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Month: August 2017

Trump Administration Sued Over GMO Food Labeling
Genetically Modified Foods

Trump Administration Sued Over GMO Food Labeling

Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a federal lawsuit Sunday against the Trump administration for its failure to comply with the 2016 federal law on the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food. Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are charged with implementing the new labeling rules, and part of that process is a study on "electronic and digital disclosures" (like QR codes) for GE foods, as opposed to on-package text. That study was required to be finished by July 2017, with an opportunity for public participation, but USDA never completed the study or published it for public comment. The federal GE food law requires USDA to establish federal standards for labeling by July 2018. The withheld study will inform the agency's ultimate decisio...
Best Solutions and Remedies On How To Stop Snoring
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Best Solutions and Remedies On How To Stop Snoring

Be honest. Do you know you keep your partner awake at night with snores that could only be described as akin to those a farm animal makes? Or are they the ones who get an elbow to the ribs when they let out an echoing snore around the bedroom? It would be helpful to get some tips on how to stop it, right? Here are the best tips to stop snoring with some simple lifestyle changes. 1. Maintain a healthy weight and diet 2. Try to sleep on your side 3. Avoid alcohol before going to bed 4. Quit or cut down on smoking 5. Keep your nasal passages clear 6. Try an over-the-counter remedy 7. Visit your GP Read the full article at Evewoman
The Alkaline Diet: Does it Really Work for Weight Loss?
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The Alkaline Diet: Does it Really Work for Weight Loss?

Alkaline Diet, Alkaline Ash Diet, Alkaline Acid Diet and Acid Ash Diet are the various names of diets that come under the umbrella of alkaline diets. The premise these diets are based on is that certain foods can affect the acidity or pH of the body, helping prevent the onset of diseases and even treat them. Healthy Ways to Love Your Body that added to the hype and interest for this style of eating. Adding to its health benefits of protection against cancer and arthritis, what shot it to fame was the universal pitch that never fails -weight loss! According to the proponents of this diet, acidity causing foods lead to an increased risk of diseases and an alkaline diet cleanses and protects your body. An alkaline diet allows you to eat: • Raw Foods • Plant Proteins • Fresh Fruits ...
5 Ancient Remedies That Still Work Today
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5 Ancient Remedies That Still Work Today

A doctor’s prescription for antibiotics to treat a relatively minor but nagging affliction often triggers a sense of gratitude. “Where would I be without modern medicine?” we might ask. The answer may make us shudder: we might not be at all. Even with all of the problems of today, we console ourselves, it’s good to live in the 21st century. Nonetheless, pre-modern doctors were not completely without resources. Here are five that have stood the test of time, according to a BBC report: Willow Medicines made from willow bark were prescribed by ancient Egyptians and Greeks as an antidote for pain. Salicylic acid is also used in preparations to clear acne and other skin conditions. Milkweed Considered “a good treatment for warts,” according to Nicolas Culpeper’s Complete Herbalis...
What Is A Ketogenic Diet?
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What Is A Ketogenic Diet?

The ketogenic diet has been a hot topic of late. Depending on who you talk to, it is praised for its incredible weight loss results, criticized for being too restrictive, or condemned as dangerous, especially without medical supervision. What is a ketogenic diet? A ketogenic eating pattern is very low in carbohydrates and moderates in protein, meaning a high percentage of total energy intake comes from fat found in dairy products and meat. "A true ketogenic is one where carbohydrate intake is extremely low -- usually less than 10 percent of your total energy intake," Collins told HuffPost Australia. How does a ketogenic diet work? During times of severe energy restriction (such as during fasting or starvation), prolonged intense exercise, or when carbohydrate intake is reduc...
Is Your Diet Making Your Liver Sick?
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Is Your Diet Making Your Liver Sick?

Many diets have been hailed as being able to improve your health, such as the Mediterranean diet. The typical Western diet is high in fat and sugar, and we already know these two components can wreak havoc on our health. The latest findings suggest that the Western diet can have detrimental effects on our liver as well. Western diet increases risk of liver cancer A new study was done where researchers fed mice a Western diet, which is high in fat and sugar. These mice were more likely to develop liver tumors compared to mice who did not consume the Western diet. When the Western diet-fed mice were treated with antibiotics, they did not respond to the treatment. The researchers specifically looked at mice missing farnesoid x receptor (FXR), which is involved in bile synthesis, secr...
Sugar Companies to Launch GMO Education Campaign
Genetically Modified Foods

Sugar Companies to Launch GMO Education Campaign

Genetically modified crops such as sugar beets and corn have been a godsend to the farmers who grow them, an Idaho farmer and biotechnology expert told members of the Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture July 27. To try to change consumers’ understanding and perception of GMO crops, the nation’s sugar beet industry is preparing a $4 million online campaign that will launch this fall. Roundup Ready sugar beets, which are genetically engineered to withstand applications of the glyphosate herbicide, enjoy 100 percent adoption among Amalgamated growers and save them about $22 million per year, he said. Because the GMO beets allow growers to use fewer herbicides, the plants are disturbed less and they face much less competition from weed pressure, which has translate...