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U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Amid Rising Suicide, Drug Overdose Rates

Life expectancy in the United States has dropped 2 years in a row. Yikes. In this piece, I’d like to cover the in-depth reports outlining 2017, and then we will get into the overview for 2018 in the next piece. Three reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that in 2017, it was […]

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With 79.4 Million Obese Citizens, the U.S. is Leading in Obesity

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that 2.2 billion people worldwide suffer from health problems due to being overweight or obese. Oh, and the United States was the 3rdfattest country on Earth. [1] China is more populated than the U.S., yet the U.S. has more ‘obese’ citizens – 79.4 million compared with 57.3 million. [2] […]

Tai Chi Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Beat Insomnia, Depression

Tai Chi Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Beat Insomnia, Depression

There are few things worse than lying awake in bed, staring at the clock, knowing your alarm is going to go off in a few hours, and you’re still wide awake. Insomnia can be a never-ending cycle of constantly worrying yourself awake, night after night. A lack of sleep can make anyone feel terrible, emotionally […]

New Utah Facility Will Turn Food Waste into Renewable Energy

New Utah Facility Will Turn Food Waste into Renewable Energy

Food waste is a huge problem for the United States. As a wealthy nation, we often take our supermarkets full of food for granted. Thankfully there are many initiatives popping to tackle this problem, with one example being seen at Salt Lake City, Utah, where a facility will reduce landfill waste and turn food waste into renewable energy. […]

This Grocery Store is Replacing Candy in its Checkout Aisles with Healthy Alternatives

This Grocery Store is Replacing Candy in its Checkout Aisles with Healthy Alternatives

In an attempt to improve buying decisions for its customers, Grocery chain Aldi announced earlier this year that it will be replacing the candy in checkout aisles with more healthful alternatives, such as trail mix, granola bars, and dried fruit. The change will go into effect by the end of 2016 in each of the company’s 1,500 […]

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Farmers Sue USDA for Appointing Unqualified Individuals to Organics Board

The Cornucopia Institute, a public interest group of thousands of organic farmers and consumers, and two of its members have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, alleging unqualified individuals have been put in place to determine what is “organic.” The lawsuit points to the USDA as well […]

Victory: Taco Bell & Pizza Hut to Remove Artificial Ingredients from Food

Victory: Taco Bell & Pizza Hut to Remove Artificial Ingredients from Food

In yet another set of victories for the healthy consumer, fast food giants Taco Bell and Pizza Hut have announced that they will be removing artificial ingredients from their food items – a change undoubtedly sparked by our collective desire for food that is free of questionable ingredients. For its most recent food changes, Taco Bell […]

Huge Victory: USDA Introduces Official Non-GMO Label / Government to launch first non-GMO label

Huge Victory: USDA Introduces Official Non-GMO Label / Government to launch first non-GMO label

For years the public has been asking the U.S. government to institute mandatory labeling for any products containing genetically modified ingredients. Now, in response to the sounds of public outcry and vital activism, the United States Department of Agriculture is being forced to do something. The agency has developed a new government certification which companies […]

Chinese Government Sued over Monsanto Causing Cancer

Chinese Government Sued over Monsanto Causing Cancer

An event that will likely amplify Monsanto’s hard-earned distress 10-fold, three Chinese citizens have decided to take China’s Ministry of Agriculture to court so that the public can see how Monsanto’s best-selling, cancer-causing herbicide Roundup was approved. In a rare case where citizens actually throw a lawsuit at the Chinese government, the ones initiating the lawsuit are […]

Experts Call for Review of GMO Crops Upon Recent Pesticide-Cancer Link

Experts Call for Review of GMO Crops Upon Recent Pesticide-Cancer Link

As Natural Society (and just about every other news source) has reported, the WHO recently classified the herbicide chemical glyphosate as a ‘probable carcinogen.’ Just days after the report was released publicly, GMO giant Monsanto called on the entire agency to issue a ‘retraction.’ But it doesn’t end there. The news also gives increased urgency to reconsider the use of […]