Pharmacist Ben Fuchs Blog: Health News & Information
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Health - So which is it, hormone of happy or hormone of horror? If serotonin is indeed the chemical of calm that you hear about on commercials and if SSRI drugs are indeed the glee-inducing, depression-fighting drugs that your doctor tells you they are, why is that Lilly and Pfizer and all the other manufacturers of these substances are warning patients about side effects like suicide and violent and aggressive behavior? Well, as it turns out, serotonin, despite what you may have heard, is far from a happiness and joy brain biochemical. Read more
Health - A very strange cultural myth has somehow become health dogma (defined as an authoritative principle, belief, or statement of ideas or opinion, especially one considered to be absolute truth) despite little definitive evidence to support it. A biochemically ignorant speculation and hypothesis (experiment) that many of us have bought into is that you can poison your body and your body’s cholesterol manufacturing system with cholesterol lowering drugs, and somehow be the better for it. Read more
Health - Essential oils (EOs) are volatile chemicals that concentrate and contribute aromas and medicinal properties to plants. They’re found in all vegetation and can be extracted via distillation techniques to exploit the pharmacological and fragrance features. While EOs have many health benefits for various bodily systems, throughout history they’ve been particularly valued for their ability to treat skin health issues and to help maintain the health and beauty of the body’s largest organ. Read more
Health - Next to supplements, nothing contains more nourishment value per gram of edible material than superfoods which WebMD defines as “multitasking food substances that provide multiple disease-fighting nutrients”. Although a quick internet search will reveal dozens of various foods that claim superfood status including eggs, yogurt, algae and various fruits and vegetables none can boast more nutritional value than the humble, crepuscular and manure-munching mushroom. Read more
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Woman awarded $1.12 million after police strip-searched her to 'make example' of gun-owning 'right...
Posted by on December 20, 2014 at 6:00 am
(NaturalNews) A Long Island, New York, mother of three has been awarded $1.12 million by a federal jury after she was falsely arrested while taking pictures at an Air National Guard base in the Hamptons, with a legally owned AR-15 rifle and ammunition in the trunk of her car.Nancy... […]
Plantain, a common driveway weed, is one of nature's most powerful medicines
Posted by on December 20, 2014 at 6:00 am
(NaturalNews) It's known to pop up as a persistent weed in gardens, on lawns and even in driveway cracks. But plantain is one of the most medicinally powerful "nuisance" plants that you probably aren't taking advantage of for your health, perhaps to your own detriment.Those bushy... […]
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Florida City Mandates Non-GMO Vending Machines
Posted by Christina Sarich on December 20, 2014 at 7:51 am
The Mayor of Hollywood, Florida is every working person’s hero for mandating that all city-owned vending machines offer non-GMO, healthier snack choices. […]
How We’re Supporting GMO Labeling & Feeding Families This Holiday
Posted by Anthony Gucciardi on December 20, 2014 at 7:51 am
Help provide 20 meals to the less fortunate and support GMO labeling - all while wearing a fashionable GMO labeling Natural Society t-shirt. […]
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First successful vaccination against 'mad cow'-like wasting disease in deer
Posted by on December 21, 2014 at 10:27 am
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere say that a vaccination they have developed to fight a brain-based, wasting syndrome among deer and other animals may hold promise on two additional fronts: Protecting U.S. livestock from contracting the disease, and preventing similar brain […]
Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000
Posted by on December 20, 2014 at 4:22 pm
The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday. […]
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