Satisfy snack and sugar cravings with a nutritious banana

A nutrition-loaded banana is a great way to start the day, especially if you’re a coffee drinker. You’ve heard people talk about having a “coffee belly,” which sometimes occurs if you drink two or three cups of coffee before eating anything. Try having a banana with your coffee. Presto, no coffee belly! Bananas have antacid effects, creating […]

Top energy foods: 7 healthy alternatives

If you feel lethargic and lacking in energy, you may be making the mistake of consuming  supermarket candy bars, cereals, or ‘energy’ drinks for a quick boost, all of which are loaded with unhealthful chemical additives. Alternatively, The Global Healing Center provides a short list of top  plain whole foods noted for their nutritional and energy-boosting qualities. Coffee […]

The magic of honey

Honey is possibly the  most revered and most ‘magic’ of all foods. Why magic? Honey’s shelf life appears to be eternal as long as it is sealed. Honey in sealed clay jars thousands of years old  has been found in ancient tombs and ruins in Egypt and other lands. Though there is no expiration date on […]

China takes the lead in international debate on GMOs

China recently hosted the International Conference on Ethnic Food Cultures and Food Safety, featuring scientists and doctors from around the world. The general theme of the conference, held in Kunming, was concern about getting safe, nutritious food from the farm to the plate–sustainable and healthful agricultural practices now and in the future. Featured speakers included […]

Autism epidemic linked to GMOs

If you happen to be one of the many complacent people unaware or uncaring (or not the parent of an autistic child) that autism rates have reached epidemic proportions, take a look at these figures: In 1985, one in 2500 U.S.  children was autistic. In 1995, one in 500 U.S. children was autistic. In 2004, one in […]

Sprout Your Own Super Food

Soaking and sprouting seeds to provide a super source of fresh vegetables within a few days is an ancient practice that began as long as 5,000 years ago in China. A seed contains all the elements a plant needs for life and growth. The endosperm of a seed is a virtual storehouse of protein, carbohydrates, […]

The Kelp Highway: From Past to Present

A THM Feature Article It has long been known that kelp sea forests helped sustain human life for thousands of years. Ancient humans settled along seacoasts all over the world where the kelp water forests were home to sea otters, seals and hundreds of species of fish, sea urchins and abalone. Now it is believed […]