3 Products Found in the Health Food Aisle that Are Bad for You

IMG_4546.JPGMost grocery stores these days have a health food section, full of boxes, jars and bottles of “healthy” fare, along with a whole lot of advertising and labeling on the packaging.

But just because something is found in the health food aisle does not mean it is automatically good for you. In fact, it could be downright unhealthy.

Here are 3 things to be aware of when shopping for healthy food.

1. Foods labelled “No trans fat”.
The good news is, partially hydrogenated oils (which are the main source of trans fatty acids) are close to being declared as not recognized as safe by the FDA after a recent preliminary determination. When the final determination happens, foods with trans fats on them will have to get FDA approval to be sold, and subject to more stringent rules.

Until this is finalized, you should be aware that foods containing less than 0.5 grams of trans fats are allowed to be labelled as trans fat free. Recently, an analysis of several thousand packaged food items by the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found that 9% of these foods contained partially hydrogenated oils, and more alarmingly, 84% of these foods listed 0 grams of trans fat on their ingredient list.

2. Gluten-free foods.
Gluten free diets are the rage these days. Certainly there are many out there who have Celiac disease or who are sensitive to gluten, and it can be very helpful to have a grocery aisle full of gluten free foods.

However, when buying in to the convenience of pre packaged gluten free food, you may be trading off some health benefits. Gluten free convenience foods are often full of extra fat and sugar to make up for the lack of gluten – a protein found in certain grains like wheat, barley and rye – because gluten adds texture to foods.

Additionally, many gluten free products are made with rice flour, which has been known to have alarming levels of arsenic.

3. Foods labelled Organic/No Antibiotics
Organic food, in an perfect world, would be the ideal. But just because a food is labelled as organic doesn’t mean it is chemical free. Organic farmers are allowed to use certain “natural” pesticides such as copper sulfate and rotenone, and sometimes in greater doses than synthetic pesticides. Unfortunately, these “natural” chemicals have been linked to a wide variety of diseases and aren’t all that much better for you than the other common pesticides that are found on conventional foods in trace amounts.

With poultry, you should know that birds can carry the organic label but may have been given antibiotic injections while still in eggs or on their first day of life. So you should also look for an “antibiotic free” label along with that organic label.

As for antibiotic free food – be aware that unless it comes with a “USDA Process Verified” label as well, you can’t believe the claim 100%, as “antibiotic free” is not an officially approved claim.

So if you’re trying to overhaul your diet, rather than buying a lot of packaged food from the health food aisles, try instead to cook from scratch as often as possible, make sure you really read your labels, and shop local farmers markets for fresh ingredients where you can talk to the farmers and really find out what is in your food.

Click here to see why you should STOP eating whole wheat bread, vegetable oils & these cereals (plus the “side dish” that causes heart attacks)

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Blog, Cancer, Foods, Toxins, Water

Why Your Water Isn’t Safe to Drink

14473866_sHave you ever poured yourself a glass of water and noted a distinct “chemically” taste to it?

Or have you ever found yourself wondering about the miles and miles of rusty pipes used to transport water to your house from the water treatment facility?

If you have, then you’re beginning to entertain some seriously disturbing questions.

The quality of tap water in the United States is nowhere near as good as you think.

While it is true that water here is free from many of the bacteria and viruses people in the developing have to deal with; that doesn’t mean the water is free and clear of dangerous components altogether

The largest difference between the water supply here in America,  is water in the U.S. and other countries generally will take a lot longer to harm you.

By drinking this contaminated water you will begin to die a long, slow, agonizing death. You won’t get sick immediately and keel over, it’ll take years before you succumb to the damage.

So what’s going on? What about our water supplies do you need to worry about?

The biggest worry you have is in regard to the thousands upon thousands of different chemicals you encounter in drinking water.

Trace amounts of drugs, hormones, volatile organic compounds, herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals and more can be found in your water supply.

All of which have proven links to a host of health conditions.

The Global Healing Center listed the following dangerous chemicals which can be found in our drinking water.

Fluoride: While this compound has many positive traits, such as the ability to clean our teeth, is can also be quite toxic. It is used in the extremely toxic nerve agent sarin gas.

Chlorine: Chlorine is a chemical element that is essential to human life. However, in anything other than trace amounts, it becomes a toxic gas that irritates the respiratory system.

Mercury: Exposure to mercury can cause tremors, psychotic reactions, and suicidal tendencies.

Lead: This poisonous metal can damage the blood, brain, and disrupt nervous system communications.

PCB’s: A class of organic compounds that cause skin, blood, and urine problems in humans.

Arsenic: An element that has been used for centuries as a deadly poison.

MtBE: MtBE is a volatile, flammable, and colorless liquid that is used as an additive in gasoline.

DCPA: DCPA is an herbicide used on strawberries, melons, and cucumbers.

Perchlorate: This is used as an oxidizer in rocket fuel and explosives.

Dioxin: An organic compound which is known to increase the likelihood of cancer.

Hexachlorobenzene (HCB): Commonly used as a pesticide, HCB can cause cancer and disrupt the endocrine system and interfere with enzyme activity.

DDT: A deadly chemical used as an insecticide. It has been linked to diabetes and cancer.

Keep in mind this is just a small sampling of material found in you water.

That’s why it’s so incredibly important to move away from traditional water sources if you wish to live a long and healthy life.

The problem too is that most Americans don’t have the ability to detox the insane amount of chemicals they come into contact with every single day.

Not to mention the overwhelming number of people dealing with leaky gut issues, and you have a recipe for health disaster.
The fact is you’re advised to consume as much as 64 oz. of water everyday. When every single glass you drink is filled with toxic chemicals, you create a toxic burden. This is then complicated further because your body was never meant to see so many toxic chemicals come into it, so it’s underprepared to rid itself of these chemicals.

Not to mention that many of these chemicals are even absorbed through the skin during bathing.

The absorption through the skin is particularly problematic as the toxins bypass the kidneys and liver and go straight into your tissue where they’re free to wreak havoc.

The easiest way to rectify the problem is to take short showers and to switch to purified drinking water.

Purified spring water is one of the best water sources, and if you can, install a purifier on either your water line, or in your shower head.

All of these will work to help reduce your contact with dangerous chemicals.

But don’t forget this.

Even if you do manage to switch your water sources if you don’t take care of your gut bacteria then you’ll be up the creek with a paddle so to speak.

Discover Why Your Gut is In Serious Danger…CLICK HERE


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Disease, Health Studies, Prevention

First-time Ever: New Method Detects Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms

Copyright: nebari - 123RFUntil now, no methods have existed for early detection of Alzheimer’s, a disease which currently affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans. Up until this point, we’ve had to wait for serious memory loss to take its toll before identifying Alzheimer’s, and many people wait even longer, mistakenly believing that memory loss is a normal part of aging.

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Exercise, Prevention

7 Steps to a 30-sec. Full-Body Workout

plankingthumbnailExercises aimed at strengthening your core are said to enhance balance and stability as well as to positively influence arm and leg movements. One of the most popular new exercises is planking. Planking is raising yourself from a prone (push-up) position to support your weight on your elbows and the balls of your feet. Internet challenges say you can see benefits in as little as 30-seconds a day.

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Prescription Drugs

Warning: This Popular Flu Medicine May Make You Want to Kill Yourself

IMG_4536.JPGTamiflu is a flu drug that has grown in popularity over the last few years, used to reduce the symptoms and duration of the flu.

But did you know that it is banned in Japan because at least 12 children and several adults died in suicide attempts while taking it? Although the US Federal Drug Administration made a statement after receiving information of these deaths that scientists were not seeing “any reason to make a causal association between the use of the drug and the deaths”, Japan’s Health Ministry acted in 2007 by banning Tamiflu use for children ages 10-19.

In the US, the FDA has approved Tamiflu for use in infants and children despite evidence that it can cause nightmares and make children hear voices.

Interestingly, Tamiflu manufacturer Roche has never released over 60% of their Phase III trial details – the details that are supposed to prove that their drug is safe for use.

In 2009, in the midst of a widespread flu panic, an international network of researchers was commissioned by the National Health Service in Great Britain to update and systematically review evidence on this class of medications. The team, called the Cochrane Collaboration, found that an earlier study in 2003 had relied mostly on unpublished data supplied by Roche. Researchers went on to find that there was no evidence to support the claims that Tamiflu prevented the spread of, or complications frock influenza.

Following this, the British Medical Journal began a public campaign to get Roche to release the missing data from their clinical trials. It would certainly be interesting to see what this data contains.

In the meantime, this flu drug, which ironically not only reduces the flu by only a day, but also has common side effects that are basically flu symptoms – nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, fatigue and cough – continues to be prescribed to children and adults all over the US.

Also see: Sunwarrior Immune Shield, the product that will overhaul your immune system.

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Exercise, Prevention

3 Ways Your Phone Can Improve Your Health

phone fitnessThere are times when all of us get busy or forget to do even even the simplest things that we know keep us healthiest.

We’ve paired three of the most efficient ways to stay healthy with three popular mobile apps that can help you stay on track.

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Disease, Prevention

Travel Plans? Check the Flu Map!

Most of us check the weather forecast before we travel, but now you can check the flu forecast!

A team from Columbia University has created a new computer model designed to track flu cases in the U.S. The model can be used to predict where the flu will break out next.

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You Can Heal Your Cavities Naturally. Here Is Proof. Part 2

18763718_sIn Part 1 of this article, we discussed the real cause of cavities. Now we will explore some specifics of that and reveal how to reverse your cavities without going to the dentist.

As you now know, cavities are first and foremost caused by nutritional deficiency. Specifically, lack of certain minerals – calcium, phosphorus and magnesium – in the diet, along with far soluble vitamins – A, D, E and K.

Over 6 decades ago, a dentist from Cleveland, Dr. Weston Price, also did some extensive research on nutrition and tooth decay. Dr. Price’s work reached the same conclusions as the study published in the British Medical Journal – children fed a grain free diet with vitamin supplementation had their cavities reversed. In addition, Dr. Price uncovered a key catalyst In the healing of tooth decay that he named as “X-factor” that was even more important than vitamins A, D and E – which we know now to be vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 activates proteins that are responsible for the storing and utilization of calcium.

How to heal tooth decay and reverse cavities
Yes, you still need to brush and floss your teeth regularly. But, there are some other important ways that you can reverse your cavities and improve your oral health.

1. Watch your phytic acid intake.
This tip is the key one – be careful about how grain heavy your diet is. Grains are notoriously high in phytates. Look into traditional food preparation such as fermentation and sprouting, because these methods remove and reduce the levels of phytic acid in the food.

2. Eat a diet high in vitamins A, D, E and K.
In the case of vitamin D, it is best to get it all from the sun, but if you’re unable, you should temporarily supplement with vitamin D3.

3. Take fermented cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil as a supplement.
Both of these supplements contain high levels of vitamins A, D and K, which are key nutrients in tooth decay reversal.

4. Try oil pulling once a day.
Oil pulling is a traditional Ayurvedic detoxification method that has become popular in the US recently. It Involves gently swishing an oil such as coconut oil (which has antimicrobial properties) or sesame oil (which is traditionally used) in your mouth first thing in the morning for about 20 minutes, and then spit out. Do this before you brush your teeth each morning and it will greatly improve your mouth hygiene by removing bad bacteria.

Important: Why to STOP eating whole wheat bread, vegetable oils & these cereals (plus the “side dish” that causes heart attacks)

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Disease, Prevention

Hidden Risks of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of disability in the U.S., but rheumatoid arthritis is also a serious concern. Four in every 100 adults will suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

Statistically, rheumatoid arthritis accounts for 22% of all deaths due to arthritis-type conditions. About 40% of those deaths are related to cardiovascular causes, including heart disease and stroke. Because rheumatoid arthritis can affect any part of the body and because the common medications for rheumatoid arthritis may have serious side affects, it’s important for people with rheumatoid arthritis to be aware of their other health risks. If you or someone you love has rheumatoid arthritis, never ignore these 10 symptoms:

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You Can Heal Your Cavities Naturally. Here Is Proof. Part 1

14730974_sWhen you get a cavity, the first thing to do is to make a phone call to your dentist and subject yourself to drilling and filling. Right?

Maybe not. Although the conventional way is to further destroy your teeth and put a stopgap in them, the stunning truth that few know is that you can actually heal your cavities at home.

To know how, first it is important to understand what causes cavities in the the first place. Most dentists will tell you that cavities are caused by bad oral hygiene leading to bad bacteria and plaque eating away at your tooth.

While that certainly doesn’t help matters, cavities are actually caused by nutritional deficiencies.

Healthy teeth regularly replenishes mineral deposits of calcium and phosphorus to build back up the enamel and other substances that get worn down as we eat and drink. However, when your diet is low in certain vitamins and minerals or your body isn’t properly absorbing the nutrients you’re taking in, this throws off your blood chemistry, causing the ratio of calcium and phosphorus to become imbalanced. When this happens, minerals are pulled out from your bones – including your teeth – and this lack of structure creates a foundation for bone loss and tooth decay.

Unfortunately, diets that have high levels of phytic acid – a mineral blocked and enzyme inhibitor – contribute to poor mineral absorption by the body. Phytic acid impairs calcium absorption. Which foods are full of phytic acid? The main culprits are grains, seeds and nuts. In a society that lives on bread, this is troubling news.

In a study done published in the British Medical Journal, 62 children with cavities were divided into 3 different groups – the first group are a standard diet plus oatmeal, the second group eat a standard diet supplemented with vitamin the third group ate a grain free diet supplemented with vitamin D.

The results: group one had an increase in cavities, group two had improvement in cavities, but little to no new formations and group three had almost all their cavities healed.

What this study tells us is that conventional wisdom is off and we may be greatly misinformed about tooth decay.

To see how to reverse your cavities, click here for part 2 of this article.

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