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  • 5 Dangerous Toxins We Eat Everyday!!

    Posted by Corey Carter

    From the website:  http://www.thealternativedaily.com/5-dangerous-toxins-we-eat-everyday/

     

    Health-conscious consumers beware – poisons are lurking in unexpected places, and you may be unknowingly exposing yourself to them daily. Even those of us who choose healthy options may be unaware of foods containing dangerous chemicals, or the many names used by companies to disguise the true content of their products. The following five culprits are some of the most commonly-consumed poisons to watch for:

    Butylated Hydroxytoluene aka BHT: BHT is a preservative found in many breakfast cereals and high-fat items meant to be stored for long periods of time. It also makes an appearance in numerous skincare products, cosmetics and petroleum products, as well as embalming fluid and jet fuel. Although it is FDA-approved for use in both food and cosmetics, it has been linked to cancer, developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, hormone disruptions and allergic reactions.

    The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) on BHT states bluntly that this chemical should not enter the environment, is combustible, may have effects on the liver, causes nausea, dizziness and abdominal pain if ingested, and causes harm to aquatic life. A 2011 report on carcinogens by the U.S. Department of Health shed light on studies from 1986 and 1990 that found multiple cancers in mice, rats and hamsters after exposure to BHT. Yet, it remains a popular preservative, so be sure to choose your pantry items wisely. Some of the skincare brands that use BHT in select products are Revlon, Neutrogena, Oil of Olay, L’Oreal, Lubriderm, Aveeno and CVS.

     

    Yellow #5 aka Tartrazine aka E102:Commonly used as a coloring in many food products such as baked goods, cereals, dessert powders, potato chips, jams, candy and pet foods, yellow #5, also known as tartrazine or E102, can also be found in certain cosmetics, shampoos and vitamin supplements. It is responsible for the bright yellow and orange shades in candy corn. Although banned in many European countries including Austria and Norway, it is still freely used in the United States. Yellow #5 carries with its ingestion a high risk of allergic reaction – ranging from mild to serious – and is especially dangerous for those who are allergic to aspirin.

     

    Additionally, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a family physician, has pointed out the likely contamination by various carcinogens that can occur during its manufacturing process. This food coloring has also been linked to hyperactivity in children. A 2008 report by the Food Standards Agency, the UK’s equivalent to the FDA, warned that certain colorings including tartrazine can cause impulsiveness, loss of concentration, hard-to-control activity, and other ADD and ADHD symptoms in children.

    Zeranol: This synthetic compound with estrogenic and progesterone-mimicking properties is used to promote faster growth rates in livestock including cattle and swine nationwide. According to research performed at Ohio State University and published by Breastcancerfund.org and the 2011 Anticancer Research Journal, consuming meat from zeranol-treated animals may be a significant breast cancer risk factor. Studies exposed breast cancer cells to zeranol, and the resulting abnormal tumor cell growth showed an increase even at zeranol levels 30 times below the FDA-approved level. You read correctly – the level of zeranol found in your steak, hamburger or pork chop is 30 times greater than the quantity that caused cancer cells to multiply in lab tests.

    Monosodium Glutamate aka MSG: MSG and its use as a popular flavor enhancer started in Japan, where a Japanese doctor isolated the compound chemically from kombu seaweed. The dangers of MSG have been well-researched, and reactions include heart problems, weight gain, headaches, asthma, ADD, seizures and incontinence. While some people show little reaction to consuming MSG on a regular basis, others have life-threatening symptoms.

    Today, MSG can be found in numerous canned, frozen, processed and fast foods, among others. It also hides under many names and clever packaging techniques. A label that states ‘no MSG added’ does not mean that the ingredients used to create the dish do not contain monosodium glutamate, just that no additional quantity was used in the recipe, so be sure to check your ingredient labels. Also be on the lookout for the following additives, which always contain MSG: textured protein, autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed protein, plant protein, oat flour and vegetable protein, sodium and calcium caseinate, andyeast extract. It is also sometimes hidden within ‘natural flavors’, and is naturally present in soymilk.

     

    Styrene: A chemical used in the manufacturing process of plastics, rubber products, latex paints, polyesters, and styrofoam food containers, styrene is approved by the FDA as a food additive. However, in 2011, the National Toxicology Program (NTP), America’s leading body of authority on cancer-causing chemicals, listed styrene on its annual report of chemicals linked to cancer, stating that the material is “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” Styrene is considered a Hazardous Air Pollutant by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and also recognized as a likely carcinogen by the World Health Organization (WHO). Additionally, due to the high cost of recycling styrofoam, a great percentage of it ends up in landfills. Sixty five percent of all styrene in the United States is used in the production of styrofoam products such as plates and cups, which pose a serious and ongoing threat to the environment.

    It is more important to read the ingredients on a nutritional label than the calories. We need calories, fats and cholesterol from healthy sources to survive. What we don’t need is added chemicals to our already questionable food supply. Unfortunately, while it may be impossible to stay away from all carcinogens and harmful substances, educating yourself on the ones you can avoid is crucial to your long-term health.

  • Who's Face Is It??? ((ANSWER))

    Posted by Corey Carter

    It's Mark-Paul Gosselaar!!!!

     

    Story from PEOPLE ONLINE: 

    There’s a baby on the way for Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

    He and and wife Catriona McGinn “are thrilled to announce they’re expecting their first child together in September,” theFranklin & Bash star’s rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

    Gosselaar, 39, wed McGinn, an advertising executive, last July in Santa Ynez, Calif.

     

    Read more here:  http://celebritybabies.people.com/2013/03/11/mark-paul-gosselaar-expecting-third-child/

  • Who's Face Is It??? (Answer)

    Posted by Corey Carter

    Matt Damon...who is in the news...from the National Enquirer website:  

    BEN AFFLECK and Matt Damon may be best buds, but sources say their wives can’t stand each other!

    “The two families socialize frequently,” an insider told The ENQUIRER.

    “But despite Matt and Ben’s decades-long working partner­ship and friendship, their wives have never warmed to each other.”

     Read more HERE:  http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/affleck-damon-wives-war

  • JUST ANNOUNCED - FUN Night at Summerfest!

    Posted by Corey Carter

    Listen to WIXX to win your tickets THIS WEEK!!

    FUN. BRINGS “MOST NIGHTS” HEADLINING TOUR TO THE MARCUS AMPHITHEATER DURING SUMMERFEST 2013

     

    MILWAUKEE (March 11, 2013) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the sixth major show slated for Summerfest 2013.  FUN. will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Thursday, June 27.  Support acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

     

    FUN.’s album SOME NIGHTS, recently reached RIAA platinum certification status for sales in excess of one million.  FUN. recently won two Grammys from the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.  The NYC-based band was among this year’s most-nominated artists, and took home two of the top four awards, “Song of the Year” for “We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe)” and “Best New Artist.”

     

    FUN. capped their extraordinary year with the worldwide release of their own “iTUNES SESSION” EP.  Recorded at the storied Capitol Records Studio in Los Angeles, the EP (available exclusively on the iTunes Store) pairs unique versions of SOME NIGHTS favorites like the latest single, “Carry On,” alongside a genuinely special cover of Van Morrison’s classic “Queen of the Slipstream.”

     

    Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 16 at Noon (12:00 pm) and include Summerfest admission.  Tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, Walmart stores, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1.800.745.3000 (live Ticketmaster Agent) or 1.866.448.7849 (“Ticketmaster Express” automated phone line).  Patrons may also utilize “ticketfast” at Ticketmaster.com to print barcoded concert tickets from home.  Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.

    Summerfest fans get access to “Stay Connected” Pre-sales before tickets go on sale to the general public when they subscribe to receive Summerfest News email alerts at Summerfest.com, “Like” Summerfest on Facebook or follow Summerfest on Twitter.  The FUN. Pre-sale will run Thursday, March 14 from Noon (12:00 pm) – Friday, March 15 at 10:00 pm CST or until pre-sale inventory has been exhausted.

    Summerfest 2013 will take place June 26 - 30 and July 2 - 7, from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday,
    July 1.  Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience.  During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting.  Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest.  For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.

     

  • Ultimate Wake Up Pranks Compliation (VIDEO)

    Posted by Corey Carter

    Because waking up with Murphy in the Morning on the radio may be *slightly* better than these...

    (BTW - if this ever happened to me, I don't think there would be video, because I would probably KILL the person who did this to me.  My short temper and love of sleep would prevail...)

     

  • Guess Who's Face?? (ANSWER)

    Posted by Corey Carter

    The Answer is...Zach Galifinakis!!

    He's BACK as Alan in the Hangover III this Summer!  I can't wait. Check out the trailer here!

     

  • Who's FACE Is This (Answer HERE)

    Posted by Corey Carter

    It was Barbara Walters! 
    She's back this week explaining how she contracted Chicken Pox on "The View" earlier this week:

    (Video courtesy of ABC)

     

  • Guess Which Celebrity (ANSWER)

    Posted by Corey Carter

    It was BEYONCE!!!!

     

    Check out this entertainment headline from 2003 (10 years ago EXACTLY yesterday 3/4/13)

    (LOL!)

    If BEYONCÉ KNOWLES and JAY-Zare still seeing each other, I'm guessing it's not going well.

     --Here's what Jay-Z said about their so-called "relationship" in the latest "Playboy" . . . quote:  "I used to see her all the time.  We're not engaged or anything, by the way.  We're just cool.  We're just friends.  We don't really, ah, know each other like that yet.  Me and Memphis Bleak, we're tighter.  He's been with me since 1994.  Between Beyoncé and him?  Beyoncé's got to go."

  • Northeast Wisconsin's 5 MOST EMBARASSING SONGS (you used to love)

    Posted by Corey Carter

    Thanks for all the text messages last week to 31011 for the 1:45 Flashback Theme of "Songs You Were Embarassed To Have Loved" back in the day.

    According to the texts, here are the Top 5:

    Backstreet Boys "Everybody"

     

     

    #4 Donny Osmond "Soldier Of Love"

     

     

     

    #3-Aqua "Barbie Girl"

     

     

     

    #2-Spice Girls "Wannabe"

     

     

     

     

    And #1:  Hanson "Mmmm Bop" (Sorry Katie!)

     

     

     

  • What is that SCREAMING on WIXX this weekend!?!?!

    Posted by Corey Carter

    "W-I-X-AHHHHHHHHH"!

    "WIXX, Appleton, Oshkosh Green AHHHHHHHHH!"

    In case you haven't seen the videos, they are going viral and BLOWING UP.

    This is the next "stupid" video phenomonen so we decided to have some fun with it.

      Dumb? Yes.  Funny?  You be the judge...