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Grains are often called the "staff of life," having a sort of credibility that is biblical in proportion. So prevalent is the perception that grains make for "good food" that the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - which is the United Nation's international agency for defeating hunger - uses a head of wheat as its emblem, with the Latin Fia...
In episode #11 (season 2) of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, a woman poisons her husband with the chemical sodium selenite. Strange as it may sound, this exotic murder weapon, and it's close cousin, sodium selenate, are listed as "nutrients" on the labels of most mass-marketed vitamins. Even though both sodium selenite and selenate are classified...
Originally published on www.bubbleandbee.com The California Milk Processor Board's new ad campaign promoting milk as a cure for PMS has recently caused a stir among the media--so much so that the campaign has been pulled and apologies issued. Many people were offended at its portrayal of women as irrational, PMS-stricken creatures, and tha...
  Fruiting plants and humans both have reproductive organs called ovaries, and in the case of pomegranate fruit (technically a berry), the anatomical resemblance is absolutely striking...             Because our primary relationship to fruit is as a consumer, we are usually too immersed ...
Why is cupric sulfate -- a known herbicide, fungicide and pesticide -- being used in infant formula? And why is it displayed proudly on product labels as a presumably nutritious ingredient? Used to kill fungus, aquatic plants and roots of plants, parasitic infections in aquarium fish and snails, as well as algae and bacteria such as Escherichia ...
A growing body of clinical research now indicates that the cholesterol-lowering class of drugs known as statins, are associated with over 300 adverse health effects -- research boldly flying in the face of national health policy, medical insurance premium guidelines, statin drug manufacturer advertising claims, and the general sentiment of the pu...
  Flaxseed has remarkable therapeutic properties, with over 50 potential applications in the prevention and treatment of disease, as documented in the peer-reviewed biomedical literature itself. Flaxseed's role in breast cancer prevention is one of the more compelling areas of research, considering breast cancer is the #1 form of cancer...
Increasingly popular derogatory invectives like "quack" and "snake oil" actually have deeper historical roots than those who use them are aware of, and which indict the very conventional medical system they have uncritically adopted as the only one worth practicing For many centuries, the Chinese used snake oil as a treatment for joint pain, art...
Here we present you with the evidence of the universal harm of gluten "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." ~ Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 - 1860) Gluten: ZERO global By this I mean a worldwide change to a gluten-fr...
Chocolate is clearly one of the most enjoyed foods on the planet, with millions of pounds produced annually, and has one of the oldest documented histories of use going all the way back to the year 1100 BC in South America. And yet, many people still harbor guilt about consuming it because they associate chocolate with "candy" (which logically ...

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