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The FDA Wants to Outlaw the Cure to the Opioid Crisis: Kratom

February 20, 2018 at 11:21 pm




The FDA wants to ban a safe, medicinal plant that could prevent a million synthetic opioid deaths per year, because it has “opioid-like properties”… If that sounds ludicrous to you, it’s because it is

With nearly a million heroin deaths and 50,000 prescription opioid deaths per year, the United States is in the throes of an “opioid epidemic,” CNN reported yesterday.

Sitting is the New Smoking: Live Longer by Moving Every 30 Minutes

February 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm




Five minutes of movement between every 30 minutes of sitting reduces risk of early death by 55 percent, study finds.

Our risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and chronic back pain all go up along with the number of hours we spend sitting on our butts each day, recent studies show.

Why It’s Becoming Cool To Have “Only” One Kid

February 17, 2018 at 4:51 pm




As the world becomes increasingly overpopulated, women should be applauded rather than harassed for having “only” one child

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My grandmothers bore seven Baby Boomer children each between the 1940s and 1960s. My mother’s generation seemed to produce an average of three offspring each during the 1980s.

Nowadays, most of my friends seem to have two. But more and more, I’m meeting people like myself, who’ve decided to call it quits after one.

Border Collies “Run Like the Wind” To Reforest Chile

February 15, 2018 at 3:39 pm




Two sisters and their amazing dogs have taken it upon themselves to plant thousands of trees after Chile’s massive forest fires

Over a million acres burned in the largest fire of Chile’s  history in January of 2017, leaving a charred wasteland in place of beautiful old growth forests.

In March of 2017, citizen-hero Francisca Torres and her three border collies set out to do something about it.

Elementary Schools Ban Homework, Saying It Kills Kids’ Creativity

February 15, 2018 at 3:25 am




Teachers, leave them kids alone: research shows homework is harming our children’s mental health

Homework does nothing to improve learning and is causing mental, social and even physical health problems. Education experts say we should ban it in elementary schools and keep it to a minimum in middle and high school.

Only 180 Left: Act Now to Save Florida Panthers

February 13, 2018 at 11:56 pm




There are only an estimated 180 Florida panthers left on Earth,  pushed to slivers of land that total just 5 percent of their historic range.

The Eastern cougar was declared officially extinct last month. The window of opportunity to protect their Florida panther cousins from the same destiny is very short.

Women Who Wear Makeup Absorb 5 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Per Year

February 12, 2018 at 10:24 pm




The average woman puts 515 synthetic chemicals on her skin every day. 60 percent of what we put onto our skin is absorbed into our bodies.

Emerging research on the sheer volume of toxic chemicals entering women’s bodies through their cosmetics brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “it hurts to be beautiful.”

Why Probiotics Are The Most Effective Weight Loss Pills Ever

February 11, 2018 at 3:05 pm




By digesting our food and helping us get the maximum energy out of each calorie, getting new gut bacteria decreases our appetite and even changes the foods we crave.

Scientists are discovering changing a person’s gut bacteria transforms everything about them, including their weight.

More than Half of Breast Cancer Detected by Mammograms is “Overdiagnosed,” Study Finds

February 11, 2018 at 3:18 am

Nearly 60 percent of women diagnosed and treated for stage 1 breast cancer detected by mammography never had breast cancer, according to a bombshell study published in The British Medical Journal

The implications of the latest and largest mammogram study to date are shocking and disturbing:

If you or a loved one has undergone surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy for stage 1 breast cancer detected by a mammogram, there’s a 60-percent chance it was all for nothing, according to a Dutch study of 8 million women.

Horseback Riding Reduces PTSD in Veterans by 87 Percent

February 9, 2018 at 6:47 pm




A new study finds veterans’ PTSD scores plummet after six weeks of horseback therapy

Veteran’s Hospitals are teaming up with veterinarians to find desperately needed alternative therapies for the 23 million American military veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder each year.