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28 Jun: This Brutally Honest Pregnancy FAQ Sign On OBGYN’s Wall Will Make You Laugh

Are you expecting a child? Well, here are some things every expecting parent will need to have in spades once the baby is born, and maybe sooner: Patience Wisdom A good sense of humor That last one may be the most important one of all. What better time to start than while you are still expectant parents? You have up to nine months to sharpen your wit and prepare to deflect parenting life’s little upsets with a quick one liner. Get started today. A Redditer named YellowWoodenTable posted the following sign to a Reddit called Baby Bumps. They found this witty and wise gem on the wall at their OB’s office. “Found this at my OB appointment today” Are these…

What's In a Cigarette?

14 Jun: What’s In a Cigarette? Every Time You Smoke, This Is What You Are Actually Consuming

Smoking cigarettes can make some people feel calm, centered and empty of stress. We all know it’s bad for us, but cigarettes are still one of the most popular vices in existence. However, knowing what exactly is in cigarettes may make you think twice before lighting up. As the Center for Disease Control says, tobacco use is one of the biggest preventable causes of death among American adults now. Not just that, but Medical Daily says that more than 3,200 children under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette every day. Take a close look at the graph above. It’s obvious what is in a cigarette, but this graph really pulls back the curtain to reveal the dirty truth. Cigarettes…

fruits and vegetables with most pesticides

09 Jun: Do You Know Which Fruits and Vegetables Contain the Most Pesticides?

You probably are not surprised to learn that non-organic or conventional produce has high levels of toxins caused by a wide variety of pesticides and the types and levels vary with each produce. Each year, the USDA Department, Environmental Working Group (EWG), releases the results of research that is done on fruits and vegetables that have been laboratory tested by the USDA and FDA. The EWG analyzes each fruit and vegetable chosen for the research based on six separate measurements of contamination in order to derive an overall score for each one. Once a number of pesticides is identified in the produce, each produce item below is listed by their level of contaminants with the most contaminated produce highest on…

Heinz Ketchup warning

16 May: 3 Scientific Reasons Why You Should Never Eat Heinz Ketchup Again!

Many people love to put Heinz ketchup on everything from pizza, fries, and burgers to chicken, pasta, and scrambled eggs. Its most serious fans even have other foods to add it on, making this an irreplaceable condiment. But have you ever stopped to check the nutrition facts before squeezing a dollop onto your fries? If not, you might want to reconsider. Prepare yourself to toss your bottle of Heinz ketchup in the trash after reading the following. Heinz Ketchup Ingredients Trick You probably don’t want to, turn the bottle over and look at the ingredients of your Heinz ketchup—so we did it for you: Tomato concentrate produced from ripe, red tomatoes Distilled vinegar High fructose corn syrup Corn syrup Distilled vinegar…

stop eating reese's peanut butter cups

09 May: 3 Reasons Why You Should Stop Eating Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!

There is a good chance you have eaten at least one peanut butter cup in your life. Aside from being available throughout the year, they come in fun seasonal shapes—Reese’s eggs at Easter and Reese’s trees during Christmas. If you enjoy treating yourself to these iconic peanut butter cups, you are probably wishing you had one right now. Unfortunately, a closer look at the ingredients used in these popular treats might make you think twice about indulging in them again. Although they are addictively delicious, Reese’s peanut butter cups can have a negative impact on your health. A Background on Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Mr. Reese invented Reese’s peanut butter cups in 1928. He worked as a farmer and shipping foreman…

fluoride water brands to avoid

08 May: Your Bottled Water is Filled With Fluoride! Learn What Brands You Need to Avoid!

History of Fluoridated Water The story of fluoridated water goes back over 100 years ago to a small town in the mountain of Colorado. Generations of children born there developed brown stains on their teeth. No one could figure out why. But it become so common the local people called it the “Colorado brown stain”. After much investigation by dentists and scientists, the mystery was finally solved around 1910. The brown coloring was coming from the drinking water that had high levels of fluoride. The fluoride had filtered into the water from local aluminum mines. Although their stained teeth looked unsightly, the children had almost no cavities. Dental experts lowered the fluoride levels to eliminate the staining, but the teeth…

Are M&Ms Bad for You?

04 May: 3 Disturbing Reasons to Why You Should NEVER Eat M&Ms!

Although M&M’s may “melt in your mouth, but not in your hand”, it might be time to consider if these indulgent chocolate treats are worth the negative impact they may have on your health. Scores of people have chosen to sign a petition that urges the manufacturer of M&M’s to use a portion of their almost $30 million earnings to improve the safety of their product. Are M&Ms Bad for You? Although it is obvious that no one views chocolate or candy as being healthy, these particular treats have even more health risks worth knowing about. M&M’s actually have a long history of producing their products using unhealthy ingredients. Red Dye #2 was banned in 1976 after it was discovered…

18 Brands of Lipstick with Heavy Metals

28 Apr: Top 18 Brands of Lipstick That Are Loaded With Cancer-Causing Heavy Metals

Makeup companies earn billions of dollars every year. Personal care companies are constantly releasing new products, but the federal government does not require any testing before these products are sold in stores. Even if you are extra cautious about the food you eat, what you drink, and the cleaning products you use in your house, dangerous chemicals may be hidden in a place you would never expect: your makeup. You most likely check the labels on your food, but have you thought to read the labels on your makeup or other personal care items? Typically, personal care products such as lipstick, shampoo, deodorant, and others do not need to go through any testing prior to being sold. Many of these…

Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green's Laser Treatment to Cure Cancer

26 Apr: Young Doctor Discovers New Way to Use Lasers to Kill Cancer Cells

Cancer is a disease that has completely affected human life. To date, scientists have failed to come to an understanding as to what causes cancer. There are many misconceptions on its origin. Previous research shows that cancer is a malady that might have affected previous generations. Also, there are various types of cancer with each one of them touching a different part of your body. Cancer as a disease directly affects your human cells and makes them reproduce in unlimited amounts. Besides, you only come to discover that you have cancer at its advanced stages, a point when the disease has been known to result in death. However, cancer is treatable in its infancy. Many of us have lost loved ones…

subway chicken fake

19 Apr: University DNA Study Reveals Chicken Served in Subway is Less Than 50% Real Chicken

Subway’s 50% Faux-Chicken Fraud There is a bit of both disturbing but not surprising news circling the internet about the chicken contained in Subway’s famous sandwiches. According to a story on Fox News, a new story leaked, revealing that Subway’s version of chicken only contains 50 percent real chicken DNA. Compared to rival fast-food places like McDonald’s and Wendy’s, Subway had even lower quality chicken. Shockingly enough, both McDonald’s and Wendy’s falls short of 100 percent purity threshold for chicken that you might find in the grocery store. Trent University and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), is the responsible party for this detailed study about Subway’s faux-chicken mystery. According to their DNA study, the fast food chain’s chicken contains a…

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs FDA warning

11 Apr: Are You Over 40? Doctors Are Recommending That You Quit Taking Ibuprofen

When we end up with a headache or minor back pain, we often head to the pharmacy to buy an over-the-counter pain medication. When purchasing these medicines, we place a certain amount of trust in the safety and effectiveness of the product. Are over-the-counter drugs safe? Not so fast… Although you may assume over-the-counter medications are completely safe, this is not necessarily true. Since these medications are easy to find and purchase, we often fail to consider the potential side effects of these drugs. However, this lack of concern can cause us to look past important health risks that we need to be aware of. One of the most popular pain medications, Ibuprofen (also referred to as Advil), has been…

working 4-day work week more beneficial

31 Mar: Experts Say We Should Only Work 4 Days a Week

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you only had to work 4 days a week? Most people think if they live at their desks they can get more work done. Many people are now working 50, 60, and even 70 hours a week trying to get ahead. People often feel they have to work this much in order to be more productive. In reality though, they are actually being counterproductive. Expert Research According to K. Anders Ericsson, one America’s top experts on the psychology of work, people can only do 4 or 5 hours of productive work per day before their performance starts to flatline and begin to suffer. Ericsson says, “If you’re pushing people well beyond the time they can really concentrate maximally, you’re very likely to get them to acquire some bad habits. What’s worse, those…

nail biting linked to perfectionism

29 Mar: University Releases Study That Explains Personality Trait of People Who Bite Their Nails

It is often thought that when an individual bites or picks at their nails that it is a sign of anxiety or nervousness. Even if the individual does not actually have a confirmed diagnosis of anxiety, we assume they are stressed about something if we see them chewing on their nails. The key word here is ‘assume’ since assumptions are almost always incorrect. Recent science has revealed that nail biting is more than just a nervous habit. One study discovered a surprising personality trait shared by nail biters. Read on to find out what it is! Serious Health Risks from Nail Biting Some experts say that biting your nails can have serious consequesnces to your health. If bites remain untreated, germs and bacteria…

kidney disease symptoms

06 Mar: 10 Kidney Disease Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Kidney disease symptoms are usually silent and can develop slowly over time. In fact, you may not even notice any symptoms until it is critical. According to the American Kidney Fund, kidney disease is the 9TH leading cause of death in the United States. An estimated 31 million people in the United States (10% of the adult population) have chronic kidney disease (CKD). And 9 out of 10 people who have stage 3 CKD (moderately decreased kidney function) do not even know it! The leading cause of Kidney failure is having diabetes and high blood pressure. A healthy kidney works by filtering waste products from the blood and assist in regulating your blood pressure, balance electrolytes and red blood cell production….

radiation from cell phones

03 Mar: 10 Radiation-Emitting Cell Phones You Need to Throw Away Immediately

Cell phones have become an important part of most people’s lives. We don’t go anywhere without it. We panic the moment we can’t find it. We always make sure that it is recharged the moment the battery gets low. We are always checking it for different updates. Most of us are more attached to our cell phone than we would like to admit. After all, for most people, cell phones have become an extension to our body, like another hand or ear. However, they could be the cause of exposing us to cancer-inducing radiation. Electromagnetic Radiation from Cell Phones Ionizng and non-ionizing are the two types of electromagnetic radiation. Cell phones give off a form of non-ionizing radiation. This radiation is…

what causes gray hair

02 Mar: This Is Why You Have Gray Hair

Gray hair is something that most people must deal with. This usually happens around age 30. On average, 30-year-old people have a 10 to 20 percent chance to get gray hair. Over the decades, this chance only increases. Melanin are the pigments that give hair its color. There are two types of melanin pigments: pheomelanin (a light melanin) and eumelanin (a dark melanin). Hair is made up of both types of melanin. They combine to make the various known hair colors, like blonde, brown, or black. Keratin is the protein that hair is made up of. It is responsible for giving it color, as well. As someone gets older, the melanin in their hair is reduced. Therefore, older people tend…

Jerome Kagan ADHD fraud

28 Feb: Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says The Truth About ADHD Is Largely A Fraud

Have you ever seen your child’s high energy and thought something was wrong? Maybe you brought them to a doctor. The doctor put them on medications. All of this treatment to help “cure” your child? Right? Well you may be shocked to learn that Harvard trained psychologist, Jerome Kagan believes the modern diagnosis ADHD is a mere invention, rather than a serious condition. Jerome Kagan, Renowned Harvard Psychologist You might be asking yourself, “Who the heck is Jerome Kagan? What gives him the right to speak about my child that way?!” Since 1963, Jerome Kagan has become one of the most famous psychologists. According to Wikipedia, Jerome is ranked 22nd most eminent psychologist of the 20th century. This is all thanks to his…

Is Nutella good for you?

27 Feb: Do You Love Nutella? This Is Why You Should Stop Eating It…

For more than 25 years, people around the world have been enjoying Nutella, the chocolate and hazelnut spread from Italy that seems to taste good on just about everything. Nutella has even experienced somewhat of a revival in the last couple of years with high-end restaurants featuring the spread on their dessert menus. Is Nutella Good for You? Despite having recently reached “hipster status” in the culinary world, Nutella contains some dark secrets when it comes to its list of ingredients. As it turns out, Nutella is anything but healthy. To make matters worse, the company recently lost a $3 million class action lawsuit because of its misleading advertising. For years, Nutella has wanted you to believe that the gooey,…

ovarian cancer symptoms

15 Feb: All Women Should Know These 6 Overlooked Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Ovarian cancer is one of the most difficult types of cancer to detect. In many cases, these early ovarian cancer symptoms are not clear cut and can easily be dismissed. Statistics show that only 20 percent of all ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed while in the early stages. The American Cancer Society estimates: About 22,240 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer this year. About 14,070 women will die from ovarian cancer. Overlooked Ovarian Cancer Symptoms The following is an overview of the 6 most often missed ovarian cancer symptoms and what you should be looking for. 1.) Problems Eating Ovarian cancer can produce a change in the hormone levels in women who have it, such as the hormones that…

NEVER Eat Tilapia

10 Feb: 4 Good Reasons Why You Should NEVER Eat Tilapia Again!

Many types of seafood are filled with protein and vitamins. Tilapia is one of the most popular types of fish to eat because it is affordable. According to the National Institute of Fisheries, Tilapia is the 4th most consumed fish in the United States. However, many health experts agree that you should not eat tilapia. Not only is tilapia lacking in essential nutrients, but is also bad for you. In fact, many experts agree that eating a hamburger or bacon is a better choice than tilapia. Reasons Why Tilapia Is Bad for You… 1.) Tilapia is Farmed Raised Most tilapia comes from the farm. Tilapia are one of the hardiest types of fish. They can eat almost anything. This saves farmers money because they…

unforgiveness and cancer

07 Feb: Scientists Prove That Negativity Literally Makes Cancer Grow Inside the Body

Have you ever had your feelings hurt or been back-stabbed? Has an event or person ever made you so sad and bitter that you would never even consider forgiving them? You will usually keep going over such experiences in your head. Every time you think about it, you just become more bitter and build up more anger because of the occurrence or towards the individual who hurt you. It’s a proven fact that these pent up emotions are not good for your health. That is why forgiveness is the main subject of this blog. Clinically speaking, forgiveness is when you get to a place where you can “release” a sense of enmity and an angry mindset towards the one who has…

pesticides in tea

01 Feb: Many Name Brand Tea Bags Contains Copious Amounts of Deadly Pesticides in Tea

With the ever-increasing knowledge surrounding the importance of avoiding pesticides. You probably find yourself cutting out certain foods, buying local, organic foods as much as possible, and maybe even growing your own fresh produce from your garden. Instead of unhealthy drinks such as juice or soda, maybe you have adopted tea into your regimen thinking it is a healthier alternative. Unfortunately, your health intentions may be working against you. “Tea Steeped in Toxins” Report Recently a consumer health advocacy and non-profit, Beyond Pesticides released a report called Tea Steeped in Toxins shares some scary details with us: The FDA has frequently found that imported teas have a high rate of violations because they contain high levels of illegal pesticides that can cause adverse health effects….

stem cell treatment Kristopher Boesen

31 Jan: First Paralyzed Human Treated With Stem Cells Regains Movement in His Upper Body

Even as the research and its application remains a hot button topic in many circles, a paralyzed individual treated with stem cells has successfully regained movement in his upper body. His name is Kristopher Boesen. He lost control of his vehicle, spiraling out of control on a slippery surface. The vehicle slammed into a lamp post and tree. Boesen woke up in the hospital and discovered he was paralyzed. His parents had already been warned their son may never again be able to move from the neck down. Stem Cell Research Changed His Life As part of his treatment, Boesen was offered the unique chance to change his situation with a procedure never performed before. It involved stem cells. He…

diet soda dangers

19 Jan: Diet Soda Dangers: Monumental 10-Year Study Has Linked Diet Soda to Strokes and Heart Attacks

Many studies have been done on the dangers of eating too much sugar. As we all know, the white, granular substance can wreak havoc on the body. Some say that it is even addicting because those who try to go without it suffer mood swings, headaches, and other withdrawal symptoms. But since we all have a craving for something sweet, we have a hard time going without sugar-based foods. So instead of losing health conscious customers who are trying to avoid sugar, companies found a way for their customers to “have their cake and eat it too” by using artificial sweeteners in diet products. The artificial sweeteners have no calories, and most of them won’t trigger an insulin response. But the problem is…

emotional stress can cause physical pain

17 Jan: 9 Types Of Pain That Are Directly Linked To Emotional States

What Your Pain Is Trying To Tell You About Your Emotional State Often, when we feel physical pain, we take a painkiller and go on with our day. However, according to Eastern medicine, we should be paying more attention to the physical pain we experience because it means that our mind is trying to tell us something. For centuries, those who practice medicine in Eastern countries have demonstrated a connection between physical pain and emotional pain. To understand more about this holistic approach to pain, begin to recognize these common pain locations and what they might teach you about your emotions. 9 Pain Locations That Indicate Emotional Distress 1.) Head Pain If you experience frequent headaches, chances are that you…

life saving self defense tips

16 Jan: Here’s 15 Amazing Self Defense Tips That Just Might Save Your Life

If you ever leave your home, and I hope you do sometimes, you need to always be aware of your surroundings. It’s best to have a few ideas in the back of your mind to mentally call upon in emergencies. We don’t have to be Mr. or Mrs. paranoid, but being prepared and aware will go a long way if you ever get into a sticky situation. Let’s break down 15 self defense tips that are good have at your disposal in case a thug tries to take advantage of you. I would memorize all of these just in case anything ever happens. 1.) Throw It If you are held at gun or knife point for your purse or wallet, say…

save baby teeth for stem cells

12 Jan: Why Doctors Are Urging Parents To Preserve Their Kids’ Baby Teeth

Most people remember losing their baby teeth. It was either an exciting experience or one filled with a little dread because of the possibility of pain. American kids are often told a tale about a fairy who simply cannot get enough teeth. The tooth fairy loves freshly plucked teeth so much that she wants to leave a little money under the pillow of any kid who is willing to trade. Well, now doctors are just as hungry as the tooth fairy, and there is a good reason for this. What Some Kids Do with Their Tooth Fairy Money Being a kid and getting some money for your teeth must be kind of exciting. Surely, you have a few stories as…

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

09 Jan: Hand Foot and Mouth Disease: CDC Urges Parents To Know These Signs…

If you have a preschooler or young child who is in school who is younger than five years old, then your child may be at risk for hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) – a common virus that affects about 200,000 people in the United States every year with no available vaccine. Now, the HFMD virus doesn’t always affect young children, as if sometimes affects elderly people as well. But often its victims are young children because the disease is so easy to spread among them. Is Hand Foot and Mouth Disease Contagious? Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is highly contagious, and it can be spread easily by saliva and mucous. If you’ve ever been in a child’s classroom, you know how easy it is…

body defense mechanisms

06 Jan: 9 Amazing Things Your Body Does That You Never Knew Were Defense Mechanisms

Just like the President is always surrounded by the Secret Service, a group of trained agents on high alert, the human body also has a hyperalert security system in place. This complex system of biological defense mechanisms is always on guard, ready to act as needed to protect itself from harm. You may have heard stories of adrenaline giving someone superhuman strength. This is one example of the body’s unique security system. You may not know, however, that many things your body does pretty regularly are actually similar defense mechanisms. Here Are 9 Amazing Body Defense Mechanisms… 1.) Crying Crying can happen for a few defensive reasons. Tears are the first line of defense if something foreign comes into contact with…

How Complaining Physically Rewires Your Brain

05 Jan: How Complaining Rewires Your Brain to Be More Anxious & Depressed

When the stress from a bad situation starts to build up inside, it is only natural to want to vent, so all of the uncomfortable feelings are released. However, if someone never sees the good in anything in their life, they tend to vent all the time to anyone who is willing to listen. All of the complaining is counterproductive though. It makes the person who has to listen to it shrink away in dread whenever the complainer approaches, and it also makes the complainer have a higher risk for anxiety and depression. Because of this, it is important to understand why people complain, the physical and mental effects of complaining, and how the negative thinking behind complaining can be…

Marijuana Tampons

03 Jan: These Painkilling Marijuana Tampons Are Real and They’ll Cure Your Period Cramps

Both healthcare professionals and the public are recognizing the benefits of marijuana. It can treat many health conditions, such as insomnia, seizures, arthritis, cancer, gastrointestinal disorders and glaucoma. It can also be used to alleviate pain. Cannabis can treat pain that is caused by inflammatory diseases, chemotherapy and injuries. A new invention that was created by Foria may help alleviate menstrual cramps. About Cannabis Tampons The product is known as Foria Relief. It is not classified as a tampon, but it works the same way as a tampon. You can even use Foria Relief along with a tampon. This product is made out of THC oil, cocoa butter and CBD isolate. Foria Relief works by activating cannabinoid receptors inside of…

what coffee does to your body

02 Jan: This Is What Happens to Your Body After You Drink a Cup of Coffee…

How Your Body Reacts to a Cup of Coffee Without that first cup of coffee in the morning some people can hardly make it out of bed. Just what is it about a hot (or cold) cup of joe that peps people up and gets them in the zone? Sure, caffeine is the active ingredient, but do you know how it works and the stages of a cup of coffee’s high? We definitely learned something, and it was interesting exploring the positive and potential negatives of regular caffeine use. We hope you learn something interesting to ponder over your next venti Americano with an extra shot of espresso. The First 10 Minutes: Within ten minutes of drinking a cup of coffee, your…

gluten intolerance symptoms

27 Dec: 8 Gluten Intolerance Symptoms Many People Ignore

Gluten intolerance (gluten sensitivity) is becoming a serious condition, and not just for those diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Many people have trouble digesting gluten containing foods, such as wheat, rye, and barley. A gluten intolerance is when your body’s cannot to break down or digest the gluten protein found in many wheat products and other grains. Modern agricultural practices worldwide have changed the composition of many grains, making them less digestible. This has lead to an increase in gluten sensitivity. There are several symptoms that you may be experiencing a sensitivity or intolerance to gluten. Many of these are overlooked as simple allergies or just feeling out of sorts. Here is a list of gluten intolerance symptoms to look out for…

Eating Chocolate Cake for Breakfast Could Help with Weightloss

26 Dec: Scientists Say, Eating Chocolate Cake for Breakfast Could Help You Lose Weight

Many people eat all kinds of sugary, calorie-rich foods for breakfast—from donuts to “frosted” cereals—so why not a thick slice of chocolate cake? Well, it turns out that science is on your side if you opt for a velvety slab of chocolate cake as a healthy start to your day. In fact, some scientists in Israel make chocolate a morning routine because they say it not only gives them energy, but helps them through the early hours with clearer minds. “The group that consumed a bigger breakfast, including dessert, experienced few if any cravings for these foods later in the day” -Professor Daniela Jakubowicz A study at Syracuse University of New York looked at 969 people who increased their chocolate…

household items expiration dates

21 Dec: 19 Household Items You Didn’t Realize Had Expiration Dates

Everyone knows to be cautious about things like spoiled milk or rotten meat. However, you may be surprised to learn that many common household items also have an expiration date. Make sure to replace these 19 items before they go bad! Bras – Expires in 1-2 Years The foam padding and elastic in these supportive garments no longer works correctly after it is stretched out. Get new bras every two years if you handwash them, and replace them every one year if you machine wash them. Spices – Expires in 1-3 Years Whole spices like cinnamon sticks or nutmeg pods lose taste in one to three years. If the spice is ground, it will expire within just six months. Slippers – Expires in 6 Months Most…

Eliana Lawrence Loses Hair from Wen hair product

19 Dec: Wen or Lose? The FDA Issues an Alert Against a Popular Hair Product

11-year old Eliana Lawrence from Denver used to have beautiful curly red hair that she cherished dearly, but things changed dramatically when she used a popular hair product. She started losing clumps of hair after the treatment. Many people have had the same unfortunate experience, and now the Food and Drug Administration has decided to raise a warning about the product. The treatment, which has been endorsed by a celebrity, is so popular that there are chances that you are probably keeping it in your bathroom! Eliana decided to try the product just before she turned 10 years old, and she will never forget the disastrous encounter. The beauty treatment is hyped to be “all-natural” and “safe” but her experience…

chinese fake rice

15 Dec: Beware: China Is Making Rice From Plastic, Here’s How You Can Spot It…

Many of us are diligent about what we put in our bodies. We check the food labels to make sure that there is not too much cholesterol, sugar and fat in the food that we eat. Manufacturers are required to provide a list of ingredients that they have in their food. We then decide whether we want to eat the food or not. Consumers have a right to know what they are eating. However, investigators have found that food is not as safe as many people think it is. In fact, many foods are being made with synthetic materials. Many people are well aware of the fact that manufacturers put synthetic ingredients in their food. Few people know about the…

Doctor Warns Parents to Stop Feeding Hot Dogs to Children

14 Dec: Doctors: This is Why You Need to STOP Feeding Your Kids Hot Dogs

Feeding kids can be challenging. There are some foods that seem to be universally loved by kids, and they are probably the same foods you enjoyed as a kid. The hot dog is one such beloved staple in America. Whether you make them on the grill or boil them, chances are your kids enjoy the meal and you love the simple food prep. Unfortunately, doctors are stepping in with an urgent warning about this easy and tasty meal. The Health Dangers We’ve known for a while that the hot dog isn’t necessarily the most nutritionally sound choice out there. LiveStrong points out that the childhood favorite has a lot of fat and cholesterol. It’s also packed with sodium. All of…

vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms

13 Dec: Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms: 8 Warning Signs You Don’t Want to Ignore

Mineral deficiencies are much more common than vitamin deficiencies. However, vitamin deficiencies are still a concern. It is estimated that 25 percent of adults are deficient in vitamin B12. There are a number of steps that you can take if you have a vitamin B12 deficiency. The key to overcoming a vitamin D deficiency is to recognize that you have one. An Overview of Vitamin B12 Most of us know that vitamin B12 is an energy vitamin. It can give you that pickup you need to get through the afternoon meeting or a boring workout. Vitamin B12 is also used by people who are trying to lose weight. Because vitamin B12 is so popular, many people are offering this supplement…

hickory tussock moth caterpillar

12 Dec: Doctors Send Urgent Warning If You Spot This Caterpillar Near Your Home

Both naturalists and doctors are warning people about a caterpillar that may appear beautiful to some individuals but is dangerous. The hickory tussock moth caterpillar is generally white in color with some black spots, with legs that are completely covered in grayish hair. Its body is covered with fine hairs that are not as pleasant to the touch as they appear. Almost as soon as you touch the hairs, a painful rash will appear on the affected skin. This is because the tufts of hair towards its front and back are connected to glands that emit a poisonous chemical. The hairs are hollow, allowing the passage of the chemical that produces an itchy rash similar to that caused by the…