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Arsenic, caffeine, banned antibiotics, pharmaceuticals and more found in chickens

Madison Ruppert Activist Post Many people are well aware of the fact that chickens are regularly given roxarsone, what amounts to arsenic, in an attempt to both fight parasites and increase the growth rate of chickens while making the flesh … Continue reading

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Exercise changes your DNA

Elisabeth Lyons EurekAlert You might think that the DNA you inherited is one thing that you absolutely can’t do anything about, but in one sense you’d be wrong. Researchers reporting in the March issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press … Continue reading

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FDA to Review Inhalable Caffeine

Associated Press U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials plan to investigate whether inhalable caffeine sold in lipstick-sized canisters is safe for consumers and if its manufacturer was right to brand it as a dietary supplement. (Feb. 20)

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Drug of Choice: 400 million daily dose for coffee nation

RT In the US, when the economy needs a fix, so do the people. The country is now the world’s largest consumer of coffee. And this addiction to caffeine is being exploited by some unscrupulous producers who’re looking to boost … Continue reading

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Study: Caffeine May Alter Estrogen Levels in Women

Source: Time For women, that morning cup o’ joe may act as more than just a pick-me-up. New research shows that caffeine may alter women’s estrogen levels, and that such changes differ according to race. The study, published in the … Continue reading

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Q&A: Guarana in Energy Drinks

Question: Discuss the contraindications associated with guarana that is found in most energy drinks. Answer: Guarana’s contraindications are: Avoid caffeine during pregnancy as increases in caffeine aare present in mother’s milk, has been associated with fetal loss, low birth weight and … Continue reading

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Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions

Health consultants function as educators and therefore should never prescribe any substance, food, herb, or an over-the-counter medication. Author Francis Brinker recognizes that medicinal herbs should be treated respectfully as they have significant pharmacological activity. His book, Herb Contraindications and … Continue reading

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Why You May Be Drinking Soda That Contains a Dangerous Flame Retardant Banned in Europe and Japan

Source: AlterNet It’s Monday night at the Battle & Brew, a gamer hangout in this Atlanta suburb. The crowd is slumping in chairs, ears entombed in headphones, eyes locked on flat-screen monitors and minds lost in tonight’s video game of … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Link to Osteoporosis to be Highlighted at Arab Health 2012

Source: PRNewswire Reports from the American University of Beirut Medical Centre have concluded that The Middle East and Africa region has the highest incidence of osteoporosis in the world, while UAE-based studies from the Emirates Osteoporosis Society (EOS) across Emiratis … Continue reading

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In a new report, a large group of American doctors urge kids and teens to avoid energy drinks and only consume sports drinks in limited amount.

Source: Reuters The recommendations come in the wake of a national debate over energy drinks, which experts fear may have side effects. “Children never need energy drinks,” said Dr. Holly Benjamin, of the American Academy of Pediatrics, who worked on … Continue reading

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