Cancer Prevention

Breakfast Bombshell: Vitamin Overload in Cereals May Be Making Kids Sick

The manufacturers of sugary cereals marketed to children sure know how American parents think. Although many of their products have as much sugar as a candy bar, somewhere along the line these companies figured out that labels that scream “fortified with vitamins” make Mom and Dad feel better about pouring a bowl of sweetened grain for Junior. Being jam-packed with nutrients must compensate for all that sugar, right?

Phthalates Are Out Of Children’s Toys, But In Your Food

Just when you thought that phthalates, chemicals added to plastics to make them more flexible, were off your radar, think again.

Back in 2008, after these chemicals were shown to disrupt the endocrine system, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission restricted six phthalates in children’s toys and childcare products.  Canadian authorities issued similar regulations the following year.

13 Dangerous Toxins To Avoid In Your Food

You can’t reach for a fork these days without hearing about one toxic food trouble or another. To take a significant bite out of the potential dangers on our dinner plates and avoid toxins in food, try reading labels, understanding food sources, and keeping the kitchen clear of the following unsavory ingredients. This is especially important for kids’ plates; pound for pound they take in more than adults do.

Here are some toxins to avoid:

1. Pesticides

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.