Could bacteria be the new beauty trend that actually makes us healthier?

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“As a civilization, we’ve just spent the better part of a century doing our unwitting best to wreck the human-associated microbiota… Whether any cures emerge from the exploration of the second genome [the microbiome], the implications of what has already been learned – for our sense of self, for our definition of health and for our attitude toward bacteria in general – are difficult to overstate.” – Michael Pollan   (more…)

Does oil pulling actually work?

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Oil pulling is a 2,000-year-old Ayurvedic treatment that has become a new hot trend, due in no small part to celebrity endorsements by Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley. Oil pulling involves swishing a small amount of oil, usually cold-pressed sesame or coconut oils, around one’s mouth for 15-20 minutes daily, with the goal of ‘pulling’ out toxins. (more…)

Don’t stop knitting! It keeps you healthy.

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Last month I wrote an article called “Why bother knitting a scarf?” Much to my surprise, I received thousands of positive reactions from readers who share my love of homemade, local, and beautiful “slow fashion” items. Clearly, knitting is being embraced by people from all walks of life who benefit from its peaceful, relaxing repetition. It got me wondering – what’s really going on when people knit? Why is it sotremendously popular? (more…)

New medical microchips to be implanted by 2017, delivering drugs, routine birth control through wireless communication.

Microchip-Pills-Drugs(NaturalNews) The future of prescription drugging and birth control lies in a microchip.

Right now, chips with drug reservoirs can be implanted directly under the skin, delivering doses of pharmaceuticals or birth control hormones at the same time each day. The implanted chip is designed to be remote-controlled and governed by "medical professionals." (more…)