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June 1, 2011 - Issue 1752
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/01.aspx
* 43% of Americans Damage Their Brain by Making This Mistake [Not getting enough good sleep.]
It causes the release of too much "GABA", which leads to short term memory problems and the inability to retain new information. It also raises your blood pressure, causes premature aging and increases your risk of heart disease and cancer.
* How to Open a Tupperware Container When You Only Have Paws
An intelligent kitty figures out an ingenious way to get inside his food container.
* Save Hundreds if Not Thousands of Dollars on Food This Year
Easily save hundreds of dollars for every person in your household this year - simply by paying heed to this... A family of four could save the dollar value of 122 pounds of food each month. Learn a simple way to double or triple veggie shelf life, and more.

June 2, 2011 - Issue 1753
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/02.aspx
* Secrets Every Multivitamin User Should Know
The hidden risk of multivitamins - some may create a toxic build up within your body. So don't swallow another multivitamin until you check it against these criteria.
* European Leaders Call for Ban of Cell Phones and WiFi in Schools
After a thorough review of the evidence, a European committee is calling for immediate action to protect children from the potentially harmful effects of cell phones and wireless devices.
* Can Coffee Lower the Risk from this Deadly Cancer?
Is it possible that this "unhealthy beverage" may have some therapeutic benefits after all?

June 3, 2011 - Issue 1754
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/03.aspx
* The Watermelon You Should Never, Ever Eat
To make it grow faster, farmers are adding these 'harmless' growth chemicals, causing the fruit to 'explode.' Look out for these telltale signs to ensure you don't eat a melon that may cause hair loss and reproductive complications. [One of the tell-tale signs of a fruit or vegetable that hasn't been grown by entirely natural means is their inherent lack of flavor. In the case of watermelons, those treated with forchlorfenuron are very large and brightly colored on the outside, but the color of the flesh is more white than deep red. Other telltale signs are white instead of black seeds and fibrous, and/or misshapen fruit. (Note, this is for regular watermelons, which have black seeds. Seedless watermelons typically have tiny white seeds.)]
* Is It Time to Re-Think EVERYTHING You've Ever Heard about a College Education?
The value of a college degree is crashing even faster than its costs are skyrocketing... has this highly extolled 'rite of passage' become a conspiracy and a worthless piece of paper? Protect your loved ones from this heresy with the skills needed to survive the economic downfall.
* This Vitamin Can Radically Reduce Damage from Radioactivity from Fukushima
This safe and inexpensive vitamin may protect you from a variety of radiation-induced damages, including radiation-induced cancer. [It's Vitamin D, from midday sunshine especially.]

June 4, 2011 - Issue 1755
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/04.aspx
* Perhaps the Most Toxic "Health" Drinks of the Century
They're advertised as healthy, but some have almost as much sugar as Coca-Cola, and are little more than a candy bar in a bottle that can trigger depression, headaches and kidney damage. [Avoid being conned by their slick marketing tricks - read this. Propel Fitness Water, VitaminWater, Voosh, Sobe Life Water, Fruit2O Relax Essentials, Aquafina, Dasani Plus are all toxic ripoffs.]
* New Study Finds Major Toxins in Many Cosmetics
Your lip gloss and eye shadow may look pretty, but the hidden ingredients they contain can be downright ugly. [Environmental Defence tested 49 different face makeup items, including five foundations, four concealers, four powders, five blushes or bronzers, seven mascaras, two eye liners, 14 eye shadows, and eight lipsticks or glosses. Their testing revealed serious heavy metal contamination in virtually all of the products: 96 percent contained lead; 90 percent contained beryllium; 61 percent contained thallium; 51 percent contained cadmium; 20 percent contained arsenic.]
* This Medical Mistake Could Give Your Child Cancer [X-rays, Cat Scans, and other Radiation.]
By the time your child reaches the age of 18, they're likely to go through this process seven times, (which can flip their mitochondria & cause muscular atrophy and severe development problems) seven times. Here're 6 questions to ask to protect yourself and your child - and make sure the benefits outweigh the risks.

June 6, 2011 - Issue 1756
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/06.aspx
* The "Ultimate" Exercise: No Weights or Running Required
This video proves you don't need expensive equipment to build the perfect "V" shape, slow down the aging process and improve muscle mass. Try this "muscle confusion" technique today and prepare for all those excess pounds to melt away. [For a demonstration of the proper form, please watch the video. 1. Place your hands on the pull-up bar, palms facing forward, slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Keep your legs slightly bent, and your knees together. 2. Focus on your back muscle, and feel the contraction as you're pulling yourself upward. It's not necessary to get your chin over the bar. 3. As you pull up, open up your posture by pushing your stomach forward and keeping your sternum high. ... Pull up to the slow count of three, pause while squeezing your back muscles, then come down to the slow count of three. 4. Between repeats, let yourself hang while looking down and relaxing.... - Make sure all your movements are slow and controlled.]
* Baby Foals in Spring
Adorable miniature horses frolic in the grass during their first springtime.
* The Bottom Line on Sunscreens -- Which Sunscreens are the Safest?
Is your sunscreen filled with toxic chemicals and not even protecting you from the sun? Get the latest on which sunscreens are safe and actually work from this new essential sunscreen report.

June 7, 2011 - Issue 1757
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/07.aspx
* If You're Doing This - It Can Trigger Anxiety, Depression, Dizziness and Tiredness,
(Also) tremors, loss of appetite, anxiety, skin rashes constipation and overall weakness. Don't make this mistake which can set into motion a vicious cycle of decreasing health - ask these 5 questions and try this simple approach instead. [The problem is polypharmacy. Polypharmacy simply means taking two or more drugs. Drug interactions can cause any of the symptoms above. If you're on a prescription drug, and answer yes to ANY of the questions below, you may be at increased risk of polypharmacy: Do you take herbs, vitamins or OTC products? Do you have to take medicine more than once a day? Do you suffer from arthritis? Do you use different pharmacies to fill your prescriptions? Do you have poor eyesight or hearing?
 Do you live alone? Do you sometimes forget to take your medication? - Another significant problem of polypharmacy is that it leads to more prescriptions, because the side effects are oftentimes confused with symptoms of yet another disease or health problem. - Prescription statistics show that American women use nearly 65 percent more drugs, on average, than men—making them a more lucrative market for the drug companies.]
* The 10 Best Places to Watch the Sunset Around The World
Arguably, every sunset is beautiful, but these 10 spots are unusually brilliant.
* 7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits, Vegetables
How can you make sure that your fresh produce is clean and safe to eat? [Grow your own in collaboration with friends and neighbors.]

June 8, 2011 - Issue 1758
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/08.aspx
* Be Aware: this "Food" Radically Increases Your Risk of Cancer [Aspartame]
Do NOT trust the FDA on this one... or you could end up with cancer. In what's likely the biggest breach of public health trust ever, they caved to political pressure and approved this compound for your foods. A huge study showed it nearly triples the rate of cancer... So why are you still inviting cancer into your life this way?
* Cat in a Small Box
What makes a cat in a box really funny? When the box is about half the size of the cat...
* 7 'Healthy' Foods That Are Making You Fat
Have you fallen into the trap of eating these "health" foods that can make you pack on excess pounds?
[1. Splenda (and other artificial sweeteners): Artificial sweeteners may actually make people more prone to overindulge and crave sweet foods. They can also cause damage to beneficial bacteria in your gut. 2. Diet soda: Similarly, researchers found that with each can of diet soda consumed, an individual's risk for being overweight increased by 41 percent. 3. Veggie chips: Often, these aren't much healthier than regular potato chips. Most varieties of veggie chips contain mostly corn flour or potato. 4. Pretzels & Cereal: Don't be fooled by the fact that they're "fat-free" -- it's the carbs that are the culprit. Natural fats are NOT FATTENING. 5. Frozen Yogurt. It can make you gain weight since it is virtually guaranteed to be loaded with sugar. 6. Turkey Burgers: Non-organic ones typically contain hormones, pesticides and antibiotics, and will be fed genetically modified grains. 7. What's the Number One Weight Gain Culprit That Wasn't Mentioned? Fructose! Sugar, honey, molasses, maple syrup etc are 50% fructose. Corn syrup can be even higher.]

June 9, 2011 - Issue 1759
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/09.aspx
* Want Flexible and Healthy Joints? Toss Away the Glucosamine and Chondroitin
There are 8 reasons why these 2 joint health giants may not be for you, including the long-awaited NIH trial results showing no significant results when compared to placebo. What to use instead for easy and comfortable movement? We've formulated a comprehensive new joint formula with 4 proven ingredients that just may be the key to optimal joint health. [Mercola Joint Formula* is designed to provide both short- and long-term support of joint health featuring four joint health ingredients: BiovaFlex™ Water-Soluble Egg Shell Membrane; Zanthin® Natural Astaxanthin; Boswellia; Hyaluronic acid (HA). 3-months worth of Joint Formula is just $52.97 – which boils down to just $0.59 per day.]
* Average Drug Label Lists Over Whopping 70 Side Effects
If you take even one prescription medication, you're at risk of dozens -- and in some cases hundreds -- of side effects. [Prescription Drugs Even Deadlier Than Illegal Drugs - You might not realize that more than 700,000 people visit U.S. emergency rooms each year as a result of adverse drug reactions. And, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), adverse drug reactions from drugs that are properly prescribed and properly administered cause about 106,000 deaths per year, making prescription drugs the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States. Compare this to the death toll from illegal drugs -- which is about 10,000 per year....]
* Move Like a Hunter-Gatherer, Live Longer
Should you revamp your fitness regimen to imitate what was done by your prehistoric ancestors so you can maximize your benefits? [There are superior health benefits of short bursts of high-intensity exercise as was performed by our ancestors.]

June 10, 2011 - Issue 1760
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/10.aspx
* Never Feed Your Child Using This Because You Want Them to be Healthy
No matter what they say, avoid feeding your child using these utensils. Research tells us they can leech chemicals linked to heart disease, brain damage, abnormal sexual behaviour, hyperactivity, diabetes, impaired learning and aggressiveness. [In 2009, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found an average of 287 toxins, including BPA, mercury, fire retardants, and pesticides, in the umbilical cord blood of American infants. If your baby is exposed to numerous toxic compounds in utero, it lengthens the period of exposure to carcinogens, thereby making your child more susceptible to cancer and other diseases later in life. moms unknowingly add to their baby's toxic load by feeding them contaminated, chemical-laden infant formulas (in plastic bottles) during their first several months, then hit their tender little immune systems with cereal, which is the LAST thing they should be eating because it's mostly grain, which turns into sugar. Now, baby food manufacturers are compounding the problem by suggesting that busy moms feed their toddlers highly processed food sold in convenient plastic tubs. As if that isn't enough, you microwave it first, further destroying and denaturing its nutritional value and promoting leaching of toxic chemicals right out of the plastic and into your baby's meal.]
* Mini Kitten Pats Things
Watch this tiny but very cute blue point Himalayan kitten begin to make his way in the world.
* The Marathon Myth: Is It the Quickest Way to a Heart Attack?
The old belief that running a marathon completely protected you from heart disease appears to be dead wrong - find out why. [It often is. One of the best forms of exercise to protect your heart is short bursts of exertion, followed by periods of rest. Magnesium can stop a heart attack. Dr. Richard Schulze also says cayenne pepper can stop a heart attack. The tincture is best, which is made by blending fresh cayenne peppers in cheap 80 proof Vodka. Only a few drops of tinctures are needed at a time.]

June 11, 2011 - Issue 1761
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/11.aspx
* The Great Cancer Hoax: The Brilliant Cure the FDA Tried Their Best to Shut Down
One of the worst abuses of the criminal 'justice' system EVER... Government calls 4 grand jury investigations to crush this proven cancer treatment. Want to strike back at these crooks and save your health? Just follow this doctor's advice. [Dr. Burzynski was so confident in his antineoplastons that he even accepted the most difficult and "hopeless" cases, such as childhood brain tumors. Conventional medicine has little or nothing to offer in these cases, and the side effects can be as horrific as the disease itself, if not more. Furthermore, the best outcome conventional treatment can offer is to slow down the growth of the tumor. Using antineoplastons, however, Dr. Burzynski has been able to successfully cure many of these otherwise hopeless cases.... But even Dr. Burzynski uses some stupid toxic treatments. I have a list of the best cancer treatments at http://nhc.lefora.com/2009/08/31/cure-cancer-2.]
* Why is America the 'No-Vacation Nation'?
The U.S. workforce stands apart from most of the industrialized world in one interesting aspect: workers hardly get any time off.
* Organic Food May Become a Thing of the Past
Despite one expert labelling it a high-risk-status and saying it should be treated as an emergency, this new vegetable (which spreads like wildfire and contains an infectious agent that promotes disease in both plants and animals) has been approved. Here's what you can do to fight back. [The pathogen {in Roundup Ready GM crops} may explain the escalating frequency of infertility and spontaneous abortions over the past few years in US cattle, dairy, swine, and horse operations. These include recent reports of infertility rates in dairy heifers of over 20%, and spontaneous abortions in cattle as high as 45%. Get the Non-GMO Shopping Guide at http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/SG-printDec2010.pdf.]

June 13, 2011 - Issue 1762
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/13.aspx
* Cancerous Cells Cannot Thrive Without This [oxygen and nutrients supplied by the blood]
You actually carry around microscopic cancer cell clusters in your body all the time. Trouble only arises when cancer cells manage to get "this", transforming them from harmless to deadly. Take this inexpensive herb to help stop them in their tracks. [Curcumin is One of the Most Powerful Cancer Gene Regulators and cancer killers.]
* How to Be Alone
No longer necessary to fear being alone. Be inspired by this moving video on how to make the most of your alone time.
* Drug Used to Help People Stop Smoking May Cause Suicide
The ultimate paradox -- people take a drug to stop smoking that is actually more dangerous than continuing to smoke!

June 14, 2011 - Issue 1763
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/14.aspx
* Why Are There So Many Food Allergies Now? The Popular Food that Turns Your Gut into a Pesticide Factory
Just last month, a study revealed the "safe" toxin used to make this vegetable was found in 93% of maternal and 69% of non-pregnant women's blood samples. Plus, other foods to avoid which can make you tired, and give you headaches, gas and constipation. [Foods sold in our grocery stores contain "foreign" ingredients that have never been tested for safety. Most processed foods contain a variety of food colorings, flavors, preservatives, and other additives that can have a major impact. But there's another, even more insidious hazard, new food proteins that were engineered and introduced into our food supply. One of the first foods to undergo this change was milk. How to Determine What Foods You're Allergic to: Simply remove all foods that contain what you believe you are allergic to and see if your symptoms improve over the next few days, up to 5 days.]
* The Best Relaxing Sounds Ever -- the Ocean
Do you wish you lived next to the ocean so you could take in its soothing sound every day? Here's ten minutes of relaxing ocean sounds.
* Dairy Farmers Fight Radiation with Boron
A group of progressive farmers is taking potential radiation risks into their own hands and using a simple, natural solution to help reduce any radiation risks from their milk.

June 15, 2011 - Issue 1764
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/15.aspx
* Help Make Your Body 62% Stronger - Flood it With This Inexpensive Nutrient
A group of students who took 4mg of this per day for 6 months improved their strength by 62% - and their endurance increased 3 times as fast as the control group. What's more, it also helps decrease soreness, improve eye-sight and stop sunburn - all without side effects. [Use natural astaxanthin from salmon, unbreaded shrimp, crab etc.]
* Little Boy Playing with Cute Otter
A young boy befriends an adorable otter and engages him in a surprising playful game of tag.
* 3 Ways to Improve Your Eyesight
Keep your vision sharp at any age with these simple and straightforward eye health strategies.

June 16, 2011 - Issue 1765
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/16.aspx
* 550 Times More Powerful than Vitamin E - The Age-Defying Antioxidant You've Never Heard Of [Astaxanthin]
It's on rare occasion I consider adding a supplement to my daily regimen... this is one of those times. Why? This super-carotenoid is not only more powerful than beta carotene and vitamins A, and E, it can help you reduce wrinkles, dry skin, and age spots... plus protect your eyes and brain from oxidative stress.
* This Common Food Additive Now Linked to Weight Gain [MSG]
Even "healthy" foods can contain this popular additive so be careful to avoid it if you want to keep slim.
* Sun CAN Actually Help Protect You Against Skin Cancer [by producing Vitamin D]
Despite what the media and "experts" warn about the dangers of sun exposure, it turns out that the benefits FAR outweigh any harm if done properly. [To avoid sun overexposure, choose a safe sunscreen that contains either zinc or titanium minerals, not oxybenzone or retinyl palmitate.]

June 17, 2011 - Issue 1766
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/17.aspx
* The Food that Strengthens Your Muscles
There's a popular but misguided notion about which foods are truly capable of building muscle - which is your major key to fitness and longevity. If you eat this wrong food - it can shrink your muscles fast. Emerging evidence shows which foods are best - and then reveals the "superfood" within that group. [Leucine is A Powerful Muscle Builder, from Whey Protein Concentrate 8.0g; Raw Cheddar Cheese 3.6g; Lean Beef 1.7g; Salmon 1.6g; Almonds 1.5g; Chicken 1.4g; Chick Peas 1.4g; Raw Eggs 1.0g; Egg Yolk 1.4g; Sheep Milk 0.6g; Pork 0.4g; Cow Milk 0.3g.]
* Cat Hugs Baby Kitten
Get ready for cuteness overload as this mama kitty snuggles with her tiny kitten baby.
* The Real Reason the Cancer Industry Never Talks About Prevention
Why is the "war against cancer" almost exclusively focused on expensive drugs, radiation and surgeries that frequently cause worse side effects than the disease? [Cancer Drugs are Far Too Lucrative.]

June 18, 2011 - Issue 1767
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/18.aspx
* Be Aware: These Cell Phones Can Emit 28 Times More Radiation
All cell phones may emit cancer-causing radiation, but these phones pulse their signals so you can absorb 28 times more. Switch to this type of carrier instead, and help reduce the number of carcinogens racing toward you like a runaway freight train. [Although all cell phones emit radiation, CDMA cell phones, such as those used by Sprint and Verizon, do not pulse their signals like the GSM phones used by AT&T and T-Mobile. GSM phones emit about 28 times more radiation on average compared to CDMA phones.]
* 'Good Gut Bacteria' May Help Fight Obesity
If you're trying to slim down, it would be beneficial to examine the balance of bacteria in your gut as it appears to be a crucial factor. [Use probiotics, like kefir, natto, sauerkraut etc.]
* A Third of Americans Don't Sleep 7 Hours
If you're skimping on sleep, you could be damaging your health and not even know it. [Lack of Sleep Could be Making You Fat and cause rapid aging.]

June 20, 2011 - Issue 1768
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/20.aspx
* The Caloric Mistake that DOUBLES Your Risk of Gaining Pounds
With the hot weather here, you're more likely to make this mistake that can cost you dearly - assaulting your health while stimulating your appetite, increasing carb cravings, and piling on unwanted inches. And now the industry has made it even more enticing - and deceptive.
[Artificial sweetener, Splenda, has to add a bulking agent, such as maltodextrin—which is a sugar! So, about 99 percent of that packet of Splenda is a type of sugar, and only about one percent is actually sucralose. Each packet has four calories, but because the amount of sugar is less than one gram, they get away with saying it has "no calories" due to a loophole in the labeling law. Potential Side Effects of Splenda include: Decreased red blood cells -- sign of anemia; Increased male infertility; Enlarged and calcified kidneys; Spontaneous abortions; A 17 percent increased death rate in rabbits.]
* Dog with Two Broken Legs Finds Owner After Storm
An amazing tale of triumph emerges from a devastating tornado tragedy.
* UK Scraps Pneumonia Vaccines Because They 'Don't Work'
Not only did England stop the highly ineffective pneumonia vaccine but new studies show that the countries with the most vaccines (like the US) have the worst infant death rate.

June 21, 2011 - Issue 1769
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/21.aspx
* This Popular Moisturizer Applied to Mice for 17 Weeks Got 69% More Tumors
When applying one of these creams 5 times a week for 17 weeks, tumors increased by a whopping 69%. Find out what these popular moisturizers are (and the ingredient they all contain) to help stop your beauty routine from potentially promoting skin cancer...
* Kitten Versus the Toy
Will this determined kitten succeed and conquer this exceedingly challenging task?
* Genetically Engineered Rice is a Trojan Horse: Misled by Bill Gates and Monsanto
Is so-called "golden rice" a panacea for third-world countries... or another move toward corporate control of the food supply with hidden agendas?
[Genetically modified Golden Rice is Not a Viable Source of Vitamin A. It May Cause Vitamin A Deficiency by Thwarting Biodiversity. Food Freedom said: Golden rice is a Trojan horse for pushing through GE-friendly biosafety regulations under the guise of humanitarian aid. Once in place, these regulations open the door for the biotech industry to bring in commercial, patented GE crops. Regulators Knew World's Best-Selling Herbicide, Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, Could Cause Birth Defects. If you want to get involved on a global scale, you can sign PANAP's People's Statement on Saving the Rice of Asia, which calls upon national, regional and international policy makers to ban genetically modified rice, along with seven other actions: http://www.panap.net/en/r/page/rice/110 ]

June 22, 2011 - Issue 1770
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/22.aspx
* The Amazing Oil That Trims Women's Waistlines [It's coconut oil.]
If you enjoy the taste and richness of oil, but avoid it to shed pounds, you'll be thrilled at the results of this new study on 40 women. TWO spoonfuls of this oil a day actually HELPED them shed dangerous belly pounds while increasing good cholesterol and decreasing their LDL/HDL ratio.
* Sleeping Corgi
A tuckered out corgi gets tucked in for bedtime.
* New Study Shows Using Statins Actually Worsens Your Heart Function
Further confirmation demonstrating cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may actually cause more harm than good to your heart health.

June 23, 2011 - Issue 1771
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/23.aspx
* Why I Believe Toilet Paper is Not Your Best Hygiene Choice
Finally, a more practical cleansing solution. But I must warn you... If you decide to take advantage of all the enhanced hygiene this has to offer, I suspect you won't want to leave home without it ever again!
* Please - Don't Make These Mistakes with Government's New "Food Pyramid" [Just ignore the damned thing!]
Sage advice on the latest roll-out from the USDA about your food choices. Far easier to apply because you can visualize the foods on a plate... But I reveal at least 5 flaws inherent in the latest plan, so maybe you shouldn't take it at face value after all.
* Be VERY Careful About Purchasing Food Products from Asia
Are you or your family eating any of the foods from Asia that have recently been banned?
[Phthalate that is used in plastics and personal care products contaminates some Asian food. The Safest Food Supply is Usually the One Closest to Home.]

June 24, 2011 - Issue 1772
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/24.aspx
* Europe Calls This One of the Top 6 Chemical Threats to Humans
Europe banned this as 1 of the top 6 chemical threats to human safety. Animal and human studies show it can damage your liver, kidney, lungs and reproductive systems... especially in this most susceptible population. Find out which family members are most affected, where to cut your risk, and sneaky names this menace lurks behind.
[Phthalate plastic DEHP can damage the liver, kidneys, lungs, and reproductive system, particularly the developing testes of prenatal and neonatal males. Phthalates were Detected in ALL Americans Tested. DEHP Exposure is VERY High in Hospitals. Infants' DEHP Levels Rise After Medical Treatments. DEHP Is Also in Bottled Water, Pharmaceutical Drugs, and Cling Wrap, etc. If you have PVC pipes, you may have DEHP leaching into your water supply.]
* Budgie on a Ball
This talented budgie shows off his amazing balancing act.
* BEST Infant Food for Infants of Moms that Can't Breast Feed [Other Moms]
If you're unable to breastfeed, this increasingly popular alternative may be the best choice for your child.

June 25, 2011 - Issue 1773
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/25.aspx
* How to Drink Your Way Out of Fatigue
Ever come home dead tired and starved? Instead of grabbing a bag of chips or some awful snack, drink a glass of this. It's energizing and satiating. In fact, two recent studies suggest if you drink just two glasses a day, you'll lose four times the pounds compared to those who don't.
[Take one to two pints a day of fresh juiced, raw vegetables. What helped me, though, was a tablespoon or more per day of apple cider vinegar with food or drink.]
* Beware -- Some 'Green' Cleaners are Deceptive and Toxic
A shocking revelation of what's really lurking in some popular "green" household cleaners.
[Simple Green contains 2-butoxyethanol, which contributed to the significantly shorter lifespan of Exxon Valdez clean-up workers, which is why Corexit 9527, which also contains the chemical, was banned in the United Kingdom. Good alternative cleaners are: Baking soda; White vinegar; Lemon juice; Hydrogen peroxide; Liquid castile soap; Organic essential oils (optional).]
* Eating Foods Laced with this Common Ingredient? It Could be Slowly and Silently Harming You
[It's Aspartame, an artificial sweetener also known as NutraSweet or Equal.]
Everyone should know the dangers about this common ingredient which causes cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma. And if consumed while pregnant, your child could face neurological, retardation, and mood disorder problems. Yet, the FDA ignores the overwhelming evidence.

June 27, 2011 - Issue 1774
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/27.aspx
* The Sunscreen You Should Never, Ever Use
Before you "lather up" this summer - see if your sunscreen contains this ingredient found in 90% of sunscreen brands. If it does - you're exposing yourself to something which has been found to kill mouse cells even at low doses - try this instead.
[Corporate greed has created products that are harmful. I'm talking hundreds of sunscreens that I believe are toxic because they contain man-made chemicals, that can cause serious health problems and increase your risk of disease. Here's why. The main chemical used in sunscreens to filter out ultraviolet B light is octyl methoxycinnamate. OMC for short. OMC was found to be particularly toxic when exposed to sunshine. And guess what? OMC is present in 90 percent of sunscreen brands! But that's not the half of it. A common ultraviolet A filter, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, has also demonstrated toxic properties. Furthermore, several studies show that the chemicals commonly used in sunscreens are absorbed through the skin and end up circulating in your blood stream. Not good. There are 13 toxic chemicals commonly used in sunscreens. See Dr. Mercola's natural sunscreen ingredients at http://products.mercola.com/summer-survival-kit/?source=nl.]
* Moving Performance from Korea's Got Talent
It's hard to decide which is more touching, this man's beautiful singing voice or his harrowing life story.
* Safe and Effective Alternative to Motrin for Arthritis
Did you know this natural approach may relieve arthritis pain as well as Ibuprofen?
[It's Turmeric. Here's How to Help Increase Your Absorption of Curcumin from Turmeric. You can take it in supplement form. But curcumin can be difficult for your body to absorb. So make a microemulsion out of the curcumin powder by combining a tablespoon of the powder with one or two egg yolks and a teaspoon or two of melted coconut oil. Then use a hand blender on high speed to emulsify the powder. Another strategy you can use to increase absorption is to put one tablespoon of the curcumin powder into a quart of boiling water. It must be boiling when you add the powder, as it will not work as well if you put it in room temperature water and heat the water and curcumin. After boiling it for ten minutes you will have created a 12% solution and you can drink this once it has cooled down. The curcumin will gradually fall out of solution over time and in about six hours it will be a 6% solution so it is best to drink the water within four hours. It does have a woody taste. One caution …  curcumin is a very potent yellow pigment and can permanently discolor surfaces if you aren't careful.]

June 28, 2011 - Issue 1775
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/28.aspx
* Flush These "Dementia Markers" Out of Your Blood Stream
You've probably never heard of PLOOH, but it's a substance which accumulates in the red blood cells of dementia patients. And new research has shown taking just 6mg or 12mg of a humble nutrient that sits at the bottom of the food chain lowered blood levels by 40 and 50 percent respectively. PLUS: 3 more substances to add to your dementia fighting arsenal.
[Astaxanthin, from Arctic salmon, unbreaded shrimp, crab etc, is hundreds of times more effective than vitamin E in squelching singlet oxygen free radicals. Astaxanthin's Antioxidant Powers Blow Away Vitamins C and E. To ward off dementia and Alzheimer's disease, use astaxanthin and other strategies. Dementia has been linked to insulin resistance. Some are even referring to Alzheimer's as the third form of diabetes, so one of the most important efforts you can take is to keepi your insulin levels under control with proper diet and exercise . There is no question that insulin resistance is one of the most pervasive influences on brain damage, as it contributes massively to inflammation, which will prematurely degenerate your brain. Another contributing factor is vitamin D deficiency, which is rampant across the world and underlies many chronic diseases, including dementia according to recent findings. There is also research showing that coconut oil and vitamin B12 may be important for warding off Alzheimer's as well.]
* How to Recover Your Cell Phone if it Drops in Water
You may be able to save your waterlogged cell phone in just six simple steps.
* Is Canada's Negligence Putting its Citizens - And the U.S. - At Risk?
Blatantly ignoring its own ethics policy and turning a blind eye to one of its key officials' inexcusable actions, Canada is clearly harming many. Find out why these actions may be undermining the health of more than just its own citizens.
[It's promoting the use of mercury in fillings etc.]

June 29, 2011 - Issue 1776
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/29.aspx
* The "Cancer-Causing Convenience" All Women Should Avoid
Not only will it put you at risk of thinner bones, heart disease, fatal blood clots, long-term sexual dysfunction, migraines, mood swings and gaining excess pounds - it could slash your risk of falling pregnant by choosing a less compatible partner.
[It's the Birth Control Pill and Newer Hormonal Birth Control Methods May be Even Riskier.]
* How to Save Gas This Summer
Looking for a way to give your wallet a break at the gas pump? These tips add up to better mileage and increased gas savings for you.
* This Form of CoQ10 Found Far Superior to One Typically Being Sold
If you're taking CQ10 you need to know about this superior modification that could make all the difference in the world in its ability to provide benefit for you.
[If You're Over 25, the Reduced Form of CoQ10 May be Better for You. The supplement form seems to be healthful.]

June 30, 2011 - Issue 1777
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/06/30.aspx
 * Simple Way to Shed Pounds and Decrease Tiredness - Stop Eating This
When you eat too much of this popular but nutritionally empty food, you are sending a hormonal message to your body that says: aggressively accumulate excess pounds. Stop eating it today and watch your body finally fix many of its health problems.
[Refined Foods are Devoid of Nutrients. Processed Grains Can Deteriorate Your Health. High-Carb Diet Can be Disastrous to Your Health. Too Much Wheat or Grain Converts Into Fat. One of the Fastest Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Health is limiting (ideally, eliminating) your intake of refined sugars and fructose, and limiting all other carbohydrate intake as much as possible.]
* 5 Ways to Afford Whole Foods on a Budget
It's possible to eat healthy even with a limited budget when you learn these practical grocery tips.
* Ten Year Old on Two Drugs Dies After Hanging Himself
Were mind-altering drugs involved in this young boy's tragic decision to end his own life?
[His father blames the death on Ritalin and Prozac, two drugs that the boy had been prescribed by a psychiatrist to cure his boisterous behavior and low spirits. Get Your Child Off Drugs by Addressing the Underlying Causes of Mental Illness. Diet: the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet consists of easily digestible foods that are dense in nutrition, including fermented foods. According to Dr. Campbell: On average, people adhere to the diet a couple of years. It takes two years to drive out the pathogenic flora, to reestablish normal flora in the gut, to heal and seal the damaged gut lining in these people and turn the gut back to being a major source of nourishment for the person instead of being a source of toxicity. Food supplements, including probiotics and vitamins D and A, although sun exposure is also an important part for GAPS patients, for proper vitamin D production. Detoxification: The GAPS nutritional protocol will naturally clear out most toxins. Dr. Campbell does not use any kind of drugs or chemicals to remove toxins as it can be too drastic for some, and can produce damaging side effects. Instead she recommends juicing vegs as a gentle but effective way of removing toxic build-up, as well as baths with Epsom salt, sea salt, seaweed powder, apple cider vinegar, and baking soda.]