Up to 80% of US Apples Coated with Potentially Toxic Chemical Already Banned in Europe

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A chemical used widely on ‘conventional’ or non-organic apples in the US has been banned in Europe since 2012 after the makers couldn’t prove that is was safe for human consumption. Image credit: SPT Photographe

The chemical, diphenylamine (also known as DPA) is used by apple producers after harvesting to prevent ‘storage scald’, or bruises on the fruit that normally take place during the months it takes to store and transport the apples to the grocery store.

The World Health Organization and US health regulators claims that DPA a relatively safe for human consumption, but EU officials disagree. According to ewg.org (more…)

25 Foods: In The New Year, Eat More To Weigh Less

The tendency to eat one or two large meals per day of all the wrong foods is what eventually leads us to tip the scales. You need to consume more meals, and of the right foods to weigh less. If you make one weight loss resolution in 2013 (in addition to exercise), make it to include and frequently consume the following 25 foods above all else.
* Signifies sources should be organic to minimize pesticide load and maxmize nutrient content.
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5 Food-Medicines That Could Quite Possibly Save Your Life

Food Medicines That Could Quite Possibly Save Your Life

Though Mother Nature’s formulas are proprietary, she does not grant patents

~ Sayer Ji

Some of the most powerful medicines on the planet are masquerading around as foods and spices. While they do not lend themselves to being patented, nor will multi-billion dollar human clinical trials ever be funded to prove them efficacious, they have been used since time immemorial to both nourish our bodies, and to prevent and treat disease.  So valued were these in ancient times that they were worth their weight in gold, and entire civilizations either rose to great power or collapsed as a result of their relationship to them.

What is even more amazing is that many of these “plant allies” are found growing in our backyards, and often sitting there in our refrigerators and spice racks, neglected and under appreciated.  In fact, many of us use these daily unaware that this is why we don’t get sick as often as those who do not incorporate them into their diet. Let’s look at a few examples…. (more…)

5 Food-Medicines That Could Quite Possibly Save Your Life

Food Medicines That Could Quite Possibly Save Your Life

Though Mother Nature’s formulas are proprietary, she does not grant patents

~ Sayer Ji

Some of the most powerful medicines on the planet are masquerading around as foods and spices. While they do not lend themselves to being patented, nor will multi-billion dollar human clinical trials ever be funded to prove them efficacious, they have been used since time immemorial to both nourish our bodies, and to prevent and treat disease.  So valued were these in ancient times that they were worth their weight in gold, and entire civilizations either rose to great power or collapsed as a result of their relationship to them.   (more…)

Five Of The Best Foods For Fat Loss

Everyone wants to eat right and/or lose weight.  But not everyone knows what the best foods for fighting belly fat are. Protein, fat, and carbohydrates (yes I said carbohydrates) will feed your metabolism-boosting lean mass helping you destroy belly fat forever!  So what are the best foods for blasting away belly fat?

Here is a list of my top five foods for weight loss: (more…)

Are You Unwittingly Devouring Dangerous Toxins?

Fourteen.

That, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), is the average number of pesticides you are likely to be unknowingly gulping down in an attempt to be healthy by eating your five fruits and vegetables per day.

Of course, that’s if the produce you’re choosing happens to be on the EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables with the worst overall pesticide scores. (more…)