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What Happens to Your body if you stop smoking Right now? - Global One TV Contributed byLiz Lewis I think one of the main reasons it’s so hard to quit smoking is because all the benefits of quitting and all the dangers of continuing seem very far away. Well, here’s a little timeline about some of the more immediate effects of quitting smoking and how that will affect your body RIGHT NOW. * In 20 minutes your blood pressure will drop back down to normal. * In 8 hours the carbon monoxide (a toxic gas) levels in your blood stream will drop by half, and oxygen levels will return to normal. * In 48 hours your chance of having a heart attack will have decreased. Health News Watchdog Blog Ice Bucket Challenge “breakthrough”? Experts pour cold water on superficial reporting The Ice Bucket Challenge — those videos of friends, family members, and celebrities dumping ice water on themselves to promote awareness and funding of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research — was a veritable media sensation in 2014. Now comes the heartwarming follow-up: According to an ALS Association news release, those donation-inducing videos helped fund a […] No, sleeping with a chicken probably won’t save you from Zika or malaria Journalists sure had fun reporting on a study that purportedly showed that live chickens — or chicken feathers to be exact — act as a deterrent to virus-carrying mosquitoes.

How To Detox From Fluoride In today’s world, fluoride is hard to avoid completely. Here’s how to detox your body. Adding fluoride to the water supplies has been called murder on a grand scale. But whether or not your town adds it to your drinking water, you’re probably ingesting this toxin every day. Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation In a full length video produced by the Fluoride Action Network, respected professional researchers, scientists, and health practitioners openly discuss their experience and opinions concerning the adverse health effects and ethical problems associated with the public health policy of water fluoridation. Featuring a Nobel Laureate in Medicine, three scientists from the National Research Council’s landmark review on fluoride, as well as dentists, medical doctors, and leading researchers in the field, this professionally-produced 28 minute DVD presents a powerful indictment of the water fluoridation program. Here the list of Professionals included on the video: The 28-minute DVD Professional Perspectives on Fluoridation features the following 15 experts: Lord Baldwin sits as an Independent Peer in the House of Lords, where he has contributed to debates on the environment and health for over 20 years.

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The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains Forty-one million IQ points. That’s what Dr. David Bellinger determined Americans have collectively forfeited as a result of exposure to lead, mercury, and organophosphate pesticides. In a 2012 paper published by the National Institutes of Health, Bellinger, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, compared intelligence quotients among children whose mothers had been exposed to these neurotoxins while pregnant to those who had not. Bellinger calculates a total loss of 16.9 million IQ points due to exposure to organophosphates, the most common pesticides used in agriculture. Self-Help Tutorials for Pain Problems An entire book about the humble muscle knot — perhaps the most under-diagnosed source of pain. Many painful problems and injuries are often misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and mistreated. Made for patients, but strong enough for professionals, these book-length tutorials are crammed with tips, tricks, and insights about what works, what doesn’t, and why. No miracle cures are for sale here — just current, sensible information supported by hundreds of free articles and a huge pain and injury science bibliography. e-book format instant access 465500 words

'Vampire therapy' could reverse ageing, scientists find In parallel research, scientists at Harvard University also discovered that a ‘youth protein’ which circulates in the blood is responsible for keeping the brain and muscles young and strong. The protein, known as ‘GDF11’, is present in the bloodstream in large quantities when we are young but peters out as we age. Although both the discoveries were made in mice, researchers are hoping to begin human trials in the next two to three years, in studies which could bring rapid improvements for human longevity and health. “This should give us all hope for a healthier future,” said Prof Doug Melton, of Harvard's Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology.

How Visualization Helped Me Lose 220 Pounds In 2001, I weighed over 400 pounds. My weight was the big issue in every area of my life. I was borderline type II diabetic, suffered from elevated triglycerides, sleep apnea and a dozen other weight-related health issues that made every day a struggle. Determined to find a solution, I spent years yo-yo dieting. I'd lose 10 pounds, then gain back 15. No matter what I did, it seemed nothing worked long term — and my experience was certainly not unique.

Research Review: Could Green Tea Actually Be Bad For YOU? Green tea has received a lot of positive media attention in recent years. But is it really good for everyone? Not necessarily. There is a group of people for whom green tea may be hazardous. And given green tea’s popularity these days, it’s critical to share this information with anyone interested in health. Green tea has a wealth of research behind it demonstrating a number of health-promoting benefits including anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties.

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