The Land Of Fruit And Nuts–And Diabetes? California Diabetes Rate Through The Roof

The Land Of Fruit And Nuts–And Diabetes? California Diabetes Rate Through The Roof
California Dreaming: Who Knew That Included Dreams Of Diabetes There are a lot of stock images that spring to mind when you think of California: surfing, beautiful blonde people, earthquakes. Hollywood, the Golden Gate bridge, perhaps. But one thing that doesn’t fit the usual clichéd rundown of all things California is diabetes. That, however, may be about to change. An alarming new study conducted at UCLA shows that nearly half of all Californians either have prediabetes, a precursor to type-2 diabetes, or they have an undiagnosed case of diabetes itself.… Read the rest

Ten Days Is All It Takes: Cutting Sugar In Kids’ Diets Can Have Dramatic, Rapid Results In Health Outcomes

Ten Days Is All It Takes: Cutting Sugar In Kids’ Diets Can Have Dramatic, Rapid Results In Health Outcomes
Try It For Ten Days: Health Can Dramatically Improve In Kids By Cutting Sugar–And Results Are Almost Immediate. Even for adults it is sometimes difficult to sell ourselves on the benefits of improving our diets and exercise programs, simply because it takes so long to see tangible results. So it’s easy to see why it can be difficult to get kids to switch to healthier diets and exercise programs–what with their telescoped sense of time in which each hour is a day and each day is a week, time spent when kids can’t have what they want can be excruciating for them and their parents alike.… Read the rest

Some Attribute Rise In Sales Of Breakfast Cereals To Reduction In Artificial Colorings And Flavorings

Some Attribute Rise In Sales Of Breakfast Cereals To Reduction In Artificial Colorings And Flavorings
Artificial Is So Fake, You Guys: Increase In Sales Of Breakfast Cereals Attributed In Part To Preference For More Natural Ingredients Oh, the carefree days of childhood. Who can forget Saturday mornings in the rec room, curled up in front of the massively radiation-spewing cathode-ray television, staring glassy-eyed at the colorful cartoon images dancing across the screen. And the only thing more colorful in the room–or in any room, or in nature for that matter–were the bowls of cereal we would wolf down one after another.… Read the rest

Dannon Yogurt To Go GMO Free By 2018; Eliminating GMO Feed From Milk Source Cows’ Feed

Dannon Yogurt To Go GMO Free By 2018; Eliminating GMO Feed From Milk Source Cows’ Feed
Dannon The Latest Company To Announce It’s Going GMO-Free In The Wake Of Vermont Passage Of GMO Labeling Law Sometimes change is slow and incremental, and sometimes it comes down like a hammer on the unsuspecting. And although it usually seems like it’s the good changes that take forever to be implemented, that is not the case in the wake of Vermont’s recent passage of its first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law.… Read the rest

Farmers’ Group Sues USDA Over Who Should Be Able To Determine What Is Organic

Farmers’ Group Sues USDA Over Who Should Be Able To Determine What Is Organic
Busted! Tom Vilsack and USDA Sued Over Appointing Ridiculously Underqualified Corporate Stooges To Organics Board. We’ve long known about the government/corporate revolving door, through which countless corporate shills procure themselves government appointments for a period of time, during which they oversee regulation of their areas of expertise. During these times of “service to their country,” these paragons of selflessness tweak and alter and change regulations as they apply to their former employers–interestingly and no doubt coincidentally, often in ways that benefit their former employers.… Read the rest

When Good Breakfasts Go Bad: Some Of The Worst Breakfast Foods You Should Avoid At All Costs

When Good Breakfasts Go Bad: Some Of The Worst Breakfast Foods You Should Avoid At All Costs
Good Breakfast/Bad Breakfast: 4 Foods You Should Avoid In The Morning As we work more and more hours for less and less pay, usually the first casualty in terms of our health is our sleep. The second is often our diet. Making sure you get healthy, fresh food to eat costs money, and it takes time, two commodities that are exceedingly rare in this modern age of overwork and wage cuts.… Read the rest

Fast Food Packaging Found To Seep Into Food, Impact Hormones–Processed Grocery Store Food Packaging Too

Fast Food Packaging Found To Seep Into Food, Impact Hormones–Processed Grocery Store Food Packaging Too
Chemicals In Fast Food Packaging Found To Penetrate Food, Upset Hormones In People Who Eat Them Just when you think you’ve got the whole “chemicals in your food” thing licked… From bisphenol-A in our water bottles to glyphosate on our food crops to the myriad of nasty additives and preservatives that are in processed foods, sometimes it seems like we’re playing whack-a-mole to keep up with all the ways that food manufacturers are trying to poison us.… Read the rest

They Say Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day–Include These Foods For The Healthiest Breakfast Ever

They Say Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day–Include These Foods For The Healthiest Breakfast Ever
Eat These Three Power Food For Breakfast For A Healthier, More Energetic Day. We all know the old adage: “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Of course back when we used to hear that phrase all the time it was usually in the context of breakfast cereal companies shilling their high-carb, chocolate-frosted sugar bombs as “part of a healthy breakfast.”… Read the rest

Controversial New Technology Allows Scientists To Doctor DNA Strands, May Sidestep GMO Regs

Controversial New Technology Allows Scientists To Doctor DNA Strands, May Sidestep GMO Regs
Genetically Modified Franken-Fungus That Doesn’t Go Brown Stirs Controversy A genetically-modified mushroom created by scientists at Penn State University is at the center of controversy due to the use of new technology to modify the fungus’ genes directly, without injecting the DNA of other organisms into it. The ease with which the new technology, called CRISPR can rewrite gene code and the way the method will fit into the framework of GMO regulations is at the heart of the problem.… Read the rest

Former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Named In Wide-Ranging Lawsuit Over Drug Approval

Former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Named In Wide-Ranging Lawsuit Over Drug Approval
Former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg And Hedge Fund Husband Named In Lawsuit Over Levaquin. A lawsuit naming former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg as a defendant has been filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, alleging that she pushed through approval of antibiotic Levaquin. The suit also names her husband, Peter Brown, who at the time of Hamburg’s tenure ran a hedge fund that was heavily invested in Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Levaquin.… Read the rest