The Problem with CAFOs

The article titled “Bad News for Factory Farming” highlights the problems with Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations. As with other “innovations” in the delivery of our food, CAFOs are a innovation of the commercial food industry.  CAFOs make sense from an investment perspective as they maximize the yield of “consumable food” per acre, per investment dollar…

Foods with Pesticides

This article titled “The Real World Challenges of Surviving in a World Swimming in Pesticides” highlights some of the dangers of eating foods that have been treated with pesticides.          

You absolutely need to know about ‘Inflammation’

Reading about health and wellness, there are often references to “inflammation” and foods that are “anti-inflammatory”.  I came across this interesting article titled “What is Inflammation, anyway (and why is it bad?)“, which discusses ‘inflammation’ and its impacts to the body.  It offers a succinct discussion on the topic that I found very informative. When…

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

As part of my daily health ritual, I drink raw apple cider vinegar.  Besides actually enjoying the taste when it is mixed with other drinks, it has tremendous health benefits.  You have to make sure it is raw and unfiltered. The filtration process takes out many of the things that provide the health benefits. This…

Fake honey: is nothing sacred?

Why I am shocked by these things anymore I don’t know, but this was yet another wake-up call to me today.  In short, the vast majority of honey sold in supermarkets today is not real honey; it is honey-flavoured corn syrup, as discussed in this article by the Food Renegade titled “Your Honey Isn’t Honey”. While…

Why ultra-processed foods are bad for you – Part 1

This is a big topic that will take many articles to address. All other articles on this topic will refer back to this originally series. WHAT ARE “PROCESSED FOODS” AND “ULTRA-PROCESSED FOODS”? Most foods are processed in one way or another.  Unless you pull an apple off a tree or a carrot out of the ground…

Kefir; your daily probiotic

In our article titled “You’re Only 10% Human“, we discussed the relationship between you, your Microbiome and your health.  In short, humans have a commensal relationship with a complex community of Microbes that comprise 90% of the genetic material in your body.  While study on this relationship remains in its infancy, evidence suggests that our…

Politicizing Food

Sin Tax is no new concept, but seems to be ever more in vogue. I’ve read recently that certain jurisdictions around the world are considering taxes on things like soda (as highlighted in this article).  Soda is full of chemicals and is better for cleaning toilets than quenching thirst, so I agree that people should…