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(Natural Living) Be careful the next time you order that hamburger and fries cooked on an open grill or over flames. Not only do you have to be especially cautious of hydrogenated and trans fats infused during cooking, but the crust formed on these foods, and many others, from grilling, charbroiling or frying boosts pre-formed anti-glycation end products (AGEs) that are shown to dramatically raise the risk of heart disease, especially in diabetics. Read More
A workout a day keeps dementia away
(NaturalNews) It's common knowledge that exercise is good for the body. Regular exercise aids in reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke, among other important benefits. New research now shows, though, that exercise can prove to be a very vital factor in the lessening or prevention of cognitive impairment.
Doctors at the University of Lisbon in Portugal organized a study of over 600 participants between the ages of 65 to 84. Each of the participants' brains showed early warning signs of dementia, but none of them had debilitation in their daily lives, and they all lived independently. The researchers followed the subjects over a period of three years. During that time, the participants had their brain scanned on a regular basis. They were assessed on their cognitive ability, and they reported how often and how much they exercised.
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Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038075_dementia_prevention_physical_exercise.html#ixzz2D9oGzyMZ
4 Herbs that Banish Female Gynecological Issues
(NaturalNews) Yes, women are complicated. That much is obvious. By both natural design and the acknowledgement of even prehistoric, mythological culture, the life-bearing ways of the female human creature are both intricate and mysterious. But did you ever wonder why it seems women are always more susceptible to biological vulnerability?
The reasons are multi-fold. With so many biological conditions necessary for the effective functioning of the female reproductive system - from menstruation and fertility, to conception and child-bearing - women can be particularly sensitive to both internal and external stimuli. And current culture certainly offers plenty of health challenges from which to choose. If a woman has a poor diet, inactive lifestyle, a stressful career and is not well rested, for example, she may not only feel tense and physically congested, but also find she is at greater risk for complication. This is because these behaviors affect the metabolic rate and hormonal imbalance of the body, resulting in breast tenderness, skin blemishes, food cravings, lowered immune function, decreased resistance to pathogens and infectious germs, and any number of gynecological disorders.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038082_gynecology_womens_health_medicinal_herbs.html#ixzz2D9mzItv2
Economic IQ Test: If the national debt doesn't matter then why are we still paying income tax?
(NaturalNews) The U.S. federal government is over $16.2 trillion in debt. But that doesn't really matter, we're told, because the Federal Reserve -- a private banking monopoly -- can create an unlimited quantity of dollars to keep buying up the U.S. debt. This is called "QE unlimited," meaning unlimited quantitative easing (money creation).
On top of that, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner recently suggested we simply eliminate the debt ceiling altogether and launch America into INFINITE debt.
This program of fiscal suicide is already under way. The Federal Reserve announced a few weeks ago that it would begin buying up to $80 billion a month in U.S. debt, continuing indefinitely.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038069_national_debt_income_tax_social_engineering.html#ixzz2D2jrpq54
Think before you drink
(NaturalNews) Soda/pop/soft drinks, whatever you choose to call it, is bad for you! Food colorings, preservatives, empty calories, obesity, yellow teeth, decreased bone density, spikes in blood sugar and increased cancer risk are some negative effects of drinking soda. Why continue to drink this toxic substance on a daily basis?
Ingredients• High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS): Cheap food/beverage sweetener from corn; increases appetite, body fat and cholesterol
• Aspartame: Found in diet sodas and countless foods; breaks down into fomaldehyde (carcinogen), increases appetite and causes weight gain. Diet sodas contain aspartame, a neurotoxin, and recently proven to increase your risk of developing cancer (lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma). A 2012 study found "a positive association between diet soda and total aspartame intake and risks of NHL (non-Hodgkins Lymphoma), multiple myeloma in men and leukemia in both men and women" (Schernhammer, et al., 2012). A similar correlation was also found with non-diet/regular sodas, NHL and multiple myeloma.
• Potassium benzoate: Preservative that can become carcinogenic
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038070_soda_HFCS_aspartame.html#ixzz2D2iTR8dc
NSAID's used for infant fevers tied to higher rates of childhood asthma and other childhood diseases
(NaturalNews) Parents who give their young children acetaminophen (Tylenol) and various other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat fevers and other ailments could be putting them at serious risk of developing childhood asthma. A new study out of Denmark links the use of these potentially deadly drugs during the first year of a child's life to a significantly increased risk of developing asthma, reinforcing several previous studies that also found a similar link.
Dr. Hans Bisgaard, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Copenhagen and his colleagues evaluated a group of 336 Danish children aged from birth to seven years old, all of whom were born to mothers with asthma. On average, 19 percent of all the children had experienced asthma symptoms such as wheezing, breathlessness or coughing by the time they had reached the age of three, a likely product of their mothers having also had the condition.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038058_NSAIDs_infants_asthma.html
Public education in Collapse: School commissions are repeatedly having to borrow millions to pay bills
(NaturalNews) The viability of public education in the United States appears to be on a continuous downward spiral, as school districts all across the country are becoming so strapped for cash that they are now having to take out loans just to buy books and heat classrooms. A recent report by Philly.com explains that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission (PSRC) recently had to take out a massive $300 million loan just to keep the local school system running, while the Poway Unified School District (PUSC) in California reportedly borrowed $105 million earlier this year for the same purpose -- and many more school districts across the country could be next based on the way things are degenerating.
In both of the aforementioned cases, a perfect storm exists where there are simply too many schools and not enough local tax revenues to sustain either them or the bloated bureaucracies that run them, not to mention the ever-flailing national economy that has exacerbated the problem even further. So to keep the two systems afloat, school districts are having to take out massive loans, which of course will strap the next generation and beyond with an unprecedented amount of compounded debt, that is if the school systems even last that long.
"I couldn't be more unhappy that we're in a situation where it's necessary to do a borrowing for the purposes of merely paying our bills," said PSRC Chairman Pedro Ramos to Philly.com about his district's financial woes. "Some people think the solution is that we can just keep borrowing, and we really can't."
All the way across the country in California, the situation is much the same, as expected property tax revenue increases never actually materialized following the financial collapse that initiated back in 2008. This has left PUSC, according to some, with no choice other than to take on a risky, and extremely expensive, capital appreciation bond loan, which will end up costing future taxpayers nearly ten times the loan amount in interest charges.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038061_public_education_collapse_debt.html
BP to Pay Largest Criminal Penalty in US History for 2010 Oil Spill
(NaturalNews) It was considered the largest oil-related natural disaster in the history of the world, so it only follows that the fine would be historic too.
Gargantuan oil company BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history for its negligent role in the massively disastrous spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, recent reports said.
A person familiar with the deal told Bloomberg News that the company agreed to plead guilty to 11 separate counts and that the fine could top a staggering $4.5 billion.
Things might get much worse for a few company employees; they may be looking at manslaughter charges over the death of 11 workers who were killed when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig being leased by BP exploded, triggering the massive spill.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038052_oil_spill_criminal_penalty_British_Petroleum.html
Beware, diabetics: airport scanners damage insulin pumps
(NaturalNews) The full-body scanners now in use at many U.S. airports can damage insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices, according to an article published in the journal Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.
The journal focuses on new products and technology that can be used to prevent, diagnose, monitor and treat diabetes.
In the article, University of Colorado-Denver researchers Andrew Cornish and H. Peter Chase warned that the electromagnetic radiation used by full-body airport scanners may interfere with the motors of insulin pumps and GCM devices, as well as the iPro Recorder from Medtronic. These devices may also be damaged by other sources of electromagnetic radiation, including x-ray machines and the devices used for computer-assisted tomography (CAT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans. In addition, the diabetes devices may even be damaged by the low pressure conditions experienced during normal air travel.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038048_airport_scanners_insulin_pumps_damage.html#ixzz2Cxdch6BD