Saturday, February 27, 2010

What do Tylenol, Prilosec and Benadryl have in common?

Dr. Mercola

They are all popular over-the-counter (OTC) drugs that can be bought at almost any pharmacy without a doctor’s prescription, and which are also dangerous to your health!

All Over-the-Counter drugs carry the risk of hazardous side effects, especially those drugs that fall under any of these categories:

*Painkillers and anti-inflamatories
*Heartburn and indigestion medication
*Cough and cold medication

If you have any of these commonly used “remedies” in your medicine cabinet - Advil, Tylenol, Pepcid, Maalox, Tums, Chlor-Trimeton, among others - then you

are putting yourself at risk for kidney damage, heart attack or stroke, just so you can get short-term relief from temporary pain or the common cold.

Do you find it hard to believe that these popular drugs, which are so accessible even to teenagers, can be so lethal? Let me give you the facts: The government estimates that almost 100 people die every year due to overdose of over-the-counter drugs and around 56,000 others end up in the emergency room due to misuse, including teenagers who use non-prescription medication as recreational drugs.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

How to Heal Yourself in 15 Days


Can you really heal yourself in 15 days? Without using prescription drugs, vaccines, chemotherapy or surgery? Absolutely!

Your body strives to heal itself automatically, every single day. The only thing that really needs to happen for your body to begin healing itself is for you to remove the barriers to healing - the barriers that are holding you back right now.

That's why you'll greatly enjoy this 15-part article series by the Health Ranger, published here on NaturalNews over the next three weeks or so. This isn't a rehash of the health tips you already know - eat right, exercise more, hydrate yourself, and so on - it's a completely new way to look at how to unleash the healing potential you already possess.

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How to Heal Yourself in 15 Days
About the author:Mike Adams is a natural health researcher and author with a mission to teach personal and planetary health to the public. He is a prolific writer and has published thousands of articles, interviews, reports and consumer guides, impacting the lives of millions of readers around the world who are experiencing phenomenal health benefits from reading his articles. Adams is an honest, independent journalist and accepts no money or commissions on the third-party products he writes about or the companies he promotes... .
Known on the 'net as 'the Health Ranger,' Adams shares his ethics, mission statements and personal health statistics at
A lot of time has passed since I've began to read Mike's articles and watch all his beautiful jobs.
So in my full awareness I can recommend this course. (free)
Enjoy your health and well-being!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Brittany Murphy....and pills

Brittany Murphy

 (Natural News) The entire pharmaceutical industry is based on the idea that for whatever's wrong with you, there's a patented chemical pill that can make it better. Feeling some anxiety? There's a pill for that. Have high blood pressure? There's a pill for that, too. Suffering from sleepless nights? There's yet another pill for that, too.

Importantly, modern medicine and the pharmaceutical industry both believe there is no limit to how many prescription medications you can simultaneously take. If you have ten health problems, they've got ten different pills for you. And when those pills cause twenty different dangerous side effects, they're ready for twenty more prescriptions for you to dutifully swallow.

This idea that health is achieved by taking prescription chemicals is ludicrous from the start. And yet it's the foundation of the pharmaceutical industry. Take as many pills as you "need", they insist. Don't worry: They're all FDA approved!

Acute Pharmaceutical Toxicity killed Brittany Murphy - Could it be killing millions more?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Be Happy without Being Perfect

Be Happy Without Being Perfect: How to Break Free from the Perfection Deception [BE HAPPY W/O BEING PERFECT]Book -
"Be Happy without being perfect" - Alice D. Domar

Editorial Reviews
From Publishers Weekly
According to psychologist and Harvard Medical School assistant professor Domar (Self-Nurture), everything is never perfect, and if you expect it to be, true happiness and contentment will always be out of reach. To teach women to create reasonable expectations for relationships, careers and their bodies, the authors offer quizzes to determine how much perfectionism is influencing readers' lives and interview women struggling with perfectionism. In a three-part process, readers are encouraged to identify, challenge and restructure detrimental thoughts. For example, a woman who decides her neighbor is a more creative parent than she is because the neighbor sews exquisite Halloween costumes should tell herself, We all have strengths and weaknesses, and I do some things better than she does. The authors also offer step-by-step techniques to tame the perfectionist beast, such as meditation, yoga, mini relaxations and journaling, and advise readers on setting realistic exercise and eating goals. Although much of the advice, written with journalist Kelly, is obvious and easier said than done, it's also sound and detailed and provides a good starting point for perfectionist readers. (Mar.)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

For chocolate lovers

Photo from Wikipedia Wikipedia

Mike Adams, author of the great book, The Illusion of Disease, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews site:
Mike explores delicious raw cacao (chocolate) trees in the rainforest of Ecuador:

(NaturalNews ) Are you one of the rare individuals on this planet who does not like nor ever craves chocolate at some point in your life? But, if you are like most of the Western world, have you ever wondered why chocolate can be so addictive, apart from its rich sweet lingering taste? Well, it has to do with your brain chemistry and brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters.

What are neurotransmitters? They act like messengers or little power-brokers that run around in our brain telling the body what to do. They orchestrate our moods, influence our thought patterns, and affect our energy levels, states of alertness, concentration and drowsiness.

So what does chocolate and neurotransmitters have in common? Chocolate affects the brain by causing the release of certain neurotransmitters which can trigger emotions, one of which is euphoria; maybe that's why it is so desirable?

The health-benefits of chocolate have been known to us for some time now, but there is more to chocolate that we need to know. For instance, did you know that chocolate and cacao are not the same? True, there is a clear distinction between commercial chocolate which has no health benefits and organic dark chocolate, ideally with no added sugar. Yet if you're a chocolate lover, consider small amounts of raw cacao as a better option.

The reason why raw cacao is the best choice for healthy benefits is because raw cacao contains the very popular antioxidants (anti-aging guys) that make raw cacao a superfood. But there is more to know than just this.

Let's have a look at raw cacao:

Cacao is derived from Theobroma Cacao beans, which literally means "Food of the Gods". Cacao contains over 300 compounds including: protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, iron, zinc, copper, calcium and magnesium. Magnesium helps to build strong bones and is a muscle relaxant associated with feelings of calmness. Cacao is also high in sulfur, which helps form strong nails and hair.

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Friday, November 13, 2009


Any frustration you have is simply the result of wrong thinking.

If you were thinking rightly you could not possibly
imagine that anything was going 'wrong.' You would
know that nothing in the Universe is working against
By definition, given Who You Are, this is

Move, then, to gratitude when you encounter your
frustrations. And see every event as an Opportunity.

Neale Donald Walsch - author of Conversations with God

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

14 Ways to Prevent Swine Flu

posted by Dr. Frank Lipman author of "Total Renewal: 7 Key Steps to Resilience, Vitality and Long-Term Health"

Don’t know whether or not to get the H1N1 vaccination? You might want to read some of these precautions before you sign up for the shot. If you’re opting for other ways to dodge the flu, here are 14 tips to boost your immunity and stay healthy this flu season.

1. Optimize your vitamin D level. Adequate levels of vitamin D are essential for our immune systems to function optimally. Unfortunately there are no significant dietary sources of vitamin D, most of our intake comes from exposure to sunlight. If you live far from the equator, you simply don’t get enough sun through Fall and Winter to make all the vitamin D you need. So unless you supplement during this period, your innate immunity will be compromised. vitamin D plays such a crucial role in so many aspects of your body’s functioning, that supplementing with it makes sense whether you decide to get the flu shot or not.

We know that influenza always gets worse during the winter months. Now there is good evidence to suggest that this is because as sunlight hours lessen during the winter, the people living in the northern hemisphere become vitamin D deficient and are susceptible to influenza infections of all kinds.

The current recommendations from the Food and Nutrition Board of the U.S. Institute of Medicine: from 200 to 600 IU/day depending on one’s age, are way too low.

These values were originally chosen because they were found to prevent osteomalacia (bone softening) and rickets. It is now recognized that vitamin D has many additional physiological functions, for which these levels are totally inadequate. A number of scientists are therefore calling for the Food and Nutrition Board in the U.S. and its counterparts abroad to reassess their current recommendations. Get your 25 hydroxy vitamin D level checked by your Doctor (if that is not an option, you can self test your level with ZRT labs)

Although the current normal range is between 20 and 50ng/ml, this is much too low for optimal health. You want your level to be between 50 and 70ng/ml.

This is the most important step you can take to prevent the flu! It may require a number of months taking 5,000 to 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily (especially during winter) under a doctor’s supervision, to optimize your blood level. Monitor your 25 hydroxy vitamin D status every three months until you are in the optimal range, then cut back to a maintenance dose of at least 2,000 IU a day.

2. Get adequate sleep. This is an indispensable requirement for a strong immune system.

3. Get adequate exercise. This keeps you robust.

4. Take actions to lower your stress levels.

Do breathing exercises, meditate, practice yoga, spend time doing something that makes you happy. Feeling spent, overwhelmed and or mentally run down has a causal relationship to your physical health.

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14 Ways to Prevent Swine Flue