Growing, Propagating and Using Aloe Vera

Growing, Propagating and Using Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a succulent perennial evergreen plant that originates in the arid, hot climate of the Arabian Peninsula, which means it is ideally suited for dry, semi-desert conditions, and does very well with frugal watering.

Donald Trump meets 30 men to discuss future of maternity care under new healthcare bill

Donald Trump meets 30 men to discuss future of maternity care under new healthcare bill

Donald Trump met the conservative Freedom Caucus, an all-male group of 30 Republican House representatives, to discuss an amendment to the bill designed to repeal Obamacare.

Gay and transgender women have lower cancer survival rates, study reveals

Gay and transgender women have lower cancer survival rates, study reveals

Since poor quality of life is linked to worse cancer survival rates, this calls for policy changes to improve access to care for sexual minority cancer survivors.

Acupressure relieves long-term symptoms of breast cancer treatment

Acupressure relieves long-term symptoms of breast cancer treatment

The study, published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum , looked at the impact of acupressure on symptoms that frequently accompany fatigue in this population: chronic pain, anxiety, depression and poor sleep.

NHS considers turning hospitals into wellness centers, if they can figure out how to afford it

NHS considers turning hospitals into wellness centers, if they can figure out how to afford it

The bosses of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) revealed that they plan to turn hospitals into wellness centers to encourage healthy lifestyles, as reported by the Daily Mail .

Showing Gratitude at Work is Good for You

Showing Gratitude at Work is Good for You

The study, which was conducted at Portland State University in Oregon, found that both the people who show gratitude to those around them at work and the colleagues receiving that gratitude have better physical and mental health.1 These results are based on an investigation that included nearly 150 nurses.

Prenatal Vitamins May Reduce Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Prenatal Vitamins May Reduce Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

One such study published in JAMA Psychiatry looked at the association of prenatal vitamins with the risk of autism in families who already had a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 9 Researchers wanted to know whether maternal use of prenatal vitamins might reduce the risk of autism in siblings of children who suffered ASD.

The Death of Sick Time

The Death of Sick Time

That said, 40 percent of Canadian companies do not offer paid sick leave to employees.3 Unfortunately, having a provision for paid sick leave in the employment contract doesn’t guarantee that workers will stay home when ill.

Grocery-store dieticians may help hypertensive patients improve their eating habits

Grocery-store dieticians may help hypertensive patients improve their eating habits

Watowicz conducted the study, Nutrition Counseling for Hypertension Within a Grocery Store: An Example of the Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood Model , for her dissertation at Ohio State University.

The 4 best plants that clean your indoor air

The 4 best plants that clean your indoor air

The 4 best plants that clean your indoor air The breeze of the wind has gotten colder now that the winter season has started. These four houseplants confirmed by scientists and NASA that will purify the air indoors : Garden mum: Garden mum is one of the best air-purifying plants found by NASA.

European soils contain a cocktail of pesticide residues

European soils contain a cocktail of pesticide residues

“Considering that we tested less than 20% of the active substances currently approved in the EU markets, pesticide residue occurrence in soils might actually be higher,” the authors state.

Reclaiming Your Health After Narcissistic Abuse

Reclaiming Your Health After Narcissistic Abuse

Reclaiming your health is a large part of recovering from narcissistic abuse. Here is a short list of things that need be addressed while in recovery: Recovering and reclaiming your health is not limited to just these things, but these are some ideas on where to start.

Chemicals in toiletries could trigger early puberty

Chemicals in toiletries could trigger early puberty

The researchers note that a number of chemicals can interfere with natural hormones in our bodies and have been linked to early puberty in animal studies including phthalates, which are often found in scented products like perfumes, soaps and shampoos; parabens, which are used as preservatives in cosmetics; and phenols, which include triclosan, which the FDA banned from use in hand soap in 2017 because it was shown to be ineffective, but which is still used in some toothpastes..

911 call reveals moment woman in vegetative state gave birth: 'Baby's turning blue!'

911 call reveals moment woman in vegetative state gave birth: 'Baby's turning blue!'

A frantic 911 call between members of an Arizona care facility and an emergency dispatcher , has revealed staff scrambling to save a baby born to a woman in a vegetative state and yelling: “The baby’s turning blue!” The recording involves staff at the long-term facility in Phoenix, apparently expressing shock that the 29-year-old woman, who has been incapacitated since the age of three, was pregnant.

Wabi-Sabi: What It Is and How You Can Bring It Into Your Life

Wabi-Sabi: What It Is and How You Can Bring It Into Your Life

Because then on the other hand, “everything is possible,” says Oppong in his blog , “ Wabi-Sabi: the Japanese Philosophy for a Perfectly Imperfect Life.

Herbal Oil: Peppermint Oil Benefits and Uses

Herbal Oil: Peppermint Oil Benefits and Uses

8 According to published research, peppermint oil exhibits antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, analgesic, radioprotective and anti-edema properties, 9 and may be useful for: • Providing relief for stomach problems — Peppermint oil is a safe and effective alternative to medications in reducing colonic spasms.

Build a Stronger Back to Manage Your Pain

Build a Stronger Back to Manage Your Pain

For more information, including a video demonstration of a few basic exercises, see " Foundation Training for Back Pain Relief and General Fitness ." This article also gives advice for how to address common postural problems while walking and standing.

Are MLM Companies Hurting the Aromatherapy Field?

Are MLM Companies Hurting the Aromatherapy Field?

(Give bone broth a try!) Unfortunately, unsolicited health advice isn’t always helpful. MLM aromatherapy companies bring reps on board to sell their products to their friends and family. Are essential oils reps qualified to give health advice?

Dollar Stores Feed More Americans Than Whole Foods

Dollar Stores Feed More Americans Than Whole Foods

The absence of grocery stores is, in turn, a direct result of a history of racial discrimination by banks that have been less likely to lend to African American entrepreneurs and by supermarket chains that have tended to bypass black neighborhoods." How a near-total diet of ultra-processed food affects health and longevity can be seen in the city's mortality statistics.

Maybe not the right place, but help for my dog?

Maybe not the right place, but help for my dog?

Hes a great boy, but has always been really high strung. My vet thinks he has a form of autism and severe anxiety. So I am reluctant to sedate him, and really dont think he should live the rest of his life like this.

STINK! Documentary Exposes Chemical Cancer in Products

STINK! Documentary Exposes Chemical Cancer in Products

In a telling conversation with Procter and Gamble,5 manufacturer of a long list of cleaning and personal care items, including Crest toothpaste, Dawn dish soap, Pampers diapers, Tide laundry detergent and Pantene shampoo, the representative claimed they didn’t add a carcinogenic chemical to their products, it was just “there.”6 Here’s a transcript of the conversation Whelan had:

The Most Toxic Retailers on the Planet

The Most Toxic Retailers on the Planet

In all, 19 of the 40 retailers, grocery and fast food restaurant chains included in the review received an "F" in 2018 for "failing to announce policies or publicly report progress to assess, reduce or eliminate toxic chemicals in the products or packaging they sell." As noted by Tracy Gregoire, project coordinator for Learning Disabilities Association of America's Healthy Children:7

Doctors Break Patients Trust by Not Discussing Vaccine Safety

Doctors Break Patients Trust by Not Discussing Vaccine Safety

Increasingly, parents are left feeling belittled or threatened by their children's doctors should they so much as question the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) vaccination schedule.

Influenza Vaccine Industry Is in Full Swing

Influenza Vaccine Industry Is in Full Swing

Flu season is upon us again — the time of year when the steady message is "Have you gotten your flu shot yet?" Considering the many studies showing flu vaccines offer minimal protection against illness even when well-matched to circulating viral strains, the fact that vaccination continues to be touted as your first line of defense against influenza suggests this annual campaign is more about generating conformity for profit rather than actually improving and protecting public health.

How to Avoid Hormone-Disrupting Cosmetics

How to Avoid Hormone-Disrupting Cosmetics

Although this study evaluated the effect of reducing exposure to parabens, phthalates and BP-3, it's important to remember your personal care products may contain a variety of chemicals and other toxins dangerous to your health.