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The Meaning Of The Dancing Butterfly

We babysat for her.  By “we”, I mean my wife and I before we had a child.  By “babysat” I mean a valuable service occasionally performed for frazzled, young parent-friends like Beth and T.K..  By “her” I mean their 3 month old daughter Summers. That parti…

Showing Teeth...

Can Emotion Be Taught??? Can you teach someone to feel?  Is it a “Heart-Felt Smile” or are we just “Showing Teeth”? “Smile Sweetie…please smile…”, I would plead to my little boy, before his Granny would come for a visit.  The result was always the same…a very sti…

'Food Matters': A movie that could save your life

  Between 1977 and 2002, the percent of the American population eating three or more snacks a day -- and most of it junk food -- increased to 42 percent from 11 percent. Further, researchers found, the percent of children surveyed who said they had eaten th…

Stress linked to cancer

Scientists have discovered that everyday emotional stress is a trigger for the growth of tumors. Any sort of trauma, emotional or physical, can act as a "pathway" between cancerous mutations, bringing them together in a potentially deadly mix. The findings seem to show for …

How to, 'Let food be your medicine'

Dr. Keith Scott has dedicated years of research into the efficacy of natural spices for promoting physical, mental and emotional health. The cure for most health related issues is indeed, ‘In the cupboard’.  Dr. Scott’s website gives examples of herbs and spices for the…

Tricking you into consuming GMO and toxic food.

How would you feel about being tricked into consuming genetically modified, roundup herbicide soaked food? How would you feel if Whole Foods Market were assisting a huge agribusiness to make this happen? This is exactly what is going on with the Silk line of soy milk produ…

Interview with Dr. Andrew Weil

Kevin Rose interviews the popular alternative health professional, Dr. Andrew Weil. In this interview Kevin, infamous for having made $60 million in 18 months through (as captioned on the cover of August 14, 2006 edition of Business Week), brings an assortment of he…

Is a Day at The Beach really...A Day at The Beach for Autism Spectrum???

Happiness is:   “A Day at the Beach”… or is it???  Ahh…the life of a child…So wistfully happy, and ultimately carefree.  With not a care in the world, a child is free…free from life’s stresses, and so it is, and so it should be the best time of life.&nbs…

Michael Pollan On Oprah

Recently, Michael Pollan was on the Oprah Show. (Watch it here.) What does this mean? Has "real food" hit the mainstream? Maybe. At the very least, Michael Pollan's flavor of common-sense, easy-to-understand real food philosophy moves to a more mainstream audience. And he c…

The yogic art of "ocean breathing"

The classic name for the technique is Ujjayi Pranayama. It is called the great breath or victory breath, I've never actually heard anyone call it "Darth vader" breath, but it has been called that! When I first started practising it at the end of yoga classes, I'd never hear…

Ten Helpful Hints...

I have a tattered little piece of paper that decorates my fridge, and it's nothing fancy...really quite worn...but on it is written some of the best advice that I have ever given myself.  It is called "10 Helpful Hints".  The reason I keep it on my "fridge" is so t…

Jeffrey Smith: GMO's and Weston A. Price presentation video

Jeffrey Smith, author of ‘Seeds of Deception’ and ‘Genetic Roulette’, reminds us in his Huffington Post article, Rude Awakening, that we must be the champions of our own health. In this article Jeffrey illustrates that our collective ignorance is as much the enemy as genetic…

New scientific study confirms that spices have the highest antioxidant content of all foods

A recently published research paper proves yet again that culinary herbs and spices have the highest antioxidant content of all food groups. Published in the January 2010 edition of the Nutrition Journal, the multinational authors of the study analyzed over 3000 different fo…

How to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer By 50%

I have some vital information for you that can literally save your life, save you from dying from cancer; not just from getting cancer, but from dying from it. I came across this absolutely vital information while researching my new book called, Dark Deception, info which is…

Eleven Ways to Think Outside the Box

Thinking outside the box is more than just a business cliché. It means approaching problems in new, innovative ways and conceptualizing problems differently. Here are 11 ways to beef up your out-of-the-box thinking skills. 1. Study another industry Go to the library and pi…
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  • Sanofi's Genzyme pays $32.59 million in criminal Seprafilm case 3 Sep 2015 | 7:05 pm

    A sign on the fence marks Genzyme's plant in the Boston, Massachsetts neighborhood of AllstonThe biotechnology unit of French drug company Sanofi SA was accused of two misdemeanor counts of violating the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act from 2005 to 2010 by allowing Seprafilm to be adulterated and misbranded while being sold. Sanofi bought Genzyme in 2011. Seprafilm is a clear film used to reduce abnormal internal scarring that can cause organs and tissues to stick together following pelvic and abdominal surgeries known as laparotomies.

  • Arizona officials: 220 inmates, three prison staff suffer stomach ailment 3 Sep 2015 | 6:24 pm

    At least 220 inmates and three staff have been sickened with an unknown stomach ailment at a large state prison in northeastern Arizona, prison authorities said on Thursday. Authorities at Arizona State Prison Complex-Winslow said they are working with local and state health officials to try to determine what caused the gastro-intestinal illness first reported in two units on Tuesday afternoon. The sick inmates have been treated on-site and none have required transport to a medical facility, said corrections spokesman Andrew Wilder, adding that none of the cases are believed to be life-threatening.

  • Farm dust protects kids against asthma, allergies 3 Sep 2015 | 5:20 pm

    Researchers have long known that growing up on a farm seems to protect children against allergies and recently discovered that the secret lies in the dustResearchers have long known that growing up on a farm seems to protect children against allergies and now they know the secret lies in the dust, Belgian experts said Thursday. The findings published in the US journal Science could help lead to a vaccine against asthma one day. "At this point, we have revealed an actual link between farm dust and protection against asthma and allergies," said Bart Lambrecht, a professor of pulmonary medicine at Ghent University.

  • FDA approves longer-term use of AstraZeneca blood thinner 3 Sep 2015 | 5:17 pm

    AstraZeneca Plc on Thursday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new dose of its blood thinner Brilinta intended for longer-term use in patients with a history of heart attack or a condition known as acute coronary syndrome. The FDA approved Brilinta tablets at a new 60 milligram dose that would be taken along with aspirin beyond a year after a heart attack. The drug, which is used to prevent blood clots that can cause heart attacks, strokes and deaths, had previously been approved at a higher dose for use during the first year after a heart attack.

  • Chipotle critic turns up heat with 'Chubby Chipotle' ad 3 Sep 2015 | 4:51 pm

    Sign is seen at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in San Francisco, CaliforniaChipotle Mexican Grill Inc, known for its indulgent burritos, is battling a "Chubby Chipotle" ad campaign from the food industry group whose "Nanny" ads helped sink New York City's ban on super-sized sugary drinks. The Center for Consumer Freedom's full-page advertisement in Thursday's New York Post depicts a smiling, shirtless, overweight young man flexing one arm and resting the other on his ample tummy. It urges consumers to find out more at, a site that calls the company's executives "fast food hypocrites" for claiming that Chipotle's menu is GMO-free and for bending their own rules on "no antibiotics ever".

  • Denver activists put public pot use ballot measure on hold 3 Sep 2015 | 4:32 pm

    Supporters of a Denver ballot initiative to allow marijuana use at bars and other establishments have pulled the measure after city leaders and business groups agreed to discuss a compromise, the pro-pot group said on Thursday. The Campaign for Limited Social Cannabis Use said it collected more than twice the number of signatures from registered voters to place the measure on the city ballot but agreed to hold off on putting it before voters in November. "We believe in the language we put forward and that adults who consume cannabis deserve the same freedoms to congregate and socialize as those who consume alcohol," the group's spokesman, Mason Tvert, said in statement.

  • Fiat Chrysler says talking with UAW union about health care co-op 3 Sep 2015 | 4:23 pm

    A new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sign is pictured after being unveiled at Chrysler Group World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, MichiganDETROIT (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is considering a health care co-op proposed by the United Auto Workers to cut rising costs.

  • Pentagon launches lab review, widens moratorium after anthrax find 3 Sep 2015 | 4:21 pm

    Spores from the Sterne strain of anthrax bacteria (Bacillus anthracis) are pictured in this handout scanning electron micrographThe Pentagon has launched a safety review at nine U.S. military labs and expanded a moratorium on the production and shipment of deadly toxins after anthrax contamination was discovered in a Utah facility. The contamination at the Dugway Proving Ground Life Sciences Test Facility in Utah was in "secure areas located outside the primary containment area," the Pentagon said in a statement on Thursday. The lab conducted a full decontamination and did not detect anthrax during re-testing.

  • What Pain Has to Do With Eating 3 Sep 2015 | 4:21 pm

    What Pain Has to Do With EatingDo you ever feel frustrated or out-of-control about your eating?Like once you buy Nutella or cereal, the jar or box is gone in a day?Like you just wish you could be one of those people who doesn't have to worry about her eating, and can be a healthy weight without eating?If so, this is for you:This article is about emotional pain, and eating. I...

  • Water: Nature's Health Elixir and How To Get More 3 Sep 2015 | 4:10 pm

    Water: Nature's Health Elixir and How To Get MoreThe saying goes that salt water is the cure for absolutely everything: sea, sweat or tears.But salt aside, it's pure, rejuvenating water thats the real healer. It's the cleanser from clouds, the food for summer blossoms. My family and I used it as a pain reliever to flush out the symptoms of chemo, and I still swear by it for keeping my skin...