This little piggy—died

According to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, 7 million piglets have died in the last year from porcine deltacorona-virus (PDCoV)  and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) , causing temendous hardship for many American pork producers. In response to the significant impact PEDv and PDECoV are having on U.S. pork producers, the USDA announced $26.2 million in funding to […]

More HFCS than you knew in beverages

Soda consumers may be getting a much higher dose of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) than they have been led to believe, according to a new study by the Childhood Obesity Research Center at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. In the study, published in the journal Nutrition, researchers analyzed the […]

Pulling weeds a physical and educational exercise

The other day I was talking to a young friend and her three lively children. She was telling me how the kids loved helping in the garden. Except… for pulling weeds. I could identify with that. My little brother was a willing helper too, as were my two sons. Except when it came to pulling […]

Health bits and pieces

Sugar overload in kids’ cereals Eating a bowl of kids’ cereal every day would add up to 10 pounds of sugar a year, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group of 1,500 cereals, including 181 marketed for children. EWG reported that children’s cereal contained an average of 40 percent more sugar per […]

Young entrepreneurs changing food for the better

Down through the ages, the people of every area on earth have developed their own local food systems, fresh whole food, dried food, food home preserved in a variety of ways. And now many people, disillusioned with a modern food system that has become increasingly manipulated and nutrient deficient, are going “back to the roots,” and […]

Modern disease burden “greater than the sum of its parts”

A brand new study concludes that doctors better learn to multitask in order to manage tomorrow’s hospitals, as more and more Americans are suffering from multiple chronic conditions at once. The researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health studied the medical records of 1.4 million people age 67 and older who were enrolled […]

Maybe there are healthier alternatives to Viagra?

Erectile dysfunction, or trouble ‘getting it up,’ is referred to by Dr. Joseph Mercola and other medical professionals as the “canary in the trousers,” as it reflects body-wide endothelial dysfunction, a precursor to cardiovascular problems. Men in the 35 to 45 age range experience what is  called ‘andropause,’ a period when erotic hormones such as […]

Monsanto and FDA: partners in GMO food crime

Independent investigative reporter, lecturer and author Jon Rappaport has been at work for over 30 years searching out and exposing issues important to all of us that most of the bought and paid for media cannot or will not touch. In an article titled Monsanto and the FDA: 2 Crime Families Working a Trillion-Dollar Hustle, he […]

Quinoa–the best ‘grain’ in the world

Quinoa is a ‘supergrain,’ that is not technically a grain but a berry, and has only become familiar in much of the world in the last few years. It is a native of  limited areas of South America and was a staple food of the Inca Empire which they referred to as the “Mother of all Grains.” […]

Trade your chemical sunscreen for extra virgin coconut oil

You’ve probably heard a battle raging over the use of sunscreens. On one hand the government advocates making sure you’re all slathered up to prevent exposure from to the sun. On the other hand, many health proponents point out that sunscreens are loaded with toxic chemicals. And they also tell us a certain amount of […]