One-third of the world’s population is likely to have myopia by the end of this decade. What’s behind the rise? It looks like our mothers were right. Researchers point to people spending too much time indoors focused on books and screens in low light.
When the animals delivered their pups, the older mothers that had run had far fewer young with heart problems than did older sedentary mice. In fact, their risk was equivalent to that of young mice.
University of Montreal researchers found that the brains of babies born to women who exercised moderately throughout their pregnancies appeared to mature more rapidly. Eight-day-old newborns had brains as active as those of eight-month-olds.
The sweet spot for exercise benefits . . . came among those who tripled the recommended level of exercise, working out moderately, mostly by walking, for 450 minutes per week, or a little more than an hour per day.
The use of bleach in homes at least once a week increased the risk of respiratory infections by 18 percent over all.
“You might be surprised to learn that Canada does not require drug manufacturers to test prescription medications on children for safety or efficacy.”
“When you combine these results with our 2013 study that showed a high level of bacterial contamination in milk bought online, we conclude that milk purchased on the Internet is unsafe.”
“Children who drank skim milk and 1% were heavier than those who drank 2% and whole.” –Dr. Mark Daniel DeBoer, associate professor of pediatric endocrinology
An eight-year-old boy developed an anaphylactic allergy to fish and peanuts after receiving a blood transfusion, a rare case that illustrates why parents and doctors should be aware of the possibility following a transfusion, Canadian researchers say.
“After studying their scans at 24, 28, 32 and 36 weeks, she detected that fetuses whose mothers smoked continued to show significantly higher rates of mouth movement and self-touching than those carried by non-smokers.”
“Even the foods I regularly ate got a fat supercharge: I coated steak in thick coat of grass-fed butter, salads were drowned in olive oil, and my morning green tea got a big dollop of coconut oil.”
“As the price of corn has climbed, farmers either sold off their pigs and cattle, or they found alternative feeds,” said Mike Yoder, a dairy farmer in Middlebury, Ind. He feeds his 400 cows bits of candy, hot chocolate mix, crumbled cookies, breakfast cereal, trail mix, dried cranberries, orange peelings and ice cream sprinkles, which are blended into more traditional forms of feed, like hay.
Editorial: “Heads of the dairy cattle industry demonstrate the severe lack of care regarding the actual health of you and your family.”–Anthony Gucciardi, Founding Director, Natural Society
Most of us don’t know that a serving of tomato sauce has more sugar than a serving of Oreo cookies, or that fruit yogurt has more sugar than a Coke, or that most breakfast cereals — even those made with whole grain — are 75% sugar. That’s not breakfast, it’s dessert!
“We [in the US] feed them corn and the reason is twofold – one, we don’t have enough land and, two, when you feed them corn they fatten up. It usually takes 18 months to get a cow from birth to slaughter. Today it takes six weeks and you get all that marbling in the meat. That’s muscle insulin resistance. That animal has the same disease we do, it’s just that we slaughter them before they get sick.”–Dr. Robert Lustig, Pediatric Endocrinologist
Health Minister Rona Ambrose . . . said parents want better information about the kinds of food their children are eating in order to make healthier choices. “They wanted, for example, more information about sugar…. Especially when it comes to what people refer to as hidden sugars or added sugars in food. Especially when buying food for their kids.”
On day 18, a clinical pathologist ran a check-up and told me, “Your liver cells are dying. I’ve never seen fatty liver develop in such a short time. Your liver went from being in the healthiest 10 per cent to the worst in just three weeks.”
“PURE is the largest international study to study sodium intake and health outcomes, and adds considerable strength to the contention that moderate sodium intake is optimal.”
“Sea salt has more taste than table salt, depending on its trace minerals.”
Even very small amounts of the heavy metal are considered a risk to the neurological development of fetuses, whose under-developed brains are particularly susceptible to foreign substances. The analysis of commonly sold tea bags suggested that teas from China were more tainted with metals than others.
Study: The Benefits and Risks of Consuming Brewed Tea: Beware of Toxic Element Contamination (University of Alberta)
Using an accredited lab, CBC used the testing method employed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to test pesticide residues in dry tea leaves. Half of the teas tested contained pesticide residues above the allowable limits in Canada. And eight of the 10 brands tested contained multiple chemicals, with one brand containing residues of 22 different pesticides. Results
“The greatest perversion lies in the fact that most CFIA-accredited organic certifiers also collect ‘royalties’ of between 1% and 3% on their clients’ gross revenue,” the Frontier Centre report says. “So, a certifier really has no incentive whatsoever to crack down on a client who might be breaking the rules.”
“The new definition is totally nonsensical to me,” says Nelson-area farmer Nettie Lack. “Local means the community. It means the neighbourhood. This is about the big boys getting in on the act and using ‘local’ as a form of marketing.” She’s referring to grocery chains like Loblaws, Safeway, and Save-on Foods, all of which, simultaneously with the CFIA’s change of definition, began marketing province-wide food as “local.”