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Fluoride, cosmetics, real fat, water and more from the week-end readings

This is a follow-up (to previous posts) with more evidence against fluoride. Can Adding Fluoride to Milk Help Improve Children’s Dental Health? (Mercola) The Life-Changing Habit Every Woman Has Time For… may be worth trying… Cosmetics contain plenty of chemicals … Continue reading

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Vitamin D, lunches in schools, healthcare expenses and more from the week-end readings

Human body heavily relies on vitamin D to function well. View Top 10 Best Sources of Vitamin D (Cheeseslave) to obtain your daily dose. According NUTRiLiving, here are 14 of the Best Vegetables. This is unbelievable! The Sad State of … Continue reading

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Tobacco and food, GMOs, cinnamon, herb power and more from the week-end readings

Are certain foods a new tobacco and the food industry a new tobacco industry? Food Is the New Tobacco (The Environmental Magazine) shines some light on the issue. In the dark – at least that’s where a consumer is today … Continue reading

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Hope Beneath Our Feet

A recommendation for this book emanated from the least expected source – a person who I would never think of as someone for whom the preservation of the natural environment and resources matters. Hope Beneath Our Feet comprises of essays … Continue reading

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Cake, exercises, BPA, food movement, arsenic and more from the week-end readings

You Can’t Have It All, but You Can Have Cake. Asides from the fact that “all” can have so many meanings (as Delia Nephron points out), even if we could have all, do we really need it? Why would we … Continue reading

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Food labels, nuclear power, pesticides in tea, Drift and more from the week-end readings

Dr. Marion Nestle affirms in her post titled FDA study: Do added nutrients sell products? (Of course they do) that food marketers know perfectly well that nutrients sell food products. On a related topic, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Introduces Bill … Continue reading

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Food from China, prevention vs. profit, Miso, Aloe and more from the week-end readings

Consider 6 mind-boggling facts about farms in China before buying food (or anything for that matter) from there. When it comes to health and healthcare, most nations focus on healing and prevention; in the US, the health industry’s big players … Continue reading

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Food scraps, gas drilling, radioactive water and more from the week-end readings

Learn about how You Can Afford Wholesome and Organic Food from Mother Earth News. Food scraps make up the largest percentage of waste in landfills—21% (followed by plastics at 17% and paper at 16%). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) … Continue reading

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Herbs, GMOs, BPA, Seeds of Change of India and more from the week-end readings

Herbs have been used for millennia to heal bodies and souls. Read about Five [truly] amazing herbal teas and the conditions they can help treat from Natural News. Leaving aside the question of whether they’re good or bad for a … Continue reading

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Blueberry and Peach Coconut cake

24 servings An easy summer party delight! This cake is quick to make and absolutely delicious when served with a tablespoon of plain yogurt! 9 tbsp unsalted butter 3 cups flour 3 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 2 cups … Continue reading

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Fluoride, corporate coup, fracking and more from the week-end readings

A follow up article on the topic of fluoride (see my previous post for the initial entry) – Some non-organic foods contain upwards of 180 times the fluoride level of tap water, says expert (The NaturalNews Network) – confirms previously … Continue reading

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Couscous with summer yellow squash, herbs and toasted almonds recipe

2 generous servings This meal shines with its simplicity; it may be a splendid choice for warm summer evenings. A few notes to consider. I usually use whole wheat couscous but the white type works as well. It can be … Continue reading

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Fluoride, chocolate, GMOs, junk food and more from the week-end readings

It is becoming apparent that fluoride poses many risks.  Top 10 Dangers of Fluoride (from Cheeseslave) summarize some of the most widely recognized. A MUST see short movie, Fluoride: The Hard to Swallow Truth provides information not to frighten but … Continue reading

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Blissful ice-cream, McDonald’s, self-control and more from the week-end readings

As the summer enters into full swing, let’s begin with sweet and divinely delicious Step-by-Step Instructions for One-Ingredient Ice Cream from theKitchn. If you think it is impossible, look at the case in Bolivia. The country refused to conform to … Continue reading

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WHO, calories, Foodopoly, really funky food and more from the week-end readings

Read what Dr. Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has said at the Opening Address at the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Helsinki, Finland. Bravo Dr. Chan! The epidemic of obesity is ruining this … Continue reading

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Food politics, labeling, native wisdom and more from the week-end readings

One of my favorite people from the food world, Dr. Marion Nestle, talks about her history with food studies and the future of food politics in the interview with Eve Turow from The Village Voice. On her blog, you can … Continue reading

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Pigs, future shopping, songs, bread and more from the week-end readings

GRACE Communications Foundation reports that another new study published this time in the Journal of Organic Systems Demonstrates Harm to Animals Raised on GMO Feed. “Pigs raised on a mixed diet of GM corn and GM soy had higher rates … Continue reading

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