10 Timeless Truths of Health and Healing

Every year, there is a new fad diet, exercise craze and blockbuster drug. They often gain varying amounts of popularity, yet most eventually fall by the wayside. 200 years from now, it is unlikely that our great, great, great… grandchildren will be following the South Beach Diet, doing CrossFit or taking statin drugs. These health trends will be swallowed up by history.

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Yet, there are absolute truths of health and healing that never change. They are foundational. The more we choose to build our lifestyle around these foundations, the more lasting results we will experience in our health and healing.

How to Avoid ADA Yoga Mat Chemical Found in 500 Foods

Have you been eating engine gasket pasta? How about yoga mat sandwiches? Maybe sauted flip flops or a shoe sole steak sounds more appetizing! No? If you have been eating these ADA containing foods, then you might as well have been. You need to know what ADA is and how to avoid it.

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ADA, or Azodicarbonamide, is a chemical foaming agent used in plastics. While is banned from use in food in most countries, the United States FDA has fully approved it for you consumption. In addition to its use as a plastics chemical, ADA also happens to be a good flour bleaching agent.

Just because ADA can be used for alternative purposes, does it mean that it should be used in our foods? It is a toxic chemical used in many foods. Read on to learn how to avoid it. First, here is the report from Reuters news by Carey Gillam.

Flax Seeds and Soybeans May Help Asthma and Allergy

If you suffer from asthma and allergies, then you know how difficult the symptoms can be to control. New research presented during a news conference at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2014 shows that natural relief may be possible with flax seeds and soybeans.

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Jessica Savage, MD, from Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts is the lead investigator in this research. Certain phytoestrogens in flax seeds and soybeans are being attributed to this relief.

Lignan phytoestrogens, found particularly in flaxseeds, have been shown to scavenge hydroxyl radicals and cause fatty acid peroxidation. Isoflavone phytoestrogens, found mainly in soybeans, have shown signs of reducing allergic airway inflammation. These anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects are what afford these foods the natural ability to help control the symptoms of asthma and allergy.

Avocados – The Perfect Food or Funky Fruit?

Avocados – the world’s most perfect food or simply the funkiest looking fruit ever? In this edition of Health Food Friday, we will discover the truth about this green wonder.

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Shopping for healthy foods can be confusing. Many foods products claim to be “healthy”, “all-natural”, “organic” or “low fat”. But how do you know if these words are real benefits or just clever marketing schemes? If your food comes in a box or a package, it is likely not as healthy as it claims. If you base the majority of your diet around whole foods, you will be making a much wiser investment in your health.

This Healthy Food Friday series will help you learn to identify the difference. You will also learn more about the amazing benefits of whole foods along with delicious ways to enjoy them.

The Real Link Between Cortisol and Depression

Cortisol and depression have been linked by a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(1). This connection has raised hopes that depression will soon be able to be predicted similar to the way heart disease can be predicted by the presence of certain biomarkers. Is cortisol a biomarker for depression? If so, does this mean that high levels of cortisol should be an indication for depression treatment or counseling? What is the real link between cortisol and depression?

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5 Foundations of a Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is the key to enjoying a long life free of disease and dangerous drugs. Your healthy lifestyle has the extraordinary power to defeat diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. If you are reading this, then you likely already know that. However, it is easy to become overwhelmed with all of the information available on the internet. Don’t let this paralyze you! Let’s simplify the process by implementing these five foundations of a healthy lifestyle!

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Influenza Vaccine Facts They Don’t Want You to Know!

Influenza (flu) season is here. The media and CDC have been heavily pushing the influenza vaccine for over a month already. However, research has shown that this year’s flu shot is extremely toxic, ineffective and unsafe! Did you know that the 2013-2014 influenza vaccines contain dangerous levels of mercury? The vaccine contains 25,000 times more mercury than the safety limit for drinking water! Did you know that infant and pediatric flu deaths were on the decline until 2003 when the pediatric influenza vaccine was introduced? After that, the pediatric death rate skyrocketed! Before you choose to vaccinate yourself and your children, get the facts about the influenza vaccine.

Influenza Vaccine Facts

I have recently written several articles on the problems and dangers of the flu shot. Read here about why the flu shot is more dangerous than the flu. You can also read here about how the media-reported flu deaths have been hyped up in order to scare people into the flu shot. Healthcare decisions, in general, can be complicated. The vaccine decision is even more complicated due to the vast amount of conflicting information. Before you make these decisions, I urge to move past the hype and get the facts!

Most importantly, you must know that your body is intelligently designed to fight the hundreds of influenza viruses that cause the flu. Your immune system is amazingly well equipped to help you prevent colds, flu and even cancer. Developing a flu-proof immune system is an essential part of your health plan this year. You can stay well! Even if you do get sick, you can overcome the flu and heal.

This astounding report was written by Mary Tocco, independent vaccine investigator. She reveals the truth about this years influenza vaccines and the facts that the pharmaceutical industry and the CDC do not want you to know. This is information provides facts not hype. It is exactly what you need in order to confidently make your decision about the influenza vaccine.

Neuroplasticity; Improving Brain Function with Chiropractic Care

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections. Many people are familiar with negative neuroplasticity which causes increasing brain fog and memory loss, declining mental clarity and dementia. However, positive neuroplasticity can be achieved as well leading to improved cognitive functions, improved memory, elevated mood and optimized healing. Positive neuroplasticity can be stimulated in several ways. However, one of the most powerful methods to boost your brain function and healing is through chiropractic care.

Neuroplasticity and Chiropractic Care

How to Build a Flu Proof Immune System

Flu season – the fifth season of the year – is upon us. So we hear from the mainstream media, pushing flu shots, anyway. However, I have no use for it – the flu or the flu shot – and choose not to participate. Flu, or influenza, is a virus, a germ, a bug – it is NOT a season! Wouldn’t you like to exempt yourself from the ‘flu season’? You can – by building a flu proof immune system!

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The Shocking Truth About Flu Deaths and the Flu Shot!

For years, the American people have been lied to about flu shots and flu related deaths! The CDC has been telling the public for nearly a decade that there are more than 200,000 estimated hospitalizations and 36,000 estimated deaths from influenza in the U.S. every year.(1) However, these numbers are not truthful! They do not represent people who actually died from the flu. They are only estimates of other causes of death that are assumed to be flu-related. They serve only to scare millions of Americans into getting the dangerous – sometimes deadly – flu shot.

Flu Shot and Flu Deaths

20 Reasons Why The Flu Shot Is More Dangerous Than The Flu

Why You Should Not Trust the Media Hype!

The verdict is in on the flu shot. Many medical experts now agree it is more important to protect yourself and your family from the flu vaccine than the flu itself. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind this verdict. From extremely toxic ingredients and lack of sufficient research to disabling and even deadly side effects, here are 20 reasons you’ll want to consider before stepping up for your annual flu jab.

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14 Healthy Tips to Detox Your Kids

Toxicity is a major problem in our society and it causes many diseases including cancer. It is important to avoid as many sources of toxicity as possible. However, it is impossible to completely avoid exposure to every toxin. The good news is that your body is intelligently designed to detox all chemicals – even new ones that scientists have invented in labs. The key is living a lifestyle that allows your body to detox naturally.

Detox Your Kids

This article is Part 2 of 2 addressing the issue of toxicity in our children and what to do to help them detoxify naturally. Read part 1, “The Top 10 Toxins that are Poisoning Your Kids”, to gain more understanding of the toxicity problem and its health consequences. In part 2, we turn our attention to specific strategies and tips for detoxifying your kids. Be sure to read my favorite detox tips for picky kids at the end of this article. By the way, all of these tips apply to adults as well!