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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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Archive Postings - November, 2010

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.

We are keeping a relatively open mind, looking at every alternative available to the extreme procedures using dangerous drugs, chemo / chemicals, and surgeries. Please feel free to contact us if you feel your input could help in any way. Thanks - The Editor

House Expected To Vote Tomorrow On Child Nutrition Bill / Mary Bruce / November 30, 2010 / ABCNews / The $4.5 billion Senate bill, which passed with unanimous consent in August, would expand eligibility for school lunch programs, establish nutrition standards for all school meals, and encourage schools to use locally sourced food. It would also raise the reimbursement rate to 6 cents per meal, marking the first time in over 30 years that Congress has increased funding for school lunch programs. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: This Child Nutrition Bill is a good one, that with USDA mandate would double the amount of fruit for breakfast, and double the amount of fruits and vegetables for lunch. This would greatly impact the health and well being of our students.

Senate Passes Overhaul of Food Safety Regulations / GARDINER HARRIS and WILLIAM NEUMAN - Nov 30, 2010 / NYTimes/ Among the Senate bill’s last major sticking points was how it would affect small farmers and food producers. Some small-farm and organic food advocates warned that the legislation would destroy their industry under a mountain of paperwork, and Senator Jon Tester, a Democrat of Montana, pushed for a recent addition to the bill that exempts producers with less than $500,000 a year in sales who sell most of their food locally. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Although many have resisted the S.510 Food Safety bill since its introduction last year, there are important aspects addressed. It simply gives FDA more power to inspect foreign imported foods and large food producers in the U.S. a mandate to be safer.

Sen. Jon Tester's exemption will mostly protect interests of small, safe organic farmers, a relatively good thing for those concerned about rights to get quality foods at farmer's markets, etc.

Many in the holistic community have felt this bill gives too much power to the FDA, yet something had to be done protecting the public from food contamination, mostly introduced by those selling animal products causing the bulk of problems being addressed. I have remained vigilant, consulting with our local Senator welcoming my input. Yet it is impossible to please all people affected by this bill.

Let's simply hope this amended version has addressed our concerns, and we can keep our quality organic food producers exempt from unnecessary scrutiny, while we improve our access to safe, uncontaminated food.

Vitamin D Targets Increased A panel advises raising the dietary allowance for the nutrient, but some scientists say the new recommendations are still woefully low / Nathan Seppa / November 30, 2010 / Science News - USNews / Vitamin D isn’t a true vitamin but rather a hormone made from skin cells when they are hit by ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Food cannot provide enough unless it is artificially fortified... Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Sun's rays are still the best source for Vitamin D. During Winter months, especially in colder climates, many illnesses are exacerbated by covering our bodies, getting less exposure. My recommendation: When the Sun is out, simply get in front of a window, allowing your skin to be penetrated by these rays, essential for health and wellness. Natural resources are almost always better than chemical derivatives.

Study Confirms Potatoes Do Not Contribute to Weight Gain / 11/30/2010 / PMQ / The study sought to gain a better understanding of the role of potatoes and the glycemic index in weight loss, largely because some have questioned the inclusion of potatoes in a weight loss regimen due to the vegetable’s designation as a high glycemic index (HGI) food. Read more...

60-day spud-a-thon diet draws to an end Wash. potato official drops 21 pounds, 67 points from cholesterol count during all-spud diet / Shannon Dininny / 11/29/2010 / MSNBC / During his diet, which drew media attention from around the world, Voigt repeatedly noted that potatoes have more potassium than bananas, and that one serving provides roughly 45 percent of the daily recommended value for vitamin C. They also offer some fiber and other minerals and vitamins. Read more...

Study: Some Benefits of Probiotics for Kids / Meredith Melnick / November 29, 2010 | Time / A new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) finds that probiotics — types of "good" bacteria that colonize in your gut and may help improve digestion, immune defense and even metabolism — can have certain health benefits in some children. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Although often formulated with cow's milk products, I find it is much safer to get probiotics from soy or coconut milk yoghurts, sources much safer for human consumption. They do help maintain essention microflora in the intestines for better body function and assimilation and nutrients.

Rate of Eating Disorders in Kids Keeps Rising Anorexia and bulimia showing up more often in boys, minorities, experts report / Jenifer Goodwin / HealthDay - BusinessWeek / November 29, 2010 / "The good news is eating disorders can be 'cured' -- that is to say, the person isn't merely keeping the condition at bay but can actually get over it," Rosen said. With treatment and maturity, many kids move beyond the eating disorder. Read more...

School Vending Machines Undermine Student Nutrition / Nov. 28, 2010 / HealthDay - AZCentral / In elementary schools that sold fruits and vegetables in vending machines, students ate more produce overall than students in schools that didn't offer such healthy choices. By the same token, students ate more sweets overall if they went to schools with vending machines that sold sweets. Read more...

Food Matters - 1/4 of what most eat keeps them alive. 3/4 of what they eat keeps doctors alive.

Columnist Orso Joe Ancestors are one path to healing / Joe Orso | November 28, 2010 / lacrossetribune / "They are always available to guide, to teach, and to nurture. They represent one of the pathways between the knowledge of this world and the next. Most importantly - and paradoxically - they embody the guidelines for successful living - all that is most valuable about life. Unless the relationship between the living and the dead is in balance, chaos results." Read more...

Healing Requires Revealing: How the Church is Failing Abuse Survivors / Kim Michele Richardson / November 26, 2010 / Huffington Post / The opportunity for accountability, resolution and a promise for the protection of vulnerable children is now. If this chance for doggedness and truthfulness is lost, then so crumbles another pillar of civilization and hope. And if the Church is unwilling, then perhaps it is justice that it should pay with whatever is left of its integrity. Read more...

Haiti: The Land of Hurt and Healing / Martha St Jean / November 26, 2010 / Huffington Post / To respond to the call to go to Haiti, or places like it - the Congo, Sudan - places of yet untold grief and misery is not comfortable and cozy. In Haiti you face a test of character. Your eyes are confused by the sights -- sights of starving children, parents in turmoil, grandparents desperate for their lives to continue to count for something. "Is anyone listening," the people wonder. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: During this Holiday season, we give thanks and gratitude to friends and family. Yet how can we find true happiness, health and wholeness while others experience such deep pain and suffering from severe lack of essentials? They are part of us. How can extreme disparagement between the wealthy and underprivileged make us happy or whole?

This time, really heal yourself and feelings by opening up to others in need. Make a sincere effort to understand a deeper meaning here. Share when that gesture toward the underprivileged might just be the one thing you are lacking in your life. ...And be grateful for what you have, instead of complaining about what you don't have. Really say "Thank you" and mean it.

Josh Williams and Andrew Smith demonstrate a therapy program at the University of Southern California designed to helps veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. (MICHAL CZERWONKA / NYT)  Virtual healing for real world / New York Times - ChronicleHerald / Nov 27, 2010 / For more than a decade, a handful of therapists have been using virtual environments to help people to work through phobias, like a fear of heights or of public spaces. Read more...

Good Things Come in Orange / RONI CARYN RABIN / November 26, 2010 / People with high blood levels of alpha-carotene — an antioxidant found in orange fruits and vegetables like carrots, winter squash, oranges and tangerines — live longer and are less likely to die of heart disease and cancer than people who have little or none of it in their bloodstream, a new study reports. Read more...

We can end childhood hunger in America / Jeff Bridges and Bill Shore / Washington Post - Kansas / Nov. 25, 2010 / Children who don't regularly get enough healthy food suffer behavioral difficulties, fatigue, poorer health, weaker immune systems and more hospitalizations. Not surprisingly, hungry kids also show impaired performance in school — academically, athletically and socially. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: One of the biggest challenges leading to lack of food is over-consumption of animal products. It takes over 10 times the amount of land to create the same amount of food from raising cows instead of growing plant foods - just one example of many... and it would be healthier.

Hospitals Still Bad for Your Health — Kevin Drum | Wed Nov. 24, 2010 / Mother Jones / The worst part of this is that, as near as I can tell, a large number of these injuries wouldn't happen if hospitals simply got off their asses and put in place some well-known procedures that prevent them. But they don't. Sometimes it's because they cost money, but other times it's because they just can't be bothered. I really have no idea why we put up with this. Read more...

Patient Voices: Type 2 DiabetesExercise: For Type 2 Diabetes, 2 Types of Training / RONI CARYN RABIN Published: November 24, 2010 / Dr. Church said he was surprised but added that the findings made sense. “Diabetes is the failure to control the amount of sugar in your blood, and the biggest user of blood sugar is skeletal muscle,” he said. “The healthier your skeletal muscle, the more blood sugar it’s chewing up and taking out of the blood.” Read more...

Drug Enforcement Administration to Put Temporary Ban on Synthetic Marijuana Also Known as K2 or Spice, Drug Causes Seizures in Some People / PIERRE THOMAS and LISA JONES / Nov. 24, 2010 / ABC / "Today's action will call further attention to the risks of ingesting unknown compounds and will hopefully take away any incentive to try these products." Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Most chemicals, including chemical cannabis derivatives, have dangerous side effects, making them dangerous for human OR animal consumption.

It is SAD [Standard American Diet] ways that are causing much of today's illnesses. Let's take this Thanksgiving holiday to celebrate sanity, that honors ALL life, and celebrate our Ancients, both human and animal, by honoring the Wild Turkey as the first National bird of the United States. NOTE: You don't have to "eat them" to enjoy them. Turkeys make very loving, kind pets when treating them correctly.

Getty Images/Minden Pictures RM It won’t be the first time a couple of scantily clad PETA models visit Washington, but Tuesday afternoon they’re bringing a holiday message: Go vegan on Thanksgiving.PETA: Give Turkeys Something to Be Thankful For PETA 'pilgrims' promote meatless holiday / KELVIN ROBINSON / Nov 22, 2010 / NBCWashington / PETA argues these birds are naturally intelligent in the wild. The organization says many birds consumed for food are drugged so much they become too fat to eat. Others are simply packed like sardines into a warehouse, where many suffer heart attacks... Read more...

Expect 200,000 Haiti cholera cases: expert / 11-23-2010 (AFP) "For many of us, this brings to mind the cholera epidemic that began in Peru in 1991 and spread to more than 16 other countries in the Americas within two years," Andrus said. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Cholera is extremely contagious, and caused by contaminated food and water. Raw sewage is one of its chief causes.

The study shows that eating foods rich in antioxidants, like vegetables and fruits, fights disease and may prolong life.Fruits and Vegetables May Prolong Your Life Study Shows Foods Rich in Antioxidants May Reduce the Risk of Death / Jennifer Warner / Nov. 22, 2010 / WebMD Health News / Researchers found that people with the highest levels of the antioxidant alpha-carotene in their blood had a 39% lower risk of death from any cause, including heart disease and cancer, than those who had the lowest levels of the antioxidant during the 14-year study. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Yay!!! The conventional medical establishment finally admits what we've know all along, that fruits and vegies can help you live longer. A good start: Eat more carrots, or drink more carrot juice.

When is there going to be "scientific proof" that eating correctly actually works better than drugs, chemicals, surgery, and radiation in prolonging life? Common sense often works better than scientific research. Add to this that nuts, seeds, and legumes work much more efficient than the often deleterious effects of contaminated animal products as protein sources.

Take a pass on the Advil – swelling may help you heal / ALEX HUTCHINSON / Globe and Mail / Nov. 22, 2010 / ...a study published last month by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic adds to growing evidence that swelling actually plays a key role in healing soft-tissue injuries. The result is a classic tradeoff between short-term and long-term benefits: reducing swelling with ice or anti-inflammatory drugs may ease your pain now, but slow down your ultimate return to full strength. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: It's amazing how common sense has been ignored for decades by most medical professionals. Ice cold and pain killers restrict blood flow, slowing down needed circulation to heal faster. Why didn't they think of this before? I little pain and swelling is natural, yet most are so afraid of it, they would rather stay sick longer to avoid it. Duh?

Have a vegan Thanksgiving / Green News / 11/17/2010 / The key to a vegan Thanksgiving is a little planning and the right mix of recipes. If you fill your table with tasty dishes, chances are few folks will miss the animal products. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Besides tastes that are extremely good, a Vegan Thanksgiving greatly reduces the possibility of contracting Avian Flu, symptoms that can be excerbated by consuming contaminated turkey. Of NOTE: When and why does the flu kick in every year? Something to chew on - click here for more...

Nutritional regimen for faster skin healing, better complexion / Cory Quirino / Philippine Daily Inquirer / 11/23/2010 / Increase intake of fresh vegetable and vitamin C-rich fruits like leafy greens citrus fruits and kiwi, guava, papaya, etc. Vitamin B5 (panthothenic), vitamin C and copper work best together. All stimulate the body to grow new tissues needed to repair the damaged ones. Read more...

Big noise: Treating wounds with high-intensity ultrasound can significantly improve the rate at which they heal, according to research How a blast of sound can speed up healing your wounds / DAILY MAIL UK/ 22nd November 2010 / Research shows treating wounds with high-intensity ultrasound — which helps to clean the wound of debris — can significantly improve the rate at which they heal. Read more...

Dave Chan for The New York Times NOT QUITE REALITY Stéphane Bouchard, of University of Quebec in Ottawa, reacting with his very similar avatar.In Cybertherapy, Avatars Assist With Healing / BENEDICT CAREY / November 22, 2010 / NYTimes / In a series of experiments, researchers have shown that people internalize these virtual experiences and their responses to them — with effects that carry over into real life. Read more...

Kids of divorce have double the risk of stroke Study suggests link between childhood stress and adult health / Karen Rowan / 11/22/2010 / MSNBC / The study may shed light on the impact such events, and the stress of childhood, have on adult health, said study researcher Esme Fuller-Thomson, a professor of social work, medicine and nursing at the University of Toronto. The ways in which divorce and stroke risk may be linked should be further investigated, she said. Read more...

Middle-aged Americans unhappy about sex / Bonnie Ghosh / 11-22-2010 / WASHINGTON (AP) The findings represent a stark turnaround for the group of Americans who spearheaded the sexual revolution, coming of age as birth control became readily available, premarital sex gained wider acceptance and abortion was legalized. The Many of the first victims of the AIDS epidemic were in this group. Read more...

Kids' ER Visits Down After Cold Medicine Withdrawal Cough, cold medications not meant for children under 4, experts say / Steven Reinberg / HealthDay - USNews / Nov. 22, 2010 (HealthDay News) -- Three years after nonprescription infant cold medicines were taken off the market, emergency rooms treat less than half as many children under 2 for overdoses and other adverse reactions to the drugs, a new U.S. government study shows. Read more...

Governor declares emergency over Barstow [CA] water / November 20, 2010 / AP / Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Saturday in Barstow, where excessive levels of a chemical found in rocket fuel has left the water contaminated for more than 40,000 customers of the local supplier. Read more...

Marijuana Cures NOTHING! / "The Doug Van Dyke Show" Today, Doug discusses the merits of medical marijuana. Before you get mad, please watch this video!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popular painkillers taken off the market / November 19, 2010 / LATImes / Washington…Although still in wide use more than a half-century after introduction, Darvon and Darvocet and their generic counterparts are easily replaceable, pain management experts said Friday after the Food and Drug Administration asked that the popular painkillers be removed from the U.S. marketplace. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Darvon is a chemical derivative of opium, same ingredient used to make heroin, codeine, and morphine. It is highly addictive with severe side effects from continued useage. This was a good decision by the FDA.

Man Gets Asthma When Logging Into Facebook / Christian Nordqvist / 19 Nov 2010 / Medical News Today / The doctors explain that seeing his girlfriend's details on Facebook seemed to bring on hyperventilation and then asthma. Read more...

Why mixing alcohol and caffeine is so deadly / Linda Shrieves / Orlando Sentinel - LATimes / November 18, 2010 / Why caffeine and alcohol are so toxic together isn't fully understood, but the combination appears to impair a drinker's judgment more than drinking alcohol alone. That has led to what some researchers call "toxic-jock syndrome." Read more...

Court weighs forced meds for mentally ill suspect / GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press / Nov 17, 2010 / Prosecutors told federal judges Wednesday that Diaz would only be competent to stand trial again if he was forcibly medicated. Diaz's attorney said the drug injections could have life-threatening consequences and violate his constitutional rights. Read more...

EPA tells states to consider rising ocean acidity / PHUONG LE / Associated Press – Tue Nov 16, 2010 / Ocean acidification refers to the decrease in the alkalinity of oceans, which is caused by the absorption of excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. As water becomes more acidic, scientists have raised concern about dissolving coral reefs and potential effects on fish and other sea life. Read more...

Errors kill 15,000 aged patients a month: study / Maggie Fox / Nov 16, 2010 / Reuters / More than 13 percent of patients covered by Medicare, the government health insurance for the elderly, or about 134,000 people monthly have some sort of so-called adverse event each month. These include mistakes such as surgical errors or sometimes unavoidable problems such as an infection spread in the hospital, or patients having their blood sugar fall to unusually low levels. Read more...

Some People Can’t Identify the Nuts They’re Allergic To Inability to Recognize Allergy Triggers Could Increase Risk of Exposure / Katrina Woznicki / WebMD Health News / Nov. 16, 2010 -- Many adults and children with nut allergies are unable to identify different types of tree nuts and peanuts, which could increase the risk of exposure and life-threatening allergic reactions. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Nuts are full of vital, nutrient oils. Bottom line: Although MDs and Researchers might hold my opinion as "speculative", here is an absolute: Plaque, Cholesterol and other fat build-up in bloodstream and bodies results from saturated animal fats, insoluble trans fats, and/or hydrogenated or over-cooked oils. These can actually start breaking down, ridding the body of this problem, by eating nuts. Yet this condition could be defined as an allergic reaction.

Good oils in nuts can in fact emulsify / loosen up these "bad fat" deposits, and start cleansing the body of them. These "good nut oils" are edible, not poisonous like turpentine or paint thinner, working similar when it breaks down paint and grease.

Eric Berlow: How complexity leads to simplicity - TED

Japan's disaster-proof cityUnbreakable: Building disaster-proof cities / Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN / November 15, 2010 / As things stand now, half the world's population lives in cities, and that number is expected to skyrocket in the coming decades. It is called urbanization, and health organizations all over the world, including the World Health Organization, have taken notice. Because of the dense population and significant building construction, urban areas are the most vulnerable to natural disasters. Read more...

Heal the Bay organizes a citizens rally Tuesday to encourage the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to enact sweeping legislation to reduce the economic and environmental waste caused by single-use shopping bags. (Gene Blevins/LA DailyNews)Los Angeles County bans plastic grocery bags / Noaki Schwartz, Associated Press / 11/16/2010 / The ordinance, which goes into effect next year, would apply to unincorporated parts of the county where an estimated 1.1 million people live. It does not include the 88 cities within the county, including Los Angeles. Read more...

Five Natural Scar and Stretch Mark Remedies Bring Healing / November 16, 2010 / Elizabeth Walling (NaturalNews) In today`s world of expensive chemical peels and laser treatments, natural scar and stretch mark remedies are more relevant than ever. Treating our skin as nature intended is the best way to prevent and heal tissue damage like scars and stretch marks. Using natural remedies to treat scars can restore your skin`s natural ability to heal, without exposing your skin to chemicals or investing in costly treatment. Read more...

Vegan Thanksgiving: Recipes that will appeal to vegans and carnivores alike / STEVE POLLAK, MOTHER NATURE NETWORK - Miami Herald / 11.15.10 / In fact, traditional Thanksgiving has many aspects that might make vegans uncomfortable. Thankfully there are lots of wonderful ways for vegans and vegetarians alike to put a special twist on Thanksgiving and make it a meaningful holiday - even if they opt to pass up the turkey. Read more...

When Colleen Patrick-Goudreau talks about the reasons why she follows a vegan lifestyle, you're likely to hear words like "compassion," "kindness" and "joy." But you're also likely to hear the word "education." Going vegan: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau 'translates' vegan lifestyle with compassion, joy / Grant Butler, The Oregonian / November 09, 2010 / "I think if you were to ask me the most-challenging thing about transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, I'd have to say it's the social aspects," she says. "I really try to guide people in how to answer the questions that people have and how to counter the hostility that people sometimes encounter when they tell someone they're vegan. Read more...

FDA expected to take a stand on alcoholic energy drinks / Abby Goodnough and Dan Frosch / New York Times - InsideBayArea / 11/16/2010 / A year after it began reviewing whether energy drinks that combine alcohol and caffeine are safe or legal, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to take a stand on the drinks as soon as Wednesday, according to law enforcement officials in several states. Read more...

Women who smoke during pregnancy turn babies into future criminals / Nov 16, 2010 / NewKerala / : A new study has pointed out that mothers who smoke heavily during pregnancy are more likely to have kids who grow up to become repeat criminal offenders. Read more...

Study examines end-of-life care for cancer patients / Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times / November 16, 2010 / Many in their final days receive costly, aggressive treatments they may not want, according to researchers at the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. In California, Los Angeles County had the highest percentage of patients dying in hospitals. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Many now realize that hospital care for cancer or other "chronic illnesses" seldom equates to "full recovery" and often results in side effects much worse than patients were experiencing when entering these disease ridden buildings. Pathogens are everywhere in hospitals - invisible to the naked eye, yet extremely tenacious in their ability to infect.

I recommend checking out all the much less invasive yet proven holistic and natural remedies that we know will work, before consenting to "their" highly invasive and life threatening regimen: dangerous drugs followed by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, then more dangerous drugs.

Wouldn't it be much more pleasant to spend the "final days" of life in your own bed at home, without being "hooked up", given poisons, and treated like an extended macabre experiment? For more: Cancer - Natural Healing and Health Rejuvenation without Chemotherapy

If opponents of medical marijuana thought voters in Arizona would defeat Proposition 203, they must have been smoking something. Prop 203 Passes: Medical Marijuana to Be Legal in Arizona / David W Freeman / November 16, 2010 / CBSNews / The Arizona measure will allow patients with diseases including cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and any other "chronic or debilitating" disease that meets guidelines to buy two and one-half ounces of marijuana every two weeks or grow plants. Read more...

Women on Vegan Diets Have More Long-Chain Omega-3s, Compared with Fish-Eaters / 11/15/10 / PCRM / Women following vegan diets have significantly more omega-3 “good fats” in their blood, compared with fish-eaters, meat-eaters, and ovo-lacto vegetarians, according to a new report from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Study Read more...

To take a deeper look into healing through movement, Fitness Expert Chris Freytag decided to visit Pathways Health Crisis Resource Center in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. Motivation Monday: Power of healing through movement / 11-15-2010 / KARE11 / GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- We are learning that movement enhances our quality of life. And for those recovering from serious illness or overcoming hard emotional times in their lives, movement therapy is becoming recognized as a way to heal the mind and body. Read more...

In the UK nude scans of children are banned under child pornography laws. In the U.S. nude scans of children are mandatory at many airports.  (Source: Corbis)Pilots Unions Boycott Body Scanners Due to Health Risks Risk of dying in terrorist attack equal to risk of dying from body scanner, expert asserts / Jason Mick - November 15, 2010 / DailyTech / Now that the two largest pilot unions say that the scanners are too dangerous for them, the question becomes how the public will react to being told that they have to risk their health when pilots don't. Read more...

What they found is that those who had a higher degree of job strain actually were at 40 percent increased risk for overall cardiovascular disease; 88 percent had an increased risk for heart attack.  Job Stress Can Nearly Double Women's Heart Risk Study Finds High Levels of Stress at Work Can Hike Heart Attack Risk for Women by 88 Percent / Dr. Jennifer Ashton / Nov. 15, 2010 / CBSNews / Asked how the researchers define "job strain," Dr. Ashton said, "Job strain for this study included people who felt they were in jobs with little or no decision making, they were very demanding jobs, and in particular didn't allow them to use their individual creativity." Read more...

A healing mantra (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)A healing mantra / Bhanumathi Narasimhan / Nov 15, 2010 / Times of India / The Gayatri Mantra glides through the three states of consciousness joyfully, playfully, effortlessly and lightly, as though it were a song. When we 'sing through' something, it means it is not a burden for us. Read more...

Yoga Room owner Maureen Lauer-Gatta says getting rid of stress can help your body in the long run.Many Swear by Yoga's Healing Techniques Last / 11/14/2010 / WKBN / "Just relax the body. We have so much stress in this area. People have lost their jobs or they can't find jobs and this is just a way to reduce stress and gain flexibility," explained Lauer-Gatta. "You don't have to have any kind of flexibility to do yoga. I like to tell people, 'if you can breathe, you can do yoga.'" Read more...

"The ability to think about what is not happening is a cognitive achievement that comes at an emotional cost."Wandering Mind Makes You Sad, Scientists Say: What Brings Happiness? / November 12, 2010 / David W Freeman / (CBS) Is mental focus a key to success? Maybe so. But a new study suggests that it might also be a key to happiness. Read more...

Probe is sought of lead in reusable grocery bags / 11-14-2010 / ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ...many of the reusable grocery bags sold nationwide are manufactured in China. Schumer plans to announce Sunday that he is contacting the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Read more...

More than 14,000 people have been hospitalised since the outbreakIncarcerated kids drugged with antipsychotics / November 14, 2010 / Evelyn Pringle / (NaturalNews) On Oct. 1, 2010, John Kelly reported on an investigation by Youth Today that found atypical antipsychotics were prescribed to many incarcerated youths in juvenile facilities in the US without a diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, the only FDA-approved indications for use with juveniles. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: It's situations like giving these dangerous drugs to youth that indicates how true health care funding natural, non-invasive remedies is our only real option to get sanity back as the norm instead of exception.

When Romance and Allergies Don't Mix Reaction-spurring allergens can linger for hours in a partner's mouth, experts note / Alan Mozes / November 14, 2010 / HealthDay -- The course of true love may not run smoothly for some people with highly sensitive allergies, experts say, since kissing or other intimate contact can pose risks for sometimes serious reactions. Read more...

Haiti cholera death toll tops 900 The number of people in Haiti who have died from cholera has reached 917, the country's health ministry says. / November 2010 / BBC / The disease is present in six out of 10 provinces and 14,642 people have been hospitalised since the outbreak of the waterborne disease began last month. Read more...

Circumcision Ban May End Up on S.F. Ballot Not Everyone Agrees with Measure that Would Make It Crime to "Circumcise, Excise, Cut or Mutilate" Genitals of Child Under 18 / SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2010 / CBSNews / Scientists with the Centers for Disease Control are still studying whether circumcisions are healthier, and have promised recommendations to the public. Meanwhile, according to the New York Times, a CDC researcher reported a sharp drop in the number of American parents choosing circumcision in hospitals - from 56 percent in 2006 to less than 33 percent last year. Read more...

Scientists Develop Self-Healing Solar Cells / Michelle Bryner / 11/12/2010 / MSNBC / Over time, most solar cells degrade due to prolonged exposure to the sun's scathing rays and are rendered useless. But with a little inspiration from nature, researchers have now created a new solar material that regenerates its damaged energy-capturing packets on-demand. Read more...

Researchers pitted yoga against a walking routine and found that those who practiced yoga showed greater improvements in mood and anxiety. Photograph by: Shaughn Butts, Edmonton JournalYoga may be better at reducing anxiety and lifting mood than other forms of exercise, study finds / JEANNINE STEIN, LOS ANGELES TIMES - Canada / NOVEMBER 12, 2010 / Yoga has many proven health benefits, but does it stand up to other forms of exercise? Researchers pitted it against a walking routine and found that those who practiced yoga showed greater improvements in mood and anxiety. Read more...

Healing is a Spiritual Journey and Clay is a Spiritual Cure / November 13, 2010 / Perry Arledge / NaturalNews / How is this possible you ask? Well, clay is a nano crystal. Crystals are capable of memory and holding energy. Living Clay communicates with the body and acts as a catalyst that supports the body in healing itself by cleansing, detoxing, stimulating circulation and balancing body pH. In other words, it assists the body in regaining equilibrium and thus the normal flow of energy. Read more...

Montreal research shows medicinal value of Cree healing herbs / EMILY BRASS / Nov 12, 2010 / The Concordian / Haddad said this might be the most extensive study of Small Labrador tea yet. While others have studied traditional use of the plant and the symptoms it treated, they were the first to make the connection to its potential to treat diabetes. Read more...

More than 5 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer's disease according to the Alzheimer's Association.Aging workforce means dementia on the job could rise / Denise Mann / Health - CNN / November 12, 2010 / The warning signs may differ depending on the profession, but one common denominator that affects executives, doctors, and construction workers alike is an overall decline in job performance, according to John C. Morris, MD, the director of the Alzheimer's disease research center at Washington University, in St. Louis. Read more...

Documentary on the Healing Power of Music / November 13, 2010 / Independent / The film documents the 2009 visit to Poland of the largest group of cantors to visit there since World War II. 100 Voices: A Journey Home follows the group of cantors during their emotional journey to the birthplace of cantorial music. Read more...

'Naked' scanners at US airports may be dangerous: scientists / Karin Zeitvogel (AFP) / 11-12-2010 / Google / The possible health dangers posed by the scanners add to passengers' and airline crews' concerns about the devices, which have been dubbed "naked" scanners because of the graphic image they give of a person's body, genitalia and all. Read more...

SF Fast-Food Toy Ban Still Alive Despite Veto San Francisco toy ban for some fast-food kids' meals still alive despite mayoral veto / Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO November 12, 2010 / The supervisors' 8-3 vote is enough to override Friday's veto by Mayor Gavin Newsom, who previously said he opposed the measure. Read more...

Staff of Samangkar Luxe Salon treat client's acne at the clinic in Phnom Penh in this March 9, 2009 file photo. Photograph by: File, Getty Images   Study: Acne medicine users at heightened suicide risk / SHARI ROAN / LOS ANGELES TIMES / NOVEMBER 12, 2010 / Regardless of the cause of the increased risk, the mental health of people taking the medication should be assessed during the course of treatment and for at least one year after treatment has ended, the authors wrote. Isotretinoin is sold under a variety of names, including Amnesteem, Claravis, Clarus and Decutan. Accutane is no longer on the market. Read more...

How New Agey Energy Healing Can Cure Your Body and Mind Photo Credit: Thomas Sobek via FlickrHow New Agey Energy Healing Can Cure Your Body and Mind As a trained scientist I was a skeptic for years. Until the evidence started piling up. / David Feinstein / November 12, 2010 / AlterNet / The more closely I examined these therapies, the more apparent it became that doing something that feels like it's bringing about lasting therapeutic change is much easier than actually producing such change. Read more...

Many Unhappy Returns for Wandering Minds When thoughts roam, unpleasant feelings often follow / November 12, 2010 / People's minds wander at least 30 percent of the time during all activities except sex, say graduate student Matthew Killingsworth and psychologist Daniel Gilbert, both of Harvard University. Individuals feel considerably worse when their minds wander to unpleasant or neutral topics, as opposed to focusing on current pursuits, Killingsworth and Gilbert report in the Nov. 12 Science. Read more...

What is a Healing Crisis? Why It's All Right If You Feel Worse Before You Feel Better / November 11, 2010 / C. M. Barrett / Associated Content / People may experience colds or flu-like symptoms or skin conditions. These indicate a general release of toxins. The symptoms may also be specific to the illness. Generally speaking, the recommended attitude to such conditions is "This, too, shall pass." And generally, they will, to be followed by restored health. Read more...

The state's Liquor Control Commission voted on Wednesday to ban alcoholic energy drinks.Four Loko alcoholic energy drink faces more criticism / Kristin Samuelson | November 11, 2010 / Last week, Michigan's Liquor Control Commission banned caffeinated alcoholic drinks such as Four Loko, which is produced in Chicago, amid recent reports of college students being hospitalized after consuming such drinks. Read more...

“Parents are grossly underestimating the impact that their stress is having on their children,” says Katherine Nordal, a psychologist and executive director of professional practice for the association, in a news release.   -Everett CollectionMom, Dad, You’re Stressing Me Out! / Sue Shellenbarger / NOVEMBER 11, 2010 / WallStreetJournal / A new generation gap is emerging between American parents and their kids, a study shows: Adults sharply underestimate how much parents’ own stress is affecting kids, or how much stress their children face. Read more...

Behavior: Too Much Texting Is Linked to Other Problems / RONI CARYN RABIN / November 9, 2010 / NYTimes / “It does make sense that these technologies make it easier for kids to fall into a trap of working too hard to fit in. If they’re working that hard to fit in through their social networks, they’re also trying to fit in through other behaviors they perceive as popular, like smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol, having sex and getting involved in higher-risk adolescent behaviors.” Read more...

High Isoflavone-Rich Soy Diet Lowers Invasive Breast Cancer Risk Significantly / Christian Nordqvist / 10 Nov 2010 / Medical News Today / Many isoflavones act as phystoestrogens - nonsteroidal plant compounds that have estrogenic effects - in humans and other mammals. Isoflavones are antioxidants. They have been found to have cancer fighting qualities in several studies. Isoflavones can be found almost exclusively in the bean (Fabaceae/Leguminosae) family. Read more...

Sugary Drinks Linked to Gout Drinking Sweetened Soda or Juice Ups Gout Risk, Researchers Say / JOHN GEVER, MedPage - ABCNews / Nov. 10, 2010 / The risk was even higher among participants who reported drinking two or more sugary sodas per day, Choi reported at a poster session here during the American College of Rheumatology's annual meeting. The findings were also published simultaneously online in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read more...

What stress can do to your body. (American Psychological Association)Stress in America / Rob Stein / November 9, 2010 / Washington Post / ...fewer adults reported being satisfied with how their employer helps employees balance work and non-work.Twenty-four percent say they are experiencing severe stress. Read more...

Food and Drug Administration Three of the 36 proposed new warning labels for cigarette packaging.F.D.A. Unveils Graphic Warning Labels for Cigarettes / GARDINER HARRIS / November 10, 2010 / NYTimes WASHINGTON — Federal drug regulators unveiled 36 proposed new warning labels for cigarette packag on Wednesday, including some that are striking pictures of smoking’s effects. Read more...

Prevent it: Simple steps might help stop increases in arthritis / GANNETT • NOVEMBER 10, 2010 / Aging baby boomers and the continued obesity problem are considered key reasons for the increasing numbers of people with arthritis. Read more...

Trader Joe's recalls products with cilantro / CNN / November 7, 2010 / All stores: Cilantro Dressing (sku 36420) with a sell-by date of February 9, 2011; Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (sku 80947) with a sell-by date of January 9, 2001. California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Washington only: Cilantro Pecan Dip (sku 76986) with sell-by dates of November 20 and November 24. Read more...

Red meat linked to esophageal, stomach cancer risks / Amy Norton NEW YORK | Fri Nov 5, 2010 / (Reuters Health) - Red-meat lovers may have a greater likelihood of developing certain cancers of the throat and stomach than people who limit their intake of steaks and hamburgers, a new study suggests. Read more...

The Rise of the Power Vegans Steve Wynn, Russell Simmons, Bill Clinton and a comparable cast of heavies are now using tempeh to assert their superiority. A look at what gives. / Joel Stein / November 4, 2010 / BusinessWeek / "CEOs are smart. There just hadn't been enough exposure for people to glom onto this trend," says Ingrid E. Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "The information is everywhere now. Instead of 'Better buy this blue chip,' it's 'Better eat vegan.' " Read more...

Supporters of Happy Meal ban predict movement will spread Implementing such a policy in Southern California would face industry resistance as well as logistical obstacles. / November 06, 2010 / Sharon Bernstein / Los Angeles Times / "It's only going to pick up steam," said Ken Yeager, the Santa Clara County supervisor who introduced the ban, which forbids restaurants from giving away toys with meals that don't meet nutritional standards. "The fast-food chains must realize that the tide has turned." Read more...

Celeb Chef's Healthy, Easy, Delicious Dishes And on a Shoestring, No Less! Kim Barnouin, of "Skinny B-ch" Fame, Makes Mouthwatering Vegan Meal / NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2010 / Kim accepted "The Early Show on Saturday Morning"'s "Chef on a Shoestring" challenge of preparing a three-course vegan dinner on our skinny budget of $40. Read more...

Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong Healing / November 3, 2010 / PRWeb / "It is a therapeutic approach whose effectiveness in sustaining and extending life and overcoming most known diseases and genetic disorders has been demonstrated. Conventional medicine explains and treats diseases from a physical basis. Eastern holistic medicine goes deeper." Read more...

Research shows faith, prayer leads to healing / Nov 05, 2010 / Donna McCollum NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - For eight years the Healing Center has been praying away aches, pains and heart aches. They celebrate the milestone today. Read more...

Smokeless Tobacco Use Rising, Does Not Help with Cessation / Denise Reynolds RD / 2010-11-05 / EmaxHealth / The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that while the rate of smoking has remained constant since 2008, the number of smokeless tobacco users is rising, particularly among men, young adults and in some states such as North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. Read more...

“The notion that you need animal food as protein is one of the great conspiracies of bullshit by the government,” he says, clinking a spoon hard against a china bowl steaming with steel-cut oatmeal. Photo: Erik Kabik/Retna/www.erikkabikphoto.comSteve Wynn: Viva Las Vegan How the casino magnate became an unlikely evangelist for healthy, no-splurge eating / John Katsilometes / Nov 4, 2010 / Las Vegas Weekly /“The notion that you need animal food as protein is one of the great conspiracies of bullshit by the government,” he says, clinking a spoon hard against a china bowl steaming with steel-cut oatmeal. “Did we not all grow up saying we had to have four glasses of whole milk a day for healthy bones? It’s ridiculous. It’s liquid cholesterol.” Read more...

(CBS) If Ronald McDonald is looking a bit glum these days, there's a reason: They've banned the Happy Meal in San Francisco.Happy Meal Ban in San Francisco: Food Police or Fat Fighter? / David W Freeman / November 4, 2010 / CBSNews / Actually, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to ban restaurants from handing out toys with meals that fail to meet basic nutritional standards for fat, calories, and sodium. That would include the Happy Meal, which has been a fat-packed fave of hungry children for decades. Read more...

Healing journalism, one beat at a time / GUY BERGER - Nov 04 2010 / Mail & Guardian / Too many journalists lack the know-how to turn complex, potentially boring, information into compelling stories. Data-visualisation on the web is a dynamic new form of story-telling in journalism, and something of huge relevance to deep and rich health journalism. Read more...

How to boost your self-healing powers / Diane Koerner / November 3, 2010 / Big Island Weekly / Hippocrates, referred to as the father of Western medicine, said, "Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease." So, is all healing truly "self-healing?" Read more...

Healing power of just listening / Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan / 11/03/2010 / SBSun / OK, maybe it's trite, but there's no question in my mind that patience and kindness still have a therapeutic role in 21st century medicine - in particular in helping patients with problems (both real and imagined) for which we have no easy fix. Read more...

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A252H20101103Republican win to deal only tweaks to healthcare / Susan Heavey / WASHINGTON | Wed Nov 3, 2010 (Reuters) - Republican win to deal only tweaks to healthcare / "Regardless of Republican rhetoric ... last night's Congressional results won't yield changes in healthcare reform law," said Leerink Swann analyst John Sullivan. Read more...

Antivirus discovery no cure for the common cold... yetAntivirus discovery no cure for the common cold... yet / John Timmer / 11-03-2010 / Ars Technica / Antibodies are key components of the immune system, as they recognize and bind to proteins on the surfaces of viruses and bacteria. It was generally thought that any antibody-virus combinations that resulted were cleared by specialized immune cells, but a paper released yesterday by PNAS indicates that when any cell is targeted by a virus that has an antibody latched on to it, the cell can use the antibody to target the virus for destruction. It appears to be an important finding, but it's nowhere close to being a cure for the common cold, as some outlets have suggested. Read more...

Study: 'Fish oil' supplements don't slow dementia / Mary Brophy Marcus / 11-02-2010 / USA TODAY / Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease who took omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements did not experience a slowing of brain decline compared to patients who received a placebo, says lead author Joseph Quinn, an associate professor of neurology at Oregon Health and Science University and the Portland VA Medical Center. He presented the findings presented Tuesday at a National Press Club briefing in Washington, D.C. "We wanted to see if we could slow the rate of progression and we could not," says Quinn. Read more...

Celebate World Vegan Day November 1, 2010

EDITOR'S NOTE: After adherring to a mostly vegan diet for close to 40 years, I feel great! The body has never needed surgery except for minor cuts, no chronic illnesses, no aches, no pain, and no need for professional medical assistance in decades. Bottom line: The vegan diet works well, you feel, look, and smell better!

Step away from the burger: World Vegan Day has arrived / Lavanya Ramanathan | November 1, 2010 / WashingtonPost / If you've ever wondered whether you could get through a day without a burger, bacon or even that splash of milk in your coffee, today is a perfect excuse to find out: It's World Vegan Day. Read more...

World Vegan Day / Milena Faustova / November 1, 2010 / Voice of Russia / Vegans are the most stringent of vegetarians, frowning on any animal food, including meat, fish, eggs, milk, dairy products and even honey. Vegans never wear fur or leather coats and fiercely oppose killing animals or using them in experiments or shows. Irina Novozhilova, the president of the Moscow-based Center for the Protection of Animal Rights, comments. Read more...

What Is a Shiatsu Massage? / 01 Nov 2010 / Newsmax / The word “Shiatsu” comes from the Japanese words “shi,” which means finger, and “atsu,” which means pressure. Shiatsu massage, also known as Zen Shiatsu, is a conventional applied physiotherapy derived from Japanese massage traditions. It deals with the pious, theoretical, and medical characteristics of the body. Read more...

Exercise 'can prevent a cold', a study shows / Michelle Roberts / 1 November 2010 / Health - BBC News / Staying active nearly halves the odds of catching cold viruses and, failing that, can make the infection less severe, a study of 1,000 found. Read more...

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Half of Teens Treated for Depression Will Relapse: Study Girls more prone than boys to illness' return within 5 years of therapy, researchers find / Amanda Gardner / HealthDay / Study lead author John Curry, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University, said the findings point up the "need to develop treatments that will prevent recurrence of second depression." Read more...

Alcohol Is Most Harmful Drug, Followed By Heroin And Crack / 01 Nov 2010 / MedicalNewsToday / Not only is alcohol the most harmful drug overall, the authors write, but is nearly three times as harmful as tobacco or cocaine, according to the new ISCD MCDA modeling. Read more...

Study Finds Teens' Late Night Media Use Comes at a Price Tied to learning problems, anxiety, depression, mood swings / November 1, 2010 / Vanessa Wasta / Johns Hopkins Medicine / Ellin Holohan HealthDay - USNews / November 1, 2010 / The research found correlations between late-night electronic media use and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, mood swings, anxiety, depression and poor cognitive functioning (thinking skills) during the day. Read more...

It's known as a legal high, but state officials says it's time to put an end to it.  State officials look to ban synthetic marijuana 'K-2' / 11-01-2010 / WFTS - ABC / “The products appear to be more potent. There is no quality control." Cynthia Lewis Younger, with Poison Control, says young people think they're being slick - but they have no idea of the potential side effects. "There is nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, and even seizures have been reported." Read more...

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