Congresswoman Slams Pharma Exec

Congresswoman Slams Pharma Exec
Love her or hate her, New York freshman Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (known as) “AOC” nailed this one, grilling Gideon Pharma’s CEO on why a drug costs $8 per month in Australia (generic version)  but nearly $2000 per month in the US, where it is patented.   Adding salt to that wallet-wound, the drug development and patents were funded with tax dollars so the paying public is being abused when they purchase this drug! … Read the rest

YUM! 29/30 Samples of Processed Cheese Contain Dangerous Plastic

YUM! 29/30 Samples of Processed Cheese Contain Dangerous Plastic
Commercial Processed Cheese is Healthy Snack for Kids and Grown Ups, Right.  Not So Much, Since 29 out of 30 Samples Tested Have Deadly Plastic That Got There From, Well, Processing!   Rima E. Laibow, MD August 3, 2017 Our friends at GreenMed Info shared this disturbing piece of food porn with us. One of the most popular “healthy” snacks on the market, processed cheese (sliced, shredded, sticks, etc.) turns out to be heavily contaminated with phthalates, a class of ingredients that causes endocrine disruption used in the tubes, rollers, wrappers, inks, conveyer belts and other plastic parts that knead, slice, shred, wrap and move your processed cheese.… Read the rest

Aging Skin May Be Worse For City Dwellers: Emerging Research Shows That Air Pollution May Be A Much Bigger Cause Than Previously Thought

Aging Skin May Be Worse For City Dwellers: Emerging Research Shows That Air Pollution May Be A Much Bigger Cause Than Previously Thought
Air Pollution: It’s Not Just For The Lungs Anymore–New Research Shows That It May Be A Leading Cause Of Premature Aging Of The Skin When we think of massive megacities like Beijing, Mexico City and Rio De Janiero and the problems they face due to their size, most of us probably think of our lungs. The mind likely goes to images of traffic at a standstill, bemasked people enshrouded in a cottony fog that has nothing to do with natural weather patterns as they rush through the street trying to get to the fresher air of the indoors.… Read the rest

When Good Breakfasts Go Bad: Some Of The Worst Breakfast Foods You Should Avoid At All Costs

When Good Breakfasts Go Bad: Some Of The Worst Breakfast Foods You Should Avoid At All Costs
Good Breakfast/Bad Breakfast: 4 Foods You Should Avoid In The Morning As we work more and more hours for less and less pay, usually the first casualty in terms of our health is our sleep. The second is often our diet. Making sure you get healthy, fresh food to eat costs money, and it takes time, two commodities that are exceedingly rare in this modern age of overwork and wage cuts.… Read the rest

Colorado Amendment Seeks To Make The State The First Single-Payer State In The US–Draws Ire Of Big Insurance, Hospital Chains

Colorado Amendment Seeks To Make The State The First Single-Payer State In The US–Draws Ire Of Big Insurance, Hospital Chains
Amendment In Colorado Seeks To Make State A Single-Payer Entity–Big Insurance And Hospitals Come Out Guns Blazing In Opposition Remember single-payer insurance? It was a dream many fought for back when Obama was ramping up healthcare reform–and which, not incidentally, Obama promised on the campaign trail but conveniently forgot in the face of big healthcare opposition. Well now the state of Colorado, famous for taking the lead on legalized recreational marijuana in the US, is blazing a new trail, so to speak, on insurance reform, with an amendment that would make them the first state to adopt a single-payer insurance system.… Read the rest

Fungicides May Cause Damage To Brain, Mimic Effects Of Autism, Neurodegenerative Disorder

Fungicides May Cause Damage To Brain, Mimic Effects Of Autism, Neurodegenerative Disorder
This Is Your Brain On Fungicides: How An Increasingly Common Crop Treatment May Be Damaging Us Worse Than We Thought. Its getting harder and harder to keep up with all the chemicals that are sprayed on our food sources. Monsanto’s glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide has been in the news lately as scientists learn more and more about the damage it can do to humans and the ecosystem as a whole.… Read the rest

You Know What They Say About Doctors And Apples–Turns Out They Were Onto Something

You Know What They Say About Doctors And Apples–Turns Out They Were Onto Something
An Apple A Day–How Humble Fruit May Aid In Heart Health Even More Than We Thought We all remember that nagging rhyme from when we were young and desperate for candy: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away…” Yes, I can practically hear my 10-year-old self saying, but what about chocolate? Does that keep anything away? Well, it turns out your mother was right about this one.… Read the rest

Buy Organic: Here Are Ten Foods You Should Never Skimp On

Buy Organic: Here Are Ten Foods You Should Never Skimp On
Avoiding Pesticides and Herbicides: Ten Foods You Absolutely Must Buy Organic By now we have all heard about Monsanto and its anti-environmental, genetically-modified crops. And as horrible as Frankenfood is, what’s possibly even more dangerous about the agri-chem company is the wild overuse of its signature herbicideRoundup. The main ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which the World Health Organization has listed as probably cancer-causing.… Read the rest

Bill that would outlaw labeling of GMO products to reach Senate floor this week

Bill that would outlaw labeling of GMO products to reach Senate floor this week
If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.” –Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994 In this day and age, we are so very fond of our apocalypse tales. From zombies to meteors to tidal waves to alien invasions–it’s almost as if we can’t wait for the end of the world to arrive.… Read the rest

France joins other EU countries in planning to vote against glyphosate re-approval

France joins other EU countries in planning to vote against glyphosate re-approval
France and a growing chorus of other EU countries are preparing to just say no to Monsanto and its toxic herbicide Roundup in a way that could make a real dent in the agrichem corporation’s bottom line. A recent vote set to determine whether the EU would re-approve the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, on crops throughout the union has been postponed.… Read the rest