Are the Benefits of Organic Food Overrated or Underrated?

Pesticide Problem

Pesticides have been classified as probable carcinogens for 25 years. Different pesticides have been associated with different cancers through a variety of mechanisms, including genetic damage—direct hits to our DNA or chromosomes—and epigenetic modification, changes in the way our genes are expressed. These effects have been documented in workers who are spraying the pesticides, but exposure to pesticide residues that remain on food is much smaller.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Natural Herbs to Help Boost Your Metabolism

Spring is here and Summer is right around the corner. That means it’s time to start getting rid of that winter flab and ready for hot weather and hot bodies. If you’ve had trouble getting beach ready in the past, even with diet and exercise, maybe you need to consider giving your metabolism a little boost. There are plenty of safe, natural ways to get your body burning fat faster that you can easily incorporate into your diet.

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Natural Press Wire is your trusted health news wire and leading source of environmental health news provider that covers almost every aspect of a healthy life, medicine, public health trends, entire well-being, environmental protection, treatments, science news, and current health events. We also feature health information regarding important public health trends and events; timely discussions with specialists, and report the most recent public health analysis and researches.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Kale

Super Food

Kale has been a hot topic among the blogosphere and health conscious community for several years now. Although touted as one of the most beneficial foods one could eat, the actual specifics of why kale is good for you are hardly mentioned.  With all the disinformation and fake news out there, how can we truly know if kale has as many health benefits as we’ve been led to believe?

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Joey Bruno, owner of ThriveCuisine.com, holds a master’s degree in Nutrition & Food Science from Montclair State University. He’s a foodie and wannabe vegan chef. He currently lives in Delaware with his wife and likes to go for long walks with his dog and practice jiu-jitsu in his spare time.

Benefits of Nuts for Stroke Prevention

That's Nuts

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

How Organic Foods Can Help to Boost Self-Esteem

Food and You

There are so many pesticides and toxins that go into our food on a regular basis. While there are tons of informative guides regarding which foods can still be nutritious in spite of being non-organic, it's much better and safer to choose an organic diet. Nutrition can play a role in almost every avenue of our lives. One area that's affected by nutrition that many people don't consider is the area of self-esteem.

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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+.

Best Nutrition : Spinach vs Lettuce

I love having salad for lunch. It’s a great way to control my daily carb intake. However, when most people think of salads, thoughts of lettuce come to mind. I prefer spinach, and this article is going to break down the differences between spinach vs lettuce. It’s my hope that this article will:

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Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

Can Going Organic Improve Your Love Life?

Webster defines love as “a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties” and we all know that bringing love into our lives happens when we truly love ourselves. Manifesting this love of self takes many forms such as nourishing our body, soul, and mind. How then can going organic bolster your love of self and improve your chances for a long life filled with affection, joy, and pleasure?

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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.

Healthier Choice? Raw vs. Dry Roasted Almonds

I’ve recently heard people state that raw almonds are better for you than dry roasted ones. This is of particular interest to me because I enjoy eating almonds almost daily as one of my snacks. Some of the information out there has even suggested that the oil in almonds becomes rancid after being heated. I’m here to discover the truth about raw almonds vs dry roasted almonds.

I was instantly skeptical for two reasons:

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Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

Nanoparticles in Food? | Size Does Matter!

My grandmother was a huge inspiration for me especially in the world of cooking. She dedicated herself to growing, canning, baking, and preserving much of the delectable German fare that graced our table. She always allowed me to indulge in culinary sport, creating my own concoctions such as rose and grape cookies or honey-barley moon cakes. My creativity ran amok as I freely mixed ingredients from different gastronomic hemispheres under her shocked but tolerant gaze.

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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.

Gifts From My Grandmother: 8 Paths to Happiness Through Food, Family, and Farming

My grandmother’s name was Emma. She was born in 1896 in rural Iowa before there was electricity or indoor plumbing. Her nature was kind and content; her spirit was resourceful. I was lucky enough to have had this woman from another century as one of my primary caregivers and mentors. She offered me an abundance of knowledge on food, family, and farming and showed me how the three interlink to create happiness and prosperity of the body and soul. These lessons resound in me today and I wish to share them with you to explore your own roadmap to happiness.

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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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Being told to add vegetables to your diet is great and all, but not all vegetables are created equal. Asparagus can be considered a powerhouse food, containing many essential vitamins and... read more
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If you are what you eat, can that also show up on your face? Evidence seems to point to YES, so chalk it up as another great reason to eat and drink in a way that supports your optimum overall health... read more
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Fresh asparagus tips lined up on slate countertop.
10/23/2017
Being told to add vegetables to your diet is great and all, but not all vegetables are created equal. Asparagus can be considered a powerhouse food, containing many essential vitamins and... read more
Close up of squares of a chocolate bar stacked in a pile
10/17/2017
Sweet Seeds Botanically speaking, seeds are small embryonic plants—the whole plant stuffed into a tiny seed and surrounded by an outer layer packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals to... read more
Shirtless male torso and hand holding fruit and vegetables
10/10/2017
Belly up to the bar before banishing your belly at the gym. No workout is going to give you the results you want if you're not properly hydrated and fueled to make it through in top form. Here are... read more
Close up on dark leafy greens in salad mix.
09/06/2017
Sharp by Diet By our seventies, one in five of us will suffer from cognitive impairment. Within five years, half of those cognitively impaired will progress to dementia and death. The... read more
An array of colorful vegetable laid out on cutting board
06/17/2017
We recently brought you ten amazing reasons to shift to a plant-based diet, from resolving several diseases and conditions to weight los and fitness. But we aren't through yet! Here are TEN MORE... read more
Colorful vegetables: eggplant, asparagus, tomatoes.
06/13/2017
A plant-based diet is increasingly becoming recognized as a healthier alternative to a diet laden with meat. In recent years veganism has become one of the most popular diets, endorsed by many... read more
Slow pouring molasses oozing out of bottle.
05/16/2017
It’s sticky, thick and has the lowest sugar content of any sugar cane product. It has a sweet taste rather like licorice, but did you know that Molasses has some real health secrets just waiting to... read more
Young woman cooking with vegetables while eating them.
05/13/2017
Anonymous (not verified)
If you are what you eat, can that also show up on your face? Evidence seems to point to YES, so chalk it up as another great reason to eat and drink in a way that supports your optimum overall health... read more
Harvesting machinery works through wheat field.
05/09/2017
Pesticide Problem Pesticides have been classified as probable carcinogens for 25 years. Different pesticides have been associated with different cancers through a variety of mechanisms,... read more

Pages