Monthly Archives: November 2011

5 More Reasons to Drink Water

It is common knowledge that dehydration can lead to kidney stones, urinary tract infections, headaches, and poor dental health. New research suggests water can help to maintain blood-sugar levels and prevent type 2 diabetes. A study in India shows dehyration causes decreased performance and math and short-term memory tests. Water also works as an appetite suppressant before meals, contributing to weight loss. Read more…

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It Could Be Old Age, or It Could Be Low B12

Our ability to absorb B12 from foods declines as we age. B12 deficiency is often misdiagnosed due to the host of confusing symptoms such as memory loss, anemia, or depression. B12 is an essential nutrient need for the maintenance of a health nervous system. Many are at risk of developing a B12 deficiency such as strict vegetarians. Read more…

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95% of Soy Products May be Damaging Your Health

Soy is often touted as one the healthiest foods, which vegetarians and vegans often use as a healthy alternative to meats. However, soy is the second most genetically modified crop after corn. Thus many health conscious consumers are often harmed by GM soy’s unnatural and volatile process of genetic modification. One interesting case study shows that the continued consumption of soy by a 19 year old led to infertility and sexual impotence. Read more…

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Water Successfully Turned into a Commodity by the Bottled Water Industry

The bottled water industry has made a business out of selling water for about 1900% mark up in the name of ‘purity.’ Although recent research has shown many popular bottled water brands do not reveal how exactly the water is purified, leading many to speculate that bottled water may not be any different than tap water. In fact, bottled water which is ‘purified’ may be nothing more than a market ploy, which American consumers have proudly bought into. Read more…

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McDonalds’s Cruelty: The Rotton Truth About Egg McMuffins

A shocking new video from Mercy For Animals exposes Sparboe Egg Farms–a McDonald’s egg supplier with facilities in Iowa, Minnesota, and Colorado–reveals obscene animal cruelty. The video shows workers burning off the beaks of young chicks, casually throwing hens into cages, grabbing hens by the throat, and workers allowing hens to decompose beyond recognition. Watch the video…

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Benefits of Drinking Water

Some studies estimate show that 3/4 of all Americans are dehydrated. If you are one of them, here are 6 of the most important benefits of water. The classic eight, eight-oz. glasses of water per day is still a good recommendation. Read more…

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Six Tips For Avoiding GMOs When Eating Out

WebMD offers six great tips to avoid GMO’s when eating out. 1)Avoid meals that contain soy, corn, Hawaiian Papaya, or Squash as they are the most common GMF’s. 2) Call the restaurant ahead of time and ask what kind of oil they cook with. Unless specifically labeled, most corn, soybean, cottonseed, and canola oils.
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US Study Finds High Vitamin D Levels Linked to Serious Heart Condition

Utah scientists found those taking high amounts of vitamin D supplements were two and a half times more likely to develop atrial dibrillation (AF), a dangerous condition which causes irregular and rapid heartbeats. The condition may be linked to stroke, heart failure, dementia, and even Alzheimer’s disease.There are few natural sources of Vitamin D including fatty fish, cheese, egg yolks, beef liver, and mushrooms. Read more…

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Vitamin A Deficiency Can Cause Night Blindness

Vitamin A, which usually comes from Retional and Beta Carotene, is essential for eye health as it prevents night blindness by helping your eyes to adjust to dim light. Vitamin A can be found in orange, red, and yellow coloured vegetables and fruits such as red peppers, carrots, melon, and apricots. These are not classified as essential nutrients and thus are often overlooked. Read more…

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Feds: Pizza Counts as Vegetable in School Lunch

The final version of the Congressional spending bill includes new regulations for school lunches which would count the tomato paste used on pizzas to count as a vegetable. This comes after new recommendations by the USDA propose stricter standards for lunches. Margo Wootan, a nutrition advocate at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, criticized Congress for putting special interest concerns ahead of public health, “making sure that two of the biggest problems in the school lunch program, pizza and french fries, are untouched.” Both the House and the Senate are expected to vote on this bill later this week. Read more…

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