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The Meaning Of The Dancing Butterfly

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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

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  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

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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'

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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

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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 Digg.com (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???

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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"

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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%

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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

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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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    This June 23, 2016 photo provided by Brad Bousquet shows Bousquet with his wife, Alissa, and the 500 roses he presented to her at the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center in Omaha, Neb., to celebrate her last chemotherapy treatment. Brad writes that he secretly texted wife Alissa's friends and family to help with the effort. The roses sold for $10 each with the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. (Brad Bousquet via AP)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A dozen roses simply weren't enough for a Nebraska man who wanted "to do something special" for his wife to celebrate her last chemotherapy treatment. So, he raised money and surprised her with 500.


  • Mexico air lifts food into villages as teacher blockades spread 1 Jul 2016 | 6:59 pm

    A forklift unloads sacks filled with grain from a C-130 Hercules aircraft to be distributed in impoverished communities of Oaxaca state affected by blockades of members of the CNTE protesting against Nieto's education reform, in Puerto EscondidoMexico's air force flew tons of grain to the southern state of Oaxaca on Friday as protests by teachers opposed to education reform spread across the country and road blocks led to dwindling food supplies in some remote regions. Tension in the state intensified after eight people died last month in clashes between police and the protesting teachers, and unrest has flared throughout Mexico. Local media reported protests by factions of Mexico's CNTE teachers union on Friday in the states of Guerrero, Oaxaca, Michoacan, Chiapas, Nuevo Leon and in Mexico City.


  • J&J's Janssen hit with $70 million verdict in Risperdal trial 1 Jul 2016 | 5:23 pm

    A U.S. jury on Friday awarded $70 million to the family of a boy who developed breasts after taking Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals' antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Andrew Yount, of Tennessee, developed gynecomastia at the age of five as a result of taking Risperdal, his lawyers say. Johnson & Johnson and Janssen are facing more than 12,000 claims over Risperdal, according to Johnson & Johnson's most recent quarterly report.

  • Democrats' draft platform calls for reviews of trade deals 1 Jul 2016 | 4:27 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Democratic Party's 2016 policy platform calls for reviews of trade deals, wider health coverage through public programs such as Medicare, and federal investigations of fossil fuel companies accused of misleading shareholders on climate change, according to a draft version released on Friday. The committee drafting the platform last weekend approved the document, which spells out the party's policy priorities. It still must be formally adopted at the Democratic National Convention, to be held in Philadelphia in July. ...

  • Aetna launches Medicare Advantage asset sale: sources 1 Jul 2016 | 4:09 pm

    A trader points up at a display on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeMerging Aetna's and Humana's Medicare Advantage businesses would make the combined company the largest U.S. manager of the healthcare insurance for seniors and the disabled. Aetna has sent out pitchbooks to potential buyers and will begin collecting bids as soon as next week, the people said on Friday.


  • Girls less likely to get pregnant if a friend has a baby 1 Jul 2016 | 3:42 pm

    By Linda Thrasybule (Reuters Health) - - Girls whose friends have experienced teen childbirth are less likely to get pregnant themselves, a new study suggests. In 2000-2001 - the fifth year after the start of the study - girls whose friends had given birth had about 25 fewer sexual intercourse encounters, on average, than girls whose friends had miscarried.

  • Uncertainty looms as Vermont becomes 1st state to label GMOs 1 Jul 2016 | 3:20 pm

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, speaks alongside Gov. Peter Shumlin, center, and Sen. Patrick Leahy at a rally Friday, July 1, 2016 in Montpelier, Vt., held to commemorate the implementation of the nation's first state law to require the labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined other Vermont leaders Friday to celebrate the state's newly implemented law requiring labels on genetically modified food and blast proposed federal legislation that could pre-empt the state requirement.


  • Many everyday common chemicals are endangering child brain development says new report 1 Jul 2016 | 2:46 pm

    Many everyday common chemicals are endangering child brain development says new reportA new report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives is calling for more attention to be paid to the growing evidence that exposure to many everyday common chemicals are causing harm to children's brain development. Dozens of scientists, health practitioners and children's health advocates have expressed their concern in the paper that these chemicals are disrupting brain development from as early as pregnancy with the effect continuing through to children of all ages.


  • Guinea-Bissau confirms three cases of Zika virus, government says 1 Jul 2016 | 2:19 pm

    Guinea-Bissau has confirmed its first three cases of the Zika virus in a group of islands off the mainland and has set up an emergency committee to stop further transmission of the disease, the government said on Friday. Experts have feared the tiny nation could become a gateway for Zika's spread to mainland West Africa, after an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus was first recorded in the African island chain of Cape Verde late last year. "The Health Minister has informed (the government) of three confirmed cases of Zika virus contamination located in the Bijagos Archipelago," read a government statement sent to reporters.

  • Spain records first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus 1 Jul 2016 | 1:44 pm

    Photo illustration shows an anti Zika virus kitSpain has recorded its first known case of the Zika virus being sexually transmitted, after a woman contracted it from her partner after he returned from a Latin American country, health authorities in Madrid said on Friday. The mosquito-borne Zika virus has been linked to thousands of cases of the microcephaly birth defect in countries such as Brazil, which has declared a public health emergency over the disease. The birth defect is marked by babies born with brain abnormalities and undersized heads.