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After watching several documentaries about our food supply and learning just how deficient in nutrients the food we consume has become over the past 30-years, our family has decided to make some serious changes. We are buying organic, eating in season and buying locally. Our meat is grassfed, our bread in homebaked and I feel good about what my family is eating.

If you aren't aware of the danger genentically modified corn and soy products present to your families diet, continue reading. Find out the latest news and commentary on GMO food sources, eating and buying organic foods, nutritional news, food related health issues and much more.

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foodrevolution.org

by Thierry Vrain I Retired 10 Years Ago After A Long Career as A

May 21, 2016

A lot of people today, horrified by how animals are treated in factory farms and feedlots, and wanting to lower their ecological footprint, are looking for healthier alternatives.

As a result, there is a decided trend toward pasture-raised animals. One former vegetarian, San Francisco Chronicle columnist Mark Morford, says he now eats meat, but only "grassfed and organic and sustainable as possible, reverentially and deeply gratefully, and in small amounts." Sales of grassfed and organic beef are rising rapidly. Ten years ago, there were only about 50 grassfed cattle operations left in the U.S. Now there are thousands.

thepioneerwoman.com

May 21, 2016

I have a few disclaimers about these crazy rolls, which I made yesterday on a whim since I had half a batch of cinnamon roll dough leftover from Saturday.

I was working with no recipe whatsoever, and had no plan. The idea came together in about 5 minutes. Kind of like my idea to start a blog 10 years ago.

healthyworldhouse.com

May 21, 2016

Garlic is known to be an extremely effective vegetable, which can provide an immense number of health benefits. The list of diseases that garlic can kill is long, and includes:

timefornaturalhealthcare.com

May 13, 2016

It may sound mind-boggling but it's a true story. An article was published in China, claiming that fake rice is being made using plastic. Unfortunately, it has not created any apparent alarm and no one is doing anything about it.

This is despite the fact that even a trace of plastic in our system could have serious effects on our digestive system and hormones. You cannot afford to imagine the effects if large amount of plastic enters our system. The world knows China for making those creative yet cheap products like tech items, toys and various consumer products. But food is entirely something else and it shouldn't be meddled with. China tops the list for producing pesticides, which also makes it highly likely that the food they produce is also loaded with pesticides.

wsj.com

by Annie Gasparro

May 13, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration is kicking off a review of the 1990s official definition of "healthy" at the urging of food companies and lawmakers.

How is it possible a sugary cereal could be considered healthy but not almonds, avocados and salmon? Because the science of healthy eating has changed since the Food and Drug Administration wrote the current guidelines in the 1990s. Believe it or not, none of those foods would be considered "healthy" under the FDA's current guidelines.

healthyfoodhouse.com

May 7, 2016

Eggs are one of the healthiest foods, they are affordable and can be prepared in various ways. They are extremely high in iron, amino acids, and antioxidants. However, you should always choose organic eggs, as they are rich in nutritional value.

Our body produces 11 essential fatty acids, which are essential for the proper body function, and eggs contain 9 more which are needed as well. Namely, according to "Health Center", if the body lacks those 9 essential fatty acids, you may experience chronic fatigue, poor skin and hair, loss of muscle mass, and weakened immune system.

mommypotamus.com

May 5, 2016

Do you pick up your child's dinner plate - sigh over the untouched veggies - and then think "oh well, at least he/she takes vitamins!"? Well then, I have good news and bad news. First - and you are going to LOVE me for this.

In other words, we should be focused on getting our kids to eat BUTTER with a side of broccoli instead of the other way around!* Not only will this increase vitamin/mineral absorption from the veggies they actually do eat, it will provide the kind of fat soluble vitamins that help develop beautiful straight teeth, strong bodies and good dispositions.

thrivemarket.com

by Dana Poblete

April 29, 2016

How convenient is it to pick up a pack of hot dogs or on-sale cuts of steak at the supermarket? We kind of know it's not the best choice, but it's all to easy to push that niggling thought out of mind.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 1970, the average American ate about 129 pounds of meat over the course of the year. After a relatively steady incline through the decades, meat consumption peaked in 2004, at over 145 pounds per capita per year. Interestingly though, in 2012, the number dropped, back down to 132 pounds.

kitchenstewardship.com

by Lori Hernandez

April 26, 2016

Recently, my church offered an evening class based on The Daniel Plan, written by Pastor Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, M.D., and Mark Hyman, M.D. As someone who is a proponent of integrating all parts of life so we can live more holistically.

I was thrilled to see a class about the connection between health and faith being offered... and I was not the only one! At the first meeting, there were over 60 people in attendance, eager to learn more about the 5 Essentials of the Daniel Plan: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus, and Friends. The first meeting talked about the Faith component. Everybody was on board.

naturalnews.com

by Barbara L. Minton

April 23, 2016

Writings about the soybean date back to 3000 B.C., when the Emperor of China listed the virtues of soybean plants for regenerating the soil for future crops.

His praises centered on the root of the plant, not the bean. These ancient writing suggested that the Chinese recognized the unfitness of soybeans for human consumption in their natural form. Now 5000 years later, we are once again catching on to the anti-nutritive qualities of the soybean, and realizing that the only soybean worth eating is one that has been fermented.

      

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