NBC Nightly News: Consumer Reports Say Ground Turkey May Not Be Safe.

Ground Turkey 5-1-2013 NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams reported on yet another consumer safety alert. This one is concerning ground turkey. Many of us have turned to ground turkey as a healthy alternative to beef and pork. But a new investigation by Consumer Reports may cause us to seek an alternative to that alternative. They have found that ground turkey may be a breeding ground for some dangerous bacteria such as salmonella that one consumer told NBC reporter Tom Costello she contracted most likely from a turkey burger and was hospitalized for five days as a result of the poisoning. Continue reading “NBC Nightly News: Consumer Reports Say Ground Turkey May Not Be Safe.”

Spinach Recalls. Salmonella, E-Coli, Listeria. What Can We Do?

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11-7-2012  The news wires have reported yet another recall from that innocent, healthy salad green full of vitamins, minerals and cancer preventing antioxidants.  This time Fresh Express Incorporated is recalling their 9 oz packages of Spinach with a Use-by Date of November 7 and Product Code of S299B25 (upper left corner of package) due to a possible health risk from Salmonella There has been no reports of illness or consumer complaints as of this date, however random sample testing under regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, showed a positive result for Salmonella in an isolated instance. As a precaution, Fresh Express customer service representatives have contacted relevant retailers to verify the recalled product is removed from inventories and store shelves.   Continue reading “Spinach Recalls. Salmonella, E-Coli, Listeria. What Can We Do?”

ABC News: Fungal Meningitis Outbreak From Tainted Injections. Several Deaths!

Meningitis Outbreak10-05-2012 ABC News has been reporting on this health alert through Good Morning American and ABC World News programs.  The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) reports of an outbreak of fungal meningitis caused by contaminated steroid injections for back pain treatments.  So far, there has been reported 47 cases in seven states with five deaths! The source of contamination has been traced back to a pharmacy in Massachusetts,  The New England Compounding Center, which has since closed down its operations. But the CDC is still worried that the outbreak may spread because more than 17,000 vials of this medication was shipped to 75 clinics in 23 different states! Continue reading “ABC News: Fungal Meningitis Outbreak From Tainted Injections. Several Deaths!”

Dr. Oz: The Headlines Are Wrong. Organic Foods Are Healthier and Healthier For Our Kids. Aren’t Our Kids Worth The Extra Money?

Blueberries10-4-2012 Dr. Oz weighs in on the new study making the headlines that imply that organic food may not be healthier than conventional food. Researchers at Stanford found that organic foods have the same nutritional value as conventional foods, so the media headlines question if organics may not be worth the money. Dr. Oz says there is a glaring catch to this information.  The study seems to put more weight on the nutritional value of food and not as much concern for the toxic chemical pesticides that we consume in some of these conventional foods. He feels that the pesticides in food is a threat to our children’s health.  Dr. Oz believes that eating organic foods is one of the best ways to avoid exposure to this health threat and therefore organic food is worth the investment!
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ABC World News: New Study Says Organic Food Has The Same Nutritional Value. Why Pay More?

Is Organic Worth The Money9-3-2012 The ABC World News Consumer Watchdog segment investigated the question, “Is the higher cost of organic foods worth it?”  ABC’s Sharyn Alfonsi says No! She says that a new study shows that going organic may not be worth the sometimes 50% increased price tag. She said that Stanford researchers went through 200 previously published studies to find out if organic produce was more nutritious.  What they found was that organic vegetables scored equal on vitamin and mineral content as conventional produce.  But is organic food safer? Continue reading “ABC World News: New Study Says Organic Food Has The Same Nutritional Value. Why Pay More?”

Peanut Butter Recall. Salmonella Outbreak In 19 States

Peanut Butter10-2-2012 ABC World News with Diane Sawyer reported that the CDC has confirmed at least 30 cases of salmonella poisoning, most of them children, across 19 states. ABC’s  Steve Osunsami reports that government officials trying to contain the salmonella outbreak told ABC that it doesn’t look good and to expect more reported cases of salmonella linked to jars of peanut butter sold at grocery stores across the country. What brands are being recalled? Continue reading “Peanut Butter Recall. Salmonella Outbreak In 19 States”

ABC News: TSA Security Caught Stealing From The Passengers They Are Paid To Protect!

Airport Security09-28-2012 That’s what ABC’s Brian Ross found out first hand when a TSA officer was caught stealing an iPad belonging to his investigative team.  When a new report came out saying 381 TSA officers have been fired for stealing from passengers and their luggage, Brian Ross and his investigative team went to find out. On ABC’s Good Morning America his report told how his team went to 10 major airports that had a history of TSA theft problems. They checked in luggage all containing cash and iPads valued at $600. And at the airports security screening checkpoints they purposely “forgot” and left behind iPads. What did they find out? Continue reading “ABC News: TSA Security Caught Stealing From The Passengers They Are Paid To Protect!”

The View: Dr. Oz on Arsenic, Vaccines, Obesity and Soy Milk

9-20-2012 Dr. Mehmet Oz visited with the ladies on The View giving them his advise on the current issue concerning arsenic levels in our children’s rice products.  He was previously in the media with a lot to say when he took on the FDA about his concern about the arsenic levels in our children’s apple juice!  Now the ladies of The View wants to know what we should do about rice as well as his take on vaccines for hooping cough, the rising obesity rates and does soy milk really make boobs grow on little boys! Continue reading “The View: Dr. Oz on Arsenic, Vaccines, Obesity and Soy Milk”

Rice Products May Contain Unhealthy Levels Of Arsenic. Limiting Intake Is Recommended.

Rice May Contain Unhealthy Levels of Arsenic09-19-2012  ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today Show reported a consumer warning.  Consumer Reports magazine released a new report on what it calls “worrisome levels of arsenic” in many types of rice products. Rice eaten just once a day can drive arsenic levels up in the human body about 44% and eaten twice a day can lead to a 70% increase in arsenic.  They are suggesting consumers limit their intake.  Continue reading “Rice Products May Contain Unhealthy Levels Of Arsenic. Limiting Intake Is Recommended.”

Fish Oil Supplements. New Study. Blanket Statement May Be Giving The Wrong Message.

Omega 3 SupplementsA new study recently being reported by the news media about fish oil supplements, is concluding that some medical professionals think that the supplements may not be worth your money!  ANewDayANewMe.com wonder if this conclusion may be “jumping the gun” on the benefits of fish oil supplements and may be giving the wrong message to those who might benefit from taking it. Heart conditions are not be the only benefit to consuming such an important nutrient as omega 3’s.  Several of us here at ANewDayANewMe.com had joined the fish oil band wagon a few years ago and started taking a quality fish oil capsule containing 400mg EPA, 300mg DHA and 100mg of other omega 3’s. Within weeks we saw positive results!  Continue reading “Fish Oil Supplements. New Study. Blanket Statement May Be Giving The Wrong Message.”