40 Studies Proving GM Foods Are Destroying Our Health


GMO labeling seems like a relatively common sense move given the numerous studies that have called into question the safety of GM foods and the requisite, carcinogenic herbicides necessary for their cultivation.

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The following is a list of 40 rodent studies conducted using either Roundup Ready or Bt-toxin GM feed. When you see this sort of evidence, it really is quite mind-boggling that our elected officials are seemingly putting corporate interests and profiteering above public health by recently making the United States the first country in the world to ban GMO labeling. (Read more about that here.)

The following studies, compiled by GMO Free USA, prove how the rats suffered a wide assortment of ailments including:

-Increased intestinal infections
-High cholesterol
-Birth defects
-Weight-increase and higher incidence of mortality
-Organ pathologies in the liver, kidneys, pancreas, ovaries, testes, and adrenals
-Major issues with both the intestinal tracts and immunity of the animals tested

1. E. Abdo, et al. “Feeding Study with Bt Corn (MON810: Ajeeb YG) on Rats: Biochemical Analysis and Liver Histopathology,” Food and Nutrition Sciences, Vol. 5 No. 2, 2014, pp. 185-195.

2. Battistelli S., Baldelli B., Malatesta M. (2008), Influence of a GMO-containing diet on pancreatic acinar cells of adult mice: effects of a short-term diet reversion, “Microscopie”, 10, pp. 36-43

3. S. Battistelli, B.Citterio, B. Baldelli, C. Parlani, and M. Malatesta (2010) Histochemical and morpho-metrical study of mouse intestine epithelium after a long term diet containing genetically modified soybean Eur J Histochem. September 26;54(3): e36

4. Brasil FB, Soares LL, Faria TS, Boaventura GT, Sampaio FJ, Ramos CF.(2009) The impact of dietary organic and transgenic soy on the reproductive system of female adult rat. Anat Rec(Hoboken).292(4):587594.

5. B Cisterna, F Flach, L Vecchio, SML Barabino, S Battistelli, TE Martin, M Malatesta, M Biggiogera (2008) Can a genetically modified organism-containing diet influence embryonic development? A preliminary study on pre- implantation mouse embryos.Cisterna.Vol.52(4)

6. Joël Spiroux de Vendômois, François Roullier, Dominique Cellier, Gilles-Eric Séralini (2009) A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health Int J Biol Sci; 5(7):706-726.

7. O. P. Dolaychuk, R. S. Fedoruk (2013) Biological Effects of Different Levels of Soybeans Conventional and Transgenic Varieties in the Second-Generation Female Rats Ration. The Animal Biology, 2013, vol. 15, no. 2

8. Thanaa A. El-Kholy, Mohammad Abu Hilal, Hatim Ali Al-Abbadi, Abdulhalim Salim Serafi, Ahmad K. Al-Ghamdi, Hanan M. Sobhy and John R. C. Richardson (2014) The Effect of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Soybean on DNA, Cytogenicity and Some Antioxidant Enzymes in Rats. Nutrients, 6(6), 2376-2386

9. El-Shamei ZS et al. Histopathological changes in some organs of male rats fed on genetically modified corn (Ajeeb YG). J Am Sci. 2012;8(10):684–696.

10. Ermakova IV (2006) Genetically modified soy leads to weight loss and increased mortality of pups of the first generation. Preliminary studies. EkosInform. Federal Environmental Law Gazette. a | -1,, p. 4-10.

11. Ermakova IV (2007) New data on the impact of GMOs on physiological state and the higher nervous activities mammals. All-Russia Symposium TRANSGENIC PLANTS AND BIOSAFETY Moscow, October 22 – 25, pages 38-39

12. Irina Ermakova (2007) GM soybeans—revisiting a controversial format NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY VOLUME 25 NUMBER 12 DECEMBER 1351-1354

13. Ermakova IV, IV Barskov (2008) Study of the physiological and morphological parameters in rats and their offspring using a diet containing soybean transgenic EPSPS CP4 Biological sciences. 6. p.19-20.

14. Ermakova IV (2009) Influence of soybean gene EPSPS CP4 on the physiological state and reproductive functions of rats in the first two generationsContemporary Problems in Science and Education Number 5, p.15-20.

15. Finamore A, Roselli M, Britti S, Monastra G, Ambra R, Turrini A, Mengheri E. (2008) Intestinal and peripheral immune response to MON810 maize ingestion in weaning and old mice. J Agric Food Chem. Dec 10;56(23):11533-9.

16. Gab-Alla AA et al. Morphological and biochemical changes in male rats fed on genetically modified corn (Ajeeb YG). J Am Sci. 2012;8(9):1117–1123.

17. Т. V. Gorbach, I. U. Kuzminа, G. I. Gubina-Vakulik, N. G. Kolousova (2012)HORMONAL REGULATION OF SEXUAL FUNCTION AND OVARIAN HISTOLOGICAL FEATURES IN THE EXPERIMENT WITH GMO-SOYA USE IN FOOD. TAVRICHESKY LIFE SCIENCES BULLETIN 2012, Volume 15, № 2, Part 2 (58) pages 235-238

18. G.I. Gubin-Vakulik, S.A. Denisenko, T.V. Horbach, N.G. Kolousova, T.M. Popova (2012) MORPHOFUNCTIONAL STATE OF ADRENAL GLAND IN FEMALE RATS WISTAR WITH GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOY INCLUSION IN THE DIET. TAVRICHESKY LIFE SCIENCES BULLETIN 2012, Volume 15, № 3, Part 1 (59) pages 85-88

19. GI-Gubin VAKULIK TV, GORBACH BB, NG KOLOUSOVA HS, GOPKALOV (2013) THE METABOLIC AND HISTOLOGICAL CHANGES OF KIDNEYS IN FEMALE RATS AND THE FIRST GENERATION AFTER CONSUMPTION OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOYBEANS. SCIENTIFIC STATEMENTS Series Medicine. Pharmacy. 2013. № 11 (154). Issue 22 pages 150-155

20. G.I. Gubina-Vakulik, S.A. Denisenko, T.V. Gorbach, N.G. Kolousova, A.V. Andreev (2014) Morphofunctional Adrenal State in Adults Descendants With the Diet by Genetically Modified Soy. ЕКСПЕРИМЕНТАЛЬНА І КЛІНІЧНА МЕДИЦИНА. 2014. № 2 (63)

21. SERDAR KARAKUŞLU (2014) THE INVESTIGATION OF THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED (GMO) MAIZE (Zea mays L.) ON SWISS ALBINO MICE. JUNE 2014, 25 Pages

22. Kiliç A, Akay MT. (2008) A three generation study with genetically modified Bt corn in rats: Biochemical and histopathological investigation. Food Chem Toxicol. 2008 Mar;46(3):1164-70.

23. Hasan Kiliçgün, Cebrail Gürsul, Mukadder Sunar, Gülden Gökşen (2013) The Comparative Effects of Genetically Modified Maize and Conventional Maize on Rats J Clin Anal Med ;4(2): 136-9

24. MA Konovalova, VA Blinov (2006) Influence of genetically modified soybean in mice and their offspring. Commercial Biotechnology 2006

25. Konovalova, MA, VA Blinov (2007) Morphometric parameters and features of the spectrum Blood enzymes mice receiving GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOY. All-Russia Symposium TRANSGENIC PLANTS AND BIOSAFETY Moscow, October 22 – 25, page 48

Given this overwhelming evidence, labeling is only a start. Ultimately, we must pursue a ban. These poisonous ‘foods’ have no business on our tables or in our bodies. We do need to grow food with carcinogenic herbicides.

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Article Source: GMO Free USA

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15 Things You’re Doing That Are Ruining Your Health.


Looking after one’s health is of prime importance. But sadly, we’re so caught up in our daily lives that we tend to ignore something as important as our own bodies. On World Health Day, take a look at what all you’re doing wrong.

1. You’re glued to your office desk for long hours.

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You need to get up from your seat to take short breaks.

2. You take the elevator instead of climbing the stairs.

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The least you can do is climb the stairs to work.

3. You eat at your desk.

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You don’t move to eat your lunch, and instead you eat at your desk. Part of your increasing waistline problems.

4. You choose outside food for lunch over ghar ka khana.

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Ordering outside food everyday is very unhealthy.

5. You don’t drink enough water.

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If you don’t finish your water bottle, you’re in danger!

6. You over-think.

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Over-thinking leads to anxiety attacks and depression. Therefore, don’t worry, be happy.

7. You don’t get enough sunshine.

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Vitamin D is absolutely necessary for your body. Step out in the sun more often!

8. You sleep with your make-up on.

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Sleeping with your make-up on leads to skin diseases.

9. You don’t have a hobby.

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Engaging in a hobby can make for some great improvement in your health.

10. You wear headphones for really long hours.

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Keeping headphones on for a longer duration can cause hearing loss and vertigo.

11. You don’t take breaks.

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Did you know travel can lower your risk of heart disease? Start booking!

12. You commute for long hours.

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A longer commute leads to fatigue and exhaustion.

13. You smoke.

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Or you’re constantly around someone who smokes. Kick the butt!

14. You sleep very late.

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Your body needs at least 8 hours of sleep everyday.

15. You don’t include fruits in your diet.

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Fruits have great health benefits, therefore you must include them in your diet.

Breast implant patients at The Cosmetic Institute knocked out without consent, report reveals.


Patients at one of Australia’s most popular cosmetic surgery clinics are being knocked out without their consent, an explosive leaked report has revealed.

Report’s key findings:

  • Patients given high levels of anaesthetic without their consent
  • Drugs given in excess of the safe limits
  • Patients suffered rapid heart beat, seizure, cardiac arrest
  • Clinics placed the health and safety of the public at risk

The ABC can reveal women getting breast implants at The Cosmetic Institute (TCI) were given dangerously high doses of drugs that can cause cardiac arrests.

According to the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) report, in the last 12 months six patients suffered potentially life-threatening complications while getting breast implants, including rapid heartbeat, seizures and cardiac arrest.

High doses of anaesthetics used at the clinic appear to be to blame.

“Adrenaline was used routinely (in combination with local anaesthetic agents) … at well above the accepted upper limit of safe dosage,” the report found.

It found the clinics “placed the health and safety of members of the public at risk”.

Merrilyn Walton, a professor of Medical Education, Patient Safety at the University of Sydney, said the findings were “extremely worrying”.

“It’s hard for me to imagine in 2016 that this is actually occurring,” she said.

The Cosmetic Institute is Australia’s largest provider of cosmetic surgery.

It has clinics in Sydney and the Gold Coast with plans to open in Victoria.

The company’s annual projected turnover for 2014-15 was $35 million to $40 million.

The highly critical report found patients were being given high doses of anaesthetic cocktails, to the point where they were “under a general anaesthetic”.

But the clinics are only licensed to provide “conscious sedation”.

Patients had not given their consent to be put under a general anaesthetic.

“TCI’s consent procedures were inadequate — as patients are being placed under either deeper sedation or general anaesthetic with no consent provided for this,” the report found.

Patients not aware of TCI procedure’s risk

Professor Walton said she was very concerned that patients had not given proper, informed consent.

“If doctors are honest about the level of drugs they’re using, they would have to expose the serious risk these women face during this procedure,” she said.

“I can’t imagine anyone would consent to having these procedures done in such circumstances.”

Doses were not being adjusted for individual patients’ size and body weight.

“Local anaesthetic drugs were used at TCI in excess of safe doses and dose calculations were not individualised according to patients’ weight,” experts said.

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 Daniel Fleming from the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgeons said the doctors involved needed to be held to account for their actions.

“All of these unlawful anaesthetics, all of these dangerous complications occurred at the hands of medical practitioners, anaesthetists and surgeons. We would like to know if the HCCC is taking action against those doctors who have acted unlawfully, misled patients and put their lives at risk,” Dr Fleming said.

The ABC first raised concerns about The Cosmetic Institute last year, when it was revealed TCI was under investigation for alleged inappropriate use of anaesthetic.

The company now performs procedures at Concord Private Hospital in Sydney and another private hospital in Southport, Queensland.

Patients tell of botched breast implant surgery

Narelle Bayon

Narelle Bayon has been in constant pain since getting breast implants at The Cosmetic Institute in Sydney.

“In my arm, there’s constant pain, it’s like a burning. As soon as I elevate my arm, my arm goes numb and I have to shake my arm because it goes numb. It just tingles,” she said.

Plastic surgeons have told Ms Bayon the pocket her surgeon cut for the implant in her left breast was too small and narrow.

“The pain is permanent. It’s the result of basically the implant, because it’s pushing on the nerves in my arm. It’s probably going to be there for life,” she said.

The experience has had a devastating impact on the young mother.

I wish I never went to The Cosmetic Institute.

Narelle Bayon

“I’ve actually had to see a psychiatrist because it’s just too much to deal with. You do this for yourself, thinking you might be able to feel better for yourself,” Ms Bayon said.

“I get sore and I get tired, and it just burns around my neck.”

She regrets having surgery at the cut-price cosmetic clinic.

“I wish I never went there. Simple as that. I wish I never went to The Cosmetic Institute,” she said.

Dr Fleming said patients should be wary of clinics offering cut-price or cheap surgery.

“Cosmetic surgery is no different to anything else. You usually get what you pay for. The problem with surgical procedures is that when you find out the true cost of the procedure, you may have paid for it with your health and safety, or even your life,” he said.

TCI has taken action to address concerns

The Cosmetic Institute general manager Andrew Gill said the clinics had already taken action to address the issues investigated by the HCCC.

“Effective from last year, all TCI surgeries in NSW are now carried out at licensed premises at Concord Private Hospital,” he said.

Mr Gill said the procedures were done under deep sedation or general anaesthetic.

“TCI is also reviewing consent procedures and documentation to ensure that patients are fully aware of the level of sedation under which they will placed,” he said.

Mr Gill said the clinics had reviewed their procedures to ensure safe upper limits for adrenaline and local anaesthetic usage.

He said TCI had performed more than 15,000 breast augmentation procedures since 2012.

Reform of cosmetic surgery stalls

In Australia, doctors do not need to be experienced as a surgeon to perform cosmetic surgery.

The NSW Government is considering whether there should be a new class of “cosmetic surgery”, so that cosmetic procedures could only be undertaken in a licensed private health facility or hospital.

The HCCC report recommended a major overhaul of procedures including the clinic only perform breast augmentation at “licensed facilities”.

Growing complaints about cosmetic surgery have also prompted the Medical Board to conduct a widespread review of the cosmetic surgery industry in Australia.

Changes could include mandatory cooling-off periods for all patients before cosmetic surgery procedures, with a three-month cooling off period for patients younger than 18, and mandatory assessment by a registered psychologist or psychiatrist.

 

How birth months affect your health


Scientists are researching how your birth month impacts your health.

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6 Nutrient Deficiencies that Can Cause Depression & Mood Disorders


Did you know simply nutrient deficiencies can drastically increase your chances of having depression and other mood disorders? Nutrient-related disorders are always treatable and deficiencies are usually curable.

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The good news is that there are ways to confront these deficiencies. You can work with an integrative health physician to determine where your nutrition levels are and how you can counteract the associated effects.

6 Nutrient Deficiencies that Can Cause Depression & Mood Disorders

Vitamin B6

A deficiency of vitamin B6 can also lead to depression and other cognitive disorders. This nutrient is required for creating neurotransmitters and brain chemicals that influence your mood. It even helps keep the nervous system healthy. Furthermore, vitamin B6 helps the body absorb vitamin B12, the deficiency of which is also linked to depression.

Vitamin D

This deficiency has been linked to depression, dementia, and autism. Most of our levels drop off during the fall and winter months, since the sunlight is the richest source. An adequate level of serotonin helps prevent and treat mild depression. In addition, vitamin D is important for the immune system and bone health.

Amino Acids

Amino acids are the special building blocks of protein, some of which gets transformed in our bodies into neurotransmitters. Without adequate amino acids, your brain can’t work and you get sluggish, foggy, unfocused, and depressed. Amino acids are found in meat, eggs, fish, beans, seeds, and nuts.

Magnesium

Magnesium is another important nutrient, the deficiency of which can lead to depression. It helps activate enzymes needed for serotonin and dopamine production. It also influences several systems associated with development of depression. In addition, it keeps your bones healthy, reduces anxiety and lowers blood pressure, to name a few.

Zinc

Zinc is used by more enzymes (and we have over 300) than any other mineral. It is crucial to many of our systems. It activates our digestive enzymes so that we can break down our food and works to prevent food allergies (which, in turn, averts depression, since some of our mood disruptions are triggered by food allergies). It also helps our DNA to repair and produce proteins. Finally, zinc helps control inflammation and boosts our immune system.

Selenium

Selenium is also essential to brain functioning and helps improve mood and depressive symptoms. Moreover, selenium plays an important role in proper thyroid functioning. A healthy thyroid is important for mental health.

Cholesterol is NOT The Rival: It’s inflammation that’s making you fat and killing you slowly


Cholesterol is a natural by product of the liver and is a vital component of good health. Every cell in our body has cholesterol in its outer layer. Even many physicians, who should know better, still argue that cholesterol is evil and that sticking to a low-fat diet is good for health. But the fact of the matter is that avoiding fats is toxic to your health, and consuming the many food additives that commonly replace them – these include synthetic trans fats, refined sugars, and processed grains – are a primary cause of disease-causing inflammation.

It all makes sense if you just stop and consider the native role cholesterol plays in protecting arteries against lesions and other damage. Rather than being the cause of plaque buildup in the circulatory system, cholesterol is actually the healing agent the body sends to sites that have been damaged by inflammation. In other words, if you have too much cholesterol buildup in your arteries, your real problem is too much inflammation rather than too much cholesterol, and a whole different mitigatory approach is required to address the problem.

“It’s the inflammation in the vessels that starts the lesion,” says Dr. Beverly Teter, a lipid biochemist from the University of Maryland who has been researching fats and their affect on the human body for many years, as quoted by CBN.com. “The body then sends the cholesterol like a scab to cover over it to protect the blood system and the vessel wall from further damage.”

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8 Ways to Reduce Cholesterol Naturally

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass  essential oil has been clinically proven to lower cholesterol.  Lemongrass is one of the most effective anti-microbial essential oils available. It possesses a variety of important substances that support the immune system. It is a analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent as well.  It can be taken internally or topically.

Cinnamon Essential Oil

The primary components of cinnamon are cinnamaldehyde, gum, tannin, mannitol, coumarins and the essential oils known as aldehydes, eugenol and pinene. Recent studies have found that consuming 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon each day may reduce blood sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels by as much as 20%.  (where to find)

Blueberries

Blueberries are known to help keep your arteries clear by reducing blood levels of artery-clogging LDL’s.  Blueberries have a very high antioxidant levels, which is very beneficial for the cardiovascular system. They also contain pterostilbene, which lowers cholesterol.

Clove Essential OIl

Clove is also known for its anti-infectious, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.  Clove also has the largest antioxidant value of any single essential oil known to man. The active essential oil in clove, eugenol, has been found to act as a an effective platelet inhibitor, preventing blood clots.

Magnesium

Magnesium activates over 300 different biochemical reactions necessary for your body to function properly. When the body is magnesium deficient, cholesterol continues to be produced in excess, which may cause cholesterol build-up. In The Magnesium Miracle, Dr. Carolyn Dean tells you how magnesium acts as a natural statin, limiting cholesterol production and preventing cholesterol build-up.   Besides getting magnesium through your diet,  applying magnesium oil topically can also be helpful.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce inflammation. Vitamin C aids in clearing the blood vessels. It triggers a enzyme that breaks down cholesterol and triglycerides into free fatty acids. This process helps prevent fatty deposits from clinging to the walls of the arteries, which are best known for reducing ir eliminating blood flow to the heart and brain.

Coconut Oil

The latest study from Malaysia showed how coconut oil can potentially reduce pain and inflammation. Coconut oil (where to find) contains lauric acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties. It has been shown that lauric acid increases the good (HDL) cholesterol levels in the blood, helping to improve LDL/HDL ratio levels.

Coconut oil lowers cholesterol by promoting its conversion to pregnenolone, a molecule that is a precursor to many of the hormones our bodies.

Cod Liver Oil

Cod liver oil is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids that reduces inflammation and clotting. It is important that you are using a high quality oil that was created with the right type of production method

Himalayan SALT LAMPS Improve Mental Clarity, Air Quality & Sleep Cycles


Salt is a wonderful thing. Not only does it give our food taste and flavor – it also can work wonders for your health. Himalayan pink salt has gained notoriety in the recent years for it numerous health perks. The age old table salt does not hold a candle to this variety. It is being hailed as the king of salts and rightly so because it is pumped with calcium, iron, magnesium as well as potassium.

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All types of wireless systems that we are using today are releasing ions into the environment. This leads to the creation of electronic smog that is continuously harming our body.

These positive ions cause a wide range of other health problems like mental issues, insomnia, and allergies to name a few. All these health hazards appear because this electronic smog is more than 20 times higher than what our brain is capable of withstanding. It is critical that we start neutralizing these harmful ions. These are positive ions. So you must create negative ions to neutralize them!

G.S. Rahi, associate professor of Physical Science at Fayetteville State University, had the following to say in regards to the benefits of Himalayan pink salt.

They say salt is the earth’s mineral, but even better than regular (sodium laden) table salt, Himalayan pink salt has a wide variety of health benefits as, it contains, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium and highly regarded as the king of the all salts.

Apparently, chunks of pink salt (as lamps) produce ions and can help you with migraines, some skin conditions, insomnia, allergies and other disorders.

What can neutralize positive ions?

Study find that placing salt lamps around your home can work wonders to reduce the amount of unhealthy positive ions in your home.

How can you get the negative ions out of the Himalayan salts?

The solution lies in using a Himalayan salt lamp. It comes fitted with everything you will need. It has a bulb and salt, and the bulb will heat the salt and release the negative ions.

When there is high humidity, the salt can turn humid. But the heat from the bulb can evaporate the moisture. It will neutralize and remove all the positive ions from your environment.

Does Obesity Matter?


Benjamin Spoer is a Ph.D. student at NYU’s College of Global Public Health and is obsessed with urbanism, obesity, and community health.

When it comes to nutrition, public health professionals seem to agree on very little, from whether coffee is a vice or a virtue to if red wine is a life extender. Yet for decades, they could agree on one thing: Being fat is bad for you. Everyone seems to know that carrying too much weight can lead to diabetes and heart disease, as well as increase somepotentially hazardous biomarkers.

But recent research suggests that being fat might, in fact, be good for you. In 2013, amassive scientific review found that being in the least-severe overweight category — above “normal weight” but not by much — actually reduces your chances of dying in the future, aka “all-cause mortality.” Meanwhile, being in the lowest obesity category seems to have no effect on risk of death whatsoever. So if being overweight lowers your risk of dying, then being overweight is good for you … right? Time for doctors to prescribe Oreos? (Please, God.)

Not so fast. That review had more than a few critics. For instance, some scientists say that the sick, who are at a higher risk of death, tend to lose weight — that might make it look like people who are heavier are staying alive, when really it’s that sick people lose a lot of weight before they die. Another theory that could explain the paradox is that obese patients get more attentive care from doctors. Also, that review was based on a huge group of people, including smokers, gym rats, and the elderly, so it’s hard to translate its findings into medical recommendations for any single person.

So if benefits of being heavier were limited to reducing the risk of all-cause mortality, we might be able to put this idea in the “interesting but inconclusive” category and move on. But it turns out it’s even more complicated than that. Beyond the potentially protective effects of a little belly, being obese can also help you survive certain health problems. For example, being very obese has been linked to higher survival rates for people who have heart failure and other cardiovascular problems.

The source of much of this confusion is this: When researchers talk about obesity, they are rarely talking only about fat. Studies that are allegedly about obesity tend to feature a host of other chronic health conditions, like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Thispaper, for instance, claims to project the economic burden of obesity in the near future. It’s actually telling us how much it will cost to treat new cases of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease if they continue to increase at present-day rates.

The problem here is that we are not distinguishing between symptom and cause. Obesity is caused by the same behaviors that cause cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. This means that obesity is just the most visible and, to some, the most alarming symptom of unhealthy eating and sitting around too much. This is why some researchers think it’s possible to be fit and fat at the same time — obesity itself is not the problem, but the consequences of doing the things that make people obese, like diabetes and cardiovascular disease, are.

So is obesity actually good for you? Or is obesity a big fat villain? On the one hand, the mixed evidence is hard to parse. On the other hand, the answer to this question doesn’t actually matter. In fact, we shouldn’t even be talking about obesity. We need to focus on poor nutrition and inadequate exercise instead. Instead of worrying about our collective waistlines, we need to focus on making it possible, if not fun and easy, for everyone to eat well and move around. If we do that, obesity and its related health conditions should take care of themselves.

Pranayama: Breathe your way to health, beauty & peace


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‘Prana’ refers to the universal life force and ‘ayama’ means to regulate or lengthen. Prana is the vital energy needed by our physical and subtle layers, without which the body would perish. It is what keeps us alive. Pranayama is the control of prana through the breath. One can control the rhythms of pranic energy with Pranayama and achieve healthy body and mind. It’s an exercise without spending energy, and relaxation without any stimulation.

12 Incredible Facts Hydrogen Peroxide Should Be In Every Home


Most people don’t know hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide(HP) is germicidal agent composed of water and oxygen. It’s been a staple in medicine cabinets and first aid kits for generations. HP is considered the worlds safest all natural effective sanitizer. It kills micro-organisms by oxidizing them.

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In fact, there are so many different uses for hydrogen peroxide For Health, Hygiene, Cleaning.

12 Amazing uses of hydrogen peroxide

Immune System Booster

Our produces hydrogen peroxide via certain leukocytes, aka, white blood cells. By this hydrogen peroxide help to fight off, bacteria, viruses and toxins.

Water Purifier

Hydrogen peroxide also use in water purification, just add a pint of hydrogen peroxide to one gallon of the water you use and the HP will help ensure that the water stays sanitary and safe.

Antiseptic mouth rinse

HP is a perfect mouth rinse. It whitens teeth and kills germs responsible for bad breath. It has been found that hydrogen peroxide makes a very effective and inexpensive mouthwash for daily purpose.

Common Cold

Hydrogen peroxide help to keep you away from cold, some claim that applying a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in the ears is best practice to keep cold at bay.

Toothpaste

Mix it with that other medicine cabinet staple, baking soda, and you’ve got an effective toothpaste, it keep teeth whiten and germs free.

Remove ear wax

Hydrogen peroxide remove ear wax easily, put a couple of drops of HP into your ears. Keep it for minute or two, then put a couple of drops of olive oil. After few minute, drain the fluid from your ears. Ear wax will move out.

Health

Your body makes Hydrogen peroxide to fight infection which must be present for our immune system to function correctly. White blood cells are known as Leukocytes. A sub-class of Leukocytes called Neutrophils produce hydrogen peroxide as the first line of defense against toxins, parasites, bacteria, viruses and yeast.

Eye Care

Hydrogen peroxide can be used to clean contact lenses – its very effective for eliminating the dust that can build up on the lenses over time.

Sinus Infections

When your sinuses are stuffy, it can be painful. A tablespoon of 3% Hydrogen peroxide added to 1 cup of non-chlorinated water can be used as a nasal spray. You can adjust the amount used of hydrogen peroxide Depending on the degree of sinus.

Toothache pain

Hydrogen peroxide also cure toothache pain, for curing pain, you can gargle a mixture of coconut oil and HP. The antibacterial properties of HP help to eliminate the bacteria that are causing the toothache pain.

Disinfect your hands

Hydrogen peroxide best for disinfecting wounds, HP also use in hand washing. Just dip your hands into or spray them with diluted version of HP.

Keep freshness of vegetables

Hydrogen peroxide freshness your vegetables. Add about ¼ a cup of food-grade Hydrogen peroxide to a sink full of cold water and keep your veggies into it. Soak it for about 15 minutes. Then, rinse them and allow them to dry.

Treat animal wounds

You can use Hydrogen peroxide on animal wounds as you would use on human wounds. Used HP onto your animal carefully, and it will heal wounds with in few days.

Reference:

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