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Copper Reduces Infection Risk by More Than 40 Per Cent, Experts Say

Professor Bill Keevil, Head of the Microbiology Group and Director of the Environmental Healthcare Unit at the University of Southampton, has presented research into the mechanism by which copper exerts its antimicrobial effect on antibiotic-resistant organisms at the World Health Organization’s first International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC).

‘New Insights into the Antimicrobial . . . → Read More: Copper Reduces Infection Risk by More Than 40 Per Cent, Experts Say

Pesticides in food linked to ADHD in kids

By Leah Zerbe

Levels of pesticides commonly encountered across the country in food as well as around the home are significantly increasing children’s risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and could be causing an increase in the number of children living with the condition, according to new research published in the journal Pediatrics. . . . → Read More: Pesticides in food linked to ADHD in kids

Natural Stress Relief: Herbs for Anxiety, Headaches and More

By Anne McIntyre

[Snip] Gardening is one of the best kinds of preventative medicine, good for all manner of ills. If you love gardening, as I do, you’ve probably experienced that sense of joy derived from hours spent nurturing plants and seeing them develop in shape, form and color. For many people, the garden is . . . → Read More: Natural Stress Relief: Herbs for Anxiety, Headaches and More

Paganism, Sobriety, and AA

By Michael Reeder

My Pagan clients are especially annoyed with the emphasis on surrender of power. They tend to think that they need to take back personal power and personal responsibility in order to rebuild themselves. They feel oppressed by the assumptions of one male deity. They DON’T want a nonspiritual alternative. . . . . . → Read More: Paganism, Sobriety, and AA

Tattoo health risks - research raises concerns

By Brett Israel

Although sleazy “scratcher shops” with unskilled artists and dubious safety records are largely a thing of the past, scientists are growing concerned about what’s going into tattooed skin, not just how it got there.

New research has turned up troubling findings about toxic chemicals in tattoo inks, including carcinogens and hormone disruptors.

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Mindfulness in Motion

By Literata

Now that summer is in full swing, I’d like to suggest a very different approach to meditation: physical activity. This is a great time of year for people to get outside, even for a few minutes, and combining meditation with moving around can be fun and easy. Please be cautious and adapt any . . . → Read More: Mindfulness in Motion

Study Questions Giving Babies Botanical Supplements, Teas

By Serena Gordon

The use of botanical supplements and teas for infants is a surprisingly common practice, new research finds, but experts warn that such products might not be safe for babies.

The study, conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, found that nearly 10 percent of babies are given botanical supplements or teas . . . → Read More: Study Questions Giving Babies Botanical Supplements, Teas

Moringa: The plant with more protein than milk

While touring the garden, I learned about a plant called moringa, a nutritional powerhouse that is packed with essential nutrients. (That’s a picture of a moringa plant up there.) According the non-profit organization Trees For Life in the U.S., the leaves of the moringa tree contain more than three times the calcium of cow’s . . . → Read More: Moringa: The plant with more protein than milk

Medicinal Uses for Common Animal Venoms

By Zach Gottlieb

Whether you’re talking about Spider-man’s archenemy or the deadly poisons that animals and insects use to kill their prey, venom most often conjures up negative thoughts. Spider bites, snakebites, bee stings: All of these frighten us, and it’s not only about the pain of getting bitten, but also the potentially harmful toxins. . . . → Read More: Medicinal Uses for Common Animal Venoms

Spiritual Healing: Transformation

Transformation is a very classical idea, and we see it in all world religions and spirituality. In Christianity, Metanoia in the New Testament = a transformed mind. The Holy Spirit is transformational, is also the spirit of truth. God is onmipotent, therefore root-transformational. Christ is a wayshower, sacred heart, communion, spiritual substances, et al, is . . . → Read More: Spiritual Healing: Transformation