STUDY: Infants at Risk from Hidden Fluoride Exposure in Commercial Foods

STUDY: Infants at Risk from Hidden Fluoride Exposure in Commercial Foods

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Derrick Broze
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According to a new study published in the journal General Dentistry infants are at risk of dental fluorosis due to overexposure from fluoride in commercially available infant foods.

The researchers analyzed 360 different samples of 20 different foods ranging from fruits and vegetables, chicken, turkey, beef, and vegetarian dinners. All of the foods tested had detectable amounts of fluoride ranging from .007-4.13 micrograms of fluoride per gram of food. Chicken products had the highest concentrations of fluoride, followed by turkey.

The New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF) reports that the fluoride levels were due to pesticides, fertilizers, soil, groundwater, and/or fluoridated water. The high levels found in the chicken and turkey can be attributed to “fluoride-saturated bone dust” involved in the process of mechanically separating the meat.

How milk zaps tooth decay by cancelling out the effect of sugary foods

We all know sugary treats are bad for our teeth. 

But drinking a glass of milk with sugary cereals or snacks can neutralise the effect, a study found.

Milk is better than water at preventing the bacteria in plaque from producing acids when they are feasting on sugar, researchers said.

Got milk? Having a glass of milk with sugary snacks or at the end of a meal can neutralise the effect sweet foods have on the enamel
Got milk? Having a glass of milk with sugary snacks or at the end of a meal can neutralise the effect sweet foods have on the enamel

By stopping the bacteria from churning out acid, tooth enamel is protected, meaning decay and caries are less likely to develop over time. 

The researchers said: ‘Eating dairy products in combination with other sugary snacks or at the end of a meal may be an effective means of caries prevention.’

Vitamin C 'gives chemotherapy a boost'

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High-dose vitamin C can boost the cancer-killing effect of chemotherapy in the lab and mice, research suggests. 

Given by injection, it could potentially be a safe, effective and low-cost treatment for ovarian and other cancers, say US scientists.

Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, they call for large-scale government clinical trials.
Pharmaceutical companies are unlikely to run trials, as vitamins cannot be patented.
Vitamin C has long been used as an alternative therapy for cancer.

In the 1970s, chemist Linus Pauling reported that vitamin C given intravenously was effective in treating cancer.

How To Use The Ancient Secrets of The Bible Diet

By Annette Reeder
Out of the many health and diet books, the ultimate health guide is
one that’s been around for over 2,000 years.

Everything we need to know to have optimal health is right within 
scripture. Which is why it’s fitting to call it the Bible diet. 

This amazing gift is what I want to share with you. To alleviate the 
noise and confusion and to bring to you truth about your health
right from the source. 

If you feel the calling on your life to allow God to lead the way
on your health.

6 Eating Disorders You Probably Didn’t Know About

The American Psychiatric Association uses the term Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified to describe eating disorders other than the more commonly known anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. These lesser known disorders may include a variety of symptoms associated with those three eating disorders and are often incorrectly diagnosed or undiagnosed as a result. But thanks in part to the Internet, more information about such eating disorders is available, even though some remain unrecognized as a medical diagnosis. Below are six such atypical eating disorders. For more information about and help with an eating disorder, visit National Eating Disorders Association website.
  1. Pica eating disorder:
    Pica is the Latin word for “magpie,” a bird that’s known for eating, well, just about anything. People with pica eating disorder, often women who are pregnant, crave, chew, and eat non-food items, including chalk, paper, baking soda, and dirt. Those with the disorder may suffer from psychiatric disturbances or developmental disabilities, or come from a cultural background that includes eating non-food items (there is a tradition among African Americans and poor whites in the rural South of eating dirt to settle an upset stomach). Lack of nutrients in the body can also lead to pica eating disorder.
  2. Manorexia:
    Men are susceptible to eating disorders, including manorexia, a variation on the term anorexia, whose symptoms include an irrational fear of gaining weight and a distorted self-perception of the body. Sadly, in spite of the preventive information that is available, eating disorders in the U.S. are at an all-time high, and idealized images of male physiques perpetuated by popular media are a contributing factor. Information regarding eating disorders in men and boys is available on the National Eating Disorders Association’s website.
  3. Trance eating:
    Trance eating can be described as eating binges that occur in a dream-like state or while sleep-walking. Model and television spokesperson Tyra Banks, who has been celebrated as well as vilified for her efforts to bring attention to eating disorders, brought more attention to this particular disorder back in 2006 on an episode of her TV show. Sleep disorder, multiple personality disorder, and even self-hypnosis are various explanations for this extreme behavior of “mindless eating.”
  4. Diabulimia:
    Diabulimia refers to a person with type 1 diabetes who deliberately reduces their insulin intake in order to lose weight. Without insulin, calories are purged out of the body through the loss of glucose in urine. Although not recognized as a medical diagnosis, doctors and people with diabetes have acknowledged and are spreading the word about this unhealthy practice, which is symptomatic of an eating disorder.
  5. Chewing and spitting:
    People who have an irrational fear of gaining weight may chew and then spit out the food they eat, believing that in addition to enjoying the taste of food, they will fool their body into thinking it’s full (and getting whatever nutrients it needs to function). Chewing and spitting isn’t new, but has gotten more attention thanks again to the Internet and more resources available to those with eating disorders.
  6. Orthorexia: 

You Can Be Overweight and Perfectly Healthy: Researchers

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Being fat is not the same as being unhealthy.
While the conventional thinking has been that obesity is a medical problem unto itself, two studies indicate that it’s possible to be overweight and be perfectly healthy.
Instead of the more common measure of obesity, body mass index (BMI) – a ratio of weight relative to height – the studies used the Edmonton Obesity Staging System (EOSS), which considers an array of physical and psychological factors in determining a person’s health.
Researchers found that a person’s fitness level, waist circumference, genetic predisposition to chronic diseases, and other factors are a greater predictor of future health and risk of death than weight.
“Using the EOSS criteria, we see that there are many obese individuals who are healthy other than (having) an excess body weight,” says Jennifer Kuk, assistant professor at
York University’s School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences in Toronto and lead author of one of the studies published in the scientific journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism.

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Bad Diet Leads to Deadly Inflammation: Study

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People with diets that promote inflammation — such as those high in sugar and saturated fats — are at increased risk for early death from all causes, including gastrointestinal tract cancers, a new study suggests.

Gastrointestinal tract cancers include cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon, and rectum.
"Studies have shown that diet can modify inflammation, and inflammation can drive the growth of many cancers, such as colorectal cancer," study co-author Susan Steck, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina, said in a news release from the American Institute for Cancer Research.
This new study included more than 10,500 people who were followed from 1987 through 2003. By the end of that time, more than 250 of the participants had died, including 30 from gastrointestinal tract cancers.

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The hidden toxins in your favorite foods and treats REVEALED


From heavy metals in dark chocolate to lighter fluid in chicken nuggets

Pictured above are six foods containing toxins that you probably never realized were there. They include a powder used in bread to help it rise faster that is also included in explosives, lead from car exhausts in dark chocolate and a substance found in lighter fluid that is also added to chicken nuggets to keep them fresh for longer

Pictured above are six foods containing toxins that you probably never realized were there. They include a powder used in bread to help it rise faster that is also included in explosives, lead from car exhausts in dark chocolate and a substance found in lighter fluid that is also added to chicken nuggets to keep them fresh for longer

Everybody knows by now that junk food is filled with sugar, salt and saturated fats that can lead to obesity and chronic obesity.

But many will be surprised to learn there are even more harmful ingredients lurking in their favorite treats.

In a report last month, researchers found toxic metals in every dark chocolate bar they tested, including big-name brands like Hershey's, Lindt and Tony's Chocolonely.

Substance found in lighter fluids, is also in chicken nuggets 

Butane isn’t just for lighters anymore — it's also added to chicken nuggets, potato chips and some fast foods to keep them fresh for longer.

The chemical — tert-Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) — is considered to be safe in low doses in foods.

But in higher amounts it has been linked to tumors, liver enlargements, convulsions and paralysis.

Red food dye found in Doritos, Skittles and Pepsi can trigger inflammatory bowel disease 

Food companies swear by TBHQ because it can preserve food, keeping its flavor, color and nutritional value for longer.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the chemical for use in foods back in the 70s, when fast foods were becoming ever-more popular.

Now it is claimed to be in everything from McDonald's chicken nuggets and nstant noodles to snack crackers.

The FDA currently allows for no more than 0.02 percent of an item's total fat and oil content to be TBHQ.

Authorities in Europe have also determined that TBHQ is safe to use in foods in low concentrations. 

The chemical is made from butane, which is stored in lighters as a liquid and released as a gas ignited by a spark.

Explosive material in breads, muffins and cookies

Potassium bromate has been used as an explosive for decades.

But the white powder is also mixed into flour used for baked goods such as breads and cookies, because it can help dough to rise and keep its shape.

Lab studies have repeatedly linked it to cancers in the thyroid and peritoneum — the thin layer of cells covering the bladder, rectum — and the uterus.

But the FDA is yet to outlaw its use in the United States, and continues to consider the substance as 'GRAS', generally recognized as safe.

This contrasts with the view in many other countries and blocs, including the UK, Canada, India, Brazil and the European Union — which have all outlawed it.

Warnings over its potential to cause cancer date back to 1999, when reports on this risk began to be released.

The food industry has long argued it is safe to use because during cooking the powder is converted into potassium bromide, a non-carcinogen.

But tests in the UK back in 1994 showed that potassium bromate remains in foods even after cooking.

This included all six unwrapped bread products tested, and seven out of 22 wrapped that were checked.

California has taken action against the ingredient, requiring products that use it to carry a warning label for consumers.

The above graphic shows the 28 chocolate bars tested by New York-based nonprofit Consumer Reports. All were found to contain lead and cadmium. Consumer Reports compared levels of the heavy metal in about an ounce of the chocolates to the recommended daily exposure levels from the Californian Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

The above graphic shows the 28 chocolate bars tested by New York-based nonprofit Consumer Reports. All were found to contain lead and cadmium. Consumer Reports compared levels of the heavy metal in about an ounce of the chocolates to the recommended daily exposure levels from the Californian Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Heavy metals in dark chocolate

Dark chocolate has been repeatedly lauded for its health benefits, from promoting heart health to packing a heavy punch of antioxidants.

But a recent investigation into 28 popular brands — including Lindt, Hershey's and Trader Joe's — found all the bars contained alarming amounts of cadmium and lead.


Lead exposure in children is often difficult to observe, with no immediate symptoms.

But if there is suspicion a child has been exposed, then parents should talk to their child's healthcare provider about getting a blood test.

Lead is more harmful to children under six years old because their body is still developing. 


- Damage to the brain and nervous system;

- Slowed growth and development;

- Learning and behavior problems;

- Hearing and speech problems.

This can lead to: 

- Lowered IQ;

- Decreased ability to pay attention;

- Underperformance in school. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Cadmium ends up in chocolate when it is sucked up through cacao tree roots, with exposure over a long period of time linked to kidney failure and weak bones.

But lead, which is well-known to be dangerous to humans, gets into chocolate after cacao beans are left out to dry by roadsides — and become coated with lead from car fumes.

Lead exposure over long periods is linked to memory loss, abdominal pain and low mood in adults.

But in children it can damage brain development, as well as leading to learning and behavior problems and issues with speech and hearing.

Experts say there is too little heavy metal in each individual bar to poison someone, with this only likely to happen after eating more than an entire sharing-sized bar.

The FDA sets no national limit for lead and cadmium levels in chocolate.

A spokeswoman for the agency told last month: 'The FDA continues to monitor and regulate levels of environmental contaminants, including lead and cadmium, in foods.

'If the agency finds that the level of a contaminant causes the food to be unsafe, we take action.'

Vomit chemical hiding in butter and parmesan

It turns out that a chemical found in vomit is also present in some butters and parmesan cheeses.

Called butyric acid, it is a short-chain fatty acid made naturally that ends up in animal products — such as those using milk.

About three to four percent of butter is butyric acid, which is behind the disagreeable smell created when the food turns rancid.

Few studies have been carried out into the substance, but those that have suggest it has positive health benefits.

The substance has already been linked to a lowered risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colon cancer and improved insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics.

No estimates are available on how much of the acid is needed to prompt health benefits in people.

But raising fiber intake may be the best strategy, scientists say, because this triggers bacteria breaking it down to produce chemicals like butyric acid.

Carcinogenic chemical in candy 

A substance deployed in paints, rubber and plastics is also hidden in many popular candy brands.

Industries often use titanium dioxide to give their products a white color and glossy sheen.

But manufacturers of popular candies, salad dressing and chewing gum also use it to give a smooth texture or as a white colorant.

The FDA has imposed strict guidelines on how much can be used in food, setting a maximum limit of no more than one percent.

While US regulators say the compound is safe in small amounts, the additive has been banned in European Union countries.

Microplastics lurking in fast foods 

Popular fast food items from major chains like McDonald's and Burger King contain small amounts of industrial chemicals called phthalates, the compounds used to make plastic pliable. 

Scientists have repeatedly found evidence of these insidious chemicals in a majority of foods tested. 

study published in 2021 tested 64 fast food items from national chains including McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Chipotle, and found the majority contained these chemicals. 

They have previously been linked to health problems including hormone disruption, infertility and an increased risk for learning, attention and behavioral disorders in children.

The substances mainly get into foods when they come into contact with packaging and handling equipment, such as cellophane and papers.

Concerns are being raised over microplastics as they are introduced into the food chain amid widespread use of plastics.

But researchers say the levels being detected in foods at present are not such that they would raise alarm at federal agencies.


Researchers from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, found the additive can hamper the gut’s ability to absorb nutrients, water and electrolytes, increasing a person's risk of developing an inflammatory bowel disease.

8 Questions to Ask Before You Get the Flu Shot

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Model of Influenza Virus from U.S. National Institutes for Health (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Despite what you may have heard, the flu vaccine is not for everyone.

Under assault from a massive public relations campaign from drug store chains, big pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies, people who don’t get the flu shot are often accused of being uneducated, or even worse, socially irresponsible.

But many experts say this type of flu shot fanaticism is misguided.

“Vaccinations have become very profitable, with medical recommendations sometimes being driven more by profit rather than science or sanity,” says Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., author of the best-selling book “Real Cause, Real Cure.”

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Barbara Loe Fisher, president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) a non-profit charity, notes that more people get compensation for injuries suffered from the flu vaccine than for any vaccination other than the DPT shot.

“The influenza vaccine, like other vaccines, is not without its share of risks,’ she tells Newsmax Health.

Vaccine reactions can include redness, swelling, heat or hardness at the injection site, body hives or rashes, high fever, twitching or jerking of the head, weakness or paralysis of any part of the body, muscle weakness, joint pain, and breathing difficulties.

Fisher says anybody considering the flu shot should first answer these eight questions:

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Diet fizzy drinks make you 60% MORE likely to get diabetes

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Diet fizzy drinks make you 60% MORE likely to get diabetes than regular, 'full fat' versions

  • Drinking one can a week of any type of fizzy drink increases risk of diabetes by a third
  • Women who drank 1.5 litres of diet drinks a week had up to 60 per cent increased risk of the disease
  • Artificial sweeteners in diet drinks may be to blame 
  • Diet fizzy drinks can raise the risk of diabetes by 60 per cent, startling new research has revealed.

    A study of more than 66,000 women found those who drank artificially sweetened drinks were more likely to develop the disease than those who indulged in regular, 'full fat' versions.

    The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, fly in the face of conventional thinking that regular versions of fizzy drinks are always worse for our health. 

    The effect is compounded by the fact that diet drinkers also consume more - on average 2.8 glasses a week compared to 1.6 for regular drinkers.
    Regular, full-fat versions of fizzy drinks have previously been linked to an increased risk of diabetes

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    Nuts Shown to Prevent Pancreatic Cancer

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    In surprising new evidence of the health benefits of nuts, Harvard researchers are reporting consumption of almonds, cashews, and other nuts greatly reduce the risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
    The study, published online in the British Journal of Cancer, examined the association between nut consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer among 75,680 women in the long-running Nurses' Health Study.
    The results showed women who consumed a one-ounce serving of nuts — including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts — at least twice a week were far less likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those who did not.

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    Olive oil, nuts tied to prostate-cancer survival

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    'It doesn't take a major diet overhaul to get significant health benefits'

    (NPR) — Sometimes, it doesn’t take a major diet overhaul to get significant health benefits. Small changes can be helpful, too.

    This seems to be the take-home message from a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine linking olive oil and nuts to improved survival from prostate cancer.

    Researchers studied the fat intake of more than 4,500 men who had been diagnosed with non-metastatic prostate cancer (this is cancer that’s still confined to the prostate gland and has not spread to another place in the body).

    Turmeric Proven to Fight Diabetes…Again!

    Mike Barrett
    Activist Post

    Research highlighting turmeric’s powerful health-boosting properties just seems to never cease, with some recent research showing yet again that the super spice can help to prevent diabetes risk thanks to the spice’s active compound curcumin.

    What’s more, the compound helps to prevent diabetes among those with pre-diabetes – indicated that extremely high blood sugar levels that could ultimately result in type 2 diabetes.

    Without a doubt, there is a clear connection between turmeric and diabetes prevention.

    Published in the journal Diabetes Care, the study involved 240 Thai adults with prediabetes. The participants were divided into 2 groups, with one group taking curcumin capsules containing 250 milligrams of curcuminoids, while the other was given a placebo. After a 9 month period, it was found that 19 individuals of the 116-person placebo group developed type 2 diabetes, while none of the participants of the 199-person curcumin group developed the disease.

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