70,000 Food Additives Approved by the FDA – What you don’t Know Will Hurt You

addiThere are over 70,000 food additives approved by the FDA, from artificial ingredients to genetically modified ones, and from “all natural” to GRAS — generally recognized as safe. Cosmetics and personal care products are even worse, with virtually no regulations on chemicals, and your skin absorbs whatever you put on it, and it ends up in the bloodstream, so add that to the 70,000 other food “criminals.” Continue reading

Know Thyself: Skin Care Products Can Be More Toxic Than Food

The skin is the boKnow Thyself: Skin Care Products Can Be More Toxic Than Fooddy’s largest organ. And it’s ravenous.

People are wearing patches that pump nicotine and birth control into their bodies. If the skin is an effective conduit for medicines, it’s also wide open for toxins.

What’s unfortunate is that many toxins meeting your skin are applied by choice, Continue reading

10 American Foods That Are Banned in Other Countries

farmed-salmonStory at-a-glance

Many foods sold in the US are banned in other countries due to harmful additives, growth promoters, genetically engineered ingredients or other dangerous practices

This includes farm-raised salmon, Hawaiian (GMO) papaya, artificial food dyes, arsenic-laced chicken, ractopamine-tainted meat, bromate-containing drinks and bread, olestra, carcinogenic preservatives, Continue reading

Health Basics – Why You Should Always Choose Organic

organicsEver notice when you meet someone who eats mainly organic, who works out often, is financially stable and always in that “sharing” mode, that no matter what happens around them, they stay in that “gear,” that energetic and positive attitude just stays illuminated and seems to levitate over the negativity? Some people just seem to reach their potential every day, in almost every way. If you haven’t noticed this, start paying attention, because they’re out there, and they are loving life. There is also a reason many people  Continue reading

Rosemary Oil Can Be Used as a Natural Meat Preservative

Although some people already use the popular herb rosemary for seasoning their meat, this combination may become more common in the near future as food manufacturers respond to consumer demand for more natural products.

Currently, two of the most common additives used to preserve meat are BHT and BHA. But studies have linked BHA with cancer and BHT with hyperactivity, causing some consumers to avoid products containing them (read ingredients labels to find out if they’re in the foods you buy).

In a 2006 study, essential oils of rosemary and sage performed better at preventing oxidative decay and preventing loss of polyunsaturated fatty acids in meat than a combination of BHA and BHT. This means rosemary oil and sage oil Continue reading