Google News 170 Scientific Reasons to Lose the Soy in Your Diet With all the loads of scientific data available that soy is not a healthy part of anyone’s diet, it shocks me how many folks are still on the “soy is good for you” bandwagon – even people who should know better like your doctor! I just got an email from a reader the other day who had been to multiple doctors, both holistic and conventional, and all but one of them were telling her that plenty of soy in her diet would help her menopause symptoms. I had another shocking conversation recently with a doctor of Internal Medicine who had no idea soy was a potent goitrogenic food and actively suppressed thyroid function. Be careful folks. For those of you who just sat down because you are so taken aback by the notion that soy is not actually the healthfood you thought it was, here are 170 scientific reasons to back up this assertion. Fermented Soy Fine in Small Amounts for Some People Dangers of Soy #1 Still think munching on edamame instead of popcorn is a healthy habit? Dangers of Soy #2 Hey guys!
Turning toxic vegetable refuse into nutritious animal feed A new technology, known as transport engineering, aims to remove unwanted substances from edible portions of plants. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) A Danish research team has developed a method that can prevent unwanted toxins in oilseed rape from reaching the edible parts of the plant. This means that the rapeseed cake – the refuse remaining after the oil has been expressed from the rapeseed – may in the future be used in feed for pigs and poultry on a completely different scale. “We have developed a new technology that we call transport engineering,” says Professor Barbara Halkier, Head of Center of Excellence for Dynamic Molecular Interactions (DynaMo) at Copenhagen University’s Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. “It can be used to remove unwanted substances from edible portions of plants. Rapeseed plants fill their seed with toxic defence compounds The researcher explains that all plants produce toxins to defend themselves against disease attacks and herbivores.
The Incestuous Relationship Between Monsanto and the White House [video] Abby Martin of RT takes a close look at the incestuous relationship between the White House and Monsanto, including ties between Monsanto and both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. The roots of the relationship between Monsanto and the White House go back for decades. Bush senior’s administration was responsible for deeming GMO crops substantially equivalent to non-GMO crops, opening the flood gates for the industry to take over the food supply with little room for the opposition. Mitt Romney was intimately involved with Monsanto’s transition into biotechnology. During the presidential primaries, Romney named an 11-member agricultural advisory committee that was full of Monsanto connections. After promising to label GMO’s during his 2008 campaign, President Obama has opened the doors for the following GM crops during his administration: Tags: Corporatism, Islam Siddiqui Obama, Michael Taylor Obama, obama monsanto, Roger Beachy Obama, romney monsanto
7 Foods You Should Never Eat Sometimes, even foods that seem healthy can harbor hidden problems that can affect our health and our planet. Here are seven foods you should never eat—and easy swaps to help eliminate them from your kitchen. Conventional Apples Right at the top of the “dirty dozen” list, conventional apples are sprayed with the most pesticides of almost any fruit because their growing method means they don’t develop natural pest resistance. Make the switch: Buy organic apples! Conventionally Grown Potatoes Think about it: A potato is a root vegetable, and plants absorb nutrients—and other junk—from the soil through their roots. Make the swap: Buy organic potatoes—even frozen ones. Corn-Fed Beef The biggest problems with corn-fed beef start with the corn, because cows evolved to eat grasses, not grains. Make the swap: Buy grass-fed beef instead of corn-fed and enjoy higher levels of good nutrients like omega-3s and vitamin E, and lower levels of bad stuff like inflammatory omega-6s and saturated fat.
What Coke Contains — Food for Thought The Vons grocery store two miles from my home in Los Angeles, California sells 12 cans of Coca-Cola for $6.59 — 54 cents each. The tool chain that created this simple product is incomprehensibly complex. Each can originated in a small town of 4,000 people on the Murray River in Western Australia called Pinjarra. The bar is transported to Downey, California, where it is rolled flat in a rolling mill, and turned into aluminum sheets. Coca-Cola is made from a syrup produced by the Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta. The second ingredient, caramel coloring, gives the drink its distinctive dark brown color. A much smaller proportion of the syrup is flavors. The final ingredient is caffeine, a stimulating alkaloid that can be derived from the kola nut, coffee beans and other sources. All these ingredients are combined and boiled down to a concentrate, then transported from the Coca-Cola Company factory in Atlanta to Downey where the concentrate is diluted with water infused with carbon dioxide.
[FitChatter] This Is Your Body. This is Your Body on Ramen and Gatorade. | The Smart Living Network What can we learn about our food choices from the new viral video showing what happens when your body attempts to digest ramen noodles? College students of the world, take note: a new video is making the rounds, showing what happens when your body attempts to digest ramen noodles as opposed to fresh, whole foods. And it ain’t pretty. Let’s be honest: the idea that ramen noodles are not as good for you as unprocessed foods is not exactly revolutionary. Bardin made the video using a little tiny LED/camera capsule called M2A (Mouth to Anus, if you really wanted to know). Test subject one: Top Ramen, Gatorade, gummi bears Test subject two: homemade broth and noodles, hibiscus drink, gummi bears made of juice If you have four and a half minutes and a strong gag reflex, here’s the video: For those who can’t stomach the video – first of all, I don’t blame you whatsoever. Bardin says that her goal is to help people become more informed about their food choices. What are your thoughts on the video?
Nine foods you should never eat again (NaturalNews) With so much misinformation out there about food and how it affects human health, making healthy food choices for you and your family can be difficult and confusing. There are a number of specific foods; however, that you will want to avoid in almost every circumstance because they provide virtually no health benefits while posing plenty of health risks. Here are nine foods you should never eat again if you care about preserving your long-term health: 1) White bread, refined flours. By definition, white bread and refined flours in general are toxic for your body because they have been stripped of virtually all vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other important nutrients. Because of this, the body does not know how to properly digest and assimilate these so-called foods, which can lead to health problems. 2) Conventional frozen meals. 3) White rice. 4) Microwaveable popcorn. 5) Cured meat products with nitrates, nitrites. 6) Most conventional protein, energy bars. Sources :
Potential drought resilience strategies for the Horn of Africa The Horn of Africa (HoA), which comprises of eight countries, has an estimated combined population of 210 million people and is one of the world’s most food-insecure and vulnerable regions on the planet, with the majority of the inhabitant’s pastoralists and agro-pastoralists, living on marginalized lands. Poverty, rapid population growth and conflicts are also common in the region. Factor in recurrent droughts which have induced high rates of crop failures, diminished potential livestock grazing lands and result in loss of lives and livelihoods, makes this region of the world one of the most challenging and difficult places to live. In 2011, the region faced the worst drought in decades that decimated crops and livestock, and left over 12 million people, mainly the pastoralist communities, in distress across the affected region. Prior to the devastating drought, a Regional Study on Sustainable Livestock Development in the HoA was commissioned by the Africa Development Bank (AfDB).
The V Spot: How to store fresh produce - From A to Zucchini. (And a handy printable.) What’s the best way to store fresh produce? Do you ever buy fresh fruits and vegetables, toss them into the produce drawer and forget about them? Then a few days later you open the drawer only to discover that it’s all spoiled? (‘Fess up, because I know I’m not the only one….) Pin There’s a proper way to store fresh produce, and as I am about to launch into a new work-out routine and a healthier diet, I thought I would finally determine the proper ways to store it all. It kind of comes down to which fruits and vegetables give off the natural gas, ethelyne. Apples – Do not wash until just before eating, keep them sealed in the plastic produce bag, in the refrigerator. Bananas - They produce more ethelyne gas than any other fruit. Cabbage – Keep in the fridge, in a plastic bag. Cherries - Store in the fridge in a plastic bag. Corn – Husks on? Grapes – Do not wash until just before eating, as they also have a bloom. Pears – If they aren’t ripe, store them at room temperature.
Why 80 Percent of People Worldwide Will Soon Stop Eating Wheat March 20, 2012 Why 80 Percent of People Worldwide Will Soon Stop Eating Wheat The future of wheat is certain, and it's toxic. There are as many health risks associated with the consumption of wheat as there are nutritional benefits claimed by the wheat industry. Why is there such a strong emphasis on the development of wheat products all over the world when there are so many adverse and crippling effects such as neurological impairment, dementia, heart disease, cataracts, diabetes, arthritis and visceral fat accumulation, not to mention the full range of intolerances and bloating now experienced by millions of people? Approximately 700 million tons of wheat are now cultivated worldwide making it the second most-produced grain after maize. At some point in our history, this ancient grain was nutritious in some respects, however modern wheat really isn't wheat at all. Dr. If introduced, GE wheat will enter farmers’ rotations along with the already HT canola and soybeans. Health Effects 1.
Smart indoor garden discreetly grows plants and herbs One doesn't necessarily need a green thumb and lush plots of land in order to cultivate quality crops. A Canadian-based team has launched a product aimed at individuals who want to grow plants and herbs year-round without all the guesswork. The Grobo indoor gardening system features smart tech designed to simulate ideal growing conditions while providing real-time information to users. Indoor, automated, and/or smart growing systems are nothing new. One could take a trip to a local nursery and pick up ready-to-go pods that need only periodic watering and daily sunshine, not unlike the Click and Grow Smart Herb Garden. But vigilance matters – a few missed days of care can impact resulting harvests. Standing at nearly 4 ft (1.2 m) tall, the rectangular-shaped Grobo could be casually mistaken for an Ikea bookshelf – ideal for those who don't have space for a greenhouse the size of a vending machine. The estimated delivery date is April, 2017. Source: Grobo
Want Cleaner and Purer Air? Try Air-Cleaning Plants, NASA Says NASA knows a thing or two about keeping air clean, sending astronauts into space with a limited amont of breathable air for months on end. Afterall, they can’t simply open a window when things get stuffy in space. What NASA researchers have learned about air quality in the home concerning air-cleaning plants, however, is refreshing to say the least. They’ve found several common houseplant varieties can essentially clean the air of certain chemicals. They tested a variety of plants to see which was best at removing carcinogens like trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, and benzene. According to the NY Times: “Formaldehyde is commonly found in drapes, glues and coating products. And with asbestos, formaldehyde, and other VOCs leaching off every wall of our home, it’s no surprise that indoor pollution may be causing 50% of illnesses worldwide. Taken from NASA’s ‘Interior Landscape Plants for Indoor Air Pollutant Abatement‘ report, it reads: Dr. Additional Sources: NY Times Scribd