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Industrial Plastics Chemical Found in Hundreds of Foods: Report

Industrial Plastics Chemical Found in Hundreds of Foods: Report

By on February 27, 2014 in Natural News

Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as “healthy,” contain a potentially hazardous industrial plastics chemical, according to a report issued Thursday by a health research and advocacy group. Azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA, was found as an ingredient in breads, bagels, tortillas, hamburger and hot […]

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Vegetarian Diets Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

Vegetarian Diets Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

By on February 25, 2014 in Natural News

News Challenge: Health event Image by Knight Foundation Knight News Challenge: Health awarded prizes to 7 winning projects at the Clinton Health Matters conference in La Quinta, Calif. Knight News Challenge: Health awarded prizes to 7 winning projects at the Clinton Health Matters conference in La Quinta, Calif. Health People who eat a vegetarian diet […]

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Stop Acid Reflux BEFORE it Causes Serious Health Problems

Stop Acid Reflux BEFORE it Causes Serious Health Problems

By on February 25, 2014 in Body, Home

Acid reflux is big business. It’s a drug company’s dream come true. Millions of Americans suffer from acid reflux. Many millions more experience the pain of heartburn every day. The medical community would have you believe that only drugs can treat and heal acid reflux disease.  This is simply not true – there are natural […]

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New Research Shows How Fish Oil Helps Brain

New Research Shows How Fish Oil Helps Brain

By on February 23, 2014 in Natural News

New research in monkeys suggests that eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may boost the development of complex brain networks. Scientists found that monkeys fed a diet high in omega-3s had better connections in certain brain networks. They noted these connections are similar to those found in people, including networks involved in thinking […]

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The Health Hazards of Parabens

The Health Hazards of Parabens

By on February 22, 2014 in Body

What is a Paraben? Paraben is a type of chemical that can be found in different forms as a preservative; it is included in a wide variety of personal-care and cosmetic products. In fact, paraben is used in everything from shampoos and deodorants to toothpaste and shaving gel; these chemicals may even be used as additives […]

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Death Toll From Flu Rises

Death Toll From Flu Rises

By on February 20, 2014 in Natural News

Health Reform panel Image by Center for American Progress Action Fund As 14,000 Americans lose health coverage each day and health care premiums continue to grow more than three times faster than wages, President Obama has included health reform in his first federal budget. But Congress will have a major role in shaping the reform […]

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10 Simple Ways to Lower Heart Risk

10 Simple Ways to Lower Heart Risk

By on February 16, 2014 in Natural News

Heart disease is the biggest killer of American women and men. But, it’s also a preventable disease in many cases. With February designated American Heart Month, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, offers 10 tips for reducing your risk of cardiovascular trouble: Know your numbers: […]

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California Considers Warning Labels on Soda

California Considers Warning Labels on Soda

By on February 14, 2014 in Natural News

All sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks sold in California would be required to carry warning labels for obesity, diabetes and tooth decay under a bill introduced in Sacramento on Thursday, backed by several public health advocacy groups.  If passed, caloric drinks would join tobacco and alcohol products in carrying health warning labels in California, the […]

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Vast Study Casts Doubt on Value of Mammograms

Vast Study Casts Doubt on Value of Mammograms

By on February 12, 2014 in Natural News

Runkeeper and health on iPhone Image by Jason A. Howie Health apps Health The value of yearly mammograms is under fire once again, with a long-running Canadian study contending that annual screening in women aged 40 to 59 does not lower breast cancer death rates. For 25 years, the researchers followed nearly 90,000 women who […]

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Food Industry Lies Exposed

By on February 10, 2014 in Home, Natural News

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff was invited by the Ontario Medical Association to give a talk at a food industry breakfast. He was asked to speak about what he thought the food industry could do to help further public health. 3 days prior to the event they got cold feet and dis-invited him. The good news is, […]

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