Chemical Found In Colgate Total Toothpaste Linked To Cancer

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A chemical found in one of North America’s most popular toothpastes, Colgate Total, has been linked to cancer and other harmful health ailments.

It’s called triclosan, it’s also used  in antiperspirants/deodorants, cleansers, and hand sanitizers as a preservative and an anti-bacterial agent. In addition to cosmetics and Colgate toothpaste, triclosan is  used as an antibacterial agent in laundry detergent, facial tissues, and antiseptics for wounds, as well as a preservative to resist bacteria, fungus, mildew and odors in other household products that are sometimes advertized as “anti-bacterial.” These products include garbage bags, toys, linens, mattresses, toilet fixtures, clothing, furniture fabric, and more.

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7 Powerful Herbs to Help Get You Through Flu Season

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As we enter the colder season of the year, chances are many of us will get a cold or the flu. Luckily there are many inexpensive herbs that can help prevent or soothe the symptoms. They raise immunity and soothe any discomfort caused by one of the highly contagious influenza viruses out there.

Here are 7 powerful and inexpensive natural flu remedies to start building up your defenses to avoid repeated illness during these colder months.

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This Is What Happens In Your Stomach When You Consume Packaged Ramen Noodles With a Deadly Preservative

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Ramen noodles contain Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ), which is a byproduct of the petroleum industry and food additive frequently to preserve cheap processed foods. It is one of those chemicals that is neither digestible or beneficial in any way for your body. A gastrointestinal specialist conducted an experiment with a time lapse video inside the stomach, comparing both fresh and preserved ramen noodles. After two hours of digestion, the results were staggering.

The first-of-its-kind experiment by Dr. Braden Kuo of Massachusetts General Hospital wanted to find out exactly what happens to food in the stomach and digestive tract after consuming ramen noodles.

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5 BEST reasons to Live Off the Grid

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Why do you want to live off the grid? Everyone, I think, has their own reasons and ideas for wanting to move off the grid. Boiling it down, these are the top 5.

Self Sufficiency

Living off the grid in a self sufficient manner brings with it a certain independence which cannot be found in modern living. Modern living (i.e. city living) is a dependent system. Each block or “grid” square of a city depends on the next for support.

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Guanabana: the Cancer Killer Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know About

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Guanabana is known by a variety of names — including soursop, cherimoya, custard apple, Brazilian paw paw and graviola. However you recognize this versatile tree, one aspect is clear: guanabana provides powerful relief from a a wide scope of disease. Tackling cancer, herpes, parasites, infections and more, guanabana is an important player in the battle against ill health.

A natural, inexpensive and effective treatment for cancer — and just about everything else

Revered for centuries in South America and Southeast Asia, the bark, leaves, root, seeds and fruit have been used to tame heart disease, asthma, liver issues and arthritis. Guanabana is also helpful for treating sleep disorders, fevers and cough. According to the article, “Guanabana–Medicinal Uses?” extracts of the plant:

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5 Reasons You Should Stop Using Plastic Containers

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The great American novelist Norman Mailer once said, “I sometimes think that there is a malign force loose in the universe that is the social equivalent of cancer, and it’s plastic. It infiltrates everything. It’s metastasis. It gets into every single pore of productive life.” You would think this was a recent quote, something he might have said after the green movement became popular. But no – he said this in 1983, before America’s obsession with everything plastic was even close to reaching its peak. What amazing foresight he had.

Plastic has its role in modern society. It’s an essential part of our cars, computers, mobile phones, children’s toys – and practically most everything we use on a day-to-day basis. But there’s one place where plastic has worn out its welcome – and that’s as a container for the food we eat and the water we drink.

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10 Lessons That Will Assist You Through Any Challenge

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Here are ten important lessons that will assist you through any challenge in your life:

1. Life is not always how you plan it, no matter how much you force or try to control it.

2. Change is inevitable, so you might as well welcome and embrace it.

3. Letting go is the scariest and most liberating thing you can do for yourself. It’s a gift in disguise.

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5 Tips for a Happy Life from Winnie the Pooh

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“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best — ” and then he had to stop and think. Because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”

Winnie the Pooh is a kind bear. He cares greatly about his friends.

And he has always seemed like a pretty happy bear to me.

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5 Ways to Cleanse and Detox the Lungs

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The lungs bring oxygen into the cells, help detox the body and they can heal you when functioning correctly. To cleanse the lungs means to eliminate toxins in the body that could be affecting the function of the organ and body itself

Is a detox really necessary? In short, yes. The large number of pollutants we encounter every day complicate the body’s detoxification efforts, which in turn leave the body more vulnerable to illnesses and disease, not to mention hormonal imbalances.

Regardless of their source, all toxins must be processed through the body via the detoxification pathways in our liver, which is why it gets the bulk of our attention during any detox program. But supporting the lungs improves the results of any liver detox and in turn reap the benefits of better health.

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9 Food Facts That May Surprise You

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From the color of foods to their fat content and nutritional value, there are facts about what we consume, their origin and manufacture which is not common knowledge and rarely promoted as truth. Here are 9 food facts that still surprise the majority.

1. Orange Tomatoes May Be Healthier Than Red Ones

Usually, deep color in fruits and vegetables indicates abundant antioxidants – compounds that have been linked to heart and brain health – so it makes sense to consume produce with the deepest hues. But a study by Ohio State University researchers, published in theJournal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry, found that a variety of orange-colored tomatoes called Tangerine provided more readily available lycopene than did red tomatoes. Lycopene is an antioxidant that has been shown to reduce risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease and macular degeneration. Tangerine tomatoes are not available in grocery stores, but the researchers suggested that the advantage might extend to other orange- and gold-colored tomatoes.

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