Posts Tagged 'health':

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Smoking Pot should only be for 25 and older (Forum)

I've been saying this for awhile now, interesting to see an actual study done on it - Pot smoking shouldn't be for anyone under the age of 25. I know we are used to things being for 18 and 21 - but the brain doesn't fully develop until the age of 25 when it goes from pre-cog to cognitive thinking. Marijuana alters the mind, it opens a door that would otherwise never be opened if one did not use the plant, but this shouldn't happen until at or after the age of 25.

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Grocery Manufacturer’s Association Overtakes Monsanto as “Most Evil Corporation on the Planet” (Forum)

By Dr Joseph Mercola Monsanto, as most of you may already know, has long been referred to by those in the know as "the most evil company on the planet." But it has stiff competition. Before there was Monsanto, junk food companies were already hard at work influencing American politics to further their own agenda. The processed food industry has a lot to answer for when it comes to the general health of Americans, who spend upwards of 90 percent of all their food dollars on processed convenience foods.

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USDA's Reckless Plan to Privatize Food Safety (Forum)

by Jill Richardson | PRWatch | September 17, 2013 My friend Jim, a farmer, jokes about bringing a bowl of manure and a spoon to the farmers' markets where he sells his beef. "My beef has no manure in it, but you can add some," he'd like to tell his customers.

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Pigs fed GM grain suffer health problems, study says (Forum)

By Monica Eng | 3:02 p.m. CDT, June 11, 2013 Pigs fed a combination of genetically modified soy and corn suffer more frequent severe stomach inflammation and enlargement of the uterus than those who eat a non-GM diet, according to a new peer-reviewed long-term feeding study published Tuesday in the Organic Systems Journal. The five-month study combined “real on-farm conditions” with “strict scientific controls,” according to lead researcher Judy Carman of Flinders University in Australia.

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Roundup: Quick Death for Weeds, Slow and Painful Death for You (Forum)

by Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist on May 17, 2013 You’ve seen the commercials. All American Dad, pump sprayer in hand, attacking those pesky weeds growing in the cracks of his family’s driveway with a vengeance. He chooses Roundup, of course. Why? Because Roundup kills weeds to the root so they won’t come back making you the laughingstock of your suburban neighborhood.

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People are Skipping Medicine to Save Money (Forum)

Posted on April 9, 2013 by TheAdvocate

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THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take? (Video)

Incredible movie. I recommend you see it all the way through, even if you are tempted to stop viewing as some points. The totality of the presentation is what is so valuable. Peace Film Synopsis: THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream -- uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.

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How Your Taxes are Being Used by the Government to Produce Junk Food (Forum)

Mike Barrett | Activist Post | Tuesday, January 3, 2012 With rates of obesity, diabetes, and nearly every other major health problem rising each year, why has the United States decided to heavily subsidize junk food? Farmers around the country choosing to grow healthy crops like chard, broccoli, and spinach simply do not have the government funding that those growing massive amounts of corn and soy beans (of which above 90% of each are genetically modified) do. Does the U.S. government really think that fruits and vegetables are not as important as grains which are used mostly for processing harmful food items? It may be time for a policy change. VIDEO: Should the government subsidize junk food?

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Where There is No Dentist (Page)

(September 2011 Edition, PDF format) This basic dental manual uses straightforward language and step-by-step instructions to discuss preventive care of teeth and gums, diagnosing and treating common dental problems, and includes a special chapter on oral health and HIV.

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Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook (Page)

(October 2011 Edition, PDF format) This manual provides practical, easily understood information on how to diagnose, treat, and prevent common injuries and illnesses. Special attention is focused on nutrition, infection and disease prevention, and diagnostic techniques as primary ways to prevent and treat health problems. where_there_is_no_doctor_2011.pdf

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Take Action Against Genetically Modified Foods Right Now (Forum)

Mike Barrett | | Friday, December 16, 2011 Awareness will simply not stop growing concerning genetically modified foods. Individuals and even whole countries around the world are speaking out against genetically modified foods for good reason. The United States Congress is also starting to get in on the action, with the introduction of two new bills revolving around the labeling and safety of GMOs.

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