Category Archives: Health and Wellness

New Study Warns that Processed Sugar Consumption May be Dumbing Down Young Children

By Alex Pietrowski, Waking Times

In recent years we’ve learned a great deal about the dangers of sugars, even finding out that research was compromised in the 1970’s, misleading the world about its dangers. It is as addictive as cocaine, it is linked to diabetes and many doctors and scientists believe that it may be the leading cause of cancer worldwide.

In and of itself, that’s a lot of bad press, but a new study serves as a warning to pregnant women and new mothers, suggesting that sugar may actually be to blame for poor childhood cognition. That’s right, sugar consumption may be dumbing down children, negatively affecting cognitive abilities and speech functions. Continue reading New Study Warns that Processed Sugar Consumption May be Dumbing Down Young Children

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The 50 Latest Coconut Oil Benefits Backed By Science

By Chantelle Zakariasen, thanks to Body Mind Soul Spirit

Coconut oil has made the journey from villain to victor in the health food world.

What used to be deemed an evil saturated fat, dangerous for anyone worried about heart disease and high blood pressure, has become a healing nourishing substance soaring in popularity.

How did such a drastic change come about? What made people change their minds about the numerous benefits of coconut oil?

This story is tied in with the saturated fat myth that to this day runs rampant spreading misconceptions. Continue reading The 50 Latest Coconut Oil Benefits Backed By Science

7 Practices That Lead to Empowered Health

By Hilde Larsen, Wake Up World

In my practice, I see how important planning is. No goal, no plan, no action, no result. When we have a focus, an honest intent, passion and direction, nothing can stop us.

I also see a difference between planning and being too rigid; by that I mean, a plan that comes from the desire to create and follow through needs to be firm. BUT, it also needs to leave you the space that YOU need to feel empowered by it, not imprisoned. Continue reading 7 Practices That Lead to Empowered Health

10 Common Food Ingredients That Are Poisoning The World

By Jeffery Roberts, The Mind Unleashed

It’s no secret that our food today is under siege by corporate profit. Mass food production almost always undercuts the health of the consumer if it means increasing margins. Because of this our grocery store aisles have become a holding ground for chemical poisons guised under ambiguous names such as “natural flavors” and “fructose.”

It is up to the consumer, then, to know which ingredients to avoid that are especially toxic to our health. Below is a list of ten common food ingredients that are secretly poisoning the masses. Continue reading 10 Common Food Ingredients That Are Poisoning The World

Real Food Is a Potent Ally Against Depression

By Dr. Mercola, Waking Times

According to the World Health Organization, depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide,1,2 affecting an estimated 322 million people globally, including more than 16 million Americans, 6 million of which are seniors.3 Statistics also reveal we’re not being particularly effective when it comes to prevention and treatment. Worldwide, rates of depression increased by 18 percent between 2005 and 2015.4

If you or someone you love is struggling with depression or some other mental health problem, remember that your diet is a foundational aspect that must not be overlooked. As noted in a 2015 study5 published in the medical journal Lancet: Continue reading Real Food Is a Potent Ally Against Depression

Aspartame: The Silent Killer

By Ron Harder, thanks to Body Mind Soul Spirit

There is an epidemic across North America today of Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus. Most people do not understand why this epidemic is happening, and they do not know why these diseases are so rampant. I would like to share with you the main reason we are having this very serious problem.

Many people today use artificial sweeteners in their tea or coffee. They do this because the ads they see on TV tell them that sugar is bad for their health. This is absolutely true. Sugar is toxic to us, but, what most people use as a replacement for sugar is much more deadly. Continue reading Aspartame: The Silent Killer

Memory Changes Every Time You Access It

By Adam SinickiWake Up World

Memory isn’t like a file in our brain but more like a story that is edited every time we tell it.

The fallibility of memory is something that is now well documented and publicized. Like it or not, you can’t trust the contents of your brain.

There a many reasons for this but one of the most fascinating is that we actually constantly alter our memories every time we access them. We don’t do this on purpose but instead it’s an involuntary side effect of the process of activating memories.

“Memory is what you are now. Not in pictures, not in recordings. Your memory is who you are now,” explains Daniela Schiller of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Continue reading Memory Changes Every Time You Access It

How To Balance Your pH Levels And Find Out If You Are Too Acidic

via OrganicHealth, thanks to Body Mind Soul Spirit

Alkalizing has become a very popular subject recently, and for good reason too! The emphasis on the importance of the bodies pH might seem like a new fashion, but the science and art of pH balancing have had a long tradition and unlike some other trendy theories, it has successfully withstood the test of time.

If you think back to chemistry or science class, you might recall comparing an acid versus a base, or the importance of pH balance. Ph is the measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. The pH scale runs 0-14 a lower number means a high level of acidity is present, and high number indicates a higher level of alkalinity is present. A solution is considered neutral, neither acid nor alkaline, when it has a pH of 7. Continue reading How To Balance Your pH Levels And Find Out If You Are Too Acidic

Of All Organs, This One Suffers Most From A Poor Diet – Take Care Of Yourself

By Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution

By now, the majority of us realize that having a poor diet and lifestyle is directly related to our overall health. In many ways, healthy eating has become somewhat trendy as people are starting to understand that they do indeed have control over their own health and are ready to take responsibility for their lives.

Unfortunately, there are still a large number of people who generally ‘feel fine,’ and thus don’t realize the damage they actually may be causing to their bodies. Luckily, the human body is an amazing organism that, if given the right environment is perfectly capable of healing itself. Continue reading Of All Organs, This One Suffers Most From A Poor Diet – Take Care Of Yourself

Future Dental Product May Cure Cavities

By Joe Battaglia, thanks to Natural Blaze

Researchers at the University of Washington have designed a convenient and natural product that uses proteins to rebuild tooth enamel and treat dental cavities.

The “modern” theory of dental disease suggests that we have an almost total lack of power and responsibility concerning this condition. Children’s cavities are on the rise, and children today who have cavities are requiring more expensive and extensive dental surgery to hide the problems of dental decay. Continue reading Future Dental Product May Cure Cavities