Health & Wellbeing

Want To Improve Your Memory? Eat Chocolate

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You've already heard that eating a little bit of dark chocolate every day is good for you — it can raise your good cholesterol, lower your bad cholesterol, and has been linked to weight loss. Well, now there's yet another excuse to eat your favorite, no-longer-guilty pleasure: A new study suggests that a compound found in chocolate, dietary cocoa flavanols, can reverse the process of age-related memory loss.

Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center found that the flavanols increase connectivity and blood flow in a region of the brain critical to memory. Researchers asked 37 participants ranging in age from 50 to 69 to drink either a high-flavanol mixture or a low-flavanol mixture. Subjects who drank the high-flavanol solution performed better on a pattern-recognition test designed to gauge memory, and showed increased function the dentate gyrus, a part of the brain's hippocampus associated with memory.

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We’re Beating Monsanto! Yes to GMO Labeling Prop is Winning 49 to 44 in Oregon

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The full scheduled voting on a state-wide ballot for Measure 92 in Oregon to label GMO foods won’t come in until November 4th, but voting has begun, and we’re winning!

The measure would ensure that the labeling of genetically modified foods was mandatory, and that Big Food corporations along with Big Chemical like Monsanto and Dow wouldn’t be able to label foods ‘if they felt like it’ as the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association has suggested we consumers allow.

Since when can you trust Monsanto and Coca-Cola to tell the truth about anything they create? Mandatory labeling is the only way for complete transparency of our food supply to transpire, and we deserve to know what is in our food! Voluntary GMO labeling is essentially what we have now, and doesn’t really work to let consumers fully know the truth regarding food ingredients.

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Big Pharma invents 'Sluggish Cognitive Tempo' disease to drug millions more children

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(NaturalNews) The drug industry has come up with yet another phony mental illness that it says afflicts as many as 2 million children: "Sluggish Cognitive Tempo," or SCT, one of the most ridiculous counterfeit diseases yet. According to a description of the "disease" published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, children with SCT are basically daydreamers, which Big Pharma is now using as a catch-net classification for children who can't be declared as having attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The emergence of SCT comes as parents, medical professionals and child psychologists increasingly question the validity of the millions of ADHD diagnoses that are really just cases of kids being kids. In order to keep these children drugged up and the cash flowing, the psychiatric and drug industries basically invented SCT as a fallback. In other words, when an ADHD diagnosis doesn't fly, declare the child to have SCT...

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Scientists discover cancer-fighting berry on tree that only grows in Far North Queensland

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Scientists have been surprised by the rapid cancer-fighting properties of a berry found only in Far North Queensland. An eight-year study led by Dr Glen Boyle, from the QIMR Berghofer medical research institute in Brisbane, found a compound in the berry could kill head and neck tumours as well as melanomas.

An experimental drug derived from the berry, EBC-46, has so far been used on 300 animals, including cats, dogs and horses. Dr Boyle said in 75 per cent of cases, the tumour disappeared and had not come back.

"There's a compound in the seed - it's a very, very complicated process to purify this compound and why it's there in the first place, we don't know," he said. "The compound works by three ways essentially: it kills the tumour cells directly, it cuts off the blood supply and it also activates the body's own immune system to clean up the mess that's left behind."

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Marijuana found to delay onset of ALS in mice

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CBD has many medical uses, and next to THC, it is the most studied of the natural cannabinoids. A 2005 study used CBD and delayed the onset of a form of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in mice. In 2007, neuroscientist Dr. Mary Abood used a THC/CBD mixture and conducted a similar experiment. To her amazement-

"The treatment delayed disease progression by more than seven days and extended survival by six days. In human terms, this would amount to about three years. That's a significant improvement over the only existing ALS drug, riluzole, which extends life by two months."

Three years versus two months! If you had ALS, and were given the choice, would you choose the "conventional" treatment of riluzole, or would you try Cannabis? Could the two medicines compliment each other giving even better results? What would a larger dose of CBD do? Why are there are no studies on this?

Sick Of Nasty Chemical-Laden Household Cleaners? Try Making Your Own!

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Think you’re making the smarter, healthier buy with “green” cleaning products? You might still be spraying some nasty, environment-harming chemicals in your home. A lot of products that are supposed to be environmentally friendly still contain chemicals like 2-Butoxyethanol, which is linked to birth defects, reproductive problems, and a host of other diseases.

So if you can’t even be safe from chemicals in green cleaners, what can you do? You can make your own, that’s what! Here’s an easy, step-by-step to making your own citrus vinegar cleaner.

You will need:

1 jar with a lid.
White distilled vinegar
Organic citrus fruit (I like to use oranges but you can use any kind)
Some kind of straining device (I use an automotive funnel with a screen in it)

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Proof That The Pineal Gland Is Literally A 3rd Eye

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Is it possible that you literally have a third eye that connects you to spiritual dimensions?  The pineal gland is something that is spoken of the in the New Age community as being the intuition organ and the connection point between body and spirit, but very few people realize that the pineal gland is in fact a literal eye.

The pineal gland is a pea-sized gland in the exact geometric center of the brain and comes from the root word “pinea” which is Latin for “pinecone”.  Pinecone symbolism appears all over the ancient world from the Sumerian, Greek, and  Roman traditions, to the Vatican’s “Court of the Pine Cone” and staff of the Pope.

It is highly reverenced to be of high psychic and spiritual significance, and bindis are often word in Hindu culture as a way of signifying the pineal gland’s importance with spiritual wakefulness.  Why are so many ancient cultures obsessed with pineal gland symbolism?  The answer may be found when biophysical analysis is done of the pineal glands interior.

Plants Heal Diseases In Our Bodies

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Plants provide an excellent source of nutritional food for our body.  In Siddha Medicine and Ayurveda, all parts of the plant are used in healing remedies.  Roots, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, stamen and more are essential components of the plant utilized to harmonize our physical vessel.  The same part of the plant can be used to treat a variety of ailments.

The REAL Truth About Potatoes: 5 Things that May Surprise You

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Here are five reasons why you should consider adding potatoes (in their whole and natural state) to your diet.

Spuds are high in antioxidants

Antioxidants are compounds that have received a great deal of research and media attention as of late. They are linked to preventing cellular damage and neutralizing harmful compounds known as free radicals. Antioxidants are also associated with the prevention of heart disease, multiple cancers, stroke and other chronic ailments.

3 Natural Antibiotics Already in Your Kitchen

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When you get sick, what do you do? If you’re like millions of Americans, you call the doctor at the first sign of a sniffle. You may run out to the aptly named drug store to get a quick-fix. But as a student of natural health, you are likely more interested in the potential healers you can find in your own kitchen, health food store, or garden. Fortunately, there are many, and several of them can actually work as natural antibiotics.


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