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 Symptoms 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.

You Are 99 Percent Bacteria, Stop Fighting It and Start Feeding It

February 7, 2018 at 1:01 am




99 percent of the genetic material in our bodies is bacterial. Change the bacteria and you change the whole person, scientists are discovering.


Whether by dietary changes, probiotic pills or even fecal transplants, changing our gut bacteria can reverse autism, depression and obesity and cure all kinds of disease, says Rob Knight, founder of the American Gut Project.

Coconut Rose Water Kefir Has More Probiotics than Kombucha, and It’s Easier to Make

February 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm




Water kefir has twice as many strains of beneficial bacteria as kombucha and takes as little as 24 hours to brew

 

Amazon Ramps Up Sweatshop Conditions in Warehouses with Tracking Bracelets, While Whole Foods Workers Revolt Under the Behemoth’s New Reign

February 3, 2018 at 5:10 pm




Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos now holds the reins at Whole Foods. Photo Credit: Salon

Conditions in Amazon’s warehouses have been called “worse than Walmart” and are about to get even worse with wristbands that track workers’ every move and nudge their hands in the right direction when they make a mistake.

Tattoos Embed Carcinogenic Heavy Metals into Your Lymph Nodes

February 2, 2018 at 8:39 pm





Almost half of tattoo inks contain “unsafe levels” of heavy metals and other carcinogens, according to the European Commission. A recent study found these toxins travel from our skin to our lymph nodes. Safer options are available.

Forty-three percent of the 358 tatoo inks analyzed by the European Union’s Joint Research Centre last year contained “unsafe levels” of carcinogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbons. They also contained arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury and nickel, all known or probable carcinogens.

Fracking Wastes 5 Million Gallons of Water Per Well, Study Finds

February 2, 2018 at 4:56 pm




In the middle of a global water crisis, we are permanently contaminating 5 million gallons each time we frack a well. The water is so toxic after it gets injected deep underground afterward, where it causes earthquakes.

Open pit storage of toxic flow-back water near well in Pennsylvania. Credit: Paulio Shakespeare, warights.org

Hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas has raised serious concerns about water quality, but a new study indicates the practice also has an alarming impact on water quantity.

Farmer Rescues a Rare Icelandic Sea Eagle, Likely the Oldest Eagle in the World

February 1, 2018 at 10:20 pm




The white-tailed sea eagle is one of the oldest, if not the oldest eagle in the world, and a member of an endangered species

An Icelandic farmer noticed an eagle struggling to fly on a riverbank near his farm Saturday. When he realized it was injured he threw his jacket over it and captured it, took it home and fed it wild salmon and lamb for dinner.

The New Antibacterial Soaps are More Toxic than the Ones the FDA Banned, New Study Warns

February 1, 2018 at 6:47 pm




The FDA banned most of the chemicals found in antibacterial soaps last year, but the new chemicals companies are replacing them with are even more toxic, a new study warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned 19 chemicals found in antibacterial soaps last September, acknowledging they’ve caused more harm than good over the last half century.