Tuesday, October 21, 2014

15 year old girl creates power generating water filter

By John Vibes

Last week, True Activist published a story about a 15 year old who invented a shoe insole that creates electricity while you walk.  His device was a submission for this year’s “Google Science Fair” which features a number of brilliant inventions, many of which were created by teenagers and young children.

Another finalist in this year’s contest is 17-year-old Cynthia Sin Nga Lam from Australia, who also has an invention that creates electricity.  Her invention is a water purification system that does not require an external power source, but actually creates electricity of its own.

Her device, which she calls a Portable Photocatalytic Electricity Generation and Water Purification Unit, or H2Pro for short, produces both clean energy and fresh water at the same time.

She hopes that one day her invention can be used to bring water and electricity to people in remote, poverty stricken areas who are currently struggling to find access to these basic amenities.
Cynthia explained in her application that “The entire process only needs titania and light — no additional power source is required. However, hydrogen production is generally low since photoexcited electrons tend to fall back to the hole (i.e. photoinduced electron-hole combination.) Fortunately, it can be overcome by adding reductants, while some organic pollutants serve such purpose. Hence, I propose to combine the two mechanisms together to enhance the yield and lower the cost of hydrogen generation, meanwhile efficient water purification can also be achieved.”

Monday, October 20, 2014

This popular oil could protect you from DNA damage caused by GMOs, researchers say

By Nick Meyer 

(Alt Health Works) Genetically modified foods are easier to avoid in some countries that others, but the genetic contamination in the United States is so high right now that the odds say you’ll be consuming at least a small percentage of GMO material even if you always buy organic.

Soybeans and soy products are particularly high risk items since the vast majority of soy in the U.S. is genetically modified to withstand heavy doses of health-damaging agrochemicals, but there may be a way to protect damage from GMO soybeans according to a new study from a team of researchers in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

According to the study, the always-popular extra virgin olive oil may reduce DNA damage caused by consuming genetically modified soybean products.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Garlic soup made with 52 cloves of garlic can defeat colds, flu and even norovirus

(Prevent Disease) Forget the flu shot. A soup based on more than 50 cloves of garlic, onions, thyme and lemon will destroy almost any virus that enters its path including colds, flu and even norovirus.

As we sneeze and cough our way through these dark months of contagious nasties, garlic is being hailed for its powers to halt viruses in their tracks. It has gained its reputation as a virus buster thanks to one of its chemical constituents, allicin.

A recent and significant finding from Washington State University shows that garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting disease causing bacteria commonly responsible for foodborne illness.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Antibacterial agent in common household products shown to weaken the heart and muscles

Found in a variety of soaps, hand sanitizers, fabrics, toothpastes, mouthwashes and even tap water, researchers have discovered triclosan is far from harmless. Linked to heart failure and decline in muscle strength, the agent has come under scrutiny due to its widespread use in common household products. Considering the Environmental Protection Agency estimates over one million pounds of the chemical are produced each year in the United States, such excessive daily exposure has researchers worried—and for good reason.

Impede muscle strength, stop the heart

{Gluten-free} Huckleberry New York Style Cheesecake



A very dear friend of mine recently celebrated her birthday—and a cheesecake was in order. Mind you, this couldn’t be one of those run-of-the-mill type cakes. It needed to be special. And dense. Not to mention absolutely decadent. You only live once, right? The final requirement was that the cake would have to be gluten-free—an easy task, really, with so many products available now that are void of this troublesome protein.

The huckleberries were hand-picked locally by the small hands of her children. A delightful activity all around. If you haven’t had the pleasure of eating a fresh huckleberry, it’s quite similar to a blueberry. Only smaller. With more flavor. If you have a problem locating huckleberries in your neck of the woods, blueberries are a fine substitute. The recipe here is straightforward, but allow for a languid afternoon of cooking to put it together.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Healing Code: A new frontier in restoring health and preventing disease

When Dr. Alexander Loyd, a Naturopathic Doctor with a PhD in psychology, discovered an unconventional method to permanently heal his wife's struggle with clinical depression, little did he realize at the time that it would be one of the most powerful healing modalities ever known. Thousands have benefited from the technique, including terminal cancer patients and those struggling with autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease or even illnesses which have no known cure. Best of all, the healing code is simple to use and only requires a few minutes a day to complete.

A case in point of the seemingly incredible healing capacity of the codes is Dr. Ben Johnson, a cancer specialist who used the method as a last resort after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig disease, a disorder with a high mortality rate without any known cure. After struggling with the disease for over a year, Dr. Johnson was completely symptom-free within three months of following the protocol.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Ebola virus: natural treatment options the mainstream media ignores

Lets face it, contracting the Ebola virus is a terrifying thought for most people. Regrettably, this contagious and deadly illness is a reality in our modern day world of high-speed travel and immunity-destroying chemicals. But while the mainstream media continues to exploit the situation by seizing the opportunity to push a vaccine agenda, a wealth of information is available for protecting oneself from infection -- and treating it naturally if one does fall ill with the disease.

Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, is a staunch opponent of the view that a vaccine against Ebola is a viable solution to the problem. In light of the dangers of vaccines -- namely, exposure to toxins which in themselves cause serious illness, Dr. Levy believes that we have an range of treatment options which won't cause side effects yet are exceptionally successful against the virus.