Food, Drink & Nutrition

4 Healing, Healthy Fruits: How Fruit Can Protect Against Disease

Written by on October 10, 2012 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Prevention with 1 Comment
4 Healing, Healthy Fruits: How Fruit Can Protect Against Disease

Elizabeth Renter | Natural Society They’re some of the first foods we eat as children, and should certainly be some of the most popular. While America and much of the world need to increase fruit consumption, fruit are still well-liked because they are naturally sweet, not to mention highly portable, juicy, and easy to prepare. […]

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Dr. Mercola: Why Do Supporters of Genetically Engineered Foods Insist on Organics for Their Own Families?

Dr. Mercola: Why Do Supporters of Genetically Engineered Foods Insist on Organics for Their Own Families?

Over the past few years, an interesting pattern has emerged, where political supporters of genetically engineered (GE) foods are feasting on organics, while promoting unlabeled GE foods for everyone else. Most recently, Mother Jones discussed how Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney – whose ties to Monsanto go back to the late 1970’s when GE crops were still in the R&D phase – reportedly makes sure his own meals are nothing but organic…

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Brain Foods: 5 Natural Cognition and Brain Boosters

Posted by on October 8, 2012 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 1 Comment
Brain Foods: 5 Natural Cognition and Brain Boosters

By Elizabeth Renter | NaturalSociety It’s quite simple – you can eat foods that nurture health, or you can eat foods that create disease. Similarly, you can eat brain foods that boost your brain power, or you can eat those that quite literally dumb you down. So, which came first—the intelligence or the healthy diet? […]

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What are Probiotics: Something Everyone Needs to Know

Posted by on October 8, 2012 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
What are Probiotics: Something Everyone Needs to Know

By Elizabeth Renter | NaturalSociety For one reason or another, bacteria tend to down-talked. They are living organisms—some cause illness, sure, but some are very useful and even essential. What we commonly hear referred to as “good bacteria” are those probiotics. You may have seen on the side of a yogurt container that it contains […]

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Kathy Freston: Leaning In – Healthy Weight Loss and Wellness Tips [video]

Posted by on October 7, 2012 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 1 Comment
Kathy Freston: Leaning In – Healthy Weight Loss and Wellness Tips [video]

Kathy Freston is a New York Times best-selling author and health and wellness activist. Listen as she provides healthy weight loss and wellness tips. Kathy promotes a body/mind/spirit approach to health and happiness that includes a concentration on healthy diet, emotional introspection, spiritual practice, and loving relationships, among other tenets. She cites the proven value of “leaning into” change and the benefits of “progress, not perfection.” Kathy cautions that the way to full consciousness isn’t to give up every poor choice at once. She says, “Lean into it. Don’t try to break a lifetime of bad habits overnight.”

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Food Waste Is Overwhelming. Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It

Posted by on October 6, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
Food Waste Is Overwhelming. Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It

by APRIL FULTON | NPR     The food world is buzzing today about the latest news on just how often we waste perfectly good food. And we admit, the statistics are pretty depressing. About 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. The average American consumer wastes 10 times as much food as […]

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In Support of California Proposition 37: Required Full-Label Disclosure of Genetically Modified Organisms

In Support of California Proposition 37: Required Full-Label Disclosure of Genetically Modified Organisms

California’s Proposition 37 will require the labeling of foods (processed and raw, natural or not) that contain genetically modified or genetically engineered ingredients. It’s also known as the “Right to Know” initiative, and it’s on the ballot in November 2012 because almost a million California voters have signed petitions asking to vote on this issue.

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Discovering The Fountain Of Youth

Discovering The Fountain Of Youth

For as long as human history has been recorded, people have been searching for the fountain of youth. Now, this secret may have been revealed… In early 2012, I was introduced to Andrew Norton Webber who informed me of the benefits of drinking distilled water. I began drinking about a gallon a day, along with juicing organic carrots and making organic banana, strawberry fruit smoothies (thinned out with organic apple juice). I also went to the beach nearly every day for a morning walk and meditation. By doing so, I was getting my daily dose of sunlight and Vitamin D.

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Turmeric May Repair and Regenerate Diabetic Liver Function [article and video]

Turmeric May Repair and Regenerate Diabetic Liver Function [article and video]

Groundbreaking new research published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand found that curcumin, the primary polyphenol in turmeric, is capable of repairing and even regenerating the liver tissues of diabetic rats.

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Organic Farming: Resilience in the Time of Drought

Posted by on October 3, 2012 in Farming, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
Organic Farming: Resilience in the Time of Drought

While the historic drought that has plagued the Midwest for months wreaks havoc upon many conventional farmers’ soil, organic farmers are saying it is not conventional farming or genetically modified crops that will save agriculture from the effects of climate change. Rather, organic farming is the best way forward to be resilient in the age of climate change.

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Russia Halts Imports of Monsanto Corn Over Cancer Fears

Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 0 Comments
Russia Halts Imports of Monsanto Corn Over Cancer Fears

Russian authorities temporary suspended the import and sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified corn after a French study suggested it may be linked to cancer. ­The Russia’s consumer-rights regulator Rospotrebnadzor asked scientists at the country’s Institute of Nutrition to review the study. The watchdog has also contacted to European Commission’s Directorate General for Health & Consumers to […]

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GMO Global Alert – Researches In France Reveal the Shocking Health Impacts [video]

Posted by on September 23, 2012 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 1 Comment
GMO Global Alert –  Researches In France Reveal the Shocking Health Impacts [video]

Researchers in France have conclusively determined that animals fed GMO corn NK603 incur serious health disorders, resulting in a 600% increase in death over the control group.  It is not too big of a stretch to extrapolate to similar health impacts upon humans.  These findings are worthy of concern and outrage. Experts across the spectrum […]

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7 Chemical-Loaded Foods That Might Surprise You

Posted by on September 19, 2012 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
7 Chemical-Loaded Foods That Might Surprise You

By Dina Spector (Business Insider) An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Not if they’re store-bought. This month, Prevention magazine published a list of common grocery store foods that are doused in so many toxins and chemicals that experts and farmers wouldn’t dare eat them. Here’s what they came up with: 1. Canned Tomatoes The natural […]

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Dr. Mercola: Organic Foods are Safer and Healthier than Conventional… True or False?

Posted by on September 17, 2012 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
Dr. Mercola: Organic Foods are Safer and Healthier than Conventional… True or False?

Organic foods ARE safer, and probably healthier than conventional foods—if you are of the conviction that ingesting fewer toxins is healthier and safer for you. While I believe organic foods grown in healthy soils can be more nutritious than their conventional counterparts grown in depleted soils with synthetic chemicals, a major benefit of organically grown foods really is the reduction in your toxic load.

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All Natural Stevia Plant: A Scrutinized Solution for Diabetes Sufferers, Obesity

Posted by on September 16, 2012 in Diet, Weight Loss, Obesity, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
All Natural Stevia Plant: A Scrutinized Solution for Diabetes Sufferers, Obesity

By Brad Taylor (Natural Society) If you’re a diabetic, then you’ve experienced how hard life can be knowing that the sweetest cake or cookie could dramatically harm you. But there is a new solution to the potentially deadly desire. An all natural sweetener, Stevia, is shown to not only be an alternative sweetener for diabetics, whom […]

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