Organic news, articles and information:
|5/9/2015 - One of North America's cleanest and most sustainable food brands has taken a giant leap forward in securing the future of organic food production. Cereal company Nature's Path Organic has reportedly purchased 2,800 acres of farmland in Montana to keep up with growing consumer demand for foods that are...|
|4/23/2015 - While many people still need convincing that choosing organic foods is better for their own health as well as for the environment, that's not the case for Wisconsin residents. There, the organic industry is taking off in full force due to the high demand for healthy foods.
The state, which has the...|
|4/22/2015 - GMOs are genetically modified foods made from combing genes from two or more unrelated species into one organism. The two most common types of genetic modifications are modifying crops to produce pesticides or modifying crops to be immune to herbicides (making them Roundup ready). Sugar beets have been...|
|4/20/2015 10:03:35 PM - If you are making a transition from conventional medicine to an all-natural, organic approach to wellness, it helps to know which items to stock up on so your medicine chest and first aid supplies are ready for action.
Many of the items you will need are likely to be found in your pantry or refrigerator....|
|4/19/2015 - If Monsanto was a person, it would be a certifiable sociopath -- obsessed with itself, unaware of everyone and everything around it, and utterly delusional when it comes to facts and reality. And this seems to describe Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant to a T, as he recently told the U.K. paper The Independent...|
|4/16/2015 - Scientists from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, report in the journal Science that they have designed a new type of 3D printer capable of creating designer molecules from scratch. This could dramatically accelerate the process by which new industrial and pharmaceutical chemicals and materials...|
|4/9/2015 - Next time you're feeling good about yourself for choosing a local mom and pop eatery over a big chain restaurant like Olive Garden or Red Lobster, you may want to do a little leg work first. While smaller, independently owned restaurants are known for their locally sourced ingredients and an overall...|
|4/6/2015 7:29:39 PM - If you've eaten sweets over the holidays and you are ready to detox, your goal will be to kill Candida and re-balance your gut flora. First and foremost, it's time for salads. Unless you want to spend considerable money on probiotics for the rest of your life, if you want to be free of Candida, you...|
|4/4/2015 - According to the World Health Organization, GMOs are "...organisms in which the genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally."
Genetically modified organisms are organisms built with genes from more than one species. The process involves laboratories and scientists followed...|
|4/3/2015 - This Easter may be the time you decide to pass on the high-fructose corn syrup jelly beans instead of sticking to the, "It's a holiday, so it's okay" mentality.
While Easter is right around the corner and the excitement is building, so too are unhealthy Easter treats. Just about everywhere you turn,...|
|3/31/2015 - The paleo diet has been around for more than forty years, but recently, it has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. At present, it is one of the most popular diet trends in America.
This comeback in popularity is due in part to its new supporters, including the Crossfit movement and Hollywood celebrities...|
|3/30/2015 - Arthritis is painful inflammation of one or more joints in the body. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, though the best-known types are osteoarthritis (which breaks down cartilage), rheumatoid arthritis (which is an autoimmune disorder affecting the lining of the joints), and gout (caused by...|
|3/28/2015 - In the late 1970s, a senate committee pushed its "Dietary Goals for the United States" urging Americans to eat less fat. It was thought that red meat, eggs, and dairy were killing Americans.
By the 1980s, nearly a million Americans were dying of heart disease each year.
Again, Americans were told...|
|3/24/2015 - So you may not know that almost all of the vitamin C supplement manufacturers are making their vitamin C from genetically engineered corn. What! You exclaim. How am I supposed to get enough vitamin C into my family if I don't buy store bought supplements? Answer: You make your own! What you are about...|
|3/23/2015 - The need for calcium and magnesium for growing and maintaining a healthy body has been well established for decades. Absorbing these nutrients isn't so easy. Most mineral supplements come from inorganic matter that is not bioavailable. In fact, taking a calcium or a calcium magnesium supplement will...|
|3/20/2015 - Mercury is an element (Hg on the periodic table) that is naturally found in our environment in the air, water, rocks and soil. Mercury can be found in several different forms: metallic mercury, inorganic mercury compounds, and organic mercury compounds.
Metallic mercury is also known as elemental...|
|3/18/2015 - Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has long-been involved in the fight against genetically modified foods; not only does she own an organic farm in Maui, but her highly successful magazine has featured articles warning of GM foods' long-term health effects. That's why many people are shocked to learn that...|
|3/13/2015 - Organophosphate pesticides (OPs) are among the most used pesticides in agriculture. They are basically neurotoxic, causing neurological issues, learning and developmental disorders and depression, and sometimes leading to suicide.
Just to make sure everyone got their fair share of neurotoxic OPs,...|
|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...|
|3/6/2015 - You're getting older. You've earned those wrinkles along with every gray hair on your head. You've done a lot of living, but you've decided you'd like to stick around for many more years. The thing is, you'd like the coming years to be quality years - happy, healthy years.
Vibrant health is within...|
|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...|
|3/4/2015 - Look around these days and you will find that 90% of all food is processed and dead, void of all nutrition. You will also find that at least half of that food contains at least some genetically modified ingredients, and this means you're eating organisms grown and mutated in laboratories, including...|
|2/26/2015 - When chemicals were first introduced in farming, everyone marveled at what they could do. Yields were dramatically increased. In the beginning, the soil was so healthy, any damage done by chemical fertilizers was imperceptible, and pests had yet to evolve resistance to the insecticides. Our technologies...|
|2/25/2015 - To enhance your coffee drinking pleasure and avoid the toxic flavored creamers on the market, here are 25 ways to do that. First the basic instructions.
Choose the milk and cream or half-and-half that's as healthy as possible, usually organic grass-fed cows will give you that. If you prefer non-dairy...|
|2/24/2015 - People that suffer from an overabundance of yeast like Candida, or any other type of fungal infection, need to cut out sugars. This protocol has worked for many people, and it works faster and better than any medication as long as the diet is right, refined sugars are not ingested, and the body is not...|
|2/21/2015 - When you think of disease, life-threatening disease, what first comes to mind? Cancer? Heart disease?
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), 9 million Americans suffer from Cancer on an annual basis; 22 million suffer from heart disease. Autoimmune disease beats them both with an annual...|
|2/19/2015 - Cancer propaganda is blasted from the airways, the television, the Internet, and print media. Cancer treatment is big business. So are the campaigns that ask you to contribute your hard earned money to find a cure. Meanwhile the big shots at the American Cancer Society make six figures, while claiming...|
|2/17/2015 - A recent study by researchers from Boston University and Abraxis LLC found significant amounts of glyphosates in a food that you wouldn't necessarily expect: honey.
Five categories of food items were tested from Philadelphia grocery stores: honey, corn and pancake syrup, soy milk, tofu, and soy sauce....|
|2/15/2015 - As the natural health movement grows, people across the nation and the world are learning the benefits of using food, herbs, and supplements to prevent and treat illness and disease.
Antibiotics are chemical therapy. Read any package insert or look up a pharmaceutical on the Internet and thoroughly...|
|2/13/2015 - First do no harm...
Somehow this, the most basic promise from physician to patient becomes lost and twisted in the fight to cure cancer. Due to what is called medical consensus, doctors are limited in their approach to fighting this deadly disease. The three basic tools at their disposal are surgery,...|
|2/9/2015 - Arsenic is a naturally occurring, toxic element found in the earth. It is found in over 200 different minerals. There are two main types of arsenic: organic and inorganic. Organic arsenic compounds are primarily found in marine life, but they are also sometimes found in terrestrial life forms. Exposure...|
|2/9/2015 - So, you've decided to get healthy. You're going all the way. You've cleaned up your diet. You're exercising regularly. What's left to do? You need to detox. But first, take a good hard look at the chemicals you use on a daily basis and get rid of them.
Dump the toxic shampoo, conditioner, shaving...|
|2/4/2015 - A teenage boy is admitted to a mental hospital. He screams in fear, begging to be saved from the thousands of spiders climbing up the wall - spiders no one else can see.
A middle-aged woman is anemic.
An elderly man is depressed.
A young woman dreads her monthly cycle, knowing she will become...|
|2/1/2015 9:02:35 PM - In its natural, healthy state, the body is detoxifying at all times. Breathing, digesting healthy, clean vegetables, using our muscles, or just being alive creates toxins in the body that need to be expelled.
With today's typical modern lifestyle, toxins are accumulating in the body at a greater...|
|2/1/2015 - In an effort that demonstrates her ongoing dedication to nutrition and fighting the children's obesity epidemic, Michelle Obama has named organic vegetable farmer Debra Eschmeyer as the new Executive Director of Let's Move. Of Eschmeyer's new position, Michelle Obama says, "For more than a decade, Deb...|
|1/29/2015 - Just 15 days before harvest, nearly 24,000 precious acres of farmland was destroyed in Nagapatnam, a coastal district in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, by a devastating and unexpected tsunami.
Massive walls of saltwater came crashing down on the coastal district, killing more than 6,000...|
|1/22/2015 7:01:58 PM - In every case I've ever seen where unhealthy people with disease riddled bodies later became vibrantly healthy, they all had to do three things:
They all had to completely get off of all drugs, including marijuana, caffeine, alcohol, any and all prescription drugs, and over the counter medications.
|1/21/2015 7:42:21 PM - Learning how to become healthy again after being diagnosed with a chronic, debilitating illness (of which the medical community says there is "no cure") is like putting a puzzle together when you don't have all of the pieces. I've actually learned a few things in the last 11 months since my MS diagnosis....|
|1/21/2015 - I remember the days when the typical American salad was a bowl full of torn, crisp, iceberg lettuce with a few tiny pieces of red cabbage and carrot, a wedge or two of tomato, a slice of onion, a slice of cucumber, and several slices of red radish.
The only other time I ate radishes was when I was...|
|1/16/2015 - The problem with blood pressure medications is that they do not correct the underlying issue of the problem. Imagine you have a car with a 6-cylinder engine that is running very rough. You find out that two of your six cylinders have the problem, so you remove them or otherwise shut them down.
|1/16/2015 - Change We Can Believe In...
In 2007, then presidential candidate Barack Obama promised that if elected he would direct more money for organic agriculture. He also said,"If I am elected president of the United States, I will support legislation that will require the mandatory labeling of genetically...|
|1/15/2015 - In a land surrounded by pollution and lax food safety regulations, the Chinese are turning to organics in hopes of living a healthier, cleaner life through better nutrition provided by higher quality foods.
A multitude of food scandals has left the Chinese weary about purchasing foods in the country's...|
|1/15/2015 - The breast cancer awareness group known as Susan G. Komen -- think pink ribbons emblazoned on everything during breast cancer awareness month -- has stooped to a whole new level of stupidity with claims that organic food may not be safe for women.
On its website, Komen claims that consumption of...|
|1/13/2015 - A diet consisting of a variety of raw fresh vegetables is the best prevention and also a potential cure for cancer, depending on how far the cancer has progressed and how easily the body can digest and properly assimilate nutrition. Berries, grapes, broccoli, leafy greens, sprouts, avocados, red and...|
|1/12/2015 7:17:27 PM - If you've undergone chemotherapy you need to detoxify as soon as possible to get the drugs out of your system. You also need to radically change your diet because the likelihood of cancer coming back is extremely likely. It's time to accept the fact that it's choices and/or circumstances that got you...|
|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...|
|12/29/2014 7:06:19 PM - Lately there has been a lot of publicity about unsafe arsenic levels in rice and poultry due to a report from Consumer Reports. This is very disconcerting to hear, especially if you have only heard of arsenic as a poison. It's actually a metal, frequently found in our food and our water in both inorganic...|
|12/24/2014 - Known for having one of the most outstanding economies in the world, with consistent high growth, low interest rates and low inflation, Australia is no stranger to the booming organic food market. In fact, the nation down under is home to the largest number of certified organically farmed hectares in...|
|12/21/2014 - We are quickly approaching the New Year, the time when we all take stock of the year before and vow to change or improve. For the vast majority of us, New Year's resolutions include some version of eating healthier or eating less. For a week or two, we just might give it a try. But old habits die hard,...|
|12/19/2014 - We are quickly approaching New Year's Day and the annual accounting that accompanies it. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions last year? The year before?
Most of the time, resolutions focus on health issues.
I will lose weight. I will get healthy. I will completely change the way I eat. Within...|
|12/17/2014 - Expected to reach an estimated $35 billion in profits this year, the organic market has become attractive to food companies on all sides of the spectrum, opening up the door for potential abuses.
Under-the-table financial contributions to politicians in Washington have allowed Big Food companies...|
|12/12/2014 - So you've decided it's time to get healthy, but you're not sure where to start. You know you need to lose weight. And maybe, just maybe, you should stop being a couch potato.
So what now? Prepackaged meals? A gym membership? Less caffeine, chocolate, and alcohol?
There are a hundred things you...|
|12/9/2014 - There's no question our bodies were not meant to battle the number of toxins we are now exposed to each day. The rise in cancer rates is enough of a barometer to incite fear. We can also find warning in the rise of asthma, autism, ADHD, dementias, and auto-immune diseases. So how do we survive, and...|
|12/7/2014 - There's nothing quite like a sinus infection. You get to experience non-stop pressure and pain. Your face hurts. Your head hurts. Possibly, your teeth hurt as well. Left untreated, the infection can involve the bones of the face and in rare cases, can actually spread to the brain.
Our sinuses are...|
|12/5/2014 - Wheat is getting roughed up lately by all kinds of people, from gluten free advocates to medical professionals. There certainly is no shortage of ammunition to call out wheat products as dangerous to your health, but do we really know the whole story about this popular grain?
Perhaps it is time to...|
|12/4/2014 - (Story by Bill Shilhavy, republished from HealthImpactNews.com, with additional editing by Natural News.)
Health Impact News recently announced the result of an investigation by Tropical Traditions that revealed that many products in the organic grain market in the U.S. contain glyphosate...|
|12/1/2014 - Story by Daisy Luther, republished from Eat Local Grown with additional editing by Natural News.
What's the most controversial topic at the grocery store these days?
Should you consume them? Are they okay in moderation? Should you strictly avoid them at all times? And if so, how...|
|11/29/2014 - So you've eaten your fill and then some. Maybe you had about 7 too many glasses of wine or beers? Between the cranberry sauce, the sweet potato casserole, the eggnog, the pies, the cookies, the candy, the punch, and the alcohol, you've ingested more sugar in one day than you usually eat in a month....|
|11/26/2014 - Cranberries are well known for treating urinary tract infections, but they do much more - from cardiovascular protection to cancer prevention.
The phytonutrients in cranberries include phenolic acids, proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, flavonoids, and triterpenoids and they are high in fiber, vitamin...|
|11/26/2014 - Serving mystery meat, French fries, sugar drinks and Jell-O on a tray is no standard of care, especially for a hospital, which should be leading the way -- boosting patients' ability to heal with the most nutrient-dense foods. Sadly, hospitals have evolved into conveyor belts over time, serving processed...|
|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...|
|11/19/2014 12:20:13 PM - A new analysis by Consumer Reports explains how easy it is for infants to consume dangerous amounts of arsenic in common foods like hot rice cereal and rice pasta. Just one serving of rice pasta can put your child over the recommended weekly limit, according to the new report, which also details safer...|
|11/19/2014 - Hospitals have become crowded. Whether we are suffering from an infection or a chronic disease or we need surgery, we have relied on conventional medicine in order to get well. On the surface, it appears that modern medicine is working, as people who check in appear to get better, at least in the eyes...|
|11/17/2014 - There are two things to ask yourself if you have a problem with body odor:
Am I healthy? Am I using the right soap and skin care products? You may have noticed "Do I shower often enough" was left out. That's because when the body is healthy, showering is about removing dirt and odors from sources...|
|11/14/2014 - So you've decided to go cold turkey? You can white knuckle it and try to make it through on your own, or you can relieve much of the stress from withdrawals with the following supplements.
Vitamins and minerals to take to help quit smoking:
Vitamin C - 1,000 mg twice daily (remember to titrate...|
|11/12/2014 - I'm sure everyone has experienced a foggy brain at some point in their lives. Whether it was caused by lack of sleep, a hangover, or an illness, a brain that refuses to fire on all cylinders can be very annoying. True brain fog is more that an aggravation - it's debilitating and frightening. You feel...|
|11/11/2014 6:33:53 PM - At the very first sign, that very first cough with a tickle in the throat, or whatever it is that alerts you to an impending viral attack, you can help your body's defenses.
Gargle with Apple Cider Vinegar
Gargle now. Use organic, raw, apple cider vinegar and gargle every fifteen minutes for...|
|11/10/2014 - Brian was an honor student at age fourteen. Within a month after his trip to the dentist, his world changed. Suddenly he experienced ongoing fatigue and a "brain fog" so severe he could not concentrate for more than ten minutes at a time. Honors classes became a thing of the past, while Brian, who had...|
|11/8/2014 - The simple answer is yes and yes.
Ideally, all of the nutrition we need can come from the food we eat. Unfortunately, in today's world, it usually doesn't. Even if food was grown in nutrient dense soil without contaminates, much of the nutrition is lost in its journey from the field to our table....|
|11/6/2014 - Of course you want to find that magic potion that will dry up pimples, heal your skin, and prevent future breakouts. It doesn't exist. If you truly want beautiful, clear, healthy skin, you need to find the cause of your acne, rather than just treat the symptoms.
If your liver is too congested to...|
|11/6/2014 - Soon after having her wisdom teeth removed, Nicole experienced extreme chronic pain on her left side, overwhelming fatigue, hair loss, "severe brain fog" and an increase in allergies and chemical sensitivities. She regained some of her health through an organic diet (alleviation of the chronic pain...|
|11/4/2014 - You don't have to spend another dime buying chemicals to put on your face. Everything you need to create a healthy, beneficial, facial mask can be found in your kitchen.
Honey is an antibacterial that has been used throughout the ages to dress wounds. It is an excellent choice to use on troubled...|
|10/31/2014 - I remember the days when my medicine cabinet was filled with over-the-counter drugs along with prescription medications. Those days are gone. These are the top five kitchen items my family uses for first aid and healthcare. Apple cider vinegar Garlic Coconut oil Aloe vera GingerRaw, organic apple cider...|
|10/30/2014 - California's Proposition 37, an initiative proposed in 2012 that would've required the mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), set the precedent for other states attempting to pass similar legislation.
Prop 37 failed because of illegal, unethical and snake-like tactics carried...|
|10/29/2014 - An apple a day... you know the rest. This old adage has seen its day but is now becoming appropriate again. Several studies are re-examining the health values of bioactive compounds in apples over time. Now, non-bioactive compounds are being discovered to help balance bowel microbiota as prebiotics.
|10/22/2014 - I remember the days when my medicine cabinet was filled with over the counter drugs along with prescription medications. Those days are gone. These are the top 5 kitchen items my family uses for first aid and health care.
Apple cider vinegarGarlicCoconut oilAloe VeraGinger|
Apple Cider VinegarRaw,...
|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...|
|10/18/2014 - Mental well-being is something many of us probably don't think too much about, likely because many of us have it. But for those of us that don't, defining what that means and understanding its impact on our lives is crucial to discovering true happiness, or contentment, which some experts argue is even...|
|10/15/2014 6:16:43 PM - Suddenly you realize there's a little black cloud over your head. Or maybe it's a big one. Things that usually don't bother you are getting on your very last nerve. You're not sure if you want to pick a fight or cry. Before you tell your boss what you really think of him or confront your significant...|
|10/13/2014 12:57:23 PM - The relationship between plants and man has grown distant in the modern era of chemical treatments. Instead of observing, listening and understanding the language of his crops, man has instead resorted to spraying them with pesticides, suppressing plant immune systems. Spraying plants with chemicals...|
|10/11/2014 - Vitamin C is best known for strengthening the immune system. This potent antioxidant also has many other important roles that control significant aspects of our health. Vitamin C helps detoxify our bodies, protects and promotes healing of all of our cells, and helps us deal with both mental and physical...|
|10/9/2014 6:22:05 PM - In a food market driven by money, greed and power, our only hope for access to clean, sustainable and humanely treated food are watchdog groups whose sole purpose is to keep the industry under a microscope.
That's exactly what The Cornucopia Institute does -- a relentless organic watchdog group whose...|
|10/4/2014 - Pregnant women may be able to lower their risk of a potentially deadly complication known as pre-eclampsia by more than 20 percent simply by eating more organic vegetables, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute for Consumer Research and the Norwegian Institute of...|
|10/3/2014 - Passed in 1990, the Farm Bill's intent was to set regulations for the agricultural sector, implementing provisions for food, nutrition, forestry, natural resource conservation, environmental protection and rural development, among other facets.
Also referred to as FACT-90 (Food, Agriculture, Conservation,...|
|9/30/2014 - Three main categories of parasites include protozoa, helminthes, and ectoparasites. Protozoa parasites are single celled organisms that live inside the body. Helminths are multi-celled organisms that live inside the body like flatworms, ringworms, roundworms, and tapeworms. Ectoparasites are parasites...|
|9/29/2014 8:28:02 PM - You don't have to catch the next flu. With the right combination of supplements, in most cases, you can knock out, or radically lesson the severity of an infection. If an illness is caught early enough, even people who eat a lousy diet can treat it with the right supplements before they feel really...|
|9/28/2014 - The requirement for vitamin B12 is very low, but it is absolutely essential. A mild vitamin B12 deficiency results in weakness and fatigue. A more serious deficiency causes shortness of breath, nervousness, numbness and tingling in extremities, and problems with balance. A severe deficiency can lead...|
|9/27/2014 - More than 12% of men and about 7% of women will have to deal with kidney stones at some point in their lives. Once you have suffered through them, statistics say you're more likely to have them again. Statistics say they've got an 80% chance of recurrence.
Kidney stones have a tendency to open people's...|
|9/25/2014 - If you've made the decision that you are truly ready to change your lifestyle and claim your birthright of vibrant health, these are the basic steps that most people need to take in order to restore their health:
If you drill down health to its most critical and essential element, diet...|
|9/20/2014 - Max Gerson did not set out to cure cancer, his first goal was to cure migraines, his own affliction. After developing a diet that alleviated his headaches, he recommended his diet to his patients who suffered from migraines. One of his patients not only recovered from migraines, his skin tuberculosis...|
|9/19/2014 - To many, the word detox is just one of today's buzzwords--not a means to gain health. Others think of detoxing as a form of starvation. Nothing could be further from the truth--not if you do it right.
We live in a world filled with chemicals. They are in our water, in our air, and in nearly everything...|
|9/17/2014 - As the biototech industry crows on with their "feeding the world" nonsense, several studies have demonstrated that the best way to feed the world is by smaller, organic, regional farming.
One of the largest studies was even sponsored by the UN. But that doesn't get touched by the mainstream media...|
|9/15/2014 8:24:35 PM - B vitamins are essential to many functions of the body. They aid in breaking down simple carbohydrates into glucose, the fuel for the brain and the body. They help manufacture new red blood cells and help them carry iron and create hemoglobin. And although these functions are vital to life, the most...|
|9/11/2014 8:53:25 PM - There has been a lot of information in the past few years about the benefits of eating grass fed beef. Unfortunately, the public, and often the grocer as well, have confused the term grass fed with organic.
Cattle raised in feed lots live their lives in unsanitary, inhumane conditions. The concentration...|
|9/8/2014 - The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based research group that provides information regarding sustainable and organic agriculture to consumers and family farmers, conducted a study examining the backgrounds and voting scores of members on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).
The NOSB, a...|
|9/7/2014 6:19:22 PM - Periodontal disease is the scientific name for all gum disease, ranging from gingivitis to periodontitis. Gingivitis is inflammation and swelling of the gums; periodontitis is the last stage of periodontal disease when the ligaments that attach a tooth to bone are inflamed and infected as well as the...|
|9/5/2014 - Ways to kill candida and balance your intestinal flora
Most people ingest too many refined, processed foods. Even us health nuts have a tendency to do this. In this fast paced world, with the body biologically programmed to desire sweets and other easy carbohydrates that are so much harder to find...|
|9/3/2014 5:42:03 PM - The poultry industry, and in particular organic poultry, has exploded in popularity over the years, with more Americans now consuming the lean white meat over beef.
Growing awareness regarding clean, healthier foods has sparked a new interest in overall health and fitness. This switch in mentality...|
|9/2/2014 8:45:29 PM - If you're like me, you have tried many natural deodorants. Many of them that claim to be natural are not natural and/or are not healthy. Most of them do not work. In fact, I've only come across a few that worked well, and they didn't last very long.
These days I don't need it. The healthier I eat,...|
|9/1/2014 7:46:51 PM - You've heard of the ice bucket challenge, and maybe even the Ferguson Challenge. Here's a new challenge: the one gallon challenge. Drink a gallon of cranberry lemonade a day, sweetened with stevia, and spiced with cayenne. This is one of the best ways to detoxify, lose weight, and clean out your system....|
|8/26/2014 - Excess weight sure is easy to come by, but hard to drop; that's just a simple fact. Cravings for the "bad sugars," the bad fat and the bad salt can be overwhelming, but so can the health detriment from being overweight or obese for an extended period of time. Not only could you find yourself battling...|
|8/24/2014 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...|
|8/22/2014 - It's a Wild West in the organic market, with some companies acting deceptively, using "organic" in their brand name when in reality their food products aren't all certified by a third party. Consumers are quick to give up on healthy food and supplements, because it's sometimes hard to trust the company's...|
|8/21/2014 - There are phases we typically go through while learning to eat right and take control of our health. We tend to replace our bad habits with less harmful, but still bad habits.
Relying on supplements
On the road to health, we often turn to supplements and tinctures for a quick fix. They usually work...|
|8/19/2014 - Everybody knows the value of functional mushrooms like Reishi, Cordyceps, Shiitake and Lion's Mane, but few people realize just how contaminated mushrooms can be when they're grown in China.
Functional mushrooms are really good at picking up and binding with heavy metals in soils, so if they are...|
|8/19/2014 - In the Michael Pollan sense, a bowl of fresh vegetables and whole grains that have been grown organically, without the use of industrial toxins, does not necessarily mean that it is "good food."
Writing in the Rim County Gazette's blog, Arun Gupta says that, today, you might be more likely to find...|
|8/14/2014 - Let's face it, many Americans eat like pigs. They pull up to drive-through windows and they sit down at pancake houses, and they order up a completely GMO meal, full of gluten, refined sugar, MSG, animal fat and sometimes even artificial sweeteners. They wash it all down and repeat the cycle within...|
|8/8/2014 - Organic food really is better for you, revealed the largest review of published data on organic food ever conducted. An international team of researchers from Newcastle University in the UK looked at 343 peer-reviewed studies comparing organic and conventional crops, and came to the conclusion that...|
|8/6/2014 - What happens when large, powerful corporations violate the law and are immune from prosecution or accountability? They usually become repeat offenders, and in this situation, Wal-Mart, the culprit, is no exception.
About seven years ago, the big box store was accused of "cheapening the value of the...|
|8/6/2014 - Yes, GMO proponents are liars, we all know that. They say GMO can feed the world, and will save the world from famine, and that some crops are "drought resistant" and that we should all embrace technology, but that's not the case here at all. If you desire to learn anything at all about sustainability,...|
|7/31/2014 - Iowa-based Black Earth Meats (a USDA-certified organic meat company) was recently shut down by an impatient and uncompromising village board. Just as the company was about to expand, the Black Earth Village Board members threatened litigation and shut them down. Black Earth Meats was doing everything...|
|7/31/2014 - In times of crisis, humans easily lose civility and good moral judgment. In times of adversity, like the ongoing drought conditions in California, standards can be reduced or lost altogether.
In the first quarter of 2014, USDA organic standards were practically slashed in half as drought conditions...|
|7/27/2014 - There has been record growth in sales of organic, non-GMO food in some of the world's largest produce markets, a good thing for consumers and advocates of clean, wholesome, non-bioengineered commodities.
In the United States, the value of the organic foods market in 2013 exceeded $35 billion for...|
|7/26/2014 - Everybody who cares about their health wants to eat organic, non-GMO foods, but the challenge is being able to afford it, right? Thanks to dwindling economic opportunities and job cuts almost everywhere, discretionary income is getting harder to come by for millions.
At the same time, eating foods...|
|7/25/2014 - In larger numbers, Americans who want to be better prepared in case of natural or man-made disasters don't simply want to "settle" for just any food to eat: Even in less-than-desirable conditions, they want healthy food to sustain them.
That's why growing numbers of "preppers" -- the nickname given...|
|7/22/2014 - The rapid expansion of the natural health industry is taking the world by storm. More and more people are reading food labels now and demanding products with clean labels, low heavy metals and organic certification.
Here's a wrap-up of some recent launches: Two new books, a new "living produce" IndieGoGo...|
|7/20/2014 - Once upon a time in America, about 10 to 15 years ago, there existed a gray area, better known as "conventional" between genetically modified, toxic food and the other end of the spectrum -- which is organic and truly natural. Yes, there are still some "conventional" farmers out there, but there's no...|
|7/18/2014 - As the economy continues to limp along, many are experiencing a belt-tightening effect on their budgets. Unfortunately, this often results in choosing conventional foodstuffs over organic in an effort to save money. But this doesn't have to be the case. A recent study has found that we needn't sacrifice...|
|7/16/2014 - The most comprehensive analysis ever performed comparing organic foods with those "conventionally" grown with synthetic pesticides and fertilizers has concluded that organic fruits and vegetables are not just less toxic but actually more nutritious than conventional produce.
The difference between...|
|7/8/2014 - The Natural News Store has just launched an amazing new certified organic turmeric liquid extract that's laboratory validated to be the cleanest turmeric we've ever found in the industry. This turmeric is validated clean in both heavy metals and microbiology tests. This new source is a genuine breakthrough...|
|7/8/2014 - A group that promotes "economic justice" for farming on a family scale is asking for confidential assistance from the public "to identify all current candidates for appointment to the National Organic Standards Board," which advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture on organic food standards.
|7/7/2014 - With the U.S. organic market now topping $81 billion in sales annually, the big food conglomerates are seeking a larger piece of the monetary pie with a new proposed "check-off" program that would require all organic producers to pay fees for the collective promotion of organic food. But the farm policy...|
|7/3/2014 - A cognitive map is a mental map, model or representation that helps code, store, recall and even decode information regarding attributes of everyday phenomena. This includes metaphorical spatial environment. These maps are also mental representations of physical locations, helping humans and animals...|
|7/2/2014 - The key to effective agriculture that both sustains the environment and provides clean bounty is rich biodiversity. And a new study out of Germany has found that the organic sector is doing it best, utilizing an array of crop and habitat varieties that are helping to improve the land and protect vital...|
|6/30/2014 - Most likely led by states like Vermont and others pushing for labeling of genetically modified organisms in food, aversion to GMOs in what we buy for our families to eat is now higher than ever, and is continuing to grow.
The drive to eat healthier, followed by parents' growing concerns about feeding...|
|6/23/2014 6:55:29 PM - Undoubtedly, Starbucks is a coffee Kingpin, which boasts the largest coffeehouse chain in the world, with 23,187 stores in 64 countries, and annual sales of $14.9 billion, while CEO Howard Schultz is worth a whopping $1.6 billion.
Although statistically impressive at first glance, an important question...|
|6/13/2014 - Clever labeling laws have made it possible for companies to spray a bacteria-eating virus, the food additive called "Listex," on organic food and get away with it. You can find this cocktail of six bacteria-eating viruses (bacteriophages) on everything from meat and cheese to fruits and vegetables....|
|5/29/2014 - Eating healthy in today's world on a tight budget can be tricky, especially since the organic label -- that is, foods grown how they used to be grown before the days of chemical pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- often carries with it a higher price tag. But there are ways to provide...|
|5/22/2014 - Urban and small-scale farming is a growing trend that's healthy and sustainable for the environment. Luckily, this trend is catching on fast, not just in the U.S. but in Europe too.
Today there is a waiting list of more 90,000 people attempting to acquire allotments, or plots of land used for small-scale...|
|5/21/2014 - Protests disrupted the recent semi-annual meeting of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) in San Antonio, Texas, marked by delaying parliamentary tactics and at least one arrest.
According to an online report by The Cornucopia Institute, an advocacy group that...|
|5/19/2014 - A new study due to be published in the July 2014 edition of the Journal of Environmental Research has found that eating an organic diet for just one week can reduce pesticide levels in adults by almost 90%. The study reaffirms the findings of a 2006 study on children which found that organic diets greatly...|
|5/17/2014 2:24:49 PM - Grassroots activism against transgenic encroachment has paid off in Canada, where licenses for genetically modified (GM) alfalfa have been put on hold, according to new reports. Massive protests in Montreal, Levis, Quebec City, Toronto and as many as 35 other towns and cities across Canada caused U.S.-based...|
|5/17/2014 - Bud nip. Chlorpropham. You probably haven't heard of these chemicals before, but they are quietly lurking inside and on many of the conventional potatoes and sweet potatoes sold in grocery stores all across America. And one elementary school student by the name of Elise recently did a basic science...|
|5/15/2014 4:17:40 PM - Defying repeated threats of a lawsuit from Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), on May 8, Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont, signed a historic bill requiring food manufacturers to label genetically engineered (GE) foods, and to drop the practice of labeling GE foods as "natural"...|
|5/15/2014 - You can now watch the full episode of the Doctor Oz show that's making huge waves across the natural products industry. In this episode, watch the Health Ranger and Doctor Oz reveal shocking truths about toxic heavy metals found in rice protein and other organic products.
Click here to watch the...|
|5/14/2014 - Supermarkets all across the country are jumping on the organic bandwagon. Even companies like Walmart, which has a longstanding reputation for selling the cheapest, lowest-quality products available, are joining in to capture this growing market. But many consumers are discovering that some of the best...|
|5/12/2014 - Organic and natural foods are all the rage, but do you know where your favorite health food brands really come from? The Cornucopia Institute (CI), which advocates for real organic food produced on real family farms, has published an infographic that might come as a shock to millions of people who think...|
|5/6/2014 - Just one week on a diet composed mostly (but not entirely) of organic foods can reduce adults' exposure to pesticides by an astonishing 90 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from RMIT University in Australia and published in the journal Environmental Research on April 29.
|5/6/2014 - The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), in a series of action alerts over the past month, has criticized the gradual erosion of organic standards by vested corporate interests in the organic products industry.
OCA, a nationwide watchdog organization set up to safeguard organic standards 16 years...|
|5/1/2014 - For the past few months, Natural News has been warning the world about toxic heavy metals found in foods, superfoods and dietary supplements grown in China. Our Natural News Forensic Food Lab has produced breakthrough results showing, for example, that rice protein imported from China is significantly...|
|4/30/2014 - Bet you didn't know that many organic apples and pears have been produced in orchards that spray antibiotics onto their trees. Two pharmaceutical antibiotics, oxytetracycline and streptomycin, have been used by organic apple and pear growers to combat a bacterial infection known as fire blight. But...|
|4/27/2014 - Nestled in the "wilds of New Mexico," the Coonridge Dairy Farm is a self-sustaining paradise, providing world-renowned organic goat's milk and cheeses. Owners Paul and Nancy Coonridge provide the ultimate experience for their free-range goats -- no fences, no boundaries -- just pure freedom.
|4/24/2014 4:14:39 PM - Thanks to greater awareness surrounding the dangers of food that's processed and doused with pesticides, consumer attitudes have blossomed from an interest to a demand when it comes to knowing what's in our food and understanding what's healthy.
However, consumers aren't the only ones who've changed...|
|4/18/2014 - After 20 years of battling Monsanto and corporate agribusiness, food and farm activists in Vermont, backed by a growing Movement across the country, are on the verge of a monumental victory - mandatory labels on genetically engineered foods and a ban on the routine industry practice of labeling GMO-tainted...|
|4/16/2014 - I'm super excited today to announce the availability of my new organic, gluten-free, non-GMO pancake mixes in three delicious flavors: Blueberry-Vanilla, Banana-Pecan and Apple-Cinnamon. All three of these mixes are laboratory verified A+ or better in our heavy metals lab, and they're all based on coconut...|
|4/13/2014 - On April 10, retail giant Wal-Mart announced a plan to offer packaged organic foods at prices comparable to their non-organic equivalents. The announcement is seen as an attempt by the company to expand its price-undercutting strategies into the organic market.
"There will be no premium for the customer...|
|4/10/2014 - We are quickly approaching a pivotal moment for the future of organics, as the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) readies to meet this spring to discuss a number of important agenda items spanning two sessions. Because of the federal government shutdown last fall, the NOSB skipped its semiannual...|
|4/9/2014 - One of the most powerful yet secretive groups in all of food activism is Organic Spies, a group of dedicated researchers and whistleblowers who first came to fame by exposing Whole Foods employees lying on camera about GMOs being sold in their stores.
That story, exclusively released by Natural News,...|
|4/6/2014 - Co-authored by Alexis Baden-Mayer and Ronnie Cummins. The Organic Consumers Association has a long history http://organicconsumers.org/articles/article_21845.cfm of defending the integrity of organic standards.
Last September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), under pressure from corporate...|
|4/2/2014 - Thanks to lax enforcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of regulations guiding the proper use of the word natural on food product labels, many organic pretender brands are now shamelessly using the trendy term to sell junk food disguised as healthy. But one organic advocacy group is...|
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|4/1/2014 - USDA certified organic mangosteen powder imported into the USA from Thailand and sold as a bulk material to numerous superfood manufacturers and retailers has been confirmed at the Natural News Forensic Food Labs to be heavily contaminated with alarming levels of lead (see laboratory results below)....|
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