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Study Suggests That Maple Syrup Can Kill Cancer

by Brianna Acuesta, True Activist

New study shows that certain maple syrups can actually inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

A new study published recently in the Oncology Reports journal reveals that maple syrup can inhibit the growth and further invasion of human colorectal cancer cells.

The study is considered “provocative” because of numerous studies that implicate processed sugars as a cause of chronic disease and other health issues.

Even more interesting is a recent study that suggests that sugar not only feeds cancer cells but can even induce it, therefore proving that sugar has oncogenic properties.

Sugar may seem like a cut-and-dry substance because it’s present in so many products and the word “sugar” is often used universally rather than naming the actual type of sugar being referred to. However, sugars like glucose, sucrose, and fructose all have very different properties.

Add this to the fact that food has gene-modulatory capabilities and it becomes more apparent that sugars, in all their diversity, can react in different ways in certain scenarios.

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'Good' gut bacteria supported by coffee, tea and wine can dramatically fight painful inflammation

(NaturalNews) In their quest to be healthy, some people might inadvertently be giving up foods that are actually beneficial for their health. If you've banned coffee or tea from your diet because of their caffeine content, or you've given wine the boot because it contains alcohol, you might want to rethink your decision, after hearing about a new Dutch study that was published in the journal Science.

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Put Down the Pills, Pick Up a Shovel — Studies Show Gardening Makes You Happier and Smarter 

by Justin Gardner , The Free Thought Project

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin

Gardeners have been knowing for centuries that their hobby gives them joy and peace. In today’s fast-paced world, gardening has become a form of stress therapy for many. There is even an organization called the American Horticultural Therapy Association, which is “committed to promoting and developing the practice of horticultural therapy as a unique and dynamic human service modality.”

The first Saturday of May is World Naked Gardening Day, a growing annual tradition that represents the ultimate act of getting in touch with nature. Even if you remain clothed, there is a uniquely good feeling about interacting with plants and the soil.

As with so many things, science introduces us to the physical wonders behind what we already know on a subliminal level. There are two interesting pieces of research that give credence to the feeling that our bodies and souls are better off from gardening.

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WATCH: Beekeeper Trains his Hive to Specifically Target Pot Plants to Make Honey Out of Cannabis

by Jay Syrmopoulos , The Free Thought Project

France – A French beekeeper using the moniker Nicolas Trainerbees claims to have trained a hive of honeybees he calls “canna-bees” to produce honey from marijuana.

After several years of attempting to combine his love of beekeeping and weed, he eventually got his army of bees to feast upon his flowering cannabis plants – although he refuses to expose the secret of how he does this – to create what he calls “cannahoney.”

Recently, the bees have become a viral social media sensation after Trainerbees posted a video revealing his bees feasting on plump marijuana flowers. A ‘NowThis’ video featuring the ‘canna-bees’ has been viewed on Facebook almost 22 million times.

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World Naked Gardening Day is Here — 12th Year of Putting Humans Back in Touch with Nature

by Matt Agorist , The Free Thought Project

“Sweet, sane, still Nakedness in Nature! –ah if poor, sick, prurient humanity in cities might really know you once more! Is not nakedness then indecent? No, not inherently. It is your thought, your sophistication, your fear, your respectability that is indecent. There come moods when these clothes of ours are not only too irksome to wear, but are themselves indecent. Perhaps indeed he or she to whom the free exhilarating ecstasy of nakedness in Nature has never been eligible (and how many thousands there are!) has not really known what purity is–nor what faith or art or health really is.”

– Walt Whitman, Specimen Day

World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) is an annual international event celebrated on the first Saturday of May by gardeners and non-gardeners alike. WNGD has become a growing annual tradition that celebrates weeding, planting flowers and trimming hedges in the buff.

This year’s naked day of planting is on May 7th, and it is the 12th annual celebration. As the news of this unique celebration spreads, it has left many people wondering, why garden naked?

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3rd Study in Just 5 Months, Proves Once Again, Cannabis Annihilates Epilepsy in Children

The story of 13-year-old Cyndimae Meehan is a powerful study in the moral imperative of ending the drug war. Cyndimae suffered from Dravet syndrome since she was 10 months old, which caused daily and repeated seizures.

After trying 23 different FDA-approved pharmaceuticals which did nothing but put Cyndimae in a wheelchair, her parents were forced to become criminals and seek out medical cannabis. They found a source in prohibitionist Connecticut, and the results were miraculous.

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil—a non-psychoactive extract of cannabis—stopped Cyndimae’s seizures in its tracks, as seen in a video from March. The girl enjoyed a tremendously better quality of life because of this plant extract.

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Doctors Now Prescribing Music Therapy for Many Serious Conditions

AJ Block and Gracy Liura
Didge Project

Music has proven time and again to be an important component of human culture. From its ceremonial origin to modern medical usage for personal motivation, concentration, and shifting mood, music is a powerful balm for the human soul. Though traditional “music therapy” encompasses a specific set of practices, the broader use of music as a therapeutic tool can be seen nowadays as doctors are found recommending music for a wide variety of conditions.

This article on music therapy was originally published on didgeproject.com.

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Healing Ourselves And The World With Flower Essences

by Lance Schuttler, Spirit Science

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Kirlian photography of various flowers.

What Are Flower Essences?

When we look at a medicinal plant, we see the different parts used in various ways. Sometimes the roots are medicinal. Or sometimes the leaves and stems have healing properties.

Though when we look at the flower of any given plant, it is clear that it is often the most vibrant, attractive and spectacular part of the plant itself. It is the quintessential expression of that plant. Wouldn’t it then only make sense that this part of the plant offers us the most medicinal/healing properties of that plant?

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For Chronic Low Back Pain, Mindfulness Can Beat Painkillers

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told doctors they should really, really think twice before prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

And now the doctors are telling us that meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy often work better than pain meds and other medical treatments for chronic back pain.

It's the latest in a series of studies saying that low-tech interventions like exercise, posture training, physical therapy and just the passage of time work better than opioids, imaging or surgery for the vast majority of people with chronic back pain.

It's part of a push to move treatment for chronic back pain, which affects about 8 percent of Americans and is a major cause of disability, away from being "medicalized" to something that people can manage by choosing from an array of nonmedical alternatives.

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