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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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Pesticides linked to bee declines | March. 30, 2012 | UPI | French researchers conducting experiments with honeybees say their findings suggest the chemicals affect honeybee brains, making it difficult for them to find their way to their hives. Read more...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: Article says chemicals can affect bees and their ability to make it back to hives. Our research indicates that mass proliferation of cell towers with dangerous EMF [Electro Magnetic Frequencies] can also affect bee sonar, making it difficult get back home.

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The Mystery of Healing | St. John's Episcopal Church | Midland Daily News | March 20, 2012 | Even if a severe illness doesn’t get better, we can be healed. Sometimes the healing comes in having our focus shifted from ourselves to others, or from ourselves to God. Sometimes it is the dawning notion that we function best not as isolated islands but as members of a community. Read more...

DAILY NEWS PHOTO ILLUSTRATION One researcher says America’s sugar habit is contributing to heart disease, cancer and obesity Researcher says sugar is as addictive as cocaine, and causes obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease The sweet stuff is everywhere in the foods we eat: breads, yogurt, peanut butter | LINDSAY GOLDWERT / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | April 2, 2011 | | According to her research, when a person consumes too much sugary food and drink, the liver begins to convert some of that fructose to fat. This fat can lead to an increase in dangerous LDL cholesterol that can form plaque in the arteries. Read more...

Bringing your dog to work can ease stress, study finds Virginia Commonwealth University researchers studied workers at a company that allows pets in the office and found it has benefits. | Eryn Brown | Los Angeles Times | March 30, 2012 | "Pet presence potentially can be a low-cost wellness intervention," said Randolph Barker, a professor of management at Virginia Commonwealth University's business school in Richmond, Va., who led the study in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management. Read more...

The FDA says it won't ban bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in plastic bottles and other items, for now but also says a final safety determination is yet to come. (David McNew/Getty Images / March 30, 2012)FDA denies petition to ban bisphenol A | Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / March 30, 2012 | BPA is used in plastic bottles, the linings of cans and on cash register receipts. It can disrupt the endocrine system, so health officials — not to mention environmentalists — are concerned that it may cause reproductive problems, diabetes and other health problems. Read more...

FDA: Tobacco Companies Must Reveal Harmful Chemicals Companies Must Report 93 Tobacco Chemicals, Prove 'Reduced Harm' Products Really Are | Richard Kearns WebMD Health News | Laura J. Martin, MD | There are more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco products, and the FDA has put together a list of 93 harmful chemicals that tobacco companies will be required to report. The FDA will provide information about how much of these chemicals are found in tobacco products. Read more...

The Proof that Vaccines Have not Saved Us | March 30, 2012 | PRN.fm | Vaccines Two Centuries of Data Showing that Lower Rates of Disease are Due to Improvements in Public Health Policy and NOT Vaccinations. Read more...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: It is obvious that bypassing the body's natural way to protect itself from pathogens through "direct injection" [vaccination] is a questionable science at best. We need to look closely, to simply come up with more sane and compassionate ways to prevent illness. In most cases, learning prober nutrition is a good start.

Europe (France on left and Spain on right) seen at night onboard the ISS. For the first time, Earth Hour will extend to the International Space Station. Photograph: ISS/ESA/NASAEarth Hour will be watched over from space as the lights go out The event will have live commentary from space as landmarks from the Eiffel Tower to the Sydney Opera House switch off their lights | Adam Vaughan | Guardian UK | 30 March 201 | Earth Hour, the environmentally symbolic annual switch-off of lights for one hour this Saturday night, is to extend into space this year, with the International Space Station taking part for the first time. Read more...

CDC: Autism is more common than previously thought | Karen Weintraub | 03-29-2012 | USA TODAY | Autism rates continue to skyrocket, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which released new figures today, showing a 23% increase from 2006 to 2008. One in 88 American children is now on the autism spectrum, the CDC said, up from 1 in 110. The figures are even higher for boys, with 1 in 54 8-year-olds now counted on the spectrum. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: The biggest challenge here is denial of pathogen contamination within children from app. 48 vaccinations now recommended before the age of 6. Back when we had 3 vaccinations after starting in school, rates were 1 child in 4-5 thousand developing autism. Wakefield research was verified and later shut down. Click here for inside story...

Green Living: Spring Clean With Green | KVOA-TV - MSNBC | 3/27/2012 | With the average person spending close to 90 percent indoors, we are constantly fighting against indoor air quality and keeping toxins out of our home and at work. When we chose our cleaning supplies, it's important to be mindful of the ingredients and consider that these products could be adding to toxins in our air and ultimately into our body. One solution is to make your own cleaning products - it's healthier, saves you money, it's made with natural ingredients, it's safer around kids and pets, and does the job of consumer products. Read more...

Japan reactor has fatally high radiation, no water | MARI YAMAGUCHI | 03-27-2012 | Associated Press | TOKYO (AP) — One of Japan's crippled nuclear reactors still has fatally high radiation levels and hardly any water to cool it, according to an internal examination Tuesday that renews doubts about the plant's stability. Read more...

It remains unclear how long the San Onofre nuclear power plant will remain closed after the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission prohibited Southern California Edison from restarting the plant until problems recently discovered are thoroughly understood and fixedSan Onofre nuclear plant closed indefinitely until problems fixed | March 27, 2012 | The plant has already been shut down for two months, the longest in San Onofre's history, after a tube leak in one of the plant's steam generators released a small amount of radioactive steam. Since then, unusual wear has been found on hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water. Read more...

San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant (AP)San Onofre Nuclear Plant Probed By The Feds After Radiation Leak | MICHAEL R. BLOOD 03/15/12 | Huffington Post | LOS ANGELES — A nuclear reactor on the California coast will remain shut down indefinitely while a team of federal inspectors determines why several relatively new tubes became so frail that tests found they could rupture and release radioactive water, a federal official said Thursday. Read more...

Too Little Sleep Bad for Heart Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours Linked to Heart Attacks, Strokes | Charlene Laino | WebMD Health News | March 27, 2012 (Chicago) -- A new study puts numbers on that risk. The study, based on more than 3,000 people older than 45, shows that people who sleep less than six hours per night are about twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack as people who get six to eight hours of sleep. And they are about 70% more likely to have congestive heart failure. Read more...

The U.S. Supreme Court is staging three days of arguments over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Supreme Court turns to key constitutional issue in health-care law | N.C. Aizenman and Robert Barnes | March 27, 2012 | Washington Post | The Supreme Court on Tuesday ended two hours of arguments about the key component of the nation’s health-care overhaul, with the court’s dominant conservatives appearing deeply skeptical that the Constitution gives Congress the power to compel Americans to either purchase health insurance or pay a penalty. Read more...

High court throws out human gene patents | 26 Mar 2012 | CNBC - AP | In 2010, a federal judge ruled that genes cannot be patented. U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet said he invalidated the patents because DNA's existence in an isolated form does not alter the fundamental quality of DNA as it exists in the body nor the information it encodes. Read more...

Popcorn packed with antioxidants, hidden health benefits | Maureen Linke and Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY | 03-25-2012 | "The hull is where the most nutritional goodies (polyphenols) are — not the white fluffy part," says chemistry professor Joe Vinson, senior author of the study, which was partially funded by a popcorn company. Vinson also has studied chocolate, coffee, spices and cereals. The popcorn findings were presented Sunday at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego. Read more...

EDITOR'S RECOMMENDATION: Air popped corn is safest, then sprinkle in raw, uncooked virgin olive oil, natural salt / Bragg Liquid Aminos, followed by Red Star Yellow Flake Nutritional Yeast with full B Complex, including B12, in a Candida free formula.

VegMichigan estimates that more than 12,000,000 Americans eat a plant-based diet.Motown’s vegetarian, vegan invasion a healthy trend among young adults Midtown boasts many meat-free options for discerning palates, concerned consumers | JORDAN VITICK | 03-25-2012 | The South End | LaKeta McCauley, owner of The Raw Café and author of “Taking Every ‘Bite’ Seriously,” said the increase could also be attributed to people taking responsibility for their health and having an increase in health consciousness. Read more...

"People try to go all or nothing right away," Remarkable Woman… (Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune)Remarkable Woman: Karyn Calabrese Chicago's own vegevangelist is living proof of the power of clean eating | March 23, 2012 | Judy Hevrdejs | Chicago Tribune | A vegetarian for decades, Calabrese is far from inflexible on the matter. "People try to go all or nothing right away. Allow it to be a process for you. Realize that food is supposed to be delicious. A lot of people think that boring, bland food is vegetarian food, like steamed rice and boiled vegetables. There's no way I could have eaten this way for 43 years if I was eating steamed rice and boiled vegetables. Read more...

Extra smoking counselling 'doesn't help quitters'Extra smoking counselling 'doesn't help quitters' | 22 March 2012 | University of Nottingham researchers found that this additional support - on top of what is already offered - had no effect on numbers giving up smoking. Read more...

"A new study finds that a little bacteria is actually a good thing for the immune system." (Getty Images) Bacteria Help Body Beef Up Immunity, Study Says | CARRIE GANN | ABC News | March 23, 2012 | Germs are a necessary part of a healthy immune system, helping our body's defenses beef up and fight future illnesses. When a person's exposure to germs is decreased, problems may arise. Read more...

Smelly foods make you eat less | Jennifer Welsh | 03-23-2012 | LiveScience - MSNBC | We take bigger bites of foods we are familiar with and smaller bites of those that require more chewing. Those small bites are a good thing, as they actually make your stomach feel fuller faster, reducing the amount of food eaten and calories taken in, the researchers note. Read more...

Looking for a reason to go veg? We’ve got 75 for you!75 Reasons Being Veg is Awesome | VegNews | Looking for a reason to go veg? We’ve got 75 for you! January 11, 2012 If you’ve already said sayonara to steak but are tired of defending your decision, check out our favorite reasons—from serious to silly—for going veg. Read more...

National grocers stop buying "pink slime" meat | Associated Press - stltoday | March 21, 2012 | At least three national supermarket operators have decided to stop buying ground beef that contains the filler now known as "pink slime." Read more...

Israeli law bans underweight models in ads | 03-20-2012 | USA Today JERUSALEM (AP) — A new Israeli law is trying to fight the spread of eating disorders by banning underweight models from local advertising and requiring publications to disclose when they use altered images to make women and men appear thinner. Read more...

Going with the flow of bio-energy healing | Dr. Patrick Massey | 3/19/2012 | Daily Herald | Bio-energy healing is one area of nontraditional medicine that is quietly making inroads into traditional medicine. However, there are many forms, various levels of training and the theory behind it can be confusing. Read more...

Is Meditation the New Happy Drug? Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation | Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 | New research at UCLA earlier this month found that when the caregivers in families of those dealing with dementia incorporate a daily practice of meditation, they show improved mental and cognitive functioning and lower levels of depressive symptoms. This is one of the latest findings in a recent wave of research that began late last year which revealed how meditation improves attention, reduces the experience of pain and the stress response, and increases the areas of the brain responsible for compassion and contentment. Read more...

Research has shown that those who survived strokes and enjoy music, art, painting, and theater have a better chance of recovery and a higher quality of life than those who don't.Healing Strokes With Art | March 20, 2012 | CBS 42 News BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) Additional research has shown that listening to our favorite music directly stimulates a feeling of pleasure by releasing dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is the starting point of the so-called gratification circuit that activates oxytocin (the hormone of love) and finally endorphins (the molecules of pleasurable emotions). "Dopamine improves quality of life each time it is released in the brain," Dr. Vellone said. "Further research is needed to see if other art forms stimulate dopamine release." Read more...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: Dopamine is naturally released when one smokes cannabis. Therefore, previous article indicates that stroke victims might get a favorable reaction from simply toking!!!... something to contemplate...

Study Finds Fracking Air Pollutants May Contribute To Health Problems | NBC4 | March 20, 2012 | DENVER, Colo. -- A new study finds air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural-gas drilling sites. Read more...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: For years I have stated that fracking or hydraulic fracture is criminal when exploring possible long term side effects from extended oil and gas drilling. It is simply VERY important that every clean, green energy alternative be expedited, before Earth hits a "critical mass" point when we will feel even worse side effects than man caused earthquakes like those in Ohio, OK, PA, and DC areas...

This is researcher Debby Herbenick. Credit: Indiana UniversityStudy: Exercise can lead to female orgasm, sexual pleasure | March 19, 2012 | While the findings are new, reports of this phenomenon, sometimes called "coregasm" because of its association with exercises for core abdominal muscles, have circulated in the media for years, said Debby Herbenick, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion in IU's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. In addition to being a researcher, Herbenick is a widely read advice columnist and book author. Read more...

Drugs can undoubtedly save lives, but our penchant for prescriptions can sometimes mean treating or masking symptoms—without fixing the root cause of the health issue.Natural Alternatives to the Top 5 Most Prescribed Drugs | Holly C. Corbett | March 19, 2012 | Prevention - Yahoo | Are we an over-medicated nation? Let’s look at the numbers: Americans spent more than $300 billion on prescription drugs last year; nearly half of all adults have taken at least one prescription drug in the last month; nearly a third regularly use two or more; and women are more likely than men to use prescription drugs, according to the CDC. Read more...

Study finds 'meth babies' have behavior problems Study tracked 330 children whose mothers used meth in pregnancy | LINDSEY TANNER | 3/19/201 | Methamphetamine is a stimulant like crack cocaine, and earlier research showed meth babies have similarities to so-called "crack babies" — smaller in size and prone to drowsiness and stress. Results in long-term studies conflict on whether children of cocaine-using mothers have lasting behavior problems. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Chemicals can be very dangerous, especially methamphetamine. Follow my advice: Avoid them.

Taking a pill to fight cancer? Avoid these dangerous drug interactions | 03/16/2012 | Deborah Kotz, Boston Globe | Common cancer treatments nowadays include not just radiation, surgery, and infusion chemotherapy treatments, but also pills that patients take every day for weeks, months, or even years. Many of these pills, however, interact with common medications such as acid blockers and antihistamines, rendering the cancer drugs less effective or dangerously potent. Read more...

Tiny Proportion Of Americans Practice Seven Heart Healthy Habits | Christian Nordqvist, Medical News Today | 18 Mar 2012 | Just 1.2% of Americans met all 7 cardiovascular health metrics from 2005 to 2010, compared to 2% from 1988 to 1994, researchers reported this week in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). Although some factors have improved, such as smoking rates, others have not, the authors explained. Read more...

So your kid's school cafeteria can now opt out of the stuff starting now, right? Not so fast.  Can Your Kid's Cafeteria Now Opt out of "Pink Slime"? — Tom Philpott | Mar. 18, 2012 | motherjones | And here's the rub: pink slime's maker, Beef Products International, has been so successful in getting its product into the industrial ground beef chain that there's no easy way of getting it out. The company claimed several years ago that pink slime is mixed into 70 percent of the ground beef consumed in the country. That number has likely dropped since McDonalds and other fast food chains have stopped using it, but it remains deeply embedded in the production chain that creates cheap ground beef for supermarkets, schools, and other institutions. Read more...

G. Ophir / Associated Press The fruit flies in the study had access to alcohol mixed in sugar water that they could suck from the ends of thin tubes. Sex-deprived male fruit flies drink more | David Perlman | March 18, 2012 | When the researchers introduced male fruit flies to sexually receptive virgin females, the successful males drank very little alcohol. But when the females rejected their courtship efforts, the males drank to excess. Read more...

“The message we want to communicate is it would be great if you could reduce your intake of red meat consumption to half a serving a day or two to three servings a week and severely limit processed red meat intake,” says study author An Pan of the Harvard School of Public Health. 	•	   Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/03/18/red-meat-linked-to-cardiovascular-disease-cancer-and-early-death-103015 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/03/18/red-meat-linked-to-cardiovascular-disease-cancer-and-early-death-103015#ixzz1pURUju5RRed Meat Linked to Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer and Early Death | ICTMN | March 18, 2012 | Eating both processed and unprocessed red meat is linked to premature death, according to a recent Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) study, published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine on March 12, reported The State Column. Read more...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: It's ironic that starting over 40 years ago while knowing red meat leads to early death, it has taken science that long to simply verify what USDA officials "used" to tell us is an "important part" of our diet is now recognized as a major contributor to death. ...Yet over the decades, I have been criticized, hacked, ridiculed and tortured for knowing this. I guess many are simply stubborn, up through and including mortuary services, regarding this. Some actually think they can't live without red meat! Hm...

Eating any amount and any type of red meat increases the risk of premature death, a new study says. (William Thomas Cain / Getty Images / March 12, 2012) All red meat is bad for you, new study says | Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times | March 12, 2012 | Eating red meat — any amount and any type — appears to significantly increase the risk of premature death, according to a long-range study that examined the eating habits and health of more than 110,000 adults for more than 20 years. Read more...

JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES States where medical marijuana is legal are having to address the issue who how to know when someone is too stoned to drive a car, which is difficult to determine.How do you know if someone’s too stoned to drive? Legalizing marijuana debate complicated by driving under the influence issue | ASSOCIATED PRESS | March 18, 2012 | Authorities envision a legal threshold for pot that would be comparable to the blood-alcohol standard used to determine drunken driving. Read more...

Older People With Poorer Reading Skills Have Higher Mortality Risk | Christian Nordqvist, Medical News Today | 18 Mar 2012 | "Health literacy" measures a person's reading skills and basic knowledge in a health-related context. Poor reading skills in this context is linked to less knowledge of chronic illnesses, poorer physical and mental health, less use of preventive services compared to others of the same age, and higher hospitalization rates. Read more...

Potatoes are a key source of cadmium in the diet. (Los Angeles Times)Cadmium in diet is linked to higher breast cancer risk A study provides new evidence that environmental chemicals that mimic estrogen's effects may contribute to women's risk of certain cancers. | Melissa Healy | Los Angeles Times | March 15, 2012 | Cadmium, a heavy metal long identified as a carcinogen, leaches into crops from fertilizers and when rainfall or sewage sludge deposit it onto farmland. Whole grains, potatoes, other vegetables and shellfish are key dietary sources of cadmium, which also becomes airborne as a pollutant when fossil fuels are burned, and is likely inhaled as well as ingested. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Although essential to health balance, natural cadmium acts much different withing the human system than unnatural chemical infused cadmium. This is main reason we advocate a whole food diet as opposed to use of vitamins & minerals from chemical alterations. Even too many "natural" supplements can clog human systems.

USDA will offer schools choice on beef purchases amid ‘pink slime’ fears, official says | Associated Press | March 15, 2012 | Amid a growing social media storm over so-called “lean finely textured beef,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture was set to announce Thursday that starting in the fall schools involved in the national school lunch program will have the option of avoiding the product. Read more...

Is A Vegetarian Diet Healthy? | Andrea Metcalf | 03-13-2012 | chicagonow | Bottom Line: Before going veg, do your homework. Map out your allowable foods, ingredients, recipes and make sure you’re able to maintain a well-balanced diet. Read more...

GETTY IMAGES A study out of the University of California, San Francisco, has linked low sperm counts with a diet high in saturated fats. Diets high in Omega-3 fatty acids, however, were linked to higher sperm counts.Low sperm count linked to fatty foods Count 40% lower in men who eat a high-fat diet | LINDSAY GOLDWERT / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | March 14, 2012 | “If men make changes to their diets so as to reduce the amount of saturated fat they eat and increase their Omega-3 intake, then this may not only improve their general health, but could improve their reproductive health too,” said Professor Jill Attaman, a Clinical and Research Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Massachusetts General Hospital. Read more...

Learn more about what the vegan star eats and the exercises that get her through the day!How Carrie Underwood Got Her Hot Bod | Us Weekly - OMG! | Mar 9, 2012 | Since leaving American Idol almost eight years ago, Underwood, 28, has transformed herself through a healthy diet and regular fitness routine. Learn more about what the vegan star eats and the exercises that get her through the day! Read more...

Dealing with and healing anger | Rev. Richard G. Parker | 03-10-2012 | NewburyportNews | Anger needs to be resolved at the first possible opportunity. Anger is most destructive to ourselves and to others when it is allowed to lie dormant for a long time and fester like an infected wound. Read more...

New super-cheap, ultra-thin solar cells could threaten fossil fuel dominance | Andrew Couts | Digital Trends – Yahoo | 03-04-2012 | The march toward viable alternative energies may have just taken a crucial step forward. Twin Creeks Technologies, a US-based solar energy startup, unveiled this week a new type of ultra-thin solar cell that cost half as much to produce as comparable cells. The drop in price could allow solar to serve as a practical alternative to fossil fuels. Read more...

Cheryl Olson, an artist based out of Turton, shows a quilt that will be exhibited in the new Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center in Aberdeen, which will open in June. She is one of a dozen artists commissioned to create locally themed art for the new facility. American News Photo by Calvin Men The art of healing | CALVIN MEN | aberdeennews | March 13, 2012 | "It's no longer about decorating with art that matches colors to look nice," said Ivy Oland, the art consultant hired by Sanford. "It's about looking and doing research and homework about what types of imagery help people feel well in these settings." Read more...

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Eating More Red Meat May Mean Quicker Death | Todd Neale | MedPage Today | March 12, 2012 | Hu and colleagues said that the saturated fat, cholesterol, heme iron, sodium, and nitrites in red meat might explain some of the risk of cardiovascular death, and that some compounds either found in red meat or created by high-temperature cooking -- including nitrosamines, nitrosamides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and heterocyclic amines -- are potential carcinogens and might explain some of the risk of cancer death. Read more...

Many adults are being over prescribed pain medications. (Getty Images)Prescription Painkillers for Outpatient Surgeries May Lead to Long-Term Use | "We tried to look at what some of the events are that start people on the road to acute or chronic use of opioids," said Dr. Chaim Bell, associate professor of medicine at University of Toronto and co-author of the study. "It's much easier to prevent the initiation of the medication than wean people off it later. Everyone should get pain relief, but the painkiller and the dose should be tailored to the specific patient." Read more...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: Although we all know many drugs and medications are both dangerous and potentially deadly, I still feel we would be better off with total decriminalization, giving people freedom of choice. That way law enforcement can concentrate on the real criminals and we can simply suggest ways to avoid debilitating drugs. Abuse, such as DUI or other crimes are focused on, and not simply busting people for growing or distributing plants. The DEA now admits pharmaceutical prescriptions are a much bigger problem than the illegal drugs, and abusive MDs or drug manufacturers need to be accountable also.

Natural Products Expo WestIndustry strength proved by record number of retailers at Natural Products Expo West | Mar. 12, 2012 | HealingNews - New Hope | “The number of new exhibiting companies and products launched at Expo West demonstrates the strength of our industry and the level of confidence in the growth of natural, organic and healthy lifestyle products," said Adam Andersen, show director for Natural Products Expo West. Read more...

Why Americans Are Angry About Pink Slime | Nancy Huehnergarth | 03/12/201 | HuffingtonPost | In the case of pink slime, the additive isn't even required to be mentioned on ground beef labels. Normally, food ingredients -- many with long chemical names -- are required to be listed on food labels. However, most consumers would need a degree in chemistry to decipher the lists. That's why so many food reform advocates and medical professionals recommend that consumers stop purchasing processed food products that contain a long list of unidentifiable, unnatural substances. Read more...

The biggest solar storm since 2006 reached earth Thursday morning. (NASA/AP)  Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/10/strong-solar-flares-still-shooting-out-from-active-spot-on-sun/#ixzz1oroUCDgnStrong solar flares still shooting out from active spot on sun | Denise Chow | March 10, 2012 | Space - FoxNews | | The M-class solar flare exploded from the same sunspot region, called AR1429, which has been particularly active all week. This dynamic region has already unleashed three strong X-class solar flares. On Tuesday (March 6), two powerful X-class eruptions triggered the strongest solar storm in eight years, Bob Rutledge, head of NOAA's Space Weather Forecast Office, told reporters today (March 9). Read more...

Natural Products Expo WestOUR EDITOR FROM EXPO WEST... What an event, kicking off Friday, March 09, 2012 ending today, March 11, 2012. Ziggy Marley rocked attendees Friday night. After a huge day Saturday, Bragg 100 Year Anniversary Party was the perfect compliment with an amazing buffet and classic orchestra! Natural products keep expanding as more and more now demand the shift to sustainability. A bigger question: What is "natural" and how can we define it as this industry expands?

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Hina Oishi with her family clearing homes and businesses in Ishinomaki after the quakeJapan quake: 'Humans are kind' | 11 March 2012 | BBC | Japan is marking the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, leaving 20,000 dead or missing. Read more...

Natural Products Expo West kicks off in Anaheim | Lori Corbin | March 09, 2012 ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) "'Natural' -- what a wonderful marketing term," said Koff. "You've got to understand the difference between marketing terms and things like 'organic,' that are actually regulated." Read more...

Expo-goers rest on an Ecologic, a recyclable packaging company, cardboard bench outside The Natural Products Expo West in 2011. 60,000 expected for Natural show in Anaheim The expo shows off the latest in organic and health foods; city’s second largest convention. | ERIC CARPENTER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ANAHEIM – Expect traffic delays around Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center Friday through Sunday as up to 60,000 descend on the area this weekend to promote and buy the latest in natural and organic foods. Read more...

Could LSD be used to treat alcoholism?LSD 'helps alcoholics to give up drinking' | 8 March 2012 | It said there was a "significant beneficial effect" on alcohol abuse, which lasted several months after the drug was taken. Read more...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: One of Timothy Leary's most famous quotes: "The name of the game is to feel real good" ...Just something to contemplate on, when looking at historical verification of research claiming LSD can treat alcoholism. Hm... I'll simply stay with fresh, organic foods, thank you.

Report of 'pink slime' in ground beef has many asking questions | Mar 09, 2012 | Kendra Nichols - HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - An ABC News news investigation into ground beef has many people asking questions about an additive called "pink slime," a filler reportedly used in 70 percent of the ground beef we buy. Read more...

SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES Raw food makes 73-year-old Mimi Kirk feel like she's in her 20s.Raw Food: Mimi Kirk Explains How and Why Named "Sexiest Vegetarian" at the age of 69, this gorgeous grandmother is a walking ad for the raw food diet. | CELESTE PERRONMARCH 9, 2012 | "I would recommend you go gradually. The first step is to fix a green drink every morning, either a smoothie or a fresh juice. Even if you're in a hurry, it's not that hard to throw things in a blender. If you just do that, it's going to change things for you. I've seen it happen over and over and over, you start to feel the nutrients from that, and it will give you so much energy that it will become sort of addictive and you'll want to take the next step." Read more...

Jasper Hall (short version) by jasperhall | Jasper Hall is a 16 year old close knit intentional community (est 1995), certified organic (survival) farm (16ha) and accredited permaculture teaching venue. We are in the breathtaking Upper Coopers Creek valley in the Byron Bay hinterland, northern NSW, Australia. Coopers Creek forms the western boundary of the property. Read more...

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Pink Slime Purchased By USDA For School Lunches | March 7 2012 | WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) It's used as a food additive and is made from spare beef trimmings soaked in ammonium hydroxide to kill any bacteria. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: In case you really care what your school children eat, it's time to contact your school officials, to just make sure this is not part of their "healthy nutrition" plan. What will they think of next???

The Food and Drug Administration is cautioning consumers that skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps and lotions contaminated with mercury have been found in at least 7 states. Skin products tainted with mercury | Saundra Young - CNN | March 6th, 2012 | The products are made abroad and sold in the United States as skin lighteners and anti-aging creams. According to Gary Coody, national health fraud coordinator in the FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs, some of the products are being sold online as well as in Latino, African, Asian or Middle Eastern neighborhoods. They are touted as products that can remove age spots, freckles, wrinkles and other blemishes. Some may be used by teenagers for acne. Read more...

Study: Veterans with PTSD more likely to be prescribed addictive painkillers  Study: Veterans with PTSD more likely to be prescribed addictive painkillers The likelihood of abuse, overdose or addiction is high for veterans, say authors. | John PlattWed | Mar 07 2012 | MotherNatureNetwork | Michael Von Korff, a chronic illness researcher with Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, who was not affiliated with the study, told the Associated Press than many doctors may be prescribing opiods "with the hope that the emotional distress that accompanies chronic pain will also be reduced." He said they may actually end up causing emotional issues to worsen. Read more...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: One of the biggest challenges with war veterans is utilization of sane treatments leading to health and happiness. Side effects from military service can be severe, and much more can be done to find natural healing ways leading to vets getting back to normal lives. We need to look at all working modalities within the realm of natural products and more compassionate interaction with PTSD victims.

Vitamin D Key to Girls' Bone Health | Crystal Phend | MedPage Today | March 06, 2012 | The highest vitamin D intake cut the risk of stress fractures in half, with a particularly strong effect among girls getting an hour or more of high-impact exercise a day, Kendrin R. Sonneville, ScD, RD, of Children's Hospital Boston, and colleagues reported. Read more...

Editor's Comment: Previous posting has great, pertinent information suggesting vitamin D can help build immunity to bone fracture and breaks. Yet a body utilizing calcium in cow's milk products is questionable at best. Although bovine milk does have calcium, high levels of protein [3 times that of human mother's milk] neutralizes effects of this calcium and can lead to osteoporosis. A body can get adequate levels of calcium without cow's milk, present in dark leafy greens, carrots, sesame, etc. For more: http://www.HealingNews.com Of course, one of the best resources for vitamin D: Direct sunlight. Even without extended exposure, the Sun is a direct life giver, as plants covert its energy to needed nutrient.

Gainesville, FL builder Tommy Williams Homes tout 'net-zero' energy cost units. Photo: Tommy Williams HomesDemand spikes for zero-energy-cost homes | Paul Hagey | Inman News - Yahoo | March 2, 2012 | A rising trend of super-efficient, solar-powered new homes allows homeowners to combat rising energy costs by giving back to the power grid. Some owners are even realizing a small profit from their home's power-generating capacity. Read more...

Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein - A Short Film | Directed by Ian MacKenzie | Produced by Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill, Ian MacKenzie | Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth...

Are Statins Safe Medicine? | HuffingtonPost | This week, the FDA acknowledged a link between the cholesterol-lowering drugs and negative side effects, especially for women and individuals over 65 years of age. Read more...

Sleep quality 'improves with age | 29 February 2012 | BBC | The belief that older people tend to suffer worse sleep may be false - in fact the reverse may be true, according to US researchers. Read more...

Testing Prayer: Can Science Prove the Healing Power of Prayer? | Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | 03/ 2/2012 | HuffingtonPost | When sickness strikes, people around the world pray for healing. Many of the faithful claim that prayer has cured them of blindness, deafness and metastasized cancers, and some believe they have been resurrected from the dead. Read more...

Calif. doc accused of murder in drug overdoses | LINDA DEUTSCH | 03-01-2012 | AP / MSNBC LOS ANGELES — A California doctor dubbed "Dr. Feelgood" by a prosecutor for allegedly doling out tens of thousands of prescriptions to patients who didn't need them was charged with murder Thursday in the overdose deaths of three otherwise healthy young men. 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.

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

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