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Eating organic food and using supplements can prevent zinc and iron deficiencies

The world’s food supply is seriously lacking in iron and zinc, according to an international study led by researchers from the U.K. and Austria. Their article, released in the journal Global Food Security, looked at the current micronutrient deficiency in food systems around the world, especially in areas that need it. This phenomenon, which researchers dubbed as “hidden […]

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Nourish your brain by choosing organic food

Eating well nourishes not just your body, but also your brain. And when it comes to food, nothing is better for your neurons than organic produce. The brain is called the control center of the body – and for good reason. All the processes in your body are practically managed by the brain, even those you […]

almonds

Here’s why you should start snacking on almonds every day

Like other nuts, almonds are the perfect energy boosters. Almonds are nutritious, and they contain at least 130 different compounds that are good for you. The health benefits of almonds Almonds contain both mono- and polyunsaturated fat, but these are the “good” kinds of fats that can boost your heart health. Below are the nutrition stats for […]

When did food stop being food?

When did food stop being food?

One of the basic concepts of natural therapy can be expressed in that old saying, “You are what you eat”. To a large extent, our diet has determined the diseases we suffer from. Over the past 100 to 150 years our basic diet has changed drastically. We have gone from fresh, wholesome, unrefined, unsprayed food […]

farming

How This Couple Earns Six Figures Per Year Organic Farming On 1.5 Acres Of Land

Can small-scale farming in the modern age really generate enough income for the average family to make an honest living? For Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife, Maude-Hélène Desroches, it does. The Canadian couple grows beets, broccoli, salad greens, carrots, and various other types of produce on their modest 1.5 acres of land, from which they generate […]

If You Already Switched To Organic Food, We Have Good News For You

If You Already Switched To Organic Food, We Have Good News For You

By Carey Wedler According to a recent review of existing scientific data, foods with high levels of pesticides may compromise brain health and lower IQs. The report, commissioned by the E.U. parliament to determine the safety of pesticides in food and the potential of organic alternatives, does not appear to be publicly available but has been […]

GMO

Whole Food’s promise to label everything with GMOs by 2018 is quickly approaching

As 2017 trudges on and 2018 grows ever-closer, inquiring minds want to know: will Whole Foods meet their promise of total and complete GMO labeling by next year? With tumbling sales and the closing of multiple stores, going back on their word is not something the food retailer can afford to do right now. Four […]

Organic-Farming

Pesticides Are NOT Needed To Feed The World, Says New UN Report

By Alex Pietrowski The argument for the extreme overuse of agrichemicals in global industrial farming is that supposedly without the advances made by Monsanto and other chemical giants, the world would starve. We need products like glyphosate, terminator seeds and genetically modified foods to feed so many people, they say, but this is really nothing […]

fast food

Chicago gets its first organic fast-food chain

Fast food has an undeniable appeal, despite its unhealthy reputation – it’s convenient, cheap and satisfying, making it attractive on several levels. On the other hand, fast food products are notoriously packed with unhealthy ingredients: highly-processed mystery meats, GMO products, pesticide-laden produce and more. But is it possible to offer a classic fast food menu […]

Milk

Do you know whats in your milk?

“Drink your milk” was a phrase often heard growing up. Milk was touted as the best source for calcium and vitamin D. It was considered a very healthy drink and offered in many households at every meal. With the commercialization of dairy farming, we have strayed pretty far from wholesome and natural when it comes […]