A study published in Environmental Health found that between one-third and one-half of all products containing high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) tested positive for mercury contamination.
OrthoNut Tip: HFCS is a common ingredient found in many processed food products, so the best way to avoid consuming contaminated HFCS is to not eat processed food or opt for organic alternatives.
The chaga mushroom is a fungus that grows on birch and other hardwood trees. The variety that is found on birch is believed to be the mos potent because of its high concentration of betulinic acid which is toxic to cancer cells. Researchers in South Korea examined the chaga mushroom’s effectiveness in protecting cellular DNA. Cells were treated with chaga mushroom extract then exposed to oxidative stress. The extract-treated cells had 40 percent less DNA mutation compared with the untreated cells. Chaga has been shown to be effective against cancers of the liver, uterus, breast, colon, skin, cervix and lung and attacks tumor cells without disturbing healthy tissue.
OrthoNut Tip: Enjoy the health benefits of chaga by consuming it with tea or inhaling it as smoke. Purchase organic chaga mushroom here.
Researchers in an ongoing government study have been tracking the smoking habits of more than 5000 people over the past 20 years. They found that, contrary to popular belief, smoking marijuana does not negatively impact pulmonary health. In fact, marijuana smokers had better lung function and less rates of lung cancer than nonsmokers.
According to a study published in the medical journal Biology of Reproduction, eating a few handfuls of walnuts a day can improve sperm shape and motility.
Learn more about male infertility by watching the documentary The Disappearing Male.
Glutathione is the body’s natural detoxifier which enables the liver to remove toxins from the body. N-Acetyl Cysteine helps the body produce glutathione.
OrthoNut Tip: Help your body detoxify by taking N-Acetyl Cysteine supplement.
Nitrites are used to maintain processed meats’ pink hues while inhibiting botulism-causing bacteria. Once ingested, nitrite can fuse with amino acids (of which meat is a prime source) to form nitrosamines, powerful carcinogenic compounds which have been linked to colon cancer.
OrthoNut Tip: If you’re going to eat meat, go organic and avoid the processed stuff.