Eating for Health

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Study Finds Organic Foods are More Healthy

The French Agency for Food Safety (AFSSA) released a study last week that outlines a number of health benefits to eating organic food. This comes on the heels of a UK study that said just the opposite. According to the AFSSA study, organic foods are not only more nutritious, but they’re safer. Here are the […]

September 17th

British Government Study Says: Organic is not Healthier

Really, folks?  Were we questioning the possibility that organically grown foods were more nutritious than traditional grown?  I think not.  We (being fully informed consumers) know that food is food is food.  Raw food is healthiest (as in lots and lots of produce in its natural state).  That’s a no brainer.  We also know that […]

July 31st

Homemade Sorbet from Your Blender

The summer heat leaves me dreaming of frozen delights. Traditional ice cream is high in fat and not good for our bodies at all, non-dairy ice creams are often pricey. The kids enjoy all kinds of frozen treats in ice pop form… Hubs and I prefer scoops in a bowl.

July 31st

10 Health Benefits of Drinking Tea

Black, green, white, and oolong teas all come from the same plant known as Camellia Sinensis. The more processing the leaves of the plant undergo, the darker they will turn.  (Green and white being steamed quickly, black and oolong being dried and fermented.) Regardless of the processing method, brewed tea not only tastes good, but […]

January 24th

Nutrient Study Challenges Raw Foodism

The raw food movement began with a fringe group of eaters in the mid 1970s and has since gained mainstream status along with other alternative diets such as veganism and macrobiotic eating. Most major cities and many smaller ones now boast raw food restaurants. Raw cookbooks abound and celebrities like Carol Alt, Woodie Harrelson and […]

May 22nd

Study Confirms the Need for More Sustainable Livestock Farming

The Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, a two-and-a-half year long study by a non-profit organization, calls for urgent and major reform of confined animal operations. “One of the most serious unintended consequences of industrial food animal production is the growing public health threat of these types of facilities,” the report said. “There is […]

April 30th

One More Reason to Eat Organic: Metabolic Health

I began eating organic foods because I was worried about consuming compounds that are linked to cancer clusters, spiked infertility rates, and neurological disorders like autism. Once I began to learn about what compounds in conventional food could do to my body, I found factory farmed and processed fare pretty hard to swallow. Despite this, […]

March 8th