Americans Drank More Water Than Soda For First Time in Recent History

By Heather Callaghan, Editor When you are constantly barraged with news of the “obesity epidemic” it’s easy to think Americans are guzzling themselves to death with sugar and aspartame-laden drinks. But it looks like an eye-opening critical mass has taken place. For the first time in modern memory Americans chose bottled water over soda pop…

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Fibrocysts And The Iodine Connection

By Rosanne Lindsay Today, thyroid disease is epidemic. Eighty-percent of thyroid disease is experienced by women with at least fifty percent of cases going undiagnosed. Eight-four percent of women with thyroid disease have fibrocystic breasts. Is there a connection between low thyroid function and fibrocysts? Thyroid disease is really iodine deficiency disease. Iodine is a trace mineral…

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This Man Drank A Gallon Of Water Every Day For A Month: Here’s What Happened

By Brianna Acuesta “Normally, I need a cup of coffee ASAP to get my motor a’ runnin’, but I’ve been waking up refreshed, and with more energy than normal.” -Day 10 When Wil Fulton, a journalist at Thrilist, embarked on the Water Gallon Challenge he didn’t expect the results he got. Some of the things…

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How a study about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was doctored, adding to pain and stigma

  By Steven Lubet, Northwestern University The public relies on scientists to report their findings accurately and completely, but that does not always happen. Too often, researchers announce only their most favorable outcomes, while keeping more disappointing results well out of sight. This phenomenon, first identified by the psychologist Robert Rosenthal in 1979, is called the…

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Taylor Doose, the Gilmore Girls’ Favorite Statist

By Brittany Hunter Fans of Gilmore Girls have been delighted to return to the tiny town of Stars Hollow for the Netflix reboot of the beloved television show. The small town’s collection of wacky and eccentric characters is one of the show’s strongest elements, and it is why viewers consider themselves honorary members of the fictional…

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Sweet Violet – Amazing Health Benefits Including Asthma, Depression & Cancer

By Health Tips Now In Ancient Greece, viola or sweet violet was known as a symbol of spring, eternal life, and love. Many myths are associated with this plant due to its numerous health benefits. Sweet violet (Viola odorata) is a medicinal and nutritional powerhouse. This heavenly-scented plant blooms in March and April – in…

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Idaho Family Outraged After USDA-Planted Cyanide Bomb Injures Kid, Kills Dog

By Carey Wedler Pocatello, ID — An Idaho family is outraged after their 14-year-old son was injured and his pet Labrador retriever was killed by a government-planted cyanide bomb placed in the woods behind their home. Last Thursday, Canyon Mansfield was walking with his three-year-old Lab, Casey, when he noticed a device that looked like a sprinkler…

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Zinc Benefits, Including Immunity, Fertility, Fighting Cancer

By Health Tips Now Zinc is an essential trace element and actually a type of metal. It is needed in small amounts every day in order to perform important functions and to maintain health. Zinc benefits the body in many ways: improves immunity, facilitates digestion and helps with hormone production, repair, and growth. It also…

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Global Gathering Takes Aim at Genetically Engineered Trees

Investigates Links Between GE Trees, Plantations and Chile’s Worst Ever Fire Season  Santiago, Chile–Members of the Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees from around the world are gathered in Chile for two weeks to investigate the impacts of industrial tree plantations and the potential future impacts of genetically engineered tree plantations – including increasingly severe…

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Three Areas Where Animals Are Used For Healing And Relief

By Jenny Holt Alternative medicine has not always been popular in the modern world. The invention of medicines such as penicillin ushered the world into the field of pills, syrups, and injections as the primary and trusted ways of dealing with medical conditions. However, there has been an awakening to alternative methods whose use started…

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