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Sugar. Toxins in Food. Calcium. Cholesterol. How the modern diet destroys gut health and immunity. (NaturalHealth365) More Americans than ever are struggling with gut health issues.

How the modern diet destroys gut health and immunity

And, it’s no wonder, thanks to the typical American’s diet, loaded with processed, low fiber foods, chemicals and denatured ingredients. Toxic diets – low in fiber – destroy the diversity of intestinal flora and can cause a wide range of health problems and lower immune function. Eat Real Food for Optimal Health and Weight. Saturated Fat. Declining Foods Nutrients. Raw Milk. Organic Food. Why I am a Pegan – or Paleo-Vegan – and Why You Should Be Too! As a doctor, it is my job to figure out the best way to keep my patients healthy.

Why I am a Pegan – or Paleo-Vegan – and Why You Should Be Too!

We now know that food is medicine, perhaps the most powerful drug on the planet with the power to cause or cure most disease. If food is more than just calories, if food is information that controls every aspect of our biology and health, then I better know what to advise people to prevent, treat and even reverse chronic disease. So the fundamental question of our time, given that the cost of chronic disease caused mostly by what we eat will cost our global economy $47 trillion over the next 20 years and cause over 50 million preventable deaths a year is this: Conventional Sodium Advice WRONG, Large Study Confirms. A large international study conducted in 17 countries and recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found the advice given by doctors to their heart patients and others with regard to sodium has been WRONG.

Conventional Sodium Advice WRONG, Large Study Confirms

Conventional advice given by most Western doctors and even published by the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion – part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – has recommended that those under 50 years old limit their sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams per day, and those over 50 limit their sodium consumption to less then 1,500 milligrams per day. The recent study, conducted by nearly 400 scientists around the world, followed 156,424 people between the ages of 35 and 70 years old living in 628 cities and villages in Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Zimbabwe.

Stories of Healing Through Nutrition

Why Organic Food Costs So Much (It’s Not What You Think) It is becoming increasingly clear that our food supply is hopped up on ingredients that flat out did not exist a generation ago.

Why Organic Food Costs So Much (It’s Not What You Think)

Why I Don't Recommend A Vegan, Raw, Paleo Or Gluten-Free Diet. Sweet Potato & Kale Hash When my brothers and I were kids, my mother used to make us eggs poached in tomato sauce.

Why I Don't Recommend A Vegan, Raw, Paleo Or Gluten-Free Diet

We loved soaking up the eggs and sauce with a piece of crusty bread.

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Bad Food. 10 Foods Sold in the U.S. That Are Banned. This Article First Appeared At Care2.com: Americans are slowly realizing that food sold in the US doesn’t just taste different than foods sold in other countries, it’s created differently.

10 Foods Sold in the U.S. That Are Banned

Sadly, many U.S. foods are BANNED in Europe — and for good reason. Take a look at the plummeting health of Americans; what role might toxic foods play in our skyrocketing disease rates? Below are 10 American foods that are banned elsewhere. Coca-Cola's Assault on Tap Water. While public health advocates have sung the praises of tap water for years, Coca-Cola has been focusing on its own covert assault on the affordable, healthful, and refreshing beverage.

Coca-Cola's Assault on Tap Water

Unbeknownst to many in the nutrition and public health world, the soft drink giant launched a "Cap the Tap" program -- aimed at restaurants -- in 2010, described in the following manner on the Coke Solutions website: Capture Lost Revenue By Turning Off the Tap Every time your business fills a cup or glass with tap water, it pours potential profits down the drain. The good news: Cap the Tap -- a program available through your Coca-Cola representative -- changes these dynamics by teaching crew members or wait staff suggestive selling techniques to convert requests for tap water into orders for revenue-generating beverages. Coca-Cola cites a 2006 tap water usage study to point out the obvious -- that consumers drink tap water because of habit, health concerns or price sensitivity. Sweden Becomes First Western Nation to Reject Low-fat Diet Dogma in Favor of Low-carb High-fat Nutrition.

Swedish meatballs now “OK” Brian Shilhavy Health Impact News Editor Sweden has become the first Western nation to develop national dietary guidelines that reject the popular low-fat diet dogma in favor of low-carb high-fat nutrition advice.

Sweden Becomes First Western Nation to Reject Low-fat Diet Dogma in Favor of Low-carb High-fat Nutrition

The switch in dietary advice followed the publication of a two-year study by the independent Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment. The committee reviewed 16,000 studies published through May 31, 2013. Swedish doctor, Andreas Eenfeldt, who runs the most popular health blog in Scandinavia (DietDoctor.com) published some of the highlights of this study in English: Health markers will improve on a low-carbohydrate diet: …a greater increase in HDL cholesterol (“the good cholesterol”) without having any adverse affects on LDL cholesterol (“the bad cholesterol”).

Dr. Butter, olive oil, heavy cream, and bacon are not harmful foods. Are Your Veggies Grown With Recycled Sewage? Hey, get this: That stuff you flush down the toilet, well, it may have been used to grow the baby carrots you just ate.

Are Your Veggies Grown With Recycled Sewage?

Millions of tons of our chemically treated bodily and industrial waste are spread onto US soil each year—sometimes right onto food crops. Once sewage reaches a sewage treatment plant, it goes through processes to clean it and separate water from solids. The treated water may then be used to irrigate crops, while the treated solids (biosolids) can be used as crop fertilizer. Acrylamide: Primary Hazard of Processed Foods. U.S. dairy industry petitions FDA to approve aspartame as hidden, unlabeled additive in milk, yogurt, eggnog and cream. (NaturalNews) You probably already know that the FDA has declared war on raw milk and even helped fund and coordinate armed government raids against raw milk farmers and distributors.

U.S. dairy industry petitions FDA to approve aspartame as hidden, unlabeled additive in milk, yogurt, eggnog and cream

Is Diet Soda Bad For You? Pop quiz! What’s the single biggest source of calories for Americans? White bread? Big Macs? Actually, try soda. Sustainable Table: What's on Your Plate? Do You Know Where Restaurant Food Comes From? Skimming the Truth - Fat in Dairy Products. Big Sugar's Sweet Little Lies. Illustration: Chris BuzelliOn a brisk spring Tuesday in 1976, a pair of executives from the Sugar Association stepped up to the podium of a Chicago ballroom to accept the Oscar of the public relations world, the Silver Anvil award for excellence in "the forging of public opinion.

" The trade group had recently pulled off one of the greatest turnarounds in PR history. For nearly a decade, the sugar industry had been buffeted by crisis after crisis as the media and the public soured on sugar and scientists began to view it as a likely cause of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Industry ads claiming that eating sugar helped you lose weight had been called out by the Federal Trade Commission, and the Food and Drug Administration had launched a review of whether sugar was even safe to eat. “Organic” Baby Food May Soon Contain Who-Knows-What. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is even considering allowing genetically engineered vaccines for organic livestock.

Action Alert! The NOSB—a division of the USDA—is responsible for regulating all organic crops and determining what can be called “Certified Organic.” Progressive Eaters, Unite. By Courtney Helgoe / October 2008: The Politics of Health. FDA Food Inspections Fail To Catch Vast Majority Of Pathogens, 'Bloomberg Markets' Finds. Secrets About Your Food. The Farm Bill Has Expired: Five Reasons That's a Big Deal. There's plenty at stake in the Food and Farm Bill—that tome of legislation covering everything from farmers markets to food stamps to farmland conservation. Breaking News: FDA Confirms Concerning Arsenic Levels in Rice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new analysis confirming concerning high levels of inorganic and organic arsenic in rice products – white rice, brown rice, and rice products – confirming a similar Consumer Reports analysis.

Monsanto Corn Study In France Finds Tumors And Organ Damage In Rats. Cantaloupe Recall Expanded to Include Whole Growing Season, Honeydew.