Why has the FDA ignored the fact that mercury, an element that is highly toxic in all forms, was found in a large number of brand-name processed foods? Specifically, the mercury content was found to be contained in high-fructose corn syrup, which also reportedly contains genetically modified ingredients. Instead of addressing this major public health concern, the FDA is focusing their time on crushing beneficial supplements through ridiculous NDI regulations that threaten the entire infrastructure of the nutraceuticals industry.
Why has a flame retardant chemical banned in Europe and Japan been used as an ingredient in North American sodas for decades? If you live in the United States and drink citrus-flavored sodas such as Mountain Dew, you may be ingesting this substance that has health professionals up in arms. A synthetic chemical known as brominated vegetable oil (BVO) — first patented by chemical companies as a flame retardant — is increasingly being identified as a threat to your health, but soda companies still have yet to remove BVO as an ingredient.
Awareness will simply not stop growing concerning genetically modified foods. Individuals and even whole countries around the world are speaking out against genetically modified foods for good reason. The United States congress is also starting to get in on the action, with the introduction of two new bills revolving around the labeling and safety of GMOs.
It seems that the good bacteria found in your gut may actually be destroyed with every bite of certain food that you eat. While antibiotics typically hold first prize in depleting the body’s gut flora levels, there may be a new culprit looking to take the spotlight which you may know as genetically modified food. A formula seems to have been made to not only ruin the agricultural system, but also compromise the health of millions of people worldwide. With the invent of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops, resistant superweeds are taking over farmland and public health is being attacked.
New research has confirmed what myself and other health conscious individuals have been saying about Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup — the carcinogenic chemical it contains known as glyphosate has been found to be contaminating the groundwater in areas it is being applied in. What does this mean? It means that toxic glyphosate is now polluting the world’s drinking water through the widespread contamination of aquifers, wells and springs.
Legitimate causes and campaigns brought to the public light by activists and concerned individuals are being torn down through what I like to call ’cause labeling’ — the act of degrading the importance and legitimacy of any given health or political concern through placing the initiative into a preconceived category that carries negative characteristics. You may be familiar with how figures in the political realm are quick to classify ideas and philosophies into either the ‘left’ or ‘right’ category regardless of their true nature and therefore creating a great divide.
According to little-noticed research, pollution stemming from China and India is so severe that it is altering your local weather. Industrial power plants from these nations have been emitting high levels of sulfate and soot from industrial processes such as coal burning. As a result, the pollution is carried by the prevailing winds over the Pacific Ocean and eventually worldwide to a region near you. Renyi Zhang is a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M who led the paper on the subject back in 2007.
Convenience has certainly made it’s impression on the world we live in today. It seems that at the thought of saving time or even skipping a thinking process people are more than willing to choose the convenience factor over anything else. This is especially true with the invent of elevators and escalators, so that people no longer need to walk up and down stairs. But a new study shows that people are giving up the extra movement and taking extra time doing so.
It is well known among the health conscious community that vitamin D offers powerful disease fighting benefits that are only beginning to be fully uncovered, but some startling new research has found that a vitamin D deficiency can actually increase your overall risk of death. Statistically, those deficient in vitamin D were more than 2 1/2 times more likely to die than individuals with normal (not even optimal) vitamin D levels.
Youth and beauty are determined by more than just genetics. The creams we put on our faces, the air we breath, and the foods we eat are all things to consider when on a quest for beauty and physical attractiveness. Dietary change is an excellent controlling factor that anyone can utilize right away for a younger look.
How toxic is your home? While most people spend the majority of their time outdoors, indoor air quality may actually be more threatening to your health than outdoor air. Considering the fact that outdoor air is hit with factory pollution, harmful chemicals, and much more, it is truly shocking to know that indoor air quality can be up to five times worse than outdoor air. It is important to begin purifying the air in your home, and you may be surprised to know that to begin this process does not require an expensive air purifier.
Besides the thought of how difficult it will be to remove food scraps, most give little thought to the pots and pans they use while cooking. One type of cookware which has become very popular in recent years is known as ‘non-stick’ cookware. While this type of cookware can provide a sense of timeliness and convenience due to its non-stick properties, it may actually be endangering the health of you and your family.
ntidepressants, given to more than 1 in 10 Americans, have been found to worsen depression — the very condition they are intended to ‘treat’. According to the new research concerning antidepressant trials, around 1/5 of patients on popular Cymbalta and other related pharmaceuticals may actually do worse than those given placebo pills. The research adds to the long list of scientific literature questioning not only the effectiveness of antidepressant drugs, but their safety.
The EPA has finally admitted that fracking, the controversial act of pumping water and chemicals underground in order to facilitate the flow of oil or gas, is causing groundwater pollution. The chemicals involved in the fracking process are highly toxic, and many activists have been speaking out against fracking due to the threat to public health that the technique poses. Many viral videos have actually included residents of fracking towns lighting their tap water on fire due to the high gas content.
One great way to avoid the threat of genetically modified foods, pesticides, and toxic additives is to start your own organic garden. While the garden can be as large or small as you’d like, the benefit of knowing exactly how your food was prepared and therefore what is in it is worth the time and effort that goes into it. As you will soon find, it is actually relatively simple to begin your first organic gardening. Before you begin purchasing seeds and deciding on what you’d like to plant, you need to both establish goals for your garden as well as learn about how to effectively avoid low quality seeds and plants.
The political head of the New Zealand islands of Tokelau recently announced a new energy policy that would seem quite outlandish to most individuals living in first world nations. Abandoning traditional energy sources, Tokelau will be completely powered by sunlight and coconut oil. Rich in both resources and looking for sustainable energy alternatives, the three small islands that make up Tokelau have decided to take advantage of their abundance of coconuts and persistently strong sunshine.
As you may know it is preferable to eat in season, so that the foods you are eating won’t have to be imported from foreign nations or even other regions within your own country. With a new batch of superfoods are coming into season, you will now have a new variety of locally grown, organic food items to choose from. Nutrient-dense spring and summer foods are on the way out, and now comes a new list of delicious wintertime superfoods that will help to enhance your health through nourishing your body.