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Hair colorants and the cancer connection - Protect yourself with these natural alternatives

2/28/2014 - As a culture obsessed with youth and beauty, it's easy to fall into the trap of using hair dyes to cover those telltale gray hairs. However, using these commercial products is risky since the chemical formulations are linked with a range of cancers. Even so-called 'natural' dyes can compromise health....

Soft drinks with caramel coloring could contain carcinogenic substance

2/1/2014 - A study from Consumer Reports has revealed that the caramel coloring substance used to give many soft drinks its brown color could contain a harmful carcinogenic chemical called 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI. 4-MEI is a by-product in the making of caramel coloring, although it is not in all caramel...

Toys that develop creativity and intelligence

11/14/2013 - This holiday season is fast approaching. There are avenues that enhance the creative, intelligent, emotional and spiritual development of children other than expensive toys and/or caving in to slick marketing advertising that convinces parents to purchase the latest toys and gadgets. As a psychologist,...

Article updated with new message from the Health Ranger

6/28/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....

MSG: Many Secrets Guarded (opinion)

2/11/2013 9:28:56 PM - By now, most of us are aware of the fact that MSG has two purposes: to give a food that has absolutely no flavor, flavor and to increase the shelf life of a useless product that ultimately will increase the profits of the highly reputable company using it. Actually, there is a third purpose that no...

Unraveling food industry lies - Your salmon and meat are artificially dyed to look more appealing

9/10/2012 - There is a reason why those radiant, pink salmon filets and juicy, golden chicken breasts in the meat case at the grocery store typically appear unusually appetizing -- but it often has nothing to do with the natural colorings of these animals' flesh. It might come as a surprise to many readers, but...

To every food there is a season, color, taste, element - Your organs know this, do you?

8/16/2012 11:48:40 AM - If your mother had x-ray vision and eyes on the back of her head that saw everything, it's probably because her body's innate intelligence knew she ate a lots of red foods whose properties nourish the eyes and vision. The practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) teaches the Five Element theory,...

Modern science validates light and color therapies in promoting full-spectrum health

7/16/2012 - The ancient practices of phototherapy and chromotherapy are gaining momentum as valid science. Researchers are now able to study how light and color not only affect psychological behavior, but also physiological systems of the body. An article in The New York Times explores how color and light influence...

Discover the gateway to remarkable health with a diet rich in color

6/16/2012 - Consuming a diet rich in naturally colorful foods not only is beautiful but encourages ultimate health balance. Enjoying a variety of each color group provides a powerful defense against disease and environmental stressors. Scientific research has confirmed the importance of consuming a broad spectrum...

Coke bottles may require cancer warning label if drink ingredients not changed

6/5/2012 - Back in January, the state of California added to its list of cancer-causing chemicals an ingredient commonly used in flavored soda beverages, which has sent major shockwaves throughout the processed food industry. And according to numerous reports, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and even Whole Foods are having...

Insane Michigan government announces plan to destroy ranch livestock based on hair color and arrest hundreds of ranchers as felons

3/27/2012 - The state of Michigan is only days away from engaging in what can only be called true "animal genocide" -- the mass murder of ranch animals based on the color of their hair. It's all part of a shocking new "Invasive Species Order" (ISO) put in place by Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (DNR)....

Soda industry desperate to avoid cancer classification of toxic chemicals used to make caramel color

3/14/2012 - The processed beverage industry is fighting tooth and nail to stop federal regulators from publicly identifying a toxic ingredient in many popular cola brands as being a cancer-causing chemical. 4-methylimidazole (4-MI), a chemical used to make the "caramel color" agent added to Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola,...

Children's medicines coated with brain-damaging aluminum

1/30/2012 - Aluminum Lake food coloring, used to heavily coat liquid medicines for children, contains dangerous amounts of aluminum and harmful synthetic petrochemicals. These "petrochemicals" are carcinogens containing petroleum, antifreeze and ammonia, which cause a long list of adverse reactions. Aluminum poisoning...

Hidden sources of food coloring chemicals in your diet

10/9/2011 - The toxicity potential of synthetic food colors is complex and controversial. Color additives are mostly used to make high-calorie, low-nutrition foods appear healthy. Many, including Dr. Alexander Weil, claim those additives are toxic or carcinogenic. They usually show up on labels with the color and...

The dangers of artificial food colors

5/25/2011 - "Should the FDA be so permissive with chemicals in food, suspect or not, that amount to little more than marketing?" asks The Daily Green (http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/eat-safe/artificial-food-colorings-health-effects). This question is particularly pertinent considering that colorings...

Artificial food colors cause hyperactivity in children

4/4/2011 - Evidence continues to emerge that artificial colors cause hyperactivity in children, but the FDA remains resistant to taking action. The agency will hold public hearings on the issue from March 30-31. Artificial colors made from coal tar or petroleum were first developed in the 1850s, and nearly...

Try natural hair coloring alternatives

2/12/2011 - A lot of people like to color their hair to either change their look or cover up grays, but they don't like the harsh chemicals found in commercial dyes going on their heads once every few weeks. Consumers are becoming savvy about their health and are increasingly looking for healthier alternatives...

U.S. food companies caught faking blueberries with artificial colors and liquid sugars, reveals Health Ranger investigation

1/19/2011 - A Food Investigations mini-documentary released today exposes the "blueberry deception" in name-brand cereals, bagels, breads and bars. As revealed in the investigative video (www.FoodInvestigations.com), big-name food companies that offer blueberry cereals, muffins, pastries and bars have been caught...

Color Psychology - How colors affect our moods and emotions

1/8/2011 - Ever have a particular color that you are always drawn to? Then perhaps you`ve experienced just a hint of how colors affect our emotions. While it is important to surround yourself with color that feels good to you, color practitioners who use colors to heal and restore find there are some rules about...

Warning: Christmas colored chips, cookies and treats may be poisoning your children

12/17/2010 - Those Christmas-colored snack chips and store-bought cookies may look festive, but watch out: Eating them may cause side effects such as hyperactivity, especially in children. That's because nearly all Christmas-colored foods achieve their colors through the use of artificial coloring chemicals, including...

Use Hypnosis to Study the Effect of Color Processing of the Brain

1/8/2010 - Although hypnosis has been used for centuries, there is still a lot to learn about where it comes from and how it works. Hypnosis is a state of consciousness and since its origination is in the brain, it can be difficult to study. However, studies have involved color and how it is perceived by people...

Choose Naturally Colored Cotton

11/18/2009 - Most people think that cotton only comes in the color white and then needs to be dyed, but in reality cotton can be grown in a variety of colors including tan, green, yellow, red, and brown. Colored cotton agriculture began in Indo-Pakistan, Egypt, and Peru around 2700 B.C. It was the Industrial...

Clinical Spectro-Chrome Color Therapy Crushed by the Medical Mafia

10/28/2009 - If someone told you he or she cured his or her cancer with color therapy, would you believe it? You may understandably categorize it as new age nonsense. Well, it appears that it's for real and not just for cancer. Colored light therapy was originated mostly by an American physician, Dr. Edwin Babbitt,...

Purple Carrots in High Demand as Natural Food Coloring

8/15/2009 - Producers of purple carrots are anticipating a massive surge in demand as consumers and governments become increasingly wary of artificial food colorings. For decades, food producers have used petroleum-based dyes to give their products bright colors, sometimes reminiscent of the flavors the food...

Business Opportunity: Demand for Purple Corn May Soon Explode

5/6/2009 - Purple corn is being classified as a functional food. It is loaded with phenolics and anthocyanin, and has just about the highest antioxidant rating of any food including blueberries. The health benefits of purple corn are pervasive, and it has a normalizing effect on many systems of the body. Purple...

Miracle Cure for Gout and Arthritis Pain? Six Cherries a Day

4/21/2009 - I bet the big drug companies wish they had invented cherries -- they've proven to be the most powerful medicine in the world for eliminating gout and reducing the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Cherries are such powerful medicine for gout and arthritis, in fact, the FDA went out of its way to try...

Severe Allergic Reactions to Hair Dyes are on the Rise

3/18/2009 - As highlighted by Oprah`s spotlight, big-name hair-color company products containing the chemical PPD are still causing disfiguring and painful reactions, even death. Though there have been lawsuits in the millions of dollars, hundreds of complaint letters, and bloggers sharing pains and solutions online,...

Feeding Your Baby a Rainbow of Nutrition

11/30/2008 - Have you noticed that your baby gets completely absorbed when looking at bright colors? Vibrant colors stimulate learning and development. Research shows that making your baby's plate of food as colorful as the mobile hung above his/her bed is the best way to ensure your child is getting all the nutrients...

Add a Little Sheen to Lips without Color Overload with Eco-Lips Lip Tints

11/12/2008 - There are many variations in lipsticks not including the infinite shades of color that these cosmetic products come in. One way to classify lipsticks is to categorize them in terms of lip coverage. This would range from "invisible" or sheer to a thick matte finish with everything in between, from lip...

Add Chemical-Free Color to Cheeks With Miessence Blush Powder (Product Review)

10/24/2008 - The act of blushing is associated with the glow of being in love and has always been considered an alluring quality. Throughout the ages, women have applied color to their cheeks to capture the beauty of the blushing effect. The perfect shade of blush is a prize find. The right color for cheeks can...

The Ongoing Food Coloring Controversy in the UK

5/12/2008 - The newspaper and TV reporters in the U.K. were going 'red-in-the-face' with excited denunciations of the negative health impact of certain food colorings classified using the European E-number system recently. The U.K. Food Standards Agency (FSA) in what was touted as 'leading the way' within the European...

How food companies fool consumers with food coloring ingredients made from petrochemicals

3/21/2008 - Have you ever wondered why companies use artificial colors? You might think it's because they want to make their food look good, but there's another reason -- a far deeper reason -- why companies use artificial colors to make their foods more appealing to consumers. Keep reading to learn what that is. Why...

The Dangers in Hair Coloring and Safer Alternatives

2/1/2008 - Many consumers are growing in their watchfulness as to what goes in their bodies, but health can be as greatly impacted by what goes on their bodies. We already realize that chemicals in cosmetics such as skin creams can break through the skin barrier, but what about the chemicals in hair coloring?...

The Honest Food Guide empowers consumers with independent information about foods and health

5/25/2006 - Mike: Hello everyone, this is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. I'm here with Ben Kage, and we're going to have a discussion and Q&A session about the Honest Food Guide. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it is available for free downloading at HonestFoodGuide.org. You can download it, and take...

The tale of doctors who tried to create art

8/17/2005 - There was once a small group of medical doctors (MDs) who wanted to create art. To accomplish this, they first decided to study art to find what it was made of. Using elaborate microscopes and measurement devices, they discovered that art was made up of ink on a canvas. With the help of the best...

Ground up beetles found in yogurt -- carmine serves as insect-based food coloring ingredient

10/31/2004 - This is not a joke: there are ground up red beetles being used right now as a food coloring ingredient in yogurt, ice cream, juice drinks and many other grocery products. The ingredient is called "carmine." Carmine is literally made from dried, ground-up red beetles, and its coloring (bright red)...

Blueberries, cranberries, strawberries all contain powerful phytochemicals that fight cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol and more

7/26/2004 - Here's more good news on how nature can help you prevent and reverse chronic disease. Berries such as blueberries, cranberries, strawberries and raspberries are rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals that prevent and even reverse serious diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stomach ulcers...

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