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You’re probably aware that much of the corn you eat is genetically modified. And you may have figured out if you buy your food from the local super market, it’s hard to escape GM food products, especially in processed food. But it’s becoming increasingly difficult to know for certainty the food you’re feeding your family is actually wholesome.
Recently, we wrote an article discussing the horrendous ramifications of GM canola strains turned feral and found growing out of control. Like a horror show that just won’t end, now the agricultural industry is responsible for more onslaught of terror.
Many health conscious people have shunned beef burgers and choose veggie burgers as a safer alternative to red meat. If you’re one of them, you may want to rethink your strategy.
This is the stuff of science fiction movies are made of. Like in an evolving virus infiltrating a sleepy little isolated town, a genetically modified crop has been found growing and thriving in the wild. Though this may sound harmless enough, it’s the first time this has happened in the United States and an ecologist states that, “the extent of the escape is unprecedented.”Escape? Unprecedented?
Now it’s starting to sound ominous. And as it turns out, with good reason.
In August of 2010 Hillandale Farms of Iowa recalled some 170 million eggs tainted with salmonella bacteria. Now the number of eggs responsible for this nationwide scare has grown to over half 1 billion. As other farms become identified, an expert from the FDA says this is possibly one of the largest shell egg recalls in recent history.
Of all the key changes you could make towards healthier living, incorporating juicing could be the most profound. Health professionals have known this for quite a while and the benefits of juicing are well documented.
If there's ever been a substance called out as deliciously evil, sugar fits the bill. For years we've been reading about the detrimental effects sugar can have on your overall health. Considering that “white sugar” has been a mainstay in the American diet for such a long time, it's easy to understand why there are so many health complications that we can now contribute to its effect.
It’s not often that family-scale farmers can go toe-to-toe with a $12 billion agribusiness and come out victors. But organic soybean producers, and a modestly scaled but powerful ally, The Cornucopia Institute, are claiming victory over Dean Foods in the organic marketplace.
Most health-conscious people understand that essential omega-3 fats are crucial for optimal brain and heart health. For a while now fish oil has been the most popular source of the omega-3 essential fatty acids DHA and EPA. But now there is a new kid on the block vying for the spotlight. Some experts claim krill oil is far superior . . . but is it really?
You may have had a sneaking suspicion that McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets aren’t exactly a storehouse of nutrients, but guess what? It’s worse than you my have thought. Actually, you may be shocked by how bad they really are.
UCLA has released a new study that may give even more credence to the inherent evils of high fructose corn syrup. Now, in addition to the multitude of other hazards directly linked to HFCS, this rogue sugar has been shown to fuel the growth of pancreatic cancer.
Here’s what the study revealed.
You hear it all the time – not enough of this nutrient, or that nutrient is putting your health at risk. How many times have you ignored
such a warning? Well, here’s one you shouldn’t. If you’re not getting enough vitamin B-6 and B-12, you are putting yourself at a significantly higher risk for developing depression.
Although it won’t come as a surprise, the packaged food industry has let us down again… but this time, your child’s health could be at risk.
After a thorough study, the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) recently confirmed the presence of lead
in a number of children’s snacks and drinks. This toxic chemical has a nasty track record of making its way into consumer products, from paint to toys, but this could be one of the most alarming instances of contamination ever exposed.
Calorie: a little word with a big stigma. Often, we don’t know whether to eat it or banish it to the list of unmentionable evils. These days, we are increasingly aware the calorie’s presence because—well—it is everywhere, in everything and in astoundingly greater quantities than ever before. We live in the land of the Double Decker Bacon Ranch Cheeseburger, for chewing out loud… a day’s worth of calories in a convenient paper sack.
But we realize that most everything that passes through a drive-up window is bad for us. We get that we should up the fruits and veggies. We understand the calorie plight… or at least we thought we did. Then Dr. Paula Baillie-Hamilton introduced a whole new genre of evil that might be messing with metabolism and contributing to American obesity: the Chemical Calorie™.
Lately it seems everybody is talking about vitamin D – and whether or not you’re getting enough of it! From your doctor to your colleague to your neighbor, each one might have a different opinion on the best kind
of vitamin D. The sun? Food sources? Supplements? Well, recent research may be able to put that debate to rest.
Even if you’re not a professional athlete, you can perform – and maybe even look – like one if you follow the latest trend in professional sports: a low gluten diet. Recent research has suggested that following a low-gluten diet can significantly improve performance, and therefore results.
If you want to live a longer, healthier life, you can start to do so immediately by eliminating certain foods from your diet. It’s really that easy! Foods that are high in hydrogenated oil, sugar and chemicals can significantly shorten your lifespan. They can lead to diseases such as heart disease, digestive disease and diabetes, just to name a few. You can extend your life simply by avoiding the following foods.
With the ever increasing awareness of the importance of eating healthfully, there is a greater demand for places to buy health foods, organic foods and nutritional supplements. However, you may find that the products you want are found only in expensive health stores and markets. And because of the added expense, you find it difficult to balance the benefits of eating healthfully with your already-tight grocery budget. Have no fear . . . there are many ways to eat well for less if you do your research and follow these simple tips.
Do you regularly stop for an Egg McMuffin on your way to work, or pile that store-bought turkey onto your sandwich for lunch? While you probably know these foods aren’t the best choices you can make, they have suddenly been realized as much, much worse than previously thought. In fact, consistently consuming processed meats such as lunchmeat, bacon or sausages may drastically raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes says a new Harvard study. On the other hand, fresh, unprocessed meat gets a reprieve!
For many people, the day cannot begin until the morning coffee ritual takes place. Whether your coffee routine is based on frothy cappuccino or a mug of regular joe, there are health concerns and benefits that you should consider.