“This juice is one of the most valuable tonics. It is useful to counteract hyperacidity and to help normalize the alkalinity of the system. While exceedingly high in potassium, calcium, and sodium, it is our richest food in magnesium and iron content.”

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A Japanese study has just revealed that carrots can virtually put cancer to sleep. This is because they contain one of the more than 500 yellow-to-red pigments known as carotenoids that are chemically related to vitamin A and found mainly in green and yellow vegetables (see chart at end of article). Researchers at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, reporting in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, observed that adding alpha- and beta-carotene to human cancer cells shut down cell growth.

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NutraSweet and Equal are two of the common commercial names that use Aspartame, which was approved for table use by Arthur Hayes Jr. under President Reagan in 1981. After full approval for use in solutions in 1983 Hayes quit the FDA and went to work for NutraSweet’s public relations firm of Burson, Marsteller. Over the years it has been revealed to be the main cause of the Gulf War syndrome and, according to H.J. Roberts, M.D., it can cause decreased vision, pain in the eyes, decreased tears, ringing in the ears, hearing impairment, headache, dizziness and un-steadiness, confusion, memory loss, drowsiness, sleepiness, slurring of speech, numbness and tingling, tremors, depression, irritability, aggression, anxiety, insomnia, phobias, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, itching, hives, menstrual changes, weight gain, hair thinning and hair loss, urinary burning and frequency, excessive thirst, fluid retention, bloating, increased infection and even death. It can also mimic epilepsy, brain tumors, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus, Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, Graves’s disease, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and heart ailments. If this is not enough, those who take aspartame sweetened soft drinks anticipating it will assist with weight reduction weigh several pounds more than those people who consume the already bad conventional sugar sweetened pops.

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You are what you eat. The platitude may take a subtle twist due to research by psychologists Bernard Lyman and Janet Waters of Simon Fraser University in Canada: you are what your mood is, and your mood determines what you eat.

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Benign-sounding terms in product labels cloak dangerous chemicals.

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The stinking rose, as Shakespeare called it may ward off more than vampires. Fresh garlic, often considered a natural antibiotic, may also protect us from viruses; according to studies at Brigham Young University.

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