While amalgam fillings were frequently referred to as “silver,” dental professionals were referring to the color, and certainly not the contents. Those fillings are mercury, and they are highly toxic. Now, about half of American dentists are mercury-free and the general population is starting to take note on the dangers of the dental amalgam mercury fillings in their mouths.
In a 2005 study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found 60 toxic compounds in over 2,000 people across America. These toxins included dioxins and uranium, not to mention mercury from fish, pesticides from conventionally grown produce. This is why it’s important to know of simple ways for detoxing your body – and to do so regularly.
Antioxidants are something of a buzz word in the natural health community, and for good reason. They scavenge cancer-causing free radicals throughout our body, which leads to improved health and healthier aging. We now have genetic evidence that antioxidants kill cancer, and they even help improve memory. Here are the top antioxidant rich foods you probably (and should) have in your kitchen.
Do you have a habit of falling asleep with the television on or with the lamp shining on your face? Research shows even a little bit of light at night can have terribly negative effects on your health. By cutting out as much light as possible, you could reduce your chances of depression, obesity, diabetes, and even cancer. Sounds like a convincing argument to stop sleeping with the light on.
There will be 6 new GMO crops to be planted and on our dinner plate. Here’s your chance to sat NO. The first two crops have been on the old, slower-track approval process, which allows 60 days for the public to comment. The remaining four are new additions but are on the fast track, meaning we still only have until September 11th of 2012 to have our say before these seeds hit the soil and, maybe, your dinner table.
We’re not free of warm weather yet, and that means fending off more mosquitoes. If DEET isn’t your cup of tea (and it shouldn’t be), but you’re tired of battling a tiny bloodsucking army every time you set foot outdoors, don’t hesitate to turn to natural homemade mosquito repellent. Try these natural mosquito repellents to keep the bugs at bay.
Every year, the American Lung Association releases their “State of the Air” report, showing just how bad the air quality is in American cities. For the past few years, there has been improvement based on previous releases of State of the Air, but still, over 127 million Americans suffer pollution levels often too dangerous to breathe.
In a telling story highlighting the true face of political corruption, corrupt Indian politicians have successfully stolen more than $14.5 billion worth of food from starving poverty-stricken citizens. Looting over 57,000 tons of food intended for the starving poor.
A German television crew was attacked and detained by Chinese workers at the Do-Fluoride factory near Jiaozuo, Henan province. Nine hours later, armed Chinese police arrived to escort them to safety. The crew was filming a story on the factory’s pollution. Their camera—but not the tape—was returned.