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  1. Can veganism cause pancreatic cancer?

    The meaty mineral that can slash your cancer risk

    Pancreatic cancer is the disease that ultimately claimed the life of Steve Jobs last year -- and if a guy with all that power and money can't beat it, you know it's bad news.

    But I can't help but wonder if the guy's vegan lifestyle did him in -- because there's a key mineral that can minimize your risk of this deadly cancer... and if you're munching on bunny chow, you're missing out.

    It's selenium, and just a few years ago I was the only one talking about its cancer-fighting powers.

    Now, it's a mainstream buzzword -- but it's so much more than a blurb on a supermarket vitamin label, because a new study finds that selenium can slash the risk of pancreatic cancer by up to 95 percent.

    That's as close as you can get to a guarantee you'll avoid the disease.

    The best source of selenium is Brazil nuts -- but let's face it, how often does anyone eat Brazil nuts? Most of us get our selenium from fish, beef, chicken and eggs -- and obviously, vegans aren't getting it at all (unless they really love Brazil nuts).

    Along with selenium, make sure you're getting in on nickel -- and I don't mean the coins, which are worth more as scrap metal than currency these days. The same new study finds that nickel can slash the risk of pancreatic cancer by about a third.

    Of course, all the nickel and selenium in the world won't keep the disease at bay if you're poisoning yourself each day -- and if you're drinking tap water, you're poisoning yourself each day.

    Lead, which leeches into the water from old piping, will increase your odds of the disease by 600 percent. The heavy metal cadmium, also turning up in U.S. drinking water, will more than triple it. Arsenic will double your risk -- and if you guessed that's also in your water, you guessed right.

    The only way to keep 'em all out -- and all the other frightening extras, from drugs to hormones, routinely discovered in U.S. drinking water -- is to invest in a reverse-osmosis filtration system and install it where the water enters your home.

    These systems are not expensive -- and they could save your life.

    I'm not done with pancreatic cancer yet -- keep reading for the one type of meat you need to avoid.

  2. Exposed: The Great Water Myth!

    Why you don't need all that H2O

    Drink, drink, drink -- drink buckets of water a day, or you'll dry up and blow away.

    This mainstream advice is all wet, and I'm living proof: I haven't had a sip of water in decades, and I'm still here.

    Now, a report in a leading medical journal says (of course) that I've been right all along. Dr. Margaret McCartney writes in BMJ that the push to get more people to drink more water is "thoroughly debunked nonsense."

    What's more, Dr. McCartney adds that this thoroughly debunked nonsense is being pushed not by scientists... but by the bottled water industry. The official-sounding group "Hydration for Health," for example, is actually a front for Danone -- maker of the Evian line of waters.

    Now there's a surprise.

    Of course, the Great Water Myth was never about science anyway... because there is no real research that backs treating your belly like a water balloon.

    Despite what you've heard, extra water won't make you smarter, thinner or younger-looking. It won't smooth wrinkles or boost skin elasticity. It won't chase away headaches, it won't make you healthier, it won't boost your energy, and it won't help you to beat a single disease.

    Too much water, on the other hand, can leave you high and dry: Dr. McCartney points to studies that show how excess H2O can flush essential sodium right out of your body.

    And, she says, every sip of water is another chance to expose yourself to all the drugs, chemicals, and other pollutants hidden in your faucet.

    Spoken like a true Douglass Report believer!

    As I've warned you before, your tap is overflowing with everything from antibiotics and sex-change hormones to rocket fuel and chemical waste -- and the same government that's telling you to drink glass after glass of it is actually putting most of that junk in there.

    Isn't that curious?

    I'm not a big believer in coincidences, so I did my own investigation into water -- and what I learned will shock you as much as it shocked me. You'll find my full report in the September 2009 issue of my newsletter -- and if you're not a subscriber, sign up now... if you dare.

    Water isn't the only "wholesome" drink on my hit list. Keep reading!

  3. Superbugs in the water

    A frightening genetic mutation that can transform ordinary bacteria into the world's most powerful superbugs has been found in the water in New Delhi -- including water used for cooking, drinking and washing. Don't dismiss this as some remote threat in a faraway city -- because these bugs could hit you and your family, and sooner than you think.
  4. How creams and lotions contribute to water pollution

    If you're slathering on topical creams, antibiotic ointments, medicated patches and hormone lotions, you're not just marinating yourself in unnecessary meds -- you're sharing them with your friends and neighbors as well.
  5. More bad news about your tap water

    Need more reasons to stay away from tap water? Try this on for size: It may contain artificial sweeteners.
  6. Toxins found in bottled water

    The Environmental Working Group (EWG) just found that the contents of bottled water brands were "no different than that of tap water."
  7. Toxins found in bottled water

    The Environmental Working Group (EWG) just found that the contents of bottled water brands were "no different than that of tap water."
  8. Drink H20 Only When Your Thursty For It

    If you've been a reader of mine for any length of time at all, you already know how I feel about consuming more water than is absolutely necessary.

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