NUTELLA Health Concerns Raised re Palm Oil Ingredient that May Cause Cancer

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Could Nutella trigger cancer? Experts have warned a key ingredient in the spread could trigger the disease

But, in May the European Food Standards Agency, warned the product generates chemicals that are thought to cause cancer.

The oil, when heated at temperatures above 200°C generates more potentially carcinogenic contaminants than other vegetable oils.

But, the EFSA did not recommend consumers stop eating it, and said more research is needed to assess the level of risk.

Now, the makers of Nutella, Italian confectionery firm Ferrero, has launched an ad campaign to assure the public about the safety of the much-loved hazelnut and chocolate spread.

It comes as other food companies in Italy, where the firm are based, have chosen to boycott the ingredient.

A sp0kesman for Ferrero said the “health and safety of consumers is an absolute and first priority” for the firm.


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How tree bark could give you fillings that last for decades…

Researchers are hoping to produce a refined extract that dentists could apply to a tooth after drilling to help strengthen it and ensure a better bond to the filling. Photo / Getty Images
Researchers are hoping to produce a refined extract that dentists could apply to a tooth after drilling to help strengthen it and ensure a better bond to the filling. Photo / Getty Images

The misery of repeat trips to the dentist to replace lost fillings could soon be consigned to history.

Currently, if taken care of, resin fillings typically last for seven to ten years at most before they crack and fall out.

But now scientists have worked out how to make fillings stay in the teeth for much longer.

The breakthrough was made possible by an extract from the bark of pine tree roots, which scientists discovered alters the chemical structure of teeth to make them stronger and allow fillings to bind to them better.

Dr Guido Pauli, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, said compounds in the pine tree extract work by strengthening dentine – the tissue layer beneath the enamel in teeth.

He said: “The weak link in the chain of bonding is the interface between the resin and the dentine.

“We have clear evidence that our intervention materials change this interface much to the better.”

Tests show the tree extracts can increase the strength of dentine by up to ten times.

Dr Pauli said it would be reasonable to expect the lifespan of fillings to increase to more than a decade.

With his colleague Dr Ana Bedran Russo, Dr Pauli tested extracts taken from the root bark of Chinese red pine, called pinus massoniana. They applied these to human molars before testing how they deformed when a force was applied to them.

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The results, published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, showed that the pine bark extracts strengthened the dentine in the teeth, which remained even a year after application.

The researchers also found the dentine was changed so that it was more compatible with resin fillings when they were applied to a tooth, binding to them more tightly.

Dr Pauli said they hoped to produce a refined extract that dentists could apply to a tooth after drilling to help strengthen it and ensure a better bond to the filling.

He said: “Extract-treated dentine show superior binding to resin fillings.”

About 80 per cent of us have at least one filling. They are used to repair damage caused by decay which creates holes in the teeth.

Usually the dentist drills out the decayed part of the tooth and fills the hole with a metal or resin. While metal fillings were once common, they are increasingly being replaced with resin fillings which match the natural colour of teeth.

Resin, however, tends to be less resilient and so can become cracked and fall out.

Dr Nigel Carter, head of the Oral Health Foundation, said: “Fillings are susceptible to wear-and-tear and can occasionally be in need of repair and replacement.

“Having fillings which have a longer lifespan could be more comforting to the patient, as the procedure will have to be carried out less often.”

Acknowledgements:  – Daily Mail

Wild Lettuce: The best natural painkiller that grows in your backyard…

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Lactuca Virosa is the scientific term for it, and many people have used it in place of addictive prescription pain medicine. It’s a leafy and tall plant, with small yellow buds, and could be grown right out your door. More commonly found in North America and England, it’s a cousin to the lettuce we typically see at the grocery store. It’s also referred to as bitter lettuce, or more appropriately for the purpose discussed here, opium lettuce.

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Brown scientists discovery may reverse Alzheimers…

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia and is the sixth leading cause of death in older adults. While the exact cause of Alzheimer’s is unknown, the aggregation of certain proteins is a contributing factor in the formation of neuritic plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

New research coming in from 2 Brown Scientists that have stumbled upon 4 simple ingredients that are entirely natural but can start fighting Alzheimers and Dementia in a matter of days.

Researchers found that by hydrolyzing, a process of digesting and taking in these natural ingredients as well as consuming water the amyloid-beta proteins using a crystal structure called tetra-N methylated cyclam, or TMC, they could reduce the toxicity of Aβ.

And hearing from thousands of folks who used these ingredients to quickly improve their memories…

We’re now confident in saying that this is the memory loss breakthrough of the century.


The team used cobalt, nickel, copper and zinc placed at the center of the TMC structure and found that when double-layered cobalt was added to the center, the hydrolysis activity was highest.

The cobalt-based metal complex had the potential to penetrate the blood-brain barrier and the hydrolysis activity for nonamyloid protein was low.

>> These Are the 4 ingredients that can stop Alzheimer’s in its tracks

From that link, you’ll see exactly how those ingredients work as well as how to add them to your diet…

So that you and your loved ones can be protected from Alzheimer’s and Dementia forever.



This brilliant structure poster on Lower Back Pain from Health Blog shows in great detail some of the most common causes and statistics of Lower Back Pain. With a statistic that 80% of the population at some stage or other will experience some type of Lower Back Pain, the more we understand what we put out backs through the better. They say that most cases of Back Pain are mechanical, meaning they are not caused by serious conditions.

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The lunatic is on the grass: A schizophrenic golfer unwittingly removes stigma of mental health


“For no amount of our screaming at the people in charge to change things can change them… the powers bent on waging war against the poor and the young and the “other” will only be moved to kinship when they observe it.”

By Cortland Pfeffer and Irwin Ozborne

People with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are the most discriminated against people in the history of the world.

A psycho is a derogatory term for someone who is psychotic. Someone who is psychotic is a person suffering from psychosis. Psychosis is characterized by a disconnection from reality.

That is it, that is all there is to it. A psycho is someone who is experiencing a disconnection from reality.

At first the term was “mad,” then we called them “crazy,” then “insane,” which became “lunacy” or “lunatics,” and then of course “psychosis” or “psychotic.”

As I have shared stories of the ancient days…

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The N:rem sleep systems which I have written about before explain that everybody experiences pain differently. We know that it moves and affects different parts of the body at different times. That’s why a basic mattress doesn’t offer a comfortable solution to a good night’s sleep.

The N:rem Sleep System is a completely customisable mattress that’s been designed especially for chronic pain sufferers who struggle to get comfortable at night. The interchangeable foam tablets in soft, medium and firm allow you to tailor your own comfort and support to get the right set-up that’s unique to you – and you can swap them around whenever your pain moves.

So, what are you waiting for – grab yourself a new topper with this massive discount of £150 for the month of March. If you want to buy one on their payment plan you can still get £30 discount by using my code…

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This new Cannabis capsule is so potent it will (allegedly) replace every pain killer

Hutts Strange World

As more and more people are starting to realize, the pharmaceutical industry is basically one big legal drug ring.

Just as people get addicted to heroin and methamphetamine, pharmaceutical companies push drugs with slightly altered chemical compositions deemed legal by the government.

The one good thing to come of this is the increased demand for natural and alternative treatments that lie outside the domain of ‘Big Pharma.’ One substance in particular has been seen to hold great medicinal potential, and that’s cannabis (marijuana).

In fact, some organizations have started making cannabis-infused products to treat a variety of highly painful ailments and symptoms.

The Foria Relief Company has created vaginal cannabis suppositories using cocoa butter as the perfect alternative to pills like Vicodin, Midol and Ibuprofen. The suppository helps relax muscles, preventing or soothing menstrual cramps.

The cannabis capsule is made from the…

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