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Subway Chicken – 50 Percent Chicken, 50 Percent Filler

By now you may have heard the shocking news: Subway "chicken" may contain just 50 percent chicken.1 The rest is filler. As reported by Time Magazine:2

"According to tests performed at Trent University in Canada, the company's chicken strips and oven-roasted chicken contained just 43 percent and 54 percent chicken DNA, respectively, consisting otherwise of soy and other filler ingredients."

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Delicious Kale Chips – Move Over Potato Chips

Whether you eat them on a casual day at home or serve them at a party, you can guarantee that almost anyone will enjoy munching on chips. Unfortunately, most chips nowadays are made with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients and mixed with trans fats and other artificial components.

Fortunately, you can still get your fix of delicious and crunchy chips without the health risks. This Simple and Crunchy Kale Chips Recipe, shows you that there’s more to kale than just salads and smoothies. With the right spices, you can transform ordinary kale into chips that are sure to pack a flavorful crunch (pun intended).

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One-Third of Slim American Adults Have Pre-Diabetes

THIN PEOPLE CAN HAVE DIABETES, TOO!

It's often assumed that in order to develop type 2 diabetes, you have to be overweight. While it's true that excess weight is clearly associated with insulin resistance and diabetes, it's the insulin resistance — not necessarily the weight gain — that drives the disease.

As such, many people with a healthy weight are not metabolically healthy, putting them at risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes — even without being overweight or obese.

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SUGAR:  Is It Really That Bad?

The Sugar Hype

You add it to your morning cup of coffee or tea. You bake it into pastries, cakes, and cookies. You even sprinkle it all over your breakfast cereal or your oatmeal.

But that's not all. It's also hidden in many of our favorite "treats" that people consume on a daily basis, such as sodas, fruit juices, candies, ice cream, almost all processed foods, and even condiments like ketchup.

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Prediabetes & Obesity: Growing Problem of Peripheral Neuropathy

Studies Reveal Peripheral Nerve Damage Begins with Pre-diabetes and Obesity

Peripheral neuropathy may be more common in patients with pre-diabetes than previously thought, and early interventions may be warranted in this patient population, according to researchers from the University of Utah. 

Currently, 86 million adults — more than one in three U.S. adults — have prediabetes, according to CDC estimates. Without weight loss and moderate physical activity, 15% to 30% of these people will develop full-blown type 2 diabetes within 5 years.1

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WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GLUTEN AND NEUROPATHY?

Did you ever let your foot fall asleep and suffer first from numbness and then from a tingling, pins-and-needles sensation while it "awakened"? People with peripheral neuropathy suffer from those types of sensations all the time. And there's growing evidence that peripheral neuropathy is linked with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

Neuropathy Is Extremely Common

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SHAMPOOS CAUSE NERVE DAMAGE, MEMORY LOSS, AND CANCER.

The Common Natural Ingredient You Must Avoid

Promises of more volume, shine, and botanical extracts may lure you in as you browse the shampoo aisle, but you may want to turn your attention to the tiny ingredients lists on the bottles to make sure you're not choosing a product that will have you showering yourself in a neuro-toxic and carcinogenic chemical every day.

According to a new report from the Center for Environmental Health, dozens of shampoos, soaps, and other personal care products (the nonprofit group tested) contained cocamide diethanolamine, otherwise known as cocamide DEA. The basis of the chemical—coconut oil—seems innocent enough. But scientists tinker with the ingredient, modifying it into an unnatural, toxic form, merely for the purpose  foaming agent.

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Neurotoxins Lead To Nerve Damage

What are neurotoxins? The English dictionary defines neurotoxins as “substances that interfere with the electrical activities of nerves, thus preventing them from functioning.”

How Neurotoxins Destroy Nerve Cells

Neurotoxins are substances that interact with nerve cells by overstimulating them to death or interrupting their communication process. They alter the normal activity of the nervous system in such a way as to disrupt and damage nerve cells.

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Obesity and Diabetes

7 Steps to Reverse Obesity and Diabetes 

Diabetes and Obesity affect EVERY other American and one in four kids? Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. Type 2 diabetes in America has tripled since the 1980s, and researchers estimate one in three Americans will have diabetes by 2050. More than one-third of American adults are obese. And one in three Medicare dollars is spent on diabetes making - it the biggest driver of our federal debt. Sadly, these numbers continue to increase.

Overall, it’s not a pretty picture, and experts predict things will only become worse.  Type 2 Diabetes is associated with the following chronic illnesses and diseases:

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70 % OF ALL DIABETICS WILL DEVELOP PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY UNLESS YOU KNOW THIS…

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a serious and common complication of diabetes.  Currently there are 29 million cases of type 2 diabetes that have been diagnosed and another 8.1 million cases that are undiagnosed, reported by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention).

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between 60 and 70 percent of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy.

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