Toxic metals like cadmium, mercury and antimony and organic compounds like phthalates are among more than 41 chemicals identified as harmful to children that are found in more than 5,000 children’s products, according to reports filed with the Washington State Department of Ecology. The toxins are linked to cancer, hormone disruption and reproductive problems.
Major manufacturers who reported using these chemicals include Wal-Mart, Gap, Gymboree, Hallmark and H&M. Some of these lobbied hard to defeat a Washington State bill, the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act, that would have required manufacturers to stop using flame retardants in children’s products and find safer ways of manufacturing products for children.
America was once the breadbasket for the world. Now countries are banning U.S. foods in an effort to spare their citizens from the health hazards of genetically modified foods, also known as genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
In the case of cancer, the cure is usually worse than the disease. Practitioners of alternative method understand this. Perhaps this paradigm will one day be understood by conventional medical doctors.
According to a study published in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers have discovered that chemotherapy is actually a catalyst for cancer-cell growth. In men suffering from prostate cancer receiving chemotherapy, researchers found DNA damage in healthy cells. These cells secreted a protein called WNT16B that boosts cancer cell survival.
The combination of essential vitamins and minerals contained in multivitamins may mirror healthier dietary patterns such as fruit and vegetable intake resulting in a modest decrease in cancer risk for those who take them.
It is well-known that tanning beds have been linked to melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. But now, a new study finds that indoor tanning can also lead to other types of skin cancers.
A two-year study published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology showed that rats eating genetically modified corn and drinking water contaminated with Roundup developed large tumors at an alarming rate. The levels of Roundup are permitted in drinking water and GM crops in the United States.
If you’re worried about breast cancer, a diet including lots of green tea and mushrooms may just be the winning combination to significantly lower your risk.
Lab research has shown anti-tumor characteristics in mushroom extracts, while green tea contains polyphenols—antioxidants that are known to fight breast tumors in animals.
Doctors have long believed that the low doses of chemo can kill cancer cells while allowing healthy cells to rebuild between treatments. Unfortunately, this heavy reliance on chemo has meant that any gains in survival rate among cancer victims have been offset by terrible sickness and a low quality of life during treatment.
If you’ve never eaten collard greens (considered a Southern specialty), then you just might want to try them if you know what’s good for you. They are an all-around nutritional superstar, rich in lutein and zeaxanthin — antioxidants that studies show may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of blindness.
People can feel nauseous for a variety of reasons, including motion sickness, pregnancy or certain medical treatments. Luckily, there may be a soothing cure for nausea in your kitchen cabinet.
According to research published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, researchers found that chemotherapy patients who drank shakes containing 32 grams of protein had less frequent and severe nausea than patients who ate normally or had lower-protein shakes.