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Peace & Harmony ( Lion and The Lamb ) by Nancy GlazierFinding peace and harmony
studying and sometimes practicing aspects of all religions while associating and making friends with their followers, we can in fact open our minds to a whole new level of understanding, often enriching the ways we were born and trained to believe. Read more...

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Why I Said 'No' to Backscatter Scanning / Dr. Cindy Haines / 03/31/11 / Huffington Post / What we do know is this: Radiation has risks. Of course, this is a graded phenomenon. Some types of radiation are more risky than others; more exposure, more risk. Read more...

Issei Kato/Reuters Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan talked in Tokyo on Wednesday with evacuees from the recent earthquake.Dangerous Levels of Radioactive Isotope Found 25 Miles From Nuclear Plant / MATTHEW L. WALD and DAVID JOLLY / March 30, 2011 / New York Times WASHINGTON — The isotope, cesium 137, was measured in one village by the International Atomic Energy Agency at a level exceeding the standard that the Soviet Union used as a gauge to recommend abandoning land surrounding the Chernobyl reactor, and at another location not precisely identified by the agency at more than double the Soviet standard. Read more...

Pain: Brain doesn't differentiate between emotional, physical pain / March 29, 2011 / Melissa Healy / Los Angeles Times / Like a jab in the arm with a red-hot poker, social rejection hurts. Literally. A new study finds that our brains make little distinction between the sting of being rebuffed by peers -- or by a lover, boss or family member -- and the physical pain that arises from disease or injury. The new findings are published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read more...

Chris wragge speaks with dietitian Cynthia Sass about a FDA probe into a possible connection between food dyes and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.Do food dyes aggrevate ADHD? FDA panel slated to discuss if additives should be restricted, a product warning label applied - or if more research needed / March 30, 2011 / CBSNews / The research at the center of this debate indicates kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can have exaggerated symptoms if exposed to some food additives, including some preservatives and food dyes. Read more...

FDA chemist, son charged with insider trading / Jeremy Pelofsky and Lisa Richwine – Mar 29, 2011 / Yahoo - Reuters / The Justice Department also charged them with conspiracy, securities fraud and wire fraud for making $2.27 million in trades involving five pharmaceutical companies between November 2007 and March 2011. The sum includes $1 million from the FDA's approval of Vanda Pharmaceutical Inc's schizophrenia drug Fanapt. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: For too long, FDA operatives and pharmaceutical lobbyists in DC have been given carte blanche to get approval for drugs without regard to safety. Many of these can have side effects, often worse than remedies they were designed to help with. This is simply a small step in the right direction.

Reuters – Boxes of Tylenol cold medication are seen in a pharmacy in Toronto January 31, 2008. REUTERS/Mark BlinchJ&J recalling more Tylenol from closed plant / Lewis Krauskopf / 03-29-2011 NEW YORK (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson said it was recalling more than 700,000 bottles or packages of Tylenol and other consumer medicines made at a now-closed plant, the latest in a litany of recalls by the company. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: For those suffering from headache, white willow bark powdered and in veggie caps works well. This is/was the key ingredient in aspirin, before chemically altered. It is just as effective, without the chemical side effects, as tylenol or aspirin.

"The theory that he's working on involves several of the toughest problems in astrophysics and theoretical physics," Scott Tremaine of Princeton University's Institute for Advanced Studies—where Einstein (pictured) himself worked—wrote in an email to Jake's family. "Anyone who solves these will be in line for a Nobel Prize."For 12-year old astrophysics prodigy, the sky’s the limit / Zachary Roth / Mar 29, 2011 / Yahoo! News / Jake, who has an IQ of 170, began solving 5,000-piece jigsaw puzzles at the age of 3, not long after he'd been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism. A few years later, he taught himself calculus, algebra, and geometry in two weeks. By 8, he had left high school, and is currently taking college-level advanced astrophysics classes—while tutoring his older classmates. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Previous article is classic example why we as a society need to rethink conventional diagnosis procedure. There are among us many children with extreme brilliance, that when misdiagnosed get suppressed with chemicals and drugs. It would do us all well to encourage high level intelligence while realizing that exceptional behavior in children does not always indicate disease needing medication. Extraordinary foods to encourage high level consciousness while avoiding white bread and junk foods would work much better.

...few people really understand what's happening to their bodies when pollen counts rise, and how to best treat them...Seasonal allergies emerging / Mary Brophy Marcus / 03-29-2011 / USA TODAY / Climate change may play a role because as the earth warms up, pollen counts rise, but other factors may also affect the increase, including Western lifestyles, he says. "Antibiotic use, reduced infections and excessive cleanliness. Less exposure to dirt and dust. The cleaner your lifestyle, the worse allergies you tend to get. It has a lot to do with bacteria we are exposed to," Rosenstreich says. He adds that some research suggests allergies have risen with paved roads. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: When reading previous article regarding allergies, realize they are supporting a "conventional" approach: "You have an allergy? Take this drug!" Yet my belief is we are dealing with an over-medicated society, trained to treat symptom without addressing root causes.

Be aware: Many of our modern allergies are a result of increased environmental toxins including contaminated soil and air. My prediction: Allergy symptoms will be extreme this year, with added nuclear fallout from disaster in Japan. Be aware, and be prepared. There are natural remedies that often work much better than chemicals and drugs.

Toxic plutonium seeping from Japan's nuclear plant / YURI KAGEYAMA and MARI YAMAGUCHI / Associated Press – 03-29-2011 / TOKYO – Highly toxic plutonium is seeping from the damaged nuclear power plant in Japan's tsunami disaster zone into the soil outside, officials said Tuesday, further complicating the delicate operation to stabilize the overheated facility. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Public officials and others are pretending this is no big deal, yet after thousands of years plutonium is still highly toxic and deadly to humans. It is time for conscious humans to take action. demanding that our Governments mandate safer, cleaner, and sustainable energy resources before it is too late. We will report more on developing green technologies as time and resource permits.

Mixing household cleaning products together could produce harmful fumes or other dangerous chemical reactions. / ThinkstockKeep safety in mind when cleaning house / ROBERT PREIDT / GANNETT NEWS / Mar. 28, 2011 / With spring-cleaning season here, the American Cleaning Institute reminds adults to protect family members and pets from accidental poisoning. Read more...

Radiation in US rainwater likely from Japan / 29 March 2011 / AP / BOSTON / The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said the in-state sample was taken in the past week, but they did not say where. The testing is part of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency network that monitors for radioactivity. State officials said similar testing was done in California, Pennsylvania, Washington state and other states, and showed comparable levels of I-131 in rain. Read more...

While nuts in general are healthy, scientists are giving top billing to the walnut as the world's healthiest nut. Study Finds Walnut Top Nut for Heart-Healthy Antioxidants / 28 Mar 2011 / myfoxboston / "Walnuts rank above peanuts, almonds, pecans, pistachios and other nuts," Dr. Joe Vinson, who did the analysis, stated in a press release. "A handful of walnuts contains almost twice as much antioxidants as an equivalent amount of any other commonly consumed nut. But unfortunately, people don't eat a lot of them." Read more...

Facebook can be a popularity contest for teens seeking the most friend requests or tagged pictures. (Thierry Roge/Reuters)Facebook depression: Do you think you suffer from it? / March 28, 2011 / Social media guidelines published today, urge doctors to encourage parents to talk with their children about online use and to be aware of Facebook depression, cyberbullying, and other online risks. Read more...

Weight Loss Surgeries can Pose Risk to Health, Says Study / Nimisha Sachdev / 03/28/2011 / FrenchTribune / A recent study has unveiled the pitfalls of having a weight loss surgery. As per the reports, the researchers have identified some major flaws in the surgical operations performed on obese like gastric band surgery and gastric bypass surgery. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: In case you or someone you know is considering liposuction or surgeries listed above for weight loss, our suggestion: Simply eat correctly. Based on our research best scenario is to simply avoid foods that exacerbate this condition, like conventional sweets and animal products full of saturated fats and cholesterol. To find out more, click here.

Nicotine raises blood sugar in diabetic smoker(Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)Nicotine raises blood sugar in diabetic smoker / ANI | Mar 28, 2011 / Times of India / Researchers have found that nicotine is the main culprit responsible for persistently elevated blood sugar levels — and the resulting increased risk of serious health complications — in smokers who have diabetes. Read more...

Some experts are speculating that the oil ingested or inhaled by dolphins during the spill has taken a belated toll on the animals, possibly leading to a wave of dolphin miscarriages.Scientists Connecting BP to Dolpin Deaths Gagged / stephinrazin / Mar 27, 2011 / Newser / Aside from the criminal investigation, the carcasses also are potential evidence in a review of the damage to natural resources from the spill and the civil litigation case being pursued against BP. Read more..

The rainbow of food dyes in our grocery aisles has a dark side / David W. Schab and Michael F. Jacobson / March 25, 2011 / Washington Post / Beyond the behavioral problems and cancer risks, the greatest hazard that dyes pose for children may also be the most obvious: They draw kids away from nutritious foods and toward brightly colored processed products that are high in calories but low in nutrients, such as fruit-flavored drinks and snack foods. Read more...

Praise the lard? Religion linked to obesity in young adults Weekly church activities boost obesity 50 percent by middle age, 18-year study shows / Diane Mapes / Mar 25, 2011 / msnbc / It might be the potlucks, it might be those long hours sitting in pews, but whatever the cause, a new study presented this week shows a link between religious activity and weight gain. Read more...

Is a Vegan Diet Safe for Kids? / kpaul.mallasch / 03/25/2011 / Information is really the key to making sure your child is safe no matter what type of diet they have. From vegan to a typical American diet, there are few that eat as healthy as they should. For growing kids, eating healthy is extremely important. Read more...

Gaps in US radiation monitoring system revealed / Associated Press - BostonHerald / March 26, 2011 / SAN FRANCISCO — Parts of America’s radiation alert network have been out of order during Japan’s nuclear crisis, raising concerns among some lawmakers about whether the system could safeguard the country in a future disaster. Read more...

Study: Chemical in Many Household Products Associated With Early Menopause / BEN FORER AND SUZAN CLARKE / March 25, 2011 / ABCNews / Chemicals found in everyday products such as non-stick pans, clothing, furniture, carpets and paints have been associated with the early onset of menopause, according to a new study from the West Virginia University School of Medicine. Read more...

Researchers found that people who took part in sessions built around music or laughter lowered their blood pressure.Laughter, music may lower blood pressure / Lynne Peeples / Health - CNN /March 25, 2011 / Though relatively modest, blood-pressure reductions of the size seen in the study have been linked to a 5% to 15% lower risk of death from heart disease or stroke, says Michael Miller, M.D., director of preventive cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, in Baltimore. Read more...

Added On March 24, 2011 HLN's Dr. Drew Pinsky discusses how celebrity narcissism is seducing America.

Dark Chocolate May Harbor Benefits for the Heart Despite possible upside, cocoa carries risks and won't overcome bad health habits, expert says / Randy Dotinga / March 24, 2011 / Bloomberg / The research relied on mostly sugar-free dark chocolate, not the kind of chocolate normally found on the candy shelves. Participants who ate the chocolate, which contained cocoa rich in substances known as polyphenolic flavonoids, did better in several areas, including blood pressure. Levels of bad cholesterol went down in those younger than 50, and levels of good cholesterol went up. Read more...

Drug-resistant bacterium hits Southland healthcare facilities / Molly Hennessy-Fiske / Los Angeles Times / March 25, 2011 / Researchers find 356 cases of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, mostly among elderly. It's a relative of E. coli, resistant to most antibiotics except colistin, a drug so powerful it can cause kidney damage. Studies in the U.S. and Israel have shown about 40% of infected patients die. Read more...

Spring: Time for a Healing (Garden) for Our Kids / Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. / March 24, 2011 / huffingtonpost / The most potent technique that I have found in my 25 years of practice is for children to connect with the healing power of their own imagination. The impact of positive images while in a relaxed state is tremendous. Read more...

Tapping your way to emotional healing / March 24, 2011 / KING5 / It's a technique that uses breathing, imagery and tapping on acupuncture points to alleviate psychological problems. Read more...

Those who are carrying unhealthy extra pounds are increasingly likely to see their weight as normalStudy: Most obese moms, kids underestimate their weight / Matt McMillen / Health - CNN / March 23, 2011 / Roughly two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in the U.S. are now overweight or obese. Aside from contributing to rising rates of diabetes and other chronic illnesses, this widespread weight problem also appears to be changing our perception of what's considered heavy. Read more...

Vernon Frye is a raw foods chef who demonstrates raw food dishes at The Co-Op Natural Foods. He also teaches food preparation classes using the technique. / Devin Wagner / Argus LeaderThe raw way to eat Plant-based diet with minimal cooking appeals to some / BryAnn Becker / Mar. 22, 2011 / argusleader / A raw plant-based diet primarily includes uncooked and unprocessed foods and is similar to a vegan diet, except foods usually are not heated above a certain temperature. Foods that typically are allowed include fruits, vegetables and nuts. Read more...

The most common regret involved romance, with nearly one in five respondents telling a story of a missed love connection.What’s Your Biggest Regret? / TARA PARKER-POPE / March 23, 2011 / NYTimes / We all have regrets, but new research suggests the most common regret among American adults involves a lost romantic opportunity. Read more...

Pets can reduce stress, cholesterol, obesity / Drs. Kay Judge and Maxine Barish-Wreden / McClatchy - Mtstandard / March 22, 2011 / Statistics show that 62 percent of American households own a pet. According to a national survey, most pet owners say companionship, love, company and affection are the No. 1 benefits to owning a pet. Read more...

Building healthy love relationships is not only healthy, but helps the community / Cathy Stovell / Mar 22, 2011 / royalgazette / Ms Lister said showing you care tends to be even more important in relationships that are several years old. Read more...

How to Choose Healthy Plants for Your Garden Three Basic Pro Tips for Finding Healthy Plants / Jared Garrett / Yahoo! / Mar 22, 2011 / It can be extremely disappointing to purchase plants for your garden and have them keel over, dead, after a day or two in the ground. It's true that sometimes this happens because of your error, but most of the time this happens to a plant because of its health. Read more...

The more time you’ve spent typing in your life, the more your palm will become concave.Typing can Affect Hand Mobility: Here’s a Yoga Remedy / Granny Med / 03-22-2011 / In our computer-centric society, we spend a great deal of time at the keyboard – but years of typing can affect our hands’ mobility. Read more...

Organic Remedy for Vitiligo / CUREVITILIGOOIL / One of the distinct behaviors of vitiligo patients who want to say ‘Good-bye’ to their chronic Vitiligo is that they never give-up in seeking out possible treatments/remedies that may work, when the current treatments show little or no results. Read more...

5 Free Home Remedy for Hair Growth / Zechong Cai / PRLog – Mar 10, 2011 – Hair loss refers to the loss of hair due to an increase in the rate of hair falling out and its not being replaced by new hair growth. Seeking natural treatment is the best remedy and vitamins, minerals and other supplements may or may not be taken safely as a hair loss solution. Read more...

Arizona citrus may face federal quarantine / March 21, 2011 / trivalleycentral / Sweet orange scab does not affect the quality of fruit. But because it leaves ugly lesions that make it unsellable, federal and state agriculture officials have been imposing quarantines to prevent it from spreading to other states and countries. Read more...

Rear-Facing Car Seats Advised for Older Toddlers / MADONNA BEHEN / March 21, 2011 / NYTimes / The advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics, issued Monday, is based primarily on a 2007 University of Virginia study finding that children under 2 are 75 percent less likely to suffer severe or fatal injuries in a crash if they are facing the rear. Read more...

Healing Powers of Music / Paul Abbot / WEBWIRE / March 21, 2011 / Louder faster music can speed up the heart rate and in turn increase blood pressure, whereas softer slower music will have the opposite effect. Research has shown that music increases the level of endorphins released, the body’s natural pain relievers, resulting in a decrease in pain levels for those which physical challenges. Read more...

Organic, natural products sell strongly despite recession / March 19, 2011 / Sue Stock / East Valley Tribune / 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...

Natural ways to protect yourself from radiation / Catherine Holland / azfamily / March 18, 2011 / According to Herzog, spirulina and chlorella, miso soup, curcumin, baking soda, cilantro and clay baths, magnesium baths, and Dead Sea salts can beef up your natural defenses and help protect you from radiation. Read more...

Organic advocates voice concern for 'natural' food Organic advocates say companies may confuse consumers by marketing 'natural' food / Michael J. Crumb / March 19, 2011 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Wisconsin-based Cornucopia Institute recently filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against Hearthside Food Solutions, makers of Peace Cereal. It claims the Eugene, Ore.-based company promotes its cereals as being made with pesticide-free ingredients when they're not. Read more...

'Whole Foods Market® Do Something Reel' Film Festival Launches Nationwide April 2011 In Celebration of Earth Month / MARCH 19, 2011 / Yahoo / Monthlong festival hits 70 markets across U.S., serves as reminder of small changes people can make for good while supporting budding green-genre filmmakers Read more...

Rush to buy iodide pills unnecessary in U.S., experts say / Steven Reinberg / HealthDay / 03-19-2011 / As people across the United States rush to buy potassium iodide pills to protect themselves against any possible radiation exposure from Japan's nuclear plant crisis, experts stress there's no need for the pills since there is little danger that Americans are at any risk. Read more...

How to help Japan There are several international relief agencies providing aid to survivors of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Here's how you can help. / Ilana Kowarski, Gregory M. Lamb / March 19, 2011 / Christian Science Monitor / Those seeking to assist the Japanese should "wait and see" which charities are most effective and donate only to those groups with experience in the region and a direct connection to relief efforts there, he says. Read more...

Deepak Chopra to Lead a Live Global Healing Meditation for Japan This Monday, March 21 / Kathy Bankerd / PRWeb / Everyone throughout the world is invited to participate in the healing meditation, which will be broadcast live from Atlanta, Georgia. Read more...

Scientists lack complete answers on radiation risk / Associated Press / March 19, 2011 - Thyroid cancer for sure. Leukemia, probably. Too much radiation can raise the risk of developing cancer years down the road, scientists agree, and the young are most vulnerable. But just how much or how long an exposure is risky is not clear. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Based on our research we have found that like with other illnesses, effects of radiation causing long term problems is reduced with the amount of grease, junk, and saturated fats in human systems. This does not mean they are immune, simply able to "fight off" or clear the effects rather quickly by eating lighter, healthier fare. This way we reduce the risks of radiation latching on to our systems, later causing deleterious effects of mutation...

Dining Out While Vegan Sometimes slaving over a hot stove all night isn't an option. Here are some tips on eating out while vegan. / Stephanie Shepard | March 18, 2011 / Patch / Don't be afraid to ask your waiter or waitress about vegan options on the menu. You might have overlooked a selection on the menu. Sometimes, a chef will even be willing to whip up something especially for you; just be sure to call ahead and give them some notice. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Many of us know or aspire toward the best dietary ways. Yet let's get real: Budget and availability do not always equate to eating correctly. Sometimes simply common sense works better: Simply do the best you can, realizing one way is not going to always work for all people.

Healing Japan: Psychological Fallout Could Last Years Distress, Nuclear Anxiety, PTSD in the Years to Come / COURTNEY HUTCHISON / ABC NEWS / March 17, 2011 / "Since Kobe [Japan] has done a lot of preparation for dealing with "not only the physical and structural needs of a community, but to care for the psychological wounds of the people, but I think the needs now are overwhelming," she says. "Eventually, they will want and welcome help from the outside. What I'm hearing is that they are not prepared to accept mental health help from the outside yet, though." Read more...

A woman smokes a cigarette in Arlington, Virginia on June 12, 2009. The U.S. Congress passed an anti-smoking bill that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a large role in oversight of production and marketing of tobacco products. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn) FDA panel urges menthol cigarette ban / March. 19, 2011 / WASHINGTON (UPI)Menthol cigarettes make up about a quarter of the U.S. market, the committee said, but almost half of menthol smokers are 12 to 17 years old and more than 80 percent are African-Americans. Read more...

Older gardeners eat more vegetables / March. 17, 2011 / "This suggests that gardening intervention programs late in life would be an effective method of boosting vegetable and fruit consumption in older adults," Waliczek said. Read more...

West Coast radiation risk low, but fears persist / Mary Milliken and Allan Dowd / LOS ANGELES/VANCOUVER | Mar 17, 2011 (Reuters) - North America is at little risk of receiving harmful levels of radiation from Japan's nuclear crisis, officials said on Thursday, but that has not stopped a scramble on the West Coast for items like potassium iodide and Geiger counters. Read more...

Scientists Project Path of Radiation Plume / WILLIAM J. BROAD / March 16, 2011 / A United Nations forecast of the possible movement of the radioactive plume coming from crippled Japanese reactors shows it churning across the Pacific, and touching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late Friday. Read more...

Death rate down, life expectancy up in U.S. / Nanci Hellmich / USA TODAY / 03-17-2011 / Children born today can expect to live longer than ever in U.S. history, according to preliminary government data released Wednesday. Read more...

‘Pranic healing calms me down’ / March 17, 2011 / Kaajal Gupta / Deccan Chronicle / Taking short breaks is a great de-stressor for me. Work can get hectic and everyone should take their little breaks — whether it is listening to music or going for a walk — it definitely helps in getting the body back in balance. Read more...

G.J. MCCARTHY / DALLAS MORNING NEWS 2008 A plant-only diet is not restricted to steamed vegetables and brown rice. Vegans have many interesting options, such as this plate of fresh olives and artichoke hearts.Vegan goes mainstream / Michael Hill / Associated Press - Arizona Daily Star | March 16, 2011 / The idea of eating lower on the food chain is especially attractive to environmentally conscious consumers, since large-scale meat production is a major source of greenhouse gases. Read more...

Healing Is More Than Science / Trish Kinney / HuffingtonPost / March 16, 2011 / Even Hippocrates hinted at this powerful connection when he said that he would rather know what sort of person has a disease than what sort of disease a person has. He also said that natural forces within us are the true healers of disease. Read more...

The Healing Magic of Mushrooms / Reza Gostar / March 16, 2011 / Patch / Guy / Devin, Ph.D, discusses the many healing properties of the fungus species at Maddy's Market on Tuesday. By Reza Gostar / “We have catalog of about 62 very specific mushrooms that we know produce tremendous health benefits,” Devin said. “One of our formulas called Mycommunity is very comprehensive and consists of 17 different species that are known to show the highest anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-tumor properties.” Read more...

Laughing 'helps healing process' / 16 March 2011 / myjoyonline - BBC / The Leeds University team said good nursing and the occasional laugh was a better way to get the body healing than using the latest technology. Read more...

The healing power of genealogy and temple work / March 15, 2011 / Russell Bangerter / Mormon Times / What a wonderful blessing it is to do this great work, realizing we are helping our ancestors do something they cannot do for themselves. This blessing is amazing to see in my cousin’s life. Read more...

Breast cancer may not change lifespan for older women / Genevra Pittman / LATimes / March 15, 2011 / LATimes NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older women who are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer can expect to live just as long as peers without breast cancer, according to a new study. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Breast cancer causes can be exacerbated by excessive diagnosis with radiation. Find out more to reverse this illness by clicking here.

Drinking too much hard liquor might increase the risk of dying from pancreatic cancer, independent of smoking status, researchers found.Heavy Drinking Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Mortality / Todd Neale / MedPage Today / March 15, 2011 / The threshold appeared to be at least three drinks a day; that level of consumption was associated with a greater risk of dying of the cancer among those who had never smoked (RR 1.36, 95% CI 1.13 to 1.62) and among former and current smokers (RR 1.16, 95% CI 1.06 to 1.27), the researchers reported in the March 14 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Read more...

Kevin Moloney for The New York Times UNLEASHED Among dog owners who went for regular walks, 60 percent met federal criteria for regular moderate or vigorous exercise, a new study says.Forget the Treadmill. Get a Dog. / TARA PARKER-POPE / March 14, 2011 / NYTimes / If you’re looking for the latest in home exercise equipment, you may want to consider something with four legs and a wagging tail. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: I have a Dalmatian, and she likes to sprint, not walk. After learning to run her with a bicycle [not for light hearted or untrained] she keeps a trim body, and my legs strong. I would recommend a dog for anyone needing to get out of their house, because these animals need interaction outside their own back yards, and keep us humans outdoors with them... and they are loyal, good company.

U.S. Unprepared for Major Radiation Emergency: Survey Lack of comprehensive response plans puts public health at risk in many states, experts say / March 15, 2011 / U.S.News / "Without a comprehensive plan, states in which a radiation emergency occurs are likely to mount inefficient, ineffective, inappropriate or tardy responses that could result in [preventable] loss of life. With nearly half of the responding states not having a response plan, a large portion of the U.S. population is at increased risk should a radiological event occur within the country's borders," the authors concluded. Read more...

Japan braces for potential radiation catastrophe / Shinichi Saoshiro and Chisa Fujioka / 3-15-2011 / TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan faced a potential catastrophe on Tuesday after a quake-crippled nuclear power plant exploded and sent low levels of radiation floating toward Tokyo, prompting some people to flee the capital and others to stock up on essential supplies. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: According to research specialists, Potassium iodide was approved in 1982 by the US FDA to protect the thyroid glands from radioactive iodine from accidents or fission emergencies. One of the best natural sources of Iodine is North Atlantic Dulse. Liquid dulse extract is available at most natural food stores, yet very strong, causing body temperature to rise, so 5-6 drops max. Tell people you heard this at HealingNews.com

How Nuclear Reactors Work ... And the Dangers When They Don't / BEN CASSELMAN And REBECCA SMITH / MARCH 15, 2011 / Wall Street Journal / The core of a nuclear reactor contains both water and fuel rods made of zirconium and pellets of nuclear fuel, such as uranium, that set off a controlled nuclear reaction. The reaction, heats the water, creating 550-degree Fahrenheit steam, which powers a turbine, generating electricity. Read more...

"We can't cut the kinds of things that makes our country more competitive" in the global economy. By Charles Dharapak, APObama: 'We can't cut education' / David Jackson / Mar 14, 2011 / USA TODAY / President Obama cast his education program in economic terms today, saying better schools mean more jobs -- and that they should not be sacrificed by the desire to reduce federal budget deficits. Read more...

These nerve fibers are responsible for transmitting messages in the brain and the researchers believe that this finding could lead to a better understanding of disorders like epilepsy, dementia, MS and stroke.Researchers Discover a Crucial Protein in Our Brain / Davell Wilkins / 03/14/2011 / TopNews / Dr. Matthew Nolan, of the university's Centre for Integrative Physiology, stated that tens of thousands of electrical impulses were transmitting messages between nerve cells in our brains at every moment and he also believed that this finding would also help unraveling the complexities of how brain worked. Read more...

A new study claims that pregnant women who are exposed to secondhand smoke either at home or their workplace, are at increased risks of having stillborn babies or those with birth defects.Passive Smoking Enhances Risks of Stillbirth and Birth Defects / NANCY / MARCH 14, 2011 / Health Aim / In 50% of the cases analyzed, fathers who smoked were mainly responsible for the women inhaling secondhand smoke. Read more...

Study indicates people with ADHD are more creative / March 14, 2011 / ParentInProgress / BlogHer / In this Eckerd College study, two groups of college kids (pre tested and determined as having ADHD or not having it) were given tests to measure creativity. The ADHD group enjoyed brainstorming/generating ideas more than the non-ADHD group. The non-ADHD group was more info refining and clarifying ideas. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Results of previous ADHD research is all the more reason that parents and doctors need to reconsider suppressing brain faculties through administering dangerous psychotropic drugs. There are viable natural alternatives that can work much better when allowed, as well as supporting proper nutrition in affected children.

Markey: U.S. nuclear plants may lack sufficient safeguards / CNN / March 14, 2011 / "Any plant that is being considered for a seismically vulnerable area in the United States should be reconsidered right now," Markey said, adding that the Japanese earthquake registering 8.9 in magnitude was "a hundred times greater in intensity" than the level that U.S. plants are built to withstand. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: After witnessing what has happened in Japan last week, it is time for people in the U.S. and around the World to re-evaluate safety of Nuclear Power plants as a source for electricity. Realizing how DC politics works, a great healing measure would be funding of solar, wind and water power, as well as expediting research and development of energy capacitors to store electricity. Though well along in development yet not implemented, these are ways to assure future safe sources of needed power. We will report more about this in the future. Call U.S. representatives and express your concern.

Sad new dads prone to spanking kids in study showing the risks of postpartum depression in men / March 13, 2011 / Washington Post - AP / The American Academy of Pediatrics and many child development experts warn against spanking children of any age. Other studies have shown that kids who are spanked are at risk of being physically abused and becoming aggressive themselves. Read more...

Authors William Engdahl and Shiv Chopra appear in Emmanuelle Schick Garcia’s powerful film, The Idiot Cycle: What you aren’t being told about cancer.A Perfect Storm of GMOs, Chemicals, and Cancer / Rady Ananda / March 12th, 2011 / Dissident Voice / Looking at six companies, Dow Chemical, BASF, Bayer, Dupont, Astrazeneca (Syngenta), and Monsanto, Idiot Cycle exposes corporate-government collusion in the release of carcinogenic chemicals, but also reveals how some of the same chemical companies then profit from treating cancer. Read more...

Bharat and Shalan Savur offer simple tips to heal mind, body and soulEat right, heal yourself Bharat and Shalan Savur offer simple tips to heal mind, body and soul / 14 March 2011 / Deccan Herald / Let’s do it by adopting universal practices that balance and harmonise our physical, mental and spiritual qualities. Read more...

Apple or pear? Excess fat -- no matter where --is bad New study challenges prior research that belly fat is worse for your heart / Amanda Chan / 3/11/2011 / MSNBC / The findings challenge previous work that has shown that abdominal obesity is better at predicting heart disease than overall obesity. Read more...

Meltdown threat: Japan 'preparing for worst'

 
We see images of a catastrophe most have never encountered during their entire lives. What we can do is hope for the best, prepare for the worst, while sending prayers of hope, courage and compassion with charity when we can. Healing light to all...

Emotions are sure to run high when Melanie returns to The Record CollectorHealing With Song / Susan Van Dongen / March 9, 2011 / CentralJersey / In the spirit of Woodstock and “love-ins,” is “Smile,” an instant sing-along, where Melanie sings, “I love people who smile/ If everybody smiles, we’ll have a hometown all over the world.” Read more...

Brand New Key - Melanie
MELANIE- LAY DOWN (Candles In The Rain) WOODSTOCK

Beautiful People
Melanie Safka - Preface Smile

Is your teen getting proper nutrition? / George Guerin / March 11, 2011 / NJ / Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia can cause serious malnutrition, and even death. More than half of the teens in this study also had depression, anxiety or some other mental disorder, which can trigger bad eating habits. Read more...

Mark DuFrene/Contra Costa Times, MCT A quinoa pilaf with lemon, thyme and cilantroSprinkled in salads or piled like pilaf, quinoa is a delight / JACKIE BURRELL / March 9, 2011 / With all nine essential amino acids, it’s a complete protein — like meat — which makes it the Holy Grail of the vegetarian world. And, it’s gluten-free. Read more...

It has emerged that banana peels, useful in polishing silverware and leather shoes, may have another surprising use -as a water purifier.   Read more: Low-Cost Natural Water Purifier - Banana Peels Low-Cost Natural Water Purifier - Banana Peels / Kathy Jones / March 11, 2011 / ANI - medindia / The researchers found minced banana peel could quickly remove lead and copper from river water as well as, or better than, many other materials. Read more...

Bhagavad Gita PictureBhagavad Gita, a Motivational Management Book / M.P. Bhattathiri / March 11, 2011 / HealingNews / One of the greatest contributions of India to the world is Holy Gita... Read more...

Holistic Treatment for Anxiety has Proven Superior in Comparison to Pharmaceutical Treatments / 11 March 2011 / PR-USA / There are millions people in America who suffer from anxiety disorder, and most patients who try to overcome this condition with anxiety meds get easily discouraged. These medications have proven to be somewhat unreliable, especially when used as a single line of defense against chronic anxiety and panic; according to Ryan Riviera, thinking about anxiety medications as a complete treatment for anxiety and panic attacks is not only inefficient, but also potentially harmful. Read more...

Americans must do their part to end world hunger pandemic / Robert Pratte / Mar 2, 2011 / mansfieldnewsjournal / With the broad availability of delicious and nutritious meat and dairy alternatives in every supermarket, there is no reason to delay. Entering "live vegan" in a search engine returns lots of good guidance. Read more...

Hepatitis A: Top Natural Supplements for Treatment / 08 Mar 2011 / Newsmax / An important natural treatment for Hepatitis A is the use of a herbal remedy known as Milk Thistle. Silymarin health supplement found in milk thistles protects the liver by preventing toxins from entering the cells. They are strong antioxidants and reduce damage to liver cells Read more...

Fat Alone, Not Where It Sits, May Be Key to Heart Problems Study upends long-held belief that apple-shaped people face highest risk / Alan Mozes / March 11, 2011 / Bloomberg - HealthDay / In a finding that contradicts earlier research, an international study suggests that being obese boosts the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke regardless of where the excess fat is stored in the body. Read more...

FDA, DOJ Take Action Against J&J Subsidiary McNeil-PPC / Jennifer Corbett Dooren / MARCH 10, 2011 / Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The Food and Drug Administration took legal action against the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) unit that makes Tylenol aimed at bringing the company's facilities into compliance with federal law. Read more...

Prayers of hope are requested for Japan, with surrounding countries affected by devastating earthquake and tsunami. When disasters like this happen it affects all of us, so blessings to the survivors.


 2012 - The Revolution Has Begun
There is no time left to be complacent. The world is changing now. Not tomorrow. Be part of the change for good. The love. Not the fear. Let go your attachment to the old world and embrace the new.

If you look around what's really happening in our world today, there's an inescapable pattern that curiously emerges: Much of what's going on is simply unsustainable. Twelve unsustainable things that will soon come to a disastrous end on our planet / Mike Adams / NaturalNews / March 11, 2011 / If you look around what's really happening in our world today, there's an inescapable pattern that curiously emerges: Much of what's going on is simply unsustainable. It can't go on for much longer, in other words. And it must collapse due to the laws of economics or physics. Read more...

Vegan diet for dogs: A question of thriving vs. surviving / March 10, 2011| / Emanuella Grinberg / CNN / Five months later, Cleo's ear infection is gone, Boyle says. Her coat has taken on a healthy shine and she no longer has bad breath, dandruff or excessive shedding, she says. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: I have a dalmatian mostly vegan for close to 5 years, and her health was totally restored after adopting this diet. At close to 11, this dog has passed for 2 or 3, and exceptionally healthy, eating lots of raw carrots and other raw produce, as well as specially formulated vegan dog foods.

Response of W.H.O. to Swine Flu Is Criticized / DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. / March 10, 2011 / New York Times / The panel, which has experts from 24 countries and is led by Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine, criticized the agency’s “needlessly complex” definition of a pandemic, which had six levels of alert, based on the virus’s geographical spread, not its severity. At one point, the agency altered, without explanation, its online pages to remove references to severity. That “invited suspicion,” the panel said. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Realize the panel reviewing this WHO case were most likely biased by not backing up some of the accusations. From our research, they were most likely coerced from insiders to proclaim this "pandemic", that generated $billions for the vaccine industry. Click here for more information...

Daylight Saving Time Sleep Deprivation: Tips That Help / Sy Kraft / 10 Mar 2011 / Medical News Today / It is that time of year again when we all "Spring ahead" into action and the powers that be grant us the pleasure of "losing" an hour of sleep each morning. It happens in the middle of the night once a year, and can affect you for several days. It's the return of Daylight Saving Time (DST), which happens this year at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, April 13 for most of the nation. Read more...

WHO's response to swine flu pandemic flawed / MARIA CHENG / March 10, 2011 / Seattle Times - AP LONDON —Swine flu was a mild virus and most people infected didn't need medical treatment to recover. That led some critics to suggest WHO's declaration of a pandemic was the result of collusion with pharmaceutical companies, who made millions selling vaccines worldwide. Read more...

Poor sleep can lead to disease, death / 03-09-2011 / Poor sleep and sleep disorders can lead to chronic medical conditions. Dr. Auckley said most recently researchers have uncovered a connection to weight gain, but there is ample evidence the lack of sleep can cause hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and possibly even early death. Read more...

Watching risky behavior increases risks / March. 8, 2011 / REGENSBURG, Germany (UPI) It appears from our meta-analysis that risk-glorifying media has potentially grave consequences, such as innumerable incidences of fatalities, injuries and high economic costs in a broad variety of risk-taking domains, such as substance abuse, reckless driving, gambling and risky sexual behavior," Fischer said in a statement. "These results support recent lines of research into the relationship between risk taking and the media." Read more...

Interactive digital exercise games may help kids burn calories / 2011-03-08 / Sify / "Although exergaming is most likely not the solution to the epidemic of reduced physical activity in children, it appears to be a potentially innovative strategy that can be used to reduce sedentary time, increase adherence to exercise programs, and promote enjoyment of physical activity. This may be especially important for at-risk populations, specifically children who carry excess body weight," the authors conclude. Read more...

Study: Even "BPA-Free" Plastics Leach Endrocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Study: Even "BPA-Free" Plastics Leach Endrocrine-Disrupting Chemicals / Bryan Walsh / March 8, 2011 / Plastics. They seem so...inert. Slow to erode or decay, with a biodegradation time measured in the hundreds of years, plastics appear cut off from the organic environment in the way that no other product is, safe and secure and sterile. Yet scientists have begun to learn that plastics are anything but impermeable. Read more...

The Secrets of Healing Sciatica / March 7, 2011 / Aneron Kepasil / Updateddailey / Some info on sciatica reveals that one of the most successful treatments for sciatica pain is to exercise. You can release some pressure on the affected nerve roots by stretching. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: From my own independent research, I found that simply avoiding dairy products and cigarettes, especially the chemical laced conventional varieties, greatly affected sciatica. Simply eliminating these habits can in fact clear this condition, yet exercise is imperitive. One of the worst cases observed was a woman suffering from hip cancer. A shiatsu inspired treatment stimulating the correct nerves and joints can often stop the pain, encouraging better circulation to the area affected.

'Fever phobia' may be worse than the fever Parents shouldn't overreact to fevers in children, pediatricians advise in a new report. / Shari Roan / March 5, 2011 / LATimes / In a report published last week in the journal Pediatrics, experts cautioned against "fever phobia" and instructed doctors to do a better job of educating parents on the relative insignificance of an elevated temperature. Too many parents and caregivers react rashly to a number north of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit and make unnecessary trips to the doctor or administer unneeded fever-reducing medications, the report said. Read more...

Emotional healing is a process that can take a long time. Photo: 2010, wikimediaThe secret of emotional healing / Susan Hillman / March 4th, 2011 / Examiner / To become emotionally healed is to find out what is causing your depression, anxiety, free, guilt, anger, and other hurtful feelings. It is learning about and healing these painful feelings and not letting them lead to addictions or other means of escape. It means that you know how to love yourself and share that love with others rather than trying to get love and approval from others. Read more...

Healing Inflammation: The Cell’s Decision-Making Process / 2 March 2011 / redOrbit / Dr. Ariel explains that even when the body manages to cope with the bacterial invaders, there is also the danger of “excessive” healing that will result in fibrosis and scar formation. This happens when the system reels out of control and “over-heals” the previously infected area. Fibrosis can lead to malfunctioning of the healing tissue, tissue death and sometimes even mortality. To understand why this happens, it is important to identify and understand the way macrophages’ govern the healing process. Read more...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: Although previous article pertains to a research goal of creating drugs to support a balanced healing, we should note that most drugs are in fact made from natural herbs or other substance occuring in nature. When we approach this process with a more natural and holistic approach, we need to realize a basic truth: Too much of a good thing can sometimes be as bad or worse than not enough. Moderation is the key.

Green diary rescue: Our future depends on green public investment / Meteor Blades / MAR 05, 2011 / Daily Kos / The environmental benefits of green investment speak for themselves. Less carbon dioxide will be flung into the atmosphere, less toxic waste will be produced, in short, there will be reduced impacts all around. But the impact that gets too little media attention—and then, usually, it's negative—is the long-term impact on jobs. Read more...

How can I stop being hungry? / Dr. Melina Jampolis / March 4th, 2011 / CNN / Fiber, especially water-soluble fiber, may play an especially important role in feeling full, as it forms a gel with water in your stomach that slows the emptying of food from the stomach; slows the absorption of blood sugar, which also prevents the rapid drop that can lead to hunger; and allows the food to have more contact with the intestinal wall, which may help with the release of fullness hormones. Read more...

Gout: Treatment Using Natural Wonders / March 4, 2011 / Roselah Varde / Updateddailey / A Few Well-Known, effective gout remedies include: Celery, Lime, Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic and ginger, Cherries, Bananas, and many others. These foods tend to be an effective gout pain relief. These all will help decrease uric acid ranges and many people, also this can help reduce the discomfort along with inflammation of gouty arthritis to assist handle the particular signs or symptoms. Read more...

Discover Purely natural Pain Relief / March 4, 2011 / Lara Deyn / Updateddailey / Pain is a symptom that something is wrong with the body. It’s not a condition of itself, but simply a reminder sign of some thing more serious. Pain can be experienced for many factors. Headaches could be the response to stress or dietary deficiencies and back pain might be due to a ruptured disk. Read more...

Benefits of natural acid reflux remedies / March 4, 2011 / Kirby Sokol / Natural acid reflux remedies can work actually well if you are consistent and disciplined in your strategies. You will be extremely pleased with the results once you try them and you’ll wonder why you put up with the pain and discomfort related with heartburn for so long. Read more...

Calling all healing heroes A Christian Science perspective: What real-life heroes can do today. / March 3, 2011 / CSMonitor / Jesus defined heroism by being a healer, and Mary Baker Eddy presented his message in a form that people can apply to better themselves and the world. All who love the Bible and the healing power of Christian Science can – and should – join him, Mrs. Eddy, and his other followers in this heroic work. Read more...

Natural Haven For Healthy Life In Costa RicaNatural Haven For Healthy Life In Costa Rica / March 5th, 2011 | Linda Roberts / International Living / ...what [draws]most people to Costa Rica are the real estate investments and beautiful lands, where you can farm organically, live naturally and healthfully. Vegans and raw foodists are choosing Ecuador, Uruguay and Costa Rica as their top destinations based on climate and natural resources. Read more...

AHA [American Heart Association]: Vegan diet is good for your heart / Jun Schwartz / March 04, 2011 / newsonwellness / USDA dietary guidelines have highlighted for the first time the benefits of a vegetarian or vegan diet specifically in a curbing obesity and heart disease. Read more...

Dog ate toes of diabetic Ore. owner as he slept / 03-04-2011 / The Associated Press / ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A dog ate three of his owner's toes as the diabetic man slept, most likely out of instinct to help remove diseased flesh, animal experts say. Read more...

Native American Series 1: Healing Rituals / Eleanor Johnstone (2011-03-04) / ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) - ELEANOR JOHNSTONE: For many Native Americans, physical and spiritual health are interdependent. Ganondagan site manager Peter Jemison, a Seneca Indian, calls faith a critical part of recovery. Read more...

Reiki: An Alternative Healing Method / Bernama - Imran Mohd Noordin - 03-04-2011 / Energy transfer between two people for healing has been in practice for a long time now and this form of healing is now known as Reiki. Almost all cultures in the world believe in this form of spiritual healing but expressed in ways suitable with their principles and beliefs. Read more...

Photo: Javier de Jaureguiberry/Flickr Larger-than-life restaurant spokesperson Blair River, who weighed 575 pounds and starred in ads for an Arizona restaurant called the Heart Attack Grill, has died, the Arizona Republic reports. He was 29.575-pound Heart Attack Grill spokesman dies 29-year-old Blair River starred in ads pitching 'taste ... worth dying for.' / Mar 04 2011 / Mark Platt / Mother Nature Network / The Heart Attack Grill, located outside of Phoenix near an American Indian reservation, serves foods like "flatliner" fries and the "quadruple bypass burger." According to a November report from TodayShow.com, patrons put on medical gowns before eating, while the waitresses wear skimpy nurse outfits. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Each to their own, simply reporting the news... RIP. My heart goes out to all the victims, both human and animal. I think I'll keep driving if I ever see the place.

Judge orders states to follow health care law — for now / March 4, 2011 / AJC - AP / A federal judge who declared President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul unconstitutional ruled Thursday in Pensacola, Fla., that states must continue implementing it as the case goes through the courts. Read more...

FDA Strengthens Topamax Warning On Evidence Of Birth Defects / Drew FitzGerald / MARCH 4, 2011 / Wall Street Journal / The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will strengthen warnings on the anti-migraine treatment Topamax and its generic equivalents after new data suggested a higher risk for cleft palates in babies born to women taking the drug. Read more...

Los Angeles city councilman Tom LaBonge, right, displays a "no smoking" placard to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigose, left, during a news conference Thursday March 3, 2011 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles city officials on Thursday launched a public education campaign about a ban on smoking in outdoors dining areas that goes into effect Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LA gets new smoking rules City's smoking ban in outdoor dining areas is part of growing movement / CHRISTINA HOAG / 3/3/2011 / AP Los Angeles / Now it also will be off-limits within 10 feet of outdoor dining areas or within 40 feet of a food truck. Bars, clubs and private events at restaurants will be exempt. Read more...

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month / Paramus Post / March 03, 2011 / Lifestyle choices, such as eating large amounts of processed meats, smoking, not exercising and heavy alcohol use have been linked to colorectal cancer. In fact, the links between diet, weight, and exercise and colorectal cancer risk are some of the strongest for any type of cancer. Diets high in vegetables and fruits have been linked with a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Healing Colorectal / Colon Cancer, like all cancers, starts with the individual and is most prevalent in those 50 years or older. It can often be reversed or prevented by simple changes in lifestyle and dietary habits. The more we understand how disease prevails and spreads, the more we realize how prevention is in most cases the best "cure". FDA requires we state cancer cures do no exist, so it is best to understand how to avoid these symptoms to stay well.

Sleep Deprivation Risks: 1 in 20 Fall Asleep at Wheel, CDC Says More Than One-Third of Americans Say They Get Fewer Than 7 Hours of Sleep a Night / MIKAELA CONLEY / March 3, 2011 / ABCNews / Americans are sleepy -- so sleepy that fatigue takes over in some of the most dangerous situations. About one in 20 survey participants reported they'd dozed off while driving at least once in a month. And more than one-third of the those surveyed said they inadvertently fell asleep at least once in a day. Read more...

Fat discrimination can contribute to worsening health problems, according to a study published in the journal Social Psychology Quarterly.The weight of fat discrimination / March 3rd, 2011 / CNN / “Obese people who face discrimination basically face a double jeopardy," he said. "They face health challenges on two fronts: They face dangers in health related to physiological effects of carrying a lot of weight, but those effects can be confounded by mistreatment by others. Discrimination and marginalization can compound the effects.” Read more...

Robert Byron  /  featurepics.com There are more germs on some shopping carts than you'd find in a supermarket's restroom.E. coli found on 50 percent of shopping carts Reusable shopping bags also harbor nasty bacteria, Ariz. researchers say / Shopping cart handles aren’t the only thing you need to worry about when you go to the local supermarket, Gerba added. In other research, he’s found that reusable shopping bags that aren’t regularly washed turn into bacterial swamps. “It’s like wearing the same underwear every day,” Gerba said. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: E. coli is commonly found in fecal matter. Numerous hygiene oriented groceries now offer disinfectant swabs to wipe shopping cart handles before using them. I have found this a safer, effective way of combating this problem. It's also good to always wash your hands after using bathrooms and/or touching door handles, etc., especially in public places. Coming in contact with a few germs and virus can build up immunity, though too much...???

File photo dated 05/12/08 of the hands of an elderly resident at a nursing home. (Credit: AP Photo/John Stillwell)Over 90 percent of nursing homes hire criminals / Laura Strickler / March 2, 2011 / CBS News / "If you are not looking across state lines you wouldn't pick up any criminal convictions," says Wells at The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care, "But you know, one of the problems we see are the cover up of crimes occurring in nursing homes and that is an overwhelming concern," she said. Read more...

Unapproved Prescription Drugs Prompt FDA Crackdown / David Mitchell / 3/2/2011 / AAFP / Family physicians and other health care professionals may be surprised to learn they have been prescribing medications -- perhaps for years -- that have not been approved by the FDA. The agency took action today to stop such drugs from being dispensed to patients, ordering manufacturers to remove about 500 cough, cold and allergy products from the market. Read more...

Americans fatter than Canadians / Rob Stein / 03/02/2011 / Washington Post / While obesity is increasing in both countries, less than a quarter -- 24.1 percent -- of Canadian adults are obese, compared to more than a third -- 34.4 percent -- of U.S. adults, according to the report from the National Center for Health Statistics. The report compared data collected between 2007 and 2009 by the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and the Canadian Health Measures Survey. Read more...

Optimism Linked to Improved Survival With Coronary Artery Disease / LARA SALAHI / March 1, 2011 / ABCNews / A new study released Monday adds to growing evidence that having a positive attitude can help you live longer. Read more...

Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times Coconut-oil-roasted sweet potatoes; the oil enhances their caramelized flavor.Once a Villain, Coconut Oil Charms the Health Food World / MELISSA CLARK / March 1, 2011 / NYTimes / “Most of the studies involving coconut oil were done with partially hydrogenated coconut oil, which researchers used because they needed to raise the cholesterol levels of their rabbits in order to collect certain data,” Dr. Brenna said. “Virgin coconut oil, which has not been chemically treated, is a different thing in terms of a health risk perspective. And maybe it isn’t so bad for you after all.” Read more...

Calling all healing heroes A Christian Science perspective: What real-life heroes can do today. / March 3, 2011 / CSMonitor / Jesus defined heroism by being a healer, and Mary Baker Eddy presented his message in a form that people can apply to better themselves and the world. All who love the Bible and the healing power of Christian Science can – and should – join him, Mrs. Eddy, and his other followers in this heroic work. Read more...

Natural Haven For Healthy Life In Costa RicaNatural Haven For Healthy Life In Costa Rica / March 5th, 2011 | Linda Roberts / International Living / ...what [draws]most people to Costa Rica are the real estate investments and beautiful lands, where you can farm organically, live naturally and healthfully. Vegans and raw foodists are choosing Ecuador, Uruguay and Costa Rica as their top destinations based on climate and natural resources. Read more...

AHA [American Heart Association]: Vegan diet is good for your heart / Jun Schwartz / March 04, 2011 / newsonwellness / USDA dietary guidelines have highlighted for the first time the benefits of a vegetarian or vegan diet specifically in a curbing obesity and heart disease. Read more...

Dog ate toes of diabetic Ore. owner as he slept / 03-04-2011 / The Associated Press / ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A dog ate three of his owner's toes as the diabetic man slept, most likely out of instinct to help remove diseased flesh, animal experts say. Read more...

Native American Series 1: Healing Rituals / Eleanor Johnstone (2011-03-04) / ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) - ELEANOR JOHNSTONE: For many Native Americans, physical and spiritual health are interdependent. Ganondagan site manager Peter Jemison, a Seneca Indian, calls faith a critical part of recovery. Read more...

Reiki: An Alternative Healing Method / Bernama - Imran Mohd Noordin - 03-04-2011 / Energy transfer between two people for healing has been in practice for a long time now and this form of healing is now known as Reiki. Almost all cultures in the world believe in this form of spiritual healing but expressed in ways suitable with their principles and beliefs. Read more...

Photo: Javier de Jaureguiberry/Flickr Larger-than-life restaurant spokesperson Blair River, who weighed 575 pounds and starred in ads for an Arizona restaurant called the Heart Attack Grill, has died, the Arizona Republic reports. He was 29.575-pound Heart Attack Grill spokesman dies 29-year-old Blair River starred in ads pitching 'taste ... worth dying for.' / Mar 04 2011 / Mark Platt / Mother Nature Network / The Heart Attack Grill, located outside of Phoenix near an American Indian reservation, serves foods like "flatliner" fries and the "quadruple bypass burger." According to a November report from TodayShow.com, patrons put on medical gowns before eating, while the waitresses wear skimpy nurse outfits. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Each to their own, simply reporting the news... RIP. My heart goes out to all the victims, both human and animal. I think I'll keep driving if I ever see the place.

Judge orders states to follow health care law — for now / March 4, 2011 / AJC - AP / A federal judge who declared President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul unconstitutional ruled Thursday in Pensacola, Fla., that states must continue implementing it as the case goes through the courts. Read more...

FDA Strengthens Topamax Warning On Evidence Of Birth Defects / Drew FitzGerald / MARCH 4, 2011 / Wall Street Journal / The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will strengthen warnings on the anti-migraine treatment Topamax and its generic equivalents after new data suggested a higher risk for cleft palates in babies born to women taking the drug. Read more...

Los Angeles city councilman Tom LaBonge, right, displays a "no smoking" placard to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigose, left, during a news conference Thursday March 3, 2011 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles city officials on Thursday launched a public education campaign about a ban on smoking in outdoors dining areas that goes into effect Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LA gets new smoking rules City's smoking ban in outdoor dining areas is part of growing movement / CHRISTINA HOAG / 3/3/2011 / AP Los Angeles / Now it also will be off-limits within 10 feet of outdoor dining areas or within 40 feet of a food truck. Bars, clubs and private events at restaurants will be exempt. Read more...

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month / Paramus Post / March 03, 2011 / Lifestyle choices, such as eating large amounts of processed meats, smoking, not exercising and heavy alcohol use have been linked to colorectal cancer. In fact, the links between diet, weight, and exercise and colorectal cancer risk are some of the strongest for any type of cancer. Diets high in vegetables and fruits have been linked with a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Healing Colorectal / Colon Cancer, like all cancers, starts with the individual and is most prevalent in those 50 years or older. It can often be reversed or prevented by simple changes in lifestyle and dietary habits. The more we understand how disease prevails and spreads, the more we realize how prevention is in most cases the best "cure". FDA requires we state cancer cures do no exist, so it is best to understand how to avoid these symptoms to stay well.

Sleep Deprivation Risks: 1 in 20 Fall Asleep at Wheel, CDC Says More Than One-Third of Americans Say They Get Fewer Than 7 Hours of Sleep a Night / MIKAELA CONLEY / March 3, 2011 / ABCNews / Americans are sleepy -- so sleepy that fatigue takes over in some of the most dangerous situations. About one in 20 survey participants reported they'd dozed off while driving at least once in a month. And more than one-third of the those surveyed said they inadvertently fell asleep at least once in a day. Read more...

Fat discrimination can contribute to worsening health problems, according to a study published in the journal Social Psychology Quarterly.The weight of fat discrimination / March 3rd, 2011 / CNN / “Obese people who face discrimination basically face a double jeopardy," he said. "They face health challenges on two fronts: They face dangers in health related to physiological effects of carrying a lot of weight, but those effects can be confounded by mistreatment by others. Discrimination and marginalization can compound the effects.” Read more...

Robert Byron  /  featurepics.com There are more germs on some shopping carts than you'd find in a supermarket's restroom.E. coli found on 50 percent of shopping carts Reusable shopping bags also harbor nasty bacteria, Ariz. researchers say / Shopping cart handles aren’t the only thing you need to worry about when you go to the local supermarket, Gerba added. In other research, he’s found that reusable shopping bags that aren’t regularly washed turn into bacterial swamps. “It’s like wearing the same underwear every day,” Gerba said. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: E. coli is commonly found in fecal matter. Numerous hygiene oriented groceries now offer disinfectant swabs to wipe shopping cart handles before using them. I have found this a safer, effective way of combating this problem. It's also good to always wash your hands after using bathrooms and/or touching door handles, etc., especially in public places. Coming in contact with a few germs and virus can build up immunity, though too much...???

File photo dated 05/12/08 of the hands of an elderly resident at a nursing home. (Credit: AP Photo/John Stillwell)Over 90 percent of nursing homes hire criminals / Laura Strickler / March 2, 2011 / CBS News / "If you are not looking across state lines you wouldn't pick up any criminal convictions," says Wells at The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care, "But you know, one of the problems we see are the cover up of crimes occurring in nursing homes and that is an overwhelming concern," she said. Read more...

Unapproved Prescription Drugs Prompt FDA Crackdown / David Mitchell / 3/2/2011 / AAFP / Family physicians and other health care professionals may be surprised to learn they have been prescribing medications -- perhaps for years -- that have not been approved by the FDA. The agency took action today to stop such drugs from being dispensed to patients, ordering manufacturers to remove about 500 cough, cold and allergy products from the market. Read more...

Americans fatter than Canadians / Rob Stein / 03/02/2011 / Washington Post / While obesity is increasing in both countries, less than a quarter -- 24.1 percent -- of Canadian adults are obese, compared to more than a third -- 34.4 percent -- of U.S. adults, according to the report from the National Center for Health Statistics. The report compared data collected between 2007 and 2009 by the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and the Canadian Health Measures Survey. Read more...

Optimism Linked to Improved Survival With Coronary Artery Disease / LARA SALAHI / March 1, 2011 / ABCNews / A new study released Monday adds to growing evidence that having a positive attitude can help you live longer. Read more...

Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times Coconut-oil-roasted sweet potatoes; the oil enhances their caramelized flavor.Once a Villain, Coconut Oil Charms the Health Food World / MELISSA CLARK / March 1, 2011 / NYTimes / “Most of the studies involving coconut oil were done with partially hydrogenated coconut oil, which researchers used because they needed to raise the cholesterol levels of their rabbits in order to collect certain data,” Dr. Brenna said. “Virgin coconut oil, which has not been chemically treated, is a different thing in terms of a health risk perspective. And maybe it isn’t so bad for you after all.” Read more...

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

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