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Consuming Genetically-Modified Soy is a Very, Very Risky Proposition

Consuming Genetically-Modified Soy is a Very, Very Risky Proposition

There is a lot of debate about whether soy products are healthy or not to eat. Some people think they are fine, while others believe that their high levels of phyto-estrogens cause hormonal and reproductive problems. My take on it is that soy products are okay to consume but they need to be fermented – […]

Food Safety GMO Health
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There is a lot of debate about whether soy products are healthy or not to eat.

Some people think they are fine, while others believe that their high levels of phyto-estrogens cause hormonal and reproductive problems.

My take on it is that soy products are okay to consume but they need to be fermented – tofu and miso, being two examples – and I only eat small amounts of them.  Soy milk is not fermented and is something that I completely avoid, even if it is organic.

One issue that is indisputable is that genetically-modified soy presents very, very serious health risks.

And given that 91% of the soy produced in the U.S. is genetically-modified, it is something that everyone needs to be aware of.

Here are the frightening facts about genetically-modified soy. Read more »


The YouTube Movie That Will Make You Shake Your Head: “Stop Monsanto From Poisoning Hawaii: Genetic Engineering Chemical Warfare”

The YouTube Movie That Will Make You Shake Your Head: "Stop Monsanto From Poisoning Hawaii: Genetic Engineerin

TO WATCH THE FULL MOVIE, SEE THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST If you’re like me, you think of Hawaii as this pristine and gorgeous state where you’d love to own a retirement home. After seeing the YouTube documentary called “Stop Monsanto From Poisoning Hawaii: Genetic Engineering Chemical Warfare”, I think you’ll change your mind pretty […]

GMO Health Pesticides
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TO WATCH THE FULL MOVIE, SEE THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST

If you’re like me, you think of Hawaii as this pristine and gorgeous state where you’d love to own a retirement home.

After seeing the YouTube documentary called “Stop Monsanto From Poisoning Hawaii: Genetic Engineering Chemical Warfare”, I think you’ll change your mind pretty quickly.

As it turns out, Hawaii has been the global center for open-field testing for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Over 5,000 tests have been conducted by companies such as Monsanto, Dow, Dupont, Syngenta and BASF, and toxic chemicals get sprayed on an almost daily basis.

Furthermore, GMOs contaminate the local organic farms, which make it difficult, if not impossible, for people to grow or consume non-GMO food. Read more »


My Take on the NYT Article Regarding Organic Baby/Toddler Food in Plastic Pouches

My Take on the NYT Article Regarding Organic Baby/Toddler Food in Plastic Pouches

On my Facebook page the other day, I posted a link to The New York Times story about the incredible growth of organic baby/kids food in squeezable pouches and how these convenient products have impacted the family dynamic. This article generated some questions from a few of you, and I thought that I would address […]

Food Safety Kids Packaging/Plastics
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On my Facebook page the other day, I posted a link to The New York Times story about the incredible growth of organic baby/kids food in squeezable pouches and how these convenient products have impacted the family dynamic. This article generated some questions from a few of you, and I thought that I would address them here.

First off, the article is not an indictment against organic. (Many parents know that organic is much, much healthier than conventional food, and that is one reason why organic pouches are booming in popularity.)

Rather, the NYT article discusses how our lives have become so busy, so scheduled, and so hectic that organic food in a pouch is slowly becoming the de facto way to feed our kids.

As a result, the family ritual of dinnertime is going by the wayside, a very sad commentary.

Even though parents may be buying these organic food pouches for themselves or for their children because of time constraints, there is something very important to keep in mind here. Read more »


Organic Broccoli Sprouts Provide Amazing Health Benefits…..and Sulforaphane

Organic Broccoli Sprouts Provide Amazing Health Benefits.....and Sulforaphane

If you ever go to a talk by Dr. Brian Clement, founder of the Hippocrates Health Institute and the person in this video discussing the merits of Green Juice vs. Green Smoothies, you can be guaranteed to hear this: eat and juice sprouts. The reason that he is saying this is because sprouts have incredibly […]

Getting Started with Organic Health Nutrient-Dense
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If you ever go to a talk by Dr. Brian Clement, founder of the Hippocrates Health Institute and the person in this video discussing the merits of Green Juice vs. Green Smoothies, you can be guaranteed to hear this: eat and juice sprouts.

The reason that he is saying this is because sprouts have incredibly important health properties.  They have very high levels of nutrients and enzymes, which provide the body valuable energy to detox and strengthen the immune system.

According to the Hippocrates Health Institute, the other key benefits of sprouts include: Read more »


Juicing with Organic Dandelion

Juicing with Organic Dandelion

I have been doing A LOT of juicing lately, some apple/carrot but mostly it has been green juice. When I make green juice, I always try to mix it up so I am not using the exact same green vegetables every single day. I’ll either use celery or cucumber as my base and then put […]

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I have been doing A LOT of juicing lately, some apple/carrot but mostly it has been green juice.

When I make green juice, I always try to mix it up so I am not using the exact same green vegetables every single day.

I’ll either use celery or cucumber as my base and then put kale, collards, swiss chard or some other type of leafy green in there. I’ll also throw in sprouts, if available, but will rarely juice spinach because of its high oxalic acid content.

One green that I used today was organic dandelion. Read more »


Another Reason to Eat Organic – The Water Supply in the Midwest is Becoming a Serious Health Risk

Another Reason to Eat Organic - The Water Supply in the Midwest is Becoming a Serious Health Risk

I got a comment from someone the other day who said “Why should we care about GMOs (genetically-modified organisms)? Let them grow what they want. It doesn’t impact the people who eat organic.” Unfortunately, this individual could not have been more wrong. GMOs impact everyone, including people who eat 100% organic, and a recent study […]

GMO Health Pesticides President Obama Water
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I got a comment from someone the other day who said “Why should we care about GMOs (genetically-modified organisms)? Let them grow what they want. It doesn’t impact the people who eat organic.”

Unfortunately, this individual could not have been more wrong.

GMOs impact everyone, including people who eat 100% organic, and a recent study from the Pesticide Action Network confirms this.

Water sampling results from communities across four Midwestern states — Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota — indicate Atrazine is present in drinking water at levels well above those linked to birth defects and low birth weight.

WHAT IS ATRAZINE AND WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT

Present in 94% of our water supply, Atrazine is a toxic weed killer and 76 million pounds of it is dumped onto our farms each year, mostly for corn.

And the health effects of Atrazine?

– The Pesticide Action Network reports that it has been linked to endocrine disruption, reproductive problems, and cancer. Read more »


Making Medicine on a Saturday Afternoon in NYC

Making Medicine on a Saturday Afternoon in NYC

I just got out of my Ashtanga yoga class and came home to make some medicine. I believe that food is medicine, and the best medicine we can put into our bodies is fresh, organic juice. What you see above is living and curative nutrition. Juicing takes time and effort, but your body and mind […]

Health Juice/Smoothies NYC
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I just got out of my Ashtanga yoga class and came home to make some medicine.

I believe that food is medicine, and the best medicine we can put into our bodies is fresh, organic juice. What you see above is living and curative nutrition.

Juicing takes time and effort, but your body and mind will thank you for doing it. Read more »