Category: Health

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Do You Know What You Are Supporting?

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the ALS Association is sweeping the nation, and going viral in social media. However, do you know what you are supporting if you contribute funds to the ALS Association? The ALS Association describes their “mission”: Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.  By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide Read more [...]

Woman Cuddles Strangers for $60 an Hour

Samantha Hess has made a career by catering to people's need of feeling loved. If you’re feeling unloved, overwhelmed, or just in need of some old-fashioned hugs and cuddles, look no further than Samantha Hess. Hess, 30, is a “professional cuddler” and at $US60 an hour, will snuggle and curl up with strangers on their beds and couches, without the baggage and complications of a relationship. “My name is Sam, and I am a professional cuddler. If you could use some one-on-one cuddle time Read more [...]

Wheat: 200 Clinically Confirmed Reasons Not To Eat It

With sales of foods labeled gluten free now reaching over 6 billion dollars a year, something truly profound is happening to the way in which Americans are perceiving the role of wheat in their diets. Once celebrated as the very poster-child of the health food movement, folks are increasingly rejecting this “king of grains,” and are now identifying it as being at the very root of their health problems. Detractors claim that the movement is just a fad, or worse, that those who have embarked Read more [...]

Bhutan to Become World’s First 100 Percent Organic Nation

Political parties in the Himalayan kingdom unite to eliminate chemical fertilizers and pesticides as part of its Gross National Happiness programme   Within 10 years, Bhutan plans to become the world's first country to go 100% organic in its food production, according to politicians in the Himalayan kingdom. Agriculture and forests minister Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji and opposition leader Pema Gyamtsho have both said there is a united commitment to rid the country of chemical fertilizers and Read more [...]

Study: Indoor Plants in Hospital Rooms Enhanced Patient Recovery

Contact with nature has long been believed to increase positive feelings, reduce stress and provide distraction from the pain associated with hospital stays and researchers now say they have confirmed the beneficial effects of plants and flowers for patients recovering from abdominal surgery. A study by Seong-Hyun Park and Richard H. Mattson, researchers set out to evaluate if plants in hospital rooms have therapeutic influences. Studies show that when patients have great stress associated with Read more [...]

9 Reasons You Need To Be Giving and Receiving Hugs Everyday

Hugging helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It’s invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects. It is all natural, organic, naturally sweet, no pesticides, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients and 100 percent wholesome. There are no batteries to wear out, no periodic check-ups, low energy consumption, high energy yield, inflation proof, nonfattening, no monthly payments, theft-proof, nontaxable, nonpolluting and, of course, fully Read more [...]

10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex

Sex not only feels good, It can also be good for you.  Here’s what a healthy sex life can do for you! 1. Helps Keep Your Immune System Humming “Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” says Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD a sexual health expert. People who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders. Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found that college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of the Read more [...]

97% of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure

Do you have a chronic degenerative disease? If so, have you been told, “It’s all in your head?” Well, that might not be that far from the truth… the root cause of your illness may be in your mouth. There is a common dental procedure that nearly every dentist will tell you is completely safe, despite the fact that scientists have been warning of its dangers for more than 100 years. Every day in the United States alone, 41,000 of these dental procedures are performed on patients who Read more [...]

Watch What Happens When You Dunk a McDonalds Cheeseburger in Stomach Acid

Researchers from The University of Nottingham filled a container with hydrochloric acid solution, a chemical  found in our stomachs that aids in the digestive process, and dipped a mcdonald's cheeseburger in it for 3 and 1/2 hours. The results were grimy, as the burger turned into a black sludge. Hydrochloric acid breaks down food in the early stages of digestion, so that means one of the first things that McDonald’s cheeseburger does when hitting your stomach is turn into goop. Now, someone try Read more [...]

10 Things People Have No Clue Are Inside Meat

The factory farmed meat industry tells us that beef is a nutritional powerhouse with essential nutrients we need for energy. They tell us that meat is one of the best sources of iron and packed with vitamins.  Despite all these industry claims, they never tell us what actually goes into meat. What preservatives are permitted after slaughter? What chemicals are used to inhibit growth of bacteria or enhance color? How is shelf-life prolonged?  These are all details the meat industry does not elaborate Read more [...]