Health

July 25, 2019

Antibiotics Used In Food Production Are Fuelling A Major Global Health Crisis

Antibiotic's Over-Used

BY: Alanna Ketler

Approximately 80% of all antibiotics used in the United States are given to animals raised on factory farms for human consumption. This means that the majority of the population consuming meat and animal products are also consuming large amounts of antibiotics, most of the time without even ...

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May 13, 2019

OLD FASHIONED BAKING SODA FOUND TO BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE AT REMOVING PESTICIDE RESIDUE

Fresh Produce

BY: Anya

Researchers have found that baking soda can successfully eliminate up to 96% of pesticides from vegetables and fruits.In fact, studies have shown that baking soda is even more effective at removing pesticides than regular bleaching procedures.  Since baking soda is highly alkaline, it is able to ...

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May 7, 2019

Sunscreen Found in Bloodstream After One Day, Study Shows

Sunscreen Protection

BY: Trisha Calvo

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration announced it was asking sunscreen manufacturers for more information on 12 chemicals used in sunscreens (including avobenzone and oxybenzone). While the agency didn't say the ingredients were unsafe, there is evidence suggesting that some of the ingredients may ...

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May 6, 2019

Study estimates 15,000 cancer cases could stem from chemicals in California tap water

Clean Water Please

BY: Nadia Kounang

A new study finds that drinking tap water in California over the course of a lifetime could increase the risk of cancer.

Researchers from the environmental advocacy group Environmental Working Group estimated that the contaminants found in public water systems in California could contribute to about 15 ...

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March 6, 2019

Why kids may be at risk from vinyl floors and fire-resistant couches

Are your floors and couch safe?

BY: Maria Temming

WASHINGTON — Home decor like furniture and flooring may not be notorious polluters like gas-guzzlers, but these indoor consumer products can also be significant sources of potentially dangerous chemicals.

Kids who live in homes with all vinyl flooring or living room couches that contain flame retardants have ...

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Feb. 25, 2019

Elderberry Can Totally Eliminate Cold And Flu Symptoms ‘Within 48 Hours’

Elderberry Juice

VIA: www.HealthyFoodHouse.com

According to scientists, elderberry syrup is something we should all have at home during the winter, as it is an extremely potent natural remedy against the flu and colds.

According to Very Well Health:

“Elderberries are the fruit of the elderberry shrub. A rich source of ...

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Feb. 20, 2019

EPA blasted for failing to set drinking water limits for ‘forever chemicals’

Clean Water Drop

BY: Natasha Gilbert

After intense pressure from politicians and environmental and public health groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published a plan to tackle industrial chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that are showing up in drinking water supplies across the nation. But critics say ...

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Feb. 15, 2019

A Nasty Little Secret Hidden in Your Crock Pot

Crock Pot Danger

BY: ANYA V

Crock pots containing lead was the subject of an investigation that began in Salt Lake City with KUTV’s Bill Gephardt. After his investigation about lead in ceramic glazed plates, bowls and mugs and finding high a content of lead in them, his focus turned to ceramic glazed ...

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Feb. 13, 2019

USDA says filler once known as 'pink slime' can be labeled ground beef

Hamburger Fries
BY: Robin Shreeves 

Remember the "pink slime" controversy from earlier this decade? It was a name given to a ground beef filler by the media and popularized by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. The company that produces the product, Beef Products Inc., called it "lean, finely textured beef" (LFTB). The USDA ...

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Feb. 6, 2019

Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains

Go Hiking

BY: Alanna Ketler

While it may seem obvious that a good hike through a forest or up a mountain can cleanse your mind, body, and soul, science is now discovering that hiking can actually change your brain… for the better!

Hiking in Nature Can Stop Negative, Obsessive Thoughts

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