By Dr. Marianna Pochelli, Prevent Disease, Thanks to Conscious Life News
There is an irrefutable argument in favor of happiness: Happiness and good health go hand-in-hand and scientific studies have been finding that happiness can make our hearts healthier, our immune systems stronger, and our lives longer through enhancements of our cellular structure.
Dr Derek Cox, Director of Public Health at Dumfries and Galloway NHS, suspects that for decades health professionals have been missing a big trick in improving the health of the nation.
“We’ve spent years saying that giving up smoking could be the single most important thing that we could do for the health of the nation. Continue reading 5 Scientifically Proven Ways that Happiness Improves Your Health
By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze
Whenever I hear the sarcastic term “first world problems” I cringe inside. The Western world is steeped in pain. All kinds of pain – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. While some things like bacterial infections and vitamin deficiencies were muzzled back in the 20th century, this world has never seen so much chronic pain, chronic immune issues and chronic mystery illness.
Big Pharma – the “legal” drug lords that they are – claim the entire Western world as their territory. This cartel has got the “good stuff” – the stuff that quiets the desperate pain – possibly forever. Their carefully executed algorithms have determined that even if they kill off their customers, they make billions. We don’t have an “opioid epidemic” – as though it’s the fault of patients – no! we have an “addiction and death by pill” epidemic. How these deaths are not considered “assisted but unwillful suicide,” I’ll never know…It’s not just these deaths, but the heroin overdoses that happen when people get turned away from the medical system. How it’s legal to hook someone and remove their free will, I’ll never know either. Continue reading You Have a Morphine-Like Painkiller Growing In Your Backyard
By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze
When you think of the heavy metal arsenic, does it make you think of an old Cary Grant movie or a 48 Hours Mystery? Or perhaps more recently – making an unfortunate appearance in gluten-free diets everywhere. That’s because arsenic is in our environment and gets soaked up into rice like a straw as it is grown in flooded fields.
Arsenic can build up in the body – mostly undetected – until late stage poisoning symptoms finally manifest as hair loss, confusion, cancer, renal failure, liver disease, hyperpigmentation, edema, convulsions, vomiting, diarrhea, trouble swallowing, muscle cramps, blood in urine, profuse sweating and saliva, saliva that tastes metallic, and breath that smells like garlic. Continue reading How to Get Arsenic Out of Your Rice
via Body Mind Soul Spirit
First, let’s set the record straight by saying that sugar in and of itself isn’t evil, per se. It occurs naturally in plenty of foods, including fruits and milk. With that being said, adding excess sugar to your dietary intake simply isn’t necessary. In fact, you’ll notice numerous positive things happen when you decide to quit sugar for life.
Although people living in the Western world have been trained to desire sugary treats, as well as foods that include copious amounts of sugar for flavoring, we certainly don’t need it. If you stop eating anything but naturally occurring sugars, you’ll notice that 5 very distinctive things will happen. Continue reading 5 Things That Happen When You Quit Eating Sugar
By Melissa Breyer,Tree Hugger, Thanks to Conscious Life News
This nifty list ranks popular plant foods by the 17 nutrients thought to lower the risk of heart disease and cancer.
At this point the advice to eat fruit and vegetables for optimal health has been roundly hammered into our heads – but where do we go from there? Once we’ve embraced the idea of plants on the plate, is their further room for improvement? To take it to the next level, Jennifer Di Noia, associate professor of sociology at William Paterson University, took an in-depth look at the nutrient profiles of 47 fruits and vegetables. Continue reading The Top 40 Disease-Fighting Fruits & Vegetables Revealed
By Daily Superfood Love, Thanks to Natural Blaze
There’s a lot of misinformation out in the world that’s been masquerading as “healthy” when it’s anything but for your hard-working heart!
Heart disease is the #1 killer in the world for both men and women – claiming 1-in-3 lives annually. Those numbers are expected to go up due to rising epidemics of diabetes and obesity.
You need to know the truth behind a few “heart-healthy” nutrition myths so you can nip them in the bud right now. Continue reading 15 Not-So-Healthy Eating Habits to Avoid
By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze
Why do the people of the Western world insist on waiting for elevators, hunting escalators, standing on those moving walkways at the airport and cutting people off in the parking lot to get the closest spot next to the gym? The late, great comedian Mitch Hedberg once said, “An escalator can never break, it can only become stairs. You would never see an ‘Escalator Temporarily Out of Order’ sign, just ‘Escalator Temporarily Stairs’ – sorry for the convenience…We apologize for that fact that you can still get up there.” (Yeah, why don’t they ever let you on a broken escalator?) Continue reading You Will Always Take the Stairs After Reading This
via Collective Evolution
There seems to be a thousand different strategies out there to cure cigarette addiction… and I’ve tried all of them. I started smoking at a very young age and I can’t even remember a time when I didn’tc smoke. Smoking was as necessary in my life as air.
But about five years ago, I decided enough was enough. I became determined to get rid of the “crutch,” and began trying different methods.
What I’m about to share I cannot recommend you do but I simply want to share my story. The views expressed here are not reflective of Collective Evolution either. But nonetheless there is a great story. Continue reading How I Quit My 20 Year Addiction To Smoking
By Justin Gardner, Natural Blaze
“Let medicine be thy food and let food be thy medicine.” – Hippocrates
In the fourth century BCE, the most famous Greek physician made the bold claim that disease was caused naturally, not by the gods. Environment, diet and living habits all played a part in the health of a person.
The tools and techniques of modern science have allowed us to uncover many secrets of nutrition. But we’re still just scratching the surface of the complex ways in which food compounds interact with the body.
As Mat Edelson wrote for Hopkins Medicine, the rise of corporatism had a big influence on medicine. Continue reading First of Its Kind Study Shows that Change in Diet Alone — Not Drugs — is Curing Diseases
By Brianna Acuesta, True Activist
As though yoga needed any more evidence of its positive effects on the body, two recent studies found that its effects are far-reaching and even more impressive on the body than researchers initially thought. Yoga is an ancient practice that first surfaced in India and the surrounding countries that were used in accompaniment with religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.
Yoga has long been touted as an excellent method of reducing stress and improving mental and physical health for those who continuously practiced it. Physically, it can help improve flexibility, strength, your posture, spine protection, immunity, can lower your blood pressure, and has many other functions.
The studies, which were conducted separately at Harvard University and the University of Calgary, found that yoga has an epigenetic effect, which means that it alters the expression of the genes without changing the genetic code itself. There are a number of other activities that have this same effect on the body, such as diet and sleep, but yoga is one of the many that surprised researchers. Continue reading Practicing Yoga Can Positively Alter Your DNA And Prevent Chronic Diseases, Studies Find