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Toothpaste Chemical Doubles Osteoporosis Risk

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It makes absolutely no sense…

In 2016 the FDA banned the chemical triclosan from hand sanitizers. It was found to disrupt hormones and promote antibiotic-resistant “superbug” germs. 

But in a moment of brain-dead bureaucracy, the agency decided that triclosan could continue to be used in toothpastes and mouthwash.

In other words, even though it was too dangerous to put on your hands, it was perfectly fine to put it in your mouth.

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8 Organic Foods That Aren’t Worth the Premium Price

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Long-time Health Watch readers know that we strongly recommend eating organic foods.

But we also recommend common sense.

Organic foods are expensive. And in some cases, the cost isn’t worth the benefits. Here are eight foods whose organic versions aren’t worth the higher price:

  1. Bananas. The thick peel keeps out pesticides.
  2. Fish. It’s meaningless to label fish as organic because there is no official standard for organic seafood.
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CBD Helps Drug Addicts Quit, Study Finds

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If you or someone you love has a drug problem, you should pay close attention to a new study.

The findings may not only help you personally. But they could point the way out of our nation’s opioid epidemic, which has killed 300,000 Americans in the last decade.

The current standard treatments for opioid addiction are methadone and buprenorphine. But these drugs have big drawbacks.

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The Deadly Dangers of Heartburn Drugs

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It’s even worse than we thought…

In recent years, studies have made it clear that the heartburn drugs that many people pop without thinking can have serious side effects.

We’ve told you how they are associated with weak bones, pneumonia, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, reduced kidney and liver function, and Alzheimer’s.[1] [2]

But a major new study shows that acid-reducing proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have other deadly dangers.

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Never Let Your Dentist Do This…

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Overuse of antibiotics is rampant in the U.S. One study found that at least half of all antibiotics taken outside of a hospital are unnecessary.[i]

Not only do these drugs have serious side effects, but antibiotic overuse has led to drug-resistant superbugs. They now kill about 23,000 Americans every year.[ii]

You might be surprised to learn that dentists are among the most avid antibiotic prescribers.

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CBD Is a Powerful Antibiotic, Study Finds

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Millions of people take CBD supplements for chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety.

Now, a new study shows it may have another important health benefit.

Scientists from Australia’s University of Queensland conducted a series of lab tests to examine CBD’s power as a germ killer. They discovered it is a powerful natural antibiotic.

The scientists found that CBD can destroy some of the most dangerous forms of bacteria.

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