The Cutting Edge of Antioxidant Research & Other News of Note

Newsweek Slams Antioxidants: Yawn! (nutraingredients-usa.com) On January 25, Newsweek published an article entitled “Antioxidants Fall From Grace: The popular dietary components may not do any good, and may actually harm.” The article treads the same old path of “antioxidant supplements do not work, and one big meta-analysis indicated they may increase your risk of mortality.” …

Antibiotics & the Dairy Biz, & Other News of Note

FDA & Dairy Industry Spar over Testing of Milk (NY Times) Each year, federal inspectors find illegal levels of antibiotics in hundreds of older dairy cows bound for the slaughterhouse. Concerned that those antibiotics might also be contaminating the milk Americans drink, the Food and Drug Administration intended to begin tests this month on the …

Biosis 31: Realizing What Counts, Healing as Process & More

  The new issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis is available online now. In this issue: JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Realizing What Counts“When you think about how you spent your most memorable holidays, what do you remember first and best – the gifts you got or gave, or the people you shared the holidays with?” Dr. …

Questioning the Safety of Airport Full-Body Scanners & Other News of Note

“Naked” Scanners at US Airports May Be Dangerous (PhysOrg) Some US scientists warned Friday that the full-body, graphic-image X-ray scanners now being used to screen passengers and airline crews at airports around the country may be unsafe. “They say the risk is minimal, but statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays,” …

Understanding Stress & Mental Fitness: Techniques for Building Resilience (Guest Post)

Fr. Stephen, MSC/Flickr   Corporate and other wellness programs primarily focus on aspects of physical health, but mental fitness is an area worth exploring. While it may be hard to imagine we can directly affect this aspect of our being, current studies reveal that we have much more control than previously thought when it comes …

New Cancer-Inflammation Link & Other News of Note

Research Finds New Link Between Inflammation and Cancer (PhysOrg) Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers have uncovered a new link between chronic inflammation and cancer. Although cancers do not always cause inflammation, chronic inflammation is known to help tumor cells grow. In an article published in the June issue of Nature, VCU Massey scientists …

Guest Post: 12 More Natural Solutions to Alleviate Stress

Cross-posted Stress is the intensity of how you believe you can cope with an identified threat. It isn’t your actual ability to cope but your perception of your ability to cope. Stress becomes a problem when you think you can’t cope well with a perceived threat. Mild stress can be used to inspire you, build …

How One Way of Dealing with Stress Could Wind Up Stressing You Out

Stress is a normal part of life, but experience too much of it for too long, it starts to take a toll on your health.   julianrod/Flickr So we look for ways of managing it. We seek coping mechanisms, some of which can make us more stress-hardy (e.g., yoga, deep breathing, positive self-talk), and some …