The US Opioid Epidemic — A War of a Different Kind

The US Opioid Epidemic — A War of a Different Kind
And if you're under 50, watch out: This epidemic that's sprung up from nowhere kills more people under 50 than any other condition. The scale and darkness of this phenomenon is a sign there is a far more acute crisis than we ever imagined.

Raw Milk Farmers Are Going to Prison

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Raw milk is illegal in Canada, but the stakes for dispensing this wholesome food just got a lot higher. Ontario's Superior Court issued an order calling for not only fines but also jail time for farmers who sell or distribute raw milk. Residents are fighting back, stating the injunction violates their constitutional right to access raw milk.

Can CAFOs Force Stores to Buy Their Products?

cafo eggs
A bill in Iowa may require grocery stores in the state that participate in the federal food assistance program and carry 'specialty cage-free eggs' to also carry eggs from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The brazen move comes as demand is increasing for safer and more humane cage-free alternatives.

Why Some Nitrates Are Healthy While Others Are Harmful

healthy nitrates
Forget reaching for the medicine cabinet, this vegetable is high in a substance also used to treat angina and congestive heart failure - and achieves better results than most blood pressure medications. Here's the best way to consume it.

Siberian Ginseng Benefits

siberian ginseng
An ancient rhizome with origins in Russia, Siberian ginseng has valuable health benefits rooted in potent polysaccharides and other compounds that make it an adaptogen. Adaptogens stimulate your immune system, increase energy and reduce fatigue while helping your body cope with stress and, ultimately, resist disease.

Fasting Regenerates Your Pancreas

Fasting has been shown to help your pancreas regenerate itself, whereas calorie-restriction significantly reduces levels of a mutant protein known to play a role in Huntington's disease. Cycling between fasting and feasting is a great antidote to chronic disease.

Weekly Health Quiz: Vitamin D, Cherries and Concussions

week 20 health quiz
Take this week's quiz to see how well you remember what you read on last week.

The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries

The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries
It pummels your brain. Those at highest risk may start showing signs of dementia in their 30s and 40s. If you're also genetically predisposed by having one or two ApoE4 alleles and then do this, your risk increases at least tenfold. Fortunately, your brain is plastic and healable. Here's how.

You'll Go Nuts Over These Nutty Keto Cookies

No-Bake Keto Cookies Recipe
These healthy cookies are made from macadamia nuts and pecans and blended with coconut for a satisfying, mildly sweet taste. And the best part? No need to use your oven!

GMOs Revealed

GMOs Revealed
They claim it's no big deal. Yet it triggers an avalanche of conditions like celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Also restrains your immune system and stomps out protein production. Better options now exist, so I strongly advise you to avoid this pernicious but downplayed health trap.
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