Current Health News

March 15, 2017 - Issue 3861


Why the War on Salt Is Dangerous

sodium to potassium ratio

March 15, 2017

Do you still believe the myth that salt is bad for your blood pressure? If you examine the evidence, you'll quickly see that your risk for hypertension and heart disease is far more dependent on your ratio of this other mineral, and not sodium. And if you eat the standard American diet, your ratio is likely to be one-tenth of what's ideal.

Polytoxicity: The Wild World of Chemical Exposure

toxic chemicals in hand sanitizer

March 15, 2017

Chemicals exist in your food, water, air and soil. They're in your home, including in your household dust. With so many chemical exposures on a daily basis, how can their true toxicity be known - and what are the consequences to public health and the environment?

California Tries to Cover Up Cellphone Hazards

cell phone dangers

March 15, 2017

You likely have one in your pocket or purse. However, electromagnetic radiation from your cellphone may be responsible for cell disruption and DNA damage linked to cancer. Berkeley California is now fighting a First Amendment lawsuit defending the right to tell you about the risks.