While soy may not kill you outright, soy’s ability to undermine health is significant, and as a Wellness Practitioner I always advise my patients to remove it from their diets. Why? Because soy plays a role in the development of a number of debilitating conditions, which can morph into far larger problems down the line…
Transparency is sexy. Misleading people, not so much. If you had no idea that ingredients, labeled by the EPA as pesticides, are hiding in your food, you’re not alone.
Here are nine dirty little secrets about GMOs that impact everyone from farmers to families to the financials of our economy:
A growing number of Americans are learning about Monsanto, the chemical company that has genetically engineered our food to withstand increasing doses of their chemicals, particularly the weedkiller, Roundup.
Are you eating more sugar than you think you are? If you’re trying to cut down on (or eliminate) sugar, it may not be as simple as it sounds. Sugar seems to sneak into virtually every processed food, and often under code names that don’t explicitly say “sugar.”
A new report released by organic advocacy group, The Cornucopia Institute, highlights rampant misleading marketing efforts by leading yogurt brands in the industry.
The report points to major yogurt makers including Dannon, Yoplait and Chobani of turning yogurt—a longtime health food—into little more than junk food loaded with artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and emulsifiers.
I’m an avid label reader. In fact, I was given the nickname “Inspector Label” many years ago because of my passion for calling out harmful ingredients lurking in our foods (and because it would take me three hours to walk through a grocery store because I had to read every label onevery single product I was interested in buying!). In fact, that’s what prompted me to write our book, Unjunk Your Junk Food, Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Snacks.
We all watch Youtube now, so I thought it would be a good idea to share my favorite health related Youtubes this year. Here are 4 funny ones and 2 excellent (although long) episodes of 2 documentaries.
There is a lot of “he said” “she said” science around genetically engineered foods. And a lot of bullying. Anyone who steps in to speak on the topic, regardless of which side that they represent, gets quickly slammed and labeled which is ironic as labels are the very thing that the industry is so allergic to.
So do genetically engineered foods cause food allergies? According to Harvard University and studies conducted on the influence that funding sources have on science, it depends on who you ask.
Can you trust labels such as “natural” and “organic” and what about “trusted” names like Johnsons & Johnsons? Most consumers believe if a label says “organic”, “ natural” or “safe”, it must be true. We assume that there are regulations that govern what companies can claim on their personal care product packaging. This assumption makes sense—food labels are highly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, and many of the same claims appear on both food and cosmetic products. But the ethos of food labels does not extend to cosmetic labels. The truth is, the 60 billion dollar beauty industry is hardly regulated, leaving marketing teams free to paste half-truths and all out lies on labels. The onus falls on consumers to learn how to decipher the truth and use the information to make choices that fit within their comfort zone and lifestyle.
Do you know what you are eating? In this extraordinary personal account, Robyn O’Brien tells the story of how she started paying attention to what’s in food. The answer may surprise you and it will certainly inspire you to be more deliberate about your food choices.