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(NaturalNews) Head lice are easily transmitted by head-to head contact or by sharing combs, brushes or caps. Infestations are common in school children but this is not an indication of poor hygiene or dirty hair. Lice lay their eggs along the base of the hair shaft, close to the scalp. Conventional cures include the application of strong smelling insecticides or shampoos which can be harmful to health, especially in the case of small children. Go the natural route in preventing and treating head lice infestations. Preventing Head Lice Do not think a problem with lice will not affect you or your family. Inspect your child’s head regularly for lice and nits, paying particular attention to the hairline, neck and areas above the ears. If there is an outbreak at your child’s school, be even more thorough. To repel lice, comb the hair twice a week with a comb dipped in a mug of warm water containing a few drops of tea tree oil. Treating Head Lice Ensure that the affected family members use separate towels and face cloths and wash bedding, pillowcases and brushes in hot water. Use a fine toothed nit comb to remove lice from the hair, working through the hair section at a time. Repeat the treatment regularly and newly hatched lice will gradually be removed. Diligently repeating this process for at least two weeks is one of the most effective ways of removing head lice without the use of insecticidal shampoos. Essential Oils to Treat Lice Infestations To kill lice and soothe an itching scalp, add two drops each of lavender, geranium and eucalyptus oils to a teaspoon of natural, unscented body lotion. Massage into the scalp and leave for 30 minutes to an hour. Run a fine-toothed, nit comb through the hair, then rinse well. Make a final rinse by adding two drops each of eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary and geranium oils and 3 teaspoons of vinegar into half a jug of water. Rinse and leave the hair to dry naturally. Nigella Sativa is said to be an excellent cure for head lice and other skin parasites. One cup of finely ground seeds blended with a cup of apple cider vinegar, filtered and then applied to the hair is said to be an excellent natural cure for head lice. Be sure to visit a qualified homeopath if a child’s scalp becomes inflamed or infected or if the above treatment proves to be ineffective. Women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant should exercise caution when it comes to the use of certain essential oils or herbs and it would be best to get the advice of a homeopath or herbalist in this case. Sources: http://aromatherapy.suite101.com/article.cfm/natural_head_lice_treatment_with_essential_oils Where There is No Doctor, page 200, by David Werner, Published by The Hesperian Foundation, 1994 edition. http://www.naturalnews.com/026868_Nigella_Sativa_migraine_seeds.html http://pediatrics.about.com/od/weeklyquestion/a/05_head_lice.htm About the author Fleur Hupston enjoys natural foods and products and enjoys sharing her findings with others. She is a feature writer for Suite101 and other blogs.
(NaturalNews) In vitro fertilization (IVF) has become a popular method by which women who are having trouble getting pregnant are able to use donor sperm to achieve pregnancy. In the UK, however, there is a shortage of donor sperm that is causing British women to have to travel to countries like Denmark in order to find some. A 2005 British law change outlawed the donating of sperm anonymously. UK law also has a long-standing rule that prohibits men who donate from receiving any sort of monetary compensation. Because of these rules, and the fact that many men fear having to provide their identities with the donation because the children may eventually try to find and meet them, few British men are donating sperm these days. As a result, the waiting list to receive IVF in the UK is several years. In 2007, Denmark changed its laws and now permits anonymous donors, which has led to a surge in foreign women coming there to receive IVF treatment. Danish donors are also compensated between $60 and $200 for their donations which has helped to facilitate a large number of casual donors. The Danish sperm bank, Cryos, is the largest sperm bank in the world and is a popular destination for “infertility tourists” seeking to have children. Denmark is one of the few nations that allows anonymous donations as well as monetary compensation for them. For this reason, Danish clinics are flourishing with increased business. DanFert in Copenhagen more than doubled its IVF customers since 2007. Vita Nova in Copenhagen has seen a 40 percent increase in women seeking IVF from Britain alone. Danish clinics also cater to single women who are trying to have children, a controversial scenario rejected by many other nations who aim to serve couples trying to conceive. Such liberal laws have attracted all sorts of women from around the globe who wish to bear children but are otherwise unable. Because of the popularity of the program, Danish banks have begun opening up franchised fertility clinics in other countries that permit it, including in the US and India. In these countries, men who are looking to make some extra cash often donate to the clinic, a practice that has all but ceased in Britain due to the laws. Many women are hoping that UK laws will once again allow for anonymous sperm donors. They believe it will help to increase supply and end the shortage that has prevented many women from receiving IVF there. Sources for this story include: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8298465.stm
(NaturalNews) Junk food advertising has reached a new low with the recent Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” ads which portray Doritos consumers as violent murderers who will kill fellow human beings to get a bag of Doritos. One Doritos ad portrays a man backing out of a parking lot when his car strikes an innocent person who drops a bag of Doritos and falls to the ground behind the car. Rather than trying to help the innocent victim, this man throws his car into reverse and drives over the victim, killing him with the vehicle and stealing the bag of Doritos. The message? Doritos are so valuable that it’s okay to kill people just to score a bag. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T_DiTPoy-A) A second Doritos ad shows two loser-looking gym bums being attacked by an insane junk food ninja who uses Doritos chips as throwing stars to murder the guy who stole his bag of Doritos. The message here? Doritos are so valuable that it’s okay to kill others to defend your snack. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bRSM4EbLFw&feature=related) A third Doritos ad shows one elderly man attacking a young man with a stun gun in order to buy the last bag of Doritos from a vending machine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4YNFO70Qhk&feature=channel). Same gratuitous violence. Same message: Committing violent acts against others is perfectly acceptable when you’re pursuing a bag of Doritos. Yet another Doritos ad shows two grown men smacking each other in the face to decide which loser has to go buy more Doritos. The loser ends up with a black eye after being punched so hard he flies through the air and lands on a coffee table, shattering it. Gee, why not just use the women in this role and make it a wife-beating commercial? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpRbbtHp5Qg) A common theme: Violence against innocent people What’s the common theme of all these Doritos television commercials? Acts of senseless violence committed against fellow human beings . Doritos marketing executives apparently think these commercials showing gratuitous acts of violence and murder are going to help them sell more Doritos. Maybe they’ve been eating too much of their own product and their brain function has been suppressed by all the MSG found in Doritos… because these ads aren’t funny, they’re sick! “Demented” might be a better term. It’s hard to see the humor when there’s so much realistic violence in the way. And yet somehow Frito-Lay executives gave these ads the big thumbs up. Let’s use violence to sell junk foods! It sort of makes sense, actually: Junk food consumption is correlated with violent crime . Virtually all the criminals in prison across the country are nutritionally imbalanced due to their consumption of processed junk foods and their lack of sufficient nutritional supplementation. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if a study revealed that fried snack foods like Doritos are a favorite food among violent criminals. These are, after all, the kind of people depicted in some Doritos advertisements. In my view, the violent Doritos commercials accurately reflect the senseless, violent behavior that typifies people (younger males, mostly) who consume large quantities of processed junk foods, sugary soft drinks and gimmicky “sports drinks.” These are the people who end up being put on antidepressants and other psychotropic drugs, after which they sometimes end up in a school shooting rampage. It might make a good Doritos commercial, actually: A kid grows up on junk food and diet soda laced with aspartame. He’s drugged up on Ritalin and Prozac. One day he brings a semiautomatic rifle to school, barges into a classroom and opens fire on his classmates, shooting and screaming, “I WANT MY F*@!KING DORITOS!” Hilarious, huh? Some people think so. The Frito-Lay executives apparently think this kind of violence is appropriate for mainstream television. This is the kind of imagery they’re using to try to convince people to buy their products! How sick is that? Ow, My Balls! If you’ve ever seen the movie Idiocracy , you may remember the popular TV show being watched by the dumbed-down, brain-numbed junk food consumers who inhabit the world depicted in the film. That show was called, ” Ow, My Balls! ” and it consisted of random acts of violence against the testicles of the show host who is seen being kicked in the balls, falling on his balls, being hit in the balls by a wrecking crane and other similar acts. (http://www.naturalnews.com/021558.html) This show is the single most popular broadcast in the world of Idiocracy. When this parody movie first came out, it seemed impossible to imagine a world full of people who were so stupid that they just sit around watching some guy get kicked in the balls over and over again… but guess what? Idiocracy has become reality! Doritos has achieved the distinction of being the first mainstream consumer product company to produce a series of advertisements that are intellectually equivalent to “Ow, My Balls!” Doritos contain MSG Doritos are, of course, a processed junk food made with mosodium glutamate — a taste-enhancing chemical that experts like Dr. Russell Blaylock link to obesity, food addictions, headaches and neurological damage. MSG is an excitotoxin that’s used along with huge amounts of processed salt to enhance the flavor of dead foods like Doritos. Read more about the dangers of MSG here: http://www.naturalnews.com/msg.html Being a fried snack food, Doritos also contain acrylamides — toxic substances formed when carbohydrates are cooked a high temperatures. Acrylamides are linked to cancer and other serious diseases. (http://www.naturalnews.com/acrylamides.html) One study shows that eating acrylamides increases the risk of kidney cancer by 59 percent (http://www.naturalnews.com/024585_cancer_acrylamide_research.html). PepsiCo, the parent company that makes Doritos, claims that its product isn’t made with genetically modified corn, but tests conducted by GreenPeace proved that Doritos sold in India actually did contain GM corn varieties MON 863 and NK 603 (http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/Story/80590/India/GM+food+can+damage+liver+and+kidneys.html). So eating a bag of Doritos involves not only the ingestion of MSG and cancer-causing acrylamides; it may also expose you to genetically modified corn that has been scientifically linked to internal organ damage. (See books by Jeffrey Smith for loads of research on that…) So now all the violence actually starts to make sense: People who eat Doritos might be brain damaged from the chemicals in the product. And because they’re brain damaged, they have lost the higher brain functions of critical thinking or expressing human compassion. They are operating from their lower “reptilian” brain stem functions which respond to two things: Sex and violence . No wonder the Doritos ads are focused on sex and violence.
Acne is a very common problem and over 90% of all teenagers suffer from this skin condition at one point or another during puberty. Acne, formally known as acne vulgaris, normally decreases dramatically after puberty but in some the condition will persist into adulthood. Acne is an ancient problem and it is well known that [...]
(NaturalNews) Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) has introduced a new bill called The Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA) of 2010 (S. 3002), that, if enacted, would severely curtail free access to dietary supplements. Cosponsored by Senator Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the bill would essentially give the FDA full control over the supplement industry. Most of the industrialized world has incredibly restrictive laws governing supplements. People worldwide often purchase supplements from the U.S. because they are freely available at low costs. All of this could change, however, if DSSA passes. DSSA would change key sections of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C), undoing protections in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, effectively eliminating free access to supplements. The importance of DSHEA The passage of DSHEA resulted from millions of Americans who worked hard to reinforce their freedom to buy and sell supplements. At the time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was alleging that nutrients like CoQ10 and selenium were dangerous and should be pulled from the market. Though weak in some areas, DSHEA established a foundation upon which free access to dietary supplements would be protected from attacks by drug companies and the FDA. What prompted DSSA? McCain’s DSSA bill emerged in response to illegal steroid use among Major League Baseball players. Likely instigated by pharmaceutical interests, the bill is being posited as necessary to prevent supplement adulteration. The FDA already has the power to pull supplements from the market that are contaminated but it has not been doing its job. DSSA is not only unnecessary, but it would actually reward the FDA for its failures. DSSA would also strip DSHEA and give full control of the supplement industry to the FDA. Registration requirements DSSA would mandate that all supplement companies register with the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), which oversees the FDA. Any company that refuses to register and comply with HHS would be subject to hefty fines, the classification of its products as “adulterated”, and their removal from the market. The new system would burden manufacturers with significant new costs that would cause supplement prices to increase. A new taxpayer-funded bureaucracy would also be created to conduct inspections and oversee compliance. Reporting requirements DSSA would require all “non-serious adverse events” received by supplement companies to be reported to the government, regardless of whether or not the events are related to the supplements for which they are submitted. Pharmaceutical companies would have access to these reports which they could use to petition the FDA to have supplements removed from the market. The FDA could also arbitrarily pull supplements from the market if it believes it has “reasonable probability” that there may be a problem. FDA would decide which supplements are legal Perhaps the most chilling aspect of DSSA is that it would allow the HHS Secretary to establish a list of permitted supplements. Reversing common law, which assumes all is legal unless restricted, DSSA would allow only what is permitted to be legal. In a nutshell, DSSA would increase supplement costs for consumers, grant incredible new power over the supplement industry to the FDA, and drastically limit the availability of supplements. Drug companies could also use the bill to remove supplements from the market, patent them, and sell them as drugs! It is absolutely critical to contact your Congressmen and oppose this bill. LifeExtension Magazine has a convenient “Action Alert” page in which to do so. Sources: Senator McCain Files New Bill That Attacks Your Access to Supplements and Repeals Key Sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act – Alliance for Natural Health The Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 – Senator John McCain New Bill Seeks to Ban Consumer Access to Dietary Supplements – Life Extension Foundation About the author Ethan Huff is a freelance writer and health enthusiast who loves exploring the vast world of natural foods and health, digging deep to get to the truth. He runs an online health publication of his own at http://wholesomeherald.blogspot.com.
(NaturalNews) One of the advantages of natural medicine is that if you make a mistake on your dosage, it’s usually no big deal because natural medicine is inherently safe. But conventional medicine, with all its toxic chemotherapy poisons and irradiation machines, can be fatal even when simple mistakes are made. Numerous patients have already been killed by miscalibrated chemotherapy pumps that drip poison in to the bodies of patients. And now there’s news from Springfield Missouri where an actively-used brain cancer irradiation machine has been miscalibrated since 2004 . Oops. Gee, didn’t anyone wonder why the burn marks were so severe and patients were losing brain function so rapidly? Oh, wait. I forgot: Nobody noticed because losing cognitive function is a “normal” side effect of conventional cancer treatments . Harming patients in the cancer industry is now so routine that nobody even notices it anymore! Nobody bothered to check the machine The facts of this case are a bit frightening because this could happen anywhere, in any hospital : For the last five years, patients undergoing brain irradiation treatments have been over-exposed to very high levels of radiation. The radiation machine at the CoxHealth hospital in Springfield, Missouri was apparently never calibrated correctly. The incompetent technicians who set up the machine (who probably lost their own brain function as a result of being around so many miscalibrated radiation machines) apparently never bothered to configure it correctly. They just used the default setting the machine came with, which happened to be the “Fry my brain” setting. Now here’s the really scary part: The massive radiation overdose problem was only discovered when the hospital trained a new physician on the machine . They were apparently going over all the settings and functions of the machine when the new doctor asked something like, “Hey, why is this dosage knob turned all the way up to ‘Hiroshima’?” Hospital administrators scratched their heads (after which clumps of hair fell out) and then began to realize something was wrong. “This might explain all the severe radiation burns on patients skulls…” Oops. So what, exactly, do you do in a case like this? Do you call all the brain cancer patients who suffered radiation burns and a loss of cognitive function and say, “Um, we’re really sorry that we fried your brain because we were too stupid to configure the radiation machine correctly…” Or do you just hope no one notices because cancer patients are too frightened to know the difference between “treatment” and a radiological assault? I have a solution to this problem This accidental irradiation overdose issue is a huge problem all across the country. Radiation machines are often miscalibrated , and there’s virtually no oversight by anyone. Hospitals can openly operate miscalibrated machines for years on end without anyone doing a single thing to stop them. But I have a simple, highly-effective solution to this problem: Just require cancer doctors to irradiate their own brains using the machines before treating patients. If such a rule were enforced, I’ll bet you that all of a sudden those machines would be correctly calibrated. Naturopathic physicians, by the way, aren’t afraid to take the same medicine they’re about to prescribe to patients. You need these anti-viral herbs? I’ll take some too just to show you how safe they are, see? No big deal. But conventional cancer doctors would never inject themselves with chemotherapy or stick their heads under an operating radiotherapy machine. You know why? Because those treatments are dangerous! That’s why they’re reserved solely for patients. Only the patients get poisoned and irradiated. Why do you think radiology technicians flee the room before they fire up their machines on patients? They flee the room because they don’t want to be anywhere near that radiation! Cancer doctors aren’t very bright about curing cancer, but they are smart enough to figure out that radiation = cancer . Which makes it all the more hilarious that they use radiation to treat cancer, huh? Apparently, radiation is good for YOU, but dangerous for THEM. It’s a strange double standard… How you can tell if radiation machines are dangerous For those reading this who are still wishing to submit to radiation treatments for tumors, this commonsense question may have occurred to you: How can you tell if the machine is dangerous? The answer is simpler than you think: If it’s ON! There is no such thing as a “safe” irradiation machine. Even if the setting is the “normal” dose for radiation, it’s still extremely dangerous. This is obvious by the fact that the whole point of the machine is to emit so much radiation that it kills cells in your body. The problem with this approach is that it doesn’t just kill the cancer tumor cells; it also irradiates all the healthy cells in the path of the radiation, which is of course a straight line penetrating your skull (or other part of your body). The only safe radiation machine is a non-functioning radiation machine . And technically, even that’s not true. Here’s why… Radioactive waste Hospitals are a major source of radioactive waste . It’s one of the dirty little secrets of the sick care industry: All these machines that emit radiation contain radioactive elements, of course. And when these machines are replaced or disposed of, their radioactive elements become radioactive waste . The disposal of this waste is supposed to be highly regulated, but it isn’t as tightly controlled as you might imagine. In fact, a properly motivated terrorist could easily acquire some old hospital imaging equipment that still contains “hot” radioactive elements. (They can also get this from discarded dental X-ray equipment…) Once you have these radioactive elements, it’s a simple matter to build a so-called “dirty bomb.” All you do is attach the radioactive core of the imaging equipment to some conventional explosives that can blast the core into dust, giving you airborne radioactive dust. Then you detonate that in an area with maximum population density, air flow or water flow to a populated area. It’s no exaggeration to say that medical imaging equipment provides the raw materials for terrorists to quite easily bomb U.S. cities or water supplies in a radiological attack . Isn’t medicine bizarre? Not only do the “treatments” expose you to excess radiation, but the equipment used in hospitals is also a source of raw materials for weapons of mass destruction. Remember all those WMDs that were supposed to be in Iraq? They were never found because they’re sitting in American hospitals disguised as radiotherapy machines and currently being targeted on American citizens. They actually draw a target on your skull when they fire these machines at you, by the way. How obvious can it get? Whatever cancer you might have, I can guarantee you that your body is not deficient in radiation . Irradiating your skull to treat cancer makes about as much sense as injecting poison into your veins to treat cancer (chemotherapy). It’s one of the most misguided ideas to have ever been floated by the sick care industry — an industry that still offers absolutely no solutions for curing cancer. And yet, curing cancer is simple. Your body already knows how to do it. In the world of natural medicine, cancer is one of the most straightforward “diseases” to reverse if patients are willing to clean up their diets and embrace a healing lifestyle.
While the proven negative health consequences of smoking and tanning are undeniable, tobacco and indoor tanning advertisers would like consumers to think otherwise. In fact, a new study comparing the tactics used in advertising tobacco and indoor tanning products found several similarities in how these two industries market unhealthy products.