Orthorexia Nervosa – New mental disorder aimed at people who insist on eating a clean diet

In a world where meaning is malleable, you can twist the truth however you want. You can create a story to make worthwhile endeavors look bad. You can make harmful practices appear attractive. The mental health system has recently taken a shot at making healthy food choices appear dangerous, if you can imagine, especially when those choices are your top priority. Clinicians are actively diagnosing patients with orthorexia nervosa, the extreme desire to eat pure food.

Orthorexia Nervosa

by: Mike Bundrant (NaturalNews)

This is not a parody. It’s actually happening.

If you have a strong desire to eat pure, uncontaminated food, then you could be suffering from a mental disorder per this new medical labeling trend.

The war on cancer is a tragedy. Billions upon billions of dollars are being spent to develop and apply treatments that are invasive, expensive, painful, often mutilating, and in many cases of little benefit.

“Meanwhile, most of us are unknowingly increasing the probability of cancer with our every meal. The more I’ve learned about diet and cancer, the more stunned I’ve been at our ignorance of their close relationship. We do not have to quake helplessly in the face of cancer, ‘hoping’ to escape its clutches.

“We do not have to sit by passively, watching our loved ones succumb to this disease. We do not have to spend our life savings, undergoing painful and devastating treatments that do little or no good. We are blessed now with the knowledge, which enables us to make clear, life-giving choices. We need only make them in time.”

John Robbins
Diet for A New America

Watch out for nasty global flu pandemic surprises, WHO warns

Flu Pandemic, Flu Shot, Flu Vaccine

Risk factors for heartburn: excess weight, smoking

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I think it is clear that the American diet is indicted as a cause of coronary heart disease. And it is pertinent, I think, to point out the same diet is now found guilty in terms of many forms of cancer: breast cancer, cancer of the colon, and others…

Dr. Mark Hegstead
Nutritional Scientist from Harvard University

Top Lifestyle Hacks to Defeat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Are you tired of this cold and gloomy winter weather? Many of us are frustrated, tired, experiencing more colds and illness, and even a bit depressed. You are not alone in this! These symptoms are more common this time of year; however, there are many easy, natural, common sense solutions.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

While spring is just around the corner here in the U.S., we still have several more weeks of winter to contend with. You don’t have to continue to deal with these symptoms of what is often referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Here are some great tips and healthy habits to maintain vibrant health and a great mood all winter long!

Meet Kid Natural

Join Kid Natural as he explores why Americans are largely unhelathy. Kid Natural is looking into food, exercise, medicine, spinal health, and lots of other subjects so he can cut down on heart disease, cancer, respiratory problems, and diabetes. Kid Natural wants to change the world for the better. Look for more Kid Natural videos at AmpLIFEied

The Truth About Superfoods

Superfoods are quite the rave these days. Every month, there seems to be a new super fruit or vegetable that you may have never seen or even heard of before. Their amazing benefits are often touted in such a way that they seem more than super. They actually seem magical!

Superfoods

The truth is, there is no superfood that will give you magical powers. Sorry to burst your bubble! Most superfoods are truly amazing but, individually, they are limited. The key is to incorporate an abundance of these foods in your daily diet. Your body needs a variety of healthy foods in order to thrive and achieve real wellness.

That doesn’t mean that you have to go on an exotic and expensive grocery trip to pick up sacha inchi, salsify and maca. The good news is that most superfoods are inexpensive and commonly found either in your own garden or in your local produce market. Try adding a variety of these common superfoods to a green smoothie to super charge your daily nutrition.

Here is a fantastic infographic from Evoke.ie to help you understand what you need to know.

20 Keys to Protecting Yourself from the Ebola Virus

Hallelujah Diet
October 16, 2014
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“Ebola is in the news everywhere and on everyone’s minds. Fear and concern seem to be a common thread. Each day we tune into the news to see the status of the latest victim or the progression of the disease. We saw an article the other day entitled, “Are Rental Cars Safe from the Ebola Virus“. All this talk about a deadly virus can be frightening.

“What we need to remember though is, ebola is a virus just like the flu virus. Sure, the effects of this particular virus can be devastating but it is still just a virus. What’s the point? Ebola isn’t something that God didn’t design the body to be able to defend against. The problem is that most people have weakened their defenses – or shall we say they have weakened their immune system.”

Continue Reading to learn how to protect yourself from Ebola

World Spine Day 2014

Every year on October 16th people from around the world join together to raise awareness on World Spine Day as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week.  The@World_Spine_Day (WSD) theme for 2014 is “Straighten Up and Move”, focusing on the importance of proper posture and movement in maintaining good spinal health.

World Spine Day

Courtesy of WorldSpineDay.org

Pinkwashing Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The month of pink is upon us once again. As more and more people relate the color pink to breast cancer, they are duped into believing that any pink product will somehow help to fight breast cancer. Unfortunately, this is simply not true!

Did you know that most pink products sold this month, under the guise of supporting breast cancer research, actually do more to cause cancer than they do to prevent it? Instead of raising awareness of breast cancer this month with pink cancer-causing products, strive to actually  prevent cancer. These pink anti-cancer foods are a great start.

Read the full article, Breast Cancer Awareness Month Causes Breast Cancer, for more great tips and tricks to effectively prevent breast cancer.

Did You Know This About Chiropractic? – National Chiropractic Health Month

October is National Chiropractic Health Month. Last month – September 18th – marked the 119th anniversary of the founding of the Chiropractic profession by Daniel David Palmer in 1895. Since then, Chiropractic Health Care has flourished globally and has become the leading form of natural health care in the United States. It has positively impacted the lives of millions of Americans.

National Chiropractic Health Month

As a Chiropractic Physician, I have had the opportunity to witness many amazing results and benefits of Chiropractic care. Even now, as I pause to review the astounding growth of my profession, I am amazed by the numbers. Here are some fascinating facts about Chiropractic and Chiropractic Physicians that you are sure to find impressive.