6 Grass-Fed Beef Nutrition Benefits (Nos. 1 & 2 Are Life-Savers)

According to a study at California State University’s College of Agriculture, grass-fed beef nutrition includes significantly more omega-3 fatty acids and more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than grain-fed beef. Grass-fed beef, one of the best protein foods around, is also higher in precursors for vitamin A and E and cancer-fighting antioxidants compared to grain-fed beef. (1) If you haven’t heard of CLA … Read More


The 12 Best Fast Casual Restaurants That I Eat At

Maybe you underestimated how long a road trip would take, or you forgot to pack lunch before heading to work in the morning. Whatever the case, you might find yourself strapped for cash and/or time, and forced to stop at a chain restaurant. For those of us who enjoy eating healthy, this used to be a worst-case scenario, especially if … Read More

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Erythritol: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly with This Common Sweetener

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol like xylitol that I’ve spoken about before in my article titled “The 5 Worst Artificial Sweeteners.” A lot of people think it’s awesome because it decreases the amount of sugar and calories in what they’re consuming. You’ll commonly find it as an ingredient in low-sugar and sugar-free foods, but there are some very concerning and common erythritol side effects — even … Read More


High Fructose Corn Syrup Dangers & Healthy Alternatives

Have you been fooled by advertisements talking about “corn sugar”? Viewer beware — this is just a more angelic but deceptive term for high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). It’s said that corn refiners have already spent $50 million trying to convince us to accept corn sugar as HFCS’s new namesake. (1) Manufactured mostly from genetically modified corn, high fructose corn syrup is definitely … Read More

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GMO Labeling Law: Did Your Senators Vote to Keep You in the Dark?

A clear label that shows Americans what’s in their food seems like a no-brainer when it comes to general democracy and basic rights, but the majority of the U.S. Senate seems to think otherwise. In a 63–30 vote Thursday night, the Senate blocked Vermont’s historic GMO labeling law and passed national GMO labeling legislation that is “weak” and “full of loopholes.” The … Read More

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General Mills Latest Company to Promise GMO Labeling

Americans are divided on many issues, but luckily GMO labeling isn’t one of them. Polling consistently shows more than 90 percent of Americans want meaningful, easy-to-understand GMO labeling on food packaging. (When was the last time that many Americans agreed on anything?)  This type of labeling helps shoppers better understand what’s in their food, and it only makes sense, especially … Read More


What Does FDA-Approved GMO Salmon Mean for Our Health?

GMO fruits. GMO vegetables. GMO animals? Thanks to approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), genetically modified salmon is the first genetically modified animal to win approval from the FDA. (1) The GMO salmon has been deemed safe for consumption, ending an almost 20-year struggle by the fish manufacturer, AquaBounty Technologies, to sell the salmon in stores. Because of a … Read More


5 Best Sugar Substitutes

[Below is my transcript of my video on the top five sugar substitutes, along with supplemental information on the topic.] Today, I’m here to share with you my top five natural sweeteners and sugar substitutes. This is a big deal. So many people overconsume high fructose corn syrup, processed sugar and just carbohydrates in general. I’m going to go over … Read More

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Major Causes of Weight Gain? Processed Foods & Rx Medicines

The next time your parents remind you that things are so much easier now, here’s a rebuttal: maintaining weight isn’t. According to a new study published in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, it’s possible for the waistlines of adults today to be larger than someone 30 years ago, even at the same levels of caloric intake and exercise. … Read More

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Miso Soup — Cancer-Fighting Probiotics in a Bowl

Miso is a salty paste made from fermented beans (usually soybeans) that has been a staple ingredient in the Japanese diet for thousands of years. It can also be made using certain grains, such as fermented barley, rice or oats, mixed with salt and a bacteria called koji — which results in a range of miso tastes, colors and uses. … Read More