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My Organic Remedy to Help Keep the Flu Away – Fire Cider

My Organic Remedy to Help Keep the Flu Away - Fire Cider

(Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, and this article is not intended to treat or cure any illness or ailment. It is for informational purposes only, and please consult your doctor before taking anything.) With 48 states fighting the flu and 29 children having died from the virus, it has definitely been on my […]

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(Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, and this article is not intended to treat or cure any illness or ailment. It is for informational purposes only, and please consult your doctor before taking anything.)

With 48 states fighting the flu and 29 children having died from the virus, it has definitely been on my mind, especially since it is in the news every single day.

That being said, I have not gotten and would never get a flu shot. (My friend Vani Hari wrote about the garbage that they put in these shots, in case you are interested.)

My idea of staying healthy and avoiding being sick is to make sure that my immune system is strong as it can be.

So, I am:

– Getting as much rest as I can.

– Juicing a ton. Mostly green juice, ginger shots, and carrot juice. Separately. Read more »


Organic Coconut Oil on Bread – So Simple, So Good

Organic Coconut Oil on Bread - So Simple, So Good

First off, to those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful day with your family and ate some great food. Maybe there are many people out who feel the same way, but I just absolutely love putting organic coconut oil on my bread. (When I do this around my father around, […]

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First off, to those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful day with your family and ate some great food.

Maybe there are many people out who feel the same way, but I just absolutely love putting organic coconut oil on my bread. (When I do this around my father around, he looks at me like I am an alien. For him, it is nothing but butter.)

I have nothing against jelly. In fact, I really like the BioNaturae jellies that come from Italy.  They are spectacular, fresh, and sugar-free.

However, the taste that coconut oil gives to bread is second to none in my book. Read more »


Physicans Recommend to Reduce Pesticide Exposure for Children But Don’t Specifically Encourage Organic Food

Physicans Recommend to Reduce Pesticide Exposure for Children But Don't Specifically Encourage Organic Food

A primary reason that people eat organic is because they don’t want to consume food that has been sprayed with toxic pesticides. This is especially important for children since their bodies are still developing and are very sensitive to poisonous chemicals. Despite what the chemical industry would like us to believe – that chemicals are […]

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A primary reason that people eat organic is because they don’t want to consume food that has been sprayed with toxic pesticides. This is especially important for children since their bodies are still developing and are very sensitive to poisonous chemicals.

Despite what the chemical industry would like us to believe – that chemicals are safe – the President’s Cancer Panel report says otherwise.

“The Panel was particularly concerned to find that the true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated. With nearly 80,000 chemicals on the market in the United States, many of which are used by millions of Americans in their daily lives and are un- or understudied and largely unregulated, exposure to potential environmental carcinogens is widespread.”

With 41% of the U.S. population expected to get cancer and 21% of the U.S. population expected to die of cancer, one recommendation made by the President’s Cancer Panel was to choose “food grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.”

In its recently released report, The American Academy of Pediatrics also believes that pesticides pose a grave danger to children.

The report says that “acute poisoning risks (from pesticides) are clear, and the understanding of chronic health implications from both acute and chronic exposure are emerging. Epidemiologic evidence demonstrates associations between early life exposure to pesticides and pediatric cancers, decreased cognitive function, and behavioral problems. Related animal toxicology studies provide supportive biological plausibility for these findings.” Read more »


TAKE ACTION: Protect Organic, Tell Congress “NO” to the Monsanto Rider

TAKE ACTION: Protect Organic, Tell Congress "NO" to the Monsanto Rider

With Monsanto having carefully orchestrated the defeat of Proposition 37 in California, they are now at it again. However, this time it is in Washington D.C. and the potential ramifications are much, much more serious. With Congress back in session and trying to figure out how to fund the government for the coming year, a […]

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With Monsanto having carefully orchestrated the defeat of Proposition 37 in California, they are now at it again.

However, this time it is in Washington D.C. and the potential ramifications are much, much more serious.

With Congress back in session and trying to figure out how to fund the government for the coming year, a very treacherous “Monsanto” rider is still on the table for the 2013 Appropriations bill. And we can’t let this get approved.

So, what exactly is this “Monsanto” rider?

Cloaked in “farmer-friendly” language, this Farmer Assurance Provision (Section 733) is nothing more than a ploy by the biotech industry to plant genetically-modified crops (GMOs), even when the courts have told them that they cannot do so.

Not only will this provision allow biotech companies to plant these potentially dangerous crops while legal appeals are being filed, but it will render useless the judicial process and the USDA’s authority to oversee GMOs. Read more »


IMPORTANT: Synthetic Ingredients in Organic Food?

IMPORTANT: Synthetic Ingredients in Organic Food?

One of the reasons that most of us buy organic food is because we are told that they are free from synthetic ingredients. There is a dangerous loophole, however, in USDA organic regulations which allows companies to use synthetic ingredients in organic food products, and it must be closed immediately. But we need your help […]

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One of the reasons that most of us buy organic food is because we are told that they are free from synthetic ingredients.

There is a dangerous loophole, however, in USDA organic regulations which allows companies to use synthetic ingredients in organic food products, and it must be closed immediately.

But we need your help to do this.

The loophole says that “Nutrients allowed [on the National List of Approved Substances] are not limited to the nutrients listed in section 104.20(d)(3), because section 104.20(f) provides that nutrients may be added to foods as permitted or required by applicable regulations elsewhere by FDA.”

In plain English, it means the following.

There is a list of allowed synthetic ingredients in organic foods because they are deemed essential for organic production, are unavailable from natural/organic sources, etc.

For the most part, they are “essential nutrients” for which the FDA has determined a Recommended Daily Intake (RDI): Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Pantothenic acid, Phosphorus, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium, Molybdenum and Chloride.

Yet, the organic regulations are written in a way that says as long as a specific nutrient is allowed by the FDA, it can be used in organic foods. So, all an ingredient needs to do is to get approval from the FDA for it to go into an organic product.

This is simply ridiculous and completely precludes the need to meet any type of organic standard. Read more »


Study Links Pesticides in Water to Food Allergies

Study Links Pesticides in Water to Food Allergies

Just the other week, I wrote about a California farming community that MUST buy bottled water because the tap water is so polluted from pesticides and other contaminants. Well, the news about the horrid quality of our drinking water continues. Trying to figure out why food allergies have exploded over the past 20 years, a […]

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Just the other week, I wrote about a California farming community that MUST buy bottled water because the tap water is so polluted from pesticides and other contaminants.

Well, the news about the horrid quality of our drinking water continues.

Trying to figure out why food allergies have exploded over the past 20 years, a team of researchers published a study in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology which said that there is a relationship between the use of a group of pesticides called dichlorophenols and food allergies.

TIME Magazine explained that the study’s participants who had high levels of dichlorophenols in their bodies were 80% more likely to have food sensitivity than those with lower levels, and the authors believe the exposure to the chemicals may be contributing to a hyper-sensitive immune system that recognizes even common food proteins as foreign. Read more »


Zuké – The Best Organic Kimchi I’ve Ever Had

Zuké - The Best Organic Kimchi I've Ever Had

When I review organic food products, I do my best to make sure that they are available either online or at retail locations throughout much of the country, so readers can go buy them. Sometimes, however, my excitement about a product is so strong that I have to make an exception. Over the Thanksgiving holidays, […]

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When I review organic food products, I do my best to make sure that they are available either online or at retail locations throughout much of the country, so readers can go buy them.

Sometimes, however, my excitement about a product is so strong that I have to make an exception.

Over the Thanksgiving holidays, not only was I fortunate to have eaten at Dr. Andrew Weil’s restaurant True Food Kitchen for the very first time, but I was also lucky enough to have discovered Zuké kimchi by the Esoteric Food Company.

For the most part, sauerkraut, kimchi and other fermented foods is a very regional business.

So, wherever you go in the U.S., there tends to be a different local producer of these foods. Read more »