BULLET POINTS – tips and trends

* Put an Egg on it Adding eggs to a salad with a variety of raw vegetables is an effective method to improve the absorption of carotenoids, which are fat-soluble nutrients that help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, according to research from Purdue University published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. “The lipid contained […]

Vitamin E significantly improves liver function for fatty liver disease patients

Due to the drastic increase in global obesity, the prevalence of a related liver condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) is skyrocketing. Not surprisingly, experts are referring to the increased rates of NAFLD as one of the most important global public health issues of the 21st century. Fortunately there is hope. Though it […]

Mixture of ‘safe’ chemicals may trigger cancer

A new study concluded that at least one in 5 cancers may be caused by exposure to ‘safe’ everyday chemicals in the environment that have nothing to do with genetics and/or food and other personal lifestyle choices. The study, undertaken by a taskforce of 174 scientists from 28 countries originated under the auspices of the […]

Obesity stalks the land, attacks military

A report released last week by a group of retired military leaders (Military.com), found that one in three young adults in the United States is too overweight to join the military. This sad fact is causing recruitment concerns at the Pentagon. Potential male recruits under the age of 27 must have a body-fat percentage below 26 percent, and females […]

Anti-vaccine Tweets heard around the world

The California Senate recently approved the dictatorial Senate Bill 277 (SB277), making vaccinations MANDATORY, despite the outraged protests of doctor, nurse, activist and political groups, who maintain that vaccine safety is not proven. Indeed some vaccine ‘experiments’ have resulted in permanent harm and death. But as journalist Jefferey Jaxen said, the “megaviral moment” came from the Twitter account […]

Common foods that give your brain and body a boost

Many people claim they buy mostly processed foods because they are cheaper (and because they are advertised on TV all the time). But perhaps if more folks realized how much they harm body and brain by consuming a steady diet of nutrient-deficient food that the body can’t process properly, they would think twice. And it doesn’t need to […]

Toxic chemicals found in many children’s multivitamins

The Big Labs of Big Food and Big Pharma have been extremely inventive in devising formulas that enable them to mazimize profits while selling their products at a reasonable price. But buying the cheapest product may not always be such a bargain for your health and the health of your children. Many conscientious parents faithfully give their children […]

More health freedom lost as U.S. House votes for corporate control

‘Elected officials in the U.S. House of Representatives proved once more that they are the slaves of corporate giants, with no regard for the wishes of states, communities and citizens. On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, Big Food and Monsanto won a decisive victory when the House approved a measure that bans mandatory labeling of genetically […]

Pharmaceutical companies spend twice as much on marketing as they do on R & D

We’ve all heard the oft-repeated standard line from drug companies with regards to the high cost of their products: The customer has to pay the prices they do because research and development is so, so, so expensive. This line is even defended in onlines forums and other public venues by some customers who appear to […]

Some docs reap rich cash crop from Big Pharma

Can you imagine your specialist being paid $594,663 by Big Pharma in one year to promote their products, tests and treatments? That’s how much New Hampshire nephrologist Ana Stankovic ‘earned’ in 2014, according to ProPublica’s Dollars for Docs interactive data base. Stankovic  declined to make comments, but is listed on her website as Vice Chief of Staff at […]