Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding isn’t natural?

Sometimes an article is published that just makes you scratch your head and wonder what were they thinking. This is one of those and is one that I can’t believe was actually published. The authors of this paper feel that it is dangerous to label breastfeeding as “natural” because it may (gasp!) actually cause people…

Panic over measles

Measles: a natural history

If you watch the news for any length of time, which you shouldn’t, the measles “epidemic” will surely come up. From what I can gather Mickey coughed in some kids sugar slam frozen delight with extra artificial food coloring, but natural flavoring, and now everyone west of the Mississippi will surely die of measles. OK…

Produce

Organic produce really is healthier!

The last study I reviewed showed exposure to pesticides increased the risk of children developing autism. Now here is a study showing that organic produce not only protects you from pesticides it also protects you from heavy metals and has more vitamins and minerals than conventionally grown produce. It should come as no surprise that…

Pennsylvania farm

Pesticide Exposure and Autism Risk

Eating healthy is one of the cornerstones to leading a healthy lifestyle. You are what you eat and making healthy dietary choices gives our bodies the proper fuel it needs to function at its optimum. Staying away from processed foods and eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables is a good start that many…

Cattle in Pasture

Is grass fed beef healthier than grain fed beef?

The way cattle are raised for meat production has changed several times over the last few decades. Up until the 1940s cattle were roaming over large expanses of land grazing primarily on wild grasses. Then in the 1950s it was realized cattle could be fattened up and brought to slaughter much quicker if they were…