Foods news, articles and information:
|4/28/2016 - The recent news that a number of non-GMO foods were found to be saturated with glyphosate weedkiller caught many people by surprise and left a lot of us wondering exactly how this could happen.
As reported on April 20 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, on Natural News, a sample of the Strawberries...|
|4/21/2016 - Eating a diet high in chemically flavored foods can degrade your body's ability to recognize what real, healthy food is supposed to taste like, says Mark Schatzker, author of the book The Dorito Effect.
According to Schatzker, the modern diet of packaged foods has deceived the body into thinking...|
|4/19/2016 - You've probably heard that purple foods — from blueberries to purple versions of foods such as potatoes — are particularly good for your health, and you may have wondered what's behind this effect. In fact, it literally is the purple color itself that's good for you — the pigments...|
|4/18/2016 - Recent research has shown that eating organic foods for as little as one week can dramatically reduce the amount of pesticides found in the body.
The study found that adults who ate only organic foods for seven days showed an 89 percent drop in urinary biomarkers that indicate the presence of organophosphate...|
|4/11/2016 - It may seem overly simplistic and, to some even, nonsensical, but it is possible to ward off cancer just by changing how you shop at the grocery store.
Many of the things we are buying may actually be killing us, because they contain hidden carcinogens that we're not aware of. But thankfully, there...|
|4/8/2016 - After years of public opposition, General Mills has finally caved and will start labeling all its products which contain GMOs.
The decision wasn't made out of the goodness of General Mills' heart, however. The company has a history of actively opposing GMO labeling. In the past, General Mills donated...|
|4/6/2016 - Did you know that almost all foods have a heating, cooling, or neutral effect? Understanding these properties is important when it comes to using food as medicine. For instance, tropical foods are much more cooling than those grown in temperate zones, Rebecca Wood explains in her book, The New Whole...|
|4/6/2016 - Despite the wealth of evidence that phony foods are contributing mightily to the nation's burgeoning obesity epidemic, tens of millions of Americans have not gotten the message and are still getting the bulk of their daily dietary intake from "ultra-processed food," CBS News reported in March.
|4/1/2016 - Although more and more people are jumping on board the natural foods bandwagon, the bulk of the American diet still consists of ultra-processed foods. That is at least according to the insights of a recent study published in the online journal BMJ Open, which found that ultra-processed foods account...|
|3/29/2016 - How could it be that genetically modified foods were never approved by the FDA, yet they infiltrate nearly all staple crops across the USA? For 25 years, Americans have been consuming common foods like corn, soy and canola that contain bacteria from insects and insecticides that kill bugs and worms,...|
|3/23/2016 - There's really no better doctor than Mother Nature herself when it comes to combating aging. Almost every day, there is a new study or report that proves just how powerful natural foods can be in terms of curing disease, improving your overall health and helping you stay fit and healthy for longer.
|3/21/2016 - General Mills, a highly unethical food corporation that bitterly fought against labeling GMOs in California and Oregon, has now surrendered to Vermont's labeling laws and announced it will start labeling GMOs across the country.
"General Mills has announced it will start labeling products with genetically...|
|3/20/2016 - Whole Foods, the store that's trying oh so hard to provide its customers with healthy, natural and environmentally-friendly options has fallen flat on its face ... again.
The most recent debacle comes from an image posted on Twitter of pre-peeled oranges resting in plastic containers and sitting...|
|3/20/2016 - New research indicates that smoking isn't the only high-risk activity when it comes to developing lung cancer. It would seem that a diet high in sugar and starches could be a major cause as well, NBC News reports, even for non-smokers.
Researchers have discovered that people who remember eating more...|
|3/18/2016 - There are a lot of folks walking around in a bleary-eyed state of perpetual fatigue and an I-don't-care-what-happens mentality. Chances are, you've witnessed these people yourself. They roll their eyes as if to indicate that they're perfectly at ease with anything that happens around them, uttering...|
|3/14/2016 - A study conducted by Dr. Nicole Avena of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has found that sugar consumption and addictive behaviors are closely linked. Just how bad could a sugar addiction be, you ask? Sadly, the study suggests that it's eight times more addictive than cocaine.
|3/13/2016 - Although chemotherapy-based treatment for cancer has improved somewhat over the decades since it was first introduced, the fact remains that not only are these drugs prohibitively expensive for many people, but they are by no means a panacea. It's a telling fact that 75 percent of the world's physicians...|
|3/11/2016 - The condition known as ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – is largely treated with potentially harmful and addictive medications like Adderall, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, according to a growing body of research, adjusting dietary intake can go a long way towards helping...|
|3/11/2016 - The hair care product industry is big business and is expected to reach $265 billion in global revenues by 2017. More people are feeling the need to put something on their hair to make it appear more lustrous and youthful. Oftentimes consumers turn to chemical products that may damage the natural beauty...|
|3/4/2016 - Referred to as a "maverick allergist" by The New York Times, Dr. Theron G. Randolph is the pioneer of environmental medicine, a field involving environmental science, chemistry and medicine that examines the impact our physical environment has on human health.
Randolph and others in this field of...|
|3/1/2016 - An ardent attempt is afoot on Capitol Hill to prevent states from requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods – made especially urgent by the fact that Vermont's labeling bill is set to take effect July 1st.
Although proponents of these foods scored a major victory in July when they...|
|2/29/2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency has been involved in numerous scandals, cover-ups and general misdeeds over the past few years, but one of the agency's most egregious recent actions went nearly unnoticed by the media and the public.
For example, the EPA's mishandling and subsequent cover-up of...|
|2/29/2016 - More often than not, food preparation is just as important as the nutritional profile of the food itself. Nasty bacterium can take hold of foods that are not properly prepared. Some foods were never meant to be heated at all, and other foods can release poisonous, cancer causing compounds when heated...|
|2/24/2016 - It looks as though America's rejection of junk food is much more than just a passing phase. It looks as though it's a movement, one which is gaining favor in more quarters each year.
Now, as NPR reports, it is even reaching into our institutions of history and other places where Americans like to...|
|2/23/2016 - After backlash from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) for not testing glyphosate during a testing program (and not even disclosing that they hadn't), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that they will now engage in such testing.(1)
It's about time.
|2/21/2016 - Most of us wake up every morning with a commitment to getting healthy and losing some extra pounds. We all promise ourselves that we'll have a salad instead of a pizza, some fruit instead of chocolate, and a nice piece of salmon for dinner. Our resolve is normally fine for the morning – but by...|
|2/15/2016 - Jamie Oliver is well known for his school lunch reform in Britain. (If only he could bring it to America...) He revolutionized the way British pupils were fed, changing their lunches from slop to healthful meals in a matter of years. (Story by Carol Young, republished from Natural.News.)
|2/11/2016 - Many people have heard of the "pH miracle plan" for restoring and preserving health, but are unclear on exactly which foods are considered "acidic," and which are considered "alkaline."
The "pH miracle" is an idea developed by researcher Robert O. Young, and introduced in his 2002 book of the same...|
|1/30/2016 - An immobile, self-crippling generation of processed, junk food dependents may have something to look forward to in the near future. A new drive-thru supermarket invention is poised to capitalize on consumer laziness, providing a unique drive-thru shopping experience that allows people to shop from the...|
|1/22/2016 - Store shelves are being ransacked across the East Coast today as ignorant consumers stock up on disease-promoting processed foods to wait out the storm.
If you're an American, you can never quite have enough high fructose corn syrup and cancer-causing glyphosate herbicide, right?
|1/21/2016 - Time has a funny way of creeping up on us. We know that all too well when birthdays and various anniversaries come up, sometimes surprising us with "where has the time gone?" thoughts. Well, we imagine it's going to be about the same for Whole Foods Market. After all, 2018, the year in which they declared...|
|1/20/2016 - In his book An Alternative Approach to Allergies, renowned allergist Dr. Theron G. Randolph shares the story of the man responsible for discovering hidden allergies, an uncomfortable annoyance many of us suffer from today.
"Herb Rinkel was a technological genius, an innovator and an inventor with...|
|1/18/2016 - It's no secret to tens of millions of Americans that Big Food is poisoning us daily with their fare. If that were not the case, then GMO-free restaurant chains like Chipotle wouldn't be as popular as they are, and sales of organic foods would not be reaching record levels year after year.
|1/10/2016 - Even as the fascist, corrupt U.S. government and its regulators (FDA and USDA) actively conspire with the biotech industry to poison Americans with genetically modified foods, Taiwan has already passed and implemented a nationwide law to protect its citizens from GMOs.
Nearly a full year ago, Taiwan...|
|12/14/2015 - Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner, meaning you may find yourself with the daunting task of putting on a bikini. While baring it all after a long winter is something that many of us dread, it doesn't have to be.
By eating the following 10 low-calorie foods, you can increase...|
|12/5/2015 - Authorities often call marijuana an addictive "gateway drug." The US Drug Enforcement Agency classifies cannabis as a Schedule I drug, more addictive than methamphetamine and cocaine. SWAT teams are deployed on growing operations and legal dispensaries. People can be jailed for months to years when...|
|11/21/2015 - Many children grow into adolescence hating their bodies and despising their figures. Ashamed of the way they look and feel, they may turn to self-destructive behaviors that exacerbate their negative view of self and the world around them.
Children growing up in consumerist, Western societies are...|
|11/8/2015 - It used to be that people were only irritated at Whole Foods' steep prices, which elicited frowns and plenty of jokes. For example, individuals often refer to the store as "Whole Paycheck" instead of its actual name. These days, however, consumer concerns involve much more than dishing out big bucks...|
|11/6/2015 - Biotech companies such as Syngenta and Monsanto have more on their agendas than simply peddling poisonous GMO Frankenfood technology to us; they want to own and control the entire food supply, both genetically modified and otherwise.
Many people don't know that these agricultural tech giants are...|
|11/4/2015 - The Grocery Manufacturers Association is one of the largest organizations representing the food industry. As of 2013, they had over 300 member businesses in food and beverage production as well as biotech and seed companies.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association is one of the leading opponents of...|
|10/31/2015 - Whole Foods' shareholders are not happy with the members of the board and are expressing their anger with a good old-fashioned lawsuit. On September 11, 2015, shareholder Bryan O'Malley sued both past and current officers and directors of Whole Foods for "breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment."
|10/23/2015 4:50:38 PM - Anyone who read Andrew Weil's groundbreaking 1970s-era book, The Natural Mind, is already familiar with the correlation between highly processed foods and addictive drugs.
Weil observed way back then that the refinement of natural sugars into pure white crystals, for example, can trigger addictive...|
|10/13/2015 - Whole Foods, the same retailer that sells lead-contaminated organic rice protein and whose store shelves are still lined with unlabeled GMOs, is now modeling its security personnel after the Mafia.
When a 70-year-old woman accidentally overlooked a chunk of cheese while unloading her cart during...|
|10/11/2015 - The cancer industry is a sham. The "pink ribbon" cancer non-profits are a hoax. Breast cancer "detection" often gives false positives. Chemotherapy is poison that actually causes more cancer, not less, and many people are being treated for "cancer" when they never had cancer to begin with. These are...|
|10/7/2015 11:28:10 AM - A growing number of medical researchers are now revealing that most cancer diagnoses are FAKE. There's now a push to reclassify many cancer diagnoses because these "cancers" do not have the potential to become lethal at all if left untreated. Many cancers diagnosed in the breast, lung, thyroid, and...|
|10/2/2015 - Studies find that what you eat plays a huge role in lowering your anxiety and boosting your mood. The more you choose a healthy, whole-food treat over a nutrient-empty, quick fix, the more you'll reap the benefits - both now and later.
Here are a few snacks that can bring you the boost you're looking...|
|10/1/2015 - If you have MS, it is long past time for you to choose to eat the healthiest possible diet. Let's face it, your immune system is in free fall. It is so confused, it is attacking the myelin sheath that coats your nerves and possibly your nerves as well. You know how serious this is. You know the devastation...|
|9/23/2015 - Most health-conscious Americans likely believe their pantry and refrigerator are stocked mostly with foods that are good for them, but the reality is that they might want to take another look.
Galvanized Media notes that our kitchens are loaded with otherwise innocent-looking cans, tubs, bags and...|
|9/13/2015 - Taking a trip that involves flying – especially since 9/11 and the creation of the hapless Transportation Security Administration – is stressful, no doubt about it. Long lines, a boarding process that involves being molested by federal agents and overcrowded planes can all combine to make...|
|9/8/2015 - You may want to spice things up in your life, and no, we're not talking about whispering sweet nothings between the sheets. According to an international team of researchers led by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, eating spicy foods may be the key to longevity. They found that eating such foods...|
|9/1/2015 - Eating a "Southern diet" heavy on fried foods, processed meats and sugary drinks increases the risk of heart disease by more than half, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and published in the journal Circulation.
Heart disease is the top killer...|
|8/30/2015 - Founded as a representative republican democracy, America became the first country in the modern world to be ruled by the principle of the consent of the governed. Today, some 240 years after the beginning of our War of Independence, that notion seems like little more than a quaint anachronism.
|8/21/2015 - The Western media machine is making a huge ruckus over Russia's decision to enforce an embargo on food products originating in Europe, the U.S. and Canada, which has led to the incineration and destruction of many tons' worth of contraband cheese, fruit and other products. But these same media outlets...|
|8/18/2015 - When babies develop diaper rashes, the first assumption is that the baby is not being changed often enough or quickly enough after wetting or soiling the diaper. If this is not the case, the diapers are questioned – especially when using cloth diapers. Diapers are boiled and/or hung outside to...|
|8/17/2015 - One thing is clear regarding the GMO labeling issue. The vast majority of Americans -- more than 90 percent -- are in favor of mandatory labeling laws. A recent poll by a physician's association revealed that more than two-thirds (68 percent) of doctors are also in favor of mandatory GMO food labeling.
|8/13/2015 - What's the cure for an unending, unrelenting season of hotter than average summer weather, especially if you're pregnant? Some of the best foods for a much-needed break from the heat also provide other pregnancy-related benefits. Here are some of the best two-for-one deals that you can nibble on through...|
|8/5/2015 - Refined and processed foods can trigger an immune response that leads to inflammation. Chronic inflammation can contribute to many diseases and disorders from atherosclerosis to Alzheimer's disease. Some foods can reduce inflammation and protect against chronic inflammation. These foods are also full...|
|7/30/2015 10:46:39 AM - Whole foods has decided to end the practice of selling food that was made using prison labor, but not out of the kindness of their heart. A demonstration in Houston, Texas, led to the decision, and it was only after this bad press that Whole Foods finally decided that using indentured labor to sell...|
|7/30/2015 - High blood pressure (HBP) infects the veins of society. It is defined as high pressure in the arteries, which are vessels that carry blood throughout the body. HBP increases the risk for heart attack, stroke, aneurysms and kidney failure.
Blood pressure is the amount of force that blood exerts against...|
|7/30/2015 - With nearly two out of every three Americans now considered to be either overweight or obese, it is no wonder that so much research and effort has gone into finding ways to help people who struggle with their weight to shed those unwanted pounds and restore their bodies to health. And it is well-known...|
|7/27/2015 - One of the persistent myths about eating healthy is that food that is good for the body doesn't necessarily taste good. People are encouraged to eat certain foods because they are "good for them" but not because they are delicious. The fact of the matter is, however, that there are many healthy foods...|
|7/20/2015 - Most people who watch the news or read the paper are aware that there are a lot of health problems inherent in eating a typical American diet. Our "fast food nation" today faces an ever-growing epidemic of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and certain forms of cancer. This problem is largely due to the...|
|7/19/2015 - There has been a debate raging about GMOs for a long time now. On one side of the debate is the idea that genetic engineering is progress for humanity, and it is a natural extension of more traditional breeding techniques. The other side believes genetically modified foods are unsafe for human consumption...|
|7/18/2015 - When it comes to cooking at home, most health-conscious folks would probably say that their aim is to prepare wholesome, savory meals in the cleanest way possible for their families. However, unless these foods are cooked properly at the right temperatures and for the appropriate lengths of time, they...|
|7/14/2015 - Many people today are receiving their daily dose of probiotic supplementation or at the very least understand that they probably should be. Less likely are people aware that they should also be receiving a regular supplement of prebiotics. Try these 15 prebiotic foods to strengthen your immune system.
|7/12/2015 - Candida is a more common problem than most people realize. The right supplements can certainly help, but unfortunately, Candida albicans and other species of Candida (there are over 20 of them) will bounce back if you do not follow the most effective and necessary change – radically changing your...|
|7/8/2015 - The federal government is finally acknowledging that industrially processed trans fats are damaging to human health and don't belong in the food supply. But they're more than a decade late on this, as Natural News has been warning readers since at least 2004 that trans fats, which are completely synthetic...|
|7/6/2015 - Just as estrogen and progesterone levels are of great importance to women, testosterone levels are equally important to guys. After age 50, testosterone levels can begin to gradually decline. What's more, the decline can happen so slowly that a man is not always aware of it until the levels get quite...|
|7/2/2015 10:16:47 AM - Let's face it: Between crazy working hours, childcare responsibilities and just a generally hectic schedule, most adults simply do not get enough shut-eye from day to day and this in turn can lead to a chronic feeling of tiredness. There is a good reason why coffee shops and energy drink manufacturers...|
|7/2/2015 - Whether you believe in their personal approaches and strategies or not, there is no denying that Donald Trump and Warren Buffet are both financially-savvy men. However, when it comes to a healthy lifestyle, there is one clear winner; Trump's approach to eating right can't be beat when compared to Buffet's...|
|7/1/2015 - Many Americans are strolling around supermarkets, their carts filled with non-organic food galore. That same group likely considers fast food restaurants their second home, familiar with the menu's latest triple-burger creations. However, these behaviors are becoming a thing of the past now that many...|
|7/1/2015 - Inflammation, especially chronic, low-level inflammation, is a problem for people all over the United States. Not only does it manifest itself with problems like rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn's disease but the medical profession is linking it to serious health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and...|
|6/21/2015 9:18:34 PM - Diet is Key. Without changing the diet, all of the supplements and medications in the world won't rid the body of Candida. The right food is the best medicine; it restricts the growth of Candida and aids in the growth of beneficial bacteria.
A Candida diet must eliminate some of the foods that you...|
|6/19/2015 - Passionate about health and the great outdoors, Coloradans are insistent on producing more food locally, a move that would greatly reduce carbon footprints, provide more transparency and supply communities with fresh produce year-round.
While commercial food production continues to be exposed as...|
|6/16/2015 - For some time, food chain Whole Foods Market and organic farmers have had a cooperative, mutual relationship. The retail grocer has enabled organic farmers to gain a sizable foothold in the food market at a time when Americans' passion for healthier alternatives to the GMO-laden, processed foods market...|
|5/31/2015 - Sun-drying is not only the oldest and simplest method of preserving food, it's also the cheapest and most environmentally-friendly choice. Humans have been using solar power to dry fruit, vegetables and meat for thousand of years, and the technique works just as well today, especially if you live in...|
|5/24/2015 - Foods that feed Candida cause inflammation by feeding Candida, but these and many other foods cause inflammation in other ways, too. Some foods have natural, and naturally beneficial inflammatory properties, like many omega 6 fats. But these fats are not "bad," they promote the healing process. These...|
|5/17/2015 - It's astonishing to learn the wrongheaded notions people hold in their heads in total contradiction to reality. For example, thanks to media disinfo, most Americans think of California as a lush, green environment while Texas is believed to be a dry, desolate, near-desert landscape.
The reality is...|
|5/5/2015 - Heart attack, cancer and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide. While it is impossible to avoid risk factors such as age, sex and family history, there is plenty we can do to protect our bodies against these life-threatening diseases.
Science has shown that eating more fresh, plant-based...|
|4/27/2015 - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a lawsuit against Kraft Foods Group and Mondelez Global, alleging that the companies engaged in price manipulation of wheat and wheat futures.
The lawsuit concerns activities that took place in 2011, before the now-defunct company Kraft...|
|4/21/2015 - You probably already know that it's possible to regrow certain foods, such as potatoes or carrots, from leftover scraps of those very foods. However, you might not realize just how many other fruits and vegetables you can easily plant and harvest, saving yourself a considerable amount of money over...|
|4/20/2015 - If you've ever witnessed an EBT (food stamps) cardholder purchasing crates of sugar-laden soda pop, expensive lobster, steak meat or other questionably inappropriate items at the grocery store and thought to yourself, "I can't even afford to feed my own family these things with my honest income," you...|
|3/23/2015 - Four residents in California are reportedly suing wine makers for selling products that contain what the lawsuit claims is a "dangerous" level of arsenic. The lawsuit lists 28 California wineries as defendants, including companies like Franzia, Mogen David and Almaden.
"According to the lawsuit,"...|
|3/23/2015 - Supporters of genetically modified seeds and foods have long claimed to have "science" on their side when it comes to pushing more GMO on society. But one noted scientist says they have it backwards: They are the ones ignoring science, not those opposed to GMO crops and foods.
Dr. (Dame) Jane Goodall,...|
|3/22/2015 - When Dr. Ruby Lathon, an engineering professional, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, she dreaded the thought of undergoing surgery and taking medications. While such treatments are typically the go-to solution in situations like hers, such drastic measures were something she hoped to avoid. So, whereas...|
|3/13/2015 - Whether you have been diagnosed with a digestive disease or not, chances are you are suffering from some type of intestinal distress. We have wandered a long ways away from clean, unprocessed, and live foods. The resulting deficiency has left our guts raw and inflamed - a precursor to all sorts of diseases...|
|3/12/2015 - One of the top healthy food companies in the U.S. has made a bold, customer-conscious decision to scrap all products from its line that contain any traces whatsoever of toxic glyphosate herbicide (Roundup) as part of a new, better-than-organic standards and certification program that sets the bar even...|
|3/11/2015 - Obviously, there's sugars. Most everyone who has studied Candida knows that any and all sugars feed yeast. On the other hand, all whole foods contain sugars, and every creature needs sugar to survive, including us. The trick is to eat the unrefined sugars in whole foods that have other nutrients bound...|
|3/11/2015 - Fresh, raw, organic produce heals. Produce heals everything. Other than that, foods high in iodine and foods that are high in selenium are known to aid thyroid function.
The thyroid gland requires iodine to function. Iodine taken by itself or ingested through fortified salt can be problematic. Good...|
|3/10/2015 - Potentially reversing almost 40 years of government policy, the top nutrition advisory board for the United States has dropped its warning against dietary cholesterol. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee concluded that no evidence supports a link between dietary cholesterol and heart disease.
|3/6/2015 - The Just Label It organization is actively seeking to block GMO labeling legislation because its key board members and operatives have been corrupted by the very same mega food corporations that oppose GMO labeling, high-level industry sources told Natural News.
This Natural News investigation has...|
|3/3/2015 10:45:39 AM - It's a given that the health risks of consuming genetically modified soybeans are steeped in controversy. Many people are adamant that ingesting them leads to serious health consequences, while those in favor of such foods and the herbicides they're sprayed with (mainly, the la-la-land folks at Monsanto)...|
|2/23/2015 4:50:58 PM - As the saying goes: "Necessity is the mother of invention," and the need to continue eating for survival's sake during various historical famines has prompted people to come up with some interesting and innovative solutions for supplementing a meager diet.
C. Davis of AskaPrepper.com recently posted...|
|2/20/2015 2:37:13 PM - On television, a quack doctor compares seatbelt safety in cars to the safety of vaccines, as if vaccines have ever been tested for safety by the establishment or the vaccine industry; however, in the same interview, another doctor exposes the chemicals in vaccines and let's you know that they've NEVER...|
|2/14/2015 - Genetically modified apples have been approved by the industry-corrupted USDA, a federal regulator that accomplishes for the biotech industry the same thing the FDA achieves for Big Pharma: unlimited profits, lax regulation and a ready willingness to accept fabricated "science" as fact.
|2/14/2015 - Auto-immune disorders are crippling the people of this planet. Whether it's celiac, Graves, Hashimoto's, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus, these disorders cause considerable pain and destruction of all areas of the body. Although many sufferers have been able to manage their condition...|
|2/11/2015 7:51:28 PM - Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease in which the body reacts to the protein found in gluten in a unique way. With most food allergies, people experience a reaction immediately or within minutes of consuming the offending substance. For those with celiac disease, a reaction occurs up to 72 hours...|
|1/22/2015 - A video that appears to show a man being beaten by several employees at Manhattan's Union Square Whole Foods Market has gone viral after being featured on the LiveLeak website.
In the five-minute video, a man identified only as "Adam" can be seen repeatedly trying to enter the Whole Foods Market...|
|1/15/2015 - Most people are aware of the common way of storing foods: placing edibles in sealed containers, then putting them aside for long-term preservation. Other storage methods also exist such as purchasing food-grade containers and lining them with Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers prior to filling them with...|
|1/9/2015 - The American food supply is teeming with deadly pesticides. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), headed by former Monsanto lawyer Tom Vilsack, says people shouldn't worry because pesticides are completely safe to eat!
The latest pesticide data released by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing...|
|1/6/2015 - It's not difficult to get into a rut with food. As we rush about in our busy lives, many times nutrition takes a backseat to more pressing concerns. The regrettable cost of this shortcut? Expanding waistlines, dulled thinking and floundering immune systems. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way....|
|12/31/2014 12:44:31 AM - For most people, learning about natural health, which, incidentally, is the only kind of health there is, includes many of these common pitfalls that impede healing. The average person, especially those under 50, can achieve a high level of health very quickly, but it's rare. The reason for this is...|
The beauty of the body is that it has several feedback mechanisms to alert you that something is going wrong. We often call this feedback a "symptom", and rather than valuing it and seeking to remedy the imbalance, we often set out to destroy the mechanism that provides that signal. This is equivalent...|
|12/17/2014 - A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is an inflammation of the lining of the sinuses that often leads to persistent runny noses, headaches, fevers and facial pains. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, more than 37 million Americans -- almost 12 percent of the United States population --...|
|12/16/2014 - Enzymes are very delicate nutrients that are responsible for carrying out virtually every metabolic function. We have around 3000 unique enzymes in our bodies that are involved in over 7000 enzymatic reactions. Simply put, without enzymes we would cease to function.
Unfortunately, the average diet...|
|12/12/2014 - Public school educators in the Land of 10,000 Lakes have taken a bold first step towards improving the quality of cafeteria food served to children in five Minnesota school districts. Schools in Hopkins, Orono, Shakopee, Westonka, and Minneapolis have announced that they will gradually phase out GMOs...|
|12/12/2014 - The following compilation describes a long list of the most valuable foods on the planet, which were sought by kings of ancient civilizations. Olive oil was used to anoint kings; chia seeds were used as an energy source by Aztec warriors, and only the emperors of ancient China's Ming Dynasty were allowed...|
|11/30/2014 - Managing and maintaining a healthy weight is an on-going, conscious task for many of us; even avid gym-goers have to deal with daily dietary decisions. Fine dining at fancy restaurants, sweet desserts and attractive cocktails are just a few of life's temptations, making the balance between exercising...|
|11/26/2014 - In today's toxic world, we absorb, inhale, and ingest chemicals and heavy metals on a daily basis. Bad bacteria and Candida ooze toxins as a part of their metabolism and as they die off. Bi-annual detoxes help to cleanse your body and remove these highly toxic substances, but what about the other 363...|
|11/17/2014 - For many people, it's difficult to break their pattern of reaching for unhealthy, processed foods that are laden with chemicals and a high sugar and fat content. While they're aware that eating more fruits and vegetables is necessary to fight obesity, diabetes, skin conditions and a slew of other health...|
|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...|
|11/4/2014 10:44:28 AM - One of the easiest and healthiest ways for us to stay warm during the coldest times of the year is to eat more so-called "warming" foods. Warming foods, which ancient Chinese medicine referred to as "yang" foods, are foods that contain one or more active compounds that help raise our core temperature...|
|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...|
|10/29/2014 - 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...|
|10/24/2014 - According to the American College of Cardiology, atrial fibrillation, which results in racing heartbeats or ones that are arrhythmic, affects over 2.5 million Americans. Also referred to as "AFib," the fluctuations in heartbeat occur when the heart's electrical system is essentially thrown off, sending...|
|10/22/2014 - The benefits of detoxifying the body go well beyond merely striving to help it bounce back after a weekend of unhealthy eating or drinking. In fact, the flushing out of toxins on a regular basis helps eliminate harmful substances that gradually accumulate in the blood and, in turn, wreak havoc on the...|
|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...|
|10/17/2014 - 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...|
|10/13/2014 - In an effort to bolster fruit and vegetable consumption among children, several grocery stores are taking part in an initiative spearheaded by Bolthouse Farms that makes the supermarket produce section more appealing to that age group. (1) Rather than the concept of fun eating being relegated to cereal...|
|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,...|
|10/4/2014 - 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.
|10/3/2014 - How do you know if you have a weak immune system? Simply put, frequent colds and flu, slow healing wounds or autoimmune conditions like, rheumatoid arthritis indicate compromised immune function. Thankfully, there is a natural way to strengthen immunity by consuming probiotics.
Can probiotics really...|
|10/2/2014 - Eating fermented foods high in probiotics may change the composition of gut bacteria in ways that may prevent or alleviate digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study conducted by researchers from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|9/19/2014 - 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 - Digestive problems are not uncommon; it's estimated that 25 million Americans will get a peptic ulcer at one point in their life. (1) Even children under 12 may have GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), but instead of having the accompanying heartburn, may instead find themselves with a dry cough...|
|9/11/2014 - An increasing number of studies are showing links between healthy eating habits and the prevention of certain forms of cancer. Moreover, research has found that colorful fresh foods which tend to be high in immune-boosting phytochemicals, are particularly adept at this. Below is a discussion of the...|
|9/11/2014 - Get ready for the autumn harvest everyone. Listed below are some delicious, mouth-watering superfoods that the mouth will crave long before that first bite. Foods such as apples, cranberries and carrots are not just delicious to eat but healthy too. Squash, sweet potatoes and beets serve as a way to...|
|9/6/2014 - Engrossed in yet another legal battle, Whole Foods is being accused of falsely labeling the ingredients in the grocer's 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt, according to a report by Courthouse News Service.
The same lawyers who sued Subway over the lengths of their foot-long sandwiches have filed...|
|9/6/2014 - Recently, videos of friends, family and celebrities deliberately pouring a bucket of ice water on their heads have been popping up everywhere. The videos are part of an effort that the ALS Association hopes will help raise both awareness and donations concerning the disease. So far, it's worked; between...|
|9/5/2014 - For those living in US, about 70 percent of the processed foods one consumes daily actually contain genetically modified (GM) ingredients. Should this be of concern? Yes! Studies, few as there are, show a strong link between GM-foods and cancer. And it is time to learn about them.
Proponents of GM-foods...|
|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...|
|9/2/2014 - 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...|
|9/1/2014 - Every year, more than 100,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with kidney disease, a serious, life-threatening condition in which the kidneys can no longer filter waste products from the blood. (1) The National Kidney Foundation estimates that one in three American adults is currently at risk...|
|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 - While holidays provide us with time to relax and eat a bit of junk food it's still important to know what's in the food we're eating. It may seem harmless to have a small slice of pie until you learn just how much fat that one small slice contains. One common apple pie many people reach for is Wal-Mart's...|
|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...|
|8/24/2014 7:45:34 PM - In order to defeat cancer and ensure there is no recurrence, the body must be brought into balance and the immune system rebuilt and fine tuned. So how is this feat accomplished? Detox, detox, detox and achieve a slightly alkaline pH, while filling the body with the best, organic, nutritionally dense...|
|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...|
|8/22/2014 - Vision is one of mankind's most valued senses. Unfortunately, for many it's susceptible to extremely degenerative conditions. In the United States alone, nearly $7 billion is spent to treat cataracts, affecting about 22 million Americans over the age of 40.
Approximately 75 percent of adults require...|
|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...|
|8/6/2014 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 10 Americans experience depression, which can affect everything from the outcome of chronic health conditions to work productivity (1).
Many drugs are prescribed to alleviate the symptoms, however, rather than relying on...|
|8/6/2014 - When people hear the words 'acidic foods' it is likely that they think of many of the citrus fruits, such as oranges, lemons and grapefruits, that often have high levels of acidity. However, health experts say that these foods are actually beneficial to the body and do not cause it to produce high levels...|
|8/3/2014 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 71 million Americans, or 33.5 percent of the total population, suffer from high LDL cholesterol. Only one in three of these individuals has their condition under control, while less than half of them choose to treat it at all. Moreover, the...|
|7/31/2014 - A simple way to help keep your blood pressure in check is to consume plenty of probiotic-rich foods like yogurt and kefir, suggest the findings of a new scientific review. While not necessarily a cure for people with heart issues, probiotics have been shown in a multitude of clinical studies to modestly...|
|7/29/2014 - If you've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, your doctor has probably already advised you to limit simple sugars in your diet, avoid highly processed carbs and perhaps even increase your intake of whole grains, leafy greens and vegetables. These are your first steps toward better health. But, what...|
|7/28/2014 - Vitamin A is an essential nutrient which plays numerous important roles in the human body, most notably in eye health, proper growth and immune function.
This vitamin was discovered sometime in 1913 by two groups of researchers, who found that young animals which consumed a diet lacking in natural...|
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|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...|
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