An earlier story of mine featured the kid who made mainstream national headlines in 1994 when he ran away from home to avoid chemotherapy, and who is thriving today. His name is Billy Best. The two alternative therapies Billy Best chose involved Canadian nurse Rene Caisse’s popular Essiac Tea and something with an odd name, 714X, also out of Canada.
While I knew about Essiac Tea, what mystified me was the 714X. I had never heard of it at all during almost five years o [...]
Taking a brisk walk just a few times a week could be enough to increase the size of your brain and even help stave off age-related dementia, according to recent research. A new study from researchers with the University of Pittsburgh found those who walked for 40 minutes, three times a week reaped the benefits of a larger hippocampus—the brain’s “memory hub”.
“You don’t need highly vigorous physical activity to see these effects,” explained Dr. Kirk Ericson, lead researcher. “Thi [...]
On the heels of an announcement calling on drug tests for everyone from our children to our grandparents, a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs indicates more high school students than ever are exposed to drug testing programs, despite the fact that they “do far more harm than good.”
According to AlterNet, the study investigated the effects of school drug testing programs on students’ use of alcohol, tobacco, or marijuana. They found the knowledge of a potential drug t [...]
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been vehemently opposed to anything marijuana-related since he took office several years ago. Though more than half of voters support legalization of recreational marijuana, and even lawmakers are warming to the idea, Christie remains steadfast in his stubbornness to resist any progress in marijuana laws.
Medical marijuana laws were passed in 2010, just before Christie took office. Once he got there and before the laws went into effect, he put the brakes on [...]
The world loves its cell phones - so much so that there are more cell phones on this planet than people! While these technological devices can offer incredible service and ease in a hectic, modern world, they can also be a serious health hazard.
Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy, a form of non-ionizing radiation. Our bodies absorb this radiation and have a difficult time processing it – leading to numerous bodily complications. One study found that 10 years of cellphone use resul [...]
Whether you suffer from asthma or are easily irritated by air pollution—keeping lungs healthy and airways clear doesn’t always have to be approached with a cocktail of pharmaceuticals. Instead, there are several herbal solutions that have helped people keep their respiratory system healthy for centuries. From viruses to allergies—here are several herbal tools that can help you breathe easier.
Thyme (1) is a common herb with a mythical past, where ancient Greek soldiers were given the plan [...]
In an earlier NaturalSociety post I reported on a viral article that ‘comically’ reported that Colorado pot prisoners would be released due to marijuana legalization. Though that viral article was fake, some marijuana convictions may actually be reversed in Colorado. While it’s highly unlikely that the state will release all marijuana offenders or reverse all past convictions, some may have their convictions thrown out after a ruling from a state appellate court last week.
As men [...]
(NaturalSociety) It turns out you can compare apples to oranges, that is if you’re using Google and know the trick for their little-known nutritional comparison tool. Reddit users recently uncovered the trick and brought it to our attention—giving the people yet another tool in learning about what foods are best for their health.
To uncover a nice side-by-side chart comparing two foods, you simply type “compare ____ and _____” in the Google search box. The result is a comparison, includ [...]
In 1994, a nationwide TV News stir took over the airwaves featuring a cancer riddled teenage runaway with parents pleading for his return. The runaway’s name was Billy Best, and he returned home on one condition: No chemo! He and his parents went alternative.
Now, he is very healthy and cancer-free, back home working in a local health food store, consulting parents of children who are pushed into chemo and participating in medical school seminars on patient choice. He continues to be in [...]
If you want to keep eating food that doesn’t turn your organs into cancerous mush or cause infertility within three generations, then we need your help to protect organic farmers and their crops. The Save Our Organic campaign is meant to defend the organic food label from USDA changes, currently being undermined by the government agency and its special interest groups. New rules proposed by the FDA announced just this month include:
Reducing the scientific rigor for determinations which a [...]
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Recently, a city and county meeting assembled in Albuquerque to discuss the fluoridation of the community’s water supply. Though heavily protested by doctors, dentists, and parents, the city has decided to continue poisoning people by dumping fluoride into the municipal water, delaying a vote to ban fluoride which should happen this Spring. Was the hour of public discussion held to really gain public opinion on the subject, or was it merely a way to plac [...]