5 Good Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

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High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is a sweetener found in many types of processed foods, such as candy, baked goods, salad dressings, yogurt, soda and other sugary beverages. There are many reasons why this sweetener is bad for you and should be avoided. 1) According to two U.S. studies, nearly half of tested samples of HFCS contains mercury.  It was also found in nearly one third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first or second-ingredient on the label. Mercury…

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Are You Unknowingly Eating Any of These Disease-Promoting Food Additives?

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If you eat any food out of a box or package, you may be eating dangerous food additives and not know it unless you are reading the ingredient label. Food additives are incorporated into many processed foods to extend their shelf life. However, many additives promote disease after you ingest them. Some of them are even associated with causing cancer! Check out the list to see if any of these additives are in your food. The Environmental Working Group, the same group that released the…

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8 Reasons Why You Should Be Avoiding NSAIDS For Pain

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Over 100,000 people are hospitalized and 16,500 die every year from popping these pills for pain. These figures are  greater than the number of people dying from cervical cancer, asthma, multiple myeloma, or Hodgkin’s disease. There are safer, less toxic ways to manage, relieve and eliminate pain. Common over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS): Ibuprofen (Advil) Naproxen (Aleve) Aspirin (Bayer, Excedrin) Common prescription NSAIDS: Celebrex Indocin Daypro Relafen Voltaren Lodine Nalfon Toradol Orudis, Oruvall Clinoril Tolectin Vioxx (removed from market 10 years ago due to the…

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Why it is Important to Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them

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Clothing clings to our skin, the largest organ of the body. Toxic chemicals are used excessively for processing garment fibers and also for manufacturing clothes. When these chemicals come in contact with our skin, we can soak them up like a sponge. There are several chemicals in clothing that can have a negative effect on our health. Here are just a few of them and why they can be harmful: Formaldehyde is frequently used after clothing is made to keep them from wrinkling or developing…

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The Newest Health Risk of Drinking Soda

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For many years we have been telling you why soda is so bad for your health.  Recently, the research has been pouring in showing the health consequences and the disease risks from drinking these sugary drinks.  A new study conducted in Sweden and set to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found drinking one normal-sized soda can increase a man’s risk of developing more aggressive forms of prostate cancer by about 40 percent. Earlier this year we reported on two other…

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Flouride May Lower Your Child’s IQ

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A Harvard study funded by the National Institutes of Health has concluded that fluoride significantly lowers IQ scores in children and may be a neurotoxin that affects brain development. More than 23 human studies and 100 animal studies have linked fluoride to brain damage.  Recent research has also shown fluoride may be associated with an increased risk of heart disease because it causes hardening of the coronary arteries  Common health hazards of fluoride include reduced IQ, increased lead absorption, dementia (memory loss), bone fractures, dental…

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Drinking Water or Green Tea Instead of Soda May Just Save Your Life

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A recent study published in the medical journal Circulation has found just one soda a day can increase a man’s risk of heart attack by 20 percent.  A typical 12-ounce soda contains a whopping 10 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup.  This much sugar, particularly fructose, is known to increase triglycerides, lower HDL (good) cholesterol, and increase a marker of inflammation known as C-reactive protein (CRP).  Excessive amounts of sugar are known to cause a release of inflammatory chemicals inside…

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Why You Should Be Avoiding Artificial Sweeteners

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If you are eating or drinking anything that says, “diet,” “sugar-free,” “light,” or “zero,” you are likely consuming artificial sweeteners that may be toxic, addictive and hazardous to your health.  There are several types of artificial sweeteners, each having unique physiological effects on the body that can cause a variety of symptoms and may be responsible for many diseases.  The most common artificial sweeteners are Aspartame and Sucralose. Aspartame Aspartame is one of the most common artificial sweeteners.  It is a synthetic chemical that is…

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Toxic BPA Levels Increase by 1,221 Percent After Eating Canned Soup

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Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that eating canned soup can cause toxic levels of the chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) in the body.  In the study, 75 volunteers ate 12 ounces of soup each day for five days.  Researchers found that eating canned soup on a daily basis raised urinary BPA levels by a whopping 1,221 percent! What is BPA and Where Does It Come From? BPA is a toxic compound in plastics.  It is in plastic containers, food and drink…

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