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California EPA lists ingredient in popular weed killer cancer-causing

Jun. 28, 2017 by

Monsanto’s popular weed killer, Roundup, is widely used in conventional farming. According to the LA Times, it’s applied to “more than 200 crops across 4 million acres in California, including 1.5 million acres of almonds.” If a federal agency were

Recreational drug “Special-K” found in ‘100% Natural’ chicken

Jun. 23, 2017 by

Three consumer groups filed suit against the nation’s 3rd largest poultry producer yesterday for false advertising. Routine USDA testing found recreational drugs, other pharmaceuticals, anti-inflammatories, steroids, banned antibiotics and hormones in chicken labeled “100% natural.” Special-K, it’s not cereal Ravers

Drop the Coconut Oil!

Jun. 20, 2017 by

The health world hails coconut oil, but the American Heart Association (AHA) just released a report that may make you want to put it down. “Because coconut oil increases LDL cholesterol, a cause of CVD [cardiovascular disease], and has no

AUDIO POST: A Hip-Hop Farmer

Jun. 15, 2017 by

Ietef Vita, a.k.a. DJ Cavem Moetavation, is a 30-year-old hip-hop artist, deejay, educator, organic gardener, and vegan chef. He grew up in Denver, Colorado’s Five Points neighborhood and was a member of the Eastside Gangstas, 29th set before he discovered organic

Where are all the Women?

Jun. 7, 2017 by

Women outnumber men in all but one of the 5 largest cities in the United States, but there’s no contest when it comes to representation in local government. There, women are nowhere near men’s ranks. LA (2nd largest city in

Is Whole Foods Market a Health Food Hypocrite?

Jun. 4, 2017 by

Whole Foods Market calls itself “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” and we pay more to shop there because we want clean, healthy food free of GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) and cancer-causing pesticides. No other major grocery store chain in the country promotes

Au Revoir Paris

Jun. 3, 2017 by

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change took 20 years to negotiate. In spite of all the discord, fighting, war, famine, disease, and discontent around the globe, nearly every nation in the world came together to achieve one goal. “The Paris

Is Vet Recommended Food Making Your Pet Sick?

May. 24, 2017 by

Royal Canin, Science Diet, Eukaneuba, and Iams are some of the most popular brands recommended by vets. Yet these expensive and so-called “premium brands” often have low quality and biologically inappropriate ingredients. Could they be making your pet sick? Vet

NHL: It’s Time to Take Concussions Seriously

May. 18, 2017 by

Hockey is thrilling to watch. It’s ridiculously fast, speeds on the ice can reach 30 miles per hour, violent, and sometimes dangerous. Players often get slammed head first into the “boards.” They get whacked in the head with hockey sticks, collide

Not Your Average Farmers, But They Should Be

May. 18, 2017 by

The farming practices most large-scale farms use today degrade soil health, require a tremendous amount of water, harm the environment, rely on GMOs and toxic chemicals, contribute to climate change and work against Mother Nature, not with her. If there is

The Hershey Co. is being sued for not giving us enough candy

May. 17, 2017 by

Ever open a box of chocolate and wonder, “Dude, where’s all my candy?” Robert Bratton from Columbia, Missouri did, and he got so annoyed about the empty space in his Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers boxes, he filed a class-action lawsuit

France bans skinny models: let’s stop eating disorders

May. 12, 2017 by

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that fashion models are thin, often too thin. What is surprising is that France has said ENOUGH (trop c’est trop)! A new French law will require models to have a certificate of health from a medical

Got Organic Milk? Maybe Not

May. 10, 2017 by

A Washington Post story entitled “Why your ‘organic’ milk may not be organic” has revealed that one of the nation’s largest suppliers of organic milk doesn’t appear to be complying with USDA organic practices. And apparently, it’s not alone. “About half of the

Soda is Bad For Your Brain

Apr. 28, 2017 by

A new study provides some evidence that drinking soda is bad for your brain. The study, which was published in the journals Alzheimer’s & Dementia and Stroke, found that people who regularly drank soda had smaller overall brain volume, impaired memory,

Should Smoking Be Allowed In Apartment Buildings?

Apr. 28, 2017 by

The research is clear, secondhand cigarette smoke kills, but an apartment is your home and if you can’t smoke there, where can you smoke? One city in Northern California has an answer: almost nowhere. EXCUSE ME, YOU CAN’T SMOKE HERE

Farmers in 10 states sue Monsanto

Apr. 19, 2017 by

Dicamba was supposed to be a farmer’s salvation, but it ended up becoming their worst nightmare. Now farmers across the country are suing.

by Joe Cicak

What Would Our Forefathers Want Us To Do?

Apr. 15, 2017 by

Slowly and incrementally the principles of our democracy are eroding. Our government no longer feels like it’s “of the people, by the people, for the people,” unless those people have a lot of money, power and influence. “The day will

Monsanto’s Roundup, cancer, EPA collusion and your food

Apr. 15, 2017 by

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s weed killer Roundup, is the most used agricultural chemical in the history of the planet. A staggering 9.4 million tons have been sprayed on crops all around the world. It’s also used in

How to Find the Most Nutritious Produce at the Farmers Market

Apr. 13, 2017 by

You buy USDA certified organic produce at your local farmer’s market, but how do you know if the carrots at one booth are more nutritious than the carrots at another? Taste doesn’t always tell us and not all organic fruits

Audio Post: The Psychology of Highly Creative People @ Work

Apr. 12, 2017 by

Creative people have been described as enigmas, impossible to understand, even weird. If creative people are a mystery to themselves and others, how are companies supposed to manage them? And how do creative people thrive in a corporate culture that tends to

How to Find the Purest Honey

Apr. 11, 2017 by

Honey is a great natural sweetener, but it also has antibacterial properties, antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and medicinal properties. Unfortunately, some of the honey sold on supermarket shelves is stripped of all its healthy goodness through over processing and could

A Healthy Chocolate Addiction

Apr. 10, 2017 by

More than just delicious, chocolate is downright healthy. It’s loaded with antioxidants, contains iron, zinc, magnesium, copper and vitamin C. Chocolate can improve blood flow to the brain, reduce our stress hormone, cortisol, increase serotonin (our brain’s happy chemical), and can

How to Choose the Healthiest Olive Oil

Apr. 9, 2017 by

The ancient Greeks credit Athena, the goddess of wisdom, with creating the olive tree. Hippocrates, the Greek  physician considered the “father of medicine,” called olive oil “the great healer.” A staple of the Mediterranean diet, one of the healthiest diets on

Our Disassociation From Nature

Apr. 6, 2017 by

When we sit in a forest and listen to the wind, the birds, the running stream, it calms us in a way no drug can. The peace and tranquility triggers something in our DNA. Just the simple act of floating

How to protect bees in your garden

Apr. 5, 2017 by

A new study, “Pollinators in Peril,” by the Center for Biological Diversity has found that that 52 percent of native bee populations are declining and 24 percent are in serious threat of extinction primarily due to pesticide use and severe

Organic 2.0

Apr. 4, 2017 by

If you’re eating USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) certified organic food, you’re doing your part to reduce the amount of unhealthy chemicals in our environment. You’re protecting bees, promoting better treatment of animals and making the soil healthier, which

Exercise & Your Brain

Apr. 3, 2017 by

Researchers are still exploring the mysteries of the human brain, but as of today one of the best known ways to create new neurons (brain cells) is by doing an aerobic exercise that makes you sweat for 30 – 60

How to Wean Yourself Off Sugar

Apr. 2, 2017 by

If you eat sugar regularly, you’re addicted. There’s really no other way to say it. Sugar affects the brain in the same way opioids do, which means the cravings can be just as strong as they are for cocaine or nicotine. This

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