Today’s modern lifestyle includes long hours engaged with electronics: computer screens, TV screens, video games, phones, digital readers, and even old fashioned books. We tend to ignore the resulting eyestrain because we assume nothing can be done about it.
Eyestrain doesn’t permanently damage our vision, but it does cause headaches, blurry vision, and loss of mental focus. Compresses and poultices are a good method to use for tired, aching eyes, not incidentally because to apply them you need to relax, with your head back and eyes closed for 10 to 20 minutes and let the herbal tea solution soak into your eyelids. Great home remedies include crushed apples and easiest of all Cool cucumber slices which are still the number one home remedy to pamper sore eyes…read more
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A new study has found that phthalates, a group of chemicals already banned from use in children’s toys because they are known to alter male hormones like testosterone, have been found prevalent in popular box mac and cheese products.
Since about two million boxes of mac and cheese are sold in the United States everyday, Mike Belliveau, executive director of the Environmental Health Strategy Center, one of four advocacy groups that funded the study, told The New York Times that it is hard for American households to avoid phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates).<!–more–>
What is Phthalates – Phthalates are everywhere, and the health risks are worrying. How bad are they really?
What are phthalates and how are they used?
Phthalates (pronounced “thah-lates”) are chemical plasticizers that have been widely used since the 1950s to soften plastics that would otherwise be brittle and crack when bent. Because phthalates are not chemically bound to the plastics they’re added to, they’re continuously released into the air or food or liquid. Did you ever notice how plastic sometimes hardens over time? That’s because the phthalates have leached out of it.<!–more–>
I love ice cream! When I want a treat, ice cream is one of my favorites! But take a walk through the typical ice cream aisle and you’ll find a minefield of risky (and sometimes dangerous) additives mixed with factory farmed milk. I’m a firm believer that everyone should still enjoy treats from time to time, but don’t consider it a treat to poison myself with heart-wrecking trans fats, carcinogenic poisons like glyphosate, and additives linked to gut inflammation. I’ve learned that you can enjoy treats (even ice cream!) that won’t destroy your health and pack on the pounds, but you just need to know what to look for.
There are now some brands that seem healthier like Halo Top and Arctic Zero, and many people have been asking me if they are TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. I’ll get to them in a moment, but first let’s check out what you’ll find in the major ice cream brands.<!–more–>
Steps to prevent pancreatitis:
The best action steps to prevent pancreatitis flare-ups are to follow an anti-inflammatory nutrition plan that is free of sugars, grains, high fruit consumption and processed foods of any kind. Meals should focus on good fat sources, antioxidants, clean proteins, fiber and fermented foods.
Be sure to avoid all common food allergens, alcohol and caffeine, as these can trigger further problems. If you have pancreatitis, gallstones or are at risk of getting these, be sure to make coconut oil your primary fatty acid. The small and medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil are easy to metabolize and do not depend on high amounts of pancreatic enzymes or bile. Use other good fats in moderation to reduce stress on the gall bladder and pancreas.<!–more–>
You probably read the recent headlines…
“Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy” ~ USA Today
“Nutrition experts warn coconut oil is on par with beef fat, butter” ~ Chicago Tribune
“This popular health food is worse for you than pork lard” ~ Daily Star
“Coconut Oil Isn’t As Healthy As We Thought, According To Depressing New Study” ~ Elite Daily
And wondering to yourself “What the heck is going on?”… “I thought coconut oil was healthy”…”Crap, coconut oil is another fake health fad?”
Well you are not alone, it seems the entire Internet freaked out at this “news” and for good reason.
As you can probably imagine, my email and phone has been blowing up about all this – even my Mom sent me a text wondering if it was true. I know it’s frustrating when there is so much conflicting health information being fired at us from all directions. How can we know what to believe? How can we know we’re getting accurate advice? Who should we listen to? How can we expect to get healthy?
It’s no secret that coconut oil is a regular part of my diet and I consider it one of the best oils to consume period. (I even partnered with the top organic coconut oil on the market as a result). Not everyone agrees with me, and that’s fine. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t remind you to all be very careful about health advice reported in the media – because some well-meaning reporters fall for basic industry tricks like this one that has just happened.<!–more–>
Had Adam and Eve not given in to the temptation of the serpent in the Garden, healthcare would never have become a household word. In the first place, Adam was created with a body that was meant to live forever. When a physical flesh and blood body is immune to everything that can possibly harm it, why would some type of government-provided, or subsidized, healthcare ever be needed? Simple question with a simple answer: it wouldn’t.
But we all know the result of the deception Satan used to corrupt the entire human race. The sin of Adam and Eve activated the curse of sin and death that Paul mentions in Romans 8:2. Every human being since Adam has been subject to that law except one, the Man Christ Jesus. He alone managed to live each day of His life totally free from that law and everything that the law brings with it. Had He not willingly offered His body a sacrifice for our sins, He would never have had a single moment of sickness, disease or pain.
You might be thinking, “Yes, but that was Jesus. We can’t expect to live a sinless perfect life like His, with no sickness, can we? I mean, we are still under the curse that causes us to age and be subject to physical infirmities, so getting sickness and disease is just something we have to expect and put up with, right?”… read more
(Natural News) Poor diet, financial insecurity, and falling standards of living are factors that contribute to the rising incidence of Victorian-era diseases — such as gout, rickets, scarlet fever, and syphilis — in modern-day Great Britain.
The U.K. Faculty of Public Health (FPH) stressed that poor wage growth and persistent inflation has greatly affected nutrition intake among poorer families in the U.K. This proves true in the case of obesity, as the condition remains to be the biggest food poverty issue. According to the FPH, poorer families were forced to opt for cheaper, mostly processed foods in place of nutritious foods.
Clinicians and hospitals noted an increasing number of children suffering from diet-related diseases, which was a result of limited access to healthy foods. Health experts also observed a 19% increase in the number of people hospitalized for malnutrition during the previous 12 months. (RELATED: Explore more news about disease prevention at Prevention.news.)… [read more]
(CNN) — While Republicans are pushing to drop the requirement of Obamacare that compels Americans to get insurance, another move in a separate bill could compel employees to participate in workplace wellness programs that collect their and their families’ health and genetic data.
The controversial bill is called the Preserving Employee Wellness Program Act, introduced in the House on March 2 by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina.
The bill would allow employers to penalize employees if they don’t join workplace wellness programs that collect this kind of data…. [read more]