Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mexican Flu Outbreak: A Conspiracy to Commit Genocide?

This unprecedented H1N1-H5N1 flu outbreak implicates the Anglo-American vaccine pipeline, says world leading consumer health protector, Dr. Leonard Horowitz. The evidence compels you, according to this Harvard-trained expert in emerging diseases,to seriously consider, that this flu outbreak is a conspiracy to commit genocide for profit.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A 97-Year-Old Physician's Advice on How to Live Well

Shigeaki Hinohara , a 97-year-old physician, shares his common sense advice on how to live well.
At the age of 97 years and 4 months, Shigeaki Hinohara is one of the world's longest-serving physicians and educators. Hinohara's magic touch is legendary: Since 1941 he has been healing patients at St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo and teaching at St. Luke's College of Nursing. After World War II, he envisioned a world-class hospital and college springing from the ruins of Tokyo; thanks to his pioneering spirit and business savvy, the doctor turned these institutions into the nation's top medical facility and nursing school. Today he serves as chairman of the board of trustees at both organizations. Always willing to try new things, he has published around 150 books since his 75th birthday, including one "Living Long, Living Good" that has sold more than 1.2 million copies. As the founder of the New Elderly Movement, Hinohara encourages others to live a long and happy life, a quest in which no role model is better than the doctor himself. Read more

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Marijuana: Aphrodisiac

Marijuana has been used as an aphrodisiac for thousands of years. Josey Vogels investigates why it turns people on.
Marijuana has been used as an aphrodisiac for thousands of years. The ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine systems used cannabis to increase libido, produce long-lasting erections, delay ejaculation, facilitate lubrication and loosen inhibitions. Some Tantric sex practitioners drink a substance called bhang, a sort of spiced marijuana milkshake to enhance the sexual experience. According to one source, Indian prostitutes eat bhang sherbet to help them feel sexually aroused. In 19th century Serbia, female virgins were given mixtures of lamb’s fat and cannabis on their wedding night to make sex less painful. Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon and other Middle Eastern and Northern African cultures used cannabis for sexual purposes in a potent form known at kif as recently as the early 20th century.

So what exactly is it about weed that turns people on? Read more

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

8 Super Food Swaps for Longevity

We all want to live to a ripe old age, but we hate changing our habits to do it. Dr. Maoshing Ni suggest eight simple changes that you can make to improve your health that you won't even notice after a time.
Trying to change your habits and routines can be daunting, even when you know the changes are for the better. Try these 8 simple switches below to slim down and live a long and healthy life.

1. Swap green tea for coffee
For many people, the first thing they reach for in the morning is coffee. Caffeine acts as a CNS (central nervous system) stimulant, causing you to experience stress, anxiety, a racing mind, and even insomnia. For a calmer energy boost, cut the coffee and go for green tea. Read more

Monday, April 20, 2009

10 Ways to Stop Insomnia and Get Some Sleep

Don’t let sleeplessness keep you from getting the rest you need. Try these ten ways to stop insomnia and get some sleep.
If insomnia is derailing your sleep, a prescription sleeping pill may not be the best cure. Here are some options to explore:

Practice good "sleep hygiene." This does not mean making sure your bedding is clean! It means following good sleep habits, especially ensuring the bedroom environment is conducive to sleep. Read more

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Are Expensive Running Shoes a Waste of Money?

The $20 billion running shoe industry wants us to believe that the latest technologies will cushion every stride. Yet, Christopher McDougall claims that injury rates for runners are actually on the rise, that everything we've been told about running shoes is wrong, and that it might even be better to go barefoot...
At Stanford University, California, two sales representatives from Nike were watching the athletics team practise. Part of their job was to gather feedback from the company's sponsored runners about which shoes they preferred.

Unfortunately, it was proving difficult that day as the runners all seemed to prefer... nothing.

'Didn't we send you enough shoes?' they asked head coach Vin Lananna. They had, he was just refusing to use them.

'I can't prove this,' the well-respected coach told them.

'But I believe that when my runners train barefoot they run faster and suffer fewer injuries.' Read more

Friday, April 17, 2009

Vitamin Deficiency Asthma "Link"

Asthma seems more common than ever before, and vitamin deficiency could be partly to blame.
A low intake of vitamins A and C could raise the risk of asthma, a team which reviewed 40 studies carried out over the past 30 years has said.

A Nottingham University-led team found people with a low intake of vitamin C had a 12% increased risk of asthma, the Thorax journal reported.

For vitamin A the raised risk was less clear cut, the team said, but there was still a significant association. Read more

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Weight Loss: Can Brown Fat Make You Thin?

Brown fat can burn off more than nine pounds of bad eat each year.
By activating the brown fat in your body, you could lose 9 pounds or more of bad white fat every year -- without having to eat less or exercise more.

Until recently, scientists thought adults didn't have brown fat. They thought it was there to help babies keep their bodies warm and went away as the body became more muscular.

But three new studies in the New England Journal of Medicine now show that more than half of adult men and women have enough brown fat in their bodies to burn off substantial amounts of white fat -- if the brown fat somehow is stimulated. Read more

Monday, April 6, 2009

Why We Need a Good Night's Sleep

Scientists warn of the dangers of sleepless nights after discovering how the brain clears out the day's mental rubbish.
To sleep, perchance to dream, said Hamlet. Now scientists have shown that sleep is more about getting rid of the previous day's mental rubbish than it is about dreaming.

A study into slumber has found that the nerve connections built up in the brain during a busy day are pruned back during the night in an attempt to keep the mind from overloading on junk information.

The findings lend support to the idea that a good night's sleep is essential for consolidating important memories of the previous day and getting rid of things that would otherwise clog up the system. Read more

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Another Healthful Attribute of Marijuana Discovered

Researchers have discovered another healthful attribute of marijuana: it reduces tumors.
The active ingredient in marijuana appears to reduce tumour growth, according to a Spanish study published on Wednesday.

The researchers showed giving THC to mice with cancer decreased tumour growth and killed cells off in a process called autophagy. Read more

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Drugs Contribute to Dementia, Delirium in Seniors

Delirium and dementia in seniors can be caused by any of 136 drugs listed on the Worst Pills. Best Pills website. Though the condition is usually reversible, it is often undetected, says Public Citizen.
Older patients become more susceptible to drug-induced dementia and delirium as they age, but the symptoms are often overlooked by doctors who don’t realize that the condition may be caused by drugs and reversed, Public Citizen writes in a Worst Pills, Best Pills News article released today on, the organization’s drug safety Web site.

Unlike most forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, which cannot be reversed, dementia caused by prescription drug use may be stopped by discontinuing the offending medication. The drug safety experts at Public Citizen have identified 136 commonly prescribed medications, especially certain antidepressants and pain medications, that can cause difficulty thinking.

Drug-induced dementia and delirium are commonly misattributed to underlying medical illness or merely to “old age.” Read more

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cardio Makes You Fat

Finally, the mainstream media is catching on to the cardio-for-weight loss scam.
... The awful truth for every would-be slimmer is that going to the gym is unlikely to make you thin. It may even have the opposite effect: it could actually make you fatter. This will have personal trainers chewing their smelly insoles in fury, but there is sound science behind the theory that gym-going could actually impede weight loss.

The problem is the kind of exercise most dieters favour. Most eschew the weights area, inhabited by its hardcore of scary looking men.


Dieters therefore tend to choose cardiovascular exercise, which works the big muscles of the body, for example the legs. It makes the heart work harder to pump more oxygenated blood to the muscles, so the lungs have to take in more air to provide this oxygen, which is why you feel out of breath.

However, while cardiovascular exercise might feel exhausting, the calories it burns are pretty pathetic. Thirty minutes on the rowing machine burns just 300 calories. That's 50 calories less than a 100g slice of pepperoni pizza. Read more

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