The Sweet Flavor in Cinnamon That Burns Up Fat Like Crazy

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A compound found in cinnamon can burn up fat – scientists think cinnamon may be the secret to losing weight after they studied how the spice interacts with fat cells. Hot cider with cinnamon sticks? Yes, please! IBT reports: The organic compound that gives cinnamon its flavor, cinnamaldehyde, makes fat cells burn calories…

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Another Facebook Executive Issues Warning About its Disastrous Effect on Psychology and Society

By Vic Bishop “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.” ~Chamath Palihapitiya In a recent talk with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, former vice-president of user growth for Facebook, Chamath Palihapitiya, made some rather startling comments about the impact Facebook and social media are…

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The Microbiome In Your Body Thrives With Regular Physical Contact

By Josh Richardson Hugging helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. Gut bacteria also appears to thrive with regular physical contact, suggests new data that shows ‘huddling’ actions lead to a synchronised microbiome. Beneficial bacteria in the gut are known to attack pathogens, manufacture vitamins and even act as anti-cancer agents….

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Can Cranberries Conquer The World? A US Industry Depends On It

By Michael Carolan, Colorado State University Name all the billion-dollar crops grown in the U.S. Midwest. The answer: Corn, soybeans and cranberries. Wait, what? Roughly 60 percent of the U.S. cranberry crop is produced in Wisconsin, generating close to US$1 billion in revenue and 4,000 jobs. Other top-producing states include Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon and…

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Celebrity Surgeon Found Dead, Knife in Chest, Investigated as Suicide

By Natural Blaze Just days after a Weil Cornell cancer researcher was found dead, another medical professional who also worked at Weil Cornell was found on Sunday with a fatal knife wound in the torso, but near the heart. An official ruling may not be out yet on the cause of death but it is now being…

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DEA Claims Synthetic THC is Safer Than Actual Marijuana. Seriously.

By Matt Agorist A company whose founder, CEO, and 6 executives have all been arrested for bribing doctors to prescribe opioids, was approved by DEA to sell synthetic THC. As the Free Thought Project previously reported, one of the manufacturers of a fentanyl drug was exposed for lobbying against marijuana, while simultaneously bribing doctors to push their dangerous…

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21 Easy Ways to Reduce Anxiety Right Now

By  Jake Van Der Borne All of us experience anxiety on occasion – it is a normal part of life. Our health, finances, jobs, and family all can cause us to worry at times. And, sometimes we experience feelings of nervousness, restlessness, and stress without knowing exactly what is provoking those feelings. Fortunately, there are simple…

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Fracking Industry Front Group’s Secret Playbook Reveals Orchestrated Astroturf Effort

By Jessica Corbett, staff writer “Remember,” says the Sierra Club, “if you see anything from ‘Your Energy,’ it’s just a PR campaign funded by the oil and gas industry.” A PowerPoint presentation by the fossil fuel industry front group Your Energy—obtained and published [last] Tuesday by the Huffington Post—revealed an orchestrated plan to create a fake grassroots organization as…

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8 Examples to Show How Big Pharma Cares More about Profits than People

By Paul A. Philips From time to time, the alternative health media publishes an article serving as a scathing exposé, revealing some of Big Pharma’s dirty tricks used to maintain or increase its profit margin. Quite simply, each and every exposé shows capitalism at its ugliest. As a consequence, patients affected may end up broke,…

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