Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

Helter skelter went the GMOs

The genetic engineering of corn to produce its own Bt toxin has brought about serious concerns for human health – even though the US government gives it a huge thumbs-up and a wink. We GMO’d our corn to fight earworms … Continue reading

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Why all the peanut allergies?

So, more and more you find peanut allergies in the news and the latest study finds a huge connection between peanuts and childhood asthma. In fact, scientists have recently declared that peanut sensitivity reactions mimic asthma attacks including shortness of … Continue reading

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Want some horseradish?

Horseradish is a superfood! This root from the mustard family packs a goodly amount of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants along with natural Vitamin C to fight viral infections and boost immunity. Horseradish contains many volatile compounds such as … Continue reading

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Are GMO foods a good idea?

GMOs do not naturally exist in nature. They cause cancer in rats. They cause allergies. they kill our honey bees and they create super-weeds. How are they even a good idea? Better question: Why would you knowingly buy them? http://realhealthtalk.com/GMO_Lecture_Notes.html

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Nutritionist for sale or trade for one small soda:

So, if your junk food sales are lagging, invent something that appears nutritious to help recover the lagging dollars. That’s what Coca-Cola did. They teamed up with charlatan fitness and nutrition “experts” to get them to suggest that a soft … Continue reading

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Gluten free is the only way to be!

A review in the New England Journal of Medicine listed fifty-five diseases that can be caused by eating gluten! Many of the diseases are neurological and psychiatric. Among them are depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy, migraines, neuropathy, anxiety, dementia, ADHD and autism. … Continue reading

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Organic ready corn

Want some organic c0rn? Good luck with that one… Corn relies on the wind to cross-pollinate. The problem is that organic corn can pollinate off of GMO corn crops many miles away. (Technically, if you plant “organic corn”, you get … Continue reading

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Soy fed, fat and diseased

So, scientists fed two groups of mice with either coconut oil or soybean oil for 6 months. The unfortunate soy-fed mice grew three times larger than the luckier coconut-fed mice. Three times?? But that’s not all. The condemned soy-fed mice … Continue reading

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Eating out raises BP

Do you want to know what can make your blood pressure rocket? Eat out, get high blood pressure. This is according to a new study at Duke-NUS Medical School that shows the correlation between meals eaten away from home and … Continue reading

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New consumer record for buying processed foods

Did you know that in 2012, consumers set a new record for buying highly processed foods? In fact, over 80% of food calories purchased in one study were ready-to-heat/ready-to-eat products which tend to be much higher in bad fats, GMOs, … Continue reading

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Lettuce both slow and fast

Organic lettuce packs some great health benefits health being rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect against free radical processes that cause cell damage in the body associated with various diseases. Lettuce contains several different antioxidants like phenolic acids, flavonoids, anthocyanins, along … Continue reading

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Salty advice

Salt is not bad for you. It is only the kind of salt that is bad for you. Humans cannot live without salt! In fact, the connections between salt and cardiovascular disease are only partially true for morbidly obese people. … Continue reading

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Less poisonous is still poisonous

Artificial flavors and colors have been proven to cause hyperactivity long with other symptoms of ADD/ADHD. The heck of it is that there have been natural versions of these artificial additives all along. Which do you think came first anyhow? … Continue reading

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Bad soy! Very bad.

People in Asian societies eat on average about 6-11 grams of soy a day – that is, 6-11 grams of non-GMO fermented soy according to a review in Nutrition and Cancer. Fermented soy eaten by Asians has been touted to … Continue reading

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Organic food rocks!

The best reason for farming organically is for our health because organic foods provide much more antioxidant power, natural polyphenol levels and nutritious flavonoid levels than conventionally grown food. What’s more, if we want to keep our planet healthy for … Continue reading

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If you are hypothyroid don’t eat this?

There sure is a lot of disinformation out there about hypothyroidism and cruciferous vegetables. The hype is that if you are on thyroid meds you should avoid all cruciferous vegetables. Well, partially true… The whole truth is that if you … Continue reading

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A counterfeit Joe

A good old-fashioned cup of coffee is becoming harder and harder to find and most people don’t even know it! Unscrupulous coffee producers cut their coffee goods with – well, stuff – to fool the consumer and increase profits of … Continue reading

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Organic food wins again!

Once again rehashing the obvious – a very recent food nutrition study published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that organic foods have more flavor, more antioxidants and less pesticide residues than the non-organic food. Organic crops actually carry … Continue reading

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How do you like your fish cooked?

Do you like your fish baked, broiled or fried? Baked and broiled fish contain higher levels of brain-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than fried fish because the fatty acids are more often damaged by the high heat of frying. A recent … Continue reading

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Saturated fats and misguided science

Palm oil shows up in about half of everyday goods. Truth be told, palm oil is a saturated fat – wrongfully condemned by scientists of yore who have since condemned saturated fat because of a study hypothesis from long ago. … Continue reading

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