Food Politics, Health & Wellness

What The New Nutrition Label Means For You

In July of 2018 ( *Sigh* I know, I wish it was sooner as well!) new nutrition labels will start appearing on food items in the U.S. But what do these labels mean for you and your family? Today, the nice people over at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition will give us all the details about this … Continue reading

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MILK. Does It Really Do the Body Good?

Let’s talk milk. Dairy is controversial and is the cause of many debates between health professionals. Some say dairy is healthy while others believe it should be avoided like the bubonic plague. The truth is, around 60% of the entire world is somewhat lactose intolerant, which means they can't digest the milk protein, lactose. If … Continue reading

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5 Reasons To Go Meatless Monday

Hey folks! As some of you may know, I’m a huge fan and promoter of Meatless Monday. Seeing as I’m a vegetarian, I don’t eat meat on any day that ends in “y”, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a vegetarian to participate in the Meatless Monday movement. Today around 18% of Americans participate … Continue reading

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A Guide To Reading Grocery Labels

Guest Post by Kate Morin The number of health claims on food packaging continues to grow. It’s no longer just the nutrition label that matters. From “all natural” to “cage free” and “pasture raised,” food claims can be confusing and even misleading. Here’s how to read those labels and fully understand what you’re buying – and … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Celebrate Non-GMO Month

Originally posted October 2015 by Integrative Nutrition Did you know that October is the official Non-GMO Month? This month, retail stores nationwide will celebrate the consumer's right to be informed of foods and products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). What exactly are GMOs again? GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, are products of biotechnology (also called … Continue reading

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Why MSG Is Toxic And How You Can Avoid It

Monosodium Glutamate. Most likely when you hear the word you probably think Chinese food, right? But ladies and gentlemen, MSG is found everywhere, including many items you find on the shelves of your neighborhood grocery store. MSG is found in many canned foods, soups, and processed meats. Companies throw MSG in to enhance their flavor, … Continue reading

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“Fed Up” Review

This is the first year that more people will die from obesity than starvation, and it doesn't have to be this way. I just watched "Fed Up" last night, and if you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it. This is a must see for anyone who eats food. You don't have to be … Continue reading

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Movie Producers of “Fed Up” Say F.U. to Congress

Before Congress voted on the School Lunch Vote this week (which includes a rider that would allow public schools to opt out of a set of nutrition standards that Michelle Obama pushed forward in 2010 if they demonstrate that implementing the standards presents undue financial hardship) the movie directors of "Fed Up" sent a special … Continue reading

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Vermont Expected to Be First State to Mandate GMO Labeling

Consumers in the U.S. want to know what is in their food. It’s that simple. According to an article posted this week in the Los Angeles Times, Vermont might be the first state to mandate labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs). As stated in the article, “under a law signed this month, the tiny New … Continue reading