INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Nutrient-Dense Foods Activate Crucial Protein
Alvin Danenberg, DDS, writes about a protein called Nrf2 that helps genes function in ways that increase antioxidant activities within cells, improve mitochondrial function, and assist with excretion of organic pollutants and heavy metals. He shows that certain nutrient-dense foods as well as moderate exercise activate the Nrf2 transcription factor.
Pesticides and Children’s Health: The Myth of Safe Pesticides
Andre Leu, president of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, discusses the large body of scientific research showing that pesticide exposure is linked to cancer and many other diseases, and calls for an end to toxic agricultural practices in order to protect children.
When Healthy Isn’t: The Risks of High-Oxalate Foods
Nutritionist Sally K. Norton cautions readers to be aware that oxalates from certain vegetables can trap valuable minerals in the digestive tract, making it difficult for the body to absorb them. She also explains how an excess of oxalates can lead to kidney stones and cellular damage. Norton provides a list of low-oxalate foods.
Reversing Melanoma Naturally: A Personal Story of Healing
Bailey O’Brien, at age twenty, was diagnosed with inoperable melanoma. Against her doctor’s wishes, she chose to use nontoxic alternative treatments and succeeded in ridding her body of cancer. She was inspired to tell her story to let others know that it is possible to reverse cancer naturally.
Obsessive Thoughts and Self-Love
Shannon McRae, PhD, describes how intuitive perspectives can help clients heal both physical and emotional ailments. She describes two cases where clients focused on their problems instead of the probability that their difficulties had been resolved, and explains that this fear served only to block the healing energies coming their way.
Grassfed Farm Wins Award
Simple One-Pot Gardening
Kidney Stones and High-Oxalate Food
Fifteen Healthy Reasons to Unroll Your Yoga Mat
Random Acts of Kindness
A Look at Books
Five Steps to Encourage an Attitude of Appreciation in Children
Communicating to Relate vs. Communicating to Control
HEALTH NOTES AND RESEARCH BRIEFS
Epigenetic Benefits of Exercise • Roundup Probably Causes Cancer • Natural Bug Repellents • Does Dirt Make You Happy? • Direct from the Farm • Non-Dietary Sources of Oxalate • Storing Fruits and Vegetables • Yoga and Aging • Politicians Go Organic • Mercury-Free Canned Tuna • Parkinson’s Patients Improve with Belief • New Organic Garden and Farm Center