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9/29-30- Judith Costa, Fall in Love with Yourself & Your Body

September 29 & 30- Fall in Love with Yourself & Your Body SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Fall in Love with Yourself – 10am-6pm. The most important relationship you will ever have in your life is the relationship with yourself. If you want to discover why it is so important to love yourself unconditionally, this workshop will show you what self-love is ... Read More »

Easy Lifestyle Changes for a Better Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep can be a difficult task for many of us. If you’re tired of tossing and turning throughout the night and waking up feeling like you didn’t sleep at all then it’s time to look into some practical sleep solutions. Here are our top ways of adjusting and improving your sleep cycle once and for all. ... Read More »

Why More Pets Are Getting Cancer

GMO Toxins Permeate Pet Foods BY JEFFREY SMITH In the late 1990s, the nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, “animal doctor” Michael Fox received many letters about dogs and cats with diarrhea, itchy skin and other persistent disorders. He advised all inquirers to immediately remove foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). Dozens of follow-up thank-you notes verified that his recommendation worked. ... Read More »

Warming Planet Will Worsen Sleep

Rising Temperatures to Cause Restless Nights As Earth’s climate becomes warmer, sleepless nights will increase for many, predicts a study from the University of California, San Diego. The research links sleep data on 765,000 Americans collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with climate models that predict warming trends. Rising temperatures could cause six additional nights of ... Read More »

Eating Apples and Tomatoes Repairs Lungs

Fresh Fruits Heal Damage Eating lots of fresh tomatoes and fruit, especially apples, helps heal damaged lungs of ex-smokers, reports Johns Hopkins University research published in the European Respiratory Journal. The study, which followed more than 650 people between 2002 and 2012, also found that those that ate more than two tomatoes or more than three portions of fresh fruit ... Read More »

Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors

Increases Cognitive Function and Reduces Fatigue Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity increases cognitive function and reduces fatigue in breast cancer survivors, concludes a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne study. The 299 participants that had undergone chemotherapy an average of eight years earlier wore an accelerometer for a week to measure their average daily minutes of exercise and completed a set of questionnaires ... Read More »

Steam Baths Ease Allergies

Helps to Reduce Symptoms Researchers from Thailand had 64 people suffering from hay fever (allergic rhinitis) experience half-hour steam baths three times a week for four weeks. Half received baths without herbs; the other half’s baths were enhanced with herbs such as lemongrass and ginger. The two treatments equally lowered symptoms such as sneezing, nasal itching and nasal congestion, but ... Read More »

Bee Venom Is Powerful Lyme Disease Remedy

More Effective than Antibiotics Bee venom and its toxic component, melittin, can reduce the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi that causes Lyme disease more effectively than standard therapy using antibiotics such as doxycycline, cefoperazone and daptomycin. The laboratory findings come from the Lyme Disease Research Group at the University of New Haven, in Connecticut. Read More »

Loving It

Fast Food Giants Finally Address Plastic Pollution In a win for the health of the world’s oceans, McDonald’s says it will end the use of harmful polystyrene foam packaging globally by year’s end. Rarely recycled, the material used in beverage cups and takeout containers is a frequent component of beach litter, degrading into indigestible pellets that marine animals mistake for ... Read More »

Meat Menace

Animal Product Emissions Rival Oil According to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, three of the world’s largest meat producers, JBS, Cargill and Tyson, emitted more greenhouse gas last year than all of France and nearly as much as the biggest oil companies, such as Exxon, British Petroleum and Shell. Carbon dioxide emissions from raising ... Read More »