Experts discover the ‘real’ cause of obesity

“Overeating may not be the chief cause of America’s obesity epidemic,” reports The Week. New research from Stanford Medical School indicates the real culprit is too little exercise–indeed, too little physical activity of any kind. From 1994 to 2010, the percentage of adult  women who did no physical activity in their spare time climbed from […]

“Ignorant” Americans don’t understand GMOs, says Ag committee

A  recent U.S. House Agriculture Committee hearing that included four ‘expert’ witnesses concluded that the federal government should deny the states the right to pass GMO labeling laws, as Americans are too “ignorant” to understand that genetically modified foods are “perfectly safe and they are helping to feed the world,” in the words of  Illinois Republican Rodney Davis, who chaired […]

Revisiting one of our favorites: Cinnamon

Cinnamon, which is generally appreciated as a spice for its good taste when added to certain foods, definitely seems to have much more going in its favor than simply pleasing your taste buds. It’s also a potent anti-bacterial and anti-fungal medicinal herb. So, simply including this spice in your cooking will add numerous health benefits […]

Vitamin D provides benefits to healthy people too, according to study

“Healthy people don’t need to supplement,” is a widely-held belief among many consumers. More often than not, though, the evidence suggests otherwise. Besides the fact that many nutrients can be low in the human body for years before there is any outward manifestation of a problem, there also appears to be proof that a person […]

Is ‘counting chemicals’ better than counting calories when it comes to weight management?

Most of us have a rough idea of the number of calories in common foods we eat. It’s part of our conditioning where we’ve learned that to lose or maintain weight, we either carefully count our calories… or increase our amount of exercise. But Natural Society posits that there is a third factor that may […]

Try natural treatments for chronic pain

Aspirin, Tylenol and other over-the-counter pain relievers can be helpful, but only if you resort to them occasionally. Steady use of these chemical medicines may do more harm than good and  cause side effects such as liver damage, intestinal failure and even sometimes death. There are alternative solutions that often treat underlying causes, relieve pain and […]

Nutritional superiorority of organics confirmed in worldwide study

Common sense should tell us that fruits and vegetables grown naturally in soil abounding with earthworms and microorganisms are nutritionally superior to conventional vegetables raised in depleted soil fortified with pesticides and other chemicals. But now it is ‘officially’ confirmed. In the first study ever to clearly demonstrate clear and wide ranging differences between organic and conventional […]

Bread is no longer the “staff of life”

Through much of  history, grains and bread made from them has been a food staple, sometimes the only staple, the difference between life and starvation, and sacred in many cultures. Historians say the first raised bread was baked in Egypt about 4,000 BC and grain mills have even been discovered in ancient Pompei. The exact origin of the old proverb, wheat […]

There’s a reason Amish communities don’t suffer from autism

There is one group of people the pharmaceutical industry and the American Medical Association (AMA) hardly ever talk about when it comes to discussing the pros and cons of vaccines, and that’s the Amish. And with good reason. The Amish don’t appear to suffer from autism, a disease regularly blamed on vaccinations. The AMA, the […]

Trash foods encode DNA of future children

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”   –Ann Wigmore Call it junk food, fast food, Frankenfood, processed food containing  genetically engineered substances (GMOs) never consumed by any humans or animals in the many millennias preceeding modern generations. But call it what it is. Poison. […]