Saving bees versus profits, politics and power

The importance of saving the continuously diminishing honeybee populations may seem like a no-brainer. However, that vital issue has become a battle of saving bees versus profits, politics and power. And even science. The mysterious bee colony collapse disorder (CCD) began more than a decade ago. At first, science working with government were regarded as the ‘saviors’ of bees. But […]

Government requires real milk to be labeled “imitation milk” if it doesn’t contain additives

In a unanimous decision on March 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vindicated Ocheesee Creamery’s free speech rights when it reversed a district court’s decision that prevented the creamery from telling its customers the truth about the products it sells. Ocheesee Creamery is a small, all-natural dairy farm located in rural […]

The various types of vitamin K and their many functions

The various types of vitamin K and their many functions may come as a surprise to many people. Obviously we have an alphabet of vitamins—A, B, C, D and E, but no vitamins F through J. So why K? Maybe it is because vitamin K, long known by Germans for its importance in natural blood clotting, was derived from […]

Complex of B-vitamins offers protection against air pollution

A small but extremely promising study offers hope for those living in areas with unsafe levels of air pollution. According to the World Health Organization, that’s about 90% of the world’s population. U.S. researchers have discovered that high doses of B-vitamins may “completely offset” the damage caused by very fine particulate matter. One of the […]

Bullet point health briefs: Beans, weeds and microgreens

We present Beans, weeds and microgreens (as well as other health-related topics) in this brief format in the hope that readers will do further research on these issues that affect us all. ** Meals based on legumes such as peas and beans are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals, according to a study by […]

Have you ever wondered why licorice root is an ingredient in many whole food supplements?

Have you ever wondered why licorice root is an ingredient in many whole food supplements? Most people just think of licorice root as a chewy black candy. But licorice root is much more than that. It is a medicinal food. Today licorice root is recognized as a treatment for asthma, athlete’s foot, body odor, canker sores, chronic exhaustion, fungal infections, […]

Probiotic combination curbs allergy symptoms, according to new University of Florida study

Allergy season is just around the corner, and millions are to their doctor for allergy shots. This year, though, you may want to consider something new: Loading up on a mix of probiotics. A new University of Florida study, conducted at the peak of last year’s allergy season, shows a probiotic combination helps reduce hay […]

A prophetic look at food today from the 1970s

A prophetic look at food today from the 1970s comes from a book called Eating in America, a history by Waverly Root and Richard de Rochemont, published in 1976. The authors talk about the multinational holding corporations and holding companies which owned so many of our food processing supplying companies and were proud of their success. […]