June 12th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
'I just could never do it!' my friend said. 'Just, gosh, the constant vigilance -- I could never be vegan, it'd be way too hard for me!' Then she told me all about the new Weight Watcher's plan she's on now, since the gluten-free diet failed to perform as promised. Points, lists, calories, meetings, portion measurements -- all designed to counteract the chronic obesity spiking her risks for diabetes, stroke, cancer, heart disease, and early mortality resulting from standard American food habits. As I listened, I had the feeling I always have in conversations like this: seriously?! Veganism is just SO MUCH EASIER than all'a that!
April 7th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
We talk a lot about sugar in this space. That sweet, white powder is delicious, but it's also at least partially responsible for public health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease. Singular sugar facts don't always paint the complete picture. Let's take a broader look at sugar, our health, and how you can cut back on the sweet stuff
February 15th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Don't drink the water, and don't eat the beef. Don't go to Chick-fil-A, but DO give 'em a high-five for their recent move against antibiotic resistance. New research links food prices to diabetes risk for low-income consumers, Idaho strives towards ag-gag ugliness, and farmers sue each other over genetic contamination. Meanwhile, genies with name-tags reading 'GMO awareness' and 'plant-based health' escape irretrievably from bottles. Read all about it: get your weekly food news fix here!
November 23rd, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
This week's news will make you cry, make you sigh, and make you smile. Some of it may even help you avoid diabetes, cancer, and kidney failure! New health research indicts meat and soft drinks, but encourages healthy eaters to go nuts. Animal factories continually find new ways to turn the stomachs of anyone who glimpses their work -- and then they file charges against those who dare to see (and record) it. USDA proposes new anti-poop policies targeting organic farmers; but announces new projects supporting local food in public schools. Hawaii knocks the GMO-regulation ball right out of the park! In other breaking news, I suddenly want to move to Norway. Read on, for all the week's top food news!
November 22nd, 2013 | by Jennifer Kaplan
Here we go again. It wasn’t long ago that Bethenny Frankel, of Housewives of New York fame, unveiled four
November 16th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
This week's top stories bring some nifty research to the table: meat and diabetes, school lunches and student health, Alzheimer's and herbs! The FDA tries some more baby steps towards regulating dangerous stuff in our food -- what a neat idea! -- and processed foods reach a new low, sending children to the emergency room. GMO apples that resist turning brown won't save the world; but they're the hot new biotech item, and the USDA seeks public comment about it. Also, cattle ranchers hate Joan Jett -- read on to find out why!
August 24th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton
In a startlingly reasonable development, health insurance monolith Kaiser Permanente urges physicians to make use of the abundant existing evidence regarding diet and disease prevention. Kaiser now encourages its 15,000 affiliated doctors to recommend a plant-based to all patients, "especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity.”
July 24th, 2013 | by Heather Carr
What if we're wrong about diabetes? Surgeon and cancer researcher Peter Attia asks that question in this TED talk
October 27th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush
Through this video, we learn that an extra sugary drink each day increases a child's risk of obesity by 60%. We see that one or two sugary drinks a day increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by about 25%. Oh, and now we know that diabetes is the cause of more than 60,000 amputations a year. Watch and learn
September 13th, 2012 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
That organic meat is no magic bullet shouldn't come as any surprise
January 26th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford
Paula Deen has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. And she's known for almost three years. This little tidbit has ensured every socially-conscious blog will have an opinion, ranging from the downright disdainful, to the sympathetic, if not chastising. It's fine line to toe, choosing to make an example of someone for the betterment of the nation's health, while not making light of a serious condition like diabetes.
October 23rd, 2011 | by Danielle Nierenberg
But promoting safe, healthy and affordable food is only one aim of Food Day, which is sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit watchdog group that fights for food labeling, better nutrition, and safer food. The organizers also want to support sustainable, humane farming, and fair trading conditions.
Around the United States, cities and communities are coming together to showcase the benefits of eating healthy, locally grown, and organic food