Archives for January 2015

Can DNA from GMOs be Transferred to Humans?

It’s certainly a scary thought. For years, the food industry has invested billions of dollars into convincing the public that Genetically Modified foods are safely broken down by the digestive system like non-GMO counterparts – yet an independent study claims that this may not be the case. Over the years, we’ve been led to believe that DNA from GMOs-Genetically Modified Organisms-is harmless at the time of being absorbed by the body. Proteins and DNA, they claim, are efficiently digested so by the time they are absorbed into the blood system they are no longer in their original form, but rather…. [Read More…]

The Surprising Truth about Colon Cleansing

You can’t entirely avoid toxins in food or the ones from the environment, but like most people you want to limit the amount of toxins you’re exposed to. A growing number of websites claim that colon cleansing helps the body eliminate toxins or “detox.” Search the web and you’ll find colon cleansing teas, fiber supplements, herbal concoctions, enemas and even complete colon cleansing kits that claim to clean out your colon and reduce toxins. To get the so-called benefits of colon cleansing, you could use one of these colon cleansing products or enlist the help of a colon cleansing specialist…. [Read More…]

Have Big Brands Turned Yogurt into Junk Food?

Yogurt is a great functional food with a long history of health benefits in many different cultures throughout the world. Yogurt is a fermented milk product that, according to the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), in order to be called yogurt must be fermented with two characteristic bacterial cultures Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, companies may add additional bacterial cultures as well. It is a simple food, containing just two ingredients: milk and probiotic bacteria… or so it should be … however, a look at the shelves of any major supermarket will show rows of yogurts labeled as “active yogurt”, with an…. [Read More…]

Recovering After the Holidays

The aftermath of the holiday festivities is now starting to become a reality. Those rules you lived by all year long, were broken in just a few weeks of holidays, right? You are not alone; so many of us go through this. It’s tough to avoid the allure of the holidays, to have fun, to eat, drink and indulge in things that you know aren’t good for you, but ‘twas the season, and now it’s time to put things right. January is the start of a New Year, and it is also the time to start afresh in your life;…. [Read More…]