Cancer Prevention

14 Banned Foods Still Allowed in the U.S.

ou think the FDA has your back? Sure, they proposed two new regulations to up food safety measures, specifically how food processors and farmers can work better to keep their fresh products free of dangerous bacteria (remember that killer cantaloupe outbreak from 2011?). But while it may seem like the government is out to protect us from bad—even fatal—food-borne illnesses, which cause some 3,000 deaths a year, they don't completely have our best interest—or health—in mind.

7 Tips for Lowering Breast Cancer Risk by Balancing Blood Sugar and Body Fat Naturally

You Can Prevent Breast Cancer and Diabetes and Lose Weight Naturally. The Right Foods, Exercise, Herbs and Supplements for Managing Blood Sugar, Body Fat and Weight.  A recent study states Overweight, Insulin Resistant Women At Greater Risk Of Advanced Breast Cancer Diagnosis.*.  This means that the risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes are also risk factors for Breast Cancer, particularly more dangerous advanced and aggressive breast cancers.

7 Tips for Lowering Breast Cancer Risk by Balancing Blood Sugar and Body Fat Naturally

DIY Cosmetics Recipes

Show your face, your feet or your muscles some love with safe, natural, toxin-free spa concoctions and personal care products.

We’ve compiled some of our favorite safe cosmetics recipes below. The necessary ingredients are usually affordable and not hard to find in organic or natural form. The benefits of making your own cosmetics will be immediately evident: your new products will smell and feel good, and so will your skin.

8 Foods Even The Experts Won’t Eat

Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals–and simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health. Experts from different areas of specialty explain why they won’t eat these eight foods.

Is this the End of Diet Soda? Huge Study links Aspartame to Major Problems, Sales Drop...

As concerns about health epidemics plague the nation, demand and sales of diet soda have plunged as consumers try to make better choices. Aspartame–the main sweetener for diet soda–is one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply, causing seizures and a host of other health issues.

In a new study done over ten years and sampling 60,000 women, it was shown that women who drink two or more diet drinks a day have much higher cardiovascular disease rates and are more likely to die from the disease.

7 Smart Uses for Vinegar

The pantry staple can work wonders on your home.

Vinegar is definitely a versatile item you should keep around the house. What's so great about it? Besides being effective, vinegar is cheap and widely available. It is non-toxic, lasts for a long time without losing strength, and is much safer to have under your sink than bleach, ammonia, or other toxic cleaning products. Many folks also swear by the benefits of apple cider vinegar.

Tap into the many uses:

Get Out There! 8 Sun Safety Strategies

Do you depend on sunscreen for skin protection? Millions of Americans do, but they shouldn’t. Melanoma rates are increasing. The consensus among scientists is that sunscreens alone cannot reverse this trend. Yet a good sunscreen can play role in preventing sunburns that are a major risk factor for melanoma – provided you use it correctly.

Scientists Identify Toxic Chemicals Women Should Avoid to Prevent Breast Cancer

Researchers have identified 17 types of toxic chemicals that can lead to mammary tumors in animals, suggesting that cancer-prevention efforts should include warning women about avoiding exposure to these substances.

A new peer-reviewed study says that many chemicals demonstrated to cause mammary cancer in rats are linked to breast cancer in women.

The study, published in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) journal Environmental Health Perspectives, was conducted by scientists at the Silent Spring Institute.

Natural Born Pest Killers

Remedies for Home Pest Control

Not everybody likes cucumbers. You may be interested to learn that ants hate cucumbers, especially cucumber peels. You’ll especially appreciate that fact if you want to get rid of them. Just spread some cucumber peels – the more bitter, the better – where ants enter your home and they should get the message. Consider cucumber the “anti-welcome” mat for ants.

Plant healthy, nontoxic gardening practices in your yard and keep family & pets safe

Spring is here (at least, according to the calendar) and many pet lovers welcome the time they spend tending their garden.

But your yard can cultivate a whole host of potential pet poisons and dangers, from the pesticides and tools you use to the plants you grow.

"Having a non-toxic lawn is crucial for dogs in particular," says Carl Grimm, natural gardening and toxics reduction planner for Metro. "Since they're more likely to chew or lick soil or plants in the garden, it makes them more vulnerable to pesticides."

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