We are about to be bombarded with a new level of food manipulation. Are you ready? Below I have linked a must see video and included links to other resources to get you up to speed on the newest produce-related technologies and ways to avoid it.
Manipulation of farmed produce began with pesticides, many of which were made from chemicals left over from WWII.
Eventually, genetically modified (GM) seeds were developed to allow more chemical spraying “without damaging” the plants. (Learn more about GMOs here.) Originally declared safe, these GM foods are damaging and negatively effect the microbes in our bodies, especially the gut.
More recently, gene editing (most often referred to as CRISPR technology) took “genetically modified” to a whole new level. (Watch the video in the link to learn more.)
And, now we will be forced to eat a plastic coating, known as Continue reading
Almost everyone loves tacos. However, it can be a challenge to make them dairy-free, gluten-free and GMO-free.
Yes, your traditional corn tortilla or taco shell is made of corn, which is considered gluten-free, but corn is a GMO-crop and one that is sprayed heavily before harvesting. Organic corn is is often cross contaminated. Corn is also a high-mold crop and many people have sensitivities to it (even if they do not realize it). Other corn tortillas and taco shells are made with toxic vegetable oils and/or added preservatives.
Luckily, some creative companies have figured out how to make good tasting tortillas and taco shells that are corn-free, gluten-free, and even grain-free. Once you have these, you can get creative with the rest of the ingredients, using your favorites. Continue reading
Well, I know you don’t really need a recipe for corn on the cob. 🙂 But, now that it is corn season (at least in the South), I wanted to share a few things about finding healthy corn. Continue reading
Are you purchasing produce that is making your healthy or sick? If you are still eating produce grown with pesticides, please consider the following:
- pesticides are known to accumulate in the body over time
- pesticides tend to accumulate in the fat tissue of the body, such as breasts and prostate glands, which can affect healthy tissue in these areas
- studies have linked the amount of pesticides eaten to emotional stability
You may consider eating organic to be more expensive, but in the long run you are saving much more in health problems and future medical bills. Continue reading
People often ask me what I purchase when I grocery shop at Trader Joe’s. If you are not familiar with it, Trader Joe’s is what I consider a discount health food store. You can find many “natural” or “healthy” items there at a good price.
However, I shop at Trader Joe’s like I grocery shop everywhere else, very selectively. Not all “health food” products, no matter where you shop, are created equal. Continue reading
If you need help eliminating genetically modified (GM) foods from your diet, watch this great (short) video by Julie Daniluk. She will enthusiastically explain how to eliminate the top five offenders in “GMO Swap and Drop.” Continue reading