Best Ways to Wash Veggies and Fruit

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  • Pesticides applied to fruits and vegetables in the U.S., as well as in other countries, pose a serious health hazard for people buying such plant-based foods
  • Studies show pesticides can cause brain damage, impair your nervous system, disrupt your hormones and even cause cancer — and it’s worse for children
  • Washing fruits and veggies by rubbing them while holding them under running water helps rid them of contaminants from the soil, handling and pesticides, but a vinegar solution is also helpful
  • Phenoxy herbicides, as well as several insecticides, have been linked to three types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and developmental and reproductive problems, and glyphosates can damage multiple areas of your body

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Witnessing the Vaccine Injury Epidemic

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  • On November 14, 1986, President Reagan reluctantly signed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act into law over the objections of drug company executives and federal agency officials; For the first time, the U.S. government admitted that vaccines can cause severe reactions: reactions like brain inflammation, permanent brain damage, paralysis and death
  • In the early 1990s, Congress added more amendments to weaken vaccine. By the end of 1987, Congress had quietly amended the law and handed doctors a liability shield from vaccine injury lawsuits.  safety provisions
  • The final betrayal came in 2011, when the U.S. Supreme Court granted the request by Big Pharma, medical trade and government and effectively shielded drug companies from all legal accountability for harm vaccines do to children
  • About 35,000 bad health outcomes after vaccination, including injuries and deaths, are reported to the government every year. That number is less than 1% of the total because doctors are not penalized for failing to report
  • Today, children and young adults part of the highest vaccinated population in American history are sicker than ever, crippled by chronic disease and disability marked by chronic inflammation in the brain and body

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Graves Disease, an ‘Incurable’ Thyroid Disorder, Cured Through Lifestyle Changes

From incurable to a cure for an autoimmune disease known as Graves’ disease — why not make lifestyle changes today that can improve your life and vitality? Continue reading

The symptoms of acute and chronic Lyme disease and how to treat it

A person can just be enjoying a day outdoors before he finds himself face-to-face with the last creature he wants to see crawling around on their body — a tick. Continue reading

Curb your carb cravings with these healthy keto bread recipes

Going on a keto diet can be difficult, especially if you love eating high-carb foods. But by making some healthy swaps, you can occasionally enjoy keto-friendly treats like keto bread. Continue reading

Biodegradable straw made from MANGO peel wins first prize in university science fair and offers an eco-friendly solution to the scourge of plastic pollution

http://Two students in Mexico won first prize at a science fair for their work  

  • Year-long project resulted in ability to turn discarded mango peel into straws 
  • Creators say it is thicker than a normal straw and retains a smell of mango  

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Edibles in plain sight: 15 Common wild plants that are safe to eat

When you’re in the wild, the usual food sources may no longer be available. You’ll need to find your own food through hunting or foraging. These skills rely greatly on your knowledge of which foods you can eat. (h/t to AskAPrepper.com) Continue reading

Healing foods and your emotional state: 5 Natural ways to heal health complaints, regardless of what they are

The quest for effective remedies to different health conditions is a never-ending one, but it isn’t wise to rely on pharmaceutical medication. After all, drugs are often linked to adverse side effects. Continue reading

Buyer Beware: GMO Stevia Is Everywhere

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  • Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana), a perennial shrub native to South America, has a long history of use as a natural sweetener. Steviol glycosides, including rebaudiosides A, D and M are what provide the sweet taste, with Reb A being the sweetest
  • Despite hundreds of years of safe use of stevia, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has labeled stevia leaf and crude stevia extracts “unsafe food additives,” granting GRAS status to certain high-purity steviol glycosides only
  • Genetically engineered (GE) versions of stevia have also received the green light for widespread and unregulated use in food
  • Cargill’s EverSweet contains Reb D and Reb M made from GE yeast fermentation, yet is marketed as “nonartificial”
  • If you want a stevia-based sweetener that is actually made from the plant, opposed to GE yeast, you have to make sure it’s certified organic

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Frothy and Toxic Bubbles Cover One of India’s Most Famous Beaches

A beach in India is coated in knee-deep foam that experts warn is toxic. Continue reading

Dangerous drugs linked to fatal diseases and cancer: Prolonged use of certain heartburn meds increases DEATH RISK

According to the website Healthline.com, upwards of 30 percent of all Americans suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a chronic condition which causes heartburn or indigestion several times a week. In addition, millions more people struggle with heartburn on a regular basis, even if they haven’t been officially diagnosed with GERD. Continue reading

Canada Launches Lawsuit Against Bayer

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  • Canadian law firm Diamond & Diamond has filed a class-action lawsuit against various makers of Roundup, including Bayer
  • The Canadian class-action suit names more than 60 individuals as plaintiffs, but thousands more may have been affected
  • The suit alleges that Roundup, which contains glyphosate as an active ingredient, caused serious health problems in the users, including Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, brain cancer and lung cancer
  • In the U.S., approximately 42,700 U.S. lawsuits from individuals alleging that glyphosate caused them to develop cancer have already been filed and analysts suggested the number of glyphosate lawsuits may soon surpass 45,000

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Why the Milk Monopoly Is Faltering

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  • Dean Foods, the largest dairy processor in the U.S., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2019. Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) — the largest dairy co-op in the U.S. — may end up buying Dean Foods, forming an even larger dairy monopoly
  • The merger would pose a serious conflict of interest for dairy farmers, as DFA is supposed to advocate for farmers but would end up being a processor. As such, they’d have an interest in keeping milk prices low, at the detriment of the dairy farmers they represent
  • Milk is a perfect example of how your choices are being restricted for no other reason than to benefit big business. Raw milk is banned in many states on the basis of claims that it may make you sick. In sharp contrast to the U.S., many European countries sell raw milk in vending machines
  • In recent years, an increasing number of Americans have embraced organics and everything that goes with it, including minimal processing, higher nutrient density, fewer chemical contaminants, animal welfare, food safety and environmental regeneration
  • The dairy monopoly doesn’t seem to understand modern consumers, as it ignores all of the concerns that have brought organics from a small specialty niche into mainstream prominence. The failure to give consumers what they want is killing the dairy industry

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An Avocado a Day Boosts Your Brain

Move over apples! Research shows an avocado a day significantly boosts lutein concentrations in your brain, with corresponding improvements in cognitive function. Lutein has beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and avocados are an excellent source  Continue reading

Medicinal Mushrooms Cut Herpes Suffering Time in Half

The herpes virus afflicts millions of people worldwide, causing painful blister-like sores that are often embarrassing. There is no known cure, and medications have a long list of potential side effects and a “take it forever” prescription. Did you know that there is a clinically proven, natural way to provide relief that is growing right under your feet? Continue reading