“Kiddie Cocaine” – FDA Approves New ADHD Amphetamine Drug Disguised as Candy

“Kiddie Cocaine” – FDA Approves New ADHD Amphetamine Drug Disguised as Candy

3rd June 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Side effects include loss of appetite, insomnia, abdominal pain, emotional lability, vomiting, nervousness, nausea, fever and stunted growth. For those who have cardiac abnormalities, taking this class of pharmaceutical drug can cause sudden death. May cause psychotic or manic symptoms in patients with no prior history, or exacerbation of symptoms in patients with pre-existing psychosis. The drugs are addictive and have a high potential for abuse. 

Yet despite these dire warnings, the FDA has moved forward with making these pharmaceuticals more attractive to children, so that “the new, quick-dissolving formulation will help harried mothers get their kids medicated faster before school.” [source]

The drugs in question? Pharmaceutical grade amphetamines used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Are You Getting a Good Night’s Sleep? Natural Approaches to Restorative Sleep

Are You Getting a Good Night’s Sleep? Natural Approaches to Restorative Sleep

3rd June 2016

By Dr. Michelle Kmiec

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

It would seem that sleep should come easily and naturally; it should be as elementary as breathing. But unfortunately, getting a good night’s sleep is a challenge for many of us. In fact, the inability to get a good restorative sleep has become such an epidemic that there are countless websites, books, sleep clinics, smartphone and tablet apps, OTC sleep aids, and of course pharmaceuticals, all designed to induce sleep, some naturally and some artificially.

A recent survey study revealed that as many as: “… 43% of Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 say they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep on weeknights. More than half (60%) say that they experience a sleep problem every night or almost every night (i.e., snoring, waking in the night, waking up too early, or feeling un-refreshed when they get up in the morning.)”

Even more alarming is that an estimated 70 million Americans are currently being ‘treated’ for sleep disorders with prescription pharmaceuticals.

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Medical Errors: STILL the Third Leading Cause of Death

Medical Errors: STILL the Third Leading Cause of Death

2nd June 2016

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

History tells us it can take decades before a medical truth becomes accepted as fact, and recent headlines are a perfect example of this.

Sixteen years ago, I read an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that stunned me. I was shocked. JAMA published it. Although the article did not explicitly state it, the data was very clear.

So I published my summary of the study, which revealed that doctors are in fact the third leading cause of death in the U.S.[1] You likely have seen this statistic or headline, but you may not be aware that I was the one who created that headline, which has been widely circulated on the internet and virtually never attributed to me as the person who saw through the data to make that conclusion.

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The Ultimate Supplement? Berberine Tackles a Range of Cancers, Diabetes, Obesity and More

The Ultimate Supplement? Berberine Tackles a Range of Cancers, Diabetes, Obesity and More

1st June 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

A compound frequently used for gastrointestinal issues — like traveller’s diarrhea and food poisoning — has moved into the spotlight as a viable option to prevent and treat cancerous tumor formation. It also controls blood sugar and lipid metabolism at the same level as metformin — a potent drug used for the treatment of diabetes. If that wasn’t enough to grab your attention, it also calms inflammation, encourages weight loss, protects the heart, alleviates depression and fortifies against infections and contagious illness.

As it turns out, berberine may be the ultimate one-stop supplement that’s effective against a variety of health disorders.

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Traditional Uses of Aloe Vera from All Around the World

Traditional Uses of Aloe Vera from All Around the World

30th May 2016

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest writer for Wake Up World

It’s no secret aloe vera is one of the most popular succulents around the world today. For thousands of years, it has been grown for a variety of uses — everything from oral health, skin benefits, and even dietary supplementation. It’s also an example of when traditional use held up to heavy scrutiny and extensive testing.

While the plant likely got its start in southern Africa, you can find it growing in parts as varied as the Mediterranean to areas of the southern U.S.[1] There’s a lot of nutrients and potential health benefits packed into this easy-maintenance plant: “over 200 different biologically active substances.”[1]

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Melatonin Superior To Toxic Drug In Migraine Prevention Study

Melatonin Superior To Toxic Drug In Migraine Prevention Study

27th May 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Melatonin, a substance secreted by your own brain, was found superior to a commonly prescribed toxic pharmaceutical at significantly reducing migraine headache frequency. 

GreenMedInfo.com has a special research section titled, “Superiority of Natural Substances versus Drugs,” which catalogs research from the National Library of Medicine (pubmed.gov) that clearly demonstrates the superiority of foods, herbs, and even therapeutic interventions like acupuncture and yoga, versus conventional drug-based interventions. Thus far, GreenMedInfo has indexed compelling complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) solutions that have proven to be superior to pharmaceutical drugs for 175 ailments, and the research keeps coming in.

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Are Humans Wired to Sleep Twice a Day? The Benefits of a Two-Phase Sleep Cycle

Are Humans Wired to Sleep Twice a Day? The Benefits of a Two-Phase Sleep Cycle

26th May 2016

By Christina Lavers

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Until recently, most of us just assumed that sleep is a nocturnal activity that naturally occurs in one long block. Today, largely thanks to historian and researcher Roger Ekrich, this long held assumption is being revisited. Ekirch published a study that examined hundreds of diaries, court records, and instructional manuals which demonstrated that, prior to the industrial revolution, most humans slept in two shorter blocks rather than one single large one. Based on his research, which found countless references to ‘first’ and ‘second’ sleeps, it appears that historically most people went to bed after dinner when the sun went down, slept for approximately 3-4 hours, then woke up for a couple of hours in the middle of the night, and then finally returned to sleep until dawn.

Two factors are believed to have influenced the shift from a multiple to a singular sleep session. The first is electric lighting, the second was the industrial revolution.

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7 Domestic Factors That Can Make or Break Your Health

7 Domestic Factors That Can Make or Break Your Health

26th May 2016

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

More than 80,000 man-made chemicals are put into American household products, food, and food packaging each year, a majority of which are not tested for safety beforehand.

The typical American home contains an average of 3 to 10 gallons of toxic materials in the form of household cleaning products alone.[1]

In Europe, more than 1,300 chemicals are banned from use in lotions, soaps, toothpaste, cosmetics, and other personal care products. In the U.S., a mere 11 have been banned.[2]

Add to this toxic flame retardants, found in countless items from furniture to baby products and electronics, and it’s easy to see why some experts warn that many are likely to be exposed to dangerous levels of chemicals.

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5 Remedies for Leaky Gut

5 Remedies for Leaky Gut

24th May 2016

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Digestion is a complex process with many moving parts and there are many steps along the way for something to go wrong. One of the more increasingly common disorders is a condition known as “leaky gut.” Leaky gut, otherwise known as intestinal hyperpermeability, is when perforations develop and allow undigested food and toxins to pass back into the body. Sound like a problem? It is. Leaky gut can be the starting point for anything from food intolerances to inflammatory bowel disease. If leaky gut is a problem for you, you have options, and here are five to get you started.

1. Water

One of easiest things you can do to defend against leaky gut is to stay well hydrated. Chronic dehydration causes constipation. This, in turn, allows bacteria to linger and inflame the intestinal lining, leading to—you guessed it—leaky gut.

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Beetroot

The Amazing Health Benefits of Beetroot

22nd May 2016

By Katrin Geist

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

The one sentence summary of this article goes: organic beetroot is goooood for you! Find out more than you ever wanted to know below, including a delicious recipe at the end of this article.

An estimated 22% of adults the world over exhibit raised blood pressure (WHO 2014), and systemic hypertension remains the largest attributable risk factor for mortality worldwide – tendency increasing (Kapil et al. 2015).

On the brighter side: recent studies provide compelling evidence that ingestion of beetroot (Beta vulgaris rubra, red beetroot) offers beneficial physiological effects that may translate to improved clinical outcomes for pathologies such as hypertension (high blood pressure), atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes, and dementia. Beetroot positively influences the cardiovascular system. Regarding hypertension, numerous studies showed beetroot significantly reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure (Box 1) when delivered acutely as a juice or in bread (Clifford et al. 2015).

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Could Talking to Your Body Be the Answer to Your Health Complaints?

Could Talking to Your Body Be the Answer to Your Health Complaints?

21st May 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Have no doubt, the mind can be a powerful healing tool. And science is beginning to acknowledge what shamans, healers, intuitives and spiritual masters have known for a millennia. Researchers like Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. have shown that our thoughts, whether conscious or not, have a profound impact on our bodies — right down to the cellular level and our very DNA. Time and again, it has been demonstrated that when we harbor ill will toward ourselves with negative self-talk and beliefs, our well-being and health will eventually suffer. Fortunately, the reverse is also true. When we hold ourselves in unconditional, genuine love — miracles happen as a matter of course.

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Nutrition For Better Skin Health

Nutrition For Better Skin Health

20th May 2016

By Marie Be

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Proper skin care is important, since the skin is the bridge between the outside and the inside of the body. What you put on your skin gets directly absorbed into your body; put toxins on your skin, and you body will take the toll. For this reason, avoiding toxic products from the cosmetic industry and instead using food-grade ingredients on our skins has become the routine of many (for more info, please see Skin Science – Debunking Cosmetic Industry Propaganda).

But what about our diet? Can a toxic diet directly cause skin ailments? The answer is simple: Yes. To alleviate skin troubles, it is not enough to look at what we put onto our skin but also what we put into our bodies.

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