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Gulf of Mexico oil platformsGulf Oil Spill Update: Hope for the best, be prepared for the worst Sea floor could erupt at any time, causing massive loss of life and major tsunami never before witnessed in modern history.

Ancient Healing Remedies Reintroduced Learn how many Ancient Native Americans survived and we can regain our health. Read more...

Drilling for Oil Destroys Environment “Fracing”, plain and simple, is the main reason drilling is one of the worst possible things we can do to our environment. Read more.

Defending Your Health vs Defending Your Life - Siri Khalsa - How I cleared a dangerous tumor without surgery and drugs.

Swine Flu Truths & Facts Lots of new information is coming out daily about inhumane factory farm lots, where conditions are beyond squalor. Read more...

Swine Flu VirusSwine Flu and Vaccine Programs Find out the truth - hidden agendas behind this newest pandemic, and its ramifications.

Excitotoxins are a Danger to Life

Do your part to get true Health Care Reform

Wellness Mind - Body - Spirit by Elizabeth Lawton

Balance: Mind-Body-Spirit This understanding is the essential foundation to health, happiness and prosperity. By Elizabeth N. Lawton, HHC

Autism, MMR3 Mercury Contamination , and the The Lancet Retraction of Dr. Wakefield Research No Parent Ever Complained to the UK's General Medical Council / Dr. Dennis Knicely / Feb. 15, 2010 / Healing News / Looking at all the evidence it becomes more and more obvious how the medical profession and vaccine manufacturers are in a direct conspiracy to infect the public with even more vaccines! Read more...

 

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EDITOR'S NOTE: As we keep going there will be links to numerous pages featuring all the ways found to work in healing numerous ailments.

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Farmers wash mud off just-harvested potatoes in Hunan province. (Lauren Keane - Twp)China pins food-security hopes on humble potato / Lauren Keane / Washington Post / May 31, 2010 / JIUTIAOLONG, HUNAN PROVINCE, CHINA -- In the land of rice, China is looking at an unlikely tool for maintaining growth and social harmony: the potato. Read more...

Healing is that process of allowing for our return to wholeness, this mending of our brokenness. (Photos.com)Thoughts on Sickness and Healing, Part 1 / Patricia A. Muehsam, M.D. / May 31, 2010 / EpochTimes / The etymology of “heal” comes from the Anglo-Saxon root meaning “whole.” I like to think of healing as a returning home to a state of wholeness. We are always whole, but we may not feel whole. Read more...

#2 Marine Biologist Carl Safina on the BP Ecological Impact - May 27, 2010 / Democracy NOW! - DN! 2/2 We continue our discussion on the BP oil spill, we turn to its long-term ecological impact. Online video link...

Oil spill creates huge undersea 'dead zones' Clouds of crude and chemical dispersants have formed in the Gulf of Mexico and oceanologists fear these could have devastating effects on the food chain / 30 May 2010 / Emily Dugan / Independent UK / The chemicals helped to keep the oil submerged and are toxic to marine life, resulting in unprecedented underwater damage to organisms in the Gulf. Read more...

1 dead, 7 hospitalized after California concert / TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press – Mon May 31, 2010 / Yahoo SAN FRANCISCO – Authorities are awaiting autopsy and toxicology results after a man died and at least seven other people were hospitalized after apparently taking tainted drugs at a suburban San Francisco concert. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: We will keep you posted with updates on this concert tragedy. Apparently symptoms were not consistent with ecstasy overdose or methamphetamine, also very dangerous drugs.

Video of him plopped on a brightly-colored toy truck inhaling deeply and happily blowing smoke rings had circulated on the Internet last week, turning him into a local celebrity.Mom of toddler smoker in Indonesia seeks help for him / Arwa Damon / CNN / May 31, 2010 / "Smoking has been a part of our culture for so long it isn't perceived as being hazardous, as causing illness, as poisonous," said Seto Mulyadi, chairman of Indonesia's National Commission for Child Protection. Read more & online video...

An idyllic farm scene. But a new video by campaign group Animal Aid has sparked controversyIs our demand for cheap food putting our health at risk? / Rob Edwards / 30 May 2010 / HeraldScotland / At least 12 major diseases, which between them cause millions of people to suffer and tens of thousands to die around the world, can be blamed on factory farming, they claim. Read more...

Risk of Miscarriage Linked to Antidepressants / Steven Reinberg / May 31, 2010 USNews (HealthDay News) ...the Canadian case-control study on more than 5,000 women found that by controlling for other factors associated with miscarriage, taking antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy led to an increased risk of miscarriage. Read more...

Healing through aura management / 2010-05-30 / Himalayan News / KATHMANDU: It is based on the fundamental principle that the body is a self-repairing living entity that possesses the innate ability to heal itself. Read more..

Mary Iuvone / For The Times Yoga instructor Nicole Calvano photographed at her home in East Brunswick.Yoga: flexible fun for autistic children / Nicole Calvano / May 31, 2010 / New Jersey On-Line / From the Center for Relaxation and Healing of Plainsboro: ...Calvano's yoga classes are designed for the entire family to create the bonds between parents and children -- and siblings -- that autistic children find otherwise challenging. Read more...

Healing power of 'being out there' helps wounded veterans / Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer / HamptonRoads / May 31, 2010 / VIRGINIA BEACH "Your body naturally is going to heal itself," he said. "But right now I think all of us are trying to do a mental healing." Read more...

Sweat lodge on base promotes healing Edmonton Garrison recognizes native traditions to ease soldiers' suffering / Ryan Cormier / Edmonton Journal / May 29, 2010 / Anything traumatic that might have happened, and this goes for RCMP members as well, it's supposed to cleanse them of issues or anything else they might still have with them. It's very important to the culture" Read more...

Is BP trying to cap the Gulf oil well, or keep it flowing? (opinion) / May 31, 2010 / Mike Adams / NaturalNews - HealingNews / What they are trying to do, I was told, is SAVE the oil well so that they can capture the oil and sell it. Read more...

AP – This undated image from video provided by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, received …Scientists warn of unseen deepwater oil disaster / MATTHEW BROWN / Associated Press - Yahoo / 05-31-2010 NEW ORLEANS – Independent scientists and government officials say there's a disaster we can't see in the Gulf of Mexico's mysterious depths, the ruin of a world inhabited by enormous sperm whales and tiny, invisible plankton. Read more...

Gulf Oil Spill-Gutsy Solution Restores Environment in Just Six Weeks / The Texas Land Office and Texas Water Commission successfully used 'oil eating' microbes to clean up large oil spills in just weeks. Microbes hunt down and eat the toxic oil and leave only a biodegradable waste that is non-toxic to humans and marine life. Online video short...

Click here to find out more about bioremediation, a proven, clean method to clean up oil spill...

EDITOR'S NOTE: We simply have too much evidence that BP is putting profit ahead of environmentally sound principles regarding this oil spill. It is time to hold Government and Corporate greed accountable for this mess, and bring up criminal charges instead of allowing this tragedy to continue without needed intervention. Do your part.

Acupuncture eases pain: Nature Neuroscience / Fang Yang / 2010-05-31 / BEIJING, May 31, 2010 (Xinhuanet) -- A study conducted by neuroscientists in the U.S. finds that acupuncture can ease pain by triggering a natural painkilling chemical called adenosine, according to the Nature Neuroscience Monday. Read more...

Sunday, May 30, 2010: As a memorial to those that served to prevent us from catastrophe in our home Countries, lets honor them by keeping our elected officials accountable. This oil spill is simply an avoidable situation if we put proper safeguards as well as more funding for clean, green alternatives in place. Scroll down for new postings and ways to clean up mess without deadly chemical oil dispersants that might kill life as we know it. Simply scroll down for our regular healing news postings.

Oil Spill - CBS Threatened With Arrest For Filming The Oil Spill / As the Coast Guard is a branch of the Armed Forces, it brings into question how closely the government and BP are working together to keep details of the disaster in the dark. Online video report...

Oil Rig Disaster - Haliburton Sabotaged the Rig! Was the disaster on the BP rig off the coast of mexico actually an act of terrorism? Online video report... NOTE: This video report is NOT 100% verifiable, as not all information is correct. Yet is does have important insight regarding events leading up to this catastrophe.

BP top kill method fails as cleanup workers are hospitalized from vapors / May 30, 2010 / Mike Adams / NaturalNews - HealingNews / Now that the top kill effort has failed, it means oil will keep spewing into the Gulf of Mexico until at least August. Read more...

AP ENTERPRISE: Spill grew, BP's credibility faded / TAMARA LUSH, HOLBROOK MOHR and JUSTIN PRITCHARD / 05-29-2010 / Associated Press - Yahoo / On almost every issue — the amount of gushing oil, the environmental impact, even how to stop the leak — BP's statements have proven wrong. Read more...

A dire report prepared for President Medvedev by Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources is warning today that the British Petroleum (BP) oil and gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico is about to become the worst environmental catastrophe in all of human history threatening the entire eastern half of the North American continent with “total destruction”.Toxic Oil Spill Rains Warned Could Destroy North America / Posted by Europe on May 24, 2010 / Russian scientists are basing their apocalyptic destruction assessment due to BP’s use of millions of gallons of the chemical dispersal agent known as Corexit 9500 which is being pumped directly into the leak of this wellhead over a mile under the Gulf of Mexico waters and designed, this report says, to keep hidden from the American public the full, and tragic, extent of this leak that is now estimated to be over 2.9 million gallons a day. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: We as a people have a right to be outraged about this oil leak crisis. Following is just ONE of a number of "environmentally correct" ways of dealing with this, WITHOUT poisoning all of life to death, just to keep lining the pockets of poison manufacturers with even more money!!!??? When will our Government learn from farmers and OTHER grass roots experts??? President Obama, do your job and quit taking campaign contributions from crooks, like BP, that you have caved to.

2 US Farmers Solve Gulf Oil Clean Up Crisis / Posted by Europe / May 15, 2010 | The Department of Energy employs more than 16,000 full time bureaucrats and 100,000 contractors. CW Roberts and his colleague show how to solve the oil spill problem. We can replace the entire Department of Energy with these two guys. They’ve produced more value in this video than 16,000 bureaucrats and 100,000 contractors. Read more...

Injuries From Underage Drinking Rise Over Memorial Day Weekend / FRIDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) Visits to U.S. hospital emergency departments related to underage drinking rise by 11 percent over the Memorial Day weekend versus other days, a new report finds. Read more...

John Doebley RELATIVES Corn, or maize, descended from a Mexican grass called teosinte.Tracking the Ancestry of Corn Back 9,000 Years / SEAN B. CARROLL / May 24, 2010 / NYTimes / The most impressive aspect of the maize story is what it tells us about the capabilities of agriculturalists 9,000 years ago. Read more...

US Solicitor General Elena Kagan Went to Bat for Monsanto Urge Obama to Withdraw Kagan’s Supreme Court Nomination / Action Alert / US Solicitor General Elena Kagan, President Obama's pick for the Supreme Court, is the most recent in a long line of pro-biotech Obama appointees who include USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, National Institute of Food and Agriculture director Roger Beachy, FDA senior adviser on food safety Michael Taylor, USTR Agricultural Negotiator Islam Siddiqui, and USAID director Rajiv Shah. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: For too long Monsanto has basically gotten away with making deadly poisons, dangerous drugs, and now genetic modification while challenging nature as it was intended. Call or write your representatives and keep them accountable.

This Memorial Day , the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Council on Skin Cancer remind Americans to limit their exposure to the harmful rays of the sun by covering up, staying in the shade Skin Cancer Prevention Campaign Declares Today National Don't Fry Day Have Fun in the Sun but Be Safe, Experts Say / SUZAN CLARKE / May 28, 2010 / The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention have launched a skin cancer prevention campaign that declares today Don't Fry Day. Read more...

Today's college kids lack empathy Compared to 30 years ago, it's all about me now, study finds / Jeanna Bryner / May 28, 2010 / LiveScience / MSNBC / College students today are less likely to "get" the emotions of others than their counterparts 20 and 30 years ago, a new review study suggests. Read more...

The swine flu pandemic that never was / Lorne Gunter / May 28, 2010 / National Post / (Canada) The majority of scientists were wrong about the universe, until they became Copernicans, wrong about germs until the majority became Pasteurians and wrong about evolution until they became Darwinians. Read more...

Prescription heroin helps addicts off street drugs / Frederik Joelving NEW YORK / May 28, 2010 / (Reuters Health) - Prescribing heroin to addicts who can't kick their habit helps them stay off street drugs, British researchers said Friday. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: What many in medical professions fail to realize: Like alcohol, ALL drugs are dangerous, legal or illegal. Let people have freedom of choice, as long as they are not hurting others and are legal adults, old enough to make their own choices. Then law enforcement can concentrate on true criminals that do hurt others. Then let the FDA concentrate on deadly drugs and chemicals with proper labeling, where they belong. If people saw a "poison" label on prescriptions they might think twice before subjecting themselves to use.

Regular teeth brushing linked to healthier hearts / Kate Kelland LONDON / May 27, 2010 (Reuters) People with gum disease are more likely to develop heart disease and diabetes because inflammation in the body, including in the mouth and gums, plays a role in the build up of clogged arteries, said Richard Watt from University College London, who led the study. Read more...

F.D.A. Weighs Penalties in Drug Recall / NATASHA SINGER / May 27, 2010 / NYTimes / The Johnson & Johnson unit that recalled millions of bottles of liquid children’s Tylenol and other pediatric medicines last month may face criminal penalties, product seizures or other sanctions, an official from the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. Read more...

In E. Coli Fight, Some Strains Are Largely Ignored / WILLIAM NEUMAN / May 26, 2010 / NY Times / For three years, the United States Department of Agriculture has been considering whether to make it illegal to sell ground beef tainted with the six lesser-known E. coli strains, which would give them the same outlaw status as their more famous cousin. Read more...

Four crew members in three vessels involved in oil recovery operations reported feeling sick, the agencies said in a statement.Boats recalled in oil cleanup after crew members fall ill / CNN Wire Staff / May 27, 2010 / Venice, Louisiana (CNN) -- More than 100 commercial vessels have been pulled from the waters off Louisiana after nine people involved in oil cleanup operations reported feeling sick, according to agencies responding to the oil spill and a hospital spokeswoman. Read more...

Cleanup and containment efforts continue at the Gulf of Mexico site of the oil spill following the Deepwater Horizon explosion.Nature Conservancy faces potential backlash from ties with BP / Joe Stephens / May 24, 2010 / WashingtonPost / "This not only stains BP, but, if they don't respond properly, it also stains those who have been benefiting from their money and their support." Read more...

The emotion of gratitude helps people find and then bond to people who care about their welfare, the study finds.Gratitude for even the little things keeps romance alive / Shari Roan / May 26, 2010 / LATimes / "Gratitude triggers a cascade of responses within the person who feels it in that very moment, changing the way the person views the generous benefactor, as well as motivations toward the benefactor," Algoe said in a news release. Read more...

Shark cartilage has no benefit in lung cancer, study says / Thomas H. Maugh II / May 26, 2010 | LATimes / Shark cartilage was once widely promoted as an anti-cancer agent and is still via the Internet for that purpose, based on the mistaken belief that sharks do not get cancer. Read more...

Photo: Rankin So your kid wants to know how babies are made? Don’t hem and haw or spin some yarn about birds and bees—break down the biochemistry.Having Sex: It’s All in Your Head / Damon Tabor and Erin Biba / May 24, 2010 / Wired / When a mommy and a daddy love each other very much, the neurons of the ventral tegmentum start producing the neurotransmitter dopamine and pumping it to the caudate nucleus, the hypothalamus, and other brain regions. Read more...

Report: Trans fat limits lead to healthier foods / ALICIA CHANG (AP) – 05-26-2010 / Google / LOS ANGELES — Contrary to fears, most food manufacturers and restaurants did not just swap one bad ingredient for another when they trimmed artery-clogging trans fats from products and menus, an analysis finds. Read more...

Study Finds Supplements Contain Contaminants / GARDINER HARRIS / May 25, 2010 / NYTimes / Nearly all of the herbal dietary supplements tested in a Congressional investigation contained trace amounts of lead and other contaminants, and some supplement sellers made illegal claims that their products can cure cancer and other diseases, investigators found. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: It might be true that herbals contain contaminants, and are not allowed claims to cure cancer and other ailments, simply because they have not gone through $millions getting FDA approval. Yet in truth, herbs often work much more efficiently, without severe side effects from drug use.

FDA Puts Liver Damage Warning on Weight Loss Pill / ABCNews / WASHINGTON / May 26, 2010 (AP) The Food and Drug Administration says it has added a warning about the risk to the label of the drug, which is sold over-the-counter by GlaxoSmithKline. A prescription version called Xenical is marketed by Roche. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Simply read through the numerous links at this site, and you will find countless reasons one is better off maintaining and regaining health through natural means, while drugs simply exacerbate unhealthy conditions.

Among the winners (or should that be losers?) is the pasta carbonara at Cheesecake Factory; when served with chicken this dish comes in at 2,500 calories and 85 grams of saturated fat.And the Xtreme Eating awards go to ... really fattening restaurant food / May 25, 2010 | LATimes / Hold on to your stomachs -- the Center for Science in the Public Interest has come out with its Xtreme Eating awards, giving dubious honors to restaurant fare that maxes out on fat and calories. Read more...

5 Secrets for Healing the Spirit / Lama Surya Das / May 25, 2010 / HuffingtonPost / The following Five Secrets illustrate how we can bring our body, speech, energy and heart-mind into harmony with awareness-wisdom, the vital wholeness of genuine well-being and ethical reality. Read more...

The Tribe: A Review of the 2010 Oncology Massage Healing Summit / Cindy Doody / 05-24-2010 / MassageMag / At its most basic description, oncology massage is bodywork designed specifically to the needs of people dealing with cancer and/or its treatments. Read more...

The Healing Art of Entertainment / May 24, 2010 / Nina Marshall / AssociatedContent / For maintaining internal and external health, it is best to select entertainment options that inspire deep emotional or philosophical insight, wonder, transcendence, hope, compassion, laughter and joy. Read more...

Richard Sears: Planning for the end of oil / TED / As the world's attention focuses on the perils of oil exploration, we present Richard Sears' talk from early February 2010. Sears, an expert in developing new energy resources, talks about our inevitable and necessary move away from oil. Online video short...

Study shows Link between Sugar Intake and Blood Pressure / Rachel Stockton / 25/05/2010 / FoodConsumer / Lead author Dr. Liwei Chen, assistant professor of epidemiology at Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Health, stated that team researchers found a “direct dose response relationship” between sugary drinks and blood pressure. Read more...

About 90 percent of the tested sunscreens were found to be deficient in providing the required sun protection and they contained ingredients that were potentially harmful for the skinSunscreen getting us closer to cancer? / Samia Sehgal - May 25, 2010 / TheMoneyTimes / We might feel all protected by applying a generous dose of some sunscreen with a high SPF but according to the researchers we are not as shielded from the dangerous UV rays as we think. Read more...

Group Calls Some Sunscreens 'Snake Oil' / Salynn Boyles / WebMD Health News / May 24, 2010 / In its fourth annual Sunscreen Guide, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) evaluated 500 sunscreens and found only 8% to be acceptable. Read more...

Environmental Cancer Risks More Dangerous / Jill U Adams / Los Angeles Times / May 24, 2010 / Household and workplace chemicals might contribute to a larger percentage of cancer deaths than previously thought, according to a presidential panel. Read more...

Jessica's "Daily Affirmation" / YouTube / Jessica has a day where she's feeling ... really good about her life. Online video...

EDITOR'S NOTE: The previous short, a sweet motivational video by a very young lady, is an example and inspiration many of us could learn from. If you liked that one, check out: Jessica's 5th Birthday Party.

Strengthen your entire back with this one simple move. Step 1 of the exercise. (Charles Bush)Simply for the back / Karen Voight, Good Form / May 24, 2010 / LATimes / Strengthen your entire back with this one simple move. Read more...

Reach out through your left heel, keeping your shoulders, hips and knee facing the floor. (Charles Bush)Stand tall with posture-perfecting move / Karen Voight, Good Form / May 17, 2010 / LATimes / With this simple move, you can improve your muscular balance so you'll stand taller, with your weight evenly distributed over both legs. Read more...

Congress Opens Investigation Into Genetic Testing Companies / Alexis Madrigal / May 21, 2010 / WiredScience / They also requested all documents related to how the companies identify the risk to consumers based on their genomic profiles, and how they process and use individual DNA samples. Read More...

Ostara's reactors isolates nutrients from wastewater at sewage treatment plants to make fertilizer.Wastewater-to-fertilizer plant captures nutrients / Martin LaMonica / 05-23-2010 / CNet / Venture-backed Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies to open a facility that converts wastewater from sewage treatment plants into fertilizer while reducing nutrient run-off. Read more...

Watch at your own risk: study finds reality TV heavier on aggression than fictional shows / Jeannine Stein / May 21, 2010 / LATimes / "...the extremely high levels of relational aggression in reality programs are somewhat alarming, given the realistic portrayal of the aggression." Read more...

U.S. could fall behind China in clean energy: Locke / Reuters / May 22, 2010 / CNet / The United States could fall behind China and other countries in clean-energy technology unless Congress passes energy legislation, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said on Saturday. Read more...

New state law allows adopted access to their birth records / Barbara Vitello and John Patterson | Daily Herald / 5/23/2010 / "We believe everyone should have equal access to their original birth certificates regardless of whether they're adopted or not," said Triona Guidry, spokeswoman for Adoption Reform Illinois, a Cary-based group made up of adult adoptees, adoptive parents and birthparents. Read more...

Measuring The Oil Spill: Spin Vs. Science / NPR STAFF / May 23, 2010 / Oceanography professor Ian MacDonald was among a group of scientists that found the amount of oil escaping from the spill in the Gulf is much higher than BP and the government estimated. Host Liane Hansen talks to MacDonald about why the numbers were so different and the importance of taking accurate measurements. Listen to Story...

Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss / May 22, 2010 / Yahoo (HealthDay News) "The average person will wear a helmet when riding a bike, or a seat belt in a vehicle, but doesn't even think about ear protection when going to watch a rock band, a fireworks display, or even an auto race." Read more...

WHO urged to examine its links to big drug firms / 05-21-2010 / Yahoo / GENEVA (AFP) – Member states of the WHO approved a resolution after four days of heated debate which calls on the world body to reassess its ties to the pharmaceutical firms. Read more...

Healing Your Body – Finding Your Deeper Self / Michele Germain, LCSW / July, 2010 / HealthyWealthynWise / The body never lies. Its posture, movement, vitality and tension are an expression of your personal emotional state. Read more...

Chief Arvol Looking Horse asks us to join together in healing the Gulf Oil Spill (video) May 22, 2010 / Examiner / Steven Sieden / It asks us all to help in healing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as well as all the other disasters humans have created on our Mother Earth. Read more...

Belly fat linked to dementia, study shows / May 21, 2010 / LiveScience - MSNBC / The strongest link was seen between abdominal fat and brain size: More tummy fat meant less brain volume. Read more...

Salmonella outbreak prompts alfalfa sprout recall / Karey Wutkowski WASHINGTON / May 21, 2010 / Reuters / Caldwell Fresh Foods on Friday voluntarily recalled alfalfa sprouts manufactured under the Caldwell Fresh Foods, Nature's Choice, and California Exotics brands. Read more...

A pregnant woman undergoes an exam in this undated photo. Children whose mothers took fertility drugs were almost twice as likely to have autism, according to a new study. (John Slater/Getty Images)Infertility Drugs Raise Autism Risk? / LARA SALAHI / May 21, 2010 / ABCNews / The study, conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and presented Wednesday at the International Meeting for Autism Research in Philadelphia, found that autism was nearly twice as common among children of women who were treated with the ovulation-inducing medicines than women who did not suffer from infertility. Read more...

By Carolyn Kaster, AP  Obama Mandates Rules to Raise Fuel Standards / PETER BAKER / May 21, 2010 WASHINGTON — President Obama ordered his government on Friday to develop tougher fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, advancing the fight against climate change without waiting for Congress. Read more...

Cancer patients who took yoga had lower levels of fatigue and daytime sleepinessFor cancer survivors, yoga may boost energy and aid sleep / Anne Harding / May 20, 2010 / CNN (Health.com) -- Cancer survivors often feel fatigued and have trouble sleeping for months -- or even years -- after their last chemotherapy or radiation session. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: They say yoga helps AFTER chemotherapy and radiation. Yet what about suggesting this, along with proper nutriton, before suggesting patients consent to this highly invasive procedure? Article should properly state "survivors of chemotherapy and radiation". People can live with cancer decades, when eating and living correctly.

By League of American BicyclistsCan you cycle to the office? Today is Bike-to-Work Day / Wendy Koch / May 21, 2010 / USAToday / Happy Bike-to-Work Day! If bicycling is a feasible commuting option, the American League of Bicyclists encourages you to try it today. Read more...

Jonas Deronzil from Verrettes has been farming since 1974. Like small producers throughout Haiti, his meager income from corn, rice and beans is threatened by new competition from Monsanto. (Photo: Beverly Bell)Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds / 18 May 2010 / Beverly Bell / t r u t h o u t / In an open letter sent May 14, Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, the executive director of MPP and the spokesperson for the National Peasant Movement of the Congress of Papay (MPNKP), called the entry of Monsanto seeds into Haiti "a very strong attack on small agriculture, on farmers, on biodiversity, on Creole seeds ... and on what is left our environment in Haiti." Read more...

Censured doctor says he'll resume autism research in Austin / Mary Ann Roser / AMERICAN-STATEMAN / May 20, 2010 / In his first in-depth interview since the council's findings, Wakefield — hailed as a hero by some parents and a false prophet by many doctors — said the charges were unfair, false and pre-determined from the outset because he dared to take on the vaccine industry. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Despite retraction of Dr. Andrew Wakefield research from 1998, we still have undisputed evidence showing propagation of vaccines contaminated with mercury and other heavy metals to the ever increasing incidence of autism in children, now subject to dozens of vaccines before they reach the age of 6. Click here to find out more about this.

Mr. President: Now Is the Time For Clean Energy / Robert Redford / May 19, 2010 / HuffingtonPost / This is an important first step in addressing the national tragedy and coming up with real solutions to prevent future drilling disasters. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Clean, renewable green energy resources are our only hope. I hope you will join me in asking our leaders in Washington to take action. You can learn more at nrdc.org/cleanenergynow.

Study: eating nuts can reduce levels of LDL, triglycerides / Jim Steinberg / 05/19/2010 / DailyBulletin / "The findings from this analysis support those from epidemiological studies which have consistently shown that habitual nut consumption reduces the risk of heart disease," said Dr. Joan Sabat, lead researcher on this study and a pioneer in the research about nuts. Read more...

Photo by Sasha Khokha Many dairies moved north, to the Central Valley, after Chino water regulators passed strict rules limiting the number of cows.Remedies for Nitrate-Contaminated Water in California are Anything but Quick, Cheap / Sasha Khokha and Christopher Beaver / May 20, 2010 / CircleofBlue / Many dairies lack enough cropland to absorb all the nitrogen they produce. As a result, they over-apply liquid manure, causing nitrate problems. Read more...

Carrying excess weight around the middle is linked with poor health'Beer belly' linked to Alzheimer's disease / 20 May 2010 / BBC / A US study of more than 700 adults showed that being overweight is associated with smaller brain volume, a factor linked with dementia. Read more...

Viagra could double risk of hearing loss Is an erection worth becoming hard of hearing? / Frederik Joelving / May 19, 2010 / NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - HEALTH A new US study suggests men who take Pfizer's Viagra (sildenafil) or similar drugs for erectile dysfunction may double their chances of hearing impairment, bolstering a Food and Drug Administration warning from 2007 about this side effect. Read more...

The bond between people and animals is a strong one--and can even be a healing one.Healing Heroes and Helping Hounds / Lori Moak-Kean / May 19, 2010 / SeattlePI / Caring for a companion animal provides a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessens feelings of loneliness and isolation in people of all ages. Read more...

FDA Considers Releasing Details On Rejected Drugs, Devices / Jennifer Corbett Dooren / MAY 19, 2010 / WallStreetJournal / WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) "If the proposals were to be adopted and implemented, the FDA would make substantially more information about the regulatory process available to the public," they wrote. Read more...

Its a healing experience that she calls Conscious Healing and it incorporates several healing modalities all wrapped beautifully into one incredible treatment!Conscious Healing – A Spiritual Experience! / Jay Dee / May.18, 2010 / TusconCitizen / Conscious Healing treats your mind, body and spirit and is designed to sooth and relax the entire body. Read more...

Can we eat to starve cancer? / TED / May 2010 / William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game. Online video & read more...

Study Finds Small Increase in Brain Cancer with Excessive Mobile Phone Use / Jessica Berman / 05-18-2010 / VOANews / But panel member Daniel Kewski, of the Center for Population Health Risk Assessment at the University of Ottawa in Canada, says the group was unable to prove that heavy mobile phone use increased the risk of cancer because the findings were based on the sketchy memories of some participants. Read more...

Going vegan can help protect the environment / Heather Moore / 05-18-2010 / North Fort Myers Neighbor / According to the EPA, chicken, hog, and cattle excrement has polluted at least 35,000 miles of rivers in 22 states and contaminated groundwater in 17 states. Read more...

There is a deficit of empathy in America for prisoners because people who have been incarcerated are not only disenfranchised but are easy to stereotype as unsavory characters.Vegans in Prison Deserve Proper Food / Mac McDaniel / 05-18-2010 / Care2 / From anti-war activists during the conflict in Vietnam, to civil rights leaders, and suffragettes, some of the most important agents of change had to spend time behind bars for their beliefs Read more...

...the A.E.T.A. has taken it one step further and tacked on the label of "terrorism" for such activities.Animal Rights is Terrorism? / Keegan K / Care2 / Under a relatively new law called the "Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act" (A.E.T.A.), activists engaged in efforts to bring needless suffering to an end for non-human animals inside factory farms, vivisection labs, circuses and the like, now potentially face charges as "terrorists" in federal courts even if their actions are peaceful and First Amendment protected. Read more...

If You're Stressed, There's Hope: Wait Until You Hit 50 / Charles Cooper / May 18, 2010 / CBSNews / As you age - especially once you hit 50 - personal contentment increases while stress levels fall, according to new research published in Early Edition, the online journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read more...

Science Abstract for previous article: A snapshot of the age distribution of psychological well-being in the United States / Arthur A. Stonea, Joseph E. Schwartza, Joan E. Brodericka, and Angus Deaton / Psychological well-being (WB) includes a person's overall appraisal of his or her life (Global WB) and affective state (Hedonic WB), and it is considered a key aspect of the health of individuals and groups. Read more...

End Whaling with Group Ho'oponopono / PlanetaryPartners / Ho'oponopono is the Hawaiian art of Healing. Planetary Partners is an adventure in cocreation and celebration. Online video presentation...

These changes will help Americans reduce their calorie intake, improve their overall nutrition and close the energy gap.The Latest Obama Ally: The Food Industry / Marion Nestle / MAY 18 2010 / The Atlantic / This was a preview of the press conference held this afternoon to announce food company pledges to reduce the calories in their products by 1.5 trillion by 2015. Read more...

Join America's leading brands in helping to reduce obesity / Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, which was launched last October, is a CEO-led organization and is a national, multi-year effort designed to help reduce obesity – especially childhood obesity – by 2015. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Previous two postings indicate needed changes by big companies, yet I guess we just have to wait and see how far they go to change their big money makers - junk foods.

Processed meats like hot dogs has been linked to a greater risk of heart disease and diabetes, new research shows.  (iStockphoto)Study: Hot Dogs, Bacon Pose Big Health Risk / May 18, 2010 / (CBS) Processed meats can increase the risk of heart disease by 42 percent and diabetes by 19 percent, U.S. researchers said Monday in the latest study on dietary health risks. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Every day main stream media post results of scientific research like this - common sense stuff, simply giving $billions out, yet how can we get funding to share ways to get well and stay well without drugs and chemicals? We can't even get Government to fund most holistic and natural procedures in their new Health Care Reform!!!???

But informing young women that indoor tanning raises their risk of contracting the most deadly form of cancer by 75 percent hasn't packed much of a punch, since 25 to 40 percent of tween and teen girls still visit tanning salons.  Wrinkles scary enough to turn bronzed babes pale as ghosts / May 17, 2010 / Diane Mapes / MSNBC / According to the National Center Institute, melanoma rates among 15 to 39-year old Caucasian women rose 50 percent between 1980 and 2004, enough to prompt the World Health Organization to bump indoor tanning beds to its highest cancer risk category -- up there with arsenic and mustard gas. Read more...

ADHD in kids tied to organophosphate pesticides / Frederik Joelving / May 17, 2010 / NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children exposed to pesticides known as organophosphates could have a higher risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Month after month we have been researching and finding numerous neurotoxins in pesitcides, pharmceutical drugs, chemicals, and vaccines are leading to serous mental health issues, not just with children. Next article is scientific source of this newest study, just released earlier today...

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Urinary Metabolites of Organophosphate Pesticides / Maryse F. Bouchard, PhD, David C. Bellinger, PhD, Robert O. Wright, MD, MPH, Marc G. Weisskopf, PhD / May 17, 2010 / Pediatrics / Children with higher urinary dialkyl phosphate concentrations, especially dimethyl alkylphosphate (DMAP) concentrations, were more likely to be diagnosed as having ADHD. Read more...

FILE - In this May 6, 2010 file photo, oil from the leaking Deep Horizon oil rig is seen swirling through the currents in the Gulf of Mexico. Deep sea oil plumes, dispersants endanger reefs / JASON DEAREN and MATT SEDENSKY (AP) / 05-17-2010 / NEW ORLEANS — Delicate coral reefs already have been tainted by plumes of crude oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, including a sensitive area that federal officials had tried to protect from drilling and other dangers. Read more...

Using many of the principles gleaned from permaculture, Kearsley and Boehnlein demonstrated how urban agriculture can be about much, much more than a tasty head of homegrown lettuce or fragrant herbs blooming on a windowsill.Living Future 2010: Designing Regenerative Food Systems / JULIA LEVITT / 17 MAY 10 / In their presentation, "Designing Regenerative Food Systems" at last week’s Living Future unConference, Kearsley and Boehnlein offered 30-plus ways to integrate food production into cityscapes. Read more...

Food plays an important part in the condition of eyes.Baggy Eyes: Causes & Home Remedies / Patty Brown / May 17, 2010 / pattayadailynews / The link between lack of sleep and dark shadows under the eyes are quite well known although the reason is not clear, so get some early nights and get that quota of sleep that is required, start a nutritious diet rich in the essential vitamins and minerals that is required and you are on your way to a new healthy look. Read more...

BT's indoor garden is designed to soothe staffStress link to financial squeeze / Jane Hughes / 17 May 2010 / BBC / Work pressures during the recession have caused a big rise in mental health problems, the charity says. Read more...

Laughter Yoga promotes body and mind fitness / May 17, 2010 / KJ Frantz / The Express-Times / "It set me free," she says as if to convince herself as well as me. "I got a healing out there. I can't explain it." Read more...

Coalmont pastor helps keep congregation in good health with natural cures / Lisa Trigg / May 16, 2010 / The Tribune-Star / Many people who practice natural medicine might tell you that healing power grows all around us in plants that many other people dismiss as stinky or invasive weeds. Read more...

Integrative medicine: Human touch heals? Studies link touch to decreased pain, increased immunity, enhanced alertness, improved performance. / Drs. Kay Judge and Maxine Barish-Wreden / May 16, 2010 / McClatchy - The Seattle Times / So if you or a loved one faces depression or illness, consider the healing power of touch — whether in the form of a hug or a massage. Read more...

Salt absorbs negative energy. www.istockphoto.comThe 'trick' to letting things go / May 16, 2010 / Examiner / Julie Roberts / It's important for us to acknowledge our emotions and honor ourselves by actively healing and releasing that which does not serve our highest good. Read more...

Burger & Fries Worsen Asthma, Study Suggests / Rachael Rettner / LiveScience / 16 May 2010 / Patients with asthma who ate a high-fat meal had increased inflammation in their airways soon afterward, and did not respond as well to treatment as those who ate a low-fat meal, the researchers found. Read more...

Dalai Lama Says Science Can Promote Healthy Minds / May 16, 2010 / MADISON, Wis. (AP) ― The Dalai Lama says he's hopeful that science can make the world more peaceful by encouraging positive mental qualities like empathy and compassion. Read more...

Drug companies 'bullied' governments into buying swine flu drugs / 12 May 2010 / WDDTY / Drug companies used bullying and scare tactics to force health agencies around Europe to buy their antivirals ahead of the anticipated swine flu (H1N1) epidemic last year, a new report claims. Read more...

The New Recommendations for Sun Exposure / Leslie Baumann, M.D. / Thu, May 13, 2010 / Yahoo / According to one study, up to three-quarters of Americans are vitamin D deficient, likely due to increased use of sunscreens. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: They have not stated chemicals in sunscreens can cause melanoma. Yet this is the right step, at least acknowledging one is better off without them. Carrot juice has carotene, the helps body build up protective natural pigmentation that will protect one from burning.

FDA: Glaxo, Merck vaccines OK despite pig virus / Susan Heavey / WASHINGTON / May 14, 2010 (Reuters) - Rotavirus vaccines made by GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Merck & Co Inc are safe to use despite being contaminated with a pig virus, U.S. health regulators ruled on Friday. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTES: Is this the same FDA that Says Walnuts Are Drugs and Doritos Are Heart Healthy? ...That we are not allowed to say "walnuts cure disease", yet GlaxoSmithKline is allowed to put out vaccines contaminated with thimerosal [mercury derivative] known to cause severe toxicity in humans?,... I will leave the rest to your imagination, yet could go on. I guess $billions talk, and proven natural remedies have to take a walk. - D. Knicely at Wall Street Journal

Although their advertisements show happy, healthy people taking pharmaceuticals, in the real world, people who take their drugs are extremely unhealthy, depressed and highly toxic.Do healing foods work better than Big Pharma's drugs? The results speak for themselves / May 14, 2010 / Mike Adams / (NaturalNews) The drug industry is constantly trying to convince you that drugs are good for your health while nutritional supplements and healthy foods are somehow bad for you. Read more...

FDA Says Walnuts Are Illegal Drugs / William Faloon / Alliance for Natural Health / According to the FDA, these walnuts are now classified as “drugs“ and the “unauthorized health claims” cause them to become “misbranded”, thus subjecting them to government “seizure or injunction“... yet they allow potato chips to be advertised as "heart healthy". Read this PDF file...

Feds tell court they can decide what you eat 'Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish'" / May 14, 2010 / WorldNetDaily / S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the U.S.," critiqued Steve Green on the Food Freedom blog. "It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money." Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: They are now attempting to pass legislation that is furthering a cause to prevent right of personal choice. Whether food is or is not healthy needs to remain a personal choice, because where will they draw the line? We are already not allowed to know whether or not our food is genetically modified from seeds fused with poison into their DNA. What's next?

US response to spill frustrates environmentalists / Deborah Zabarenko / WASHINGTON, May 13, 2010 (Reuters) - The U.S. government response to the BP oil spill has frustrated environmental groups and Gulf Coast conservationists, who say they're getting scant information about the disaster's potential ecological effects. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: This Gulf of Mexico oil spill is turning into probably the most severe ecological disaster in U.S. history. It is seriously time for our Government and others to consider clean, green technologies that are known to work, and give them needed funding to really put in place. In the near future we will put up many more pertinent articles at our Green Living Section. Tell your Congressmen and Senators how you feel. The following posting is a classic example of a possible solution, that as yet has not yet been used:

U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyA Citizen's Guide to Bioremediation / Diverse Microbial Solutions, LLC / Bioremediation allows natural processes to clean up harmful chemicals in the environment. Microscopic "bugs" or microbes that live in soil and groundwater like to eat certain harmful chemicals, such as those found in gasoline and oil spills. When microbes completely digest these chemicals, they change them into water and harmless gases such as carbon dioxide. Read more...

The Cougar Backlash Older women who date younger men are hazardous to their own health--according to the media. / Kiri Blakeley / 05.13.10 / Forbes / But what the press failed (or deliberately decided) not to scream in lurid prose (or even acknowledge in many cases) is the fact that the study also concludes that women marrying older men die earlier too. Read more...

Going vegan for God / Bill Lueders / 05/13/2010 / Isthmus / And so when the Virginia-based animal rights group saw that the Holy Wisdom Monastery in Middleton won top honors from the U.S. Green Building Council for a new building, it dashed off an email urging the monastery become even greener by eschewing meat and dairy products. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: The previous posting and next three are simply evidence that avoiding animal products while eating more fresh, raw foods is not only for greater Spiritual awareness. It also leads to greater charisma, beauty, health, endurance, as well as saving our environment. It's literally the best possible of all Worlds. Add Miss Nevada to list of Vegan candidates for Miss USA!!!

Looks to us like there’s going to be some friendly vegan-on-vegan competition at this year’s Miss USA pageant.Miss District of Columbia USA And Miss New York USA Both Vegan / Michael Parrish DuDell / Ecorazzi / 05-13-2010 / Ecorazzi previously reported that after suffering from “health issues, skin flair ups and overall lethargy”, Miss New York USA Davina Reeves decided to go vegan. Read more...

PETA volunteer waves at traffic in downtown Des Moines.PETA says going vegan saves water / DAR DANIELSON / MAY 12, 2010 / RadioIowa / So you actually save more water by not eating the one pound of beef than you would by not showering for six months.” Read more...

Eirini Vourloumis for The New York Times Scott Jurek running through Central Park. Jurek says he can break the American road record for a 24-hour period, 162 miles, held by Mark Godale.Diet and Exercise to the Extremes / MARK BITTMAN / May 12, 2010 / NYTimes / Jurek says he can break the American road record for a 24-hour period, 162 miles, held by Mark Godale. Read more...

The mind takes an unpredictable journey under the influence of ayahuasca in Peru, and the experience can include fearful visions.  Mariusz JurgielewiczEmotions run wild at healing centre in Peru / Katya Gubarev / 05-13-2010 / Straight / Hundreds of people come to Espíritu de Anaconda each year to be treated with ayahuasca (pronounced “ayuh-HWOS-cuh”), along with a simple plant-based diet and daily portions of the juices of native plants. Read more...

Cyclists get early start on Bike to Work day / Bay City News / May 13, 2010 -- The earliest participants in the Bay Area's Bike to Work Day have already begun to pedal into the city, pausing at energizing stations for refreshments, gift bags and a little encouragement for their efforts, a spokesman said. Read more...

Stepped-up Medicare fraud enforcement snags $2.5B / 05-13-2010 / (AP) WASHINGTON — The government says it recovered $2.5 billion in overpayments for the Medicare trust fund last year as the Obama administration focused attention on fraud enforcement efforts in the health care industry. Read more...

Lettuce recall expands to Tennessee / MARY CLARE JALONICK / 05-12-2010 (AP) The CDC said there are 10 confirmed cases in Michigan, eight confirmed cases in Ohio, four confirmed cases in New York and one confirmed case in Tennessee. Read more...

Childhood obesity report gives D.C. a starting point for improving diets / Hamil R. Harris Washington Post / May 12, 2010 / The White House may be leading the battle in the war against childhood obesity, but it's not alone. Read more...

The film, The Horse Boy, follows the family’s efforts to communicate with little Rowan, including a four-week trek across the Mongolian steppes.HEALING AUTISM ON HORSEBACK / Virginia Prescott on / May 11, 2010 / NHPR / When Rupert Isaacson’s son Rowan was first diagnosed with autism in 2004, he felt like he’d been hit across the face with a baseball bat. Read more...

After working out and stressing your muscles, you expect to have some soreness as your muscles are damaged.Muscle Metabolism: A Paradigm for Stress and Healing / CRAIG KONIVER, MD | MAY 12, 2010 / Tonic / Let's look at what happens after working out your muscles because I think this is an important analogy for overall health and wellness. Read more...

Unhealthiest Juices in America / David Zinczenko, with Matt Goulding / May 10, 2010 / Yahoo! / Manufacturers have found that mixing a lot of water and sugar with a tiny bit of fruit flavoring and calling it “juice” is a great way to get health-conscious consumers to pony up the bucks for the liquid equivalent of Skittles. Read more...

UPDATE 1-US urges doctors to report misleading drug pitches / Lisa Richwine / WASHINGTON, May 11, 2010 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials are encouraging physicians to report misleading promotions from pharmaceutical salespeople who pitch medicines in doctors' offices or over dinner. Read more...

America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids / First Lady Michelle Obama / Let’s Move will give parents the support they need, provide healthier food in schools, help our kids to be more physically active, and make healthy, affordable food available in every part of our country. Read more & online video...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Let's Move is a great first step by our First Lady Michelle Obama. Do your part by feeding our children better, and avoiding that temptation to buy junk foods. Click here for 124 page PDF file: White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity Report to the President.

Baltimore's food czar - Our view: To boost health, city must improve supply and demand for fruits and vegetables / May 11, 2010 / The Baltimore Sun / In explaining the unhealthy eating habits that have fostered widespread obesity and other health problems in the inner city, Baltimore faces a chicken-and-egg (or, perhaps more accurately, Chicken McNugget-and-Egg McMuffin) issue: Do people not choose healthy foods because they are unavailable, or are healthy foods unavailable because people choose unhealthy ones? Read more...

Doctors are being advised to stop giving the flu vaccine to children.Flu vaccination ban goes national after fever, convulsions in children / CHRIS THOMSON / April 23, 2010 / WANews / "He couldn't cry - his head was hanging down in the car seat and he couldn't move. I was petrified - it was one of the worst experiences of my life." Read more...

Curcumin and black pepper combine to stop breast cancer tumor cells / May 11, 2010 / David Gutierrez / NaturalNews / (NaturalNews) Natural chemicals found in the spices turmeric and black pepper appear to stop the growth of breast tumors, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Read more...

The Deer Commander video cover, Sudden Impact.Charges dropped against driver who made deer-killing video / ROBERT PATRICK / 04/23/2010 / STLToday / ST. LOUIS — The video is gruesome. In shot after shot, with slow-motion repeats, a rural Illinois man uses his reinforced pickup to run down deer crossing a highway, boasting about his killing prowess. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is simply a sad example that courts allow serious injustices to continue, letting people go free to destroy even more innocent lives and victims. Join PETA, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals and do your part to protect our wildlife and the extreme inhumane treatment of animals at factory farms.

Food Allergies Less Common Than Believed, Study Says / GINA KOLATA / May 11, 2010 / NYTimes / A new report, commissioned by the federal government, finds the field is rife with poorly done studies, misdiagnoses and tests that can give misleading results. Read more...

Heidi Bayer, right, runs a support group for parents of allergic children. Her daughter Phoebe, left, has many allergies.Food allergy diagnosis 'an inexact science' / Elizabeth Landau / CNN May 11, 2010 / Heidi Bayer knows all too well that diagnosing food allergies isn't clear-cut. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: The previous two articles have lots of good information, as too often MDs claiming to understand diet and nutrition have not adequately studied enough to really understand basic truths. Allergic reactions are often just bodies cleaning out toxin, when people start eating quality foods. Nuts and seeds high in quality oils / fats can actually clean out cholesterol clogging the blood stream from eating to many saturated animal fats and/or hydrogenated oil fats and/or trans fats in junk foods. This can lead to severe reactions when the body is cleaning out crud, so moderation is in hand until one is on a safer diet.

Eating more nuts is extremely healthy for you...For Nut Benefits, More Is Better / JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN / 05-11-2010 / WallStreetJournal / More research backing up the cholesterol-lowering benefits of eating nuts indicates that for most people, consuming two handfuls of nuts a day appears to work better than one. Read more...

Working Overtime Could Kill You / LiveScience Staff / 11 May 2010 / Among 6,014 people followed for about 11 years, those who worked 10 or more hours a day had a 60-percent higher risk of heart-related problems, such as death due to heart disease or a non-fatal heart attack, than those who didn't work overtime. Read more...

White House Calls on Companies to Curb Marketing of Unhealthy Foods to Kids / JANET ADAMY / May 11, 2010 / WallStreetJournal / The report contends that companies' previous efforts to regulate marketing of sugary and fatty foods on their own have shown minimal results. Read more...

Stronger evidence pollution damages heart: report / Eric Beech / WASHINGTON / May 10, 2010 (Reuters) - The evidence is stronger than ever that pollution from industry, traffic and power generation causes strokes and heart attacks, and people should avoid breathing in smog, the American Heart Association said on Monday. Read more...

Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke / Ed Edelson / HealthDay – Yahoo / May 9, 2010 / The compound, a flavanol called epicatechin, triggers two built-in protective pathways in the brain, according to a report published online last week in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism. Read more...

Healing Light and Compassion Alternative Medicine, an Integrated Approach to Holistic Healing / Nina Marshall / May 10, 2010 / AssociateContent / On a macrocosmic level, the truth that all living beings are interconnected is one of the salient principles underlying the call to practice healing. Read more...

Nuts' anti-cholesterol effects stronger for some / Anne Harding / May 10, 2010 / NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating plenty of nuts can lead to healthier cholesterol levels, but the benefits seem to be greatest for thinner people, those eating less healthy diets, and people with higher levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, according to a new analysis of published studies of nut consumption and blood fats. Read more...

Healing Herbs - Healthy breasts, healthy women / 5/10/2010 / ANNETTE MAYNARD WATSON / NationNews / "Silent doctors" for breast care are fruits and vegetables. These foods consumed uncooked have healing powers that can alleviate many illnesses. Read more...

Overuse of heartburn drugs is risky: study / Julie Steenhuysen / CHICAGO / May 10, 2010 (Reuters) - Although they are sometimes used to make spicy meals go down easier, common heartburn drugs can cause serious side effects and should be used with caution, a series of studies released on Monday suggests. Read more...

Coyote Healing Excerpt from Chapter 4, The Medicine Wheel / Lewis Mehl-Madrona / May 10,2010 / FutureHealth / Beginning the healing journey requires (1) openness to making profound life changes including relationships, (2) willingness to embark on a journey into the inner world, and (3) a community including healers who will both bear witness to the journey and aid in its completion, and (4) an accurate appraisal of the threat we are up against. Read more...

Jury slams Teva, Baxter with $500M in damages / May 10, 2010 | By Tracy Staton / FiercePharma / A district court jury in Nevada has ordered Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NASDAQ: TEVA) and Baxter International (NYSE: BAX) to pay a combined $500 million--the largest such award in state history--to plaintiffs who contracted hepatitis C after vials of the anesthetic propofol were reused. Read more...

Tainted nuke plant water reaches major NJ aquifer / WAYNE PARRY / Associated Press / May 7, 2010 / LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Radioactive water that leaked from the nation's oldest nuclear power plant has now reached a major underground aquifer that supplies drinking water to much of southern New Jersey, the state's environmental chief said Friday. Read more...

US cancer costs double in nearly 20 years / MIKE STOBBE / AP - Washington Post / May 10, 2010 / The soaring price of new cancer treatments has received widespread attention, but the researchers conclude that rising costs were mainly driven by the growing number of cancer patients. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Cancer diagnosis leading to surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and dangerous pharmaceutical drus is, simply put, big businees. Click here for more...

Mercury high in Japanese town that hunts dolphins / JAY ALABASTER / Sun May 9, 2010 AP - Yahoo / Environmentalists have long protested Taiji's dolphin slaughter and Japan's whaling activities, and have adopted the mercury issue as part of their cause. Read more...

Federal safety regulator pledges to ban drop-side cribs / Trish Callahan / Chicago Tribune - LATimes / May 8, 2010 / The nation's top consumer products regulator on Friday committed to enacting a mandatory safety standard this year that will ban the sale and manufacture of baby cribs with sides that drop down, a fixture of the American nursery that has been linked to dozens of children's deaths. Read more...

GOOD NEWS AT CODEX THIS WEEK / Scott Tips, Codex Delegate for the National Health Federation / May 6, 2010 / The coalition of forces wanting to hide the fact that they are selling GM [genetically modified] foods is in disarray and falling apart. ...On the other hand, speaking against the rights of the consumer to be informed were the delegations of the United States (led by Dr. Barbara Schneeman), Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, and two industry INGOs known as the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the International Council of Grocery Manufacturers (ICGMA). Read more...

U.S. Panel Criticized as Overstating Cancer Risks / DENISE GRADY / May 6, 2010 / A dire government report on cancer risks from chemicals and other hazards in the environment has drawn criticism from the American Cancer Society, which says government experts are overstating their case. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: This previous article simply shares a strategy by the American Cancer Society to shift blame from chemicals to foods, excercise, and tobacco. All can cause cancer when abused, and all can be beneficial when used with discretion.

A man sleeps while riding the subway in New York, April 20, 2009 file photo. Credit: Reuters/Lucas JacksonBad night's sleep can hamper body's insulin use / Andrew Roche / 05-06-2010 (Reuters) - Just one sleepless night can hamper the body's ability to use insulin to process sugar in the bloodstream, according to a study which scientists say might help explain why diabetes is on the rise. Read more...

Many of these can not only help you fall asleep and stay asleep, but they may also promote muscle relaxation.8 Natural Remedies That May Help You Sleep / Karen Asp / 05-06-2010 / AOLHealth / Before you rush to the drugstore to buy an over-the-counter (OTC) sleep medication, try one of the following natural sleep remedies. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Previous article states that calcium / magnesium helps people sleep, yet would recommend vegetarian sources, like dark leafy greens, carrots, sesame, etc. Another one: Melatonin also helps, comes from walnuts and is very strong, so it might be much better to just eat walnuts before going to bed.

Guyana police hunt fake Hindu faith-healing priests / May 6, 2010 / GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AFP) The four claimed to possess mystical powers that heal sexual and marital problems, as well as a variety of illnesses including infertility, officials said. Read more...

Moms Speak Out: End This Brutal War [HD] by Rethink Afghanistan

Mother’s Day was started in opposition to war and to denounce the death and destruction brought by war. In honor to this tradition, BraveNewFoundation.org created a new video that puts the focus back where it belongs: On ending a war. Help us get the word out about this costly, brutal war, share this video with your friends and family. If video does not come up, click here...

“The recommendation not to drink alcohol during pregnancy concerns all types of alcoholic beverages,” advises Dr. Paule Latino-Martel, the lead researcher for the study.Drinking alcohol while pregnant can increase childhood leukemia / Kenneth J. Hughes / May 6, 2010 / CNN / Medical Intern Drinking mothers increase their unborn babies' risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia (AML) says a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention. Read more...

U.S. Must Do More to Cut Cases of Environmental Cancers President's Cancer Panel report urges more public awareness of harm from common chemicals / Amanda Gardner / May 6, 2010 / BusinessWeek (HealthDay News) -- The United States is not doing enough to reduce the incidence of environmentally induced cancers, a risk that has been "grossly underestimated," a special report released Thursday by the President's Cancer Panel shows. Read more...

More children are being born to women over 35 than to teens, Pew study finds / Carol Morello / Washington Post / May 6, 2010 / More children are born to women older than 35 than to teenagers, a change born of medical science, later marriages and evolving attitudes about motherhood, according to a new study released Thursday. Read more...

Environmental carcinogens are responsible for a far greater number of cancers than previously...  (Getty Images)Cancers from Environment 'Grossly Underestimated' / EMILY WALKER / MedPage - ABCNews / May 6, 2010 / "The panel urges you most strongly to use the power of your office to remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water, and air that needlessly increase health care costs, cripple our Nation's productivity, and devastate American lives," the report's authors wrote in a letter to President Obama. Read more...

Substance Abuse in Mexican Americans Differs by Gender / Robert Preidt / May 5, 2010 / (HealthDay News) Researchers analyzed 2007 data from substance abuse treatment facilities nationwide and found that the primary substance of abuse among male Mexican Americans admitted for treatment was alcohol (40.1 percent), while methamphetamine use was the primary reason Mexican American women were admitted for treatment (33.5 percent). Read more...

Caring for someone with dementia could cause dementia / Heather May / Salt Lake Tribune / 05/05/2010 / There may also be something in the couple's shared environment -- their diet and exercise patterns, or chemical exposures -- that explains the shared disease. Read more...

House committee will look into recall of children's drugs after Tylenol recall / Lyndsey Layton / Washington Post / May 5, 2010 / A congressional committee has launched an investigation into the problems that led to a massive recall of children's and infants' Tylenol and other widely used over-the-counter pediatric medicines, with lawmakers pledging to scrutinize the performances of both the drugmaker and federal regulators. Read more...

Surgery "should be last resort for obese children" Experts cautious about weight-loss drugs in children / Kate Kelland / LONDON, May 6, 2010 (Reuters) - Weight-loss surgery should only be used in the most severely obese of children, and then only with extreme caution due to the risks and the fact its effectiveness remains unknown, health experts said on Thursday. Read more...

Anti-Supplement Measure Slips into "Reform" Bill Passed by the House; Please Take Action to Prevent Same in the Senate / Alliance fo Natural Health / I just took action to protect supplements by asking my senator not to include a dangerous provision in Senate financial reform bill. I urge you to learn more about this issue and help us protect supplements. Read more...

DEAR READERS, HealingNews.com was established to educate the public about a healthier lifestyle, and stop shenanigans like the last one posted. Do your part and stop this nonsense before they try to restrict even more our means to naturally get well and stay well. Tell all your friends and family about this.

The Worst Words to Say at Work 9 common words and phrases that will make you sound noncommittal, undependable, and untrustworthy / Linnda Durre / Forbes / If you use these words and phrases yourself, take a scalpel and cut them out of your thinking, speaking, and writing. Read more...

Low-Fat Vegan Diet for Reversing Diabetes / Michael Dansinger, MD / May 4, 2010 / WebMD / [Dr. Neal Barnard] has repeatedly demonstrated in published research studies (as have other researchers) that a low-fat vegan diet can reduce insulin resistance, improve insulin sensitivity and reduce elevated glucose and A1c levels. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: It is great that even mainstream MDs are now conceding that avoiding contaminated animal products reverses diabetes. When adopting vegan / raw, we have found that chronic diabetics can be off insulin and other drugs withing 3-4 weeks.

GALLERY: Mike Tyson now a vegan (insert joke here) / Kevin Gemmel / UNION-TRIBUNE / MAY 5, 2010 / He says he’s become a vegan and has “no drama” in his life right now, which he concedes is an odd feeling for an athlete notorious for his brushes with the law. Read more...

Ellen Smith, who is allergic to most pain medication, was initially reluctant to use medical marijuana. (Gretchen Ertl For The Washington Post)D.C. Council approves medical marijuana, posing challenges for doctors / Lena H. Sun / Washington Post / May 5, 2010 / And that, Chopra said, upends the way doctors are used to dispensing medication, giving the strait-laced medical establishment a whiff of the freewheeling world of weed. Read more...

FDA: Tylenol drugmaker knew of contamination / Rita Rubin / 05-04-2010 / USA TODAY Food and Drug Administration inspectors in April found that McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which has voluntarily recalled certain lots of its children's and infants' Tylenol products, knowingly used bacteria-contaminated materials to make them, a report posted Tuesday by the agency says. Read more...

H1N1 Fears Led to Overcrowded ERs / Randy Dotinga / May 4, 2010 / HealthDay - BusinessWeek / "Our study shows that public fear of disease, even when actual disease is not present, can bring about the problems of emergency department overcrowding," said Dr. William M. McDonnell, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and adjunct professor of law at the University of Utah. Read more...

D.C. Council legalizes medicinal marijuana / WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL / Michael Neibauer / May 4, 2010 / The D.C. Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to legalize medicinal marijuana and establish a regulatory framework for pot cultivation, distribution, prescription and use in the nation’s capital. Read more...

Children's Tylenol recall: FDA slams factory conditions / Parija Kavilanz / May 4, 2010 / NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- A scathing report released Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration slammed conditions at the factory that produced the children's Tylenol, Motrin and other over-the-counter drugs that were recalled over the weekend. Read more...

Baxter to recall infusion pumps / Deena Beasley / LOS ANGELES / May 3, 2010 (Reuters) - Baxter International Inc said on Monday it will recall its Colleague infusion pumps from the U.S. market on an order from the Food and Drug Administration under the company's June 2006 consent decree with the agency. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: It's nice to report when the FDA is actually doing their job by recalling dangerous drugs, or restricting dangerous devices like this one used to infuse chemotherapy solutions, a deadly poison that kills both good and bad cells. When receiving too much of this solution, it kills the patient, and is used too frequently regardless, as medical pros make huge money from its use.

FDA still probing Friday's J&J recall / Susan Heavey / May 3, 2010 / (Reuters) - Food and Drug Administration staff is still investigating Frida y's recall of some of Johnson & Johnson's Tylenol children's products, but have not ruled out taking further action, an agency spokeswoman said on Monday . Read more...

Mammograms catch few cancers in young women: study / Maggie Fox / (Reuters) - Mammograms detect few cancers in women under the age of 40 but cause expense and anxiety because women frequently get "false positives" that require follow-up to rule out cancer, researchers reported on Monday. Read more...

Gardening is 'good for what ails you' / JEFF ISHEE • NewsLeader • MAY 2, 2010The role of plants and gardens in healing is not a myth. It is, rather, a historical fact. Read more...

Wicked Local Photo by Nicole Goodhue Boyd Meredith Roman Pizzi, a certified music therapist, plays the keyboard with help from 19-month-old Nick Vicente, 1-and-a-half year old Leila Contin, and 2-year-old Sydney Ball during a developmental music therapy program called 'Sprouting Melodies' on Tuesday, April 27Melrose business plays to healing power of music / Jim Haddadin / Melrose Free Press / Apr 30, 2010 The field of music therapy coalesced into an organized profession about 60 years ago, Pizzi says, when early practitioners began using music inside veterans’ hospitals to heal the wounds of soldiers returning from World War II. Read more...

Healing creams vs. dry skin,atopic eczema and psoriasis / 2010-05-02 / CaymanMama / Creams and ointments made of hemp are therefore appropriate as complementary treatment of all skin diseases that would result from increased irritability, dryness and inflammation at all ages. Read more...

Nonpharmaceutical Interventions May Limit Transmission of Pandemic Flu / Laurie Barclay, MD / April 30, 2010 / MedScape — Studies of nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) for pandemic influenza — namely, strategies other than vaccines and antiviral medications to reduce the harm and spread of disease — may help limit transmission. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Previous article acknowledges that at least some conventional MDs / medical sites are admitting that drugs are not always the best way to avoid the flu, without actually confirming that natural remedies work. This is at least a "step in the right direction". Click here to find out more about building natural immunity to the flu.

Be well, or at least get better / JEFF GILL • MAY 1, 2010 / NetworkAdvocate / What is found across denominations and traditions is the belief that for a variety of reasons, healing can take place both physically and spiritually. Read more...

The modern, mammoth roller coasters have led to assorted injuries, the authors noted, including disk injuries, hematomas and fractures.Roller coasters can cause ear injury, study says / Shari Roan / May 1, 2010 / LATimes / "Based on our research, we recommend that passengers remain facing forward for the duration of the ride to not let the full impact of acceleration hit the ear." Read more...

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