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Cancer Expert Says Hormonal Milk is Not Safe; Organic Milk is the Clear Choice

Cancer Expert Says Hormonal Milk is Not Safe; Organic Milk is the Clear Choice

For many people, organic milk is the first organic food product that they will buy. This is largely because milk serves as an important source of nutrition for kids.  It, therefore, begs the question “what exactly is my child drinking?” Not all milk is created equal Hormonal milk contains a genetically engineered hormone called Recombinant […]

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bigstockphoto_Young_Girl_Indoors_Drinking_Mi_4135560For many people, organic milk is the first organic food product that they will buy.

This is largely because milk serves as an important source of nutrition for kids.  It, therefore, begs the question “what exactly is my child drinking?”

Not all milk is created equal

Hormonal milk contains a genetically engineered hormone called Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST), which is produced by companies such as Monsanto and Elanco.

rBST is injected into approximately 20% of all U.S. dairy cows in order to increase milk production, and industry studies by consultants report that this hormone is safe for both the cows and consumers.

Yet, Dr. Samuel Epstein, Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition and an international leading authority on the causes and prevention of cancer, says these studies were not only paid for by Monsanto and others but that that these claims are “blatantly false.”

Dr. Epstein, an author of several books including “What’s In Your Milk”, warns that:

– rBST makes cows sick. Monsanto has been forced to admit to about 20 toxic effects, including mastitis, on the label of Posilac, the rBST product that when administered to cows makes them produce more milk.  Monsanto’s Posilac product was acquired by Eli Lilly in 2008. Read more »


French Government Agrees: Organic Food is More Nutritious

French Government Agrees: Organic Food is More Nutritious

I believe it is intellectually dishonest to say that organic food and non-organic food have the same nutritional value. Soil quality directly impacts nutritional levels, and I find it impossible to believe that soil, which has been ravaged by toxic chemicals and mono-cropping, cannot suffer any nutritional consequences as a result. The French government has […]

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I believe it is intellectually dishonest to say that organic food and non-organic food have the same nutritional value.

Soil quality directly impacts nutritional levels, and I find it impossible to believe that soil, which has been ravaged by toxic chemicals and mono-cropping, cannot suffer any nutritional consequences as a result.

The French government has come to a similar conclusion, albeit from a more empirical perspective.

A recent report by the French Agency for Food Safety (AFSSA) has found that organic foods are better for you and contain fewer pesticides and nitrates, which have been linked to a range of health problems including diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Read more »


The Dirty Dozen: The Must-Have Organic Fruits and Vegetables

The Dirty Dozen: The Must-Have Organic Fruits and Vegetables

Each year the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting public health and the environment, puts out a list called the “Dirty Dozen”. What is this list?  It is a list of the most chemically-treated fruits and vegetables. EWG research “has found that the people who eat the 12 most contaminated fruits and […]

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Peach stock photoEach year the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting public health and the environment, puts out a list called the “Dirty Dozen”.

What is this list?  It is a list of the most chemically-treated fruits and vegetables.

EWG research “has found that the people who eat the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables consume an average of 10 pesticides a day.  Those who eat the 15 least contaminated conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables ingest fewer than 2 pesticides daily.”

In case you are shopping and can’t remember what is on the list, the basic rule of thumb is this: buy organic fruits or vegetables that have nothing to be peeled off before eating. Read more »


Why Organic Coffee is So Important

Why Organic Coffee is So Important

A girl I used to know in New York City was so fanatical about recycling that she would literally take empty bottles home from bars because she feared that they would be tossed in the garbage. I’ll never forget the time when we were out one night and she started filling up her designer handbag […]

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cup of coffeeA girl I used to know in New York City was so fanatical about recycling that she would literally take empty bottles home from bars because she feared that they would be tossed in the garbage.

I’ll never forget the time when we were out one night and she started filling up her designer handbag with empty beer bottles, which weren’t even hers!  She was that committed to the environment.

Yet, when she drank her coffee each morning, organic coffee was never even a consideration.

Although I didn’t realize it at the time, this didn’t make much sense.  Why?

Because conventionally-grown coffee is incredibly unhealthy for people and the planet. Read more »


Product Recommendation: Stonyfield YoBaby Yogurt – Banana

Product Recommendation: Stonyfield YoBaby Yogurt - Banana

Don’t let the packaging mislead you. This product isn’t just for kids. I eat it!!! The taste is rich, smooth, and, yes, pretty awesome. It also contains nutrients that are important for babies’ development. The other thing that I love about this product is that the nutritional information/label is in both English and Spanish. With […]

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Don’t let the packaging mislead you. This product isn’t just for kids. I eat it!!!

The taste is rich, smooth, and, yes, pretty awesome. It also contains nutrients that are important for babies’ development.

The other thing that I love about this product is that the nutritional information/label is in both English and Spanish.

With the U.S. Hispanic population growing at a very, very fast rate, it is fantastic to see an organic brand recognize this and make important health information bi-lingual.

Sold nationwide. To find a store near you, click HERE.


Product Recommendation: Raw Revolution – Agave Nectar and Cashew

Product Recommendation: Raw Revolution - Agave Nectar and Cashew

I’ve been wolfing these down lately and keep a stash of them in my car. This bar is  sweet yet is also filling and does a great job of curbing my hunger.  The other flavor that I love is the hazelnut & chocolate.  It tastes like an amazing brownie. Ideal for a pre-workout snack and […]

Energy Bars Raw Food
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cashewI’ve been wolfing these down lately and keep a stash of them in my car.

This bar is  sweet yet is also filling and does a great job of curbing my hunger.  The other flavor that I love is the hazelnut & chocolate.  It tastes like an amazing brownie.

Ideal for a pre-workout snack and it can be purchased online HERE.

Also, please watch my video product review.


Product Recommendation: Organic Food Bar – Active Greens

Product Recommendation: Organic Food Bar - Active Greens

The company claims to be the world’s first organic bar and the world’s top-selling bar.  This wouldn’t surprise me in the least given how many years I have been eating their product.  It remains to this day one of my all-time favorites. Lots of greens including spirulina, wheat grass powder and barley grass powder. For […]

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The company claims to be the world’s first organic bar and the world’s top-selling bar.  This wouldn’t surprise me in the least given how many years I have been eating their product.  It remains to this day one of my all-time favorites.

Lots of greens including spirulina, wheat grass powder and barley grass powder.

For some reason, I like to put it in the fridge and eat it cold.  It seems to taste better that way.

Sold throughout the country at natural/organic stores and also online HERE.