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48 Million People Suffer from Sneaky Illness: Protect Yourself

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48 Million People Suffer from Sneaky Illness: Protect Yourself

According to new reports from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in six Americans suffers from a food-borne illness annually.

By the CDC estimates:† 48 million people in the U.S. become ill, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from food-borne diseases.

The study also concluded that salmonella was the leading cause of the hospitalizations and deaths while 90 percent of food-borne illness was caused by seven pathogens, including:† salmonella, norovirus, campylobacter, toxoplasma, E.coli O157, listeria and Clostridium perfringens.

Here are 13 Ways to Protect Yourself:

1. Separate meats, especially poultry from produce while preparing foods.

2. Cook meat and poultry to the proper temperatures.

3. Promptly refrigerate leftovers; however, allow foods to cook before storing.

4. Store meat and poultry between 32 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit (0 to 2 degrees Celsius).† Fish and shellfish 30 to 34 degrees Fahrenheit (-1 to 2 degrees Celsius) and eggs 38 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit (3 to 4 degrees Celsius).† Produce can handle slightly warmer temperatures between 40 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit or 4 to 7 degrees Celsius.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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6:19AM PST on Jan 8, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

5:35PM PDT on Sep 15, 2012


11:47AM PDT on May 16, 2012

good reminders

10:48AM PST on Jan 10, 2012


10:37AM PST on Jan 10, 2012

Thanks for these reminders.

7:33PM PST on Jan 9, 2012

thank you

7:00PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

thanks for the tips especially the tea tree oil

12:43PM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

Thank you

8:02PM PST on Feb 1, 2011


10:49AM PST on Jan 25, 2011

helpful article

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