Archive | September, 2010

“PharmaBurger”

30 Sep

SCARY STUFF!!

Eating nuts lowers cholesterol

30 Sep

Making nuts a regular part of your diet may help lower your cholesterol, according to a study conducted by researchers from Loma Linda University and published in the hives of Internal Medicine Continue reading

Think your exposure to BPA is minimal and harmless? Think again

30 Sep

Some recent reports about the dangers of the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) insist that people not worry because overall exposure is limited, they say. But a new report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives says otherwise, estimating that the average person is exposed to at least eight times the daily amount of BPA that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers “safe”. Continue reading

Quinoa

18 Sep

Nutritionally, quinoa might be considered a supergrain–although it is not really a grain, but the seed of a leafy plant that’s distantly related to spinach. Quinoa has excellent reserves ofProtein, and unlike other grains, is not missing the amino acid lysine, so the protein is more complete (a trait it shares with other “non-true” grains such as buckwheat and amaranth). The World Health Organization has rated the quality of protein in quinoa at least equivalent to that in milk. Quinoa offers more iron than other grains and contains high levels of potassium and riboflavin, as well as other B vitamins: B6, niacin, and thiamin. It is also a good source of magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese, and has some folate (folic acid). Continue reading

Just another eye opening video!

18 Sep

Consequence Video

16 Sep

Some food for thought!

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) by: NOW

16 Sep

CLA Extreme™ combines the benefits that active people are seeking with the proven effectiveness of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA).  Before meats and cheeses were processed as they are today, people’s diets used to naturally contain greater quantities of CLA.  Now, supplementation is virtually the only way to achieve the same levels of CLA.  The effectiveness of CLA Extreme™ will not diminish over time; there is no need to cycle off the product.  CLA Extreme™ will work best for those who exercise regularly, follow a sensible diet and take the product consistently. Continue reading

Salmonella has been contaminating millions of eggs every year for decades

16 Sep

Experts are at a loss for why Salmonella enterica, the strain implicated in the recent egg recall, has continued to infect millions of eggs every year for at least the past 35 years. Much evidence seems to suggest, however, that salmonella runs rampant throughout conventional poultry products because of tight living conditions and unnatural raising methods that harbor and spread disease. Continue reading

Stainless steel water bottles: Are they better than plastic and glass?

16 Sep

For years, I’ve always carried my own drinking water when I’m at the gym or running errands around town. That’s because I don’t drink out of water fountains with all their chlorinated, fluoridated public water sources (yuck!). I can’t stand restaurant water, which is usually just gross tap water with ice cubes in it. I also don’t drink out of plastic water bottles because, well, I don’t particularly wish to grow a pair of BPA-induced male breasts (although I’m sure that would be amusing to YouTube viewers). Continue reading

Consumers may soon have a new “Frankenfood!”

14 Sep

Consumers may soon have a new “Frankenfood” to contend with as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon decide whether or not to approve genetically-modified (GM) salmon as food. If approved, the GM salmon — known as AquAdvantage — will be the first GM animal officially authorized for human consumption in the U.S. Continue reading