We all know we need oxygen to survive. It is an essential part of the air we breathe and the water we drink. However, many people don’t realize it, but they are actually oxygen deficient. Low levels of oxygen are often due to respiratory deficiencies such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, tuberculosis or COPD. However, several environmental factors such as the chlorination of drinking water and processing of foods (which reduces the oxygen content) makes even otherwise healthy people oxygen deficient.
If you’re looking for a better way to get some sun protection, then you may need to look no further than your kitchen cupboard for some partial UV screening. There are of course a slew of sunscreens on the market, but the majority of what you find in the average department or drug store contain numerous chemicals, artificial scents and colors, chemical preservatives that morph into toxic formaldehyde, and pore-clogging ingredients meant to screen out the sun’s burning rays.
We hear a lot about the dangers of environmental pollution. We hear about the air, oceans, rivers, forests, etc. We hear a lot about how man made chemicals are infecting the habitats of numerous creatures. However, the average human spends 80-90% of their time indoors. So why don’t we hear more about the dangers of indoor pollution, as this is the pollution we are most exposed to on a daily basis? So what is indoor pollution? These are the toxins we drag into our own environments from the outside.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. According to the latest statistics, about 181,000 men get diagnosed with prostate cancer every year in the U.S.
However, while common, it has a survival rate of about 86 percent. Of those diagnosed, about 26,000 die from the disease each year.1
The best way to ensure you and your family are eating healthy, organic foods is to take control of your food chain yourself! The organic food supply in the U.S. is simply just better than the other alternatives. The organic food industry has become a multi-billion dollar industry that no doubt has its share of cheaters. Besides, if you think that organic farmers don’t use pesticides you are wrong. They do! The difference is they use mostly naturally derived pesticides as opposed to synthetic ones.
The deeper one looks into nutrition, the more complex it becomes. Balancing the numerous priorities we are told we should have, such as eating foods that are high in antioxidant levels, they need to have the right fats in the right amounts, they need to provide us with energy but also help us recover from workouts, etc. It is very hard to pinpoint the right foods to cover all these bases, however, there are a couple of basic principles you should ask yourself in order to determine if a particular food should be consumed; does it have a TV commercial and/or would my great-great grandmother recognize it?
We all know that there are many reasons to eat healthy, GMO free foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals. We constantly focus on the physical affects GMO’s have on the body (mostly external… as we all want to look our best). However, more attention needs to be given to the mental and cognitive reasons for living traditionally. One consideration, often ignored, is the affect harmful toxins and poor diets have on areas of the brain such at the Pineal Gland.
Roger J. Williams (A Biochemist from the University of Texas at Austin) in 1977 published a book called “A Physicians Handbook on Orthomolecular Medicine”. Orthomolecular medicine is the alternative medical practice of treating and preventing disease through nutritional supplementation. Though Roger J. Williams is best known for naming folic acid, he wrote extensively on the concept of “Nutritional Teamwork”.
Whether from sun damage, toxic damage or just plain old age, the appearance of visible wrinkles is due to the same root cause, the loss of moisture in our skin and tone in our cartilage. As we age we begin to produce less sebum ( an oily/waxy excretion from our sebaceous glands). This oily/waxy substance works to trap water from evaporating out of our skin. It also provides a layer of sun protection. When we lose this, we end up with dry skin unable to support its own structure with less sun protection (speeding up and compounding the damage sun exposure can cause). On the other end of the spectrum, when we are young our raging hormones cause our sebaceous glands to produce too much sebum (resulting in acne). Balancing this throughout our life is key to radiant, healthy looking skin when we are both young and old. Though we live in a world where the sun, toxins and age are unavoidable, there are natural tools (many that have been used for thousands of years) we can use to fight back.
There is not a lot we can say for sure about ulcers other than they hurt… a lot! Medical professionals have prognosticated about the root cause of ulcers for years but have not settled on one. They have claimed ulcers are due to such things as stress, alcohol, pharmaceutical use and most recently genetics. To sum it up, they have no idea. Nor do they have a quick solution for you as many conventional treatments take up to 40-50 days! However, there is one natural solution that has had the support of medical research behind it for decades, but has not been publicized (such is often the case with effective natural remedies that are not tied to a brand nor profitable).