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Tattoo ink poisoning Americans

Tattoo ink poisoning Americans

If уоu'rе rеаding thiѕ, thеrе'ѕ a good сhаnсе thаt уоu hаvе a tаttоо. After all, nearly half оf thе рорulаtiоn has dесidеd аt some point in thеir lifе that it was a gооd idеа tо реrmаnеntlу ink аn imаgе, or special symbol, оntо thеir ѕkin. Mаnу hоld no rеgrеtѕ whеn it соmеѕ tо their tаttооѕ; hоwеvеr, оthеrѕ embrace thеm lеѕѕ ѕо with аgе. But now thеrе'ѕ a new rеаѕоn tо rеthink gеtting inked. Have уоu еvеr соnѕidеrеd еxасtlу what tаttоо ink is made оf? Thе ink iѕ rеаllу pigment, аnd most аrе mаdе оf mеtаl salts; hоwеvеr, ѕоmе are made of рlаѕtiсѕ оr vegetable dyes, and if organic, thеу'rе uѕuаllу рlаnt-bаѕеd. Read More »

Infographic: How Many Poisons Will You Eat Today?

Infographic How Many Poisons Will You Eat Today

There are so many substances that can poison us, we invented a scary looking symbol to call them out. Each of us was taught to avoid the “skull and crossbones” from a young age. When we see this symbol, we know the substance within is detrimental to our health. But what about poisons that don’t come with a label? Read More »

New Artificial Sweetener Approved by FDA ‘Sweetest’ Yet

New Artificial Sweetener Approved by FDA 'Sweetest' Yet

Just like its five previously approved counterparts, advantame is said by the FDA to be low-calorie and doesn't generally raise blood sugar. The FDA gave the green light to the new artificial sweetener on Monday. It is a white crystalline that dissolves in water, and does not break down under heat. Advantame is 20,000 times sweeter than regular table sugar, gram per gram, according to LA Times. Read More »

New Study: FDA-Approved Levels of Aspartame Distort Brain Function, Kill Brain Cells

New Study FDA-Approved Levels of Aspartame Distort Brain Function, Kill Brain Cells

As reported before, aspartame has been shown time and again in studies (the ones not commissioned by the industry) to be bad for you. Now yet another new study, this one published in the journal Redox Biology, has concluded what lots of other research over the past decades has repeatedly shown — aspartame, the popular sweetener in over 6,000 grocery store items, including everything from soup mixes to carbonated beverages to chewing gum — can essentially program your brain cells to kill themselves. Read More »

Ultimate List of Natural Cures

Common ailments normally respond very well to the treatment with herbal remedies and fruit and vegetables. Using alternative means to treat your ailments is a common practice in all areas of the world, with the most popular forms of alternative medicine being Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Yoga, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Magneto therapy, Shiatsu, Herbalism, Meditation, Aromatherapy, Bach Flower Remedies, Chromo therapy, Diet therapy, Hydropathy, and Reiki. Read More »

FDA’s Sneak Attempt To Ban Another Vitamin

You can’t live without this vitamin. But the FDA wants to reserve the natural form for monopoly drug companies, leaving only the synthetic form for supplements. Urgent Action Alert! The FDA has just released a new 109-proposed rule on the revision of nutrition and supplement labels. (You can read more about the implications of the new labeling rules in our other article this week.) On page 69, the agency slipped in two little paragraphs that could risk the health of millions of people who desperately need folate. It’s a sneak attack so quiet and unobtrusive that few people will even realize it’s there. Read More »

FDA-Approved Cancer Drugs May Actually ‘Induce Tumors’: Could Therapy Raise Risk Of Cancer Recurrence?

FDA-Approved Cancer Drugs May Actually 'Induce Tumors' Could Therapy Raise Risk Of Cancer Recurrence

A new research method has revealed that a number of cancer drugs may lead to tumor recurrence, illuminating a counterintuitive factor behind the disease that is expected to kill nearly 600,000 Americans in 2014. Dr. Michele Markstein, a researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and lead author of new study, said that the finding suggests that some FDA-approved chemotherapeutic drugs may induce a so-called hyper-proliferation of certain stem cells. "We discovered that several chemotherapeutics that stop fast growing tumors have the opposite effect on stem cells in the same animal, causing them to divide too rapidly,” she explained. Read More »

FDA Spies On Whistleblowers to Protect Big Pharma

FDA Spies On Whistleblowers to Protect Big Pharma

When one of the most respected radiologists in America – the former head of the radiology department at Yale University – attempted to blow the whistle on the fact that the FDA had approved a medical device manufactured by General Electric because it put out massive amounts of radiation, the FDA installed spyware to record his private emails and surfing activities (including installing cameras to snap pictures of his screen), and then used the information to smear him and other whistleblowers. Read More »

New FDA-approved painkiller deadly dangerous, US doctors claim

New FDA-approved painkiller deadly dangerous, US doctors claim

A new painkiller planned to appear in the market in March is heavily criticised by doctors and lawmakers warning of its powerful ability to kill. The opiate Zohydro was ultimately approved by the US Food and Drug Administration but the agency’s own advisory panel voted 11-2 against approving the drug. The FDA argued that the drug is necessary for patients unfazed by current medication. Read More »

7 Hidden Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

7 Hidden Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

Satisfy your sweet tooth without calories? Artificial sweeteners give you all the benefits of sugar without the gut-busting consequences. It's the perfect win-win. Except when it's not. Artificial sweeteners have been shrouded in controversy ever since saccharin, the first no-cal sweetener, was discovered back in 1878. Even then, public health advocates questioned whether these lab-created sweeteners were truly safe; saccharin, after all, was discovered by a chemist working with coal tar, a carcinogenic material. Read More »

Intravenous Vitamin C – A Cancer Killer The FDA Wants Banned

Intravenous Vitamin C – A Cancer Killer The FDA Wants Banned

Vitamin C has a broad spectrum antioxidant function with the ability to protect cell structures and DNA from free radical damage. Vitamin C is remarkably safe even in enormously high doses. Compared to commonly used prescription drugs, side effects are virtually nonexistent. No matter how high the concentration, vitamin C does not harm healthy cells. Yet, through an array of enzymatic and metabolic reactions, vitamin C has an impressive ability to protect and treat and wide range of diseases, including cancer. When something is this effective at treating disease, the FDA will stop at nothing to prevent public access. Read More »

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