Study Finds Olive Oil Better than Medication for Heart Disease

By Elena Paravantes, RD
Olive Oil Times

According to preliminary results of a Spanish study part of PREDIMED, a long-term nutritional intervention study aimed to assess the efficacy of the Mediterranean diet in the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, virgin olive oil is more effective in reducing heart disease than drugs.

Researchers are reporting […]

USDA Secretary: Americans need to “adjust” their tastes so that they like the kind of food the government believes they should eat

Health Impact News Editor Comments: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a former Monsanto executive, believes that the government knows best what Americans should be eating, and he told the National Restaurant Association to help make the transition to the government foods by forcing consumers to adjust their taste preferences. This includes a low fat diet regiment, […]

Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S., data show

By Lisa Girion, Scott Glover and Doug Smith
Los Angeles Times

Propelled by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States, a Times analysis of government data has found.
Drugs exceeded motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death in 2009, killing at least 37,485 people […]

New Ron Paul Bill Would Restore Freedom of Speech in Regards to Healthy Food and Supplements

by Alliance for Natural Health

It’s the latest in a series of the candidate’s bills supporting health freedom and our access to natural health remedies. A new Action Alert!
The Testimonial Free Speech Act, HR 2908, is a brief bill that would allow the dissemination of testimonials “containing a consumer’s actual perception of the […]

Labeling GMOs: The Right to Know What is in Your Food is a non profit organization that strives to bring awareness to the public regarding genetically modified (GMO) foods. There is an upcoming ballot initiative in California to require companies to label foods that contain GMO products.

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Analysis: Super weeds pose growing threat to U.S. crops

By Carey Gillam

Farmer Mark Nelson bends down and yanks a four-foot-tall weed from his northeast Kansas soybean field. The “waterhemp” towers above his beans, sucking up the soil moisture and nutrients his beans need to grow well and reducing the ultimate yield. As he crumples the flowering end of the weed in his hand, […]

Anti-depressants no better than placebos according to scientific studies

by Dr John Read
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mental health services have become increasingly dominated by psychiatry’s ”medical model”, which claims that feeling depressed, anxious or paranoid is primarily caused by genetic predispositions and chemical imbalances.
This has led to alarming rises in chemical solutions to distress. In New Zealand, one in nine adults […]

Shy Kids Seen as Next Target Market for Psych Drugs

Now shy children face risk of being given mental-health drugs… with 650,000 youngsters already on Ritalin

Experts fear widespread use of powerful medications
Hyperactive children already being treated with drugs

By Emily Allen

Children who are shy or considered moody run the risk of being diagnosed with mental illnesses and given powerful drugs like […]

The Key to Happiness and Long Life

To think that life is meant to be free of troubles or concerns is a wrong perception of the truth and reality. So many people who are chasing happiness and longevity are pursuing an empty dream of something that does not exist in this life. This produces frustration and the desire to blame other people and other things for all our troubles. The key to happiness and long life is not the absence of difficulties, but the proper attitude and response towards them.

Darwin’s Heretic

One of the most renowned biologists of the nineteenth century, Alfred Russel Wallace shares credit with Charles Darwin for developing the theory of evolution by natural selection. Yet one part of Wallace’s remarkable life and career has been completely ignored: His eventual embrace of intelligent design.

Darwin’s Heretic will be premiered […]