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Not that long ago, I talked about 12 ways toxins are sneaking into your life, and while all toxins are bad news, there’s one group that should be banned immediately. I’m talking about phthalates; these are a class of chemicals that are added to make plastic flexible. For that reason, they’re also commonly referred to as plasticizers. Because they affect reproductive system development, the US government made the smart decision to keep them out of children’s products, banning six of them. This seems like a good thing, right? Well, it’s […]

Is high fructose corn syrup one of the most shocking ingredients found in your food? Watch this video and decide for yourself. High fructose corn syrup is one of the most controversial ingredients used in the food industry today. An emerging area of science is showing the negative health effects of high fructose corn syrup on the cardiovascular system, liver, and brain. [1] Unfortunately, avoiding this toxic ingredient has become incredibly difficult to do. Food manufacturers tend to add the mercury-laden sweetener to seemingly unsuspicious foods, like pickles and bread. […]

Finding food that has not been genetically modified can be tricky. Unfortunately, the companies that produce GMOs have sold the public a box of rocks with the notion that GMOs are the answer to nature’s mistakes, namely pests, disease, and the natural spoiling process. Despite the aggressive approach exerted by large corporate agricultural bodies, research continues to mount against GMO crops.

It seems that everywhere you look today you can find a source for toxins—food, clothes, children’s toys…you get the idea. Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, toxins can sneak past you, infiltrating your home and body. It never hurts to arm yourself with a healthy dose of awareness and prevention, two components that can protect you and your family from unseen attackers.

Considering that 18% of persons with ulcerative colitis suffer from an active form of the disease, and 30% of those patients need a colostomy within 10 years of diagnosis, it’s no surprise that treatment can be quite challenging. [1] Factors such as the timing of identification, environmental elements influencing the colon, and side effects have lead researchers and doctors to look beyond the standard protocols to alternative approaches. Let’s take a look at five ways currently being used to manage this unfortunate problem.

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