Dr. Mercola May 10, 2011 http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/vitalvotes/archive/2011/05/10/can-eating-local-honey-cure-allergies.aspx Many allergy sufferers believe that locally produced honey can alleviate symptoms. The idea is that bees become covered in pollen spores when the jump from one flower to the next — spores which are then transferred to their honey. It is thought that eating …
May 10, 2011
May 10, 2011
New research shows that long-time chronic users of acetaminophen, the active ingredient of Tylenol, have an increased risk for blood cancers. It’s still uncertain exactly what role the drug plays in the disease.
It was already believed that acetaminophen might increase the risk of the cancers, but until now that hypothesis was based on individual cases. The new study tracked a large population of healthy people over time.
May 10, 2011
Omega-3 fats can regulate inflammatory processes and responses. Researchers recently investigated omega-3s and other fats (such as omega-6 fats and alpha linolenic acid) to see if their consumption was associated with a reduction in mortality due to inflammatory diseases.
More than 2,500 participants were tracked over a period of 15 years. Their diet was assessed using a food-frequency questionnaire.
According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:
“Women in the highest tertiles of total [omega-3] intake, compared with those in the lowest tertile of intake at baseline, had a 44 percent reduced risk of inflammatory disease mortality … In both men and women, each … increase in energy-adjusted intake of alpha-linolenic acid was [also] inversely associated with inflammatory mortality.”
Most people realize that inflammation plays an important role in the development and progression of nearly all diseases. That is why anti-inflammatory diets and nutrients are so widely utilized. However, your body can also use controlled inflammatory processes to optimize your health
More than just an aid to wellbeing, the ancient discipline could soon be used to treat conditions from obesity to multiple sclerosis
May 10, 2011
When Chris Brown used a laser to create repeated pin-pricks of pain in the arms of volunteers, he made a curious discovery. Half the men and women felt the pain was less unpleasant than did the others. And scans of their brains showed that areas that are involved in anticipation were far less active.
The two groups of people were identical, except that those for whom the pain sensation was less unpleasant were all men and women who practised meditation. And the longer they had practised, the lower the sensation.
May 10, 2011
RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) – Lawyers for President Barack Obama go to court on Tuesday to try to save the cornerstone of his healthcare overhaul, arguing that the requirement for Americans to buy insurance is constitutional.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will consider whether a lower court was correct in striking down the requirement. But they will not be the final arbiter in a fight that is expected to reach the Supreme Court.
Legal scholars see the case as pivotal because it is the first to have oral arguments before an appeals courts. That means its ruling could affect other courts and become the first challenge to the law to reach the high court.
Stephen C. Webster
May 10, 2011
President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday during a speech near the U.S. border that he plans a fresh push for immigration policy reform ahead of the 2012 election, calling for a legislative solution that comes from Congress instead of his desk alone.
The White House and other officials will promote the debate by staging a series of community town halls to raise the debate’s profile in the media and bring in more voices than just the president’s, Raw Story has learned.
The town halls will be modeled similarly to the community debates that took place during the president’s push for health reform.
May 10, 2011
A.C. Grayling, a British professor of philosophy, recently published a secular version of the Bible, “The Good Book: A Humanist Bible.” To create his scriptures, Grayling has rewritten thoughts from many sages of the past in archaic language that evokes the King James Bible. His humanist Bible has sections titled Genesis, Proverbs and Epistles.
Not having read “The Good Book,” verily will I not pass judgment thereon, although I note that Grayling certainly appears to be qualified for the job he has taken on, to judge from his nimbus of prophetic silver hair in his publicity photos.
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By RALPH NADER
On the evening of May 4, a day before he was to join dozens of billionaires convened by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in Phoenix, Arizona to discuss how they might spend over half their wealth for “good works,” media entrepreneur, peace advocate and environmentalist, Ted Turner joined another billionaire, Peter B. Lewis (chairman of Progressive Insurance) and me at the New York Public Library to discuss a similar topic. C-SPAN covered the event.
The event was titled “Billionaires Against Bull, Going from Charity to Justice.” It was a far-ranging exchange before an audience as civically committed as some of the notables who were there, including Lewis Lapham of Lapham’s Quarterly, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Victor Navasky (Columbia Journalism School), Patti Smith (singer, poet and author), Mark Green (author of Losing Our Democracy), and Eugene Jarecki, (documentary film maker (“Why We Fight) and author of The American Way of War.
The launching point for our discourse was my work of political fiction “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!” Turner and Lewis were two of seventeen real, very rich persons, led by Warren Buffett, who in fictional roles decided to put their money, contacts and facilities behind a mass mobilization of the people to effect long-overdue redirections.
By MIKE WHITNEY
Assets bubbles require massive amounts of leverage. But too much leverage can destabilize the system, so it needs to be regulated. But Wall Street doesn’t like restrictions on leverage because it can make more money by borrowing like crazy, inflating a ginormous bubble, skimming off the profits, and cashing in before the crash. So, the Fed ignores Wall Street’s “gearing” operations and pretends not to see what’s going on. It becomes a bubble “enabler” by lowering interest rates, easing credit and waving-off tighter regulations. It’s all part of the game. The Fed works to help its core constituents while everyone else is put at risk.
But there’s another reason for bubbles, too. Stagnation is a chronic problem in mature capitalist economies. As businesses become more efficient in their various widget-making operations, demand for their products drops off making it harder for owners to find profitable outlets for investment. And when investment starts to flag, then grip of economic inertia begins to tighten. As author Robert Skidelsky says, “investment fills the gap between production and consumption”, so when investment hits a speed-bump, spending starts to wither and the economy slows to a crawl.
Monday 9 May 2011
by: William Rivers Pitt, Truthout
“Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.”
- Mark Twain
Osama bin Laden is dead, and we’ve all gotten to see secret home videos of him watching himself on video. President Obama has done a very tasteful victory lap. Pakistan is still counting the billions of dollars in aid they’ve received from American taxpayers, although much more warily now, as it seems they almost certainly had to know exactly where bin Laden was stashed and failed to clue us in. Maybe all that aid money was too much of a temptation for them to risk losing it, or maybe they just dig what bin Laden was peddling, but there are furrowed brows all over the government offices in Islamabad as they wait for the next shoe to drop.
Podcast Powered By Podbean Download this episode (right click and save) SolarTimes editor Sandy LeonVest (www.solartimes.org) talks to acclaimed permaculture designer, teacher and enthusiast Andrew Faust about a 21st century approach to designing human habitats and agricultural systems known as “permaculture.” They talk about how this system, which is modeled on the relationships found in natural …