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Are smoothies really so healthy? Here's how to make sure yours are

9/18/2014 - Smoothies are popular these days. We drink them as an alternative to unhealthy drinks or as a meal replacement. But are they really healthy? They can be. The question is: What's in your smoothie? At some smoothie stands, smoothies are made with 3 basic ingredients: frozen fruit, fruit juice,...

Lexapro ingredients exposed: You won't believe what this drug is really made of

7/17/2014 - Sure, we all know that drugs aren't made of sugar and spice, but sometimes the ingredients that are included in even the most popular and widely used drugs can be pretty disturbing. Although Lexapro is marketed as a drug for fighting both depression and anxiety, many of the ingredients contained in...

Xanax made with GMOs, allergens and artificial coloring chemicals

7/14/2014 - Just like nearly every other drug, the anti-anxiety drug Xanax contains fillers and additives that are listed as "inactive" ingredients, but which actually can pose significant health risks. The only way to avoid ingesting those potentially dangerous chemicals and compounds is to avoid taking the medications. But...

Hidden GMOs identified in popular beers

6/21/2014 - Americans love their beer. But because of the way beer is currently regulated in the U.S., there is no way to know for sure which ingredients are added to a particular brand unless its manufacturer voluntarily labels them -- and most don't. A recent inquiry into the ingredient contents of several...

Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients

6/16/2014 4:06:30 PM - The restoration of America's food supply powers on. Companies are beginning to hear the chants of consumers, calling out for traditional, unadulterated food ingredients. The call for cleaner food now includes ice cream. Major ice cream manufacturer, Ben & Jerry's, has announced a major shift in how...

The Big Beer Cover-Up Exposed; MillerCoors Caught Hiding Ingredients Facts from Consumers

6/12/2014 - Less than 24 hours after the Food Babe launched a petition demanding beer companies publicly disclose their ingredients (yes, beer ingredients are a long-kept secret and they are not required by the FDA to disclose them), the MillerCoors company has been caught deceiving the public over its use of corn...

Homemade dog treats: How to make your own, save a bundle and improve your dog's health

6/5/2014 - Most of the world has awoken to the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), seeking healthier choices such as organic, all-natural and gluten-free. The healthy food movement has burgeoned from a trend to a necessity and, for many, has become a way of life. Processed foods produced by Monsanto's...

Conventional kibble could be slowly killing your pets

5/2/2014 12:37:05 PM - If you have pets, you probably see them as an extension of your own human family and care for them accordingly. You may even purchase premium pet food in the hope that your furry loved ones will live long, healthy and disease-free lives. But many conventional kibble products, or pet foods that come...

Pesticide formulations up to 1000 times more toxic than active ingredients tested for safety

2/11/2014 - The same university academic whose controversial research exposed the cancer-causing effects of genetically modified (GM) Bt corn and the Monsanto crop herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) has made another groundbreaking discovery, this time with regard to the understated toxicity of pesticides in general. Professor...

Natural Grocers pledges no aspartame, no trans fats, no irradiation, but GMOs still present in 50 percent of products

1/14/2014 - Whole Foods Market says it is aiming to phase them out completely by 2018. Trader Joe's says absolutely none of its private-label products contain them, and haven't since the early 1990s. And Natural Grocers, another major U.S.-based grocery chain, has been pushing for their removal, or at least their...

Top six tips for choosing the highest quality supplements

11/8/2013 - Americans enjoy the fact that they have many choices in their lives. Yet, having too many choices when it comes to one's health can be confusing and daunting. The $27 Billion U.S. dietary supplement industry provides consumers with hundreds of thousands of products to choose from, and it is growing...

Processed foods contain healthier ingredients in foreign markets than they do in US

11/6/2013 - It is bad enough that many processed foods currently on the market today still contain artificial dyes, chemical stabilizers and preservatives, refined sugars and various other toxic, yet FDA-approved, ingredients. But a recent investigation by FoodBabe.com reveals a shocking double standard within...

Wal-Mart, Walgreens found selling chemical used to manufacture deadly nerve gas weapons based on Nazi science research

9/4/2013 - Wal-Mart, Walgreens and other large U.S. retailers have been found selling a chemical that can be used to manufacture deadly nerve gas weapons. The chemical is found in numerous products sold by Wal-Mart and Walgreens, and it is the same chemical that raised alarm when it was discovered that UK companies...

If you argue not to label GMOs, then you must argue for no ingredients labeled on anything at all

8/24/2013 - It is more than obvious that anyone who wants to keep genetically modified food unlabeled is either making money from the biotech industry or doesn't mind eating insecticide and pesticide daily. Any argument supporting hiding this "modification" of food means that you would also support all food going...

Consumer alert: Most common vitamins, including children's vitamins, found to contain GMOs

7/30/2013 - A Natural News investigation reveals that an alarmingly large number of multivitamins and individual nutrient vitamins are formulated with ingredients derived from genetically modified corn. This is the "dirty little secret" of the vitamin industry, but it's not one the mainstream media will touch...

Chipotle becomes first US restaurant chain to voluntarily label GMOs

6/13/2013 - The recent decision by Whole Foods Market to label all genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) sold in its stores by the long-off date of 2018 looks silly and almost meaningless compared to the right-now policy of fresh food chain Chipotle, which is officially the first and only major U.S. food supplier...

A must read for women

5/13/2013 - My friend, Andrea Donsky, that has the website www.naturalsavvy.com, wrote an incredible article that is extremely relevant to all women that have a monthly cycle. She has given me permission to submit it here. As you read the article and become upset there is a link to go to to sign a petition. It...

Pepsi to begin using unlabeled, sweetness-enhancing 'mystery' ingredients developed by 'aborted fetal cells' company

3/28/2013 - Beverage giant PepsiCo has once again partnered with Senomyx, the San Diego, Cal.-based chemical company that gained nationwide attention back in 2011 for using aborted human fetal cells to develop flavor chemicals, to create even more flavor chemicals for its products. According to reports, the new...

Shock finding: Most probiotic supplements made with genetically modified flow agents, fillers

1/22/2013 - A Natural News investigation into the probiotics industry has turned up alarming information about how probiotics are formulated and labeled. We've found that nearly all probiotics available in the U.S. market today are secretly formulated with genetically modified ingredients that are intentionally...

NEW: Bearded Bros raw food bars deliver organic, wholesome ingredients in a not-too-sweet bar that's a perfect snack

1/10/2013 - I'm always on the lookout for the next great food bar, and a relatively new company called "Bearded Bros" has just topped my list with an amazing new lineup of (mostly) raw food bars made with nearly all organic ingredients. Check out the ingredients of their Bodacious Blueberry Vanilla bar: Organic...

Avon and 5 Hour Energy team up for breast cancer pink washing

10/23/2012 - In the spirit of breast cancer awareness month, 5 Hour Energy and The Avon Foundation for Women Breast Cancer Crusade has teamed up to help stamp out breast cancer. Living Essentials, LLC., owner of 5 Hour energy, will be providing a minimum $75,000 donation to the Avon Foundation but that amount can...

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...

Health Basics: The 11 most toxic vaccine ingredients and their side effects

2/29/2012 1:20:33 PM - It's been only 70 years since World War II, and the mad scientists from companies like I.G. Farben, BASF, Hoechst, Dow and Bayer, who created the gas chambers and tested dangerous vaccines on innocent Jews, didn't just go away. In fact, they went to work for U.S. corporations and pharmaceutical companies...

McDonald's forced to disclose all chemical ingredients on food sold in Russia

1/30/2012 - A Russian consumer rights' group recently filed a lawsuit against McDonald's at Moscow's Tverskoy Court. The consumer groups involved in the suit say that McDonald's milkshakes are falsely named because they contain little milk. McDonald's shakes don't deserve to be called milkshakesAnalysis of milkshakes...

Fact: 80 percent of U.S. pharmaceuticals made with overseas ingredients, nearly half produced in foreign facilities never inspected by FDA

1/18/2012 - Big Pharma advocates (the few that exist outside the corrupt government structure and the drug industry itself) regularly defend the industry with claims that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains strict regulatory protocols that ensure safety. But a new report reveals that not only are...

Fast food nutrition facts - mystery ingredients are industrial chemicals

12/3/2011 - Many people think occasional junk food indulgence can be balanced out by skipping meals later in the week or by putting in some extra time on the treadmill. The truth is that the consequences of this type of eating can turn up in unexpected ways, often years later as toxins accumulate in your body and...

You may be eating food additives without even knowing it

11/17/2011 - It is common knowledge that candy bars, chips and fast food aren't healthful, so it's no surprise to find food additives in those ingredients lists. However, there are a surprising number of additives lurking in more innocent-sounding products like applesauce and sour cream, as well. Shoppers may logically...

Avoid toxic ingredients and create your own mask with calcium bentonite clay

11/4/2011 - Skin is the body`s largest organ and one of the primary ways toxins make their way into the body. Therefore, it`s important to read the labels of skin care products and learn what to avoid when it comes to ingredients. The marketplace is abundant with prepared "natural" clay masks. An alternative to...

There's wood in my food? Wood-derived ingredients common in processed food

10/4/2011 - Lately there have been rumors about sawdust used as fiber filling in processed foods. Well, not quite sawdust. The cellulose used in many foods is processed powder or pulp from virgin wood. It's becoming more common. Though not toxic, what good is it? Wood cellulose explainedSince the virgin wood...

Top five ingredients to avoid in deodorant

8/19/2011 - Deodorant is an essential toiletry that most Americans have in their medicine cabinet today. Many are still unaware of the hidden dangers in the active ingredients of modern day deodorant. They continue to use these potentially hazardous chemicals on their underarms as a way of reducing perspiration...

What's really in the food? The A to Z of the food industry's most evil ingredients

7/28/2011 - Ever wonder what's really in the food sold at grocery stores around the world? People keep asking me, "What ingredients should I avoid?" So I put together a short list that covers all the most toxic and disease-promoting ingredients in the food supply. These are the substances causing cancer, diabetes,...

FDA's scheme to outlaw nearly all nutritional supplements created after 1994 would destroy millions of jobs and devastate economy

7/7/2011 - Yesterday we reported on the FDA's new scheme for outlawing nearly all nutritional supplements formulated after October, 1994 (http://www.naturalnews.com/032912_FDA_dietary_supplements.html). That was just the beginning of this story, because a detailed analysis of the proposed new regulation reveals...

Are you eating pesticides? Canola oil, soybean oil used as key ingredients in pesticide products

6/29/2011 - In a shocking new video, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) reveals that common cooking oils such as canola oil and soybean oil are used as key active ingredients in pesticide products because they work so effectively to kill bugs. The video shows how one pesticide product that kills insects is made with...

The Horrors of Commercial Pet Food

6/28/2011 - The global commercial pet food industry is astonishingly profitable and continues to grow (sadly) by leaps and bounds. Let's define commercial pet food, for our purposes, as anything that is packaged in cans or bags, even if labeled holistic or natural. Hundreds of generations of pet guardians have...

Anti-foaming agent found in Chicken McNuggets

6/26/2011 - Ever wonder what's really found in Chicken McNuggets? Some of the ingredients, it turns out, seem to belong more to an industrial factory of some kind, not a food retailer. According to the McDonald's Corporation, its famous Chicken McNuggets are made with ingredients including autolyzed yeast extract...

Green gardening secrets: How to eliminate bugs and pests without using poison

5/4/2011 - As people are turning away from chemical ingredients in everything from cleaning products to beauty products, they are also turning to chemical-free foods by growing food in their own backyards. In order to keep your homegrown produce as free from harmful chemicals as possible while keeping crop-destroying...

Nature provides best ingredients for anti-aging skin care

2/2/2011 - Anti aging and wrinkle creams are a dime a dozen. A vast majority of the wrinkle and anti aging products on the market today contain harmful chemicals. However, there are several 100% natural ingredients you can look for that will make you look younger. The first on the list is vitamin C. Vitamin...

Taco Bell beef faked? No more than the rest of the FDA-approved toxic food supply

1/29/2011 - The word spread like wildfire across the internet: An Alabama law firm had filed a class action lawsuit against Taco Bell in California, saying its meat fails to meet the definition of beef set forth by the U.S. government (and even that's a pretty low hurdle, if you ask me). The lawsuit claims Taco...

What's in your future kitchen? Food fabrication technology prints out your meals in seconds

1/26/2011 - In the not-so-distant future, instead of buying manufactured food items at the store, you may instead just "print" them right in your own kitchen. The technology is called "food fabrication," and it allows you to fabricate foods right in your own kitchen, layer by layer, in much the same way an inkjet...

Beware of Hidden Animal Ingredients in Food

10/22/2010 - Vegetarians and vegans are usually known for making wise food choices, seeking healthy foods. They, along with other consumers, might be surprised to find out that some seemingly harmless foods actually contain hidden animal ingredients. Some newer nutrition labeling has helped vegans. For example,...

Say No to GMO Food: Buy Certified Organic

10/19/2010 - Organic food is gaining in popularity as consumers learn about the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In fact, recent polls show that an overwhelming majority of Americans would actively choose to avoid eating genetically modified foods. Despite these findings, the FDA does not require...

It's not the bugs in Similac that make me sick - let's recall the other ingredients (opinion)

9/27/2010 - It has been a few days since Abbott Laboratories, makers of Similac infant formula, issued a recall after discovering some of its products may have been contaminated with beetles (and beetle larvae). The mainstream media ran with this story and parents everywhere suddenly got concerned that their babies...

Even Negligible Ingredients in Soda are Bad for Your Health

9/21/2010 - Natural News has long reported the dangers of soda, both regular and diet. The Health Ranger and other reporters here have methodically documented the dangers of high fructose corn syrup (HCFS), aspartame, caffeine, and phosphorous. There are multiple stories about the effects of these products on consumers'...

Use Natural Liquid Castile Soap for Safe and Wonderful Homemade Shampoos

9/10/2010 - Many of us look forward to shampooing our hair with visions of beautiful, shiny, bouncy hair as portrayed by those enticing shampoo commercials that we have become so familiar with. Little do we realize that the very shampoos that are giving us that lustrous look may at the same time be endangering...

Organic Labels: Know the Meaning of the Different Kinds

9/8/2010 - The word itself emits a certain energy. But what does it really mean when a product has the word "organic" on it? Or when an entire package is labeled "organic"? The word "organic" refers to the way foods are produced and handled. Food labels that include the word "organic" mean the food was produced...

Superfood meal powder review: Garden of Life Raw Meal and Boku Superfood

8/17/2010 - It's time to review two of the industry's most popular superfood products: Raw Meal from Garden of Life (www.GardenofLife.com) and Boku Superfood from the Boku Superfood company (www.BokuSuperfood.com). I'll also mention some other notable and important superfood products at the conclusion of this article. Boku...

Raw, sprouted nuts from LivingNutz taste like heaven while supporting good nutrition

7/14/2010 - The more you study nutrition, the more you learn about the health benefits of raw nuts. Nuts offer nutritious oils and vitamins (like Vitamin E) that continue to surprise scientists with their ability to support and enhance good health. But the problem with most conventional nuts is that they're either...

Toxic Corexit dispersant chemicals remained secret as feds colluded with Big Business

6/11/2010 - After weeks of silence on the issue, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally decided to go public with the list of ingredients used to manufacture Corexit, the chemical dispersant used by BP in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. There are two things about this announcement that deserve...

The best organic pet food brands revealed

6/1/2010 - A stroll down the pet food aisle at the local pet store can be overwhelming. The shelves are full of countless brands all claiming to have the best formulations for your furry friend. Many brands are now selling "natural" and organic lines in order to attract discerning shoppers who are concerned about...

Make Your Own Safe, Natural and Healthy Toothpastes and Cleansers

4/23/2010 - Virtually all commercial toothpastes contain one or both of two problematic ingredients: fluoride and glycerin. Fluoride, a mining by-product, is one of the bigger scams perpetrated on an unwitting public. Instead of being beneficial it actually damages teeth. Glycerin coats the enamel and prevents...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure makes mockery of self with KFC pinkwashing campaign (opinion)

4/22/2010 - Susan G. Komen for the Cure has now crossed the line into asinine idiocy thanks to its new alliance with Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), where pink buckets of fried chicken are sold under the slogan, "Buckets for the Cure." I'm not making this up. See the ad image yourself at: http://www.naturalnews.com/images/KFC-PinkChickenBuckets.jpg This...

EPA may soon require pesticide manufacturers to finally disclose secret toxic ingredients

3/5/2010 - After 11 years of secrecy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to reverse a prior decision that allowed pesticide manufacturers to conceal the inert ingredients from their product labels. Since many of these ingredients are toxic, the agency now believes that consumers should...

Broths Contain Mysterious Ingredients

1/18/2010 - There's a company that dominates the soup business, but its products are at best bland and mushy. You probably know who I'm talking about. Some of the company's soups contain so much salt that they're the human equivalent of a salt lick. For example, its chicken noodle soup dishes up a whopping 890...

Toothpaste Ingredients Your Dentist Will Not Warn You About

12/22/2009 - One of the fastest ways to absorb anything into the body is through the mouth. This is why certain drugs such as heart medication nitroglycerin and some pain relief drugs are administered under the tongue. Because of this, you should be aware that potentially toxic ingredients in your toothpaste and...

Cut the Chemicals and Enjoy More Energy

9/20/2009 - Good health, radiant skin and vitality always begin with what we take out of our bodies as opposed to what we put in. This is one of the reasons why many people feel much better, rejuvenated, lighter and brighter after a proper detox in the form of elimination, fasting or even half-fasting. In our...

Essiac Tea is a Cancer Cure Big Pharma Does Not Want You to Know About

8/28/2009 - A simple inexpensive four herb tea that cures cancer? Even AIDS maybe? This has been a critical concern since Essiac tea was introduced in Canada during the early 1920's. For over 50 years, a humble nurse, Rene Caisse (pronounced Reen Case), used the tea successfully with many terminal cancer patients...

PepsiCo Chooses to Continue Using GE Ingredients Despite Evidence of Harm

8/23/2009 - PepsiCo's 2009 shareholder proxy report contains a proposal (pg. 61) that paints a clear picture of the company's use of genetically-engineered (GE) food ingredients and its attitude toward this issue. The proposal describes a loose plan to remove GE ingredients from Pepsi's products in order to maintain...

Health Ranger Launches "Valley of Longevity" Shampoo - 98% Organic and 100% Fragrance-Free

6/10/2009 - For years, I've tried to find a truly natural shampoo that I could feel good about using and recommending to family, friends and NaturalNews readers. It's been a virtually impossible task: Many of the so-called "natural" shampoo products sold today are loaded with fragrance, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)...

Save Money: Make Your Own Tasty Nutritious Bread

2/24/2009 - Home made bread saves money both at its production and in the long run. Using fresh ingredients will cost less than a store-bought loaf. The bread which results will be nutritious and tasty, with endless variety. Many people fear that making bread is a long and complicated process. Instead you will...

Make Your Own Skin Care Products

1/28/2009 - There are compelling reasons to make your own skin care products. Federal law doesn`t require companies to provide data on product safety nor does it demand full disclosure of ingredients on product labels. Evidence continues to mount that personal care products are brimming with unsafe ingredients....

How To Choose Products That Keep You Beautiful And Healthy

1/8/2009 - Millions of Americans are adversely affected each year by a silent from of chemical warfare that's taking place every day within the comforts of our own homes. While we worry about the chemical weaponry of terrorists and lead-contaminated imported toys, we are literally poisoning our immune systems...

Dollar Store Discount Dog Treats Might Cost You More

1/5/2009 - Recently in a Dear Heloise article, a pet owner wrote she buys treats at a Dollar store for $1 that are "almost the same as $5 treats from the pet store." Unfortunately for this pet owner, discounted dog treats might cost her far more in the long run. The old adage 'you get what you pay for' usually...

Horrifying, Laboratory Animals Rendered in to Pet Food

12/12/2008 - Millions of laboratory animals are yet used each year to test new drugs to be approved by the FDA for safety. While some labs have been discovered to provide horrific conditions for test animals, most follow the 'Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals' protocol. But have you ever thought about...

Lessen Your Baby's Toxic Load (Part 3): Skin and Bath Products

11/27/2008 - Baby care products such as shampoos, lotions and powders fall under cosmetics` regulations and the FDA is not required to test their safety. The only way to be assured a product will not contain harmful compounds is that it be certified organic, and better yet, certified organic to food standards. Infants...

Rawvolution: Part III, Begin Your Own Raw-Volution with these Must-Haves

11/17/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com. In this excerpt, Matt Amsdam shares on raw food presentations, ingredients, combinations and must haves. Renegade Water Secrets with Matt Amsdam, the CEO of Rawvolution and...

Buying a 'Natural' Pet Food Product is Like Buying Fool's Gold

11/12/2008 - A recent survey from the GoodLife Recipe Pet Food company provided by (www.mediapost.com) website states that two-thirds of pet owners don't consider cost when selecting a dog food or cat food. Their survey states that nearly 60% of pet owners said that "natural ingredients" are the most important issue...

Choosing the Right Foods for Your Family Can Make a Significant Nutritional Difference

10/24/2008 - You've seen the labels before. You've heard the buzz in your grocery store aisles. Organic! Grass fed! But what is that anyway? And does it really matter if you buy organic or grass fed products? Let's start with what makes something "organic". Organic refers to the agricultural process used to produce...

Feeding Your Pet Treats Could Be Harmful - Give Them a Nutritional Bonus Instead

10/24/2008 - We all do it; we give our pets treats as a reward or just because we love them. And many times pet owners don't think about the extra calories in treats or worse yet, consider if the treat contains harmful ingredients. It's a treat, it won't hurt anything... right? Well, it could. Dog and cat treats...

Diet Soft Drink Makers Not Required to Disclose Chemical Sweetener Ingredients in Restaurants

10/18/2008 - The Missouri Supreme Court has dismissed a class action lawsuit alleging that the Coca-Cola Company deceived consumers by not disclosing the artificial sweeteners used in Diet Coke products sold from the soda fountains of fast food and other restaurants. The lawsuit was initiated by Missouri resident...

Boku Superfood Launches Enhanced Superfood Formula; Earns Editor's Choice Recommendation

10/13/2008 - Since its introduction last year, Boku Superfood has remained at the very top of my list of recommended superfood powder products. The formulation is simply outstanding, the value of the product is unbeatable, and the taste will win you over. It has become the most frequently used superfood product...

Choosing Products That Promote Beauty and Well Being

10/7/2008 - Millions of Americans are adversely affected each year by a silent from of chemical warfare that's taking place every day within the comforts of our own homes. While we worry about the chemical weaponry of terrorists and lead-contaminated imported toys, we are literally poisoning our immune systems...

Buying the Presumably More Expensive Dog Food or Cat Food Can Save You Money

9/27/2008 - It's almost overwhelming when you visit a pet store and wander down the mile long aisles of pet food. Thousands of pet food brands all seem to say the very same thing -- 100% Complete Nutrition and 'Premium' and 'Choice'. The brand your vet sells costs around $30.00 for a 20 pound bag, the brand your...

Review of Aubrey Organics 100 Percent Natural Shampoo

9/23/2008 - All aspects of body care are important as the skin tends to soak up anything you apply to it. This can also be true for the scalp. Many people may be concerned with what they put into their bodies through the food and drinks they consume, but don't consider the skin as an absorbing medium. Aside from...

Cigarettes, Lies, and Pet Food Advertising

9/16/2008 - It's difficult to imagine that cigarettes and lies have any connection with pet food -- but when you look closely at the advertising tactics of some pet foods, look closely at the ingredients in those pet foods -- you'll find cigarettes, lies, and pet food fits perfectly together. To give you an...

Are the Ingredients in Pet Food 'People' Safe?

9/9/2008 - When I officially began reviewing pet foods, companies I contacted shared without hesitation if their foods used human grade or pet grade meat ingredients. Now I am seeing a shift in that. These days many are telling me they use human grade/quality ingredients even though their pet food ingredient listing...

The Health Ranger Answers Common Questions About Nutritional Supplements (transcript)

9/4/2008 - The following is a transcript of a broadcast of The Health Ranger Show. You can find the downloadable audio of this program here: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Podcasts.html What is the biggest myth about nutritional supplements? You've often wondered about that haven't you? There is a lot of...

Product Reviews of Bear Fruit Bar, FruitFast Bar and Organic Food Bar (transcription)

7/16/2008 - Welcome to the Health Ranger Show. It is a great day to talk about some new health food bar products. I am going to review them here on this show independently, and objectively. I do not have any financial stake in any of the products that I am going to comment on here. (This document is a transcription...

Review: Delicious Greens 8000 is a Delicious, Nutritious Superfood Drink Powder

5/14/2008 - Part of my job as editor of NaturalNews is to search out highly nutritious, great-tasting health products for readers, and then bring you that news so that you can benefit from those findings. As you know, I've sought out and recommended several high-quality superfood drink mixes (powders) in the last...

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps Sues Estee Lauder and Others Over "Organic Cheater" Labeling

5/7/2008 - Following the Organic Consumers Association's revelations that so-called "organic" or "natural" product brands were actually made with toxic chemicals such as 1,4-dioxane, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps has sued numerous companies in the industry that it accuses of using misleading labeling to deceive consumers....

USDA Renews Approval of 46 Non-Organic Ingredients in "Organic" Foods

5/7/2008 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has renewed its approval for 46 non-organically produced substances to be used in foods and beverages that are labeled "organic." At the same time, the agency withdrew its approval for a type of food coloring and a food additive. Under the Organic Foods Production...

Important questions about Zrii and other multi-level marketing superfruit juice products

4/25/2008 - This article has been updated in 2011 to pose new questions not just about Zrii but about all the other juices sold at a relatively high price per bottle even though they contain cheap fruit juices such as grape juice, apple juice and pear juice. Most of these products, including Zrii, tend to strongly...

Important questions about Zrii and other multi-level marketing superfruit juice products

4/24/2008 - This article has been updated in 2011 to pose new questions not just about Zrii but about all the other juices sold at a relatively high price per bottle even though they contain cheap fruit juices such as grape juice, apple juice and pear juice. Most of these products, including Zrii, tend to strongly...

Review: Organic Food Bar Offers Exclusive Discount to Natural News Readers on Their Best Food Bars

4/22/2008 - I recently met with Dr. Jack Singh, founder and president of the Organic Food Bar company, for an interview. I've been a fan of the organic food bar products for many years, and I even reviewed their original food bar several years ago on this website. But I wanted to learn more about the company and...

Interview with Alan Friedman from Good Cause Wellness about Antioxidants, Agave Nectar and Chia Seeds

3/31/2008 - This is an exclusive interview with Good Cause Wellness founder Alan Friedman, who talks about antioxidants, superfood powders, agave nectar, chia seeds and his personal passion for health. Following the interview, I negotiated a discount for NaturalNews readers on one of Friedman's top-selling products....

The Whole Story About Whole Foods Market

3/24/2008 - Organic food has become the mantra of consumers who are aware of the dangers of pesticides, chemicals and hormones used in the growing and processing practices of the commercial food industry. Many of us have come to trust stores making the implied agreement with us that the food they are selling is...

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...

Natural Consumer Products Found Contaminated with Cancer-Causing 1,4-Dioxane in Groundbreaking Analysis Released by OCA

3/15/2008 - A cancer-causing compound called 1,4-dioxane has been found in some of the most commonly used petroleum-based cosmetics by a study commissioned by the Organic Consumers Association, including products from Kiss My Face, Nutribiotic, Jason, Ecover, Citrus Magic, 365, Alba, Lifetree, Giovanni, Seventh...

Review: The Best Tasting Green Superfood Powder Products

2/28/2008 - There's increasing awareness today about the health benefits of drinking superfood powders. Anyone who has been reading NaturalNews for very long knows that cruciferous vegetables prevent cancer, berries protect the nervous system and prevent heart disease, chlorella cleanses the liver and blood, curcumin...

Heparin Blood Thinner Drug Linked to Sudden Deaths; Cheap Ingredients Imported from Chinese Chemical Factory

2/15/2008 - In case you haven't heard, the popular blood thinning drug Heparin was voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer (Baxter) after hundreds of reports surfaced linking the drug to sudden deaths and severe allergic reactions requiring hospitalization. Drug safety investigators have now confirmed "irregularities"...

Boku Super Food: An Astonishing New Premium Superfood Product Reviewed by the Health Ranger

1/30/2008 - Let me say emphasize right from the start that NaturalNews has absolutely no financial ties to the product or company I'm about to introduce to you. I've been paid nothing to review this product, and I don't earn a dime off its sale. Nevertheless, I'm incredibly excited to reveal this organic, nutrient-dense...

Surprise Ingredients in Fast Food

11/3/2007 - The movie Supersize Me has probably had more of an effect than the producers anticipated. Since then, in the fast food industry, there has been a market trend promoting menu items that appear to be healthy. But most of these menu items have ingredients that health conscious consumers would prefer to...

ADDitives and ADHD: A Comprehensive Look

10/26/2007 - ADHD has been a hot topic in the media for a few years due to raising diagnoses, medication concerns, and debates to whether it is even a real health condition. New research has found that a few food additives can cause the symptoms that can lead to a diagnosis of ADHD. Once we establish the symptoms...

Certain pomegranate juice products deceive consumers with dishonest labels and ingredients, reveals new consumer guide

9/11/2007 - A new consumer guide published on NaturalNews.com reveals that some pomegranate juice products sold in grocery stores are actually made with sugar water and "junk juice" blends. While pictures on the front of the juice products show pomegranates and blueberries, the juice inside the bottle is often little...

Don't be fooled by "all natural" claims on foods and grocery products

7/18/2007 - Factory food manufacturers have figured out that slapping an "all natural" claim onto their processed, chemically-altered food products results in increased sales. Consumers, it seems, are trying to shop for healthier foods, and they're easily fooled by "all natural" claims, even though the vast majority...

How food manufacturers trick consumers with deceptive ingredients lists

7/10/2007 - The myth: Ingredients lists on food products are designed to inform consumers about what's contained in the product. The reality: ingredients lists are used by food manufacturers to deceive consumers and trick them into thinking products are healthier (or better quality) than they really are. This article...

Pet food revealed: Consumer Wellness Center posts nutritional review of 570 pet food ingredients

6/27/2007 - The non-profit Consumer Wellness Center today posted a detailed nutritional review of 570 pet food ingredients commonly found in pet food products (both canned and dry). The list, created by a joint effort between pet food formulator Dr. Lisa Newman, N.D., Ph.D. (www.Azmira.com), consumer health advocate...

How I got blindsided by yeast extract in Amy's Kitchen organic foods (opinion)

2/27/2007 - I must offer an apology to NaturalNews readers. For more than a year now, I've been recommending Amy's Kitchen as a source of quality, organic frozen foods made without yeast extract. As you may recall, yeast extract is a natural-sounding additive that food companies use as a flavor enhancer replacement...

Canada requires cosmetics makers to list full ingredients on label

11/21/2006 - According to new federal regulations that went into effect Thursday in Canada, cosmetic makers must now list ingredients on their container labels. Canadian cosmetic makers have been working for years with federal authorities to draw up the regulations in order to help protect people who might be...

Tamiflu drug made with cocktail of chemical ingredients, linked with bizarre behavior

11/17/2006 - According to a list compiled by Dr. Patricia Doyle at rense.com, a host of strange ingredients are used to make up Hoffman-La Roche's anti-flu drug Tamiflu, which has recently been connected with bizarre behavior, mostly in children. Patients using Tamiflu -- which many nations are stocking up on...

Hundreds of personal care products contain untested, unapproved nano-scale ingredients that may pose consumer safety concerns

10/11/2006 - A computer analysis of 25,000 personal care product labels -- conducted by nonprofit research organization, the Environmental Working Group -- found that hundreds of the products contain nano-sized or micronized materials, which can be very hazardous and unpredictable, according to the FDA. Nano-materials'...

Eco Lips offers protection from the elements without petroleum and without harming the environment

10/8/2006 - Elizabeth: Hello everyone, this is Elizabeth reporting for the NaturalNews Network, and I'm speaking with Steve Shriver, president and founder of Eco Lips. You know, a lot of different things really attracted me to your product and your company, and I think one of the most important things behind your...

Many "natural" foods contain questionable taste additives like yeast extract

9/14/2006 - The food industry is always trying to come up with a new way to add chemical taste enhancers to their foods without alerting the consumers. They used to rely heavily on MSG (monosodium glutamate), but when the public began to learn about the dangers of MSG and how it causes extreme headaches, reproductive...

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Relieved with Natural Ingredients (press release)

7/27/2006 - Fibromyalgia sufferers can now find fibromyalgia symptom relief with Fibro-Balance, a natural supplement that uses organic ingredients to help the body balance the nutrition required for healing. Fibro-Balance is a unique formula designed by Dr. Edward F. Group III, Chief Executive Officer of The...

Beauty to die for: health hazards of cosmetics and skin care products revealed

1/20/2006 - Your medicine cabinet is one of the most dangerous areas of your house, and not for the reasons you may think. Lurking just behind your bathroom mirror, where all of your favorite beauty products are housed, is a virtual toxic nightmare. The growing list of synthetic ingredients manufacturers add to...

Pet nutrition revealed: the Health Ranger interviews Dr. Lisa Newman on pet nutrition and pet food ingredients (part 3 of 4)

12/22/2005 - Mike: Whenever I talk to pet owners, whose pets have joint problems, pain or disease, I hear a distorted line of reasoning -- the same in human medicine -- which is that it's just genetic. I hear that all the time. Newman: Oh, I know. Mike: What's your take on that? Newman: My take on it is...

Healthy food for pets: Dr. Lisa Newman reveals the pet health-enhancing ingredients in Azmira Holistic Animal Care products (part 2 of 4)

12/21/2005 - Mike: Let's talk about what's in your pet food, the Azmira Holistic Animal Care products. I found this product in the local health food store, and I was buying it before I even met you or invited you to do this interview. Newman: Or before you knew I was right in your back yard. Mike: Exactly....

Must-read for pet owners: Exclusive, shocking interview with Dr. Lisa Newman on the horrors of pet food ingredients (part 1 of 4)

12/20/2005 - Mike: Hello, this is Mike Adams. I'm here with Dr. Lisa Newman. Thanks for joining me today. Newman: Well, thanks for having me today, Mike. Mike: You are the founder of the Azmira Holistic Animal Care product line. You also run a pet care clinic, correct? Newman: Well, it's not a veterinary...

Vitamin warning! Some nutritional supplements use hydrogenated oils as filler

10/13/2005 - The next time you buy soft-gel vitamins, you'd better take a look at what's inside them. Would you be surprised if I told you that vitamin companies are taking one of the most toxic food ingredients known to mankind and putting it in soft gels as a filler? It's absolutely true. You can find it in vitamins...

The Organic Food Bar packs a nutritional punch in portable form

9/26/2005 - Today I'm excited to be reviewing a fantastic health food snack bar called "The Organic Food Bar." It's made by a company called Organic Food Bar, Inc., and it has a fantastic combination of healing ingredients put together in a tasty, portable format that makes it convenient to get good nutrition into...

Nutritional products from New Chapter and other health innovators

7/11/2005 - In the world of nutritional supplements and healthy foods, there are some wonderful companies out there providing some outstanding products for the marketplace. They're being quite innovative with the products they bring to the market. I'd like to talk about some of those companies and what they're...

An overview of new health products, plant technology, superfoods and natural health research breakthroughs

5/22/2005 - In this article, we'll take a closer look at some of the more interesting products and issues we're uncovering these days. There’s a product that I highly recommend for those that want a nutritious food bar made with real food, and not a bunch of processed or manufactured ingredients. It's called LaraBar,...

Trim Spa weight loss supplement is formulated with effective ingredients

3/1/2005 - By now, virtually everyone in the world has heard about the weight loss supplement called Trim Spa. You may be wondering, is this the real thing? Does it really work? Anna Nicole lost 60 or 70 pounds by taking this supplement, but is it just an overhyped weight loss pill, or is it something that actually...

Everyday groceries contain ingredients that cause heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases

2/20/2005 - If you go to your favorite corner drugstore, you'll find two types of things for sale: 1) processed foods and beverages that cause disease, and 2) prescription drugs that treat the symptoms of those diseases. It's a brilliant racket: buy the stuff at the front of the store and get diseased, then you...

Disease-promoting ingredients in everyday foods and groceries are far more dangerous than terrorists

2/20/2005 - Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson resigned recently, and part of his outgoing statement included a warning to Americans that terrorists would strike the food supply. His words were "I can't believe terrorists haven't attacked the food supply yet." But who needs terrorists when we've...

Opinion: Ensure is primarily sugar water, marketed with misleading statements that deceive consumers

12/5/2004 - When I'm out shopping for groceries, I see lots of people purchasing bottles of Ensure. Typically they are older people, and they are buying it by the cartload, it seems. The front label of the product says 'Complete, balanced nutrition to help stay healthy, active and energetic.' And a large label...

The food industry denies links between foods, nutrition and health; bad science meets aggressive marketing

8/7/2004 - New research published in the British Medical Journal is revealing a game plan that can be used to fight the health-destroying efforts of the food industry. Lessons learned from the fight with Big Tobacco can be applied to fighting the food industry. These results indicate there's a great deal of...

Breakthrough Food Technology Process Protects Foods With Thin Film Made From Natural Ingredients; Replaces Plastic Wrap

8/6/2004 - Every once in a while, new technology emerges in the field of food manufacturing that offers the potential for a real breakthrough in the delivery of fresh, nutritious food products to consumers. Such is the case with a new edible food film that has been developed by researchers from the Oregon State...

Highly toxic, disease-promoting ingredients remain perfectly legal in the American food supply

8/6/2004 - Contaminated children's treats are showing up in candy stores in the southern part of the United States, and unfortunately, these Mexican candies contain lead, an ingredient that has been associated with a number of health problems in children. Lead paint was banned decades ago, and lead is not allowed...

Food manufacturers hide dangerous ingredients in everyday foods by using confusing terms on the label

7/27/2004 - The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act will take effect in January 2006 and will require food companies to use common names for eight food allergens such as milk, shellfish, eggs, peanuts, fish, wheat, and soy. There has been a lot of press about this Consumer Protection Act, but very...

Meat ingredients secretly placed in foods by manufacturers

1/21/2004 9:02:44 AM - Food manufacturers are perfectly free to add meat ingredients to their "natural" food products without listing meat on the label at all. This infuriates vegetarians, and now thanks to mad cow disease, it brings up the possibility that even meat eaters who wish to avoid cow by-products will have...

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