PBS Frontline Film: Supplements and Safety According to a new film by  PBS’s Frontline which aired January 19th, “There is no effective system to detect potential harm from supplements”.  The film also points the finger at the failed US Medwatch system at the FDA and their weak ability to keep up with all the potentially dangerous nutritional supplements  that are hitting the market without adequate regulation.   What’s the problem? The film reveals what many of us in the health professions have known for years, that most health supplements are loosely regulated by government agencies like the FDA’s Medwatch.  Law prohibits manufacturers [More]
Kudos to Tom Brady for Calling Out Big Food on Irresponsible Marketing of Junk Foods to Kids Tom Brady is in the news again, but this time he’s doing a great job deflating the false images  fast food manufacturers put on food when they try to spin junk food  and brainwash kids ideas of which foods they should eat.  Instead, Brady calls out this junk food as “poison”.  Brady’s interview(1) with Massachusetts radio station WEEI revolved around his win over the Cowboys, but then they began discussing the recent Boston Magazine story(2) on his body coach and business partner Alex Guerrero. “Brady may have just done more [More]
How Covert Communications Shape Food Policy by Spinning Food and “Healthwashing” Through Social Media How do we know if our food is safe? How are the chemicals used to produce our food impacting our health and the environment? How can journalists reporting on these issues know when their sources are accurate? Here’s a great free report you should read to get the truth about the foods you eat.  You need to understand this because as this video demonstrates, all the big food companies (like Coke in the video) are getting good at spinning food.   [Bottom Line:]  It all comes down to the [More]
New Peer Reviewed Study Shatters Myth of Substantial Equivalence and GMO Safety Source: Food Democracy Now According to the new research, published in the peer-reviewed journal Agricultural Sciences, the process of genetic engineering creates significant disruptions to basic cellular functions in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready GMO soybeans. Background on this Study: An independent scientist with four degrees from MIT, Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai released the results of groundbreaking new research that proves the FDA’s current legal construct of “substantial equivalence”, which allows new GMO crops to be approved without proper safety tests, is seriously outdated, unscientific and a fraud when it comes to assessing [More]
BREAKING NEWS: The House Agriculture Committee just endorsed the DARK Act. Source EWG.org (EWG Action Alert) We need you to take action immediately: Click here to urge your member of Congress to oppose the DARK Act and support mandatory GMO labeling right now – before it’s too late. Now that the House Agriculture Committee has officially approved what we’ve dubbed the Deny Americans the Right to Know– or DARK Act – it could be coming up for a vote in the full House ANY DAY NOW. Not only would this reprehensible, anti-consumer bill block states from adopting their own GMO labeling [More]
Two must watch videos! The TPP and Monsanto, a GMO Nation, and OUR lost food democracy TPP Passes The first video is from the Alex Jones Channel on Youtube and is gives you a quick background on the TPP and how it was allowed to pass.  After watching, you’ll understand how Monsanto will be allowed to benefit from it in their efforts to control our food supply.  Watch the second video to educate yourself on how they have been allowed to legally feed us poison. Video source: The Guardian newspaper, London Monsanto is a pesticide company. They make poisons. And if they [More]
Weight of a Nation HBO Series -Part One The Weight of a Nation explores the reality and consequences of what it really means to be obese, beginning in childhood, and explains what happens inside your body as it tries to adapt to excess body fat.   Some of the statistics referenced in my book Body in Balance are from this HBO documentary series, Weight of a Nation.  You can learn more or purchase a copy on Amazon by clicking here.  
Cool Ranch Carcinogens Exposed The Truth About the Foods You Eat  From the Daily Show John Stewart Nailed It !   Jon Stewart hammers the food industry for turning our food supply into an “addictive, fattening, death menu of artificial chemicals, additives, and cool ranch carcinogens.” He also exposes some of the industry’s weak efforts to make their food appear “slightly less bad for you”, including the “KIDS Eat Right” label that Kraft Foods is helping to financially support in partnership with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association).   The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is [More]
Paleo Diet Study Results Here’s some paleo food for thought In 1997 an insulin index of foods was published, ranking 38 foods on which stimulates higher insulin levels. What do you think causes a larger insulin spike, a large apple and all its sugar, a cup of oatmeal packed with carbs, a cup and a half of white flour pasta, a big bunless burger—no carbs at all, or half of a salmon fillet? The answer is …watch the video and you may be surprised based upon all the anti-carb talk especially if you follow the paleo food philosophy.  Or, keep reading…. They only [More]
Debunking Paleo Diet Myths An archaeologists perspective from Ted Talks* Body in Balance: Bare Naked Truth on Nutrition Fitness and Food Policies Impacting Your Energy and Your Health (Smart Moves Guidebook Series) TED Fellow Christina Warinner is an expert on ancient diets. So how much of the diet fad the “Paleo Diet” is based on an actual Paleolithic diet? The answer is not really any of it. Dr. Christina Warinner has excavated around the world, from the Maya jungles of Belize to the Himalayan mountains of Nepal, and she is pioneering the biomolecular investigation of archaeological dental calculus (tartar) to study [More]