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Category: Wellness

Alarming report reveals 27 million Americans are drinking dirty tap water that violates government safety standards

Cancerous chemicals such as lead and copper are just some of the contaminants found in the drinking water of some 27 million Americans, revealed a damning new report by the National Resources Defense Council (NDRC), calling to question the safety of water systems in the country. According to the report, over 18,000 community water systems across the country were found to commit violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, exposing 77 million Americans to compromised tap water.

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Compound in turmeric found to suppress viruses, including hepatitis, herpes, chikungunya, influenza-A, HIV and HPV

The turmeric compound curcumin was found to effectively suppress a large number of viruses, recent studies showed. The compound was previously known to defer cancer growth, resolve Lichen Panus, reduce type-2 diabetes and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia onset. However, a new article published in GreenMedInfo.com listed several other studies indicating that the compound was able to inhibit the growth of a plethora of viruses including zika virus, hepatitis, herpes, chikungunya virus, influenza-A, HIV and HPV.

White noise found to be just as effective against ADHD as dangerous psychiatric drugs

While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is typically treated with a psychiatric drug prescription, a new study has found a possible new solution that is simpler, and less harmful. The Scandinavian study revealed that white noise may be effective in improving focus in children with ADHD, making it a suitable alternative to ADHD medications that come with a lot of health risks.

Study: Sugary drinks linked to accelerated aging and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Consuming sugary drinks may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, two recent studies revealed. To carry out the first study, a team of researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine pooled data from the Framingham Heart Study and examined more than 5,000 volunteer participants. The participants were instructed to log their beverage intake through questionnaires that assessed their diets over the past year. The research team found that consuming artificially-sweetened drinks was associated with increased odds of stroke and dementia among the participants. However, the experts did not observe a causal relationship between sugary drinks and higher dementia rick. The findings were published in the journal Stroke.

CVS shifting away from unhealthy candy and soda in favor of healthier items

CVS has decided to dramatically slash the amount of space it devotes to junk food and soda just three years after it stopped selling tobacco products. The country’s biggest drugstore chain has been making a series of positive moves that reflect the increasing trend toward health consciousness sweeping the U.S. as increasing numbers of stores and restaurants displace conventional food in favor of organic options.

Scientists Find A Host Of Toxic Chemicals In Name Brand Lipstick & Other Cosmetic Products

A study released by the University of California, Berkeley (UBC) School of Public health has found many conventional lipstick products to contain dangerously high levels of aluminum, cadmium, lead, and other toxins. Researchers tested over 30 popular lipstick products and found this to be the case. The study was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Even women using minimal amounts of product still increase their risk of developing harmful health conditions like nerve damage and cancer by an alarming amount.

St. John’s Wort Benefits: Natural Support for Mental Wellness

With one out of every 10 American adults actively taking an antidepressant, the need to promote mental health through natural means has never been greater. A healthy, organic diet and regular exercise are critical for laying the foundation of healthy living. Herbs like St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) are a source of antioxidants and other specialized nutrients that encourage physical and mental wellness. In fact, for centuries, people have turned to St. John’s wort as a natural remedy for an array of health concerns. Let’s take a closer look at its history and benefits.