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5 Sensible Tips to Keep From Becoming an Obesity Statistic

Dr. Lisa Young, 11/20/2015
We received bad news from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) about the current state of obesity in the United States (U.S.). Despite some improvements to our current food environment

How to avoid GMOs when you're on a budget

By News Editors:(NaturalNews) Story by Daisy Luther, republished from Eat Local Grown with additional editing by Natural News.

What's the most controversial topic at the grocery store these days? It's GMOs.

Should you consume them? Are they okay in moderation? Should you strictly avoid them at all times? And if so, how on earth can you manage to navigate the store without stepping into a genetically modified landmine? And if you really want to challenge yourself, how can you do that on a budget?

FDA: Many common cooking spices may contain bug parts, rodent hairs

Hiding inside your pepper grinder and cumin shaker could be things like rodent hairs, bug parts and even salmonella, claims a new report recently put out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Entitled "Pathogens and Filth in Spices," the report alleges that up to 12 percent of all U.S. spice imports may contain hidden insect filth, while up to 7 percent may contain bacterial contaminants, an obvious push by the agency to further legitimize irradiating cooking spices.

The chemistry of healthy cooking oils

The use of plant oils rather than lard, butter and other animal-based fats universally eliminates the saturated fat that we would otherwise consume. The way that the human body processes saturated fats ends up forcing the body to build its own low-density cholesterol, so avoiding these types of fats is an exceptionally good idea. With this in mind, not all plants are created equal. Neither are the various oils made by pressing these plants.

Raising Healthy Eaters – Part III: Cooking in the Kitchen with Your Kids

In this final blog on raising healthy eaters I share effective tactics to introduce your little ones to the kitchen, create a playful and safe space for experimenting and learning, and instill a lifelong love for the process of nourishing themselves and their loved ones.

Research links eating cooked black beans to lowered risks of cancer

Research has shown that consuming cooked black beans leads to lowered risk and incidence of breast, colon, liver, lung, and prostate cancers. The exact mechanism of this phenomenon is unknown, but it is suspected that the phytochemicals of black beans, including phenolic compounds (flavonoids and tannins), phytic acid, triterpenes, and phytosterols may be responsible for their anticancer properties.