Health&Fitness Talk

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Why the FDA Ban on Trans Fats is The Best Health News of 2013
by Jeff Clemetson, Editor Health and Fitness Talk thought it would be a good idea to look back at the top stories of 2013 and shine a light on the year in health. Although there were some modestly good news stories about health in America, like the obesity rates... Read more
Don’t Be Fooled By Food Substitutes
by Jeff Clemetson, Editor Eggs have been described as nature’s perfect food because of our body’s ability to easily digest the proteins in eggs. The proteins in eggs are easily converted to build muscle and are an essential part of any diet for those who live an active lifestyle... Read more
The Flaw in Meat/Cancer Studies
by Kimberly Allen, RN Recently the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) posted the results of a “detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer.”  This has lead many people to the conclusion that it’s the sodium nitrite used as a preservative in processed... Read more
Why We Need to March Against Monsanto
by Jeff Clemetson, Editor As I began writing this GMO update in advance of the upcoming worldwide March Against Monsanto on May 25, I wanted to include all the latest news about just why we should take the time to rally against the chemical and biotech firm. The last few... Read more
GMO Update: Whole Foods, Hawaii and Vermont

The reaction to Whole Foods announcement that they will require the products in their stores to be labeled if they contain GMOs has been about as lukewarm as the announcement itself. First of all, why five years? Products that contain GMOs already have to be labeled if they are sold overseas. (Most other countries already have label requirements or have outright bans on GMO foods.) This means that 90 percent of all products already have a packaging system ready to properly label GMO foods…

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Take the good with the bad: The Sanders amendment

There was much back-slapping and self-congratulating among the Senate yesterday as Republicans and Democrats celebrated a rare instance of bipartisanship when the chamber passed the Farm Bill – a much anticipated overhaul of our agriculture system that cut useless subsidies and expanded even more useless insurance programs among other things. However, proponents of natural, organic foods didn’t find much cause to celebrate …

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