The Coming Obsolescence of Animal Meat

DAN KITWOOD / GETTY IMAGES Companies are racing to develop real chicken, fish, and beef that don’t require killing animals. Here’s what’s standing in their way. by OLGA KHAZAN SAN FRANCISCO—The thought I had when the $100 chicken nugget hit my expectant tongue was the one cartoon villains have when they entrap a foreign critter and roast him over a spit: It tastes like chicken.That’s because it was chicken—albeit chicken that had never laid an egg, sprouted a feather, or been swept through an electrified-water bath for slaughter. This chicken began life as a primordial mush in a bioreactor whose dimensions and brand I’m … Continue reading The Coming Obsolescence of Animal Meat

Toxic foods that may cause dementia

by: Zoey Sky (Natural News) Your physical and mental health are closely intertwined. If you follow a healthy diet, you can significantly improve your overall well-being. Conversely, if you follow a diet full of processed food and soda, you will increase your likelihood of getting dementia, according to multiple studies. Consuming a lot of complex carbohydrates, processed foods, and sugar stimulates the production of toxins in the body. These toxins can then cause a buildup of plaque in the brain, which may cause inflammation. Experts believe chronic inflammation is often linked to disorders such as dementia. Junk food and dementia Sadly, not many people realize the … Continue reading Toxic foods that may cause dementia

The Fish On Your Plate May Not Be What You Ordered

TUPUNGATO VIA GETTY IMAGES Seafood on display at a fish market in New York City. A new investigation finds that one-fifth of U.S. seafood tested is mislabeled. By Chris D’Angelo If you eat seafood, even occasionally, there’s a good chance you’ve been served a fish species you didn’t order. A new monthslong investigation by ocean advocacy group Oceana finds widespread and persistent fraud in the U.S. seafood industry. The organization tested 449 fish from more than 250 restaurants, seafood markets and grocery stores across the country and found that 21 percent of samples were mislabeled. In two restaurants in Florida, cheap … Continue reading The Fish On Your Plate May Not Be What You Ordered

Disturbing new study highlights the potential risks of “Franken-food” creations

by: Vicki Batts  (Natural News) Just when you thought Big Biotech couldn’t be any more vile, the next generation of genetically modified crops appears on the horizon. Under the new name, “gene-edited,” proponents of the GMO industry claim that the next phase of abominable foods will be safer — and there is already a covert campaign to keep any potential dangers under wraps. But a growing body of research shows that new gene editing techniques can produce many unintended side effects — dangers that even top computer algorithms couldn’t predict. No matter how you slice it, “Franken-foods” are highly questionable products, and no … Continue reading Disturbing new study highlights the potential risks of “Franken-food” creations

The Mental Snag That Makes It Seem Like Food Is Everywhere, Especially If You’re Overweight

By guest blogger Stacy Lu If you’re planning to take off weight in the new year and it suddenly seems like food is everywhere – and is especially enticing – that’s probably your mind playing a particularly unhelpful trick on you. Thinking about food, even in terms of trying to avoid it, can actually make it more likely that you’ll notice food in your environment, especially if you’re already overweight or obese. That’s according to a recent study in the International Journal of Obesity thatcompared how overweight and healthy weight people pay attention to food. Food cues – sights, smells, advertisements and social contexts like parties … Continue reading The Mental Snag That Makes It Seem Like Food Is Everywhere, Especially If You’re Overweight

Iron Is the New Cholesterol

Elevated iron is at the center of a web of disease stretching from cancer to diabetes. BY CLAYTON DALTON Cheerios are the best-selling breakfast cereal in America. The multi-grain version contains 18 milligrams of iron per serving, according to the label. Like almost any refined food made with wheat flour, it is fortified with iron. As it happens, there’s not a ton of oversight in the fortification process. One study measured the actual iron content of 29 breakfast cereals, and found that 21 contained 120 percent or more of the label value, and 8 contained 150 percent or more.1 One contained … Continue reading Iron Is the New Cholesterol

WHY NUTRITIONAL PSYCHIATRY IS THE FUTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT

by Joyce Cavaye, The Conversation Waking Times A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and ADHD. Nutritional psychiatry is a growing discipline that focuses on the use of food and supplements to provide these essential nutrients as part of an integrated or alternative treatment for mental health disorders. But nutritional approaches for these debilitating conditions are not widely accepted by mainstream medicine. Treatment options tend to be limited to official National Institute for Care Excellence (NICE) guidelineswhich recommend talking therapies and antidepressants. Use of Antidepressants Antidepressant use has more than doubled in … Continue reading WHY NUTRITIONAL PSYCHIATRY IS THE FUTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT