Toxicity & Non-GMO

Tramadol

Is Tramadol a Narcotic? 10 Reasons to Never Use for You or Your Child

The FDA recently issued new warnings against prescribing tramadol and codeine to children and adolescents. After the agency reviewed event reports from about the past 50 years, they found that 64 reports of severe breathing difficulty, including 24 deaths, were linked to codeine in children and adolescents. In addition, nine cases, including three deaths (!), were linked to tramadol. Following … Read More

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Health effects of climate change - Dr. Axe

Top Health Effects of Climate Change (It’s Impacting Your Body NOW)

The health effects of climate change may seem like something that future generations will have to handle. The truth is, though, it’s already happening now, fueling everything from allergies and certain cancers to COPD symptom flares. All of the carbon pollution that comes from things like burning coal and natural gas for electricity, burning gasoline and diesel to power our vehicles and using … Read More

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Human sewage sludge in compost - Dr. Axe

Human Sewage Sludge in Compost? It’s Really a Thing (and BEWARE)

If you don’t want to wind up with shampoo chemicals in your garden tomatoes, this information is for you. Now, I get it. When you swing by your local home improvement store for bagged fertilizer for your lawn or garden, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is toxic compounds. But there’s something you need to know. Human sewage sludge in compost … Read More

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KFC antibiotics in chicken - Dr. Axe

KFC Makes Major Health Announcement to Curb Superbug Outbreaks

Food impacts us (and the entire world) far beyond the nutrition label. Given the complexity of the standard American diet, food impacts are so much more than calorie counts and protein, fat and sodium levels. In fact, the future of many life-saving medications largely depends on how we raise our food. With that in mind, we should view KFC’s announcement to ban the most important … Read More

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Vibrio vulnificus - Dr. Axe

Vibrio Vulnificus Causes & Symptoms + 3 Natural Ways to Prevent It

Vibrio vulnificus causes an estimated 80,000 illnesses worldwide and 100 deaths in the United States every year. What is Vibrio vulnificus? It’s a type of serious, sometimes even deadly, infection most often caused when someone consumes raw, contaminated seafood. It’s estimated that V. vulnificus is one of the few foodborne illnesses with an increasing incidence in developed nations; it caused 41 percent more infections in … Read More

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Hyponatremia

Hyponatremia Causes & Symptoms + 5 Natural Treatments 

Hyponatremia means low sodium levels in the blood. It’s the opposite of the condition called hypernatremia, in which sodium levels are very high. Both conditions often occur when patients are staying in the hospital. This is especially true if they are receiving fluid intravenously, have an existing condition like kidney or heart disease, or are in critical care. Surveys have found … Read More

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Health Effects of Pee in the Pool (It’s More than Just Gross)

Have you ever thought about the health effects of pee in the pool? Let’s back up a second. Have you ever peed in a pool? Though you might not raise your hand, chances are that have you before ­— and all of the urine can be pretty darn harmful. Researchers at Canada’s University of Alberta developed a sneaky test to determine … Read More

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Eating fast food - Dr. Axe

Eating Fast Food: 9 Serious (and Unexpected) Side Effects

If you’re someone who loves eating fast food, you probably only think about how the food tastes. But what if I told you that you should also be thinking about the short and long term effects of your next burger and fries combo? Fast food may be quick, easy and cheap, but unfortunately, eating fast food today comes with a lot … Read More

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Radon symptoms - Dr. Axe

Radon Symptoms: Is This Deadly Gas Lurking in Your Home?

Did you know that breathing radon for prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to you and your family? According to the Surgeon General’s National Health Advisory, millions of homes have an elevated radon level and more than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer every year. (1) And what’s really scary is that there are no obvious radon symptoms. … Read More

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