Toxins

Is Chronic Fatigue Real?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating condition that affects up to 2.5 million Americans,1 incurring up to $51 billion in annual medical costs.2 There are actually a number of different names used for this condition, including myalgic encephalopathy/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS) and chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS).3 The most common designation is...

The hidden dangers of birth control pills doctors don’t want you to know

Many young women’s first trip to the gynecologist is prompted by a desire to take birth control pills, whether they are trying to avoid getting pregnant or hoping to alleviate the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Perhaps they know someone who takes “the pill,” or a well-meaning parent or boyfriend has encouraged them to go...

Toxic Esters: Do You Know What’s Lurking in Your Perfume?

According to the BBC, an ester is formed when an organic acid substances interacts with alcohol. Sounds benign enough, right? But when it comes to your health, esters can be a “double-edged sword.” They can be transporters of potential healing, such as with natural esters used in organic essential oils, or they can be carriers...

Attention smokers: Junk food has you addicted to cigarettes

Here’s a dirty little secret that hardly a smoker on planet Earth understands: An acidic body keeps smokers depressed, stressed, anxious and in need of “relief,” so they go right for the nicotine, all while eating chemical-laden junk food and taking chemical-laced medications that keep them negative, depressed and stressed. Here’s another filthy little secret...

9 Toxic ingredients found in your mouthwash … Are you accidentally ruining your teeth?

Mouthwash has been a crucial part of our oral hygiene habits for a number of years now, and in that time numerous ingredients have gone into the various brands of mouthwash lining grocery shelves. While some ingredients are relatively harmless, others aren’t. The bulk of mainstream mouthwashes are filled with unsafe chemicals and toxins that can...

GMO basics for natural health – How to avoid and why you may need to detox

GMOs are genetically modified foods made from combing genes from two or more unrelated species into one organism. The two most common types of genetic modifications are modifying crops to produce pesticides or modifying crops to be immune to herbicides (making them Roundup ready). Sugar beets have been modified to be Roundup ready. Both...

How YOU Can Deal With Inflammation

Whether inflammation rears its ugly head in the form of an aching knee or something more hard-to-spot, like inflammation inside of your body, the key to easing it lies in better food choices.Make an oil change. Instead of consuming inflammatory fats from processed foods, corn, dairy and eggs, switch to antiinflammatory fats from wild fish,...

Potentially Harmful Chemicals Found in Your Mac & Cheese

You might want to rethink your next macaroni and cheese dinner plan. The Coalition for Safer Food Processing and Packaging recently sent samples of America's favorite comfort food to a laboratory for testing, and the results will have you putting down your fork.The testing revealed that all but one of ten varieties of the macaroni and cheese...

Gum additives in food: What you need to know and watch out for

If you’ve ever looked at food packaging, you may have seen “xanthan gum” or “guar gum” listed as an ingredient. The latter half of their names should clue you in on what these unusually-named ingredients are: they’re gum additives, or substances commonly used by food manufacturers to enhance their products. Gum additives are typically...

TOXIC WARNING: Fruit & Vegetable Stickers – Organic Makes Zero Difference!

The adhesives used on fruit and vegetable stickers are regulated by the FDA. They are labeled as “indirect food-contact substances.”What chemicals the glue can be made from are listed in the Code of Federal Regulations part 175.125. The same rules apply to adhesives for both organic and conventional produce.For any food-contact substance to be...
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