Brain health WARNING: Excitotoxins linked to obesity and neurodegeneration | NaturalHealth365 – March 23, 2020

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(NaturalHealth365) Did you know that most processed foods contain additives that are known to cause brain damage and place us at risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease and dementia?

Unfortunately, these “excitotoxins” (like aspartame) can be found in just about all heavily processed foods, meaning many canned, bottled and boxed foods.  To be clear, the science swirling around about these dangerous substances is pretty grim, as you’ll see. →

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10 “Healthy” Foods That You Shouldn’t Eat — Humans Are Free – February 18, 2020

10 “healthy” Foods That You Shouldn’t Eat

(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: →

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Artificial sweetener damages the gut microbiome causing obesity, new research says — NaturalHealth365 – February 16, 2020

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(NaturalHealth365) In case you were looking for even more incentive to curb your sweet toothnew research shows that an artificial sweetener found in certain foods and beverages can impair your gut health and increase your risk for weight gain.

Ironic isn’t it – that the food industry’s “healthy” alternative to sugar could likely be one of the world’s most insidious obesity risk factors! →

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Use of Herbicides Costs UK Economy £400 Million A Year: Organic Agriculture Is The Only Solution — Collective Evolution – January 7, 2020

(Collective-Evolution)  We constantly hear the banter that organic agriculture is simply not sustainable. This is not true, and that’s been made clear by a plethora of literature that’s available on the topic. What is true is that big agrochemical giants, like Monsanto (Bayer) for example, would lose billions of dollars a year if herbicides were no longer considered sustainable, or healthy. This is why these corporate entities spend so much of their revenue marketing the idea that herbicides are necessary, that it’s impossible to grow our food because of pest infestation, and that organic agriculture simply isn’t possible on a large scale, nor economically sustainable. This isn’t true either. →

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Most Organic Food From China Contaminated, Here’s Why — Prepare For Change – September 20, 2019

By Daisy Magnum, September 19, 2019

(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. →

Read more & video: “Food for thought: China’s Food Safety | 101 East” (25:55) via — Prepare For Change

Sobering Footage Shows Orangutan Fighting Off Excavator To Protect His Home — Collective Evolution – September 17, 2019

(Collective-Evolution)  By now many of us know about the destructive nature of palm oil harvesting. As each year goes by about 6,000 orangutans are killed as a direct result of deforestation for palm oil. According to The Orangutan Project, every hour 300 football fields of precious remaining forest is ploughed to the ground across South East Asia to make way for palm oil plantations. →

Read more & video clip:”Sadness As An Orangutan Tries To Fight The Bulldozer Destroying Its Habitat” (2:05)  — Collective Evolution

Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Disease — Wake Up World – June 6th, 2019

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Originally published at mercola.com and reproduced here with permission.

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in nearly every cell of your body, vital for optimal functioning. For instance, your body uses cholesterol in the construction of cell membranes and in regulating protein pathways required for cell signaling. Without sufficient amounts of cholesterol in your body you may experience a negative impact on your brain health, hormone levels and heart disease risk.

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