Category Archives: Food

FDA Finally Listened and Removed Arsenic from Chickens

… The U.S. FDA has announced that Pfizer will stop the sale of the animal drug 3-Nitro. The drug is used in chicken feed, but an agency analysis detected inorganic arsenic in the livers of chickens treated with the drug. 3-Nitro is used to help control coccidiosis, a parasitic disease that affects the intestinal tracts… Read More »

FDA names Taylor Farms as source in parasite outbreak

Taylor Farms of Mexico, a division of a California-based produce supplier whose greens go to national restaurants including Red Lobster and Olive Garden, shipped parasite-tainted salad mix that has sickened hundreds in Nebraska and Iowa, U.S. health officials said Friday. Food and Drug Administration officials did not say whether the same bagged salad is tied… Read More »

Sleep aid from the pumpkin patch? Ontario doctor creates all-natural solution

… one psychiatrist, inundated with patients with insomnia… [has] an entrepreneurial medical story with worldwide appeal. Stratford Ont.-based psychiatrist Dr. Craig Hudson said he started noticing about 10 years ago that many of his patients were complaining about their inability to sleep or stay asleep. Many of them were taking sleep medications or over-the-counter sleep… Read More »

Strawberries Can Reverse Precancerous Progression

Because of the well-defined, stepwise progression of esophageal, researchers jumped on it as a way to test the ability of berries – the healthiest fruits – to reverse the progression of cancer. A randomized phase 2 clinical trial of strawberries for patients with precancerous lesions of the esophagus was undertaken. Six months of eating the… Read More »

Raw Milk Confirmed as Low Risk

Three quantitative microbial risk assessments (QMRAs) recently published in the Journal of Food Protection have demonstrated that unpasteurized milk is a low-risk food, contrary to previous, inappropriately-evidenced claims suggesting a high-risk profile.€  These scholarly papers, along with dozens of others, were reviewed on May 16, 2013 at the Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver, BC… Read More »

104 Studies: Pesticides linked Parkinson’s

… A recent meta-analysis published in the journal Neurology6, examined data from 104 studies published between 1975 and 2011, in search for a potential link between pesticides and Parkinson’s disease. As many previous studies, it found one… Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder in which neurons in a region within your brain responsible for normal… Read More »

University creates sperm bank for honeybees

There’s a lot of buzz at Washington State University over work to develop the first sperm bank for honeybees. Entomologist Steve Sheppard and his crew are using liquid nitrogen to preserve semen extracted from the industrious insects that pollinate much of the nation’s food supply but face environmental threats. The goal is to preserve and… Read More »

Surprising Sex Specific Benefit from a Vegetarian Diet

In a recent study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers investigated the association between a vegetarian diet lifestyle and that of mortality using data gleaned from 73,308 Seventh-day Adventist men and women who participated in the study by answering a quantitative food frequency questionnaire. Advertisement Based on the questionnaire, the study participants were… Read More »

Modern Wheat: 'Perfect Chronic Poison' Says Expert

The world's most popular grain is also the deadliest for the human metabolism. Modern wheat isn't really wheat at all and is a "perfect, chronic poison," according to Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist, author and leading expert on wheat. … Approximately 700 million tons of wheat are now cultivated worldwide making it the second most-produced… Read More »

How to Grow Your Own Organic Food in Small Spaces

Sprouts are an authentic "super" food that many overlook or have long stopped using. In addition to their superior nutritional profile, sprouts are really easy to grow if you're an apartment dweller, as they don't require an outdoor garden. A powerhouse of nutrition, sprouts can contain up to 30 times the nutrition of organic vegetables… Read More »

GM Wheat Could Permanently Damage Human Genetics by Silencing Hundreds of Genes Throughout the Body

It is one of the only major food crops left without a genetically-modified GM counterpart, but this could soon change if the Australian government gets its way in approving a GM wheat variety developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization CSIRO, an agency of the Australian government. Despite being hailed by its creators… Read More »

The Amazing Human Body

Three hours after eating duck eggs that had been in the refrigerator for a month I had a painful bloated stomach. Food poisoning, obviously. I was nauseous and had diarrhea. After an hour, I was getting worse, not better. My HMO advice nurse after consulting a doctor recommended Imodium AD. Well if your body is… Read More »

McDonald’s hamburger looks the same after 14 years

A US man has shown off a 14-year-old McDonald’s hamburger that looks the same as the day he bought it. David Whipple, from Utah, had originally planned to keep the burger for two months in order to show friends how its preservatives would maintain its appearance. But, after accidentally leaving the product in his pocket… Read More »