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|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...|
|11/6/2016 - 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...|
|11/6/2016 - The Taiwanese Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that the country's new tracking codes have allowed it to determine for the first time that 97 percent of soybeans imported into Taiwan come from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
In July, the Taiwanese FDA implemented new commodity...|
|10/28/2016 - The recent history of soy in the Western diet has been a turbulent one, from its status as a non-food item in the early 20th century through its transition to a health food in the last few decades of that century to current concerns over its high content of natural estrogen mimics.
What many debates...|
|10/25/2016 - The Oregon-based Soylent company, which proudly manufactures a full line of genetically-modified beverages, powders and "food" bars, has recalled every single one of its "Soylent Bar" meal replacement products, following a stream of complaints from consumers who say they experienced horrific stomach...|
|9/29/2016 - Glyphosate – the cancer-causing active ingredient found in Monsanto's Roundup weed-killer product – has been found to be present at "extreme" levels in soybeans, and is presumably also present at high levels in other foods, since glyphosate-based herbicides (GBH) are now the most widely-used...|
|8/12/2016 - Chronic disease and cancer have become the norm in developed nations such as the United States, and sadly, very few people can see how their chronic health problems are related to endocrine disrupting petroleum byproducts, agrochemicals, heavy metals and other toxins in the food and medicine supply.
|7/25/2016 - The quality of our food and the feed that we give to livestock is, of course, vital to our health. While "quality" of foods can be described as containing appropriate nutrients and vitamins at levels sufficient to sustain good health, it also means that what we consume should be free of toxins, both...|
|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...|
|6/9/2016 - Genetically modified crops are beginning to lose their appeal in Latin America because of the unstoppable spread of herbicide-resistant superweeds, according to one expert, former DuPont agronomist Alberto Bianchi.
Soybeans are one of the most prolific and prominent crops throughout Latin America,...|
|4/20/2016 - According to glyphosate laboratory testing conducted at Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc., in St. Louis, the Quaker Instant Oatmeal (Strawberries and Cream) sample tested at the lab contains an astonishing 1,327.1 ppb (parts per billion) of glyphosate weed killer.
The test results, achieved via...|
|4/6/2016 - In an effort to avoid the health-harming problems caused by GMO soy, corn and canola oils, food manufacturers are turning to the cleaner, non-GMO benefits of sunflower oil. Furthermore, sunflower oil is void of trans fats, another plus when it comes to maintaining good health.
Of course, by now we're...|
|3/24/2016 - Bringing new meaning to the term blue balls, a study has shown that eating a diet containing genetically modified soy actually caused the testicles of rats to turn blue.
The study is just one of many cited in a report by the Institute for Responsible Technology reviewing research on the potential...|
|3/10/2016 - In an attempt to eat better, many people opt to replace farm-fresh eggs and grass-fed meats with tofu, mostly likely because we've been "fed" a line by the soy industry that it is a healthier option.
But experts are finding that that's not the case and, in fact, the opposite is still the better natural...|
|3/8/2016 - Just one day after much of the world celebrated Valentine's Day this year, the nation of Russia enacted an embargo on all imports of corn and soy products originating in the U.S., say reports. Following through with promises earlier made in defiance of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), Russian...|
|3/4/2016 - Pregnant goats fed with genetically engineered (GE) soybeans have offspring who grow more slowly and are shorter, according to a new Italian study (Tudisco et al., 2015). Publishing in the journal of Small Ruminant Research, the researchers were testing the results of supplementing the...|
|3/2/2016 - Some people – in fact, most people – do not even understand what GMO means. To many, all they know about the genetic modification of organisms and food is that somehow science has "advanced" in the agriculture sector. They believe that maybe we need that to help with food shortages, or killing...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|11/5/2015 - Pregnant goats fed a diet of genetically modified (GM) soybeans produced small, slow-growing offspring compared with goats fed a diet of non-GM soybeans, according to a study conducted by Italian researchers and published in the journal Small Ruminant Research.
The soybeans used in the study were...|
|9/19/2015 - Allergies to lactose, casein, and other milk derivatives are on the rise in the industrialized world, and many people are turning to milk alternatives made from soy, rice, and almonds instead. But a large percentage of these products contain added fillers and chemicals that are perhaps more harmful...|
|9/17/2015 - The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), a charity that began in 1961, is on the verge of destroying everything it stands for. For decades, the charitable organization played an integral role in conserving important regions while working on behalf of animal welfare around the world. In the new millennia, however,...|
|8/27/2015 - Soybean oil is more likely to induce diabetes and metabolic syndrome than pure fructose, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Riverside and published in the journal PLOS ONE.
"That was a surprise, given that most people think that unsaturated fatty acids...|
|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,...|
|3/11/2015 - The best food on store shelves to buy is that food which DOES have holes and nicks where the insects ate some. That proves it's edible. Recent documentaries show entire fields of genetically modified corn that all looks plastic, with not a bug or bird in sight, not a butterfly or a gnat or a fly, but...|
|3/2/2015 - Armchair activists who insist, often violently, that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are "feeding the world" are clearly oblivious to the fact that this ominous crop technology is aggressively destroying biodiversity and leaving farmers and rural-dwellers all around the world with no other option...|
|2/19/2015 - Nut milks are extremely popular among health-conscious consumers, but the mass-produced nut milks sold at the store all suffer from two critical problems in their ingredients: carrageenan and calcium carbonate.
Carrageenan is a thickening agent that's increasingly concerning to many consumers. Although...|
|1/27/2015 11:34:04 AM - A recent issue of Consumer Reports (CR) discussing the popularity of processed milk alternatives, and whether or not people should drink them, has drawn the infamous pro-GMO serpent Jon Entine from the depths. The Monsanto-affiliated former shill writer for Forbes spewed a real mouthful in a recent...|
|1/15/2015 - New research published in the Turkish Journal of Biology completely shatters the myth that GMOs (genetically modified organisms) have been scientifically vested as safe. Scientists from the National Research Center in Egypt, after conducting what appears to be one of the first histopathological and...|
|12/12/2014 - Although the greatest concerns regarding GMO-based agriculture are the long-term implications for human health and the environment in general -- which are not yet fully known or understood -- there are also serious consequences for small farmers and others who are already being negatively impacted by...|
|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...|
|9/19/2014 - Breast cancer patients who consume large amounts of soy may make the disease worse, according to a study conducted by researchers from Georgetown University and the Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on September 4.
|8/6/2014 - No matter how much of the agricultural market share Monsanto captures -- by hook or by crook -- it is never enough. Now, the mega-agri giant is attempting to squeeze royalty payments out of farmers and others.
According to Reuters, U.S.-based Monsanto has arrived at an "impasse" with soybean buyers...|
|7/17/2014 - The health detriments of soy consumption are reiterated in a new study out of the University of Connecticut that highlights the importance of avoiding soy at all costs. Researchers from the school found that men who consume soy protein rather than whey protein for muscle recovery and growth experience...|
|7/2/2014 - Agri-giant Cargill is responding to market pressure and will be introducing a soybean oil made from identity-preserved (IdP), conventionally bred soybeans (these are non-GMO) for customers who are considering shopping for products with a "non-GMO" sticker on their label.
"Despite the many merits...|
|6/24/2014 - Soy is a staple food for vegans and vegetarians. You don't need to be a vegetarian to enjoy soy; however, many people stopped consuming soy because of the negative press it's received in recent years. The manufacture of soy-based food increased significantly in the last decade, but now most people are...|
|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...|
|5/22/2014 - A Danish pig farmer has admitted on national television that Monsanto's Roundup Ready soybeans harmed his herd and he is now calling for a ban on all transgenic feed treated with glyphosate. Ib Borup Pedersen says his pigs grew ill, lost their appetite and developed diarrhea, among other symptoms, after...|
|3/28/2014 - Soy protein is a common ingredient not just in health foods but also in any food where a cheap source of protein is needed. Texturized vegetable protein, made with soy, is actually used to bulk up hamburgers in schools and prisons.
To make concentrated soy protein, however, the fat must first be...|
|3/14/2014 - Soy lecithin is one of the most ubiquitous additives in the American food supply. It's used mostly as an emulsifier, and it pops up in everything from chocolate and salad dressings to tea bags and supplements. If you ask any allopathic doctor in the country, they always say the same thing about food...|
|3/3/2014 - The growth of genetically modified foods continues to rise in the U.S. and around the world with the aggressive tactics of the biotech industry. This growth has contributed to an increase in invasive superweeds and rising challenges for organic farmers. GMOs have not been tested for safety for human...|
|2/20/2014 - In another victory for the chemical industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared that residue of Bt toxin from genetically modified (GM) Bt crops is permissible at all levels in soy foods for humans and soy feed for animals. The EPA has essentially relieved the biotechnology...|
|1/15/2014 - Biotech proponents are fond of proclaiming how little difference there is between typical crops and their genetically engineered varieties - but fresh findings show that not everything is created equal after all.
Researchers from the GenOk Centre for Biosafety in Norway outright rejected the widespread...|
|12/11/2013 - Prior to the 1920s, soy was not even considered a food product in the US and was thought to be unfit for human consumption. After 1950, the cultivation of soybeans in the US rose to over 140 billion pounds per year. Over 90% of soy grown in the United States is genetically modified (GM). Most soy consumption...|
|10/19/2013 - You thought you were doing the right thing. You've done some homework online, on health and natural news sites, and you've talked to "organic" minded people, and maybe even chatted with a few doctors, and you've been buying fewer processed foods, using less sugar, and even taking some supplements, but...|
|10/18/2013 - The journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) has accepted for publication a new study that links exposure to Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, the active ingredient of which is glyphosate, to severe endocrine disruption and breast cancer. And the worst part is that the chemical was found to elicit these...|
|10/6/2013 - Tempeh is a fermented soy product of Indonesian origin. It is made from cooked and dehulled soybeans and culturing agents and is characterized by its distinctive texture and solid consistency. Tempeh remains a staple in the diet of many Indonesians, though it is also becoming popular in the West due...|
|9/12/2013 - Partially hydrogenated soybean oil is pervasive in the standard American diet. Foods like fried chicken, French fries, doughnuts, cookies and crackers are made with partially hydrogenated soybean oil, which is loaded with trans fatty acids known to clog arteries.
These trans fats not only increase...|
|7/16/2013 - As time goes by, people are steadily waking up to some of the proven facts about soy, such as the knowledge that most soy is GMO. If that is the case, one can deduce that to solve the problem one can simply buy organic soy products. While it's true that organic soy is healthier for you than GMO soy,...|
|7/3/2013 - Advocates of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) need only take a close look at the current situation in South America to very quickly learn that corporate biotechnology is simply not working. Not only are GMOs destroying native cultures and the ecosystems its people groups rely on for sustenance,...|
|6/22/2013 - Just days after we reported that China had blocked several illegal shipments of both genetically-modified (GM) corn and transgenic corn seeds coming from the U.S., it is now being reported that China has since approved three other GMO varieties for legal import. Defying what was believed by some to...|
|12/26/2012 - With so much misinformation out there about food and how it affects human health, making healthy food choices for you and your family can be difficult and confusing. There are a number of specific foods; however, that you will want to avoid in almost every circumstance because they provide virtually...|
|11/17/2012 - When considering the various factors that are most responsible for widespread environmental pollution and ecosystem destruction in today's world, most people probably envision things like industrial manufacturing facilities spilling chemicals into nearby waterways, coal-fired power plants billowing...|
|10/22/2012 - A recent NY Times (NYT) article covered the trend of more and more hospitals no longer giving out free samples of infant formulas to birthing mothers provided by the manufacturers.
The article cited expert consensus for the benefits of breast feeding and the infant formula manufacturers' understanding...|
|10/18/2012 - Soy is relatively new to our diets in the U.S. The soybean was first introduced into the U.S. at the turn of the 1900s to be used in the manufacturing of industrial products like oil, plastic and ink. Soy was not even considered a food product and was actually deemed unfit for consumption. After WWII,...|
|8/6/2012 3:00:08 PM - It is EPIC IRONY that certain genetically modified vegetables, namely corn, soy and beets, are burning up in the summer heat and drought that is devastating the entire Midwestern United States. There is a certain serendipitous irony, like bad karma coming home to roost for the greedy corporations that...|
|7/30/2012 - Miso is a traditional Japanese fermented food that has been growing in popularity worldwide. Chefs and food aficionados prize miso for its rich, complex flavor and its ability to add an extra heartiness ("umami," also known as the "fifth taste") to nearly any dish. Natural health advocates love miso...|
|7/7/2012 11:19:31 AM - For at least a decade, Monsanto, the world's most evil corporation, has been illegally charging Brazilian farmers growing the company's genetically-modified (GM) crops a two percent tax on production, and a three percent tax for cross-contamination of seed, say plaintiffs in a new lawsuit. And according...|
|4/5/2012 - Since mandatory labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the food supply is still just a cause worth fighting for in the United States, avoiding these toxic poisons can be difficult and confusing for many people. But once you know which crops tend to be GM, and learn how to identify the...|
|2/29/2012 - Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus), a brown seaweed similar to kelp, gets its name from the air sacs that keep the plant afloat in cold sea water. Bladderwrack is a great plant source of iodine thatis essential for the human body, but the body cannot make on its own. Iodine is needed for the thyroid gland...|
|1/30/2012 - More than 90 percent of all soybeans grown in the United States are genetically modified (GM) for herbicide resistance and are consequently sprayed with massive quantities of those toxic chemicals. Fully 85 percent of all corn grown in the country is also genetically engineered, either for herbicide...|
|1/29/2012 - An Illinois District Court judge has decided that a lawsuit filed against the state's prison system for serving excessive amounts of soy in prisoner meals will move forward. Honorable Judge Harold Baker from the central district of Illinois agrees that the case itself, represented by the Weston A. Price...|
|12/2/2011 - Whether you're a strict vegetarian or simply an omnivore seeking to lower your intake of animal protein, you may find vegetarian convenience foods, such as veggie burgers, a tempting addition to your grocery cart. Beware, however, as many of the most readily available brands of veggie burgers betray...|
|11/19/2011 - Tired of the quiet import and use of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the animal food supply throughout Europe, a group of protesters in France has decided to make a statement by blockading the entrances of the Glon Sanders animal feed plant in Saint-Gerard, Morbihan, France. The company's more...|
|11/13/2011 - A Florida prison inmate is filing a lawsuit against the state's prison system for what he says is cruel and unusual punishment. According to CBS 10 News in Tampa, 32-year-old convicted pedophile Eric Harris says the soy fillers that have replaced real meat and other foods in prison meals is causing...|
|10/5/2011 - Weed killer is thriving biologically inside most conventional crops as they grow in the fields of America, only to be sprayed with more heavy doses of Roundup, and then shipped to the world's supermarkets as "all natural," with absolutely no GMO disclaimer or warning. Even vegetarian products have been...|
|10/4/2011 - Dr. Andreas Carrasco remained in the locked car and watched with fear as the crowd beat the vehicle and shouted at him -- for two hours. His friends who didn't make it into the vehicle were not so lucky. One ended up paralyzed. Another unconscious. The angry crowd of about 100 were likely organized...|
|9/29/2011 - Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) is an ingredient often listed on a wide spectrum of "healthy" products including many energy bars and veggie burgers.
Some novice vegetarians, as well as people seeking a protein source with a lower price tag than meat, may purchase bulk TVP as a meat substitute for...|
|7/28/2011 - Ever wonder what's really in the food sold at grocery stores around the world? People keep asking me, "What ingredients should I avoid?" So I put together a short list that covers all the most toxic and disease-promoting ingredients in the food supply. These are the substances causing cancer, diabetes,...|
|7/20/2011 - Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are the only essential fats that humans need from dietary sources. Although studies are inconsistent, some evidence indicates that consuming more omega-3s relative to omega-6s could be beneficial to the cardiovascular system and possibly have other health benefits as...|
|6/30/2011 - Protein bars, breakfast bars, really anything in bar form just makes sense in our dine while dashing society. The question is, what is it you're really eating? Most of these bars claim to offer healthy, wholesome energy, but what you may not have realized is that the process to create "soy protein isolate,"...|
|5/12/2011 - Soy, once touted as a medical miracle, has been outed. Ninety-one percent of the soy we consume is tainted by the filth of the GMO machine, literally the most quietly kept epidemic of our lifetime. Soy makes up a large portion of the diet for the chickens, pigs, and cows some of us eat. Even the vegetarian/vegan...|
|4/20/2011 - Over the past few years, soy has been hailed as a miracle health food. Unfortunately, the complete opposite is true. Soy has been linked to a myriad of health conditions such as infantile leukaemia, various forms of cancer, type-1 diabetes, malnutrition, thyroid dysfunction and even erectile dysfunction.
|3/31/2011 - The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS), a group that claims to promote "responsible soy production," is now allowing UK grocers that stock products containing genetically-modified (GM) soy to label them as "sustainable," as long as they meet certain criteria. According to a recent report...|
|3/28/2011 - Labeling laws throughout the European Union (EU) require that all food containing genetically-modified (GM) ingredients be properly labeled. But a new report from The Telegraph explains that many big-name food brands in the UK that sell meat, dairy, and other animal products are sourcing from animals...|
|2/23/2011 - In a shocking warning letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, a highly experienced, ex-military pathogen researcher warns that the use of Roundup via GMO crops is resulting in the emergence of a deadly new pathogen -- previously unknown to science -- that's causing widespread spontaneous abortions among...|
|2/17/2011 - Widespread environmental pollution; poisoning and contamination of agriculture; countless injuries, deformities, and deaths in humans -- these and many other horrific events are a result of cultivating genetically-modified (GM) crops, and GM soy in particular. A recent news documentary short that aired...|
|2/12/2011 4:07:44 PM - Cornucopia, WI - After years of ringing the alarm bell about fraudulent Chinese organic production, the nation's preeminent organic farming watchdog, The Cornucopia Institute, applauded the federal government's current approach to enforcement and its transparency. On February 11, The Department of Agriculture...|
|1/30/2011 - Browsing through the food bar section of a local health food store the other day, I found myself extremely disappointed in the selection. Most of the food bars available at retail fall into either the "energy" category (made with excessive sweeteners), or the "protein" category (made with soy protein)....|
|1/28/2011 - The following article reveals the devastating and unprecedented impact that Monsanto's Roundup herbicide is having on the health of our soil, plants, animals, and human population.
On top of this perfect storm, the USDA now wants to approve Roundup Ready alfalfa, which will exacerbate this calamity....|
|11/14/2010 - Multinational biotechnology giants like Monsanto continue to spread their genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) around the world in the name of ending world hunger and reducing poverty, but a new report out of Sweden has found the exact opposite to be true. According to a recent piece in SvD, a Swedish...|
|10/19/2010 - Although many products widely used today -- including furniture, flooring and cabinets -- look as if they are made of solid wood, they are actually manufactured from composites consisting of wood pieces bonded together with petroleum-based adhesives. Unfortunately, these adhesives are usually loaded...|
|9/27/2010 - It has been a few days since Abbott Laboratories, makers of Similac infant formula, issued a recall after discovering some of its products may have been contaminated with beetles (and beetle larvae). The mainstream media ran with this story and parents everywhere suddenly got concerned that their babies...|
|8/25/2010 - The corn, canola, and soybean oil companies do not want the consumers to know these hidden facts about their products. These products were never meant for consumption by living organisms. They were mean for industrial purposes such as lubricating equipment, mixing paints, and even the next generation...|
|7/30/2010 - At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100...|
|4/30/2010 - A recent study put out by the Cornucopia Institute (CI) explains the truth behind most processed soy products that are sold as health foods. Many veggie burgers, which are often touted by soy-enthusiasts as being healthier than meat, are actually made from highly processed soybeans that have undergone...|
|4/22/2010 - Susan G. Komen for the Cure has now crossed the line into asinine idiocy thanks to its new alliance with Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), where pink buckets of fried chicken are sold under the slogan, "Buckets for the Cure." I'm not making this up. See the ad image yourself at: https://www.naturalnews.com/images/KFC-PinkChickenBuckets.jpg
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|1/28/2010 - Soy burgers, soy cheese, soy ice cream, soy baby formula, soybean oil, tofu, all the way to soy milk - soy has taken over in America with a reputation for being all natural and good for you. About 74 percent of U.S. consumers now believe soy products are healthy. Although soybeans are considered a vegetable,...|
|1/6/2010 - One of the strangest behaviors I've ever seen in the natural health crowd is something I call "Soy Rage." It's an angry reaction that wells up in some people every time they hear me recommend natural, non-GMO, home-made soy milk.
People get angry about it. Downright nasty at times. They insist all...|
|12/22/2009 - A little-known soy protein known as lunasin could become a novel nutritional cancer treatment, according to research carried out at the University of Illinois. Studies revealed that lunasin, a peptide discovered accidentally by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley more than ten years...|
|11/20/2009 - A report from the British Royal Society has been released that urges support for genetically-modified foods by the British public in order to address what it deems the world's growing demand for food. The report also reveals the disturbing reality about just how far genetically-modified (GM) foods have...|
|11/10/2009 - Until early 2009, Silk brand soy milk was made using organic soybeans. But earlier this year, Dean Foods (owner of the Silk brand) quietly switched to conventional soybeans, which are often grown with pesticides. But they kept the same UPC barcodes on their products, and they kept the product label...|
|10/30/2009 - Soy. It is found in seemingly every prepared and processed food item available on the market. Whether it is soy protein, soybean oil, or soy lecithin, soy derivatives have become an almost universal additive in American food products. Commonly thought to be a healthy, protein-dense food, the soybean...|
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|10/13/2009 - The active ingredient of the popular herbicide Roundup, widely used on lawns and genetically modified (GM) crops worldwide, causes birth defects of the brain, heart and intestines even in minuscule doses, Argentinean researchers have found.
"The observed deformations are consistent and systematic,"...|
|5/27/2009 - Genetically modified (GM) soy accounts for 91 percent of soybeans planted in the US and is rapidly growing throughout the world . The dangerous biotech created science behind the introduction of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) is rapidly mounting and can no longer be ignored by scientists or...|
|5/27/2009 - Even if you don't like seafood, your local sushi restaurant features an array of medicinal plant-based foods that regularly accompany each meal. This article will highlight ten healthy vegetarian items commonly found in Japanese cuisine along with their key health properties.
Part I - Seaweed Products
|5/20/2009 - Virtually all "protein bars" on the market today are made with soy protein. Many infant formula products are also made with soy protein, and thousands of vegetarian products (veggie burgers, veggie cheese, "natural" food bars, etc.) are made with soy protein. That soy protein is almost always described...|
|5/18/2009 - The Cornucopia Institute (www.cornucopia.org) has just released a new report about organic soy products that's sending shockwaves through the soy industry. By compiling information on the sourcing of soybeans, the use of toxic chemicals for soy protein extraction, and the use or avoidance of genetically...|
|5/1/2009 - After years of being the perpetual health food, soy is now coming under fire. Because soy was deemed healthy and it's inexpensive to process, soy has enjoyed enormous commercial success. You can find some variation of soy in almost every single product on grocery store shelves. And we're not the only...|
|2/20/2009 - Natto has been a staple source of nutrition since feudal Japan. The Japanese believe natto brings good health, and they have substantiated this belief by research. As East continues to meet West, natto is showing up across the U.S in Japanese restaurants and grocery stores, as well as some typically...|
|2/11/2009 - Tempeh is probably the most versatile of the fermented soy foods. It can be used to make delicious and health promoting dishes that provide the positive benefits of soy without the anti-nutrient properties of foods made with unfermented soy. Tempeh contains the high protein levels found in soybeans...|
|2/4/2009 - Miso is a delicious fermented food that has been eaten in China and Japan for many centuries. Today it is a favorite of health minded people in the West because of its many anti-aging benefits. Miso and other fermented foods and drinks help build up the inner ecosystem and assure the digestive tract...|
|2/3/2009 - Writings about the soybean date back to 3000 B.C., when the Emperor of China listed the virtues of soybean plants for regenerating the soil for future crops. His praises centered on the root of the plant, not the bean. These ancient writing suggested that the Chinese recognized the unfitness of soybeans...|
|10/6/2008 - When people think of living healthfully, usually what comes to mind is eating tofu or drinking soymilk. Why wouldn't they? After all, the popular magazines point to soy consumption as the ultimate form of health. This article will show some surprising facts that many do not know about soy, and facts...|
|9/10/2008 - Fermenting soy beans causes chemical changes in the proteins that trigger soy allergies, drastically reducing the risk of allergic reactions, according to two studies conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois and the Instituto de Fermentaciones Industriales (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain, and...|
|5/11/2008 - At some point in our lives we have all suffered from physical insecurities, thanks to the unwitting comments of the people around us, our faulty habit of comparing ourselves to others, and mainstream media's rigid standards of beauty. Depending on our environment, upbringing, and self-image we have...|
|3/24/2008 - Author Kaayla T. Daniel is challenging what she calls the myth that soy prevents breast cancer. "The truth is that soy protein contains dangerous levels of plant estrogens. Although not identical to human estrogens, these have been proven to increase breast cell proliferation, a widely accepted marker...|
|2/12/2008 - With vegetarianism gaining increasing popularity from the 1970's, reaching its peak in the 1990's, soy has emerged as a 'near perfect' food, with supporters claiming it can provide an ideal source of protein, lower cholesterol, protect against cancer and heart disease, reduce menopausal symptoms, and...|
|2/7/2008 - I often get asked to write down some basic rules of what to eat and what not to eat. There's a lot of information out there but it's often fragmented and, even worse, contradictory. All I can do is give you my vision on fatal and vital foods. I base this on nothing but common sense. Here goes.
|1/14/2008 - A plant compound found in soy infant formulas may drastically reduce a baby's susceptibility to a potentially fatal diarrhea-causing virus, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and published in the Journal of Nutrition.
A variety of soy...|
|11/10/2007 - Does soy prevent breast cancer or increase the risk? The debate heats up this month as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
"It's a myth that soy prevents breast cancer," says Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of |
|11/3/2007 - The movie Supersize Me has probably had more of an effect than the producers anticipated. Since then, in the fast food industry, there has been a market trend promoting menu items that appear to be healthy. But most of these menu items have ingredients that health conscious consumers would prefer to...|
|10/24/2007 - Naturally occurring chemicals found in broccoli and soy may prevent the spread of breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
"We think these compounds...|
|10/17/2007 - A Canadian hemp growing and products company called Manitoba Harvest is introducing a new "hemp milk" non-dairy beverage in an attempt to compete with other milk substitutes such as soy, rice and almond milk.
The product, called Hemp Bliss, is sweetened and flavored only with natural and organic...|
|8/21/2007 - One of the most common questions I'm asked concerns my recommendations for milk or milk alternatives. My answer on this question has evolved over the years, so today, I'll share my latest preferences for milk and milk-like beverages.
Thumbs down: Soy milkA few years ago, I recommended soy milk as...|
|5/12/2007 - A Japanese study published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention found a correlation between increased intake of soy isoflavones and decreased risk of localized prostate cancer. The same study found, however, that a high intake of these compounds correlated with more severe cases of advanced...|
|4/2/2007 - With consumer demand for organic products continuing to grow, more large corporations are entering the organic market. To maximize profits, some of these companies don't follow organic standards but still label products as organic. For example, Horizon Organic and Aurora Organic, sold by Wal-Mart and...|
|3/22/2007 - Black soy beans, attributed to being a possible way to fight obesity and lowering cholesterol, also reduces the risk of diabetes, a new South Korean study says. The study, conducted by researchers at Hanyang University of Seoul, had groups of rats on a high-fat diet -- using both a control group and...|
|1/16/2007 - The Cancer Council of New South Wales recently announced that it will change its position on consumption of soy products in response to growing public debate over their safety, according to The Age.
Although moderate amounts of soy foods can be beneficial as part of a healthy diet -- much like fruits...|
|11/21/2006 - Women who regularly ate soy when they were children may have a 58 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer as adults, according to a new study presented at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Boston.
The study, conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute...|
|9/27/2006 - Mike: I'm here with Dr. Russell Blaylock, and I'd like to explore some of the more advanced aspects of some of the things you are working on. Dr. Blaylock, I think readers know the basics of both MSG and aspartame, but can you review what you've already written about excitotoxins?
Dr. Russell Blaylock:...|
|9/11/2006 - A new study published in this month's European Journal of Nutrition demonstrates a strong correlation between reducing bone loss in non-obese postmenopausal women and the dose-dependent effect of soy germ isoflavones, particularly SoyLife®. These findings support previous scientific findings regarding...|
|8/28/2006 - Research in monkeys suggests that the natural plant estrogens found in soy do not increase markers of breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. In fact, they may provide a protective effect in some women. The research is reported today in Cancer Research.
|8/25/2006 - A specific estrogen-like compound, daidzein, appears to be responsible for the healthy effects of soy on cholesterol levels in women, a new study shows.
Women with high levels of daidzein in their blood had lower levels of triglycerides, higher levels of HDL-C or "good" cholesterol, and healthier...|
|8/18/2006 - Cardiovascular diseases kill more than 16 million people worldwide and account for some 30 percent of all deaths each year. In the United States, heart disease and stroke, the main components of cardiovascular disease, account for nearly 40 percent of all adult deaths. Physicians have known for many...|
|8/11/2006 - A single nutrient found in soy products elicits changes in gene behavior that permanently reduce an embryo's risk of becoming obese later in life, according to an animal study at Duke University Medical Center.
The findings, yet to be confirmed in humans, could explain why Asians have lower rates...|
|8/7/2006 - Can some foods make you smarter? Research shows that nuts and seeds just might boost your brainpower and balance your moods. That's right, everything from the most common nuts -- such as walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews and almonds -- to the more exotic seeds and nuts can clear up that "brain fog" and enable...|
|8/3/2006 - Pasteurization and ultra high temperature (UHT) treatments, which are used to kill bacteria in milk, may be damaging the healthy isoflavones found in soy milk, according to Huang Huihua, a researcher from the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou.
Isoflavones act like the female hormone...|
|7/17/2006 - Soy sauce is a popular condiment in the Asian diet and many commercial soy sauces have been shown to have a high antioxidant activity, though so far this had not been demonstrated in humans consuming soy sauce. A recent study by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has shown that...|
|7/3/2006 - Millions of American women suffer from hot flashes during menopause, but not many realize that diet can have a lot to do with it. Fortunately, hot flashes do not have to be an inevitable part of menopause. In fact, women in some cultures -- namely in Asia -- rarely experience discomfort from hot flashes...|
|6/23/2006 - A study conducted by Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz and associates at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles uncovered evidence that daidzein, an estrogen-like compound, is responsible for soy's healthy effects on cholesterol and triglyceride levels in women.
The study, which was published in the...|
|6/7/2006 - Millions of American women suffer from hot flashes during menopause, but not many realize that diet can have a lot to do with it. Fortunately, hot flashes do not have to be an inevitable part of menopause. In fact, women in some cultures -- namely in Asia -- rarely experience discomfort from hot flashes...|
|5/30/2006 - There's a hill in the back yard outside my house where a lot of rabbits, squirrels and quail come to eat the various foods I distribute from time to time. I sometimes put vegetable scraps, fruit pulp, nut pulp or even old packaged foods on the hill for the benefit of these animals, and it's very interesting...|
|1/9/2006 - The link between old age and forgetfulness is cliché enough to be the subject of greeting cards, sitcoms and jokes. We take it for granted so often that very few of us take the time to question why it happens. However, experts may have found the answer in an essential fatty acid called phosphatidylserine....|
|7/31/2005 - Steve: We're talking to Amy Nankivil. You're the International Marketing Manager for Northland Organic?
Nankivil: Yes, Northland Organic Foods and Northland Seed and Grain; they are sister corporations. Northland Organic Foods deals in certified organic foods, whole soy beans, grains and ingredients....|
|5/24/2005 - These are products and services I personally use and highly recommend to others. They include health products, technology products, services and food & grocery items. Nobody pays to be listed here. I do not earn affiliate fees, kickbacks or sponsorship fees of any kind for listing products here.
|1/12/2005 - If you visit any natural grocery or health food store these days, you'll notice there are a lot of soy cheese products available. The implied message from the name of these products is that they are made with soy milk, not dairy products, and are therefore either healthier for you or appropriate for...|
|10/19/2004 - A reader asks: "I've noticed that new research gives the thumbs up to isolated soy protein, and that Mike has now switched from whey protein to soy protein. Why is that?"
That's a good question, and I'd like to share the reasons why I switched from whey protein to other proteins, but I also want...|
|8/6/2004 - Fascinating new research published in the Journal of Nutrition is showing that isolated soy protein demonstrates remarkable health benefits for people suffering from type 2 diabetes. In this research, male military veterans who were undergoing treatment for the advanced stages of type 2 diabetes were...|
|7/6/2004 - Soy products are some of the healthiest you can consume: soy milk, tofu, soy flour and soybeans are all loaded with flavonoids and other phytonutrients that support health and prevent disease. (Heck, soy milk even helps prevent male baldness...) Some folks are trying to rain on the soy parade by suggesting...|
|5/20/2004 4:50:24 PM - New research published in the Journal of Nutrition reveals that
consuming soy milk and other soy-based products fights colon cancer.
Researchers identified a phytochemical in soy called glucosylceramide
that reduced both the formation and growth of tumor cells in the
|5/20/2004 8:20:26 AM - A study published in the journal Biology of Reproduction
reveals that both prostate cancer and hair loss in men can be prevented
by consuming soy products. The reason? The consumption of soy products
results in the creation of a unique molecule in the intestines called
equol. This equol blocks...|
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|5/10/2004 4:20:25 PM - New research published in the journal Biology of Reproduction
reveals that consuming soy milk and other soy products could reduce hair
loss and male pattern baldness. How? When the body breaks down
isoflavones from soy products, one of the resulting compounds is equol,
which blocks a form of...|
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