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Debunking the paleo diet: Christina Warinner at TEDxOU

Debunking the paleo diet: Christina Warinner at TEDxOU

10 Uses for Coconut Oil That You Haven't Tried A google search for “uses for coconut oil” bombards you with intimidatingly lengthy lists for this multi-purpose substance. Most likely, if you have coconut oil in your cupboard, you eagerly sing its praises to whoever (whomever? Whatever.) will listen. Just in case your coconut oil creativity is running low, here are some unusual uses for the beloved traditional fat: It’s January. To shave legs with coconut oil, keep a small container of it the shower. Once out of the shower, pat your legs dry. Yes, if these Coconut Oil Berry Delights sound weird. Advocates of oil pulling, the process of swishing oil in your mouth, profess its powerful detoxing results. It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die! I’ve been brushing with homemade toothpaste for months now, and I’m a convert. It may seem like a job for Martha Stewart, but these homemade chocolate cups are surprisingly simple to prepare! Want to indulge in french fries? Here’s another way to substitute coconut oil for rancid, PUFA-laden vegetable oils.

The Vitamin Deficiency That is Written All Over Your Face Are wrinkles an inevitable fact of aging or could laugh lines and crow’s feet potentially indicate a vitamin deficiency or even a more serious underlying health issue? In 2011, researchers presented findings at a meeting of the Endocrine Society in Boston that revealed that women in their 40’s and 50’s who have extensive skin wrinkling are much more likely than their peers to have low bone mass. Researchers noted the relationship between wrinkles and bone density in every single bone tested which included hip, heel, and lumbar (spine). In addition, this relationship existed regardless of body fat percentage and age. Epidemiological evidence of Asian women offers further health clues to the wrinkle mystery. It is known that Japanese women have fewer wrinkles and less skin sagging that women of the same age living in North America. Diet and lifestyle factors for these three Asian groups of women are comparable except for one notable exception: the consumption of natto in Japan. Picture Credit

For Clued-in Moms, Fever is a Friend Put down that Tylenol. Hang up the phone to the pediatrician’s office. Don’t touch the analgesics. You can do this on your own! Fever is not a bad word. In fact, it’s the mechanism that the body has intuitively designed to cook off illnesses such as the flu, colds, ear infections and the like. Did you hear me? Then why eradicate the cure by administering a synthetic drug, such as Tylenol, aspirin and the like? Certainly, we don’t want our child to suffer needlessly, but by employing meds to suppress a fever, we’re chemically forcing the body to stop treating itself with its natural promise of resolution. What Some (Good) Doctors Say In the words of my all-time favorite pediatric hero, Dr. Even Dr. Dr. I know, I know. Ok, So How Do I Do This? When a fever appears to be debilitating, what’s a parent to do? Four pills is a dose, regardless of the age of the child, and it can be offered directly into the mouth every 4 hours for as long as the little one is sick. Yeah, me neither. But That’s Not All

Antioxidant Coffee Body Scrub with Coconut Oil | The Coconut Mama Our skin is the largest organ in our body. It absorbs 60% – 80% of what it comes in contact with. When you use commercial cosmetic products, lotions, perfume, oils and scrubs, all of the ingredients in those products absorb right into your blood stream. The ingredients in these products can be toxic and are even known to attribute to allergies, cancer and birth defects. That is why I love to make my own beauty products. I know exactly what I am applying to my skin. Several years ago I worked for a Bath and Body company. I recently found out that it is the caffeine in the scrub that supposedly helps reduce cellulite. This coffee body scrub also smells amazing! Ingredients 1 Cup Ground Organic Coffee1 Cup Organic Sugar or Salt - Where to buy Organic Sugar and Salt1/2 Cup Organic Coconut Oil - Where to buy Coconut Oil1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon (optional)1 Tablespoon Vanilla (optional) - make your own Directions Melt coconut oil and allow it to cool but not solidify.

Top 10 Herbs for Healthy Hair | Herbs Does you hair look dull, rough or lifeless? Are you suffering from hair loss, flaky scalp or dandruff? Till now you must have tried various conditioners, shampoos and serum to bring back life to your dull hair, but all in vain. Have you thought of using herbs or herbal remedies for the purpose? Not yet!!! Herbs are being used since ancient times for curing different ailments. Herbs for Healthy Hair: Below is the list of 10 extensively and regularly used herbs for healthy hair. Aloe: It contains a substance Aloenin which is a potential stimulant of hair growth. Arnica: It promotes hair growth and provides adequate nutrition to the hair shafts. Brahmi: It improves the blood circulation and cools down the scalp. Rosemary: It is one of the effective hair enhancer. Nettles: This herb is a rich source of Vitamin A and C. Marigold: This herb is used for giving dull hair a complete healthy look. Sage: It is an important herb for proper hair care. Other Herbs for Healthy Hair: Burdock: Chamomile:

Avocado Health Benefits: The World’s Most Perfect Food? Did you know that the avocado has been called the world’s most perfect food and has many health benefits? It has achieved this distinction because many nutritionists claim it not only contains everything a person needs to survive — but it has also been found to contribute to the prevention and control of Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other health conditions. The avocado (Persea gratissima or P. americana) originated in Puebla, Mexico and its earliest use dates back to 10,000 years B.C. The avocado, also called the alligator pear, is a high-fiber, sodium- and cholesterol-free food that provides nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, is rich in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (such as omega-3 fatty acids), vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate) — as well as potassium. Dr. The virtues and benefits of the avocado are too numerous to mention. Sources :

Detoxification bath for radiation from Dr. Hazel Parcells | Dr. Kaayla Daniel Without the inspiring example of Dr. Hazel Parcells (1889-1996), I wouldn’t have become healthy, much less turned into The Naughty Nutritionist. Dr. Parcells inspired me not only because she had a great sense of mischief, but a talent for chopping and slicing through nutritional dogma. She naughtily broke the rules of establishment nutrition by recommending red meat, raw milk, butter, no soy and no margarine. She warned of the dangers of vegetarianism years ago, and understood body/mind/spirit medicine long before it became popular. Much of Dr. Last week I spoke at a Weston A. Here’s how to do it: Dissolve one pound of sea salt or rock salt and one pound of baking soda in a tub of hot water. That’s it. For more about Dr. PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog.

Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly When Ria Chhabra, a middle school student near Dallas, heard her parents arguing about the value of organic foods, she was inspired to create a science fair project to try to resolve the debate. Three years later, Ria’s exploration of fruit flies and organic foods has not only raised some provocative questions about the health benefits of organic eating, it has also earned the 16-year-old top honors in a national science competition, publication in a respected scientific journal and university laboratory privileges normally reserved for graduate students. Photo Researchers Courtesy of Ria ChhabraRia Chhabra stands in front of her project. The research, titled “Organically Grown Food Provides Health Benefits to Drosophila melanogaster,” tracked the effects of organic and conventional diets on the health of fruit flies. For her original middle-school science project, Ria evaluated the vitamin C content of organic produce compared with conventionally farmed foods. Meanwhile, Dr. Dr.

Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize Winner, Takes Homeopathy Seriously - The Huffington Post Dr. Luc Montagnier, the French virologist who won the Nobel Prize in 2008 for discovering the AIDS virus, has surprised the scientific community with his strong support for homeopathic medicine. In a remarkable interview published in Science magazine of December 24, 2010, (1) Professor Luc Montagnier, has expressed support for the often maligned and misunderstood medical specialty of homeopathic medicine. Although homeopathy has persisted for 200+ years throughout the world and has been the leading alternative treatment method used by physicians in Europe, (2) most conventional physicians and scientists have expressed skepticism about its efficacy due to the extremely small doses of medicines used. Montagnier, who is also founder and president of the World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention, asserted, "I can't say that homeopathy is right in everything. Support from Another Nobel Prize winner Responding to an article on homeopathy in New Scientist, Josephson wrote: (2) Ullman D.

Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists | Aljazeera- by Dahr Jamail New Orleans, LA - “The fishermen have never seen anything like this,” Dr Jim Cowan told Al Jazeera. “And in my 20 years working on red snapper, looking at somewhere between 20 and 30,000 fish, I’ve never seen anything like this either.” Dr Cowan, with Louisiana State University’s Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences started hearing about fish with sores and lesions from fishermen in November 2010. Cowan’s findings replicate those of others living along vast areas of the Gulf Coast that have been impacted by BP’s oil and dispersants. Gulf of Mexico fishermen, scientists and seafood processors have told Al Jazeera they are finding disturbing numbers of mutated shrimp, crab and fish that they believe are deformed by chemicals released during BP’s 2010 oil disaster. Eyeless shrimp Tracy Kuhns and her husband Mike Roberts, commercial fishers from Barataria, Louisiana, are finding eyeless shrimp. Returning to the Gulf two years after the BP oil spill

Roundup, An Herbicide, Could Be Linked To Parkinson's, Cancer And Other Health Issues, Study Shows April 25 (Reuters) - Heavy use of the world's most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson's, infertility and cancers, according to a new study. The peer-reviewed report, published last week in the scientific journal Entropy, said evidence indicates that residues of "glyphosate," the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, which is sprayed over millions of acres of crops, has been found in food. Those residues enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease, according to the report, authored by Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Anthony Samsel, a retired science consultant from Arthur D. "Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body," the study says. Also on HuffPost:

There is no cancer risk from SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) I now duck as the tomatoes start to fly. You might call it a brilliant stroke of marketing genius. You might call it a widespread hoax. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is surrounded by some of the greatest confusion and mis-information in the industry. In short, SLS has a very bad reputation, and it is such a phenomenon that I think somebody should write a book on it. The most damaging claim against SLS is that it is carcinogenic, because it supposedly creates nitrosamines. I think this article has a good overview of the rumors: This page is written by Ed Friedlander, a pathologist from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences I don’t know who or what started all the fuss. Unfortunately, SLS became the scapegoat for these suspicions, and real culprits slipped by. That is why the whole SLS panic really bothers me. When SLS is not formulated properly, it can be an irritant to the skin.

GMO Toxins Are in Nearly All Pregnant Women & Fetuses The GMO mass experiment on the public is producing results—terrifying ones. GM toxic elements can be found in nearly all pregnant women and children. TLB Note: This article was republished on 04/13/2014. The vital information presented here is about 16 months old and the situation is probably much worse by this point in time due to a massive increase of Glyphosate use since it’s original publication about a year ago. Are you aware of these findings, are you pregnant, do you plan on being so in the near future, don’t you feel this is vital information to the well-being of your child, are you wondering, as we are, why this information is not more readily available to the public? Please read this article and do some more research for the sake of your child !!! By: Heidi Stevenson The toxins designed into genetically modified crops are finding their way into the bloodstreams of all pregnant women and their fetuses. The Study and Results The authors looked for: Toxicity of 3-MPPA and Cry1Ab Cry1Ab

16 Foods That’ll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps By Andy Whiteley Co-Founder of Wake Up World Looking for a healthy way to get more from your garden? Like to know your food is free of the pesticides and other nasties that are often sprayed on commercial crops? There’s nothing like eating your own home- grown vegies, and there are heaps of different foods that will re- grow from the scrap pieces that you’d normally throw out or put into your compost bin. It’s fun. Just remember … the quality of the “parent” vegetable scrap will help to determine the quality of the re-growth. Leeks, Scallions, Spring Onions and Fennel You can either use the white root end of a vegetable that you have already cut, or buy a handful of new vegetables to use specifically for growing. Simply place the white root end in a glass jar with a little water, and leave it in a sunny position. Lemongrass Lemongrass grows just like any other grass. Within a week or so, new growth will start to appear. Celery, Bok Choi, Romaine Lettuce & Cabbage Ginger Potatoes Garlic Onions

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