Category: Health

10 Scientific Reasons to Smile More Often

 Not only is smiling proven to be more attractive, but it can help you attain a longer life, happier disposition, and healthier body. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Have you every heard the quip “It takes more muscles to frown than smile”? It seems truth is behind this statement, and there are many other benefits that accompany the resolution to smile more than just an attractive face. From Read more [...]

Perils of Peeking Into the Womb: Ultrasound Risks, by Dr. Kelly Brogan

"Clinical use of diagnostic ultrasound imaging during pregnancy has a long history of safety and diagnostic utility, as supported by numerous human case reports and epidemiological studies.  However, there exists in vivo studies linking large but clinically relevant doses of ultrasound applied to mouse fetuses in utero to altered learning, memory, and neuroanatomy of those mice." How may doctors and unknowing patients be colluding to harm unborn babies? This recent study suggests that the Read more [...]

10 of the World’s Strangest Health Foods You Probably Haven’t Tried

Cultures around the world tend to eat foods that appear strange or even disgusting to most of the western world.  Many of these foods were cherished for their high nutrient density and are still eaten to this day. 1. Beef Brains You don’t have to be a zombie to appreciate the nutritional value of brains. Stick to the bovine variety of grey matter and you’ll take in healthy nutrients like iron and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an Omega-3 fatty acid. Four ounces of beef brain provide about Read more [...]

13 Studies Show Why Lemon is a Powerful Medicine

You know lemon, right? It is a tart, exciting, delicious and indispensable ingredient in recipes and beverages. But did you know that scientists have identified lemon as a powerful medicine as well? The most powerful healing substances on this planet are masquerading as foods, and this is all the more true for fruits.  We’ve already written about The Amazing Healing Properties of 13 Common Fruits , including lemons, but it deserves its own article for a number of reasons. Here are 12 reasons Read more [...]

8 Vegetables That You Can Regrow Again And Again

Have you ever wondered which vegetables you can regrow or how to regrow them?  Below are eight vegetables that you can regrow again and again. Scallions You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room. Garlic When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes. Bok Read more [...]

$1.6 Million Worth of Rat Meat Passed Off as Lamb in China

The horse meat scandal spread through Europe like wildfire in early 2013, and now consumers in China may have even more to worry about. Officials were horrified to discover $1.6 million worth of rat meat being passed off as lamb, and police have apprehended 63 suspects who are being accused of selling rat meat for public consumption. Sixty-three people were arrested and accused of “buying fox, mink and rat and other meat products that had not undergone inspection,” which they doused in gelatin, Read more [...]

Why Some Brands of Ice Cream Don’t Melt‏

A mom of two young children is wondering: What’s in ice cream sandwiches these days? Christie Watson’s kids love eating ice cream. But one recent morning, she saw an uneaten ice cream sandwich sitting on her patio table. When she looked closer, she couldn’t believe what she was seeing. It wasn’t melting. "I noticed that my son had left his ice cream sandwich outside,” she said, “and I was wondering why is there still ice cream in there?” The Walmart Great Value sandwich had barely Read more [...]

10 Problems Genetically Modified Foods Are Already Causing

Genetically modified foods (GMOs) have been getting a bad rep for years now as studies continue to come out revealing the dangerous nature of GMOs. Whether it be the harm they cause to people eating them, or the environment, many believe GMOs have no place in our world. On the flip side, many state there are no real concerns we have to worry about yet when it comes to human consumption, and in many ways GMOs help to feed the world. The ‘feed the world’ claim has always been refuted by pointing Read more [...]