Mercola: Artificial Sweeteners Cause Cancer

‘Cancer-causing’: Sucralose, the artificial sweetener in Splenda, may raise the risk of leukaemia and other cancers, a study has found

If you’ve added the artificial sweetener sucralose (brand name Splenda) to your diet because you think it’s a healthy alternative to sugar, you’re being dangerously misled. Research from the Ramazzini Institute has linked the popular sugar alternative to cancer, specifically leukemia.

The findings were first presented at a London cancer conference in 2012 and prompted The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) to downgrade Splenda from its “safe” category to one of “caution.”

Now that the study has been published in a peer-reviewed journal, CSPI has again downgraded Splenda, this time from “caution” to “avoid.”
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The road to Alzheimer’s disease is lined with processed foods

Dementia haunts the United States. There’s no one without a personal story about how dementia has touched someone they care for. But beyond personal stories, the broader narrative is staggering: By 2050, we are on track to have almost 15 million Alzheimer’s patients in the US alone. That’s roughly the population of NYC, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. Now add a few more cities to take care of them.

It’s an epidemic that’s already underway—but we don’t recognize it as such. The popular conception of Alzheimer’s is as an inevitable outcome of aging, bad genes, or both. Continue reading

Souper Foods for Wound Healing

The top food for wound healing is soup, not ready-made supermarket canned or packaged soups, but old-fashioned homemade bone broth.

A South American proverb claims “Good broth will resurrect the dead.” Although that is surely an exaggeration, soup has a longstanding reputation for nourishing convalescents. Continue reading

Processed foods are driving up rates of cancer

Major study reveals the health threat including cereal, energy bars, sausages and chocolate

Eating processed food significantly raises the risk of cancer, experts warned. They said the disease was claiming more lives because of the popularity of ready meals and sugary cereals and fizzy drinks.

The products put middle-aged women in particular danger from breast cancer, according to a study in the British Medical Journal. ‘Ultra-processed’ food – any product involving an industrial procedure – now makes up half of our diet. Continue reading

Beat diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and dementia by choosing the right foods

If you knew about a “miracle pill” that could significantly boost your health and lifespan, wouldn’t you want to know more about it?

According to Dr. Michael Greger, a renowned doctor at some of the top medical institutions in the United States, a “simple dietary prescription” he calls the “Daily Dozen” can do just that. Continue reading

Cancer doctors don’t like turmeric cancer treatment…

… because it’s too effective and too cheap.

How to make your own cancer treatment at home using turmeric.
As time progresses and more and more money is spent on the research of a cure for cancer, it seems that we are further than ever from finding one.

We can now treat and cure just about every illness known to man whereas cancer still claims the lives of many every year, why is this? Continue reading

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Organic raw apple cider vinegar (ACV) is made from organically grown apples and retains many of their beneficial components because organic raw apple cider vinegar is not pasteurized. Organic raw apple cider vinegar undergoes two fermentation processes where it produces enzymes and life-giving nutrients that make it a nutritious powerhouse. Continue reading

Butter or Margarine?

When Dr. Kelley and I traveled together back in the late 1990’s, our conversation would frequently turn to ‘diet’ as I loved to cook – and still do. Having spent much of my youth being raised in the Dairy country of Wisconsin (where at that time, margarine was really being pushed as more affordable and healthier), I was shocked to have him say to me that, “the healthiest things to cook with are butter and olive oil. All of the rest have been sorely compromised.”

This becomes even more interesting with a column, which we posted on Friday, dealing specifically with olive oil – and you do not want to miss that post… and yet today – go for the good, the bad and the ugly – the differences between having butter or plastic – I mean Margarine as part of your daily diet. Read it and decide for yourself. To paraphrase an old statement I first heard in the 1960’s, “once you’ve tried the real thing Jack – you’ll never go back!” ~ Ed.
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