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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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The Worst Sources of Aspartame

Aspartame, the not-so-natural sugar substitute linked to a host of negative health effects from headaches to cancer, is found in a lot of products that you might not suspect. Check out the top 10 offe…

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Massive Attack on GMO Labeling Proposal in California

Photo Courtesy of:  Hemera / Thinkstock Just how much is it worth to chemical giants like Monsanto to make Proposition 37, a bill that would require labeling of genetically engineered food, go away?…

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