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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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  • Passengers on BA jet that caught fire in Las Vegas sue Boeing, GE 27 Nov 2015 | 10:25 am

    Passengers on a British Airways plane that caught fire taking off from Las Vegas in September are suing the makers of the plane and its engines in Chicago, their lawyers said on Friday. The engine of the Boeing 777 burst into flames, forcing all 170 passengers and crew to escape via emergency slides, after a part of a spool in the high-pressure compressor failed, according to findings from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Now 65 passengers from the United States, Britain, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Germany are seeking damages from Boeing and engine maker GE for pain, suffering, emotional stress as well as financial losses, law firm Stewarts Law said in a statement.

  • Screen time, in moderation, not linked to youngsters' depression 27 Nov 2015 | 10:00 am

    There was, however, little difference in depression risk between children who didn’t have any screen time and those who got about two hours a day. Screen time didn't appear connected to depression in older teens.  Overall, in smaller doses, screen time appeared to be a good thing. “The finding of the lower depression risk with a relatively low quantity of screen time may suggest that exposure to screen/media, when in moderation, can have potentially positive impacts on adolescents’ mental health,” said senior study author Dr. Yao Shuqiao of the Medical Psychological Institute, Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University in Hunan, China.

  • UNICEF: AIDS leading cause of death for African teenagers 27 Nov 2015 | 9:59 am

    Mani Djelassem, a 17-year-old activist who was born HIV-positive, speaks at a United Nations' agency for children (UNICEF) news conference in Johannesburg, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Djelassem says it was essential to educate teenagers about the disease and the medication that has been vital to saving her own life. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)JOHANNESBURG (AP) — While the global push to eradicate HIV may have saved over a million babies, AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African teenagers and the second most common killer for adolescents across the globe, the United Nations' agency for children said on Friday.

  • U.N. Syria envoy says downing of Russian jet 'did not help' peace process 27 Nov 2015 | 9:41 am

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Turkey's downing of a Russian jet near the Syrian border earlier this week risks harming the Syrian peace process, the United Nation's top Syria diplomat said on Friday, speaking in Stockholm. "It certainly did not help... there is a likelihood of it complicating this," U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura said about political negotiations over peace or a cease fire. NATO member Turkey and Russia have been in a war of words after Turkey's air force shot down a Russian warplane. (Reporting by Alistair Scrutton, Writing by Daniel Dickson; Editing by Simon Johnson)

  • Broad smiles and enduring spirit at Holocaust survivors' beauty contest 27 Nov 2015 | 9:39 am

    Rita Berkowitz, a Holocaust survivor and winner of a beauty contest for survivors of the Nazi genocide, waves on a stage, in the northern Israeli city of HaifaBy Amir Cohen HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - To the strains of Madonna's "Vogue", the 13 women with a combined age of about 1,050 strutted down the runway cautiously, hindered only slightly by walking sticks and the odd dodgy hip. The third annual Holocaust survivors' beauty pageant, honoring women who lived through the concentration camps and death marches of Nazi Germany, was held in the city of Haifa this week with hundreds of relatives turning out in support. "Many of them were children, teenagers or young adults during the Holocaust," said Jurgen Buhler, the German director of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, a sponsor.

  • Misleading HPV vaccine websites are easy to find 27 Nov 2015 | 9:25 am

    By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Parents who go online to find out about the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that causes cervical cancer, may have a hard time finding accurate information, a recent U.S. study suggests. In the U.S., the HPV vaccine is recommended for children at age 11 or 12 years, with the goal of protecting them against the virus before they become sexually active, and also for teens and young adults who may not have previously been vaccinated. The Internet, where the vast majority of Americans go for answers to a wide variety of medical questions, may be particularly misleading when it comes to facts about HPV, researchers report in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

  • 8 Questions To Ask Your Pharmacist 27 Nov 2015 | 8:00 am

    8 Questions To Ask Your PharmacistMore than 4 billion prescriptions were filled at retail pharmacies in 2014, according to data from theHenry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Of those prescriptions, roughly half to three-quarters were used incorrectly, says pharmacist Linda Bernstein, a volunteer clinical professor at University of California-San Francisco School of Pharmacy and a...

  • 5 Things Psychologists Wish Their Patients Would Do 27 Nov 2015 | 8:00 am

    5 Things Psychologists Wish Their Patients Would DoDoes your therapist have a secret wish list of things you should do to optimize your therapy?If you’re one of the millions of people in the United States who sees a therapist, you may have had this exact thought. To answer that question, we asked five psychologists -- Melanie Greenberg, PhD, Laura Kauffman, PhD, Craig Malkin, PhD, Simon...

  • The 'Angelina effect' has doubled preventative mastectomy numbers in the UK 27 Nov 2015 | 5:31 am

    The American actress underwent a preventative double mastectomy and removal of her ovaries in 2013 to eliminate risk of cancer.Two years after the actress Angelina Jolie went public about having a gene mutation linked to breast cancer and her preventative double mastectomy, a new UK study has shown that the number of preventative operations of this kind has risen. Angelina Jolie's announcement in May 2013 that she had had a double mastectomy caused a media storm. The American actress carries a mutation in the BRCA1 gene, as did her mother, who died of breast cancer.

  • Study shows that low-sugar diet makes food taste sweeter 27 Nov 2015 | 5:08 am

    A low-sugar diet makes food taste sweeter: studyA new study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that adults who stuck to a low-sugar diet found that food tasted sweeter. Results showed that for those who had reduced their sugar intake, food tasted much sweeter than for those who stuck to their original sugar intake.