Vanilla companies seem to be lacking in their plant ID skills. You so rarely see any vanilla products with the correct flower on the label. While I can’t speak for everyone, I think I may have a hunch as to why most companies slap a white Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, or any of the other orchid flowers that could remotely pass for being Vanilla on their products. At the same time, it also explains the rather pricey nature of Vanilla “beans.” […]
The complications of type 2 diabetes (T2D) include cardiovascular disease (CVD) and damage to the kidneys, eyes, and nerves. Oxidative stress, inflammation, and altered blood lipids are characteris […]
Aloe Vera Gel and Aloe Vera Juice are extracted from the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant, a botanical that the ancient Egyptians often referred to as “The Plant of Immortality” or “The Plant of Eternity.” It was believed that the “blood” of the Aloe Vera plant would not only address symptoms of fevers, soothe burns and wounds, and enhance daily cosmetic applications, but that it would also magnify beauty and promote imperishability. Known for having anti-bacterial properties, the contents of the Aloe Vera plant were used in embalming rituals, as it was believed that the deceased could achieve everlasting life, both physically and spiritually, if their bodies could be prevented from decomposing. […]
When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress. If you often find yourself tense and on-edge, try these seven ways to reduce stress.
It would be naive to think that the FDA endeavors to protect the public’s health as its primary focus. Indeed, that would be a conflict of interest, as it serves its master, the pharmaceutical industry.
Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is a condition that causes abdominal cramping during menstruation. PD affects 60-93% of women in their reproductive years and typically occurs in adolescents and young wom…
Antibiotic (AB) microbial resistance (AMR), a growing international public health problem, demands global strategies for its control and mitigation. AMR’s impacts include greater mortality, m […]
Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them? Nov. 20, 2019 – JAMA Network Citation Rubin R. Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them? JAMA. Publ […]
“The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation: what we know, what we need to find out, and what you can do now.”
Presented by Dr Devra Davis, Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey.
The Lecture: What are the health effects of mobile phones and wireless radiation? While Australia has led the world in safety standards, including compulsory seat-belt legislation, plain packaging on cigarettes, and product and food disclosure legislation, it falls behind in addressing the significant issues associated with mobile phone use. In this Dean’s Lecture, epidemiologist and electromagnetic radiation expert, Dr Devra Davis, will outline the evolution of the mobile phone and smartphone, and provide a background to the current 19 year old radiation safety standards (SAR), policy developments and international legislation. New global studies on the health consequences of mobile/wireless radiation will be presented, including children’s exposure and risks.
The Speaker: Dr Devra Davis is an internationally recognised expert on electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and other wireless transmitting devices. She is currently the Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey. Dr Davis was Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute — the first institute of its kind in the world, to examine the environmental factors that contribute to the majority of cases of cancer.
In 2007, Dr Devra Davis founded nonprofit Environmental Health Trust to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards. Dr Davis served as the President Clinton appointee to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board in the U.S.A. from 1994–1999, an independent executive branch agency that investigates, prevents and mitigates chemical accidents.
As the former Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, she has counseled leading officials in the United States, United Nations, European Environment Agency, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, and World Bank.
Dr Davis holds a B.S. in physiological psychology and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, 1967. She completed a PhD in science studies at the University of Chicago as a Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1972 and a M.P.H. in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University as a Senior National Cancer Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1982. She has authored more than 200 publications and has been published in Lancet and Journal of the American Medical Association as well as the Scientific American and the New York Times.
PROOF THAT ANY KIND OF RF, EMF, WIFI, 3G, 4G, 5G WILL DAMAGE YOUR CELLS. IF YOU DO NOT GIVE YOUR BODY TIME TO RECOVER, IT WILL ONLY BE A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE YOU END UP WITH A TOXIC BUILD UP OF DAMAGED CELLS. DAMAGED CELLS IS… CANCER.
“Live blood cells become sticky and clump together (rouleaux formation) when I use a computer or a mobile phone. This type of analysis may be useful for diagnosing people with electrohypersensitivity”
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Community seed sharing programs bring people together. So many times, as I’ve stood in front of a crowd at a seed library opening or other similar event, I’ve looked out among the fa…
Humans may one day have the ability to regrow limbs after scientists at Harvard University uncovered the DNA switch that controls genes for whole-body regeneration. […]
Poets and songwriters may tend to focus their artistry on passion and romance, but it may be those unsung, brief feelings of love throughout the day that are connected with psychological well-being, according to a team of researchers led by two Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) researchers. They added that the findings could one day lead to interventions aimed at boosting well-being. […]
Without the herbs and spices, we associate with our traditional Thanksgiving spread the food would be rather dull. What would the turkey be without incorporating sage (Salvia officinalis) in our stuffing? Cinnamon is a must-have for apple pie. For pumpkin pie, we need cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. And I’d rather not drink my eggnog without a dash of freshly ground nutmeg. Many of us use the familiar Old Bay Poultry seasoning and often, along with sage, this herb and spice mix also includes nutmeg, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, and black pepper. […]
AUSTIN, Texas (November 25, 2019) — Rapidly warming temperatures, fluctuating precipitation patterns, and changing landscapes are having measurable negative effects on global flora, including medic […]
Nutmeg is that spice we use in pumpkin and apple pie and sprinkle on our lattes and eggnog during the holidays. […]
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A good exfoliating body scrub is a key component in effective skin care. Try this skin-loving honey and almond oil blend with jojoba meal for a gentler “microderm” scrub, or for those days when your skin just needs a quick pick-me-up. […]
A sleepless night can trigger up to a 30% rise in emotional stress levels, new study shows […]
Although doctors maintain that flu shots are life-savers that everyone should receive, some researchers are uncovering hints that ‘serial vaccination’ — that is, consistently receiving annual flu shots — may in fact limit one’s ability to fight the virus in the future. […]
“Mycodiversity is our biosecurity. Let’s celebrate decomposition. Let’s let it rot.”
Paul Stamets, speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, is considered an intellectual and industry leader in fungi habitat, medicinal use, and production. He lectures extensively to deepen your understanding and respect for the organisms that literally exist under every footstep you take on this path of life. His presentations cover a range of mushroom species and research showing how mushrooms can help the health of people and planet. His central premise is that habitats have immune systems, just like people, and mushrooms are cellular bridges between the two. Our close evolutionary relationship to fungi can be the basis for novel pairings in the microbiome that lead to greater sustainability and immune enhancement.
Fulvic acid is actually an umbrella term used to talk about a group of natural acids that are found alongside humic acids in healthy soils, rocks, coal and large bodies of water. […]
An ingenious idea developed by a small team based in California, USA that goes by the name of Reduce. Reuse. Grow. might turn around some of our greatest waste problems. Namely, they have devised a clever new type of coffee cup with seeds inside the walls. Therefore, as soon as you are done, you can plant the […]
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With its bright red calyces, green leaves, and okra-like flowers, Hibiscus sabdariffa, also known as red zinger, red sorrel, sour tea, Florida cranberry, and roselle, makes an unusual and striking accent plant in the garden. […]
People commonly receive cortisone injections to treat joint pain and osteoarthritis. But a study has found that these shots may have dangerous side effects.
Botanical Name: Bellis perennis
Other Common Names: Common daisy, garden daisy, English daisy, meadow daisy, bruisewort, tusindfryd (Danish), chiribita (Spanish), paquerette vivace (French), Gänseblümchen (German). Bellum in Latin means war and may be from Daisy’s use in wound healing.
Other species: Similar to Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare). It also has similar properties to Arnica (Arnica montana) but is more abundant and available locally, with fewer toxicity risks. There are ten species in the Bellis genus
Habitat: Daisy is native to Europe and western Asia, but has now been naturalised in many parts of the globe. Daisy prefers moist and nutritious soil. It can be found growing in lawns, parks, and pastures, as well as in meadows, roadsides, and cemeteries. Daisy is often regarded as invasive as well as a problematic weed.
Plant Description: Daisy is a…
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The fountain of youth doesn’t exist, but one simple change can help you look and feel better. A study published in Cell Stem Cell confirms that 24-hour fasting can regenerate the stem cells in your gut. In other words, you can reverse age-related loss of functionality. A group of researchers observed the effect of fasting […]
Most of us usually lack time to take a nap in the afternoon, due to the numerous household chores, jobs, bills, and all other responsibilities that keep our schedules packed. And this can often be exhausting, even on the best of days. Therefore, if you feel drained and your energy flags in the middle of […]
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a group of risk factors, including abdominal obesity, a disorder of lipid metabolism, glucose intolerance, and hypertension that lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). An unbalanced diet, stress, reduced physical activity, and genetic factors may lead to abdominal obesity and are the main causes of MetS. Adipose tissue releases adipocytokines, which may increase insulin resistance and blood pressure, cause oxidative stress, and disturb lipid metabolism. “Population studies have shown that the Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains is inversely associated with the incidence of MetS.” Fruits and vegetables are rich in polyphenolic compounds. Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa, Rosaceae) is rich in polyphenols. Another study showed that black chokeberry juice had high antioxidant potential.
Cholinesterase is part of a group of enzymes that hydrolyze acetylcholine and other choline esters, including acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE). AChE has…
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Watermelons are incredibly delicious fruits, loaded with nutrients, fiber, minerals, and vitamins. This fruit, (botanical name Citrullus lanatus), grows on a vine on the ground and originates from hot countries in Africa. It also grows in Southern Europe, South America, the United States, and the Far East. Their consumption helps weight loss, as they are […]
Laurence Gardner was a British author and lecturer. He wrote on subjects such as the Jesus bloodline, the Knights Templar, the Holy Grail, anti-gravity, and monatomic gold, a consumable elixir which allegedly can do everything from extend life to awaken dormant psychic abilities.
David Hudson is credited by most people in the field as being the originator of the term “Orbitally Rearranged Monatomic Elements”, or by its acronym, the ORMEs (ORMUS). Mr. Hudson began speaking publicly about his research and discoveries in 1995, claiming that he had discovered an ingestable matter that caused Superconductivity in the human body, or in other words, what some interpret as the alchemical Philosopher’s Stone.
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