In an alarming revelation from food industry watchdogs, it’s been found that 29 of 30 mac and cheese products test positive for toxic chemicals called phthalates. Keep reading to learn more about why these food products should be avoided.
A new Canadian study “Human Excretion of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Flame Retardants: Blood, Urine, and Sweat Study,” has confirmed that induced sweating helps the body to remove polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), a man made group of flame retardant chemicals.
The debate over phthalates continues and parents concerned over the chemicals in baby products will be even more horrified to learn that the majority of cheese products tested by a group of scientists was found to contain phthalates. The chemicals are typically used as a plasticizer for a range of products, including vinyl flooring, building materials, children’s backpacks and lunch boxes, and personal care products with fragrances.
Millions of people across the world currently suffer from diabetes – including 20 million in the United States alone. Fortunately, a chemical found in ayahuasca shows promise as a cure.
Diabetes affects its sufferers by preventing insulin production, meaning the body can't very well get energy from food. In particular, it results from a deficiency in the pancreas's beta cells. The chemical harmine, naturally found in ayahuasca, may fix that.
Three major clothing lines based in Sweden and Norway are selling products that contain toxic chemicals, reported NewsinEnglish.no. KappAhl and H&M, both Sweden-based clothing chains, and Cubus, a Norway-based company, were caught selling articles of clothing in which one out of three contained DBP or DEHP.
Dibutyl phthalate, or DBP, is a commonly used plasticizer that was banned by the European Union (EU) in 1999 for use in products like nail polish, cosmetics and children's toys. The United States followed suit, banning the chemical in 2006.
Andrea Germanos, May 12, 2016
Toxic Phthalates Are Everywhere: Report Reveals Ubiquity of ‘Hormone-Assaulting Chemicals’
health freedom alliance, 21 April 216
Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a naturally occurring rock made from the skeletons of fossilized diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae.
Julie Wilson, March 21, 2016
Let's face it, we ALL love bread. Well, the large majority of us anyway. But conventionally processed bread can be detrimental to our health for a number of reasons
health freedom alliance, 15 March 2016
Namely, Candice was diagnosed with cancer in 2011. As a result of the thyroid cancer which had spread to other organs, doctors did not believe that she would live more than five years, suggesting that she didn’t have time to fight against the disease.
Geary Andrew, December 11, 2015
People have long believed that the herb has positive effects on the mind and body, but no one has put it’s efficacy to the test until now. Rosemary is a woody herb with needle-like leaves. Its scent is unmistakable and it can be found in many herb gardens.