Fertility Rates Have Now Fallen Below The Level That Replaces Our Existing Population

Fertility Rates Have Now Fallen Below The Level That Replaces Our Existing Population

You might have heard in the news recently the report by the CDC that our country’s birth rates have now fallen below the level to replace the existing population.

The reason they say is mostly environmental, for example the days are hotter and the air pollution is the worst it has ever been, just to name a couple “environmental” excuses they claim. Now, there’s no question our environment is so polluted that both humans and animals alike are constantly born with deformities and other mutations. But let’s be honest with ourselves – the environment is not the biggest culprit here!

Obviously it is the fact that more and more adults who were sick as children, which is at the highest rate now, too, then become infertile as adults; this is for both men and women.

For example, candida, endometriosis, lupus, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, PCOS, low progesterone, low testosterone and … Read the rest

Vertigo: The inner ear’s roller coaster effect

Vertigo: The inner ear’s roller coaster effect

Vertigo is an off balanced sensation that makes a person feel like they are spinning and dizzy. There are a number of reasons one might experience this. It is most commonly associated with inner ear problems because the inner ear sends signals to the brain about movement. Other causes include Meniere’s disease, which is the buildup of fluid that causes pressure in the ear. Meniere’s can also cause ringing in the ears as well as hearing loss. Another cause of vertigo is associated with BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) which is when tiny calcium particles clump up in the canals. An infection called vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis can cause inflammation in the inner ear. Other causes include migraines, stroke, tumors, medications, or head or neck injuries.

Vertigo can be triggered by changing the position of the head
that causes a spinning, swaying, or unbalanced sensation. This can lead to
headache, … Read the rest

Is eating ammonia yummy?

Is eating ammonia yummy?

A while ago there was another E.coli outbreak, this time in beef treated with ammonia (it is treated with ammonia in an attempt to kill bacteria). The same ammonia commonly found in floor cleaners can comprise up to 15% of many fast-food burgers. It is also used in the ground beef that goes into the U.S. school lunch program.

On 12/31/09, the New York Times published a report on the
lack of efficacy of ammonia treatment in killing salmonella and E.coli in beef
from South Dakota’s Beef Products, Inc. (BPI).
According to BPI’s website they are the largest processor, a euphemism for
murderer, of beef in the country. Their ammoniated product is used in frozen
hamburger, taco meats, low-fat hot dogs, beef-stick snacks, and is sold to
fast-food chains.

BPI uses low-grade beef trimmings (notoriously high in
microbial pathogens like E.coli, Salmonella, Lysteria, and Staph), spins off
the fat, then … Read the rest

Top Foods to Avoid: High Fructose Corn Syrup

Top Foods to Avoid: High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup is a man-made product that is produced by
using enzymes to extract sugar from stocks of corn. This sweetener
should be avoided as it has been linked to a variety of maladies
including obesity, cardiovascular disease, blood sugar imbalances,
diabetes, fatty liver, liver failure, leaky gut syndrome, decaying
teeth, hypertension, elevated LDL / bad cholesterol levels, immune
suppression, dementia and cancer. Not to mention it can actually
damage DNA.

Big Food loves high fructose corn syrup because it is both cheaper
and sweeter than cane sugar. Highly refined cane sugar is bad enough
but high fructose corn syrup delivers a fix that rapidly enters the
blood stream causing blood sugar spikes and the quick release of
insulin. This in turn causes an increase in appetite and a trend
toward weight gain and obesity over time.

The common sugar that sits in the pantry at home is … Read the rest

Is the Paleo Diet All It's Cracked Up to Be? Here's What a New Study Says

Is the Paleo Diet All It's Cracked Up to Be? Here's What a New Study Says

Paleo diets are sold on two golden promises: low-carb eating and better gut health. But a new study from Australian researchers suggests that the two might not go hand in hand—cutting out the carbs might not work as advertised. Published in the European Journal of Nutrition, this study indicates that paleo participants have an abnormally high amount of Trimethylamine-N-oxide (that’s TMAO for short) in the gut, which could raise your risk of heart disease.

This new food fad, the paleolithic, paleo, or “caveman” diet, calls strictly for grass-fed meat, eggs, fish, nuts, berries, fruits, veggies, and natural sweeteners. Imagine what our early ancestors would have eaten hundreds of thousands of years ago, then remove the mammoth drives from the equation. The idea is to cut out artificial and factory-farmed foods and emphasize simple, effective nutrition.

The study followed 44 willing-and-ready paleo dieters as they adhered … Read the rest

How Broccoli Soup Helped Men Beat Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

How Broccoli Soup Helped Men Beat Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

If nobody’s forced vegetables on you since you were a kid, consider this an order. British researchers found that cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, kale, cabbage, and cauliflower, may quash a gene in prostate tissue related to prostate cancer.

In the study, men with early-stage prostate cancer ate broccoli soup for a year. Those who had a soup with a boost of glucoraphanin—a phytonutrient in certain vegetables—saw total suppression of the gene that causes cancer cells to infect healthy tissue.

Make it a point to eat a lot of cruciferous produce. And don’t shy away from frozen vegetables. They’re usually picked when at peak ripeness, which is also when glucoraphanin levels are highest.

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Here’s How High Your SPF Should Be This Summer, According to Dermatologists

Here’s How High Your SPF Should Be This Summer, According to Dermatologists

While lathering up with SPF is an easy and important task, there’s a lot about the process that is difficult to comprehend. For starters, what do those SPF numbers even indicate? And which one should you actually be using? They climb all the way up to 100—but is that truly necessary, especially when many brands are selling moisturizers and sunblocks with SPF 15?

We fielded these questions and more to a group of board-certified dermatologists to get some clarity on SPF and the standards we should set when buying and applying it.

As it turns out, it’s not all about the SPF number, which itself can mislead most consumers. But let’s start there:

How SPF Works

Mariana Atanasovski, M.D., has a good breakdown of SPF numbers: “SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays, whereas SPF 50 blocks 98% … Read the rest

Increased Risk of Heart Attack in Younger Women

Increased Risk of Heart Attack in Younger Women

The location of extra pounds on the body does make a difference in the first of heart disease in women.

A study of postmenopausal women published in the European Heart Journal found that women with a pear shape had a significantly lower risk of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, while women with an apple shape or increased fat on the trunk of their body had an increased risk of this type of coronary artery disease.

The kicker is that all of these women were within a healthy body mass index BMI. The relationship between trunk fat and increased risk still proved true when other factors like smoking were introduced. 

Heart Attacks in Women

This follows a disturbing rising trend of heart attacks among young women, especially African American women in the United States. 

“The face of heart disease is changing with increased heart disease in younger people and a … Read the rest

Garlic: Worth the bad breath

Garlic: Worth the bad breath

Garlic comes from Central Asia and northeastern Iran.
However, it is a seasoning that is used all over the world. This spice is a
relative to onion, leek, chives, and shallots. It is readily used for cooking
and sautéing. The perks of garlic are many, and the health benefits have made
many people fans.

  1. The
    most popular benefit of garlic is its ability to boost the immune system with
    its powerful ability to fight infection. Garlic contains antibacterial,
    anti-fungal, and antiviral properties. Garlic in raw form, can be rubbed on
    skin conditions that are fungi, virus, or bacterial related. One of the
    components called, ajoene, can help fight yeast infections.
  2. Garlic
    can also boost immunity. This spice is absolutely loaded with vitamin C. It
    also contains a high amount of potassium which means it helps with the
    absorption of other nutrients. The smell clears up lunge and throat problems.
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Top Foods to Avoid: Aspartame

Top Foods to Avoid: Aspartame

Aspartame (the full name is aspartylphenylalanine) is a synthetic sweeter that is marketed as a low calorie product and is often used ostensibly in conjunction with diabetes management and weight loss. The controversial sugar substitute is sold as NutriSweet, Equal and Aminosweet and is an ingredient in thousands of food and beverage products worldwide.

Aspartame contains only 4 calories per gram and is 180 to 200 times sweeter than sucrose (common table sugar). The artificial sweetener is highly touted by big food as ‘safe for human consumption’ and is commonly found in foods and drinks like diet sodas, chewing gum, sugar-free ice cream, reduced-calorie fruit juice (like Tropicana), yogurt, and sugarless candy.

The sweetener was discovered by chance when two substances were mixed together and inadvertently ingested. It is a synthetic compound of phenylalanine and aspartic acid and 10 percent of its molecular structure is methanol (methyl alcohol or wood … Read the rest