Fake Organics Abound

Story at-a-glance

  • Fake organics abound, and include organic eggs laid by hens cooped up in gigantic factory farms, and organic beef and milk from cows raised under anything but humane, pastured conditions
  • Hydroponic vegetables grown under artificial lighting in conventional coconut waste or ground up plastic can now gain organic certification
  • Plants grown without soil rich in organic matter and microbial life produces food without the nutrients and microbes we require for good health
  • The USDA organic label has become increasingly watered down over the years. With the inclusion of hydroponics in the Read more… »


Food Emulsifiers

When you eat something from a box, can, or jar, chances are you’ve eaten an emulsifier. Emulsifiers like xanthan gum, any and all lecithins, and carrageenan extend the shelf life of products and improve their texture.

Unfortunately, a recent study published in Cancer Research says they also promote intestinal inflammation, foster the growth of harmful bacteria, and increase the risk of tumors and colon cancer.

The Studies

This was not the first study on the emulsifiers and their impact on health. A previous study found that a group of healthy mice fed a diet including 1% Read more… »

Question: There is so much pressure on us to get a flu vaccination. Is this wise, or are there better ways of preventing and treating the flu?

Answer: True influenza is an infectious disease, transmitted through the air in infected secretions (i.e., mucus), caused by an RNA virus in the Orthomyxovirus class of viruses. There are three subtypes of viruses in this class, called A, B and C with the subtype A associated with the most severe symptoms in humans. The global influenza pandemic of 1918, which killed millions of people all over the world, but especially in Europe, was supposedly a type A influenza virus. There have been lesser outbreaks of other type A viruses occurring from time to time since then.

It is important to note that not all cases of sickness in the winter are the “flu” type, and it is Read more… »

My Guinea-Fowl


City Councils squawking about traditional practice
By Christine Ross

Picture having fresh, tasty eggs every morning. And a friendly, funny chicken to deliver them. These days, you’d be the envy of your neighbors.

At least, some of them. Not everyone is happy about the latest silent movement: backyard chickens.

For most of human history, people have kept backyard chickens as pets, food and a Read more… »

Story at-a-glance

Massive manure and fertilizer pollution churned out by meat giant Tyson Foods is blamed for causing the largest dead zone on record in the Gulf of Mexico.
Consumer demand for more humane, environmentally friendly grass fed beef is prompting some farmers to adopt regenerative agriculture techniques.
In the Midwest, farmers are slowly adopting the use of cover crops and no-till farming, which improves soil health and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers and herbicides

By Dr. Mercola

Industrial agriculture, characterized by vast swatches of genetically engineered corn and soybean fields and livestock raised in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), is Read more… »


June 15, 2017 This was just written by a woman who has been in business and is not at all happy with her Hospice care givers. Reprinted with her permission.

I am in a war. When you are dying the norm is that you should be a victim crying in the corner… and if you are happy, the joy killers will come after you….

Dying missives
From Webster’s Dictionary:
If you’re at a point where you feel like you need to coerce someone into doing something, it might be more civilized to just give up. To coerce is to manipulate, use aggressive arguments, pressure unfairly, or threaten — really, this isn’t very civilized behavior, is it? Handy synonyms for this verb Read more… »


Dr. Micozzi says I often report on the disturbing findings linking zero-calorie artificial sweeteners to the medical problems they are supposedly meant to prevent. Artificial sweeteners create weight gain, larger waistlines, and obesity. Furthermore, studies associate them with a higher risk of developing Type II diabetes. Just exactly how artificial sweeteners cause these problems has been a mystery. Theories run the gamut. Some say they increase the body’s craving for more sweet foods and sugars from other sources. Others say they alter brain chemistry. Still others say the artificial sweeteners cause some fundamental alteration in metabolism. Read more… »


Alright this is how it is done. First you need a good quality bread. That $1.00 a loaf puffy stuff will never do. Get some good hardy bread that will hold together. Slather Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise thickly on one slice, set it on a plate. Cut a very thick slice of a Beefsteak type tomato and salt and pepper one side. Lay the tomato on the Mayonnaise and salt and pepper the other side. Now you want to slather Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise thickly on another slice of bread. Line it up and drop it in place. Grab this sandwich with both hands and chow down. The only way to improve on this is to have the bread freshly baked and the tomato freshly harvested and still warm from the sun. 😉

How to Make Ghee


Ghee is a traditional food that was originated in ancient India and is considered sacred in some cultures. It is a form of clarified butter, made by separating the milk proteins from the pure healthy fats, creating a flavorful and delicious fat for cooking or on vegetables. Ghee stored on the counter is a liquid but if refrigerated will harden like butter. This is the best, easiest, and most healthy cooking oil. I fry eggs every morning and it just adds another dimension to the flavor of my organic free range eggs.

Simple home recipe to make Ghee Read more… »

Girl 1-1
This antibiotic will ruin you.
Posted on March 18, 2017 by mountainsandmustardseeds

Hi there, we need to talk. I have almost written this post at least 20 times and got too overwhelmed and abandoned it. Well here goes…

The antibiotics you took or are taking for your sinus infection, UTI, skin infection, laser eye surgery…ect…may have already damaged you.

Cipro, Levaquin, Avalox, nearly every generic ending in “quin”, “oxacin,””ox,”…are all part of a large family of antibiotics called “Flouroquinolones.” The FDA finally updated their warning on these antibiotics as of July 2016. They site “multiple Read more… »

iStock-145913850-Chickens 1Updated February 2017 – Five years later and I’ve made a few changes. Crock pot chicken. We’ve been getting pastured chickens from the same farmer for many years and they are very clean so now I take one out of the freezer, unwrap it and put it into a crock pot on high for 4 hours then turn it to low for another 4 hours. Bone the chicken and put half in Tupperwear for another meal (you may want to freeze this) and the other goes into the refrigerator. The skin and bones go back into the crack pot for another 4 hours on low. After cooling run this through a fine screen strainer and discard the skin and bones. Add noodles and vegetables of your choice and you have soup. Read more… »

Ingredients:broccoli-salad

1 head broccoli chopped
1 head cauliflower chopped
2 cup Hellmann’s Mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 pound bacon, fried and crumbled
1 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese

Instructions:

Combine the chopped broccoli and cauliflower in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl combine the mayonnaise and sour cream make a creamy dressing.
Add the dressing to the broccoli–cauliflower mix, stirring to evenly coat the vegetables.
Stir in the bacon and the cheese, reserving a small amount to sprinkle on top of the salad just before serving.

Tomato Sauce Scam

Tomato

Labels on some popular grocery store pizza, pasta and other tomato sauces aren’t always what they seem. Consumer groups are onto this Food Identity Theft deception, and news outlets are reporting the scam. These suspicious products mislead consumers with claims like “Made from California Vine-ripened Tomatoes” implying they are made from fresh tomatoes.

But in fact the products are made using reconstituted industrial tomato concentrate–tomato paste and added water. Tomato sauce remanufactured from concentrate is a highly processed food that’s cheaper to make and more profitable for companies who are trying to pass off the stuff as the real thing.
 
Culprits include some of the biggest names in the industry including Del Monte, Contadina, and Classico. Read more… »


Dietary supplements are big business. In the U.S., sales totaled nearly $37 billion in 2014. According to estimates by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than one-third of all Americans take some form of dietary supplement in any given month.

Among seniors over the age of 71, 48 percent of women and 43 percent of men use them. Other estimates place the number of supplement users in the U.S. as high as 69 percent.

Vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements have a tremendously safe track record, yet they are often singled out as being potentially dangerous by government agencies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others.

For many years now, an organized campaign has been waged against supplements, with the aim of regulating them as drugs rather than food, as is currently the case. Canadian Broadcast News (CBC) News, The New York Times, and PBS/Frontline all appear to be part of this campaign.

If you thought PBS was above such shenanigans, think again. If you’ve been a regular viewer of PBS, you’ve likely noticed the increase in sponsored messages over the last few years, and among these “underwriters,” as they’re now called, you have Monsanto, Pfizer, and Merck, just to name a few.

If you have ever supported PBS in the past I would hope you seriously reconsider and refrain from donating any money to an organization that has clearly demonstrated they are nothing more than an industry shill and could care less about your health.
Read more… »

TruviaBy BILL BONVIE
A new study has concluded that a “novel, effective, and human safe approach for insect pest control” might be in the offing. And that should sound like good news.

But what might make it seem somewhat less so – even perhaps a bit disturbing – is the fact that a lot of us are already ingesting this supposedly ”safe” alternative pesticide. And not as a residue, either, but in the form of a no-cal sweetener – one we sprinkle on foods and beverages and can find already added to juice and other items by food manufacturers. Read more… »

Majority of Fast Food Restaurants Get Fail Rating in Antibiotics Meat Report – Antibiotic resistance has been declared “an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society” by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The cause for this growing drug resistance was once thought to be restricted to overuse of antibiotics in medicine, but it’s become quite clear that our food supply significantly contributes to the problem.

In fact, it may even be the overriding factor that has allowed, and continues to allow, resistance to grow and spread at the rate that it is.

In the US, animals raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are routinely fed low doses of antibiotics to make them grow fatter, faster, and to prevent disease associated with crowded and unsanitary living conditions.

The US uses nearly 30 million pounds of antibiotics each year to raise food animals. This accounts for about 80 percent of all antibiotics used in the US, and nearly 70 percent Read more… »

Research shows that the food you eat can have a profound effect on your mental health. So, regardless of your mental health problem, the importance of addressing your diet simply cannot be overstated.

In a very real sense, you have two brains — one in your head, and one in your gut. Both are created from the same tissue during fetal development, and they’re connected via your vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem to your abdomen. Read more… »

What if you found out the safe levels for blood pressure and cholesterol, obesity, eating fruits and vegetables, and even drinking alcohol were all made up – and without any firm evidence? Don’t miss this eye-opening expose. You’ll never view “research” the same…

There’s so much confusion regarding health information in the media. How do you determine which advice to follow and what to take with a grain of salt? Dr. Malcolm Kendrick wrote the book Doctoring Data: How to Sort Out Medical Advice from Medical Nonsense to help you answer that question.

His fabulous book will teach you how to identify common research flaws and help you sift through misleading and meaningless data. An important resource if you are a serious student of health. Read more… »

The Buteyko method is named after its founder Doctor Konstantin Buteyko. It is the most effective drug-free approach for the management of asthma and other breathing related problems. It can be practiced by both adults and children, and gives quick and consistent results.

The Buteyko method is neither a medical treatment nor procedure. It does not involve any medication, homeopathy or herbs. It is series of lectures related to breathing which enables people to understand a concept of ‘normal breathing’ or breathing according to physiological norms. It contains simple breathing techniques and logical instructions to follow. It also gives the means of controlling breathing parameters without any technical appliances. Buteyko method brings the physiological parameters of the body to the norm. It can be easily incorporated into the daily life of any contemporary person. It does not require you to interrupt your everyday activities to perform any sophisticated procedures similar to yogi’s ‘asana’. You can use the concept of the method at any time in any situation. Read more… »

peopleBy BILL BONVIE

When you’re looking for expert advice on what and what not to eat and drink, who ya gonna ask?

Why a registered dietitian, of course! After all, who can you trust for an authoritative and impartial answer about whether or not something is good for you if not a trained, credentialed and certified professional in that very field?

Or so goes the conventional wisdom, in any case. The reality, however, is often not quite so simple and legit, as this blog has revealed on a number of occasions.

But you don’t just have to take our word for it. Read more… »