The Next Big Thing? ‘Fat Studies’ Courses, Fat Awareness Groups Spread Across Universities

Described as an “emerging academic field” that focuses on combating “weightism,” “fat stigma,” and the “weight based oppression” of fat people, “fat studies” courses are popping up on college campuses across the country. Typically found in women and gender studies departments, fat studies courses don’t study obesity as a leading cause of death in America […]

One State’s Clever Solution to Painkiller Abuse

Lawmakers locally and nationally have been struggling to find ways to combat the growing problem of painkiller abuse, which kills 44 Americans daily. Strategies have focused on expanding access to drugs that treat overdoses and addiction, making painkillers harder to abuse and cutting down on prescriptions for opioids. But Illinois is trying something completely different. […]

Strokes Skyrocket Among Baby Boomers

The fight against one of the nation’s leading killers, stroke, has been touted as a public health success story since it has been decreasing among American seniors, dropping from the fourth to the fifth most common cause of death in the U.S. But this statistic masks a chilling and dramatic increase in strokes hitting the […]

New Obama Guidelines: Lean Meat Has Role in Healthy Diet

New federal dietary guidelines, which dropped early Thursday morning, tell Americans to follow a healthy eating pattern that includes a variety of vegetables, fruit, grains, fat-free dairy, oils and a variety of proteins, including lean meats. The recommendations for what Americans should and shouldn’t be eating, which the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the […]

U.S. Army Seeks Volunteers for 3-Week MRE-Only Diet for Study

The U.S. Army is looking for volunteers who are willing to only eat the military’s pre-packaged food for soldiers, for three weeks. The Meals, Ready-to-Eat, also known as MRE’s include such options as “parachute pork,” “battalion brownie pops” and “Ranger red hot party mix.” The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine is conducting the […]

Is the Flu Shot Effective or Just a Big Government-Endorsed Scam?

Nearly every person who lines up for the flu shot is given no information about the vaccine. If people were given the vaccine insert to read, for example, they’d learn that it’s never been scientifically tested at all. GlaxoSmithKline’s FluLaval insert states that “there have been no controlled trials adequately demonstrating a decrease in influenza […]

Critics Slam Study Claiming E-Cigarettes as Dangerous as Regular Ones

There is perhaps no better proof of the federal government’s collusion with Big Pharma than the government’s crusade against “vaping” — inhaling or exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette. Testimony from experts reveals that vaping is less harmful than smoking and can be an effective tool in helping smokers kick the habit. As such, […]

71 Percent of U.S. Youth Too Obese or Over-Medicated to Qualify for the U.S. A.

A shocking 7 out of 10 potential Army Reserve candidates are unfit to serve their country due to obesity, prescription drug addictions and other reasons. As reported in The Washington Times, “According to Army Recruiting Command statistics compiled last year, 71 percent of young people wanting to join the military would fail to pass service […]

Sacramento Officials Caught Secretly Adding Cancer-Causing Chemicals to the Water Supply

For over a year, California’s capital city had been poisoning the public water supply – in secret – with chemicals that are known carcinogens, and that have never been approved for use in the water treatment process. This was the disturbing finding of a recent investigation by local Sacramento news affiliate ABC10 News, which revealed […]

Gifts of the Magi, Other Christmas Symbols Show Health Benefits

Frankincense. Myrrh. Holly. Mistletoe. Evergreen trees. These traditional Christmas symbols have long been associated with the Christian holiday. But new scientific research has found these old-world herbs and plants may also have surprising health benefits. Two gifts of the Magi, for instance, contain compounds with healing potential: Frankincense extract has been shown to ease arthritis, […]