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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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Locally grown food

A lot of people confuse the term “organic food” with the term “locally grown”. These two are NOT interchangeable. Just because something is locally grown does not mean it is organic, GMO-free, pesticide-free – or better in any way than … Continue reading

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GMO food for thought

GMO crops dominated production last year with sugar beets making up 95% of US beet crops. GMO soy hammered 94% of US soybean crops, canola at 90%, cotton 90% and corn 88%. The scary part is that these numbers increase … Continue reading

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More organic foods at Walmart

Walmart is coming on strong in the organic foods market by promoting its Wild Oats organic products that will undercut brand-name organic competitors by at least 25%. Walmart will begin stocking these products in about half of its stores over … Continue reading

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More than one bad apple causes cancer

Another reason to buy organic: Regular apples sold in the U.S. are often coated with the chemical diphenylamine (DPA), a controversial chemical banned in Europe. It was banned there when manufacturers both failed to prove that it did not pose … Continue reading

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Seedless watermelon review

If you are buying watermelons, always choose the organic ones with seeds in them. Foods without seeds lack the vital chi in what Chinese medicine is called “jing”. Traditional Chinese Medicine says that if you chew watermelon seeds, they nourish … Continue reading

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Organic wordplay

Don’t be fooled by the food label word organic. There are three different categories for a food label to state the term “organic” according to the USDA. There are 100% organic foods that have no non-organic ingredients at all. These … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 10/10/13

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 09/16/13

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Whiten your teeth with strawberries

Loaded with nutrients like enzymes, minerals, natural vitamins and other wholesome goodness, organic strawberries go great with anything – even your teeth! Strawberries pack an awesome dose of malic acid which is a natural astringent for removing discoloration for brighter … Continue reading

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Code stickers on produce

Fruit and veggie codes explained: Four numbers in the Price Lookup Code (PLU) means that this produce was grown conventionally with the use of pesticides. The four digits in the PLU code simply tells what kind of vegetable or fruit … Continue reading

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Organic vs conventional tomatoes

Should we spend extra money to buy organic tomatoes? Heck yes! Not only are the pesticide loads on our bodies reduce by eating organic, but tomatoes that are organically grown pack more vitamin C than the conventional tomatoes. But don’t … Continue reading

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GMO madness

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine states, “…several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food consumption including infertility, immune dysregulation, accelerated aging, dysregulation of genes associated with cholesterol synthesis, insulin regulation, cell signaling, and protein formation, and … Continue reading

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Feeding your child poison

You’re a good parent that wouldn’t feed your child poison, right? A 2008 study out of Emory University found that when parents of children switched them to organically grown fruits and vegetables, urine levels of pesticide compounds dropped to undetectable … Continue reading

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Are you man or are you beaver ?

Ever eat a tree? Sure you have! It’s in your processed food, meats and even listed in certified organic foods. It is called cellulose. Cellulose is made from virgin wood pulp that is chemically processed to separate the cellulose from … Continue reading

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