Are bees our ‘canary in the coalmine?’

Most of us are familiar with the practice of using canaries in early coalmines to warn of poisonous gas. If the canary died, there was an unsafe level. According to researcher and Harvard professor Chengseng (Alex) Lu, the ongoing bee loss could be a harbinger of things to come, or our ‘canaries in the coalmine.’ […]

Breast-feeding reduces chance of postpartum depression

Breast-feeding reduces the risk of postpartum depression, but new moms who try to nurse but can’t are much more likely to suffer from it, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Cambridge analyzed data from 13,998 births, and discovered that among women who successfully breast-fed, there was a 50 percent reduction in […]

Bill introduced to ban BPA from food and beverage containers

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), along with other supporting senators, has introduced a bill called the Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014 that would ban the toxic endocrine disruptor bisphenol-A  (BPA) from all food and beverage containers. BPA is a common plastic additive used in the linings of food cans, plastic water bottles, sports drinks […]

CDC whistleblower comes clean on autism/vaccine connection

William Thompson, a senior Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist  has publicly revealed that his own agency covered up the autism/vaccine connection over at least the past decade. Thompson admitted that he himself participated in the cover-up, and has now released a statement through his attorney’s office and is working with Congress on […]

Famous quotes about health, soil and nutrition

We were warned long ago, but few listened. “The medical and dental professions have failed to oppose the wholesale adulteration of our food supply, thereby allowing the insidious extension into our food culture of processed foods whose nutritional value was never questioned until after the damage was done.” N. Philip Norman, MD, 1947 “The end […]

Heart help: walk your dog and sing

‘Man’s best friend’ may also be one of his heart’s best allies, according to a panel of heart-disease scientists and physicians convened by the American Heart Association. Data collected by the panel convinced them to release a scientific statement in favor of having a dog or cat to lower the risk of heart disease. A […]

Real hot health news

We have known from many previous studies that hot chili peppers promote fat burning by increasing  metabolic rate, curbing  appetite, lowering blood pressure, increasing circulation and reducing the chance of blood clots. Peppers are a rich source of vitamins, particularly C and A  and are very heart healthy, helping to protect against the number one cause […]

Glyphosate growth may slow–we hope

A recent market report published by Transparency Market Research, based on 2012 data, announced that global  glyphosate/Roundup sales growth has been staggering, valued at $5.46 billion in 2012 and predicted to reach $8.79 billion in 2019. Maybe. The last two decades has seen huge growth, according to the report, passing all expectations. Part of the growth is […]

Monsanto, GMOs losing ground outside U.S.

Monsanto and other GMO companies clearly have a firm grip on U.S. politicians, but outside the U.S. their products and tactics appear to be losing their past power. China, whose military had already banned GMO foods and oils just announced it would stop all GMO production. The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture decided it would not continue […]

CDC accused of cover-up of vaccine harm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hiding data regarding the MMR vaccine and autism connection, according to charges by Florida Congressman Bill Posey. Posey says the CDC has refused for more than 6 months to hand over allegedly suppressed documents he requested concerning this issue. “This is not the kind of response […]