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Junk Food Still Clear And Present In Our Schools

Just ran across an article on Yahoo News that provides some sad statistics on junk food in our schools.

The U.S. General Accountability Office reported yesterday that 9 out of 10 U.S. schools offer junk food like candy bars and soda to students that directly compete against school lunches. Read more about Junk Food Still Clear And Present In Our Schools

 

Love & Kindness As Primary "Treatments" For Depression In Children

To me, there are few health conditions that are more sad than depression, particularly depression among children and teenagers.

A recent study out of the University of Sweden indicates that depression among children and teenagers is strongly linked to the following psychosocial factors:

1. Being shamed and humiliated.
2. Being obese.
3. Having separated parents or unemployed parents Read more about Love & Kindness As Primary "Treatments" For Depression In Children

 

Value Your Eyesight? Then Don't Smoke

If someone you know still doesn't have enough motivation to quit smoking, you may want to let him or her know that the link between smoking and blindness is about as strong as the link between smoking and lung cancer. Read more about Value Your Eyesight? Then Don't Smoke

 

Thirteen Ways To Prevent Cancer

The purpose of this article is to outline 13 ways that you can decrease your risk of developing any type of cancer. The following 13 ways to prevent cancer are presented in no particular order:

1. If you are going to be sexually active, be in a mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who is not infected by human papilloma virus (HPV) Read more about Thirteen Ways To Prevent Cancer

 

Low Blood Pressure: How Low Is Too Low?

Just read your blog about understanding blood pressure, and I have a question. There seems to be a lot of information out there about people with high blood pressure, but what about too low - how low is too low, and what does it mean? Information about low blood pressure seems to be pretty scarce, and I think it would be a good thing for you to comment on. Read more about Low Blood Pressure: How Low Is Too Low?

 

Some Guidelines On Eating Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Researchers at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia recently discovered that extra-virgin olive oil contains a compound called oleocanthal, which has the same pain-inhibiting effects in your body as ibuprofen. Read more about Some Guidelines On Eating Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

 

Beware of Lead in Children's Lunch Boxes

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) in Oakland, California filed a lawsuit on August 31, 2005 against manufacturers and retailers of soft vinyl lunch boxes that can potentially expose children to dangerous levels of lead.

The amount of lead found in soft vinyl lunch boxes is not enough to cause acute lead poisoning, but is enough to contribute to health problems now and in the future, the most common of which are: Read more about Beware of Lead in Children's Lunch Boxes

 

A Natural Approach to Treating Uterine Fibroids

We recently had a guest at our fasting clinic who was startled to find that on day 7 of her water-only fast, she could no longer feel a uterine fibroid in her lower abdomen that she had been carrying around for years.

I can confirm from the evaluation that I did on her first day with us that she had a mass that was about the size of a medium-sized adult fist in her lower abdomen, diagnosed by ultrasound as a uterine fibroid before she arrived. I couldn't find even a trace of a mass when I did a thorough re-check of her abdomen. Read more about A Natural Approach to Treating Uterine Fibroids

 

A Natural Approach to Treating and Preventing Dry Eye Syndrome

Over the years, I've noticed that a growing number of people are reporting "dry eyes" during my initial evaluations. The most common complaints are burning, stinging, and scratching sensations. People who wear contacts often report that their eyes feel unusually uncomfortable.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it's highly advisable that you address the root causes of dry eyes, as chronic dry eyes can actually leave small abrasions on the surface of your eyes. Read more about A Natural Approach to Treating and Preventing Dry Eye Syndrome

 

Marvelous Melon Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

1 ripe canary melon or honeydew melon
Juice of one lemon or lime, to taste

Directions:

Cut melon in half and scoop seeds out with a spoon. Use spoon to dig the flesh out of the entire melon and place melon chunks in blender.

Add 1/2 of lemon or lime juice and a little water if necessary to blend melon chunks into a smooth drink. If your blender isn't very strong, you may find it helpful to jiggle it around gently to get the melon chunks to drop towards the blades as it's blending. Read more about Marvelous Melon Smoothie Recipe

 

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