By Kathryn Alcantar & Jose Bravo, Buzzflash at Truthout No one should be exposed to toxic chemicals in their food, particularly children. But that’s exactly what the Center for Environmental Health found in tests of microwave popcorn bags sold in discount retailers. Communities of color and millions of poor Americans frequent these stores. In fact, every […]
Detoxifying the body involves minimizing incoming toxins and helping the body more efficiently remove chemicals, hormones, toxicants, and other environmental compounds. The main body organ that benefits during a detox is the liver. A detox helps remove substances that stress the organ and provide it with the best nutrients for it to function effectively. There are a […]
While newer, “third generation” types of the Pill are said to come without the frustrations of weight gain and headaches that typically come with taking older types of oral contraceptives, it has an extremely serious drawback: the potential to cause clots and lead to death. That’s exactly what the mother of 21-year-old Fallan Kurek says […]
Sometimes called the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because it is found in high levels in citrus fruits, vitamin C has a uniquely regenerative role in hormone health and cancer prevention that has been overlooked for over twenty years! Truly groundbreaking research on the regenerative potential of vitamin C therapy for hormone health as well as cancer prevention […]
The fabulous taste of bacon is more popular than ever. But if you are eating conventionally-produced bacon or other pork products, chances are great that you are consuming ractopamine, a livestock growth altering drug so dangerous that 160 countries around the world have banned its use. Not the U.S. though, where this chemical additive has been given […]
Sleep is vital to one’s health and well being. It has been implicated that loss of sleep can directly affect the immune system and increase the risk of various cancers. The immune and hormonal systems communication seems to be a key factor in preventing cancer cells from dividing beyond the immune system’s ability to keep […]
A study published in this month’s Environmental Health Perspectives found that perinatal exposure to toxic bisphenol-A (BPA) is linked to breast cancer later in life. Although literally hundreds of studies have shown BPA is poisonous to human health, this groundbreaking study is the first to confirm that developmental exposure to environmentally relevant bisphenol levels can cause malignant […]
Human and animal studies show that a group of genes called the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) can influence odor. In general, females prefer the odor of mates with a dissimilar MHC — but this effect is reversed in women on oral contraceptive pills. A study found that that single women preferred the odor of MHC-similar […]
Numerous studies in recent months have tied agricultural pesticides to reproductive and other serious health problems.
I was thinking it would be much easier to just write all the headlines for 2011 in advance and let you read them today.