Organic news, articles and information:
|11/29/2016 - When a crisis strikes, will you be prepared to live well and maintain good health? Life is unpredictable, and there have never been more volatile times. No matter what, you want to be happy, healthy and independent. If you've ever been through hard times, you know what's important to you. You want to...|
|11/25/2016 - According to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), the commonly utilized emulsifier carrageenan will not be allowed as an ingredient in organic food by 2018. You see it in so many products lately, from coconut milk, almond milk and soy milk, to coffee creamers, ice cream, cottage cheese,...|
|11/22/2016 - Recognizing that the world is an increasingly volatile place and that an emergency situation could hit at any time, many people are preparing in advance by stocking up on storable food supplies to back end any potential hiccups in the supply chain. But it's important to remember that not all storable...|
|11/20/2016 - With the probability of societal collapse continuing to grow, many people are looking to storable foods as a means of being prepared. Stocking up on food, after all, is one of the keys to ensuring post-collapse survival.
However, not all food is created equal. Some foods are inherently healthier...|
|11/18/2016 - The list of Chinese food and medicine disasters continues to grow, this time involving the illegal sale of vaccines.
As reported by Chinese press recently, more than two dozen additional suspects have been arrested by authorities, after hundreds of others have already been placed under investigation...|
|11/14/2016 - Storable food is meant to carry you and your loved ones through a disaster situation where other sources of nutrition might be rare or nonexistent, so it's no surprise that many of these foods are highly calorie dense.
But nutrition means more than calories, and many storable food products bulk up...|
|11/11/2016 - As your body's biggest organ, your skin is covered with thousands of pores, all of which should be thought of as entry points to your body. When you consider the fact that your skin is like a sponge that absorbs everything you put on it, you will quickly realize that being cognizant of everything you...|
|11/7/2016 - With the state of the world today, it is no surprise that the demand for survival supplies and gear has skyrocketed. "Preppers," as we are often called, are people who take personal responsibility and self-reliance very seriously. With preparedness rising in popularity, the number of companies who offer...|
|11/6/2016 - Last week, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, reported on the presence of toxic ingredients in many survival foods. Adams wrote that nearly every popular storable food product contained GMOs, pesticides, and monosodium glutamate (MSG.)
Genetically modified corn and soy are two of the most prolific ingredients...|
|11/5/2016 - Genetically modified corn has become an omniscient presence in the food industry, including in shelf-stable storable foods. Many people have aversions to GM corn and other GM ingredients for a variety of personal reasons, but this new bit of information may shock even those of us who abstain from consuming...|
|11/4/2016 - If you're into preparedness and you see some dark clouds gathering on the horizon like we do, you're probably considering stocking up on some supplies for when the proverbial "stuff" hits the fan (and it will).
Long-term storable foods are one of the preparation items you should be considering and...|
|11/3/2016 - Today we're making history in the survival food industry. I've partnered with Numanna, a rising storable food company run by patriotic Americans, to co-formulate and lab certify an entire line of near-instant meals that are certified organic, non-GMO and use no hidden forms of MSG.
Click here to...|
|11/2/2016 - Move over, milk and honey. People who are having trouble falling asleep are now turning to a new concoction from a raw food cafe in London called Rawligion to help them get some much-needed rest. The drink, aptly named "Relax," is said to reduce stress, relieve pain and lessen anxiety.
It's no surprise...|
|11/1/2016 - WISE Foods... Mountain House... Augason Farms... Legacy Food Storage... do you realize what you're really eating?
As the Health Ranger, I'm not only the lab science director of CWC Labs (CWClabs.com), an internationally accredited forensic food analysis laboratory, I'm also the author of the Amazon.com...|
|10/30/2016 - The Chinese food production industry is one of the world's least-regulated and most corrupt, as has repeatedly been proven time and again. Now, it appears, there is no trusting anything that comes from China marked "organic."
Natural Health 365 reports that several foods within the country are so...|
|10/28/2016 - California, the top farm area of the U.S., is struggling under the pressure of a persistent drought. With no end in sight, farmers see their yields declining and are forced to drill more wells, pumping billions of gallons of water from the ground to irrigate their thirsty crops. Even before the drought,...|
|10/26/2016 - Just one month ago, a California judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to challenge the USDA on their recent, unlawful changes to how synthetic substances are evaluated in the production of organic goods.
While the charges are simply "alleged" for now, more than a dozen organizations came...|
|10/26/2016 - When it comes to vegan eats, CVS Pharmacy probably isn't the first place that comes to mind. But the ubiquitous drugstore chain is stepping up its snack game. Its Miami locations (and hundreds of others nationwide) now offer a plethora of plant-based treats.
(Artical by Hannah Sentenac, republished...|
|10/25/2016 - A newly emerging "portable aromatherapy" trend is making its way through the health conscious world. Essential oils have been around for ages, and have proven their benefits to our health and happiness.
An essential oil diffuser to fill the air with healing, relaxing or invigorating scents is not...|
|10/21/2016 - The financial outlook for Whole Foods Market continues to look grim, as consumers seeking natural and organic products continue to take their business elsewhere.
As far back as 2014, then-CEO John Mackey admitted that the company was hurting due to an explosion in the number of stores selling organic...|
|10/21/2016 - Over the past 40 years, glyphosate has been sprayed on vineyards and orchards to control weeds. However, any chemical used in a certified-organic wine may not have an adverse effect on human health or the environment, as defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and per the National List of...|
|9/29/2016 - One of the biggest – but most easily debunked – lies we've been told about GM agriculture is that the technology is necessary to feed a steadily increasing world population.
Monsanto and other GM agriculture companies would like for us to believe that their methods increase crop yields...|
|9/26/2016 - Gatorade has recently launched a new line of products for the sole purpose of deceiving health-minded individuals. "G Organic" is Gatorade's attempt at remaining en vogue, as consumers become less interested in artificial colorants, and more concerned about what they are actually putting into their...|
|9/22/2016 - There must be a new motto in Corporate America: 'If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em and then beat 'em.'
That's one way to explain why mega-corporations like Unilever are scrambling to purchase all the hip, green start-ups, so they can control the world (or at least a huge part of it).
|9/19/2016 - Thousands of farmers throughout India are reverting to traditional farming methods, as the consequences of Western agriculture have begun to negatively impact the region's food and water supply, as well as the health of its people.
More than 40 years after the "Green Revolution," a period in which...|
|9/13/2016 - It pains me to realize how many millions of people have been harmed by toxic heavy metals found in unscrupulous dietary supplement products sold by hucksters and charlatans. Yes, that's a pretty big claim, but I've been in this industry for more than 15 years, I run an internationally accredited food...|
|9/11/2016 - Gatorade is jumping on the certified organic bandwagon in response to the growing demand for organic food products from consumers, but is the new version really any healthier than its predecessors?
Many people, athletes in particular, turn to the beverage to replace the electrolytes lost from sweating,...|
|9/3/2016 - An 81-year-old good Samaritan from Martha's Vineyard has become one of the latest victims of the failed Nixon-Reagan drug war, after Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) goons, in conjunction with state police and National Guard soldiers, raided his home, assault weapons in hand, over four backyard cannabis...|
|8/30/2016 - We must act to maintain the integrity of organic standards! Action Alert! 
The semiannual meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will take place April 25–27 in Washington, DC. Because the NOSB makes decisions that, in large part, determine the future of organic foods (it's...|
|8/23/2016 - Plants, herbs, healthy microbial life and ecological diversity are all being tortured by Monsanto's famous herbicide chemical, glyphosate. Introduced commercially in 1974, glyphosate took the world by storm. Today it practically rains down over the fields as if it were water.
In the Midwest, farmers...|
|8/12/2016 - The sicknesses and deadly diseases that take hold of our bodies often start with the bad science of the foods we eat and the lack of integrity with which they are produced.
Our chemical-intense agricultural systems and antibiotic-abusive livestock feeding practices are weakening our collective immunity,...|
|8/5/2016 - In a gross display of wasted taxpayer dollars, dozens of Massachusetts National Guard personnel, operating under a grant from the DEA, alongside Massachusetts State Police, descended into the backyard of an 81-year-old cancer patient in a raid last week — to protect society from the dangers of...|
|8/3/2016 - Once people fully understand just how toxic pesticides truly are, their first thought is usually, "How can I get these deadly chemicals out of my body?" Pesticide use is so prevalent that it might seem impossible to avoid it entirely upon first glance, particularly when you take the concept of pesticide...|
|7/28/2016 - Over 3,000 boxes of cotton-based panty liners have been pulled off the shelves in Canada and France, after findings that they contained glyphosate, the active – and cancer-causing – ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup. Italian manufacturer Corman made the decision to pull the Organyc brand...|
|7/24/2016 - Every year, millions more Americans learn about the benefits of eating organic foods. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in our crops and foods are becoming less and less popular, as more research and information is conducted and published detailing how harmful they are to humans.
That said, while...|
|7/24/2016 - Consumer demand for organic foods has surged to such a degree that farmers can't grow enough to keep up with it.
"When you look at the percentage of the marketplace, what consumers are buying versus what farmers are producing, farmers aren't producing as much organic as consumers are consuming,"...|
|7/19/2016 - The organic food industry in America is about a $30 billion dollar business right now, but as a fair estimate, a fourth of that money is spent by Americans who assume everything organic is healthy, and the price for that assumption could be cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
Go ahead, pile it on. Make...|
|7/17/2016 - Both houses of Congress have now passed a measure to repeal all state and local laws requiring the labeling of food ingredients made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and President Obama has indicated that he will sign the bill into law.
While it's no surprise that the Grocery Manufacturers...|
|7/15/2016 - By now we're all sadly aware of the terror atrocity in Nice, France that took the lives of at least 80 people. The attack was insane and horrific, and my prayers go out to all those affected by the senseless violence. Yet it isn't just ISIS terrorists who are destroying lives in our world, and it's...|
|7/15/2016 - A number of farmer and consumer advocacy groups are breaking ties with the influential Organic Trade Association (OTA), after it was discovered that the membership-based organization, which represents the entire organic industry in both Canada and the United States, sold out to Big Agribusiness by extending...|
|7/14/2016 - The more that the global governing elite and agribusiness corporatists try to push genetically modified foods down our throats, the more resistance they meet, and that is a good thing, not only for humanity, but for the environment as well.
The most recent push-back is coming from what many might...|
|7/14/2016 - Peaches offer a wide variety of health benefits. Providing relief for diseases like hypokalemia, cancer, obesity, cholesterol, blood stasis and neurodegenerative diseases, peaches are loaded with an abundance of essential nutrients and naturally occurring antioxidants.
Also a rich provider of vitamin...|
|7/13/2016 - Certain kinds of plant growth are becoming more invasive in farmers' fields. These super weeds are resisting the increased use of glyphosate and other herbicides. It has been going on for awhile now. Nature is fighting back. Weeds are finding new ways to adapt and survive.
Take for instance, the...|
|7/12/2016 - Today I'm excited to announce the launch of our newest product: Health Ranger Select Seven Treasures Mushroom Powder.
Every ingredient is 100% laboratory tested and validated for purity and cleanliness.
Health Ranger Select Seven Treasures Mushroom Powder contains Organic Reishi Powder, Organic...|
|7/11/2016 - If you're anything like me, the sweet, sticky goodness of a dollop of fresh honey over a slice of buttered bread is something of an American pastime. But if organic honey, free of pesticides – the way it always was back in the old days – is what you prefer, you'll have to start looking for...|
|7/8/2016 - With such widespread use of pesticides on crops throughout the world, and the insistence of Big Agri and some farmers that its products are necessary for successful crop cultivation, one might start to wonder exactly how people managed to grow enough food to survive before this relatively modern poison...|
|6/30/2016 - In a victory for organic consumers, a federal judge has tossed out a rule change by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that permitted the use of compost containing synthetic pesticides in growing organic foods.
"The court's decision upholds the integrity of the organic standard and is an incredible...|
|6/29/2016 - IMPORTANT UPDATE: Whole Foods was just caught blatantly LYING about everything covered in this article. CEO Walter Robb has been captured on video admitting total support for Monsanto-engineered GMO fake labeling law that kills Vermont GMO labeling bill. Whole Foods takes to social media to LIE to everyone,...|
|6/21/2016 - As technology advances big agriculture is discovering new and inventive ways to poison the remaining organic food on the planet, as evidenced by what is currently taking place Down Under.
As reported by WAToday, some South West farmers are drawing attention to what they see as a danger to their ability...|
|6/20/2016 - It's time the survival food industry had a wakeup call. Nearly all the popular survival food sold today is loaded with GMOs, MSG and chemical pesticides, and this fact is obvious from looking at their ingredients labels.
Eating survival food in an emergency shouldn't mean poisoning yourself with...|
|6/20/2016 - It's happening more and more: local government nannies forcing Americans to become reliant on "the system," and less independent, so that they can control them.
The latest example of this took place in Miami Shores where, as reported by The Associated Press, local government officials forced a South...|
|6/15/2016 - One of the most damaging impacts humans are having on the environment is caused by Big Agri food production. According to The Star, the Pesticide Action network Asia and the Pacific (known as Panap) is starting a "multiversity" with the goal of showing farmers how to produce food without relying upon...|
|6/15/2016 - It's really disappointing to go on a health "kick," only to figure out that what you've switched to is just as bad, if not worse, than what you were consuming before the change. It happens all the time, and to the best of folks. Why? Because most people believe what they read or hear in the mass media,...|
|6/11/2016 - I have an important warning today for all those people who are poisoning themselves to death by juicing non-organic produce: STOP what you are doing and think for a minute about how juicing really works.
Juicing is an extraction technology that pulls liquids and nutrients out of fresh produce items...|
|6/4/2016 - More food producers are marketing their products as "natural" in order to appeal to the growing base of health-conscious consumers looking to avoid genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), chemical pesticides and synthetic additives. But a report released back in 2011 by family farm advocacy group Cornucopia...|
|5/23/2016 - The US Food and Drug administration (FDA) recently proposed a maximum limit for inorganic arsenic, after several rice cereals for infants and toddlers were shown to have alarming levels of the substance. Although the proposal would seem to be cause for celebration, the FDA's suggestion trails behind...|
|5/16/2016 - As people everywhere become more concerned about what they are putting into their bodies, the demand for organic products is rising dramatically. Just as people are increasingly opting for organic food, those who purchase marijuana want it to meet the same criteria.
However, labeling marijuana to...|
|5/14/2016 - Nestle SA, the world's largest food corporation, has a business model that thrives on the worldwide propagation of processed food. And even though the multinational giant has acquired several smaller companies in recent years that some say cater to the organic community, Nestle's Chairman of the Board...|
|5/14/2016 - When it comes to non-GMO foods, governments, food giants and Big Agri seem to have excuse after excuse lined up to protect the development of GMO at the expense of the growth of the non-GMO and organic sectors. There has long been a myth around the fact that GMO labels increase the price of food, but...|
|5/13/2016 - The phenomenal growth of the Internet, especially in the past five to ten years, has seen an incredible boon in e-commerce sites, as more and more people shun traditional brick-and-mortar retailers for the convenience of shopping online.
One of the industries that has seen incredible online growth...|
|5/12/2016 - Why would a media outlet take the time to criticize healthy eating? Why would a media outlet attack positive organizations that promote organic foods and transparency in the marketplace? Why would the media outlet in question – Forbes – attack a great pro-organic organization like Moms Across...|
|5/11/2016 - A 2-month-old boy in China suffers from a rare condition called "extreme polydactylism" which caused him to be born with 15 fingers and 16 toes, raising the question: Could this bizarre birth defect have been caused by environmental toxins?
The child, whose name is Hong Hong, lives with his family...|
|5/10/2016 - The controversial oil and gas mining technique known as fracking, may pose a significant threat to the future of U.S. organic agriculture, according to an analysis conducted by researchers from the FracTracker Alliance, and published in March 2015.
That analysis found that 11 percent of all North...|
|5/6/2016 - Could ketchup be the hero of American condiments? In the U.S., 97 percent of all households report having a bottle in their fridge. While the origin of ketchup is anything but American, we seem to love this overly processed sauce.
Today, the main ingredient in ketchup is generally known to be tomatoes,...|
|5/5/2016 - Aldi has been getting a lot of good press lately, thanks to more environmentally and ethically conscious decisions being made by its leadership. Just last week, Natural Blaze reported that Aldi is going to be replacing processed, sugar-packed snacks in the checkout aisles with healthier alternatives,...|
|4/20/2016 - In news that will be embraced by health-conscious consumers and organic farmers alike, Costco is finding the demand for organic food to be so staggering, that it is lending money to farmers so they can grow enough organic food to keep up.
The Seattle Times reports that Costco came up with this brilliant...|
|4/18/2016 - Recent research has shown that eating organic foods for as little as one week can dramatically reduce the amount of pesticides found in the body.
The study found that adults who ate only organic foods for seven days showed an 89 percent drop in urinary biomarkers that indicate the presence of organophosphate...|
|4/15/2016 - In response to the growing desire by Americans to consume more organic foods, Costco has announced its recent effort to work with farmers to help them buy land and equipment that will enable them to grow organics. The more organics that are grown means the more organics
that Costco will be able to...|
|4/14/2016 - Costco can be a little unpredictable when it comes to embracing natural, healthy foods. In 2015, there was a petition against the company to urge it not to sell GM salmon and the company has also been under scrutiny for salmonella-contaminated chicken. But now it seems that Costco might actually be...|
|4/10/2016 - Over the last 20 years, the agricultural industry has slowly and inconspicuously introduced genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to the world, dominating the market in just a few short years, while the majority of the public stays mostly uniformed.
Following Paul Berg's 1971 gene-splicing experiment,...|
|3/28/2016 1:47:48 PM - Health food advocates, scientists and environmental activists, have long warned about the implications of widespread chemical use, particularly the over-application of herbicides and pesticides on crops.
Those fears are now being confirmed, as science slowly begins to uncover the extent to which...|
|3/24/2016 - Proponents of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) purport that there is no real difference between organic and non-organic foods, since both are molded by the hands of man. Once the surface of non-organic food is scratched and the layers are pealed back, however, the nutritional quality unearthed...|
|3/23/2016 - For decades, the public relations firm Ketchum has worked vigorously to discredit, destroy and dismantle the organic food industry, sustainable farming practices and environmental activism. Ketchum has been enlisted by some of the world's largest industries to manipulate consumers and government policy,...|
|3/17/2016 - Organic fast food restaurants continue to spring up around the country, as consumers increasingly crave healthy, wholesome food options to fit their busy lifestyles.
Most recently, husband and wife Ray and Shannon Allen – a two-time NBA champion and a TV producer, respectively – have...|
|3/11/2016 - We've known for quite some time that there's a huge difference between organic food and conventional products. Organic bashers like Jon Entine might tell you there's nothing to worry about, yet research says otherwise. A recent study performed by England's Newcastle University on ecological agriculture...|
|3/9/2016 - Many people chew gum because they think it tastes good, want to improve bad breath, or think the tiny treat will keep weight-gaining hunger pangs at bay. Whatever the reason, one thing is clear: You should stay as far away from it as possible. Sorry to burst your bubble everyone, but it's true.
|3/1/2016 - Fresh out of our certified organic kitchen in Texas, we're got a new batch of Health Ranger Select Dried Golden Berries that are 100% organic, Kosher-certified, non-GMO and offered at an extraordinary value.
Get the 16 oz. pouch for as little as $22.95 or take advantage of the long shelf life of...|
|2/27/2016 - It's been six years since the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) in 2010 recommended to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) not to allow nanomaterials into organic foods, but there has been no real response beyond a boilerplate "we're looking into it" statement. This is not a good sign.
|2/18/2016 - The European Union (EU) is making great strides to clean up the food supply. One of the toxic elements they are now seeking to limit is arsenic. The most infamous place to find arsenic is in rice products, since rice readily takes up arsenic from the soil and water that its grown in. When EU regulators...|
|2/13/2016 - Valentine's Day is a chance to spoil the one you love – but if the one you love is health conscious, it can be a little bit more difficult to find the perfect gift.
Dark chocolate has many health benefits, but of course there are some varieties that are better than others. Some types of chocolate...|
|2/3/2016 - Vending machines are handy when you're living a busy life and just need that extra bit of energy to get you through to the end of the day. However, the availability of vending machines and the products sold within them, has been linked to the ongoing obesity problem in the U.S., and in particular to...|
|1/21/2016 - People keep telling me this is the most AMAZING hand-roasted coffee they've ever had. It just blows their minds!
It's our new line of 100% organic, hand-roasted, fair trade certified, whole bean coffee that's only available in strictly limited quantities due to the fact that we're only roasting it...|
|1/20/2016 - Those opposed to GM agriculture in favor of healthy, organic food have a lot to celebrate as we enter the new year. It's just been announced that Monsanto plans to eliminate another 1,000 jobs, in addition to the 2,600 it slashed last fall, resulting in a 16 percent decrease in its total workforce.
|1/17/2016 - Some people have no idea what canola oil is. They think it's food, but there was never a canola seed in nature before scientists modified and diluted poisonous rapeseed in a laboratory, so how could there ever be organic canola? Other people believe that organic soy is okay. But only fermented soy products,...|
|1/6/2016 - People have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on all kinds of detoxification programs and "super" supplements trying to get toxins out of their bodies, especially after a long binge of bad eating, bad drinking, bad medicine or even bad supplements. Some folks have spent a small fortune trying...|
|12/8/2015 - If you and your family value having access to clean food produced with a minimal amount of synthetic chemicals and pesticides, your help is needed today to stop the national organic label from being rendered meaningless due to persistent industry corruption and the continued watering down of our nation's...|
|12/7/2015 - Some of the greatest dangers facing mankind are not the viruses that we try so hard to eradicate. Viruses will always be a part of our universe. The greatest dangers are the silent poisons that we've created - poisons like glyphosate which slowly and subtly subject our bodies to disease by depleting...|
|11/9/2015 - Just a few decades ago, the soybean was considered unfit to eat. Still, eight out of every 10 Americans believe soybeans and soybean oil is good for their health. They have no concept of, or knowledge about, fermented soy, and that certainly isn't the type of soy we're addressing here in most conventional...|
|11/4/2015 - Living a healthy lifestyle is all about making the healthiest choices. But what if the best choice (or the information needed to make the best choice) wasn't available to you because the people tasked with looking out for you and your interests don't have the same high standards and the corporations...|
|10/15/2015 - Vaccines and GMOs have more in common than many people realize. Both the biotech and the pharmaceutical industry use the same arguments to get you to accept their products. If you are against GMOs or vaccines, then you must be anti-science!
Nothing could be further from the truth. It is the people...|
|10/14/2015 - If you're starting a detoxification protocol there's a lot you can do to improve the results. Many of these tips can also be used indefinitely to help your body detoxify all day, every day, without being on a detox protocol.
First and foremost, if you're not consuming enough water, you're increasing...|
|10/12/2015 - If your thyroid isn't working well, you can improve your thyroid function with diet. Of course, the optimal way to fix any health problem is to eat raw, organic produce. These types of foods help the body heal. If you're specifically concerned about your thyroid, there are a number of easy, simple steps...|
|10/10/2015 - McCormick, the world's largest spice company, has its sights set on going almost entirely organic and non-GMO by 2016. The announcement comes on the heels of many other large food outlets jumping on the organic and non-GMO bandwagon and is also representative of consumers' increased demands for healthier...|
|10/9/2015 - If you have been diagnosed with depression, you've probably been told you have a chemical imbalance and the only way to manage your condition is through pharmaceuticals. Has anyone thought to tell you about other things that might be causing your depression or contributing to it?
|10/8/2015 - General Mills' decision to produce certified gluten-free Cheerios delighted the nearly 30% of consumers who avoid gluten until a recall of 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios was announced earlier this week.
According to the company, their Lodi, California facility lost rail service...|
|10/1/2015 - If you have MS, it is long past time for you to choose to eat the healthiest possible diet. Let's face it, your immune system is in free fall. It is so confused, it is attacking the myelin sheath that coats your nerves and possibly your nerves as well. You know how serious this is. You know the devastation...|
|9/30/2015 - There are many people who believe the whole "gluten intolerance" "gluten free diet" craze is nothing more than a sham, another diet scam created to market specialized foods to the masses. They are wrong. Unfortunately, many of them will continue to suffer from autoimmune diseases or other chronic conditions...|
|9/30/2015 - A very thorough detox can be expensive and challenging to complete. Some people who are very sick, or otherwise very toxic, need this kind of detoxification protocol, but most don't, and most cannot afford to spend hundreds, or even thousands of dollars on supplements. The good news is that with the...|
|9/28/2015 - Did you ever see the movie Little Shop of Horrors? If you did, you'll remember that cute, little, alien plant pleading, "Feed me, Seymour!" If you live with an overgrowth of Candida, you have a billion little monsters crying, "Feed me, Seymour!" all day, every day. Their addiction and food of choice?...|
|9/23/2015 - Some organic food experts are worried that the term used to describe non-genetically modified crops and produce may soon become nearly meaningless, thanks in large part to undue (read corporate) influence on the Department of Agriculture.
According to Jerome Rigot, PhD, writing in a blog posted at...|
|9/17/2015 - My first gray hairs appeared when I was 24-years-old. I was standing in a checkout line with a good friend, buying my baby boy a gift for his first birthday. My friend shrieked when she saw my first two gray hairs, and she automatically reached to pluck them out. I grabbed her hand and emphatically...|
|9/16/2015 - Depression. You'd think we all have the same definition for this word, but we don't. Misery, the blues... Many people think a sad emotional state is equivalent to clinical depression. It is not.
The difference between normal experience and a disorder is the constancy, severity, and combination of...|
|9/15/2015 - Using statistical software about eight years ago, the CDC estimated the number of people in the United States that were living with cancer. The CDC calls people living with cancer "cancer survivors" rather than "cancer victims," and for the 30 years leading up to 2001, the number of cancer survivors...|
|9/15/2015 - Almost every single lawmaker in Congress is bought off by some powerful interest. Most bureaucrats working for government protection agencies (FDA, CDC, and EPA) are only serving their masters: the corporations. Big money is a very convincing force and it dictates many of the policies in the U.S. The...|
|9/1/2015 - An astounding 10% of the American population – 18% of American women and 6% of American men, and 10% of American children suffer from migraines. A migraine is not just a headache, it is a neurological disease with varied and complicated symptoms.
A classic migraine lasts from hours to days....|
|8/31/2015 5:09:30 PM - It's no secret that fracking has the potential to cause horrendous human health problems, mainly due to the fact that it contributes to air and water contamination. The issue is simply one of common sense: Drilling deep into the earth and pumping endless amounts of chemically treated water at various...|
|8/27/2015 - Consumer Reports tested 300 samples (458 pounds) of hamburger from 103 stores from 26 cities for bacterial contamination, comparing "sustainable" meat to conventional meat. (Sustainable, in this study, referred to beef from cattle that was not given antibiotics). What they found was both enlightening...|
|8/24/2015 - Global biotech and agricultural giant Monsanto lent financial support to a West Australian farmer who was being sued by a neighbor over alleged cross-contamination of the latter's organic crops, company officials have said.
The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) reported that the organic farmer,...|
|8/22/2015 3:12:27 PM - Conventional toothpaste is full of toxins that make your teeth look pretty and feel clean while they slowly erode the tooth enamel and gums. Conventional whitening toothpastes are very toxic to the mouth. All of the conventional brands and many of the "natural" brands put chemicals in their toothpaste...|
|8/22/2015 - Face it, besides small farmers with integrity, there is no "gray area" anymore between organic and GMO. The corporate powers "that be" have run the conventional market of food and beverages straight into the ground, depleting all nutrients, one way or another, and then adding in toxins. From pasteurizing...|
|8/18/2015 - When babies develop diaper rashes, the first assumption is that the baby is not being changed often enough or quickly enough after wetting or soiling the diaper. If this is not the case, the diapers are questioned – especially when using cloth diapers. Diapers are boiled and/or hung outside to...|
|8/4/2015 - The evidence is mounting – GMOs are a danger to health. Long-term studies have revealed organ damage, cancer, and reproductive damage in second and third generation animal studies. There are doctors who are willing to publicly take a stand against genetic engineering. Here are a few of them.
|7/31/2015 - In an effort to help "purpose-driven consumers," or those who are mindful about healthy eating habits and improving the environment, a new technique has been developed that's likely music to their ears. Called "superchilling," it's a method that allows food to stay as fresh as possible - in the case...|
|7/29/2015 - Now that the World Health Organization has publicly condemned glyphosate herbicide as "probably carcinogenic to humans," awareness of this insidious chemical's contamination of the human food supply is suddenly exploding among health-conscious consumers.
Most people, however, have no awareness at...|
|7/18/2015 - If your child is challenged with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, chances are you have both doctors and educators demanding you put your child on medication. Take heart. There are natural ways to help your child.
First and foremost, diet plays a crucial and primary role in managing your...|
|7/16/2015 - Obtaining high-quality, chemical-free food that's actually grown in the U.S. -- not just sold here -- remains a challenge, and increasingly so as much of the so-called "food" grown on U.S. soil today is patented, genetically engineered imitation food. The latest data show that, as far as the availability...|
|7/12/2015 - Candida is a more common problem than most people realize. The right supplements can certainly help, but unfortunately, Candida albicans and other species of Candida (there are over 20 of them) will bounce back if you do not follow the most effective and necessary change – radically changing your...|
|7/10/2015 - Conventional farming has become a reckless institution that pays no heed to soil nutrition, soil microbes, wildflowers and the natural habitat of pollinators. Under today's conventional farming systems, insects and herbs are expendable. Farming now works against nature instead of working with it. The...|
|7/7/2015 - As Greece heads for a catastrophic food supply collapse, with grocery store shelves stripped bare and home gardens now being called the "secret weapon" against starvation, a lot of people are suddenly thinking about their own emergency food supplies again.
But as I explain in a new mini-documentary,...|
|7/6/2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has met fierce opposition from a conservative think tank group that is upset about the agency's recent decision to ban trans fats. The National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) believes that the solution to trans fats giving people heart disease and...|
|7/6/2015 - Germ theory was a major step in understanding diseases and how they are spread. Unfortunately, our fear of germs has caused too many of us to ignore the fact that our state of health is the most important factor in avoiding illness - far more important than the germs we encounter. When we focus on the...|
|7/3/2015 - We were told saturated fats were bad for us, that they clogged the arteries. Well, new studies have shown that was a myth; coconut oil is good for your health. Common sense should have told us this a long time ago. After all, societies that eat a lot of coconut are populated with some of the healthiest...|
|7/3/2015 - A modern, health-conscious take on fast food is coming soon to northern California -- and no, it's not McDonald's introducing "breakfast kale" at select restaurants in a lame attempt to stay relevant. Organic pioneer Amy's Kitchen is set to open its first drive-through restaurant in Rohnert Park, where...|
|7/1/2015 - Many Americans are strolling around supermarkets, their carts filled with non-organic food galore. That same group likely considers fast food restaurants their second home, familiar with the menu's latest triple-burger creations. However, these behaviors are becoming a thing of the past now that many...|
|6/21/2015 9:18:34 PM - Diet is Key. Without changing the diet, all of the supplements and medications in the world won't rid the body of Candida. The right food is the best medicine; it restricts the growth of Candida and aids in the growth of beneficial bacteria.
A Candida diet must eliminate some of the foods that you...|
|6/17/2015 2:54:25 PM - Many people tend to feel that cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, chronic stress and environmental pollution can only be cured by the 'experts.' Of course, others think that eating organic food is the 'only answer'. But, when we look at the big picture, to achieve optimal health – we'll...|
|6/16/2015 - For some time, food chain Whole Foods Market and organic farmers have had a cooperative, mutual relationship. The retail grocer has enabled organic farmers to gain a sizable foothold in the food market at a time when Americans' passion for healthier alternatives to the GMO-laden, processed foods market...|
|6/7/2015 - Thousands of farmers throughout India are reverting back to traditional farming methods as the consequences of Western agriculture have begun to negatively impact the region's food and water supply, and the health of its people.
More than 40 years after the "Green Revolution," a period in which India's...|
|6/2/2015 - You can minimize the risk of vaccination by detoxifying the body of heavy metals, strengthening the immune system, and ensuring the gut flora is balanced and healthy before you get a vaccination. Start your detox protocol a couple of weeks before the vaccine is to be administered. The most important...|
|5/29/2015 - As the drought in California -- home to much of the nation's food production -- worsens, desperation is rampant as politicians, policymakers and others scramble for ways to mitigate the worsening crisis.
One of the most recent ideas is also one of the most foolish because it is based on a series...|
|5/19/2015 - One of the most amazing chapters in the true history of healing foods comes from the final chapter of World War II, in the aftermath of the United States' dropping of two atomic bombs on civilian populations in Japan. Millions of innocent civilians were exposed to extreme levels of ionizing radiation,...|
|5/19/2015 - For most of history, food was grown from the seeds passed down from the last harvest. The produce from each year's harvest was labeled and sold as the food it was. Life was simple. Food didn't need an "organic" label to prove that it was real, and the diversity of crops abounded. Small farms were the...|
|5/17/2015 - Most people know that organically grown foods are healthier for you because they are grown naturally without the use of the chemicals or pesticides that have been blamed for environmental damage and human illness.
Why does it appear that the federal government is not aware of this fact? Could it...|
|5/17/2015 - Global biotech and agricultural giant Monsanto lent financial support to a West Australian farmer who was being sued by a neighbor over alleged cross-contamination of the latter's organic crops, company officials have said.
The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) reported that the organic farmer,...|
|5/13/2015 2:43:22 PM - How great would it be if organic farming were recognized as a way to feed the world? Of course, it has been acknowledged as a good idea by many people around the globe, including the folks involved with the popular magazine National Geographic. That's the good news. The bad? They're on board with it,...|
|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 12:21:10 PM - A few weeks ago, I spoke by phone with Cathleen Enright, executive vice president of the Biotech Industry Organization (BIO). (Long story). (Story by Katherine Paul, republished from CounterPunch.org.)
During the course of our conversation, when we touched on the subject of the science...|
|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...|
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|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...|
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