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CBD and Hemp Seed Oil Nutrition – Journal of Nutraceuticals, Functional & Medical Foods

The recent awareness of the power of CBD hemp oil extracts without any psychoactive properties (no to trace levels of THC) is not really new science. Rather the unveiling to the public of the power and importance of hemp/cannabis derived nutritional and medicine products for dietary supplement use
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Why Big Pharma is Opposed to Medical Marijuana and Decriminalization of Pot

For decades pharmaceutical companies have been supporters of keeping cannabis illegal in the US, even preventing medical research with cannabis, while aggressively developing synthetic (fake) versions of compounds found and extracted naturally from cannabis. Many are known as cannabinoids, increasingly today referred to as CBDs. There is clear if not overwhelming evidence these compounds have significant benefits in treating a variety of diseases.
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, Ayurvedic Medicine, Brain, cannabis, Chinese Medicine, Disease
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Hyperthermia and Immunotherapy Started with Coley’s Toxin

Coley’s Toxin was the first attempt to use immunotherapy and hyperthermia against cancer. William B. Coley MD, a bone surgeon at a New York Hospital from 1893 to 1936 developed interest when his first patient, a young girl died from metastatic sarcoma.
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Scientists: Human Population Growth is a Disease and Ebola is Earth’s Immune Response

The emergence of AIDS, Ebola, and any number of other rain forest agents may be a response by the Earth to the destruction of its tropical biosphere. In a sense, the earth is mounting an immune response against the explosion in numbers of humans. If you haven't yet read The Hot Zone, a non-fiction book published in 1994 by Richard Preston, you're way behind the curve on the truth about Ebola.
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Lose Your Belly Fat Now – It Literally is Killing You

Weight loss with the reduction of abdominal fat mass almost invariably reverses insulin resistance as a consequence of chronic excessive energy intake in relation to physical activity levels. Weight loss, the macronutrient composition of the respective diet, aerobic exercise, and resistance training all appear to improve insulin resistance, by distinct mechanisms.
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Gluten: Sabotaging Your Health, Your Brain & Your Weight

The New England Journal of Medicine that listed 55 diseases caused by gluten! Many of the diseases are neurological and psychiatric including anxiety, migraines, epilepsy, neuropathy, schizophrenia, dementia, depression, and autism. The National Library of Medicine has found over 200 adverse health effects linked to gluten-containing grains. Gluten has adverse neurological and cognitive consequences following ingestion. Gluten destroys the brain and nervous tissue more than any other tissue in the body, including the GI tract.
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Superfood Metal Toxicity Speed Bump for Gluten Free and Organic Trend

Few people understand food and supplement supply chain realities and dynamics despite decades of warnings and concerns. Warnings about the quality of food ingredients coming from polluted areas of the world have sprinkled the press since the 70s. Prior OWC articles on superfoods have alerted readers to this issue (Click here for an example from 2011). Recent independent testing of leading protein and superfood supplement products discovered high levels of dangerous metals in some well known brown rice based protein concentrates
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Each Time McDonald’s Sells a Big Mac, We’re Out $7

The average retail price of a Big Mac in the United States is $4.56, but that’s just a fraction of the actual cost. When we add in all the hidden, externalized expenses of meat production, the full burden on society is a hefty $12.00 per sandwich. The extra $7.44 above the retail price is borne by American taxpayers and consumers. In other words, rich or poor, omnivore or herbivore, you incur a share of the hidden costs of each and every Big Mac sold in this country.
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These 4 Foods Accelerate AGING (beware!)

Do you eat these harmful foods that AGE you faster? Some are even deceptively marketed to you as "healthy" by giant food corporations. Avoid or minimize these and look 5-10 years YOUNGER than your real age.
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LDL IS NOT THE BOOGIE MAN – So why do doctors want to lower LDL and cholesterol?

LDL is not the “Boogie Man”. LDL has been created by the body for a reason, actually many reasons ... learn why are they manufactured by the body
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CODE PINK – Ways to Help Avoid Breast Cancer and Improve Cancer Treatment

 I have a couple of pink dress shirts that match a few ties so occasionally I may wear the combo to work…..but not this month. This is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As if we are not reminded every day about the increase in cancer rates, society has deemed the 31 days of October to focus [...]
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Is Organic Food Really Better for You – Stanford Research Study Findings

Are organic foods worth the extra cost? Read more to learn about this and other related hot topic controversies.
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Class Action Lawyers Who Sued Big Tobacco are Suing Junk Food Giants

While not a fan of litigation lawyers, I believe suing junk food manufacturers holds valuable promise and is necessary. The least expensive way to materially improve healthcare is by reducing consumption of junk food (minimal nutrient value as a ratio to calories). Health warning labeling on processsed foods as emerged on cigarettes after litigation could improve public health.
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Detoxification – A Way to Be “Proactive” Rather Than “Reactive”

Our cells’ are only as healthy as their ability to take in nutrients and eliminate waste.
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, Digestion, Environmental Issues
, Featured, Nutritional Medicine, Weight Loss
, Wellness, Wellness for Men
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LIMITS And RENEWAL

RENEWAL is an acronym which stands for Rest, Environment, Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Alternatives and Limits which are the principles needed to gaining Health and Wellness. This article focuses on limits and temperance. Read on to find out how this acronym can change your life, and how to apply the principles of RENEWAL to your life limits to achieve ultimate health.
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Coffee and Fat Loss, other health benefits and risks

Coffee can help with fat loss and has other health benefits according to recent study findings
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Low Testosterone – Health Implications and Natural Remedies for Low T

If a man’s energy, drive and ambition have tanked along with his love life, increasing low testosterone — or what some doctors call "low T" — is only half the battle. Testosterone alone is not enough. There's another piece to the puzzle that most guys — and doctors — miss. Adding that extra piece gives a man more than just a temporary bump in energy. It gives him the kind of swagger most men can only wish for and restores vibrant life rejuvenating energy.
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Letting Children Drink Soda is as Bad as Letting Them Smoke Cigarettes

Sugar consumption is as bad as smoking cigarettes. Soda and energy drinks target kids. This is as bad as allowing Big Tobacco to target kids with advertising campaigns. Based on the insights of thousands of physicians, nutritionists, researchers, and "sugar sufferers" worldwide, the book "SUGAR SHOCK!" addresses how badly sugar affects the body and helps everyone kick the sugar habit.
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Optimizing Your Life Energy

Learn about human energy--where it comes from, where it goes and how to have more of it consistently. Dr. Greene takes the new science of energy medicine, translates it into clear and simple terms, then spells out easy ways to maintain energy health. The fields of energy psychology, energy kinesiology, and energy medicine have vastly altered what is known about how we function. But much of this life-altering information has not made it into the mainstream.
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Timeline of FDA raids against farmers, health clinics and dietary supplement companies

Here is a timeline of FDA raids against health clinics, farmers and nutrition companies. Let your voice be heard and encourage government regulators to unshackle the private sector. Doing so will create more jobs, increase innovation, reduce health care costs, and streamline government largess.
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telomeres, antiaging enzymatic breakthrough

Over ten years ago, I learned about a biotech company called Geron Corporation. They’ve taken what we know about the telomere and explored the possibility of manipulating its length in order to stop cells from aging. Ever since they were founded in 1990, they’ve remained at the cutting edge of telomere biology. The next amazing [...]
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Today’s younger generation knows how to make the world a better place. Watch this fun music video.

This music video shot at Whole Foods reflects young adults are tuned into healthy sustainable living. While likely unintended, it evokes memories of the late 60s and early 70s youth.
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Common Electric Devices in Your Home Contributing to Cancer and other Illness – Learn How to Minimize Your Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Radiation Exposure.

The possible connection in the rise of cancer rates today and EMFs is real and alarming. Increasing evidence supports brain tumors, brain cancer, impaired nervous system, immune system, DNA damage, lower sperm counts, headache, fatigue … the list goes on and on … are all ailments contributed to by EMF exposure.
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DR. Stan Burzynski, Advanced Cancer Gene Targeted Therapy Pioneer

Watch this exclusive interview with Dr. Burzynski in December 2010, a pioneer in targeted cancer gene drug therapy. Watch this longer video from an April 2011 interview of Dr. Burzynski by Dr. Joseph Mercola: Click here to explore much more cancer information in our Research Library. Watch more breakthrough exclusive OWC Wellness TV videos. ()
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How Much Water Do You Need – Is 8 Glasses a Day Enough and Does Tea and Coffee Count?

Do Coffee and Tea Help Meet Your Water Needs? Read our expert article on Water You’ve undoubtedly been told, repeatedly, that coffee, tea or soft drinks don’t count towards your daily hydration goal. This, at least, is one “fact” that deserves to be retired. Studies have shown that it’s perfectly fine to derive a portion [...]
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The Rising Value of Water – Blue Gold

Why Drinkable Water is Increasingly Scarce and soon to be a Very Expensive Resource Read Our Detailed Article on Water, Nutritional Issues and Daily Needs by an OWC Featured Expert Member The American West, for instance, faces immediate shortages and currently grapples with dwindling fresh water supplies and growing populations. According to a report published [...]
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Water Quality Issues – Bottled Water and Municipal Water Contamination

In the US we take water for granted even today. Many people are well aware of the dangers of drinking municipal tap water (and hence the surge in sales of bottled water), but is your bottled water really all that healthy? And what about the manufacturing pollution issues and waste storage implications of millions upon millions of plastic bottles daily being consumed?
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The US Government May Have Discovered the Perfect “Cure” for Global Overpopulation – Our Manufactured Food Supply and Genetically Modified Organisms

One of the nation’s senior soil scientists is alerting the federal government to a newly discovered man-made organism in our food supply he believes is connected to the weed killer Round Up. He warns the US government this is a public emergency - akin to biological terrorism. “I believe we’ve reached the tipping point toward a potential disaster with the safety of our food supply,” Dr. Ron Huber, a soil expert and retired military Colonel.
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The Omega-3 “controversy” and the best essential fatty acid supplement

The scientific literature overwhelmingly demonstrates health improvements for most people who supplement their essential fatty acid nutrient intake. Yet much controversy surrounds essential fatty acid supplementation. This article explains the controversy and suggests an optimal natural Omega Fatty Acid supplement source.
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Water, Your Most Essential Nutrient

Talk about essential nutrients - there is no more an essential nutrient than water. Your body depends on clean water to perform its daily functions, such as digestion, temperature and blood regulation, respiration, and detoxification. In particular, your body’s ability to flush out toxins and properly assimilate nutrients depends heavily on an abundant intake of clean, chemical free water. The more stress, toxins, and pollutants your body battles with each day, the more water it needs.
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Medical Marijuana, Hemp and Cannabis – History of Use and the Untold Story

Medical marijuana is the rage today in many parts of the US. Decriminalization is the trend. The hemp plant has been used globally for over 10,000 years. Hemp use in protein supplements, skin care, body care, beverages and other foods is increasingly common. This article discusses medical marijuana and other human consumption aspects of hemp - one of nature’s miraculous superfoods and most misunderstood renewable resources.
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There’s so much confusion about nutrition today. How do you sort it all out? by Dr. Ron Schmid

I've taught nutrition at all four of the accredited naturopathic medical schools in the United States. I served as the Clinic Director and Chief Medical Officer at one of them. I’m the author of Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine, and there is no valid reason for the confusion over nutrition today.
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Microwaves Dramatically Reduce Nutrients in Food

Microwave cooking depletes food of nutrients. They also can create carcinogens and other toxins. Read Professor Bauman's excellent article citing several recent studies.
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Anti-aging natural health newsletter highlighting featured member experts launching soon

2011 Inaugural newsletter on 2010's hottest topics and what to expect in 2011. Future OWC eNewsletters will focus on new feature health expert members, their most popular articles and a detailed education focused product review with ingredient links to OWC's expanding research library.
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Overdosing Omega 3 Supplements

VERY LITTLE PARENT OMEGA-3 (ALA) IS REQUIRED FOR PROPER CELL MEMBRANE STRUCTURE. However, if you are “overdosing” from supplements, based on incorrect advice [which is MOST of the current advice on the market], the excess will be forced into the cell structure.
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Dr. Klatz and Dr. Zs.-Nagy on extending human lifespan and anti-aging medicine

The Infinity Award is the most prestigious recognition for advancing the science of anti-aging medicine. The 2009 Infinity Award was bestowed to Dr. Imre Zs-Nagy for delivering an intrepid expose in a scientific journal describing a “disregard by certain individuals bearing some of the most prestigious affiliations in the gerontological establishment, for truth, academic integrity, and scientific professionalism.”
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SyncroDestiny – Attaining Wellness by Dr. Deepak Chopra, an OWC featured member

Deepak Chopra, M.D. on the connection between physical and metaphysical health, elevated awareness, increased fullfillment and spirituality.
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, Relationships
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Genetically Modified Foods are Dangerous – Find Out Why

Grocery stores are filled with GMO products - derived from Genetically Modified Organisms to increase crop yields. Here is a well written summary of findings by global experts indicating for now it is best to avoid all GMO products if possible.
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Stem Cell Therapy – Natural Medicine Coming of Age – Adult Stem Cell Therpay is the Future of Medicine Today

Stem cell therapy is available today in leading facilities around the world. It is part of natural medicine. The controversy and confusion over adult stem cell therapy's safety and effectiveness is unwarranted.
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Syndrome X – Soon to be the Leading Cause of Death in Developed Nations – Dr. Fisel

Syndrome X is a metabolic disorder that underlies some of the most serious, chronic and costly diseases in the U.S. Gerald Reaven, MD coined the term in the late 80s. Anyone with three or more of the following risk factors is classified as having Syndrome X: hypertension, abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, and dyslipidemia (high triglycerides and low HDL, or “good” cholesterol).
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