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Sucralose vs. aspartame: which of these top two artificial sweeteners is the better choice?

Posted July 11, 2014
Junk food manufacturers are constantly developing new tactics to capture the public’s dollar. The low-fat, sugar-free craze, for instance, has generated a profusion of “diet” junk foods laced with artificial sweetener chemicals like sucralose (Splenda) and aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet), both of which are marketed as safe alternatives to refined sugar. So between sucralose and aspartame, which one is safer and more beneficial for health?  Read more.

Green Super Foods — Good for You!

Posted July 11, 2014
Green Super Foods such as Spirulina, Chlorella, and Blue-Green Algae all contain chlorophyll, protein, vitamin B-12, essential fatty acid GLA, trace minerals and other nutrients in a form that is easily assimilated by the human body. These green foods are one of the four basic supplements that I recommend for health.  Read more.

Do You Know These 6 Facts About Laundry Detergent?

Posted July 11, 2014
Doing the laundry is a simple, straightforward task for most people. However, have you actually thought about the chemicals contained in most laundry detergents? Most of this stuff doesn’t wash out in the rinse and can be absorbed into your body through your skin. Knowing what we are putting on our clothes, and in our body, can be incredibly important for protecting our health.  Read more. 

7 Proven Ways to Keep Your Brain Young

Posted July 11, 2014
Alzheimer’s disease affects about 5.3 million Americans. It’s the leading cause of dementia and the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.  And it’s growing at an alarming rate.  Already 13% of people over 65 have been diagnosed with the disease.  An astounding 43% of those over the age of 85 are victims.[i]  Alzheimer’s has been called the defining disease of the boomer generation.  Its victims are expected to triple by the year 2050.  In addition, it’s estimated that 10,000,000 others suffer with severe dementia and Parkinson’s disease.  Read more.

Don’t Repeat Mistakes that Led to Superweeds

Posted July 11, 2014
The Des Moines Register deserves a hearty thank you for Donnelle Eller’s eye-opening Sunday article on glysophate-resistant Superweeds. It details a real threat to Iowa agriculture and raises important questions about responsibility and the way forward.  Some may believe it too soon or even unhelpful to consider how this happened and who bears responsibility for getting us into this mess. But if we fail to consider these questions, don’t we risk the likelihood our “solutions” will simply repeat our mistakes?  Read more.

Exclusive: Controversial US Scientist Creates Deadly New Flu Strain for Pandemic Research

Posted July 11, 2014
Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has genetically manipulated the 2009 strain of pandemic flu in order for it to “escape” the control of the immune system’s neutralising antibodies, effectively making the human population defenceless against its reemergence.  Read more.

Time Magazine: We Were Wrong About Saturated Fats

Posted July 11, 2014
Reversing years of negative press on saturated fats, Time Magazine has finally admitted defeat on this issue, reversing course and admitting that the war on fat was wrong. They even expose the junk science that supports this dietary philosophy.  So why this sudden change of heart on saturated fats?  Read more. 

Sweet Potatoes: Carotenoid-Rich Tubers That Boost Vision and Fight Disease

Posted July 11, 2014
Sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest vegetables grown in the West, through they tend to be overlooked due to their acquired taste. Read more.

Vinegar Provides Immediate Sunburn Relief, Heals Other Skin Conditions

Posted July 11, 2014
Vinegar, either of the apple cider or regular white distilled variety, can help heal a sunburn with ease.  Read more.

1 Spice vs. 14 Drugs! (Who Wins?)

Posted July 10, 2014
Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects.  Read more.

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