The North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition is threatening to send a blogger to jail for recounting publicly his battle against diabetes and encouraging others to follow his lifestyle. Chapter 90, Article 25 of the North Carolina General Statute
Scientists have found one more reason that pregnancy and obesity can be a bad combination.
73 disabled children were fed oatmeal laced with radioactive isotopes. 829 pregnant women were served "vitamin cocktails" (so they thought) containing radioactive iron. An eighteen-year-old woman believing she was being treated for a pituitary diso
Not only do aspartame and its derivative Neotame contain substances that become formaldehyde in the body, but both also have an exctiotoxic amino acid that can lead to nerve damage over time. Neotame, however, has an additional chemical known as 3-di
You thought the TSA was bad? Get ready for school lunch pat-downs!
The Obama administration is appealing a judge's ruling that Secret Service records of visitors to the White House complex are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. The Justice Department filed a formal notice of appeal Friday
As you're probably aware of by now, there's a war being waged against raw milk.
Enzymes drive biological processes necessary for your body to build raw materials, circulate nutrients, eliminate unwanted chemicals, and the myriad of other biochemical processes that go on without your even thinking about it. Videos included...
Consumption of margarine made with trans fats has gone up five fold, and vegetable oils, more than fifteen-fold. Along with trans fats, these often rancid vegetable oils are new to the human diet. A good case can be made that these changes in fat-
The ignorance of the vast majority of Americans toward Codex Alimentarius, unfortunately including most natural health advocates, is one reason Codex is not currently a major source of popular concern. However, another more disturbing reason is...
1. The linings of formula cans contain bisphenol-A, 2. Feeding an infant formula can increase the child's risk of developing food allergies and inflammatory bowel disease, 3. It is impossible to produce sterile powdered infant formula. 4. Baby fo
A group of retired military officials recently expressed concern that school lunches are a threat to national security... the food being fed to children at schools is making them "too fat to fight", leaving a considerable gap in military recruitment.
On the contrary, replacing whole-grain, freshly milled cornmeal with chemically bleached, nutrient-stripped, shelf-stable industrial flour proved nothing but detrimental to Appalachian health.
Poison Control Statistics Prove Supplements' Safety. There was not even one death caused by a dietary supplement in 2008, according to the most recent information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System.
McCain’s bill is called The Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA). It would repeal key sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). DSHEA protects supplements if 1) they are food products that have been in the food supply and n
What was the best investment you could have made in booming China last year? Shares? No. Gold? Try again – because garlic beat them both.
The Swine flu is worse than we thought, and is inching ever closer to becoming a 1918 pandemic.
The federal government is silently moving forward to force vaccinations upon the public.
Are there any answers? What are some of our options?
a little-known pharmaceutical firm in Bangkok, Thailand, has been working on a cancer treatments for decades and has amassed some extraordinary evidence for the effectiveness of its product Yaamet-Dor. In 2007, the results of a a 4-year, population-based, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial that involved approximately 1,200 women were announced. It reported that Yaamet-Dor, this time at 1,100 units per day, led to a 60 percent reduction in cancer incidence.
Drinking between three and five cups of coffee a day in middle age could decrease the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease by 65 per cent, says a new study from Scandinavia.
Whole Foods, whose website brags about their green policies, has a new idea: Chocolate Change Chocolate Bars. Scam or Next New Thing?
The Inner Life of a Cell, an eight-minute animation created in NewTek LightWave 3D and Adobe After Effects for Harvard biology students. (WOW WOW WOW!!!)
McDonald's Corp. has finally selected a new trans fat-free oil for cooking it famous french fries after years of testing, the fast-food chain said Monday. While it has developed a healthier new oil, the company is still not saying when it will b
The ban thus forces people who want to eat in restaurants to pay higher prices even if they would prefer to pay less and take the risk of an increased likelihood of heart disease.
For nearly four years, dairy farmer Greg Wiles has poured milk from his cloned cows down the drain in compliance with a voluntary ban on food from cloned livestock. Now in financial straits, Wiles says he may be forced to sell his cloned cows for ham
Joseph Brodsky eyes the freshly pulled double espresso with scorn. "This looks terrible," he mutters darkly. From its poorly foamed surface, he can tell the coffee has been extracted from the espresso machine in a few measly seconds rather
(Thanks to Karen Decoster) 20 years ago, Mr. Jacobsen's CSPI launched a public relationis blitz against fast food joints for using palm oil to cook fries. The group claimed victory when restaurants starting using partially hydrogenated oil inste
Common drugs used to treat cancer patients may do more harm than good by killing healthy brain cells, a research study released Wednesday shows.
The Kraft product contains modified food starch, coconut and soybean oils, corn syrup and food coloring. It is less than 2 percent avocado, which in traditional recipes is the main ingredient of the Mexican dish.
Although red wines are long known to have heart-healthy properties, the researchers found that the wines which in particular have higher levels of "oligomeric procyanidins" are more potent.