Study: Laughter Aids Healthy Blood Vessel Function.
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have shown for the first time that laughter is linked to healthy function of blood vessels.
Laughter appears to cause the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium, to dilate or expand in order to increase blood flow.
Excerpts from an article in Non-Toxic Times, 2/04
The real power of plants lies in their ability to remove unhealthy chemicals from our indoor air.
Studies have shown that the atmosphere in rooms filled with houseplants typically contains between 50% to 60% fewer mold spores and bacteria.
Lifetime Recreational Exercise Activity and Breast Cancer Risk Among Black Women and White Women
Leslie Bernstein, Alpa V. Patel, Giske Ursin, Jane Sullivan-Halley, Michael F. Press, Dennis Deapen, Jesse A. Berlin, Janet R. Daling, Jill A. McDonald, Sandra A. Norman, Kathleen E. Malone, Brian L. Strom, Jonathan Liff, Suzanne G. Folger, Michael S. Simon, Ronald T. Burkman, Polly A. Marchbanks, Linda K. Weiss, Robert Spirtas
16 February 2010
New research sheds light on breast cancer prognosis for poorer women
Researchers from the University of Dundee have established a link between deprivation and the p53 gene that explains why women from poorer backgrounds are less likely to survive breast cancer.
Air Fresheners Leave Your Indoor Air Anything But
There’s always been a something a little unsettling about the idea of revitalizing the air inside our homes by spraying things with names like Meadow Mist and Mountain Breeze all over the place, especially when such products hardly smell like either.
Now two new studies have found that our suspicions were correct: synthetic air fresheners are coating our homes and filling our air with unsafe chemicals.
The nature of touch therapy related to Ki: Practitioners’ perspective
Sung Ok Chang, PhD, RN
The kava kava scare
Another false herbal scare arose over kava kava, the South Pacific Island herb that helps to overcome mild cases of depression.
Pharmaceutical companies in Europe were selling kava kava and reported, without adequate substantiation, that there were reports of liver toxicity in less than 100 people and withdrew the herb (a drug in Europe) from distribution in 2002.
US sales of kava kava were then about $34 million a year. The American Herbal Products Association was put on the defensive to prove a long-used herbal extract was safe when there were only specious reports of liver toxicity from Europe.
1/08 Mercury can be detoxed out of the body in a variety of ways – parsley, cilantro and dandelion leaves will bind mercury and it can then pass out of the body. Isn’t it interesting that fish is served garnished by parsley?
There are homeopathic detoxes as well as herbals.
Yesterday, 8/23/99, my husband read a one-liner to me from the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter. It stated that there was nothing to worry about with mercury in one’s mouth.
Activated Charcoal for Diarrhea 2004 study
A Phase II Study of Activated Charcoal to Prevent Irinotecan (CPT-11) Induced Diarrhea.
Michael Michael, M Brittain, J Nagai, R Feld, D Hedley, A Oza, L Siu, M J Moore,
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, East Melbourne, Australia; Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Lifetime physical activity and the risk of renal cell cancer
Alessandra Tavani 1 *, Antonella Zucchetto 2, Luigino Dal Maso 2, Maurizio Montella 3, Valerio Ramazzotti 4, Renato Talamini 2, Silvia Franceschi 5, Carlo La Vecchia 1 6