Archives for December, 2017

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… »