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July 1, 2011 - Issue 1778
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/01.aspx
 * Ignored Since the 1950s - Now a 'Miracle' High-Protein Super Food?
An amazing plant with higher protein than red meat - and an excellent way to detoxify your body from mercury... Plus, it helps regulate your blood pressure, and protects you from cancer... Inside: discover your best dosing, potential adverse reactions, and important contraindications.
[It's algae, i.e. Spirulina and Chlorella.]
* Tiny Teacup Pig Plays Piano
Watch as this charming little piggy shows off his musical talent.
* FDA Finally Listened and Removed Arsenic from Chickens [i.e. from their feed]
Good news! A potentially cancer-causing toxin will be taken out of poultry feed -- but how did it get there in the first place?

July 2, 2011 - Issue 1779
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/02.aspx
 * Study Shows People Who Did This to Their Food Dropped Four Times the Pounds
People testify that they're shedding pounds they've never been able to get rid of before... Doing this can also help you with confounding illnesses, shed 4 times the pounds, help reverse diabetes, and curb food cravings. It might just become your key to your most radiant health ever.
[Juicing vegetables does it.]
* New Research Finds Doctors are Massively Overprescribing Drugs
Are you falling victim to your doctor's quick-fix drug solution that fails to address the cause of your health complaint?
* The Toxic Food You'd Never, Ever Choose (But are Probably Eating on a Weekly Basis)
It offers no benefits, only health risks. But if you're like most people, you're probably unknowingly exposing yourself to these excessive toxins sneaked into your food. Stop being a victim: get this guide and look out for this verified seal today.
[It's GM, i.e. genetically modified, foods. Only Sustainable, Smaller-Scale Farming Can Successfully Feed the Planet. The Center for Food Safety, along with a number of other organic businesses, organic organizations, and non-governmental organizations, are now starting a campaign to demand labeling of all GM foods. During the Presidential campaign of 2008, Obama put in writing a promise to support mandatory labeling on GMOs. See https://secure3.convio.net/cfs/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=262.]

July 4, 2011 - Issue 1780
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/04.aspx
* 3 Ounces of This a Day May Be Harming Your Brain
There's evidence suggesting a sensitivity to a substance found in this food may be at the root of many neurological and psychiatric conditions. So say no to their "2 or 3 ounce a day" advice, find out the facts and take control of your health.
[There Are Toxic Effects of Wheat Germ Agglutinin (WGA). Wheat May Sabotage Your Mental Health. One mechanism that can help explain the mysterious connection between wheat and mental health problems is the fact that wheat inhibits production of serotonin. Neurotransmitters like serotonin can be found not just in your brain, but also in your gut. In fact, the greatest concentration of serotonin, which is involved in mood control, depression and aggression, is found in your intestines, not your brain! Therefore, it actually makes perfect sense to nourish your gut flora with probiotic foods and supplements to maintain optimal serotonin function, as it can have a profound impact on your mood, psychological health, and behavior.]
* Cat Gets Caught Barking and Resumes Meowing
A quirky barking kitty gets caught in the act, then quickly changes his tune.
* Vaccines & Liberty: Let Freedom Ring
Government enforced use of pharmaceutical products, such as vaccines, sold by corporations for profit that can both harm individuals and can fail to work at all, is a profound threat to liberty in America. Are you ready to stand up for your human rights?

July 5, 2011 - Issue 1781
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/05.aspx
* These Five Foods May Cause Problems VERY Similar to Wheat
Functionally identical to wheat, these five foods may be problematic for some. What's more, even a modest decrease in these three grains promoted an 11% greater loss of deep belly flab in study participants - and lowered risk of these diseases named inside.
[grains, and even some vegetables, such as tomato, may be problematic as well? Yes, there are a number of other foods with very similar properties to wheat! The following foods contain "chitin binding lectins", which are similar to wheat lectin (WGA): Potato; Tomato; Barley; Rye; Rice. Sprouted wheat actually contains the highest amounts of wheat lectin (WGA)—which is responsible for many of wheat's ill health effects! And that's not all. These sprouts (wheat, maize and rye) also contain benzoxazinoids (BAs). Benzoxazinoids are part of the plants' defense system against pests, and are actually toxic components. Bread (grain) consumption in general has been shown to increase your risk of cancer. Even Modest Reduction in Carbs Promotes Weight Loss.]]
* How You Can Recycle Soap to Save Lives
You can help fight disease in impoverished countries with your partially used bars of soap.
* 10 Diet and Exercise Myths that Won't Go Away
Are these pervasive food and fitness misconceptions interfering with your goal of getting in shape?

July 6, 2011 - Issue 1782
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/06.aspx
* FDA Says: Drinking This Natural Food is a Crime [Raw Milk]
It might have been consumed all over the world for thousands of years, but according to the FDA you don't have the right to make an educated choice about whether to feed it to your family. Mark this date on your calendar now and take them to task.
* White Kitten vs. Baby Bunny
Can a kitten and a funny bunny really be friends?
* The Healthy Snack that Can Actually Improve Your Health
Is your pantry stocked up with this tasty, nutritional powerhouse?
[It's almonds. But Beware: Most All Almonds in North America are Pasteurized.]

July 7, 2011 - Issue 1783
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/07.aspx
* Study: Dropped 28 Pounds off Their Waistlines in 10 Weeks - Using 150mg of This
All they did was take 150mg of this ancient extract while maintaining the same diet and exercise level - and they shed an average of 28 pounds (the placebo group shed just 3 pounds). Also tested in rats - dropped their caloric intake by almost half.
[An extract from a West African herb called Irvingia gabonensis may help support optimal leptin sensitivity in overweight people. And by promoting your body’s ideal sensitivity to leptin, you can better know when your body has eaten enough food. In a recently published study, Irvingia demonstrated positive effects upon leptin blood levels and resulted in weight loss and inches off the waistline.]
* This Company Spends Over $5M a Year to Lobby Government to Make You Sick [It's Monsanto.]]
A company that has earned the moniker "most evil on the planet" is spending millions to have their way with the U.S. government.
* 60 Things that Can Go Terribly Wrong with Hepatitis B Vaccination
Are you able to make a fully informed decision about allowing the hepatitis B vaccination to be given to your newborn?

July 8, 2011 - Issue 1784
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/08.aspx
* This Simple Drink Improved Stomach Acid in Just One Minute
Are you in the 50% of people suffering from this common stomach problem? It throws off symptoms like asthma, wheezing, and tightness in your throat as well as heartburn. But you'll be amazed at the simple "free" drink that can relieve it in just 1 minute.
[A study shows that water may be more effective than acid-inhibiting drugs in its effect on gastric pH. In the early 80s, Dr. Barry Marshall, an Australian physician, discovered that an organism called helicobacter pylori (initially called campylobacter) causes a chronic low-level inflammation of your stomach lining, which is largely responsible for producing many of the symptoms of acid reflux. One of the explanations for why suppressing stomach acid is so ineffective—and there are over 16,000 articles in the medical literature attesting to this—is because when you decrease the amount of acid in your stomach, you suppress your body's ability to kill the helicobacter bacteria! So suppressing stomach acid production tends to just worsen and perpetuate the condition. - So one of the first things you'll want to do is to make sure you're consuming enough good bacteria . This will help balance your bowel flora, which can help eliminate helicobacter bacteria naturally. It will also aid in proper digestion and assimilation of your food. Ideally, you'll want to get your beneficial bacteria from traditionally fermented foods, such as: Natto; Fermented vegetables, like Kimchee; or Kefir, a fermented milk drink; etc.]
* That's One Way to Come Down the Stairs
If you love quirky feline antics, you'll adore this amusing video.
* Cut Down On Carbs to Reduce Body Fat
Is it true that consuming carbohydrates sabotages your control goals?
[Yes!]

July 9, 2011 - Issue 1785
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/09.aspx
* Worse than Cigarettes? The Silent Enemy Harming Your Health Today
It could take decades to push this enemy to the same camp as cigarettes. But be assured this invisible, tasteless, odorless enemy surrounds you everywhere - and may be the silent culprit in many sleep problems, mood swings, and headaches. What to do today.
[It's electromagnetic fields. Some areas of the United States have already begun installing a so-called 'smart grid,' where utility meters transmit data on your household energy usage wirelessly to the utility. Eventually, they want to expand this to installing smart meters on each household appliance within your home, to individually transmit the usage data to the smart meter. According to Vickie, they've already seen a direct correlation between increasing health complaints in neighborhoods where smart meters have been installed. You may be able to request that your meter be set up to transmit information only once a day, as opposed to once every minute. So if your home is outfitted with a smart meter, talk to your utility company and see if you can change the transmission rate to once every 24 hours, ideally during a time that you're not home. And then tell your neighbors and ask them to do the same.]
* What State Uses More Antibiotics on Livestock Than Entire U.S. on Humans?
The indiscriminate feeding of antibiotics to livestock is having a detrimental impact on your health and public food safety.
* You Won't Believe Who's Now Teaching Dietitians Their Education Courses...
This disturbing turn of events means you need more discernment than ever... or their cleverly devised schemes will catch you in their snare - while you and your children pay the health penalty. They may think they can play you for the fool - but don't let them.
[According to the American Dietetic Association, registered dietitians are now given formal education by the Coca-Cola Company on how safe its ingredients are. According to the Alliance for Natural Health: Program materials include gems like ‘(a) majority of studies so far have not found a link between sugar and behavior in children generally or children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.’ This is certainly news to us, since we have seen many studies that say the opposite.]

July 10, 2011 - Issue 1786
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/10.aspx
 * One of the Most Inexcusable Vaccine Revelations of All
These 5 words never "quite" made it to an informed consent form... perhaps because 50% of Americans would find it deplorable? This devious ruse is now sneaked into your food, drink, and beauty products. Since you value life, you truly NEED to read this.
[Human fetus parts in several vaccines and other products may lead to autism etc.]

July 11, 2011 - Issue 1787
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/11.aspx
 * The Worst Thing You Can Eat if You Want to Drop Pounds
When you eat 120 calories of this nutrient, more than 40 calories are stored as excess pounds (compared with 1 calorie when you consume this alternative) - and it can even create toxins which can drive up blood pressure and cause gout.
[It's fructose from corn syrup, sugar, honey, molasses etc.]
* 5 Ways to Age Gracefully and Healthfully
Your genetics does not dictate how well your body handles the hands of time -- your personal choices do.
[They're the usual diet, exercise etc.]
* Is World's Top Tennis Ace Doing Better Because He Gave Up Gluten?
A pro-athlete sheds pounds and experiences a 39-match winning streak after removing this common food component from his diet.

July 12, 2011 - Issue 1788
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/12.aspx
 * The Silent Inflammation That Inflicts 3 Out of 4 Americans
Young or old, you may be suffering from this dangerous, little-discussed condition and not know it. Left unchecked, it can lead to asthma, heart disease, Alzheimer's, arthritis, and even cancer. This newly recognized "supernutrient" slashed blood markers of high inflammation in 43% of those tested, 4 out of 5 arthritis sufferers improved, and even post-exercise soreness vanished.
[Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, MS, allergies etc involve inflammation. Astaxanthin from wild salmon, unbreaded shrimp, crab etc, help end inflammation naturally.]
* Cats Vs. Bubble Wrap
How do five felines react when the ground is suddenly covered in bubble wrap?
* This Breast Cancer Screening May Lead to a SHORTER Life
Please don't just blindly follow this advice... you'll subject yourself to hidden risks for sketchy advantages. Based on science, your absolute risk is a net increase of 0.5 percent on a variety of levels. Plus, more than a dozen preventive strategies you can implement today.
[It's mammograms.]

July 13, 2011 - Issue 1789
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/13.aspx
 * The Best Foods that Fill You Up and Boost Your Metabolism and Shed Pounds
What foods should you reach for when you want to trim down faster AND build muscle? These foods leave you feeling more satisfied while they also lower your stress hormones, stimulate your thyroid, enhance your sex hormones, and make you burn calories faster.
[Your satiety hormones include insulin, leptin, adiponectin, cholesystokinin (CCK), glucagon-like peptide (GLP), PPY and melanocortin. When potentiated to counteract your hunger hormones, they help increase your energy expenditure, stimulate your thyroid, enhance your sex hormones, lower your stress hormones and increase your capacity to burn fat. The three main factors that boost your satiety hormones are: Food restriction; Exercise; Weight loss. There are three ways to achieve that: Eat satiety foods; Avoid hunger foods; Train your body to endure hunger. The food that promotes satiety most is protein. It yields satiety more effectively than carbohydrates or fat. Out of all proteins, the one with the fastest satiety impact is whey protein – that's if the whey is whole and non-denatured. Kefir is probably better. Stay away from high carb foods.
* Incredible Tree Climbing Dog
A multi-talented dog makes climbing trees look like a walk in the park!
* Why Food Addictions Can be as Strong as Drug Addictions
An addiction process that rivals that of prescription and recreational street drugs may explain why you're having a hard time giving up sugar, bread and pasta.
[What Do Wheat and Potatoes Have in Common With Psychoactive Drugs? As this study in Biochemical Pharmacology showed, extracts of wheat grains and potato tubers contain a series of pharmacologically active benzodiazepines, found in some highly addictive drugs. Sugar is Highly Addictive Too. Aside from carbs like bread and potatoes, the other major food craving that people struggle with is sugar, which also happens to be one of the most addictive food ingredients. Like wheat and potatoes, sugar triggers production of your brain's natural opioids -- a key to the addiction process. Your brain essentially becomes addicted to its own opioids as it would to morphine or heroin. Refined sugar may be even more addictive than cocaine -- one of the most addictive substances currently known. One of the Most Effective Ways to Eliminate Food Cravings is to Stop eating the offending food. Another trick to help you beat food cravings, which is especially useful when you're first trying to cut back, is cardiovascular exercise.]

July 14, 2011 - Issue 1790
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/14.aspx
* What to Eat with Breakfast to Help Build Your Muscle Naturally? [It's Whey or Kefir etc.]
You would need to eat about 16 eggs to get your daily supply of this muscle-building amino acid. But by adding this super-food to your breakfast or as part of your daily workout nutrition, you'll get the 8 muscle-building grams you need and only have to consume a few ounces.
* Has this Chemical Destroyed the Meaning of Organic?
This pervasive toxic pollutant is sometimes found at higher levels in organic produce than conventionally grown.
> [Perchlorate is Widespread in Water Supplies and Food. Perchlorates are salts derived from perchloric acid, and unfortunately most perchlorate salts are water soluble. Because of this, perchlorate is a common drinking water contaminant; data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that more than 4 percent of public water systems have detected perchlorate. 16 percent of the conventionally produced samples of leafy vegetables and 32 percent of the organically produced samples had quantifiable levels of perchlorate. The estimated perchlorate exposure from organic vegetables was actually two times higher than that of conventional produce!
- Perchlorate is an endocrine-disrupting chemical known to disrupt thyroid function and hormone production by inhibiting your thyroid gland's iodine uptake. Perchlorate may affect the normal brain development and growth of fetuses, infants and children, so even a mother's toxic load can place an unborn child at risk. Further, while most people are exposed to perchlorate through their diet in the form of contaminated water and/or foods, infant exposure may be far greater than that of adults, especially if they are fed infant formula, as the toxin may be present in both the formula and the water used to prepare it.
- Using rainwater, snow meltwater, or freezer frost meltwater and growing your own foods can remove the problem.]
* Perhaps One of the Most Unnecessary Vaccines Ever
The recommendation is to implement this vaccine for every American child, for a disease that in the last nine years killed 5 children (compared to 106,000 people who die every year from prescription drugs). Here's how you can help protect your child.

July 15, 2011 - Issue 1791
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/15.aspx
* This Almost Perfect Food Gobbles Up Your Body's Toxins
Take just 4 grams of this inexpensive nutrient a day to help flush nasty disease causing toxins out of your body. Plus, it boosts your energy levels while helping defend your body against high blood pressure, liver cancer and fibromyalgia.
> [It's chlorella, as from http://www.pacificbotanicals.com, a source for fairly cheap bulk herbs etc of one pound or more each.]
* Nom Nom Nom
An endearing selection of rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs and other pets chow down on their favorite snacks.
* The "Safe" Toxin that's Dangerously Profitable - and How to Stop it
They are getting wealthy by damaging your brain and betraying your trust. But there are positive signs this practice can be stomped out. Join me to fight back against the FDA and support the EPA to put a stop to this for good.
> [It's dental amalgam, i.e. mercury fillings.]

July 16, 2011 - Issue 1792
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/16.aspx
* This "Miracle Molecule of the Year" Helps Protect Your Heart and Boosts Your Sex Drive.
This One Amino Acid May Help Protect You from 150 Different Diseases. Like Viagra - but without the potentially scary side effects. Improves sexual responsiveness in women too! As well, with 1 person dying from a coronary event every minute, this is a must-read for your healthy heart. The best foods to find it in and more.
> [It's L-arginine, which blood vessels require to synthesize Nitric oxide. Nitric oxide has been shown to enhance blood flow, help maintain optimal blood pressure and help arteries stay free of plaque. It also operates as a signaling molecule in your brain and immune system.
- Other factors that could lead to L-arginine deficiency include: Not consuming enough protein, or not adequately digesting it; Needing higher amounts of L-arginine due to your particular genetics; Having lower antioxidant levels and higher free radical levels.
- The foods highest in L-arginine are: Seeds (sesame, pumpkin, sunflower); Seaweed (spirulina is an excellent source); Nuts (walnuts, almonds, peanuts); Coconut; Eggs; and whey.]
* Without This, Vitamin D May Actually Encourage Heart Disease
Without this vitamin nearly everyone is deficient in, the calcium your vitamin D lets into your body may be working AGAINST you - building up plaque in your arteries, rather than strengthening your bones. The solution: take 15 grams of this daily...
> [It's Vitamin K2, present in fermented foods, particularly cheese and the far richest source is natto. High dietary intake of vitamin K2 is associated with reduced coronary calcification (hardening of the arteries), a result that should also lessen your risk of heart disease. Vitamin K2 Helps Produce Heart-Protective Protein MGP. It also helps to Fight Cancer, Stave off Varicose Veins, Improve Bone Density and Lower Risk of Diabetes.]
* The Food that Helps You to Detox Pesticides
This tasty and incredibly healthy Korean superfood may help your body get rid of pesticides -- and you can make it right at home.
> [It's Kimchi, and probably other fermented foods, like kefir etc.]
* Caution to Men: These Drugs May Turn An Enlarged Prostate into Cancer
With an almost 50% chance of developing an enlarged prostate by age 70, every man needs to know that certain drugs may turn a benign condition into outright cancer, or make an existing cancer more aggressive. Help safeguard your prostate health NOW with these proven steps.
> [Conventional Drugs for Enlarged Prostate can cause prostate cancer. This includes Alpha-blockers and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors. Enlarged prostate and prostate cancer is caused, not by testosterone, but by excessive DHT. This is where high quality saw palmetto works and can make a big difference.]

July 18, 2011 - Issue 1794
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/18.aspx
* The "Golden Beef" that Contains 3 to 5 Times More of This Cancer-Fighting Substance
This beef contains a substance that promotes flab loss, helps you maintain normal cholesterol and triglyceride levels, increases your metabolic rate and enhances your immune system.
> [Grass-fed beef contains three to five times more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a fatty acid. The milk from grass-fed cows is also higher in many nutrients, including CLA, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fats.]
* Kitty Hates Birthday Card
A grouchy kitty shows his displeasure with a whimsical birthday card.
* Is Your Shampoo Making You Fat?
What's lurking in your shampoo and other personal care products that could be wreaking havoc with your waistline?
> [Dozens of shampoos, lotions, toothpastes, and other personal care products sold by national retailers including Target, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Whole Foods and other stores are mislabeled as organic, according to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH). A review of 450 studies found that exposure to certain endocrine-disrupting chemicals is associated with an increase in body size in humans. Unfortunately, endocrine-disrupting chemicals are virtually everywhere these days. They're in your plastic food-storage containers, the lining of your canned foods, your plastic shower curtain, your children's toys, and, yes, even in your shampoo and other personal care products like deodorants, fragrance, hair spray and nail polish. Phthalate is a Fat-Promoting Chemical Culprit Lurking in Your Shampoo.]

July 19, 2011 - Issue 1795
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/19.aspx
* The Cancer Fighting Trick Which Can Help Burn Away Excess Pounds
And help you fight virtually all chronic disease including diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease. How? Because it drives your insulin levels down while also boosting levels of this hormone which slows down your aging clock.
> [Proper exercise, like Peak 8 fights cancer and excess weight. Peak 8 can be done with or without exercise equipment, although I prefer using a recumbent bicycle or elliptical machine. Here are the key principles: Warm up for three minutes; Then, go all out, as hard as you can for 30 seconds; Recover for 90 seconds; Repeat 7 more times, for a total of 8 repetitions; Cool down for a few minutes afterward by cutting down your intensity by 50-80 percent.]
* If You had a Ten-Year Safe Would You Put in One Ounce of Gold or $1500?
What's a better investment ... gold or cash?
* Should You Ever Take Tylenol?
Another Tylenol recall has many consumers wondering if this pain reliever is safe, but there are important concerns that will linger even after this recall has subsided.
> [What's the Number One Cause of Acute Liver Failure in the United States? If you guessed acetaminophen (Tylenol type products), you're absolutely right. But many people are completely unaware that Tylenol can be toxic to your liver, even at recommended doses such as eight extra-strength Tylenol tablets daily for a couple of weeks. But over-the-counter acetaminophen products can be problematic too, partly because it is so widely used in cold and flu and other medications. Many people double or triple-up, taking multiple OTC medications, all of which may contain acetaminophen.
- Better alternatives for pain relief are: Drinking Enough Water, Astaxanthin, Ginger, Curcumin, Boswellia, Krill Oil, Bromelain, Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO), Evening Primrose Oil, Black Currant Oil, Borage Oil, Cayenne Cream, or capsaicin cream, Yoga, Meditation, Acupuncture, Hot and Cold Packs, and even Holding Hands.]

July 20, 2011 - Issue 1796
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/20.aspx
* If You Can Never Seem to Get Truly Well, This Could Be Why
Environmental medical expert calls this 'natural substance' one of the worst toxins for humans. But its hidden link isn't something most people think about. So check out this list of potential symptoms from headaches to walking and writing problems - and see if your inexplicable symptoms match up. And learn what to do if you find it's a problem.
> [The problem could be mold. If so, remove the mold and get a high quality air purifier to control mold toxins. Using Allergy Extracts is a little-known treatment strategy that Dr. Rapp describes as one of the best hidden secrets. It's called provocation neutralization allergy testing. You can put a drop of a mold mixture in somebody's arm that looks perfectly normal. You would provoke the actual symptoms of the mold producers. Then, if you give that patient increasing dilutions, one drop of that allergy extract in the right dilution will render the patient entirely normal within eight minutes.]
* Kitten Family 'Love Affair'
Five-week-old Abyssinian kittens spend a lazy day with their mom.
* One of the Biggest Food Frauds Perpetrated on the American People
Can We Reverse Course? - These poisons are freely sold on your grocer's shelf - but that does NOT mean they're safe! What's more, you probably have NO idea how bad they are for your health, due to hidden agendas. We've won a major battle, but with this important caveat - here's why.
> [Although GM foods still do not require labeling by law, the campaign for GMO labeling is making progress, thanks to the persistence of Jeffrey Smith and the Institute for Responsible Technology, an organization whose goal is to end the genetic engineering of our food supply and the outdoor release of GM crops. If you like, you can join the fight by signing the petition to President Obama in support of mandatory labeling of GM foods - http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/obama_goes_rogue_on_gmos . Please follow our Non-GMO's page on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/No.GMOs .]

July 21, 2011 - Issue 1797
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/21.aspx
* Gobble Up 87% of the Air Toxins in Your Home in 24 Hours - NASA Discovery
Just go to your local nursery and pick out any of these 10 types of common houseplants. Plus, 9 extra steps you can take - and the gas created by "lightning" that's the ultimate pac-man for destroying the enemy invading toxins lurking in your home.
> [He's selling an air purifier for almost $600 each.]
* Are Diet Sodas Making You Fat?
If you're a diet soda drinker who's been packing on the pounds and you can't figure out why, you must read this article.
> [After following 474 diet soda drinkers for nearly 10 years, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found that their waists grew 70 percent more than the waists of non-diet soda drinkers. Further, those who drank two or more diet sodas a day had a 500 percent greater increase in waist size!]
* Simple Acne Treatment Works by Helping Your Gut Brain Connection
Your gut health may have far more to do with the health of your skin and getting rid of unsightly pimples than you ever realized.
> [Emotional stress is proven to exacerbate acne, and your gut bacteria are proven to impact your emotions. Further, your gut microflora may also influence your skin more directly, as signals from these gut microorganisms are sent throughout your body and interact with organisms in your skin and gut mucosa. When you eat  grain carbohydrates and sugar, it causes a surge of insulin and an insulin-like growth factor called IGF-1 in your body. This can lead to an excess of male hormones, which cause your pores to secrete sebum, a greasy substance that attracts acne-promoting bacteria. Additionally, IGF-1 causes skin cells known as keratinocytes to multiply, a process that is also associated with acne. And these very same foods -- refined carbs, such as fructose, sugar and grains -- will also increase inflammation in your body, which may trigger acne, and at the same time they will also wreak havoc on the makeup of your intestinal bacteria. - So take probiotics and avoid Antibiotics, Chlorinated water, Antibacterial soap, Agricultural chemicals and Pollution.]

July 22, 2011 - Issue 1798
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/22.aspx
* The Dark Side of This Popular Drug Taken by 1 in 4 Americans Over-45
Most recent huge study of over 32,000 people confirmed earlier suspicions that this drug causes adult onset diabetes. Nine hundred studies now show the drug's link to cancer and heart attacks - while it decimates vitamin D creation and CoQ10 levels.
> [It's statin drugs. A recent meta-analysis has demonstrated that taking statin drugs is associated with excess risk of developing diabetes. High cholesterol is not a health problem and needs no drug treatments. Cholesterol is necessary for brain function, hormones etc.]
* Goldendoodle Puppy Vs. an Ice Cube
A pesky ice cube is just too slippery for an adorably impatient pup.
* What Common Foods May Kill Multi-Drug Resistant Cancers?
Can certain foods and food components help treat cancer better than chemotherapy drugs?
> [Curcumin is the best.]

July 23, 2011 - Issue 1799
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/23.aspx
* Get Frequent Headaches? This Invisible Enemy Could be the Culprit
It can also cause depression, asthma, chronic fatigue, joint aches, forgetfulness and digestive problems - without you even being aware of the cause. Here's an inexpensive way to find out if you have a problem - and stop it from poisoning your body.
> [The problem may be mold. See above.]
* Flush Away Artery Plaque with a Natural Remedy that Can Help End Erectile Problems
Dubbed "molecule of the year" by Science magazine, it helps relax blood vessels, allowing blood to flow freely and your arteries to be free of plaque. PLUS: it increases the action of nitric oxide - similar to drugs, but without the side effects.
> [It's L-arginine again.]
* This Antioxidant Dramatically Inhibits Alzheimer's Disease Progression
This powerful free radical scavenger may offer a novel and underused treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
> [In one study of patients with Alzheimer's disease, those given 600 mg of alpha lipoic daily for 12 months had a stabilization of cognitive function. In a follow-up study, which increased the number of patients in the study and extended the observation period to 48 months, the progression of the disease was dramatically lower among those taking alpha lipoic acid, compared to those with no treatment or those taking choline-esterase inhibitor drugs. Conventional Alzheimer's Treatments Offer Little Benefit.]
* These Documents Virtually Force You to Destroy Your Health
For over 30 years, you've been fooled into believing this is safe, even though it's been linked to bone fractures, arthritis and dementia. But the release of these documents suggests this industry has something very sinister to hide - and here's how to fight back.
> [Dentists have Controlled CDC's Water Fluoridation Stance for over 35 Years. Join The Fluoride Action Network - http://www.fluoridealert.org .]

July 25, 2011 - Issue 1801
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/25.aspx
* INSIDE Your Home: The Ugly Invaders Which Can Make You Sick
You might not be able to see or smell them. But they can wreak havoc, causing all sorts of problems including cancer, heart disease, asthma, headaches, memory loss, depression, colds and flus. Find out what they are - and follow these steps to get rid of them.
> [Air pollutants are worse indoors than outdoors generally. Ventilate buildings and vehicles for fresh air. Grow house plants indoors. Avoid having things that give off harmful fumes or that produce mold etc.]
* Cuddling May Be Key to Long-Term Happy Relationship
An intriguing new study reveals the power of human touch in relationships.
* Could this Commonly Used Body Care Ingredient Imbalance Your Hormones?
A chemical lurking in many personal care products may disrupt your endocrine system and wreak havoc with your thyroid and other hormones.
> [Triclosan and phthalates are common endocrine disruptors in soaps, shampoos, lotions and nail polish. Dr. Mercola offers such products free of such toxins.]


July 26, 2011 - Issue 1802
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* This Substance Fools Your Metabolism - and Tricks Your Body into Gaining Pounds
And it's being force fed into your food - stopping the insulin response, so your "hunger hormones" aren't suppressed and your "satisfied hormones" aren't stimulated. Avoid it or you'll end up with excess pounds, high blood pressure and high blood sugar.
> [It's fructose. Two Keys to Curb Out-of-Control Obesity are: Severely restricting carbohydrates (sugars, fructose, and grains) in your diet, and Increasing healthy fat consumption. Saturated fats are indeed good for you. The only really dangerous fat out there is trans fat (in margarine, vegetable oils). Eating More Healthy Fats can Help You LOSE Weight.]
* Shocking Video of Inside Story of U.S. Banking Scandal
What really happened during the 2008 financial crisis? This tell-all video reveals the systemic corruption and its resulting consequences.
* Who Knew this Cocktail of up to 20 Chemicals Was in Your Glass of Milk?
The number of drugs and hormones lurking in your "wholesome" glass of milk may surprise you. How can you find better milk?
> [There are Anti-inflammatories, Sex hormones and Anti-fungal drugs (like triclosan) in regular milk. You can find good raw milk throughout the U.S. at this site: http://www.localharvest.org/search.jsp?ty=-1&nm=milk&zip=&but.x=21&but.y=7 .]


July 27, 2011 - Issue 1803
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/27.aspx
* The Soap You Should Never Use - But 75% of Households Do
There's a 3 in 4 chance you're using this soap in your home that contains an ingredient which invites a host of long term harmful side effects to your family. What's more, it may also be in your toothpaste, deodorants, mattresses and cutting boards.
> [Antibiotic soaps are actually associated with increases in the frequencies of fevers, runny noses and coughs. I also encourage you to ditch all of your chemical household disinfectants, such as antibacterial dishwashing liquids, laundry detergents, and bath and kitchen cleansers, in favor of more natural alternatives. Aside from mild soap and water, which you can use on most surfaces, another all-purpose cleanser that works great for kitchen counters, cutting boards and bathrooms is 3% hydrogen peroxide and vinegar. Simply put each liquid into a separate spray bottle, then spray the surface with one, followed by the other.]
* Puppy Past Bedtime
No matter how hard he tries, this sleepy pup just can't keep his eyes open.
* Michigan Woman Faced 93 Days in Jail for Planting a Vegetable Garden
Interesting civil liberties battle taking place regarding the right to grow vegetables versus homeowner's rights.

July 28, 2011 - Issue 1804
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/28.aspx
* Can't Shed those Excess Pounds? Blame it on This
Millions of baby boomers are affected by this condition which slows down metabolism, reduces production of growth hormone and energy levels, and makes your body flabby. The good news is there is a solution - and this device makes it so much easier.
> [You can blame it on "somatopause" – the body's normal metabolic slowdown and decline of your body's production of growth hormone (HGH) as you age. Mercola recommends the Power Plate to remedy the problem. But the cheapest one costs $2700, which mostly only gyms could afford.]
* Worries About New Gonorrhea Superbug
Gonorrhea is now becoming resistant to its last antibiotic treatment option... what does this mean for those who contact this sexually transmitted disease in the future?
* The Studies You Should Never, Ever Believe
Before you act on the results of any study, take a moment to ask this question. If you don't, then there's an 80% chance you'll be acting on biased information designed to boost corporate profits, no matter what the consequences to your health.
> [Don't believe studies involving Conflict of Interest, which is Rampant. I've previously stated that in order to evaluate the reliability of a particular piece of research, you need to take potential conflicts of interest into account because, statistically, it has an absolutely profound impact on end results. Financial ties are ties that "bind" the receiver of that money to a particular, pre-determined result, and I've previously exposed just how easy it is for researchers to massage the data to reach a particular conclusion. - In fact, studies funded by industry or conducted by researchers with industry ties tend to favor corporate interests—a whopping 80 percent of the time! For instance, when researchers from the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City examined studies published in four psychiatric journals, they found drugs were favored in roughly eight out of 10 studies funded by the company that makes the drug. However, drugs were only favored in three out of 10 studies conducted by competitors of the drug's maker.]

July 29, 2011 - Issue 1805
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* To Shed Pounds, You MUST Eliminate This from What You Eat
Consuming this just before or during exercise will cause your blood sugar and insulin levels to spike and crash. Plus, consuming this after a workout will completely shut down your body's production of HGH -- the key in helping you shed those excess pounds.
> [The top nine foods eaten by Americans are: Whole cow's milk; White bread; Refined sugar; 2 percent milk; White flour; Soda, primarily colas; Processed American cheese; White rolls; and Ground beef. Here are healthy choices within the three primary groups of nutrients that all people need: Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats. To Lose Weight You MUST Limit Fructose to Less than 15 Grams per Day, which is 30 grams of sugar, honey, maple syrup and molasses, because all are about 50% fructose. One of the best ways to improve your health and weight is to make sure your carbs are primarily in the form of fresh, minimally processed high quality vegetables, ideally locally-grown and organic, with a majority of them consumed raw. One simple way to boost your vegetable intake is to juice them. Can Fats Help You Manage Your Weight? Yes, they can. Saturated fats and omega-3 fats are good for weight loss and ending cravings. And Protein Helps Cut Hunger. High quality protein sources include: Raw dairy products (milk, cheese, yoghurt, etc); Organic free range ostrich, chicken and eggs; Lean, grass-fed beef and bison; Wild-caught, mercury-free fish, such as salmon, unbreaded shimp, or crab; Whey protein; Raw nuts and seeds.]
* Shar-Pei Puppy Baby
If you love pudgy puppies full of wrinkles, you'll love this Shar-Pei baby.
* Can Vitamin D3 in Combination with This Spice Reverse Alzheimer's Disease Progression?
This powerful combo appears to pack a one-two punch against this debilitating brain disease.
> [Curcumin, as in Turmeric, is the spice. Exercise, sunshine etc are also important.]

July 30, 2011 - Issue 1806
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2011/07/30.aspx
* The "New" Hidden Pandemic Sweeping Across
America   The New Hidden Pandemic Sweeping Across America
An estimated 40% of schools and at least 25% of all homes are believed to be infected by this contaminant that's far more toxic than heavy metals or pesticides. Check out this list of health symptoms to see if your home may be infected... and if so, what NEVER to do yourself.
> [It's molds. Some mycotoxins that molds produce are actually far more toxic than heavy metals, in terms of concentration. Mold mycotoxins also tend to affect more biological systems in your body than pesticides or heavy metals do.]
* Another Reason to Ditch Your Non-Stick Cookware
The findings of this new study may make you think twice about using your non-stick pots and pans.
> [PFCs and PFOAs in non-stick cookware, non-stick packaging and clothing, evaporate into the air and cause problems like these: Cancer; Hypothyroidism; Reproductive problems; Infertility; Birth defects; Immune system problems; Organ damage.]
* How Can a 4000% Increase in Bipolar Disorder Be Possible?
With a 40-fold increase over the last 10 years in just kids, thousands may have been mistakenly diagnosed, and even worse, treated with expensive and potentially deadly drugs. Discover 12 all-natural steps to help banish mind and mood disorders, in both kids and adults.
> [It has now become quite apparent that the diagnosis of bipolar disorder is heavily misused, and that many children are being mislabeled—and subsequently drugged without meeting the criteria for the diagnosis. As mentioned in the featured article, this rise in erroneous diagnoses is being blamed on a combination of: Overzealous doctors; Desperate parents; The insurance system (a doctor or hospital cannot bill without a diagnostic code, which requires a diagnosis of some form of established disease or disorder); Aggressive (and sometimes illegal) marketing by drug companies.
- The drugs given to children diagnosed with bipolar disorder are typically: Lithium; Anticonvulsants (e.g., Depakote or other valproate products); Atypical neuroleptics (e.g., risperidone, olanzapine, ziprasidone, aripiprazole, quetiapine). Even though atypical neuroleptics are approved only for adults, the rate of children treated with atypicals is growing dramatically faster than the rate for adults. I don't even advocate giving children cough syrup, Tylenol or antibiotics, as these alone can be harmful. Aside from the immediate risk of death, another serious and widespread problem caused by these drugs is excessive weight gain and metabolic problems like diabetes. There are also addiction problems. See http://drugawareness.org . Drugs are Not the Answer to Children's Behavioral Problems. The answers are good diet, lifestyle and Supernanny parenting methods.]