It's no secret that weed control products kill weeds. But what many people are unaware of is that they pose a serious risk to our health, and especially the health of our children and pets.
Did you know that spraying popular weed control products such as Weed-B-Gon increases the risk of canine malignant lymphoma 2-fold(1), and the risk of childhood leukemia a staggering 7-fold(2)?
Multiple medical studies have now confirmed that fluoride can cause brain damage and reduce cognitive function. The US government has yet to recognize these studies, and has gone as far as to repeatedly state fluoride is an effective way to prevent tooth decay.
Unfortunately, toothpaste and other dental care products aren't the only concern when it comes to fluoride. Many cities in the US inject fluoride into their drinking water systems. Let's talk about just how dangerous fluoride really is and the simple steps we can take to avoid it.
Childhood allergies are a very serious health issue in the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in 2013 that from 1997 and 2011, food allergies increased by 50% in children.
Many children have food allergies now that did not exist a decade ago. Indisputably, food allergies are skyrocketing, leading parents to wonder what could be causing such a dramatic change. Our parents and grandparents had little to no memories of kids with debilitating intolerances and serious allergies to foods such as peanuts. Today, kids all over America are now developing allergies so serious that they are rushed to emergency rooms. Let's take a look at the root causes of this epidemic.
Almond milk is a delicious combination of almonds and water blended together and the pulp then strained out of the mixture. To add some sweetness, dates, apricots, figs, or a dash of honey or maple syrup can be blended into the nut milk.
But what most people don't realize is that commercial almond milk barely contains any almonds. Instead, it contains milk-like thickening agents and other additives such as carrageenan to imitate an almond-like taste. The two biggest commercial nut milk sellers cleverly use deceptive marketing tactics on food labels to give their customers a very different idea of what kind of product they are really buying.