Consumer Alerts


Can Eating Food Past Its Sell-By Date Really Shorten Your Lifespan?

A 2013 article in Business Insider suggests a food's "sell by" date "doesn't mean much terms of sizing up a food's safety. But a new study out of Harvard University suggests that while safety may not be a concern, per se, the cellular stress caused by eating aged food can cause you to...


Taking Common Pain Meds During Colds and Flu May Triple Heart Attack Risk

Researchers have found that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin and celecoxib, during an acute respiratory infection may triple the risk of a heart attack.


Fake Organics Flooding US Market

The US is importing corn and other substances from Turkey, who's organic products have been deemed fraudulent by the European Union and Canada. Write to the USDA and tell them to investigate the supposedly “organic” grain coming from certifiers who are known to be fraudulent, and from major exporters like Ukraine and Turkey that...


Consumer Alert: Toxins Found in One-Third of U.S. Fast Food Packaging

Earlier this week, a report published in the journal of Environmental Science and Technology Letters revealed the presence of fluorinated chemicals in a whopping one-third of fast food packaging.


Recall Alert! Popular Hummus May Be Contaminated with Listeria

If you recently purchased a container of Sabra Hummus, you’re going to want to check its label. The Sabra Dipping Co. has voluntarily recalled several of its hummus products, citing possible listeria contamination. While none of the finished products tested positive for the potentially fatal bacteria, traces of it were discovered at the manufacturing...


This Kills One Person Every 13 Minutes — And It’s Probably in Your Bathroom…

Did you know that properly prescribed, correctly taken prescription drugs kill over 100,000 Americans each year?


Consumer Alert: Ingredient the FDA Just Banned From Soap Is Still in Your Toothpaste

Why risk your health to toxic, chemical-laden toothpaste when there are hundreds of safe, all-natural alternatives?


8 Questions Every Pet Parent Should Ask the Vet

From what type of treats to serve to the reason for the twitch your cat has been doing, your vet holds answers. Here are 8 questions to ask the vet.


Can You Trust the Turmeric Spice in Your Cabinet?

Don’t let the reports of impurities dissuade you from cooking with turmeric, as it is truly a wonder spice, filled with powerful health-enhancing properties. Even if you take a supplement that is standardized to contain 95 percent curcumin, it is also beneficial to include the spice in your diet. A nice bonus is that...


Is Turmeric More Effective Than These 5 Medications?

The compound curcumin within turmeric is likely nature's most powerful alternative to these five over-the-counter medications.