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|11/15/2014 - Shocking findings reported by NASA show that the problem of diminishing groundwater is poised to lead to the collapse of the food supply, where there could be devastating consequences.
The impact has already been felt, primarily in California. Data obtained form the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment...|
|11/13/2014 - Yes, I lost my extreme desire for junk food and for overeating as well.
This wasn't an act of will. And it wasn't luck, either.
Losing my cravings for bad food -- and for too much food -- was the result of something else entirely. And that is what I'd like to explain to you in this article.
|11/12/2014 - Living in a world that has toxins at every turn has left our liver function in a hot mess. Everyday touches with toxins in our food, air, water, personal care, and household products has slowly but surely created a burden on this hard working organ that has compromised our ability to detoxify properly...|
|11/12/2014 - It probably isn't much of a secret that commercial airplanes are teeming with germs. But a new report by the Daily Mail Online suggests that airplane cabins are likely far filthier than most people realize, as planes are rarely deep-cleaned, and their tray tables are often brimming with germs, including...|
|11/9/2014 - The corporate food system has once again pulled the wool over the eyes of low-information American voters with the recent defeat of GMO-labeling bills in Colorado and Oregon. Just like in California and Washington, the factory food industry, drug companies and GMO kingpins like Monsanto poured tens...|
|11/8/2014 - The simple answer is yes and yes.
Ideally, all of the nutrition we need can come from the food we eat. Unfortunately, in today's world, it usually doesn't. Even if food was grown in nutrient dense soil without contaminates, much of the nutrition is lost in its journey from the field to our table....|
|11/5/2014 - While some publications are reporting the death of Oregon's Measure 92, an initiative that would require the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the truth is that the race is still too close to call.
Vigilant reporting by The Oregonian reveals that, with 88 percent of the votes counted,...|
|11/5/2014 - Even as health authorities begin to get a handle on the Ebola outbreak in the West African nations of Liberia and Guinea, where it began several months ago, the virus is spreading uncontrollably in neighboring Sierra Leone, as conditions there worsen all the way around.
In fact, as The Associated...|
|11/4/2014 8:07:40 PM - It seems that every few years we hear of another diet fad or food fad. In the last few years gluten is getting all of the attention. How can wheat or other common grains--fixtures of the American diet--be causing such problems?
What is gluten? Gluten is the protein found in wheat (including spelt,...|
|11/4/2014 - A group of Irish people was recently asked by the YouTube channel Facts to try a variety of American snack foods for the first time. The individual reactions speak for themselves as these young folks express repulsion at the hydrogenated oils in Twinkies, the food coloring in Kool-Aid and the whatever-it-is...|
|11/2/2014 - Most Natural News readers are sufficiently wary of the terms natural or all-natural on packaged foods, even in health food stores. Too many who aren't aware think that natural means "organic" or at least "GMO-free." Surprise, not only are they not organic, but they often contain some GMOs.
|11/2/2014 - A group of consumer and health groups came together on October 16 demanding that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issue an outright ban on a group of man-made chemicals that are wreaking havoc on both people and the environment.
While the hazards surrounding perchlorate and perfluorocarboxylates...|
|11/1/2014 - A new study published October 22 reinforces once again that olive oil is one of the best oils for cooking compared to other seed oils. Researchers based their conclusion on a few different factors, including nutritional content and the oil's ability to maintain quality under high temperatures.
|11/1/2014 - How many times have you heard, "I'm not gonna eat that. It's gross!" Maybe your kids are a bit more polite about it, but nevertheless, there are a lot of children who declare war at the dinner table when they are told to eat food they don't like. Too often, anxious parents give in and allow their kids...|
|10/30/2014 - California's Proposition 37, an initiative proposed in 2012 that would've required the mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), set the precedent for other states attempting to pass similar legislation.
Prop 37 failed because of illegal, unethical and snake-like tactics carried...|
|10/29/2014 - As suspected by many health food advocates who are pushing for GMO labeling laws in various states, the alarm that labeling GMOs would drastically increase food prices is bogus. But it works on the unthinking masses who don't really care enough about what they eat to send them to the polls, voting against...|
|10/26/2014 - Dear reader, you may be familiar with the "Until Every Child Is Well" song from the commercials of a prominent Boston hospital. Just in case you aren't, for review purposes, here is a portion of the song:
I wanna give you a world that's free from struggle;
Wanna build you a world where you can spread...|
|10/26/2014 - The fight for the Right to Know what's in our food continues as both Colorado and Oregon launch campaigns promoting the mandatory GMO-labeling initiative that voters will see on the November 4 ballot.
If passed, Colorado's Proposition 105 would mandate labeling of genetically modified (GM) ingredients...|
|10/25/2014 - Rumors continue to circulate from speculating sources that the Ebola pandemic in Africa is one giant hoax. This conspiracy theory undermines the pain, disease and starvation that West Africans have been facing. An Associated Press photo taken from Monday, October 20, shows that the pandemic continues,...|
|10/24/2014 - A new deal between the Chicago Public School (CPS) system and a private custodial and cafeteria service was promised to save the district tens of millions but instead resulted in some students having to clean their own school before the school year began and being served rotten food for lunch.
|10/24/2014 - Some people curse technology, saying that it takes up too much of their time or that it's too hard to keep up with the ever-changing trends. Others revel in its many benefits, which have now extended to helping identify outbreaks of food poisoning.
Twitter in particular is at the forefront of this...|
|10/23/2014 - No question that biotech and BioAg giant Monsanto is a mega-corporation with lots of cash and lots of power, but that doesn't mean that it will rise to rule the world, in a manner of speaking.
That issue was addressed recently by Living Green magazine, which noted that "the issue of how we grow and...|
|10/21/2014 - The United Nations (UN) World Food Program (WFP) is having trouble meeting the escalating hunger needs of West Africans, millions of whom are currently suffering through the worst Ebola outbreak in history. And as the disease continues to spread, the threat of food shortages, and possibly a worldwide...|
|10/21/2014 - As much as we all love organic foods, there's times when we certainly don't love the price. While many of us make sacrifices in other areas of our lives in order to afford splurging a little more on good food, you may not have to if you're willing to expand the horizon of grocery stores in which you...|
|10/20/2014 - The end of September marked three straight years of severe drought for California, with the state receiving less than 60 percent of its average precipitation.
The lack of rainfall has resulted in immense suffering throughout the state, leaving low reservoirs, fallowed farmland, rising unemployment...|
|10/20/2014 - When deciding to finally become healthy, one of the first things we evaluate and change is the food we put in our mouth. After all, nutrition is the fuel our body runs on and to get premium results we need the best fuel, right? Turns out that is only partly true, as many people are figuring out that...|
|10/20/2014 - How can a nuclear reactor meltdown in Japan affect ecosystems, plant and animal life, and even insects on the other side of the world? What are we doing right now that could ultimately impact someone else's future on an entirely different continent? What are we doing to the earth that could eventually...|
|10/17/2014 - With so much competition between brands, many of which cleverly phrase product names and ingredients in misleading ways, it's often hard to keep track of what's truly healthy anymore. Labeling often has mixed messages; for example, we've reported on the fact that the FDA doesn't have a set standard...|
|10/17/2014 - Whether it's sitting in traffic or dealing with mounting frustrations in the workplace, everyone feels angry from time to time. However, exhibiting too much of this strong emotion, while it may seem to be a feel-good outlet, can negatively impact health. Anger is linked to muscle tightness, flushed...|
|10/16/2014 - According to Dr. Drew Ramsey, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and author of Fifty Shades of Kale, "We have changed our diet so much in the past 100 years that the human brain is actually no shrinking." However, he explains that, with...|
|10/15/2014 - I recently got to sit down with a 48-year-old man from Illinois who used to struggle with high blood pressure and overall hypertension. He remembers experiencing intermittent heart palpitations and episodes of intense heart racing when bending over and standing up quickly. About 15 years ago, his doctor...|
|10/14/2014 - According to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization, 842 million people worldwide are malnourished, and every day, 25,000 die from starvation. Thinking that it's not an issue in developed countries like the United States is an inaccurate assumption, as one in seven families experiences...|
|10/12/2014 - Eating junk food doesn't just make you fat -- it also makes you stupid. Researchers from Australia came to this conclusion after evaluating the dietary habits of young teenagers as part of a large study, determining that those who consume a high amount of soft drinks, fried foods and other processed...|
|10/9/2014 - The commonly held assumption that being overweight is simply a mathematical formula of calories in and calories out is an outdated way of thinking that needs to be changed. Weight gain is often a complicated dynamic between one's culture, environment, exercise habits, eating styles, genetics, and biochemical...|
|10/7/2014 - Are you soaking up all your nutrients? Many individuals carefully consider what they eat, but do they think about digestion enough? If you're not digesting your food well enough, you may not be absorbing all those nutrient-packed foods. Daily multivitamins may also not be being absorbed. A healthy,...|
|10/5/2014 - The U.S. economy was a disaster when Barack Obama ascended to the White House in January 2009, a phenomenon that he and fellow Democrats repeatedly blamed on his predecessor, George W. Bush. The mainstream media willfully and relentless echoed that blame, a campaign that was so effective that, even...|
|10/5/2014 - The results of a new court case offer a glimmer of hope that large, corporate food producers and individual executives will begin to be held accountable for their actions.
Evidence of the peanut butter fraud first surfaced in 2009 following an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...|
|10/4/2014 - Is your hair thinning or falling out? When you look in the mirror, does it seem that the outer edges of your eyebrows have disappeared? Have you gained or lost weight without changing your diet? Are you tired all the time? You may be one of the millions of Americans with undiagnosed thyroid disease.
|10/4/2014 - Pregnant women may be able to lower their risk of a potentially deadly complication known as pre-eclampsia by more than 20 percent simply by eating more organic vegetables, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute for Consumer Research and the Norwegian Institute of...|
|10/3/2014 - Passed in 1990, the Farm Bill's intent was to set regulations for the agricultural sector, implementing provisions for food, nutrition, forestry, natural resource conservation, environmental protection and rural development, among other facets.
Also referred to as FACT-90 (Food, Agriculture, Conservation,...|
|10/2/2014 - For the last few weeks, every time I've warned readers about the coming forced quarantines, isolation orders and government-mandated medical procedures that would be directed at American citizens, I was told that such claims were completely false and would never happen in America.
I guess Dallas...|
|10/1/2014 3:19:21 PM - With the threat of the Ebola virus spreading, there is a need to understand what natural options are readily available to you in case you don't want to be subjected to conventional medical treatments and infected patients in hospitals. The only proven system to help eradicate the Ebola virus is your...|
|10/1/2014 - Now that Ebola "patient zero" has been confirmed in the United States, it's clear that Ebola is spreading far beyond the control of any government or health department. Just weeks ago, President Obama promised Ebola wouldn't arrive in the United States, but now it's here.
The CDC is promising that...|
|9/29/2014 - Food insecurity describes a lack of certainty for a household's next meal, not enough nutritious food or a lack of stability of household food supplies. In the USA, this issue is debatable somewhat, because what constitutes real nutritious food diverges considerably from the most common perceptions...|
|9/28/2014 - With the threat of an Ebola outbreak looming over our heads, lots of people who never even considered "prepping" as a worthwhile endeavor are stocking up on N95 masks, nitrile gloves and impermeable shoe covers. Because Ebola kills in such a rapid and gruesome fashion, it's the stuff of horror movies...|
|9/28/2014 - The requirement for vitamin B12 is very low, but it is absolutely essential. A mild vitamin B12 deficiency results in weakness and fatigue. A more serious deficiency causes shortness of breath, nervousness, numbness and tingling in extremities, and problems with balance. A severe deficiency can lead...|
|9/27/2014 - If the land of the free and home of the brave looked in the mirror today, they'd see a diseased and docile figure in the reflection -- a whimpering fragment of what men and women used to be. Setting the shovel and hoe aside, Americans have run for cover, hiding under the wings of a food system that...|
|9/26/2014 - High-density population areas of Sierra Leone have just been locked down in the largest pandemic quarantine in history, and it's already causing a collapse of the food delivery infrastructure. The local government says forced isolation orders will remain in effect until Ebola is eradicated. This essentially...|
|9/25/2014 - In the Bicol Region of the Philippines, hundreds of farmers, scientists and consumers are gathering in opposition to the commercialization of Syngenta's GM Golden Rice. Feeling as if their property is being overtaken and their food system hijacked, the farmers are rejecting their government's endorsement...|
|9/25/2014 - Strokes, which occur when there's an interruption in blood flow, are the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer, according to the Siteman Cancer Center.
More than 600,000 strokes plague Americans each year, taking the lives of more than 150,000 people,...|
|9/24/2014 - Sierra Leone just concluded a three-day lockdown of the entire nation that officials claimed would help nip Ebola in the bud and prevent it from spreading any further. But reports indicate that this concerning declaration of medical martial law ended up causing major food shortages instead, as many...|
|9/23/2014 - (Natural News) We've got an incredible lineup of educational events happening over the next week that you probably won't want to miss:
My interview as part of the Transform Your Health Summit runs tomorrow! Don't miss this talk about preventing disease and unleashing your inner healing potential....|
|9/23/2014 - For those that are looking for a natural way to reduce hunger cravings for "junk" food, one recent option that could be helpful is spinach extract. The extract thylakoids have been found in a recent study to substantially decrease our hunger for things such as sweets or fast foods (commonly referred...|
|9/22/2014 - While studies in the past have acknowledged the role that specific foods play in mental wellness and the reduction of age induced problems such as dementia, a new study looks at the diet as a whole.
The findings are a strong indicator that what you eat during midlife will have a powerful impact on...|
|9/19/2014 - Digestive health could easily be touted as one of the most important aspects of your health. Unfortunately, our digestive systems have been compromised due to a highly refined and nutrient deficient food supply, various toxins, and stress. The good news is that digestive balance can be restored by eliminating...|
|9/18/2014 - Smoothies are popular these days. We drink them as an alternative to unhealthy drinks or as a meal replacement. But are they really healthy? They can be.
The question is: What's in your smoothie?
At some smoothie stands, smoothies are made with 3 basic ingredients: frozen fruit, fruit juice,...|
|9/17/2014 - As the biototech industry crows on with their "feeding the world" nonsense, several studies have demonstrated that the best way to feed the world is by smaller, organic, regional farming.
One of the largest studies was even sponsored by the UN. But that doesn't get touched by the mainstream media...|
|9/17/2014 - Apparently overburdened with having to police the filthy factory farm industry in accordance with the law, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to simply hand over the inspection reigns to processing plants themselves, according to new reports. Updated "food safety" guidelines will...|
|9/16/2014 - There's no wasting time here. People must know. You may be aware of some of the following tricks, lies, schemes and plots to keep people malnourished and in need of constant medical attention, but then again, you may not. The biggest lies in this world are the ones more likely to be believed, and "Big...|
|9/16/2014 - Due to the overwhelming burden of toxins in the world and a largely monotonous diet rooted in grains and sugars, allergies have become commonplace. This has created a weakness in our genetic profile that is being passed down from one generation to the next, causing allergies to pop up in the very early...|
|9/15/2014 8:24:35 PM - B vitamins are essential to many functions of the body. They aid in breaking down simple carbohydrates into glucose, the fuel for the brain and the body. They help manufacture new red blood cells and help them carry iron and create hemoglobin. And although these functions are vital to life, the most...|
|9/15/2014 - General Mills, one of the most deceptive food companies in the world and a processed food giant that funds efforts to block GMO labeling transparency, is reportedly purchasing Annie's for $820 million. 
Annie's, based in Berkeley, California, is a well-known organic food brand that has long been...|
|9/15/2014 - No one ever said that flipping burgers and making tacos should be a career, but unfortunately too many fast food workers have bought into a bogus bill of goods being sold to them by unions, politicians and others that their "profession" is, well, a profession and they should be paid like it.
|9/15/2014 - Quinoa is a grain crop native to the Andean Mountains of South America. Although the leaves of the plant can be consumed as a leaf vegetable, quinoa is primarily grown for its seeds. These seeds, which are cooked in a similar way to rice, come in three colors (red, white and black) and are much-loved...|
|9/14/2014 - They're an important part of a well balanced diet, but your favorite fruits and vegetables could be harboring silent chemicals that, in some people, may trigger a severe allergic reaction. A 10-year-old girl recently found this out the hard way after eating a supposedly allergen-free blueberry pie that,...|
|9/12/2014 7:13:54 PM - Meet Dr. Ronald Weiss, MD, an internist with a successful 25-year medical practice in West New York who moonlights as an assistant professor at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. Weiss, a 52-year-old married father of two, sold his lucrative practice and liquidated all his assets so he...|
|9/12/2014 - Forget what Michelle Obama has to say about nutrition -- we're going back to the old ways. This is what two more school districts in New York recently decided after witnessing major financial losses and starving students who simply can't stomach the First Dictator's obtuse guidelines for "healthy" school...|
|9/11/2014 - Finally, consumer demands are beginning to be met by some corporations in the food industry. Consumer advocacy groups, food activists and alternative media have all contributed to pushing the boundaries of the food industry in a way that offers true customer satisfaction.
The most recent victory...|
|9/9/2014 - It is something that, as an American and a consumer, ought to outrage you: Big Food companies spending tens of millions of dollars just to keep information from you -- to prevent you from knowing all that there is to know about a substance, or substances, that could be harming your health, as well as...|
|9/9/2014 - Babies and toddlers do not eat much food because their tummies are tiny. That is why it is important to feed them foods that are packed with nutrients. Superfoods are natural foods that are high in nutrients and antioxidants packed with health giving properties. They are easily digestible and keep the...|
|9/9/2014 - Attempts to improve food security -- i.e. knowing that one or one's family can eat next week -- with government aid programs like food stamps -- a.k.a. SNAP (Supplement Nutritional Assistance Program) -- and NGO food banks have limited success.
SNAP recipients tend to not resist their processed and...|
|9/8/2014 - The food industry is a sophisticated, calculating and very profitable enterprise that preys on consumer weaknesses, ones they've strategically created.
Food sellers have one priority when it comes to consumers, and it's not their health, but rather assurance. They need you to keep coming back for...|
|9/7/2014 - Governments have teamed up with the biotech industry in the past to demonize critics of genetically modified foods and crops, as well as promote efforts to propagandize their use. Now, it seems, academia is teaming up with the industry as well, and for the same reasons.
In a recent announcement,...|
|9/7/2014 - Growing up and living in 21st century America sometimes feels as if you're being raised in a giant shopping mall. Along the city streets are the colorful pop-up signs of fast food joints. No, you can't push the X button to make the pop-ups go away as if they were ads on the computer screen. The catchy...|
|9/7/2014 - Have you noticed the incredible detachment from reality exhibited by the masses these days? The continued operation of modern society, it seems, depends on people making sure they don't acknowledge reality (or try to deal with it). "Denial" is what keeps every sector of civilization humming along: medicine,...|
|9/7/2014 - Some regions of the world could starve while others fight for their remaining food as pests overwhelm crops in less than 40 years, a new study has found.
Many of the world's leading crop-producers are likely to be inundated if current trends continue, the study concluded.
As reported by Britain's...|
|9/6/2014 - My heart goes out to all those fast food workers protesting for higher wages, but I'm sad to have to watch them experience the harsh lesson in real-world economics that's about to hit home. By taking to the streets and demanding $15 / hr. in wages, fast food workers are unintentionally making themselves...|
|9/6/2014 - According to a study conducted by researchers from UC Berkeley, a sleepless night may make you likely to eat junk food rather than healthier choices like vegetables and whole grains. This study offers additional insights into the link between obesity and poor sleep.
Researchers scanned the brains...|
|9/4/2014 - The Obama Administration has been accused of pressuring Vietnam into rejecting the labeling of genetically modified foods, despite the passage in June of a law by Hanoi that would require it, for the benefit of U.S.-based agri- and biotech giants.
According to Thanh Nien News, the Vietnamese law...|
|9/4/2014 - Sugar is now considered the "devil's food" thanks to a brilliant physician and prolific author exposing the hidden truth about it in his new book. Dr. Robert Lustig studies what sugars do to entire populations around the world, so this is no "end the cravings" novel or "sugar for dummies" information...|
|9/3/2014 5:40:58 PM - Conditions are rapidly deteriorating in the West African country of Liberia, one of the hardest-hit countries during the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history. Reports indicate that healthcare workers at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK) in Monrovia, Liberia's capital, recently went on strike...|
|9/2/2014 3:29:56 PM - In an effort to increase awareness about food waste and help find solutions to fight the problem, an activist by the name of Rob Greenfield is cycling across America on a bamboo bicycle for his Goodfluence tour.(1) As he rides, he finds dumpsters that are filled with food that many consider...|
|9/2/2014 - The era we are all witnessing in our world right now may one day be called the "era of collapse." As is now evident to anyone paying attention, humans are rapidly using up all the world's finite resources. Water aquifers are being pumped dry, rare earth minerals are being depleted through aggressive...|
|9/2/2014 - Activists and concerned citizens in the state of Colorado have succeeded in having a proposal placed on the November ballot that, if approved by a majority of the general public, would make it mandatory to label genetically modified foods, according to a recent announcement by the secretary of state's...|
|9/2/2014 - With modern lifestyles, people are exposed to multiple carcinogenic agents on a daily basis. It is hence no wonder that cancer rates are soaring. To keep far away from this terrifying disease, below is a list of cancer foods that cannot be ignored.
1. Flavonoid-rich berries These berries include...|
|8/31/2014 - In 1909 the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law that prohibited the addition of any fluoride chemical to food. By then fluoride was well known as an industrial pollutant that harmed plants, animals, and humans. This was known long before skeletal and dental fluorosis were described in the scientific...|
|8/31/2014 - We normally try our best on a day-to-day basis to make sound food choices and live a clean lifestyle. But sometimes an edible that we think encourages health can actually cause harm. Due to an affinity with heavy metals in the environment, some plants and animals absorb toxins like cadmium more readily...|
|8/30/2014 - The Russian government doesn't buy into America's genetically modified seed hype so easily. In fact, the Russian government takes a hard stance against the patented seeds, since some are spliced with bacteria to produce insecticide from within. When this kind of lab-manipulated food finds its way into...|
|8/29/2014 - While it's important to eat a range of fruits and vegetables to help maintain overall health, a recent study has found that tomato consumption is particularly ideal for men wishing to reduce their risk of prostate cancer.(1)
The study, led by researchers at the University of Bristol, divided men...|
|8/29/2014 - Officials with the European Union have implemented "emergency" support measures aimed at providing cash to farmers hit hard by Russia's ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from the continent.
As reported by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and other media, the newly passed measures call for expenditures...|
|8/29/2014 - Everywhere in the United States, home owners who grow vegetables or fruit for their own families are hassled by local authorities and forced to destroy their gardens. But the trend in California is toward legalizing urban homegrown food supplies, even for commerce.
The city of San Francisco is on...|
|8/28/2014 - Venezuela's continuing experiment with Marxist socialism continues to be an abject failure -- as much as every other country's experimentation with Marxist socialism -- as evidenced by the country's shrinking productivity, tanking economy and shortages of basic goods.
So bad have things gotten in...|
|8/28/2014 - What were once robust West African villages are now being reduced to ghost towns, as if a nuclear disaster had stricken the area. With Ebola now affecting 2,600 people worldwide, and with a death rate around 90 percent, the viral outbreak has Africans in a panic.
Thousands of residents in Dolo Town,...|
|8/28/2014 - Antibiotics kill bacteria. The problem is, our bodies are filled with bacteria, and those microbes are essential to our health. Our gut is home to 300-1000 different species of bacteria that help us digest our food, create and synthesize vitamins, repel invading pathogens, create neurotransmitters,...|
|8/28/2014 - An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, affecting one in every 13 children, and nearly $25 billion is spent annually on treating children's food allergies. If left untreated, patients can enter into anaphylaxis, a reaction to food allergens or insect stings that includes swelling...|
|8/28/2014 - Addictions affect millions of people in the United Sates, and alternative medicine believes conventional medicine fails at treatment, as they do not recognize the genetic and biochemical imbalances that research has shown to be at the heart of addiction.
Often perceived as a lack of will power, addiction...|
|8/27/2014 - The explosive introduction of new food additives, in addition to an easing of some federal oversight requirements, has allowed manufacturers to dodge scrutiny from the Food and Drug Administration, the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of chemicals that are flowing into the food supply.
|8/27/2014 - The average human body contains 37.2 trillion cells and 10 times as many microbes. The bacteria in our gut do more than aid in the digestion of food. They also protect the body from invading organisms, aid the immune system, create neurotransmitters, create and synthesize vitamins, and even influence...|
|8/27/2014 - Studies have shown that when children eat meals with other family members, especially healthy meals, they're less likely to become involved in disordered eating, drug abuse or practice unsafe sex. (1)
Considering that up to 15 percent of youth in the United States suffer from depression and approximately...|
|8/26/2014 - Excess weight sure is easy to come by, but hard to drop; that's just a simple fact. Cravings for the "bad sugars," the bad fat and the bad salt can be overwhelming, but so can the health detriment from being overweight or obese for an extended period of time. Not only could you find yourself battling...|
|8/24/2014 - Statistics from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show that 3 percent of adults and 6 percent of children have one or more food allergies. The rate of food allergies among children has been steadily rising over the past two decades as well.
Johns Hopkins Children's Center headed a federally...|
|8/24/2014 - Digestive issues could quite possibly be the biggest reason for many of the ailments people suffer from today. Processed foods, chemicals, GMO's, prescriptions, and stress often initiate the issues, and once those things are cleaned up, many people still seem to suffer from improper digestion.
|8/23/2014 - According to the United States Department of Agriculture, genetic engineering of US corn, beets and soy has increased from 65 percent in 2006 to a shocking 90 percent in 2013. Why do so many countries around the world outright reject GMOs when America is forcing them down the throats of the general...|
|8/21/2014 - According to News Daily, a CDC study has determined that two out five people born between 2000 and 2011 are expected to develop diabetes type 2.
This rate is double what it was two decades ago for men, and it's a 50 percent increase for women. Currently, 29 million people suffer from mostly diabetes...|
|8/21/2014 - There are phases we typically go through while learning to eat right and take control of our health. We tend to replace our bad habits with less harmful, but still bad habits.
Relying on supplements
On the road to health, we often turn to supplements and tinctures for a quick fix. They usually work...|
|8/20/2014 - As consumers of news, readers understand that good journalism is predicated on fairness, balance and presenting all sides of an issue. That said, there most certainly are media outlets that tend to espouse a particular point of view, politically or otherwise, on key issues.
However, when it comes...|
|8/20/2014 - As parents begin sending their children back to public school, some are choosing to bypass the cafeteria's pre-planned food schedule, opting to pack their own lunch instead. A nonprofit food science organization, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has put together a list of helpful tips to help...|
|8/19/2014 - In the Michael Pollan sense, a bowl of fresh vegetables and whole grains that have been grown organically, without the use of industrial toxins, does not necessarily mean that it is "good food."
Writing in the Rim County Gazette's blog, Arun Gupta says that, today, you might be more likely to find...|
|8/18/2014 12:37:15 PM - The iconic butterfly (label) is really taking flight, surpassing projections by more than double last year, proving that 90% of Americans would love to know what is in their food and are taking actions to look for a label which tells them that the genes of their foods haven't been modified and altered...|
|8/18/2014 11:10:34 AM - The best way to avoid genetically modified foods is to know which foods are genetically modified and which foods are not. It helps to understand the difference between heirlooms, hybrids, and GMOs.
With heirlooms, you save the seeds of a fruit or vegetable with favorable characteristics. Other than...|
|8/18/2014 - There is an epidemic of digestive disorders occurring in North America, and it comes from a foundation of poor nutritional habits, negative emotions, and improper activity and rest. This results in various disease labels and conditions that ultimately end with prescriptions and surgeries, which only...|
|8/18/2014 - If you are an adult reading this right now, you can probably still remember how bad cafeteria food quality was when you were in school, but that was before GMOs, genetically modified organisms, invaded the food, coupled with artificial growth hormones, MSG and aspartame. Get ready for an inside look...|
|8/16/2014 - Being mindful of menu descriptions and menu layout can help one get the most out of their dining experience, not just in terms of how much they are willing to spend, but also in terms of what they actually want to eat. Some menu descriptions are set up to trick consumers into buying foods that they...|
|8/15/2014 - We've done a lot of original research here at Natural News, and we've made some extraordinary scientific and humanitarian breakthroughs with the potential to help save millions of lives.
Did you know that Natural News is the only independent media organization in the world with its own ICP-MS atomic...|
|8/14/2014 - Let's face it, many Americans eat like pigs. They pull up to drive-through windows and they sit down at pancake houses, and they order up a completely GMO meal, full of gluten, refined sugar, MSG, animal fat and sometimes even artificial sweeteners. They wash it all down and repeat the cycle within...|
|8/14/2014 - In late July, biotech giant Monsanto, king of the GMOs, paid bloggers $150 each to attend what was billed as "an intimate and interactive panel" with "two female farmers and a team" from the company.
It was a strict invitation-only affair, a three-hour brunch that took place on the heels of something...|
|8/12/2014 - One of the world's most vastly consumed foods, while attempting to obtain necessary nutrients from the earth, also pulls some of the deadliest toxins from the soil during its growth process.
The rice plant, and particularly brown rice, extracts toxins such as mercury, cadmium and arsenic from the...|
|8/11/2014 - A grassroots campaign to require honest GMO labeling on food products has been launched in Texas. Called "Label GMOs Texas," the campaign follows in the footsteps of the highly successful Vermont campaign which achieved victory earlier this year.
The Facebook page for the Texas campaign is available...|
|8/10/2014 - A draft chapter of the United States-European Union trade agreement that was leaked recently by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) shows that public health and food safety might be at risk, or so says an accompanying analysis of the document.
According to the Cornucopia Institute...|
|8/9/2014 - Just when you thought that the health benefits of blueberries couldn't be any more plentiful, new research has found that freezing the superfood actually increases the berry's nutritional content.
Graduate student Marin Plumb, a food science major at South Dakota State University, found that frozen...|
|8/9/2014 - Tyson Foods Inc., the Springdale, Arkansas-based meat processor, announced plans to shut down three factories, in Iowa, New York and New Mexico, eliminating jobs for nearly one thousand people.
All three of the factories produce processed meats like hot dogs, sausage and bacon, and are the largest...|
|8/9/2014 - The risks of flavor enhancing food additive MSG (monosodium glutamate) are well known to many NaturalNews readers. MSG should be avoided, considering the fact that it is a dangerous excitotoxin that kills brain cells in the hypothalamus, promotes obesity and liver disease, and is linked to seizures,...|
|8/8/2014 - Organic food really is better for you, revealed the largest review of published data on organic food ever conducted. An international team of researchers from Newcastle University in the UK looked at 343 peer-reviewed studies comparing organic and conventional crops, and came to the conclusion that...|
|8/6/2014 - What happens when large, powerful corporations violate the law and are immune from prosecution or accountability? They usually become repeat offenders, and in this situation, Wal-Mart, the culprit, is no exception.
About seven years ago, the big box store was accused of "cheapening the value of the...|
|8/6/2014 - History's largest mass poisoning of a human population has occurred in Bangladesh. Because of it, 35 million people have been exposed to lethal levels of arsenic. Mortality rates are estimated at 13 per 1000, which means that this poisoning has ended as many at 455,000 lives.
It happened simply enough....|
|8/5/2014 - First things first, write down a short paragraph describing how you feel and how many items you consumed in the last 24 hours that were GMO. The way to do this is to scan the barcode of the food with the FREE phone app "Fooducate," and then you will know within seconds. Then write down every food item,...|
|8/3/2014 - The chef of New York's pioneering farm-to-table restaurant, Dan Barber, proprietor of Blue Hill, has been a champion of the local, organic food movement for a long time. But now, he believes it is time to take the movement national, even global.
"Farm-to-table has failed to transform the way most...|
|8/3/2014 - Some people smoke, some eat junk food, and some are on medications with horrific side effects, and other people are straight-edged, meaning that they don't drink, smoke or eat fast and processed food -- they wouldn't dare. Some people eat superfoods and take herbal formulas and tinctures for immunity...|
|8/3/2014 - Proponents of genetically modified food say that a "GMO" label on foods would mislead people into believing that they are unhealthy or unsafe. Why is that? Are they unhealthy or unsafe?! Proponents of GMO food (investors and manufacturers) have spent millions and millions of dollars to keep them unlabeled,...|
|8/2/2014 - Essential oil of cinnamon is a potent antibacterial agent that may be useful as a natural method for preventing the spread of foodborne illness, according to a study conducted by researchers from Washington State University that is scheduled for publication in the journal Food Control in December 2014.
|8/1/2014 - Although the biggest waste of food comes from Big Ag, a handful of major food distributors, and retail grocers and restaurants, minimizing personal food waste is vital for preserving what you eat before it spoils while not exceeding your food budget.
William Fisher, vice president of science and...|
|7/31/2014 - After consuming asparagus, many people notice that their urine has a distinctly different odor. While not on par with inhaling the pleasant aroma of rose petals, it's a normal process in the body and is not cause for concern.
The reason urine smells different after eating asparagus According to Dr....|
|7/31/2014 - Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is a food additive often used to enhance the flavor of foods, in particular processed ones. Hundreds of millions of pounds of MSG are added to foods worldwide every year. You probably already know about the harmful health effects of MSG and are trying to avoid it. But did...|
|7/30/2014 - One of the greatest long-term problems that health conscious individuals face is the pervasive contamination of the food supply. For decades, the FDA and other governmental agencies have allowed the multi-billion dollar food industry to grow and process its products with hundreds of questionably safe...|
|7/30/2014 - Joshua Strayer was once told by seven different specialists that he had stage 3 colon and prostate cancer and that surgical treatment was necessary.(1) Without it, they told the newlywed that his wife might end up a widow in just six short months, a comment that both angered 330-pound Strayer yet propelled...|
|7/28/2014 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 16 million Americans suffer from a disease brought on by their cigarette-smoking habits. (1) Fortunately, the CDC also notes, "Overall smoking prevalence declined from 2005 (20.9%) to 2012 (18.1%)." (1)
While the decline is good...|
|7/27/2014 - Currently facing the lowest public approval rating of his entire tenure, Barack Obama has adopted a new political strategy that he hopes will woo the American public to his side: junk food. That's right, the proclaimed president of the world's greatest superpower has taken to the streets, visibly chowing...|
|7/27/2014 - There has been record growth in sales of organic, non-GMO food in some of the world's largest produce markets, a good thing for consumers and advocates of clean, wholesome, non-bioengineered commodities.
In the United States, the value of the organic foods market in 2013 exceeded $35 billion for...|
|7/27/2014 - One of the greatest concerns with the food supply today is the toxicity and lack of nutrients. This begins with the seed, then the soil it is planted in, followed by the treatment it receives during its growth phase. But if that wasn't enough, a further degradation of food takes place between the harvest...|
|7/26/2014 - Everybody who cares about their health wants to eat organic, non-GMO foods, but the challenge is being able to afford it, right? Thanks to dwindling economic opportunities and job cuts almost everywhere, discretionary income is getting harder to come by for millions.
At the same time, eating foods...|
|7/26/2014 - Unlike in the United States, Europeans have a much lower tolerance for meat products treated with chemicals and antibiotics, and they're not very fond of genetically modified foods (GM) either.
Last week, European and U.S. officials entered into the sixth round of negotiations over whether or not...|
|7/26/2014 - It's easy to get preoccupied these days and forget about your health, if even for just a little while. We all know the repercussions of that, but it still happens to the best of us. We get caught up in certain daily routines, or stress and the economy weigh in heavily during certain periods or events,...|
|7/25/2014 - Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have sprung up in recent years, confining cattle in as little space as possible, with no room for the animals to roam, with no grass for them to feed on. Genetically modified feed is trough-fed to the animals as they fight for space and trounce in their...|
|7/25/2014 - Are you unable to lose excess weight? Do you have a family member at risk of dying from an "incurable" disease? According to a growing community of health experts, medical professionals need to consider the danger of sulfur deficiencies in the body and their impact on human health.
|7/25/2014 - We all got a good laugh today: The Michelle Obama GMO story that went viral Friday has been confirmed as a hoax, but it produced such a backlash of anger against the First Lady and Monsanto that the outcry became a new story all by itself. In a very real sense, the hoax story became a whole new story...|
|7/24/2014 4:26:03 PM - Very often, there is nothing so destructive and harmful as government bureaucracy, in which nameless, faceless automatons make decisions based on inflexible, arcane and inane rules.
And it isn't just the federal bureaucracy; states can be just as guilty of blindly implementing policies that are clearly...|
|7/24/2014 - Several years ago, Natural News announced the launch of the world's first online buying club for organic and non-GMO foods, Green PolkaDot Box, which offers healthy foods and consumer products to the public at wholesale prices. Well, now, this pioneer in clean living is unveiling a new concept that...|
|7/22/2014 - The government of India appears to be slowly falling into the clutches of multinational chemical companies craftily pushing their own patented genetically modified (GM) crops as the solution to hunger and poverty, with a new bill set to deliver subsidized food made from these poisons to more than 800...|
|7/22/2014 - For the past 50 years, an overwhelming amount of farmland in the US has become concentrated into the hands of the few, as the idea of monoculture has expanded industrial farming practices.
According to international land use group GRAIN, large industrial farms now control around 75 percent of the...|
|7/22/2014 - Oh, the power of food to heal you, to prevent cancer and to make you feel wonderful, full of life and positive energy. It's amazing, and millions of people know. Then, there are the others. Some have been conned and some don't care too much about their health -- not in the short term or the long run....|
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|7/22/2014 - The rapid expansion of the natural health industry is taking the world by storm. More and more people are reading food labels now and demanding products with clean labels, low heavy metals and organic certification.
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