Archives for 2011

“Last antibiotic standing-losing to Gonorrhea”

The last line of defense for treating gonorrhea is crumbling, according to an article published in the July 8 issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Cephalosporins, the last class of antibiotics that treat gonorrhea, seem to be losing their effectiveness as the pathogen quickly evolves to […]

‘Vitamin D and diabetes” http://wp.me/p13RKZ-qY

Researchers working at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, under the direction of Professor Anastassios Pittas  reported that 2,000 IU/day of vitamin D, given for 12 weeks, significantly improved pancreatic function in mildly overweight adults with pre-diabetes. Unfortunately, the lead author, Dr. Joanna Mitri, did not comment on the low dose of vitamin D they used, […]

“Brain tumors up in cell phone users under 20”

  Cell and cordless phone radiation and cell towers have been implicated as a factor in the demise of the bee and some bird populations now Lennart Hardell, Michael Carlson and Kjell Hansson Mild latest research has found another link between use of mobile and cordless phones and malignant brain tumours. This new study has […]

“Organic ketchup rules”

Their is an art and science to creating a great tasting full bodied organic ketchup. Burgers and hot dogs, brats and grilled chicken and steaks for some need ketchup. The Stir launched How to Cook a Wiener & Eat It blind taste test of 10 ketchup brands to determine which ones had superior tomato flavor […]

“15 most contaminated fruits and veggies”

If you make a copy of Environmental Working Group (EWG’S) 2011 Shopper’s Guide. It will helps cut consumer pesticide exposure and consumption. EWG just released their seventh edition of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated information on 53 fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads. Analysts at EWG synthesized data collected […]

“House of Rep. votes no on GM salmon”

GMO salmon goes down in flames in US House of Representatives. Good news! The American consumer has been heard. Now will the Senate follow suite? The The FDA has lead no studies to uncover the long-term health effects from genetically modified salmon or any other GM foods. The FDA has long held that consumers should […]

“Loosening the bond of coke addiction”

A new cocaine vaccine is being tested in clinical trials. It block dopamine-transport receptors and the “high” it causes. “high.” The vaccine consists of molecules of cocaine covalently bonded to a large carrier protein, a recombinant cholera toxin B subunit. The cholera subunit is harmless without the other part of the normal virulent cholera A […]

“A friend=new world”

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.  – Anais Nin Be a friend today.   Improving your health one helpful deed at a time. Good friends improve heart energy, endorphins the feel good hormones […]

“Step up to the new Food Plate?”

The old question What’s on your plate has taken on new meaning today with the unveiling of the new Food Plate image that will replace the food pyramid. Government (USDA) hopes that Americans who found  following the dietary guidelines of the food pyramid challenging will step up to the plate and eat healthier now. It’s […]

“Pesticides and Parkinson’s disease”

Researchers at UCLA announced they had discovered a linked Parkinson’s disease to two chemicals commonly sprayed on crops to fight pests. For farmers who constantly work with pesticides and for people living near where farm fields the risk for Parkinson’s disease increased by 75 percent. The three culprits are fungicide maneb, the herbicide paraquat and […]