Your Healthy Tidbits; Volume 12 Issue 35

Happy Elderly Couple


Even if your life isn’t perfect, you can always build towards a goal you’re passionate about. Working towards a goal gives us something positive to focus on and lays the foundation for future success. No matter what your passion is, get out there and start doing something. As Lao Tzu said, even a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.


USDA Undersecretary of Agriculture Greg Ibach testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee last month that plants grown with the help of genetically modified organisms and gene editing could be allowed to be certified organic in the future. Many may be unaware that Bayer, following its purchase of Monsanto, immediately began planning its new GMO division at Monsanto’s old plant in Missouri, called ‘Bayer Cropscience Division. And technology called CRISPR, signifies an entirely new project led by the GMO industry. CRISPR’s gene-scrambling technology offers high hopes to saturate the market with GMO mushrooms, potatoes, strawberries, and other foods whose long-term safety has not been tested. The technology allows any scientist to “play God” by scrambling the genes in our food – with NO GMO labels needed. The majority of consumers won’t even know if they’re eating a CRISPR modified food. USDA Undersecretary of Agriculture Greg Ibach wants to completely change the rules to allow these scientific experiments to be included in organic foods. Without a doubt, if this proposal is ever allowed to move forward, it will open the door to contaminate organic food like nothing we’ve seen before.


umping iron gets your blood flowing. Researchers at the Univ. of Michigan found that people who performed three total-body weight workouts per week for two months lowered their diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) by an average of 8 points. That's enough to reduce the risk of a stroke by 40%, and the risk of a heart attack by


Most people think that chiropractic is only good for back and neck pain. But chiropractic can do more for a person’s wellness than just relieve pain. A recent double-blinded study compared a group of patients to see how spinal adjustments impacted their blood pressure. The researchers found that “specific spinal adjustments affected three measures: blood pressure, pulse rate, and changes in hypertension (high blood pressure) classification only in the active treatment group.” If you are one of many people looking to reduce your blood pressure, you may want to add chiropractic care to your exercise and healthy eating program. The combination will get healthier results faster.


Raw honey contains 27 minerals, 22 amino acids and 5,000 live enzymes. It keeps you healthy by fighting disease and boosting the digestive system. One daily spoonful in your tea or spread on your toast is all that is needed to reap these benefits. The antiseptic properties of honey will clean wounds and inhibit bacterial growth. Its natural antibiotic and antibacterial properties aid in treating cuts and burns. It promotes healing, reduces swelling and prevents infections. Processed honey is heated and filtered, robbing it of natural nutrients so make sure to get raw honey.


Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. ~Sydney J. Harris

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