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Circumcision could become illegal in San Francisco / Deborah Braconnier / April 29, 2011 / Gather / For the most part, the decision to have a male child circumcised has been left to the parents and their beliefs, and the advice of their pediatrician. The idea of making it an illegal act may be taking it a bit too far. Read more...

World Healing Day is Saturday, April 30th, 2011: Hundreds of Cities, in Over 70 Nations, Spanning 6 Continents, Holding Mass Events Focused on Personal and Global Healing. / SFGate / Member events have been officially proclaimed by governors of 22 US states, legislatures, senates, and ministers of various nations and states, including California and New York. Read more...

Patch columnist Howard Hinterthuer is looking for donations of gardening items to bring to work with the veterans. Credit Lyssa BeyerEmotional Healing Rooted in Gardening, and How You Can Help the Healing Grow / Howard Hinterthuer / 04-30-2011 / Patch / In my experience, the first garden, and every one since, has represented a step on the road to emotional health. Gardening is the essence of optimism, an affirmation of and commitment to the future, an active step toward establishing control over a little plot of land and one's life. Read more...

Crude oil chemical linked to heart risk / April 30, 2011 / DENVER, April (UPI) -- In utero exposure to ethyl benzene, a chemical found in crude oil, is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart disease, U.S. researchers say. Read more...

Ancient hands-on healing Reiki, a popular form of alternative medicine, is not known to be effective in treating any ailments / Patrick Langston / Ottawa Citizen / April 30, 2011 / Apparently, their hands get very warm when they're curing physical and emotional ailments, either by touching clients or holding their hands a few centimetres over them. The heat, according to practitioners of this popular form of alternative medicine, is caused by the flow of healing energy from the universe through them and into their client. Read more...

A man smokes in front of a no-smoking notice at a bus station in Beijing in March. A new order effective Sunday bans smoking indoors and outdoors. (Andy Wong, Associated Press / April 30, 2011)China smoking ban may have little effect In a country of 300 million smokers, where many don't know of the health risks of tobacco, few expect much from a ban effective Sunday. / Benjamin Haas / Los Angeles Times / April 30, 2011 / China accounts for a third of all cigarettes smoked worldwide, and about 3,000 people die every day here from smoking-related illness, according the World Health Organization. Cigarette smoke contributes to four of the five leading causes of death in China, WHO says. Read more...

Jury Finds Tobacco Companies Not Responsible For Smokers' Health Costs / Melissa Korn / APRIL 29, 2011 / Wall Street Journal - DOW JONES / The city of St. Louis and a number of area hospitals sued the tobacco companies in 1998, alleging they misrepresented the dangers of smoking. The city and hospitals sought $455 million in compensatory damages to cover the costs of treating smoking-related conditions for patients who couldn't cover their own health-care costs. The trial began Jan. 10. Read more...

Superior Fruitarian, Vegan and Vegetarian Brain Function / FN / 29 Apr 2011 / indymedia / Conversely, vitamin C, derived only in uncooked fruits (and some vegetables) speeds the flow of brain signals across the synapses. ...Flesh is the densest grossest slowest food while fresh fruit is literally dancing with light. Read more...

A handout photograph taken by iRobot Inc.'s Packbot shows the inside of the Unit 1 nuclear reactor building at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture, Japan, on April 17, 2011. Source: Tokyo Electric Power Co. via BloombergRadiation Readings in Fukushima Reactor Rise to Highest Since Crisis Began / Tsuyoshi Inajima and Michio Nakayama - Apr 27, 2011 / BLOOMBERG / Radiation from the station, where four of six reactors have been damaged by explosions, has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and contaminated farmland and drinking water. A plan to flood the containment vessel of reactor No. 1 with more water to speed up emergency cooling efforts announced yesterday by the utility known as Tepco may not be possible now. Read more...

New EPA radiation tests show Cesium in California rainwater at highest level since crisis began / April 25th, 2011 / Energy News / Richmond, California [San Francisco Bay Area], posted on April 25, collected April 14: Cesium-134 @ 8.9 picoCuries/liter Cesium-137 @ 7.9 pCi/l Read more...

Dispose of Unused Prescription Drugs on Saturday DEA is encouraging Americans to safely get rid of meds that might otherwise be misused / April 29, 2011 / U.S.News - HealthDay / More Americans abuse prescription drugs than cocaine, hallucinogens and heroin combined, according to the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Studies show that the drugs are often obtained from family and friends. Read more...

Healing Power and the Power of Prayer and Natural Remedies Mental Health Issues and Meditation / Tom Cincurak / Apr 27, 2011 / Yahoo - AssociatedContent / The term " Meditate "according to the Concise Oxford Dictionary means to plan mentally, contemplate, design and exercise the mind. " Meditation is very important if you want to be healed in Body and Mind. Read more...

Study ranks food pathogens by cost to society / Lyndsey Layton / April 27, 2011 / Washington Post / Of the food pathogens that cost society the most money — in terms of medical care, lost days of work, long-term chronic health problems or deaths — half are found in poultry, pork, beef and other meat products, according to a study due for release Thursday. Read more...

Ready to eat. Raw food advocate Georgia Barnwell grows a lot of her food in her own kitchen.Veganism, raw food and the environment While we detox our bodies, can we also detox the earth beneath our feet? / Kimberley Cressman / A study at the University of Chicago in 2006 found that adopting a vegan diet has a greater impact in the fight against global warming than switching to a hybrid car. In a 2006 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, it was estimated that 18 percent of annual worldwide GHG emissions come from the farming of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, camels, pigs and poultry. Read more...

Armadillos May Spread Leprosy New disease strain shows up in patients and animals in Deep South / April 28, 2011 / Nathan Seppa / Science News / People infected with leprosy in the United States often have the same previously unknown strain of the microbe Mycobacterium leprae that is also carried by armadillos. Though it’s been known for decades that armadillos can harbor leprosy, also called Hansen’s disease, the discovery of the overlapping strain strengthens the long-held assumption that armadillos can infect people directly. Read more...

Non-communicable diseases leading cause of deaths worldwide, says UN report / UN News Centre / 27 April 2011 – According to WHO, millions of deaths can be prevented by stronger implementation of existing measures such as stronger anti-tobacco controls and promoting healthier diets, physical activity and reducing the harmful use of alcohol. Read more...

Worst U.S. Air: Bakersfield, Calif.; Best: Honolulu, Santa Fe / Daniel J. DeNoon / April 27, 2011 / WebMD Health News / Honolulu and Santa Fe, N.M., are the only two U.S. cities to rank among the top 10 cleanest cities on all three lists. Bakersfield tops both the short- and long-term particle pollution list, while L.A. remains the worst city for ozone. Read more...

Federal Crack Down on Prescription Drug Abuse Gets Thumbs Up / Deborah Brauser / April 27, 2011 Medscape — Several national organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association (APA), have released statements of strong support for the new collaborative action plan to fight prescription drug abuse developed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Read more...

A group of Chinese elders spread out along the lower East River bike path in Manhattan to practice a gentle, flowing martial arts form known as Tai Chi. Getty ImagesStudy: Tai Chi is Heart Healthy / LIZ NEPORENT / ABC News / April 26, 2011 / At the end of the study -- published in today's Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals -- the Tai Chi practitioners felt better, were more confident about their ability to perform everyday tasks and led far more active lifestyles than a similar group who attended twice-weekly health education classes. Read more...

U.S. top court questions state drug data limits / James Vicini WASHINGTON | Tue Apr 26, 2011 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices sharply questioned on Tuesday whether a state may prohibit the use of prescription drug records for marketing, expressing concerns that it violated free-speech rights. Read more...

(Credit: istockphoto) (CBS) Think the government does a good job of protecting children against hazardous chemical substances?Chemical substances put kids at risk, doctors say: What's the fix? / David W Freeman / April 25, 2011 / CBSNews / Studies show that children's bodies absorbing a vast array of harmful substances, the Los Angeles Times reported. Sucking on rubber toys, drinking from plastic bottles, and playing on chemically treated are all potentially causes of the problem. And because kids are smaller and their bodies are still developing, chemicals may pose a greater threat to children than to grown-ups. Read more...

No NukesProtect Yourself and Heal from Radiation Exposure / Dennis Paul Knicely, Editor-in-Chief HealingNews.com / Updated April 23, 2010 These attached links and "how to" words share some of the best information, based on decades of cause and effects, for a severe problem that will possibly not go away for decades, if not thousands of years. Read more...

Getting a Meat-free Diet Gradually for Weight Loss / AccentedTouch / April 25, 2011 / The vegan-vegetarian diet has been the talk of the town recently and it appears for the first time in the newly updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The buzz is because of the research that supports the eating of more fruits and vegetables with less meat that helps in the reduction of the risk of chronic disease and obesity. Read more...

Busting five vegan myths / Washington Post - HindustanTimes / April 24, 2011 / Though former US president Bill Clinton isn’t technically a vegan, his embrace last year of a “plant-based” diet with “no meat” and “no dairy” and his accompanying 24-pound weight loss made headlines for a small but growing movement across the globe. But is veganism healthy? emasculating? difficult? Let’s get the skinny on the myths surrounding a vegan lifestyle. Read more...

Eating for Life: Andean grain gets modern spin / JILL WENDHOLT SILVA — McClatchy / Apr 25, 2011 / Quinoa (pronounced keen-Wah) has become popular in recent years with health-conscious Americans. The tiny grain contains roughly the same amount of protein as milk. Quinoa is also lower in saturated fat and higher in carbohydrates than most grains. It can be used like rice. Read more...

Shaun Curry/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images CENTER OF CONTROVERSY Andrew Wakefield with his wife, Carmel, in London, after a disciplinary-panel hearing of the General Medical Council in January 2010.The Crash and Burn of an Autism Guru / SUSAN DOMINUS / April 20, 2011 / NYTimes /His belief, based on a paper he wrote about 12 children, is that the three vaccines, given together, can alter a child’s immune system, allowing the measles virus in the vaccine to infiltrate the intestines; certain proteins, escaping from the intestines, could then reach and harm neurons in the brain. Read more...

The ribbon associated with Autism Awareness.Andrew Wakefield Defends Autism/Vaccine Theory / April 24, 2011 / Laura Phillips / ThirdAge / While Wakefield did not claim to have proof that MMR caused autism, his theory is contributed as a main factor to the declining number of childhood vaccinations. At the time of his study, Wakefield was working in gastroenterology research at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Read more...

Skin will thank you for the shade / Apr 22, 2011 | / Pat Smith / NewarkAdvocate / Although the spring showers are keeping our days gray, sunny days soon will be coming. After a dreary winter and lots of rain, sunshine will be welcomed with open arms. Be wary, however, because the sun is a mixed blessing. Read more...

Local law enforcement agencies will participate in the DEA's Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 30, at various locations...Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 30 / April 24, 2011 / Dyersburg State Gazette / In an effort to dispose of unused and unwanted prescription medicines the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will again partner with local law enforcement agencies in their second annual nationwide Prescription Drug Take-back Day. Read more...

Botox may deaden perception, study says / Sharon Jayson / 04-22-2011 / USA TODAY / Botox, used in cosmetic and medical procedures for 20 years, paralyzes muscles, hindering certain facial movements, such as frowns, that over time can cause wrinkles. Read more...

Radiation and Health: The Aftershocks of Japan's Nuclear Disaster / Susan Blumenthal, M.D. / 04/22/11 / huffingtonpost / In Japan, the particles in the air near the plant are more concentrated. They can settle to the ground or enter clouds and be returned to earth in the rain, which can coat plants that animals eat or that are produced as food for humans. Radioactive particles from the nuclear facility can also be absorbed by the soil, contaminating groundwater that feeds plant life, agriculture, and drinking water supplies, as well as be washed out to the ocean, where it may affect sea life. Read more...

Americans will be forced to use CFLs that contain poisonous carcinogens after government ban on traditional light bulb begins to take effect in JanuaryDamning New Study: Eco Bulbs Cause Cancer / Paul Joseph Watson / Prison Planet / April 20, 2011 / A damning new study conducted by German scientists has found that so-called energy saving light bulbs contain poisonous carcinogens that could cause cancer and should be “kept as far away as possible from the human environment,” but Americans will be forced to replace their traditional light bulbs with toxic CFLs ahead of a government ban set to take effect at the start of next year. Read more...

4/21/2011 -- IMPORTANT -- Radiation and Jet Stream forecast UPDATE -- total amounts deposited

The commitment to organics has surprised some who predicted at the onset of the recession that penny-pinching consumers would avoid such higher-priced items.  Organic Food Sales Grow Despite Poor Economy / April 20, 2011 / Sue Stock / Hispanic Business / Many shoppers say that natural and organic items remain on their shopping lists because they're concerned about their health, the environment, America's agribusiness -- or all three. Read more...

Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Kids / Randy Dotinga / Apr 21, 2011 / Yahoo (HealthDay News) -- Three new studies draw a link between prebirth exposure to a class of pesticides widely used on food crops and lower intelligence scores in children. Read more...

Many Dieters Eating Wrong Foods Due To Misleading Labeling / Christian Nordqvist / 22 Apr 2011 / Medical News Today / Dieters are more drawn to such words in labels as healthy than non-dieters, which would be OK if all labels were super honest, unfortunately a considerable number are misleading and dieters often end up eating the complete opposite - unhealthy foods, according to an article published in The Journal of Consumer Research. Read more...

(Reuters Health) - Despite earlier concerns, downing lots of coffee doesn't seem to increase the risk of high blood pressure, according to a new report -- but the evidence isn't conclusive.No evidence coffee ups risk of high blood pressure / Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Fri Apr 22, 2011 / Reuters / No evidence coffee ups risk of high blood pressure / The new report pools data from six previous studies that included more than 170,000 people in total. For each study, scientists surveyed the participants to find out how many cups of coffee they drank each day -- from less than one to more than five -- and then followed them for up to 33 years. Read more...

New Research: Seasonal Allergies Increase Risk of Depression / Bella Rose / April 20, 2011 / Gather / When you come into contact with an allergen, mediators are released into your system, which result in a reduction of serotonin in your blood; without this “feel good” hormone, depression can occur. Read more...

Radiation exposure chart admits cancer radiotherapy delivers fatal dose to patients / April 20, 2011 / Mike Adams / HealingNews / (NaturalNews) Thanks to the Fukushima catastrophe, we've all been learning a lot about the laws of physics lately -- especially about radiation. Read more...

 The White House on Tuesday unveiled a multi-agency plan aimed at reducing the ?pidemicof prescription drug abuse in the U.S. including an FDA-backed education program that zeros-in on reducing the misuse and misprescribing of opioids.White House Declares 'Epidemic' of Prescription Drug Abuse Multi-agency effort aims to reduce misuse of opioids / 04/20/2011 | ConsumerAffairs / “The toll our nation's prescription drug abuse epidemic has taken in communities nationwide is devastating, said Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. We share a responsibility to protect our communities from the damage done by prescription drug abuse.” Read more...

The healing power of ... maple syrup? / BRYNN MANDEL | April 20, 2011 / REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN / Dr. Navindra Seeram, a University of Rhode Island natural product chemist whose expertise is in looking for new drug compounds in nature, and his colleagues recently found several new properties with potential health benefits in the sticky stuff that comes from trees. Read more...

Health Tip: Prevent Bathroom Slipping and Sliding / 04-20-2011 / Yahoo (HealthDay News) -- It's easy to suffer an injury in a slippery bathroom, but taking some precautions can get rid of potential hazards. Read more...

Cat Island, damaged by oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, is seen heavily eroded on April 18 from its previous state in Barataria Bay in Plaquemines Parish, La. Mangrove, which pelicans nest on, has been reduced and much of it killed after the island was completely overwashed by oil from the oil spill, and poorly maintained booms inflicted harm as well. APOne year after spill, Gulf Coast continues healing, hurting / Cain Burdeau / Associated Press / April 20, 2011 / One year after the nation's worst offshore oil spill began, solemn ceremonies will mark the disaster today and underscore the healing that is only now taking shape. Oil still occasionally rolls up on beaches in the form of tar balls... Read more...

Former boxing champion Mike Tyson is taking his love of veganism and showing it off to all of West Hollywood.  Photo courtesy of Last Chance for AnimalsMike Tyson stars in new vegan ad Former boxer appears on Hollywood billboard in partnership with Last Chance for Animals. / Michael d'Estries / Apr 18 2011 / Mother Nature Network / “I am truly honored and grateful to be a part of this cause,” the 44-year-old said. “It’s been a while since an organization has wanted me for anything and to be a part of something that benefits people and animals in such a positive way is a blessing.” Read more...

Glenn Beck Goes Vegan, Hell Begins To Freeze Over — Erin La Rosa / 04-18-2011 / Ecorazzi / I’d rather do a whole lot of unpleasant things (i.e. pour sand in my ears, try to run UP a down escalator, etc.) than listen to anything Glenn Beck has to say. But the conservative talk-show host has thrown us all a curve ball and gone vegan, go figure. Read more...

Optimal healthcare should not only avoid getting in the way of this innate healing ability but should also take advantage and utilize it.  (Photo: Flickr user, joselito33)The healing power of nature / Dr. Brent Barlow / Apr 19, 2011 / Castanet / Optimal healthcare should not only avoid getting in the way of this innate healing ability but should also take advantage and utilize it. Unfortunately, the conventional medical approach employs far too many tactics that work against the body’s healing mechanisms. Read more...

4/17/2011 -- Patrioticspace and Dutchsinse -- Radiation forecasts censored?!

Five myths about vegans / Carol J. Adams / April 18, 2011 / Washington Post / Though former president Bill Clinton isn’t technically a vegan, his embrace last year of a “plant-based” diet with “no meat” and “no dairy” — and his accompanying 24-pound weight loss — made headlines for a small but growing movement. After all, only 3.2 percent of Americans are vegetarian, and just .5 percent fly the vegan flag, eschewing all animal products and byproducts in their kitchens and closets. Read more...

They may look innocent enough, but consuming these kinds of sweets in large quantities can lead to heart disease and cancer, says one scientist. Photo: CC BY: Chris van DyckIs sugar a cancerous poison? / APRIL 18, 2011 / THE WEEK / A leading scientist believes sugar does more than expand our waistlines — it's a "toxic substance" that causes heart disease and cancer. Read more...

Diet changes can slash blood fat levels / ANI | Apr 19, 2011 / Times of India / Changes such as substituting healthy, unsaturated dietary fats for saturated ones, engaging in physical activity and losing excess weight can decrease triglycerides by 20 per cent to 50 per cent, according to the American Heart Association scientific statement. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Wow! After getting $millions of research funding, they find out what we have been claiming for decades, that greasy animal products [saturated fats] should be avoided. All they would have needed is to call us, but guessing that medical researchers are more interested in padding their own paychecks.

Mixing Red Bull And Alcohol To Stay Awake At Parties Can Be A Dangerous Combination / Sy Kraft / Medical News Today / 19 Apr 2011 / Cecile Marczinski, a psychologist at Northern Kentucky University, found that combining energy drinks such as Red Bull with vodka or other liquors effectively removes any built in checks your body has for overindulging. Read more...

Head of American College of Surgeons Resigns After an 'Offensive' Editorial / MIKAELA CONLEY / April 19, 2011 / ABC News / Dr. Lazar Greenfield, president-elect of the American College of Surgeons, resigned from his position Sunday after two months of controversy swirled around his Valentine's Day editorial in which he suggested that semen might make a better Valentine's Day gift than chocolate. Read more...

Bolivia's Morales Proposes U.N. Treaty Giving 'Mother Earth' Rights / Mark Whittington – Tue Apr 12, 2011 / Yahoo / Bolivia is preparing a draft United Nations treaty that would give "Mother Earth" the same rights as human beings. Bolivia has recently passed a law giving rights to insects, trees, and other "natural things." Read more...

Radiation near Japan reactors too high for workers / MARI YAMAGUCHI / 04-18-2011 / AP - MSNBC TOKYO — That damage — sometimes referred to as a partial meltdown — had already been widely assumed, but the confirmation, along with the continued release of radiation from other areas, serves to underscore how difficult and how long the cleanup process will be. In fact, government officials themselves have acknowledged that there are still many setbacks that could crop up to slow down their timeline. Read more...

The small study observed links between the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, which can lead to heart problems and diabetes, and diet.Vegetarian diet reduces risk of early death / 18TH APRIL 2011 / hc2d / A joint Swedish-American study has found that vegetarians are less likely to suffer heart problems, diabetes or stroke than people who eat meat. Read more...

Vegetarian cooking is all the rage / SUSAN M. SELASKY - 04-18-2011 / TheState - Detroit Free Press / Judging by the number of new vegetarian cookbooks, this is a good time to be interested in a plant-based diet. Five new cookbooks, some totally vegan and some vegetarian, are out or due out in the next few weeks. Read more...

What to avoid: vegetarian or non – vegetarian diet / Madugundu Krishna / April 13, 2011 / groundreport / It is entirely a matter of chance. But there is growing evidence that non-vegetarian diet is a high-risk diet. Worldwide, especially in the west which is basically a meat-eating region of the world; people are turning to vegetarianism, not simply because of a fad but for good reasons. Read more...

Pharma Industry Pledges Pandemic Vaccines And Know-How In Landmark Deal / Stephanie Nebehay / April 18, 2011 / Huffpost - Reuters / In a statement to Reuters, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations, which represents 26 research-based drugmakers, welcomed the plan and confirmed the commitments its members had undertaken as part of it. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Great! Now vaccine companies have international mandate to mix even more dangerous pathogens in with their "magic brews" of toxins, poisons and viruses! What's next? An even stronger combo, to replace the H1N1 combo [designed through similar means] leading to that pandemic in 2009. To find out more about this macabre science, and how they generate $billions in revenue...

FDA orders safety studies for some asthma drugs / Esha Dey and Bill Berkrot WASHINGTON/NEW YORK | Fri Apr 15, 2011 / Reuters / LABAs [long-acting beta-agonists] have long been under FDA scrutiny as they can increase the risk of severely worsening asthma symptoms that can lead to hospitalizations and death. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Asthma symptoms are often simply a result of food allergies or improper food combining. When a young child, I was thought to have TB, then later asthma. By 19 years old, when turning to a non-dairy vegan diet, I later found out that cows milk, especially when mixed with wheat, sugar, eggs and refined white salt, especially when mixing this combination with fruits, can exacerbate a condition, that dissapeared when avoiding this food combination.

Administration spokespeople continuously claim "no threat" from the radiation reaching the US from Japan, just as they did with oil hemorrhaging into the Gulf. Perhaps we should all whistle "Don't worry, be happy" in unison. A thorough review of the science, however, begs a second opinion. - Brian Moench, MD

The harmful affect of radiation on fetuses has been known for decades.Killing the Unborn ... With Radiation / Washington's Blog / Global Research, April 15, 2011 / ...radiation standards are up to a 1,000 times higher than is safe for human health. And Forbes' blogger Jeff McMahon and Truthout writer Mike Ludwig both note that FDA radiation standards for milk and other foods are 200 times higher than EPA standards for drinking water, and are based more on commercial than safety concerns. Read more...

Japan Nuclear Emergency Update – Could take nine months to resolve the problem / April 17th, 2011 / Digital News Report / (Best Syndication News) – The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power disaster has still been ongoing since the earthquake and tsunami damaged several units on March 11, 2011. The Tokyo Electric Power Company has announced a long term plan to stabilize the nuclear accident and it will take around six to nine months to complete. Read more...

Nature's Process of Healing: The Grieving Process / Camille Smith, PhD / April 16, 2011 / Patch / Nature is truly a marvel. We’re born with an innate process that’s meant to be used throughout our lives whenever we encounter painful experiences to bring us back to a pleasant state of mind. But few of us were fortunate enough to be taught that it’s natural to use this process, called grieving, for any life experience that’s unpleasant. Read more...

A global healing crisis / Sara Soliven De Guzman (The Philippine Star) April 18, 2011 / During our reflection this Lenten season, it is important that we realize how critical it is for us to align our ideas and actions in respect for life. We must bring to our consciousness all that has been done unconsciously. It is time to participate in this great transformation process, within ourselves and in our shared world. Read more...

WHO announces deal on sharing flu virus samples (AFP) – 04-17-2011 GENEVA — The World Health Organisation said Saturday an agreement has been reached on sharing flu virus samples, hammered out after intense negotiations by a group on preparations for flu pandemics. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: it is obvious this is how serious "flu pandemics" get started, by "sharing" dangerous pathogens! It's just beyond me how general publc and governments can be so naive to allow this idiocy to continue. Almost everyone I know that has received or been around others receiving flu vaccines get sick. The vaccination game has become a "retarded science", leading many children to autism, regardless of what "they" tell you. Find out more about this by clicking here...

Drug-Resistant Staph Bacteria Found in Meat, Poultry Nationwide / Robert Preidt / April 15, 2011 / Bloomberg / In the new nationwide study, researchers analyzed 136 samples of 80 brands of beef, chicken, pork and turkey purchased at 26 retail stores in five cities: Chicago; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Los Angeles; and Washington, D.C. Read more...

People in the early stages of dementia may not be able to tell the truth from lies and sarcasm from sincerity, a new study finds.  Inability to Detect Sarcasm May Herald Dementia / Stephanie Pappas / LiveScience / 15 April 2011 / Healthy older participants did fine at distinguishing the truth from lies. But older adults with dementia affecting their frontal lobes — the seat of judgment and self-control in the brain — had a hard time telling the difference between sarcasm, lies and truth. Read more...

Apple cider vinegar is made from fermenting apples.Raw apple cider vinegar helps the healing / April 14th, 2011 / Barbara Stanley / Examiner / ACV is rich in potassium and has trace vitamins and minerals needed by the body for optimal health. Apple cider vinegar is a natural antibiotic and germ fighter. Drinking a daily tonic will help with digestion and gastric upsets. Read more...

By the end of the investigation, women who ate apples every day saw a 23 percent reduction in LDL, or "bad," cholesterol levels.An apple a day keeps the cholesterol away / 2011-04-14 / PrivateMDLabs / Heart Health and Cholesterol Apples may be a "miracle fruit" for individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, according to a new study from researchers at Florida State University. Their findings show that an apple a day not only keeps the doctor away, but it also results in dramatic decreases in bad cholesterol. Read more...

Nearly half of U.S. meat products sampled in a new study were found to be contaminated with staph bacteria, which are often resistant to multiple drugs. (Brendan Smialowski / Bloomberg / April 15, 2011)Meat contaminated with resistant bacteria / Marissa Cevallos / April 15, 2011 / LATimes / Nearly half of all meat and poultry sampled in a new study contained drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus, the type of bacteria that most commonly causes staph infections. Such infections can take many forms, from a minor rash to pneumonia or sepsis. But the findings are less about direct threats to humans than they are about the risks of using antibiotics in agriculture. Read more...

Overall, the food handlers' understanding of how allergies work was poor. In 1 out of 3 kitchens, allergy-causing foods were not separated from other foods. Survey: Many Restaurant Workers Don't Understand Food Allergies / Meredith Melnick / April 15, 2011 Time / Having severe food allergies can make dining out difficult. But most of us assume that professional food-service workers — from restaurant owners and caterers to wait staff — are sufficiently knowledgeable about allergies and trained in proper food-handling techniques. Guess again. Read more...

The power of unconditional love seems so effective at improving the quality of life for both the old and young. Looking into the eyes of a beloved pet, we see our own humanity.The Healing Power of a Pet's Love and Loyalty My father gave thanks to his family but made sure he pointed out the tireless devotion from his poodle, Beboys. / Roy Wilson / 04-15-2011 / Patch / The dog stayed by my father's side, day and night, until my father could walk out of his room. That episode convinced me of the healing nature of a canine's love. The simple act of petting a dog is soothing enough to lower high blood pressure is the popular wisdom these days. I can't argue with that. Read more...

April 12th is National Licorice Day and, while tasty, licorice is also recognized in the medical community as a powerful healing herb.Celebrate the healing powers of licorice root on National Licorice Day / Mechele R. Dillard / 2011-04-12 / Huliq / People have been using and enjoying licorice for centuries. Licorice is not only tasty, but licorice root is recognized as one of the most popular herbs in the world, long used for medicinal purposes. Egyptian hieroglyphics indicate that licorice teas were popular, and volumes of the herb were found in King Tut’s tomb. Read more...

Ian Smith-PNG f Organic Lives owner Preet Marwaha doesn't want his food to be intimidating. Here he presents a Masala Burger, and chef Christine Derek offers pieces of Heavenly Apple and Banana Rama pies. Photograph by: Ian Smith, PNG Files, Vancouver Sun Sustainable food: A taste of fresh, lively Organic Lives restaurant owner says raw vegan diet restored him to health / Mia Stainsby / Vancouver Sun / April 14, 2011 / Thirteen months after shifting to this plant-based diet, I'd cured myself of colitis," he says. "I went back and got retested and the gastroenterologist was absolutely shocked. In the medical world, there was no cure, no help for colitis." Read more...

Plan to End Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Leaves Reactor Leaking Radiation For Another 3 Months / Alexander Higgins - April 14, 2011 / The manufacturer of the Fukushima nuclear reactor revealed the plan to end the nuclear reactor radiation leak which will be split into 3 phases over 10 years. The first stage will take about three months during which they plan to stabilize the nuclear reactor and spent fuel pools while preventing the radiation leak from increasing. Read more...

4/13/2011 -- URGENT - USA / Canada HIGH-mid levels of Cesium - Radiation and Jetstream Forecast

In Hawaii, where milk from Hilo contained the highest levels seen so far, Environmental Health administrator Lynn Nakasone suggested the EPA’s standard is irrelevant to milk contamination.Why Does FDA Tolerate More Radiation Than EPA? / Jeff McMahon / Apr. 14 2011 / Forbes / Since the Environmental Protection Agency began detecting radiation in rainwater and milk at levels above its maximum contaminant level, government officials have been downplaying the importance of EPA’s maximum contaminant level. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: There are questionable differences in scientific verification regarding "safe levels of radiation". Nuclear energy researchers in Canada stated close to 30 years ago there are no "safe levels" of nuclear radiation and/or contamination. This does not mean we are doomed. It simply indicates we will be much safer avoiding food groups that can exacerbate side effects. Come back in a day or two, and I will post an article how to avoid this challenging situation.

Healing harp musical performance offered / Thursday, April 14, 2011 / Journal Register CT / The sound of the plucked string of the harp has enchanted and transformed people for thousands of years. Certified music practitioner, psychologist and researcher Marcie Swift, M.Ed. CMP NCSP has explored the role of the harp as a mystic ladder that unites this world with the next. This ancient instrument, cherished as a gift from the gods, has been used for transformation and transition throughout the world. Read more...

Stillbirths Persist in America: A Hidden Consequence of Obesity / APR 14 2011 / THE ATLANTIC / Obese women are more likely to have diabetes and hypertension, and "these are two of the major causes of stillbirth," noted the lead author of one paper, Dr. Robert L. Goldenberg, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Read more...

More than half of U.S. adults are using vitamins and supplementsHalf of Americans use supplements / Madison Park / CNN / April 13, 2011 / "It's a Band-Aid approach to think you can eat poorly and just take a vitamin and you'll be equal to another person who eats well and exercises and takes care of their health and gets regular checkups," Avitzur said. "There's no substitute for a healthy lifestyle." Read more...

Religious Faux Pas? Most Catholics Use Contraception / Stephanie Pappas / LiveScience / 13 April 2011 / The study also found that regardless of religion, at least 75 percent of women are sexually active by their early 20s, whether they're married or not. That number was 75 percent for Evangelicals, 86 percent for mainline Protestants, 89 percent for Catholic women, and 79 percent for women as a whole. Read more...

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye (and countless food products like pasta that contain those grains)Will a gluten-free diet improve your health? / Carina Storrs / CNN Health / April 12, 2011 / A protein found in wheat, barley, and rye (and countless food products -- like bread and pasta -- that contain those grains), gluten gradually damages the intestines of people with celiac disease, preventing the absorption of vitamins and minerals and setting off a slew of related health problems, which can include fatigue and bad skin. Read more...

According to a new research it has been revealed that blueberries are the next super fruit for those who want to lose weight.Blueberries Excellent for Weight Loss / Olivia Conroy / 04/11/2011 / TopNews / The results of the research suggest that the fruit is great in being able to cut down the fat cells of the body as well as prevent new fat cells from developing. This makes it a very viable solution for those who have gone on crash diets and have failed due to the horrible taste of their diet foods. Read more...

Kids and Tomatoes—A Nutrition Dilemma or Family Project? / Kimberly Ripley / April 11, 2011 / Gather / According to Tomatoes Web, lycopene, found in tomatoes, is “one of the most powerful natural antioxidants.” Tomatoes are also an incredible source of vitamin C. So how can parents get children to eat them? Read more...

Want to Live to 100? Take Life's Curveballs in Stride / Jane Healey / Apr 11, 2011 / AOL / Lachs is referring to curveballs in any aspect of life, be they medical, social, financial or psychological. People with adaptive competence have the ability to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and move on after a setback. Read more...

Vegetarian diet linked to lower cataract risk / Leigh Krietsch Boerner NEW YORK | Apr 8, 2011 (Reuters Health) "People who don't eat meat have a significantly lower risk of developing cataracts," said Naomi Allen, an epidemiologist at the UK's University of Oxford who coauthored the study. Read more...

Actress (and vegan) Alicia Silverstone wants to help you be healthy. / Michael Buckner, Getty ImagesHow you can transition to vegetarian / Cara Hedgepeth / Apr. 7, 2011 / usaweekend / Make a substitute. If you find you're not satisfied, create something close to what you're craving using all-natural ingredients. Read more...

The Most Dangerous Thing You'll Do All Day / Bill Phillips / Men's Health / Mar 30, 2011 / In other words, it doesn’t matter how much you exercise or how well you eat. If you sit most of the day, your risk of leaving this world clutching your chest—whether you’re a man or women—as much as doubles. Read more...

According to Gates, along with the number of gays amounting to about 3.5 percent of the population, "an estimated 0.3% of adults are transgender."Report: Few Americans Are Homosexual | R. CORT KIRKWOOD / 08 APRIL 2011 / thenewamerican / A researcher at the UCLA School of Law reports that 9 million American adults, about 3.5 percent of the population, are homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual. Read more...

Every Day Pollution Linked To Brain DamageEvery Day Pollution Linked To Brain Damage / Apr 8th, 2011 / eCanadaNow / University of Southern California released a study suggesting the air pollution drivers are exposed to is more harmful than once thought. Published in the “Environmental Health Perspectives”, not only can air pollution cause cardiac problems, it also causes significant brain damage. Read more...

Staff Sgt. Shawn Elliott trains military working dog, Bosco, at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas on June 20, 2008. Bosco began service in August 2002 and will transfer to Lackland Air Force Base to perform various duties with the 431st Training Squadron. (UPI Photo/Rich McFadden/U.S. Air Force) Loopholes allow for fake service dogs / April 8, 2011 / UPI / "There is no certification required, so there's no such thing as a legitimate [document]," said Toni Eames, president of the Michigan-based International Association of Assistance Dog Partners. Read more...

Even Moderate Drinking Increases the Risk for Cancer / Zosia Chustecka / / April 8, 2011 / Medscape — "A considerable proportion of the most common and most lethal cancers is attributable to former and current alcohol consumption," concludes a large European study published online April 8 in BMJ. Read more...

The finding, which is based on a new tool for measuring hospital errors, is about 10 times higher than estimates using older methods, suggesting much work remains in efforts to improve health qualityErrors still common in U.S. hospitals / Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO | Thu Apr 7, 2011 (Reuters) - About one in three people in the United States will encounter some kind of mistake during a hospital stay, U.S. researchers said Thursday. Read more...

Soy Foods OK After Breast Cancer: Study Preliminary research finds no increased risk of recurrence / April 5, 2011 / USNews / "Our study indicated that soy food intake among breast cancer survivors is safe and may reduce the risk of recurrence," Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Soy products have been found to be a key link in getting food to the masses. When properly processed this is a great source of nutrient. Yet one should be careful to consume only non GMO [genetically modified] sources.

Aspirin lowers pancreatic cancer risk / ANI | Apr 5, 2011 / timesofindia / Xiang-Lin Tan, a research fellow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said, "The findings from this large collaborative study are preliminary and do not encourage widespread use of aspirin for this purpose." Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Above article is not condoning use of aspirin. Understand aspirin is a chemical derived from white willow bark, a natural herbal remedy that is most likely much safer, and can be ground into powder then put in veggie caps. Active ingredient is Salicylic Acid, that acts as a blood thinner, relieving head aches by getting more blood oxygen to the brain. This would probably benefit the pancreas by helping clear toxic build-up, yet still does not stop initial causes of the illness.

Japan's ocean radiation hits 7.5 million times legal limit High readings in fish prompt the government to establish a maximum level for safe consumption. / Kenji Hall and Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times / April 5, 2011 / On Monday, officials detected more than 4,000 bequerels of iodine-131 per kilogram in a type of fish called a sand lance caught less than three miles offshore of the town of Kita-Ibaraki. The young fish also contained 447 bequerels of cesium-137, which is considered more problematic than iodine-131 because it has a much longer half-life. Read more...

As Japan continues to grapple with catastrophic radiation leaks at the quake-damaged Fukushima Daichii nuclear complex, the plant's remaining workers have shown heroic dedication in the face of a task that amounts to a likely suicide mission.Japanese nuclear plant worker discusses choice to sacrifice his life / Brett Michael Dykes / 04-06-2011 / Yahoo / "To be honest, no one wants to go," Kohno told De Freytas. "Radiation levels at the plant are unbelievably high compared with normal conditions. I know that when I go this time, I will return with a body no longer capable of work at a nuclear plant." Read more...

As CT Scans of Kids Soar, Experts Urge Oversight Imaging most often ordered for head injury, abdominal pain and headache, study finds / April 5, 2011 / USNews / While they can help speed diagnosis, CT scans deliver higher radiation doses than most other types of medical imaging. This has raised concerns about the use of CT on children because their organs are more sensitive to radiation than adults' organs, and they have a longer remaining life expectancy in which they could develop cancer, the researchers noted. Read more...

11-Hour Day Raises Heart Disease Risk By 67% Compared To 8-Hour Day / 05 Apr 2011 / Christian Nordqvist / Medical News Today / They gathered data on heart disease risk factors, such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure, age, smoking status and diabetes. Participants reported on their daily schedules, including how many hours they worked on an average weekday - including work brought home. 11-year follow up data was gathered and analyzed, including how many had heart attacks and developed other cardiovascular diseases, results of medical screenings which occurred every five years, health records and hospital data. Read more...

Can people be addicted to food? / April 5, 2011 (CBS News) New research shows that people with addictive eating behaviors have brain activity that is similar to people with drug or alcohol addictions - all the more important in light of statistics showing two-thirds of Americans are either obese or overweight. Read more...

FDA proposal would require chain restaurants to display calorie information / Lyndsey Layton / April 1, 2011 / Washington Post / A notable exception under the proposed rules are movie theaters, which earn up to a third of their income from sales of popcorn and other items at their concession stands. Movie theaters have lobbied the FDA in recent months, saying they should not be subject to the law because people go to theaters to see movies, not to eat meals. Read more...

Shaun Herrod listens during a Restorative Justice meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2011.Herrod, a civil engineering major at the School of Mines, has been relearning to walk, talk, write and take care of himself since the May 7th accident where he was hit by Macconnell Baker who blacked out after huffing. (Ryan Soderlin/Journal staff)Healing scars that can’t be seen / Andrea J. Cook /April 3, 2011 / Rapid City Journal / ...by mutual agreement, Restorative Justice, a program that brings victim and offender together for dialogue and healing, brought Herrod, Steele and Baker together again. They weren’t in a courtroom, sitting on opposing sides, but met, rather, in a homey church parlor with selected family members. Read more...

7 Secrets of Slim People / Lucy Danziger / Yahoo / ...recent research shows that sometimes it’s little, practically effortless changes to everyday habits that make the pounds fall off fast and forever. Try incorporating some of these simple, science-backed steps into your day-to-day life—it’s your turn to become one of those “naturally” slim lucky few! Read more...

Less stress, better sleep may help you lose weight / Steven Reinberg, HealthDay / USAToday / 04-03-2011 / In fact, although diet and exercise are the usual prescription for dropping pounds, high stress and too little sleep (or too much of it) can hinder weight loss even when people are on a diet, the researchers report. Read more...

Research: Autism treatments fall short / Liz Szabo, USA TODAY / 04-04-2011 / Researchers concluded that medications are of little help to most autistic children. Although intensive behavioral therapies can be effective, they don't work for everyone, and doctors don't have a way to predict which children will benefit, according to three reviews in today's Pediatrics. Read more...

BP Seeks to Resume Drilling in Gulf of Mexico / JULIA WERDIGIER and JOHN M. BRODER / April 3, 2011 / NYTimes / Just last week, the Justice Department confirmed that it was considering a range of civil and criminal penalties against BP, including potential manslaughter charges for the deaths of the rig workers, as part of its ongoing investigation into the accident. Read more...

How to Protect Against Radiation Exposure / Tuberose / Radioactive pollution can reach the U.S. within 36 hours. It will then travel the typical jet stream across the U.S. that you see on your daily weather programs. ...There are many ways in which radioactive particles can travel. They can bind to rain droplets and fall with the rain, or they can just travel in the wind and be inhaled by animals and humans. Either way, radioactive particles eventually end up embedding in soil and water where they contaminate the environment, wildlife, crops, and drinking water.... Check out this online PDF file [9 pages] for verifiable findings that have not been evaluated by the FDA...

Spent Fuel Assembly / NEI's Everett Redmond, Director of Nonproliferation and Fuel Cycle Policy, discusses spent fuel assembly.
 

Experts: Scrapping Fukushima plant could take decades / 2011/04/02 / asahi / Hironobu Unesaki, a nuclear engineering professor at the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute, said, "Looking at past examples of dismantling reactor cores in Japan, it will take a minimum of between 20 and 30 years to complete the work and return the site to (being) an empty lot." Read more...

What are the Healthiest Foods? According to SmartGuy, they are: Seaweed, Cacao, Quinoa, Kale, and Berries. Be aware, though, that how these foods are processed can change lots of factors, like how healthy their effects will be. I prefer them to be raw, soaked or sprouted, depending on which.

Study Hints at Link Between Antidepressants and Heart Trouble / Steven Reinberg / April 2, 2011 / USNews (HealthDay News) -- Men taking antidepressants may be at risk for atherosclerosis, which can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, a small, preliminary study suggests. Read more...

3 Months Raw Vegan: 35 Pounds Lighter / Sandy Henson Corso / 04/ 1/11 / HuffPost / I have been on many diets -- probably every diet ever created -- but being raw is different. It feels like a way of life, not a means to an end. Read more...

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