An average backyard garden will cost about $30 for seeds and about $50 for organic potting soil and fertilizers, yet it will yield more than $600 in fresh, organic produce. That is a great investment, not only for our finances but also for our health.
Many millions of people have digestion problems, and some do all their lives. How do I know? Just walk up and down the aisle of your local pharmacy or convenience store. There must be thousands of synthetic high-profit products that reach out for your stomach. They are beautifully packaged, but most of them are worse […]
Past research and conventional wisdom dictate that cruciferous vegetables like broccoli are part of a nutritious diet because they contain an abundance of healthful properties — from antioxidants to fiber.
Research shows that human breast milk has many health benefits, including immune-boosting and antibacterial qualities. In theory, mass-producing human breast milk sounds like a good thing. A group of Chinese scientists wants to test that theory.
That sure was a miserable jobs report for May, wasn’t it? The Labor Department said that after spending billions of dollars on Federal boondoggles, only 54,000 new jobs were created in the country that month. But here’s the real stunner: More than half of those jobs may have been from just one employer.
For years, Americans have turned to the food pyramid as a tool to learn about the different food groups and serving sizes. Now, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has created a simplified icon called MyPlate to help guide individuals on how to put together a balanced meal.
A recent report by internationally recognized researchers concluded that traditional dried fruits such as dried apricots, dried apples, dates, dried figs, raisins and prunes should be included side by side with fresh fruit recommendations by policy makers around the world.
It’s a common practice for farmers who run large, industrial livestock operations to supplement their animals with antibiotics and antimicrobials to keep them from getting sick.
The trace mineral selenium is present in many sources of protein and carbohydrates. While most Americans get adequate amounts of the nutrient, researchers at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute recently revealed that even a moderate deficiency can have harmful effects on the body.
About 5 percent of women going through pregnancy for the first time develop a condition known as preeclampsia. A recent study that was published in the British Medical Journal reveals that a dietary supplement bar that contains amino acids and antioxidants may significantly reduce a woman’s chance of developing the condition when taken during pregnancy.