Or is it? The article does not address the benefits of whole foods. However, it is good to see this subject matter becoming more mainstream. Don’t be misled by these food label tricks.
The surge of dementia information in the news recently should come as little surprise, with the aging population and increased scrutiny the health of our seniors is placed under. Yes we know more people are developing brain dysfunctions like dementia and we still do not have much to do to effectively treat it, so prevention […]
This is a very interesting article that can be found in the very informative Mother Nature Network blog. http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/health/blogs/the-fuel-in-meat-and-potatoes
A current media blitz would have you believe that fructose, specifically high fructose corn syrup (HFCS for short) is not only “healthy in moderation” just like any caloric sweetener but is also chemically the same as table sugar to your body. Both statements are flat out wrong and misleading. Sort of like a publicists spin […]
The glycemic index is a measure of the effect a carbohydrate has on a person’s blood glucose level in a two hour period. The glycemic index score of a particular food is a number the amount of rise in blood glucose divided by the standard (glucose) and multiplied by 100. That gives us the number […]
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We’ve all been told of the health benefits of soy and have been encouraged to eat it. Soy, the magical little bean that would solve so many of our health issues. Lately we have been told that soy is not the health panacea that we once thought. So, what gives, where is the truth? Soy […]
There is actually terminology for it – CCD Colony Collapse Disorder. Something is killing the honeybees around the world. In the past, beekeepers annually lost between 5 and 10% of their colonies. In 2007 that number rose to over 13% and last year to over 35%. Everybody immediately thinks of honey when they think of […]
This is a great article that really highlights the delimmas we face and the hope there is to change the way the vast majority of people thinks about food and how our food is produced. By ANDREW MARTIN Published: March 21, 2009 ANAHEIM, Calif. AS tens of thousands of people recently strolled among booths of […]
By MARIAN BURROS Published: March 19, 2009 WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama will begin digging up a patch of the South Lawn on Friday to plant a vegetable garden, the first at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden in World War II. There will be no beets — the president does not like […]
Back during WWI and WWII the American government promoted “Victory Gardens” to reduce the pressure on public food supply. The gardens were also considered a “morale booster” by enabling the citizen to feel empowered by contributing to the war effort. This movement even found its way to Eleanor Roosevelt and the White House grounds. Today, […]
The soil that we depend on to plant our crops and sustain life through plant growth and oxygen production is being quickly destroyed. Soil degradation may be one of the most important issues facing our world in the coming years. By the year 2030 estimates show the population exceeding 8.3 billion, that is of concern […]