Buy Organic: Here Are Ten Foods You Should Never Skimp On

Buy Organic: Here Are Ten Foods You Should Never Skimp On
Avoiding Pesticides and Herbicides: Ten Foods You Absolutely Must Buy Organic By now we have all heard about Monsanto and its anti-environmental, genetically-modified crops. And as horrible as Frankenfood is, what’s possibly even more dangerous about the agri-chem company is the wild overuse of its signature herbicideRoundup. The main ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which the World Health Organization has listed as probably cancer-causing.… Read the rest

A new study shows an increased cancer risk for talcum powder users

A new study shows an increased cancer risk for talcum powder users
A new study shows that there is strong evidence that women who use talcum powder are at an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Published on the heels of a $72 million lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over a woman’s death due to ovarian cancer after using their baby powder for years, the landmark study shines a light on what many in the medical community have been saying for years.… Read the rest

Study accidentally shows the increased risk of cardiovascular disease due to statin use

Study accidentally shows the increased risk of cardiovascular disease due to statin use
  A recent Swedish study seems to show that the use of statins, found in commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs like Lipitor, can actually increase the chances of a person suffering cardiovascular disease or even a cardiovascular event. The study, conducted at The Institute of Environmental Medicine in Stockholm, Sweden was looking at a possible relationship between the levels of PCSK9, An enzyme found in the blood, and cardiovascular disease in older individuals.… Read the rest

Bright street lights can affect sleep

Bright street lights can affect sleep
A new study seems to indicate that people with higher exposure to bright street lights in their neighborhoods have a harder time falling asleep and staying asleep than people in less brightly lit areas. Of course, anecdotally most everyone probably suspected that something like this might be the case. Excess light has long been suspected of interfering with sleep, as anyone who has ever worked the third shift can tell you.… Read the rest

France joins other EU countries in planning to vote against glyphosate re-approval

France joins other EU countries in planning to vote against glyphosate re-approval
France and a growing chorus of other EU countries are preparing to just say no to Monsanto and its toxic herbicide Roundup in a way that could make a real dent in the agrichem corporation’s bottom line. A recent vote set to determine whether the EU would re-approve the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, on crops throughout the union has been postponed.… Read the rest

SAFE food act passes out of Senate Committee, stark hypocrisy on display

SAFE food act passes out of Senate Committee, stark hypocrisy on display
Not a day goes by without some politician or another doing something utterly hypocritical. It is increasingly apparent that anyone who goes into politics isn’t actually a human, but rather a person-shaped alien who is lacking the gene marker for what we earthlings call “shame.” But with the passage of the SAFE Act–the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act–through the Senate Agriculture committee, Americans are one step closer to not being able to know what GMOs are in our food.… Read the rest

Twelve-year-old girl suddenly dies after receiving Gardasil HPV vaccine

Twelve-year-old girl suddenly dies after receiving Gardasil HPV vaccine
You Can Say NO to Vaccine Mandates Here: http://TinyURL.com/VaccinationISViolation A Wisconsin family’s tragic loss of their 12-year-old daughter after receiving the Gardasil HPV vaccine has ramped up the questions people are asking about the efficacy and safety of the shots. Meredith Prohaska, appearing in a family photo as a mop-topped, blond, barefoot kid happily climbing on some rocks, was taken from her family hours after being given the vaccine.… Read the rest

Students protesting coal ash dumping in Virginia rivers arrested

Students protesting coal ash dumping in Virginia rivers arrested
A group of students protesting a Richmond, Virginia utility dumping coal ash into local rivers were arrested last week during a sit-in at the regulatory agency’s office, as the battle over state regulation of the dumping practices heats up. The seventeen college students who were arrested are part of a group called the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition. The group’s demands include calls for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to revoke the permits that currently allow Dominion Resources to dump coal ash wastewater into local rivers.… Read the rest

LOBBYISTS DECIDE TOXICITY

LOBBYISTS DECIDE TOXICITY
Congress’ latest outrage: toxic chemical safe levels decided not by science, but by lobbyists   There are certain people we entrust with certain decisions. You have a financial advisor for your money questions. You wouldn’t ask the guy pumping your gas for stock tips. And when it comes to our health and physical well-being, most of us would probably agree that our questions are best answered by scientists and doctors.… Read the rest

Surprising Effects of Yoga – Not Only the Body But Brain, Too

Surprising Effects of Yoga – Not Only the Body But Brain, Too
The emerging science of yoga shows strong links to improved health–including chronic pain relief We all know yoga can make you more flexible–can yoga also ease your chronic pain?   Yoga has been in existence for thousands of years, dating back at minimum to the 5th or 6th century BC. And if you know anyone who is a practitioner of yoga, you know that its fans are devoted indeed.… Read the rest