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Tag: diet

Big Food, Big Marketing and Big Children

By now, we are all well aware that the state of our children’s health is in rapid decline. With nearly 30% of children identified as either overweight or obese and the alarming rate with which children are developing type II, adult-onset, diabetes, everyone is attempting to assert blame for the epidemic that has a firm grip on the health of our youth.

Giveaway Reminder: Free copy of PLANEAT DVD

Last week we announced we will be hosting a giveaway for free copies of the wonderful documentary, PLANEAT! PLANEAT talks about the global effects of food and how diseases of affluence can be greatly aided by a plant-based diet. (If you don’t remember, you can read the review here.) Just a little reminder that you can still enter the giveaway over the weekend. See below for how to enter.

Get Juiced: Lean and Green

For whatever reason you might be drawn to upping your all-natural juice intake, and for whatever duration, it is a great way to get a high volume of nutrients in a small package.

PETA Enters the Fast Food Fight

The fast food industry is taking on PETA’s attempts to demonize them, and has unleashed a series of documents regarding some unethical behaviors of the nonprofit. A few months ago if you Googled PETA, you probably would’ve been greeted with images of supermodels in cages wearing nothing but body paint, or some controversial billboards shaming overweight children. Now, a PETA search turns up some pretty damning stuff.

Orthorexia: A Disorder of Health

The obsession with eating healthy has a name: orthorexia nervosa. Quite simply, orthorexia has been elevated to eating disorder status due to one’s fixation on food, where an overwhelming amount of mental attention is spent thinking about and restricting access to certain foods.

What is Sensa?

Sensa “is a patent-pending clinically tested blend of crystals that you sprinkle on everything you eat.” Sensa supposedly works with your sense of smell to stimulate the “satiety center” of [ … ]

Sustainable Food: Eating on a Budget

You can reduce your family’s carbon footprint just by changing the way you cook and eat, even if you’re eating on a budget. Paying attention to your diet will not only reduce the amount of waste you are contributing to the environment, you and your family will feel better by getting adequate nutrition. You might even shed a few pounds.