How many overweight wild antelope have you ever seen? What about morbidly obese zebras waddling around the savannah? Wild animals don't deal with overweight or obesity issues. Wild animals don't usually eat cooked or processed foods. They eat raw foods, in their natural state and maintain ideal body weight. The human body is designed to run on the clean fuel of raw foods too, just like all the other animals. Through our experiments with cooking and processing foods however, we have moved ever further away from simplicity, towards the so-called 'Franken-foods' and we pay for it with our health Read more
The minute you're admitted into the hospital, you confront a disturbing paradox: Most hospitals aren't particularly healthy places. As a patient, you're likely to encounter toxic chemicals, eat lousy food, breathe unhealthy air and suffer stress triggered by an often-dismal and alienating environment. Even worse, you may find yourself at the mercy of drug-resistant "super bugs" or overworked staff members who make mistakes -- all in a place that's supposed to help you heal. It's enough to make you sick. And sometimes it does.
In the U.S. alone, an estimated 2 million people a Read more
(NewsTarget Citizen Journalism Report) A landmark study published recently in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet exposed strong evidence that foods colored with artificial additives may cause a host of undesirable behavioral effects in children. It is interesting to note that compounds performing the same function in nature - to give fruits and vegetables their distinctive colors - actually serve to improve the health of human beings. Looking at the stark, even polar contrast between these man-made chemicals and their naturally occurring counterparts, a predictable trend is Read more
If vitamin D3 levels among populations worldwide were increased, 600,000 cases of breast and colorectal cancers could be prevented each year, according to researchers from the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
This includes nearly 150,000 cases of cancer that could be prevented in the United States alone.
The researchers estimate that 250,000 cases of colorectal cancer and 350,000 cases of breast cancer could be prevented worldwide by increasing intake of vitamin D3, particularly in countries north of the equator.
Naturally Occurring Standards Group
Imagine having to go to a physician to get your vitamin C! There is a movement in Europe and other parts of the world to "harmonize" world trade regulations and thereby force other countries and eventually the USA to adopt restrictive food supplement legislation. A major proponent of this movement is being driven by the commission known as "Codex."
The Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) was established in 1962 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Codex, it is said, is a major Read more
Health Freedom Foundation
American Association for Health Freedom (AAHF) is pleased to announce that a stunning decision was made by the European Commission and all because of our international affiliate, Alliance for Natural Health (ANH).
In a stunning move, ANH received a letter from the European Commission (EC) signed by two anh_logo.gifheads of unit, which indicates clearly that all natural sources of vitamins and minerals, which could have been subject to a ban EU-wide, will escape the draconian EU Food Supplements Directive (FSD), and will now be regulated as foods.. This means that not only will Read more
American Association for Health Freedom and the Health Freedom Foundation
While what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, this is not true about the European Union (EU). Often regulations and public policy that take effect in the EU concerning integrative medicine and dietary supplements has a ripple effect that can impact our access here in America.
The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) is the European-based affiliate of the American Association for Health Freedom (AAHF) and The Health Freedom Foundation (HFF). ANH is working around the clock to protect the future of natural health products around the world. Its focus is particularly on the European Read more
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Frank Davis is proud that his company's whole food products, made with organically grown U.S. ingredients, are not only safe, but does a body good.
And he's ready to draw that distinction against imported foods from one country in particular, preparing to roll out a "China-Free" label to show consumers none of its ingredients come from the communist state.
The company sells whole food nutritional Read more
You may be surprised to know that China is actually one of the largest exporters of many drugs and vitamins. About 90 percent of all Vitamin C sold in the United States is from China, for example. They also produce 50 percent of the world's aspirin and 35 percent of all Tylenol. Ditto for the majority of Vitamins A, B12 and E.
Hot on the heels of the poisoned pet food scandal, and reported instances of toxic food and toothpaste, all eyes are now turning toward the Chinese vitamin market. How safe are they?
The industry in China appears to be split between top-notch Read more
TORONTO, May 29 /CNW/ - Health Canada's Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) has deemed tea to be a natural health product and has officially recognized tea for its role in maintaining good health. After a period of extensive review, the NHPD has approved three health claims for tea. All types of tea infusions (black, green and oolong) are recognized as a source of antioxidants for the maintenance of good health. Tea is approved for increasing alertness. And tea is further accredited as helping to maintain and/or support cardiovascular health. Green Tea extract is approved as a source Read more