2014 was an exciting year for the natural health movement, as millions continued to research everything from alternative cures to the latest developments in the world of Monsanto and GMOs. As we venture into 2015, it’s essential to look back at the top 10 most popular stories, which are also some of the most profoundly important.

Top 10 Most Popular Natural Health Stories of 2014

10. Watch Out: Corporations Have Renamed ‘High Fructose Corn Syrup’

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According to the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), there’s been a sneaky name change. The term ‘fructose’ is now being used to denote a product that was previously known as HFCS-90, meaning it is 90 percent pure fructose. Compare this to what is termed ‘regular’ HFCS, which contains either 42 or 55 percent fructose, and you will know why General Mills is so eager to keep you in the dark.

9. Turmeric Strikes at ‘Root Cause’ of Cancerous Tumor Development, Study Finds

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In the study “Targeting cancer stem cells by curcumin and clinical applications”, researchers looked at the various ways curcumin could impact cancer stem cells and help to effectively treat various cancer.

8. FDA Approved: Paint Thinner in Children’s Cereals

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Trisodium phosphate, otherwise known as trisodium orthophosphate, sodium phosphate, or TSP, is well known by construction workers, DIYers, and developers, but not to most parents shopping for their morning meal. It is an inorganic phosphate which can be detrimental to our health. It is often used in place of mineral spirits to remove paint!

7. Woman Fights for Sovereignty After Judge Declares Living Off Grid Illegal

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A Florida woman has gone head to head with a local judge who has declared her efforts to live off the grid illegal and in violation of local and international code ordinances.

6. Kellogg’s Cereals: Double Dose of GMO Pesticides & Antibiotics

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A consumer recently sent a box of Froot Loops to a lab for genetic testing and found that the corn and soy used in the cereal are 100% RoundUp Ready GMO. So is the sugar. Never mind the other toxic ingredients in the cereal.

5. 4 Huge Reasons Why Soy Should be Avoided

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Whether you call it soybeans or edamame, the bottom line is the same: soy should not be eaten by anyone pursuing good health.

4. Monsanto Ordered to Pay $93 Million to Small Town for Poisoning Citizens

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The West Virginia State Supreme Court finalized a big blow to the biotech giant Monsanto this month, finishing a settlement causing Monsanto to pay $93 million to the tiny town of Nitro, West Virginia for poisoning citizens with Agent Orange chemicals.

3. Compound in Celery Found to Destroy 86% of Lung Cancer Cells 

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Celery has been found to be extremely effective at killing ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, breast, liver, and lung cancer cells. In fact, in a recent study, celery killed up to 86% of cancer cells in the lungs (in vitro).

2. Government Labels those who Grow their Own Food ‘Extremists’

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An “extremist” is “a person who advocates the use of force or violence; advocates supremacist causes based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or national origin; or otherwise engages to illegally deprive individuals or groups of their civil rights.”

1. Big Win! Monsanto Reports $156 Million Loss in Q4 as Farmers Abandon GM Crops 

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For the quarter ending Aug. 31, Monsanto reported a loss of $156 million, or 31 cents per share, compared with a loss of $249 million, or 47 cents per share, in the same period last year.”

2014 was a year full of victory, disturbing news, and amazing findings in the world of natural health. Already, it’s easy to see that 2015 will be even more interesting and eventful.

Please share this natural health year in review with friends and family in order to help bring them ‘up to speed’ on the world of natural health and healing!


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Anthony is a natural health and human empowerment writer, speaker, and entrepreneur whose writings have appeared in #1 USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling books and top 100 websites. After overcoming Lyme Disease and nerve-related facial paralysis, Anthony's work now reaches several million readers per month through his highly prolific group of social media pages and websites. Focused on self-development techniques and living a healthy lifestyle, Anthony currently sits on the Advisory Board to Natural Society in addition to managing and directing several other companies dedicated to enhancing social good. Anthony's work routinely appears on both alternative and established websites and television programs alike, including Drudge Report, Thom Hartmann, Simple Reminders, RT, Infowars, Michael Savage, Gaiam TV, and many others.