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Fluoride Affects IQ in Children

A study that was published several years ago by Harvard University concluded that children who lived in areas with highly fluoridated water had “significantly lower” IQ scores than those who lived in low fluoride areas. In a 2006 report published by the NRC (U.S. National Research Council) summarizing 27 studies on the effects of fluoride, evidence […]

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Your Are Probably Using Fake Olive Oil

Who knew that we were being duped and buying extra virgin olive oil that isn’t, well, extra virgin olive oil?   Most of the extra virgin olive oil sold in North America has been mixed with cheaper oils.  Ok, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that about olive oil  that has been bottled by big […]

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GM Apple Approved in USA

Last year we told you about a genetically altered apple, developed by a Canadian company, was pending approval with the FDA.  The “Arctic Apple” was approved last week.  The “Arctic Granny” (Granny Smith), and “Arctic Golden” (Golden Delicious), have been bred with an extra gene that shuts down the oxidation process. The Okanagan Specialty Fruits […]

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Heavy Metals Found in Top Brands of Chocolate

Uh oh, anything but finding out about this.  My guilty pleasure has just become a lot less pleasurable.  The timing of this news is quite interesting – a few days before Valentines, the biggest chocolate day of the year. As You Sow conducted extensive independent laboratory testing of 42 chocolate products for lead and cadmium. They […]

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Palm Oil – Produced by Slavery

The Ugly Palm Oil Industry Palm oil seems to be in everything from chips to cosmetics. It is found in 40-50% of all household products in the USA. This industry produces 50 million tons of oil, supplying 30% of the world’s vegetable oil production. Until recently I never thought much about palm oil – where […]

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The Contamination of Sea Salt

Has Sea Salt Been Contaminated? I was on Pinterest yesterday and came across a short video by well known naturopath, Dr. Leonard Coldwell.  In the video, Dr. Coldwell mentioned the fact that salt from the ocean was contaminated by the radiation from Fukushima.  He was recommending Himalayan salt because it was mined and not affected […]

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Why Wheat is Toxic

Why are more and more people are becoming gluten-intolerant?  Is this because wheat has been altered from its original state or could there possibly be other reasons?  I thought modern wheat had been genetically altered (well it is, and it isn’t), but apparently wheat is not considered GE.  So why are so many people having […]

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Surprising Foods That Contain MSG

You’ll Never Guess What Contains MSG Are you one of the thousands of people in America waking up to the dangers of MSG and trying to avoid it?  What if you have no idea you are eating MSG because it isn’t listed by name on the label?  There are hundreds of food items hiding MSG. […]

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