About Almonds: Raw or Rocket Fuel? Take Your Pick

Almonds labeled “raw” in the United States are harboring a scary secret.  Here’s how you can avoid it.

Are almonds safe to eat? (And the question is relevant for the now almost ubiquitous almond milk Continue reading

Consumer Protection Group Applauds FDA Ban on Trans Fats, but Undermines GMO Labeling Movement…

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On June 16, 2015, the FDA announced partially hydrogenated oils (a primary source of trans fat) will no longer be allowed in food unless authorized by the agency, due to their health risks Continue reading

Antibiotic Resistance Will Kill 300 Million People by 2050

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Three problems with the US food supply are the way food is raised; the way it’s processed; and the routine use of hazardous drugs and chemicals Continue reading

Could You Eat on $3.37 a Day?

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A typical family using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the official name for food stamps, will have about $3.37 per person, per day, with which to buy food Continue reading

Why I Kicked My Keurig to the Curb

What busy person doesn’t love the idea of having a personal cup of coffee instantly with the push of a button. Many people are delighted when the Keurig machines show up in the workplace or doctor’s waiting room. I loved the idea. I bought one from Costco along with the handy unit to store those awkward K Cups.  I, of course, insisted on the Newman’s Organic K Cups for my coffee choice. Continue reading

The Paleo Diet—Is It Right for You?

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Humans today suffer more chronic and debilitating diseases than ever before. And there can be little doubt that our food choices play a major role Continue reading

New Documentary “Ingredients” Looks at the Local Food Movement

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The documentary film Ingredients takes a refreshing look at the local food movement that is sweeping the US

By shifting to locally grown foods, you improve your health and lower your risk of illness, Continue reading

Cancer & Sugar – Strategy for Selective Starvation of Cancer

According to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, sugar poses a health risk—contributing to around 35 million deaths globally each year. So high is sugar’s toxicity that it should now be considered a potentially toxic substance like alcohol and tobacco. Continue reading

More Health Problems for those who Eat Added Sugars in Processed Foods

According to a recently released study that traced the eating habits of Minnesota residents for 27 years, the body weight of Americans is rising along with their increased intake of sugars added to processed and home-cooked foods.

This comes as no surprise to brother and Sister Tom and Dian Griesel, the co-founders of The Business School of Happiness and co-authors of the new book Turbo Charged, which presents a weight-loss program consisting of 8 easy steps that train you to use your excess body fat as fuel, eat intelligently, and incorporate activity into your hectic schedule.

“Added sugars come in many forms and have various names, such as ‘high-fructose corn syrup,’ ‘agave nectar,’ ‘brown rice syrup,’ and ‘brown sugar,'” says Tom. “None are healthy, and all have the same detrimental effect on our bodies. Equally harmful are hidden sugars, like those in items such as French fries and Ketchup  Continue reading