(Natural News) You’ve heard the saying “The devil’s in the details,” well… the devil is actually in the ingredients list. It’s called Canola oil and it’s quite easy to find in almost all of the prepped and processed food products at two of the top “healthy” food grocers in the country. No, Canola oil didn’t just “get a bad wrap” (pardon the pun), because it’s been bad all along. Let the truth be told: Canola oil is bad for your health. Did you think otherwise? Were you conned because you believed some hoax of a slogan, “Heart Healthy” – with a cutesy logo from the insidious American Heart Association? Remember that the AHA is comprised of clowns who want us to trade out butter to eat more toxic oils, like genetically modified Canola, soy and corn.Now, we know what you’re thinking – maybe if Canola oil is organic and expeller pressed, then we’re safe to eat that kind. Wrong. … [Read more...] about The most popular TOXIC food ingredient in the United States – CANOLA OIL
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When it comes to palm oil, ignorance is no longer an excuse. Surely you’ve seen the heart-wrenching images of orangutans losing their lives and habitats to oil palm plantations—a leading cause of rainforest deforestation in places like Indonesia, Malaysia and Brazil, and major driver in global warming. (One easy way to fight deforestation? Use this search engine, which plants trees when you look stuff up.) But if you felt too far removed to make an impact because you’re thinking to yourself, “I don’t consume palm oil. I buy clean, organic foods, eat pure peanut butter, and only use healthy oils like olive, flax and coconut,” guess what? If you brushed your teeth this morning (even with Tom’s), if you washed your hands with soap, if you ate store-bought tortillas, oatcakes, vegan pastries or Nutella, then you (almost certainly) consumed palm oil. Palm oil is in 50% of everyday products, from biofuels to cleaning supplies, and its derivatives … [Read more...] about Everything You Need To Know About Palm Oil—How To Avoid The Bad Stuff And Buy The Good Stuff
(Natural News) The quest for a sunscreen product that is non-toxic is a tough one. The fact is that many sunscreens rely on toxic, man-made chemicals to filter and protect your skin from the sun’s rays.Sunscreens often also include ingredients meant to enhance the product’s adherence to your skin, but this can also result in your body absorbing more of the product into your bloodstream. Discernible levels of sunscreen additives can even be detected in blood samples, breast milk and urine.Most conventional sunscreens use some combination of chemical filters such as oxybenzone, avobenzone, octinoxate, or octisalate. EWG.org reports that some chemical filters can actually mimic hormones in our bodies and can also cause skin allergies. EWG states that around 70% of chemical sunscreens contain oxybenzone, which is one of the most worrisome additives to chemical sunscreens.Oxybenzone is reported to mimic estrogen in the body, alter sperm production in animal studies and … [Read more...] about Natural UV Protection: Non-toxic oils that act as a sunscreen layer
(Natural News) Some commercial farms in California came up with their own solution to the drought, and it’s not pretty. They decided to use recycled oil industry waste water to grow their produce. Chevron Oil Company treats 21 million gallons of waste water per day and sells it to farmers, who in turn use it to water 45,000 acres of crops in one of the country’s primary produce-growing areas.It’s like something used in third world countries that we scorn for their unsafe practices:In most developing countries wastewater treatment systems are hardly functioning or have a very low coverage, resulting in large scale water pollution and the use of very poor quality water for crop irrigation especially in the vicinity of urban centres. This can create significant risks to public health, particularly where crops are eaten raw.But it’s happening right here.Recycled irrigation water has been used to some degree for decades, but the testing has been limited to … [Read more...] about Are These Companies Growing Produce with Oil Industry Waste Water?
So, you’ve heard about all the benefits of extra-virgin olive oil, and you’ve incorporated it into your healthy diet. However, you might not be getting what you paid for — in fact, the oil you’re using might not be what it claims at all. Olive oil is deemed “good for you,” because it contains healthy fat: monounsaturated fat. Extra-virgin olive oil is deemed the best quality, as it is the least processed (from the first pressing of the olives) and therefore it contains more of the good stuff. This Mediterranean staple has been found to protect against heart disease — it lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and raises HDL (good) cholesterol levels. It might also reduce the risk of some forms of cancer (e.g. colon cancer and breast cancer), as it contains antioxidants and prevents the formation of gallstones. In fact, the FDA has put a tentative stamp of approval on the monounsaturated fat from olive oil and its role in preventing … [Read more...] about The Ugly Truth About Olive Oil Products
When people go to the store to buy groceries every week, they assume that because it is on the shelves, it is automatically safe. Unfortunately, that is just not true – especially in the United States. Mostly because of the power of the food and agriculture industries, there are many foods, additives and preservatives on American shelves that are banned in another parts of the world. And what is scary is that they have usually been banned because of the adverse effects they have on health. Read on to find out more about what these banned items are – and how they can be avoided. One of the scariest things to come out of the low fat craze in the U.S. was Olestra, the fat-free, calorie-free cooking oil manufactured by Proctor and Gamble. Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is. While the structure of Olean blocks the body from absorbing fat and calories, it also blocks the body from absorbing vital nutrients, which can lead to long-term health problems due to … [Read more...] about Top Foods, Additives and Preservatives that are Banned in Many Countries Except the U.S.
Anyone who is somewhat familiar with natural healing or alternative health practices has probably heard of oregano oil. Made from the perennial herb oregano and packed with extremely high levels of antioxidants that destroy free radicals, oregano oil has a list of uses that have are known to be very beneficial to the your health. In fact, further information is continually growing which confirms the therapeutic effects of oregano oil on the body. There has been a large amount of study, specifically on the unique, harmful organism fighting abilities of oregano oil, even by the largest pharmaceutical companies, which is made possible by the activity of both thymol and carvacol within the healing oil. Below are a list of 10 uses in which organic oregano oil can be used: Top 10 Uses for Oregano Oil 1.) Fight Off Infection – The science that demonstrates the ability of oregano oil to fight off infections is very clear, showing a very powerful effectiveness … [Read more...] about Top 10 Uses For Oregano Oil That Benefit Your Health
Banned food products of other countries are sometimes approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). American supermarket shelves are filled with food products the FDA claims are safe for consumption. However, other countries find the same foods unworthy and ultimately ban them for the benefit of public health and safety. Perhaps, the FDA has not got around to inspecting the foods other countries consider unsafe. Or, maybe they are in the process of doing followup reviews on suspected food additives. Nonetheless, the following are food products to avoid for a variety of reasons. One of the banned food products in other countries are drinks that contain the chemical brominated vegetable oil (BVO). Drinks containing BVO are banned in Japan and throughout the European continent. Initially, chemical companies patented BVO as a flame retardant. Citrus drinks like Squirt, Fanta Orange, Gatorade Thirst Quencher Orange, Mountain Dew, Fresca Original Citrus, … [Read more...] about Banned Food of Other Countries are FDA Approved
Essential oils have been around since biblical times and were even used by Jesus to anoint his feet, according to Dr. Axe. These healing oils were also used in ancient times in countries including Europe, China, India, and Egypt. Essential oils have been said to have been used as medicine for certain things including pain and depression. These medicinal oils have said to have been used to treat anxiety as well. In fact, the American College of Healthcare Sciences did a recent study on essential oils with 58 hospice patients. They used a blend of the best three of these oils including Frankincense, Lavender, and Bergamot with a dilution of 1.5 percent almond oil. During this study with these 58 patients, they did a massage on them with these top essential oils and found that a massage with them was a better treatment for pain, anxiety, and depression than a regular massage with no oils. The study found the aromatherapy massage was a much better treatment that a massage alone. This is … [Read more...] about 6 Essential Oils That Can Help Curb Anxiety
Americans are slowly waking up to the sad fact that their food supply is packed with hazardous and toxic compounds. Many of the American foods you may be eating on a daily basis are banned in other countries because they contain compounds that are known to cause inflammation, growth defects and cancer. For some reason the US government and FDA allows these toxic foods to end up in our supermarkets while other countries have taken them off the shelves. Here’s a list of 10 banned foods every American should stop eating today: 1. Pink Slime Pink slime is a name used for processed low-grade beef trimmings and meat by-products. They use ammonium hydroxide in their processing, which is banned in many other countries outside the US. This pink slime is often added to processed foods. Products can contain up to 15% without additional labeling. Banned in: Canada, UK, and EU. 2. Farm-Raised Salmon Farm raised salmons are fed … [Read more...] about Warning: 12 American Foods That Are Banned In Other Countries