The Link Between Fast Food and Teenage Depression

The Link Between Fast Food and Teenage Depression by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola In the U.S., an estimated 3.2 million adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 suffer from depression, defined as having at least one major depressive episode in a year. This accounts for 13.3% of adolescents, who experience a period of at least two weeks with a depressed mood, loss of interest in daily activities and other symptoms, such as problems with sleep, appetite, energy, concentration or feelings of self-worth.1 Depression among adolescents is on the rise,…

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Warning: Biodegradable bowls contain toxic chemicals

Warning: Biodegradable bowls contain toxic chemicals by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola Per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances1,2 (PFAS) are widely used chemicals that make products water-, oil-, grease- and stain-resistant. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are associated with a wide array of health problems — even at very low exposure levels — including: Immune dysfunction3 Low birth weight4 Thyroid dysfunction5 High cholesterol6 Ulcerative colitis7 Pregnancy-induced hypertension8 Testicular cancer9 Kidney cancer10 In May 2015, 200 scientists from 38 countries signed the so-called Madrid Statement on PFASs,11,12which warns about the harms of all…

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Summer Squash: The Gardening Staple You Can Grow In 40 Days

Summer Squash: The Gardening Staple You Can Grow In 40 Days by: Kathy Bernier for Off the Grid News For a lot of people, the thought of summer squash brings to mind just a few varieties. The entire list probably consists of little yellow crooknecks and zucchini, with no more than one or two choices of each. There is a bonanza of summer squash taste available to home gardeners. If you like squash even a tiny bit, you will want to grow your own. Fresh summer squash in your backyard provides…

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Wurst Idea Ever? Germany to Tax Sausages to Fight Climate Change

Wurst Idea Ever? Germany to Tax Sausages to Fight Climate Change by Thomas D Williams, Ph.D. for Breitbart GNN Note – WOW! Talk about being over the edge! ****** German legislators have proposed raising the sales tax on meat from seven percent to 19 percent to fight climate change and improve animal welfare. Research has shown that greenhouse gas emissions from livestock account for a higher percentage of total global emissions than the world’s 1.2 billion automobiles, a fact underscored by some German Greens who are pushing for higher meat taxes, A United Nations report from…

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Eating More Plant-Based Foods Linked To Better Heart Health

Eating More Plant-Based Foods Linked To Better Heart Health from Natural Blaze Eating mostly plant-based foods and fewer animal-based foods may be linked to better heart health and a lower risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. “While you don’t have to give up foods derived from animals completely, our study does suggest that eating a larger proportion of plant-based foods…

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Bulk Freeze Dried or Dehydrated Food Storage | Eat It! Test It!

Bulk Freeze Dried or Dehydrated Food Storage | Eat It! Test It! by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog This weekend Mrs.J and I went through some of our bulk emergency food storage for preparedness. You should do this on a semi-regular basis. Here’s why: Eat some, and be sure that you like it. Food Rotation so it doesn’t go bad Eat Your Freeze Dried Food What if you don’t like it? Does it taste off or bad? Is it getting way beyond it’s recommended use-by date? Most freeze dried or…

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More “Healthy” Food Recalled: Multiple Brands of Hummus and Fresh Vegetables

More “Healthy” Food Recalled: Multiple Brands of Hummus and Fresh Vegetables By Dagny Taggart for The Organic Prepper Earlier this month, we reported that some fresh vegetables sold by stores like Trader Joe’s and Food Lion have been recalled after state inspectors discovered Listeria monocytogenes in a sample. Growers Express LLC launched a recall of the products in question from various retailers in dozens of states. Growers Express is again telling consumers to toss out certain fresh vegetable products because of a test result showing Listeria contamination, but so far, the company is not revealing who supplied the implicated…

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Use-by, Best-by, Sell-by | Food Expiration Dates

Use-by, Best-by, Sell-by | Food Expiration Dates by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog What do Expiration Dates Mean? Many are confused about what these ‘Use-by’, ‘Best-by’, and ‘Sell-by’ dates really mean. Use-by and Best-by Dates The ‘Use-by’ and ‘Best-by’ dates are intended for consumer use. It is the date the manufacturer deems the product reaches peak freshness. It’s NOT a date to indicate spoilage, nor does it necessarily signal that the food is no longer safe to eat. Sell-by The ‘Sell-by’ date is only intended to help manufacturers and…

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Speed up your metabolism by detoxing your liver

Speed up your metabolism by detoxing your liver by: Zoey Sky for Natural News If you’re struggling to lose weight, it might be time to add liver- and gut-cleansing foods to your diet. By eating certain kinds of nutritious foods, you can boost your body’s detoxification process. According to Dr. Charles Passler, a nutritionist based in New York, a healthy liver can take toxins, turn them into a water-soluble form, and efficiently flush them out of your body. Detoxify your liver with a nutrient-rich diet By eating the right kinds of food, you…

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How else are we being exposed to the dangers of radiation in our food and drinking water?

How else are we being exposed to the dangers of radiation in our food and drinking water? by: Edsel Cook for Natural News The 2011 Fukushima disaster caused massive radiation contamination of food supplies and water sources not just in Japan, but all around the world. People need to identify these threats to their health and take appropriate means to protect themselves and their families. Increased levels of cesium and strontium radionuclides appeared in commercially important fish along the Pacific coast of North America. Furthermore, bluefin tuna, salmon, and other affected fish displayed cancerous tumors. These…

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