Learning from Hippocrates 2100 Years Later

Learning from Hippocrates 2100 Years Later (Source) Back in 320 BC, the Greek healer Hippocrates had lots to say about medicine. Not only did he promulgate what’s become known as the Hippocratic Oath–“first, do no harm”- but he also set forth...

Organic Food Is Not Discount Food

Organic Food Is Not Discount Food (Source) Organic food isn’t cheap, and the real thing never will be. The concept of mass-produced organics is fraudulent. It runs counter to both the ethos & reality. They cannot be produced by Agribusiness-style farmers who...

DIY Natural Weed Killer

Health-e-Tip: DIY Natural Weed Killer (Source) With the increasing controversy surrounding the health effects of glyphosate, why not skip the Roundup and try this 100% DIY natural weed killer? Glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Roundup, the world’s most...

Four Ways to Improve Your Sleeping Quality

Four Ways to Improve Your Sleeping Quality (Source) For a good night’s rest that leads to optimum functioning and alertness, the following best practices can help improve your sleeping quality. Too much stress and too little sleep is the fool-proof recipe for...

Milk Thistle a Natural Medicine

Milk Thistle a Natural Medicine (Source) Milk thistle – a natural medicine – is a flowering plant that is part of the daisy family. It gets its name from its bristly and prickly nature and the “milky” sap that oozes out of the plant. The leaves,...

Higher Mercury Levels Increase Diabetes Risk

Higher Mercury Levels Increase Diabetes Risk (Source) A new study found that exposure to higher mercury levels in young adults increased their risks for type 2 diabetes later in life by 65 percent. The study, led by Indiana University School of Public...

3 Ways You Can Help Change the Food System

Health-e-Tip: 3 Ways You Can Help Change the Food System (Source) We cannot rely on the government to construct and enforce the framework to allow for the healthiest foods (and the healthiest foods only) to reach our plates. And honestly, we cannot be surprised at...

The Best Health Insurance

The Best Health Insurance Health-e-Solutions comment: Mark Sisson is a former elite endurance athlete who has made health and fitness his life’s work. In this article he adeptly explains the importance of taking responsibility for your health rather than trusting it...

Mycotoxins Contaminate 10 Food Staples

Mycotoxins Contaminate 10 Food Staples (Source) Fungi produce secondary metabolites called mycotoxins. Mycotoxins were discovered in 1962 in London, England, when a peanut ground meal was found to have caused approximately 100,000 turkey deaths. Metabolites from the...

GMO Plague On our Hands

GMO Plague On Our Hands (Source) We have a GMO plague on our hands. The amount of land currently being used to cultivate genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) is the highest it has ever been throughout the world, according to a new report. Data compiled by the...

New Insights into Genetic Expression

New Insights into Genetic Expression (Source) Researchers at UC Davis and the University of British Columbia have shed new light on methylation, a critical process that helps control how genes are expressed. Working with placentas, the team discovered that 37 percent...

UNFRIENDLY Gut Flora from GMO food

UNFRIENDLY Gut Flora from GMO food (Source) Two studies published in the past six months reveal a disturbing finding: glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup appear to suppress the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, leading to the overgrowth of extremely...

DIY Wash for Fruits and Vegetables

Health-e-Tip: DIY Wash for Fruits and Vegetables Commercial washes for fruits and vegetables fail to work better than tap water, but there is a cheap do-it-yourself (DIY) wash for fruits and vegetables that may completely eliminate certain pesticide residues.  You can...

Endocrine Disruptors Are in Your Food Too

(Source) ‘BPA-Free’ Not Enough: Endocrine Disruptors Are in Your Food Too Hormone-disrupting chemicals are so widely dispersed throughout the environment that even avoiding all plastics and other food containers made with BPA and similar chemicals may not...

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain (Source) Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do… People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that...

Organic Tomatoes Tastier, More Nutritious

Organic Tomatoes Tastier, More Nutritious  (Source) A new study from a team of international university researchers has confirmed that organic tomatoes are not only more nutritious than their conventional counterparts: they also taste better. The research comes from...

Milk Thistle and Type 2 Diabetes

(Source) Milk thistle, a member of the daisy family, has a long history of use in herbal medicine traditions for the treatment of liver disorders. Milk thistle seeds contain a polyphenol antioxidant compound called silymarin. Scientific research has yielded some...

Reduce BPA Exposure and Insulin Resistance

Health-e-Tip: Reduce BPA Exposure and Insulin Resistance (Source) Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of those modern toxins that is difficult to dodge. Found in an assortment of plastic food packaging, drink containers and even credit card receipts, it’s impossible to...

Leafy Greens Influence Gene Expression

Leafy Greens Influence Gene Expression (Source) Leafy greens and crucifers help express digestive genes that boost our innate immune response … Our innate immune system is truly amazing in its complexity and ability to continually adapt to an ever changing environment...

8 Ways Microbes Can Save Us from Ourselves

(Source) Could bacteria and related microbes, widely believed to be a primary cause of disease, explain how we are capable of surviving through the self-created chemical nightmare of industrialized society? Environmental chemical exposures number in the tens of...

Is Rocket Fuel Making Organic Farming Impossible?

(Source) Perchlorate is an environmental pollutant primarily associated with releases by defense contractors, military operations and aerospace programs, as it is a key ingredient in rocket fuel. It is now found in virtually all humans tested, and it is continually...

The Amazing Healing Properties of Fermented Foods

(Source) Between the hard and fast dichotomies of cooked and raw, dead and alive, is this beautiful thing called fermented.  A place where many of the digestive challenges associated with raw foods (e.g. enzyme inhibitors, antinutrients, lectins) are overcome in favor...

Jet Fuel, Plastics Cause Disease in Later Generations

Jet Fuel, Plastics Cause Disease in Later Generations (Source) Washington State University researchers have lengthened their list of environmental toxicants; Jet Fuel, Plastics – that can negatively affect as many as three generations of an exposed...