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Organic Food Has More Antioxidants, Less Pesticide Residue: Study

Organic food really is better for your health than its conventional counterparts. At least, that's the conclusion of a new study conducted by researchers at Newcastle University and published this week. But not everyone is convinced. Read more

Study: Light Drinking Of Alcohol Not Good For Heart

Health Day reports on the study whose results say not drinking at all is always a healthier option than light drinking; a stark contradiction to past research.
In the study, researchers analyzed more than 50 other studies related to drinking habits and it’s health benefits  in more than 260,000 people.
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The Shocking Ingredients In Beer

I have to confess, I’m not a beer drinker, but there’s someone in my household that loves it, so I had to figure out the truth. Is beer really healthy? Why are the ingredients not listed on the label? Which brands can we trust? Which brands are trying to slowly poison us with cheap and harmful ingredients? Read more

U.S. Government Ties El Salvador USD 277 M Aid Package To Monsanto's GMO Seeds

The President of the El Salvadoran Center for Appropriate Technologies (CESTA), Ricardo Navarro, has demanded that the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte, stops pressurizing the Government of El Salvador to buy Monsanto’s GM seeds rather than non-GMO seeds from domestic suppliers. Read more

Follow These Six Dietary Tips To Help Protect Against Cancer

(NaturalNews) Medical professionals from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine have unveiled five easy-to-follow guidelines for cancer prevention. Their findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition in June 2014. These steps have merit and are great advice for anyone who is looking to prevent cancer, who is struggling with disease or whose immune system is compromised. Read more

What Happens When Our Autistic Children Age Out?

This time of year is very hard.  My friends and colleagues are all attending high school graduations, going to graduation parties, and talking about what colleges their kids got accepted to.  My son Andrew is not going to college.  Andrew is 19 years old but he does not have a driver’s license, he has never had a girlfriend, he has not learned to shave himself. I have to help him wash his hair when he takes a shower.  Read more

The Organic Center Response to Op-Ed: “Five myths about organic food”

Peter Laufer’s “Five myths about organic food” published in the June 23 Washington Post ignores many important details about organic that support the very claims he is trying to refute.  Even a cursory investigation of the research and regulations supporting organic reinforce the benefits of organic agriculture.  Read more

Which foods are naturally high in Vitamin D?

(NaturalNews) Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with a broad range of health issues, including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and even cancer. Because one of the primary roles of vitamin D is to help the body absorb calcium, low levels of the vitamin have also been linked with osteoporosis, osteopenia and osteoarthritis. Read more

Doctors lack tools to discuss toxic exposures with pregnant patients: survey

(Reuters Health) - Obstetricians recognize that exposure to chemicals and metals can affect a pregnancy, but said in a new survey that they face barriers to counseling patients about environmental hazards.  The first of its kind study found that U.S. obstetricians and gynecologists feel they lack the medical education and training, evidence-based guidelines and tools for communicating potential environmental risks to patients. Read more  

Companies Urged to Disclose “Plastic Footprint”
WASHINGTON, Jun 23 2014 (IPS) - The environmental cost of the plastics used by corporations producing consumer goods likely mounts to more than 75 billion dollars a year, according to a first-time valuation released Monday by the United Nations and others. This estimate is based on the cost of everything from greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the production of plastics to the eventual impact on wildlife and ecosystems – particularly in the oceans – of the resulting trash. The environmental ramifications are also influenced by the cost of lost resources when plastic products are thrown away rather than recycled.Read more
Eating Broccoli Could Help Cells Purge Pollutants

A recent clinical trial has suggested that compounds in vegetables like broccoli and kale may cause cells to purge themselves of certain air pollutants.

The Paleo Diet--Is It Right For You?

The Paleo Diet is one of the hottest diet trends around. With celebrity followers and even high-end restaurants taking notice of Paleo principles, some might even say Paleo has gone mainstream. Read more

The Cancer-Causing Sunscreen Protection Racket

(NaturalNews) For starters, there's no real proof that sunscreens actually prevent most skin cancers. Yet your dermatologist is probably robotically advising you to slather on a toxic sunscreen as a proven skin cancer preventive. Read more

Disease-causing chemicals in everyday products cost EU billions: NGO

Disease-causing chemicals in everyday products from sunscreen to store receipts cost EU countries more than 30 billion euros in health costs, a study said on Wednesday. According to a report by the Health and Environment Alliance, a leading activist group on EU health matters, hormone-disrupting chemicals are causing spiralling rates of disease and putting a dangerous strain on healthcare policies across the 28-country bloc.  Read more

Parents shocked to learn 'BPA-free' baby bottles are loaded with other estrogen mimickers: Born Free, Weil Baby, CamelBak and more

(NaturalNews) Baby bottles from AVENT, Born Free, Green to Grow, Evenflo and Weil Baby all emit high or very high levels of hormone-altering chemicals, says new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health. (1)  "Many PC-replacement-products made from acrylic, polystyrene,  polyethersulfone, and Tritan resins leached chemicals with [estrogenic activity], including products made for use by babies. Exposure to various forms of UV radiation often increased the leaching of chemicals with estrogenic activity," write the study authors. Read more

Senators to Dr. Oz: You Help People Peddle Phony Cures

Dr. Mehmet Oz doesn’t pitch specific products. The celebrity doctor and Columbia University professor of surgery says clearly on his website that “Dr. Oz does not endorse any brand name or commercial supplier” and instructs viewers to check with their doctors before taking supplements. He even has an operation called Oz Watch devoted to tracking down fraudulent claims using his name or likeness, which he says has collected 35,000 complaints and resulted in 600 cease-and-desist letters.  Read more

Five reasons why Roundup should be banned forever
(NaturalNews) The science is irrefutable on this simple fact: Roundup weedkiller, manufactured by Monsanto, is a deadly chemical poison that persists on -- and in -- the food crops consumed by millions of people. And the many consequences of Roundup's continued use in commercial agriculture are reason enough, at least to any rationally minded individual, to ban the toxic chemical cocktail forever for the sake of the environment and humanity. Read more
Summer Fun Without Toxic Chemicals: How to Have a Safe and Healthy Summer With Your Kids

First a confession: I was clueless about the extent to which toxic chemicals filled my everyday life until I was in my late 30s.  I had my hands full with three kids in five years. My kids sucked on plastic toys as babies, we shamelessly swung through fast-food dives on the way to soccer practice and piano lessons, and they all played happily with my nail polish until they gagged from the smell. I thought nothing of feeding them Oreo O's for breakfast, slathering them in conventional sunscreen, or buying plastic flip-flops. Why should I? Read more

Obesity Epidemic Is Now a Global Health Threat

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 110,000 Americans die as a result of obesity each year, and that one-third of all cancers are directly related to excess weight.  Data collected from over 60,000 Canadians also shows that obesity now leads to more doctor visits than smoking. One in four Americans is also pre-diabetic or diabetic, and heart disease and cancer—both of which are associated with obesity—top the mortality charts. Read more

Got milk? From a cow or a plant?

Just a few years ago, the term “milk” was synonymous with the stuff that came from cows. But now, the dairy market is awash in plant-based alternatives, made from soy, rice, almonds, coconut and hemp, driven largely by consumers’ hunger for low-calorie, low-sugar, lactose-free companions for their morning cereal and coffee.   Read more

Banned in Europe, Safe in the U.S.

June 9, 2014 — In the United States, children can drink fruit juice beverages made with Red Dye No. 40 and eat macaroni and cheese colored with Yellow Dye No. 5 and No. 6. Yet in the U.K., these artificial colorings have been taken off the market due to health concerns, while in the rest of Europe, products that contain them must carry labels warning of the dyes’ potential adverse effect on children’s attention and behavior.  Read more

FDA fails to Warn Pregnant Women Adequately About Mercury Risks From Tuna, says Consumer Group

Washington, DC.—Today, FDA and EPA issued draft updated advice on fish consumption.  While the draft is improved in several ways, the Mercury Policy Project was most disappointed with the agencies failure to require labeling and address exposure risks from American’s consumption of canned tuna.  Read more

White House admits staging fake Vaccination Operation to gather DNA from Public

(NaturalNews) The White House has officially admitted that fake vaccination programs have been used by the United States as a cover for covertly stealing DNA samples from the public as part of the so-called "war on terror." The aim of the scheme, carried out in the Middle East, was to use DNA analysis to identify suspected terrorists who would then be targeted to be killed by the United States.  Read more

Poisonings from E-Cigarettes and Synthetic Pot are Surging

The gradual demise of traditional cigarettes has sparked some new health concerns related to the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes, as well as new "designer drugs" like synthetic cannabis. Designer drugs are synthetic analogs of illegal or prohibited drugs, devised to circumvent drug laws.  The dangers of e-cigs may not be as obvious as those of traditional smokes, but according to CDC, accidental poisonings are soaring, most notably among small children who come in contact with liquid refills for vapor versions. More than half of the poisonings have been occurring in children age five and younger. Read more

Vaccine-induced immune overload now affects majority of US children, study finds

(NaturalNews) Immunity is crucial. But the artificial kind brought about by vaccines can be extremely damaging, especially when the body's immune response is too strong. A groundbreaking new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Molecular and Genetic Medicine highlights the consequences of this vaccine-induced immune overload, stating that the majority of American children now suffer from the often debilitating condition.   Read more

Doctor who testified for chemical-industry front group gives up his license

As one of the nation’s top burn surgeons, Dr. David Heimbach was a perfect choice to enlist as a star witness. His dramatic testimony about babies burned to death in furniture fires helped convince lawmakers they shouldn’t scale back use of flame retardants.  But the stories weren’t true, and the organization backing him turned out to be a chemical industry front group.   This week, facing disciplinary charges in the state of Washington, Heimbach surrendered his medical license. Read more

Drought could cost Central Valley farms $1.7 billion and 14,500 jobs

The Central Valley’s 7 million acres of irrigated farmland are best known as the richest food-producing region in the world. But a new study by UC Davis researchers forecasts severe socioeconomic impacts ahead in the area where many of the nation’s fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables are grown. The drought could cost the region’s farm industry $1.7 billion in 2014 and cause more than 14,500 workers to lose their jobs, according to preliminary results of the study, which also predicts that Central Valley irrigators will only get two-thirds of their normal water deliveries.   Read more

Olive oil on salad may save your life

Olive oil found to protect the heart against damage from air pollution and lower blood pressure. A drizzle of olive oil on your salad can protect your heart against the damage caused by air pollution and help to lower blood pressure, scientists have found. Researchers have shown that eating the equivalent of two thirds of a teaspoon of olive oil every day can reduce the effect of air pollution on the heart.  A separate study has also shown that olive oil can lower blood pressure when eaten with certain vegetables.  Olive oil has long been lauded as the reason why Mediterranean’s live longer, healthier lives and scientists are now unpicking the biology behind this.   Read more

Minnesota bans anti-bacterial chemical from soaps

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's widely used nationwide as a germ-killing ingredient in soaps, deodorants and even toothpaste, but it's being banned in Minnesota.  Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday signed a bill to make Minnesota the first state to prohibit the use of triclosan in most retail consumer hygiene products. The Minnesota House and Senate passed it earlier last week because of health and environmental concerns about the chemical. The ban isn't due to take effect until Jan. 1, 2017, but one of its lead sponsors, state Sen. John Marty, predicted Monday that the odds are good that most manufacturers will phase out triclosan by then anyway.  Read more

Polish study says that vaccines have no historical benefits, continue to cause neurological damage

(NaturalNews) The public health benefits commonly attributed to vaccines are greatly overblown, and the science shows that vaccines actually obstruct normal immune development rather than enhance it. These are among the multiple inconvenient findings of a Polish research study that was published in the journal Progressive Health Sciences back in 2012, which exposes the fraud of vaccines by highlighting how their risks far outweigh any perceived benefits.   Read more

Extensive cell phone use can triple brain cancer risk

(NaturalNews) Questions continue to arise about cell phones and their contribution to certain cancers. Even the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has raised some concern about extensive cell phone use. The NCI explains that cell phones emit radio frequency energy in the form of non-ionizing radiation. In other words, a cell phone basically lets off radio waves which are absorbed by the nearest tissues of the body. If a person carries a phone in their pocket all day long, energy can be absorbed into the person's side and midsection.   Read more

The 13 Amazing Health Benefits of Himalayan Crystal Salt, the Purest Salt on Earth

Salt is essential for life -- you cannot live without it. However, most people simply don't realize that there are enormous differences between the standard, refined table and cooking salt most of you are accustomed to using and natural health-promoting salt. These differences can have a major impact on your staying healthy. If you want your body to function properly, you need holistic salt complete with all-natural elements. Today's common table salt has nothing in common with natural salt.   Read more

Eating Organic Reduces Pesticide Exposure

A new study published in the journal Environmental Research found that eating an organic diet for a week can reduce pesticide exposure.  The research was led by Dr. Liza Oates, who examined pesticide metabolites in the urine of 13 individuals who consumed a diet of at least 80% organic over 7 days, and a diet of conventional food for 7 days.  Dr. Oates’ team found that the total pesticide metabolite levels were reduced by up to 96% by eating organic, with an average reduction of 50%.  This study shows that eating an organic diet can reduce the exposure to chemicals that have been associated with health risks.   Read more