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Poison in Your Turmeric

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick1 Comment

The spice turmeric is extremely popular in natural health circles…and justifiably so. The bright yellow-orange curry ingredient is one of the healthiest things you can put in your body.

Since antiquity, it has been used in Asia to treat a wide range of illnesses. 

Modern research confirms that turmeric and its extract, curcumin, are perhaps nature’s most potent anti-inflammatory substances. They have been shown to relieve arthritis pain, fight heart disease, improve cognition, and even treat cancer

But a new study reveals a major problem.

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The Surprising Reason You Should Always Buy Organic Chicken

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Buying organic food sometimes seems like a leap of faith.

Organic and conventional foods often look the same. And they taste pretty much the same. But buying organic is far more expensive.

We do it because we have faith that foods raised without pesticides, chemical preservatives, hormones, or antibiotics are better for us. 

A new study shows that spending extra for organics is especially justified when it comes to chicken. 

Researchers from the Pennsylvania Department of Health tested 2,500 samples of ground beef, pork chops, and poultry.

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Hand Sanitizer Doesn’t Work Against the Flu

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

With cold and flu season starting, you can be sure that you’ll be given this advice: The best defense is washing your hands. 

That’s because you typically get infected with viruses by touching a germy surface. Then, when you touch your face, the virus enters your body through the eyes, nose, mouth, or ears. You likely touch your face a lot more than you think.

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He Ate Nothing but Junk Food. Here’s What Happened.

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He couldn’t stand most kinds of meat. He never ate fruit. And vegetables? Forget about it. 

The teenager ate nothing but French fries, Pringles potato chips, white bread, and processed ham and sausage. He took the Western diet to its extreme.  

The result? He suffered a severe deficiency that caused him to go blind. 

The tragic case is the subject of a case study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

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The Great Plastic Water Bottle Scam

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For years, we were told that BPA (bisphenol A) was the harmful ingredient in plastic bottles.

BPA and its chemical cousins, BPS (bisphenol S) and BPF (bisphenol F), are linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hormone problems, and migraines.[1]

Get rid of BPA, and plastic food and beverage containers would be perfectly safe, the plastics industry and the FDA said.

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The Surprising Cause of Arthritis

In All Health Watch, Arthritis, Big Pharma, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

Doctors have always been mystified about the cause of rheumatoid arthritis. 

About 1.3 million Americans suffer with the joint condition. It’s an autoimmune disease in which your body’s own immune system attacks your joints. 

Doctors have always suspected that genetics were the main cause. But new research points to a different culprit: antibiotics

The study was published in the journal BMC Medicine.

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