Tag: heavy metals

Why Is Meat a Risk Factor for Diabetes?

“Why is Meat a Risk Factor for Diabetes?” We’ve known that being overweight and obese are important risk factors for type 2 diabetes, but until recently not much attention has been paid to the role of specific foods. This 2013 meta-analysis of all the cohorts looking at meat and diabetes found significantly higher risk associated…

By Ewald Bahringer October 18, 2019 0

Is Canned Fruit as Healthy?

“Is Canned Fruit as Healthy?” Food cans used to be soldered with lead compounds, so much so that people living off of canned food may have died from lead poisoning. Thankfully this is no longer a problem in the United States. Lead contamination was actually one of the first priorities of the FDA, before it…

By Ewald Bahringer September 15, 2019 87

How Much Hibiscus Tea is Too Much?

over-the-counter antacids are probably the most important source for human aluminum exposure in terms of dose Maalox for example taking as directed can exceed the daily safety limit more than 100 fold and nowhere on the label does it say not to take with acidic beverages such as fruit juice washing that acid down with…

By Ewald Bahringer September 12, 2019 76

Is There Too Much Aluminum in Tea?

“Is There Too Much Aluminum in Tea?” Aluminum is the third most abundant element on Earth, and may not be good for our brain— something we learned studying foundry workers exposed to high levels. Though the role of aluminum in the development of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s is controversial, to be prudent, steps should probably…

By Ewald Bahringer September 11, 2019 25

Antiperspirants and Breast Cancer

[Music] a famous case report called the morticians mystery in the New England Journal of Medicine back in the 80s described a man whose testicles started shrinking and breasts started growing turns out he failed to wear gloves as he massage embalming cream onto his corpse they conclude there must have been some estrogenic compound…

By Ewald Bahringer September 8, 2019 100

Dangers of Dietary Supplement Deregulation

[Music] the US public is not well protected by current dietary supplement recommendations sometimes there’s too little of whatever supposed to be in the bottle and sometimes there’s too much hundreds of people suffering from acute selenium toxicity thanks to an employee error at one of the suppliers months later many continued to suffer had…

By Ewald Bahringer September 7, 2019 94

Lead Contamination in Bone Broth

“Lead Contamination in Bone Broth” There are toxicological issues associated with production and processing of meat, issues like the presence of various toxic contaminants, from dioxins and PCBs to the cooked meat carcinogens. Carcinogenesis, the development of cancer may be the main concern, but there are a number of other toxic responses connected with the…

By Ewald Bahringer September 6, 2019 95