Have you been eating engine gasket pasta? How about yoga mat sandwiches? Maybe sauted flip flops or a shoe sole steak sounds more appetizing! No? If you have been eating these ADA containing foods, then you might as well have been. You need to know what ADA is and how to avoid it.
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ADA, or Azodicarbonamide, is a chemical foaming agent used in plastics. While is banned from use in food in most countries, the United States FDA has fully approved it for you consumption. In addition to its use as a plastics chemical, ADA also happens to be a good flour bleaching agent.
Just because ADA can be used for alternative purposes, does it mean that it should be used in our foods? It is a toxic chemical used in many foods. Read on to learn how to avoid it. First, here is the report from Reuters news by Carey Gillam.
Avocados – the world’s most perfect food or simply the funkiest looking fruit ever? In this edition of Health Food Friday, we will discover the truth about this green wonder.
Shopping for healthy foods can be confusing. Many foods products claim to be “healthy”, “all-natural”, “organic” or “low fat”. But how do you know if these words are real benefits or just clever marketing schemes? If your food comes in a box or a package, it is likely not as healthy as it claims. If you base the majority of your diet around whole foods, you will be making a much wiser investment in your health.
This Healthy Food Friday series will help you learn to identify the difference. You will also learn more about the amazing benefits of whole foods along with delicious ways to enjoy them.
Coke is the most valuable brand in history, and “Coca-Cola” is the world’s second-most recognized word after “hello.” However, the beverage itself is an absolute poison to the human metabolism. Coke is very close to the acidity level of battery acid and consequently it can clean surfaces equivalent to and often better than many toxic household cleaners.
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It’s cheaper and easier to buy Coke in some third world countries than it is to access clean water. Coke uses “public relations propaganda” to convince consumers and entire nations that it is an “environmental company” when really it is linked to pollution, water shortages, and disease.
People who consume soft drinks such as Coke have a 48% increase in heart attack and stroke risk, compared to people who did not drink the sodas at all or did not drink them every day. A study published in the journal Respirology reveals that soft drink consumption is also associated with lung and breathing disorders including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Cortisol and depression have been linked by a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(1). This connection has raised hopes that depression will soon be able to be predicted similar to the way heart disease can be predicted by the presence of certain biomarkers. Is cortisol a biomarker for depression? If so, does this mean that high levels of cortisol should be an indication for depression treatment or counseling? What is the real link between cortisol and depression?
A healthy lifestyle is the key to enjoying a long life free of disease and dangerous drugs. Your healthy lifestyle has the extraordinary power to defeat diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. If you are reading this, then you likely already know that. However, it is easy to become overwhelmed with all of the information available on the internet. Don’t let this paralyze you! Let’s simplify the process by implementing these five foundations of a healthy lifestyle!
This is a wonderful time of year! It is a time of happiness and joy with family and friends. It is a time of enjoyment and fun at Holiday parties all season long. It is a time of anticipation of what the new year will bring. The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year!
However, this time of year is also filled with many situations that are potentially hazardous to your health! Are you like most people who dive into these holiday health hazards disregarding the consequences? Then, January rolls around and brings the new year blues with it. You are 15 pounds heavier, your clothes are ‘suddenly’ tighter, you don’t feel like working out and to top it all off, you’re coming down with the flu!
How did happy and excited turn into sad and sick in just one month? This does not have to be your experience again this year! It is okay to enjoy an occasional indulgence but you do not have to throw out the healthy habits you have worked so hard to build throughout the year. Learn now how to successfully navigate your way through the holiday health hazards ahead so that you can get your new year off to a vibrant start!
Is it safe to take Tylenol during pregnancy? This question has been asked by millions of pregnant women. Typically, they hear from their doctor that Tylenol during pregnancy is completely safe for both the mother and her developing baby. However, a new study has found symptoms aligned with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Tylenol-exposed children.
Migraine headache pain can be searing and is often debilitating. It frequently causes frustrating visits to the emergency room as well. While medical treatments sometimes help relieve the painful symptoms, they fail to correct the underlying cause. As a result, the migraines continue relentlessly. They can literally change the way you live you life and rob you of much freedom and joy. However, they do not have to prevent you from the joy of living your life! It may seem impossible now but you can overcome migraine headaches!
As a chiropractic physician, I have heard many horrific stories of pain and disability from migraine sufferers. I have taken care of teenagers who have had to quit playing sports or even had to be taken out of school altogether. I have taken care of adults who have lost their jobs or had to quit their job because of the pain and dysfunction. While I have helped hundreds of people overcome migraine headaches, I can only imagine dealing with this type of pain personally.
My goal has always been to help each person identify the underlying cause of the migraine. The cause of migraines is poorly understood by the medical community. As a result, most drugs and other medical treatments tend to focus solely on the symptoms and leave the cause uncorrected. Many different drugs(1) have been used to prevent and treat migraines and all of them come with dangerous side effects.
However, correcting the cause brings long term relief and allows you to restore your life. Finding and correcting the cause is the key to healing any health condition, including migraine headaches. There is no medical cure or magic pill but there is healing for the migraine headache sufferer.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common underlying causes that interfere with normal healing. Correcting these causes has brought relief to hundreds of migraine sufferers in my practice and I know that it can help you as well.
Got a sore throat? You are not alone this time of year. However, before you rush off to the doctor for an antibiotic prescription – read this first! Antibiotics are useless in over 90% of sore throat cases. They also cause some very dangerous secondary effects.
From mid-October, leading up to Halloween, through Valentine’s Day in February, most people are consuming much more sugar than usual. Sugar is a primary immune system disrupter. With sugar consumption up and immune response suppressed, it is prime time for germs to take hold and cause sickness.
What do the American Health Care system and Unicorns have in common? They are both mythical creatures! Our health care system does little to care for our health. In fact, it is not a health care system, it is a sick care system! Here are several examples to help you understand how to move past disease management and into real healing.
As a physician, I have had to face the bleak realities of our broken health care system for many years. It is crippled by design. For my patients to move past managing illness and achieve true healing, they have to understand these health care myths and know what a real health care system actually looks like.
Flu season – the fifth season of the year – is upon us. So we hear from the mainstream media, pushing flu shots, anyway. However, I have no use for it – the flu or the flu shot – and choose not to participate. Flu, or influenza, is a virus, a germ, a bug – it is NOT a season! Wouldn’t you like to exempt yourself from the ‘flu season’? You can – by building a flu proof immune system!
You have been duped by Breast Cancer Awareness Month! You have been told to buy pink to help support the search for a cure for breast cancer. However, many of the ‘pink’ products you purchase actually cause breast cancer! Further, while some of the funds may go to research, this research has done nothing to prevent breast cancer at all. Buying pink only supports the rising rates of breast cancer.
It’s not your fault. Millions of dollars have been spent to entice you spend your money on ‘pink’ products. It is a great marketing plan. You get to feel good about yourself, thinking that you are supporting a good cause. Meanwhile, the corporations behind it rake in billions of profit dollars.