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October 9, 2012
An evolutionary argument for a plant-based diet is presented, in contrast to "paleo" fad diets.
June 7, 2012
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.
May 29, 2012
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...
January 24, 2012
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.
January 23, 2012
Get the Lead Out
Toxic heavy metal contamination of Ayurvedic dietary supplements is in most cases intentional.
January 20, 2012
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....
December 8, 2009
Cannibalistic Feed Biomagnification
Feeding meat and bone meal to farm animals may increase the levels of industrial pollutants in animal products.
December 3, 2009
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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