Food politics

Food politics issues such as, GMO’s, food supply issues related to FDA, USDA guidelines, food additives, etc.

Just Released! Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Dirty Dozen for 2016! post image

For the first time in 5 years, apples have been ousted from the most contaminated position on the Dirty Dozen from Environmental Working Group (EWG)! Apples have many different pesticides applied to them if they are not grown organically. Find out which fruit is actually… Click to Continue →

Artificial Sweeteners – Bad for Brain, Blood Sugar and Gut Bacteria post image

If you thought using an artificial sweetener would help prevent weight gain and diabetes, think again. Studies show the very negative effects these artificial sweeteners have not only on the brain, but also on the microbiome and glycemic control! The most commonly used artificial sweeteners… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Pulled Short Ribs (Paleo, SCD, GAPS, AIP) post image

Exactly what you need on a freezing winter day spent outside shoveling snow – the hearty, yet fragrant aroma of savory braised beef, flooding your senses the moment you walk in the door. It's chow time! This is a meal that I reserve for those… Click to Continue →

New Study: Food Additives Weaken Tight Junctions and Contribute to Leaky Gut post image

In a study published in the journal Autoimmunity Reviews,  in 2015, researchers have established the connection between the consumption of processed food and autoimmune disease. Since Dr. Fasano identified the three factors needed in the perfect storm of autoimmunity, leaky gut has become a household… Click to Continue →

Simple Heart Scan Reveals Far Less Coronary Artery Disease post image

A new study of atherosclerosis (calcification of the coronary arteries) shows that use of a relatively cheap test could evaluate whether or not people under conventional medical treatment who have high LDL cholesterol actually need statins. This could be a game breaker for the statin… Click to Continue →

Fight Back Against Bad GMO Labeling Laws! post image

  This week Congress will vote on HR 1599. HR1599 basically overturns democratically passed state GE labeling laws.This bill does not meet the concerns of Americans about what’s in their food. What it really does is deny states the right to pass meaningful mandatory GMO… Click to Continue →

LPS: The Switch for Inflammation in the Gut and Beyond post image

LPS (short for lipopolysaccharide) is a major component of the outer membrane of some bacteria. Made of fats (lipids) and sugar, this compound is both structural and protective to normally benign bacteria. However, when released into the bloodstream, LPS is a potent endotoxin (coming from… Click to Continue →

Gut/Brain Connection Documented by New Anatomical Findings! post image

How exciting! It's hard to believe that we can actually still be discovering new anatomical relationships after all these years of advanced imaging technology. But it is true! Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have mapped the anatomical connection between the brain… Click to Continue →

Book Review: The Paleo Cardiologist post image

I was intrigued by the title of the book, The Paleo Cardiologist and was anxious to read what he had to say! I was not surprised by most of his words – actually I felt like I was basking in his hard line against the… Click to Continue →

Microbiota Accessible Carbohydrates (MACs) – The New Kid on the Block post image

MACs. It's the newest term being used lately to describe the best way to feed your microbiome. Two researchers, Drs. Justin and Erica Sonnenburg out of Stanford University have published a new book called The Good Gut, that explains what they have found. The Drs. Sonnenburg… Click to Continue →

Book Review: The Raw Milk Answer Book by David Gumpert post image

Raw milk is one of the most controversial food items on the market today. As with every aspect of our lives, this matter encompasses issues in health and nutrition as well as politics and economics. Here is a book that finally addresses all these concerns… Click to Continue →

The Secret Super-Nutrient Infants, Children and Adults Need Every Day post image

There is so much talk about super-nutrients and super-foods, it can keep your head spinning. These include Vitamin D, DHA and cod liver oil for starters. However, there is one nutrient – not a vitamin and not a mineral – that is not mentioned enough… Click to Continue →

Avoid Postpartum Depression with Placenta Encapsulation post image

In ancient cultures of the world, the placenta has been venerated as a magical or spiritual organ that helps to form the deep bond between mother and child. Indeed, the placenta anchors the baby to the mother via the lifeline of the umbilical cord –… Click to Continue →

Vital Proteins Gelatin and Collagen Peptides – A Prescription for Health post image

If you've been reading this blog for a while you know that I love getting the critically important collagen complex from homemade bone broth. I always emphasize how important it is to have homemade bone broth on hand for making soups, stews and gravies. A… Click to Continue →

Clear Creek Seeds: Your Source for Non-GMO, Heirloom, Untreated, Non-hybrid Seeds post image

The ground has been covered with snow these past 3 weeks and it is freezing in the northeast. Too cold to go outside and I'm starting to get cabin fever. Yet, when I received a package of heirloom seeds from Clear Creek Seeds my mood… Click to Continue →