ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Do You Know What You Are Supporting?

Health Impact News Daily
August 25, 2014
John Maino performs the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

John Maino performs the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the ALS Association is sweeping the nation, and going viral in social media. However, do you know what you are supporting if you contribute funds to the ALS Association?

The answer may surprise you. Click here to continue reading this article at Health Impact News Daily.

FDA Reverses Its Position on Daily Aspirin

mercola.com
August 4, 2014
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If you haven’t had a heart attack, step away from the aspirin bottle… If you are one of the 40 million Americans who take an aspirin every day, you may want to heed the latest warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

After many decades of promoting aspirin, the FDA now says that if you have not experienced a heart problem, you should not be taking a daily aspirin—even if you have a family history of heart disease. This represents a significant departure from FDA’s prior position on aspirin for the prevention of heart attacks.

On its website, the FDA now says:12

“FDA has concluded that the data do not support the use of aspirin as a preventive medication by people who have not had a heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular problems, a use that is called ‘primary prevention.’ In such people, the benefit has not been established but risks — such as dangerous bleeding into the brain or stomach — are still present.”

Their announcement was prompted by Bayer’s request to change its aspirin label to indicate it can help prevent heart attacks in healthy individuals. Aspirin generated $1.27 billion in sales for Bayer last year,3 and from Bayer’s request, it appears they want everyone to be taking their drug.

But the FDA says “not so fast”—and rightly so. Evidence in support of using aspirin preventatively has gone from weak to weaker to nonexistent. This is why I’ve been advising against it for more than a decade. It looks as though aspirin, even “low-dose aspirin” (LDA), may do far more harm than good.

In fact, it is debatable whether or not aspirin has ANY protective benefits against cardiovascular disease, even if you have suffered a heart attack or stroke. Recent scientific studies have uncovered a number of serious side effects, suggesting that whatever aspirin may offer may be overshadowed by its risks, especially when safer natural alternatives exist.

As is true for nearly all medications, the longer we watch for side effects, the more we tend to find—even for drugs like aspirin that have been around for more than 100 years. Just because aspirin is an over-the-counter drug and has been around for more than a century does not mean that it’s harmless……

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In Search of Ebola Cures: Chinese Medicine, Western Herbs, Sanitizing Chemicals and Immune Boosting Strategies

The international Ebola outbreak has caused a wave of alarm among people who are concerned it might spread to their own city or nation. It’s a legitimate concern, given that the government of Liberia has already issued a desperate plea for international help after declaring the pandemic “[beyond] the control of the national government.”(1)

In search of Ebola cures

by: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger (NaturalNews)

Here at Natural News, we’re being flooded with requests from people asking whether any natural cures exist to kill Ebola. In short, there are no proven natural cures for Ebola, but there are some extremely valuable herbal formulas which may be lifesavers. There are also some valuable immune boosting strategies detailed here which can save many lives. Here’s what we know so far:

Natural Treatments for Ebola Virus Exist, Research Suggests

GreenMedInfo
August 1, 2014
Natural Treatments for Ebola Virus Exist

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“While the conventional medical system reflexively puts its faith and money into drug and vaccine development, with NIH recently announcing it will begin an early trial on Ebola vaccines this September of this year, very little research has been performed on reducing risk, or mitigating post-infection harm, with the use of time-tested, natural immune-boosting and/or plant-based approaches. Given the low safety risk and cost of botanical- and food-based interventions, this is where we should be looking first for viable, and immediately accessible solutions. Indeed, a recent study published in 2012 holds great promise as far as identifying a natural way to mitigate the virulence – and therefore also widespread fear — associated with Ebola virus.”

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It means becoming aware that attitudes and emotions influence our health. It means taking responsibility for our attitudes, and making the commitment to change the negative ones. No matter what attitudes our parents, friends, or associates influenced us with, or what our life experiences have been, we are still responsible for our own attitudes. We are the only ones who can change them. Blaming others gets us nowhere except into a rut. Taking personal responsibility for where we are in life is the first step toward improving our attitudes.”

7 Superb Superfoods to Power Up Your Life [Infographic]

Eating healthy is almost synonymous to staying healthy. Almost 80 percent of the positive effects you reap from a wholesome lifestyle can be attributed to a balanced and nutritious diet, with the remaining 20 percent coming from exercise.

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Unfortunately, most Americans are uninformed about what actually constitutes healthy eating. In a poll of more than 1,200 American adults, nearly 90 percent said their diet was either “somewhat,” “very,” or “extremely” healthy.  However, 43 percent of the survey respondents said they drank at least one sugary soda or sweetened drink every day. A third of the respondents also said they were at an ideal weight, when they actually were overweight or obese.

It’s hard to get anywhere near your wellness goals if you’re misinformed about what foods are truly healthy.

I believe that one key aspect of eating well is ditching highly processed, fast food meals, and opting for fresh, whole, locally grown foods – organic as much as possible – packed with valuable vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. An excellent example of this would be superfoods.

Courtesy of Bridget Davis – The Internet Chef

Isn’t it amazing how the health of our family members can trigger us into action! So was the case with this Turmeric tea recipe. My father was recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis, a condition that was causing him a great deal of pain and for a man who was exceptionally active, the pain began to slow him down.

Pain killlers weren’t helping, in fact the side effects from the pain killers were worst than the arthritis! So we set about finding him a diet that he could have that would help with his condition and this tea ticked all the boxes. A natural anti-inflammatory and natural pain killer, my Dad is LOVING this tea as its tastes like chai and he uses it as a replacement for coffee and black tea. With many many other health benefits, this tea is an absolute must have for your medicine cupboard.

Ingredients:
3 heaped teaspoons turmeric
1 heaped teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground cardamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger

1.5 Lts of 3.5 pints of filtered water
Honey to taste
nut milk optional

Follow These Six Dietary Tips To Help Protect Against Cancer

Medical professionals from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine have unveiled five easy-to-follow guidelines for cancer prevention. Their findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition in June 2014. These steps have merit and are great advice for anyone who is looking to prevent cancer, who is struggling with disease or whose immune system is compromised.

Follow These Six Dietary Tips Cancer Prevention

by: L.J. Devon, Staff Writer (NaturalNews)

Cancer may come on sudden, but it is not some random act. An accumulation of dietary decisions and toxin exposures brings the cells to a compromised state. Learning how to empower the immune system with the right foods can restore cellular health. Learning how to avoid overexposure of certain chemicals, byproducts, fungi, heavy metals, pesticides, hormone disrupters and petroleum products can help prolong quality of life.

Top 10 Reasons to Stop Using Splenda Right Now!

Still using Splenda as your sweetener of choice? It is the most versatile and widely used artificial sweetener. However, as is often the case, popularity of a product does not indicate that it is safe.

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Over the years since Splenda’s discovery, much research and thousands of consumer complaints have documented Splenda’s danger. Here are the top 10 (and then some more) reasons why Splenda is the wrong choice.   

GMO Insulin Causes Type 1 Diabetes in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Finds

GreenMedInfo
June 28, 2014

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“A groundbreaking new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism finds synthetic (GMO) insulin is capable of rapidly producing type 1 diabetes in type 2 diabetics.”

GMOs are not only invading our food supply but they are in your medicines as well! GMO foods and drugs are associated with many problems and diseases, including – in this case – Type 1 diabetes.

Read more at GreenMedInfo