HealthAlert: Surviving the Candy Mine Field

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Posted on 28th October 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Dear Living Fuel Family,

Once a rare treat, sugar is now a dietary staple in modern society. Today, mountains of research clearly show that sugar suppresses the body’s immune system, spikes insulin levels, surpresses the release of growth hormones and triggers hunger, weight gain and dental cavities, just to name a few of the ways that sugar can be destructive to your family’s health.
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Surviving Halloween

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Posted on 29th October 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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Dear Living Fuel Family,

It’s that time of year again, the time that most children love and many parents cringe over: Halloween.

Even if you are not a fan of this holiday, you can use Halloween’s usual candy-fest as a “sweet” opportunity to teach your children lessons in health and nutrition.
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Halloween Face Paints Contain Lead, Heavy Metals Linked to Skin Allergies

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Posted on 29th October 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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San Francisco – New product tests reveal that some children’s face paints contain lead, which can impact brain development at extremely low doses, as well as nickel, cobalt and chromium, which can cause lifelong skin sensitization and contact dermatitis. Because these metals are not listed on product labels, parents shopping for Halloween make-up have no way of knowing which products are safe. While this is particularly concerning for parents at this time of year, these products are used year-round for dress-up and play, and the lack of cosmetic safety standards is a problem that extends to all cosmetics sold in the United States.

Read more here.