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Articles under "health1"

Future Food to be “Made From Lab-Created Chemicals”

This year’s meeting of the Euroscience Open Forum featured a workshop held by White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses, who proclaimed to audience members how the food of the future will not actually contain real food, but various combinations … Continue reading

Dog Food May be More Nutritious than School Lunches

Fussy moms who worry about what Junior may be eating in the school cafeteria might be better off sending him to school with a can of dog food.  A recent investigation of the school lunch program by USA Today revealed … Continue reading

Drinking Champagne Could Delay Alzheimer’s And Improve Memory

Studies show moderate champagne blanc de noir consumption may slow down Alzheimer Disease Continue reading

Top 10 Super Hydrating Foods

Foods to eat that will keep you hydrated Continue reading

18 Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Foods pregnant women should avoid Continue reading

How To Make Healthier Choices At Fast-Food Restaurants

What are the healthiest choices at Fast Food restaurants Continue reading

11 Reasons Why You Should Eat Turmeric

Studies show that the spice turmeric may help with Alzheimer’s, diabetes, Chemotheraphy, anti-inflamation, blood thinning, and depression. Continue reading

Toxic Sweetener Aspartame Changes Name to AminoSweet

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. According to Dr. Mercola, an osteopathic physician and leading health advocate, Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to … Continue reading

Updated 2013 “Dirty Dozen” List

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) 2013 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. Continue reading

10 Foods That Help Lower Blood Pressure

According to The American Heart Association, high blood pressure, or hypertension, typically has no symptoms but can have deadly health consequences if not treated. About 76.4 million U.S. adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. By keeping your blood … Continue reading

Study: brand-name butter contaminated with flame-retardants

The same research group that found traces of the chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) in a wide range of canned foods has discovered extremely high concentrations of a flame-retardant compound in a supermarket sample of brand-name butter. Based on some of … Continue reading

Chemicals in fast food wrappers found in human blood

One of the hottest trends of the decade is the farm-to-table movement, or the Local Food Movement. Many top chefs in restaurants across the country plan their daily menus by sourcing vegetables and meats from local farmers or farmer’s markets. … Continue reading

Top 10 Hangover Cures

It’s Sunday and you’ve got a pounding headache. You’re fatigued and dehydrated. Your stomach is upset and the bathroom is quickly becoming your best friend. You went on a drinking binge; your body is trembling. Technically, when you have a … Continue reading

The Dangers of Buying Commercial Ground Beef

All year, we have reported on the dangers of purchasing commercial ground beef. More than 70,000 Americans are sickened each year by E. Coli infections, and most are caused by contaminated hamburger. The latest E. coli outbreak linked to ground … Continue reading

The Hidden Dangers of Food Colorants

We are grateful to one of our readers, Brian, for bringing food dyes (scroll down for list) — specifically tartrazine, also known as “FD&C Yellow Number 5″ or “E-102″ — to our attention. Brian is one of many of the … Continue reading

Tip On Hand Washing Hygiene – Avoid Warm-Air Hand Dryers

When it comes to handwashing hygiene, drying your hands doesn’t just remove water, drying your hands should also remove bacteria. That’s why the method you use to dry your hands is very important. Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki holds degrees in mathematics, … Continue reading

New Food Product From China – Plastic Rice

In 2008, around ninety percent of the infant formula sold in the US was contaminated with Melamine from China which is linked to kidney failure. Now Chinese wholesalers have come up with a new product — plastic rice. The Weekly … Continue reading

Dirty Little Secrets Exposed- Veggie Burgers Made With Gasoline By-product

These days, taking the road less traveled in search of a diet free of chemicals and pesticides is not for the faint of heart. Even vegetarian burgers, once thought of as a healthy alternative to ground beef, is fraught with … Continue reading

(Almost Complete Guide) to Body Fat Percentage Of Celebrities

For a long time people equated thinness with health.  I can show you plenty of pictures of Olsen twins and you’d know this isn’t so…[sociallocker]We are now wiser and have learned that Body Fat percentage is a much better marker … Continue reading

Deconstructing The McRib’s Cult-Like Allure

  Cable and network airwaves are ablaze with McDonald’s McRib sandwich commercials. The McRib is supposedly making another brief comeback since its first introduction to the McDonald’s menu in 1981. After slack sales the McRib was yanked off the menu … Continue reading

Fourteen Drugs Found in New York City’s Drinking Water

Water samples taken from three upstate watersheds by New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) revealed 14 different drugs, and unspecified types personal care products in New York City’s drinking water. The water samples were extracted between March and … Continue reading

Japanese Scientist Makes Edible Steaks From Human Feces

A Japanese researcher, Mitsuyuki Ikeda, who is a scientist at the Environmental Assessment Center in Okayama, has apparently masterminded the making of an imitation meat product from human feces. After Tokyo Sewage assigned Ikeda and his team the task of … Continue reading

What is the Perfect Body?

I was surfing the web and stumbled upon a few images called “The Athlete” by Howard Schartz and Beverly Ornstein.  They are a collection of Olympic atheletes in their undies, showing us various body types that would be deemed “perfect” … Continue reading

Top 8 Foods That Will Shorten Your Life

According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets composed mostly of plant-based proteins and fats were associated with lower mortality rates overall and lower cardiovascular mortality rates. The study concludes that a low-carbohydrate … Continue reading

Being in Love with Nutella

How do I love Nutella? Let me count the ways: Nutella with Melba toast in the morning, a generous slather of Nutella for a snack, a tablespoon of Nutella on pancake batter for those afternoon tea parties, and probably a … Continue reading

Why is there tertiary butylhydroquinone in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets?

McDonald’s chicken McNuggets served in the U.S. contain tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a petroleum-based product, and dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent also used in Silly Putty. Because TBHQ does not cause discoloration or change flavor or odor of the material to which … Continue reading

French School Lunches Put U.S. to Shame

I always admired the French for their culinary culture but it was not until I saw last week’s CBS News’ report on “France’s Gourmet School Lunches” that I realized just how deeply ingrained and important food is to the French. … Continue reading

Schools Impose Bans on Home Packed Lunches, Chocolate Milk, Cupcakes

Chicago’s Little Village Academy public school has banned bringing homemade lunches to school, and unless students have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria. The school’s principal , Elsa Carmona, said her intention is to … Continue reading

Why is Wood Pulp In Your Ice Cream?

Jamie Oliver recently shocked Letterman when he told Dave and his audience that vanilla ice cream contains a product called castoreum that comes from beaver anal gland. Little did Dave know there’s also wood pulp in ice cream. In an … Continue reading

Celery Tested Positive For 57 Pesticides; Apples Top “Dirty Dozen” List

The Washington based Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization, has released the seventh edition of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated information on 53 fruits and vegetables. EWG highlights the worst offenders with its “Dirty Dozen” … Continue reading

Virtually All We Eat is Genetically Modified

According to Monsanto company patents, 93 percent of soybeans and 80 percent of corn in the U.S. is grown from genetically modified seeds. Stephen Lendman points out that in the US alone, “over 80% of all processed foods contain [genetically … Continue reading

Cattle Feed, What They Don’t Want You to Know.

David Kirby with the Huffington Post recently mentioned being “revolted” by what he learned when researching his new book “Animal Factory”: what revolted Kirby was the discovery that cattle are fattened on chicken manure. We were revolted as well until … Continue reading

Staying Skinny + Food Blogging (8 Tips to Make it Work)

I eat. A LOT! I write about food and wine, which means that I eat more than the average person. I have people ask me all the time how I stay skinny. I’m not “skinny-skinny”. I like to think I’m … Continue reading

List of Companies Using Wood Pulp in Their Food Products

The food industry uses wood pulp, also known as powdered cellulose, in everything from crackers and ice creams to puddings and baked goods and gums to thicken or stabilize foods, replace fat, enhance fiber content, and to extend the shelf … Continue reading

Kraft Confesses: “We Use Genetically Engineered Bovine Growth Hormone”

According to the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a non-profit grassroots organization campaigning for health, and the exploration of crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, and genetic engineering, Kraft has admitted to using milk from rBST and rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormones) supplemented cow … Continue reading

10 Reasons Your Kid Should Not Drink Soda

Last year a Gallup poll revealed that 48 percent of surveyed Americans drink soft drinks on a daily basis. Seven percent of those surveyed claimed they drink four or more sodas a day. Rates of soda consumption were higher with … Continue reading

Beef Grading System Determines Market Price

Blame it all on Christopher Columbus.  Legend has it that the famous explorer brought cattle with him on his second voyage to the New World in 1493.  Thus began America’s love affair with beef. Whether  your preference is filet mignon … Continue reading

12 Year-old McDonald’s Burger Shows No Sign of Decay

Our intrigue regarding the eternal shelf life of a McDonald’s hamburger began after reading of New York photographer Sally Davies’ exploits involving a Happy Meal Project: Davies purchased a Happy Meal, and perched the McDonald’s hamburger and french fries on … Continue reading

Marijuana Soda – A Different Kind of High

If you’re looking for a refreshing alternative to that soda in the grocery shelf, then you don’t have to wait any longer. Barring the passing of a law or a natural disaster, then a new line of soda is ready … Continue reading

10 Revolting Additives You Won’t Believe Are In Your Food

The majority of our food supply is contaminated with GMO’s, pesticides, and antibiotics, but many manufactured foods are also laced with a plethora of synthetic chemicals, from food colorants that increase the risks of cancer, hyperactivity in children and allergic … Continue reading