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Dr. Mark Hyman: Why You Need to Take Supplements

Dr. Mark Hyman: Why You Need to Take Supplements

“Can I get all the nutrients I need from food?” a patient will occasionally ask. On the surface, this makes sense. After all, if you are eating a whole, fresh, unprocessed foods diet, shouldn’t you be able to get an abundant supply of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients? Even with the perfect diet, the […]

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    Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine?

    Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine?

    The new dietary guidelines are out and one of the recommendations by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is to limit added sugars to only 10 percent of ones daily calorie intake. Studies show that sugar is more addictive than cocaine. Photo credit: Shutterstock According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans consume on average 156 pounds […]

    Stunning Aerial Photos Show How Factory Farms Ravage the Earth

    Stunning Aerial Photos Show How Factory Farms Ravage the Earth

    Industrial-grade production of livestock animals has become the norm in the U.S. with 99 percent of all farmed animals raised on giant factory farms or CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Operations). Tascosa Feedyard, Bushland, Texas. Photo credit: Mishka Henner These feedlots confine thousands of animals in small spaces before they are slaughtered, leading to a litany […]

    Pope Francis: We Are ‘Stewards, Not Masters’ of the Earth

    Pope Francis: We Are ‘Stewards, Not Masters’ of the Earth

    Since his election in March 2013, Pope Francis has established a reputation as an outspoken advocate for the environment, warning about the dangers of human actions that drive climate change. He enhanced that reputation this week, speaking to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. There he called for the responsible stewardship of the Earth and its resources, […]

    Toxic Chemicals in Salons Linked to Adverse Health Effects, Including Cancer

    Toxic Chemicals in Salons Linked to Adverse Health Effects, Including Cancer

    Issues that primarily impact women often end up on the back burner. Maybe that’s why the new study from Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) on the health impacts of exposure to salon chemicals on the (mostly) women who work in personal care salons is the first of its kind. The study, Beauty and Its Beast: Unlocking […]

    Top 10 Greenest Countries in the World

    Top 10 Greenest Countries in the World

    How green is your native land? The 4th edition of the Global Green Economy Index, produced by private U.S.-based consultancy Dual Citizen LLC, has just been released, and you can look it up. The index provides an in-depth look at how 60 countries and 70 cities are doing in developing more environmentally friendly economies, in […]

    Barriers to Sustainable Farming Put Burden on World’s Poor

    Barriers to Sustainable Farming Put Burden on World’s Poor

    The conflict between “free trade” and food rights came to the fore again at the World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations in September, when India did not back down from its stance that a permanent solution be found for food security issues before signing the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The TFA is designed to push free […]