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The Cost of Cancer Drugs


The following is a script of "The Cost of Cancer Drugs" which aired on Oct. 5, 2014. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Richard Bonin, producer. Cancer is so pervasive that it touches virtually every family in this country. More than one out of three Americans will be diagnosed with some form of it in their [...]

The Cost of Cancer Drugs2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

The Gut-Brain Link: How Your Headaches Might Stem From Your Digestion


I thought I had it figured out. These complicated migraines that I spent years studying seemed to make so much sense on paper. First comes the prodrome, the 24-hour period of time that about 70 percent of migraneurs experience before their attack of disabling pain (1). For some, the prodrome may be a change in [...]

The Gut-Brain Link: How Your Headaches Might Stem From Your Digestion2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

How to do a Turkish Getup


An excellent exercise for building core strength and repair injuries, especially injuries to the rotator cuff (ie. for shoulder problems).   Video Source :

How to do a Turkish Getup2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish


  Source: eflon Greg Savage, is the founder of Firebrand. He is a well recognized international speaker and a highly successful entrepreneur. In this article he conveys a vital message more concisely than I have found other places. A good reminder for all of us. -Rehan    This post may offend some readers. But [...]

No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

Vegetarians have much lower sperm counts


A diet rich in fruit and vegetables may harm fertility, say researchers at Loma Linda University Medical School By Sarah Knapton Vegetarians and vegans may be harming their chance of having children after a study found that men who do not eat meat have significantly reduced sperm counts. Although a diet that is rich in [...]

Vegetarians have much lower sperm counts2015-03-05T14:49:56+02:00

6 Reasons Why Vegetable Oils Are Toxic


By Kris Gunnars Many people perceive vegetable oils as healthy. Maybe it’s because they have the word “vegetable” in them. I mean… vegetables are good for you, right? So vegetable oil must be too… Even the mainstream nutrition organizations recommend that we eat them, because according to them, unsaturated fats are much healthier than saturated [...]

6 Reasons Why Vegetable Oils Are Toxic2014-10-15T11:21:30+02:00

Acupuncture Regulates the Nervous System


By HealthCMi   New evidence demonstrates acupuncture activates specific regions of the brain for the treatment of specific diseases. Investigators from the Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department of Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine also find that acupuncture regulates neurotransmitters as a mechanism to modulate autonomic nervous system responses. The review article notes that further investigation [...]

Acupuncture Regulates the Nervous System2014-10-15T11:21:23+02:00

Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You


Evidence continues to emerge, both scientific and historical, suggesting that the way in which the majority of us currently sleep may not actually be good for us. In 2001, historian Roger Ekirch of Virginia Tech published a paper that included over 15 years of research. It revealed an overwhelming amount of historical evidence that humans [...]

Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You2014-11-18T10:44:07+02:00

How to Get Enough Calcium Without Dairy


When our third child started to eat solid foods, we found out that he had a pretty severe dairy allergy. He was born 5 weeks premature (that whole story and my other birth stories here) and I found out that allergies are more common with babies born early or who are given certain medications at [...]

How to Get Enough Calcium Without Dairy2014-11-18T10:44:07+02:00