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May 1, 2012 - Issue 2082
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/01.aspx
* Something Historical is About to Happen - But Your Participation is Critical
This marks a crucial point in what I hope becomes history this fall... We're on our way to correct a nightmare that's descending upon America. I've been attacked for speaking out about this, but here's why I need to continue... and why you must, too.
> [Between May 1 and May 26, a broad coalition of food, farming, health groups, and organic food manufacturers, will attempt to raise one million dollars to defeat Monsanto propaganda and get the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act on the ballot for November 6, and passed into law. Money raised in this Million Dollar Money Bomb on Monsanto campaign will support the California Ballot Initiative and other state GE-labeling campaigns. If donations totaling $1 million is reached by May 26, a coalition of benefactors will MATCH it, bringing the Money Bomb to $2 million! I, Lloyd, plan to donate $200. To donate, see http://www.organicconsumersfund.org/donate/moneybomb.cfm ]
* Is Your Food Sourced from the Plant Equivalent of AIDS?
There's a new-to-science organism that's causing sudden death in plants. It also causes infertility and miscarriage in cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and poultry. The bad news: you're probably eating it and it could wreak havoc on your health as well.
> [Dr. Don Huber, a plant pathologist with 50 years experience, explains why the introduction of glyphosate-resistant genes into different GMO crops, via genetic engineering, is wreaking havoc with the environment, as well as animal, and most likely human, health.]
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May 2, 2012 - Issue 2083
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/02.aspx
* My Researcher's Own Story: "How I Beat Breast Cancer"
One of my own researchers has lived - and survived - a recent breast cancer ordeal, filled with misdiagnosis, surgery, and all the trauma it brings. Now ready to tell her story, find out how she shunned chemo and radiation, and cured herself of cancer, and in doing so, received other unexpected benefits.
> [Studies show that surgery or needle biopsies on tiny spots seen in mammograms, and the extra radiation needed to perform these procedures, can actually increase your risk for developing breast cancer, whereas had it been left alone, it may never have developed into cancer at all. One of Dr. Mercola's employees details the events that led up to her breast cancer misdiagnosis, and the proactive steps she took to optimize her health and become cancer-free.]
* Six Surprising Foods with More Sugar than a Twinkie
If you’re eating these so-called “health” foods thinking you’re doing your body a favor, think again -- you might as well be eating a Twinkie or candy bar instead!
> [Most yogurt, tomato sauce, granola bars, fat-free salad dressing, muffins, and canned fruit are just several examples.]
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May 3, 2012 - Issue 2084
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/03.aspx
* The Root Cause of Anxiety and Depression That Few Suspect
Researchers calmed anxiety-like behavior in these test mice by doing something few would think of doing... And it might explain why antidepressants often don't help. For a positive mood and good brain and mental health, this is something you don't want to neglect.
> [The secret to improving your mood and brain health is in your gut, as unhealthy gut flora can impact your mental health, leading to issues like anxiety, depression, autism and more. Severely limiting sugar and eating traditionally fermented foods, taking a probiotic supplement and breastfeeding your baby are among the best ways to optimize gut flora and subsequently support brain health.]
* Massive Corruption Revealed to be at the Core of Many Drug Approvals
New research sheds light on why so many drugs make it to the market when they’re actually ineffective and dangerous.
> [When it comes to your health, you simply cannot accept claims at their face value. You've got to dig below the surface and use all the resources available to you to determine what health treatment or advice will be best for you in any given situation.]
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May 4, 2012 - Issue 2085
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/04.aspx
* Burn Away Fat Cells With This Simple Eating Trick
It can help normalize your hunger hormone and your insulin sensitivity, lower triglycerides, and even help reduce inflammation and free radical damage. In a study using this simple trick, women saw an incredible 1,300% rise, and men, a 2,000% rise in HGH, the "fitness hormone" that helps you slim down without losing muscle mass.
> [Research has shown that fasting for 14 to 36 hours can provide a number of health benefits, such as normalizing your insulin sensitivity and ghrelin levels; boosting human growth hormone (by as much as 1,300-2,000 percent); lowering triglyceride levels; reducing inflammation, and lessening free radical damage. Simply skipping, or delaying, breakfast and exercising on an empty stomach is another strategy that can be helpful. If you don't have sufficient fuel in your system when you exercise, you're going to break down fat tissues, but not the active muscle tissues.]
* Shake and Keep Off Unwanted Belly Flab 54% Better Than Aerobics
Visceral fat is the most dangerous kind to have - it gathers around your internal organs and is linked to heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. In as little as 12 minutes three times a week, you can shed belly flab, improve your circulation, boost your "youth" hormone, melt away cellulite, and even reduce the size of your buttocks, thighs and calves.
> [This article is about a very expensive device, called Whole Body Vibration machines, like wobble boards.]
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May 5, 2012 - Issue 2086
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/05.aspx
* Even if You Eat Organic Food, This Cooking Mistake Can Ruin Your Health
Make this mistake and you'll open the door for oxidized, rancid cholesterol to enter your system which may also expose you to these two deadly toxins. Don't let this toxic, heart-disease-causing gunk build up inside you - use this instead.
> [The culprit of heart disease is not just any cholesterol, but the oxidized kind—which is introduced into your system every time you consume foods cooked in vegetable oils. Normal good cholesterol is essential for the brain, hormones and all cells in the body.]
* Courts Slap FDA and FTC for Unjustified Attacks
Two court judges have ruled that the FDA and FTC went too far in censoring health claims and unjustly attacking a supplement maker.
> [As unbelievable as it sounds, current law makes it illegal for natural supplement and food producers to share science-based, health information with you; you can help by supporting the Free Speech about Science Act (HR 1364), a landmark legislation that would allow the free flow of legitimate scientific and educational information.]
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* Lime & Sunlight Naturally Purify Water
http://healthfreedoms.org/2012/05/05/lime-sunlight-naturally-purify-water/
Natural sunlight and a slice of lime could potentially be the answer to the global water crisis, affecting millions of individuals worldwide who do not have access to water filtration services. Found to effectively remove all detectable levels of harmful bacteria such as E. coli, sunlight and lime in a jar of water work together as powerful disinfectants. Perhaps the most amazing part is that it only takes 30 minutes for this effect to take place, making it extremely fast as well.

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* Tips to Build and Boost the Thyroid
http://thewholejourney.com/the-thyroid-uncovered
1: Avoid soy, gluten, bamboo shoots, cruciferous vegs, garden kress, Mustard, Radishes, Turnips
Millet, Peaches, pears, Peanuts, pine nuts, Spinach, Strawberries, sweet potatoes
2: Eat sea vegs, 1C of chicken bone broth per day + celtic sea salt + 1t of kelp flakes, 1-2 teaspoons per day of ghee (clarified butter),
oat, kefir, cream cheese, banana, egg.
3: Take 2t coconut oil in hot water at bedtime.
4: Clean up viruses out of the system
5: See a good, holistic practitioner
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http://healthfreedoms.org
* Avocado Therapy
Avocados are actually effective in fighting aging and bolstering your immune system to fight off disease.
* Stem Cell Breast Restoration
With her new book, “Bombshell: Explosive Medical Secrets That Will Define Aging”, Suzanne Somers, the “Three’s Company” star,  has become a medical pioneer, as she reveals her experiences as a “human guinea pig” for a ground-breaking new stem-cell procedure, involving cells taken from her own tissues, that allowed her to rebuild the breast she lost to barbaric cancer treatment.
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May 6, 2012 - Issue 2087
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/06.aspx
* This Popular Drug Creates Over 60,000 New Diabetics Each Year
One in four Americans over 45 or the equivalent of the entire populations of Florida and Illinois combined take this drug even though the majority DON'T need it and aren't aware of its serious health risks. Find out the 6 steps you can take instead to release yourself from this 'live' experiment.
> [STATINS - It's the cholesterol-lowering drug class known as statins, which may increase your risk of liver damage, memory loss and confusion, type 2 diabetes and muscle weakness.]
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May 7, 2012 - Issue 2088
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/07.aspx
* Attacks Your Liver Like Alcohol - Is This What's Making You Flabby and Sick?
Metabolized in the same way, when you compare the health outcomes of this popular substance vs. alcohol, the diseases they cause are virtually identical including hypertension, pancreatitis and excess pounds on your waistline. The worst part: you're probably eating it today.
> [It's fructose in sugar, corn syrup and other sweeteners.]
* Breast Cancer Survivor Jailed Over Accidental $280 Medical Bill
Can you really go to jail for not paying a $280 bill? Just ask the thousands of Americans who have had warrants issued for their arrest due to medical debt-related charges.
> [If you live in certain U.S. states, like Illinois or Colorado, you can be arrested for not paying your bills; more than 5,000 warrants for arrest were issued for debt-related charges since 2010. One recent case involved Lisa Lindsay, an Illinois breast cancer survivor who was imprisoned for a $280 medical bill she didn’t actually owe. Many people are struggling financially in the United States not because of lavish lifestyles or irresponsible spending, but because of exorbitant medical bills that can become virtually impossible to pay off; medical bills are actually the most common cause of bankruptcy. The healthier you are, the less you will need to rely on conventional medical care, and its often-exorbitant costs; also ask questions before agreeing to medical tests, screenings and procedures, as many are unnecessary.]
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May 8, 2012 - Issue 2089
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/08.aspx
* Eating This Increases Your Risk of Getting a Brain-Invading Virus
Evidence suggests consuming this increases your risk of getting a virus that is able to cross tissue barriers, reach your brain and spinal cord, invade nerve cells, damage or destroy them and cause paralysis.
> [Evidence suggests that consuming refined sugar (as well as other forms of fructose) increases your risk of contracting polio, and that improving blood sugar control by cutting sugar/fructose from your diet is a simple way to help protect against the disease.]
* What Biotech Company Blamed for Bee Collapse Just Bought Leading Bee Research Firm?
This biotech giant’s most profitable business venture may be destroying bee populations around the globe … so what are the reasons behind their recent purchase?
> [Monsanto, which is the world leader in genetically modified (GM) crops, recently bought Beeologics. The forthcoming research from Beeologics will now be tainted. If you want to help preserve the honey bees, support organic farmers and shop at local farmer's markets as often as possible, instead of getting GM tainted foods at stores.]
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May 9, 2012 - Issue 2090
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/09.aspx
* Six "Grow Younger" Nutrients I Take Every Day
A growing body of research shows these nutrients play a huge role in protecting the length of these "DNA units" that may determine how long you live. Plus: 2 lifestyle factors that could deliver "extreme life extension" and help you to "grow younger".
* How Bugs Become Instantly Resistant to Insecticide by Swallowing Bacteria
This bacteria acts like an instant shield, rendering many insects untouchable to a commonly used soybean insecticide.
> [The massive use of toxic insecticides on conventional and genetically modified crops is leading to the creation of super pests and super weeds, and causing even more toxic chemicals to be sprayed on crops. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies use a variety of non-chemical methods to control pests, and provide a safer, more sustainable alternative to insecticides.]
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May 10, 2012 - Issue 2091
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/10.aspx
* New Update: Only 4 mg of This May Help You Maintain Youthfulness
Perhaps one of the greatest and most recent discoveries for fighting free radicals and protecting your eyes, brain, and heart, this newest review now highlights another exciting potential benefit: anti-aging. Difficult to get enough of in food, this is one supplement you might want to consider.
> [Astaxanthin, the natural compound that makes salmon, crabs, lobsters and shrimp pink or red, has unique anti-aging potential.]
* 10 Simple Steps to Help De-Stress
Send your stress packing with these 10 often-overlooked tricks to create a happier, more relaxed existence.
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May 11, 2012 - Issue 2092
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/11.aspx
* The Muscle-Building Workout Hardly Anyone Uses
If you want to magnify the results you see from your fitness, use this exercise for its awesome muscle-building benefits. Builds cross-bridges between protein filaments like no other workout can... I show you exactly how to do it in this video.
> [By slowing down your movement, called slow-burn, you’re actually turning it into a high intensity exercise.]
* If Running Marathons Is So Healthy Why Do People Die Running Them?
Another healthy young runner has collapsed and died just one mile short of finishing her marathon … is long-distance running really a safe form of exercise?
> [Every year a handful of runners die while competing in a marathon; most recently, a healthy 30-year-old running the London Marathon to raise money for an organization that helps prevent suicides collapsed about a mile short of the finish line and died. Heatstroke can be a factor in marathon deaths, as can hyponatremia -- low sodium levels in the blood often caused by drinking too much water during exercise -- but in the vast majority of cases, people die during marathons because of a heart attack.]
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May 12, 2012 - Issue 2093
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/12.aspx
* This Food Contains 100 TIMES More Probiotics than a Supplement
That qualifies to make it much more viable for your body, and a hands-down winner for cost savings. One serving of this food was equivalent to a whole bottle of a high potency probiotic! Plus it has an extremely long shelf life, and helps all sorts of vexing health issues. Why not try it today?
> [Fermented foods are both potent chelators (detoxifiers) and contain far larger amounts of probiotics, compared to probiotic supplements, making them ideal for maintaining optimal gut flora. If you’ve never eaten fermented foods before, too large a portion may provoke a healing crisis, which happens when the probiotics kill off pathogens in your gut. But continue the fermented foods in smaller amounts and increase intake over time.]
* Correction of This Vitamin Deficiency Shown to Improve Seizure Control in Epilepsy
People with epilepsy are at increased risk of this vitamin deficiency, but improving this vitamin level could slash seizures nearly in half if you struggle with the disorder.
> [When epileptic patients improved their vitamin D levels, their seizures were reduced by an average of 40%. Mid-day sun exposure is the best source of vitamin D.]
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May 13, 2012 - Issue 2094
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/13.aspx
* The Toxin So Dangerous It's Causing Catastrophic Birth Defects
They claim "it's all in their heads". Then how to explain the huge spike in cancer, sterility, and terrible birth defects? Insider finds link to specific toxin causing DNA damage, cancer, neurotoxicity, birth defects, and more. How can you side-step this unmitigated disaster?
> [Roundup Ready soy is being cultivated on a massive scale across the globe, having devastating effects in many countries; one of the hardest hit is Argentina due to its dependence on soy as a source of revenue. One Argentinian scientist confirmed what other scientists had already found—that glyphosate can potentially cause birth defects, sterility, and neurotoxicity—but they attempted to silence him by threats and public ridicule. Legislation requiring the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients is a key to slowing and stopping the production of GE foods by Monsanto and other biotech companies; one 2012 California ballot initiative has the potential fornationalimpact, but victory depends on you—find out how you can help it pass, even if you don’t live in California.]
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May 14, 2012 - Issue 2095
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/14.aspx
* The 6 Types of Pills Big Pharma Wants You Hooked On for Life
It's their newest profit-making strategy and their target is YOU. Find out how they are succeeding brilliantly with kids and adults alike, and their 2 deceptive strategies that you must be aware of... Once they get you, you'll be hooked on any (or all) of these 6 types of pills for the rest of your life.
> [Many drugs are now “marketed for perpetuity,” (due to corporate GREED) meaning they’re intended to be taken for life. These include ADHD drugs, antidepressants, statins, hormone replacement therapy, proton pump inhibitors, and asthma-control medicines. Sadly most (like 100%) of these drugs come with potential side effects that can be far worse than your original symptom, and few of them have been definitively proven to actually provide any significant health benefits. In fact, some (like 100%) of these drugs have been found to worsen the very condition they’re meant to treat, and/or cause other serious diseases. In a plea agreement with a federal court, Merck will pay a $321 million fine in exchange for a guilty plea to a misdemeanor for the illegal promotion of Vioxx for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, before it was approved for that use. Vioxx caused the deaths of more than 60,000 people (murder of common people is okay for corporate executives), and was withdrawn from the market in 2004 when it became apparent that it was causing heart attacks. Ghostwritten studies appear to have been relied upon to support Merck’s claim that Vioxx was safe and effective. A 2008 editorial published in JAMA questioned whether Merck might have deliberately manipulated dozens of academic documents published in the medical literature, in order to promote Vioxx under false pretenses (for the sake of GREED).]
* Presence of Radon Gas in Your Home
This silent killer claims 21,000 lives each year from non-smoking related lung cancer. A simple test can greatly lower your family’s risk.
> [I read elsewhere that this isn't a problem, that some natural background radiation is healthful.]
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May 15, 2012 - Issue 2096
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/15.aspx
* You'll Probably Accidentally Eat This Toxic Food Today
50 Countries Require Labelling for it - Without knowing it, you'll probably swallow this "more nutritious" food today that's been linked to kidney and liver damage, infertility, auto-immune disorders, allergies and autism, accelerated aging and birth defects. You've been betrayed - it's time to strike back.
> [This toxic food is GM, or genetically modified. The genetically engineered food industry is based on lies. Genetically engineered foods are NOT substantially equivalent to conventional foods. They do NOT produce increased yields. And they are NOT more nutritious. On the contrary, they’re substantially different from anything mankind has ever consumed before; hundreds of studies have demonstrated organic farming outproduces genetically engineered crops by as much as 100 to 1; and genetically engineered foods have been shown to be significantly devoid of valuable nutrients.]
* Another Way to Kill Small U.S. Farmers: Seize Their Bank Accounts on Phony Charges
The feds stepped in and seized $70,000 that a small family farm earned from selling its products at local farmers’ markets … and, yes, this happened in America.
> [The U.S. government has seized $70,000 from a small dairy farmer in Maryland because they made bank deposits in increments that were less than $10,000; the feds accused the farmer of “structuring,” or violating the Bank Secrecy Act by intentionally depositing smaller amounts so they would not have to fill out the paperwork required of larger deposits. The raid on the farmer was conducted by an agency created in 2009 to go after money-laundering criminals; the agency started out with a bang by seizing $1.2 billion from a real money launderer, but it appears that what it’s interested in now is making criminals out of small business persons, including small farmers. The federal government is increasingly under the control of CRIMINALS.]
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May 16, 2012 - Issue 2097
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/16.aspx
* Make Mincemeat of Cancer Cells With This Breakthrough Spice
Once it gets in your cells, it can affect more than 100 pathways - helping to stop cancer cells from spreading and preventing the development of extra blood supply necessary for cancer cell growth. It's safe, and backed up by more evidence than any other nutrient.
> [It's curcumin again (the active substance of the spice turmeric).]
* The Key Vitamin to Use with Vitamin D to Reduce Osteoporosis by 25 Percent
If you’re taking calcium and vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis, you’re missing a crucial element to support your bone health.
> [New research revealed that lifetime supplementation with vitamin K(1 & 2), vitamin D3, and calcium is likely to reduce fractures and increase survival in postmenopausal women.]
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May 17, 2012 - Issue 2098
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/17.aspx
* Nearly 1 in 2 Americans are Now Victims of This Heartless Marketing Ploy
A whopping 46% of all Americans have succumbed to this vicious campaign that can get them hooked for life... Find out how this ruthless "health" strategy that's embraced by conventional medicine is costing you plenty -- and maybe even your life, as what sadly occurs in 1 out of every 4 reported cases.
> [People are suckered by false advertising of drugs, that cause disease, instead of nutrition, which cures.]
* Nine Ways to Make Yourself Smarter
Want to boost your intellect and stave off mental aging? These nine simple lifestyle changes may do the trick.
> [It's the usual good diet and exercise, etc.]
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May 18, 2012 - Issue 2099
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/18.aspx
* Boosts Your "Noggin" in 20 Minutes, Helps Stop Brain Shrinkage
Doing this can increase your levels of the brain protein, Noggin - encouraging the production of new brain cells and forcing your brain to work at maximum capacity. Combine it with this and you have the ultimate formula for protecting your memory and staving off depression.
> [Scientific evidence shows that physical exercise helps you build a brain that not only resists shrinkage, but increases cognitive abilities.]
* Simple Way to Get Fit with No Gym, No Trainer or No Equipment
Here it is... a simple exercise that helps accelerate your move towards fitness. If you want to do one of the single best exercises to get your whole body in shape, you've come to the right place.
> [See the short video.]
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May 19, 2012 - Issue 2100
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/19.aspx
* Kashi Cereal Stirs Anger - Exposed by Small Rhode Island Grocer
A simple sign has gone viral, causing a storm of outrage with one former fan saying on Facebook: "Yours is the only brand cereal I have bought for years. Not anymore! You are despicable. Everything you supposedly stand for is a lie." Make sure you're not eating it.
> [A note on a Rhode Island grocer’s shelf has gone viral, informing consumers everywhere that the popular “natural” cereal brand Kashi actually contains genetically engineered grains.]
* The Secret Weapon U.S. Lobbyists Use to Ruin Your Health
As of last year, there were 12,654 registered lobbyists in the U.S. and this ONE technique appears to work better than any to get what they want... Could slamming the door on this glaring hole in the system be the best (and only) chance we've got of curtailing political corruption for good?
> [A common form of bribery in the Halls of Congress is to secretly promise a politician (or one of his key staffers) a high-paying position as a lobbyist once they leave office. In order to have even a remote chance of ending this kind of corruption, all members of Congress and their staff must be prohibited from ever becoming a lobbyist after their service on the Hill is over.]
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May 20, 2012 - Issue 2101
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/20.aspx
* Discover What They're Hiding in Your Organic Food
If you want to side step potentially dangerous food additives, just eat organic, right? Well, here's the absurd truth... There are almost 300 non-organic and synthetic compounds approved for use in organics, including a genetically mutated algae that's linked to cancer. Find out what you're eating right now.
> [Mark Kastel, the co-director of the organic industry watchdog, The Cornucopia Institute, reveals how those charged with reviewing and approving additives and chemicals for use in organic foods have in large part been affiliated with the corporate agribusinesses. There are currently almost 300 non-organic and synthetic compounds approved for use in organic foods—many of which need to be re-reviewed in light of these findings (although too many, this compares to many thousands in conventional food production). The Cornucopia Institute are now urging the USDA, and the National Organics Standards Board, to review the manipulation and misinformation provided at the November 2011 NOSB meeting, which led to the approval of synthetic, genetically mutated DHA and ARA oils—ingredients that have been "confidently linked" to health problems in infants.]
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May 21, 2012 - Issue 2102
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/21.aspx
* Hardens Your Arteries - Odds Are 6 in 10 You're Consuming This Poison Ingredient Daily
Without knowing it, you're probably consuming an ingredient used in rat and cockroach poisons on a daily basis. You've been told it's good for you, but new research has found it can harden your arteries and may contribute to increased cardiovascular risk.
> [It's fluoride, especially in drinking water. Recent research shows that fluoride may be associated with an increased risk of heart disease as it causes hardening of your arteries.]
* FDA Wants Prescription Drug Vending Machines
Soon people in the US may be able to get drugs for cholesterol, blood pressure, migraines and more using convenient drug-store vending machines.
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May 22, 2012 - Issue 2103
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/22.aspx
* The Drug Shock of the Year - FDA Approved, But Beware
I don't even want to think about the potential ramifications of this decision. Not only is it based on an imprecise and unpredictable science with enormous potential hazards, it opens the door for biotech companies (like Monsanto) to create toxic drugs.
> [It's genetically modified drugs.]
* Pneumonia Vaccine Shown to Actually Increase Bacterial Infections It Is Supposed to Prevent
Emerging evidence on the pneumonia vaccine suggests it may leave a serious legacy of deadly disease behind.
> [Certain hard-to-treat bacterial infections in children are on the rise because of the widespread use of antibiotics and the pneumococcal vaccines, including Prevnar. A report by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) revealed that the presence of certain types of bacteria in cases of upper respiratory tract infections has “markedly increased” since the widespread use of pneumonia vaccines. The overuse of antibiotics for ear and sinus infections has also caused these pneumonia bacteria infections to become resistant to antibiotics. Overall, your best defense against any disease is having a robust healthy immune system, via good nutrition, good diet, mid-day sunshine, fresh air and good exercise.]
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May 23, 2012 - Issue 2104
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/23.aspx
* Worse than a Disease Diagnosis - This Mistake Can Land You in the E.R.
What you do after a disease diagnosis can make the difference between life and death. Your doctor is not allowed to give you ALL your options... here's why. And 4.6 million people per year end up in the E.R. just from following those (incomplete) doctor's orders. Are you next?
> [Modern Medical Care is a Leading Cause of Death. - There were nearly 4.6 million drug-related visits to emergency roomsi in the United States in 2009, with more than half due to adverse reactions to prescription medications – most of which were being taken exactly as prescribedii. The fact of the matter is, as echoed by a study released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)iii, it is a mistake to assume there's no risk in prescribed medicines! As Sayer Ji writes on GreenMedInfo.comiv: "The "medicines" themselves are often devoid of intrinsic value, being nothing more than rebranded and re-purposed chemicals, intended (though all too often failing) to be administered in sub-lethal concentrations. Indeed, many of these chemicals are too toxic to be legally released into the environment, and should never be administered intentionally to a human who is already sick. You need look no farther than a typical drug package insert to find proof that the side effects of most drugs far outnumber their purported beneficial effects. - These chemicals, in fact, are so highly leveraged against their true value (or lack thereof), that they can sell for as much as 500,000% percent from cost! Only medical/pharmaceutical and financial institutions (e.g. Federal Reserve) are legally empowered to generate the illusion that they are creating something of value out of nothing of value, on this scale."]
* Can Eating Beneficial Bacteria Make You Sexier?
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May 24, 2012 - Issue 2105
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/24.aspx
* 99% of Breast Cancer Tissue Contained This Everyday Chemical (NOT Aluminum)
This new study looked at 160 tissue samples collected from 40 mastectomies... one or more of this group of never-proven-safe chemicals was found in nearly all samples. Find out which products you use daily likely contain them and what researchers suspect is their 'mode of entry' into breast tissue.
> [Recent research found higher concentrations of parabens in the upper quadrants of the breast and axillary area, where antiperspirants are usually applied, suggesting they may contribute to the development of breast cancer. One or more paraben esters were detected in 99 percent of the tissue samples collected from mastectomies. In 60 percent of the samples, all five paraben esters were present. Overall, topical application of personal care products containing parabens appear to be the greatest source of exposure to these estrogen-mimicking chemicals, far surpassing the risk of the aluminum in antiperspirants.
- Aluminum chloride—the active ingredient in antiperspirants—has been found to act similarly to the way oncogenes work to provide molecular transformations in cancer cells. Like parabens, aluminum salts also mimic estrogen, and bioaccumulate in breast tissue, which can raise your breast cancer risk. Despite the fact that parabens are used in such a wide variety of products, their safety is primarily based on a rat study from 1956, as modern toxicology studies are lacking, and not a single study on the chemicals’ carcinogenity follow acceptable regulatory standard carcinogenity study protocols, according to a recent review.]
* New Report Shows Drug Companies Lied and Overstated Their Drug’s Ability to Treat Autism
Up to one-third of autistic children are taking drugs that only appear to be effective because of a stealthy manipulation of data.
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May 25, 2012 - Issue 2106
articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/25.aspx
* 8 Reasons to Do This Misunderstood Exercise
This exercise has been criticized for years, but if you do it correctly, it can be one of the best exercises ever. It can help you burn off calories faster, build whole body muscle, and help pump waste out of your body, too.
> [Squats are mostly known as a leg exercise, but they promote body-wide muscle building by catalyzing an anabolic environment.]
* This is Likely to Cause Muscle Weakness During Your Next Workout
Scientists finally discovered the big limiting factor that stalls so many in their fitness efforts... and why pushing to the point of failure becomes just too much to bear. Discover the ultimate determinant of success in all your fitness endeavors - and when you really should back off.
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May 26, 2012 - Issue 2107
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/26.aspx
* Opting for This "Cheaper Food" Could Make You Age Faster
And that is just the beginning - you'll also be exposing yourself to a wide range of other health hazards including kidney damage, infertility, auto-immune disorders, allergies, autism and birth defects. Wouldn't you rather pay 0.01% - 1.8% more?
> [It's genetically modified foods.]
* Why We Eat More than We Are Supposed To
For 50,000 years, humans have been able to moderate food intake to avoid becoming obese, but something introduced in recent history has changed all of that.
> [It's because of toxic effects of sugar, fructose etc.]
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May 27, 2012 - Issue 2108
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/27.aspx
* Germier Than Toilet Seats, But You Touch Them Every Day
Surprising numbers of dangerous bacteria occupy common surfaces you touch every day. Read on to discover more than 24 of the germiest objects on Earth and exactly what to do to fight these pathological invaders.
> [Surprising numbers of dangerous bacteria occupy common surfaces you touch every day, including restaurant condiment dispensers, menus, ATM panels, shopping cart handles, and many more. Hospitals are some of the most germ-infested places you can visit; studies show that pathogenic bacteria, including MRSA, are populating healthcare workers’ uniforms, privacy curtains, and even paper used in the clinical setting, in addition to the “expected” locations, such as hospital bathrooms.]
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May 28, 2012 - Issue 2109
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/28.aspx
* Beware: These Best-Selling Products Can Make You Sick
They couldn't get away with this kind of shameless money-grubbing unless they disguised it under the guise of these "public health concerns." Don't be fooled - fall for any of these popular health lies and they can rob you of your health.
> [The chemical, biotech, pharmaceutical, and processed food industries have become wellsprings of fraud, deception, and all manner of criminal behavior in pursuit of profits. A bi-partisan probe of drug marketing practices was recently triggered by the huge jump in deadly overdoses from painkillers known as opioids, which now surpass overdose deaths caused by cocaine and heroin combined. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and Senator Chuck Grassley have sent letters to three major drug makers, demanding documents about their financial connections to seven medical groups that may have promoted misleading information about the risks and benefits of opioid use while receiving financial support from the manufacturers.]
* Tasty Weight Loss Surgery Alternative
A spicy dietary addition may give your weight loss the jumpstart it needs.
> [Consuming capsaicin may also have weight loss potential, as it is a thermogenic ingredient that may boost your metabolism and promote fat burning. Research suggests that consuming thermogenic ingredients may boost your metabolism by up to 5 percent, and increase fat burning by up to 16 percent. Along with capsaicin, other thermogenic substances include turmeric (curcumin), caffeine and different teas such as green, white and oolong tea. The foods you choose to eat will be the driving force behind successfully achieving your weight loss goals.]
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May 29, 2012 - Issue 2110
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/29.aspx
* Eating This Could Turn Your Gut into a Living Pesticide Factory
Found in the blood of 67% of women (and 93% of pregnant women), this "harmless" substance (that ruptures the stomach of insects, causing them to die) may cause gastrointestinal problems, autoimmune disorders, food allergies and learning disorders.
> [Bt corn, which accounts for 65 percent of all corn grown in the US, has produced a new generation of insects resistant to the built-in pesticide in such plants. This failure could be the most serious threat ever to a genetically modified crop in the US, with billions of dollars at stake. We’re also seeing rapid emergence of super-weeds resistant to glyphosate, courtesy of Roundup Ready crops, and the emergence of a brand new organism capable of producing disease and infertility in both plants and animals. Bt-toxin has been identified in the blood of both pregnant and non-pregnant women, as well as the umbilical blood of their babies. Researchers believe this can be explained by its presence in the normal diet. Genetically engineered corn is present in the vast majority of all processed foods and drinks in the form of high fructose corn syrup, and you also ingest it when eating meat from animals fed Bt corn, which most livestock raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFO, or so-called “factory farms”) are. Bt-crops may play a role in the rise in health problems such as gastrointestinal problems, autoimmune diseases, food allergies, and childhood learning disorders.]
* The Propaganda Supporting Fluoride and Why They Are Lies
You may have heard these two widely used statements that "prove" water fluoridation is a wonderful achievement... but read this before you believe them.
> [The CDC calls fluoridation one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century, but this “authoritative” statement comes from material written by a dentist who had not published any papers on fluoride before, and an economist – neither of whom had any credentials in toxicology, which is what would be required for a credible evaluation of fluoride’s toxic effects. The other widely used propaganda piece is from Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film Dr. Strangelove. In the film, General Jack D. Ripper tries to stop a Communist conspiracy to harm Americans with fluoridated water, a jab at the real-life John Birch Society, an extreme right wing group that happened to be anti-fluoridation. Anyone at the time who dared speak out against fluoridation was ruled to be a fanatic, a radical or just a lunatic – even when they had legitimate science to back up their claims. Fluoride is a toxic substance that is biologically active in the human body where it accumulates in sensitive tissues over time, wreaks havoc with enzymes and produces a number of serious adverse health effects — including neurological and endocrine dysfunctions.]
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May 30, 2012 - Issue 2111
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/30.aspx
* Beware: Most Green Cleaning Products Contain This
And it can silently penetrate your skin (even going through your gloves) and enter your bloodstream - causing fatigue, lethargy, nausea, a lower sperm count in men, and possibly liver and kidney damage. My advice: stop using products which contain this and follow these tips to clean your home naturally.
> [Many of the most dangerous chemicals used in household cleaning products are not required to be listed on labels.
Even “green” cleaning products can contain powerful grease-cutting chemicals such as glycol ethers, derived from crude oil. Overexposure to glycol ethers can cause anemia, intoxication, and irritation of the eyes and nose. In animal studies, low level exposure has been shown to cause birth defects and damage to sperm and testicles. Common household items such as vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice can be used to clean as well, or better, than most toxic counterparts.]
* Have Human Hormones Been Eclipsed by Synthetic Ones?
Hormone-mimicking chemicals are alarmingly prevalent in common consumer products … could these synthetic hormones actually negatively influence your natural ones?
> [Hormone-mimicking chemicals called parabens have been detected in breast cancer tissues at concentrations up to 1 million times higher than the estrogen (estradiol) levels naturally found in human breast tissue. Researchers have expressed concern that children may be exposed to so many synthetic hormone-mimicking chemicals that they could potentially overtake the actions of his or her natural hormones. The toxicology of these chemicals has barely been investigated – and the more recent studies that have come out showing cause for alarm are being all but ignored by U.S. regulatory agencies. Parabens are widely used in personal care products like shampoo, lotion, deodorant, shaving gel and cosmetics; become an avid label reader to be sure any personal care product your purchase is free from these, and other, hormone-mimicking chemicals.]
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May 31, 2012 - Issue 2112
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/31.aspx
* Why I Believe Over Half of Your Diet Should Be Made Up of This
In recent years, research confirmed that consumption of this fat is NOT associated with heart disease. In fact, on the contrary, this fat appears to be linked to improved heart health and a lower risk of heart disease. I, for one, recommend a diet made up of 50-60% of this healthy fat for optimal health.
> [It has taken 90 years to debunk the myth that hydrogenated vegetable oil (trans fat) is healthier than animal fats (saturated fat)—a myth created and maintained primarily through wildly successful marketing and one seriously flawed hypothesis. In more recent years, numerous studies have confirmed that saturated fat consumption is not associated with heart disease. On the contrary, it appears to be associated with improved heart health and decreased risk of heart disease. I and other nutritional experts believe most people need upwards of 50-70 percent healthful fats in their diet for optimal health. It's also important for some to supplement with digestive enzymes.]
* Sippy Cups and Other Little-Known Childhood Hazards
Taking one simple step could prevent up to 80 percent of injuries related to three products that almost every infant uses.
> [An average of 2,270 children under 3 are treated in emergency rooms every year due to injuries related to bottles, pacifiers and sippy cups. In all, more than 45,000 such injuries were reported from 1991 to 2010, which equates to about one child harmed every four hours. Most often (in 86 percent of cases), the injury occurred when a child fell while using the product, often leading to a laceration of the mouth. One-year-olds were injured most often, likely because they're still unsteady on their feet and are more prone to falling down. Bottles were the most common cause of injury, followed by pacifiers and then sippy cups.]