Is Aspartame In Diet Coke Causing Trump To Act As He Does? What 12 Cans A Day Do To You

image edited by Fernando Kaskais  (CNN)President Donald Trump downs a dozen Diet Cokes each day, The New York Times reported this weekend. His love of the bubbly beverage is shared by many Americans and at least one of his predecessors. President Bill Clinton was frequently photographed with a can in his hand and reportedly placed a Diet Coke — along with a now-outdated cell phone and other items — in a time capsule at his official presidential library. A 12 Diet Cokes-a-day habit like Trump’s is worth changing By Susan Scutti, CNN So, what happens to those who drink a dozen cans daily … Continue reading Is Aspartame In Diet Coke Causing Trump To Act As He Does? What 12 Cans A Day Do To You

Why My Fellow Farmers Are Killing Themselves

There’s no way to make a living growing food in America, and the poverty and shame are driving some to suicide by Layton Ehmke Last week, The Guardian published a powerful feature about how farmers and ag workers are killing themselves at a rate five times that of the general population. As a farmer, none of this came as news to me. Not in the least. About a dozen years ago, when the population decline of my small farming community of Lane County, Kansas, was gaining momentum — we’re down to about 1,000 people now — my neighbors a few miles away were living through a particularly … Continue reading Why My Fellow Farmers Are Killing Themselves

MAINSTREAM NEWS QUIETLY ADMITS THAT FOOD QUALITY IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF CANCER

by Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times For years it has been a supposed mystery, but it is finally being acknowledged that a primary cause of cancer in the world today is diet. Studies are now showing that obesity plays an enormous role in one’s chances of getting cancer, and the main cause of obesity is the type of foods people eat. It is in large part a lifestyle disease, and the most important relevant lifestyle choice is food. “Overall, we estimated that 40.8% of incident cancer cases were attributable to exposure to the 24 factors included in the analysis (Table 2). Tobacco … Continue reading MAINSTREAM NEWS QUIETLY ADMITS THAT FOOD QUALITY IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF CANCER

Richard Branson: In the Near Future, We’ll Think It’s “Archaic” to Kill Animals for Food

Image Credit: Memphis Meats by Karla Lant   Memphis Meats Investing in Cruelty-Free Food In August, Richard Branson wrote a post on the Virgin website about his investment in Memphis Meats, which expressed his vision about the future of food: “I believe that in 30 years or so we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same and also be much healthier for everyone. One day we will look back and think how archaic our grandparents were in killing animals for food.” Branson is one of several influential thinkers investing in a cruelty-free, sustainable … Continue reading Richard Branson: In the Near Future, We’ll Think It’s “Archaic” to Kill Animals for Food

THE ALCOHOL INDUSTRY DOESN’T WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE LINK BETWEEN DRINKING AND CANCER

by Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times The alcohol industry doesn’t want you to understand that alcohol consumption, even in moderate degrees, is strongly linked to the development of a number of cancers. Much like the resistance put up by the tobacco industry, the alcohol lobby and powerful in industry trade groups are attempting to persuade the public that the risks are insignificant, although evidence continues to mount. In a recent study undertaken by global British-led team of experts, the alcohol industry was examined for its efforts to obfuscate and downplay the connection between alcohol consumption and cancer, especially breast cancer. Looking at … Continue reading THE ALCOHOL INDUSTRY DOESN’T WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE LINK BETWEEN DRINKING AND CANCER

Is Fruit Secretly Bullshit?

by Andrew Fiouzi From an early age, fruits and vegetables are held aloft together on a pedestal: the ultimate in healthy eating, five daily portions of which will save your life. But all things being equal, are they really of equal worth? Do five portions of watermelon do you as much good as five portions of spinach? Because when it turns out that a large Strawberry Surf Rider at Jamba Juice has more calories (590!) than a freaking Big Mac (540), we’ve clearly misunderstood something somewhere along the way. Now, it goes without saying that fruit is still healthier than a pile of candy … Continue reading Is Fruit Secretly Bullshit?

HOW EATING RELEASES OPIOIDS IN THE HUMAN BRAIN

Posted by Soren Dreier Author: Seeker Whether it’s the holiday season or someone’s birthday in the office, it’s hard not to overeat when you’re surrounded by delicious food. But what if you’re surrounded by bland, tasteless food? It might be just as hard to say no. Researchers from the Turku PET Center in Finland found that when people drank a tasteless nutritional drink their brains released more opioids, the chemicals linked to pleasure and euphoria, than when they ate a piece of pizza. The study suggests that opioid release in the human brain may not always be linked to the experience of … Continue reading HOW EATING RELEASES OPIOIDS IN THE HUMAN BRAIN