For years health experts have been unable to agree on whether fluoride in the drinking water may be toxic to the developing human brain. Extremely high levels of fluoride are known to cause neurotoxicity in adults, and negative impacts on memory and learning have been reported in rodent studies, but little is known about the substance’s impact on children’s neurodevelopment. In a meta-analysis, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and China Medical University in Shenyang for the first time combined 27 studies and found strong indications that fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children. Based on the findings, the authors say that this risk should not be ignored, and that more research on fluoride’s impact on the developing brain is warranted.
The study was published online in Environmental Health Perspectives on July 20, 2012.
The researchers conducted a systematic review of studies, almost all of which are from China where risks from fluoride are well-established. Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance in groundwater, and exposures to the chemical are increased in some parts of China. Virtually no human studies in this field have been conducted in the U.S., said lead author Anna Choi, research scientist in the Department of Environmental Health at HSPH.
Read more http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/fluoride-childrens-health-grandjean-choi/
The prevailing belief portrayed in the world today is that people are separate from one another. Many people believe they are separate from the natural processes occurring here on Earth, such as how soil is replenished, how food is grown, and how proper nutrition creates well-being inside.
In these beliefs of separateness, their actions toward nature and their lack of interactions with nature do not matter to them. Their actions toward their fellow man do not matter either. Interactions with plants, animals, and even bacteria are viewed through a lens of isolation and fear. For example, man’s role in preserving the health of the soil directly impacts his health. The depletion of nutrients and microbes in the soil via herbicide poisoning ultimately has negative repercussions for the entire community because a diverse array of bacteria is necessary for the people. Bacteria are necessary for establishing healthy human immunity, digestion, and nutrient absorption. These colonies of bacteria live symbiotically with people inside and outside of their bodies, communicating with cells and signaling when the immune system should prepare during stressful times.
Read more http://www.lifelongproducts.com/healthy-gut-bacteria-and-the-understanding-of-interconnectivity-is-the-key-to-longevity/
While you shouldn’t eschew the gym in favor of a glass of OJ, it isn’t a bad idea to indulge in some vitamin C if you can’t fit a workout into your busy day. New research has found that vitamin C can give you the similar heart-health benefits as regular exercise.
Obese adults are advised to exercise in order to protect their health, as is everyone, but even after being told that a workout might save their lives, only 50% take the advice. The research conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder found that vitamin C supplementation may protect individuals even if they don’t hit the gym.
Specifically, vitamin C supplements, which have been reported to improve vessel function, can also lower ET-1 activity. (The blood vessels of overweight and obese adults have elevated activity of the small vessel-constricting protein endothelin (ET)-1)).
The researchers found that daily supplementation of vitamin C (500 mg/day, time-released) reduced ET-1-related vessel constriction as much as walking did. The researchers found that vitamin C supplementation represents an effective lifestyle strategy for reducing ET-1-mediated vessel constriction in overweight and obese adults.
There’s a lot of talk about water these days, and ultimately the question everyone wants answered is, how much do you need? The truth is, that number is entirely dependent on the person asking – their lifestyle, activity levels, eating habits, and even climate. The best way to figure out what you need is by paying attention to your body.
Dehydration actually sets in before you start feeling thirsty, and is often indicated by, oddly enough, feeling slightly hungry. If you find yourself feeling like a snack, try having a glass of water first, and see what happens. Sipping water throughout the day can also help curb dehydration and is one of the simplest ways to deal with it. For people who struggle in the mornings, having a couple of glasses of water right when you wake up will help boost your blood pressure to normal levels. It will also help clean out your system and get you to the bathroom quickly.
Read more http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/09/06/11-reasons-dehydration-is-making-you-sick-fat/
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Healthy eating fanatics who swear by ‘clean’ foods and quaff smoothies by the gallon could be the victims of a dangerous eating disorder which can lead to malnutrition and even death.
Individuals fixated with ‘naked’ or ‘raw’ ingredients and diets which ban processed or refined foodstuffs may be displaying symptoms of a purported condition called ‘orthorexia nervosa’.
Unlike anorexia, where sufferers restrict the quantity of the food they eat, sufferers of orthorexia, derived from the Greek word for ‘correct’, fixate on quality and strict internal rules.
But the rigid internal guidelines – which can even exclude entire food groups – can easily result in lethargy, weight loss and dangerous levels of malnutrition while sufferers labour under the misguided belief they are leading healthier lifestyles.
Food blogs promoting the latest fad diets and photo-sharing sites like Instagram – which has nearly 27,000,000 pictures labelled #eatclean, most of which depict supposedly healthy dishes or men and women showing off their sculpted physiques – are being blamed for condition’s rise.
The disorder was coined by Dr Steven Bratman in a 1997 paper, in which he said sufferers could be driven to despair by inadvertently ‘devouring a single raisin’ in violation of internal guidelines.
Among their findings, Dr Woolley and her colleagues at Northwestern University found that a drug called URB597, which regulates a molecule important in neurotransmitter release, had an effect in females that it did not have in males.
While the study was done in rats, it has broad implications for humans because this drug and others like it are currently being tested in clinical trials in humans.
(They treat us all like lab rats)
“We don’t know whether this finding will translate to humans or not, but right now people who are investigating endocannabinoids in humans probably are not aware that manipulating these molecules could have different effects in males and females.”
( endocannabinoids Does this eplain the recent relaxation of marijuana legislation in so many places? Are they doing another 1970’s “LSD type” mass MK trial?)
Horrific revelations regarding Janner’s medical condition emerged today at the close of a gruelling 59 second appearance at Westminster Magistrates Court.
As his daughter led her father out of the court room (where he remembered his name – despite his dementia) she announced
Despite pleas to spare the 87-year-old the “barbaric, inhumane and uncivilised” ordeal
He will now be taken home and potentially subjected to:
Monoglicerides, Diglicerides, & Triglicerides
Your lifestyle can be generally healing and supportive of good health, or the root of disease. Exercise, for example, has been shown to be as effective as modern drugs for heart disease and diabetes.
Likewise, food has tremendous healing potential, and can rightfully be viewed and approached as “medicine.”
In some cases, specific food items can help speed healing of an acute health problem, such as a bout of cold or flu. In other cases, the effect is more long-term and preventive in nature.
Either way, keeping your kitchen stocked with REAL foods, i.e. unprocessed, whole, and non-GMO (ideally organic and locally grown) is a wise move if you seek to optimize your health and quality of life.
Here, I’ll review and summarize a few of my “medicinal superfood” favorites.
Read more http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/08/11/the-many-medicinal-properties-of-food/