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Red meat compound linked to worse outcomes in heart failure patients

A new study finds that worse outcomes in patients with acute heart failure are linked to higher levels of TMAO – the major source of which is thought to be L-carnitine, a compound that is metabolized by gut bacteria during the digestion of red meat. Previous studies have linked TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) with higher risk of death in chronic heart …

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Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. – Where Oh Where Have All the Almonds Gone?

Not only do many store bought almond milks contain only about 2% almonds but many are harboring a scary ingredient.  Is your almond milk causing inflammation and disease? When I saw my daughter drinking almond milk the other day, and sharing it with her friends who were happily slurping it down, I realized everybody these days is drinking almond milk. As a …

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Coca-Cola Scandal: Emails Prove Deception

Coke exec steps down after emails show the company was intentionally skewing the science about the health effects of its products. Last week, the Associated Press published emails showing close coordination between high-ranking Coca-Cola executives and leaders of the Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN), a nonprofit that claims to fund research into causes of obesity, but instead promotes the idea that lack …

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Popular natural and organic tea companies violate pesticide laws

While the tea beverage fascination may have started with America’s southern sweet tea, the popularity of organic and natural teas has skyrocketed over the last decade. Green tea is now the drink of choice (only after water) as people around the world enjoy its refreshing flavor as well as its antioxidant and medicinal benefits. In addition, consumers are realizing how each herbal tea …

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Colin Todhunter – Poisoned Food, Poisoned Agriculture: Getting off the Chemical Treadmill

A peer-reviewed study published last year in the British Journal of Nutrition, a leading international journal of nutritional science, showed that organic crops and crop-based foods are between 18 to 69 percent higher in a number of key antioxidants such as polyphenolics than conventionally-grown crops. Numerous studies have linked antioxidants to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases …

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Joseph Mercola – The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee and Tea

If you’re thirsty, pure water is always a good bet for a healthy beverage. But if you’re looking for a beverage to sip and savor while you start your day, take a work break, or relax in the evening, water doesn’t always hit the spot. Fortunately, while there is no substitute for water (your body needs a healthy amount each …

What Has Caused More Deaths Than All Wars In The Last 40 Years, Combined?

What Has Caused More Deaths Than All Wars In The Last 40 Years, Combined? Gary Null, PhD Progressive Radio Network, July 10, 2015 There is an unseen culprit hiding in the shadows, killing at least 180,000 people annually. It is a toxic poison contained in many of the foods and beverages that we commonly eat. A toxin that has been …

Water, Energy, and the Perils of Dehydration – Nicholas Gonzalez, MD

What if water, plain and simple, was the most critically lacking substance for energy and health promotion in the modern lifestyle?  Some years ago, I read the late Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj’s marvelous book, Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, first published in 1992 and more recently updated in 2008.  Here this Iranian-American physician made and makes a strong case that chronic low …