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How Activists Are Restricting Use of a Major Pesticideon DailyVitaminz.comIf you don’t already eat an organic diet, now ...
05/30/2016
How Activists Are Restricting Use of a Major Pesticide

How Activists Are Restricting Use of a Major Pesticide

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If you don’t already eat an organic diet, now may be the time to start. The world’s most popular and widely used herbicide, Glyphosate, has now been deemed, by the World Health Organization, as being extremely harmful and “probable carcinogen”. While you may inevitably still be exposed to small amounts of it, eating an organic diet will significantly limit your exposure to this harmful toxin. Luckily, environmental activists have been hard at work trying to limit, and ultimately stop, the use of this deadly chemical.

Glyphosate use has risen with the adoption of GM crops, but Hawaii environmentalists have found a novel way to curb its use

Veteran Farm News Cartoonist Fired for Speaking the Truthon DailyVitaminz.comIt’s said that we live in a country where f...
05/29/2016
Big Agriculture Pushes for Exemption From FOIA Requests

Veteran Farm News Cartoonist Fired for Speaking the Truth

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It’s said that we live in a country where free speech is a fundamental right. However that isn’t always the case. Those at the top often have more power over the average citizen. This can be seen in the recent firing of a 21 year veteran political cartoonist who was had created a cartoon that didn’t sit well with one of the advertising clients of the magazine. The cartoon, while completely factual and accurate, made a reference to for-profit farming which DuPont, Monsanto and other agricultural giants didn’t like it.

Some of the largest food producers in the U.S. are now trying to opt out of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Prickly Pear Farmer Demonstrates How To Grow Food without Noxious Pesticideson DailyVitaminz.comIt is possible to grow t...
05/28/2016
Prickly pear farmer demonstrates how to grow food without noxious pesticides

Prickly Pear Farmer Demonstrates How To Grow Food without Noxious Pesticides

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It is possible to grow thriving crops without the use of chemical laden pesticides and a prickly pear farmer in Mexico are setting the perfect example of how it’s done. For 16 years they have managed to combat the crop killing insects, cochineals, without the use of noxious pesticides. Hopefully this farmer is setting the stage for many to follow behind him, ultimately creating a safer food supply and a healthier planet.

Prickly pear farmer demonstrates how to grow food without noxious pesticides

The Case Against Antibacterial Soap Is Getting Strongeron DailyVitaminz.comAntibiotic resistance has become a big proble...
05/27/2016
The Case Against Antibacterial Soap Is Getting Stronger

The Case Against Antibacterial Soap Is Getting Stronger

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Antibiotic resistance has become a big problem. Our society is so over exposed to antibiotics that we are losing the ability to fight against some scary diseases. Aside from the antibiotics that are in our food, we are overexposed in many other ways. One of the most common culprits contributing to antibiotic resistance is something commonly found in many people’s households: antibacterial soap. Recent research suggests that it may actually be doing more harm than good.

A new animal study adds to the growing evidence

Traditional Food Puts Chemotherapy to Shameon DailyVitaminz.comAlthough plants have had the power to heal for centuries,...
05/22/2016
Traditional Food Puts Chemotherapy To Shame, New Study Reveals

Traditional Food Puts Chemotherapy to Shame

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Although plants have had the power to heal for centuries, they are not generally used in Western medicine, as there are few scientific studies to validate their powers. That could all change with the research and publication of one scientific journal, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. The publication recently announced its discoveries on the healing powers of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) leaves, and their potential to combat and prevent lung cancer. As it turns out, Noni leaves may even be a better choice in battling lung cancer than traditional chemotherapy.

A traditional food plant that has been used for thousands of years to improve health and well-being, is finally being validated by science. The results? It may be far superior to a chemotherapy agent with deadly side effects and dubious efficacy.

Harvard Has a New Center for Happinesson DailyVitaminz.comThere is no doubt that the state of our mind is directly relat...
05/20/2016
Harvard Just Launched a Center for Happiness

Harvard Has a New Center for Happiness

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There is no doubt that the state of our mind is directly related to our physical health. While Eastern cultures have always focused a great deal on the health of the mind, the majority of research and discussion on health in the west has historically been focused on the physical body. Now, Harvard University seeks to change our understanding of what it means to be “healthy”. The school has recently announced that it will be investing 21 million dollars in a new, “Center for Health and Happiness” as part of their prestigious School of Public Health. It will focus on research that is centered around cultivating purpose, meaning and happiness in our lives and how those ideas relate to our body’s ability to heal and cope with the challenges of everyday life.

There's more to health than the absence of disease.

Why You Might Not Need Your Antibioticson DailyVitaminz.comWalk into a doctor's office for just about anything, a sore t...
05/19/2016
Why You Might Not Need Your Antibiotics

Why You Might Not Need Your Antibiotics

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Walk into a doctor's office for just about anything, a sore throat, sinus infection or headache, and you are bound to leave with a prescription for antibiotics. Often times taking antibiotics will be of no help in healing your ailment and you would be better off with an alternative treatment. Because of the over-prescription of antibiotics and our exposure to antibiotics in the food supply, many bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotic treatment. This means that a seemingly common infection could become deadly because we are no longer equipped to fight it. With antibiotic resistant infections on the rise, make sure you know exactly why your doctor is writing you that prescription, and if I were you...toss it away and go the natural route.

Many Americans are prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

Half Of Teens Say They Feel Addicted To Their Deviceson DailyVitaminz.comTeenagers today are growing up in a digital soc...
05/19/2016
Half Of Teens Say They Feel Addicted To Their Devices

Half Of Teens Say They Feel Addicted To Their Devices

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Teenagers today are growing up in a digital society. Much of their lives are centered around the use of technology. Of course, there are many benefits to the technological advancements that we have made over the recent decade, but along with those advances come some downfalls. If you’ve been around a teenager lately, you’re sure to have noticed the absurd amount of time that they spend on their phones (maybe some older people too). In fact, more than half of teens involved in a recent study reported that they were completely addicted to their devices. Trouble!

And it's up to parents to set the tone.

The Federal Government Is About To Begin Regulating The Booming E-cigarette Marketon DailyVitaminz.comAs we move forward...
05/18/2016
The federal government is about to begin regulating the booming e-cigarette market

The Federal Government Is About To Begin Regulating The Booming E-cigarette Market

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As we move forward in our understanding and regulation of the harms of cigarette smoke, e-ci******es have become all the rage. Although they are less harmful than traditional chemical-laden to***co ci******es, they are still bad for your health. Until recently, there have been no regulations monitoring the sale of e-ci******es, especially to young people and recently the Food and Drug Administration has taken notice. They will soon begin regulating the sale and use of these increasingly popular to***co alternatives.

Obama administration announces long-delayed regulations for e-ci******es.

Undeniable Evidence From Numerous Studies Proves That Fluoride Causes Canceron DailyVitaminz.comFor many years advocacy ...
05/18/2016
Undeniable evidence from numerous studies proves that fluoride causes cancer

Undeniable Evidence From Numerous Studies Proves That Fluoride Causes Cancer

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For many years advocacy groups have tried to educate the public about the harmful effects of the fluoride that many of us ingest on a daily basis. It appears that they are finally making some headway in getting the word out that the fluoride in our toothpaste and more importantly, in our drinking water, may actually be extremely hazardous to our health, even causing cancer. In a giant step forward, The California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has recently released a report that brings the toxicity of fluoride into the mainstream."

Undeniable evidence from numerous studies proves that fluoride causes cancer

5 Natural Remedies to Cure Dementiaon DailyVitaminz.comDementia is a truly terrible condition for which there is current...
05/06/2016
5 Natural Remedies to Cure Dementia

5 Natural Remedies to Cure Dementia

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Dementia is a truly terrible condition for which there is currently no cure. However, there are many things that you can do now to slow down the effects of the disease and even prevent yourself from getting it. The Earth is abundant with natural sources of healing that offer great hope for those with Dementia and so many other seemingly hopeless conditions we face in this technological age.

Humans are not immortal. As time passes, humans age and this means their whole bodies go through the process of aging too. One of the many unfortunate things that happen to an aging human mind is Dementia. We are however fortunate; nature has gifted us with many remedies to aid us in treating this s...

The Medical Deception Called Preventionon DailyVitaminz.comYes, the medical industry is a business and just like any oth...
05/06/2016
The Medical Deception Called Prevention

The Medical Deception Called Prevention

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Yes, the medical industry is a business and just like any other business they want to make money, and as much of it is possible (yes some parts want to heal people too). That sometimes leads to questionable (whether intentional or not) practices, such as the idea of “prevention” and they ways in which we go about it. It’s important that we, as consumers and patients, take a close look at what “prevention” really means to the medical establishment. Prevention is making small choices, day in and day out, which all move towards a direction of promoting long term health, which is the best form of healthcare possible, right?

As master of the public relations game, the medical industry uses the term “prevention” in a way that not only misleads people, but also paves the way to illness.

Scientific American—Another Monsanto Bedfellowon DailyVitaminz.comEveryone has a price, I guess.  As many of you know, n...
05/06/2016
Is Scientific American Now in Bed With Monsanto?

Scientific American—Another Monsanto Bedfellow

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Everyone has a price, I guess. As many of you know, nearly all media sources are biased in some way. Thats the main way they stay in business - via advertising dollars from commercials or ads - which are paid for by large companies with specific interests. If the editor of a magazine chooses to publish something that goes against the interest of the advertiser, it DOES NOT GO TO PRINT...the magazine loses money, and has to let go of staff...it's a vicious and dirty little cycle that no one wants. The political and corporate interests sway the types and kind of information released to the public. Now, another trusted medical and health news source has reportedly joined the rankings of corporate influence. Scientific American, a long trusted source for medical and science news may be aligning interests with GMO powerhouse and corporate machine Monsanto. WTF is going on?

When it comes to accurate information about genetically modified organisms (GMOs), do you trust everything Monsanto and its special groups say?

How Can the U.S. End Homelessness?on DailyVitaminz.comIt’s sad to say that there are an estimated 500,000 homeless Ameri...
05/05/2016
How Can the U.S. End Homelessness?

How Can the U.S. End Homelessness?

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It’s sad to say that there are an estimated 500,000 homeless Americans on any given night. 15% are chronically homeless, meaning they have not had a permanent home in many years. It’s unfortunate that in a country of such abundance, there are so many people with nothing. Steps have been taken by both private and government agencies to end the problem of homeless in the U.S., but nothing seems to be working. So what can we do to end this widespread epidemic of homelessness?

Giving people access to support services and a place to stay can reduce the number of those living on the streets. But can that be done affordably?

The Powerful Healing Ingredient in Kraft's New Mac & Cheese       on DailyVitaminz.comKraft Foods has just made a monume...
04/27/2016
The powerful healing ingredient in Kraft's new mac & cheese

The Powerful Healing Ingredient in Kraft's New Mac & Cheese

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Kraft Foods has just made a monumental announcement that moves them a step closer to providing a healthier product to the public. The company will be replacing the toxic yellow dye found in their famous instant Mac and Cheese with the ultra powerful healing spice, curcumin. This decision by Kraft demonstrates a growing trend in mass food production where food manufacturers are recognizing the public’s demand for natural ingredients over synthetic foods!

A powerful spice extract now replaces toxic synthetic dyes in Kraft's mac & cheese, but the FDA has yet to approve turmeric for a single medical use despite thousands of studies support its value.

New Label Soon for Grass-Fed Milk and Yogurton DailyVitaminz.comIf you are going to eat dairy, grass-fed is the only way...
04/26/2016
New Label Soon for Grass-Fed Dairy Products

New Label Soon for Grass-Fed Milk and Yogurt

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If you are going to eat dairy, grass-fed is the only way to go. It’s significantly healthier not only for you, but also for the cattle that provide the milk. The demand for grass fed dairy products is growing rapidly and the American Grass-fed Association, made up of major grass-fed producers like Organic Valley, are taking steps to make sure there are clear standards for food manufacturers claiming to sell grass fed products. This is another awesome step in the right direction for for both food manufacturers and consumers!

Grass-fed dairy producers are teaming up to create a new federal label to help consumers locate 100 percent grass-fed dairy products.

Watercress Extract Could Protect Smokers Against Canceron DailyVitaminz.comIt’s hard to believe that in the year 2016, w...
04/26/2016
Watercress extract could protect smokers against cancer

Watercress Extract Could Protect Smokers Against Cancer

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It’s hard to believe that in the year 2016, with all that we know about the harmful effects of cigarette smoking, it’s still the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. However, natural medicine is bringing some good news to those plagued with cigarette addiction. In a recent study, watercress extract has been shown to help smokers detoxify from some of the effects of smoking, hopefully decreasing the risk for developing cancer from the toxic ingredients found in ci******es. Like many natural cures, watercress extract has been shown to be super powerful, helping smokers decrease their toxicity levels from certain cigarette ingredients in just one week.

A new clinical trial reveals that watercress extract is able to detoxify certain carcinogens in smokers, which could potentially shield them from cancer.

Bee-Killing Garden Chemicals Getting Weeded Out By One Companyon DailyVitaminz.comIn recent years, there has been talk a...
04/26/2016
Bee-Killing Garden Chemicals Getting Weeded Out By One Company

Bee-Killing Garden Chemicals Getting Weeded Out By One Company

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In recent years, there has been talk about the declining bee population and the harmful effects that a population of dying bees can have on the ecosystem. Pesticides and garden chemicals have been deemed as one of the major causes of the rapid increase in bee death around the world and one major chemical company is taking notice. A branch of the popular garden chemical, Miracle Gro has recently announced that they will no longer use neonicotinoids, which have been linked to bee death, in their products. Nice work Miracle Gro...who’s next?

Hive five!

Why Obesity is A Growing Problem for City Dwellers on DailyVitaminz.comThere is no doubt that obesity is a widespread pr...
04/21/2016
Why Obesity Is a Growing Problem for City-Dwellers

Why Obesity is A Growing Problem for City Dwellers

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There is no doubt that obesity is a widespread problem. But it’s not usually what comes to mind when you think of people that live in large cities...but think again. It's becoming a "huge" (pun intended) issue in many urban areas around the country. Poor transportation, lack of nutritious food, limited access to grocery stores and easy access to fast/junk food are contributing to what is becoming a growing health epidemic in urban centers around the country.

Urban environments are supposed to be healthier places to live—but according to new research, that advantage may be fading.

Should All Drugs Be Decriminalized?on DailyVitaminz.comThere has been a lot of press recently regarding ma*****na legisl...
04/21/2016
Should All Drugs Be Decriminalized?

Should All Drugs Be Decriminalized?

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There has been a lot of press recently regarding ma*****na legislation, as it is now completely decriminalized in four U.S. states. Inspired by the recent debates over the legalization of ma*****na, business mogul Richard Branson joined The Atlantic's Summit on Mental Health and Addiction to discuss whether or not all drugs should be decriminalized. There has been some success in Portugal with the decriminalization of all substances, but do you think that would ever work in the US?

Atlantic readers and others debate the question.

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How Activists Are Restricting Use of a Major Pesticide on DailyVitaminz.com If you don’t already eat an organic diet, now may be the time to start. The world’s most popular and widely used herbicide, Glyphosate, has now been deemed, by the World Health Organization, as being extremely harmful and “probable carcinogen”. While you may inevitably still be exposed to small amounts of it, eating an organic diet will significantly limit your exposure to this harmful toxin. Luckily, environmental activists have been hard at work trying to limit, and ultimately stop, the use of this deadly chemical.
Veteran Farm News Cartoonist Fired for Speaking the Truth on DailyVitaminz.com It’s said that we live in a country where free speech is a fundamental right. However that isn’t always the case. Those at the top often have more power over the average citizen. This can be seen in the recent firing of a 21 year veteran political cartoonist who was had created a cartoon that didn’t sit well with one of the advertising clients of the magazine. The cartoon, while completely factual and accurate, made a reference to for-profit farming which DuPont, Monsanto and other agricultural giants didn’t like it.
The Case Against Antibacterial Soap Is Getting Stronger on DailyVitaminz.com Antibiotic resistance has become a big problem. Our society is so over exposed to antibiotics that we are losing the ability to fight against some scary diseases. Aside from the antibiotics that are in our food, we are overexposed in many other ways. One of the most common culprits contributing to antibiotic resistance is something commonly found in many people’s households: antibacterial soap. Recent research suggests that it may actually be doing more harm than good.
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Traditional Food Puts Chemotherapy to Shame on DailyVitaminz.com Although plants have had the power to heal for centuries, they are not generally used in Western medicine, as there are few scientific studies to validate their powers. That could all change with the research and publication of one scientific journal, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. The publication recently announced its discoveries on the healing powers of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) leaves, and their potential to combat and prevent lung cancer. As it turns out, Noni leaves may even be a better choice in battling lung cancer than traditional chemotherapy.
Harvard Has a New Center for Happiness on DailyVitaminz.com There is no doubt that the state of our mind is directly related to our physical health. While Eastern cultures have always focused a great deal on the health of the mind, the majority of research and discussion on health in the west has historically been focused on the physical body. Now, Harvard University seeks to change our understanding of what it means to be “healthy”. The school has recently announced that it will be investing 21 million dollars in a new, “Center for Health and Happiness” as part of their prestigious School of Public Health. It will focus on research that is centered around cultivating purpose, meaning and happiness in our lives and how those ideas relate to our body’s ability to heal and cope with the challenges of everyday life.
Why You Might Not Need Your Antibiotics on DailyVitaminz.com Walk into a doctor's office for just about anything, a sore throat, sinus infection or headache, and you are bound to leave with a prescription for antibiotics. Often times taking antibiotics will be of no help in healing your ailment and you would be better off with an alternative treatment. Because of the over-prescription of antibiotics and our exposure to antibiotics in the food supply, many bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotic treatment. This means that a seemingly common infection could become deadly because we are no longer equipped to fight it. With antibiotic resistant infections on the rise, make sure you know exactly why your doctor is writing you that prescription, and if I were you...toss it away and go the natural route.
Half Of Teens Say They Feel Addicted To Their Devices on DailyVitaminz.com Teenagers today are growing up in a digital society. Much of their lives are centered around the use of technology. Of course, there are many benefits to the technological advancements that we have made over the recent decade, but along with those advances come some downfalls. If you’ve been around a teenager lately, you’re sure to have noticed the absurd amount of time that they spend on their phones (maybe some older people too). In fact, more than half of teens involved in a recent study reported that they were completely addicted to their devices. Trouble!
The Federal Government Is About To Begin Regulating The Booming E-cigarette Market on DailyVitaminz.com As we move forward in our understanding and regulation of the harms of cigarette smoke, e-ci******es have become all the rage. Although they are less harmful than traditional chemical-laden to***co ci******es, they are still bad for your health. Until recently, there have been no regulations monitoring the sale of e-ci******es, especially to young people and recently the Food and Drug Administration has taken notice. They will soon begin regulating the sale and use of these increasingly popular to***co alternatives.
Is it possible to be any more over-medicated?
5 Natural Remedies to Cure Dementia on DailyVitaminz.com Dementia is a truly terrible condition for which there is currently no cure. However, there are many things that you can do now to slow down the effects of the disease and even prevent yourself from getting it. The Earth is abundant with natural sources of healing that offer great hope for those with Dementia and so many other seemingly hopeless conditions we face in this technological age.
The Medical Deception Called Prevention on DailyVitaminz.com Yes, the medical industry is a business and just like any other business they want to make money, and as much of it is possible (yes some parts want to heal people too). That sometimes leads to questionable (whether intentional or not) practices, such as the idea of “prevention” and they ways in which we go about it. It’s important that we, as consumers and patients, take a close look at what “prevention” really means to the medical establishment. Prevention is making small choices, day in and day out, which all move towards a direction of promoting long term health, which is the best form of healthcare possible, right?