Did you know that your pineal gland is part of the endocrine system in your brain? In fact, it plays a crucial role in regulating almost every function in your body such as sleep, mood, reproduction, growth, body temperature, blood pressure, sensory and motor activity, immune function, appetite, and longevity.
Mercury may be a naturally occurring metal but it is a harmful neurotoxin that can cause numerous health issues and even cause death. Mercury can slowly poison our bodies to the point of acute illness. Acute or high exposure to mercury can lead to several symptoms. Let’s take a look at these:
Vetiver oil has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. The health benefits of Vetiver Essential Oil can be attributed to its incredible properties as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, nervine, sedative, tonic and vulnerary substance. Vetiver oil is distilled from the plant’s roots, and it has over 100 components. The miraculous compounds of vetiver are khusimene, delta-selinene, beta-vetivenene, cyclocopacamphan-12-ol (epimers A and B), vetiselinenol, khusimol, isovalencenol, khusimone, alpha-vetivone and beta-vetivone.
Recent studies credit vetiver oil for helping with symptoms of ADHD and ADD.
I’m sure that most of you think that brown rice is far healthier than white rice. Why? Because you’ve been told that brown rice is less refined than white rice and white rice makes you fat. Have you even wondered why Asian countries have eaten white rice for thousands of years, not brown?
In the food world, the color green is synonymous with healthy. We even say, “be sure to eat your greens”. And for good reason… the green color of many vegetables is due to the presence of carotenoids (which are strong antioxidants). Most green vegetables also contain chlorophyll (which helps fight off cancer and increases liver and detox functions in the body). Which is essential right! However, many vegetables that lack the green color tend to be considered less nutritional. One such vegetable is cauliflower.
McDonalds is the worlds largest fast food chain of restaurants. The company’s net worth in 2014, was $4.76 billion! McDonalds was started in San Bernardino, California as a bar-b-que restaurant in 1940, by Richard and Maurice McDonald. In 1948, McDonalds was reorganized as a burger restaurant with an assembly line type production.
The marketing decision to start offering “selections of balanced choices” became available in 2010, when McDonald’s began selling cereal. The addition of offering a variety of breakfast items was probably meant to keep McDonald’s in competition with Starbucks. I would hardly call McDonald’s Fruit and Maple Oatmeal balanced or even nutritious.
In 1831, Pharmacist P.F. Touery, shocked colleagues at The French Academy of Medicine by drinking a huge dose of lethal strychnine in front of them. Miraculously, he survived. He had ingested arsenic and strychnine then chased it with activated charcoal.
In fact, activated charcoal has been used for centuries to reduce oxidative stress; lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, brain, heart and liver; and prevent and stop chronic kidney disease.
A popular asthma pill linked to cases of suicidal thoughts and depression in children will now be sold with “Black Box Warning,” the most serious of FDA warnings about prescription drugs.
Most commercially available soaps are made with sulfates. Sulfates are a group of detergents or surfactants that are used in most personal care products today. Sulfates themselves are classified as a skin and membrane irritant. They can also become a a possible carcinogen with repeated exposure and can create even more toxic by-products by the other ingredients they are usually blended with. Additionally, most soaps contain an industrial detergent like SLS. The sodium lauryl sulfate found in your soap is exactly the same as the one used to degrease car engines.