Why care about thyroid cancer? It’s about iodine.

Or more importantly about the lack of iodine and the excess availability of bromide, fluoride and perchlorate – all halides – all chemically similar enough so that the body may build thyroid hormone with them if there is a deficiency of iodine. Bromide replaced iodine in baked goods some point in time around the 1950s… Continue reading Why care about thyroid cancer? It’s about iodine.

Maps of the United States & mental illness

A map of the rate of mental illness in the United States suggests some geographic patterns however the reason for the pattern is not speculated about in the following article:¬†http://www.newsweek.com/nearly-1-5-americans-suffer-mental-illness-each-year-230608 For comparison purposes consider this map of the locations of fracking sites, not an exact overlap but similar regions are highlighted:¬†https://earthjustice.org/features/campaigns/fracking-across-the-united-states And then add in… Continue reading Maps of the United States & mental illness

Neuropathy can be a cause of extreme tiredness

An underlying problem affecting a main nerve or affecting many nerves can be a cause of tingling and numbness in the hands or arms and legs. An increased feeling of heaviness of the arms or legs or feeling tired from just holding the arms up in the air may be due to problems with the… Continue reading Neuropathy can be a cause of extreme tiredness

BVO, Brominated vegetable oil is in the same chemical family as PBDE, a flame retardant

Good news about the food additive brominated vegetable oil — the Coca Cola and Pepsi companies are phasing out use of the flavoring agent in order to have a product line that is consistent across global food markets — the food additive has been prohibited from use as a food additive in Japan, India and… Continue reading BVO, Brominated vegetable oil is in the same chemical family as PBDE, a flame retardant