Food, Drink & Nutrition

Dr. Mercola: Why Americans Are Less Healthy, and Die Sooner Than People In Other Developed Nations

Posted by on January 23, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 7 Comments
Dr. Mercola: Why Americans Are Less Healthy, and Die Sooner Than People In Other Developed Nations

According to a new health analysis bearing the revealing title: US Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health1, Americans come in dead last in a comparison of 17 affluent nations. A staggering two-thirds of American adults are overweight, and more than one-quarter of adults fall into the obese category. One in four Americans is pre-diabetic or diabetic. It should be obvious that diet and exercise are critical factors here.

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Organic Food Can Feed the World

Posted by on January 9, 2013 in Farming, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 1 Comment
Organic Food Can Feed the World

Rodale concludes that farming must move away from using unsustainable, increasingly unaffordable, petroleum-based fertilizers and pesticides and turn to “organic, regenerative farming systems that sustain and improve the health of the world population, our soil, and our environment.”

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Action Alert! What Is the “Irradiation Loophole,” and How Can You Help Close It? Sign the Petition Today

Posted by on January 8, 2013 in Environmental Hazards, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
Action Alert! What Is the “Irradiation Loophole,” and How Can You Help Close It? Sign the Petition Today

The FDA’s big idea seems to be irradiation. Irradiated foods are exempted because FDA believes nuked, sterile food is safer. The agency is apparently not concerned with what happens to the food’s nutritional value or whether the irradiation itself is safe. How many food producers, hoping to avoid burdensome and expensive compliance requirements, will simply irradiate their fruits and vegetables? With such onerous rules combined with this big loophole, the FDA is actively encouraging irradiation.

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McDonald’s McRib Sandwich a Franken Creation of GMOs, Toxic Ingredients, Banned Ingredients

Posted by on January 8, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 2 Comments
McDonald’s McRib Sandwich a Franken Creation of GMOs, Toxic Ingredients, Banned Ingredients

(By Anthony Gucciardi | Natural Society) January 8, 2013 It’s ‘McRib season’, and thousands across the nation are scrambling to use online websites like the ‘McRib locator‘ to stuff the McDonald’s McRib sandwich down their throats. A sandwich that is not only full of genetically modified ingredients, a medley of toxic fillers and preservatives, but […]

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Wheat Gluten Newly Confirmed To Promote Weight Gain

Posted by on January 7, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
Wheat Gluten Newly Confirmed To Promote Weight Gain

New data supports the beneficial effects of gluten-free diets in reducing adiposity gain, inflammation and insulin resistance. The data suggests that diet gluten exclusion should be tested as a new dietary approach to prevent the development of obesity and metabolic disorders.

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Scientists Say Fructose Changes Brain To Cause Overeating

Posted by on January 5, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 3 Comments
Scientists Say Fructose Changes Brain To Cause Overeating

Eating or drinking fructose appears to cause changes in the brain that can lead to overeating, according to a new finding that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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5 Sure Ways to Help you Exercise and Eat Right

Written by on January 5, 2013 in Environmental Hazards, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 0 Comments
5 Sure Ways to Help you Exercise and Eat Right

You can enjoy your favorite TV program or work on your laptop and still end up being physically fit. Below are five tips to help you eat right and exercise: eat three full meals a day, do snacks the smart way, …

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The JJ Virgin Diet – A Health And Healing Journey

The JJ Virgin Diet – A Health And Healing Journey

I have been following nutritionist JJ Virgin for a few years now and ordered her latest book The Virgin Diet even before it was released (I got around to reading it last week). While the main “hook” for the book is “lose 7 pounds in 7 days by dropping 7 foods” (foods that are often […]

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