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Sei Mee Tea Edible Green – This is No Ordinary Organic Green Tea

Sei Mee Tea Edible Green - This is No Ordinary Organic Green Tea

At my two local organic markets here in NYC, Integral Yoga Natural Foods and Lifethyme Market, in-store demos take place at least a few times per week. Naturally curious and wanting to learn about new organic products, I always stop by to see what they are selling. Yet, never have I left the demo tables […]

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At my two local organic markets here in NYC, Integral Yoga Natural Foods and Lifethyme Market, in-store demos take place at least a few times per week.

Naturally curious and wanting to learn about new organic products, I always stop by to see what they are selling.

Yet, never have I left the demo tables overly impressed. That is, until the other day.

It only took a few minutes for me to understand why Sei Mee Tea Edible Green is so interesting and so different than the other organic green tea products I have been drinking. Read more »


A False Advertising Lawsuit Against ConAgra Could Cause Major Problems for Genetically-Modified Food Companies

A False Advertising Lawsuit Against ConAgra Could Cause Major Problems for Genetically-Modified Food Companies

Earlier this year, I wrote a post about the important differences between “natural” and “organic”, and that “natural” really means nothing since it doesn’t have any strict regulations like we have with “organic”. Making matters worse is that our government does absolutely nothing to crack down on the rampant abuse of the word “natural”. As […]

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Earlier this year, I wrote a post about the important differences between “natural” and “organic”, and that “natural” really means nothing since it doesn’t have any strict regulations like we have with “organic”.

Making matters worse is that our government does absolutely nothing to crack down on the rampant abuse of the word “natural”.

As a result, major food companies aggressively push this marketing term onto consumers and try to coax them into thinking that “natural” means something healthy.

(Believe me, they are having tremendous success. People tell me all of the time that what they eat is “all-natural”, hoping to impress me. It doesn’t work.)

Well, this abuse might be coming to an end sometime very soon, and it is has nothing to do with the efforts of the people from the FTC, FDA or USDA.

It has everything to do with a major class-action litigation law firm, Milberg LLP, who sees the rights of consumers being violated by major corporate food companies.

THE LAWSUIT

Milberg LLP, a serious player when it comes to class action lawsuits, is suing ConAgra because it has been selling a line of Wesson Oils and advertising them as “100% Natural” on the labels. Read more »


The $30 Million Propaganda War Begins

The $30 Million Propaganda War Begins

Get ready America. Starting this fall, you are about to see a massive propaganda war hitting all forms of multimedia. The Financial Times reported (free registration may be required) that a new organization called the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance will be spending $30M a year to “clarify perceptions about how industrial farmers treat animals […]

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Get ready America.

Starting this fall, you are about to see a massive propaganda war hitting all forms of multimedia.

The Financial Times reported (free registration may be required) that a new organization called the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance will be spending $30M a year to “clarify perceptions about how industrial farmers treat animals and and the impact of hormones and antibiotics on the food that they eat.”

In the article, Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said that “consumers are confused. There is a huge knowledge gap out there and we want people to know that farmers and ranchers are committed to providing healthy choices.”

Unfortunately, the only huge knowledge gap is that more of America does not know about the incredible abuse going on at the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). Animals are treated in the worst imaginable conditions and are given antibiotics because farm (factory) owners know that the animals will get sick by walking around in their own feces all day. Read more »


What You Need to Know About Buying Organic Food in Cans

What You Need to Know About Buying Organic Food in Cans

While I promote organic food as much as I can and want to help the industry prosper, I also feel a need to educate and inform my readers. Without question, organic food is the healthiest food that exists and is something that I believe can feed the planet. However, sometimes the packaging of organic food […]

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While I promote organic food as much as I can and want to help the industry prosper, I also feel a need to educate and inform my readers.

Without question, organic food is the healthiest food that exists and is something that I believe can feed the planet. However, sometimes the packaging of organic food products is not always the best.

I have talked a lot in the past about my aversion to plastic bottles. Aside from the fact that they are horrible for the environment, they are also hormone (endocrine) disruptors.

When I spoke with David Wolfe, the most famous person in the raw food world, he shared a similar opinion regarding plastic. Read more »


Organic Coconut Oil Helps During a Post-Workout Recovery

Organic Coconut Oil Helps During a Post-Workout Recovery

When I was online this weekend, I came across a very interesting article by livestrong.com and wanted to share it with everyone. The post talks about bodybuilding and coconut oil. While many of us may not be not bodybuilding per se, we are exercising and we are trying to build, tone or develop muscles. Livestrong […]

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When I was online this weekend, I came across a very interesting article by livestrong.com and wanted to share it with everyone.

The post talks about bodybuilding and coconut oil. While many of us may not be not bodybuilding per se, we are exercising and we are trying to build, tone or develop muscles.

Livestrong discusses two important points of how coconut oil can help us in a post-workout recovery.

1) INSULIN SECRETION

After we work out, coconut oil helps secrete insulin, which pumps nutrients into the muscles. It has been reported that coconut oil is highly insulinotropic. Furthermore, coconut oil is easily digestible and does not interfere with the absorption of other nutrients. Read more »


David Wolfe’s Top 10 Natural Remedies for Women’s Health

David Wolfe's Top 10 Natural Remedies for Women's Health

I ran across an interesting article the other day and thought it was worth sharing. It was in New Life Magazine, an alternative health magazine, and it was written by David Wolfe, who is arguably the most well-known figure in the raw food world.  While the title says it is for women’s health, I believe […]

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I ran across an interesting article the other day and thought it was worth sharing.

It was in New Life Magazine, an alternative health magazine, and it was written by David Wolfe, who is arguably the most well-known figure in the raw food world.  While the title says it is for women’s health, I believe that the list is just as applicable to men.

Below, I have summarized his 10 remedies and give my feedback on each of them.

MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS

He mentions one of the most popular medicinal mushrooms, reishi. Very high in antioxidants, protects body from free radicals, and good for heart disease and blood pressure. Read more »


Green Juice or Green Smoothies. Which is Better? Or, Which is Worse?

Green Juice or Green Smoothies. Which is Better? Or, Which is Worse?

When I put up my post the other day about the juicing that I have been doing, I got back a good number of responses from people via email and Twitter that they are doing green smoothies as well. Just to clarify, a green smoothie is made by a blender instead of a juicer. An […]

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When I put up my post the other day about the juicing that I have been doing, I got back a good number of responses from people via email and Twitter that they are doing green smoothies as well.

Just to clarify, a green smoothie is made by a blender instead of a juicer. An example would be blending kale, spinach, avocados, celery and water, and then drinking it all.

The main reason why people prefer a green smoothie over a green juice is that they want the fiber. A green smoothie retains all of the fiber, and fiber is very important for elimination.

Victoria Boutenko, a household name in the raw food world, is a huge advocate of green smoothies. She has written books about green smoothies and documents how they have transformed lives. Victoria Boutenko also believes that all fruits and vegetables can be combined.

Dr. Brian Clement, another household name in the raw food world and Co-Director of Hippocrates Health Institute, thinks that green smoothies are very unhealthy. Read more »