Health

Iodine Protection from Nuclear Fallout? Not aAlways, Warns the Health Ranger in Science article Debunking Iodine Myths

As the risk of nuclear war continues rising by the day, iodine myths abound on the internet. While iodine is very important for protecting your thyroid and other organs from iodine-131, a dangerous radionuclide, the zealous over-promotion of iodine has led many people to falsely believe that iodine can protect them from ALL forms of radiation. Not only is that false, it’s also dangerous ....

Sharpen Your Maple Syrup Tasting Skills

(NC) Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a professional food taster? A dream job for many, an accomplished taster continually explores a vast repertoire of foods, from artichokes to zucchini and even old fashioned Canadian maple syrup. Canada produces approximately 75 per cent of the world's maple syrup, exporting it to 75 countries around the world. Scientists from Agriculture ....

STATINS WARNING: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Found to Raise Risk of Diabetes by 50 Per Cent in Older Women

Elderly women who take statins have an increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes, an Australian study found. Researchers at the University of Queensland examined more than 8,000 elderly female pensioners and found that those who took the cholesterol-lowering drug had a 33% increased risk of diabetes. The experts also found that taking higher doses of statins further elevated ....

Have You Tried the new eco-friendly Health Ranger Dishwasher Detergent?

There’s a new product line at the Health Ranger Store, and it’s carefully formulated to protect the environment: It’s called Health Ranger Select Dishwasher Detergent Powder, the most environmentally-friendly, pure product you can find to clean your cookware, dishes and cutlery. As with all Health Ranger Select items, this new detergent has been laboratory-tested and validated for purity ....

Coconut Butter has Big Dairy Running Scared

As consumer habits continue to shift towards more plant-based foods, the dairy industry is feeling the threat. Analysts predict that dairy alternatives are projected to surpass $35 billion by 2024. While milk has been the primary product of the battleground du jour for Big Dairy, as seen in the recent Dairy Pride Act, a new threat is waiting on the horizon. Most people are familiar with the ....

EPA Under Pressure to Dump Fluoride from Water Supply

Fluoride is an ubiquitous chemical that has penetrated public water supplies across the United States. The CDC reports that about two-thirds of the population has fluoridated public water. And for those of us served by community water systems, that number climbs up to about 74 percent. Historically, fluoride been added to water in the name of preventing tooth decay and cavities. However, ....

How diet affects your dental hygiene

(NC) Keeping your teeth and mouth healthy requires more than just daily brushing, flossing and rinsing. Did you know that the food and beverage choices you make have an impact on your oral health? The more sugar you eat, the worse off your teeth will be. Sugar-rich food and beverages contribute to the erosion of tooth enamel and increase the risks of tooth decay. As your partners in ....

Reasons to Consider plant-based Eating

(NC) Plant-based eating has grown into a major health food trend in recent years, however, it is far from new. In fact, Canada's Food Guide recommends we eat more daily servings of vegetables, fruits and grains and that we consume a variety of plant-based meat alternatives like beans, lentils and tofu. You are probably asking yourself, “Is skipping the meat really good for me?” or ....

Women's Heart Health: Simple Habits to Protect Your Ticker

(NC) Many Canadians do not consider their heart health until they are older. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, two out of three Canadian women have one or more major health factors that elevate their risk for heart disease, like diabetes or menopause. No matter your age, it is always a good time to start managing your heart health. There are many small changes you can make ....

Prescription Opioid Deaths Surpass gun-related Deaths… Big Pharma Literally Killing More People than GUNS

The opioid epidemic in America is killing more people than guns and the blame rests squarely on Big Pharma. Until 2007, the number of deaths by firearm was five times greater than those caused by overdoses, but in 2015 overdose deaths surpassed gun deaths for the first time – and it looks like the trend will continue. Drug companies have orchestrated and encouraged the over-prescription ....

Are You at Risk for Food Poisoning?

(NC) Canada's food supply is among the safest in the world, but when harmful bacteria contaminate food, they can cause illness. There are approximately four million cases of food poisoning in the country each year—that's about one in eight people. Four groups of people are at greater risk of being affected by food poisoning: pregnant women, young children, older adults, and people wi ....

Prevent Food Poisoning with These 4 Tips

(NC) Did you know that about 1 in 8 Canadians get sick every year from foodborne illness? Many of these cases go unreported because symptoms are similar to those of the stomach flu. The most common symptoms are stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, body aches and fever. Fortunately, most cases of food poisoning can be easily prevented by following a few simple steps: 1. Cle ....

Food Safety Essentials During Pregnancy

(NC) While food safety is important for everyone, it's especially important for women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. A pregnant woman's immune system is weakened because of changes in the body that can make it harder to fight infections — including those caused by food poisoning. The four rules of food safety — clean, separate, cook and chill — are especially ....

5 Common Food Poisoning Sources and How to Avoid Them

(NC) If you've ever had a rough night after an all-you-can-eat buffet, then you know better than most the importance of food safety. But foodborne illnesses can do more than cause discomfort. There are approximately four million cases of food poisoning in Canada each year— that's about one in eight people. Protecting yourself and your family begins by following the four rules of food s ....

What is Food Poisoning?

(NC) About one in eight Canadians will get sick from food poisoning this year. Food poisoning is any sickness that results from eating contaminated food. Most people affected by food poisoning will recover without any lasting effects. But for some, the effects can be devastating and even deadly. The best way to protect yourself and your family is by following the four rules of food saf ....

Alert: Dangerous New Type of GMO Being Unleashed into Food Supply… Check Your APPLES

Few topics in the scientific world are as fiercely debated as the use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Despite the fact that they have passed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) safety tests, nearly 40 countries around the world have banned their use due to health and environmental concerns. With a growing population of health-conscious people, the debate over their u ....

Surgical Removal of Ovaries for BRCA1 “Breast Cancer Gene” Women Found to be Medically Useless, New Study Finds

When it comes to the presence of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations, which are often called the “breast cancer genes,” preventive surgery has been a recommended course of action. According to Breastcancer.org, mutations in these two genes account for about 10 percent of all breast cancers. Women with abnormal BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are sometimes advised to undergo prophylactic (prote ....

5 Tips for Transforming Picky Eaters

(NC) To help parents bring peace to the dinner table, Dr. Aimee Gould Shunney, a licensed naturopathic doctor, offers five ideas for transforming a child with finicky tendencies into an amazing eater with optimal nutrition. 1. Cook more. Cook for your children and make their dishes simple, without lots of sauces and spices. If possible, let them help you cook so they ca ....