Health&Fitness Talk

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How The Farm Bill Makes The U.S. Fat, But Makes Mexico Even Fatter
by Jeff Clemetson, Editor While much of the media has been covering how cold-hearted House Republicans are to cut off America’s needy by eliminating the food stamp program from their version of the Farm Bill, hardly anyone has mentioned that both parties leave in place the giant subsidies for... Read more
The Bad Plan B – An Over-The-Counter Monopoly
by Kimberly Allen, RN After a long legal battle on June 10th the federal government announced that it will drop it’s lawsuit to prevent the sale of the ‘morning after pill’ to girls under 17 years of age.  This means that the emergency contraceptive “Plan B One-step” will be... Read more
Are The Rules Fair?
by Kimberly Allen, RN I first heard about the plight of 10 year old Sara Murnaghan around the 25th of May.  Sara is suffering from end stage cystic fibrosis and is in desperate need of a lung transplant.  Having been a family member of a loved one needing a... Read more
The Flaw in Meat/Cancer Studies
by Kimberly Allen, RN Recently the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) posted the results of a “detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer.”  This has lead many people to the conclusion that it’s the sodium nitrite used as a preservative in processed... Read more
Curing Candida Naturally
by Kimberly Allen, RN Candida albicans is a type of yeast that is found normally in the human  body.  Just like the “normal” bacteria that live in our bodies.  These normal flora live in a delicate balance in your body so anything that upsets that balance can lead to... Read more
GMO UPDATE: Peaceful Protests, Threats of War and Blades of Wheat
by Jeff Clemetson, Editor Opponents of GMO giant Monsanto have certainly given it their all these last few weeks. First there was the March Against Monsanto on May 25 that drew over 2 million protesters from around the globe to speak out against the dangers of the biotech company’s... Read more
Pulmonary Fibrosis
by Kimberly Allen, RN Pulmonary fibrosis is the medical term for scarring of the lung(s).  It is a chronic condition that can have a variety of causes.  Pulmonary fibrosis is most common in middle aged to older adults, however, it can be diagnosed at any age even children.  People... Read more
Let The Frankenfish Go Extinct
by Jeff Clemetson, Editor Wishing for the extinction of a species seems like a rather heartless act, but what if that species has serious potential to harm people’s health? What if it has the potential to damage the evironment? What if that species was man-made? Such is the question... Read more
Why We Need to March Against Monsanto
by Jeff Clemetson, Editor As I began writing this GMO update in advance of the upcoming worldwide March Against Monsanto on May 25, I wanted to include all the latest news about just why we should take the time to rally against the chemical and biotech firm. The last few... Read more
The Truth About All Those Red Meat Studies
by Kimberly Allen, RN The controversy over whether or not eating meat is good or bad for your health has been going on for decades.  It has been the subject of countless studies, many with conflicting results.  While there’s no question that meat is a good source of quality... Read more