Leading doctors and researchers said that more than 60 per cent of the population have “sub-optimal” levels of the vitamin, with the problem being worse in Scotland, the North of England and among ethnic minorities.
Ahead of a major conference on vitamin D and health in London next week, they sai... (more)
We don't have health insurance -- and we don't want it! Why? Because we... (more)
I couldn't agree more, I don't want their garbage products, god forbid I get in a car accident (an actual threat), that is covered by car insurance. I don't want their garbage chemical "cures" and I don't want their unnecessary surgery. I don't go to the doctor and I have no need for their services, I eat almost all organic and drink as much good clean water as I can. The better I eat the better I feel. That's my health insurance. - Chris
"Coca-Cola, like other sodas, causes enormous suffering and premature death by increasing the risks of obesity, diabetes, heart attacks, gout, and cavities," said Walter Willett of Harvard University. "[The academy] should be a loud critic of these products and pr... (more)
On May 17, the government will publish a list of 17 substances that may be labeled as toxic in a draft report on risk assessment. Acetic acid ethenyl ester, or vinyl acetate — commonly used as a base in some chewing gums — could be on that list, Health Canada said Monday.
Thirty-eight-year-old Andrew McCarrell of Moody, Ala., took the acne drug in his 20s. He says Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. failed to adequately warn of its side effects. McCarrell eventually had his colon removed.
The compensatory damages award came Tuesd... (more)
Tuesday February 16th, 2010
Aspartame has been renamed and is now being marketed as a natural sweetener
posted 02/16/2010, 5:09 PM (Natural News) [Category: Health] In response to growing awareness about the dangers of artificial sweeteners, what does the manufacturer of one of the world's most notable artificial sweeteners do? Why, rename it and begin marketing it as natural, of course. This is precisely the strategy of Ajinomoto, maker of aspartame, which hopes to pull the wool over the eyes of the public with its rebranded version of aspartame, called "AminoSweet".
Over 25 years ago, aspartame was first introduced into the European food su... (more)
Wednesday February 10th, 2010
Man nearly dies after one spray of Lynx deodorant
posted 02/10/2010, 8:18 PM (Natural News) [Category: Health] (NaturalNews) A British man who had never before had an allergic reaction in his life almost died on Christmas Day after using a popular deodorant spray called Lynx. After spraying himself with it, Darren Palmer began to develop an itchy rash that quickly developed into anaphylactic shock which left him unconscious.
Palmer indicated that he had used this brand of deodorant before without any problems, however the product that almost killed him was from a new line called "Fever" wh... (more)
The order affects thousands of herbal treatments, multi-vitamins and other products, most of them waiting for approval from Health Canada under a backlogged, five-year-old program to regulate natural-health goods.
Low-calorie chocolate and beer that doesn't go flat could be on sale within just five years, Lord Krebs said last night.
However, he and other peers believe there will be no requirement for the hi-tech products to be labelled as containing nanoparticles - microscopic compounds that can worm their way in... (more)
Use of potentially harmful chemicals kept secret under law
posted 01/10/2010, 7:09 PM (Washington Post) [Category: Health] Of the 84,000 chemicals in commercial use in the United States -- from flame retardants in furniture to household cleaners -- nearly 20 percent are secret, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, their names and physical properties guarded from consumers and virtually all public officials under a little-known federal provision.
The policy was designed 33 years ago to protect trade secrets in a highly competitive industry. But critics -- including the Obama administration... (more)
For 23 years Rom Houben was imprisoned in his own body. He saw his doctors and nurses as they visited him during their daily rounds; he listened to the conversations of his carers; he heard his mother deliver the news to him that his father had died. But he could do nothing. He was unable to communicate with his doctors or family. He could not move his head or weep, he co... (more)
Thomas Lodi,MD presents information which suggests that one can not purchase a cure, but they can earn their health.
Thursday November 19th, 2009
Mammograms cause breast cancer (and other cancer facts you probably never knew)
posted 11/19/2009, 6:16 AM (Natural News) [Category: Health] Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among American women between the ages of 44 and 55. Dr. Gofinan, in his book, Preventing Breast Cancer, cites this startling statistic along with an in-depth look at mammographic screening, an early-detection practice that agencies like the American Cancer Society recommend to women of all age groups. According to most health experts, catching a tumor in its early stages increases a woman's chances of survival by at least 17 percent.
I bought this book a while back as it is highly recommended basically everywhere, I've been reading it ever since hearing Dr. Scott Whitaker mention it in one of his videos, the book is amazing and it will leave you with your jaw wide open. Check out all the reviews etc.- Chris
Though touted as completely safe because the level of radiation is so low, travelers have been nervous about the devices -- and not just because it shows off a nice outline of their privates to the people manning the machines -- but because they remain scared of the health problems they might propose.<... (more)
A Ł20million, decade-long investigation overseen by the World Health Organisation (WHO) will publish evidence that heavy users face a higher risk of developing brain tumours later in life, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
The conclusion, while not definitive, will undermine assurances from the government that the devices are safe and is expect... (more)
The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to the consumer products company, saying medications like Vicks Nyquil and Dayquil have not been approved to contain vitamin C.
According to the agency, a panel of experts found "no study which demonstrated that vitamin C is unequivocally effective for t... (more)
Hilarious, they go after these people for putting vitamin C in their cold medicines but when the toxic poison melamine is found to be in 90%+ of infants baby formula they simply declare it to be safe and redefine it as a "protein" which is good for babies! - IL
A new report, endorsed by a prestigious group of international scientists, finds that there is a risk of brain tumors from cell phone use, that industry studies underestimate this risk, and that children have much greater risks than adults. The report, therefore, sends a message to four billion users wo... (more)
Wednesday September 2nd, 2009
Fluoride Linked to Arthritis, Study Shows
posted 09/02/2009, 1:21 AM (Voxy.co.nz) [Category: Health] A 52-year-old American (New York) man’s arthritic-like joint pain and immobility went away after he stopped brushing his teeth with fluoridated toothpaste, according to a study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (1).
There’s no scientific dispute that large fluoride doses cause crippling skeletal fluorosis over time. (See. http://www.nalgonda.org/fluorosis/victims.htm) But, “less well-known causes of chronic fluoride toxicity include fluoride supplements, certain teas ... (more)
Andrew Castle, it must be said, is no Jeremy Paxman. So when Mr Burnham agreed to take part in the show to discuss the alleged merits of Tamiflu (how it sticks in my craw even to write those words) he was doubtless looking forward to putting across the Government's point of view in the gentlest of surroundings.
Study: Tanning beds as deadly as arsenic
posted 08/11/2009, 10:27 PM (Associated Press) [Category: Health] LONDON — International cancer experts have moved tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet radiation into the top cancer risk category, deeming them as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas. For years, scientists have described tanning beds and ultraviolet radiation as "probable carcinogens."
A new analysis of about 20 studies concludes the risk of skin cancer jumps by 75 percent when people start using tanning beds before age 30. Experts also found that all types of ultraviolet r... (more)
The food industry, in alliance with pharmaceutical and big biotechnology companies, has waged a long, often cynical campaign to convince the public that mass-produced, chemically-assisted and intensively-farmed products are just as good as organic foods, despite mounting evidence to the contrary.
In promoting his health-care agenda, President Obama has repeatedly reassured Americans that they can keep their existing health plans -- and that the benefits and access they prize will be enhanced through reform.
A close reading of the two main bills, one backed by Democrats in the House and the other is... (more)
Aspartame is the chemical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry goods on July 26, 1974, but objections filed by neuroscience researcher Dr John W. Olney and Consumer attorne... (more)
"Stevioside “seems to affect the male reproductive organ system,” European scientists concluded last year. When male rats were fed high doses of stevioside for 22 months, sperm production was reduced, the weight of seminal vesicles (which produce seminal fluid) declined, and there was an increase in cell proliferation in their testicles, which could cause infertility or other problems.1 And when female hamsters were fed large amounts of a derivative of stevioside called steviol, they had fewer and smaller offspring.2 Would small amounts of stevia also cause reproductive problems? No one knows."
In this video, Christopher Bryson, an award-winning journalist and former producer at the BBC, discusses the findings of his new book The Flouride Deception. EARLY REVIEWS of The Fluoride Deception: "Bryson marshals an impressive amount of research t... (more)
Scientists are furiously trying to harness different types of stem cells — the building blocks for other cells in the body — to regrow damaged tissues and thus treat devastating diseases. But for all the promise, researchers have long warned t... (more)
Saturday February 7th, 2009
Melamine in milk linked to kidney disease in children
posted 02/07/2009, 10:08 PM (Reuters) [Category: Health] NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study of kidney disease risk in Chinese children who were exposed to milk contaminated with melamine is being published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It shows that exposure to melamine-contaminated powdered formula increased the risk of urinary stones by up to sevenfold, but the clinical relevance of these stones, which often produce no symptoms or laboratory abnormalities, is unclear.
Melamine is a colorless, crystalline organic compound th... (more)
The chemicals are also added to bread, cakes and cheeses. The research will increase concerns that additives used to boost food industry profits could be contributing to cancer rates.
Eating large amounts of processed meats h... (more)
Saturday December 6th, 2008
Report: Toxins Found In One-Third Of Toys Tested
posted 12/06/2008, 5:15 AM (NPR.org) [Category: Health] December 3, 2008 · One in three toys tested by a Michigan nonprofit group contained medium or high levels of toxic chemicals, according to a report released Wednesday. And U.S.-made children's toys didn't necessarily contain fewer toxins than their imported counterparts.
The Ecology Center tested 1,500 stuffed animals, books, games, action figures and other products. Jeff Gearhart, who led the Healthy Toys study, said one-third of the toys — about 500 — contained significant lev... (more)
Growing concerns over the exposure of pregnant women to chemicals that may lead to birth defects have prompted calls for a new EU-wide cosmetics labelling system which would mark out some products as off-limits to mothers-to-be.
Study Suggests Some Cancers May Go Away
posted 11/29/2008, 1:17 AM (New York Times) [Category: Health]
Cancer researchers have known for years that it was possible in rare cases for some cancers to go away on their own. There were occasional instances of melanomas and kidney cancers that just vanished. And neuroblastoma, a very rare childhood tumor, can go away without treatment.
But these were mostly seen as oddities — an unusual pediatric cancer that might not bear on common cancers of adults, a smattering of case reports of spontaneous cures. And since almost every cancer that i... (more)
To the great surprise of parents, kidney stones, once considered a disorder of middle age, are now showing up in children as young as 5 or 6.
While there are no reliable data on the number of cases, pediatric urologists and nephrologists across the country say they are seeing a steep rise in young patients. Some hospitals have opene... (more)