August Newsletter

This month’s newsletter includes The FDA Finally Admitting to Adding Arsenic in Chicken, The Unhealthiest “Health Foods,” and Great Ways to Exercise Your Brain.
This month’s tip from Laura:  
“Did you know grapefruit can interfere with certain medications? A chemical called furanocoumarins can prevent the body from breaking down certain medications. Over 85 different medications react badly with as little as one grapefruit or 7 ounces of grapefruit juice. Make sure you check with your doctor or pharmacist to know for sure if grapefruit is off limits. “

FDA finally admits chicken meat contains cancer-causing arsenic

After years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in the USA contains arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical that’s fatal in high doses. But the real story is where this arsenic comes from: It’s added to the chicken feed on purpose!
Even worse, the FDA says its own research shows that the arsenic added to the chicken feed ends up in the chicken meat where it is consumed by humans. So for the last sixty years, American consumers who eat conventional chicken have been swallowing arsenic, a known cancer-causing chemical.
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Brain Exercise Provides Benefits at Any Age

There’s good news for bookworms… or really anyone who enjoys reading, writing and other ‘intellectual pursuits,’ especially if you’ve been doing such activities since you were a kid.
Researchers revealed that engaging in cognitively stimulating activities both early and late in life is associated with slower late-life cognitive decline.
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The Unhealthiest “Health” Foods
If you grew up believing the best way to start your day was a bowl of cereal, a piece of whole wheat toast smeared with margarine, and a glass of orange juice, you’re in good company.
If your health is ailing and you’re reading this, chances are your lack of progress isn’t due to apathy or poorwill power but instead, confusion over which foods are good for you and which are not.
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