Sucralose’s (Splenda) Harms Vastly Underestimated: Baking Releases Dioxin

A new, in-depth review on the synthetic sweetener sucralose (marketed as Splenda), published in the journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, is destined to overturn widely held misconceptions about the purported safety of this ubiquitous artificial sweetener. Continue reading

Exclusive: Has GMO Alfalfa Already Contaminated Non-Alfalfa Fields?

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Despite a strong and vocal opposition, genetically engineered Roundup-resistant alfalfa was approved in late 2011. Conventional alfalfa farmers were concerned that their conventional alfalfa would be contaminated through cross-pollination

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Toxic shock: California Allows Up to One Thousand Times more Glyphosate in Drinking Water than Needed to Cause Breast Cancer in Women

Late last week, a story broke that revealed glyphosate — the chemical name of Roundup herbicide — multiplies the proliferation of breast cancer cells by 500% to 1300%… even at exposures of just a few parts per trillion (ppt). Continue reading

From Tomb to Table: Cumin’s Health Benefit’s Rediscovered

Traded along spice routes separating ancient cultures by vast distances, spices like cumin were once worth their weight in gold. Has modern science now revealed why, beyond their remarkable aesthetic value, they were so highly prized?

Many spices are perfectly happy living a charmed life as Continue reading

Grape Seed Extract Eliminates Cancer Cell

Did You Know…

… grape seed oil can cure seemingly hopeless cases of cancer?

Discovering a chemotherapy treatment capable of selectively eliminating cancer cells would be a cancer researcher’s equivalent of finding the Holy Grail.  Continue reading

Shocking Findings in new GMO Study: Rats Fed Lifetime of GM Corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of Female Die Early

Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto’s Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. That’s the conclusion of a shocking new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsanto’s genetically modified corn. Continue reading

Mercury Pollutants in California A Growing Problem

Mercury contamination has long been a problem in California as mercury pollution from historic mining operations (left over from the Gold Rush) has leached into water supplies and entered the food chain. Now, researchers have also found that mercury travels over from Asia and is present in rainfall that falls along the coast. Continue reading

Hair Can Indicate Your Risk of a Heart Attack

Many of us have felt that stress was causing us to lose our hair, but a recent study shows that the amount of stress one has experienced can actually be measured in our hair and can be correlated with heart attack risk.

Lead researcher Gideon Koran, professor of pediatric medicine and toxicology at University of Western Ontario, had been studying hair samples of children whose mothers had used cocaine and heroin while pregnant. Fellow researchers measured cortisone levels in the hair samples of body builders who used steroids. Koran began to think that if cortisone from drug use could be measured in hair, then couldn’t cortisone from the results of stress Continue reading

Report: Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide (glyphosate), is Responsible for Causing Birth Defects and Cancer

A recent report put together by various professors, scholars and researchers affiliated with Earth Open Source, a collaboration group devoted to food issues, cites in great deal the multitude of peer-reviewed scientific studies which show that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (glyphosate), which is applied to many genetically-modified (GM) crops, is responsible for causing birth defects, endocrine disruption, DNA damage, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and cancer — and yet government agencies around the world continue to ignore this crucial information, and withhold it from the public, as they push for its approval or expanded use.

One of the main studies highlighted in the report was published in the August 2010 edition of Chemical Research in Toxicology, and it showed that Roundup causes malformations  Continue reading

Is Passivity the Future for Home Health Monitoring?

Proteus Biomedical’s Raisin Personal Monitor

Think there’s not enough evidence to prove the efficacy of wireless, home-based patient monitoring?

Robin Felder, associate director of clinical chemistry and toxicology and a pathology professor at the University of Virginia, disputes that notion. Felder likes to cite a 2007 paper in the Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health. That paper showed a 74 percent reduction in the cost of caring for patients in assisted living with “passive” monitoring devices, and, notably, the rate of urinary tract infections in the study group dropped to near zero. Continue reading