The Shocking Story of How Aspartame Became Legal

Health 0713 Joe Martino. Did you know that Aspartame was banned by the FDA twice? How is this product legal now?
The bittersweet argument over whether Aspartame is safe or not has been going on for a long time. On one side we have medical evidence that suggests we should avoid using it and on the other side we lean on the FDA’s approval that suggests it is safe. Since generally that seems to be the factor that many continue to hold trust based upon, I thought we could look into the Aspartame story to find out how it came to be accepted as safe by the FDA. You would think that something so widely used and so well accepted would have quite the pristine story leading to its acceptance. I imagine one will discover otherwise after reading this post.


Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly

Health 0413 FruitFly - TARA PARKER-POPE. When Ria Chhabra, a middle school student near Dallas, heard her parents arguing about the value of organic foods, she was inspired to create a science fair project to try to resolve the debate.

Three years later, Ria’s exploration of fruit flies and organic foods has not only raised some provocative questions about the health benefits of organic eating, it has also earned the 16-year-old top honors in a national science competition, publication in a respected scientific journal and university laboratory privileges normally reserved for graduate students.


Whole Foods announces mandatory GMO labeling by 2018; here's how it happened

Health 0313 Whole-Foods-Logo-GMO (NaturalNews) In a huge victory for the alternative media and grassroots activism, Whole Foods announced on Friday that it would require GMO labels on all products by 2018. (Click here for the press release.) This announcement deals a significant blow to Monsanto, DuPont and all the GMO pushers who openly admit that they want consumers to remain ignorant about what they're eating.

It's a brilliant move for Whole Foods, given that by 2018, anyone who wants to be certain whether they are avoiding GMOs will gladly choose to do all their shopping at Whole Foods. After all, if Albertson's (for example) doesn't require GMO labeling while Whole Foods does, in which store would you rather shop? Whole Foods!


Healthy, Cheap Foods That Should Be In Your Diet

Health 0312 HealthCheapFoodsAre you always looking for a way to eat healthy and stay within your grocery budget? Here are 11 superfoods (super healthy, super cheap) to add to your shopping list.

1. Oatmeal – $0.13 per 2/3 cup cooked serving

Not to be confused with those little packets of flavored instant oatmeal, old-fashioned oats have 4 grams of fiber per cup. And because it’s a “slow-release” carbohydrate, you won’t get the blood sugar spike like you do from refined carbs such as white toast.

2. Tea – $0.14 per bag

Think water is boring but trying to cut out soda? Then tea is your answer. Enjoyed hot or over ice, black and green teas are loaded with antioxidants.


Antibiotic-Resistant STD Could Mean Trouble

STDsIt's scary enough developing a new relationship and having a new sex partner, but now there's the concern of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea.

We've been able to treat Gonorrhea since the 1940s, but it has mutated quickly and grown resistant to most antibiotics. In 2007 doctors were left with only one line of treatment, a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins.


GlaxoSmithKline pleads guilty to criminal fraud charges, pays massive $3 billion in fines

Health 0213 BigPharma(NaturalNews) U.K.-based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a corporate "person" in the eyes of the federal government (, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in what even the mainstream media is calling the largest healthcare fraud case in history. And though the company is having to fork over $3 billion in collective fines for its illegal activity, no actual GSK employees or executives are being held personally responsible for their crimes.


Bayer Knowingly Sold HIV-Contaminated Vaccines, Say Internal Documents

By Mike Adams

Here's a little-known truth about Bayer that needs to be revisited. In 2006, it was discovered that Bayer found out a vaccine it was selling in the United States was accidentally contaminated with HIV.

In order to cover its tracks, say the journalists in this video (below), Bayer pulled the vaccines off the market and sold them to consumers in Japan, France, Spain and other countries, where hemophiliacs were then contaminated with HIV due to the vaccine.

What the video yourself


The Meat Industry Now Consumes Four-Fifths of All Antibiotics

Health 0213 AntibioticsTom Philpott

Last year, the Food and Drug Administration proposed a set of voluntary "guidelines" designed to nudge the meat industry to curb its antibiotics habit. Ever since, the agency has been mulling whether and how to implement the new program. Meanwhile, the meat industry has been merrily gorging away on antibiotics—and churning out meat rife with antibiotic-resistant pathogens—if the latest data from the FDA itself is any indication.


Ensure is Surely Not Nutrition

I don’t watch TV, so during a recent visit to my mother’s, I was surprised at how many commercials there were for Ensure.”Complete, balanced nutrition,” chimed the voice-over. “Nutrition in charge” called out a cartoon mascot in a fridge full of dancing vegetables. When I returned home and was shopping for groceries, I saw Ensure 6-packs in a few of the carts. “#1 Doctor Recommended” says the bottle. However, I believe the product’s claim to help you stay “healthy, active and energetic” is completely false. What’s in this product? Is it healthy enough for consumers to drink on a regular basis? Or is it just cleverly-marketed junk food?


Citizens Call for GMO Labeling in Washington – The Movement Continues

Mike Barrett

Jan 5, 2013

Once again the fight for GMO labeling has reignited with the introduction of a new GMO labeling bill, but this time in Washington. The “Label it Wa” campaign has already gained 350,000 signatures, and is finally headed to the Secretary of State’s office in Olympia for submission. As the movement comes during the same time that a New Mexico law calls for mandatory labeling of GMOs, it is obvious that individuals everywhere are still deeply concerned over the issue of GMOs.


How to Choose a Quality Supplement

Not all vitamins, minerals, and herbs are the same. Choosing a poor quality supplement means literally throwing your money down the toilet. Inexpensive supplements contain the cheapest form of the vitamin or mineral available, plus all kinds of additives and other nasties.

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