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Food Allergies May Be Due To A Lack Of A Certain Gut Bacteria, Study

Food Allergies May Be Due To A Lack Of A Certain Gut Bacteria, Study

A noteworthy new study, released this week by scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, says that a lack of certain gut bacteria is actually what’s driving many food allergies. It’s still too early to say for sure, but these findings could go on to shape the future of food allergy prevention and

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Hidden Health Issues of Splenda

A 2013 review uncovered the hidden health issues of Splenda long after many people consumed large quantities of it. The sweetener is a highly recommended ingredient for baked goods. However, the baking process triggers chemical reactions in sucralose that produce toxic chlorinated compounds. These include dioxins, long-lived chemical compounds usually found in industrial processes and considered to be

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Normal Weight or Overweight, Drinking Sugary Drinks Increases Cancer Risk

New research from Cancer Council Victoria’s Cancer Epidemiology and Intelligence Division and University of Melbourne’s Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics concluded that the frequent and long-term consumption of these toxic beverages increases the risk of 11 obesity-related cancers (i.e., liver, aggressive prostate, ovary, gallbladder, kidney, colorectal, esophagus, postmenopausal breast, pancreas, endometrium, and gastric cardia), regardless of what you actually

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There’s Danger in Eating Raw Fish

A 71-year old man in South Korea developed an infection after eating raw seafood, and resulting complications required an amputation of his forearm, according to a report published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine. The man had a history of Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, and he was undergoing dialysis for end-stage

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Monsanto Faces Lawsuits For Kidney Disease Deaths

In an announcement last week, Rajarata University Professor Channa Sudath Jayasumana announced that a group made up of patients, the families of deceased farmers, researchers, and farmers’ organizations would be taking Monsanto and its new owner Bayer, along with other manufacturers of glyphosate-containing herbicides, to the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. At the heart of the legal

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Beat Alzheimer’s with Good Fats, Antioxidants, and Sunshine

Two studies that were conducted at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), Bordeaux Population Health (Bordeaux University) show that vitamin D deficiency can contribute to increasing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, especially if the person also doesn’t have a storage of “good fats” and antioxidant carotenoids. The studies led by Inserm researchers Catherine Feart

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Add More Fermented foods for A Better Gut Health

Naturally fermented foods are getting a lot of attention from health experts these days because they may help strengthen your gut microbiome—the 100 trillion or so bacteria and microorganisms that live in your digestive tract. Researchers are beginning to link these tiny creatures to all sorts of health conditions from obesity to neurodegenerative diseases. Fermented

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