Addictive and Toxic: Found in Bread, Pasta Sauce and Salad Dressing
It’s found in an alarming number of everyday products and can cause a beta-endorphin rush to your brain (stimulating the production of morphine-like chemicals), it can wreak havoc on your body, make you flabby and turn you into an addict…
Is This FDA-Approved Sweetener Causing Brain Damage?
By Dr. Mercola
Aspartame is the most popular artificial sweetener in the United States, but I think a more apt description would be the most dangerous food additive on the U.S. market.
Used in more than 6,000 products (often sugar-free or “diet” versions), millions of people consume this toxin, believing it to be a healthy alternative to sugar.
But people would likely stop using it in droves if they only knew the truth, which is that since its discovery aspartame has been linked to brain tumors.i
And just this month, research was published in Drug and Chemical Toxicology showing yet another route by which aspartame damages your brain …
Long-Term Consumption of Aspartame Leads to Oxidative Stress, and Imbalances in Your Brain
CDC Revises St. Louis Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Report
By Mary Rothschild
Last fall’s multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infection linked to romaine lettuce served mostly at Schnucks salad bars sickened 58 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in an update on the investigation Friday.Two people were removed…
Judge to FDA: Revive Proposal to Restrict Animal Antibiotics
By Gretchen Goetz
The FDA must act on its 35-year-old proposal to ban certain antibiotics from animal feed, ruled a federal court Thursday. In 1977, FDA determined that 3 antibiotics were likely contributing to drug-resistant bacteria strains in humans and should be reserved for…
Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’: Norovirus Rules the High Seas
By Dennis Keith
I’ve never been on a cruise, but my mother loves them. The idea of living in a confined space with 3,000 other shipmates for an extended period of time scares me. So when I see stories about the recent tragedies…
Less Heart Disease Among Women in Wealthier States:
Study Poverty levels seem tied to levels of cardiovascular inflammation, researchers say
TUESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) — A state’s level of wealth affects women’s heart disease risk, a new study says.
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston assessed gross domestic product, poverty rates and levels of financial inequality in each state, and then compared those factors to indicators of cardiovascular inflammation in women nationwide who took part in the U.S. Women’s Health Study…..
Weight loss does not improve self-esteem in obese teen girls
Obese white teenage girls who lose weight may benefit physically, but the weight change does not guarantee they are going to feel better about themselves, according to a Purdue University study.
“We found that obese black and white teenage girls who transitioned out of obesity continued to see themselves as fat, despite changes in their relative body mass,” said Sarah A. Mustillo, an associate professor of sociology who studies obesity in childhood and adolescence. “Further, obese white girls had lower self-esteem than their normal-weight peers and their self-esteem remained flat even as they transitioned out of obesity.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 17 percent of American children ages 2-19 are obese……
Court Rules Against FDA In Landmark Health Freedom Case
Mike Barrett, News Report:
This is such the case with Diamond Foods and their walnuts. In response to claims by a company named Diamond Foods that walnuts possess health benefits, the FDA sent the company a letter informing them of their wrongdoing. According to the FDA, claims made by Diamond Foods that omega-3′s found in walnuts produce health benefits make their walnuts “drugs”. As far as the FDA is concerned, these “drugs” can not be legally marketed in the United States without an approved new drug application.
A tragic and stunning case of scientific fraud in studies on red wine and resveratrol
By Tony Isaacs,
(NaturalNews) In yet another stunning example of scientific research fraud, the University of Connecticut leveled charges of widespread scientific fraud against a prolific researcher earlier this year. The university the researcher as Dr. Dipak K. Das, a director of the university’s Cardiovascular Research Center (CRC) and a professor in the Department of Surgery, whose work reported on the health benefits of resveratrol and red wine. The University of Connecticut identified instances…
Forget health-damaging painkillers – Use proven natural remedies and herbs to treat joint pain
By Ethan A. Huff,
(NaturalNews) Though typically referred to as a single condition characterized by chronic joint pain, arthritis is actually a collective grouping of more than 100 different diseases involving joint inflammation for which many conventional doctors simply prescribe pain drugs as a one-size-fits-all solution. But rather than resort to a lifetime of taking chemical toxins that fail to address the root causes of arthritis, why not try some natural, herbal alternatives that have been proven to provide…
Study finds link between toxic aldehydes in reheated oil and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer
By Ethan A. Huff,
(NaturalNews) Depending on the type of oil you use to cook — and whether or not you reheat that oil for multiple uses — you could be exposing yourself to high levels of toxic aldehydes, chemicals known to cause neurodegenerative disease and cancer. Researchers from the University of the Basque Country (UBC) in Spain have found that some popular cooking oils, including soybean and sunflower oils, generate high levels of toxic aldehydes when heated and reheated. Maria Dolores Guillen, a lecturer…
Health Ranger releases new infographic listing the top ten worst sources of aspartame
By Ethan A. Huff,
(NaturalNews) Millions of Americans still have no idea that many of the beverages and foods they eat on a regular basis are contaminated with a neurotoxin posing as a sugar substitute. So to help raise awareness about the pervasive presence of toxic aspartame in the American food supply, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, has released a helpful infographic that identifies the top ten worst sources of aspartame. The infographic highlights the use of aspartame in chewing gums, tabletop sweeteners, flavored…
The five best home remedies for colds, coughs and the flu
By JB Bardot,
(NaturalNews) From the pantry to the bedside, home remedies you can make in a snap help prevent seasonal colds or cure a stubborn case of the flu. Garlic tea immune enhancer. A well-known immune system strengthener, garlic shines as an antibacterial and antiviral herb for fighting colds, coughs and the flu. One of the best ways to take advantage of garlic’s healing properties is by drinking fresh garlic tea. Sweetened with a little raw honey, it’s delicious and helps to heal what ails you. Peel…
Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
Dogs love to munch away on grass, and some even make it part of their daily routine. Fortunately, most experts believe it isn’t something you should worry about. So why exactly do they gobble up that green stuff in your yard?
Scavengers ‘R Us
Dogs, unlike their catty counterparts, are not carnivores. But they’re not like your garden-variety omnivores, either. For tens of thousands of years, these opportunistic scavengers have devoured anything and everything, as long as it fulfilled their basic dietary requirements….
Cat and Dog Skin Problems
By T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM
Does your dog (or cat) have skin problems? Is it continually scratching, biting and licking at itself….and you don’t know why? Well, take comfort, you are not alone.
There are really six main reasons why dogs and cats will itch and scratch. The bottom line is… don’t let them suffer! There IS a diagnosis to be made and then you and your veterinarian will be better able to select the proper treatment plan.
Itching and scratching in dogs: One of the most common calls made to any animal hospital in America goes something like this: “Doctor, I’ve got to get this dog in right away. He’s driving us nuts. All he does is itch and scratch, bite and lick and he’s keeping us up all night!”
My thought is that if the pet’s caretakers are being driven “nuts” by the dog’s scratching and licking, how awful must the poor dog feel?……
California Orders Recall of Claravale Farm Raw Milk
By Mary Rothschild
Lab tests have confirmed the presence of Campylobacter bacteria in raw cream from Claravale Farm in California, according to state officials who have quarantined and issued a recall notice for all the raw milk, raw nonfat milk and raw cream…
Allergen Alert: Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies With Walnuts
By Julia Thomas
Whole Foods Market says people who have an allergy or sensitivity to walnuts should not eat certain Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies, which are being recalled due to a labeling error in which walnuts were left off the ingredient list. No adverse…