Coconut Oil Beats Toxic DEET at Repelling Insects

Coconut Oil Beats Toxic DEET at Repelling Insects

Millions use a toxic chemical known as DEET to repel insects. Compelling new research shows that a far safer and more effective food-based alternative exists. Last month, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Research Service posted a bulletin with a surprising headline: Coconut Oil Compounds Repel Insects Better than DEET. This announcement followed the results from a study by USDA researchers…

Mycotoxins: The Hidden Hormone Danger in Our Food Supply

Mycotoxins: The Hidden Hormone Danger in Our Food Supply

Over 30 years ago, scientists observed mycotoxin contaminated animal feed (grains) interfering with normal sexual development in young female pigs, resulting in estrogenic syndromes and precocious puberty. Recent human research in the U.S. is now confirming that the contamination of our food supply with fungal toxins is adversely affecting the sexual development of young girls….

CONSUMER ALERT: Splenda Releases Toxic Dioxin When Heated

CONSUMER ALERT: Splenda Releases Toxic Dioxin When Heated

A review on the synthetic sweetener sucralose (marketed as Splenda), published in the journal Toxicology and Environmental Health, overturns widely held misconceptions about the purported safety of this ubiquitous artificial sweetener. Found in tens of thousands of products and used by millions of consumers around the world, sucralose’s unique ability to dissolve in alcohol and methanol…

Why Pomegranate Juice Is ‘Roto-Rooter’ for the Arteries

Why Pomegranate Juice Is ‘Roto-Rooter’ for the Arteries

Millions take toxic cholesterol and blood pressure lowering drugs that may do nothing to reduce heart disease specific mortality. Pomegranate juice, on the other hand, actually reverses underlying pathologies of the cardiovascular system that lead to bypass surgeries and heart attacks.  One of the most amazing clinical studies ever performed has been hidden away behind a pay…

This Loophole Allows Chemicals to Hide in Your Food

This Loophole Allows Chemicals to Hide in Your Food

We often see “artificial” or “natural” flavors listed among the ingredients on foods we buy, but do consumers know what these terms mean? Action Alert! Recently, the FDA announced that a group of six artificial flavors would no longer be permitted to be used as food additives. They are: synthetically-derived benzophenone, ethyl acrylate, methyl eugenol, myrcene, pulegone, and…