The DIY Guide to Detox

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Life comes at you fast.

So do the chemicals needed in order to make it happen.

Toxin exposure is all around us as our sensory systems are routinely crop dusted by dioxins, phthalates, surfectants, herbicides, and just cleanliness in general.

Your body does naturally cleanse itself, but it can also get overloaded from time to time.

So how can you tell whether or not you need to rid yourself of impurities……and how do you do it?

Why Artificial Sweeteners Are (Mostly) Harmless

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If we excluded everything that might be “bad” for us from our diet the only thing that’d be left is water.

Carbs, fats, protein, sugar, soy, nuts, grains, meat, dairy, eggs, processed food, gluten and whey have all been put through the wringer at one point or another.

But surely they can’t all be lethal or else we wouldn’t be here.

So some of the time our “danger” signals must lead us awry.

And here’s the case for one type of ingredient that’s been unfairly maligned: artificial sweeteners.

Read on to find out why you don’t need to have any guilt about drinking your Diet Coke.

Carrageenan: A Food Additive That’s Not as Safe As You Think

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Carrageenan is widely considered a safe food additive. It’s even won the good graces of several plant based health pundits.

So you’d think all’s well………except it induces acute inflammation and colon cancer like clockwork.

Huh?

MSG: Is It Bad For You? Why? How? What the Heck Is It?

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MSG is a common additive in food that has a full name of monosodium glutamate. It’s a salt of glutamic acid, which is an amino acid commonly found in nature. Over the years MSG has developed a reputation as a harmful ingredient and you’ll often see foods use “NO MSG” as a selling point for [...]