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10 Common Habits That Seriously Damage Your Kidneys

10 Common Habits That Seriously Damage Your Kidneys

Our kidneys are super important for our health. They filter our blood, produce hormones, absorb minerals, produce urine, eliminate toxins, and neutralize acids. So as one of the most important organs in your body, your kidneys deserve some love. Damage or steady decline of your kidneys can often go unnoticed for years as your kidneys […]

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Stop Drinking Alcohol For 30 Days And Experience These Amazing Benefits

By HTN Drinking alcohol has become so common and is a socially acceptable practice. It is hard to believe that you can party without alcohol; it can even make you feel ‘cool’ or included in some environments. Some people don’t even want to stop drinking alcohol because alcohol increases their self-confidence and makes it so […]

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The Alcohol Industry Is Funding Anti-Marijuana Efforts

Earlier this month, I wrote about how Insys Therapeutics, a drug company that sells only fentanyl, a powerful and often deadly opioid, has been fighting marijuana legalization efforts in Arizona. Well, it’s not just the pharmaceutical industry that is bankrolling anti-marijuana campaigns; the alcohol industry is in on it, too. Insys donated $500,000 to Arizonans […]

Scientists Identify Neurons that Tell You to Stop Drinking

Scientists Identify Neurons that Tell You to Stop Drinking

Millions of people in the United States and abroad suffer from alcoholism, having difficulty controlling their urge to drink heavily. However, scientists say that they have now identified a particular neuron that once activated, can help a person stop drinking alcohol. The team at Texas A&M University is confident that this could be a huge step […]

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Addictive Behavior Related to Low Levels of Oxytocin, the “Love/Bonding Hormone”

The more we understand how nature works, the more we realize just how complex, intricately balanced and ingenious its systems are. One aspect that we are currently gaining more insight into is the human body’s ability to produce natural chemicals and their effects on our general wellbeing. Oxytocin is a hormone secreted by the posterior […]

Alcohol Overload? How to Minimise the Harmful Effects of Excess Drinking

Alcohol Overload? How to Minimise the Harmful Effects of Excess Drinking

Excessive alcohol consumption is often considered a central part of being social and having a good time. One of the reasons it is so popular is because so many people in today’s society are affected by stress and self-consciousness. And as alcohol is considered a legal, ‘socially acceptable’ substance that helps us to relax and […]

Are you taking antacids like they’re candy?

Are you taking antacids like they’re candy?

If you are like millions of Americans who suffer from gastrointestinal problems like indigestion, acid reflux, heartburn and upset stomach you may have been lead to believe that products like Tums, Maalox, and Rolaids are quite possibly your only salvation. It’s simply not the case.   Tums and Rolaids – both well-known popular products are […]

New Study Finds Marijuana 100X Less Toxic Than Alcohol, Safer Than Tobacco

New Study Finds Marijuana 100X Less Toxic Than Alcohol, Safer Than Tobacco

New Study Finds Marijuana 100X Less Toxic Than Alcohol, Safer Than Tobacco Science once again catching up with what many already knew – but this is progress: A new scientific study has investigated the toxicity of various drugs and found Marijuana the clear winner. It’s been found significantly less toxic than all the other substances […]

Is it time to do another detox?

Is it time to do another detox?

People will argue that our bodies were designed to be self-cleaning and that doing internal cleanses is a waste of time, and in theory they are right. The problem is that our bodies were designed to eat real food and live in an unpolluted environment. We all know that in 2015 that isn’t the case. […]

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned — and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems […]