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Study finds avocado-eaters to be especially healthy

avocado

Many of us do not have to be “sold” on the benefits of avocados—their silky texture and versatile flavor make them hard not to love. But when studies show that avocado-eaters are healthier overall than their counterparts, we feel justified in our love-affair with the green fruit. And the research may …

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Geneticists discover a way to extend lifespans tenfold

Genes DNA

There is now a way to extend the lifespan of organisms so that humans could conceivably live to be 800 years old. In an amazing development, scientists at the University of Southern California have announced that they’ve extended the lifespan of yeast bacteria tenfold — and the recipe they used …

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Monsanto’s Fading Grasp – group calls on South Africa to ban GMO corn

gmo ban South Africa

Following in the footsteps of nations like France and Russia, South Africa may soon be the latest nation to enact a ban on Monsanto’s GMO corn that was recently linked to tumor development and organ damage in rats. South Africa’s African Centre for Biosafety (ACB), a watchdog organization that was created to protect consumers from various biotechnology …

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Hemp can repair DNA

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Did you know that DNA can be damaged…and repaired? DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the hereditary material found in humans, animals, and organisms. DNA is in every cell in our bodies. Each cell’s nucleus has DNA, which is rolled into structures that are our chromosomes (23 pairs). “Most genes contain the …

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3 natural ways for detoxing your body

healthy girl

As much as we would like to believe otherwise, avoiding toxins in today’s environment is near-impossible. In a 2005 study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found 60 toxic compounds in over 2,000 people across America. These toxins included dioxins and uranium, not to mention mercury from fish, …

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The 3 most potent healing foods

“Everything you eat is either fighting disease or fueling it.” We know foods have the potential to be healing. What you eat can either harm your health or make it better. And nowhere is that more true than with medicinal foods like garlic, turmeric, and ginger. All three of these …

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Vitamin C can kill every virus known to mankind

Orange Vitamin C

If you suffer from fatigue, muscle weakness, achy joints and muscles, bleeding gums or leg rashes – you could be vitamin C deficient. Everything from the common cold to cancer can’t resist the healing power of vitamin C. In fact, there is not a known virus that can survive in …

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Internal clock that measures aging discovered in DNA

dna aging cancer clock

US scientists have discovered an internal clock in our DNA that could measure the biological age of organs or cancer cells while helping researchers discover ways to slow down the aging process. The internal mechanism shows that different parts of our body age faster or slower, according to a study published …

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Chemical used in teflon & non-stick cookware linked to heart disease

teflon frying pan

Further presenting non-stick cookware dangers, a new study published in this month’s Archives of Internal Medicine reveals a relation between PFOA (the chemical in Teflon, used in nonstick pans among other things) and heart disease. While scientists are cautious, as they always are, to say they are definitively linked, some say steering clear …

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12 Foods To Avoid If You Want To Stay Fit and Healthy

Fit and healthy Foods to avoid

Introduction If you desire a perfect body shape and good health, then you should know that you need to stay away from certain kinds of foods.  The foods you eat play a vital role in your diet and fitness. A lot of people may feel they can eat anything just …

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Fukushima: Tepco is getting desperate as leaks won’t stop

Fukushima

After a 29-month cover-up, the Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is now calling for international help and has all but admitted Fukushima’s radiation leaks are spiraling out of control. In addition to the leaking water storage units that are unleashing hundreds of tons of radioactive water each day, Tepco now …

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Ninety percent of U.S. tobacco is GMO…you’re smoking pesticide!

Tobacco Cigarette

Smoke herbicide and pesticide all day and what do you get? You get a recurring hangover that seemingly needs a new blast of nicotine to quell or “dissipate,” but in actuality, the only thing the nicotine does is stave off the headache, the nervousness, the anxiety, the “chemical hangover,” and …

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Sacred medicine: The age of ayahuasca

Drinking ayahuasca

Chapter 1 Welcome to the jungle Deep in the Amazonian rainforest, ayahuasca (pronounced eye-ah-wah-ska) is at the centre of a burgeoning, new-age tourism trend. It is a thick and potent hallucinogenic tea that has been brewed and sipped by indigenous peoples from across South America for centuries. Purported to allow …

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World’s thinnest camera sees a single cell

microscope cell

Engineers at Stanford have demonstrated a high-resolution endoscope that is as thin as a human hair with a resolution four times better than previous devices of similar design. The so-called micro-endoscope is a significant step forward in high-resolution, minimally invasive bio-imaging, with potential applications in research and clinical practice. Micro-endoscopy …

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How fluoride was sold to America…and how we bought it

Fluoride water

The battle on fluoridation continues and is burning through the American southwest. Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s sixth most populous city, is seeking to rid itself of the harmful chemical compound known as fluoride. Come this fall, the Phoenix city council is slated to discuss the future of fluoride and it’s …

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Scientists successfully edit the first human embryo in US using CRISPR

CRISPR DNA human embryo edit

Editor’s note: This technology could be used for good or evil…certainly an area that requires investigation and an open debate/discussion. Researchers in Portland, Oregon have, for the first time, edited a human embryo in the U.S. This work adds to the promise of CRISPR, and it stands as an important step …

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Sugary soft drinks linked to accelerated DNA ageing – study

Coke Coca Cola

Consumption of sugary soda drinks such as cola and lemonade may be linked to accelerated DNA ageing, say researchers who have studied the impact of the drinks in more than 5,000 people. High-sugar fizzy drinks have been under fire from campaigners for contributing to obesity and type-2 diabetes, but this …

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