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Replacing Trans Fats with High-Oleic GMO Soybean Oil

Reducing trans fat consumption by avoiding artificial trans fats could prevent 10,000-20,000 heart attacks and 3,000-7,000 coronary heart disease deaths each year in the United States, says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. However, replacing artificial trans fats with GMO soybean oil may not be as wise as we are being told. “I completely […]

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What You Definitely Must Know About Glyphosate (RoundUp)

Anthony Samsel, a chemist, and co-author of the paper, Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases, discusses the effects of glyphosate (the active chemical ingredient in RoundUp, a registered trademark of Monsanto) which is in the majority of our food, with Zen Honeycutt of […]

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CSPI Organization Warns Against Ingesting Aloe Vera – IASC Responds

According to CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) executive director Michael F. Jacobson, studies conducted by the U.S. government have found evidence suggesting that ingesting aloe vera extracts caused intestinal cancers in male and female laboratory rats. As a result CSPI is now (August 2013) giving all aloe vera an “avoid” rating in […]

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Changing Fluoride Type Used in Drinking Water Would Lower Arsenic Levels and Cancer Rates

The Environmental Protection Agency is about to decide on a petition submitted by Dr. William Hirzy to change the source of fluoride in U.S. drinking water this month (August 2013) according to an article entitled Arsenic in Drinking Water: Costly Change Could Lower Levels.  According to Dr. Hirzy, “The study and petition grew out of […]

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New Research Indicates Pre-Schoolers Face Higher Health Risks from Contaminants in Food

Vogt, R, D Bennett, D Cassady, J Frost, B Ritz and Irva Hertz-Picciotto. 2012. Cancer and non-cancer health effects from food contaminant exposures for children and adults in California: a risk assessment. Environmental Health http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1476-069X-11-83. According to the results from a recent California study published in 2012, pre-schoolers come in contact with more food contaminants than older […]

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Electromagnetic Frequency Dangers – Experts Speak Out

Electromagnetic frequency dangers, especially in the area of our health, are commonly dismissed because the devices that emit low-level electromagnetic radiation provide many conveniences to our hectic modern day life. Even though it is continually suggested there are no dangers in using these devices, scientific studies and research continue to suggest that prolonged exposure to […]

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