Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Many Health Benefits of Lemon Water

LEMON WATER 

Lemons are acidic to taste, but are alkaline forming in the body and a very good source of vitamin C. They also contain smaller amounts of other vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate and vitamin E along with minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium and zinc. With all the important nutrients present in lemons, lemon water can be a very effective delivery system for many health benefits. Packed with antioxidants and other health benefits, a glass of water with the juice of half a lemon revitalises the body and mind. Here are the many reasons to drink it first thing in the morning :

1.Supports the immune system: The juice of half a lemon in a glass of water is rich in vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system and assists the body in fighting colds and flu. Bacteria and viruses that cause cold and flu symptoms thrive in an acidic environment in the body, due to excess stress and unhealthy foods and lifestyle.
Drinking lemon water has an alkalizing effect on the body. Increasing body alkalinity is one of the keys to reducing bacterial and viral infections.

Lemon also enhances the body’s ability to absorb iron, an important nutrient for a healthy immune system. “Vitamin C may increase non-heme iron bioavailability fourfold,” says Nutritional Medicine Practitioner Michele Chevalley Hedge .“This refers to iron availability in the body from non-meat sources.”

2 Aids digestion: As lemon juice is similar in atomic structure to the stomach’s digestive juices, it has a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract. It helps cleanse the bowel by flushing out waste more efficiently and stimulates the release of gastric juices, which aid digestion. The digestive qualities of lemon juice can also help relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and bloating. 

3 Repairs skin: Lemons are great for combating skin ageing, Chevalley Hedge says. The antioxidant properties help combat free radical damage, which is responsible for the symptoms of ageing. “We know that lemons are rich in vitamin C and that is really what creates collagen synthesis, which is wonderful in terms of keeping wrinkles at bay,” she says. “Vitamin C is required in the synthesis of amino acids into collagen and the job of collagen and connective tissue is to hold things tight and protect our skin tissue.”

Monday, 24 November 2014

List of Potentially Harmful Ingredients Lurking in Your Personal Hygiene Products



26 Seconds.  Is all it takes for the chemicals in your personal care products to enter your bloodstream. What's in YOUR products?   
http://www.replacechemicals.com/category/dangers-of-toxins/
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PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT CHEMICALS:  

Looks to Die For
Toxic Chemicals in Most Cosmetic Products… What to Look Out For

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Chemicals of Concern

Learn about a few of the top ingredients and contaminants to avoid, based on the science linking each to adverse health impacts, and the types of products they’re found in. To learn more about how chemicals impact your health and where they come from, check out the Your Body, Your Health section.
For each of the chemicals included in this section, a growing body of hazard-based evidence suggests connections to long-term health concerns like cancer and reproductive problems.
These are just a very few examples of the 10,500 ingredients used in personal care products. To learn more about other chemicals, visit EWG’s Skin Deep database of cosmetic products and ingredients.
TriclosanSynthetic MusksFormaldehyde and Formaldehyde-Releasing Preservatives1,4-dioxaneHydroquinonePhthalatesParabensLead and Other Heavy Metals
Nitrosamines
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Reports About What’s in Your Products 
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Brazilian Blowout: Latest News about the Toxins in Hair Straighteners. 
Flat Our Risky: EWG’s Report on Hair Straighteners.
Heavy Metal Hazard: The Health Risks of Hidden Heavy Metals in Face Makeup.
No More Toxic Tub: Carcinogens in baby bath products.
Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry: Award-winning book about Campaign for Safe Cosmetics by Stacy Malkan. Also see Not Just a Pretty Face blog.
Not So Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance.
The Poison Kiss: The Problem of Lead in Lipstick. 
Retail Therapy: Ranking Retailers on their Commitment to Personal Care Products and Consumer Safety (PDF).
Secret Scents: The Allergens Hiding in your Scented Products.
Sunscreen Guide by Environmental Working Group and their list of Best Sunscreens.
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Source: http://safemarkets.org
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Klaus Ferlow

GLOSSARY OF HARMFUL CHEMICALS & SYNTHETICS TO AVOID IN COSMETICS & PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
(A list of the most harmful chemicals to your health are listed here from the over 10,000 toxic chemicals - one in eight of the 82.000 ingredients to be found in cosmetics and personal care products)
1.AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid): the skin is exfoliated chemically instead of mechanically via abrasion, dries and increases skin aging. Supposed to be anti-wrinkle, found in many skin and hair care products. Used as solvent originally in cleaning compounds and  for tanning leather. A smooth finish is developed by stripping the outer layer of the skin, irritated skin can puff up.
2.Acetamide MEA: used in lipsticks and cream blusher to retain moisture, causes adverse reactions, carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic.
3.Acetone: on EPA, RCRA, CERCLA hazardous waste list. Inhalation can cause dryness of the mouth and throats, dizziness, nausea, in coordination, slurred speech, drowsiness, and, in severe exposures, coma. Acts primarily as a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. You will find it in cologne, dishwashing liquid, detergent, nail enamel remover.
4.Alkyl-phenol-ethoxylades: mimics estrogen, used in shampoo, carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic. Causes adverse reactions. Reduces sperm count.
5.Ammonium laureth sulphate: found in hair and bubble bath products. Laureth contains ether that is listed as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and causes adverse reactions.
6.Aluminum: used as colour additive in cosmetics, especially eye shadow. Listed as carcinogenic, toxic and mutagenic.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Drinking Green Juice? Avoid These Common Mistakes

Drinking green juice isn’t just a way to feel little refreshed for some people. No – for some people who’ve discovered the benefits of green juice, it’s an almost religious experience every time they take a sip. Whether it’s to lose weight, improve health, boost immunity or just feel good, green juice drinkers (and doctors) swear by their juicy concoctions.
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However, many people who want to experience green juice goodness for themselves actually make several critical mistakes! These can either prevent juice drinkers from getting the full benefits of the juice or make drinking it downright unpleasant.

Read this list of green juice mistakes so you get the most out of your greens

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Must See : The Difference Between Natural Growing Areas (Permaculture) and GMO Crop Fields (Monoculture)

Nick Meyer
althealthworks.com

Permaculture Expert Takes Viewers on a GMO Cornfield Tour: “There’s No Life Here at All…This is Not Farming”

Geoff Lawton has taught more than 6,000 students in over 30 countries on how to grow food in the most efficient and ecologically friendly way possible through permaculture design science, so he knows as well as anyone what a healthy ecosystem and healthy plants should look like.
And as you’ll see on Lawton’s recent clip of both a thriving natural prairie landscape and a GMO cornfield used for feeding animals in factory farms, the GMO cornfield simply doesn’t measure up.
In the clip, Lawton (you can follow him on Facebook here) starts off at the prairie and then crosses over to the GMO field.
“…There’s a great diversity of plants here of all types, this has supported huge herds of animals grazing through in sequenced events,” he says while examining the prairie scene. But he finds a completely different scene upon crossing the road to the GMO field.

This is an Insane Way to Think About How We Produce Our Food”

The difference between walking through a prairie landscape, with tons of plant diversity and cover for the soil, and a GMO cornfield is absolutely striking, as you’ll see in the video below.

“This is not farming. This is a plant factory on the ground,” Lawton says.
“There’s no life here at all…This is a way of converting fossil fuels into money through food, that’s all.”
The big corporations that mass produce GMOs call them “sustainable,” but after viewing the video below it’s hard to imagine how anyone could think that way…


http://youtu.be/JFyFj54zFn4


  • Since the 1900s, some 75 percent of plant genetic diversity has been lost as farmers worldwide have left their multiple local varieties and landraces for genetically uniform, high-yielding varieties.
  • 30 percent of livestock breeds are at risk of extinction; six breeds are lost each month.
  • Today, 75 percent of the world’s food is generated from only 12 plants and five animal species.
  • Of the 4 percent of the 250 000 to 300 000 known edible plant species, only 150 to 200 are used by humans. Only three - rice, maize and wheat - contribute nearly 60 percent of calories and proteins obtained by humans from plants

Sunday, 16 November 2014

HPV Vaccine Gardasil Will Become the Greatest Medical Scandal of All Time Says Merck's Former Doctor

Dr Bernard Dalbergue 

Health Impact News 

Dr. Dalbergue (pictured above), a former pharmaceutical industry physician with Gardasil manufacturer Merck, was interviewed in the April 2014 issue of the French magazine Principes de Santé (Health Principles). You can read it here (in French): http://ddata.over-blog.com/xxxyyy/3/27/09/71/2012-2013/Juin-2013/Dr-Dalbergue–Gardasil–plus-grand-scandale-de-tous-les-tem.pdf

Excerpts:
The full extent of the Gardasil scandal needs to be assessed: everyone knew when this vaccine was released on the American market that it would prove to be worthless!  Diane Harper, a major opinion leader in the United States, was one of the first to blow the whistle, pointing out the fraud and scam of it all.
Gardasil is useless and costs a fortune!  In addition, decision-makers at all levels are aware of it!
Cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, paralysis of the lower limbs, vaccine-induced MS and vaccine-induced encephalitis can be found, whatever the vaccine.

I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all times because at some point in time, the evidence will add up to prove that this vaccine, technical and scientific feat that it may be, has absolutely no effect on cervical cancer and that all the very many adverse effects which destroy lives and even kill, serve no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers.
There is far too much financial interest for these medicines to be withdrawn.

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