Editor's Note: Ultrasound has become so common with pregnancy, that we don't even think twice about what it could be doing to the growing child. Dr. Mendelsohn discusses some of the key things that ultrasound can interfere with like, damage to the biochemistry of the child, damage to the immune system and delayed maturation of the central nervous system. Very interesting perspective.
It’s easy enough to say that we all grasp the idea of plastic being harmful to the environment, but do we really understand just how much damage is being done? Toxic chemicals such as benzene and dioxin are released into surrounding communities during the manufacture of certain types of plastic, and some types leach chemicals as we use them. A plastic bottle tossed into a landfill will take hundreds of years to break down, while plastic bags that litter the landscape will kill animals that try to eat them.
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by Bryan Knight
Anyone can become enraged once in a while. But if you feel rage boiling within almost constantly, or rage erupts from you frequently, you may have an organic illness.
On the other hand, you might have suffered some terrible injustice as a child.
One major, but largely ignored, category of such abuse is that of boys emotionally, physically or sexually damaged by women. This abuse is not only widespread but may be at the root of much subsequent abuse of women by men...
by Therese Johnson
Alzheimer's disease accounts for more than half of all organically caused memory loss and it is the fourth leading cause of death in the aged following heart disease, cancer and stroke. It is a disorder of the brain, causing damage to brain tissue over a period of time. Alzheimer's causes a global loss of intellectual abilities, which is severe enough to interfere with daily functioning...
by Norman Shealy, MD, PhD
Iodine deficiency was first recognized almost 80 years ago, as a cause of goiter. During the 1920's it was determined that the MINIMUM daily requirement for adults was 150 micrograms daily. Deficiencies lead not only to goiter but, when iodine-deficient pregnant women delivered babies, the brain of the newborn was severely damaged, leading to cretinism. Salt was iodized in order to supply this essential nutrient. However, only half the salt in the U.S. is iodized and for 50 years physicians have recommended minimizing salt intake. In the past 15 years average intake in this country has fallen from 300 to 150 micrograms daily...
by Danielle Samaniego, from DivineCaroline.com
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
As a kid, my mom warned me about things like sitting too close to the TV, going outside with a wet head, and not letting my food digest before swimming. She even convinced me that eating Pop Rocks and drinking soda at the same time would cause my stomach to explode. While I can attest to the fact that Pop Rocks and soda do not, in fact, cause any bodily damage (other than a fun party-in-your-mouth effect), what about those other kernels of motherly advice? Is there any truth to them or were they all just scare tactics?
by Kathy Smith
Pumpkin can protect against Breast Cancer - It is rich in alpha-carotene, an antioxidant precursor of Vitamin A which boosts cells' resistance to cancer-causing damage and lowers a women's risk of disease by up to 35 percent...
by Steven Handel
Guilt is an emotion that can play a large role in many relationships. Often it arises when we behave in a way that violates the expectations of others. After we realize that we may have disappointed someone or hurt them, we regret our actions and seek to repair the damage. While this emotion can often be uncomfortable, some psychologists argue that guilt is an evolutionary adaptation designed to improve our relationships. Guilt is often what drives us to apologize after we have done something wrong...
Editor´s Note from Debbie Allen: In any intimate relationship, we may say something we later regret or cross a boundary that is in conflict with our values. It is important to repair these relationship injuries and to find ways to also alleviate our feelings of guilt.
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