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|7/28/2013 - These days, it's difficult to find examples of government doing anything that makes sense. That's all the more reason why a program embraced by New York City is newsworthy. Dubbed the "Fruit and Vegetables Prescription Program," it allows doctors to "prescribe" fresh fruit and vegetables to overweight...|
|7/18/2013 - Thirsty? Given the circumstances, most people will reach for a bottle or a flip top can of ice-cold soda. Almost 90 percent of people all over the world will, at one time or another, have tasted a sugary, fizzy, carbonated beverage. And the fight isn't particularly fair, either; on average, there are...|
|7/11/2013 - For those of you who love cherries, this ruby sweet fruit is much more than a tasty summer treat. Shown to combat cancer, improve sleep, balance blood pressure and ease gout, you really cannot lose. Compounds found within cherries also relieve pain as well as aspirin. Possessing potent anti-inflammatory...|
|7/9/2013 - I don't know if you can feel it too, but there's a lot of cultural tension in the air these days. Many people believe things are on the verge of snapping, causing possible riots (the Zimmerman trial verdict), bank closures (bond market implosion) or another martial law scenario (like the Boston bombing).
|7/6/2013 - Eating just two to three kiwifruits a day may significantly reduce your risk of heart disease, research suggests.
Although their name associates them with New Zealand, kiwifruits (or "kiwis") are actually native to China. They are small, oval fruits with a fuzzy, brown exterior and a fleshy (usually...|
|6/8/2013 - To date, there are actually a lot of healthy nut and fruit bars in the market that contain dried fruit as one of the primary components. A certain Dr. Michael Greger discussed in his article about the dense calories found in dried fruit. A lot of people are getting concerned that maybe eating nutrition...|
|6/2/2013 - In addition to being chock full of potent vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, lychee fruit can also help improve your workouts and make you lose more weight, studies have shown.
Lychee is an Asian fruit covered with a rough, pinkish, leathery rind. Inside, the fruit consists of a translucent...|
|5/13/2013 - This may be controversial. Since high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been pointed out as a leading cause of fatty liver, obesity, and other bad health issues, many assume the same is true for consuming fruits.
Yes, fruits contain fructose. But that fructose is in much smaller quantities than HFCS....|
|5/4/2013 - A high intake of citrus fruits lowers breast cancer risk in women by 10 percent, according to a new systematic review of past studies. But importantly, "high" intake was only 17 to 33 grams daily in one of the studies analyzed, and this provided a 32 percent risk reduction of breast cancer.
|5/2/2013 - If you buy fruit juices at your local grocery store, you might notice the Welch's brand juices sold in refrigerated cartons. Welch's calls them "refrigerated cocktails" and offers exotic-sounding flavors like Strawberry Peach, Dragon Fruit Mango Cocktail and Orange Pineapple Apple.
|4/16/2013 - Not all skin cancers are life-threatening but there is one form -- melanoma -- which is difficult to treat successfully and can be deadly. A type of cancer that begins in melanocytes (cells that make the pigment melanin), it can start in a mole (skin melanoma), but can also begin in other pigmented...|
|4/11/2013 - Numerous studies have confirmed that berries are the best foods to maximize your intake of disease-fighting antioxidants, and have also identified the other fruits and vegetables with the highest antioxidant content.
Antioxidants are increasingly implicated as the chemicals behind many of the health-promoting...|
|4/11/2013 - Every year, people continue to be diagnosed with the different types of diabetes. And since the major causes are not all the time organic, diabetes can be managed and can be reversed with a better lifestyle. And while most people see lifestyle management as an opportunity for starvation, a few see it...|
|3/30/2013 - A growing number of people are reportedly unable to eat grapefruits because the tangy citrus fruit contains natural compounds that interfere with the effectiveness of statins, antibiotics, and other pharmaceutical drugs. But rather than look for ways to help people get off these deadly medications,...|
|3/13/2013 - Mangos have been used for centuries as medicine and food. The mango fruit contains vitamins A, C and D along with beta-carotene. In Unani medicine, mangos are used to remove toxins, treat anemia, and heal the nervous system. Ayurvedic medicine uses the dried mango flowers to treat diarrhea, dysentery,...|
|3/7/2013 - Two years ago, I was trying to purchase a long-term storable freeze-dried, non-GMO, certified organic corn and I was shocked to realize there isn't any sold at retail!
As you probably already know, freeze-drying is the No. 1 best method for preserving foods. It pulls the water out but leaves the...|
|2/21/2013 - Children who eat more fast food are significantly more likely to suffer from more severe asthma, eczema and rhinitis, according to a large international study published in the journal Thorax.
The researchers noted that all three conditions are rising in prevalence worldwide.
"If the associations...|
|2/4/2013 - Although it has been well established that a better diet leads to higher energy levels and improvements in mood, completely reconfiguring your diet can be a daunting task. Fortunately, a study conducted by researchers from the University of Otago and published in the British Journal of Health Psychology...|
|12/19/2012 - For many people, a glass of grapefruit juice at breakfast is as cemented into their daily routine as the steaming mug of morning coffee. Unfortunately; however, research from a Canadian institute has been recently released, and for some grapefruit lovers, the new information could cause a change in...|
|12/6/2012 - A new study has shown for the first time how limonoids, natural compounds present in lemons and other citrus fruit, impede both ER+ and ER- breast cancer cell growth. This sheds new light on the importance of citrus fruit for breast cancer prevention and supports past studies which showed fruit consumption...|
|10/27/2012 - The fall season brings, not only cooler temperatures and beautiful autumn colors, but also an abundance of nutrient dense fruits. Consuming produce when it's ripe and in season yields the best nutritional value. A few of the superfood fruits of fall include apples, cranberries, kumquats, persimmons,...|
|10/2/2012 - A large study was recently carried out in Japan to assess citrus fruit consumption as a means of preventing cancer. The results were surprising: citrus fruit had a markedly lower risk for multiple cancers, but only for green tea drinkers. More importantly, daily citrus consumption provided significant...|
|9/22/2012 - Are you fed up with the processed lunch options available at your child's school? Do you want to pack healthy lunches that aren't loaded with additives that negatively affect learning and behavior? It takes more time and effort to pack healthy lunches that your child will love; but if you start with...|
|8/24/2012 - The idea of eating locally and in-season just makes sense. Foods that grow locally are produced in the very same environment in which we are nested. It's quite likely, thus, that they contain the essential micro-nutrients that, quite naturally, work well for us. The "in-season" concept, in fact, makes...|
|8/7/2012 - McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, maker of the artificial sweetener Splenda, is gearing up to introduce a new "natural" sweetener known as Nectresse that will cater specifically to those looking for a healthy alternative to artificial sweeteners and sugar. But is Nectresse really as natural as McNeil claims...|
|8/7/2012 - Researchers from the University at Buffalo are coming forward with some new advice for people who are struggling to give up the use of tobacco products. The longitudinal study is a groundbreaking investigation of the mutually effective relationship between tobacco use and food choices.
|7/31/2012 - There are two controversies with eating fruits: Should you eat them and if so, when? Those who reject fruit consumption point to glycemic indices and claim fruit's sugar spikes could lead to diabetes while pointing out that fruit sugar is fructose, and fructose is hard on the liver.
Those who regard...|
|7/30/2012 12:31:07 AM - The evidence throughout time supporting fasting is incredible. There was a guy back in ancient Greece named Aesculapius that said, "Instead of using medicine, fast. "Hippocrates recommended prolonged fasting instead of taking health-destroying pharmaceuticals, which is the God of modern day medicine,...|
|4/11/2012 - Berry fruits including blueberries, blackberries and strawberries are not only refreshing and tasty, but they also provide a wide variety of phytonutrients that cross the blood-brain barrier to enhance neural communications and prevent oxidation and inflammation. This has beneficial effects on the brain...|
|4/1/2012 - During the 1960s and after, smoothies were presented as a healthy dairy alternative. They were made with milk, yogurt, or ice cream with some fruits and maybe even chocolate or peanut butter. These became popular as tasty items that offered the illusion of drinking something healthy.
|3/31/2012 - Many of us already know that eating fruits and vegetables makes us healthy and energetic. We also know from experience that food and beauty are related. Now we have further evidence from research from University of St. Andrews in the UK that fruit and vegetable intake is also associated with healthy...|
|3/15/2012 4:13:02 PM - As significant percentages of parents wisely abandon HFCS and sugar-filled sodas as a viable beverage option for their children, corporations are capitalizing on the health-conscious trend by pushing fruit juices as a healthy alternative. Most parents who buy juices think they are making a wise choice,...|
|3/13/2012 - If you have ever wondered if there was a real fountain of youth or some deep, dark secret to lasting good looks, think about how you passed on those fruits and veggies when you were younger that your mom kept trying to get you to eat.
That's because, according to a new study, five portions daily...|
|3/6/2012 - Many people think organic fruits and vegetables are too expensive to buy for family meals. But those who have a hyperactive child should think again. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4.5 million children ages 5 to 17 in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD....|
|3/2/2012 1:06:01 PM - A study recently carried out at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom and published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association reveals that a compound found in citrus fruit can help lower the risk of ischemic stroke. The research showed that women who consumed high amounts...|
|2/29/2012 - Medical science tells us that when someone suffers a stroke, seconds literally count. The longer the afflicted person goes without treatment, the more brain damage that can occur. In fact, stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, affecting about 795,000 people a year, 600,000...|
|1/24/2012 8:56:14 PM - According The Guardian, a UK newspaper comparable to the USA's New York Times, lower income families have cut their fruit and vegetable consumption by 30% over the last few years. This figure was obtained from 2010, which was the last year those statistics were available.
In England, people are advised...|
|12/3/2011 - Grapefruits, lemons, celery, and certain other fruits and vegetables contain compounds known as furanocoumarins that can cause a negative reaction when consumed along with certain medications. But rather than examine the medications to see whether or not they themselves are safe, scientists have instead...|
|11/16/2011 - Because of the multiple scales on the outside of it, dragon fruit was originally known as pitaya. This night-flowering cactus plant is also known as strawberry pear, mood flower, skogkaktus, pa-ni-ni, catobarse and long gou. Originating in Mexico and South America, this fruit is now also grown commercially...|
|11/14/2011 - Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) teaches wild foods harvesting in a short video about harvesting nopal cactus fruit and turning it into nutritious, medicinal juice!
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|10/23/2011 - Strokes can occur at any age but three-quarters strike those over the age of 65. Many people are always on the hunt for the superfood that will protect them from degenerative diseases, and few are as scary as the aftermath of a stroke. If you survive, you are usually left with debilitating health consequences...|
|10/19/2011 - Consumers are increasingly holding junk food manufacturers responsible for the false claims they make about their products, especially when such products are labeled as "natural" or as containing fruit when they really do not. Attorneys from the nutrition advocacy group Center for Science in the Public...|
|10/15/2011 - A recent study took a look at 2,533 healthy men and women from 45 to 60 and measured the amount of fruits and vegetables they ate. Then, over a thirteen year period, the researchers compared their fruit and vegetable intake to their cognitive function. In doing so, they found that people, who ate more...|
|10/4/2011 - Health-minded individuals are well aware that a diet high in natural fruits and vegetables equate to vibrant health and dramatically lowered risk of many chronic diseases. The result of a new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association provides details on how specific fruit and...|
|9/27/2011 10:30:55 AM - A new study coming from the Netherlands and published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association reveals that consuming large quantities of white pulp fruits and vegetables can significantly lower the risk of stroke.
Over the years, numerous studies linking high fruit and vegetable consumption...|
|9/26/2011 - Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America, affecting nearly one million people and taking the lives of 150,000 each year. Researchers publishing in the American Heart Association journal Stroke have found that increased consumption of white fleshy vegetables and fruits such as apples and...|
|9/22/2011 - Citrus fruits contain a vast array of phytonutrients that are just now being respected for the extraordinary health values they hold. Fruits and vegetables have been renowned for years for providing essential nutrients such as vitamin C. Today, nutritional scientists have discovered a group of bioactive...|
|8/31/2011 - Research has shown that eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is healthy in many ways, including combating and preventing cardiovascular disease and obesity and lowering your risk of cancer. One deliciously refreshing and super healthy way to contribute to your daily fruit servings is to quench...|
|7/24/2011 - Vitamin C is critical to the success of the immune system, as understood by its ability to help fight off colds and other minor illnesses, but Vitamin C is also important for many other systems of the body. Though the substance is found in several different sources, one of the most concentrated sources,...|
|7/9/2011 - Stink bugs are more than annoying for many people in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. One variety, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is wreaking havoc on many crops in the region. This invasive bug is native to Asia and was first encountered on US soil in Pennsylvania in the late 1990s....|
|7/7/2011 - With summertime comes hot temperatures. This year chill out and take a bite - or several bites - out of the summer heat with these refreshing and healthy recipes:
Refreshing Fruit Salad
Mix up an easy and refreshing summer favorite in the form of fruit salad, made with a bounty of cool and healthy...|
|6/19/2011 - It is commonly known that fresh organic fruits are healthy and delicious, but most people are not even eating 3 servings a day. People know that they are good for them, but how much should they really eat? Many experts in health and nutrition are giving far different advice than the food pyramid. Doctors...|
|4/20/2011 - Do we really need nutritional supplements? Why couldn`t we get all the nutrients we need from a "balanced diet"? We probably could - if we ate right. But how many people eat right? Apparently not too many. For example, there is a big gap between what Americans eat and the dietary recommendations outlined...|
|4/11/2011 - Nobody wants to end up with a car that's a proverbial problem-plagued "lemon". But if you are looking for a truly green car, you might consider buying one in a couple of years that's made out of bananas or pineapples.
This isn't a joke, even if it does sound a bit fruity.
It turns out...|
|3/22/2011 - Many people ingest large quantities of sulphur dioxide on a daily basis, without even being aware of it. This is because the preservative is added to dried fruit, wine, fruit juices, jams, instant coffee and other products. In addition, hydrogenated fats are often added to dried fruit, which contribute...|
|3/2/2011 - The bright-red Gac superfruit from Vietnam, also known as Momordica cochinchinensis, may not yet be all that popular throughout North America, but in Southeast Asia and China it is widely cultivated and consumed for its unique taste and myriad health benefits. These benefits include improvements in...|
|1/26/2011 - Who knew that the ubiquitous tomato, actually a super fruit, is good for your heart? The tomato is enjoyed as a tasty compliment in many traditional dishes or eaten a la carte, and scientists from Japan have now discovered that the tomato contains a nutrient that is shown to halt the devastating effects...|
|1/21/2011 - Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered 'super-foods.' Pomegranate is an ancient food that has symbolic meaning in many traditions and is mentioned throughout the Old Testament of the Bible and the Homeric Hymns of Ancient Greece....|
|1/19/2011 - Looking a bit pale and even pasty this winter? If you can't fly to the tropics to get a tan, you don't have to turn to bronzers and make-up to make your skin glow. New research headed by Dr. Ian Stephen at the University of Nottingham in Great Britain concludes that eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables...|
|1/4/2011 - How do you eat more while losing more weight at the same time? One of the best answers is to eat "negative-calorie" foods, meaning that these foods actually take more energy to digest than they deliver to your body. While these foods may be an important source of phytonutrients, they are not sources...|
|12/26/2010 - Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil is cold pressed from the rind of the grapefruit. This beneficial essential oil is not only a cleansing and revitalizing oil, but its bright aroma energizes and uplifts the spirit. Pink Grapefruit is also known to stop cravings for sweets. If one is struggling with weight...|
|10/8/2010 - Achieving good health and avoiding disease involves eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods on a regular basis, particularly those that together provide the full spectrum of phytonutrients that each contribute to a different aspect of good health. Unfortunately, many people are not getting the variety...|
|9/20/2010 - Not enough fruits and vegetables are produced or imported to supply every resident of the United States with a healthy diet, researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have concluded.
"If everyone wanted to eat healthily, there would not be enough," said the institute's Susan Krebs-Smith.
|9/14/2010 - In April, we introduced NaturalNews readers to Bear Fruit Bars, a simple, nutritious organic line of fruit bars available in apple, cherry, blueberry and raspberry flavors. Since then, the feedback from readers has been consistently positive -- they like the simplicity, the "kid-friendly acceptability"...|
|8/30/2010 - The average U.S. consumer eats significantly too much meat and grain, and not enough fruits or vegetables, according to data form the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Economic Research Service.
The USDA estimates food consumption by tracking how much food is produced and circulating through...|
|8/17/2010 - Grapefruits are a popular citrus fruit enjoyed by millions of people and are often eaten regularly as a breakfast staple as well as a popular snack. What many may not be aware of is that grapefruits are also one of the most highly regarded fruits when it comes to healthy nutrients and health benefits....|
|8/6/2010 - Some birds radically change their diets just before their winter migrations, gorging themselves on antioxidant-rich berries to prepare for their long journeys, researchers have found.
"[The] results support the hypothesis that some migratory birds may actively select deeply-pigmented fruits as a...|
|7/7/2010 - Fruit pectin is effective for removing contaminants from the body such as heavy metals and unwanted drug residue. When these substances deposit in the body's cells, they contribute to a variety of serious diseases. Detoxifying the body from heavy metals and contaminants optimizes health and allows the...|
|6/24/2010 - Are you a health-conscious person looking to visit the Valley of Longevity in Ecuador? The small town of Vilcabamba sits in that valley, just 45km South of the city of Loja. For people who are new to the area, it's sometimes difficult to know where to find healthy foods and products, so here's a quick...|
|6/19/2010 - For being a 16 time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps may be the greatest athlete of all time who eats the worst diet of all time. His infamous eating takes it to the extreme by consuming more than 10,000 calories a day mostly from junk food and by taking endorsements from the junk food corporations...|
|6/8/2010 - Even the most aggressive types of breast cancer cells couldn't stand up to treatments with peach and plum extracts. That's the outcome of a natural fruit-derived treatment tested in the Texas AgriLife Research Lab which resulted in cancer cells dying while normal cells were not harmed at all.
|6/7/2010 - Many people are already aware of the fact that vitamin E helps to rid the body of free radicals and protect it from cancer, cardiovascular disease, heart disease and other serious illness. However there are two forms of vitamin E that each serve a unique purpose: tocopherols and tocotrienols. While...|
|5/21/2010 - If you've never seen a band of raw foodists picking wild saguaro cactus fruit, you're in for a real treat. When I used to live in Tucson, I went out with David Wolfe, Raw CEO and several other wild foods enthusiasts to pick raw saguaro cactus fruit from the Sonoran desert. It's one of the craziest and...|
|4/28/2010 - In the world of food bars, it's tricky to determine what's really good for you. In this article, I'm going to reveal some common myths about food bars as well as a full review of certified USAD Organic Bear Fruit Bars (along with an amazing discount on getting some for yourself).
First, let's expose...|
|3/6/2010 - Grapefruits have been around since the 18th century when they were discovered in Barbados. Botanists think the grapefruit is the result of natural cross breading between the orange and the pomelo. While their origin may not be fully understood one thing is certain: grapefruits are one of the healthiest...|
|3/4/2010 - Can you really heal yourself by eating more food? It seems counterintuitive, but in this article -- part eleven of our 15-day self-healing series -- I'm going to share with you how eating more food can actually be a powerful tool in accelerating your body's own natural healing potential.
|3/4/2010 - Less than 10 percent of high school students in the United States meet the federally recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
"A diet high in fruits and vegetables is important for optimal child growth,...|
|2/24/2010 - Did an apple falling off a tree really lead to Sir Isaac Newton coming up with the theory of gravity? Was the longest-lived apple tree really 219 years old (apple trees rarely live longer than 80 years)? Three hundred plus years later, no one really knows whether these apple assertions are fact or fiction....|
|2/9/2010 - The last juicer I recommended was the Breville juicer. I own two of them, and they are top-of-the-line juicing appliances that can transform fresh fruits and vegetables into healing, nutrient-rich juices right from your kitchen counter. But today, I have incredible news for you about a truly revolutionary...|
|1/2/2010 - When it comes to healthy beverage options, most people would probably agree that fruit juice is a better choice than soda or coffee. After all, juice comes from fruit so it must be healthy, right? Many experts are now in agreement that because of over-processing and pasteurization, most fruit juice...|
|11/17/2009 - Avocados are Mother Nature's skin moisturizer. With their healthy fats and phytonutrients, they offer remarkable benefits to human skin -- both when eaten and when used topically.
Here, we present a collection of supporting information about avocados from some of the top authors and personalities...|
|10/24/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Health Inner Circle, which can be found at http://www.RenegadeHealth.com. In this excerpt, Paul Nison shares on factors of raw food living from bananas to blood work.
Renegade Health Inner Circle with Paul Nison. Paul Nison is a raw food chef...|
|9/28/2009 - Recently the European Pesticides Residues Committee tested 4,000 fruits and veggies and found that a number of them contained more than the legal amount of pesticides. The levels of pesticides varied considerably, and imported fruits and vegetables were found to have the highest quantity.
|9/25/2009 - Many South American cultures enjoy traditional healthy foods and culinary treats. If you were to visit Peru, you may be surprised to find that lucuma flavored ice cream is more popular than vanilla or chocolate. Lucuma is a South American fruit that is gaining popularity as a healthy, whole fruit sweetener....|
|8/31/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Rick Dina shares on two main raw food camp philosophies and the pluses and minuses of each.
Rawkathon with Rick Dina.. Rick Dina has been a raw foodist for over 20 years. Rick...|
|8/12/2009 - Candida is a fungal organism that is in everyone`s gut system, although it is potentially harmful. In healthy people, there is a balance in the body of what is known as good bacteria, and bad bacteria. Occasionally this balance can become upset, and an overgrowth of candida can occur. Candida overgrowth...|
|8/8/2009 - Durian is a little known fruit from Asia that has an extremely pungent smell and an amazingly sweet taste. The smell of the durian fruit is so bad that many hotels in the areas where durian grows will not allow their guests to have the fruit in their rooms. But those who brave the smell are quickly...|
|7/25/2009 - Flavonoids are compounds found in fruits, vegetables, and certain beverages (including tea, coffee, fruit juices and wine) that have aroused scientific interest in recent years because they seem to benefit the human body in a host of ways -- from fighting viruses to preventing inflammation and infections....|
|7/13/2009 - Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables drastically reduces the risk of ever getting breast cancer and of having a recurrence. Scientists at the University of Hong Kong have just released more research findings adding to the growing pile of evidence that selections from the produce section are the...|
|6/23/2009 - The evidence is in. Eating a plant based diet is the key to health and longevity. The only question left is how to get the best value for each dollar you have to spend on fruits and vegetables. The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization devoted to human and environmental health, has...|
|5/18/2009 - Feel like a thunderstorm is going on in your intestinal tract? Or maybe you are among the people who rely on Tums or Rolaids after each meal. The bottom line is that more than half of Americans are not properly digesting their food. One simple solution that has worked for millions is sequential eating.
|5/7/2009 - Drinking a glass of freshly squeezed juice every morning will not only bring your body joy, but a new study now shows that it will lower the risk for obesity. That glass of fresh orange juice is looking tastier than ever. Previous studies that show the downfalls of fruit juice have failed to distinguish...|
|4/21/2009 - I bet the big drug companies wish they had invented cherries -- they've proven to be the most powerful medicine in the world for eliminating gout and reducing the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Cherries are such powerful medicine for gout and arthritis, in fact, the FDA went out of its way to try...|
|4/20/2009 - Harley Johnstone has been an endurance cyclist for ten years, and he has been eating a 100% vegan diet for 7 years and a 100% raw vegan diet for over 3 years. He promotes a raw vegan diet as the ultimate in healthy eating, sustainable farming, and blissful living with a passion to realize Mother Earth...|
|4/1/2009 - Although most Americans find their waistlines expanding with each year, a few manage to stay slender and trim throughout their lives. These are the ones who capture attention and never seem to look their ages. How they do it was the subject of a recent Consumer Reports investigation that sought to determine...|
|3/17/2009 - How good are blueberries at lowering high cholesterol and protecting cardiovascular health? This article compiles a collection of quotes and statements about blueberries from doctors, authors and health experts.
Learn about anthocyanosides and the natural medicine found in blueberries and other types...|
|3/14/2009 - Papaya is called fruit of the angels by Conquistadors because of its heavenly taste. In its prime, it is a cerise-orange colored, unbelievably juicy fruit with an aroma to match its heavenly taste. Not only is papaya beautiful, fragrant and luscious, it is amazingly healthful!
How fortunate that...|
|3/12/2009 - Poor lifestyle and dietary habits are, without doubt, a major cause of the escalating rates of diabetes in developed nations. A recent study conducted at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health has provided further proof to this assertion, having...|
|2/17/2009 - How we eat may be just as important as what we eat. The diets eaten by most Americans are based on the belief that any number of different foods can be digested at the same time. This belief may be why more than half the population suffers from some sort of digestive distress for which there seems to...|
|2/13/2009 - The protective effects which one's diet, in particular fruits and vegetables, offers against cancer may, intuitively, seem to apply more to cancers which are related to the gastrointestinal tract, such as colon cancer, stomach cancer or intestinal cancer. On the other hand, for certain cancers, like...|
|1/29/2009 - What could be better than giving your sweet tooth what it craves while giving your body the nutrients it needs for vibrant health? Keeping a selection of dried fruits on hand makes it easy to treat the whole family to a delicious, chewy and nourishing snack. Recent studies have shown that dried fruit...|
|1/22/2009 - Over the last 18 months, Genesis Today has emerged as the market leader for superfruit juices like Goji berri, Acai, Noni and Mangosteen. The company, led by Linsday Duncan, got its start in the nutritional detox and digestive cleanse category, then expanded into superfruit juices and has become my...|
|1/16/2009 - Fruits rich in polyphenols may help protect against the oxidative stress that has been linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from three Korean universities and published in the Journal of Food Science.
"Our study demonstrated that antioxidants...|
|12/26/2008 - Pre-packaged and pre-prepared foodstuffs and uniformly `beautiful` fruits and vegetables on display in the local supermarket, grocery store or delicatessen can lead consumers to imagine that everything is clean and fit to eat. But sadly this is not always the case. Here are some key tips that will help...|
|11/21/2008 - Eating as little as one more serving of green leafy vegetables or three more servings of whole fruit per day can significantly decrease the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and published...|
|11/20/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Doug Graham shares his story of going from vegetarian to vegan to raw and his 80/10/10 mission.
Renegade Roundtable with Dr. Doug Graham is a lifetime...|
|11/13/2008 - We have repeatedly heard how we should eat more fruits and vegetables for optimum health and to reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and obesity. Unfortunately although it sounds simple, research data shows the majority of people simply do not consume enough fruits and vegetables....|
|10/31/2008 - In what appears to be an attempt at softening the public`s attitude toward genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), British scientists have engineered a purple tomato, rich in antioxidants, by splicing certain genes from the snapdragon flower with those of a tomato in order to create a "super tomato"...|
|10/30/2008 - Itís hard to beat fruits. They provide an abundance of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, essential oils, antioxidants, fiber, and anti-inflammatory substances. Many are alkaline-forming, so they help counteract the strongly acidic Western diet that eats away at our bones. High levels of potassium...|
|10/27/2008 - There is currently a lot of talk in the press on the subject of antioxidants and how effective they are in preventing excessive free-radical damage - or 'oxidative stress', as it is technically known. That being the case, it would be helpful to understand what Free-Radicals and Antioxidants are and...|
|10/10/2008 - Most snacks and drinks claiming to be fruit-flavored contain no fruit at all, while most of the rest contain only minimal quantities, according to a study conducted by the British nonprofit Food Commission.
"Shoppers need to check the small print in the ingredients if they want to know whether they...|
|9/27/2008 - A puree of the gold kiwifruit may help boost immune function and response to infection, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand and The Hopkirk Research Institute, and published in the journal Nutrition Research. The study was funded...|
|9/18/2008 - The head of the British Dental Health Foundation has warned that the high sugar content of some fruit smoothies, combined with acid from the fruits, can lead to serious tooth damage.
According to a survey conducted by Oral B and the British Dental Health Foundation, 30 percent of the population believes...|
|8/12/2008 - The common question surrounding plant-based diets concerns the source of protein. Although food calories also consist of carbohydrates and fats, protein is typically considered the most essential of the three groups. In fact, Americans have long been dogmatic in their regard for the quality and quantity...|
|8/5/2008 - High blood cholesterol is an unfavorable imbalance between HDL (so-called 'good' cholesterol) and LDL ('bad' cholesterol), where there is more LDL to HDL. LDL cholesterol builds up on artery walls, causing clogging, narrowing and hardening of the arteries. This disorder presents no symptoms, and can...|
|7/28/2008 - Who would have imagined that those irritating little labels stuck on fruit would provide helpful information? Their purpose isn't, of course, to help the public. Nonetheless, the codes identify whether fruit is full of pesticides and grown with petroleum-based fertilizers or organic, and even when it's...|
|7/18/2008 - Eating as little as three small servings of raw cruciferous vegetables per month, such as broccoli and cabbage, has been found to decrease the risk of developing bladder cancer by an astonishing 40 percent. This was discovered by researchers from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. The study...|
|7/16/2008 - Welcome to the Health Ranger Show. It is a great day to talk about some new health food bar products. I am going to review them here on this show independently, and objectively. I do not have any financial stake in any of the products that I am going to comment on here. (This document is a transcription...|
|6/2/2008 - Prepare to say goodbye to bananas. Do you remember back in the sixties when there was a change in bananas? It wasn't announced, but those of us who love the fruit did. They became less sweet and creamy -- just not as good. There was no information about it. The change seemed to slip under the radar...|
|5/29/2008 - This is Kevin Gianni and I'd like to welcome you to another very special Raw Summit Teleseminar, which can be found online at (http://www.rawsummitarchives.com) . The purpose of the Raw Summit is to pass along cutting edge information about health and living food technologies for you to reach optimal...|
|5/16/2008 - This is Kevin Gianni, and I'd like to welcome you to another very special Raw Summit Teleseminar, which can be found online at (http://www.rawsummitarchives.com) . The purpose of the Raw Summit is to pass along cutting edge information about health and living food technologies for you to reach optimal...|
|5/14/2008 - Hi, everyone, this is Kevin Gianni, and I'd like to welcome you to a very special Raw Summit Teleseminar, which can be found online at (http://www.rawsummitarchives.com) . The purpose of the Raw Summit is to pass along cutting edge information about raw and living food technologies for you to reach...|
|5/11/2008 - At some point in our lives we have all suffered from physical insecurities, thanks to the unwitting comments of the people around us, our faulty habit of comparing ourselves to others, and mainstream media's rigid standards of beauty. Depending on our environment, upbringing, and self-image we have...|
|5/10/2008 - This is Kevin Gianni and I'd like to welcome you to another very special Raw Summit Teleseminar, which can be found online at (http://www.rawsummitarchives.com) . The purpose of the Raw Summit is to pass along cutting edge information about health and living food technologies for you to reach optimal...|
|5/8/2008 - The need for this article is both current and long-standing. The current Candida diets are unhealthy, lengthy, unwise and simply not all that effective. On the other hand, there is no reason that Candida cannot be totally controlled in a few days to two weeks for most cases -- a few cases may take longer...|
|5/6/2008 - In part one of "A Plan for Living a Long and Healthy Life" we concluded with the good news that it is never too early or too late to begin living a healthy lifestyle, regaining lost youth and energy and adding many healthier and more enjoyable years to your life.
Yes, the good news is that it is...|
|5/1/2008 - Recent studies on a very old fruit are confirming what the ancients believed about the pomegranate. Also known as rimmon, its Hebrew name, the pomegranate has long been prized for its benefits to heart health. We now know it also can be helpful in treating diabetes, dementia, cancer and menopausal problems,...|
|4/25/2008 - This article has been updated in 2011 to pose new questions not just about Zrii but about all the other juices sold at a relatively high price per bottle even though they contain cheap fruit juices such as grape juice, apple juice and pear juice.
Most of these products, including Zrii, tend to strongly...|
|4/24/2008 - This article has been updated in 2011 to pose new questions not just about Zrii but about all the other juices sold at a relatively high price per bottle even though they contain cheap fruit juices such as grape juice, apple juice and pear juice.
Most of these products, including Zrii, tend to strongly...|
|4/23/2008 - By far the chief wreckers of our health today are sugars and bad fats. So which are the good ones and which ones are bad? My aim is to enable you to make better food choices for you and your family.
Sugars are more than just the white grains you put in your coffee or tea. Sugars are also...|
|4/23/2008 - Are you worried about the possible outbreak of the Avian Flu among humans? Perhaps you should be! I hope that all of the publicity about the Bird Flu proves to be a false alarm, as well as the theories that it may be a deliberately engineered flu, but I have to tell you that from what I have learned...|
|4/17/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Raw Summit Teleseminar program which can be found at (http://www.rawsummitarchives.com) . In this excerpt, David Wolfe shares information on the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and his ideas on setting goals for success.
Raw Summit Excerpt with David...|
|4/11/2008 - Vitamin C. Mmmm . . . maybe you think of a tall glass of Florida orange juice. Or maybe you grab it at the beginning of the cold season. But would you associate it with cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cancer? Maybe you should. According to an article published in October 2007, in the Journal of Nutrition,...|
|3/31/2008 - This is an exclusive interview with Good Cause Wellness founder Alan Friedman, who talks about antioxidants, superfood powders, agave nectar, chia seeds and his personal passion for health. Following the interview, I negotiated a discount for NaturalNews readers on one of Friedman's top-selling products....|
|2/27/2008 - A possibly carcinogenic chemical found in starchy foods cooked at high heat is also found in high quantities in dried fruit, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and presented at a symposium on the chemical that took place in Boston.
|2/7/2008 - I often get asked to write down some basic rules of what to eat and what not to eat. There's a lot of information out there but it's often fragmented and, even worse, contradictory. All I can do is give you my vision on fatal and vital foods. I base this on nothing but common sense. Here goes.
|1/18/2008 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's main research arm, the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), has developed a process for making snack bars that remain "moist and chewy" for up to two years without the use of any artificial preservatives.
The bars are preserved by means of dehydration, which makes...|
|1/2/2008 - Given the choice between a piece of fresh fruit and the juice from that fruit, the juice is often not the better choice. With orange juice, for example, you get a hefty dose of sucrose, fructose, and glucose without the benefit of the fiber found in the white pulp, which slows down the rate of sugar...|
|12/11/2007 - It's rare for something to come along that impresses me so much as a healing modality that it instantly changes my own life habits. But I've recently been introduced to a plant-based medicinal modality that's so incredibly effective at preventing and reversing disease that I believe it is "the" cure...|
|11/13/2007 - Over the past four years, I've written extensively about the health benefits of cherries, describing the therapeutic effects of the natural medicines found in cherry skins and explaining how cherry products help eliminate arthritis inflammation, reverse gout and can often replace anti-inflammatory prescription...|
|10/23/2007 - A group of Australian scientists has suggested a dozen native Australian fruits that could be of interest to the natural products industry, particularly as antioxidants, in an article published in Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies.
"The search for world unique food ingredients and flavors...|
|9/12/2007 - This Q&A report is a follow up from our hugely popular Pomegranate and Blueberry Juice Consumer Shopping Guide, which exposes dishonest juice products sold in grocery stores. Many readers are asking great questions about these products: Is raw better than pasteurized? Is reconstituted juice as good...|
|5/31/2007 - Detoxifying the body is a huge business -- there are hundreds of books, supplements, and kits that make up the multi-million dollar industry. A new solution from Jay Robb, founder of the company best known for its protein products, promises a unique solution to whole-body detox. His new book, The Fruit...|
|4/2/2007 - In its "Flavors and Ingredients Outlook 2007" report, market research company Packaged Facts stated that consumers will continue this year to focus on health and wellness. One anticipated area of emphasis is juices made from exotic fruits such as pomegranate, goji berry, lychee and mangosteen.
|2/5/2007 - A recent study showed that more than half of the food and beverage products that clearly have fruit pictured on their packaging contain little to no actual fruit in the ingredients list.
The study was conducted by the Prevention Institute, a Californian non-profit community health advocacy group....|
|12/22/2006 - For as long as I can remember, the Christmas fruitcake has been a terrific source of holiday humor. I've never actually eaten a fruitcake, but I've seen lots of them, including one that I'm pretty sure was made with gummy bears. It's not just the name that's hilarious ("Fruit" and "Cake" don't belong...|
|11/22/2006 - Consumption of 100 percent fruit juices is not linked with preschoolers being overweight, finds a new research study published this week in the October issue of Pediatrics, the leading scientific research journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This latest analysis of the largest government...|
|10/30/2006 - New research aimed at using fruits and fruit-derived compounds into a new generation of health drinks based on prebiotic properties has been released by New Zealand's HortResearch group.
Prebiotic products have the ability to make the environment of the human gut more amenable to healthy bacteria,...|
|10/17/2006 - School lunches and vending machines aren't the only places to look for ways to improve students' nutrition. Modest changes in the kinds of snacks offered at after-school programs can also have a significant positive impact on children's diets, UC Davis researchers report in the September 2006 issue...|
|10/13/2006 - Mike: Welcome, everyone. This is Mike Adams the Health Ranger, here with Brandon Burt of the Amazing Grass Company. They have an outstanding new product called "Kidz SuperFood." We're going to talk about this and why it's important for the nutrition of children, and how this product tastes fantastic...|
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|9/14/2006 - Results of a pilot program published in last week's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal suggest that children in Mississippi schools were more willing to try fresh fruits and vegetables when they had more access to the foods.
Previous studies have linked fruit and vegetable consumption...|
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