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Monday, November 28, 2011

On SALE: Elderberry D3fense & Cat's Claw

ON SALE - 11/27 - 12/03
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ELDERBERRY D3FENSE - Buy Now
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Elderberry D3fense combines the benefits of elderberry fruit and vitamin D3 with other herbs that help the immune system to provide you year-round immune system support.

UNA DE GATO (CAT'S CLAW) - Buy Now
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In the short amount of time that cat's claw has been researched, scientists have found alkaloids that enhance the immune system. Quinovic acid glycosides within cat's claw also back up the immune system.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Lavender Oil For Pain

From Natural Standard

In a new study, researchers randomly assigned 30 healthy participants to lavender oil aromatherapy administered through an oxygen mask lined with lavender oil, or a control group receiving only oxygen, for five minutes.

Stress level, pain intensity level during a needle insertion and Bispectral Index (BIS) values, which indicate the level of consciousness, were measured before and after treatment.

The researchers found that after treatment both stress levels and BIS values were significantly reduced for the lavender group when compared to the control group. Furthermore, the reported level of pain intensity following a needle insertion was significantly lower for the lavender group. Read the entire article.

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Are Kids Too Clean? New Research

It's the basic nature of young children to touch the very things in their environment that their parents find most disgusting. Just try to keep your 1-year old from sticking the dog's bone in her mouth!

After a year of swine flu scares, health authorities imploring regular hand washing, and talk of sanitizer gel like it was liquid gold, it's tough not to worry about what your children are getting into and the ultimate impact it will have on their health.

Infectious diseases are a legitimate cause for concern, but some would argue that our society has gone overboard when it comes to protecting our kids from germs.

How clean an environment do our kids really need for good health? Here's what experts told WebMD.

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Get Fewer Pap Tests Now Recommended

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announced Tuesday that healthy women between the ages of 21 to 65 should only receive a Pap smear every three years.

The federal panel, which is made up of experts in prevention and primary care, also did not support regular HPV screening for most women.

The experts warned that women are currently receiving too many Pap tests, saying the excessive screenings could cause more harm than good.

Instead of continuing to overtest, the task force said it would be better to reach out to those who have never been screened. Read the entire article.

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Drug Abuse in Meat Production

Disappointing News from the FDA

As FACT supporters know, to curb drug abuse on farms FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this year.

FACT and other organizations called on the agency to ban certain agricultural uses of antibiotics due to concerns about antibiotic resistance. While the lawsuit is still under review in the courts, the FDA recently announced that it will not remove the antibiotics from the market as requested. The agency claims that withdrawing the drugs would be too difficult and expensive. The FDA will instead rely on drug companies to voluntarily self-regulate - hardly an adequate solution.

FACT fired back immediately and garnered coverage in several media outlets. And this past Tuesday, when addressing representatives from the FDA, USDA, Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health and others, FACT's Executive Director Rich Wood publicly questioned whether FDA's decision to do nothing was motivated more by the Administration's lack of political will to protect public health, than a lack of resources. Visit FACT's website.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

On SALE: Echinacea/Golden Seal & Spleen Activator

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Echinacea/Golden Seal combines two popular immune system-supporting herbs. Nature's Sunshine Products provides the convenience of these two powerful immune building herbs packaged in the same capsule.

SPLEEN ACTIVATOR TCM CONC. - Buy Now
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is a Chinese combination of 17 herbs that, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, may nutritionally act as a digestive system tonic and provide energy to a tired body.
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Safer Down Syndrome Test

The old testing methods of amniocentesis or chronic villus sampling (removing a small piece of the placenta from the uterus during early pregnancy for testing).

These two invasive procedures which have a small risk of inducing miscarriage. This new test just may be valuable for decreasing the need of the more risky testing.

According to researchers these new test just may be accurate enough to replace the old invasive testing methods. Read the entire article.

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Divorce, Heavy Drinking, Smoking Linked to Hair Loss

Hair loss may not just be a matter of age or unlucky genes.

Preliminary findings from new studies of male and female identical twins suggest that a broad range of lifestyle factors, including stress, smoking, heavy drinking, and sun exposure, may also foil the follicles.

That appeared to be especially true for women. One study found that wives who lost a spouse to death or divorce were at highest risk of hair loss at the midline, which leads to a widening part. Read the entire article.

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Secondhand TV Viewing Harms Children

A growing number of researchers are warning about the dangers of watching TV when very young children are nearby. Recent findings suggest that even casual exposure to TV can harm their development and undermine parent-child interactions.

The most recent warning came last week when the American Academy of Pediatrics for the first time included warnings about "secondhand television" in its guidelines for kids under age 2.

In addition to discouraging screen time for young kids, it warned against watching TV with them nearby, saying the practice hurts their language development. It pointed to several studies, including one from 2008 that found background TV reduced the length of time they played and caused their focus on play to stray.

Recent surveys find that about one of three families leave the TV on most of the time. Read the entire article.

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Medicine's Bright Future

Imagine fighting cancer with a vaccine. Or treating depression with a magnet. Or even growing a new liver or bladder using cells from your existing organs.

Many of these novel approaches, for treating heart disease, cancer, and even blindness, are already in place or coming soon. Of course, as with any new procedure or medication, there may be as-yet-unreported side effects. And not all new technologies are covered by insurance.

Already Here:

Artificial retinas, better blood thinners, magnets for depression, etc.

Several Years Away:

Stem cells for heart and arteries

Think stem cells and you probably think of the controversial embryonic variety. But autologous "adult" stem cells — those derived from a patient's own body — promise to revolutionize the treatment of some cardiac conditions, minus the tricky ethical issues. These cells are taken from a patient's bone marrow, multiplied in a lab, and injected back into the patient's bloodstream or directly into damaged heart muscle.

Read the entire article for details of these and many more health issues.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Killing Airborne Microbes & Pollutants Around You


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Start Controlling What You Breathe
by Darlyn Britt

The Boomerang utilizes new-generation technology to sanitize the air and surfaces, killing or neutralizing harmful particles, microbes and gases.

Indoor air pollutants are plentiful, and many can be harmful to health. From hair spray to cleaning chemicals, from cigarette smoke to dander, these odors and particles present health challenges to many people—even those without an unusual respiratory intolerance.

Researchers at West Texas A and M University found that Silver+ PCO technology purifies the air and sanitizes surfaces. They measured tremendous reductions in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on surfaces after using Boomerang technology.

The study also measured a 75% reduction in fungus/mold, bacteria, viruses and aeroallergens (pollen) after just eight hours of use!

Additional studies showed that microbes exposed to Silver+ PCO technology over longer periods of time were almost completely eradicated. The Boomerang unit sanitizes 2,000 square feet of open living space. 

The Boomerang Air Sanitizer helps neutralize indoor air pollutants, sanitizing and freshening the air you breathe.

This amazing unit:
• Kills airborne microbes and neutralizes pollen and particulates, making the air you breathe cleaner and less harmful.
• Helps neutralize indoor odors of all types—pets, smoke, chemicals, ammonia, etc.
• Costs very little to operate (draws 14 watts of electricity).
• Meets new California guidelines for ozone emission (less than .05 ppm).
• Only available from Nature’s Sunshine.

The Boomerang’s effectiveness comes from a patent-pending Silver+ Photo Catalytic Oxidation (PCO) cell. The cell contains nano-sized metals—silver, nickel and rhodium, and added copper and titanium—that react with photons from a high-grade ultraviolet (UV) light to create millions of redundant oxidizers or negative ions.

Positively charged particles in the air (dust, bacteria, viruses, pollen, etc.) are attracted to negatively charged ions from the Boomerang. They collide and fall to the floor, ready for vacuuming. Negative ions actually neutralize airborne organisms on a cellular level so they can no longer replicate.

Place your Boomerang on a flat surface (counter, shelf ), or mount it on the wall. Then plug it in and forget about it!

The Boomerang:
• Requires no maintenance for up to three years!
• Is safe for pets, even exotic birds.
• Is lightweight and energy efficient; it draws only 15 watts of electricity.
• Features quiet operation—similar to a home computer in noise output.
• Is made in the U.S., using only the highest quality parts.

Start controlling what you breathe with Nature’s Sunshine’s Boomerang Air Sanitizer!

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Finding the Cause of Obesity Epidemic

You would think that overeating is the cause of obesity and certainly you will put on pounds if you eat more calories than you burn in a day's time. However, can you blame other factors for obesity? Here's a N.Y. Times article about a study:

If you have gained a lot of unwanted pounds at any time during the last 30-odd years, you may be relieved to know that you are probably not to blame. At least not entirely.

Many environmental forces, from economic interests of the food and beverage industries to the way our cities and towns are built, have conspired to subvert the body’s natural ability to match calories in with calories out.

And the solution to the nation’s most pressing health problem — the ever-rising epidemic of overweight and obesity at all ages — lies in the answer to this question: Why did this happen in the first place?

That is the conclusion of an impressive team of experts who spent the last two years examining obesity-promoting forces globally. Read the entire article.


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Scientists Find Mass of Synthetic Chemicals in Milk

When you wake up and go to the kitchen to pour yourself a cold glass of milk, it seems you are filling your body with calcium, vitamins, and an abundance of goodness. That seemingly white beverage may look innocent, but the hidden ingredients packed into the liquid that is a popular staple in the American diet are anything but.

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists have found through analysis that one single glass of milk can contain a delightful (or not) medley of up to 20 different kinds of painkillers, antibiotics and growth hormones.

These medicinal residues, found in samples of cow, goat, and human breast milk, are from a variety of chemicals used to treat animal and human illness. Read the entire article.


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What About Estrogen-free Soy!

Soy, being a longtime favorite within the natural products industry, lost its halo as consumers began being concerned about the phytoestrogen-rich soybean. The added concerns of GMO sources of soy didn't do much to help either.

Between 2009 and 2010, soymilk sales slipped 3.5 percent according to market research firm SPINS. So what's a company to do about soy's current public concern? Plant-based protein sources are gaining great attention as the vegan and vegetarian consumer numbers grow. EarthSpring Foods claims to have an answer.

EarthSpring is using a patented process to create a phytoestrogen-free soybean. We attended the Natural Products Expo East in September where the company unveiled PrimaSoy. What do you think about the possibilities? View the video with Bob Madison, EarthSpring's spokesperson, telling how the process works.



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Monday, November 14, 2011

On SALE: 13 Products - Fall Frenzy

ON SALE - 11/14 - 11/21/11
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ADRENAL SUPPORT - Buy Now
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Adrenal Support [for the Glandular and Nervous system] is a synergistic blend of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and adaptogenic herbs designed to support and strengthen the adrenal glands. Adrenal Support is formulated with adrenal glandular substance from New Zealand. 

BIFIDOPHILUS FLORA FORCE - Buy Now
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Bifidophilus Flora Force provides billions of beneficial intestinal micro organisms, which offer a whole range of health benefits. This product is also milk-free.

BOOMERANG AIR AND SURFACE SANITIZER - Buy Now
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The unique NSP Boomerang Air Sanitizer utilizes patent-pending Silver+ PCO technology. Nano-sized silver and other metals work together, neutralizing airborne pathogens and killing them, thereby successfully sanitizing the air.
The system sanitizes 2,000 square feet of open space. You can run it 24 hours a day, since it is a 15 watt unit. Plus, no maintenance is required for three years! The unique boomerang shape allows for better air flow whether on a surface or mounted on a wall. With a DC adapter for the car you can even use it there.

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SynerPro Calcium - Magnesium contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin D, zinc, copper, and boron in an antioxidant base of dehydrated broccoli, carrot, red beet, rosemary, tomato, turmeric, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, grapefruit, and lemon bioflavonoids and hesperidin. No sugar, starch, artificial colors or flavorings, and as with all their products - yeast free!

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It is known to cleanse the body and especially to strengthen the action of the circulatory, intestinal and female reproductive systems. It has also been found useful in external skin applications and as a gargle. In addition, chlorophyll is known to neutralize body odors and to act as a natural deodorant.

IONIC MINERALS W/ ACAI - Buy Now
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Ionic Minerals provides 70 trace minerals that are charged and ready for absorption. Ionic minerals are easily and quickly absorbed and taken into the cells that line the intestinal tract. These minerals may be readily employed in the body's many physiologic activities, including nutrient transport, enzyme reactions, metabolism help and immune system support. Ionic minerals also play an important role in supporting a healthy pH balance.

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Formulated to promote strong, healthy circulation through clean circulatory passageways, Mega-Chel is rich in a remarkably large array of nutrients.

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Research indicates that Silver Shield (with Aqua Sol Technology) is an effective immune system booster, discouraging the growth of unwanted invaders. Silver Shield has become a popular alternative to other products on the market.

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This product is manufactured with a patented process called Aqua Sol Technology and uses only the finest particle-size colloids to ensure maximum bioavailability and efficiency. Silver Shield Gel is completely non-toxic, safe and effective without the risk of heavy metal contamination.

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Omega-3 oils are not produced by the human body and can only be obtained through a diet rich in fish or supplementation. NSP Omega-3 oils contain both eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), healthful fatty acids that will boost your circulatory system.

SUPER TRIO NUTRITION PROGRAM - Buy Now
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Super Trio’s ingredients can help make up for the nutrients that are missing from the typical American diet. Taken together, these proprietary blends offer a nutritious combination of essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants - each an important component of daily nutrition, vitality and longevity.

THAI-GO MANGOSTEEN ANTIOXIDANT DRINK (2-25OZ.) W/ ACAI BERRY - Buy Now
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The new and improved Thai-Go now contains pomegranate and açai berry in addition to all of the fantastic original ingredients you love (mangosteen fruit and pericarp, wolfberry, sea buckthorn, red grapes, grape seeds, grape skin, raspberries, blueberries, apple extract and green tea). This makes it even more powerful than before with more support for the circulatory system.

TIAO HE CLEANSE - Buy Now
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Tiao He Cleanse® is a 15-day (if taken as directed) nutritional program designed to help the body achieve balance and harmony. It combines Chinese nutritional and Western herbal experience. The Tiao He Cleanse is designed to support the cleansing mechanisms of the body by targeting the intestinal, digestive and circulatory systems.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

On SALE Essiac, Guardian, Pau d-Arco

ON SALE - 11/06 - 11/12
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E-TEA (ESSIAC) - Buy Now
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E-Tea® is an easy-to-use, encapsulated form of traditional Essiac Tea. It supports immunity and helps detoxify and purify the blood.
GUARDIAN - 100% ESSENTIAL OILS - Buy Now
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Is a strengthening oil, especially when immune resistance is down. It helps to guard against colds and flue by supporting the immune system.

PAU D'ARCO (100 CAPSULES) - Buy Now
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The tree grows as tall as 30 meters and is known by the name taheebo. Unlike other trees in the area, pau d'arco does not develop fungus growth. The tree bark was one of the major plants used to promote health and immunity among the Incas, and its use has continued among the Callawaya tribe in South America.

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New Super Food: SaviSeeds

Poop Tells A Lot About Your Health

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Response to New Research on Supplement Usage

U.S. Doctors & Drug Money From Big Pharma

Urine and Saliva pH Tests at Home

The Best and Worst States for Long-term Care


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Dr. Spock Says, 'No Milk, No Meat For Kids'

The latest edition of Dr. Benjamin Spocks Baby and Child Care was released last month, and it contained a surprising turnaround. Dr. Spock, who died at the age of 94 just before the new version of his book was published, advised no cows milk or any other dairy products for children.

Mothers milk, not cows milk, is natures perfect food for babies under one year, according to Dr. Spock. And once a child is over the age of two years, he advised a vegetarian dieteliminating meat and poultry and cutting down on fish.

We now know that there are harmful effects of a meaty diet, Dr. Spock wrote with his co-author Stephen J. Parker, M.D. Children can get plenty of protein and iron from vegetables, beans, and other plant foods that avoid the fat and cholesterol that are in animal products. Read the entire article.

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How To Prepare Tofu

by Jenna Blumenfeld in New Hope 360 Blog





When prepared correctly, tofu has potential to be a minimally processed, quick and tasty meal containing protein, calcium, and omega-6 fatty acids.
When I went vegetarian six years ago, I admit my diet was not as balanced as it should have been. While I shied away from most junk food (with the exception of daily dark chocolate indulgences) my protein intake consisted mainly of hummus…lots and lots of hummus. And while this tasty Mediterranean dip is a great option for those who have forgone meat, it does get exhausting having it every day. So in an effort to reduce my hummus intake (however healthy it may be) my chronicle into the world of tofu began.
This new white substance was uncharted territory for me. I had never eaten it growing up, and it only existed in my consciousness as a spongy, strange food-like substance only eaten by fringe food extremists. My first forays into tofu-hood were disasters, yielding an unappetizing flavor and texture.
This was until I received a vegan cookbook for my birthday; Vegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, the veritable queen of the modern vegan movement (she has seven books, including Veganomican, the 250-recipe monster of a book aptly subtitled The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook). Not only does Moskowitz provide interesting, go-to vegan recipes, but she outlines a step-by-step guide to making tofu…good tofu that you actually want to eat, and believe it or not, crave.
Despite my many years of owning the cookbook however, I did not incorporate tofu into my life until recently. When prepared correctly, tofu has potential to be a minimally processed, quick and tasty meal containing protein, calcium, and omega-6 fatty acids.
So without any further ado, here are my tips on preparing tofu, as illuminated by Ms. Moskowitz.
  1. Buy extra firm tofu rather than the silken kind. It can be either packaged and shelf-stable or refrigerated and packed in water.
  2. Cut the tofu into ½ inch slices and wrap in a clean tea towel. Find a big, heavy pan and place it on top of the tofu. It doesn’t hurt to put a can or two on top of the pan as well. You really want to press the tofu as much as possible without crushing it, or else it will turn spongy when cooked. Press for 20 minutes to get the best results.
  3. While you can bake or fry the tofu, the easiest way to cook it is to throw cubes into a pot of soup, heat through, and serve. The tofu will absorb the soup’s flavor, and add an extra boost of nutrients. 
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Sleeping After Dinner Raises Stroke Risk

Once again, mom was right: Don't eat too close to bedtime. A new study suggests that waiting at least an hour after dinner before going to sleep reduces your risk of stroke by about two-thirds.

And for every 20 minutes more that you wait, stroke risk drops another 10%, says researcher Cristina-Maria Kastorini, MSc, a nutritionist at the University of Ioannina Medical School in Greece.

The study does not prove cause and effect -- only that there seems to be an association between waiting an hour or more between dinner and bedtime and reduced stroke risk. Read the entire article.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bisphenol-A Now Linked to Male Infertility

Bisphenol-A (BPA), known as the "gender bending" chemical because of its connection to male impotence, has now been shown to decrease sperm mobility and quality.

The findings are likely to increase pressure on governments around the world to follow Canada and ban the substance from our shelves.

BPA is used widely to make plastic harder and watertight tin cans.

It is found in most food and drink cans – including tins of infant formula milk – plastic food containers, and the casings of mobile phones, and other electronic goods.

It is also used in baby bottles though this is slowly being phased out. Read the entire article.

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Kidney & Liver Problems - High Fructose Corn Syrup

By now most everyone has seen ads from the Corn Refiners Association, claiming that our fears about high-fructose corn syrup are misplaced. Since our kids will soon be loading up on Halloween treats laden with the substance, it’s a good time to consider why so many people find corn sweeteners so scary.

Just this month, researchers from Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago took a look at the link between kidney disease and high-fructose corn syrup. Using data from nearly 9,400 adults in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999 to 2004, they tracked consumption of sugary soft drinks, a major source of high-fructose corn syrup in the United States, and protein in the urine, a sensitive marker for kidney disease.

They found that overall, people who drank two or more sugary sodas a day were at 40 percent higher risk for kidney damage, while the risk for women soda drinkers nearly doubled.

In June, the Journal of Hepatology suggested a link between consumption of high-fructose corn syrup in sodas and fatty liver disease. Read the entire article.

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