BOSTONJune 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Daily Mail revealed last night, a group at Mayo Clinic inMinnesota has determined four key steps to achieving happiness.

In a contemporary kitchen, the microwave oven is probably the most indispensable appliance – the one appliance that any household cannot do without. If you don’t want the hassle of preparing vegetables but you want to eat the green stuff, you can just pop that vegetable-based frozen dinner for it to be ready in a short time.

Removing body hair is practiced widely by women and more recently by men. Facial hair bothers some women, so they use many techniques to remove them. However, what is important to remember is that every individual differs, so their hair growth differs. Some reasons for hair growth in women are said to be depression,PCOS, and high testosterone. But, even people who do not have these ailments will have some level of hair growth which can only be considered natural.

By Simple Organic Life| Life gets tough sometimes. You start to feel like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster after a bit. But did you know that those emotions can cause a decline in your physical health? Dr. Susan Babel, a psychologist that specializes in trauma-induced depression, wrote in Psychology Today, “Studies have shown that chronic pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues.”

From the illegal hunting of animals to the illegal logging of forests, wilderness poaching is big business — and a big problem for those trying to protect the world's natural resources. Many resource managers use armed guards or community-based programs in an effort to stem poaching. But a growing trend is catching on that utilizes a new secret weapon in the war on poaching: women.


Today, odds are that you have had/have cancer, or know somebody who does. In Canada, approximately one million Canadians that were alive at the beginning of 2009 have had a cancer diagnosis in the previous 10 years. Two out of every five Canadians will develop cancer within their life time, and one in every four will die.(3) In the United States, one out of every two men, and one out of ever three women will become infected with cancer.

These rates have continued to skyrocket since we started recording them and more people are starting to ask questions and observe the environment we choose to surround ourselves with on a daily basis.

Despite these statistics, new research is emerging everyday that puts into question the only two approved treatments for cancer, which are radiation and chemotherapy. It seems we are approaching a time where the medical community will be forced to open up to new options when it comes to cancer treatment. After all, scientists have discovered that chemotherapy fuels cancer growth and kills the patient more quickly, yet nothing has been changed, both are extremely toxic to the human body.

A little known Chinese herb might be eligible for the growing list of cancer killers via alternative methods of treatment. According to  studies published  in Life Sciences, Cancer Letters and Anticancer Drugs, artemesinin, a derivative of the wormwood plant commonly used in Chinese medicine, can kill off  cancer cells, and do it at a rate of 12,000 cancer cells for every healthy cell. (0)

Henry Lai and his team of researchers from the University of Washington synthesized the compound, which uses a cancer cells appetite for iron to make them the target. The great thing about artemisinin is that alone it can selectively kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed.

“By itself, artemisinin is about 100 times more selective in killing cancer cells as opposed to normal cells. Artemisinin is 34,000 times more potent in killing the cancer cells as opposed to their normal cousins. So the tagging process appears to have greatly increased the potency of artemisinin’s cancer-killing properties.” – Henry Lai

Despite the compound being licensed to Holley Pharmaceuticals, it has yet to be used for cancer treatment in humans.

We call it a Trojan horse because the cancer cell recognizes transferrin as a natural, harmless protein. So the cell picks up the compound without knowing that a bomb (artemisinin) is hidden inside.”  – Henry Lai

The wormwood extract was used many centuries ago in China for healing purposes. The treatment became lost over time and has now been rediscovered thanks to an ancient manuscript containing medical remedies. It kills 12,000 cancer cells for every healthy cell, which means it could be turned into a drug with minimal side effects.

“The compound is currently being licensed by the University of Washington to Artemisia Biomedical Inc., a company that Lai, Sasaki and Narendra Singh, UW associate professor of bioengineering, founded in Newcastle, Washington for development and commercialization. Human trials are at least several years away. Artemisinin is readily available, Sasaki said, and he hopes their compound can eventually be cheaply manufactured to help cancer patients in developing countries.” (0)

The abstracts read:

“Artemisinin reacts with iron to form free radicals that kill cells. Since cancer cells uptake relatively larger amounts of iron than normal cells, they are more susceptible to the toxic effect of artemisinin. In previous research, we have shown that artemisinin is more drawn to cancer cells than to normal cells. In the present research, we covalently attached artemisinin to the iron-carying plasma glycoprotein transferrin.Transferrin is transported into the cells via receptor-mediated endocytosis and cancer cells express significantly more transferrin receptors on their cell surface and endocytose more transferrin than normal cells. Thus, we hypothesize that by tagging artemisinin to transferrin, both iron and artemisinin would be transported into cancer cells in one package. Once inside a cell, iron is released and can readily react with artemisinin close by tagged to the transferrin. This would enhance the toxicity and selectivity of artemisinin towards cancer cells. We found that holotransferrin-tagged artemisinin, when compared with artemisinin, was very potent and selective in killing cancer cells. Thus, this ‘tagged-compound’ could potentially be developed into an effective chemotherapeutic agent for cancer treatment.” (1)

Another abstract reads:

“Our results demonstrate that the artemisinin disruption of E2F1 transcription factor expression mediates the cell cycle arrest of human breast cancer cells and represents a critical transcriptional pathway by which artemisinin controls human reproductive cancer cell growth.” (2)

Artemisinin is currently FDA approved for the treatment of malaria, it’s very safe and easy to use. It’s inexpensive and works on all cancers but has yet to find it’s way into the mainstream. It’s really time to move beyond just radiation, surgery and chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer.


Brunch is an occasion in Houston, a time to gather with friends or family and enjoy the weekend. While you can go just about anywhere these days to find a la carte options, there are only a few places where you can get a truly gourmet, all-you-can-manage kind of experience. Forbes Travel Guide has rounded up four of the best for your dining pleasure.


FTGBlog-HoustonBrunches-QuattroPasta-FourSeasonsHotelsLimited“Our brunch is the best,” says executive chef Maurizio Ferrarese with full confidence. It’s true that Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Quattro offers a buffet brunch like no other. “About 70 percent of the brunch happens inside our kitchen,” Ferrarese explains, as he names the bounty that awaits at the Four-Star Four Seasons Hotel Houston eatery. That would include a pancake station, omelet station, carving station, seafood raw bar, sushi bar, ceviche station, tapas-style entrées, dessert bar and more. Since it is an Italian restaurant, every week, fresh pasta is hand-made — it might be gnocchi, tagliatelle or pappardelle — cut, and then prepared right in front of guests. Mimosas are unlimited, too. But the coolest thing about this truly extraordinary brunch buffet? “We have a poached egg station,” Ferrarese says. “Our egg is cooked sous vide at 61 degree Celsius until the guests come. We crack open the egg, place [it] in a martini glass and top it with caviar and blini.”

Ristorante Cavour

Brunch at Ristorante Cavour, located inside Four-Star Hotel Granduca, is a spectacular occasion. Set within the immaculate rooms of this Tuscan-inspired property, the almost endless options are spread out across three spaces — the rialto, the conservatory and the borgo — so that guests can wander around and choose what they please. Under the direction of executive chef JohnMichael Lynch, toque-wearing chefs manage the many areas that make this buffet so extraordinary. At the carving station, you’ll find prime rib or filet mignon. Freshly shucked oysters, king crab legs, shrimp a-plenty and smoked salmon await you at the seafood bar, where a sushi chef also makes fresh nigiri sushi and sashimi. Order Belgian waffles, made-to-order omelets or eggs benedict as well. A variety of fresh, hand-made pastas can even be ordered as an entrée. The dessert station serves cookies, smoothies and other treats. Kids are welcome, too; they have their own designated station, where they can pick from four, tyke-friendly choices like macaroni and cheese and chicken tenders. Parents have a bottomless choice of mimosas, bellinis or rossinis.


FTGBlog-HoustonBrunches-AmericasCarnitas-JulieSoferThere are a couple of cool things about the buffet brunch at Américas: one is that you can get more than 50 Latin American-inspired dishes in one sitting; another is that father-and-son chefs Michael and David Cordúa are offering their mouthwatering smorgasbord on Saturdays and Sundays. Many of the dishes served here are longtime Cordúa favorites, including pork carnitas, pollo encamisado and the Cordúas’ signature tres leches. A meat carving station, build-your-own omelet and crepe stations are also part of the package. An endless supply of mimosas, sangría and mojitos are available for a small supplement as well.


Widely considered one of the best brunches in Houston, the regional Mexican buffet brunch at chef Hugo Ortega’s eponymous eatery is both lively and delicious on Sundays. Live music by house band Viento serenades you with traditional tunes as you enjoy a seasonally inspired rotating feast of dishes that span a broad spectrum of Mexican cuisine. Typical dishes might include costillas de borrego (rack of lamb); camarones al mojo de ajo (shrimp in lime-garlic oil); or huevos poblanos (poached eggs over sweet cornbread). Other specialties include the carnitas (slow-cooked pork); albondigas (meatballs); and pulpo con almendras (stewed octopus with tomatoes and almonds). There are cocktails, cold dishes like ceviche and an incredible dessert station featuring Mexican flan, torta de coco (coconut cake) and tres leches (three milk cake), as well as the beloved, house-made Mexican hot chocolate and churros.



There's a lot to celebrate today. It's the longest day of the year, it's Father's Day, and it's the inaugural International Day of Yoga. Recognized by the United Nations, the International Day of Yoga was inspired by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who addressed the U.N. General Assembly last fall:

"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature."

Analysis of satellite data suggests deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon may have reached a seven-year high. 

Numbers released today by Imazon, a Belém-based non-profit, shows that deforestation in the region has been pacing ahead of the prior year's level for 13 consecutive months. The 12-month moving average of short-term deforestation alert data has reached a level not seen since September 2008. 

France has announced a ban on over the counter sales of a brand of weedkiller from garden centres after the active ingredientwas classified as "probably carcinogenic to humans" by the UN.

The UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)classified glyphosate in March as "probably carcinogenic to humans", and is the active ingredient in Roundup. The weedkiller is used by amateur gardeners as well as farmers and is the foremost product of American biotechnology giant Mosanto. French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal told France 3 televisionon Sunday: "France must be on the offensive with regards to the banning of pesticides." 

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At every turn these days, there seems to be a deliberate effort to ignite a violent race war in America, turning blacks against whites, citizens against police and neighbors against each other in a wave of media-reinforced racial hatred.

When I saw the breaking news of a white man carrying out a deadly shooting in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, I was stunned by the scale of the heinous crime. Nine victims have died, in a church, no less. My heart and prayers go out to all those individuals and families impacted by this unspeakable tragedy. It is precisely this sort of senseless violence that makes peaceful race relations increasingly difficult in America.