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 Title   Date   Author   Host 

naturalnews.com

October 8, 2016

With regard to self-granted federal regulations, the federally controlled medical management agencies in this country, have granted themselves the right to declare someone a medical threat for an absolutely harmless illness.

"Today, the American people are challenged, as they have never been before, to confront the expansion of government authority over our bodies and the bodies of our children, specifically the exercise of police power to take us into custody and isolate us without our consent whenever public health officials believe we are sick or could become sick."

nytimes.com

by Kirk Johnson

October 7, 2016

The Iditarod dog-sled race has gripped the imagination here for a long time, partly because it captures the idea, cherished by Alaskans, that a true-north wildness lies just over the horizon.

In trekking nearly 1,000 miles to the finish line in the old gold-rush town of Nome, mushers and their teams commemorate an event that captivated the world in 1925, when a sled team, led by a dog named Balto, raced through blizzards to deliver lifesaving serum to Nome during a diphtheria outbreak. The rescue made headlines around the world, and earned Balto a statue in Central Park in New York. And since 1973, the competitive race has been run to celebrate that trek.

livescience.com

by Stephanie Pappas

October 6, 2016

Skeletons, ghouls and ghosts: Halloween is nearly upon us, and with it, a number of strange and bizarre traditions. How did a pagan Celtic festival and an early church holiday become an opportunity for little kids to beg for free candy.

Halloween has evolved quickly in the United States, from a harvest holiday brought over from Ireland by immigrants, to a celebration for children around World War II, back around to a holiday that embraces grown-up participation in the last few decades. Here's the complete history of Halloween. (And stick around until the end for some science-y costume ideas.)

viconsortium.com

October 5, 2016

A measure seeking to untie home-schooling from the regulatory eye of the Virgin Islands Board of Education won the favor of all senators gathered at the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Hall here on Monday.

Though the measure will be amended, senators generally agreed with the measure, with the bill's sponsor, Senator Novelle Francis - who said the bill was specifically for parents and guardians who home-school their children, and not the many learning centers throughout the territory that essentially operate as unlicensed private schools - pointing to the growing interest in home-schooling from parents throughout the territory.

althealthworks.com

by Yelena Sukhoterina

September 24, 2016

Autism rates in the US have been rising since the 1980s. In 1985 autism prevalence was 1 in 2,500, ten years later it jumped to 1 in 500, and today it is an astonishing 1 in 68 children.

More and more researchers and doctors are raising red flags as they see more evidence that this epidemic is related not only to environmental, food, and water toxins, but specifically to those in vaccinations. In 1995 , the immunization schedule for children had 19 vaccinations before the age of 16. In 2001 , that number is now 28 before the age of 18.

wakeupnews.org

September 17, 2016

Two more European countries are rejecting genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Lativia and Greece have specifically said no to growing Monsanto's genetically modified maize, or MON810.

Scotland and Germany were the first countries that booted GMOs. They feared that GMO crops would contaminate the food and beverage and in this order put these industries in dangerous.

home.bt.com

by Louisa McKenzie

September 16, 2016

Organic food is often cited as being better for your health and for the environment. However, many people are put off by organic food's perceived higher price tag.

This month The Soil Association is raising awareness of organic food and wants you to Organic Your September. However, if you think organic food is too costly, switching wholly or partly to organic needn't be as expensive as you probably think.

gardenbetty.com

September 16, 2016

If you asked most people what color egg yolks are, they would likely answer yellow. Yolks have always been associated with the color yellow, which is unfortunate because backyard chicken keepers know better.

Backyard chicken keepers know that yolks can and should be a bright, bold orange, and those bright, bold orange yolks are a sign of a happy, healthy hen. Last year, I compared my pasture-foraging, insect-pecking, soil-scratching, whole grain-feeding chickens' yolks to the yolks of both their "free-ranging" and factory-farmed counterparts. The results were clearly visible: Yolks from my homegrown eggs were not only darker, but also fuller and thicker. Even the eggshells were denser and harder to crack. But what's the big deal about orange yolks?

naturalnews.com

by Daniel Barker

September 14, 2016

As if the CDC didn't already have enough sweeping powers, the agency's new proposed regulations (if approved) will grant it unprecedented authority to do pretty much anything it wants - including detainment, forced medical treatments and forced vaccines.

The new proposed regulations can be found here, but don't expect to see a straightforward explanation of what they actually mean - despite the fact that the agency is required to give one, according to the rules set out in the 2010 Plain Language Act. In fact, although the CDC claims to have adhered to the Plain Language Act in drawing up the proposed regulations, it still requires a lot of patience and possibly some experience with complicated legalese mumbo jumbo to get at the true meaning.

nbcnewyork.com

by Rebecca Macatee

September 10, 2016

Even though Burn's departure happened before the social media era, rumors about why he really left spread like wildfire.

On this very day 20 years ago, a friendly cartoon dog named "Blue" and her affable human best friend Steve made their television debut on Nickelodeon. In no time at all, Steve (whose real name is Steve Burns) had kids playing "Blue's Clues" in living rooms across the country. Pre-schoolers were pumped to sing along and parents were thrilled to see their toddlers learning from the TV.