Food and Drink

Win! EPA Denies Farmers’ Request to Use Dangerous Herbicide

Posted by on July 29, 2014 in Farming, Food and Drink, GMOs, Health-Wellness, Monsanto with 0 Comments
Win! EPA Denies Farmers’ Request to Use Dangerous Herbicide

Victory! The EPA was urged by public health advocates, environmental groups, and organic farmers alike to deny an ‘emergency’ request to use propazine on superweeds invading 3 million crops of GM cotton in Texas.

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Diet Affects Men’s and Women’s Gut Microbes Differently

Diet Affects Men’s and Women’s Gut Microbes Differently

A new study asks not just how diet influences the microbiome, but also do males show the same diet effects as females?

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Perfect Guacamole – A Healthy Avocado Dip

Posted by on July 28, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
Perfect Guacamole – A Healthy Avocado Dip

Trinity Bourne: Avocados are laden with health benefits, so it is no wonder that they rank at the top of every discerning health seekers menu. Guacamole comes in many different variations. The limit is your imagination as long as you use good quality ingredients and a ripe avocado! Here is one of my favorite guacamole creations…

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7 Reasons Chocolate may Be the Most Healthful Candy Around

Posted by on July 23, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 1 Comment
7 Reasons Chocolate may Be the Most Healthful Candy Around

Chocolate offers a wealth of healthy benefits. It’s loaded with antioxidants which can help fight oxidative stress and inflammation. But the benefits certainly don’t stop there. One study, published in The Journal of Nutrition found that chocolate containing plant sterols and cocoa flavanols were able to lower cholesterol and reduce blood pressure.

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Which Water Should I Drink?

Posted by on July 21, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 1 Comment
Which Water Should I Drink?

Water is a bountiful gift of nature. We see it all around us in the falling rain, lakes, rivers, the ocean, early morning dew, waterfalls, taps, swimming pools, showers and even plastic bottles. Until the recent industrial era we drank water freely from streams and rivers, not giving a second thought to whether it was safe – it just was. So where did things go so wrong? With our bodies composed of somewhere upwards of 60% water, it is an important element for human life; a basic human right. When did water become a controlled commodity?

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More than a Feeling …. Organic Food is more nutritious and safer!

Written by on July 21, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
More than a Feeling …. Organic Food is more nutritious and safer!

A recent study found that organic foods and crops have a suite of advantages over their conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants, less toxic heavy metals, and fewer, less frequent pesticide residues. Overwhelmingly the research found that organic crops have definite nutritional benefits that stem from the way the crops are produced.

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Organic Food Has Lower Pesticide Residues, Study Affirms

Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
Organic Food Has Lower Pesticide Residues, Study Affirms

More than likely, you take it for granted that foods with the organic label are exposing you to fewer of the toxins. Well a recent study only affirms this perspective, that organics are a smart way to reduce your pesticide exposure when compared with traditionally grown produce.

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All About Avocados – Health Benefits, Tips And Recipes

Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 2 Comments
All About Avocados – Health Benefits, Tips And Recipes

Avocados are laden with health benefits, so it is no wonder that they rank at the top of every discerning health seekers menu. Some of the most noteworthy benefits are its nutrient richness.

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Study Ranks Healthiest ‘Powerhouse’ Vegetables, Which is #1?

Posted by on July 14, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 1 Comment
Study Ranks Healthiest ‘Powerhouse’ Vegetables, Which is #1?

Research from William Paterson University attempted to rank fruits and vegetables according to the amount of nutrition within. In all, they listed 41 “powerhouse” vegetables and fruits, scoring them according to the presence of 17 nutrients. The produce was scored by the presence of: fiber, potassium, protein, calcium, folate, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and more. Here’s the ranked listing of the healthiest powerhouse vegetables…

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How and Why to Boycott ALL Grocery Manufacturers Association Members

Posted by on July 14, 2014 in FDA, Food and Drink, GMOs, Health-Wellness, Nutrition with 0 Comments
How and Why to Boycott ALL Grocery Manufacturers Association Members

Major food companies experienced major backlash from consumers when their contributions to the anti-labeling campaign in California (Prop. 37) came to light. The insanity has gone too far. It’s time to boycott every single product owned by members of the GMA, including natural and organic brands.

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GMO Bananas to Boost Vitamin A Arrive for First Test in Iowa

Posted by on July 13, 2014 in Food and Drink, GMOs, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
GMO Bananas to Boost Vitamin A Arrive for First Test in Iowa

Human trials for the GMO banana have begun in Iowa. Volunteers are offering up their blood samples after eating bits of banana tinged with orange, receiving $900 for their subjection to the latest biotech concoction. This is the first human trial in the US on a genetically engineered banana that has been altered to contain higher levels of beta carotene, which our bodies then convert to Vitamin A. This is the second food that biotech has tried to engineer to boost Vitamin A levels, since they are low in developing countries, and the cause of serious disease of malnutrition.

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5 Healthy Alternatives to Store-Bought Mayonnaise

5 Healthy Alternatives to Store-Bought Mayonnaise

Store-bought mayonnaise and substitutions like ‘Miracle Whip’ are often full of HFCS and other unhealthy ingredients. Here are 5 healthier alternatives.

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Survival: Top 5 Wild Edibles to Help Keep You Alive

Posted by on July 8, 2014 in Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
Survival: Top 5 Wild Edibles to Help Keep You Alive

If you find yourself in the wild without food, then having knowledge of a few wild edibles could come in handy. Here are 5 wild edibles you may find and eat on your outdoor journeys…

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Historic Approach to Raw Milk Regulation Returns

Posted by on July 7, 2014 in Farming, FDA, Food and Drink, Health-Wellness with 0 Comments
Historic Approach to Raw Milk Regulation Returns

With no national standards, raw milk producers have taken to an independent certification standard, similar to the Non-GMO project for verification. This is a way for raw dairy farms to have openness, testing and transparency – consumers know exactly what they are getting.

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9 Reasons to Stop Drinking Pasteurized Milk Today

9 Reasons to Stop Drinking Pasteurized Milk Today

At higher temperatures of pasteurization, not only are bacteria killed, but so are enzymes required for digestion, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Asthma, allergies and inflammatory bowel disease are among the resulting health risks.

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