Category Archives: Health

Amy’s Kitchen recalls frozen food over possible listeria-tainted spinach

Amy’s Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen food items because they could contain listeria-tainted spinach, the organic prepared-food company announced in a statement “While we are unaware of any illnesses, we immediately contacted FDA and out of an abundance of caution are voluntarily recalling the specific lots of some of our frozen…

Walmart Aims To Drive Down Organic Prices With New Cheaper Line

Recently I read an article from Clare O’Connor at Forbes regarding Walmart aiming to drive down the price of organic fruits and vegetables for thousands of consumers around the world using their purchasing power and swift logistics. Walmart executive vice president of grocery, Jack Sinclair told reporters “We’re removing the premium associated with organic groceries”…

China Goes ‘Organic’ After Food Safety Scares

Numerous and repeated incidents of contamination/adulteration of food and health safety issues in China have been making big news the world over. Over the past few years, babies have died after drinking melamine-laced milk, restaurant-goers have taken ill after consuming food fried in “gutter” oil, high levels of pesticides and chemicals have been found in…

The Trendy Cauliflower ‘Steaks’

This week I found an article at HuffPost talking about how wonderful Cauliflower Steaks are, I saw the pictures and this is definitely something I’d like to try myself. Cauliflower that noble crucifer that’s been getting so much attention lately. And we love a split, roasted cauliflower — a preparation that has been hugely popular…

Victory For Consumers: General Mills Announces That Original Cheerios Are Now Non-GMO

We’ve always come access the statement that there is no harm in eating GMO foods, as a matter of fact lots of foods currently in your supermarket shelves could be GMO, have GMO ingredients or have traces of GMO ingredients. The problem as I understand it is that during the natural cross pollination process of…

China Diabetes Epidemic

Yesterday I read an article on how China’s Diabetes epidemic is worse than previously estimated, a Chinese national survey shows that 11.6% of adults, or 114 million, have the disease. The Journal of the American Medical Association adds 22 million diabetics to a 2007 estimate, roughly the entire population of Australia. The Brussels-based International Diabetes…

Current Top 10 Natural Food Trends

There is a shift toward demand for healthy, natural and organic foods worldwide. The coming months might bring the following trends to the forefront of nutrition: Get real, man! Nutritious, organic foods are no longer targeted solely at women and children. There is a slew of natural products available that caters exclusively to men who…

8 Foods eaten in the USA that are banned in other countries…

I just read an article from buzzfeed.com regarding 8 foods we eat here in USA and that are banned from other countries. The original list comes from Dr. Jayson Calton and certified nutritionist Mira Calton’s new book, Rich Food, Poor Food. The 8 culprits were: 1) Artificial food dye which makes food look nice however…

What Foods NOT To Eat…To Stay Healthy!

As the old saying goes – You are what you eat. Nutrition is an essential part of our well being, and what we eat impacts our physical metabolism, the functioning of our organs, and the overall state of our health. Food can either offer immense health benefits, or cause great harm, depending on how much…

Antibiotics In Your Meat?

What does “Antiboitic Free”, “No Antibiotic Residues”, “Natural” mean? Does it mean that no antibiotics were used during the life of the animal? Here is a great article that goes over in detail about the abuse of antibiotics in todays livestock. Why has congressed not passed any laws prohibiting the use of antibiotics. Who wins,…