The Rise in Allergies and What's Being Done to Prevent Them

Allergies and injuries related to them are on the rise across the USA. BBC statistics show that hospital visits for allergy control rose threefold over a ten-year period, with similar trends seen in Europe and Australia. Whether from previously undetected allergies, or from new cases, these conditions are becoming more prevalent and injuries related to them are common.

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Jennifer Madsen is an experienced freelance writer with a background in health and wellness. When not working she loves to travel and especially enjoys lakeside and seaside locations.

 

Peeling Back the Label: Organic, Natural, and Local

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Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

Know What You Eat: Food Additives

Your diet is obviously one of the most important parts of your overall level of health. Along with getting enough sleep and exercise, eating a natural, balanced diet is key to staying healthy and avoiding many potential health issues. In this sense, it is extremely important that you understand the role that food additives play and learn to avoid the additives that could potentially harm your health.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Can Anybody Tell Me ... What Does Organic Really Mean?

The core of organic farming is the idea of developing a sustainable system of agriculture. Organic farming is a way of producing food that doesn’t deplete the earth’s resources or pollute the environment. Instead Organic farming uses birds, insects, and cover crops to eliminate pests and crop rotation to combat weeds.

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Melody Meyer's picture

Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

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Box of tissues and allergy nasal spray against yellow background.
09/07/2021
Allergies and injuries related to them are on the rise across the USA. BBC statistics show that hospital visits for allergy control rose threefold over a ten-year period, with similar trends seen in... read more
Couple shopping together in produce aisle of fruits and vegetables
01/05/2018
What's What? Walking down a typical food aisle can be a daunting experience with a cacophony of seductive labels resounding from every shelf. These missives entice you to make purchases based on a... read more
Chemist in scrubs and mask pipette liquid into test tubes
10/31/2017
Your diet is obviously one of the most important parts of your overall level of health. Along with getting enough sleep and exercise, eating a natural, balanced diet is key to staying healthy and... read more
USDA Organic logo on plant backdrop
06/23/2015
The core of organic farming is the idea of developing a sustainable system of agriculture. Organic farming is a way of producing food that doesn’t deplete the earth’s resources or pollute the... read more
Box of tissues and allergy nasal spray against yellow background.
09/07/2021
Allergies and injuries related to them are on the rise across the USA. BBC statistics show that hospital visits for allergy control rose threefold over a ten-year period, with similar trends seen in... read more
Couple shopping together in produce aisle of fruits and vegetables
01/05/2018
What's What? Walking down a typical food aisle can be a daunting experience with a cacophony of seductive labels resounding from every shelf. These missives entice you to make purchases based on a... read more
Chemist in scrubs and mask pipette liquid into test tubes
10/31/2017
Your diet is obviously one of the most important parts of your overall level of health. Along with getting enough sleep and exercise, eating a natural, balanced diet is key to staying healthy and... read more
USDA Organic logo on plant backdrop
06/23/2015
The core of organic farming is the idea of developing a sustainable system of agriculture. Organic farming is a way of producing food that doesn’t deplete the earth’s resources or pollute the... read more