PCC Sound Consumer August 2006 | PCC Natural Markets

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August 2006

Hand holding a glass of water

A clean drink of water

Choices and responsibilities

by Cameron Woodworth

What goes around comes around — especially with water. For optimal health, know your water and what the choices are to get the best drink in town. To help you understand your choices, here’s a primer to get a good, clean drink.

Boy drinking from a water fountain.

The National Academy of Sciences reports on fluoride

In 1945, Grand Rapids, Mich., became the first city in the world to add fluoride to its water supply — an effort meant to transform ordinary H²0 into a dental-health elixir. Since then, fluoride, a toxin with a purported heart of gold when it comes to protecting your teeth from decay, has been debated, doubted, defended, derided — and added to one water supply after another.

Contents inside a refrigerator.

Safer food storage for better health

by Samia McCully, ND

Once seen as a godsend for healthy food storage, refrigerators and plastic containers are now used without a second thought. From the dark ages to a world of ease, these devices, if used improperly, quickly become our bane.

Poor nutrition linked to aggressive behavior

by Trudy Bialic, editor, PCC Sound Consumer

Experts agree that good nutrition is necessary for proper physical development, and now research shows that good nutrition also is essential for proper social behavior.