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Artificial Fragrances Are Poison: 99 Reasons To Stop Wearing Perfume

By: Jill Ettinger | Organic Authority - We have a body odor problem in this country. But it’s not what you probably think. Yes, some of us stink pretty badly (thanks, Standard American Diet), but that’s not the problem. The issue is our relentless pursuit to cover up our body odor with artificial fragrances and perfumes. Somewhere ...

Phthalates – The Silent Killer

The convenience of plastic in our everyday lives have no doubt made our lives easier. It contains our food, our water, and protects us. That said, have we considered how much it has poisoned us? As favorable as plastics are in our world, there are some concerns to address. Namely, the chemicals that are emitted from plastic ...

EPA: “The Greatest Exposure To Toxic Chemicals Is Right Inside Our Own Homes.”

When one envisions clean dishes, they may think of pristine, sanitized dishes left without any reminisces of food. That’s not too much to ask… right? I doubt they would imagine that the soap residue from the store bought soap could be potentially dangerous. The FDA doesn’t mandate ingredient disclosure to household products. That means that what may ...

Chemical Reality: The Nastiest Of The Nasty

In the first part of this series, I concentrated on describing the two main definitions of food that most people use to guide their eating habits. I also began laying down the ground for a detailed description of pesky ingredients that are present in our ‘food’ even though they are not supposed to be there. As ...

Chemical Reality: What You Eat Is Not What You Need

The following is the first part in a series of articles that will focus attention on the food industry’s success in making people believe that processed and packaged products can pass as food. In this article, I will attempt to bring attention to the definitions of food we know and start unmasking the pesky ingredients ...

31 Ways Turmeric Protects Against The Post-Industrial ‘Chemical Apocalypse’

Living in a post-industrial world awash in toxic chemicals this ancient healing spice may be the ultimate answer to regaining your health. In a world increasingly saturated through with known cancer-causing toxicants, folks are understandably growing despondent.  Thousands of petrochemicals are now found not only in our body care products, foods, and water and air, but ...

Study: Toxic Flame Retardants Found In Preschools

A new study of preschools and day care centers finds that flame retardants are prevalent indoors, potentially exposing young children to chemicals known to be hazardous. The study, to appear online Thursday, May 15, in the journal Chemosphere, was led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and funded by the California Air Resources Board. ...

The Great American Grocery Hoax

There is a big secret out there in the grocery store aisles that no one wants you to know.  There is a hoax of monumental proportions that is being perpetrated on the American public. Before I tell you what it is, let me remind you of some things that you already know. It’s no secret at all ...

Perfect Foods For Summer Detox

Having a good detox is part of what the modern man considers a step on the road to staying healthy. For people interested in using detox as an alternative medicine tool here is a combination of foods and practices that will allow a perfect body cleanse with realistic health benefits. Foods to Detox for a Better ...

Common Food Packaging Is Riddled With Toxic Chemicals, Study Finds

Scientists are warning consumers about a range of toxic chemicals that may be leaching into their diet (and bodies) via food packaging. Although the individual amounts are small, and the risk posed by some of the substances is up for debate, researchers say a lifetime of consumption leads to ”chronic” exposure, which can put us at risk ...

Acrylamide Toxins: What The Heck Are They?

What the heck are the toxin Acrylamides?  Have you heard of them? They are in foods and others products. They can cause cancer. They are not listed  on labels.  What is Acrylamide: Acrylamides were first found in foods in April 2002, but they existed before then. One of the main sources of this toxin is a food ...

MSG Proven Highly Toxic: 1 Dose Causes Headache In Healthy Subjects

Found everywhere as an additive in your food, new research has uncovered that this "flavor enhancer" is extremely toxic, causing a battery of adverse health effects within normal dietary ranges. A new study published in the Journal of Headache Pain reveals that a single intake of monosodium glutamate (MSG) produces headache in the majority of healthy ...

9 Shocking Dangers Of Fluoride Exposure

Exposure to fluoride is a contentious topic, mostly because exposure is everywhere. Not only is fluoride a common ingredient in toothpaste, many municipalities have a fluoridated water supply. Why? Well, the reason we’re given is that it encourages oral health… even though it’s not known to prevent harmful oral bacteria. [1] What is known is ...

If Looks Could Kill: Is Your Beauty Regimen Putting You At Risk For Cancer?

Want to avoid becoming part of the cancer epidemic?  Here’s a good rule of thumb: If you wouldn’t eat it, perhaps you shouldn’t rub it on your skin. Of course, this is oversimplified – there are many natural cosmetics that are not really items you’d want to ingest, but the principal is sound.  Why?  First of ...

12 Reasons To Avoid All Soy

Soy has become a major source of toxicity for human beings, especially in the last three decades. Not only is more than 99% of soy genetically modified, but sources labeled organic or non-GMO are often exposed to the same problems as conventional soy. If you consume processed foods, soy is almost impossible to avoid. With ...

New Study Renews Roundup ‘Weedkiller’ Toxicity Concern

A new study published in the January issue of International Journal of Toxicology titled, "Glyphosate Commercial Formulation Causes Cytotoxicity, Oxidative Effects, and Apoptosis on Human Cells: Differences With its Active Ingredient," raises renewed concern that formulations of the world's most popular herbicide glyphosate (e.g. Roundup), used primarily in the production of GM food, represent a ...

The Dangerous Chemicals Lurking In Your Laundry Soap

You wear your clothes every day and probably take great pains to keep a number of different outfits ready for any occasion. You’ve likely invested time and effort into making sure your clothes fit properly and look good when you put them on. It’s kind of odd then, that most of us pay little attention to what ...