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5 Things You May Not Know About Aspartame

Aspartame is a nasty chemical that’s sold as a zero-calorie healthy sweetener. But did you know that it’s technically not calorie-free? Not a lot, only about 4 calories per gram. [1] That isn’t a lot, and it’s not a big deal. But it’s one weird fact you probably didn’t know about aspartame. Let’s take a look at a few other points about aspartame that rarely get discussed. 1. Aspartame is Made from Bacteria Poop The chemical aspartame is made from the waste product of E. coli bacteria. To be blunt, it’s made from bacteria poop. As if that’s not bad enough, the poop is then benzylated and hydrolyzed, and the result of that process is then methylated and debenzylated. [2] Are your eyes crossed from trying to make sense of that? I… Read More

Study confirms that fluoride causes weight gain and depression

(NaturalNews) The debate over water fluoridation goes back to the 1940s when communities began fluoridating water to prevent tooth decay. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the fluoridation of water was one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Fluoride is a natural mineral found in soil and water in varying amounts. It is believed to combat tooth decay and cavities by making enamel more resistant to bacteria. However, previous studies have shown that exposure to high levels of fluoride inhibits the production of iodine, which is crucial for a healthy thyroid. It is for this reason that adding extra fluoride to water for the purpose of medical treatment has become a controversial topic of heated debate. For decades, fluoride has been forced upon us… Read More

THE FLUORIDE IN DRINKING WATER IS NOT NATURAL

Dr. Mercola Two-thirds of Americans drink tap water that has added fluoride. Unlike other chemicals added to water, which are intended to treat the water itself, fluoride is intended to treat the people who drink the water, whether they want the treatment or not. As the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) puts it, “Fluoridating water supplies can thus fairly be described as a form of mass medication, which is why most European countries have rejected the practice.”1 In the U.S., many people assume the fluoride in drinking water is beneficial for their teeth, an assumption that has been widely spread by public health agencies. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has partnered with the American Dental Association (ADA) in saying fluoridation is “nature’s way to prevent tooth decay”2 — a… Read More

6 Chemical Food Additives That Are Legal in America and Banned Abroad

Thanks to inaction at the FDA, Americans get, among other potential ailments, anal leakage. There is a long list of food additives that are legal in the U.S., despite being illegal in other countries. To be fair, just because something is banned in one country doesn’t necessarily mean that the non-banning countries have it wrong. But for the most part, the influence that the food industry exerts on the Food and Drug Administration and a confusing bureaucratic process are at the heart of the problem. The FDA curates a list of food additives that are given the designation of “generally recognized as safe,” or GRAS. The GRAS list is supposed to help protect the public’s food safety, but it’s certainly lacking.  The following are six common food additives that are desperately in… Read More

Study Reveals High Concentrations of Mercury Falling from the Sky During Rainfall

After steadily dropping for many years, mercury levels in some parts of the United States are starting to rise again, according to a study published in Science of the Total Environment.  The long-term national trend is still downward, but levels of mercury in rainwater increased across the Rocky Mountains and the Midwest between 2007 and 2013. “It’s a surprising result,” said co-author David Gay of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. “Everybody expected [mercury levels] to continue going down. But our analysis shows that may not necessarily be the case.” Mercury is a chemical element that functions as a potent neurotoxin. The majority of mercury in the environment is released by human industrial activities, primarily through the burning of coal. Atmospheric mercury, such as from coal combustion, is washed into the water and… Read More

Fluoride Officially Classified as a Neurotoxin in World’s Most Prestigious Medical Journal

by Nick Meyer | December 20, 2015  Photo via EatLocalGrown.com. Thanks to Nick Meyer and AltHeathworks for a useful article with good links.  The movement to remove industrial sodium fluoride from the world’s water supply has been growing in recent years, with evidence coming out against the additive from several sources.Now, a report from the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, has officially classified fluoride as a neurotoxin — in the same category as arsenic, lead and mercury. The news was broken by author Stefan Smyle, who cited a report published in The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 3, in the March 2014 edition, by authors Dr. Phillippe Grandjean and Philip J. Landrigan, MD. The report, which was officially released in 2014 and published in the journal, can be viewed by clicking here. Fluoride Classified Along with Mercury, Lead and Others As noted in the… Read More

Aspartame has been Renamed and is Now Being Marketed as a Natural Sweetener

Artificial sweeteners especially aspartame has gotten a bad rap over the years, most likely due to studies showing they cause cancer. But not to worry Ajinomoto the company that makes Aspartame has changed the name to AminoSweet. It has the same toxic ingredients but a nice new sounding name. And if you or your child happens to be allergic to Aspartame, well don’t take it personally it’s just business. Despite the evidence gained over the years showing that aspartame is a dangerous toxin, it has remained on the global market . In continues to gain approval for use in new types of food despite evidence showing that it causes neurological brain damage, cancerous tumors, and endocrine disruption, among other things. Most consumers are oblivious to the fact that Aspartame was invented as… Read More

Why the Food Industry is Not Your Friend

In fact, if I were asked to sum up healthy weight control (and feeling good) in just ONE SENTENCE, here’s what I’d write: Prepare and cook your own food at home. Do not buy pre-prepared food of any kind. Buy only the meat, the fish, the vegetables, and learn to cook and serve them, like your Momma and Grandma did! The food industry doesn’t give a damn about your health. They have a totally different agenda: make money. That’s done by selling you as much food as possible and with the maximum profit margin possible. Translated that means sell you tons of worthless junk, that doesn’t cost as much to manufacture as “real” food does to grow or collect. But people are not totally stupid (well…er…awkward cough…) No, people can take steps… Read More

Fluoride: Poison On Tap – Full Documentary

Is fluoride bad for you? Should you be concerned about sodium fluoride being in your water or toothpaste? Learn why Sweden, Norway, Austria, Finland, China and more countries have banned fluoride. How did fluoride get approved for use in the United States and what are the health effects? Learn everything you need to know about fluoride and what you can do. Click “show more” to learn more about fluoride. Related articles This October The World Will Change: “China Is Preparing For Something Big” The Middle Class In Canada Is Now Doing Better Than The Middle Class In America Who’s Tripping up the Designs of the Global Corporatocracy? Sweden Runs Out Of Garbage: Only 1% Ends Up In Landfills Denmark Just Produced 140% of Its Electricity Needs via Wind Power USDA Admits Exterminating… Read More

Fluoride-Free Pineal Gland is More Important than Ever

  (naturalNews) There has been some controversy over the activity of adding synthetic fluoride to municipal water supplies and elsewhere, but not enough. The seriousness of this issue is more than what most realize. Fluoridation ranks with GMO’s and tainted, forced vaccinations among the great crimes against humanity. Understanding the Different Fluorides There are two types of fluoride. Calcium Fluoride, which appears naturally in underground water supplies, is relatively benign. However, too much consumed daily can lead to bone or dental problems. Calcium is used to counter fluoride poisoning when it occurs. This redeeming factor indicates that the calcium in naturally formed calcium fluoride neutralizes much of fluoride’s toxic effects. On the other hand, the type of fluorides added to water supplies and other beverages and foods are waste products of the… Read More