SAN ANTONIO — It’s a sunny, mild day and Michael Paese is heading out on his road bike.
This little hill? I’d be gasping for air right now, says Paese about what it would have been like to try to ride a bike just four months ago. Ever since I was young, I put more miles on my bike than I do my car.
The 51-year-old avid cyclist says he is learning to live again and making a comeback from debilitating health problems that began six years ago.
As the day went on, I became worn out–not a lot of energy. I felt mentally foggy, says Paese about his health problems. I started having a metabolic disorder, where my muscles didn’t process energy properly.
For this former champion triathlete who owns his own bike shop and led a life full of exercise, the change was drastic. … more
How To Make Sure That Your Mattress Is Non-Toxic
Many of our appliances and furniture are made up of materials with toxic chemicals. This fact is not surprising as even the food we eat, especially the processed ones, contains harmful substances that threaten our health. Inhaling or ingesting dangerous chemicals are linked to damages to the heart, kidney, and lung; reproductive and developmental issues; as well as cancer. Among the chemicals that can lead to major diseases are fire retardants…. more
I am currently looking for a new mattress and the time it is taking is incredible. It seems as if I am buying a new car because that is how intense this is. Who knew that not only are people adding chemicals, preservatives, gmo and pesticides to our food they are now adding a list of chemicals to your bed. Are you sleeping on a bed that is making you sick? My bed is not necessarily making me sick but I never liked it from the beginning. After reading many articles and websites claiming to be clean and pure they were not. Please be very careful who you buy from because not all of them are telling the truth. They should have a list of certifications and the GOTS and GOLS are the top two. You will pay for these certifications which makes them not cheap but most of the beds filled with chemicals are not cheap either. So far here are a few not in order (there are others but these are the ones I found):
- Holy Lamb Organics
Uganda’s health ministry has today finally admitted it is facing the risk of a large-scale explosion of the viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF).
VHF causes victims to suffer a burning fever before beginning to bleed from orifices including their eyes, anuses and mouths.
It comes after a girl, nine, was reportedly killed by the infection Uganda, and three people died in neighbouring South Sudan of similar symptoms.
Uganda health minster Sarah Opendi confirmed emergency response teams are now being deployed to the districts of Nakaseke and Luweero…. more
Lord we pray for these people in Uganda. Lord we pray they cry out to you in their time of need. Please hear and heal them and show them your love and mercy.
Facebook has been attacked by one of its founding members for “exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology” and putting children’s mental health at risk.
Sean Parker, the former president of Facebook who joined Mark Zuckerberg’s company in its first months, said the company’s founders intentionally built the site to consume as much human attention as possible.
Parker, who has made billions as an early shareholder in the social network, also criticised Facebook’s effect on children. “It literally changes your relationship with society, with each other,” he told newsite Axios. “It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.”
“The inventors, creators… understood this consciously. And we did it anyway,” Parker said…. read more
(Natural News) Scientists now warn that colored tattoos can increase the risk of cancer. The pigmented dyes used by most tattoo parlors contain a controversial chemical known as titanium dioxide. This compound is added to tattoo ink to give certain colors. But while the chemical is efficient in exacting the correct shade desired, it is also associated to an assortment of debilitating conditions, not least of which is cancer.
A team from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment observed how titanium dioxide travels through the bloodstream and accumulates in the lymph nodes. This causes them to become swollen and hinders their ability to fight infections.
Lymph nodes are the small, bean-shaped glands found all throughout the body. They are an essential part of the immune system and are directly responsible for attacking and destroying germs that are carried in through the lymph fluid. When one or more nodes swell, the body becomes more susceptible to various diseases…. read more
God protects us for a reason, but we are prideful and stubborn. God tells us not to tattoo our bodies.
KJV Leviticus 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.
Leviticus 19:28 GW Never slash your body to mourn the dead, and never get a tattoo. I am the Lord.
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–>