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Physician Warns About Dangers of ‘Body Positivity’ Movement

A physician and former Green Beret has tweeted about the dangers of the ‘body positivity’ movement after Cosmopolitan featured an obese model on the cover of its UK edition. The October issue of Cosmopolitan magazine in the UK will feature “plus-sized” model Tess Holliday, a “body positivity” activist who weighs almost 300lbs, meaning at a […]

9 Things You’re Doing Wrong Before 9 A.M.

How you spend the morning hours can affect your health, spirit, and success. Are you the hustling type who hits snooze but still goes through the motions in the fog? Maybe you’re an A-player teammate who reaches for your phone the moment you open your eyes to get back on the ball. In either instance, […]

Wrinkles On Forehead Linked To Higher Risk of Death From Cardiovascular Disease, Research Suggests

People with deep forehead wrinkles may be at a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research suggests. Furrows in the brow could raise a red flag for potential problems such as heart conditions or strokes, according to the 20-year French study. Those with “numerous deep wrinkles” may be 10 times more likely to be killed by […]

What You Need To Know If You Ever See A Roach In Your House

You’re sitting at your kitchen table having a cup of coffee when a cockroach runs past your feet and seeks shelter under your refrigerator. You yell, jump, and possibly convince yourself that it’s totally fine and you don’t need to use your kitchen ever again, anyway. You officially understand that there’s nothing worse then seeing that six-legged […]

‘16:8 Diet’ Is Effective For Weight Loss, Finds New Study

A new study published in the journal Nutrition and Healthy Aging is the first to examine the effect of the 16:8 diet — named for its 16 hours of fasting and its 8 hours of feasting — on weight loss in obese adults. “Time restricted feeding decreases energy intake without calorie counting and may be a viable option for weight loss,” […]

41 Facts About The World That Will Surprise The Most Intelligent People

Nowadays, anyone with a Wi-Fi connection has the world at their fingertips. Literally. Thanks to Google and other sites like it, you can know basically everything in and about our world. But, in reality, there are still countless mysteries in the world that are still unsolved. But that said, countless mind-blowing facts about the world […]

Chicken Makes People Sick More Than Any Other Food

Chicken may be a healthy protein source for most people, but it also causes the most outbreak-associated illnesses of any food, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a new report published this week, the CDC looked at the causes of food borne disease outbreaks — which is when at least two people get the same […]

32 of The Most Dangerous Things Science Has Strongly Linked To Cancer

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease. It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body like an […]

Research Shows Botox Alters The Mind and Numbs Emotions

Botox’s Ugly ‘Side Effects’ Run Deeper Than Skin: Alter Mind and Numb Emotion   Millions around the world have, and no doubt will continue to receive Botox injections, but this increasingly popular ‘beauty’ strategy has a dark side: it doesn’t only deaden facial nerves and muscles; it may also alter human cognition, emotion, and possibly […]

There’s One Magic Substance That Will Help With America’s Gut Problems

You’ve probably been told you should eat more fiber. But despite a broad-spectrum recommendation for the roughage, researchers can’t say for certain why it’s so good for us, what diseases it actually helps prevent, or how exactly we should consume it. Here’s what we do know: First, what is fiber? Broadly speaking, fiber is any carbohydrate […]

Painkiller More Powerful Than Morphine Is Extracted From Snail Venom

Five compounds have been created that appear to control chronic pain in rats to an unprecedented degree, all based on a protein found in cone snail venom. The announcement was made by Dr David Craik to the American Chemical Society at its conference in Dallas. Pain is an extremely complex process, with multiple channels for transmitting pain […]

5 Natural Blood Thinners

Your body has a way of protecting you from bleeding. Most of the time your blood’s ability to clot is a good thing. But there are times when blood clots can be dangerous. If you have certain conditions, like an irregular heart rhythm or a congenital heart defect, or if you’ve had certain procedures, like heart valve surgery, your doctor may […]

How Old Is Your Heart

Millions of Britons are risking heart attacks and strokes because unhealthy lifestyles are causing their hearts to age prematurely. The obesity crisis is taking its toll on the nation’s heart health with 78 per cent of over-30s found to have hearts that are older than they should be. And 14 per cent have hearts that […]

Teen Abuse of Xanax Is Skyrocketing Across America As Big Pharma’s Profits Soar

Experts say that prescription drug abuse in adolescents has been dropping in recent years, but the number of young people who are addicted to Xanax and other benzodiazepines has actually been climbing alarmingly high in recent years. The Director of Adolescent Addiction Treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital, Sharon Levy, said that the use of benzodiazepines among […]

Canadian Hospital First To Cure Patients With Virtual Reality

A Calgary hospital has become the first in Canada to treat patients with virtual reality technology. It has seen patients experience a 75-percent reduction in discomfort by escaping their surroundings during painful procedures. Graydon Cuthbertson, a patient at Rockyview General Hospital, nearly lost his legs from compartment syndrome. Following multiple surgeries on his calf muscle, […]

SSRI’s: The Gateway Drug To Mass Murder

There are still some segments of society hung up on the issue of ending cannabis prohibition due to an unfounded fear that the seed-bearing plant is somehow a “gateway drug” that leads to a life of vice and crime. But the real gateway substances that we should all be worried about, and perhaps the ones […]

List of Products & Brands That Tested Positive For Monsanto’s Glyphosate

Finally, the corporate giant Monsanto, an organization that has hailed itself as the answer to global food shortages and is “working to help farmers grow food more sustainably” has been outed and is currently facing backlash after a near $300 million lawsuit was settled proving that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the roundup herbicide, causes […]

People Are Apparently Putting Toothpaste On Their Boobs To Make Them Bigger

Another day, another unusual health claim sweeping the Internet. Today, it’s the concept that slathering toothpaste on your boobs could help them look firmer and bigger. One YouTube user who goes by the name Editorial Naturalbeauty556 recently shared a video titled “Tighten Sagging Breast in Just 5 Days Using Toothpaste No Joke.” In the video, she claims that mixing […]

Want More Sex – Eat More Fish

Fish. They swim around without emotion and, let’s be honest, don’t pay taxes. But according to a highly cited study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, they might be good for something after all: helping us humans procreate. I’ll give you a second to take that in. According to the study, 501 couples were surveyed for from […]

The “Skin Pinch Test” Is A Quick Way To Tell If You’re Dehydrated

We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to stay hydrated for kids and adults. Severe cases of dehydration can cause problems such as disorientation, heat stroke, or seizures. This time of year, the temperatures are hotter and we can easily lose water from being in the heat. Hanging out outdoors, exercising, and illness are all contributors to dehydration, […]

The Main Difference Between Coke and Pepsi Lies In 1 Simple Ingredient

All right, soda drinkers, listen up. We know there’s a never-ending battle between Pepsi and Coke (personally, I’m a Coke person), but we’ve got some interesting news for you. The difference between these two rivaling drinks is actually not very vast at all. Maybe that’s why some people can’t tell the difference at all—though, like we said, […]

Dog Lover Who Beat Cancer With Help of 32 Pug Dogs

Becca Drake had only one thought when she was ­diagnosed with a rare form of bowel cancer… the ­welfare of her beloved dogs. The former beautician-turned-animal rescuer was terrified for the 32 pugs and three French bulldogs she cares for. Becca, 42, said: “The bottom fell out of my world. Dying wasn’t an option because […]

What Happens If You Hold Your Legs Up The Wall For 20 Minutes Daily

Viparita Karani is often called Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose, but viparita actually means “inverted,” and karani means “in action.” We can interpret that to mean that the pose inverts the typical actions that happen in our bodies when we sit and stand. There are many benefits to inverting the actions in your body. Here are a few. The first […]

Why Some People Get Painful Headaches Before A Thunderstorm Or When It Rains

For most of us, a day of thunderstorms on a summer Saturday means staying inside with a cup of tea and a good movie. For others, though, a thunderstorm may be a brutal trigger for a headache. Let’s read about the science behind how a thunderstorm and other weather-related changes, may precipitate head pain. Weather […]

DEA Makes Shocking Move, Orders Increase In Cannabis Production By 500% To Fight Opioid...

In an interesting turn of events, The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a ruling which will greatly increase the amount of marijuana that can be grown legally for research purposes. In the same report, the DEA announced that they will be attempting to reduce the production of problematic opioid pharmaceuticals. The amount of marijuana that can […]

This Woman Was Temporarily Paralyzed After Doing Situps At The Gym

A Brazilian woman made a stunning recovery after an accident at the gym reportedly left her paralyzed from the neck down. In January 2016, 23-year-old Marcelle Mancuso was executing an inverse situp—which, for the unfamiliar, is a situp performed upside down, with your ankles in the air and your head near the floor—at her gym […]

6 Scary Reasons You Should Never Go To A Hospital In The Afternoon

It goes against your circadian rhythm Most office dwellers have an acute understanding of the three o’clock slump: that feeling after lunch when fatigue sets in and productivity dwindles. “There seems to be a natural rhythm or set clock in our bodies, so many people tend to feel a little sleepy around 2 or 3 […]

Man Faints After Drinking Ice Cold Water And Wants Everyone To Know The Dangers

Everyone knows the precautions they need to take during the summer – wearing loose clothes, slathering on the sunscreen, bringing out the shades, wearing a hat, and staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water at regular intervals. Even if you follow these to a fault, there’s always a chance that the heat will find some […]

Start Eating These Foods The Moment You Feel Like You May Be Losing Your...

You’re probably aware that certain nutrients can support optimal vision, but did you know your hearing may benefit from certain foods as well? If you have trouble hearing, or notice that your hearing is not as good as it used to be, your diet (and/or additional supplementation) may hold the answer. In fact, nutritional imbalances […]

Woman Discovers She Has Cancer After Posting Picture of Her Nails On Facebook

A grandmother who just thought she had ‘ugly’ nails was shocked to discover they were actually a symptom of her lung cancer. Jean Taylor, 53, of Wigan, felt ‘ridiculous’ going to the doctor to ask about her nails, which curved around her fingertips. But doctors recognized the little-known symptom of lung cancer and sent her for […]

Can’t Fall Asleep or Stay Asleep – 5 Signs Your Stomach Is To Blame

Almost 60 million Americans spend their nights in fitful slumber; tossing and turning, wrestling with the need to get to sleep and yet tortuously being unable to do so. We all know those nights when no amount of counting sheep will work and each hour stretches by with increasing frustration. Yet there are many options to help […]

Man Awarded $289 Million After His Cancer Was Linked To Monsanto’s Roundup Weedkiller Will...

A man awarded $289 million after his cancer was linked to Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller product is likely to walk away with only a fraction of that amount. That’s because of a change under last year’s Republican tax cut that results in litigation settlements being taxed at 100 percent, regardless of how much of the money goes to […]

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Linked To Skin Rashes

Since the early days of  we have always valued homemade skincare recipes. Whether it be strengthening hair masks to moisturizing makeup removers, going all-natural and non-toxic seems like such a no-brainer! Especially when you hear horror stories about big-name hygiene and cosmetic companies whose products cause dramatic hair loss or skin damage. On May 2 2018, a brand […]

How To Eat More Sustainably

Sometimes in the most eco-conscious families, eating sustainably might not be something you make part of your daily routine. Even when your family eats a healthy, nutritious diet, that doesn’t mean that it’s eco-friendly at the same time. Many of the issues that the planet is suffering from are related to food production and the […]

A Jury Found Monsanto’s Roundup Caused A Man’s Cancer: Here Are 7 Foods It’s...

 Last week, a jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million to a groundskeeper who repeatedly used glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup herbicide, while working at a school. The man, Dewayne Johnson, developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is linked to glyphosate exposure according to three expert scientists who testified in the case, and the jury found the widely […]

The 7 Stages of Love – If You Make It Past Stage 5 You’re...

Love comes in many different forms but when it comes to romantic love it seems we go through many stages. Have you ever noticed the crazy roller coaster ride that came with truly feeling something for someone else? While you might not notice these stages right off the bat the longer you are in a […]

Recent Study Claims A Lack of Sex Can Lead To A Depressed Vagina

It’s a reality you never thought that you would have to consider, but could your vagina actually be depressed? Scientists say that this may be a very real concern! Ladies, if you’ve been feeling a little neglected as of late, especially in the area of your sex life, you need to pay attention! Recent data […]

Bizarre X-Ray Shows Woman Has Pieces of Gold In Her Hands

A woman’s hands glowed with gold fragments in X-rays, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. But she was not some kind of medical marvel — the woman had been using the practice of gold-thread acupuncture for a number of years. The glowing filaments in her hand are pieces of gold […]

This Is What Happens When You Wear Mascara To Bed Every Night

Sure, sometimes we forget to remove our makeup before going to sleep but we don’t always consider what kind of effects it might be having on our health. While once or twice might not hurt anything, if you do it repeatedly you might need to reevaluate things. An older lady who lives in Australia (50 […]

Vatican’s Chief Exorcist Father Amorth Warns: ‘Practicing Yoga Causes Demonic Possession’

The Vatican’s chief exorcist blames rise on demonic possessions on yoga and reading Harry Potter. Father Cesare Truqui has recently taken over the role of chief exorcist for the Catholic Church and has certainly taken to his new job with a splash. He has spoken publicly about his belief that demonic possessions are now at […]

Fukushima Radioactivity Found In California Wine

Radioactive levels are increasing in wine from California’s Napa Valley, thanks to the radioactive cloud that drifted from the Fukushima disaster in 2011. Researchers from the University of Bordeaux Centre d’Études Nucléaires de Bordeaux-Gradignan (CNRS) in France tested California wine from before and after the Fukushima disaster and found there was double the amount of cesium-137 in […]

Ditch Your Sunglasses and Sunscreen

We’ve all heard that the sun is dangerous and we need to protect our skin and eyes from this evil force of nature. Is this the whole story? Is there another view? Like most of us, a good part of my life was spent wearing my cool shades and using sunscreen to protect my skin […]

Aluminum Salts In Deodorants Caused Cancer

Switzerland is slated to become the first country to ban deodorants that contain aluminum salts. This, following results of a 2016 study indicating that the toxic chemicals may play a role in breast cancer onset. The country’s National Council voted 126 to 58 in favor of approving a bill instructing the Federal Council to consider banning aluminum […]

Natural Alternatives To Xanax That Alleviate Anxiety Without Side Effects

Anxiety affects millions of people every year, and anxiety disorders are considered to be the most prevalent of mental illnesses. Statistics show that in the United States, some 40 million adults grapple with an anxiety disorder every year — over 18 percent of the total adult population. It’s estimated that around 25 percent of children in the […]

The New, Dangerous Body Obsession Taking Over Instagram

When we first heard the phrase “Toblerone tunnel,” we assumed it had something to do with loads of delicious European chocolate. Alas, it does not. The phrase refers to an unhealthy social media body craze that we can’t ignore. The Toblerone tunnel is what some are calling the triangle-shaped gap some women have between their thighs and […]

“Waking Up On The Wrong Side of The Bed” Is Real and It’s Messing...

Have you ever woken up and dreaded the day ahead so strongly that it feels impossible for things to actually go well? New research from Pennsylvania State University suggests that this phenomenon is not in your head; or rather, it is, and that’s precisely why it’s real. As described in the Journal of Gerontology, a two-week […]

These 47 Common Medications Are Linked To Memory Loss

These 47 common medications are linked to memory loss. Stop using them immediately or follow these steps if you need to use them: The human brain is arguably the most complicated and least understood organ in the human body. It controls everything we do, think, and feel. The size of our human brains is why […]

How To Identify The 10 Most Common Bug Bites In North America

Summer: the season of picnics, baseball games, and ice cold lemonade on the back porch. But, with all of that outdoor time comes exposure to bugs, and the bites that go along with it. There are millions of bugs in our own backyards, and, sadly, it’s impossible to avoid every single one of them. That […]

U.S. Government Statistics Reveal That The Flu Vaccine Is The Most Dangerous Vaccine In...

Even the bestselling flu vaccine is only the fifth most popular vaccine in the United States. Prevnar, the vaccine used to prevent infection caused by pneumococcal bacteria; Gardasil, which supposedly prevents cervical cancer; PENTAct-HIB, given to tiny infants to stave off diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b; and Infanrix/Pediarix, a […]

Why Having It All Doesn’t Work and What Does

One of the most potent of spells or enchantments that can bind you into the matrix is to live under the compulsion of always having to imagine getting more in the future. Under this spell, you become a donkey forever hypnotized by an imaginary carrot just up ahead. The carrot, the ‘more,’ that ever glitters […]

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