eggs. They are amazing for you. A true health bomb. I eat eggs every darn day (seriously, I never miss a day). I eat them boiled. I scramble. I sunny side up. I eat them in corn shell tacos. I eat them with mushrooms. I cook them in coconut oil. And in every situation, they are EggTastic.
But on the daily, my Internet experience comes with a host of crazy Internet headlines. Some tell me I’m too skinny or too fat. Some tell me I’m watching too much TV. Others tell me that the world is ending next year. And then one headline, well it tells me that I’m a darn fool for refrigerating my eggs.
What’s that you say you evil Internet headline?
Of course I have to refrigerate my eggs, I’d die if I didn’t (from something, I think). Refrigerators also come with an egg rack, if eggs didn’t go in there, then why the heck would I have an egg rack in my refrigerator? You see, common sense at play is a beautiful thing. But of course, my anecdotal assumptions aren’t incredibly scientific.
I’ve read some of the articles telling me I can leave my eggs out on my dresser drawer for days without incurring any devastating effects. I’ve googled. I’ve asked friends. I’ve called random people in Amsterdam to make sure they are actually alive and then asked if they’ve eaten eggs recently. I’ve even asked the eggs themselves. Here is my take on the egg situation.
Eggs come out of a chicken (we knew this). When eggs come out of the chicken, they possess a layer of protection. It is a barely visible layer of protection. The kicker comes now…..The United States, Australia and Scandinavia wash this layer off in a shower with soap. BOOM! The layer is gone. This compromises the egg’s natural ability to protect itself from bacteria, namely Salmonella. The layer also makes sure water and oxygen don’t get in. Once this layer is gone, the egg can no longer protect itself and refrigeration is essential to preserving their protection.
But wait, why do Americans do that?
Well, there is a funny hook here. Americans, Japanese and Australians just think chickens are super dirty species. I mean, that’s the start at least.
Here is a great excerpt from NPR.com over the matter.
Salmonella enteritidiscan infect a chicken’s ovaries, contaminating a yolk before the shell firms up around it. Cooking usually kills the bacteria before they can harm you; still, eggs contaminated with salmonella are responsible for about 142,000 illnesses a year in the U.S., according to the Food and Drug Administration.
In some European countries, egg-laying hens are vaccinated against salmonella. In the U.S., vaccination is not required, but eggs must be washed and refrigerated from farm to store, and producers must follow a host of other safety measures.
“They’re different approaches to basically achieve the same result,” says Vincent Guyonnet, a poultry veterinarian and scientific adviser to the International Egg Commission. “We don’t have massive [food safety] issues on either side of the Atlantic. Both methods seem to work.”
So now the million dollar question, do we really have to refrigerate them? In a way, it seems like we kind of don’t. But, we’d risk oxygen and water “spoiling” the eggs. The bacteria is cooked away, unless you plan to eat them raw. And if you are Rocky, this could be the case. I am guessing however, that you are not Rocky.
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Author Gregg Baden claims that the cure for cancer might be found in our collective ambition to cure it. He claims that our minds hold a tremendous amount of power when it comes to saving our lives from the wrath of cancer. According to Baden, our minds can affect our DNA, which in turn, can stave off cancer. He even cites prayer as one way to accomplish this, though he also makes clear that one doesn’t need to be religious.
Baden believes that collective thoughts can create energy. Some are calling Baden’s ideas “psycho-oncology.”
Change your feelings, alter your DNA and save your life?
In the video you can see how cancer with a size of 3×2.5 cm gets eliminated in about three minutes (allegedly). The event is displayed on an ultrasound screen.