October 16, 2013
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October 16, 2013


Engineered Crops Don't Equal Higher Yields
A review by the UCS (Union of Concerned Scientists) of dozens of studies concluded that genetically engineered crops do not lead to significant yield increases. They further found that traditional breeding and other agricultural practices have been responsible for the increased yields of corn and soybeans in the last 15 years. The UCS, based upon this review, recommends that research be more geared toward traditional breeding and modern ecological farming methods, with less emphasis on genetically engineering technology. Failure to Yield.

Feed Efficiency Increased in Pigs Fed High Fat Diet
Researchers at Iowa State University studied the effect of a high fat diet to nursery pigs instead of using antibiotics. The pigs fed the high fat diet grew well and stayed healthy, and actually gained weight faster than the pigs on antibiotics. Both groups were fed the same volume of food. This study shows that modifying the diet, rather than using antibiotics, may be a key in raising healthy animals. Iowa State University Animal Industry Report, 2008.

SunPhobia – Two Reasons Not To Worry About the Sun
Sunblock companies and dermatologists have warned people about the dangers of sunlight exposure, and the risk of skin cancer. But, studies have shown that the risk of skin cancer due to sun exposure is exaggerated.

First, the incidence of skin cancer and the usage of sunblock have risen concurrently since 1920. Therefore, the use of sunblock has not reduced the occurrence of skin cancer. One study found that the risk of skin cancer increased with the lack of antioxidant vitamins (C, D and E) in the diet and was not related to exposure to UV light (Black, 1974).

Second, most skin cancers are completely curable! Topical solasodine glycoside treatments can cure squamous and basal cell carcinomas, usually within 14 weeks. New England Journal of Medicine.


More proof of the powerful and safe effectiveness of natural therapies

Higher dietary intake of folate and vitamin B6 linked to reduced depression in adolescence. Psychosom Med.

Supplementation with multivitamin/multimineral supplement reduces fatigue and improves mood and cognitive performance in healthy females. Hum Psychopharmacol.

High-dose probiotic benefits children with irritable bowel syndrome. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr.

High vitamin D status linked to reduced risk of breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev.

Probiotic supplementation benefits patients with chronic kidney disease. Adv Ther.

Coenzyme Q10 deficiency in children with recurrent food intolerance and allergies. Mitochondrion.

Intake of fish or omega-3 fatty acids reduces risk of metabolic syndrome in men. J Am Diet Assoc.

Acupressure at specific acupuncture points reduces labor pain during active labor. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand.

Maternal serum coenzyme Q10 levels positively associated with infant birth weight. Biofactors.


The modern approach to health care: worry about a wolf coming to the door, but ignore the termites in the walls.


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- The Atlas Obscura is a collaborative project with the goal of cataloging all of the singular, eccentric, bizarre, fantastical, and strange out-of-the-way places that get left out of traditional travel guidebooks and are ignored by the average tourist. Search by region or category or browse the daily featured places. Membership to the online community is free.


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