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Are Hidden Chemicals Making You Overweight?

Are you having trouble losing unwanted extra weight even though you exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet and exercise?  Maybe the plastics in your life are adding inches to your waistline.  Resea…

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3 Things In Your Home That Could Be Aging You Prematurely

What if you could look and feel younger by simply making some small shifts in your home environment? Every day we're exposed to hundreds of untested chemicals---from additives in food to endocrine …

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14 Reasons to Ditch Diet Soda

Before you take another sip of that aspartame-laden diet soda, here are 14 reasons to rethink that drink: 1.  Only one year after aspartame was approved by the FDA, its own task force learned that …

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Aspartame Isn’t Safe…Unless You Ask Coca-Cola

Photo Courtesy of: iStock/Thinkstock Earlier this year, Coca-Cola Company rolled out an ad campaign encouraging people to unite in the fight against obesity. The irony of the situation was not lost o…

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Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Photo Courtesy of:  Thinkstock/iStockphoto Some foods have been promoted as "healthy," when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples.  Here's an expansion on…

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Dairy Industry Wants to Sneak Aspartame into Milk

It’s possible that your milk may start containing aspartame and you’ll never know it. Two major dairy organizations are petitioning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow them to use aspartam…

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Death by Coca-Cola

A New Zealand woman, Natasha Harris, recently died due to excessive Coca-Cola consumption (at least in part).  The New Zealand coroner ruled that the woman's death was partially attributed to the 10 l…

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7 “Health Foods” that Aren’t Healthy

There are many foods and beverages believed to be healthy that may actually be harmful to health.  The confusion is mostly thanks to some savvy but unscrupulous marketers trying to dupe consumers abou…

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Aspartame: Fibromyalgia & Preterm Birth

When we learned how bad butter was, the food industry responded by giving us margarine, which turned out to be even worse. When dietary guidelines told us to lower our fat intake in hopes that we’d pi…

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A Poison By Any Other Name

There’s increasing evidence that a common poison available in many consumer goods has gone and changed its name. Aspartame, found as a principle ingredient in Equal© and Nutrasweet©, has come under fi…

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Taste buds and health booster

Well Done India! It sure will help with the breathing problems there.

and, nothing tastes good in one of those cups

Great ideas, thank you!