2018 is a record breaking year when it comes to food.. No, not food over-consumption… well, maybe that’s true too, but this story focuses on the record breaking year of food borne illnesses! The CDC would like you to believe it’s because of improved detection methods.. but no, it’s really just because there really have been an increase in food borne illnesses (ie: food poisoning from bacteria and parasites). Click here to get those details. Romaine lettuce (the most popular type of lettuce) has been hit especially hard this year… helping to create this unwanted record breaker!
Those with pre-existing medical issues and immune disorders along with the very young and seniors are often hit the hardest. Keeping your gut flora healthily balanced with pre and probiotics and pumping up on antioxidant and nutrient dense intakes can help keep the effects less harsh.
A bit more evidence that links probiotics to heart health. As we continue to research and learn… the power of our gut flora and its impact on our overall health continues to show more and more importance! Pro and Pre – bioitcs – Know them, embrace them! Click for full report.
Research continues to show a strong connection between gut flora and disease. Yes, we still have a lot to learn… But at least we’re learning and no longer dismissing the ‘bugs’ of the gut and there connection to disease as ‘hogwash’ and banishing the researchers. Balance your gut flora with pre and probiotics. Click here for details.
The number of those sickened from tainted ground beef continues to grow. The meat was sold at a variety of stores, including Walmart and Sam’s Club and under a variety of brand names. Click and read for full list and then check your fridges and freezers!
The ‘kissing’ bug… or maybe it should be renamed the ‘Kiss of Death’ bug. Carrying a parasite that can cause dangerous heart issues… this bug bites people’s faces as they sleep (yikes!!). Once only found in tropical areas outside of the US, it is spreading and is now found in people across the entire southern half of the US continent. With this bugs growing popularity comes more of the difficult to diagnose parasitic disease, Chagas. This is one bug you want to become familiar with and aware of! (As more and more diseases are being linked to parasites, beginning to understand why Dr. Clark named her book about parasites ‘The Cure for All Diseases’). Find out what states have seen cases of this disease and learn what the symptoms are – Click here.
Over 500 people sickened, 24 hospitalized in 16 different states. As per the CDC: “Epidemiologic evidence indicates that salads purchased from McDonald’s restaurants are one likely source of these infections.” The salads in question were contaminated by the cyclospora parasite , which causes intestinal illness in people who consume the contaminated food or water. Symptoms can begin a week or more after consuming the parasite. The illness can last from a few days to a few months, and patients might feel better but then get worse again. McDonalds pulled the salads back at the end of July and switched suppliers. For now, perhaps salads aren’t the healthiest choice at McDonalds. Be in the know- stay safe and healthy. Full story – click here.
This tick species, not native to the US, has begun to show up and spread. It can carry a deadly disease. But… experts say, it’s not what should be your concern when talking ticks. The diseases and other issues presented by the very common and abundant ‘deer’ tick are where your efforts should be focused. Click here to find out why and what you should be doing to protect yourself.
When the CDC puts out a warning – it’s usually best to pay attention… Let’s just say this agency doesn’t ‘shoot from the hip’. The fact that the CDC is putting out warning about washing your vegetables (the reason is going to gross you out!) – means they have some pretty solid evidence and numerous cases to warrant a nation-wide message! Yikes… slugs with your salad??? Get the full story – click here.
Not again! Looks like Romaine lettuce might be the root of the latest recall that involes Kroger, Trader Joe’s and Walgreens. This recall is all about the cyclospora parasite – a nasty bug that causes intestinal illness after consuming contaminated food or water. Click here for details and then check your fridge!