This Drink is Just as Dangerous as Soda

Most of us know about the health dangers associated with consuming soda. From empty calories to actually compromising the body’s ability to stay healthy and fight off disease, soda is a well known health culprit. But there’s another drink on the market that many of us unknowingly not only consume, but give abundantly to our kids! So what is this dangerous drink that the average American child consumes more than forty liters of annually?

Swiss Researcher Shows Natural Breeding Better than GMOs

A Swiss researcher has developed a new apple that is resistant to disease, appealing to the palate, and easy to grow, all without using genetic modification. According to Natural News, it took Swiss orchardist and researcher Markus Kobelt twenty years of careful research and development to come up with the new apple variety. The RedLove apple is said to be “sweet, tangy and delicious.”

Parsley, Celery Carry Crucial Component for Fight Against Breast Cancer

Parsley is usually used as a decorative accent to a scrumptious meal, but don’t set it aside just yet. In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher has found that a compound in parsley and other plant products, including fruits and nuts, can stop certain breast cancer tumor cells from multiplying and growing. The study was published recently in Cancer Prevention Research.

Pesticides, Bugs and Toxins May Be Lurking in Your Food

Think you really know what’s in your food? Think again. According to an upcoming report on the TV show “The Doctors,” when Americans reach for a snack, they’re likely taking in more than they bargained for. Case in point: In California, recently, several potato chip companies settled with the state to reduce the levels of acrylamide. The chemical is on its Proposition 65 list of those known to cause cancer or “reproductive toxicity,” which the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazards defines as birth defects and other reproductive harm.

The Meat You Should Never, Ever Eat…

Is your meat made of scraps stuck together with “meat glue”? This exposé reveals how you may be being deceived about the meat you buy — and why the dangerous practice makes food poisoning hundreds of times more likely. If you are still on the fence, wondering if you should make the switch to organic, grass-fed beef from a local farm instead of the mass-produced variety from your local supermarket, perhaps this news brief from the Australian Today Tonight show will help change your mind.

Sugar and Its Role in the Spread of Cancer

Cancer has a mighty big bag of tricks that it uses to evade the body’s natural defense mechanisms and proliferate. Among those tricks is one that allows tumor cells to turn the intricate and extensive system of lymphatic vessels into something of a highway to metastasis. Yet research unveiled this week may aid in the development of therapeutics that will put the brakes on such cancer spread, and the researchers who completed the study say the findings may extend to other lymphatic disorders.

Top 15 Least & Most Contaminated Fruits, Vegetables

When it comes to fruits and vegetables, do you know which ones are safe to eat and which ones should be purchased organic because of heavy pesticides? The Environmental Working Group has done the work for you by compiling a list of the Top 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables, called the “Dirty Dozen,” and the Top 15 least contaminated, or the “Clean 15.” According to EWG, people who eat five fruits and vegetables a day from the Dirty Dozen list consume an average of 10 pesticides a day.

Fructose Fuels Cancer More than Other Forms of Sugar

Fructose may aid in the formation of cancer cells more than other forms of sugar, says a new study from UCLA. Fructose is one of three natural, common types of sugar found in the human diet. Glucose is sugar formed from carbohydrates such as rice, pasta and potatoes. Sucrose is common table sugar, made from refined sugar cane. Fructose is a component of sucrose, as is glucose. However, fructose is most commonly consumed in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, largely from processed foods and sodas due to its relatively low cost and high flavor.

Can Sugar be Poisonous?

There’s renewed debate about the health effects of sugar on millions of Americans. A controversial New York Times Sunday magazine cover storyproposes that sugar may be toxic. It even suggests that sugar is as dangerous as cigarettes and alcohol. But how much, exactly, might be too much? And does the source of the sugar matter? “That’s really the question,” CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton explained on “The Early Show” Monday.

Bisphenol A: How to Reduce BPA Exposure From Food

Plastic containers and canned foods can be found in most kitchens because they are convenient and affordable. But there is growing evidence that our use of packaged food comes at a cost. Bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, is a chemical used to make hard plastic containers and the lining of metal food and beverage cans. Some scientific studies have linked the hormone-disrupting chemical to reproductive abnormalities and a heightened risk of breast and prostate cancers, diabetes, heart disease and other serious health problems.

How French School Lunches are Prepared

As the nutritional quality of school lunches around the world comes into question, France is among the nations radically changing what’s on the menu.

Breasts at 7 Years Old: How Chemical Hazards May Wreak Havoc on Children’s Bodies

When a little girl starts growing breasts a year after losing her first baby tooth, her parents probably understand the situation as little as she does. And when it happens to girls across the country, and to many girls growing up in certain neighborhoods but not others, scientists struggle to explain the phenomenon as well. Women’s bodies have always carried biological freight from one generation to the next, bearing the physical imprint of industry and environmental loss.

14 Natural Items for Your Alternative First Aid Kit

If you’ve come to trust in herbal and alternative medicine at home, it can be a hard decision to go back to Pepto-Bismol and Dayquil when you’re getting ready to go abroad. With these 14 items it’s easy to keep up that alternative health kick you’ve been on, even when you’re 5000 miles from home.

Walnuts Pack a Powerful Dose of Antioxidants

If you’re eager to boost your body’s levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants, look no further than the walnut. It turns out that walnuts are the superheroes of the nut world, at least when it comes to content of antioxidants, which can fight the free-radical damage that contributes to cancer

IQ Food: Processed Food Lowers IQ in Children, Nutritious Food Raises It

Processed foods are the staple of far too many diets, particularly in the United States where 105 million people have either diabetes or prediabetes. These processed foods are filled with white sugar, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), aspartame, artificial food colorings, and a wide variety of other toxic substances. Is it any wonder that children are suffering from IQ reduction upon introducing processed foods into their diet?

Aspartame Exposed – GM Bacteria Used to Create Deadly Sweetener

The manufacturers of the most prevalent sweetener in the world have a secret, and it`s not a sweet one. Aspartame, an artificial sweetener found in thousands of products worldwide, has been found to be created using genetically modified (GM) bacteria.

Researchers Propose Replacing Animal Meats with Bugs as Dietary Staple

Researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands have proposed that the world begin eating bugs, as opposed to traditional animal meats. The reason? The researchers claim that bugs produce less greenhouse gases than animals such as pigs