Flashback Friday: How to Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash

“How to Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash” How might we reduce our exposure to pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables? What about staying away from imported produce? It turns out domestic produce may be even worse, dispelling this notion that imported fruits and vegetables pose greater potential health threats to consumers. Buying organic … “Flashback Friday: How to Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash”

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Can Vitamin C Help with Lead Poisoning?

[Music] even if the nutritional manipulation is proven effective in reducing blood lead levels a reliance on such an intervention places most of the burden for prevention on those most affected at least responsible for the underlying environmental causes nutritional interventions therefore must never substitute for efforts to reduce lead exposure to safer levels on … “Can Vitamin C Help with Lead Poisoning?”

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Antibiotics: Agribusiness’s Pound of Flesh

“Antibiotics: Agribusiness’s Pound of Flesh” When farm animals are fed antibiotics, they can develop antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts, and then the gut bacteria can become manure on meat, which can spread to humans. Even vegetarian humans, since drug resistant bacteria in animal feces can also spread to people through crops or the environment. The … “Antibiotics: Agribusiness’s Pound of Flesh”

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Estrogen in Meat, Dairy, and Eggs

“Estrogen in Meat, Dairy, and Eggs” Recent observed feminization of aquatic animals has raised concerns about estrogenic compounds in water supplies and the potential for these chemicals to reach drinking water. While much attention has been focused on the environmental impacts of xenoestrogens, the endocrine-disrupting industrial pollutants, relatively little research has examined the ecological consequences … “Estrogen in Meat, Dairy, and Eggs”

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Ciguatera Poisoning & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

“Ciguatera Poisoning & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ” Ciguatera is one of the most common forms of food poisoning, which occurs after the consumption of fish contaminated with neurotoxins, produced by certain algae that build up the food chain. Just a few bites can be sufficient to induce the condition. Disturbingly, affected fish looks, smells, and … “Ciguatera Poisoning & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”

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What is the Healthiest Diet?

“What is the Healthiest Diet?” Bob and Sally are confused. They want to eat healthy, but there’s so much confusing information out there. Which diet is really the best one? Yes, there’s calcium in cheese, protein in pork, and iron in beef, but what about all the baggage that comes along with these nutrients: the … “What is the Healthiest Diet?”

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How to Avoid Lectin Poisoning

“How To Avoid Lectin Poisoning” In the 1800s, a compound was discovered in castor beans, which we would come to know as the first of a class of lectin proteins, natural compounds found throughout the food supply, but concentrated in beans, whole grains, and certain fruits and vegetables. Every decade or two, in the popular … “How to Avoid Lectin Poisoning”

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