Health

The sugar industry paid scientists to demonize fats in food

Sugar industry paid scientists demonize fats food

In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to a newly published article in JAMA Internal Medicine. The article draws on internal documents to show that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation wanted to “refute” concerns about sugar’s …

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CrossFit ditches Facebook and Instagram, citing privacy concerns

CrossFit ditches Facebook Instagram privacy concerns

CrossFit, the popular fitness and lifestyle program with a cult-like following, broke up with Facebook and Instagram on Friday, citing security and privacy concerns. CrossFit, Inc., which boasts 15,000 affiliates and millions of followers, said it was investigating alleged security problems and opposed what it called Facebook’s overwhelming influence on”the marketplace of public thought,” the …

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Bayer ordered to pay $2 billion in Monsanto Roundup cancer case

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A US jury has awarded $2 billion in punitive damages to a California couple after concluding that Roundup weed killer caused their cancer and that Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, failed to warn them of the chemical’s health risks. Glyphosate, the signature ingredient in Roundup, was found by jury in …

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New study confirms link between energy drinks and heart damage

Energy drinks heart damage

Energy drinks have been linked to heart problems in a new study published April 26 in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAMA). Oh, but it’s not the first time, not by a long shot. A 2013 study showed that energy drinks put an additional strain on the heart, causing …

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8 ways to instantly increase your confidence

Increase your confidence

Confidence isn’t about other people. Confidence is really about the stories we tell ourselves in our heads. It’s revealed in our body language, our word choices and the image we project. In general, we find confidence an appealing, attractive trait in others, which means that if we can boost our …

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Anxiety can be reduced 65% by listening to this song

Anxiety song music

Anxiety — that feeling of dread, fear, worry and panic — is certainly nothing new. Hippocrates wrote about it in the fourth century BCE. As did Søren Kierkegaard in the 1860s. And Sigmund Freud addressed the disorder in 1926. However, jump to the present and we’re seeing a significant uptick — especially …

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Sugar is toxic, creates conditions for disease to exist

Sugar is toxic disease

As the obesity epidemic reaches global levels, with it comes diseases like Type 2 diabetes, heart failure, heart attack and stroke; and researchers are now saying that sugar is the ultimate culprit. In the past, nutritionists referred to sugar as “empty calories,” or calories that contain zero nutrition and therefore can …

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Why is DMT and ayahuasca illegal?

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DMT is not illegal because of any scientific research which states that it is dangerous, or because there have been committees which have investigated its effects. DMT is illegal because of a United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Drugs in 1971, that all countries signed except East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, …

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Watch man suffering from Parkinson’s disease transformed by marijuana

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As research and anecdotal evidence increasingly indicate cannabis has medical benefits, a new series of videos from a man suffering from Parkinson’s disease highlight just how vital the marijuana plant is. Larry Smith, a former police officer, began to suffer from the debilitating neurological disease twenty years ago. In 2011, filmmakers began documenting …

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