Grass-Fed Label For Meat—Gone!

Posted January 25, 2016
Last week, the USDA announced it would be withdrawing its standard for the grass-fed meat label. The agency is giving producers who used the grass-fed label thirty days to (1) convert the current “grass-fed” standard, in which 99% of the animal’s feed must be from grass or forage, into their own private standard; (2) use some other “recognized grass-fed standard,” or else (3) develop a new, voluntary, grass-fed standard—whatever the company decides is fine with the USDA.  Read more.

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Stress Raises Cholesterol More Than You Think

Posted February 9, 2016
Understanding the effect of stress on cholesterol is becoming more important as people’s lives increasingly are crammed with obligations, and digital technology makes switching off harder than ever, cardiologists say.  Read more.

Health Savings Act Introduced to House

Posted February 8, 2016
The Health Savings Act (HSA) , sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Representative Erick Paulsen (R-Minnesota), proposes legislation that will allow Americans to buy supplements with their HSA and FSA plans.  Read more.

How Roundup Damages Your Mitochondria and Makes You Sick

Posted February 5, 2016
So how does glyphosate affect your mitochondria? Seneff speaks to this issue, noting that manganese appears to be involved. Glyphosate chelates manganese (plus many other minerals), which makes the plants deficient. In turn the animals or humans who eat the plants do not get enough either.  It’s worth explaining the chelation process a bit further. As Smith notes, glyphosate binds very strongly to micro minerals, and doesn’t let them go.  So even if there’s manganese in the plant you eat, your body cannot access and use it, because the glyphosate molecule holds it trapped within itself. Likewise the plant is prevented from taking up the mineral, even if it’s in the soil.  Your mitochondria require manganese to break down superoxide dismutase (SOD) and turn it into hydrogen peroxide, which is far less toxic, and eventually water. This is a very important process, as it protects your mitochondria from oxidative damage. Without manganese, this protection is lost.            Read more.

D-Mannose: Destroy Urinary Tract Infections Without Antibiotics or Cranberry Juice

Posted February 5, 2016
You’ve probably heard that drinking cranberry juice can be helpful in supporting a healthy urinary tract. Studies do show that cranberry juice can help by promoting a healthy flora.  What many studies fail to mention is that most cranberry juice is loaded with fructose, a monosaccharide (simple sugar) that can potentially lead to health problems.  But there is a great discovery that has come from the cranberry juice-urinary tract connection. The active ingredient in cranberry juice responsible for its benefit to your urinary system has been identified and isolated—and that is D-mannose.  Read more.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication Implicated in Death of Popular Musician – How Natural Treatment Options May Help You Avoid the Same Fate

Posted February 5, 2016
As you may have heard, Glenn Frey, co-founder and front man of the popular band Eagles, recently died from complications from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.3 He was 67.  According to band manager Irving Azoff, Frey’s rheumatoid arthritis medication played a role in his untimely death. Azoff told reporters:  Read more.

2016 Adult Immunization Schedule Includes New Vaccines

Posted February 5, 2016
The 2016 adult immunization schedule contains several changes from past years, including the addition of recently licensed meningococcal serogroup B and human papillomavirus vaccines and a revision to the recommendation for pneumococcal vaccination.  Read more.

Public Science is Broken, Says Professor who Helped Expose Water Pollution Crisis

Posted February 5, 2016
Working with residents of Flint, Mr. Edwards led a study that revealed that the elevated lead levels in people’s homes were not isolated incidents but a result of a systemic problem that had been ignored by state scientists. He has since been appointed to a task force to help fix those problems in Flint. In a vote of confidence, residents last month tagged a local landmark with a note to the powers that be: “You want our trust??? We want Va Tech!!!”  Read more.