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The Science and Regulation Behind the GMO Deception

by Sheldon Krimsky, Ph.D. Agriculture had its origins about 10 thousand years ago. Throughout most of that period, farmers shared seeds, selected desired phenotypes of plants, and with keen observation and experience sought to understand the environmental factors affecting crop productivity. Through selective breeding, farmers chose plants that were best adapted to their region. By saving seeds of the more ... Read More »

Water Is Essential for Health

by Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., ND Water is essential for health, and without adequate water, humans can die within a few days. The infant body is comprised of 75 percent water, and even in old age, the human body is made of 55 percent water. In spite of this, most people do not drink enough water, and dehydration has become ... Read More »

Global Warming

by Doug Sisterson Is global warming just the result of natural cycles, or of cosmic rays bombarding the Earth? Climate change skeptics say “yes” to such questions routinely and loudly. Have you heard the claim that scientists are split on whether humans are affecting the climate? Have you ever wondered if renewable energy is too expensive to replace fossil fuels? ... Read More »

Exercise for Stronger Knees and Hips 

Exercise is more than one smart health habit for hip and knee problems; it is often used as an effective treatment. For example, strengthening the muscles around a damaged hip or knee can help support that joint by taking over some of its responsibilities. The hips are a good example and will do less work when supporting the weight of ... Read More »

New Research Reveals a Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease 

Diabetics know that their disease can affect several bodily functions and systems, such as the heart, nervous system and kidneys, but a new study has shown that diabetics are also more prone to developing gum disease. Gum disease affects the gums and bones that holds the teeth in place and can lead to pain and tissue damage. In its early ... Read More »

The Grain Breakdown 

by Brenda Davis, RD Whole grains (also called cereals) are small, hard, dry seeds that grow on grass-like plants. They are staples for most populations around the world. The most widely consumed grains are wheat, rice and corn (botanically, corn is a grain, but from a culinary sense, it tends to be used as a starchy vegetable). Other popular grains ... Read More »

The Power of Food to Fight Cancer 

by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. If we implement the scientific information we now have at our fingertips, we can win the war on cancer. We are not powerless against cancer; it is not determined primarily by genetics or chance. The American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that 35 percent of all cancers are preventable through healthy lifestyle measures; I propose that ... Read More »

5 Reasons You Should Detox Your Body

by Vanessa Galati-Drew  Exhaustion, skin problems, body aches, digestive issues, weight gain—these are all signs that it may be time for a body detox. In today’s world, we are constantly being exposed to a multitude of toxins everywhere we go. Air pollution, food preservatives, carcinogens, medication overload, cleaning products, and even chemicals in the water we drink. Added up through ... Read More »

Energetic Skin Care: Awaken Your Inner Beauty

by Michele Horan Revite’ Skincare, in Syosset, takes a “holistic” approach to renewing and rejuvenating the skin/body by the balancing of vital energy utilizing a product line that is based upon Traditional Chinese Medicine and the five element theory. The skin is the largest organ of the body and always offers a telltale sign of what’s going on inside the ... Read More »

4 Fall Tips to Stay Healthy

It’s beneficial to eat local fall foods that are in season. Pumpkins, squash, Brussels sprouts and soups are all good things to eat when the weather gets colder. Foods that are high in antioxidants are beneficial as well as chicken soup, which has been scientifically proven to help with colds. Always keep exercising, even in the cold weather. Moving around is so good ... Read More »