Interviewed by Susan Lutz, ATH Editor of Organic Living
Pregnancy can offer challenges on the organic path - from finding time and energy to shop and cook, to managing health and stress and of course, ultimately the birth. Lauren, author of Ginger is the New Pink: My journey towards healing with vegan whole foods, and editor at Crazysexylife.com returns to All Things Healing to share some of her experiences of keeping up with a healthy life for her and her baby on the way...
by Michael Jones, WHE, CMT
ATH Co-Editor of Holistic Nutrition
You have been breathing recycled air for over 15 hours. Your have been through so many time zones, you have no idea what day or time it is...
Editor´s Note from Michael Jones: When traveling, its so easy to catch a cold or eat unhealthy foods. This articles breaks down what is needed and what should be eaten when traveling.
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: The cost of food is more than what we pay at the checkout. This video shows the added factors that given us hidden costs.
Editor's Note from Jean-Pierre Ruiz: The FDA ruled that GMOs were not "significantly" different from existing crops. Though the definition of the word "significantly" is unclear, what is clear is that the FDA's decision was based on studies conducted by the manufacturers of GMOs. This should not be a surprise given that most of the FDA's decision-makers are from the food industry, including the GMO industry. What is also clear is that the US stands almost alone amongst the developed, and under-developed, nations in refusing to label foods containing GMOs even though more than 70% of items in our grocery stores contain GMOs. What is also clear is that weeds have grown resistant to glyphosphate, which is the herbicide that these crop were engineered to resist. So, the industry is now pushing GMO crops resistant to 2,4-D. This latter substance was previously known as Agent Orange and was used to deforest Vietnam. What has been hushed up by the industry is the nefarious effects on the health of Vietnamese and US troops exposed to Agent Orange.
Do you have a right to know what you're eating? While the FDA refuses to enforce producers to label the food as GMO, or containing GMOs (not surprising since 53% of Americans would then refuse to buy it), and while Congress dithers, perhaps it is time to encourage the farmers to stop using GMO seeds. After all, how many millions of dollars have been used by them with the promise that they would improve their bottom line by creating "better" crops? Only now they're told that they need to buy new seeds because their old way of doing business has created superweeds. Is this really more financial efficient that non-GMO crops?
Remember, your power is not at the voting booth. It is at the check-out counter.
by Cathy Alinovi, DVM
ATH Co-Editor of Animals & Pets
Servings: 60 cookies
Categories: Dog Treats...
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: A friend and client shares her world with several dogs with specific food issues. She can't buy dog treats; here is a great recipe that my Max goes nuts for when she brings her crew for a visit.
Animals & Pets
by Cindy Huff
We’ve become much more aware of relationships in the last few months at home – relationships that are developing and changing – between various members of our animal family...
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Why can't we just get along? Perhaps how our pets learn to communicate can help humans in their relationships? What can we learn?
Animals & Pets
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Shocking but possible, meat and bone meal does not tell the consumer what species are included. It really can include rendered pets from animal shelters.
Animals & Pets
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