Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

Frozen blueberries are really great!

If you take your blueberries and freeze them, do you know what happens? You simply improve the already powerful antioxidant punch they have according to the latest study. The blue color in blueberries comes from anthocyanins – a group of … Continue reading

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Are you ready to try the Mediterranean Diet?

Greek women have a 50% lower breast cancer rate and Greek men have an 80% lower incidence of prostate cancer than Americans.

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Broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and cabbage fight bad estrogen

Broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and cabbage are cruciferous vegetables that are anti-estrogenic and actually block environmental xenoestrogens in the body. Xenoestrogens cause things like facial hair in women and man-boobs (moobs) in men – not to mention hypothyroidism and making it … Continue reading

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What happens when you eat GMOs?

When you eat GMO foods, does any of the unique DNA of the genetically modified organism affect you? Monsanto and other GMO companies shout NO! But the amount of DNA from food that gets past the intestines is not really … Continue reading

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Organic versus conventionally grown food

When you keep eating a diet of cheaper conventionally grown food, your body begins to starve – even though you could be gaining weight. When your body lacks for proper nutrition, it sends out signals to the brain for you … Continue reading

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Deadly sweet GMO sugar

If you are reading the food ingredient label and it says “sugar” – and it doesn’t say what kind of sugar – you can bet it came from a GMO crop like corn or sugar beets. There are two big … Continue reading

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Banking on the buzzwords to sell food

Food marketers use many different buzzwords that confuse the buyer to sell their products. Marketers are banking on consumers being pretty much stupid when it comes to food and health related buzzwords. When most people read the words “antioxidant,” “gluten-free” … Continue reading

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Vegetable oils are bad for you why?

Vegetable oils are some of the most chemically altered foods out there. Vegetable oils and margarines are made from oils extracted from rapeseed, soybean, corn, cottonseed and etc. Vegetable oils just aren’t natural and were pretty much non-existent until the … Continue reading

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How canola oil is made

Most vegetable oils are produced in the factory from genetically modified crops that are been repeatedly sprayed with pesticides and herbicides. Canola oil is probably the worst one of all, made from a hybrid version of the rapeseed plant that has … Continue reading

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GMOs linked to allergies, organ toxicity and cancer

Despite the fact that research links GMO foods directly to allergies, organ toxicity, cancer and many other health issues, the FDA (Further Delays Ahead) does not require safety studies for GMOs. A growing 70% or more of processed foods in … Continue reading

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Counting calories with donuts?

A calorie counting lesson: One donut packs somewhere around 195 calories that subtract from daily calorie counts. But the really sad part is that one donut will also leave you nutrient deficient, insulin resistant and starving for real food. With … Continue reading

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Superweeds coming to a farm near you!

At every garden center, everywhere you look, you see Roundup weed killer crowding all the shelves; all the while boasting to rid you of all weeds big or small. Roundup is a trademark product of Monsanto – you know, the … Continue reading

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Ragging on teabags

Are you happy to drink “organic tea”? Oh, the tea is probably great but did you ever consider what the bag itself is made of? Teabags are often made from plastics that give off toxic plasticizers when heated or boiled. … Continue reading

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What does Fair Trade mean?

I suppose by now everyone has noticed the words “Fair Trade” on certain food packages and clothing labels. There are a few different “Fair Trade” organizations but no officially official definition for the words that I know of. The basic … Continue reading

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Ice cream lovers rejoice!

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream has gone GMO-free. The much loved ice-cream maker has taken a bold step and has transformed all 50 of its flavors to non-GMO ingredients and Fair Trade certification. Things like the Heath Toffee Bar flavor … Continue reading

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Monsanto faked their soybean safety trial

Did you know that Monsanto faked their way to get FDA approval for the genetically modified soybean that is tolerant to Roundup? This is how: when they planted the test crop, they simply didn’t spray it with any Roundup herbicide … Continue reading

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Yogurt that is bad for you!

Who thinks yogurt is good for you? Well, I do – but… Most of the popular yogurt brands have more sugar in them per serving than a Twinkie or other junk food you would never consider healthy. Sugar naturally occurs … Continue reading

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Soda’s sugary lies

Americans drink up to 45 gallons of soda a year on average and consume more High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) per capita than any other nation. In fact, soda consumption has doubled over the last thirty years while diabetes rates … Continue reading

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WIC program goes to the farmer’s market

When a Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program gave participants vouchers to buy fruits and vegetables at area farmer’s markets, the recipients actually ate a greater variety of vegetables and chose fruits and vegetables as snack items instead of the … Continue reading

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And the number one vegetable is:

A little spud trivia: The number one vegetable in the US is the potato with 84 pounds each year consumed per person! One third of spuds end up in the French fryer and 5% become potato chips.

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