Celebrating 30 Years of
Bringing You the Wellness of Tomorrow, Today
April 27, 2015
Dear Steve, 

that Monsanto knew glyphosate (Roundup) was linked to cancer 35 years ago? Evidence unearthed from the archives of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) shows that Monsanto was fully aware of the potential of glyphosate to cause cancer in mammals as long ago as 1981. The evidence shows that by 1981 both Monsanto and the EPA were aware of malignant tumors and pre-cancerous conditions in the test animals which were fed small doses of glyphosate in the secret feeding experiments.

While it only took 35 years, glyphosate is a "probable human carcinogen", as stated by the WHO Working Group.

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Today's NCI Well Connect
Steve Minsky
From Editor Steve Minsky
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Yogurt Is No Superfood
Steve: As much as yogurt is ballyhooed as a healthful food, we consider it a "neutral" food. There are certain forms of yogurt we consider a good source of protein, such as unsweetened organic greek yogurt. However, we will not go so far as food companies, the government, food organizations, and other health professionals who recommend the consumption of yogurt as part of a healthy diet. Emerging data seems to agree with us.

Believe it or not, few studies have specifically examined the effect of consuming yogurt on health.

Researchers in a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics analyzed the relationship between the consumption of yogurt and the change in quality of life test score over a three-and-a-half-year period in a sample of 4,445 adults. The results showed in comparison with people that did not eat yogurt, those who ate yogurt regularly did not display any significant improvement in their score on the physical or mental component of quality of life. We're shocked that this study was published given the influence the Dairy Council has with this specific journal.

We do not want to "sour" you on eating yogurt (unless you are lactose intolerant, casein allergic, or eating sweetened non-organic yogurt). We just want you to put yogurt into perspective. If tolerated, it is an adequate protein source, simple as that. And now that greek yogurt has been added as a staple to the National School Lunch Program, you know it is going to hyped like crazy!

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Have a happy, healthy day,
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