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Neurotoxicity Effects of Star Fruit

Neurotoxicity Effects of Star Fruit

Star fruit contains a neurotoxin known as caramboxin that can cause irreversible brain damage at high enough doses. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, How Not to Diet, and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller More information: Why You Should Avoid Eating Starfruit

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Animal Welfare Advocate Links Lettuce E.coli Outbreaks to Animal Byproduct Fertilizers

Animal Welfare Advocate Links Lettuce E.coli Outbreaks to Animal Byproduct Fertilizers

Author of Farm to Fable and Animal Advocate Robert Grillo is warning people that the animal byproducts in soil used to grow lettuce might be linked to E. coli outbreaks affecting people in 19 states. “In my book, Farm to Fable, I explore the conditions under which chickens and other animals are raised and how these conditions are incubators for […]

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Are Lectins in Food Good or Bad for You?

Are Lectins in Food Good or Bad for You?

Might lectins help explain why those who eat more beans and whole grains have less cancer? How to properly cook beans to avoid lectin poisoning: More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Lead Contamination in Hot Sauces

Lead Contamination in Hot Sauces

Given the lead contamination found in chili-containing candies imported from Mexico, 25 hot sauces were tested for heavy metals. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Humans Have Created Over 9 Billion Tons of Plastic with No End in Sight

Humans Have Created Over 9 Billion Tons of Plastic with No End in Sight

A new study reveals that humans have produced trillions of pounds of plastic since the early 1950s. Half the amount of plastic made since 1950 was manufactured in the last 13 years; the growth rate of the industry continues to increase each year, despite the enormous pollution and toxic problems associated with plastic. Another 26.5 trillion pounds are expected to […]

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Is White Rice a Yellow-Light or Red-Light Food?

Is White Rice a Yellow-Light or Red-Light Food?

Do the health benefits of rice consumption outweigh any potential risk from the arsenic contamination? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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How Risky is the Arsenic in Rice?

How Risky is the Arsenic in Rice?

Getting rice down to the so-called safe water limit for arsenic would still allow for roughly 500 times greater cancer risk than is normally considered acceptable. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Arsenic in Rice Milk, Rice Krispies, & Brown Rice Syrup

Arsenic in Rice Milk, Rice Krispies, & Brown Rice Syrup

Dr. Greger recommends that people switch away from using rice milk and other rice products. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Which Rice Has Less Arsenic: Black, Brown, Red, White, or Wild?

Which Rice Has Less Arsenic: Black, Brown, Red, White, or Wild?

Brown rice contains more arsenic than white, but the arsenic in brown rice is less absorbable, so how does it wash out when you compare the urine arsenic levels of white-rice eaters to brown-rice eaters? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Where Does the Arsenic in Rice, Mushrooms, & Wine Come From?

Where Does the Arsenic in Rice, Mushrooms, & Wine Come From?

Find out what happens when our crops are grown in soil contaminated with arsenic-based pesticides and arsenic drug-laced chicken manure. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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