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Joint Pain, From the Gut


Scientists don't know what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but many suspect that the microbiome—the bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tracts—may be to blame. Doctors aren’t entirely sure what triggers rheumatoid arthritis, a disease in which the body turns on itself to attack the joints, but an emerging body of research is focusing on a potential [...]

Joint Pain, From the Gut2016-04-05T08:51:28+02:00

Why are our kids so miserable?


Something in modern life is undermining mental health,” Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, wrote in a recent paper. Specifically, something is undermining young people’s mental health, especially girls. In her paper, Twenge looks at four studies covering 7 million people, ranging from teens to adults in the US. Among [...]

Why are our kids so miserable?2016-04-02T12:56:38+02:00

University of Graz Study Finds Vegetarians Are Unhealthier, More Mentally Disturbed Than Meat-Lovers


It’s no secret that many vegetarians are also radical environmentalists and climate alarmists who are obsessed and hysterical about the planet burning up. Perhaps the University of Graz in Austria has discovered one reason why: their “unhealthy” diet. Study shows that big meat-eaters are healthiest. Photo credit: Alpha, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. A [...]

University of Graz Study Finds Vegetarians Are Unhealthier, More Mentally Disturbed Than Meat-Lovers2016-03-24T19:08:47+02:00

Herbal Infused Electro Drink


In the world of fitness, the body needs to be at optimum performance. Weather, sleep, and the environment amongst other things can affect our bodies state of being. There are natural ways we can take care of our bodies, so they can perform and endure the task and conditions it has to go through. Not only do we need [...]

Herbal Infused Electro Drink2016-02-22T18:10:58+02:00

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

2016-04-02T13:01:55+02:00 Conceived, written, and presented by Dr. Mike Evans Illustrated by Liisa Sorsa Produced, directed, and filmed by Nick De Pencier Picture and sound edit by David Schmidt Gaffer, Martin Wojtunik Whiteboard construction by James Vanderkleyn Production assistant, Chris Niesing ©2011 Michael Evans and Mercury Films Inc.

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?2016-04-02T13:01:55+02:00

7 Ways to Optimize Cholesterol

2016-01-21T18:39:07+02:00 “My doctor says my LDL cholesterol is really high and he’s concerned,” is this week’s house call question. “Now you’re saying that I should eat more fat, which should improve my cholesterol. I thought fat was the last thing I should be eating with high cholesterol.” I know how confusing cholesterol and dietary [...]

7 Ways to Optimize Cholesterol2016-01-21T18:39:07+02:00

Are Nightshade Vegetables Worsening Your Pain?


health problems worsened by nightshade vegetables It is almost foodie sacrilege to suggest that a group of colorful, antioxidant rich vegetables ubiquitous within the Western diet might not be as healthy as the natural food community paints them to be. This is exactly what this article is going to attempt to do – wade you [...]

Are Nightshade Vegetables Worsening Your Pain?2016-01-15T08:17:11+02:00

This Is Why You Absolutely Need To Stop Wearing Shoes In Your House


Have you ever been to someone’s home and they have all the shoes by the front door outside of the house? I have had several friends mostly from eastern and/or Asian families who do this. I always found it interesting personally considering growing up not many of my friends and family kept all the shoes [...]

This Is Why You Absolutely Need To Stop Wearing Shoes In Your House2015-11-24T19:57:30+02:00

“There is no scientific evidence that homeopathy works”


This is probably the most frequently quoted, completely inaccurate statement about homeopathy. Homeopathy research is a relatively new field, so it’s true to say that there are not a huge number of studies, but some evidence is very different from no evidence. By the end of 2013, 188 randomised controlled trials of homeopathy on 100 [...]

“There is no scientific evidence that homeopathy works”2015-11-14T13:22:27+02:00