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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.

Modifications to the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, has a firm, positive intention–to reduce foodborne illness. Hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized each year due to food contamination, and up to 3,000 food-related fatalities occur annually in the United States. Rather than waiting for contamination and illness to occur, food agencies are wanting to prevent these illnesses before they start.

I’ve been talking a lot about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and I even discussed 7 signs of PCOS in a recent post. Many of you are probably wondering if there are ways to approach PCOS using natural methods. While there are more natural approaches to PCOS than I’ve listed here, here are a few of the most important.

Diatomaceous earth (also called diatomite) is an off-white sedimentary rock that has been granulated into a chalky powder-like substance akin to talcum powder. It derives from fossilized remains of something called diatoms, which are a type of prehistoric tough-shelled, single-celled organisms similar to algae. [1] These diatoms are ocean based and, over the span of 50 million years, came to be embedded into the Earth’s crust. The fossil shape of diatoms is uniquely characterized by the diatoms’ symmetrical or twin-shell structure.

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