Russia’s Tax-Free Food Freedom

More than a decade ago Russian officials estimated that about 70 percent of the Russian population operated 35 million small family garden plots. Their production amounted to 50 percent of the nation’s milk supply, 60 percent of its meat supply, 87 percent of its fruit and berry supply, 77 percent of its vegetable supply and […]

Modern farming depleting nutrients from vegetables

Modern farming methods make supplementing with essential nutrients even more critical Recent corporate financed studies may suggest that there is no difference in the nutritional content of organic and conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Don’t believe them. A comprehensive study conducted by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry […]

Winners of the 2012 election: Pharmaceutical companies

What do big-money campaign contributors expect when they make large donations during an election cycle? Are they paying money because they want “freedom to ring” across the country, or because they expect legislation in their favor? I think we can all admit it is the latter. And with large corporate donations pouring in to both […]

Spinal injury? Nerve damage? Make sure you get your Omega-3s

University research from the UK suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have the potential to protect nerves from injury and help them to regenerate. The new study, published in January of this year in the¬†Journal of Neuroscience, demonstrated how omega-3 fatty acids can play a significant role in speeding recovery […]

Go California!! YES on 37 Right to Know

Here we are on the brink of Election 2012 and the people have spoken, with a slew of interesting voters initiatives around the nation. However,not one has more profound implications than California’s Proposition 37 requiring labeling for all foods containing genetically modified organisms. It’s a straighforward principle of transparency. Consumers have a right to know […]

Damage caused by vitamin and mineral deficiency accumulates over time

In reality, severe deficiency of the vitamins and minerals required for life is relatively uncommon in developed nations. But interesting new research is now showing that even a modest deficiency is a very real concern when it is tracked over a long period. A study on moderate selenium and Vitamin K deficiency demonstrated that damage […]