The FDA publishes something called the Defect Levels Handbook. It sets allowable limits for “natural or unavoidable defects in foods that present no health hazards for humans.”
You might be surprised what is allowed in food. The FDA lists 179 “defects” allowed in over 100 types of foods we eat. Many of them are stomach-turning.
The most common defect, with 71 mentions, is insects. This includes whole insects, body parts, larvae, and mites. Mold ranked second, with 33 mentions of defect levels allowed.Click here to read the full issue...
If you’re using a pill organizer, you might want to throw it in the garbage. A new study has found that older people who start using a pill organizer are actually more likely to become ill.1
Big Pharma loves pill organizers. They make a fortune when people take so many drugs they need a special box to keep track of them. But what’s good for Big Pharma can be toxic to your health.
The new study followed 29 seniors taking multiple medications. Fifteen were asked to use pill organizers, while 14 continued taking their pills out of the original packaging. …
“Senior moments” happen to us all at some point. We can’t remember the grocery item we needed… Or the phone number we thought we had memorized… Or the name of a person we just met.
It’s a fact of biology: As we get older, our short-term memory power wanes. There’s decreased blood flow to the brain. Neural growth declines. Memory formation and retrieval deteriorates.1
But there are ways to fight it. Researchers have uncovered simple and surprising ways to overcome the normal memory lapses that come with age. …
In today’s Health Watch, Dr. Isaac Eliaz reveals the most effective alternative pain therapies. These solutions can bring you relief whether you suffer from arthritis, back issues, migraines, or any other type of common aches and pains.
Do you drink diet soda because you think it helps stop you from gaining weight? Think again.
A new study shows that diet soda makes you hungry to point that you can increase your caloric intake by as much as 50%.1
It’s just the latest research showing that artificially-sweetened soda may be even worse for your health than the sugary variety. We previously told you how zero-calorie soft drinks are linked to diabetes, cancer, and stroke. …
An astonishing study has found a simple secret to happiness. And it’s as easy as reaching for the vegetable drawer in your refrigerator.
Scientists from the University of Warwick in England and the University of Queensland in Australia led the research. They wanted to determine the psychological effects of eating more fruits and vegetables.1
Many studies have already found that a diet heavy in these two food groups reduce the risk of cancer, heart attacks, and other health woes. …
A new study reveals which canned foods are highest in the harmful chemical Bisphenol A. It’s commonly known as BPA.
BPA is a hormone disrupter. It binds to hormones, reprogramming the cells they target. This leads to an array of health problems.1
BPA is linked to:
- Low testosterone
- Type 2 diabetes
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Heart disease
- Breast and prostate cancers
“Where are my darn car keys…what’s the name of my neighbor’s barking dog…I can’t remember where we’re going to dinner tonight.”
“Could I have early Alzheimer’s disease?”
If you’ve had these thoughts, don’t panic. As we get older, we all experience some memory loss. Neural growth declines and blood flow to the brain decreases. Both impair our memory. …
It’s no secret our nation is in the midst of a prescription drug addiction epidemic. Since 1999, fatal painkiller overdoses have quadrupled. So have sales of these dangerous medications.1
The latest numbers show that 165,000 Americans have died in the epidemic.
This is more Americans than were killed in World War I, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War, and the Afghanistan War… combined.2
Clearly, we are a nation in crisis. …
A massive review of over 1,000 studies brings both good news and bad news for coffee drinkers.
We’ll give you the bad news first…
There’s one thing you should never do with your coffee. Don’t drink it piping hot. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that drinking very hot beverages likely causes throat cancer.1
The WHO warned that hot drinks can cause chronic irritation of esophagus tissue. This can result in the development of malignant cells.2The group has classified very hot beverages as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” …