Health

The Vaccine Safety Myth

By, Jamie Deckoff-Jones, MD,  Green Med Info

Vaccines are proven safe, right? You may be surprised to find how non-evidence based this belief really is….

A few days ago, The Washington Post published an op-ed piece by a medical ethicist who thinks that all doctors who have concerns about vaccines should lose their licenses. Last week, it was parents who don’t vaccinate their children should be jailed or sued. There are case reports where not vaccinating has been used ...

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Victory: Hershey to Remove GMO Ingredients from Milk Chocolate

By, Mike Barrett, Infowars.com

Joining the lineup of companies that are kneeling to public pressure, candy-maker Hershey has recently announced that it will soon remove genetically modified ingredients from its milk chocolate and Kisses by the end of 2015. What’s more, the company is pledging to shift to ‘simple ingredients,’ which will exemplified by the removal of emulsifier polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR) and artificial vanillin.

Coming straight from Hershey’s website:

“What sparked these ingredient changes? Have consumers been asking Hershey to ...

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7 heart-healthy superfoods

By, Patricia Bannan, Fox News

February is American Heart Month, which reminds us that heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news is that your lifestyle choices can improve the health of your heart. Making simple choices like including an apple at lunch instead of french fries or choosing salmon instead of beef can go ...

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Top 10 Ways to Prepare Kale

By, Mary Crimmins, Eat Local Grown

My body has been deprived of leafy greens this summer. It has been so hot here in Nashville, that no greens stood a chance to grow in the blazing heat. Last week, I saw a familiar friend at the Market – KALE! I couldn’t believe it. For me this marked the end of the summer, and the promise of cooler temperatures to come.

So I over zealously bought 5 bunches, which set me back ...

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What If HPV Does Not Cause Cervical Cancer?

By: Norma Erickson and Peter H. Duesberg, PhD

The title of a paper recently published by McCormack et al in Molecular Cytogenetics says it all, ”Individual karyotypes at the origins of cervical carcinomas.” If the findings in this paper are true, a vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) is extremely unlikely to protect against cervical cancer.human-karyogram

According to this paper neither genetic predisposition nor HPV infections are necessary for the development of ...

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Saw Palmetto: Nature’s ‘Cure’ For Prostate Conditions? 02-25-15

Having been shown effective as an herbal medicine for testicular conditions, prostate irritation and urination frequency problems for centuries in traditional medicine, numerous studies on Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens or Serenoa serrulata) for prostate conditions illustrated its effectiveness.

But two recent reviews have seemingly stolen away Saw palmetto’s shine. This has forced us to ask: Are the reviews credible? And more importantly, is Saw palmetto useful for prostate conditions or not?saw_palmetto_prostate

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There’s A Startling Divide When It Comes To Health Care 02-25-15

By Emily Cohn

The good news is the uninsured rate in the U.S. has fallen to a record low. The bad news is the benefits of health care reform aren’t reaching a large swath of the country.

Over the last year, the uninsured rate in the U.S. fell 3.5 percentage points, from 17.3 percent in 2013 to 13.8 percent in 2014, according to the latest data from Gallup. That’s the lowest yearly rate that’s been recorded by Gallup’s Well-Being Index. Continue Reading →

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