Category: Natural News Reports

Important News For Your Skin Health

Do you know what’s in your skin care products?

Interpreting the labels on most skincare products can be tricky. You need to be able to decipher the product claims as well as what’s actually inside. Some commonly used phrases on skincare products are widely misunderstood and require a closer look. Here are the five insider secrets you need to decipher a product label and learn what you’re really putting on your skin by Dr. Aaron Tabor at Healthy Directions.

Daily Glow released a report on the Daily Glow original infographic: “The Best and Worst Cities for Your Skin.” Not sure what it all means, but interesting none the less.

Freckles and sunspots appear in multitudes after a summer in the sun. Do they increase your risk for skin cancer? Get answers from Dr. Friedman at Care2.com. Read more:

Almost daily we are bombarded by deceptive marketing strategies trying to convince us that beauty is only one purchase away. In fact these companies are trying to create you as a customer for life with artificial and expensive beauty products. There are a few key concepts from ‘Eating For Beauty’ that David considers to be the most important to getting that beautiful glowing skin from the inside out. Read Top 8 Beauty Foods with David Wolfe.

92% of Americans want the FDA to label genetically engineered foods. Watch the new video from Food, Inc. Filmmaker Robert Kenner to hear why we have the right to know what’s in our food. Become part of this growing movement and join them today. Sign this petition to the FDA and make sure your voice is heard! Don’t know what genetically engineered food is? Click Here to learn more.

And finally, just for fun, check out Toxic Beauty’s post detailing the top 5 celebs leading the green beauty movement. When it comes to green beauty products, are celebs today promoting their use just because it’s the “hip” thing to do or do they truly believe in the safety of the products? Do they really care?

Health Advice From Ozzie Osbourne-What A Joke!

Legendary heavy metal rocker, Ozzy Osbourne, will be the health columnist for Rolling Stone magazine…answering health-related questions from readers with selected answers being published in the magazine’s July 23rd, August 6th and August 20th issues.

Believe it or not, this won’t be the first time that Osbourne will feature as a ‘health guru’. According to The Huffington Post. “He began writing a similar column for the UK’s Sunday Times earlier this year.”

So what credentials does he have? I am thinking none since he was a drug addict and alcoholic, he has some nasty looking hair and skin and his show exposed his pathetic family life. What is this world coming to?  I am definately not a fan. Read more about this crazy story at Xtend-Life website.

Common Chemicals Linked To Early Puberty

From The Douglass Report…..

Little girls are quickly turning into women… and not just because time flies. They’re getting a secret hormone boost that’s leading to early puberty and a lifetime of trouble.

And unless you’ve been growing your own food and drinking out of coconut shells, your family is almost certainly at risk.

The latest study found that young girls around the country have alarming levels of three frightening hormone-like substances that I’ve been warning you about: phenols, phthalates and phytoestrogens.

When researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine studied urine samples from 1,151 girls between 6 and 8 years old from New York City, Cincinnati and northern California, they found high levels of all three of those “p’s” in the pee.

Read more of The Douglas Report

Chemicals from Cosmetics-Are Our Babies Safe?

Study: Chemicals, pollutants found in newborns

by Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle
December 3rd, 2009

Chemicals from cosmetics, perfumes and other fragrances were detected along with dozens of other industrial compounds in the umbilical cords of African American, Asian and Latino infants in the United States, according to a national study released Wednesday.

Laboratory tests paid for by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group and Rachel’s Network found 232 chemicals and pollutants in the umbilical cords of the 10 babies tested in five states between December 2007 and June 2008.
‘Not a surprise’ (more…)

The Health Cure Nobody Knows About

I received an email today regarding what could be the key to solving so many health problems including high blood pressure, asthma, and arthritis. Fascinating stuff.

What is this you ask? Water. Yes, I said water.

According to Dr. Batmanghelidj, MD, physicians don’t promote water as a cure for pain and illness however hewater believes that water is one of the best pain relievers and preventative therapies in existence.

In a special report from Natural News, “The Healing Power of Water” explains why.

You can read the full report or download it right here:

http://www.naturalnews.com/Report

Some of the points covered in the report:

* Why most people are chronically dehydrated and suffer from symptoms
of dehydration that are labeled “diseases”

* Which ingredients in soft drinks deplete the body’s water reserves (more…)

Organic Body Care Fraud

What you must know about the organic label…..

National Organic Standards Board Tells USDA: “Stop Organic Body Care Fraud!”
ACTION ALERT: Tell the USDA to Stop Organic Body Care Fraud!
JOIN THE BOYCOTT/BUY-COTT: Boycott the faux organic brands and buy USDA certified organic body care products.

On November 5, 2009, the USDA National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) passed a recommendation for “Solving the Problem of Mislabeled Organic Personal Care Products.” The recommendation urges the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) to make sure that any use of the word “organic” on a personal care product is backed up by third-party certification to USDA organic standards.

Currently, as the recommendation describes, “at a given retailer, one may find personal care products such as shampoos and lotions labeled as ‘organic’ with no clear standards or regulatory underpinning for the organic claim – and unless the product is specifically labeled as ‘USDA Organic,’ the word ‘organic’ may be used with impunity. Manufacturers of personal care products that contain organic ingredients are hindered by a thicket of competing private standards and confusion regarding the applicability of the NOP to their products. Transactions lack the regulatory clarity that applies under the NOP to food products that contain organic ingredients.” (more…)

Flu Vaccine Information-The Whole Truth

Before I head off on my cruise, woohoo!, I wanted to post something that was dropped in my inbox today regarding flu vaccines. Off the natural skin care subject, but a natural subject none the less. The summary recaps an article Does the vaccine matter? written by Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer.  The article tells of  some of the most eye-opening information you’ve probably ever read about the failure of the flu vacine. I encourage everyone to take the time to read these articles and pass them along.

From NaturalNews……

by: Mike Adams

Does the vaccine matter?

What follows is my point-by-point summary of this groundbreaking article by Shannon Brownlee, originally published in The Atlantic. My opinion statements are shown in brackets and italics.

• Vaccination is the core strategy of the U.S. government’s plan to combat the swine flu.

• The U.S. government has spent roughly $3 billion stockpiling vaccines and anti-viral drugs.

• The CDC is recommending that 159 million Americans receive a swine flu vaccine injection (as soon as possible).

• What if vaccines don’t work? More and more researchers are skeptical about whether they do.

• Seasonal flu (that’s the regular flu) currently kills an estimated 36,000 people each year in the United States. [But most people who die are already suffering from existing diseases such as asthma.]

• Most “colds” aren’t really caused by the flu virus. As few as 7 or 8 percent (and at most, 50 percent) of colds have an influenza origin. There are more than 200 viruses and pathogens that can cause “influenza-like” illnesses (and therefore be easily mistaken for the flu).

• Viruses mutate with amazing speed, meaning that each year’s circulating influenza is genetically different from the previous year.

• The vaccine for each upcoming flu season is formulated by health experts taking a guess [a wild guess, at times] about what strain of influenza might be most likely to circulate in the future.

• The 1918 Spanish Flu infected roughly one-third of the world population and killed at least 40 million.

• In the U.S., the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology predicted that H1N1 influenza could infect up to one-half of the U.S. population and kill 90,000 Americans.

[Keep reading, the good part is coming…]

• Of those who have died from the Swine Flu in the U.S., roughly 70 percent were already diseased with some serious underlying condition such as asthma or AIDS.

• Public health officials consider vaccines to be their first and best weapon against influenza. Vaccines helped eradicate smallpox and polio. [I don’t agree with that assessment. Vaccines did relatively little compared to improvements in public sanitation.]

• Each year, 100 million Americans get vaccinated, and vaccines remain “a staple” of public health policy in the United States.

Why the research is bogus

• Because researchers can’t exactly pin down who has influenza and who doesn’t, the research conducted on the effectiveness of vaccines simply calculates the death rate from all causes among those who take the vaccine vs. those who don’t. [This includes deaths from accidents, heart attacks, medications, car wrecks and everything.]

• These studies show a “dramatic difference” between the death rates of those who get the vaccines vs. those who don’t. People who get vaccinated have significantly lower death rates [from ALL causes, and herein lies the problem…].

• Flu shot propaganda cites these studies, telling people that if they get their flu shots every year, they will have a significantly reduced chance of dying. But this is extremely misleading…

• Critics question the logic of these studies: As it turns out, compared to the number of deaths from all causes, the number of people killed by influenza is quite small. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, deaths from influenza account for — at most — 10 percent of the total deaths during the flu season (and this includes all indirect deaths aggravated by the flu).

• This brings up a hugely important dilemma: If influenza only accounts for roughly 10 percent of all deaths during the flu season, how could an influenza vaccine reduce total deaths by 50 percent? (As is claimed by the vaccine manufacturers.) [It doesn’t add up. Even if the vaccines were 100% effective, they should only reduce the total death rates by 10%, given that only 10% of the total deaths are caused by influenza.]

• Here’s a direct quote from the story: Tom Jefferson, a physician based in Rome and the head of the Vaccines Field at the Cochrane Collaboration, a highly respected international network of researchers who appraise medical evidence, says: “For a vaccine to reduce mortality by 50 percent and up to 90 percent in some studies means it has to prevent deaths not just from influenza, but also from falls, fires, heart disease, strokes, and car accidents. That’s not a vaccine, that’s a miracle.” [Emphasis added.]

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