Food and Drink
Several companies have stopped using BPA in plastic production due to consumer outrage, but just because a plastic container says it is “BPA Free” doesn’t mean it’s free of potentially harmful chemicals. As a matter of fact, recent research out of Germany indicates there are more than 24,000 of such chemicals in any given bottle of water—with some of them causing serious hormone-disrupting effects.
Dr. Michael Murray, a leading authority on natural medicine, says a compound found in celery seed extract offers promising benefits to people with high blood pressure.
Gabrielle Bernstein: Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, though it comes with one difficult challenge: I always overeat! This holiday season I’ve armed myself with some practical and spiritual tools for enjoying my meal without going overboard. If you’re someone who tends to overeat on Thanksgiving then this vlog’s for you! For some extra support this holiday season check out my Finally Full course on Spirituality and Food. http://gabbyb.tv/finallyfull
Since the traditional Thanksgiving feast is predicated upon the execution of hundreds of thousands of conscious, sentient beings, animal rights/vegan advocate Bea Elliot provides for our consideration a mini-tour of executions throughout the centuries. But even as horrific as these scenarios are, they may be viewed as compassionate in comparison to what is done to animals every day of every year – and especially in preparation for the ‘celebration’ of holidays.
Some things to think about before you reach for that slice of turkey: it may contain the active ingredients in Prozac, Benadryl, and Tylenol, as well as antibiotic-resistant intestinal bacteria, arsenic, and other toxic substances, and it is likely to come from diseased birds. It is also brought to you under conditions of unspeakable cruelty. Read this, and ask yourself if it’s really worth it …
If Monsanto, Dow and Dupont chemical companies won’t listen to our pleas for non-GMO, organic food, we’ll just have to take growing our food into our own hands. Following is a list of 5 of the easiest vegetables to grow, even if you’ve never even watered a chia plant. Make sure you get heirloom, organic seeds to avoid perpetuating GMO seed monopolies.
Synergistic combinations of phytochemicals can greatly reduce cancer, according to a study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. All this means is that eating more WHOLE fruits and vegetables, from apples to dragon fruit, oranges to kale and more, can reduce your risk of a number of diseases, including cancer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease and even premature aging.
Recently, a study made waves when it revealed fast food chicken nuggets are a whole lot less chicken meat and much more “other” in construction. But the research shouldn’t come as a surprise. The fast food industry is able to offer gut-busting meals at rock-bottom prices and you better believe it isn’t because they are cutting into their profits. It’s because they are using cheap, and sometimes toxic ingredients.
A study published in a recent issue of BioMed Central Cancer and conducted by the Pearlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has once again revealed the radiation protective properties of flax seeds. The researchers noted that the protection offered by flax seeds even included repair of tissues after exposure.
The “Walipini” is an underground greenhouse developed for South American mountain regions over twenty years ago. It was made to allow for edible plants to be grown year-round, no matter how severe the winter got. It’s cheap, simple, and could change everything.
Yes on 522 might not have succeeded at passing a labeling law. Although labeling advocates are disappointed, progress can be found elsewhere, if not in state congresses throughout the United States.
One of the most researched benefits of pomegranates is their to keep your blood vessels free from plaque, the fatty accumulations that can eventually lead to atherosclerosis and heart attacks.