Here are this week’s top nutrition in the news headlines, to keep you informed!

Glyphosate Is Spreading Like A Cancer Across The U.S.

Glyphosate an active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup is in the news again. It appears that according to U.S. Geological Survey data, American growers sprayed 280 million pounds of glyphosate on their crops in 2012. Why, when the World Health Organization states that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans” is the use of glyphosate not prohibited? As consumers shouldn’t we have the right to know if our food has been treated with this potentially deadly substance? Click on the article to view the increased use of glyphosate in your area since 1992. Read more here. 

Why Your Grandparents Didn’t Have Food Allergies— But You Do

Are we killing our children? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies in children have increased by approximately 50% between the years 1997 and 2011. It seems that children today can’t go anywhere without an Epi Pen. But why the drastic increase? What’s changed in our daily lives that are sending our children to the emergency room? In part the answer seems to be growth hormones and antibiotics in the milk our children drink, processed food our children eat that contain artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, ‪‎GMOs‬, and other additives. As parents we know that we want only the best for our children maybe the best starts by examining what we’re buying for them at the grocery store. Read more here. 

How to Know if Your Weed Killer Could Cause Cancer

Still not convinced that glyphosate, an ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup is cancerous, you need to watch Dr. Mehmet Oz’s interview with Dr. Alan Greene and Scott Faber that aired earlier this month. Read more here.

Why You Should Break Up With Processed Foods Forever

We are thrilled every time that we come across articles written by medical doctors that voice their aversion to processed foods. Why? Although medical doctors receive excellent training in treating illness and disease, they receive very little information or guidance in preventative medicine through nutrition. When doctors go out of their way to investigate the link between nutrition and disease, we think that they should be applauded. The following article points out 7 excellent reasons why we need to stay far away from processed foods. Read more here.

Health Hazards Associated with Splenda Consumption

Splenda, a popular sugar substitute may be more dangerous then first suspected. As we stated in Rich Food, Poor Food, according to a Duke University study, Sucralose (Splenda) decreases “good” gut bacteria by 50 percent. Your gut is home to 80 percent of your immune system, and these same bacteria can help fight heart disease, reduce cravings, and best of all aid in the absorption of your micronutrients. Recently a scientific review of Sucralose published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, exposed an extensive list of health concerns regarding Sucralose (Splenda) especially when used in cooking. Before using Splenda to bake up that batch of cupcakes for your family you will definitely want to read this article. Read more here.