60,000 FDA Acceptable Deaths

May 7, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under General Interest

A very interesting article posted on NaturalNews today, and definitely worth the read.  In short, Mike Adams writes about how tens of millions of doses of Hydroxycut were taken by consumers, one person died, a few dozen (already unhealthy people) reported liver-related side effects, and the FDA goes into over-drive to get all Hydroxycut products pulled from the market. The FDA doesn’t believe consumers should be exposed to such risks. Not from a dietary supplement, anyway. When it’s from a vaccine or a pharmaceutical (i.e. Vioxx - that killed over 60,000 Americans), such risks are deemed “acceptable” by the FDA.

Apparently it’s no big whoop if 60,000 people die from pharmaceuticals, but when ONE death is even remotely linked to a dietary supplement then suddenly the FDA is concerned about health risks.

Read the full article here:
FDA Floats Hydroxycut Scare to Discredit Yet Another Supplement Company

The Emotional Holy Grail

May 2, 2009 by Jen  
Filed under General Interest

Are you looking for the Emotional Holy Grail to get you through these horrendous economic times? Here are my tips to try and keep panic and anxiety from running away with your life.


This is the single most important thing you can do for your body and mind to relieve stress.  Sleeping 7 hours each night will help to control cortisol responses in the body, which are part of your “flight or fight” mechanism. It will also help to lower any insulin resistance you are developing as a result of being under extensive stress, which can lead to weight gain. Be sure and darken your bedroom as much as possible so that your retinas don’t get any light for at least 4 hours if you want to produce a normal melatonin pattern. Read more

FDA Recalls Popular Diet Pill

May 1, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under General Interest

[FDA] May 1, 2009

FDA Warns Consumers to Stop Using Hydroxycut Products
Dietary Supplements Linked to One Death; Pose Risk of Liver Injury

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut products by Iovate Health Sciences Inc., of Oakville, Ontario and distributed by Iovate Health Sciences USA Inc. of Blasdell, N.Y. Some Hydroxycut products are associated with a number of serious liver injuries. Iovate has agreed to recall Hydroxycut products from the market. Read more

Is H1N1 Genetically Engineered?

April 29, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under General Interest

As conspiracy theories go, the one surrounding the HINI (swine flu) does seem highly probable. The H1N1 contains viral code fragments from the Asian Swine Flu, Swine flu from Europe, Bird flu from North America, and human influenza. All of these are found in the current strain of Swine flu. Statistically, the chances of this strain of flu occurring naturally on its own are very remote. Read more

Cranberry Juice for UTI

April 27, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under General Interest

Cranberry and cranberry juice for treating urinary tract infections is one of the most common home/natural remedies. Cranberry juice or vitamins C both increase the acid in your urine so bacteria can’t grow easily. Cranberry juice also makes your bladder wall slippery, so bacteria can’t stick to it. A large polymeric compound of unknown structure and fructose in the juice are said to be responsible for this. Whereas fructose is present in all fruits, the large polymeric compound is found only in cranberry and blueberry juices. Read more

Ways to Avoid Getting the Flu

April 27, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under Flu, General Interest

What’s the best way to avoid the flu? Aside from common sense hygiene practices, your best first line of defense is to build a healthy immune system.  At its core level, our immune system is designed to do two things: recognize harmful viruses, bacteria, and parasites that enter the body, and then destroy them. At least that’s the way it works if your immune system is working properly. Read more

What’s the Point of Meditation?

April 15, 2009 by Terri  
Filed under General Interest

What is meditation? What is the point?

Some forms of meditation have a goal, and some do not. Forms without a goal, Zazen for example, often carry some form of enlightenment as a reward. Forms with a specific goal in mind typically involve direction of thought into the subconscious mind. Thoughts are difficult to direct to the subconscious mind, but if they successfully are, they will manifest, thus accomplishing the goal. Read more

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