Gatorade is by far the most popular sports drink in the world, but is it healthy? The owners of Gatorade, PepsiCo, and most people think it is. However, all conventional sport drinks have little to no health benefits.
If you carefully look at all the studies published on soy you will realize how bad soy is for you. And yet, most people still believe that soy products are healthy. You have to realize that everything you think you know about soy is the result of effective smart mass marketing that made people believe that soy is a superfood. And unfortunately, you’ll find that almost every packaged product is soy based.
According to the CDC, HPV (Human Papillomavirus) is not only the most commonly transmitted sexual infection in the world, but nearly all men and women will have at least 1 of the more than 150 types of HPV that are known to exist at some point. 9 out of 10 of these forms of HPV are cured naturally by the body within two years (with most people not even knowing they have it). Unfortunately, the 1 out of 10 have been associated with devastating cancers (there are over 37,000 reported HPV related cancers in the US alone per year) and morbidity’s (like warts). The most common way to spread or contract HPV is through sexual contact (penetration is not necessary as it often lives on pubic hair. For this reason, it can also be contracted from toilet seats and by wearing clothes from someone infected (even trying on clothes at a store). The FDA has approved 2 vaccines to protect against HPV contraction (Cervarix and Gardasil). Unfortunately, these vaccines have caused more problems then they may be worth. Let me explain.
According to the Beverage Marketing Association, over 40% of all bottled water sold in the U.S. is just tap water that’s been purified. However, did you know that more than 24,000 hormone disrupting, cancer causing chemicals were found in a single bottle of water?
Biologically, Iron is a mineral that is essential to the human body. Maintaining proper levels of iron is necessary for overall health and required for your body to function correctly. Though the amount of iron your body needs can depend on a variety of factors such as age, sex and weight, generally speaking your body does not need a lot of iron, but some is absolutely essential for the production of energy, transportation of oxygen, hormonal synthesis, growth and development of cerebral functions, cellular health and immunity.
Have you ever heard of a Canola seed? You’ve probably heard of Olive and coconut trees, but not Canola right? That’s because it doesn’t exist. Canola oil is not natural oil but the commercial name of a genetically modified version of Rapeseed (which is toxic). So, it is really curious why so many “natural” food stores, even famous ones such as Whole Food’s, consistently use Canola oil in their prepared meals and Food bars (such as in their baked goods, salads, dressings, etc.)?
The history of anti-oxidants is not well documented. The concept first appeared in medial literature in the early 19th century. Since then, we have learned a lot about the nature and relationship between free-radicals and anti-oxidants. We have learned that these are naturally occurring in our body, and that together create an equilibrium that balances each other out. However, when poor diets, carcinogens, toxic chemicals and environments are prevalent (as they are in our in the modern world) our body can no longer maintain this equilibrium as our body is now forced to counter-balance the high levels of free-radicals that are not naturally occurring within our body, but brought into our bodies from the outside. So what does this do to our body? [Read more…]
Essential oils can help you lose weight. They work on the part of the brain that deals with satiety, as well as in the breakdown and release of unwanted fat and toxins from the body. They can speed up your metabolism, aid in digestion, and boost your energy.
Fennel seed is commonly used in cooking and as an alternative medicine remedy. These medicinal properties come from the various components of the essential oil of fennel, including Alpha Pinene, Anisic Aldehyde, Cineole, Fenchone, Limonene, Myrcene, Methyl Chavicol and Trans Anethole.
Fennel seed has powerful antioxidant properties and fights free radicals and irritation. It provides amazing digestive support and can help you to lose weight and curb your appetite.
You have to admit they know what they are doing. If you have kids, you know what I’m talking about. I’m talking about kids cereals and the company’s that market them. Everything they do (everything but make a healthy cereal that is) they do right. Their commercials, their characters on the boxes, their location in the store, the high sugar content… all play perfectly into the sensibilities and interests of young children. I myself, remember as a young child the excitement of picking out a new cereal. Of course I was excited, the cereal was basically sugar with little else. It’s hard to say how we got here.
Summer is the time of year we look to get out of the house and into the wild. Unfortunately, summer is also the time the wild tries to get into your house… I’m talking about bugs! Depending on where you live the type and severity of your bug problems during the summer months will vary, but its almost a certainty no matter where you are, you will find bugs and they will find you. Preventing these encounters between man and bug has become a billion dollar industry.