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The essence of tantra goes beyond the common misunderstanding of spiritual sexual athleticism.Inner Healing Intimacy Through Sound / Joule L’adara, Carmelle Moore, Elvina Munir and Kieran Riordan / Vision / There is such potential for delight in the dance of intimate interaction, and such potential for disappointment due to differing masculine and feminine preferences in giving and receiving. Read more...

The bottom line, if you will: Sitting kills.  Your Health: Too much sitting puts the body on idle / Kim Painter 01-31-2010 / USA TODAY / "The body's idling state is very, very unhealthy," says James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "Much like a Ferrari, the human is meant to move." Read more...

Triathlon goal calls for a balanced training regimen The British television presenter and lifestyle coach Amanda Hamilton shares her views on health and nutrition. / January 31. 2010 / TheNational / Brazier adopts an ethos similar to that of a detox, where “lightening the load” on the body involves going raw and vegan, and he sees it as the secret of his success. Read more...

Healing the scars of sacrifice / JEAN ENERSEN / KING 5 News / January 30, 2010 / Three years and 25 surgeries later, the man in the mirror is starting to look more familiar, thanks to Operation Mend, a free program at UCLA that gives soldiers their faces back. Read more...

Hammer time: Alternative healing method has fans in Annapolis / THERESA WINSLOW / 01/31/10 / HometownAnnapolis / In Tong Ren, the practitioner taps a plastic acupuncture doll withwith a small, magnetized, metal hammer in designated areas to treat everything from aching muscles to various diseases. Read more...

In the following exercise you will create a map of your psyche and bring yourself into balance.How to Utilize Spiritual Principals for Psychological Healing / January 30, 2010 / Debra Joy Goldman / AssociatedContent / This is an exercise that applies the spiritual tradition of the west known as Kabbalah to psychological healing. Read more...

Israeli and Palestinian mothers birth a new generation of peace with healing lullaby music / 30 January 2010 / Muslim World News / TwoCircles / Eliana Gilad / They both employed the conscious use of voice, rhythm and music as a means of natural healing in the face of calamity during times of change. Read more...

Raw food; Shangri-la for health food connoisseurs / Jenn Silver / 26 January 2010 / WeeklyAlbertan / “Hearing about the spiritual, emotional and physical transformation that people have gone though inspired me to eat raw food, as well as the guarantee for high energy and the general feeling of wellbeing.” MacKinnon said. Read more...

Photo: UN//Marco Dormino A camp of makeshift tents sprawls at Port-au-Prince's golf course, where many Haitians displaced by the earthquake have set up shelter, 25 Jan 2010WHO: Risk of Epidemics in Haiti Increasing / Lisa Schlein | Geneva / 30 January 2010 / Voice of America / World Health Organization says people are at great risk of getting diarrhea, cholera and other water borne diseases because of the bad sanitary conditions and contaminated water. Read more...

Lawmakers plan to inquire about details of closed-door deals between the White House and the health care industry. (Getty Images)Reps to Request Info on White House Health Care Deals / EMILY WALKER / MedPage / Jan. 30, 2010 / Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said he'd help Dr. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) seek information on the names of representatives from the pharmaceutical, device, hospital, doctor, and insurance sectors, who met with White House officials regarding healthcare reform. Read more...

Smokers face additional exposure to carcinogens from their own secondhand smoke. (istockphoto.com)Secondhand Smoke Is Bad For Smokers, Too / January 29, 2010 / Kevin Whitelaw / NPR / A new study published in the journal Environmental Health finds that people who smoke in confined spaces inhale enough secondhand smoke to add significantly to their health risks from smoking. Read more...

According to the CDC reports in the district of Columbia about 202 people were infected with a matching strain of Salmonella Montevideo. FDA gives statement on investigation of salmonella outbreak / Anjali Singh / 01/30/2010 / Rhode Island Department of Health provided test results that stated salami coated with black pepper used at the salami manufacturing facility where salami products were recalled were positive for Salmonella Montevideo. Read more...

Schwarzenegger orders state to investigate birth defects in Kettleman City / Margot Roosevelt / January 29, 2010 / LATimes / The governor's directive comes just days after a regional administrator with the EPA launched a federal inquiry into whether a large toxic dump near the community caused the deformities. Read more...

Prayer and Healing / January 27, 2010 by Megan / AssociatedContent / According to TIME Magazine, Dr. Elizabeth Targ has been awarded $611,516 for one study and $823,346 for another by The National Institutes of Health to analyze the therapeutic effects of prayer on cancer and AIDS patients. Read more...

The actress teaches Oprah's audience about healthy grocery shopping via satellite.Alicia Silverstone Talks About Her 'Kind Life' on Oprah / LAUREN LE VINE | THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010 / Tonic / Even if you aren't a vegan, Silverstone and Michael Pollan's tips are a helpful way to introduce more plant-based foods and nutrients into your diet. Read more...

‘Holistic approach of homoeopathy helps cure thyroid’ / Jan 29, 2010 / Indian Express / Citing the advantages of homoeopathy over allopathic treatment for thyroid and other hormone-related problems, Dr Bandish D Ambani from Mumbai said that over 80 percent of patients depending exclusively on homoeopathic treatment stand a chance of being completely cured in a year’s time. Read more...

Popular wisdom once held that a mind at rest was like an engine idling — not much going on under the hood. To glean insights into how the brain worked, scientists would study only volunteers in action, measuring their physiological or biochemical responses as they completed specific mental tasks.  Studies: An Idle Brain May Be Ripe for Learning / Anita Hamilton / Jan. 29, 2010 / Time / "Your brain is doing work for you even when you're resting," says Davachi, who just published a study in Neuron showing that certain kinds of brain activity actually increase during waking rest and are correlated with better memory consolidation. Read more...

Spa therapies such as ayurveda and shirodhara, performed here at the Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, have their origins rooted in the mountainous Himalayan region.Indigenous Healing From the Himalayas / Carina Chatlani / January 28, 2010 / SkinInk / The rich, alluvial soil—rife with iron, aluminum and large amounts of minerals and nutrients—is very suitable for agriculture, creating an ample support system for skin and body care ingredients. Read more...

Ginkgo herbal meds increase seizures in epileptic people (Getty Images)Ginkgo herbal may increase the risk of seizures / 28 January 2010 / Times of India / Health Herbal Ginkgo Ginkgo may increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy and could reduce the effectiveness of anti-seizure drugs, a new report concludes. Read more...

Processed foods, depression may be linked / Amy Tousman / January 28, 2010 / Honolulu Advertiser / While there is still a need for more research, it makes sense to eat more whole foods and fewer processed foods. Read more...

Fight Depression-- Naturally / Lyn Harris, DMS / 1-28-2010 / SeattlePI / Author of the book The Mood Cure, she says there are four mood engines in our brain and each needs a different amino acid fuel. Read more...

Fibromyalgia Syndrome 101: new natural therapies you should know about / January 28, 2010 / Examiner / Deborah Oakes, NPS / A coenzyme q 10 (CoQ 10) deficiency was found in all the study patients. Read more...

Morgellons Disease Discovery Offers Healing And Hope To Morgellons Sufferers | ItsAllRight / January 28, 2010 / BeforeitsNews / The gene transfer agent agrobacterium that is used in all GMO foods and bio-pesticides has been proven to not "turn off" it's gene transfer ability in human cells, and to live for multiple generations of seeds and crops. Read more...

Healing with weeds / LIZ WILLIS / 01-29-2010 / North Harbour News / Once people understand their healing properties they won't treat them as weeds anymore, Ms Taylor says. Read more...

Discover the Divine Chord for Holistic Living / Sushil Kumar Vasudeva / 1-22-2010 / IndoLink / While man continues to rejoice in his achievements in the field of science and technology, the Vedantists (sages of ancient times who gave us timeless treatises containing perennial philosophy of human life) fathomed the hinterland of human consciousness and discovered the infinite treasure that lies within. Read more...

Addressing the issue of domestic violence against Native American women / Kathryn Tucker / Jan 28, 2010 / Indian Country Today / In Peacemaker Court, a Native couple with domestic violence issues meets with a mediator and attempt to reconcile their differences using prayer and traditional teachings. Read more...

Could Alleged Botox Death Scare Patients? Mother Claims Drug, Used for Cerebral Palsy, Led to Daughter's Death / COURTNEY HUTCHISON / ABC News / Jan. 28, 2010 / Kristen Spears, who was six when she began receiving injections of Botox (botulinum toxin), was not using Botox for its well-known cosmetic purposes, but to treat the muscle spasms she suffered as a result of cerebral palsy. Read more...

The ozone layer in the atmosphere protects life from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation, and the discovery of its rapid depletion in the 1980s caused widespread alarm.Healing ozone layer may contribute to global warming / January 27, 2010 / Wikinews / Scientists from the UK's University of Leeds and the University of Kuopio in Finland report that the hole in the Earth's ozone layer over Antarctica may have offset some of the effects of climate change, and that as it heals, warming could accelerate. Read more...

No Diet is Right for Everyone / Kara Bauer / January 27, 2010 / HealthCentral / Depending on the internal workings of your body and genetic blueprint, any one of these diets may or may not work for you and if they do work, may only work for a short time. Read more...

Autism Therapy Web Site Healing Thresholds Redesigned for Parents -- Enhances Role as Definitive Source for Autism Therapy Information / Betty Alsorn / Jan 27, 2010 / PRWeb / Specifically, Healing Thresholds medical writers have authored over 2,000 research and news summaries which are augmented by hundreds of user-generated articles. Read more...

Study: PBDE levels affect women's fertility / San Francisco Chronicle - Victoria Colliver - 01-27-2010 / SF Gate / ‎ Women with high levels of common flame-retardant chemicals in their blood took much longer to get pregnant than women with low levels of the commonly used chemicals, according to a study by UC Berkeley researchers published Tuesday. Read more...

A new study suggests that the rate of hearing problems at ages 45 to 75 has been dropping for years, at least among white Americans.Baby Boomers Hearing Better Than Expected / RedOrbit - 27 January 2010 / Despite warnings over loud rock music damaging their ears, the baby boomer generation appears to have better hearing than their parents did. Read more...

Maggie Steber for The New York Times Children waiting for rice and beans distributed by the Haitian government in Port-au-PrinceFighting Starvation, Haitians Share Portions / DAMIEN CAVE / January 25, 2010 / NYTimes / PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The communal rationing, along with signs all over the city that say “S O S” and “we need food,” suggests that the food crisis here is growing. Read more...

Scripps Research Institute discovered an enzyme called monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) which cancer cells can interact with to turn body fat into special molecules for signaling which encourages the cancer cells to grow bigger and therefore more dangerous.Fat Can Speed Up Cancer Progression / Jamie Stowe | 26 January 2010 | ukmedix / The research done by a team of scientists at the Scripps Research Institute discovered an enzyme called monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) which cancer cells can interact with to turn body fat into special molecules for signaling which encourages the cancer cells to grow bigger and therefore more dangerous. Read more...

Five Things About Cancer We Didn't Know A Decade Ago / Kathleen Blanchard RN / Jan 26th, 2010 / eMaxhealth / The role of nutrition, weight management, and increased awareness of the link between diet and cancer are perhaps the most significant findings from cancer researchers in the past ten years. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Every day we have more information confirming how dietary habits can greatly impact our health and well being. Change, however, is a personal choice, so you the consumer need to make that ultimate decision. My opinion: Buying and consuming fresh, organic produce is a much better investment than insurance plans supporting the spread of chemicals and invasive treatments to "cover" the deleterious effects of improper diet.

Processed Foods Have Too Much Salt / 26 January 2010 / RedOrbit / New research has found that many processed foods contain an over-abundance of salt, and processed meats and sauces are by far the biggest problem. Read more...

Was the Threat of H1N1 Flu Exaggerated? / Eben Harrell / Jan. 26, 2010 / Time / "WHO advised us falsely. They raised a false alarm," says Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, who served in Germany's parliament until September, faulting the U.N.'s global health agency for relying on an inadequate definition of a pandemic. Read more...

The Marijuana Cancer Cure Cult It's not as far-fetched as it sounds, but some enthusiasts may be going too far.The Marijuana Cancer Cure Cult It's not as far-fetched as it sounds, but some enthusiasts may be going too far. / Bruce Mirken / January 26, 2010 / AlterNet / Instead of researching cannabinoids as anticancer drugs, federal officials have continued to falsely imply that marijuana causes lung cancer. Read more...

The fast-food chains are finally catching up to the times and providing more options. New Leaf: Vegetarian and vegan fast food options / January 25, 2010 / Lauren Belcher / Gargoyle / So whether you are a full-blown vegan, a softhearted vegetarian, a person who wants to reduce their meat intake or anything in between, you now have options. Read more...

Leanna Charliene Snyder is a Tai Chi instructor as well as mother, grandmother, and recently great-grandmother.  The Art of Healing An Interview with Tai Chi Teacher Leanna Snyder / January 25, 2010 / AMBER ROSE / Independent / Tai Chi is said to increase body awareness and improve mind consciousness. It is a form of physical meditation. Read more...

Benefit from the Healing Properties of Bentonite Clay / January 25, 2010 / Brett Brown (NaturalNews) The healing bentonite clay derived from the montmorillonite family is a volcanic ash that has fallen into prehistoric bodies of water. Read more...

Toilet Seat Dermatitis Making a Comeback Harsh Cleaners and Wooden Seats Behind Rise in Toilet Seat Irritation / Jennifer Warner / Jan. 25, 2010 / WebMD / “Toilet seat dermatitis is one of those legendary conditions described in medical textbooks and seen in underdeveloped countries, but one that younger pediatricians have not come across in their daily practice,” researcher Bernard Cohen, MD, director of pediatric dermatology at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, says in a news release. Read more...

Removing prion proteins led to a breakdown of the myelin sheath surrounding the nervePrions 'may keep nerves healthy' / 25 January 2010 / BBC / As well as the latest research in the journal Nature Neuroscience, other studies have indicated prions may protect us from Alzheimer's disease or even play a role in our sense of smell. Read more...

Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity / The Christian Century - Gary B. Ferngren - January 26, 2010 / Their exorcisms of demonic powers, these scholars claim, were often associated with healing of illnesses. Read more...

Travelling back in timeA peek into your past life / SWATI SUCHARITA & SHARMILA GANESAN-RAM / Times of India / 23 January 2010 / It is a journey usually undertaken when one is in search of a spiritual experience or when one wishes to cure an illness - physical or emotional. Read more...

Paralyzed instructor links yoga's self-awareness, healing / KRISTA JAHNKE / Detroit Free Press (MCT) | January 24, 2010 / His message is not about how he is able, despite being disabled. It's about how we all can live more fully in our bodies with a stronger mind-body connection. Read more...

Salami recalled in multistate salmonella outbreak / Associated Press / January 24, 2010 / LATimes / Burrillville, R.I. - A Rhode Island meat company recalled 1.24 million pounds of pepper-coated salami Saturday, after officials conducting a months-long, multistate investigation of a salmonella outbreak compared shopping receipts of those who got sick. Read more...

Sitting too much may be deadly: experts / MARIA CHENG / January 24, 2010 / AP / Sydney Morning Herald / And it doesn't matter where the sitting takes place - at the office, at school, in the car or before a computer or television - just the overall number of hours it occurs. Read more...

The mysterious calorie / Julie Deardorff / January 24, 2010 / Chicago Tribune / You can't see, taste or smell them, but you can't live without them. And you'll definitely know when you've had too many. Read more...

Morphine use can delay wound healing / Jan 23, 2010 / NewKerala / : A new study led by an Indian-origin researcher at University of Minnesota has shown that chronic morphine use delays wound healing in the presence on an infection. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Opium from poppy flowers has been used for centuries to relieve pain, yet like many natural herbs it becomes highly addictive and dangerous when it is refined, like its derivatives called heroin and morphine. Many of us in the holistic health field have long known that refined drugs often suppress the healing process. For natural healing it might take more than relieving symptoms to totally heal from illness.

More vegan food would help environment / Drew Winter / January 23, 2010 / Marietta Times / The amount of resources wasted on producing animal-derived products is staggering. Read more...

Celebrities seen heading to a screening in Soho at the Crosby Street Hotel, NYC. - Johns PkI / Splash News  Alicia Silverstone went vegan because she couldn`t eat her dogs / Gavin Wilson / Jan 22, 2010 / MonstersandCritics / She said: 'I have three dogs. One day I realised if I wouldn't eat my dogs, why eat any animals, any meat? Why's a baby cow different from a dog? Read more...

Art of Attention: Breathing For Healing Sleep / Elena Brower / January 22, 2010 / HuffingtonPost / The fear that keeps many of us awake: that we aren't seen, heard, felt - and therefore alive. Read more...

Making their point: Acupuncturists tout the healing benefits of their work / Karla / January 22, 2010 / Eden Prairie News / Acupuncture is said to help people with such maladies as fibromyalgia, insomnia, headaches, labor pain, depression, arthritis, skin problems, constipation, menstrual cramps, infertility, sports injuries, and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Read more...

Delaware moves to require menu labeling / Paul Frumkin / Nation's Restaurant News / DOVER, Del. (Jan. 22, 2010) Delaware became the latest state to weigh in on the menu-labeling issue when the Senate passed a measure requiring that restaurants post nutrition data on menus. Read more...

Swine Flu Count Plagued by Flawed Data / NUMBERS GUY / JANUARY 22, 2010 / Wall Street Journal / ...figures from early outbreaks, particularly in Mexico, led to the high projections in the U.S. Prof. Lipsitch says that initially, "the data were limited and misleading and confusing." Read more...

Weight may not be the best indicator of cholesterol problems, but overweight teens tend to have more blood-fat abnormalitiesCDC: 1 in 5 teens has cholesterol problems. Now what? / Sarah Klein / CNN Health / January 22, 2010 -- One in five teens in the U.S. -- and more than 40 percent of obese teens -- have abnormal cholesterol, whether it's low HDL (good cholesterol); high LDL (bad cholesterol); or high levels of triglycerides, another type of blood fat, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more...

Animal Protein -- Meat and Dairy -- Cause Cancer / VegSource / YouTube / Celebrated Cornell University professor T. Colin Campbell Phd, presents the overwhelming evidence showing that animal protein is one of the most potent carcinogens people are exposed to. Online video and read more... 

Blueberry Juice May Boost Memory Drinking Wild Blueberry Juice Improves Memory and Learning in Older People With Age-Related Memory Decline / Jennifer Warner / Jan 21, 2010 / WebMD / "The findings of this preliminary study suggest that moderate-term blueberry supplementation can confer neurocognitive benefit," write researcher Robert Krikorian, of the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, and colleagues in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Read more...

Diet Drug Meridia Linked to Heart Attacks, Strokes, Cardiac Arrest / AttorneyatLaw / 01-21-2010 / Meridia, a diet drug known generically as sibutramine hydrochloride, has been associated with increased risks of heart attacks, strokes, cardiac arrest, and other serious cardiovascular problems. Read more...

Is bathing just once a week healthy? / CNN Health / ...if everything seems fine, having a regular once-a-week bath schedule may actually be enough. Read more...

A 2009 study showed that, over the last 13 years, Roundup Ready crops have dramatically increased herbicide use by 383 million pounds!Stop GMO Contamination of Organic! Don't Let Obama's USDA Approve Monsanto's RoundUp Ready Alfalfa! Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), aren't meant to feed the world or be resiliant when there are droughts and floods -- they're designed to sell pesticides, especially Monsanto's weed killer RoundUp, which the "Roundup Ready" crops, corn, cotton, soy, canola, and now sugar beets and alfalfa, are genetically engineered to resist. Read more...

WHO to Clarify H1N1 Data After False Pandemic Claim, India Says / Jason Gale / Jan. 21, 2010 / BusinessWeek (Bloomberg) -- Rao also called for greater transparency about terms and conditions on which international vaccine manufacturers were supplying the shots to countries, according to the statement. Read more..

$10,000 reward offered for scientific proof of H1N1 vaccine safety and effectiveness / January 20, 2010 / Mike Adams / NaturalNews / ... the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org) has publicly offered a $10,000 reward for any person, company or institution who can provide trusted, scientific evidence proving that any of the FDA-approved H1N1 vaccines being offered to Americans right now are both safe and effective. Read more...

Glaxo offers free access to potential malaria cures Exclusive: GSK boss says drug companies must balance need to satisfy shareholders with social responsibility / Sarah Boseley / The Guardian, UK / 20 January 2010 / GSK will publish details of 13,500 chemical compounds from its own library that have potential to act against the parasite that causes malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, killing at least one million children every year. Read more...

American Heart Association Pushes for Prevention / RON WINSLOW / JANUARY 20, 2010 / Wall Street Journal / In a shift of emphasis in the battle against cardiovascular disease, the American Heart Association is urging people to embrace prevention rather than just try to avoid risks long associated with the world's leading killer. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Here at the Healing News Network a very popular and informative article is written about this: Avoid Heart Problems, Attacks, Strokes, and other Coronary Disorders with Proper Nutrition, Understanding, and Natural Remedies

Last year's town hall meetings held by politicians ignited both support and protests. Now, Democrats' health overhaul legislation is faltering for many reasons, including some policy decisions that experts say led Americans to wonder whether they would wind up worse off. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)Why Public Support For Health Care Faltered / Jordan Rau, Mary Agnes Carey, Julie Appleby and Phil Galewitz / Kaiser Health News / JAN 20, 2010 / ...the health care proposals in Congress lack many of those easy-to-sell benefits, which became victims of the lengthy process of trying to win over wavering lawmakers, appeasing powerful special-interest groups and addressing concerns about the heavily burdened Treasury. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Although health care reform in government is vitally important, there is simply too much "pork" [money for unneeded special interests], making the present draft unfair. Adequate funding for natural and holistic treatments, giving people an honest choice of health care practitioner to be funded, is nonexistent except for chiropractors and oriental doctors. For those of us that prefer less invasive treatments this simply means we will be required to pay insurance premiums for care we do not want or need.

President Obama needs to be diplomatic to survive. What is best for the people, including those voting for him, does not always come first, while lobbyists representing the "big boys", getting campaign contributions to our reps, simply get the "upper hand". For Government to really be effective and stop the "bleeding" [wasted money] this has to change.

Celery is an Ancient Healing Food / January 20, 2010 / Brett Brown / NaturalNews / Ayurvedic physicians used celery to treat colds, flu, water retention, poor digestion, arthritis, liver, and spleen ailments. Read more...

D.C. Council proposes legalization of medical marijuana / Tim Craig / Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Medical marijuana will be legally available at five District locations under a plan a majority of the D.C. Council supports, moving the city closer to becoming the 15th jurisdiction nationally to distribute the drug to chronically ill patients. Read more...

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month / 01-19-2010 / Jamestown Sun / These cancers are, largely, preventable, and raising public awareness can save lives, according to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition. Read more...

Many appendectomies may not be needed, study finds / Rita Rubin / 01-19-0-2010 / USAToday / Some studies suggest simply treating appendicitis with antibiotics — which were unavailable when the first appendectomy was performed more than a century ago — could eliminate the need to remove the appendix. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: From my own use and others, we have found that oregano oil can in fact work well as a "food grade" antibiotic and is available at natural food stores without a prescription. It is available in caps, either regular or wild. Since it is a food, FDA approval is not necessary since it is not a dangerous, poisonous drug, yet be careful not to use too much as oregano oil is very strong.

Markus Schreiber/Associated Press EYE PROTECTION Queen Nefertiti's bold makeup had antibacterial properties.  Ancient Egypt’s Toxic Makeup Fought Infection, Researchers Say / SINDYA N. BHANOO / January 18, 2010 / NYTimes / The elaborate eye makeup worn by Queen Nefertiti and other ancient Egyptians was believed to have healing powers, conjuring up the protection of the Gods Horus and Ra and warding off illnesses. Read more...

Over 7,000 women a year get false breast cancer alert / David Rose / January 19, 2010 / TimesOnline / Thousands of women who attend routine breast screening checks are wrongly told that they have life-threatening cancer and undergo unnecessary treatment each year, researchers claim today. Read more...

Katie Donnar, 18, shows her scar from where the melanoma was on the calf of her leg Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 in Vincennes, Ind. in front of a tanning bed like the on she used at her home and at the tanning salons. Donnar was in the sixth grade when she started using tanning beds. (AP Photo/Daniel R. Patmore) (Daniel Patmore - AP)FDA debates tougher cancer warning on tanning beds / LAURAN NEERGAARD / Associated Press / January 18, 2010 / WASHINGTON -- Just as millions head to tanning beds to prepare for spring break, the Food and Drug Administration will be debating how to toughen warnings that those sunlamps pose a cancer risk. Read more...

Sounds can healChakra Healing Sounds / Dr. Jane Ma'ati Smith, C.Hyp. Msc.D. / Modern science is only now beginning to recognizing what the ancient mystics and wise men have told us for centuries; that everything (including you) is in a constant state of vibration. Read more...

Meat Packer Recalls Ground Beef / REUTERS / January 18, 2010 / NYTimes / Some 390 tons of ground beef produced by a California meat packer, some of it nearly two years ago, is being recalled for fear of potentially deadly E. coli bacterium tainting, Read more...

Words that heal Deepak Chopra / January 18, 2010 / SFGate / Besides holding back on harsh and derogatory words, saying words that heal really works. Read more...

Matthew Sanford says he wants to spread more information about the mind-body connection to the health-care industry. "Yoga gets you to live your body in more spaces," he says. (RUBINSTEIN PHOTO)Matthew Sanford links yoga's self-awareness and healing / KRISTA JAHNKE / JAN. 17, 2010 / Detroit Free Press / Help Sanford onto a yoga mat, and the 44-year-old who hasn't walked since he was 13 will achieve poses that trouble even the strongest able-bodied practitioners. Read more...

Keeping Kids From Becoming Smokers / Ronald G. Rios / January 18, 2010 / NJToday / Despite all the reports and all the warnings about these dangers, more than 4,400 children each day still find themselves on the path to becoming regular smokers. Read more...

The Healing Properties Of Green Tea / John / Jan 18, 2010 / Diet-Blog / The health benefits of green tea are mainly attributed to the richness of vitamin content. Read more...

Does the Plastic You Drink From Hurt Your Heart? / COURTNEY HUTCHISON ABC / Jan. 18, 2010 / Debate about BPA, a common chemical in some plastic food and drink containers, is heating up after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it will fund $30 million worth of research on the substance given its possible developmental harm to infants. Read more...

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Target Of FDA Wrath 01/18/10 / Ed Liston / Benzinga / The recall, announced on Friday, drew the wrath of the FDA on Johnson & Johnson for not acting fast enough on complaints of a moldy, mildew-like odor on their drugs. Read more...

Natural Remedies Help Gout / January 17, 2010 / Melanie Grimes / NaturalNews / (NaturalNews) Gout is a painful swelling in joints that is caused when uric acid builds up in the body and is not eliminated. Read more...

How to Handle Hypertension Naturally / January 16, 2010 / Akeia Dixon / AssociatedContent / The good news is that one doesn't have to go on expensive medications that often have side effects to mitigate hypertension. Read more...

How to read a nutrition label Learn to decipher facts on food packages / Laura Casey Contra Costa Times / 01/13/2010 / YOU'VE PROBABLY heard some of the rules of the road when it comes shopping healthfully at the grocery store: Don't go shopping hungry because you're likely to buy more than you need. Read more...

Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, Aspirin, Rolaids Recall / 01-17-2010 / eFitnessNow / These complaints, dating back as far as 2008, make claims that the drugs not only smell tainted, but have also caused more serious side effects in consumers including nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. Read more...

Putting the health-care bill's big numbers in perspective / January 17, 2010 / Washington Post / No matter what the players involved in the health-care reform fight want for the bill, they're all united in one respect: They want you to believe this is the biggest thing in the world. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our heart and prayers go out to all those affected by the earthquake tragedy in Haiti. Let's do our part and bless the surviving victims with strength and courage to overcome existing challenges while restoring homes and livelihoods.

Healing Haiti / Susan Gordanier / January 15, 2010 / The Hillsboro Argus / But after this latest disaster - the 7.0 earthquake centered almost on top of Port au Prince, Haiti's capital, the need there is so great and immediate, that every action taken in the population's behalf will have an impact. Read more...

Ariana Cubillos / AP An injured girl waits for medical attention in front of a damaged hospital in Carrefour, in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. Children are especially vulnerable to secondary health problems including dehydration and infection in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.Next wave of misery? Infection, illness loom / JoNel Aleccia / Jan. 15, 2010 / MSNBC / Quake victims who survived face daunting health problems in coming days. Read more...

Makeshift Hospitals in Haiti Providing Only Emergency Medical Care / Martha Kerr / January 15, 2010 — Rescue teams with Médicins sans Frontièrs (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) in Haiti describe a "race against time," and people remain trapped under rubble. Read more...

Reversing itself, FDA expresses concerns over health risks from BPA / Lyndsey Layton / January 16, 2010 / Washington Post / The Food and Drug Administration has reversed its position on the safety of Bisphenol A, a chemical found in plastic bottles, soda cans, food containers and thousands of consumer goods, saying it now has concerns about health risks. Read more....

The holistic practice, is one of several modalities to bring humans in balance with their mind, body and spirit.Holistic health recreates from inside out / THEA SKINNER / 01.13.10 / When it comes to improving well-being in the new year, holistic doctors, chiropractors and spiritual life coaches recommend Tai Chi, reiki, yoga or meditation to address spiritual needs. Read more...

Holistic Weight Loss A Non Diet Approach To Good Health / 09 Jan 2010 / MedicalNewsToday / "We look at the emotional aspects of eating and the habits an individual creates surrounding their relationship with food..." Read more...

FILE - This July 19, 2002 picture shows the Johnson & Johnson corporate headquarters in New...  (AP)Johnson & Johnson Issues Massive Recall of Tylenol / MARLEY SEAMAN / NEW YORK January 16, 2010 (AP) Federal regulators criticized the company, saying it didn't respond to the complaints quickly enough, wasn't thorough in how it handled the problem and didn't inform the Food and Drug Administration quickly. Read more...

ACT in Haiti:Healing the traumatised / 15 Jan 2010 / Action by Churches Together (ACT) - Switzerland / Tomm Kristiansen / The psycho-social specialists will assist the population of Haiti to get going in their difficult state of life, support them in getting together and be able to talk and process their traumatic experiences. Read more...

Judge Orders F.D.A. to Stop Blocking Imports of E-Cigarettes From China / DUFF WILSON / January 14, 2010 / NYTimes / Judge Richard J. Leon of Federal District Court in Washington issued a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit brought by two distributors of the so-called e-cigarettes, which are battery-powered tubes that heat liquid nicotine into an inhalable vapor and are meant to simulate the taste of tobacco. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: U.S. Federal law has decided to allow this poison [nicotine] to be marketed for consumption by humans, yet it is still federally illegal to posess marijuana with noted medical benefits.

Is it fair that extremely poisonous drugs are approved by the FDA, while numerous "illegal" drugs, often much less dangerous or harmful than the "legal" varieties, remain against the law? From my research people are going to do what they want, good or bad, so I feel people simply need "freedom of choice" so they can make that choice for themselves, and law enforcement can then concentrate on the truly dangerous criminals.

UPDATE: Novartis Considers Contracts For H1N1 Vaccine Binding / Anita Greil / 01-15-2010 / Wall Stree Journal / ZURICH (Dow Jones)-- Novartis AG (NVS) considers the contracts it has with governments for the supply of swine flu vaccines as binding, even as it is turning out that many governments will be sitting on surplus orders, a spokesman for the Swiss drugs company said Friday. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: The evidence is out now, that Novartis, along with Baxter of Austria, have been pushing these vaccines on us through pressuring the WHO (World Health Organization) and Governments into buying the "pathogen - ridden" inoculations, that are ineffective at best. When is the general public going to wake up and realize organizations like this are potentially more dangerous than Mafia organizations, since they have "legal mandate" to spread this nonsense, including the flu virus itself?

John Wood/oldtimestrongman.com NO MATCH Joe Rollino bending a spike with his teeth. He once raised 635 pounds with a finger; he called that his proudest featAt a Mighty 104, Gone While Still Going Strong / MANNY FERNANDEZ and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT / January 11, 2010 / NYTimes / People called him... the World’s Strongest Man... Mr. Rollino stayed away from meat. And cigarettes. And alcohol. Read more...

I will not lie to you: giving up cheese was probably the toughest part of going vegan for me. Eating Vegan: The Cheese Problem / Becky Striepe / January 14th, 2010 / EatDrinkBetter / Probably 80% of the time, when I tell someone that I’m vegan, the first words out of that person’s mouth are, “I could not live without cheese!” Read more...

Simple Tips on Becoming Vegan / 01-14-2010 / 3BLMedia / The great thing is nearly every vegan substitute on the market is so tasty – bonus is it’s good for you and the planet! Read more...

Chronic sleep loss degrades nighttime performance / January 13, 2010 / Physorg / The researchers found that chronic sleep loss over three weeks caused performance to deteriorate at a faster rate for each consecutive hour spent awake, particularly during natural low-performance periods late at night. Read more...

HEALTH RISK?: Bisphenol A or BPA, an ingredient in many common plastics, has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease. © ISTOCKPHOTO.COM / DALE BERMANChemical in Many Consumer Plastics Linked to Heart Disease / David Biello / January 13, 2010 / Scientific American / Analyzing urine results collected, also by the CDC, from 2,605 U.S. subjects of all ages, the researchers found that higher levels of bisphenol A (BPA) were associated with coronary heart disease, again. Read more...

Treating Your Dog Naturally / 01-13-2010 / DogChannel / Owners looking to improve their dogs’ health in a natural way will enjoy learning about the many ways to both treat their dogs’ ailments and improve overall quality of life. Read more...

Kombucha - They say it smooths cellulite and cures cancer. It tastes pickled, sparkly and faintly alive. Sometimes it contains slimy lumps that slither down your throat.Is the Fermented Tea Kombucha Really the Healing Wonder Drink It's Cracked Up to Be? / Anneli Rufus / AlterNet / January 12, 2010 / When black or green tea is fermented with sugar and combined with a flying saucer-shaped whitish blob many mistake for a mushroom but which is actually a culture, the result is kombucha. Read more...

Health care: A 'goldmine' for fraudsters / Parija Kavilanz / January 13, 2010 / NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- There's a group of people who really love the U.S. health care system -- the fraudsters, scammers and organized criminal gangs who are bilking the system of as much as $100 billion a year. Read more...

Experts believe it is the polyphenols in green tea that may make it beneficial Green tea 'may block lung cancer' / 13 January 2010 / BBC / Drinking green tea may offer some protection against lung cancer, say experts who studied the disease at a medical university in Taiwan. Read more...

One-Third Of American Adults Obese But Rate Slowing -Study / Jennifer Corbett Dooren / 01-13-2010 / WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)- "Obesity remains high and is a significant public health problem in the U.S.," said Cynthia Ogden, one of the main researchers involved in tabulating the data and an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's health statistics unit. Read more...

Insurers Helped Pay for TV Attack Ads / KATHARINE Q. SEELYE / January 12, 2010 / NYTimes / Six big health insurance companies funneled millions of dollars to the United States Chamber of Commerce for television commercials attacking Congressional efforts to overhaul the health care system, the National Journal reported Tuesday. Read more..

Committee passes marijuana legalization bill / Steven Harmon / Contra Costa Times / 01/12/2010 / SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers took a first step toward legalizing marijuana when an Assembly committee approved legislation that would put the drug on the open market as a regulated and taxed product. Read more...

Ken Koons/Staff Photo Tristan Cleveland receives holistic healing from Jim Thomas at the Center for Healing Arts in Westminster.  Holistic medicine gains ground / Jennifer Jiggetts / January 12, 2010 / CarrollCountyTimes / The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the government’s top agency for researching alternative medicines, says alternative medicine is a group of health and medical systems or products that are not recognized as effective, conventional medicine. Read more...

The Healing Powers of Facebook / MIKITA BROTTMAN / January 11, 2010 / CounterPunch / Rather than accepting this as a pejorative cliché, however, we should stop a moment to recall that a reasonable amount of healthy narcissism is necessary in functioning adults, because it allows us to balance our own needs with those of others. Read more...

NYC proposes national salt reduction plan for restaurants / Christa Hoyland / 12 Jan 2010 / QSRWeb / The goal of the initiative is to cut the salt in packaged and restaurant foods by 25 percent over five years – an achievement that would reduce the nation's salt intake by 20 percent and ultimately contribute to the prevention of thousands of premature deaths. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Health can be compromised with refined salts. Through independent research we have found unprocessed natural salts are much healthier without adverse side effects associated with the refined commercial varieties. Cutting back salt is therefore a favorable approach for these restaurants.

Medical marijuana, meet e-commerce / Geoff Williams / January 12, 2010 / CNNMoney / Marijuana is California's biggest cash crop, generating sales estimated at $14 billion a year. Read more...

Study: Exercise May Stem Mental Decline / January 12, 2010 / David Goodhue / Seattle, Washington, United States (AHN) - Moderate exercise in middle aged and older people may lead to a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment, and an intense, six-month aerobic exercise regimen may lead to improvement in people who already have the condition, according to University of Washington researchers. Read more...

Under fire WHO to review handling of flu pandemic / 01-11-2010 (AFP) GENEVA — The World Health Organisation said Tuesday that it was ready to hold an independent review of its response to swine flu, amid growing criticism of official handling of the pandemic. Read more...

Rise of the Part-Time Smoker / JANUARY 12, 2010 / Wall Street Journal / The New Smoker, Who Lights Up Only Intermittently, Needs New Strategies to Learn to Quit Read more...

Swine Flu 'false pandemic' claim / CHRIS POLLARD / 11 January 2010 / TheSun (UK) / Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, claims major firms organised a "campaign of panic" to put pressure on the World Health Organisation to declare a pandemic. Read more...

Less salt keeps us healthier, especially the refined varietiesFood Makers Quietly Cut Back on Salt / ILAN BRAT And MAURICE TAMMAN / JANUARY 11, 2010 / Wall Street Journal / Instead of offering foods labeled as low salt that few people eat, they are gradually reducing the salt from some of their most popular items—and not making a big fuss about it on the label. Read more...

Why Light Worsens Migraine Headaches / ScienceDaily (Jan. 10, 2010) The findings, which appear January 10 in the advance online issue of Nature Neuroscience, help explain the mechanism behind this widespread condition. Read more...

What's Natural is Best / Lexie Bond / Jan 10th, 2010 / PittNews / The more foods are altered from their natural state, the more likely they are to have more fat, sugar, in addition to less nutrients. Read more...

Primary Healing HandsPrimary Healing - Self Healing with the Power of Thought / January 08, 2010 by Dwayne Houle / When you believe that the only way you can get well is to get treatment from sources outside of who and what you are then you are operating from a place of lack. Read more...

Scientists call for end to mountaintop removal / VICKI SMITH / January 7, 2010 / Charleston Daily Mail / MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A group of scientists called on the federal government Thursday to stop mountaintop removal mining, arguing dozens of existing studies on the practice prove its ecological impacts are "pervasive and irreversible." Read more...

Sharon Stone stays naturalSharon Stone is all natural / January 08 2010 / SFGate / Hollywood actress Sharon Stone has defended her youthful looks, insisting she's resisted the temptation to turn back the years with cosmetic surgery. Read more...

Magnetic Therapy Products: The Holistic Way to Healing with Magnets / January 10, 2010 / Wade Vazquez / AssociatedContent / Magnetic therapy is the use of natural magnets to create a magnetic field in order to promote healing by producing a small electric current that stimulates cellular activity in the human body. Read more...

Here's why you need good sleep / Shikha Sharma / Hindustan Times / January 09, 2010 / Good sleep is not only a blessing for your health, it is also a good indicator of the state of your health. Read more...

Study Examines Calorie Information from Restaurants, Packaged Foods / ScienceDaily (Jan. 9, 2010) — As a growing number of fast food and chain restaurants display the calorie content of their dishes on websites and menus, a study suggests some of this information may be unreliable. Read more...

Cancer Risks Debated for Type of X-Ray Scan / MATTHEW L. WALD / January 8, 2010 / NYTimes / WASHINGTON — The plan for broad use of X-ray body scanners to detect bombs or weapons under airline passengers’ clothes has rekindled a debate about the safety of delivering small doses of radiation to millions of people — a process some experts say is certain to result in a few additional cancer deaths. Read more...

Turmeric Recipes May Have Healing Powers / Sharalyn Hartwell / 01-08-2010 / Huliq News / ...But when curcumin, the healing ingredient in turmeric, was ingested with piperine, a component of black pepper, the absorption of curcumin was increased by 2,000 percent. Read more...

Healing injured animals and getting them back to the wild / Ginny Smith / Jan. 8, 2010 / Philadelphia Inquirer / The idea is to treat and release the animals as soon as possible, with a minimum of human contact, so they keep the skills needed to survive on their own. Read more...

Dopamine is known to have a "reward" function in the brainDopamine levels in brain 'influence decision making' / Dopamine, a chemical with a key role in setting people's moods, could have a much wider-ranging impact on their everyday lives, research suggests. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Dopamine often causes feelings of reward. Researchers indicate marijuana definitely increases dopamine activity, and one should be careful not to abuse this medicinal plant, legal as a prescription in many states.

EPA proposes stricter limits on smog pollutants / Juliet Eilperin / January 8, 2010 / WashingtonPost / The change, which represents only the third time in nearly 40 years that the standards have been toughened, could cost industry billions, while preventing thousands of premature deaths a decade from now, the EPA maintains. Read more...

Start 2010 with a Cleanse / 01/08/2010 / Shauna Oswald / mySteinbach / The best type of cleanse to do is a full body cleanse, that covers the major organs of the body. Read more...

Water is great for detoxEcologist guide to detox / Laura Sevier / 7th January, 2010 / It's easy to dismiss 'detox' as a fad, as some product claims are exaggerated. But detoxing, as a practice, has been around for centuries. Read more...

Sadie Nardini and her husband decided to have sex every day in December to help them resist the twin temptations of cigarettes and chocolate. It worked. The unexpected fringe benefit of all that sex: they felt and slept better, too.New Year's resolution: Have more sex / Elizabeth Cohen / CNN / January 7, 2010 / Researchers have long known that not only is sex fun (when done with the right person, of course), but that people who have frequent sex tend to live longer and have healthier hearts and lower rates of certain cancers. Read more...

Sleep Deeper with Better Nutrition / David Wolfe / January 7, 2010 / HuffingtonPost / Answers coming out of innovative areas of neurology and bio-psychology indicate that due to stress, lack of exercise, poor nutrition, and in particular the use of stimulants (coffee, tobacco, alcohol, prescription drugs, recreational drugs) adults are experiencing neurotransmitter imbalances and disturbed neurotransmitter receptor sites that are translating into poor sleep. Read more...

When it comes to soy, don't blame the bean; blame the processing / January 06, 2010 / Mike Adams / NaturalNews / Natural, non-GMO soy has some very positive properties and can play an important role in a healthy disease-preventing diet. Read more...

I don’t have to give up ‘lechon kawali’ for veggie juice to be healthy / Reggie Aspiras / Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01/07/2010 / ... it is comforting to know that as we eat to our own demise, we too can opt to eat our way to good health and, hopefully, to longevity. Read more...

Low Vitamin D Called a Major Culprit in CV Death Disparities / Crystal Phend / January 07, 2010 / MedPageToday / Vitamin D plays a role in renin-angiotensin system gene expression, impacts calcium channel function, and can induce secondary parathyroid overactivity, so it's not surprising that prior studies have shown a link to cardiovascular disease incidence, MI, diabetes, and other conditions. Read more...

Childhood Cancer Survivors Targets for Heart Disease / Robert Preidt / 01-07-2010 / BusinessWeek / Meacham said radiation treatment may play a role in the development of cardiovascular disease risk factors. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Conventional cancer treatment based on surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation followed by dangerous drugs has saved lives... or patients have survived the treatments, depending on which perspective you see. Recovery from these treatments have side effects that are often more severe than the disease being treated. We really need to look at our body from a truly holistic standpoint, addressing the cause of symptoms in order to regain our health. To find out more, go to Holistic and Natural Healing

'Healing Neen' records trauma, recovery Documentary to chronicle ex-offender's obstacles, struggles / SHANTEE WOODARDS / 01/07/10 / HometownAnnapolis / Called "Healing Neen," the short film will talk about Cain's upbringing in Annapolis' Clay Street community and how a cycle of childhood abuse led her to a life of drugs and crime. Read more...

Beyond Holistic Healing, Inner Human Life Unites Your Inner and Outer Human and Establishes a Dialogue with Both / 01-07-2010 / PRWeb/ Educator and Ontological Consultant, David Isa Rosas, introduces an innovative dynamic approach to personal development, health and individual healing with Inner Human Life by providing ground breaking methods that facilitate the inner development of a person, which leads to a healthier lifestyle, and complete well being. Read more...

Veganism: not for everyone? / MONICA REINAGEL, M.S., LD/N | JANUARY 07, 2010 / NutritionData / "It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life-cycle including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence and for athletes." Read more...

Basket of fresh vegetables (Jupiterimages)Go vegan in 21 days / Leo Smith / 01/06/2010 / SGVTribune - Consider it an experiment - one in which you are the researcher as well as the test subject. Read more...

Dieters beware: Food and restaurant labels might be sabotaging your calorie-counting efforts.Gaining weight? Maybe you should blame nutrition labels / Amina Khan / January 6, 2010 / LATimes That hidden – and unwelcome -- extra can fool dieters who don’t have the time to cook their own meals into thinking they’re cutting their caloric intake. Read more...

Dolphins have long been recognised as among the most intelligent of animals but many researchers had placed them below chimpsScientists say dolphins should be treated as 'non-human persons' - Jonathan Leake - January 3, 2010 - TimesOnline - The researchers argue that their work shows it is morally unacceptable to keep such intelligent animals in amusement parks or to kill them for food or by accident when fishing. Read more...

The healing power of books should be taken as read - Clare Allan - The Guardian - 6 January 2010 - Jane Davis, founder and director of Reader Organisation ...believes that "books can save lives" – believes it so passionately that she has, in less than 10 years, created an extraordinary movement, with 150 groups now meeting weekly in hospitals, prisons, refugee centres, children's homes, libraries, YMCAs, day centres and homes for older people. Read more...

Eat Fruits and Vegetables for Better Vision - IFT - CHICAGO – Carotenoids, found in green leafy vegetables and colored fruits, have been found to increase visual performance and may prevent age-related eye diseases, according to a study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists. Read more...

Eavesdropping on Bacterial Conversations May Improve Chronic Wound Healing - ScienceDaily (Jan. 5, 2010) — Listening in on bacterial conversations could be the solution for improving chronic wound care, says a team of researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Read more...

Obesity Outranks Smoking in Losing Quality of Life - January 6, 2010 - Boston (DbTechNo) - Results of a new study find that obesity can pose greater dangers when it comes to quality of life than those associated with smoking. Read more...

Whether your consistent dilemmas are health, money, relationship, or career related, putting temporary band-aids on recurrent problems is not the answer to healing your life.How to start healing your problems - January 5, 2010 - Examiner - Alice Landry - Whether your consistent dilemmas are health, money, relationship, or career related, putting temporary band-aids on recurrent problems is not the answer to healing your life. Read more...

The True Hero Stands In The Shadow Of The Betrayer - January 06, 2010 / 24-7PressRelease -- Holli Kenley - While the media, the fans, and the supporters cannot seem to get enough of the tawdry details of the betrayers, the spotlight is rarely on the individuals striving to re-secure their truths and rebuild their lives. Read more...

Supporting rape survivors - 01/05/2010 - TAYLOR LOCKER - Jacksonville - Sometimes the most important care a rape survivor can get is the special care and concern provided by friends and family. Read more...

Treating Tinnitus With Music By custom-tailoring songs to filter out a one-octave frequency band congruent to the sound of the patient's tinnitus symptoms, researchers in Germany have had success at reducing the ringing sounds that often accompany noise-related hearing loss. Rojer WisnerTinnitus Sufferers Find Healing Power in Their Favorite Songs - Clay Dillow - 01.05.2010 - Popular Science - Recent research determined that a reorganization of the auditory cortex could be the root cause of tinnitus; that is, the part of the brain that makes audible sense of sound has been warped by noise exposure. Read more...

Pomegranate compounds may ease breast cancer risk - JoAnne Allen - 01-05-2010 - Reuters - An acid found in pomegranates appears to block aromatase, an enzyme that converts androgen to estrogen, a hormone that plays a role in the development of breast cancer, the researchers wrote in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Read more...

Autism Group Calls for More Studies on Restrictive Diets - LAUREN COX - Jan. 5, 2010 - ABCNews - But until studies prove or disprove the merits of casein-free and gluten-free diets, the experts recommended adapting more traditional treatments for gastrointestinal problems in children with autism. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: One of the biggest challenges to many viable, proven nutrition regimens that holistic / natural health practitioners know can reverse many severe illnesses is the notion that "It is not scientifically proven". Medical pros under the AMA mandate often say "Where is the scientific proof?". What many "book fed" professionals fail to realize is we use natural remedies because they actually work, not because some salaried scientist has chemically tested it in an unfavorable environment.

Study finds quitting smoking raises diabetes risk - Kate Kelland - LONDON / Reuters - Mon Jan 4, 2010 - "The message is: Don't even start to smoke," said Hsin-Chieh Yeh of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the United States, who led the study. Read more...

President Obama announced the change in the law in October 2009US lifts HIV/Aids immigration ban - BBC News - 01-04-2010 - President Obama said the measure was not compatible with American ambitions of becoming a world leader in the fight against the disease. Read more...

NYC's Heroin How-To Handbook Not A Hit - HASANI GITTENS - Jan 4, 2010 - NBCNewYork - A New York City-funded guidebook for heroin users is offering information on how to prepare drugs carefully and how to care for veins to avoid infection. Read more...

Schwarzenegger Bans Trans Fats in California - 01-03-2010 - Efitnessnow - This law took effect on January 1, 2010 for oil and shortening, but January 1, 2011 is the date for discontinuing deep-frying yeast dough and cake batter. Read more...

With acupuncture, treatment is accomplished by stimulating certain areas of the external body. – AFPAncient healing - Yomeishu - January 3, 2010 - TheStar - Although the first recorded history of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dates back around 2,000 years, it is believed that its real origin goes back more than 5,000 years. Chinese medicinal practitioner Lim Sin Hoe shares with us the history of TCM and its medicinal concepts. Read more...

Guest blogger Amy Johnson is a counselor, lecturer, founder, and program director of the non-profit organization, Teacher's Pet: Dogs and Kids Learning Together. Her blogs can be found on the American Counseling Association web site.Delta Society - Animals Helping People - Healing Stories Interviews with Pet Partners - JANUARY 1, 2010 - A story from the frontline: how a dog can improve therapeutic intervention. Read more...Tony Cenicola/The New York Times Beef Products Inc.’s ammonia-treated beef.

Safety of Beef Processing Method Is Questioned - MICHAEL MOSS - December 30, 2009 - NYTimes - Eight years ago, federal officials were struggling to remove potentially deadly E. coli from hamburgers when an entrepreneurial company from South Dakota came up with a novel idea: injecting beef with ammonia. Read more...

Backers of an Oregon law permitting physician-assisted suicide demonstrate outside the US Supreme Court as the court hears oral arguments in the federal government's challenge to the law in 2005. The high court upheld the law, which has been in effect since 1998. Jay Mallin/fileMontana becomes third state to legalize physician-assisted suicide - Brad Knickerbocker / January 2, 2010 - CSMonitor - In essence, the Montana Supreme Court ruled that suicide – even when a physician plays a role – is not a crime. Now, the state legislature is likely to argue the issue. Read more...

Put down that glass: report warns that UK's drinking culture is straining ... - Meera Selva - The Canadian Press - 01-02-2010 - ‎ LONDON - Just as Britons brew black coffee to cope with holiday hangovers, they are also digesting a new report that warns the country's notorious drinking culture is putting an unacceptable strain on hospitals and medical staff. Read more...

Himes predicts Obama will sign health-care bill before January ends - 01/02/2010 - NORWALK - ROBERT KOCH - TheHour - Despite the rancor and arduous task of merging the Senate and House health-care reform bills, Congressman Jim Himes, D-4, predicts final legislation will be signed by President Barack Obama sometime in January. Read more...

Senate health-care bill would still leave millions uninsured - Perry Bacon Jr.- January 2, 2010 - WashingtonPost - Even as Democrats seek the biggest expansion of health coverage in decades, as many as 23 million people could still be without insurance by 2018, illustrating the complexity of achieving the long-held Democratic goal of universal health care. Read more...

Beat the blues by going to bed early: study (AFP) – 01-02-2010 - NEW YORK — Going to bed early is key to getting enough sleep and helping adolescents feel on top of the world, a new study reported. Read more...

2010 Happy New Year!!!We made it through another year! We are still alive and breathing. Good fortune gives us adequate healthy food and shelter from the elements. Thank you Creator for all these wonderful gifts. Let us all be grateful and dedicate a New Year by healing our bodies, the Earth, and staying well by living in balance with all things.

Happy New Year 2010! - January 1, 2010 - Times of the Internet - Perhaps this will be the decade where the healing of our planet and its people begins in earnest. Read more...

Sticking with New Year's resolutions - George Brennan - capecodonline - January 01, 2010 - By the time you read this sentence, someone will have made and, quite possibly, already broken a New Year's resolution. Read more...

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