A non-GMO corn chip for salsa lovers!

The Huffington Post states in its Top 7 Genetically Modified Crops report that 88% of corn grown in the U.S. is genetically modified. So, if you’re a corn chip and salsa lover—but you’re trying to avoid GMO foods—what are you to do? Well, there’s good news on this front: Some manufacturers are taking notice of the […]

Non-GMO purple corn has twice the antioxidant value of blueberries

Purple corn was farmed in South America over 2,000 years ago, and it is still widely cultivated in Peru today. It was a staple of the ancient Aztec and Mayan empires. And it certainly wasn’t a genetically-modified crop. Historically, marketing by companies in the ‘purple’ venue has been modest, with most sales being due to […]

You can help manage pain with your mind

All-to-frequently the victim who suffers from debilitating or chronic pain is told “it’s all in your head.” While this is certainly a morale-busting comment to make to the truly suffering, there is a tiny sliver of truth buried deep down in the otherwise cruel comment: research is demonstrating that how a person uses their brain […]

Before Echinacea there was ‘Elk Root’

A THM Feature Article The plant we know today as echinacea was called ‘elk root’ by Indian tribes of Middle America where the herb grew prolifically. As was common long ago, humans gained much knowledge about medicinal plants by observing animals. The Native Americans noticed sick and wounded elk seeking out the plants and consuming […]

Looking for an easy way to lose weight? Try sleeping more.

Although not a new concept, recent research is adding to the idea that lack of sleep can be detrimental to your health. Recently, researchers at the University of Colorado studied the effects of less sleep when it came to weight control. In this particular study it was demonstrated that participants who received only five hours of […]

New web technology may help in assessing drug side effects

With over 100,000 people dying yearly due to drug side effects, clearly we could benefit from a new way to assess the risk of drugs. Pharmaceutical companies always downplay the side effects. Always. And doctors are frequently too busy, or just don’t care, so many adverse reactions to prescription drugs go unreported. But there could […]

Whole Foods GMO Label Commitment First Big Step

Whole Foods took a big step when it announced recently that it will require all foods in its stores containing genetically modified organisms to be labeled by 2018. Five years sounds like a long time, but still, it is the first major U.S. grocery chain to make such a commitment. The company said the long […]

Dim Outlook for Honeybees…and Food

Honeybee loss may not even register on the list of present and future concerns for most people, but it should. One-third of the food we consume is directly linked to the buzzing little workaholics we have long taken for granted, notes David Epstein, an entomologist with the USDA Office of Pest Management Policy. Right now […]

The forgotten health benefits of AUTHENTIC Chinese food

Having been fortunate enough to travel to China a number of times, I can accurately report  that the food there has little resemblance to the American-style “Chinese restaurant” food.  If it did, China would no doubt be suffering the same obesity epidemic that America suffers. For starters, you won’t find large slabs of meat filling […]