Here's some intelligence from our friends at Rodale Publishing:
- First: The next time you eat some chicken, odds are it'll be stuffed with more than just Stove Top. Researchers at the USDA recently reported that a typical serving of chicken can contain 3 to 5 micrograms of ARSENIC! In chickens, it helps prevent bacterial infections - that's why it's used as an antibiotic in chicken feed. But in humans, it can cause all kinds of problems, like nervous system disorders and various types of cancer. If you want to avoid the tainted meat, look for a statement on the label that says no antibiotics were fed to the chicken.
- Second: Aspirin may cause asthma attacks! After analyzing more than 60 studies of people with asthma, doctors writing for the British medical Journal found that 21 percent had experienced aspirin-induced asthma attacks and were likely to suffer a similar reaction to other medications. They say changes in inflammation levels may trigger attacks. So, if you have asthma and a headache, grab Tylenol. Only 2 percent of patients who reacted to aspirin were also affected by acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol.