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!

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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.

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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.

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

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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……

Click here to continue reading on Mercola.com

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.