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  • Paleolithic Lessons
    Paleolithic Lessons
    An evolutionary argument for a plant-based diet is presented, in contrast to "paleo" fad diets.
  • Heavy Metals in Protein Powder Supplements
    Heavy Metals in Protein Powder Supplements
    A Consumer Reports investigation into the safety of protein supplements found that more than half exceed the California prop 65 "Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act" action levels.
  • Nerves of Mercury
    Nerves of Mercury
    Studies of the neurobehavioral toxicity of mercury on children suggest that no level of mercury exposure can be considered safe, but pressure from the fish industry may be preventing safety limits...
  • Amla and Triphala Tested for Metals
    Amla and Triphala Tested for Metals
    Both U.S.-made and imported Ayurvedic dietary supplements have high contamination rates of toxic metals such as mercury, though only a small fraction of the levels found in canned tuna.
  • Get the Lead Out
    Get the Lead Out
    Toxic heavy metal contamination of Ayurvedic dietary supplements is in most cases intentional.
  • Some Ayurvedic Medicine Worse Than Lead Paint Exposure
    Some Ayurvedic Medicine Worse Than Lead Paint Exposure
    Triphala, a combination of three fruits--amla, bibhitaki, and haritaki fruits—is the most commonly used herbal formulation in Ayurvedic medicine and may have powerful anti-cancer properties....
  • Cannibalistic Feed Biomagnification
    Cannibalistic Feed Biomagnification
    Feeding meat and bone meal to farm animals may increase the levels of industrial pollutants in animal products.
  • Maternal Mercury Levels
    Maternal Mercury Levels
    The resulting loss of child intelligence linked to maternal fish consumption is estimated to cost billions in lost productivity.
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