Independent Thinking Now Classified as Mental Illness

(Health Secrets Newsletter) In a previous article we reported that psychiatrists have been working on the fourth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), and in it they hope to add a whole slew of new psychiatric disorders. Here are some of the ones currently being considered for inclusion, many of which are merely differences…

Look Out for Flying Syringes, Trojan Horses and Epidemics

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Genetically modified mosquitoes are already a reality, and have been released into the environment in the Cayman Islands and Malaysia. They may soon be released in the Florida Keys too. But even more interesting is the fact that a Japanese research team is working on genetically engineering mosquitoes to deliver vaccines –  the flying…

Zinc Zaps the Common Cold

Taking zinc supplements can reduce the severity and length of a cold according to recent research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. This study reviewed a large number of other studies investigating the impact of zinc on the common cold, and concluded that taking zinc supplements could reduce the length of a cold by two…

Surprise! Research Says Drink More Coffee

(Health Secrets Newsletter) It’s a pleasant surprise when something we’ve been told is bad turns out to be full of health benefits. First chocolate was found to prevent colon cancer. Then red wine was shown to increase overall longevity, and sunshine proved to slash overall cancer risk. Now the spotlight is on coffee. Recent studies reveal that coffee drinking lowers…

End Unsightly Bruises

Just about all of us have the occasional bumps and mishaps which lead to bruises, and some of us are more prone to bruises than others. Bruise prone or not, there are several natural ways to prevent and help heal bruises. Bruises, sometimes referred to as contusions, are a type of relatively minor hematoma of…