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Health

Dental X-rays Linked to Twofold Increase in Brain Cancer

Mike Barrett
Natural Society

How often does your dentist insist on giving you a dental X-ray just to make sure all is well? While a dental x-ray may be justifiable if there is some serious risk, research is pointing out that too many of these X-rays may result in a twofold risk increase in a brain cancer known as meningioma.

Dental X-Rays Could Increase Brain Cancer Risk

For the research, Elizabeth B. Claus, MD, PhD, of Yale University, and colleagues examined the records of 1,433 patients who were diagnosed with meningioma between May 2006 and April 2011. The researchers made a control group matched for sex, age, and geography. Researchers found that bitewing X-rays (showing upper and lower back teeth) performed less than once per year was associated with patients being 1.1 to 1.6 times more likely to experience meningioma across age groups. They also found that annual or more frequent panorex dental X-ray (an X-ray showing all teeth and surrounding bones) exposure increased odds by 2.7 to 3.0 in 3 of the oldest age groups, while x-rays performed “before age 10 was associated with a meningioma odds ratio of 4.9.”….

Obese Mothers 67% More Likely to Have a Child with Autism

Anthony Gucciardi
NaturalSociety

New research has drawn a direct link between obese mothers and autistic babies, finding that overweight pregnant women have a startling 67% higher chance of having an autistic child than those who are not. In the study, the researchers note that the extreme prevalency of obesity in the United States is serious cause for alarm, as autism rates continue to skyrocket.Conducted between January 2003 and June 2010, scientists observed 1,000 California children between the ages of 2 and 5. With more than two-thirds of the study population being diagnosed with either autism or developmental delays, the researchers reached some shocking statistical conclusions. When compared with the average women, who has a reported 1 in 88 chance of having an autistic child, obese mothers have a whopping 1 in 53 chance. On a large scale, especially when considering the explosive obesity epidemic, that is a major difference.

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Holistic Health

The benefits of raw honey

By Luella May
(NaturalNews) When we look at the word “raw”, we associated it with the preservation of important vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Just as raw vegetables are preferable because of their nutritional content, the same is true of honey. Raw honey is honey that has not been heated, pasteurized or processed in any way. The differences between raw and pasteurized honey are substantial. Raw honey is an alkaline-forming food that contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants and other important…

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How to keep your kidneys healthy, happy and stone-free

By Jonathan Benson,

(NaturalNews) Kidney stones are one of the most excruciatingly painful conditions a person can develop. But a recent study published in the Journal of Urology has found that maintaining high intake of calcium and fluids, and cutting back intake of refined salt, can help to prevent kidney stones from forming. Dandelion, aloe vera, apple cider vinegar, cranberry, magnesium, and potassium can all help prevent, or even pass, kidney stones as well. Dr. Mathew Sorensen, a urologist at the University…

Water filtration is an essential component to a healthy lifestyle

By Dr. David Jockers,

(NaturalNews) Clean water is a fundamental part of a healthy lifestyle. The majority of our society relies on municipal water sources to supply their household needs. Most city water sources contain highly contaminated forms of water that are then sanitized with potent chemical agents. Water filtration is especially important to make municipal water acceptable to drink. Municipal water systems contain chemical residue from pesticides, herbicides and industrial waste. It also contains several strains…

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Pet Health

How to Know if the Poultry in Your Pet’s Food is Chicken… or Roadkill

By Dr. Becker

In early October 2011, the poultry industry held a seminar in Nashville to discuss the use of poultry by-products in pet food.

A scientist employed by a major pet food company gave a presentation audaciously titled, The Importance of Rendered Ingredients in Pet Foods.

Of course, a more candid title would emphasize to whom rendered ingredients are important, which is primarily pet food manufacturers.

Rendered ingredients are often the opposite of “important” when it comes to nutrition for the pets eating the stuff.

At the same seminar, a member of the National Renderers Association gave a presentation on emerging markets for rendered products.

It seems in the U.S. we produce about 4 million metric tons of “animal protein meal” per year.

Pet food is the biggest growth market for rendered products.

I thought this would be a good opportunity to discuss the food rendering industry, what types of raw materials are rendered for inclusion in pet food, and how easy it is to become confused by what’s really in the commercial pet food you serve your dog or cat…..

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Please… Don’t Get a Dog!

By Dr. Becker

There was a time when the majority of dogs lived at least partly outdoors rather than inside the house like members of the family.

The widely held opinion of the day was, “Hey, they’re dogs – not people.”

A different species.

Not only furry and grubby, but downright unsanitary, disease-riddled critters.

And perhaps because dogs did spend so much time isolated from their humans — on the outside looking in – people and dogs didn’t bond in the same close way we commonly see today.

To a dog, life spent mostly alone in the backyard or fenced run is no life at all.

Canines are naturally social creatures.

It’s as hard for a dog to live without companionship as it is for a human.

Fortunately, in the last few decades more dog owners have become enlightened about the basic need of canine companions to feel close to their human ‘pack.’

And the more time people spend with their dogs, the stronger the bond between them grows – a bond that provides tremendous benefits for everyone involved.

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Positivity Mind and Body

Is there Power in Positive Thinking?

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How can we stay positive when competing demands and time pressure can impact everything from how our immune system functions, to whether or not we exercise, to the interactions we have with each other, and even to every breath we take? Our improved understanding of the relationship between behavior, physiology and disease development provides the rationale for integrative approaches that empower people for more mindful and effective navigation in today’s world. UCSF’s Dr. Margaret Chesney presents some of the current research on mind-body interventions and provides strategies to help enhance health and well-being. Series: Healthy Living [8/2010] [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 19383]

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Food Safety

BPI Suspends 70 Percent of Ammoniated Beef Production

 

By Helena Bottemiller

Responding to a dramatic drop in consumer demand, Beef Products Inc, the nation’s leading maker of ammoniated beef now widely known as “pink slime,” announced it is suspending production at three plants. The suspended plants account for approximately 70 percent…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/bpi-suspends-70-percent-of-ammoniated-beef-production/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120327

 

Study Finds Pathogens in Italian Vending Machine Raw Milk

 

By Mary Rothschild

A study in Northern Italy found that some unpasteurized milk sold from vending machines contained potentially harmful levels of pathogens and did not meet public health standards.The Salmonella, Campylobacter jejuni, E. coli O157 and Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Map) detected…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/study-finds-pathogens-in-italian-vending-machine-raw-milk-1/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120327

 

Will BPI’s Plant Closures Affect America’s Ground Beef?

 

By James Andrews

Following Monday’s announcement by Beef Products Inc. that the company would suspend operations at three of the four facilities that produce lean finely textured beef (LFTB), many wonder what lasting impact major supermarkets and restaurant chains will have as they…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/how-will-bpis-plant-closures-affect-americas-beef/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120327

Growing Crops with Conservation and Food Safety in Mind

 

By Alli Condra

The subsidy discussion in the United States most often focuses on the impact of subsidizing certain crops, such as wheat and soybeans, through the direct and counter-cyclical payments program to the exclusion of fruits and vegetables and therefore to…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/agriculture-practices-and-food-safety/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120327

 

 

Health

 

Some insurers paying patients to get cheaper care

Patients offered $50 to $200 to have tests, elective procedures at less expensive facilities than doc recommended

 

In recent years, insurers have tried to cajole consumers into using less-expensive health-care providers by promising lower co-payments and other cost-sharing breaks for members who select those doctors and hospitals.

Lately, they’re trying an even more direct approach: cash rewards.

Some Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield members in New Hampshire, Connecticut and Indiana can receive $50 to $200 if they get a diagnostic test or elective procedure at a less expensive facility than the one their doctor recommended. The offer covers nearly 40 services, from standard radiology tests such as mammograms and MRIs to such surgical procedures as hip and knee replacements, hernia repair, bariatric surgery and tonsillectomies.

“We identified a subset of highly utilized services with cost variances that we thought would have a big impact,” says Denise McDonough, regional vice president of sales for Anthem BCBS of New Hampshire. “We want to provide information to members to drive health-care costs down.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46861349/ns/health-health_care/#.T3JrPbRZe8Y

Too many babies still at risk of SIDs

 

Parents in the United States changed how they put their infants to sleep after a campaign to prevent sudden infant death, but the decrease in babies dying has stabilized in recent years and some deaths remain preventable, according to a study.

Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, kills about 2,500 babies each year in the United States, most often those who are between two- and four-months-old.

Babies put to bed on their stomach and side, especially with blankets and pillows, or those who share a bed with their parents, are known to be at extra risk of SIDS, also known as “crib death.”….

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46867543/ns/health-childrens_health/#.T3JsDLRZe8Y

Popcorn as healthy as veggies? Depends how you pop it

 

By Joy Bauer, TODAY nutrition expert

Who doesn’t love unwinding on a Friday night with a terrific movie and a great big bowl of fluffy popcorn? When prepared with just the right ingredients, popcorn is low in calories, heart-smart, and surprisingly chock-full of healthy nutrients. Adding to popcorn’s wholesome reputation, researchers at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania reported this week that popcorn has more antioxidant substances called polyphenols than fruits and vegetables.

Polyphenols have been linked to a reduction in heart disease and certain cancers. And, since it’s 100% whole grain, popcorn is also a great source of fiber — you get 5 grams in a 4-cup portion. That’s pretty darn impressive for a snack food.

http://todayhealth.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/23/10833588-popcorn-as-healthy-as-veggies-depends-how-you-pop-it

 

Secret superfoods you’re already eating

 

By Keri Glassman

Superfoods don’t just come from your supermarket’s produce aisle and they don’t have to have weird names — like acai, chia and jicama — to qualify. In fact, those chocolate candy bars next to the gummy bears have superfood powers that often no one ever speaks of. Anyone can get on the superfood bandwagon without having to leave their comfort zone! Simply take a browse through your cabinet to find these unsung heroes — your secret superfoods, which are probably sitting in your kitchen right now!

http://todayhealth.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/26/10833035-secret-superfoods-youre-already-eating

 

New Obamacare regulation calls for free sterilization for all college women

 

By Ethan A. Huff,

(NaturalNews) At the prompting of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which has already been exposed as playing a covert role in promoting the interests of the military-medical complex (http://www.naturalnews.com/033455_Institute_of_Medicine_vaccines.html), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued new guidelines mandating that all college-age women have free access to sterilization procedures. Building upon the agency’s announcement just a few weeks prior that all private…

http://www.naturalnews.com/035334_women_sterilization_Obamacare.html

 

 

Holistic Health

 

Neurosurgeon issues public challenge to vaccine zealots: Inject yourselves with all shots you say children should get!

 

By Ethan A. Huff,

(NaturalNews) Dr. Russell Blaylock, a neurosurgeon, author and expert on “excitotoxins,” has issued a public challenge to vaccine pushers everywhere to put their money where their mouths are. During a recent interview with Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, about the fraudulent science of the vaccine industry, Dr. Blaylock challenged Dr. Paul Offit, vaccine manufacturer CEOs, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientists, and others who insist today’s childhood vaccine regimens are…

http://www.naturalnews.com/035335_vaccines_Dr_Blaylock_children.html

 

New Chapter’s new owner (P&G) steeped in animal testing and led by directors with ties to weapons contractors, Big Pharma, Monsanto, Chevron and more

 

By Mike Adams,

(NaturalNews) NaturalNews has never really taken much of an interest in Procter & Gamble — until now. Having acquired New Chapter, a once-promising supplier of high-end herbal supplements such as Zyflamend, P&G now demands some honest scrutiny. Who are these people that New Chapter has decided to cozy up to? What are their business interests, and what are their ethics? To answer this question, NaturalNews conducted an investigation of Procter & Gamble’s board of directors in order to determine…

http://www.naturalnews.com/035337_P&G_New_Chapter_animal_testing.html

 

Study vilifying ‘fat’ as cause of low sperm count in men flawed

 

By Jonathan Benson,

(NaturalNews) The myth that all saturated fat is harmful to health continues to make the rounds, as a new study published in the journal Human Reproduction equates saturated fat with “junk food,” and claims that eating it reduces men’s sperm count. But this study, which is being repeated throughout the echo chambers of the mainstream media, is nothing short of erroneous pseudoscience predicated on outdated medical opinions. For their study, researchers from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass…

http://www.naturalnews.com/035338_dietary_fat_low_sperm_count_study.html

 

Special hormone released by bone cells plays an important role in blood sugar regulation

 

By Dr. David Jockers,

(NaturalNews) Most people have viewed bones as inanimate structures within the body that merely play a role in providing structural integrity to the body. New research is revealing just how dynamic bone structure is to the nervous, immune and endocrine system. A bone released hormone is now considered by researchers one of the foremost players in controlling blood sugar and inflammation. Poor blood sugar signaling leads to the formation of advanced glycolytic enzymes (AGE’s). AGE’s are created…

http://www.naturalnews.com/035345_blood_sugar_hormone_bones.html

 

 

Pet Health

 

Antioxidants and their Use in Dog Food

 

The reason your dog’s food can stay on the store shelves, and then sit in your pantry for a while longer, is that the food is preserved with antioxidants and other necessary ingredients called preservatives. Antioxidants are substances that provide health benefits and prevent ingredients in the food from spoiling (oxidation). They are very important to keep your dog’s food tasting good and help maintain its nutrients.

Oxidation is the process that occurs when foods are exposed to oxygen. Naturally, over time the oxygen will cause a breakdown in the nutrients and fats in a food and cause everything from discoloration to rancidity. An antioxidant works to block or slow down the rate at which oxygen causes damage. Antioxidants are added to foods during processing to extend the shelf life of the final product.

The success of antioxidants in pet food depends on several conditions. Generally, antioxidants work better if they are added early in the production process. Another factor to consider is the combination of antioxidants used in the formula. Specific amounts and types of particular antioxidants work better together than others…..

http://www.petmd.com/dog/nutrition/evr_dg_antioxidants_and_their_use_in_dog_food#.T3JoibRZfe8

Eight Herbs to Improve Your Dog’s Health

 

Herbs. How boring would your Bolognese sauce be without them? Herbs have long been used to treat and prevent ailments in people, and apart from smelling good and adding an extra something to your cooking, certain herbs can help out your dog, too.

If you have room to grow herbs (and you really don’t need much, a window box is perfectly fine), why not grow a selection that can be used to treat some common dog ailments? Hey, it may help you save a few bucks on vet visits — and saving money is always a good thing…..

Aloe Vera ,     Calendula Flowers,     Ginger,      Goldenseal,     Milk Thistle,      Valerian,     Chamomile and California Poppy

http://www.petmd.com/dog/wellness/evr_dg_herbs#.T3JppLRZfe8

 

 

Recalls

 

Washington Firm Recalls Beef Patties Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination

 

Sysco Seattle Inc., a Seattle, Wash. firm, is recalling approximately 16,800 pounds of ground beef patties imported from Canada because they may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7….

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_017_2012_Release/index.asp

 

 

Allergen Alert

 

Allergen Alert: Smoked Sausage With Whey, Casein

 

By Julia Thomas

J Bar B Foods of Waelder, TX is recalling approximately
pounds of smoked sausages because they contain whey and casein, allergens that are not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)..

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/allergen-alert-smoked-sausage-with-whey-casein/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120327

 

Strong America Ltd. Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Golden Smell Brand “Dried Potato”

 

Strong America Ltd. is recalling 6oz Golden Smell brand “Dried Potato” package packages because they contain undeclared sulfites. People who have a sever sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product…..

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm297520.htm