When it comes to people smoking cigarettes, we all know how the federal government feels about this particular freedom — the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for example, has been pushing for graphic new warning labels on cigarette packs in the U.S. that remind users Continue reading
For years experts have been warning against the dangers of sodium fluoride, but that awareness has grown in recent years, as cities like Portland, Ore. have angered residents with plans to add fluoride, and voters in Wichita, Kan. voting against adding it to their water system for the third time in as many decades. Continue reading
…consuming this “natural” food additive can have fatal consequences?
Although it’s usually listed as a “natural” ingredient on food labels, a common food additive called carrageenan (a highly processed derivative of red seaweed) is anything but healthful. Continue reading
Over the years there has been a large amount of media hype promoting the need for a low fat diet. The supposed dangers of eating fat being increased risk of heart attack, stroke and the growing obesity rates. Every time I read an article about how bad fat is, hear a news report about another study or find a recipe promoting the low fat lifestyle, Continue reading
While many people are aware of the dangers of drinking unfiltered water, few consider the risks of showering in unfiltered water. Continue reading
With colder weather starting to roll in and the holidays around the corner, many of us may already be struggling with conflicts about eating carbohydrate-rich comfort foods and sugary holiday treats. The war against refined sugar and its sneaky siblings — simple carbohydrates (such as bread and pasta) — is certainly justified. Of course, we need some carbohydrates for energy, brain function and other processes, but these can be obtained from eating fruits, many vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Continue reading
In a ground-breaking news story, 60 Minutes reports that new research coming out of some of America’s most respected institutions is finding that sugar is a toxin that can lead to major chronic diseases such as obesity, heart disease, and cancer.
This is jolting to people who don’t realize that even if they don’t add it to their foods, hidden sugar, including high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is in virtually all processed foods, from yogurts and sauces to breads and sodas. Continue reading
A hallmark of our modern times is the fact that too many of us now eat processed, chemicalized, ersatz food. So it’s no wonder metabolic and digestive problems are on the rise, as are food allergies and obesity. There are real dangers in consuming the standard American diet. It’s time to get back to real food.
For millennia prior to the Industrial Revolution, most humans lived an agrarian lifestyle and people raised the food they and their families ate. Fast forward to 2012, and other than kitchen or summer gardens, most people don’t grow their own food nor do they put up food for the winter. But growing your own is something that can significantly improve your meals and your health. Continue reading
A new study reveals that just 2 percent of contact lens wearers follow all the rules when it comes to contact lens hygiene, while more than 80 percent of people believe that they follow good practices, America’s NPR reported on Tuesday.
The biggest sins are showering, swimming, and sleeping while wearing contact lenses, and using contacts longer than advised before opening a fresh pair, NPR reported.
The study was published in the December issue of the journal Optometry and Vision Science.
“This is particularly common with lenses approved for two-week use,” Randall Fuerst, OD, Continue reading
For years natural health experts have been battling mainstream medical officials over the existence of vaccine dangers, but a new safety report by the Institute of Medicine settles the argument; they reveal that a relationship exists between vaccine use and adverse health effects. The comprehensive safety report released by the organization aimed to examine the side effects of vaccine use, and it ended up divulging information regarding vaccine side effects that most mainstream medical officials would have previously disregarded.
The statement by the IOM that a “relationship between certain vaccines and adverse health complications does exist” is monumental since it is coming from a mainstream medical organization Continue reading
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery has become almost commonplace these days. It seems that everyone is rushing out to have this miracle procedure done to improve failing vision and offset the toll that aging can take on the eyes. This health e-letter is going to present the other side of the LASIK surgery story: namely the false claims and promises that may be made by some eye-care professionals.
This health news about the potential dangers of LASIK surgery comes courtesy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has just published a report. The FDA has stated that eye doctors will now get 90 days to get in line and update any advertising or promotional materials that make false claims. After this time, the agency will take regulatory action.
Sounds like the FDA is serious — Continue reading