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]
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.  
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]
Can Genetically Engineered Foods Trigger Gluten Sensitivity? Gluten sensitivity or intolerance is a growing epidemic in the U.S. and, increasingly, worldwide. Celiac sprue is a more specific disorder, characterized by gluten intolerance along with autoantibodies to the protein, transglutaminase, which builds crosslinks in undigested fragments of gliadin, a major constituent of gluten. The autoantibodies are produced as an immune response to undegraded fragments of proteins in gluten. A remarkable set of symptoms develop over time in association with celiac disease, including weight loss, diarrhea, chronic fatigue, neurological disorders, anemia, nausea, skin rashes, depression, and nutrient deficiencies. Usually, but not always, [More]