organic diet

Are Your Cranberries Contaminated with THESE?

Turkey, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie... and cranberries. Thanksgiving just wouldn't be complete without a dose of these tart little fruits. In fact, each year, approximately 80 million pounds of cranberries are enjoyed during Thanksgiving week alone, starring in everything from fruit salads and festive cocktails to baked dishes and desserts. And cranberries are loaded with health benefits. … [Read more...]

Organic Foods: Are they a Waste of Money?

The fact that you're reading this suggests that you care about protecting your health and that of your family. It says that you care about the foods you consume and the ingredients within them. In fact, you probably believe that organic meat and produce are healthier and safer than those that are raised and grown conventionally. But as sensible as these ideas are, they are actually a threat to … [Read more...]

Three Reasons to Go Organic

Confused about organic versus conventional food? Most people eat naturally-raised meats and organic produce because they want to avoid pesticides and antibiotics and because these foods are more nutrient rich than conventional meat and produce. But there is another important reason to choose organic foods - to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMO). If you eat processed food - … [Read more...]

Protect Your Kids from Pesticides (Three Steps)

If you're concerned about toxic pesticides on your produce, you're not alone. More and more of us are choosing organic foods to help reduce our exposure to harmful substances. Pesticides, herbicides and other biocides can be harmful even in minute concentrations. And the effects add up over time. These chemicals can have a range of negative health consequences for adults. But they are an … [Read more...]

A Toast to Biodynamic Wine

Biodynamic wines are crafted using the principles of biodynamic agriculture. In recent years, the practice of biodynamics in viticulture - or grape growing - has become popular, especially in Europe. Biodynamic agriculture stems from the concepts and practices of Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) whose now famous "Agriculture Course" created in 1924 predated the organic movement. The principles and … [Read more...]

Whole Foods: Your Best Bet for Health

Whole foods are foods in their most natural, unaltered forms—just the way nature intended. Wholesome and free from processing or adulterating, whole foods were custom designed by Mother Nature to fuel our bodies with a wide array of nutrients and enzymes that sustain life and protect against disease. Fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and beans—these foods look very much on our plate as … [Read more...]

The Dirty Dozen

Evidence continues to mount on the many ways in which small doses of pesticides adversely affect health-especially during critical periods of fetal development and childhood. Because pesticides aren't listed on labels like trans fat and artificial colors, the best way to avoid these environmental contaminants is to choose organic foods. (Learn about the ways you can protect your kids from … [Read more...]

Sustainable Seafood

Across the globe, unsustainable fishing practices and habitat destruction pose threat to the oceans, marine animals and seafood we love. But it doesn't have to be this way. In fact, responsible harvesting, advances in fish farming and your conscious culinary choices directly support sustainable fisheries and make healthier, sustainable fish more readily available while protecting our oceans … [Read more...]

Get 25% MORE Antioxidants in Organic Food

Do you want to have vibrant health long into your golden years? If so, then aim to pack the most nutrition and antioxidants into each and every meal you enjoy. And the best way to do that? Eat organic. Studies Prove It: There are More Nutrients and Antioxidants in Organic Foods In fact, a recent comprehensive review of more than 97 studies found that there are more antioxidants in … [Read more...]

Grass-Fed Beef

If you have picked up a newspaper or turned on the news recently, you might have read or heard the story that "red meat causes cancer." Just about every major health organization and the entire mainstream news media have broadcast headlines about a study of 500,000 people, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study concluded that eating “red meat” raises total mortality risk – … [Read more...]

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