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Dirty Dozen List Updates

The latest updates to the Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen list revealed new changes in the amount of pesticide residue on supermarket fruits and vegetables. This year, pears are new to the list and spinach made a significant jump from last year (in 2016, it ranked eighth). For the second year in a row, strawberries have topped the Dirty Dozen ranking and "contained an average of 7.7 different pesticides per sample, compared to 2.3 … [Read More...]

What Does Roundup Do to Your Liver?

As the results of increasing numbers of independent tests come in, it's becoming increasingly clear that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, is showing up virtually everywhere - in our food, water and even baby food and women's breastmilk. According to a study from King's College London published in the journal Scientific Reports, even ultra low doses of glyphosate can cause non alcoholic fatty liver disease in … [Read More...]

Calcium: Vegetables vs. Cow’s Milk

The advertising industry has led many to believe that the best source of daily calcium comes from cow's milk. Did you know that vegetables supply enough calcium to meet all of your daily requirements? Though cow's milk does contain calcium, it is also linked to a variety of health conditions that include allergies, lactose intolerance, autoimmune disorders, and, ironically, osteoporosis. Milk from the grocery store has been pasteurized and … [Read More...]

Top Misleading Food Labels

In order to sell unhealthful food products, marketers will often put misleading food labels on the front of the package. Remember that it is important to read the ingredients list in order to get a better idea of what the product contains. A good rule of thumb is to stick to the perimeter of the supermarket instead of heading to the interior isles. Here are a few examples of common misleading labels. "Lightly sweetened" or "low sugar" The FDA … [Read More...]

Lifestyle Changes to Improve Sleep

Good sleep is a cornerstone of health.  Six to eight hours is good for most people.  However, surveys have shown sleep related issues (can't get to sleep, can't stay asleep, not fully rested in the morning, etc.) are chronic complaints today. Impaired sleep can weaken your immune system.  It can also increase heart disease, digestive disorders (ulcers bloating constipation and more), mood disorders (depression, anxiety, decreased motivation, … [Read More...]