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In the Air and In Our Foods: Benzene Dangers

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines benzene as a chemical that is a colorless or light yellow liquid at room temperature, has a sweet odor and is highly flammable. And just why should you be familiar with this chemical? Not only is benzene ranked in the top 20 chemicals for production volume in the United States, many industries use benzene to make other chemicals that are used to make plastics, resins, styrofoam, nylon and synthetic fibers. Benzene is also used to make some types of lubricants, rubbers, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides. If you use tobacco products, (yes you guessed it) you are also taking in large doses of benzene. If you live next to industrial factories, gas stations or hazardous waste/treatment plants, start educating yourself on the dangers of possible side effects.

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Fibromyalgia and Pain: Natural Treatments

According to the American Chronic Pain Association, fibromyalgia is a medically unexplained syndrome characterized by chronic widespread pain and a heightened and painful response to pressure (allodynia). Fibromyalgia (fī’brō-mī-āl’jē-ə) affects more than 6 million people in this country. Most of them are women, but it does occur in men as well. Other core symptoms are debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness. Some patients may also report difficulty with swallowing, bowel and bladder abnormalities, numbness and tingling (paresthesia) and cognitive dysfunction.

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What’s Killing Us: Aspartame and Artificial Sweeteners – Not As Sweet As You Think!

From 1960 to l976, there was virtually no change in the number of Americans who were overweight: roughly 24 percent of the population. However, from the mid l980s to the present, this number has more than doubled to 54 percent! This coincides with the massive infusion of non-caloric chemical sweeteners and sugar-free “diet” foods that are eaten by close to three-quarters of the adult population.

Although several factors contribute to these alarming statistics, our blind acceptance of the most popular of these artificial sweeteners, aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful), plays a significant role in our current weight problems. Far from helping us lose weight, aspartame has been proven to increase appetite, especially cravings for sweets. Imagine “diet” products that help you pack on extra pounds! And aspartame’s downside unfortunately does not end with weight gain: This sweetener is associated with multiple health problems.

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Food Poisoning: Symptoms and Natural Home Remedies

Food poisoning occurs when you swallow food or water that has been contaminated with certain types of bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins.

Most cases of food poisoning are due to common bacteria such as Staphylococcus or Escherichia coli (E. coli). Bacteria may get into your food in different ways:

•Meat or poultry may come into contact with intestinal bacteria when being processed

•Water that is used during growing or shipping may contain animal or human waste

•Improper food handling or preparation

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Celiac Disease, Gluten Free Diet, and Gluten Sensitivity

A decade ago, celiac disease, gluten intolerance or the gluten-free lifestyle diet were relatively unknown in the public’s eyes for dietary conditions and considerations. But fast forward to present day, gluten-free foods and products have made an astounding 30% compound annual growth rate just between 2006 and 2010. In 2010 alone, it increased another 16%. Today, more than 25% of Americans are concerned with gluten consumption. People affected are unable to eat foods with gluten, the storage proteins found in wheat, rye and barley.

Celiac disease, the harshest end of the gluten-as-allergen end of the spectrum is a serious condition. While celiac disease affects a small 1 % of the U.S. population, experts estimate that as many as 10 % have a related and poorly understood condition known as non-celiac gluten intolerance (NCGI), or gluten sensitivity. In celiac patients, gluten causes their bodies to produce antibodies that attack the intestine. If untreated, the disease can lead to low energy and fatigue, skin problems, muscle weakness, gastro intestinal problems, chronic pain, and other auto-immune disorders as well as osteoporosis and, in some cases, infertility.

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Stress – What it Does to Our Bodies

Stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses.

Stress is a normal part of life. Many events that happen to you and around you — and many things that you do yourself — put stress on your body. You can experience stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts. The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Stress can be positive, keeping us alert and ready to avoid danger. Stress becomes negative when a person faces continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between challenges. As a result, the person becomes overworked and stress-related tension builds.

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Natural Ways to Deflect EMF Radiation In the Body

Everything on Earth has a specific vibrational frequency. Humans have a certain vibration field which has to be maintained at specific levels to ensure optimal wellness. The frequency basically means the way in which molecules or atoms of all matter “spin” around one another – under the microscopic eye.

Our vibration field is in harmony with other humans, animals and plants. This synergistic energy, or aura, can be disturbed when other disharmonizing frequencies constantly interfere with it. Many modern technologies, such as computer screens, laptops, television sets, radio hi-fi systems, microwave ovens, WI FI connections, smart meters, and the commonly used cell-phone, all have electromagnetic waves in order to carry out transmission functions.

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Smart Meters: Dangers and Cancer

“It is first step in creating a national smart grid that will enhance energy efficiency and make widespread adoption of renewable energy easier,” says every electric utility business that is mandatory, and installing these digital devices that collect energy, and (unlike traditional meters) communicate data from houses and businesses through a mesh network of radio signals transmissions.

They are called Smart Meters and they are replacing antiquated analog meters that require a human to read it. The electric companies across the globe claim that these Smart Meters allow people to measure their energy consumption in real time in order to reduce it (or at least reduce their bills by using energy during off-peak hours). Aggressive national and state regulations aimed to develop smart grids will result in around 602.7 million smart meters installed worldwide in the next five years, according to a new report from Berg Insight, a research company that specializes in the telecom industry. Even natural gas information will be available on a daily basis through Smart Meters, and will enable consumers to monitor their consumption more precisely so they can make more informed energy choices. Sounds great, right? A giant step toward curing global warming? Keep reading and you will see why Smart Meters have developed quite the opposite reaction amongst a great deal of the general public.

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Headaches, Migraines, Go Away . . . Naturally!

One in six Americans experience chronic headaches. When people have headaches, it is the body trying to tell you something. According to Eastern Chinese medicine, pain is the body’s signal that there is a blockage of energy and blood. Your body is asking you to notice, evaluate and change the behavior that caused the pain in the first place. For example, a headache may be pointing to improper diet or as a reaction to internal or environmental stressors. Headaches are especially common in the springtime, when sinuses are stuffed up from allergies. But whatever the cause, it is always best to treat the root of problems, by seeking the source of the cause and then use natural methods in treatment, as to best avoid side effects (that come with every drug). This will also allow people to become more aware of their body’s unique and present needs.

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The Amazing Benefits of Ginger and Possible Side Effects

Ginger is one of the most important spices worldwide. For over 2 thousand years Chinese medicine has recommended the use of ginger to help cure and prevent several health problems. It is known to promote energy circulation in the body while positively increasing the body’s metabolic rate. Ginger was also widely used by the ancient Romans and it was a very expensive spice, one pound of ginger was equivalent to the price of a whole sheep. Ginger almost became lost in history after the fall of the Roman Empire but became popular again when Europe re-discovered it. Ginger has influenced the history of man since ancient China, wars were waged and entire dynasties rose and fell with the objective of seizing it.

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