Nutritional Pioneer Championed Traditional Diets

It is widely accepted that diet is a contributor to many adverse health conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and tooth decay. Yet there still seems to be considerable disagreement about what the “ideal” diet is to prevent these afflictions. The question of what constitutes the ‘ideal” diet is not a new one. Over […]

September is Organic Harvest Month

Organic agriculture has come a long way in the last 10 or 15 years. Organic foods of one kind or another can be found in most stores, and there is widespread recognition of the value of growing food sustainably. It is easy to list the reasons to choose organic foods. The tons of pesticides and […]

Organic Diet Lowers Kids’ Pesticide Exposure

Anyone who has been around kids knows that they can be big consumers of vegetables, fruits and fruit juices, especially relative to their size. This has led researchers to wonder just how much of the residual pesticides in produce children are being exposed to. A study conducted several years ago on the effects of income […]

Low Fat Diet Questioned

Low fat diets took a blow to the gut a decade ago when a major study found that a low fat diet does not reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. The eight year study, funded by the US government, examined 50,000 postmenopausal women and found that those who ate low-fat diets were at […]