Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Making a Killing with Psychiatric Drugs … Literally

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Depressed Woman Taking MedicationMore people than ever are taking psychiatric medications, many of which have dangerous side effects. Many of these people don’t even need the medications that they’re taking, and in some cases, the side effects can be fatal or cause permanent damage that’s much worse than the original diagnosis.

Psychiatric medications kill approximately 3,000 people every month which is more than two and a half times the number of people killed by homicide. Many people who take psychiatric drugs aren’t aware of such risks, and to make matters worse, many of these drugs are just barely more effective than a placebo. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of deception and conflict of interest behind the marketing, research, and prescribing of these medications, and it’s important for anyone who is or will be taking them to be aware of it.

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The Keys to Great Digestive Health

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Restore Your Digestive Health by Jordan Rubin and Joseph BrascoDigestive issues have become extremely common and are often a result of the typical modern lifestyle. Unfortunately, most people perceive digestive issues as nothing more than an inconvenience and fail to recognize that they can easily lead to compromised health and disease.

Digestive issues range in form and severity from mild cases of gas and bloating to severe cases of Crohn’s disease or diverticulitis which can require that sections of the intestines be surgically removed. Mild digestive issues are so common that most people consider them normal. However, they’re an undeniable indication of compromised digestion, and over time, can progress to more serious issues including food sensitivities, toxicity, susceptibility to illness, and autoimmune diseases, all of which can effect the entire body and initiate a downward spiral of poor health.

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How to Minimize Your Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Electromagnetic RadiationThe tremendous amount of electromagnetic radiation produced by modern technology has been associated with many health concerns. Although it’s impossible to completely avoid this radiation, there are fortunately a number of precautions that you can take to minimize your exposure.

Because electromagnetic radiation is such a complicated subject, one of the biggest challenges is simply understanding what it is. Once you have a basic understanding of electromagnetic fields and the radiation that they produce, it’s much easier to identify the different forms, appreciate the dangers that they pose, and understand what can be done to reduce your risk.

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Is this Invisible Product of Technology Harming You?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Electromagnetic Fields and Electromagnetic RadiationAlthough many people don’t realize it, a significant amount of human function depends on very subtle electrical currents and electromagnetic fields that are naturally generated by the earth and our own bodies. Electromagnetic fields have a significant influence on our cells, and in turn, the function of critical organs and glands. Unfortunately, many of our modern technological innovations are bombarding us with an alarming amount of unnatural electromagnetic fields that can interfere with these functions and have a significant impact on our health without us even realizing it.

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Are You Poisoning Yourself to Avoid Body Odor?

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

The Health Risks of DeodorantMost people cringe at the embarrassing thought of stinking from body odor or having visible sweat stains on their shirt. Unfortunately, the deodorants and antiperspirants that you’re most likely using to avoid these problems are associated with a number of health concerns.

The use of deodorant has become so common that most people consider it to be just as important to good hygiene as bathing and brushing your teeth. However, using deodorant doesn’t keep you clean. In addition to being potentially dangerous, deodorant and antiperspirant merely hide the symptoms of a problem that should be more worrisome than the embarrassment caused by foul odors and stained clothing.

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My Story of Determination to Overcome Poor Health

Monday, August 31st, 2009

My Determination to Overcome Chronic Fatigue SyndromeMy experiences with poor health and overcoming chronic fatigue syndrome have significantly influenced my philosophy on health and life in general. Much of what I write about is based on these experiences, and as such, I’d like to share with you the story of my most meaningful accomplishment in hopes that it will help inspire you to take better care of yourself.

From Bad to Worse

As a child, I was often sick and frequently suffered from stomach pain and headaches. It certainly didn’t help that I ate a lot of processed foods and was frequently exposed to second hand cigarette smoke. Although I thankfully didn’t have any significant problems to speak of, I began adulthood with a predisposition for poor health.

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Are You Sacrificing Your Health for Appearance?

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Diet PillModern society has become so obsessed with appearance that people are sacrificing their health and wellbeing just to look better. Are you one of them?

Unfortunately, most people don’t realize that their efforts to improve their appearance may ultimately be compromising their quality of life. In addition, the physical improvements they seek rarely lead to the satisfaction that they expect. Although an attractive appearance can be a great source of satisfaction, it’s certainly not worth compromising your health, and in turn, your ability to live a fulfilling life.

The following are some of the more common ways that people are undermining their health in order to improve their appearance.

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Are You Being Poisoned by Your Amalgam Fillings?

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Mercury FillingThe Environmental Protection Agency and the American Dental Association strongly recommend that amalgam fillings be treated as a biohazard before being used on a tooth and after being removed. If amalgam fillings are too toxic to be disposed of through normal measures, what could possibly lead anyone to believe that it’s safe to have them in your mouth for the rest of your life?

With all the sources of toxins that exist today, including our water, air, food, and many of the personal care products that we use on a daily basis, we certainly don’t need a constant source of toxins right in our mouths. Amalgam fillings are just that!

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Scary Consequences of Swine Flu Vaccination

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Swine Flu VaccineThere’s been a lot of recent talk about swine flu vaccinations being pushed hard this fall and It may even become mandatory in schools. Will you be ready to make an informed decision? Based on the many risks associated with vaccinations, it’s a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

The 1976 Swine Flu “Pandemic”

In 1976, there was a swine flu scare very similar to the one we’re experiencing this year. The government responded by advising everyone to be vaccinated and 44 million people took the advice. Unfortunately, the vaccine ended up destroying many peoples lives and was blamed for numerous cases of paralysis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and even death. Much like what we’re seeing today, the overly hyped swine flu pandemic never came about.

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Vitamin D’s Flawed Recommended Daily Allowance

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Recommended Daily AllowanceWhile it’s great that the FDA requires supplement and food labels to contain percentages of daily recommended values, these numbers can often be misleading. Vitamin D is one of the most important substances in regard to supporting good health and also happens to have one of the most misleading Recommended Daily Allowances.

If you look at the label on the back of food or supplement packaging, you’ll see a list of nutrients that specifies the amount of each nutrient contained in a single serving of the product and what percentage of the recommended Daily Value that this amount represents. The FDA requires food and supplement manufacturers to include this information on the labels of their products to help you determine how much of your daily recommended allowance you’re consuming.

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