by Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times “Food pleasure appears to involve both the opioid and cannabinoids reward circuitry that interact in complex ways.” [Source] It’s no secret that the standard American diet is having a terrible effect on human health. What’s is a secret, though, is how the food industry uses science and psychology to create processed food products that are devoid of nutrition, full of chemical additives and colorings, and incredibly addictive. In fact, the science of how food companies get customers physically, mentally and emotionally hooked on their products reads like a good conspiracy theory. Major food manufacturers know … Continue reading HOW SCIENTISTS ENGINEER FOODS TO MAKE THEM DANGEROUSLY ADDICTIVE
What’s in this popular drink? By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum Exclusive To Rense The label of Coca Cola indicates that it contains sugar, phosphoric acid, caffeine, caramel, carbon dioxide and some “extract”. This extract and caused questions, writes DiasporaNews. The trial began, only then the Coca-Cola company was forced to disclose the secret, from what actually do the cola. This was a liquid obtained from an insect Cochineal (Cochineal). Cochineal is an insect from a group of herbaceous aphids that lives in the Canary Islands and in Mexico. It is sucked by the proboscis to the roots and stems of … Continue reading Read These Shocking 9 Ingredients In Coca-Cola And You Will Drink It No More…
by Ian Lecklitner Spoiler alert: They’re all just fizzy cancer juice Diet soda has long been advertised as the healthier alternative to regular old fat soda. But as I learned previously while analyzing all the ingredients in Diet Coke, the artificial sweeteners in diet sodas (specifically aspartame) will still fuck you up pretty bad: “Even though Diet Coke might not have the calories that a regular Coke does, artificial sweeteners still affect our hormones like insulin in ways that can make us hungrier and reduce the amount of fat we burn,” physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan, author of Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need … Continue reading Every Major Diet Soda, Ranked by How (Un)healthy They Are
Image credit: Emily Cho by Dan Robitzski Pizza is healthy. At least that’s what I was told in kindergarten. After all, it has all the major food groups, which (at the time) included a big ol’ pyramid base of bread. I (and the other six-year-olds, I imagine) took that nutrition advice to heart well into adulthood. Being an adult means you can have pizza anytime you want. Before you scoff at my poorly-informed nutritional choices, you should probably recognize that you have a fair amount of food misinformation swimming around your own head. Do you buy low-fat cheese and skim milk, … Continue reading Faulty Studies Mean Everything You Know About Nutrition Is Wrong
Apricots by Arnout van Albada. Egg tempera and oil on panel. 2011. The glass of orange juice at the breakfast table tells a tale about what’s natural, what’s whole and what’s healthy for us by Joseph LaPorte is professor of philosophy at Hope College. His writing has appeared in The Journal of Philosophy, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and The Routledge Handbook of Evolution and Philosophy. Edited by Sam Dresser What is a ‘natural’ food product? One common suggestion is that ‘natural’ things are not made of chemicals. But the whole biological world is chemicals! Another suggestion: natural products are not genetically modified (that is, a GMO). Alas, … Continue reading What are natural foods?
by Dr. Mercola, Guest Waking Times In his book “The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor,” award-winning journalist and author, Mark Schatzker, investigates the introduction of flavor into the industrialized food supply. An investigative journalist by profession, Schatzker’s curiosity about flavor led him to eventually write two books addressing this issue. The first, “Steak: One Man’s Search for the World’s Tastiest Piece of Beef” was, as the title implies, about steak. “I got deep into the science of flavor [and] the science of how we perceive flavor. But I also [asked a] question that we rarely ask, which … Continue reading THE DORITO EFFECT – THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT FOOD AND FLAVOR
by Dr. Mercola, Guest Waking Times According to the World Health Organization, depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide,1,2 affecting an estimated 322 million people globally, including more than 16 million Americans, 6 million of which are seniors.3 Statistics also reveal we’re not being particularly effective when it comes to prevention and treatment. Worldwide, rates of depression increased by 18 percent between 2005 and 2015.4 If you or someone you love is struggling with depression or some other mental health problem, remember that your diet is a foundational aspect that must not be overlooked. As noted in a 2015 … Continue reading REAL FOOD IS A POTENT ALLY AGAINST DEPRESSION