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Ractopamine–Banned in 160 countries, used in US to produce cheap bacon & other pork products

Banned in 160 Nations, Why is This Growth Hormone in U.S. Meat?

The National Pork Producers Council is a powerful lobby for those who grow hogs, with its 20 members spending as much as 1.3 million dollars annually during the implementation of ractopamine in pork. It also generously donates to strategic political campaigns…There have been no long term studies done to assess whether ractopamine is safe or not, and the consequences of long term human consumption are unknown….Interestingly, the feed additive containing ractopamine comes with a warning that individuals with cardiovascular disease should exercise special caution to avoid exposure. Those who mix and handle it are cautioned to use protective clothing, impervious gloves, protective eyewear, and NIOSH approved dust masks.

Concerned yet?

Which Dietary Factors Affect Cancer Most?

In this video by Dr. Greger, we learn we can prevent and cure cancer with
-a whole plant diet
-being a lean body weight and
-limiting alcohol intake.

NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Michael Greger, M.D., launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Now a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org provides free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are now hundreds of videos on more than a thousand topics, with new videos and articles uploaded every day.

10 Common Habits That Seriously Damage Your Kidneys

Our kidneys are super important for our health. They filter our blood, produce hormones, absorb minerals, produce urine, eliminate toxins, and neutralize acids. So as one of the most important organs in your body, your kidneys deserve some love.

Damage or steady decline of your kidneys can often go unnoticed for years as your kidneys can still do their job with as little as 20% of their capacity. Therefore kidney diseases are often referred to as “The Silent Diseases”. That’s why it is so important to take care of them before it is too late.

Here’s a list of 10 common habits that put a lot of pressure on your kidneys and can cause serious damage over time. ~ by Amy Goodrich

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OMG, GMOs are unbelieveable

How did we allow this to happen?
We just finished watching GMO OMG for the second time. This is definitely worth your time. Watch it and share it.
Here’s the trailer:

Calcium Basics

Excellent resource including lists of the best plant-based sources of calcium.  Excerpt from Calcium Basics, Vegetarians in Paradise, By Zel and Reuben Allen

“Q: Will consuming dairy products protect me from developing osteoporosis?

Dr. Fuhrman says, “Hip fractures and osteoporosis are more frequent in populations in which dairy products are commonly consumed and calcium intakes are commonly high. For example, American women drink thirty to thirty-two times as much cow’s milk as the New Guineans, yet suffer forty-seven times as many broken hips. A multicountry analysis of hip-fracture incidence and dairy-product consumption found that milk consumption has a high statistical association with higher rates of hip fractures.”

Dietary Factors That Induce Calcium Loss in the Urine
animal protein
salt
caffeine
refined sugar
alcohol
nicotine
aluminum-containing antactids
drugs such as antibiotics, steroids, thyroid hormone
vitamin A supplements

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