The Top 15 Most Popular Natural Health Stories of 2014

Dear NaturalON fans and supporters, 2014 was an exciting year for us.  With all the love in our heart, NaturalON team wishes you a Happy New Year. We hope that 2015 brings you joy, happiness, peace and all you dream for. As we venture into 2015, it’s essential to look back at the top 15 most popular stories, which are also some of the most profoundly important.

15. Why You Should Never Ever Eat Store Bought Bread

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You just read this headline and already you are thinking “What? Forget about bread? I don’t care what this article says; I’m not giving up my favorite bread.” These feelings are understandable; after all, as long as you aren’t gluten intolerant, what is wrong with bread? It’s easy, it’s flexible, it tastes good, and it’s very convenient. It’s just some flour, water, yeast, maybe an egg, right? What’s wrong with that?


14. Lemon Rind Cures Cancer

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Lemons are much more beneficial than you ever dreamed! They can improve your immune system, lower your cholesterol, detoxify the body, and, yes, even prevent cancer. The often overlooked peel, or skin, of the lemon offers fantastic anti-microbial protection against fungal or bacterial infections, and can even help the body remove internal worms or parasites.


13. Top 10 GMO Foods to Avoid

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About 20 years ago, a little company ( now owned by the giant Monsanto) created a GMO tomato called Flavr Savr, one of the first GMO foodstuff approved for consumption in the US. Since that time, farmers all over the world have been using more and more of these genetiacally modified organisms every single year.


12. 10 Reasons Why You Can’t and Won’t Lose Weight

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Have you been having luck with your weight loss plan, losing a few pounds a week, eating right, going to the gym?

Well, good for you! What’s this? You’re stuck on a plateau and the needle on that scale just won’t budge? Well, don’t worry. Check out these 10 common things that are keeping you stuck at that plateau and get the scale moving again.


11. 10 Dangers You Should Know about Canola Oil

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Canola oil, popularly used at the all you can eat buffet bars; can have some seriously negative effects on your health. Especially that GMO canola that Monsanto manufactures. Canola oil is mixed up into those creamy salads such as potato and macaroni salads, yes, even the ones you see at Whole Foods or Farm Fresh, a little tuna salad, some make your own salad with those great dressings, and take them home in those little plastic containers made with BPA. But do you know exactly what it is you’re taking home? Let’s set the record straight and tell you about the health dangers of canola oil and a few things you didn’t know about canola oil.


10. 101 Amazing Uses for Coconut Oil

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Keep reading, friends, for the 101 amazing ways you can use coconut oil everywhere.


9. 10 Facts About Flu Shots Most People Don’t Know

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Millions of Americans get flu shots every year, believing that they are safe. They might have heard some talk about them being bad, but why would they give them out if they weren’t safe? The scary answer to that is: yes! A flu shot actually makes healthy people more prone to catching the flu virus and, for those with a compromised immune system; the toxic ingredients can cause further damage.


8. Top Reasons You Should Be Drinking More Kombucha

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Kombucha is all the rage right now, you have probably heard of it, but if you haven’t tried it, you don’t know what you are missing! Kombucha is said to have originated in China more than 2,000 ago. It’s a fermented, sugary tea, slightly sour, fizzy, and super tasty! When the fermentation process is done there is very little actual sugar left in the drink. It has a touch of alcohol (about 1 percent) due to the fermentation and some people call it mushroom tea but it actually has no mushroom in it. It’s a fermented white, black, and green tea mix.

Kombucha is loaded with health benefits. Read on to find out more about what kombucha can do for you!


7. 12 Facts about Microwaves that Should Terminate Their Use

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Microwave ovens have been around since the early 1970’s and are such a part of our lives now, we never give them a second thought, but we should. A growing number of people are now listening to the advice of holistic health experts and dumping their microwaves due to the dangers. Isn’t it strange that humans are the only animals on this planet that destroy all the nutritionals value of their food before they eat it? Microwaves are to blame for a lot of this.


6. The Shocking Truth about Teas from India

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A few days ago, an independent organization that is well known for protecting and serving the environment, Greenpeace, made headlines after reporting the results of a study that involved, what everyone thinks of as, a healthy beverage and a staple in many people’s lives…


5. Diet Soda, Aspartame Linked to Premature Death in Women

A study done over a 10 year period showed that women who drank diet soda that contained aspartame increased their risk of heart attack by an unbelievable 30 per cent as well as increasing their risk of an early death by as much as 50 per cent. This was a large, long term study that involved more than 60,000 women.


4.  Which is the Most Deadly: GMO’s, Cigarettes, or Diet Soda?

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Well, here is a debate for the ages, which will give you cancer more quickly; eating GMO foods, smoking cigarettes, or drinking diet sodas?


3. Top 20 Dangerous Foods You Absolutely Must Avoid

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Everyone knows those foods that are healthy and those that are not, right? You would be surprised at which foods, although advertised as the “healthy option”, really are anything but. In fact, some of the worst offenders are filled with ingredients that, on top of being unhealthy, keep those inches on your waistline and won’t let you take off those extra pounds. There are still other foods that, although they actually are healthy, they are simply too dangerous to consider eating. There are probably dozens of foods which would make this list, but let’s take a look at just the top 10 foods that you absolutely must remove them from your diet if you care at all about your health.


2. WIFI, A Deadly Serious Health Risk

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There is a tradeoff to everything it seems. You can have more fuel efficient cars, but they won’t be as big or as powerful. You can have a great looking body, but you must work at it almost daily. The same appears to be true for our wireless networks, it seems. Everyone loves wireless. No more bulky, ugly cables to cart around or to snake across the floor. However, it looks like there is a danger to this wireless technology that we have not been paying attention to.


1. 16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every Day

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It’s probably not something you think about every day, whether or not the foods you are eating could contain carcinogens, but with almost 1.5 million people diagnosed with some type of cancer just last year, perhaps it’s time to look at what is in our foods that could be causing such a huge number of new cancer patients. Here is a list of the top 10 foods that you most likely consume every day that may contain carcinogens or be suspected of causing cancer.

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