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Issue #35-- Benzene in Your Beverages
April 21, 2006

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May 4, 2005 Issue #022


1) Benzene in Your Beverages
2) Fluoride and Bone Cancer
3) Toxic Chemicals and Newborns
4) Healthy Recipe of the Month
5) Healthy Products and Services

There have been a number of articles in the news lately that I feel have very important information you need to protect yourself and your families from the toxins in your food and your environment and from the misinformation disseminated by the mainstream media, medical establishment and government. So, this month, I'm giving you a brief summary of these important news items with links to the full articles.

Benzene in Your Beverages

When a product contains both ascorbic acid and either sodium benzoate or potassium benzoate, these ingredients can combine to form benzene, which is known to cause cancer. Check the Environmental Working Group website for a list of beverages containing these ingredients.

Fluoride and Bone Cancer>

"A peer-reviewed Harvard study finds boys who drink water with levels of fluoride considered safe by federal guidelines are five times more likely to have a rare bone cancer than boys who drink unfluoridated water, despite previous statements by a Harvard department chair."

More fluoride news articles.

Toxic Chemicals and Newborns
"In a study spearheaded by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in collaboration with Commonweal, researchers at two major laboratories found an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in umbilical cord blood from 10 babies born in August and September of 2004 in U.S. hospitals. Tests revealed a total of 287 chemicals in the group. The umbilical cord blood of these 10 children, collected by Red Cross after the cord was cut, harbored pesticides, consumer product ingredients, and wastes from burning coal, gasoline, and garbage."

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your comments or questions about this discussion. I cannot answer each question individually, but I will attempt to address questions in the next newsletter.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Orange Blueberry Salad

1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 orange

Peel off the skin of the orange thinly with a knife. Cut into 16 pieces and mix with blueberries. Enjoy with breakfast or as a snack! This is my personal favorite.

Note: Leaving the pulp between the skin and the orange increases the amount of vitamin C and bioflavinoids in the orange.

Healthy Products and Services

The 2004 Edition of FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not lists 800 food additives classified according to safety, whether they may cause allergic reactions and if they are GRAS Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA. New to this edition is information on how to identify genetically modified produce in the grocery store. It's a handy pocket-sized book that you can carry with you when you shop to help you read food labels and make sure the food you're buying has only healthy ingredients. It will help you choose healthy foods when you shop and keep harmful chemicals out of the food you feed your family.

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HEALTHY EATING: For Extremely Busy People Who Don't Have Time For It tells you what's healthy and what's not in a clear, concise and easy-to-use format. It gives you a system so easy to use that you can't help but succeed at eating healthfully. In less than 15 minutes, you will know how to choose healthy food and be on the right track to eating healthfully.

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Healthy Eating Coaching
If you would like personal, one-on-one help to get yourself eating healthfully, I offer healthy eating coaching/nutritional consulting services by telephone. The first session is free. You just have to pay for the call.

To schedule your no charge evaluation, send me an e-mail with NO CHARGE EVALUATION in the subject line. Tell me what your concerns are, what times you are available, and what time zone you're in. I will send you an e-mail with your appointment date and time, and the phone number for you to call.

Written by Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
Your Personal Online Healthy Eating Coach
(c) copyright 2004
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