Wow, what a great article! These 9th grade students received international attention from the results of the experiment they did with seeds and a WiFi router. Click below to read the full article!
Not only is sugar addictive, but it could also be what's stopping you from losing weight! Robert Lustig, professor of pediatrics and member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco, gives us a breakdown of the Sugar Detox Diet in Lisa Drayer's CNN article.
"The Environmental Defense Fund analyzed over 2,000 food samples between 2003 and 2013 and found that 1 in 5 baby food samples had at least trace amounts of lead, which can cause cognitive problems in young children."
Lead toxicity in adults is something we treat often at Arizona Wellness; many people don't know where or how they obtained their levels of built up over time. It is important as parents to be vigilant in protecting our children from lead exposure.
Click the link to read the rest of the article by Contance Gibbs.
This one is for those of you who have dogs and only want the best for them!
The raw food diet for dogs is a topic that most dog owners have heard about, but are unsure about. This yahoo thread has some great input on the matter, and offers some great advise. Take a look.
Raw diet for dogs.......?
We all hoped for wonderful things with The Affordable Care Act, (most of us know this as Obamacare). Unfortunately, as we've seen premiums were more than expected and any affordable policy involved a huge deductible. Arizona has been particularly hard hit with most insurers no longer participating in the exchange and premiums are expected to double this year. [The silver plan premium is expected to increase from $196.00 to $402.00 a month.] We have launched the Tree of Life Electronic Recycling Project to help those who cannot afford the medical care they need. We are collecting old cell phones, computers, laptops, and other devices; recycling them and using the proceeds to fund medical care for those who cannot pay. If you have any unused electronic devices please consider donating them to this worthy cause.
Tree of Life Electronic Recycling Project
Did you know that when you stop exercising your body goes through a number of changes that could reverse the benefits of exercise? Maria Masters wrote a great piece for TIME that explains what really happens when you decide to quit.
Bloomberg posted this article explaining the benefit that drinking more water has on the work day. Whether working at a desk or in construction, even small amounts of dehydration can impair cognitive function and reduce our productivity. If you're struggling to stay on task, a nice drink of water might be the answer to stimulate your brain!
Earlier this week the villagers of Acciaroli in Italy revealed their secrets to a long life in an article by Abe Hawken. More than one in 10 of the villagers live to be 100 years old and have increased resistance to health conditions that are common with ageing. This a great example of the importance and benefits of healthy eating, and is worth the read.
Many of us know at least one person who has been touched by cancer; Samantha Chang over at The Improper published a great article that brings us back to the topic of how the Ketogenic diet treats cancer because cancer is a metabolic disease, not a genetic one. While there are multiple methods of treating cancer, this article discusses how and why the Ketogenic diet should be the standard method of care.