What is good for individuals and for the economy in general is not necessarily good for retailers. For example, it is a good thing…
For decades, stock market participants have been led to believe that “investing” is safe… while “trading” is risky. But the way most people “invest” is about the riskiest way you could possibly manage your money. The prevailing advice has been something like this:
Considering the turmoil in the economy, I understand if your primary concerns are to protect your wealth, boost your earning power, and increase your financial independence. But if you want to achieve all of that (and certainly if you want to enjoy it), you must also focus on your health.
Only problem is that while sunscreen can protect you against sunburn, there is no evidence it will protect you from skin cancer.
Almost all commercial sunscreens contain not just one but several chemicals, known as xenoestrogens, that mimic the hormone estrogen.
In ETR #2077, Dr. Sears wrote about a natural sweetener called xylitol, which can be used in place of sugar. Xylitol scores only seven on the glycemic index, so it has a minimal effect on blood sugar and insulin levels (and can actually help prevent tooth decay).
But xylitol also has a cooling effect on the tongue, which some people don’t care for. And while it is safe, it can cause minor gastrointestinal upset. That’s why I prefer a similar sugar alcohol called erythritol.
You can file this article under “another reason to avoid processed foods. And now there is news that sodium benzoate itself could be responsible for DNA damage.
For many years, the FDA has been aware of the problems with aspartame. In fact, the FDA once actually published a list of 92 (yes, 92!) side effects and reactions to this chemical.