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Arthritis Medications May Have Serious Side Effects

Posted  August 27, 2015
Arthritis is a common problem in the United States, with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reporting more than 52 million adults and nearly 300,000 children living with some form of the disease. In fact, it is the number one cause of disability in the U.S., limiting work ability for approximately one-third of adults who have it. According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis costs Americans $156 billion every year in medical expenses and lost wages alone.  Read more.

Vaccine Deliver 4,925 mcg of Aluminum by 18 months, safe limit is 25 mcg

Posted August 27, 2015
While parents across the country are led to believe they are doing the best thing for their children by vaccinating them according to a childhood vaccination schedule, the little known fact is that those vaccines can introduce toxic aluminum into the body at nearly 200 times the safe level. Keep reading – to see for yourself the undeniable truth.  Read more.

(Infographic) Soils, A Foundation for Family Farming

Posted August 26, 2015
Did you know that soils host a quarter of our planet’s biodiversity? This infographic comes from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. They’re working on a project called 2015, International Year of Soils – and this tool contains some other good facts about soil and its role in sustainable agriculture.  Read more.

Everything You Learned About the Cause of Polio is Wrong

Posted August 26, 2015
It has been alleged that DDT causes or contributes to a wide variety of diseases of humans and animals not previously recognized as associated with any chemical. Such diseases included… poliomyelitis, …such irresponsible claims could produce great harm and, if taken seriously, even interfere with scientific search for true causes…[1] (Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology, edited by Wayland J. Hayes, Jr. and Edward R. Laws, 1991)  Read more.

New Monsanto Spray Kills Bugs by Messing with Their Genes

Posted August 26, 2015
A fascinating long piece in MIT Technology Review examines the genetically modified seed industry’s latest blockbuster app in development—one that has nothing to do with seeds. Instead, it involves the industry’s other bread-and-butter product: pesticide sprays. But we’re not talking about the poisonous chemicals you convinced your dad to stop dousing the lawn with. The novel sprays in question are powered by a genetic technology called RNA interference, which promises to kill specific insects and weeds by silencing genes crucial to their survival, while leaving nontarget species unscathed.  Read more.

Will Supplement Makers Now Have Free Speech?

Posted August 26, 2015
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Freedom of Speech Amendment in the Constitution truly means “freedom of speech,” the aftershock of this ruling is yet to be realized as it reaches far into America, including dietary supplement labels.  Read more.

Mike Huckabee Speaks on Nutrition and Supplements Lowering Health Costs

Posted August 26, 2015
Former Arkansas Governor and 2007 Natural Products Association (NPA) Keynote Speaker Mike Huckabee continues to stress the need for Americans to improve their lifestyle. I chatted with Governor Huckabee at the 2007 NPA convention and again this year. Huckabee, an avid supporter of dietary supplements, still wants to give citizens more control over their own health care choices.  Read more.

Measles — the New Red Scare

Posted August 25, 2015
So with the recent spate of measles cases in the United States, the enormous amount of fear and anger comes as no surprise. People who have chosen not to vaccinate for a variety of reasons, have been viciously disparaged,9 there have been calls to jail people that don’t vaccinate,10 many pediatricians are banning parents who don’t vaccinate their kids,11 and laws are quickly being considered to strip people of all rights to refuse any vaccine.  Read more.

What Happened to Our Food — a Timeline

Posted August 26, 2015
 I thought that it would be cool to have a visual aid, so that I could see just how much had changed with our food over our lifetimes. I wrote down all of the major changes I could think of, and then started to plot them out by date. What I found is really interesting.  View here.