Weeds Growing in Poor Urban Areas More Nutritious than Grocery Store Produce

In August, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley published their findings that wild green “weeds” growing in abundance in the poor, urban areas of San Francisco, California contain more nutrition than grocery store produce, even despite the drought in California. About nine city blocks worth of wild greens were collected from three separate areas by the … Continue reading Weeds Growing in Poor Urban Areas More Nutritious than Grocery Store Produce

The Peril on Your Plate: The Human Health Effects of Genetic Engineering and Chemical Agriculture

After being told by her doctor that genetically engineered (GE) food and pesticides could be responsible for her son’s food allergies, Ekaterina Yakovleva set out to investigate. Her quest for answers was captured by the Russian Times in the featured film, “The Peril on Your Plate: Genetic Engineering and Chemical Agriculture.” The film shows Yakovleva … Continue reading The Peril on Your Plate: The Human Health Effects of Genetic Engineering and Chemical Agriculture

15 Diverse Superfoods that Fight Inflammation

One of the simplest ways to prevent, and even reduce, chronic inflammation in the body is with your diet. By eating high-quality superfoods, including herbs, spices, vegetables and seeds, you can pack your meals with anti-inflammatory ingredients. Scientists have discovered that chronic inflammation is the source of many illnesses, including cancer, obesity and heart disease. … Continue reading 15 Diverse Superfoods that Fight Inflammation

What Is Inflammation and How Can You Eliminate It Naturally?

One of the most common negative symptoms experienced by people who suffer from various diseases is inflammation. This can show up under various forms and most of the times it directly involves a dysfunctional digestive system. Where Does Inflammation Come From? Inflammation is the way the body is using to initiate self healing. But when … Continue reading What Is Inflammation and How Can You Eliminate It Naturally?

What the Beef Industry Does to Bring You Cheap Burgers

We all know something is not quite right with our food system when organizations can sell burgers for under 2 bucks. Whether it is euros, dollars or pounds the idea that the cows grow to produce these beef burgers is reduced to a value only, means nutrition, sustainability and systemic wellness have all gone out … Continue reading What the Beef Industry Does to Bring You Cheap Burgers

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES REACHING AN ALARMING STATE OF NUTRIENT DEPLETION

What if our food has been getting less and less nutritious? What if modern intensive farming methods — many of which solved malnutrition problems when they were first introduced — have affected the mineral and vitamin content of what we eat? Could having a constant supply of varied produce and introducing genetically modified foods be … Continue reading FRUITS AND VEGETABLES REACHING AN ALARMING STATE OF NUTRIENT DEPLETION

The health implications of Supermarket Meat

The meat you get at the supermarket bears little resemblance to the meat our ancestors ate. And this has profound health implications that most people don’t realize. The Meat Our Ancestors Ate Throughout most of human history, if you wanted meat for dinner, some of your tribesmen had to go hunting. Eventually humans figured out … Continue reading The health implications of Supermarket Meat