Trump and the clean food movement: Will biotech grow while natural health suffers?

President-elect Donald Trump and the clean food movement show signs of a disconnect that bodes ill for those of us committed to natural health and diet. Biotech stocks soared on the news that the President-elect had appointed Mike Pompeo (R-Kans) as head of his administration’s CIA. Because… Two years ago Pompeo introduced the misnamed ‘Safe and […]

Crony capitalism at the EPA?

Is there crony capitalism at the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)? The Alliance for Natural Health suggests that the agency charged with protecting our health may be heavily influenced by industry lobbyists. Some months ago, the EPA released a draft report on the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate, the active ingredient of Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide. A meeting […]

Tricky, tricky GMO labeling: The latest on H.R. 1599

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a tricky, tricky GMO labeling bill (H.R. 1599). Despite the fact that this is the first labeling mandate a reluctant Congress has approved since GMO foods were introduced in the early ’90s, there is no cause for celebration. If you are one of the 90 percent of Americans who think […]

Bullet point health news – quick summaries just for you

Bullet Point Health News includes quick summaries of intriguing news that catches our eye. For further information, we encourage you to do your own research. THE SEXIEST TURTLE IN THE WORLD A libidinous 100-year-old giant tortoise named Diego has almost single-handedly saved his species from extinction, says The Week. In the 1960s there were only 2 […]

The sugar fraud: How the industry ambushed the negative research

The sugar fraud is the latest scientific deception the mainstream has decided to publicize. According to a study published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine, the sugar industry for decades has paid off researchers to downplay the health effects of sweets. Instead, the study reveals the goal was to pin the blame for […]

Human parasites and hosts on the land

In this world there are human parasites and hosts on the land that greatly affect the quality of our food. The host of agriculture will always be the land and the people who care for and depend on that land in accordance with nature’s laws and limitations. History is replete with examples of both human parasites and hosts […]

Pesticides and our bodies

Pesticides and our bodies are closely related. One billion pounds of pesticides annually are sprayed on U.S. crops alone, many, if not most of them containing some form of glyphosate. They are absorbed through your skin and make their way to organs, cells, urine, blood and even breast milk, causing numerous health problems Ninety percent of […]

Earl Mindell’s ‘hot hundred foods’

Earl Mindell’s  ‘hot hundred foods’ are listed in a chapter of his 1994 book, Food as Medicine. I have owned this book since it was published and have referred to it many times over the years. As nutritional fads come and go, Mindell’s (R. Ph., Ph.D) hot hundred foods mostly remain the same or even […]

Corn—the great and the grim

Corn—the great and the grim—has been cultivated for up to 8,000 years. The Aztecs, Mayans, Incas, Olmecs and many other ancient Indian tribes of the Americas depended upon and revered the ‘corn gods’,’ corn mothers’ or’ corn maidens,’ deities of maize. And, thousands of years later, who among us has not enjoyed the fresh new crops of […]

Global obesity sets record

Global obesity has reached a level never before seen on earth. Obesity now affects more human beings than hunger. New research reveals that as wealth and the Standard American Diet has spread throughout the world. Overeating (and unhealthy food) has reached epidemic proportions, putting millions of people at risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and many other […]