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2015-03-27

Common Herbicides Cause Antibiotic Resistance in Disease-Causing Bacteria

As we gear up for Earth Hour tomorrow, here is a study that also hits close to home for anyone concerned with the environment--and this study has a strong link to human and animal health as well (redundant to mention since we can't have one without the other...human health and environmental health go hand-in-hand).

This new study, the first of its kind, has found that commonly used herbicides can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics. The researchers point out that these chemicals have never been tested for this type of effect on bacteria.

The research team, investigated what happens various disease-causing bacteria when they are exposed to common herbicides like Roundup, Kamba and 2,4-D.

2015-03-17

High Temperature Cooking Linked to Alzheimer's

We're halfway through this month and it's looking like this could be the best month for website traffic in the 4 years this blog has been running! So once again, thank you everyone for your support! As long as you keep reading and sharing, I'll keep writing.  :)

Also need to say "Happy St. Patrick's Day!" Appropriately, I'll be celebrating with my favourite beer, Guinness
...but NOT deep-fried pub-grub most will eating with their green beers today.

Reason? According to a recently published study, large intakes of foods cooked at high temperatures could increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, which reflects a similar study I covered about a year ago (click HERE for that one). Using dietary data from cohort studies, the researchers behind this study estimated the presence of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in national diets and compared them to Alzheimer’s rates.

2015-03-13

Hey Maaaan... You Wanna Do Some Acid?

Happy Friday the 13th! You probably remember we had one last month, and looking forward, there's another one before this year comes to a close.That means a full 25% of months this year have its 13th day fall on a Friday. Now, as you contemplate that...

Here's an interesting study on LSD, MDMA, psilocybin, and other psychedelic substances, which (yet again) has failed to show a link with depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts or behaviours. In fact, the researcher behind this study found that use of psychedelics was linked to a decrease in inpatient psychiatric treatment.

These findings add to a growing body of evidence indicating that psychedelic drugs may not only be safe but actually therapeutic when it comes to mental health.

Of course, I am in no way advocating that we all just go out and start using these regularly, but I wanted to share this study with you as another example of how far government propaganda has gone in brainwashing their citizens into believing these are 100% bad substances. Anyone who thinks for themselves will know that's just not true.

2015-03-11

Red Wine to Prevent Memory Loss

Here is another study, following the study I discussed on Monday, to show that resveratrol could help prevent age-related decline in memory. The well-known compound is found in the skin of red grapes, red wine, peanuts, and some berries. A number of previous studies have already suggested resveratrol having potential for lowering cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease, and controlling blood glucose.

2015-03-09

Compound Found in Grapes/Wine Can Help You Burn Fat

A new study suggests drinking wine could help people burn more fat. The researchers believe ellagic acid, a compound found in fruit and vegetables, was responsible for the slowing the growth of fat cells. It also boosted the metabolism of fatty acids in liver cells. The finding is significant because the chemical could help find a way to reduce harmful fat in the livers of overweight people (and therefore improve liver function), using a diet with common foods such as grapes.

2015-03-04

Infertility Reversed in Mitochondrially-Related Obesity

If you've read my book published a few months ago (LIFE: The Epic Story of Our Mitochondria), you'll remember reading about the importance of mitochondrial health and function in age-related female infertility. Now, here's study that shows how the mitochondria are involved and affected in obesity-related female infertility (and hot on the heels of my last post, which was also on female infertility).