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(NaturalHealth365) No doubt, Monsanto has earned its reputation as the “ultimate corporate villain” and pop cultural bogeyman. Glyphosate, the synthetic herbicide ingredient patented by Monsanto (in 1974) – and the main substance in the popular weedkiller Roundup – is its much-maligned best seller. The problem is … toxic chemicals like, glyphosate have been linked to cancer, reproductive complications, child development disorders, internal organ failure, and a host of other serious health problems. Yet, government “health” agencies do nothing to get this toxin off the market!
(NaturalHealth365) Toxic heavy metals – generally defined as a group of dense compounds with adverse health effects – are found virtually everywhere: in food, water, soil and even within the air we breathe. So prevalent are these unwanted substances that researchers tell us that we all carry a certain amount of these metals in our bodies – depending on age, health and exposure. So if you’re dealing with any serious health issue … considering a heavy metal detoxification program may be a wise choice.
(NaturalHealth365)When it comes to environmental toxins, most people would recognize the dangers associated with pesticides, exhaust fumes, and contaminated water. But, even to this day, the general population is not aware of the toxic metals in our food supply – mainly because there are no labeling requirements.
In reality, one of the greatest threats to our health is the overabundance of toxic metals found in our food such as, lead, arsenic and cadmium – which can damage the central nervous system and many organ systems.
Although heavy metals seem to be everywhere, there are many things we can do to protect ourselves from harm. Naturally, to avoid heavy metal toxicity and improve your health, eating a diet mainly comprised of unprocessed foods is a good place to start. →
(Naturalhealth365) For millions of people around the globe, sipping a steaming cup of freshly-brewed tea is a relaxing and beneficial ritual. For example, loaded with flavonoids and polyphenols, black, green and herbal teas are known to offer important health benefits. Yet, shocking laboratory research has revealed that your trusty “cuppa tea” might not be so healthy after all. →
(Humans Are Free) Seventeen-year-old William Nuñez can’t walk or talk, and has to be fed through a tube in his stomach. Five-year-old Lucas Texeira suffers from a severe and incurable skin condition. Lucas Krauss has congenital microcephaly, epilepsy, delayed motor and mental development, multiple muscular atrophy and numerous related pathologies.
What do these children have in common? Their fathers, all farmers working in Latin America, were exposed to agricultural pesticides that likely damaged their DNA, increasing the risk of cancer, birth defects and neurological disorders in the children they later fathered.
They also have this in common: Their mothers are fighting for justice for their kids. →
Many of us are told that the development of diabetes is a personal failure. New research shows us why this couldn’t be more wrong.Action Alert!
Intriguing research into the diabetes epidemic has shed new light on the main drivers behind this disease. Conventional wisdom tells us that sugar consumption, lack of exercise, and obesity are behind the surge in diabetes. While these are contributing factors, new work in this area implicates environmental toxins as a far more important cause of diabetes, including chemicals like BPA and phthalates that are found in many everyday consumer goods. And while the evidence mounts demonstrating the toll these chemicals are taking on our health, the government is stubbornly refusing to do anything about it. →
(Humans Are Free) Companies in the food industry are experts of deception. They slap clever wording on their labels like “low fat,” “natural,” or “heart healthy” with the intention of making you believe their product is a healthy choice. But the sad truth is, many foods you find in the grocery store that are advertised as healthy are nothing of the sort.
This makes it exceptionally confusing and difficult for the average person to determine the difference between a true health food and a marketing gimmick.
To sort out fact from fiction, here are 10 popular “health foods” that are, in actuality, horrible for your health: →
(NaturalHealth365) It’s hard to find a reason not to eat garlic. Aside from the wonderful depth of taste, the long list of garlic health benefits offer plenty of incentive to add it to dishes of all types. No wonder it’s one of the world’s most popular herbs! But, as many consumers are learning, Chinese garlic is definitely something to avoid – as you’ll soon see.
(NaturalHealth365) Even if you try to eat a healthy, organic diet – you could be at risk for nutritional deficiencies without realizing it. In fact, the National Institutes of Health concluded that “the vast majority of people in both affluent and emerging industrialized countries do not reach even 75 percent of the RDAs for numerous trace minerals.” →
(Prepare For Change) China is an agricultural powerhouse and one of the biggest exporters in the world when it comes to food but are their organic foods as organic as we expect them to be? Well, to be completely honest the use of the word organic couldn’t be more unrealistic. Because most of what we eat seems to come from China we can assume when it comes to their food safety issues things are rippling down to us as well. You see, the whole concept of organics, in general, is for the most part to help the planet, right? Well, for China it’s more-so just about business and making money. →
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