• The final "dirty little secret" of the natural products industr

    Posted March 26, 2013 by Torsten Kunert

    Finally, there's one more secret you need to know about. Most importers, packers, vendors and retailers of natural products foolishly trust the lab results provided by the manufacturers and exporters!So a typical U.S. company that sells, for example, pomegranate powder on the internet may never cond...

  • Fluoride in green tea

    Posted March 26, 2013 by Torsten Kunert

    Green tea is famous for being contaminated with high levels of fluoride. This is frustrating, because green tea is phenomenally good for your health. It has been proven to lower "bad" cholesterol levels, and it may even help prevent cancer and neurological disorders. It's probably one of the healthi...

  • Hidden MSG / yeast extract

    Posted March 26, 2013 by Torsten Kunert

    Hidden MSG is a huge issue across the natural products industry. Pick up almost any veggie burger, and you'll find it's made with yeast extract, a hidden form of MSG (monosodium glutamate).Yeast extract is unbelievably prevalent in the food industry because it looks nicer on the label than "MSG." Mo...

  • Acrylamides

    Posted March 26, 2013 by Torsten Kunert

    Acrylamides are cancer-causing chemicals produced during the cooking of carbohydrates. Fried snack chips, for example, contain acrylamides. They don't have to be listed on labels because they are technically not "ingredients." They are chemicals produced during cooking or frying. Consuming acrylamid...

  • Carrageenan?

    Posted March 26, 2013 by Torsten Kunert

    The Cornucopia Institute, a highly-effective food activism group that we've long supported, recently published a warning about carrageenan in foods. Cornucopia says carrageenan is linked to "gastrointestinal inflammation, including higher rates of colon cancer, in laboratory animals."It goes on to r...

  • Inorganic minerals in cheap vitamins

    Posted March 26, 2013 by Torsten Kunert

    Would you eat iron filings and call it nutrition? The majority of people don't know that most of the cheap vitamins sold today are made with iron filings. "Scrap metal," almost.The calcium found in cheap vitamins is often just ground-up seashells, and magnesium is often sold as cheap magnesium oxide...

  • Lead and arsenic in herbs from China

    Posted March 26, 2013 by Torsten Kunert

    China is the most polluted nation on the planet (by far), yet many fruits, vegetables and herbs are grown in China and exported to North America for use in natural products.High levels of lead and arsenic are routinely found in various food, supplement and herbal products from China. I'm not concern...

  • High levels of Aluminum in detox products

    Posted March 26, 2013 by Torsten Kunert

    Natural News helped expose high aluminum levels (over 1200ppm) in a popular detox liquid, causing the main U.S. distributor to issue a "recall" notice and provide over $1 million in refunds to customers.The manufacturer of this product, Adya Clarity, intentionally and knowingly deceived consumers by...

  • Hexane-extracted soy and rice proteins

    Posted March 26, 2013 by Torsten Kunert

    Nearly 100% of the "natural" soy proteins and rice proteins sold in the USA are extracted in China using a hexane extraction method. This is true for brown rice protein superfoods as well as the soy protein used in nearly all so-called "protein bars."Here's a list of many of the protein bar brands c...

  • Vitamin C/acorbic acid (from GM corn)

    Posted March 26, 2013 by Torsten Kunert

    Nearly all the "vitamin C" sold in vitamins across America right now is derived from GMO corn.This means that many of the supplements sold at Whole Foods, the vitamins sold on Amazon.com, the pills at your local pharmacy, and especially the products at the grocery store are (nearly) all routinely ma...