Health + Wellness

Coca-Cola to Remove Chemical Linked to Flame Retardants From Its Beverages

Coca-Cola to Remove Chemical Linked to Flame Retardants From Its Beverages

Coca-Cola announced on Monday that the company is moving to eliminate a controversial chemical used in many of its products after consumers expressed concerns, reports the Associated Press. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock The disputed ingredient, brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is used to regulate flavoring oils in the company’s citrus-flavored drinks, including but not limited to, Fresca and some […]

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    5 Dangerous Substances Big Ag Pumps Into Your Meat

    5 Dangerous Substances Big Ag Pumps Into Your Meat

    It is no secret that in the war against meat pathogens in commercial U.S. meat production, the pathogens are winning. The logical result of the tons of antibiotics Big Meat gives livestock (not because they are sick, but to fatten them up) is clear: antibiotics that no longer work against antibiotic-resistant diseases like staph (MRSA), […]

    Is It Time to Detox?

    Is It Time to Detox?

    Are you feeling a little sluggish, even though spring is finally here? The truth is, we face toxins daily—out in the world and at home—from chemical flame retardants in our couches and carpets to toxic chemicals in consumer products, and from BPA in our food cans to toxic skincare products, and, of course a number of […]

    11 Universal Truths in Nutrition That Are Actually Agreed On

    11 Universal Truths in Nutrition That Are Actually Agreed On

    By Kris Gunnars There is a lot of controversy in nutrition. Sometimes it seems like people can’t agree on anything at all. But there are a few exceptions to this: some nutrition facts that aren’t controversial. Here are 11 universal truths in nutrition that people actually agree on. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock 1. Artificial Trans […]

    World Health Day: Small Bites and Big Threats

    World Health Day: Small Bites and Big Threats

    Today is World Health Day, which is celebrated on April 7 of each year to mark the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948 and to encourage individuals to engage in activities that can lead to better health. The topic for World Health Day 2014 is vector-borne disease. What are vectors and vector-borne […]

    Congress: Protect Public Health, Not Toxic Chemicals

    Congress: Protect Public Health, Not Toxic Chemicals

    Americans have long been unwitting subjects in an uncontrolled experiment. For decades, U.S. manufacturers—with the federal government’s blessing—have been producing tens of thousands of untested, potentially toxic chemicals, many of which wind up in our bodies. These substances include suspected neurotoxins, carcinogens and endocrine disruptors, and thousands of other chemicals for which there is little […]

    South Korean Poultry Approved for Sale in U.S. Despite Bird Flu Outbreak

    South Korean Poultry Approved for Sale in U.S. Despite Bird Flu Outbreak

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published a final rule that will allow the Republic of Korea to begin exporting poultry products to the U.S.  Food & Water Watch questions President Obama’s motivation behind allowing potentially diseased South Korean chickens to be sold in America’s supermarkets. Photo credit: Demotix Most […]