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Cannabis: Getting it and using it medicinally

By Cutler: When I first heard about medical uses of marijuana I thought there were physicians with a special medical license who could prescribe it. It’s actually a little more complicated than that.

In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if you were as confused as I was. There is little information available on obtaining it legally or the best ways to take it. But there are definitely some important things you should know before seeking this hotly-debated remedy. So I’m going to show you how to stay on the right side of the law AND reap the biggest health benefit.

The best cut of meat you’ve never tried

By Cantwell: The way I eat chicken surprises most people. That’s because while everyone else is fighting over the white meat, I just sit back, relax and patiently wait my turn to get my fill of the various dark sections hidden in the poultry that most folks pass up. The reason: That’s where many important nutrients hide.

7 tips to dump diet crazes and simplify the way you eat

By Lowe: If you’re trying to pick out a diet to follow that can make you healthier and trimmer, there are at least a gazillion plans you could choose from (I know it’s a gazillion. I’ve checked the list.) But if you’re tired of mind-numbing nutritional complications, there’s a straight-forward, easy-to-follow set of rules that can put you on track to eat the not-quite-paleo diet.

The reason some foods make your brain feel fuzzy

By Lowe: The 100 trillion microorganisms that inhabit your intestines don’t just affect your digestion; they also influence how you think. And if you don’t feed them foods they like, they can take it out on your brain.

Research shows that the bacteria in your digestive tract aren’t merely digestive allies. They produce compounds that circulate in the body and help your nerves transmit signals, boost the function of neurons in the brain and improve your ability to keep memories intact.

In the kitchen with Kelley: Pickled shrimp

By Martin: When I was in college, I accompanied one of my sorority sisters to a wedding in swanky Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. I remember being impressed by the nice condominium we stayed in and the venue where the reception was held. I remember getting a tour of the most beautiful boat I’ve ever seen. I remember sitting on the beach and soaking in the sun. But what I remember most was an appetizer that was served at the reception: Pickled Shrimp. It was delicious.

Eating these greens can save you from a stroke or heart attack

By Lowe: Even I get bored with the message that we should eat more fruits and vegetables. But it got my attention when I saw this: Eating more leafy green vegetables could save your heart and your brain.

Research published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) looked at 20,000 people in China. What they found was that giving people additional folate, the b-vitamin in dark leafy green vegetables, reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack.

SOPA takes new form: Say NO to ICANN proposal that threatens to eliminate online privacy rights

By Benson: (NaturalNews) The non-profit organization responsible for managing domain names online is proposing new privacy guidelines that suggest an imminent resurrection of the ill-reputed "Stop Online Privacy Act," or SOPA. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is pushing for sweeping changes to how domain holders' private information is handled that would make it virtually impossible for domain holders to maintain their privacy online if enacted.

Google secretly installs audio snooping program on Chrome browsers to listen to your private conversations

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) Media giant Google's corporate motto is "Don't Be Evil," but it increasingly appears as though the company rarely follows its own advice.

As reported by Britain's The Guardian newspaper, privacy advocates and open source developers are livid after discovering that the installation of Google's browsing software, Google Chrome, comes with an added capability: it allows remote technicians to listen in on conversations held near computers where the browser is installed.

Seven ways to naturally boost DHT levels for maximum testosterone health

By Benson: (NaturalNews) It's the master hormone that makes a man uniquely manly -- DHT, or 5a-dihydrotestosterone, the strongest of the male hormones that's absolutely critical for healthy testosterone balance. Chances are, if you're a man living in the modern West, your levels of DHT are too low due to the hyper-feminizing effects of pharmaceutical drugs, plastics chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA), herbicides such as Monsanto's Roundup (glyphosate) and many other chemical pollutants.

U.S. government admits it poisoned soldiers with Agent Orange after decades of denial

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) At long last, following years of delay, the U.S. government has finally admitted that it poisoned its own troops in Vietnam decades ago through the mass use of the herbicide known as "Agent Orange."

In recent days, federal officials agreed to provide millions of dollars in disability benefits to at least 2,100 Air Force reservists and active duty forces that were exposed to Agent Orange on airplanes used to spread it during the war. NBC News reported: