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How to Start an Elimination Diet

WELLNESS MAMA – Have you noticed you have symptoms that seem to come and go with no obvious cause or pattern? These symptoms could include joint pain, constipation, bloating, canker sores, or rashes. They may appear and then disappear randomly, with no explanation, despite your organic, low carb, low histamine, paleo, or another version of a healthy diet. If so, it could be food-related and you benefit from starting an elimination diet. There are so many different...

Our Healing Begins in the Soil

Our food and agriculture systems are fundamentally broken.

Foods That Heal the Gut | Dr. Will Bulsiewicz Live Q&A

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine THE EXAM ROOM – Heartburn, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and stomach pain affect as much as 70% of adults in the U.S. But what many people don't realize is that certain foods can help heal their gut just as others have made it sick. Dr. Bulsiewicz, author of Fiber Fueled and the Fiber Fueled Cookbook reveals what you should be eating that may help heal your gut and what these uncomfortable symptoms...

10 Food Names Everyone Says Wrong

EAT THIS, NOT THAT! – You're in a restaurant, it's your turn to order, and the table goes silent. You stare down at the menu, fixated on your dish of choice, and your palms begin to sweat. Sure, you could take the easy way out and point to the menu but, instead, you ask for what you want. If you didn't get the word right, don't worry about it. It could have been one of the...

Tick Bite Kills Georgia Man

A Lone Star tick bite has reportedly led to the death of a Georgia man. CDC photo SHARE

Pre-cut fruit recalled after FDA test shows Salmonella contamination

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Freshcut fruit from Liberty Fruit Company Inc. is being recalled after government testing found a sample positive for Salmonella. The Kansas City, KS, company distributed the products to retailers and foodservice operations in four states, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, according to the company’s recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration. The products are packaged in 4-ounce, 8-ounce, 16-ounce and 32-ounce consumer containers as well as 5-pound foodservice containers. The recalled...

Minnesota Bans Poultry Sales Over H5N1 Outbreak

KSTP – The Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) is temporarily banning poultry sales and exhibitions amid an outbreak of avian influenza. BAH officials say the ban — which includes all poultry community sales, swaps, fairs, exhibitions and other events where poultry and susceptible birds are brought together — will run from April 1 through May 1. Thursday, Gov. Tim Walz also signed an executive order waiving some trucking regulations to aid depopulation efforts and transportation of...

Pass The Plastic: Is Your Table Salt Polluted?

New research finds microplastics in more than 90 percent of table salt brands sampled worldwide

Dangerous Chemicals Found In Take-Out Food Wrappers

(CNN) Alarming levels of dangerous chemicals known as PFAS were discovered in food packaging at a number of well-known fast-food and fast-casual restaurants and grocery store chains, a new report found. The highest levels of indicators for PFAS were found in food packaging from Nathan's Famous, Cava, Arby's, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Stop & Shop and Sweetgreen, according to an investigation released Thursday by Consumer Reports. Often called "forever chemicals" because they do not break down in...

Should You Wear A Mask On A Plane?

The Transportation Security Administration has extended the face mask requirement several times so far. But as Omicron cases decline nationwide and states drop their own mandates, it’s not clear whether the policy will be renewed again.

Forget About The Leg, Just Watch Him Dance

CADILLAC, Mich. (AP) — The high school choir room buzzed with spontaneous song and silliness before the show. Their recent rendition of Disney’s “High School Musical” was the students’ first chance to perform live since the pandemic shut down the world two years ago. Everyone was thrilled to be together again, but nervous, too. At this point, someone usually shouts, “Break a leg!” MacKale McGuire, one of the show’s stars, responds with a cheeky grin: “I...

Cutting Back On Final Drink Of Day To Boost Brain Health

Hannah Devlin, Science correspondent, 4 Mar 2022 THE GUARDIAN – Cutting back on the final drink of the evening could substantially improve brain health, scientists have said. A major study of more than 36,000 adults suggests that the negative effects of alcohol consumption grow stronger with each additional drink. So those who drink several units each day potentially have the most to gain by reducing their drinking. Dr Remi Daviet, the study’s first author, who is based...

Owning A Dog Could Be Key To Healthy Aging

Dog owners had a significantly reduced risk of becoming disabled compared to individuals who had never owned a dog.

LGBTQ+ Youth Face Higher Risk Of Eating Disorders, Suicide

THE HILL – Disordered eating is widespread among young LGBTQ+ people, new research suggests, taking a significant toll on their mental health and putting them at greater risk of suicide. About 9 percent of LGBTQ+ youth ages 13 to 18 reported being diagnosed with an eating disorder, according to a Trevor Project study published Thursday. Another 29 percent said they had not been medically diagnosed but suspect they might have an eating disorder. Overall, just less...
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