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EWG's Dirty Dozen Report Lists The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies Of 2014

EWG's Dirty Dozen Report Lists The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies Of 2014

Commented May 3, 2014 at 10:38:28 in Healthy Living

“Interesting. I'd like to see a similar list for grains.”

WesternFarmer on May 3, 2014 at 14:29:55

“I'm a conventional farmer.

I raise my small grain crops with no pesticide at all--but then I harvest as forage where I take the entire plant just after the head is full, but before full ripening.”
Rick Mercer: Either Harper Is Psychotic Or He Was In On It (VIDEO)

Rick Mercer: Either Harper Is Psychotic Or He Was In On It (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 00:56:36 in Canada Politics

“It's an inclusive or.”
Twitter Could Tell You Where Flu Is Ramping Up, Study Suggests

Twitter Could Tell You Where Flu Is Ramping Up, Study Suggests

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 00:47:37 in Healthy Living

“The slideshow would be correctly titled "what twitter tells us about sickness", there is little about health.... Even the one about happiness, probably only tells us that we are happy in the morning - if we are awake enough to tweet and those who are awake enough to tweet at midnight are drinking.”
The Secrets Of The World's Luckiest People

The Secrets Of The World's Luckiest People

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 10:38:10 in Healthy Living

“There's a saying among chess players - that for some strange reason, the good players always have the best luck.”

pboucard50 on Nov 16, 2013 at 19:40:32

“What about beginner's luck?”
We've Gotten The Pursuit Of Happiness All Wrong, Until Now

We've Gotten The Pursuit Of Happiness All Wrong, Until Now

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 14:28:23 in Healthy Living

“The Universal Declaration of Health Freedom states: "Everyone has a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of healthiness". http://personalhealthfreedom.blogspot.ca/2010/11/universal-declaration-of-health-freedom.html
Happiness is a subset of healthiness - you can be happy even if you are very unhealthy, but you cannot be healthy if you are very unhappy.
Eudaimonic happiness is about healthy happiness, as opposed to hedonistic happiness, which can often be very unhealthy.
tracy -
founder Healthicine.org”
Online Yoga Classes Might Be A Solution For Anyone Who Has 'No Time' (VIDEO)

Online Yoga Classes Might Be A Solution For Anyone Who Has 'No Time' (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 13:55:42 in Healthy Living

“Yoga is like meditation. If you don't have time to meditate for 10 minutes a day, you need to meditate for 20 minute a day.”
8 Sunscreen Mistakes You're Probably Making

8 Sunscreen Mistakes You're Probably Making

Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 17:57:46 in Healthy Living

“Just show me the money. Where is the science that links sunscreen with cancer prevention? For the sake of those people who are dying of skin cancer where is the science? If you don't like Mercola, maybe Wiki quotations, complete with references, will be a bit more helpful? Here's what Wiki says - and gives supporting references:

Malignant melanoma has been found more frequently in sunscreen users compared to non-users in some studies.[2] Other studies found fair skinned people used more suncreen and had more skin cancer, but did not address cause and effect.[3][4][5][6][7][8] A meta-analysis of 9067 patients from 11 case–control studies found no association between sunscreen use and development of malignant melanoma. It was suggested that sunscreens block the natural warnings and adaptations mediated by UVB, but allow damage from UVA to go unchecked.[9]
However, these claims could not be supported in three meta-analyses.[10][11] (Huncharek and Kupelnick, 2000, Annals Epidemiol. vol. 10, p. 467.)
The only evidence suggesting a relationship between sunscreen and melanoma is correlational, and thus cannot be used to establish a causal relationship.”

ConverseTheShort on Jun 8, 2013 at 02:51:57

“From the journal articles linked at the bottom of the wiki page, I found several interesting things!1) "The correct use of sunscreens should be combined with the avoidance of the midday sun and the wearing of protective clothing and glasses, as part of an overall sun protective regime."http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11978139
2) Scandinavians tended to use sunscreen, and then tended to go and sunbathe. They were spending *hours* longer in direct sunlight, using lower SPF lotions. "The elevated odds risk (of developing cancer) was higher in subjects who reported that sunscreen use enabled them to spend more time sunbathing."http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1097-0215(20000701)87:1%3C145::AID-IJC22%3E3.0.CO;2-3/abstract

And that's just the first two studies. So, if you're studying older, white Europeans who started sunbathing in the '50s, '60s and '70s, and are only checking on their behavior several decades later...yeah, welcome to a population that is going to develop skin cancer. *Especially* if you're putting on sunscreen so that you can stay out longer and get a tan! 
Here's another study that found: "The major environmental risk factor for melanoma is well established to be UV exposure. Further, cumulative exposure both in childhood and adults contributes to melanoma etiology and its expanding epidemic."http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995311/
I don't mind if you don't believe the scientists, since you do your research and pay attention...but plenty of people don't, so please stop scaring them. It's not helping them avoid cancer at all. ”
8 Sunscreen Mistakes You're Probably Making

8 Sunscreen Mistakes You're Probably Making

Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 12:03:55 in Healthy Living

“Let's stick to facts, then, not magic. I would like to see the facts that demonstrate that people die from Melanoma caused by sunshine. There is considerable evidence that this is not the case. If melanoma was caused by sunshine, would we expect these countries to be in the top ten countries for melanoma? Norway. Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, or would we expect countries near the equator, where the sun is strongest? But they are in the top ten. Probably in the top ten for sunscreen sales as well... http://www.aneki.com/melanoma_cancer_countries.html
There are many doctors who believe sunscreen is more dangerous than sunshine.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/07/10/four-out-of-five-sunscreens-may-be-hazardous-to-your-health.aspx

ConverseTheShort on Jun 7, 2013 at 17:17:27

“Citing Mercola as anything medically relevant is like declaring that you also believe in witch doctors. Seriously, that guy espouses coffee enemas as a cancer treatment...not science.
The problem that nordic countries have is a perfect example of very pale people who don't wear sun screen that then develop skin cancer. How is that hard to understand if they have near 24 hour sunlight for months at a time? Not enough sunscreen = cancer, that's a pretty clear connection.”
8 Sunscreen Mistakes You're Probably Making

8 Sunscreen Mistakes You're Probably Making

Commented Jun 5, 2013 at 17:45:11 in Healthy Living

“The biggest sunscreen mistake is probably thinking that adding a bunch of strange chemicals to your body by regularly rubbing them into your skin might actually prevent an illness? Sunscreen is a toxin, not a nutrient. Sunshine is a nutrient,not a toxin.”

persimmon8 on Jun 6, 2013 at 13:05:19

“agree....it will eventually come out that commercial suncreens are not our friends. Coconut oil is a natural sunscreen. I told my son about it and he and his friends were in blazing sun yesterday for hours and used coconut oil....and no sunburns!!!!”

ConverseTheShort on Jun 6, 2013 at 00:01:53

“Really? Then please tell that to all the people who have contracted skin cancer, and died of melanoma. Facts, not magical thinking, please.”
<em>How</em> Does Exercise Reduce Stress?

How Does Exercise Reduce Stress?

Commented May 21, 2013 at 23:54:56 in Healthy Living

“There is a much simpler reason that exercise reduces the negative effects of stress. Note: stress can be healthy, and stress can be unhealthy. Stress is unhealthy when we feel that our stressors are controlling us. eg. When we feel we are not in control. One of the key elements of effective torture is to take away your feelings of control.

Exercise 'exercises' our feelings of control. We put one foot in front of the other. We move faster. We balance and re-balance. We respond to unexpected forces with activity. We are in control. We succeed. As a result, when we encounter other stressors in our life, we feel that we are more in control.
to your health, tracy”
Healthy Lifestyle Could Lessen Effect Of Job Stress On Heart

Healthy Lifestyle Could Lessen Effect Of Job Stress On Heart

Commented May 17, 2013 at 18:49:41 in Healthy Living

“It is important to understand that 'heart disease' is not a disease that attacks from the outside, and is not a 'disease' in the normal sense of disease. Heart disease is actually "circulatory system unhealthiness", but that's not a catchy title for fundraisers...

So, should we be surprised when, as reported, "people who lead healthy lifestyles -- they didn't smoke, exercised regularly, were not obese, etc. -- had lower risks of" - CIRCULATORY SYSTEM UNHEALTHINESS - "even if they experienced job stress, compared with people who lead unhealthy lifestyles."
tracy, founder Healthicine.org”
Most Obese Workers: Jobs With The Heaviest Employees

Most Obese Workers: Jobs With The Heaviest Employees

Commented May 14, 2013 at 23:11:08 in Healthy Living

“Interesting that the obesity problem is most severe in people who are poor and malnourished. But we should have known that already....
http://healthicine.org/wordpress/obesity-diseases/
tracy”
Healthy Snack Tips: Avoid Mistakes We All Make When We Nibble

Healthy Snack Tips: Avoid Mistakes We All Make When We Nibble

Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 20:51:34 in Healthy Living

“But of course we don't need nutritional science, we can replace science with questions like "who has the better YouTube video", that makes sense to me....not.”
Healthy Snack Tips: Avoid Mistakes We All Make When We Nibble

Healthy Snack Tips: Avoid Mistakes We All Make When We Nibble

Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 19:23:16 in Healthy Living

“You might like to think that no nutritionist promotes a 'meat-based' diet. Your only fooling yourself. The Atkins diet, for one, is a meat based diet that is recommended by many nutritionists. There are people who live healthy lives on an almost exclusively meat diet, causing much confusion for medical science. When medical scientists tested an all meat diet for up to a year on two people, they reported improved healthiness in both subjects.

Nutritionists aren't scientists, and are not interested in true science, because unscientific, untested 'opinions' are much easier to promote.”

Tracy Kolenchuk on Mar 28, 2013 at 20:51:34

“But of course we don't need nutritional science, we can replace science with questions like "who has the better YouTube video", that makes sense to me....not.”

humanehuman on Mar 28, 2013 at 19:29:20

“Excellent. Good luck with that.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zVxA6yipv4
Healthy Snack Tips: Avoid Mistakes We All Make When We Nibble

Healthy Snack Tips: Avoid Mistakes We All Make When We Nibble

Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 12:35:22 in Healthy Living

“I only wish I wasn't right. It's good to make up your own mind and to be aware of your body, but I do wish there was a science of nutrition. I see nutrition as a subset of the science of health - and we don't have that either.
tracy”

Gizmo9 on Mar 28, 2013 at 18:30:26

“We live in the world of the internet and Google and what not. The resources are available to us today like never before. The information is out there and most of us today own a computer. I have found some wonderful resources and take ideas from those. I don't expect any one institution to know everything about what is good for me. We are all individuals with different nutritional needs therefore there is no one formula that can fit everybody. That is why i believe that the more in touch you are with your body you will be intuitively guided to what foods to eat. I was intrigued by the Blood Type diet and when I read about it, it made whole lot of sense to me and it made me understand that I should stay away from certain foods as my body was not benefiting from them. This is just an example of one of the resources I found not my entire source of information.”
Healthy Snack Tips: Avoid Mistakes We All Make When We Nibble

Healthy Snack Tips: Avoid Mistakes We All Make When We Nibble

Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 08:40:04 in Healthy Living

“The authors neglected to ask anyone who promotes a meat diet.

More proof, not only that there is no agreement amoung the nutritional experts, but proof that there are no Nutritional Experts. If there were experts, they would be able to come to a foundational agreement - and then discuss the 'small areas of disagreement' to expand their knowledge and understanding..”

humanehuman on Mar 28, 2013 at 18:47:41

“No nutritionist promotes a "meat" diet, if you mean a "meat-based" diet.  If you can find a nutritionist who says that you should eat a meat-based diet you should let us know who they are.  When recommendations are currently for 9 servings of fruit and veges, a meat-based diet would have to be at least another 9-10 servings.  How would anyone fit that in a human belly?”
Healthy Snack Tips: Avoid Mistakes We All Make When We Nibble

Healthy Snack Tips: Avoid Mistakes We All Make When We Nibble

Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 18:46:09 in Healthy Living

“This article only serves to prove that there are no 'nutritional experts'.
A short list of ten items and substantial disagreement.
Andrea N. Giancoli - doesn't eat meat, his reason? by choice. Disagrees with three others 'nutritional experts'.
Bonnie Taub-Dix - doesn't eat foods that look like they are alive. that's sounds like science to me. But she does eat meat sometimes.
Elisa Zied won't eat brains, frog legs or bugs. I often see those in the local snack food aisle, but I don't usually choose them as snacks either, brains are best with potatoes and that takes time, frog legs with red wine and I like my bugs freshly deep fried. That stuff in the snack aisle is never really fresh.
Karen Ansel, won't eat hot dogs, because they're 'unnatural'? duh... but Elisa Zied eats hot dogs (eg. meat, which also conflicts with Andrea N. Giancoli.

so, where is the 'expert' in 'nutritional expert'???
to your health, tracy”

Gizmo9 on Mar 28, 2013 at 11:11:35

“Funny..and you are so right. I don't listen to these so called expert as they seem as confused as anybody. I do may own research and do what feels right for me. Being in touch with your own body will let you know what foods make you feel the best and what foods to stay away from. For one I never feel good after eating junkfood so I stay away from it.”

humanehuman on Mar 28, 2013 at 00:09:24

“I can have all the experts around for dinner because they can all eat a vegan wholefood dinner.”

Fromageball on Mar 26, 2013 at 19:39:28

“Yeah, also am not sure how all of the "parts" in hot dogs are "unnatural."”
The Worst Foods For Your Heart

The Worst Foods For Your Heart

Commented Feb 11, 2013 at 17:10:16 in Healthy Living

“Ah, an interesting response. As I read it, it occurred to me that virtually all foods and drinks that contain sugar are 'processed foods'.”
The Worst Foods For Your Heart

The Worst Foods For Your Heart

Commented Feb 11, 2013 at 15:08:12 in Healthy Living

“Interesting. There are two main theories about heart disease. One is that sugar is the cause - the other is that fat is the cause. I'm convinced it is sugar the largest cause and that most of the items on this are frankly, wrong. Only the croissants and the Sprite contain simple sugars (or simple carbs) which are the cause of heart disease. The American Indians (and the northern aboriginals) who lived on a diet may have died earlier - but not from heart disease. They only developed heart disease when we started selling sugar to them.”

Rob1964 on Feb 11, 2013 at 22:38:31

“Sugar is a killer and unhealthy on so many levels”

TheOverlord on Feb 11, 2013 at 15:30:05

“Honestly, it's the processing more than trying to designate any one main culprit. Corporations don't care about the health of foods, only profits. That means they use many preservatives, chemicals and processes that make the foods they produce much less healthy than the source food it was made from. Just cutting out all processed foods will drastically improve your health.”
Healthy Restaurant Meals Boost Chain Sales, New Study Says

Healthy Restaurant Meals Boost Chain Sales, New Study Says

Commented Feb 8, 2013 at 08:17:37 in Home

“The restaurants are marketing 'healthy looking' meals, but there is not much actual study of what is truly healthy with regards to food. You don't need to look far to find many different, and opposing recommendations for healthy food. If we want to learn what foods are 'healthy', we need to study healthiness, not illness.
to your health, tracy
http://healthicine.org/wordpress/welcome

Majikza on Feb 8, 2013 at 20:49:55

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U36XJaETbh8&list=SPfqQ99wWPyw_p4G1xTM92avTSyNt_V3lO

I like this video on eating healthy.

http://jackkruse.com/brain-gut-6-epi-paleo-rx/

All of these foods fit in well with what the video is saying.”
Most Common Reasons For Seeing A Doctor Revealed In New Study

Most Common Reasons For Seeing A Doctor Revealed In New Study

Commented Jan 19, 2013 at 08:26:36 in Healthy Living

“Heart attach, stroke, ruptured arteries (aneuryism) are illnesses results of an unhealthy circulatory system. They are not 'symptoms'. They are not symptoms of high cholesterol. There are no symptoms of high cholesterol. Some people believe high cholesterol is also a symptom of an unhealthy circulatory system - but many believe it is a healthy reaction to an unhealthy circumstance. Nevertheless - I doubt that anyone goes to a doctor because they perceive 'cholesterol' problems. They go to a doctor for other reasons (possibly even an annual checkup) and the doctor sends them for tests and then tells them they have cholesterol problems. If someone goes to a doctor because they have a heart attack, stroke or ruptured vein - it would not be classified as a 'cholesterol problem'.”
Most Common Reasons For Seeing A Doctor Revealed In New Study

Most Common Reasons For Seeing A Doctor Revealed In New Study

Commented Jan 18, 2013 at 22:37:21 in Healthy Living

“4. Cholesterol problems. ??? Duh. What would any patient say to the doctor that would indicate they have 'cholesterol problems'? WTH are 'cholesterol problems'? I can imagine many people going to a doctor and being told they have a cholesterol problem, but I cannot imagine anyone 'going to a doctor' for 'cholesterol problems'? What are the symptoms?
tracy
founder: Healthicine.org”

undrgrndgirl on Jan 19, 2013 at 20:49:22

“that's called "got a high reading on a blood test and now on cholesterol lowing drugs that require blood tests"...”

kfritz12 on Jan 19, 2013 at 02:29:16

“The symptoms of high cholesterol can be a heart attack, stroke, or ruptured aneurysm. Therefore, the goal is to treat the problem PRIOR to having symptoms. For most people this means proper diet and exercise. For others, particularly those with the genetically based Familial Hyperlipidemias, no amount of diet and exercise will reduce cholesterol levels and remain at high risk of heart attacks, etc. These folks may wish to take a cholesterol lowering medication to reduce their risk.

You may return to plugging your blog.”
Flu Myths: 7 Common Beliefs, Busted

Flu Myths: 7 Common Beliefs, Busted

Commented Jan 16, 2013 at 14:44:45 in Healthy Living

“There is only one flu myth. The myth that "we know the truth". The only truth about the flu is that we don't know much. The science of flu vaccinations demonstrates our total lack of knowledge (lots of marketing, little real knowledge). The sum total knowledge of flu vaccines consists of each side calling the other side liars - the people who are marketing vaccines paying to shout louder.

Our knowledge of the flu as an illness is also very weak.

The cause of this situation is remarkably clear when we step back and view the big picture. We study illness, but not healthiness. All facts about the flu are based on studies of illness - none on studies of healthiness. We know that the flu is more likely to kill people who are old or infirm, but we know almost nothing about which people it is most likely to infect, whether the flu vaccine actually makes us healthier, or unhealthier - we don't even know if the flu infection makes us healthier or less healthy, because all of our energy is focused on stopping the unstoppable.

If we studied healthiness, instead of sickness, then we could honestly make recommendations that would make people healthier - instead of trying to convince them that a vaccine makes them 'less likely to be sick'.
http://healthicine.org/wordpress/archives/216

to your health, tracy”
<em>U.S. News</em> Ranks Best And Worst Diets

U.S. News Ranks Best And Worst Diets

Commented Jan 9, 2013 at 00:51:10 in Healthy Living

“Someday... someday we will develop a scientific system to measure healthiness of a person, and then we will have a scientific tool to measure the healthiness of a diet. We will be able to study and learn which diets are healthy for different types of people at different stages in their life, and with different 'health objective'. But today, all we have is 'expert opinions'. No science.”

eLucida on Jan 9, 2013 at 11:24:15

“The science is there, but poorly covered in the media and overwhelmed by Big Agra and Big Pharma propaganda.

1) CVD risk (among others) is associated with high blood trigylcerides, and low HDL.

2) Cut back on carbohydrates, increase fats, improve both risk factors.”

Mary Zorski on Jan 9, 2013 at 09:56:17

“I get so tired of these "experts", don't you?”
Wayne LaPierre: Schools With Armed Guards 'The One Thing That Would Keep People Safe' (VIDEO)

Wayne LaPierre: Schools With Armed Guards 'The One Thing That Would Keep People Safe' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 24, 2012 at 09:54:39 in Politics

“The NRA statement is an admission of failure:
http://personalhealthfreedom.blogspot.ca/2012/12/nra-admits-failure.html
The right to bear arms continues to exist because the people don't trust their government, their politicians, their police, their armies, their corporations, or their neighbors, so why should you trust the NRA? Why should you trust a low paid, poorly trained security guard with a gun - to 'save your schoolchildren" from a drugged up maniacal 15 year old with an automatic assault weapon and body armor? duh.”
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