Newsletter Issue: Volume 46 - July 22, 2008


Could a Plastic Bottle Be Making You Sick?

Do you drink from plastic bottles or feed your baby with a plastic baby bottle? If so you want to listen up. A preliminary government report has found that a chemical used to make baby bottles and other shatterproof plastic containers could be linked to hormonal problems. And, according to a recent report, experiments on rats found precancerous tumors, urinary tract problems and early puberty when the animals were fed low doses of the plastic chemical called bisphenol A. Keep reading for more information on this potential health threat!




Is Your Food Safe?

Do you remember hearing about the “tomato scare” this past summer? Perhaps you went to your favorite restaurant and were greeted by signs that said “Sorry! No tomatoes will be served here.” As much as an inconvenience this might have seemed (especially if your favorite restaurant involves a salsa bar), the restaurant was simply looking out for your safety. And for good reason - over a hundred people were infected with a rare form of salmonella that was found in several varieties of tomatoes. So how can you keep yourself safe from deadly food diseases? Keep reading for some food-safety tips.




Recent Study Shows Vitamin D Keeps Men’s Hearts Healthy

Are you getting enough vitamin D? If you’re a guy, and you’re not getting enough of this essential vitamin you may be putting your health at risk, according to a recent study. It’s been discovered that men with relatively low levels of vitamin D in their systems may be two-and-a-half times more likely to have a heart attack than men who are getting enough D in their diets. Let’s take a closer look at this study . . .




Snack Well This Summer

Trying to shed a few extra pounds in time for summer vacation, a.k.a. “bikini season”? You may want to give snacking a try. When you eat modest, nutritious snacks in between meals, you may actually lose more weight—and keep from gaining additional pounds. Keep reading for some suggestions of snacks that taste delicious, fill you up, and ensure that you get closer to your diet and fitness goals.







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