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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… »

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 considered sacred in some cultures. It is a form of clarified butter, made my 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… »

This antibiotic will ruin you.Girl 1-1
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… »

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.
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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… »

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… »

Top 10 Articles of 2014

Top 10 Articles of 2014 from Mercola.com. These are the articles that captivated you most, and they cover a wide variety of health topics, from how increase your testosterone levels without hormones, exposés on top nutritional myths and the “best and worst” foods on the market, and much more.

#10: I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream That Doesn’t Melt!

There is something unsettling and (literally) unnatural about an ice cream sandwich that doesn’t melt on a hot summer day. Earlier this summer, a woman in Cincinnati noticed that her son’s Walmart-brand ice cream sandwich didn’t melt when he accidently left it outside for 12 hours, in 80-degree F weather.
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Those who bother to delve into the science behind water fluoridation will inevitably come to see that there’s an abysmal lack of evidence supporting this routine practice, and an awful lot of evidence stacked against it. Water fluoridation began in 1945. Today, the United States adds fluoride to more than two-thirds of the municipal water supplies reaching nearly 211 million Americans. As of 2012, more than 67 percent of Americans receive fluoridated water, up from 66 percent in 2010. Of those, more than 11 million people receive fluoride at or above what has been deemed the “optimal” level, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Most likely, your dentist—along with countless government and public health officials—has praised and promoted the use of fluoride, both in toothpaste and drinking water, calling it a “necessary” part of your oral health regimen. But let’s make this point clear: fluoride is not an essential nutrient needed for your health—dental or otherwise. There is not one single metabolic process in your body that requires fluoride. On the contrary, fluoride is a cumulative poison. Read more… »

Story at-a-glance

  • The documentary Consuming Kids reveals the shrewd practices of the multi-billion dollar marketing machine designed to turn your kids into loyal, lifelong consumers who will also influence how the entire family spends its money
  • Children age two to 11 now see an average of more than 10 television food ads per day. Ninety-eight percent of food advertisements viewed by children are for products that are high in fat, sugar, or sodium. Most are also low in fiber
  • A UN official recently warned that obesity is a bigger global health threat than tobacco use, and that this fact isn’t taken as seriously as it should be
  • He urges nations to place stricter regulations on unhealthy foods, restrict junk food advertising, and amend agricultural subsidies that make unhealthy processed foods cheaper than healthy foods
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Story at-a-glance

  • About 80 percent of genetically engineered plants grown in the US end up as animal feed, and approximately 40 percent of all corn grown is used for making ethanol for fuel—not food
  • 92.5 percent of US acreage is devoted to animals or food for animals. Only 7.5 percent of our acreage is devoted to food that goes directly to feeding humans
  • Avoiding factory-farmed meat and animal products, as well as genetically engineered processed foods, is one of the best ways you can affect positive environmental change
  • Americans spend less than seven percent of their income on food, averaging at $151 per week. But the fact that food can be had for cheap does NOT mean that it’s actually the most cost-efficient choice
  • When you buy organic food, you pay for it once. Non-organic foods are associated with at least four additional hidden costs, including cost of health care for food-induced disease, and environmental cleanup
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BY BILL BONVIE

pepsi2If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you probably already know a little about how diet soda (whatever brand it might be) can be considered the opposite of ‘brain food’. Or, to be more specific, how the synthetic sweetener it almost always contains — aspartame – is capable of literally exciting brain cells to death, especially when ingested by children or the elderly whose blood-brain barrier may not be fully functional. Read more… »

Dangers Lurking in Your Food

GMO orangeUnwanted Dead or Alive: GMO’s – by Laura Metheny  Genetically modified organisms, known as GMOs, are made by taking a gene from one organism that contains a desirable trait and injecting this gene into another organism. This creates a plant or animal with a specific characteristic that was obtained by importing the new gene. In order to create transgenic organisms with these new traits, genetic engineers have to force the DNA into the organism. This is done several different ways — by infecting the plant or animal with bacteria or viruses containing the DNA, by coating tiny metal pellets with DNA and shooting these pellets into Read more… »

by Maggi Thomas
What is the difference between raw milk and organic milk? Which one is better? This is something that has bewildered many people in recent years. It is something that has been talked about a lot more than ever before as people are becoming far more health conscious then in the past. Many are unsure of the difference between the two. There has been a lot of talk about the benefits of raw milk recently, and a big dairy is pushing the Organic Milk so what is the difference between the two? Read more… »

YOU MAY WANT TO HANG ON TO THIS ONE.

Cinnamon and Honey:
Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. It will do what some call turning to sugar. In reality honey is always honey.. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will do what I rather call “crystallizing” . When this happens I loosen the lid, boil some water, and sit the honey container in the hot water,turn off the heat and let it liquefy. It is then as good as it ever was. Never boil honey or put it in a microwave. To do so will kill the enzymes in the honey.
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6 March 2012 –  A UN expert warns of a global public health disaster caused by unhealthy foods. Globalized food systems and the spread of Western lifestyles has spawned an international public health disaster with over a billion people suffering from undernourishment while another billion remain overweight or obese, an independent United Nations expert warned today.

“Our food systems create sick people,” said Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, as he presented his latest report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Read more… »

Keith Lewis, a wheat farmer, left this insightful comment about modern wheat growing practices: You conclude in your book that modern wheat breeding has dramatically changed the nutritional value of wheat. Modern wheat farming has as well.

I have been a wheat farmer for 50 years and one wheat production practice that is very common is applying the herbicide Roundup Read more… »