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Raw garlic acts like a natural antibiotic

Raw garlic acts like a natural antibiotic

A recent 2012 study by the Washington State University states that a compound from garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics used in the treatment of intestinal infections caused by the bacterium species Campylobacter bacterium. Many other scientific research projects suggest that raw garlic has incredible healing properties. Garlic, also called “the stinking rose’, has been ... »

Chemicals in ‘Western’ Diet Show Alzheimer’s-Like Effects in Mice

Chemicals in ‘Western’ Diet Show Alzheimer’s-Like Effects in Mice

Common compounds in the “Western” diet seem to promote Alzheimer’s-linked brain deposits and memory problems in mice, researchers say. Scientists found that when they added the compounds — called advanced glycation end products (AGEs) — to the lifelong diets of laboratory mice, the animals developed greater amounts of beta-amyloid in the brain. Beta-amyloid is the pro... »

Eat to Cleanse Your Body

Eat to Cleanse Your Body

These days, you can’t swing an organic celery stalk without hitting someone on a juice cleanse. Touted as a natural way to detox your system, jumpstart weight loss, and inoculate yourself against disease, the gemcolored beverages have expanded beyond Whole Foods to places like Safeway, Groupon and even the Williams-Sonoma catalog. According to industry data, the kale-and-whatever cocktails make up... »

Conventionally grown food causes nerve damage

Conventionally grown food causes nerve damage

This is a serious health warning for anyone eating conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables. The pesticides, used in conventional farming, have been linked to allergies, asthma and nerve damage . I’ve encountered many people who state they have been vigorously washing their produce to get the pesticide residue off. And, although this may seem like a good strategy – you cannot remove the pesticid... »

Adzuki beans cut the risk of heart disease

Adzuki beans cut the risk of heart disease

Hippocrates, the 4th-century Greek physician credited with the quote ‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,’ would probably not be at all surprised by the latest medical research on adzuki beans. According to scientists, these small, reddish-brown, white-striped beans can play an important role in preventing heart disease, while providing outstanding nutritional value. A mainstay of A... »

Your gut’s what you eat, too!

Your gut’s what you eat, too!

As the saying goes, you are what you eat. But a new Harvard Study evidence suggests that the same may also be true for the microbes in your gut. A Harvard study shows that, in as little as a day, diet can alter the population of microbes in the gut — particularly those that tolerate bile — as well as the types of genes expressed by gut bacteria. “What we are really excited about is we and others h... »

Non-GMO Food: A Beginner’s Guide

Non-GMO Food: A Beginner’s Guide

Re Orbit reports that just fifteen years ago, if you weren’t a geneticist or an executive in a large agricultural firm, the acronym GMO didn’t mean much to you. Today, almost anyone who has been a grocery store is familiar with the term, though few may actually know what it means. A non-GMO food is a food that has not had its genetic material (DNA) artificially altered in a laboratory using the te... »

Veganuary could be a stepping stone to more sustainable eating

Veganuary could be a stepping stone to more sustainable eating

Go vegan for January? The Guardian reports how short-term, positive campaigns could help people reconsider the way they eat What if I said you could switch to a diet of tasty, healthy food, which could reduce your weight and lessen your impact on the environment, more so than if you stopped driving and flying? What if this meant you would be eating no eggs, dairy, meat or fish? This January thousa... »

8 Age Defying Foods by Hayley Hobson

8 Age Defying Foods by Hayley Hobson

Let’s face it.  No one wants to age.  But unfortunately,  its inevitable. We age every year and eventually we will all be “old age.” But at what degree are you aging? I believe the way we live our lives determine whether or not we age with grace. Although there are anti-aging creams up the wazoo, did you know that certain foods that can reduce the signs of aging as well?   H... »

McDonald’s GMO dilemma

McDonald’s GMO dilemma

  Today’s Guardian reports on why McDonald’s fries are causing such a fuss The advocacy group Food & Water Watch is asking McDonald’s, the world’s biggest buyer of potatoes, not to source a genetically engineered spud that was developed by its biggest supplier, the J.R. Simplot Co. “This potato is anything but healthy,” writes Wenonah Hauter, the execut... »

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