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Yes, There’s Wood Pulp in Burgers…Here’s Why I Think it Matters. Michael KriegerLiberty Blitzkrieg July 2, 2014 On Monday, Quartz published an article by Devin Cohen titled, There is a Secret Ingredient in Your Burgers: Wood Pulp.

Yes, There’s Wood Pulp in Burgers…Here’s Why I Think it Matters

Given the headline and people’s already present suspicion regarding all of the shady and potentially dangerous ingredients hidden in food items, the article gained a lot of traction. Genetic Fallacy: How Monsanto Silences Scientific Dissent. Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed by James CorbettBoilingFrogsPost.com December 3, 2013 In September of last year, an international research team led by Dr. Diet May Be As Important To Mental Health As It Is To Physical Health. We know that food affects the body -- but could it just as powerfully impact the mind?

Diet May Be As Important To Mental Health As It Is To Physical Health

While the role of diet and nutrition in our physical health is undeniable, the influence of dietary factors on mental health has been less considered. That may be starting to change. For the first time, a report by a task force advising on new dietary guidelines, commissioned by the departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture, included a point considering the possible role of diet in mental health outcomes. 11 Proven Health Benefits of Chia Seeds (No. 3 is Best) Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet.

11 Proven Health Benefits of Chia Seeds (No. 3 is Best)

They are loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain. Here are 11 health benefits of chia seeds that are supported by human studies. 1. Propyl Paraben. Johanna Congleton, EWG Senior Scientist Are you eating an endocrine disruptor?

Propyl Paraben

The pastry you're thinking about buying may contain the preservative propyl paraben, linked to disruptions in hormone signaling. According to ingredient data obtained by EWG's Food Scores: Rate Your Plate, an online database and app that helps consumers eat healthier, propyl paraben is in 49 widely-available processed foods, including Sara Lee cinnamon rolls, Weight Watchers cakes and La Banderita Corn Tortillas. Toxic buildup leads to weight gain, belly fat, and other health problems. Try This Simple Detox Drink - Complete Health and Happiness. Do you suffer from excess weight, joint pain, headaches, acne, food allergies, depression, insomnia, fatigue?

Toxic buildup leads to weight gain, belly fat, and other health problems. Try This Simple Detox Drink - Complete Health and Happiness

If so, your body is probably out of balance and has a toxic overload. Your weight gain and belly fat can be linked to toxins in your liver. The liver has two important functions. Attention Vegetarians: 8 Foods with Hidden Animal Products. Elizabeth Renter| Naturalsociety | Aug 29th 2014 There are a multitude of reasons that people abstain from animal products in their diet.

Attention Vegetarians: 8 Foods with Hidden Animal Products

For religious reasons, health reasons, environmental reasons, or to protect animals. But whatever your cause, you should take the time to get informed about all the foods that may contain hidden animal products. Lists like this have been written again and again, but with good reason. Without them, vegans and vegetarians who are new to the lifestyle, or those who simply trust the food industry to be transparent, may unknowingly eat meat or animal-derived ingredients. Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why Consuming Red Meat Causes Cancer.

Until recently, the reason WHY red meat causes cancer hasn’t been understood.

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why Consuming Red Meat Causes Cancer

But this breakthrough changes everything… Many people grew up being urged to eat pork, beef, and dairy products for their health, but in recent years have received advice to cut back on animal products – especially red meat. According to a number of studies, the consumption of red meat is linked with increased risk for cancer(s), atherosclerosis (heart disease), stroke, Alzheimer’s, and even Type II Diabetes… But until now, researchers have not exactly understood why.

As The Telegraph reports, scientists from the University of California in San Diego believe it mainly has to do with sugar. While humans, as omnivores, can tolerate eating meat (and have been doing so for many years, but not in the quantity witnessed today) there is unique sugar named Neu5Gc, found in most mammals but not in humans, that triggers an immune response which causes inflammation.

Is Tofu Healthy Or Bad For You? A Science-Based Approach. “Stay away from soy, and soy-based products such as tofu.

Is Tofu Healthy Or Bad For You? A Science-Based Approach

They cause many health problems and can even KILL YOU!” Sound familiar? That’s because this type of alarmist message is widespread. All you need to do is type tofu + health in any search engine and you’ll be bombarded with articles touting the harm of tofu and the health dangers of soy. But is tofu really as bad for you as these articles make it seem? The Evidence for a Vegan Diet - James McWilliams. There's plenty of science to justify a plant-based diet, but the stories of personal transformation—curing diabetes, losing 100 pounds, living an active lifestyle—make the biggest impression.

The Evidence for a Vegan Diet - James McWilliams

Here is a comprehensive list of what I ate, in one form or another, on the day I wrote this: Kale, mustard greens, carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms, quinoa, amaranth, pinto beans, beets, parsnips, turnips, yellow peas, brown rice, kimchi, purple cabbage, butternut squash, blueberries, a banana, hemp seeds, flaxseed oil, snap peas, an apple, cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, pistachio nuts, garlic, broccoli, raisins, granola, avocado, polenta, salsa, a few saltines, a piece of raisin toast with apricot jam, tofu, coffee, olive oil, harisa, chickpeas, tomatoes, a small handful of chocolate chips, a couple of beers ... and a vitamin.

For the vegans with whom I share breakfast every weekday morning at a Casa de Luz in Austin, Texas, it's a standard daily spread. Image: sarsmis/Shutterstock. How to Go Vegan. Sustainability of meat-based and plant-based diets and the environment. © 2003 American Society for Clinical Nutrition Abstract Worldwide, an estimated 2 billion people live primarily on a meat-based diet, while an estimated 4 billion live primarily on a plant-based diet.

Sustainability of meat-based and plant-based diets and the environment

The US food production system uses about 50% of the total US land area, 80% of the fresh water, and 17% of the fossil energy used in the country. The heavy dependence on fossil energy suggests that the US food system, whether meat-based or plant-based, is not sustainable. The use of land and energy resources devoted to an average meat-based diet compared with a lactoovovegetarian (plant-based) diet is analyzed in this report.

Nutrition Landscape Information System: Nutrition Landscape Information System (NLIS) Country Profile. Close/Dismiss Window To enable mothers to establish and sustain exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, WHO and UNICEF recommend: · initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour of life; · exclusive breastfeeding, i.e. only breast milk with no additional food or drink, not even water; · breastfeeding on demand, as often the child wants, day and night; and.