Posts Tagged "food"

Eat to Sleep – More Magazine March 2011

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 | 1 comment

Eat to Sleep – More Magazine March 2011

Eat strategically at night: Certain foods contain compounds that help the body relax and unwind so you will slip into a deep, restorative sleep faster. Here, 12 Ambien-like all-stars:

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Protect Your Health from GMOs – Easy Health Options October 2012

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 | 0 comments

Protect Your Health from GMOs – Easy Health Options October 2012

Today, it is estimated that 70 percent of foods found in grocery stores may contain bioengineered GMO (genetically modified organism) ingredients. That means the genetic material of these foods has been altered by inserting foreign DNA from other plants or animals, even chemical pesticides. Dubbed “Frankenfoods” by GMO opponents, this process drastically changes the plant or animal genome from what nature intended into a large-scale biotech experiment. The problem is that we know very little at best about the long-term effects of GMO foods on human and animal health, farming and the environment. But preliminary studies show great cause for concern. In the U.S., GMOs don’t have to be labeled on packaging. This keeps consumers unaware of their increasing presence in the grocery aisle. But this November, California voters will make history with the first mandatory GMO labeling initiative, Proposition 37. If passed, the law will require the labeling of all GMO foods sold to consumers in California. The European Union, Australia, Japan, Russia, the Czech Republic and South Korea have already adopted such measures. These governments recognize the importance of giving people the choice regarding whether they consume biotech industry experiments or natural whole foods.

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The Dish on Eating Local – Change Magazine November 2012

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 | 0 comments

The Dish on Eating Local – Change Magazine November 2012

Locally grown foods are easier to buy now than they’ve been for decades. Before industrial agriculture and our colossal global infrastructure, communities relied on local farms and gardens to supply most of their food. Today, the popularity of locally grown foods is returning with vigor, sprouting progressive “Farm to Table” and “Local Food” movements in neighborhoods, towns and cities across the country. Farmers markets, community supported agriculture (CSAs), gardening cooperatives and other local food sources are planting the seeds of renewal that have greatly expanded the quantity, quality and variety of locally grown produce.

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4 Fantastic Foods to Start Eating Now!

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 | 17 comments

4 Fantastic Foods to Start Eating Now!

We eat for a number of reasons -- because we’re hungry, because we have a craving, or maybe because we are emotional or bored. But how often do we eat therapeutically? Despite truisms like “you are what you eat,” most of us have a disconnect between what we ingest and how that food affects our bodies. The ongoing news about heart disease, type 2 diabetes and the obesity epidemic all testify to that disconnect.

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Seasonal Spring Cleanse Protocol

Posted on Apr 14, 2011 | 0 comments

Seasonal Spring Cleanse Protocol

According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Spring and Fall seasons provide the best opportunities for deeply detoxifying and cleansing the body of harmful impurities that have collected in our organs and tissues over the past months and years. Fundamental philosophies in TCM state that the energies which manifest as seasonal changes in our external environment are also reflected in the body, and spring offers a unique transitional period of time when internal energies rise and expand, providing movement and growth to carry us away from the conservation and stagnancy characterizing the energies of cold winter months prior. This expansive energy helps to move things to the surface and expel some of the body’s burden of toxins in preparation for the high activity of summer, and this energy of upward growth toward the sun means emotions and issues stored deep within the past also have an opportunity to be released. With a little preparation and mindfulness, the forces of renewal and rebirth that are so pervasive during the spring season can be harnessed and used to greatly benefit the body, mind and spirit during a spring cleanse.

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