October 20, 2014

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Whey Too Much: Greek Yogurt’s Dark Side Whey Too Much: Greek Yogurt’s Dark Side

Greek yogurt is a booming $2 billion a year industry — and it’s producing millions of pounds of waste that industry insiders are scrambling to figure out what to do with.

Big Pharma’s Drugs Make Your Heartburn Worse: Now They Want to Fix it with Surgery, Ignoring Natural Remedies! Big Pharma’s Drugs Make Your Heartburn Worse: Now They Want to Fix it with Surgery, Ignoring Natural Remedies!

Rather than utilize safe and natural remedies for treating heartburn, Big Pharma now wants to perform surgery in order to place a metal ring with magnets in your throat. The side effects from this procedure show that it is far from an ideal way to treat a condition affecting more than 20% of the US population. There are countless natural remedies that are safe and effective and do not require dangerous surgery.

45 Uses For Lemons That Will Change Your Life 45 Uses For Lemons That Will Change Your Life

Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you’ll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7.

Coconut Oil Reverses Dementia in an 85-Year-Old Man at 35 days Coconut Oil Reverses Dementia in an 85-Year-Old Man at 35 days

In this video report Steve in Sydney describes how coconut oil reversed dementia in his 85 year old father in only 35 days.

Champion of Natural Medicine Doctor Attacked by Washington State Medical Board Champion of Natural Medicine Doctor Attacked by Washington State Medical Board

Dr. Wright is a champion of natural medicine. He has developed innovative and successful natural therapies utilizing food, supplements, and lifestyle changes for a host of maladies that conventional medicine cannot cure. The Washington State Medical Board blames medical legend Jonathan Wright, MD, for its own misconduct, and is suspending his license.

Why are Nutritionists Sponsored by Junk Food Companies? Why are Nutritionists Sponsored by Junk Food Companies?

Can you rely on the government to provide objective, health-promoting dietary advice via the food guide now known as MyPlate? The short answer to that question is “No.” The reality of how government bows to food-industry interests is shocking, and most certainly plays a role in the obesity epidemic.

Unapproved GMO Wheat Found In Oregon Unapproved GMO Wheat Found In Oregon

The USDA announced today that they had found the presence of GMO wheat on a farm in Oregon. Monsanto was authorized to field test a variety of GMO wheat from 1998 to 2005, but it was never approved. Since these field tests occurred in 16 states, there is no telling how far and how wide the contamination may have occurred. An Oregon State University scientist made the discovery and reported it to the USDA.

The USDA, of course, claims that there are no safety concerns. But in the same breath, they make it clear that the party responsible for the contamination is liable for criminal prosecution and a $1 million fine.

Updates on GMO Labeling Bills at State and Federal Levels Updates on GMO Labeling Bills at State and Federal Levels

It’s good news/bad news in Connecticut for GMO labeling advocates this week, where the state Senate voted 35-1 in favor of SB 802, a GE labeling bill that ANH-USA helped draft. After the Senate passed the bill, the Connecticut House accepted an amendment from Governor Dan Malloy and Speaker Brendan Sharkey, despite strong protest from advocates, that weakened the bill.

On the federal level, the Sanders amendment to the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, which would have permitted states to require the labeling of GMOs, failed with a vote of 71-27.

Eating Peppers May Reduce Parkinson’s Risk Eating Peppers May Reduce Parkinson’s Risk

Peppers are a member of the Solanaceae family of vegetables, informally known as nightshades, which also includes tobacco, tomatoes and potatoes. Upon analyzing the vegetable consumption, tobacco and caffeine use of nearly 500 newly diagnosed Parkinson’s patients as well as a group of healthy controls, researchers found that eating peppers – but not other vegetables in the Solanaceae family — was associated with a 19 percent lower risk of Parkinson’s.

Study: Saturated Fat Not Associated with Risk of Coronary Artery Disease, Coconut Oil and Dairy Fat Healthy Study: Saturated Fat Not Associated with Risk of Coronary Artery Disease, Coconut Oil and Dairy Fat Healthy

The lipid theory of heart disease linking saturated fat to coronary heart disease continues to crumble. Of course there never was any real solid science linking traditional saturated fats and cholesterol to heart disease, but that didn’t stop the pharmaceutical companies from making billions of dollars from the sale of cholesterol-lowering drugs. Before the patent expired, Lipitor was the best selling drug of all time, nearly equaling the sales of all other drugs combined.

An excellent study analyzing the existing medical literature regarding dietary fats and heart disease was just published in Advances in Nutrition by Glen D. Lawrence, PhD, from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY – Dietary Fats and Health: Dietary Recommendations in the Context of Scientific Evidence.

This analysis is significant because it not only looks at the differences of dietary oils classified as saturated fatty acids (SFA), monounsaturated fatty acids (MFA) or polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), but also the ratios of Omega 3 (ω3) to Omega 6 (ω6) fatty acids contained within PUFAs. Older research had suggested that PUFAs had a lower risk of heart disease. But the science actually points to only Omega 3 fatty acids, such as those found in fish oils, as being heart healthy, and not Omega 6 fatty acids, such as those found in corn and soybean oil, which comprise more than 90% of the dietary oil market in the U.S.

The study also correctly vindicates the negative bias against saturated fat found in coconut oil and dairy products: “Several recent analyses indicate that SFAs, particularly in dairy products and coconut oil, can improve health.”



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