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Aspartame Is By Far, the Most Dangerous Substance Added to Foods

According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting of aspartame:(2) Brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinson’s disease, alzheimer’s, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia, and diabetes. Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names, NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful,…

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40 Sneaky Names For MSG (Check Your Labels!)

Monosodium Glutamate is linked to a host of health issues, including fibromyalgia, obesity, fatty liver, high insulin and blood sugar, high cholesterol, liver toxicity, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, disturbance to the gut-brain connection, neurological and brain damage. What Is MSG? MSG, or monosodium glutamate, got its reputation as a flavor enhancer extracted from seaweeds…

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Monsanto’s Roundup Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples

In recent years, Roundup was found to be even more toxic than it was when first approved for agricultural use, though that discovery has not led to any changes in regulation of the pesticide. A new U.S. Geological Survey has concluded that pesticides can be found in, well, just about anything. Roundup herbicide, Monsanto’s flagship weed killer, was…

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Study: Toxic Metals and Carcinogens Found in Popular Lipsticks

In chemical testing of 32 commonly used lipsticks and lip glosses, a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives and conduced at the University of Berkeley in California, researchers found high concentrations of cancer-causing metals. Carcinogenic chemicals found in the lipsticks & lip glosses include: Cadmium (known carcinogen) Chromium (known carcinogen) Titanium (recently classified…

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Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children’s IQ

A recently published Harvard University study analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water have “significantly lower” IQ scores than those who live in low fluoride areas. In a 32-page report that can be downloaded free of charge from Environmental Health Perspectives,1…

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Yoga Mats Off-Gas 108 Different Toxic Chemicals

With increased interest in yoga also comes an increase in the numbers of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) yoga mats sold across the country. Completely at odds with the yoga philosophy of a healthy planet, PVC yoga mats off-gas some 108 different chemicals, which are then breathed in and absorbed through the lungs and skin. Phthalates in…

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Study: Cancer-causing Chemical Found in Nearly 100 Common Soaps and Shampoos

If you use store-bought, conventionally-formulated shampoos, conditioners, body washes and other similar personal care products on a regular basis, you could be exposing yourself to high doses of a cancer-causing chemical that few people are even aware exists. The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) recently published the findings of an independent study it conducted which…

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Study: Baby Pacifier’s Contain Toxic Metals Lead, Cadmium and Chromium

Many popular pacifiers, teethers, and nipples contain toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium, and chromium. Scientists report that metals like lead, cadmium and chromium, consumed even in small traces, are hazardous to health, particularly for infants and babies.  As the baby sucks the pacifier over a period of time, the toxic elements migrate out and…

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8000 Chemicals Used to Produce Fabric used in Clothing

An estimated 8000 chemicals are used to transform raw materials into fabric. “Often, the clippings from fabric mills are so loaded with dangerous chemicals they are handled like toxic waste,” states German Chemist Michael Braungart, “while the products made from these materials are considered safe for use in the home.” Do we really want to…

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