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Junk Food Rats

(NaturalNews) A diet including unlimited amounts of junk food can cause rats to become so addicted to the unhealthy diet that they will starve themselves rather than go back to eating healthy food, researchers have discovered. In a series of studies conducted over the course of three years and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, Scripps Florida scientists Paul Johnson and Paul Kenny have shown that rats' response to unlimited junk food closely parallels well-known patterns of drug addiction -- even down to the changes in brain chemistry. "What we have are these core features of addiction, and these animals are hitting each one of these features," Kenny said. In their first study, the researchers fed rats on either a balanced diet or on the same diet plus...

Why America is Fat

I have been pondering lately on why Americans are become so large so quickly. I think it is much more than we are eating more quantity of food and not exercising enough. It is true that we are what we eat, we take on the energy of the food we eat, it's consciousness.  The chickens we eat mature in 42 days, half the time it took decades ago, cow's are fattened on corn and given antibiotics to fatten them up. Now salmon has been genetically engineered to double in size and farmed fish are like couch potatoes, eating food not made for fish and with hardly room to move. Eggs are mostly made from chickens that are trapped in cages and can never move around....

The Danger of Non-Stick Pans (Teflon)

Teflon fumes may be dangerous to your health Non stick pans seem nice as the food doesn’t stick. There is just one drawback; non-stick pans may be hazardous to one's health -- not, as you may think, due to chipping, but to fumes. When non-stick pans are heated to high temperatures, the coating breaks down and vaporizes, releasing toxic substances into the air. DuPont, the maker of Teflon, admits as much, only the company claims that temperatures must exceed 500° F for "deterioration" to occur, and 660° F for "significant decomposition." According to DuPont, temperatures don't even get to 500° F in the course of "normal" cooking, except in the broiler. Au contraire, says the Environmental Working Group. Non-stick pans do get that hot when preheated on high...

Soy Products

The Dark Side of Unfermented Soy Writings about the soybean date back to 3000 B.C., when the Emperor of China listed the virtues of soybean plants for regenerating the soil for future crops. His praises centered on the root of the plant, not the bean. These ancient writing suggested that the Chinese recognized the unfitness of soybeans for human consumption in their natural form. Now 5000 years later, we are once again catching on to the anti-nutritive qualities of the soybean, and realizing that the only soybean worth eating is one that has been fermented.

 The key to releasing the nutrients of the soybean has been known for thousands of years.

About 1000 B.C. some smart person in China discovered that a mold, when allowed to grow on...

Pesticide Levels in Children

If a child eats conventionally grown produce, will it affect his or her health? Recent research revealed that pesticides do show up in the urine of children after consuming non-organic foods. Though the study did not look at whether or not some of the chemicals stay in the tissues and cause damage, other research says they do. Researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle and Emory University in Atlanta, headed by Chensheng Lu, tested urine samples from 21 children in the Seattle area who ate conventionally grown foods and then ate similar organic varieties for five days, before returning to seven more days of conventional foods. To be extra certain, the organic foods were tested and found to be free of chemicals. Urine samples were collected...

Toxic Flame Retardants

Toxic Flame Retardants and Children's Health A Hidden & Growing Danger!   Flame retardant chemicals are in almost everything: Not only in our TV's, clothing, furniture, carpets and electronic equipment; they are also in our air, water, food and our own bodies. Their levels are especially high in our babies and children, because children eat, drink and breathe more than adults. These chemicals disrupt our thyroid function, immune systems, brain development and can possibly cause cancers. Human blood and tissue levels of these toxins have been doubling every two and a half years in the USA. What are these chemicals and what can you do to protect yourself and your family from their effects?   Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE's), also known as brominated flame retardants, have been added to many...

Digital Thermography

There has been a lot of debate in the press about the government decision to suggest that woman between age 40 and 50 do not need yearly mammograms. This may not be from a desire to save money, but because mammograms do not improve breast cancer survival rates over just getting a careful physical examination alone.   A mammogram can expose your body to radiation that can be 1000 times greater than that from a chest x-ray. Moreover research has shown that high risk women who have gotten mammograms are at a 1.5 times elevated risk for breast cancer than high risk women who were not exposed to low dose radiation. What’s more, women at high risk for breast cancer who had been exposed to...

Municipal Water – Filter it!

Water: Our Main Ingredient By Warren King L.Ac. There is nothing more refreshing when you are hot and thirsty than clear, cold spring water. Water is not only refreshing but absolutely essential to life. The only nutrient that is more important to the body than water is oxygen. Our bodies are made up of about 80% water. Water is the crucial ingredient in our body’s self-cleansing system. We are very aware of the body’s normal elimination processes, but may not realize that unwanted substances are also eliminated through perspiration, which also require water. Certainly our kidneys will not be able to cleanse efficiently if there is not enough water in our system to carry away the waste. Finding pure drinking water is becoming a challenge. Our increasingly polluted world...

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