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Is Aspartame Dangerous? with Dr. Daniel Nuzum (video)

Posted January 11, 2017
“What if your soda was giving you cancer? Have you ever heard of aspartame? I wanted to get the opinion of Dr. Daniel Nuzum. And while I was in California, I was able to sit down with him and get his opinion about aspartame that’s in most diet sodas and its effect on our health.”  View here. 

Splenda Suppresses Thyroid Function, Promotes Weight Gain

Posted January 11, 2017
A concerning new study published in the European Journal of Nutrition entitled, “Type of sweet flavour carrier affects thyroid axis activity in male rats,” is the first study of its kind to evaluate the effects of Splenda (Sucralose) on mammalian thyroid function and metabolism. Their findings reveal that sucralose has endocrine disruptive properties on the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis (HPA axis), resulting in thyroid hormone suppression, increased appetite, and weight gain.  Read more.

DEA places CBD Under Schedule 1 Drug Code

Posted January 11, 2017
On December 14, 2016 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a Final Rule that adds a new drug code (7350) for marijuana extracts to the Controlled Substances Act’s Schedule I. According to the Federal Register, the drug code allows DEA “to better track these materials and comply with treaty provisions.” This controversial move has put many in the industry on edge because it demonstrates DEA’s intention to treat cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabis extracts as a Schedule I drug.  Read more. 

The Healthy Truth: 2017 Health Food Trends

Posted January 11, 2017
Below I present the top forecasted health food trends for 2017. Of course, rather than switching to these foods completely, it’s more for keeping you aware of the foods which you may not have enjoyed in the past. We will also look at other nutrition trends that will gain popularity in 2017 as society tries to reduce waste as much as possible.  Read more.

Seattle-Caught Salmon Found to Contain Cocaine, Antidepressants, and Pain Relievers

Posted January 10, 2017
According to a recent study, up to 81 drugs and personal-care products were detected in the flesh of salmon caught in the Puget Sound. Some of the drugs include Prozac, Advil, Benadryl, Lipitor, and even cocaine. The Seattle Times reports that the levels are believed to be so high because either people in the area use more of the drugs detected, or because waste water plants are unable to fully remove the chemicals during treatment. Another theory is that leaky septic tanks are contributing to the problem, as high fecal coliform counts were detected.  Read more.

Texas Winegrowers Fear New Herbicides Used on GM Crops Will Wipe Out Industry

Posted January 10, 2017
As Paul Bonarrigo watched his grapevines dwindle, he was confident that heavy-duty herbicides, probably sprayed on crops by a nearby farmer, were drifting into his vineyards. For the past two years, his 44 acres in Hale County — once sprawling vineyards providing fruit for Bonarrigo’s Messina Hof Winery — have not produced any grapes as they wither from chemical damage.  Read more.