Breast cancer can be a very serious thing, and in many cases, early detection is key for a successful recovery. Thus, women in America have been told that a yearly mammogram is the best thing to do. But like all things, there are pluses and minuses. However, unfortunately, like many things we are just told what to do without hearing the minuses. Mammograms fall into this category for a couple of reasons.
If you are old enough you can remember when all chicken in the US was basically organic. I can remember when Kentucky Fried Chicken was even good chicken! But then in the late 80’s and early 90’s (along with a name change) the chicken became gelatinous with less meat on the bone and more tendons. The same can be said with the chicken we buy in the store. That is because, as to no surprise, US chicken started to have a ton of man-made and chemical processing and farming techniques imposed on it. Many of these techniques resulted in radically changing the nutritional value of chicken… and its safety!
Though it has been banned twice by the FDA, Aspartame is currently found in over 6,000 product worldwide. Since it is 200 times sweeter than sugar, it is often used in diet soft drinks, low calorie yogurts and other foods and beverages that want to claim, “low calorie” while still offering a sweet flavor. Unfortunately, the product has been linked to severe health issues including brain damage, which will be explained further. For now, let’s look at a brief history of Aspartame.
According the CDC (Center for Disease Control) Obesity (yes obesity is a disease) is an all too common disease state for Americans (and for people from countries all over the world). The U.S. obesity rate is more than one-third (36.5 %). For some groups like non-Hispanic blacks the rate is much higher (48.1%) and for Hispanics (42.5%). In Mexico, the world’s most obese nation, 7 in 10 adults are overweight (that’s nearly 70% of the adult population)! There are also economic factors such as the fact that higher income men tend to be more overweight than lower income men, the opposite is true for women with lower income women being more overweight then higher income women.
Though they may look the same, not all pine trees are equal. Such is the case with the Siberian Fir tree (also known as Abies Sibirica). To the Sumerians, whose civilization was a precursor to the modern world yet remains clouded in mystery, the Siberian Fir was a sacred tree. It was viewed as a symbol of power, grandeur and immortality. This is confirmed by writing on clay tablets from about 7,000 years ago.
The reason ancient cultures valued this pine so highly was due to its medicinal and therapeutic properties. Sumerians would make broths, compresses and primitive Band-Aids with the oils and saps from this tree. The anti-bacterial and fungal properties of the Siberian Fir are amazing. In fact, in forests where this tree grows, the air is basically completely free of microbial pathogens.
There are many natural substances we can and should be using daily to improve and maintain our health. However, certain substances stand above the rest. These are the essential substances that we should be using daily. They stand above the rest because they are safe, easy to use and effective at positively influencing our health in many ways.
Jojoba oil has become increasingly popular in recent years. For many it has become a part of their daily beauty regime. Most people do this because they are aware fo the two most popular uses for Jojoba oil: hydrating your skin and hair. For most this what they know Jojoba oil is good for. But it’s good for much more! Let’s take a look at a few of the more unknown things about Jojoba oil.
For men, beards and facial hair have made a huge comeback lately. A full, healthy beard is a sign of health and vitality in the modern man. There are a lot of conventional products that can be purchased for daily beard maintenance (like shampoos and wax) as well as products designed to help men grow a thick healthy beard. Unfortunately, most of these contain unnatural ingredients that can actually inhibit hair growth because they do not address the foundation of healthy hair, a healthy body! This should not just concern men either, as any women with a man in her life that she cares about should be concerned with the health of his hair, as it (like skin) reflects the health of the whole man.
People have been using activated charcoal for thousands of years. Did you know that In World War soldiers used activated charcoal in gas masks to prevent from being poisoned by chemical exposure.
Activated charcoal is beneficial for skin problems such as acne because it possesess adsorption properties. When applied onto the skin, activated charcoal performs an incredible job at reacting with the elements and absorbing acne-causing bacteria. It deep cleanses and purifies your skin.
A widow with ten boys to feed was once asked how she does it? She replied, “I feed them what they don’t like and give them as much of it as they want”. Sound advice from a women in a impossible situation for most of us. But it highlights what should be a parents priority, to feed their kids and feed them well. This does not always include what they like… as far too may parents are focused on pleasing their kids, often attempting to get them to eat more. Unfortunately, this often means compromising health and nutrition for quantity and compliance.