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What You Need to Know About GMOs - Amy Myers MD

What You Need to Know About GMOs - Amy Myers MD | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
What You Need to Know About GMOs - The health impact of eating GMOs is not well understood. Here are 5 ways to avoid these potentially problematic foods.
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The massive amount of herbicides used on GMO crops is devastating. These chemicals WILL eventually make their way into the body via the food we eat and increase the risk of disease including thyroid cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and infertility.

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8 of the Worst Foods for Your Body

8 of the Worst Foods for Your Body | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
  Many people think of healthy eating as consuming a certain number of calories per day. But the truth is, it's not just about how much you eat but the
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There are readily available healthy alternatives to these 8 foods...

Eden Foods provides a glass alternative to canned tomatoes:  http://www.edenfoods.com/articles/view.php?articles_id=191

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http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-of-the-worst-foods-for-your-body.html#


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7 Steps for a Safe and Cancer-Free Home

7 Steps for a Safe and Cancer-Free Home | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Seven important steps to removing the most obvious cancer risks from your home include checking for and removing: radon, nonstick-coated pots and pans, makeup and personal care products with toxic ingredients, BPA-lined cans and plastic containers, cleaning products and air fresheners, toxic building materials and household cleaners, as well as common pesticides and weed killers

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Chemicals in Cosmetics and on Your Face

Chemicals in Cosmetics and on Your Face | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Scientists are talking about it; angry people are talking about it. The United States Food and Drug Administration is the government regulator of things like vaccines and pharmaceutical drugs, but when it comes to cosmetics (the topical stuff you put on your body like lotions, deodorant, and make-up) there seems to be a disconnect. The FDA only regulates the labeling of cosmetics, but the public safety of the chemicals in those products is assessed by the ”Cosmetic Ingredient Review” — which is funded by the industry. Go figure.

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13 Small Eco Brands That Are Actually Owned By Giant Corporations

13 Small Eco Brands That Are Actually Owned By Giant Corporations | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Ben & Jerry don't own Ben & Jerry's anymore.
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Another reason to avoid "mammoth multinational overlords" by carefully buying local...


Read More:  http://www.businessinsider.com/13-ethical-mom-and-pop-brands-that-are-actually-owned-by-giant-corporations-2011-10#


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Another Look at a Drink Ingredient, Brominated Vegetable Oil

Another Look at a Drink Ingredient, Brominated Vegetable Oil | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Use of brominated vegetable oil in foods, like fruit-flavored sodas, has long been allowed by federal regulators, but consumers have raised new concerns about the ingredient.
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UPDATE: PepsiCo Will Halt Use of Additive in Gatorade

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15 Quick Facts About BPA [Chemical Thingy in Bottles & Cans] | Fooducate

15 Quick Facts About BPA [Chemical Thingy in Bottles & Cans] | Fooducate | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it

The December Edition of Consumer Reports, already out, is bringing BPA, a controversial chemical, back to the headlines. The non-profit publisher, Consumers Union, tested various canned foods for BPA and found alarmingly high values in daily staples such as tuna, beans and soups.

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