The Foods the Experts Don't Want You to Eat

You may think you're filling your plate with healthy foods, but are you really loading up on hormones and pesticides? Learn how to avoid the foods the experts won't touch.

The Foods the Experts Don't Want You to Eat

Are you piling your plate with foods the experts won't even go near? You may be surprised to learn what seemingly healthy foods are packed with hidden pesticides and hormones that could be sabotaging your health. Keep reading for the secrets to shopping for safer versions of your favorite foods.

Oncologist Dr. Marleen Meyers Won't Drink: Milk With Artificial Hormones

Why? It could increase your risk of breast cancer. In the 1980s, farmers began to inject cows with bovine growth hormone (rbGH) to speed their growth and increase milk output. While rbGH itself is thought to be inactive in humans, it leads to significantly higher levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in milk. IGF-1 affects cell growth and death cycles and can contribute to tumor growth. Specifically, studies have linked increased IGF-1 levels to breast cancer, in addition to prostate and colon cancers.

Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.