Archive | December, 2010

Swimming in chlorinated pools increases your risk of cancer

6 Dec

Going for a swim may increase your risk of cancer if you use a chlorinated pool, according to a series of studies conducted by researchers from the Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona, Spain, and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Continue reading

Surgeons receive millions from Big Pharma to promote medical devices in journals.

6 Dec

Medical professionals commonly write articles for popular medical journals that endorse specific drugs or medical devices. But a new study has found that most fail to disclose the fact that they are receiving direct compensation from Big Pharma for such endorsements, which is often to the tune of millions of dollars. Continue reading

Celebrity-branded perfumes loaded with toxic petrochemicals

6 Dec

Even high-end perfumes are made with cocktails of dangerous and untested chemicals that may produce problems from allergies to hormone disruption, a study by the Environmental Working Group and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has found. Continue reading

Vegans & Vegaterians Know where to find your nutrients!

2 Dec

As a vegan for years, the question of where do you get your protein or your calcium or your whatever always comes up. So, where is it acquired? Read on. Continue reading

11 Year Old Food Activist.

2 Dec

It is great to finally see the youth getting involved because they are the next generation and this is where the change needs to take place!

Eat a variety of colors for amazing health!

1 Dec

Natural foods come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. Everything on Earth has its own unique function and characteristics. Eating fruits and vegetables of a variety of different colors can give you the best all-round health benefits; each contains a distinctive blend of super nutrients that are fantastic for our well-being. Continue reading

How the new food safety bill might affect you

1 Dec

Today — a year and half after it was passed by the House of Representatives –the Senate passed the Food Safety and Modernization Act (SB 510) by a 73-25 margin. The bill still has to be brought into line with the House’s version before President Obama can sign it into law, but its basic provisions have already won praise from safe-food advocates as “the most important food-safety legislation in a generation.” Continue reading