Pesticide Exposure in Children, 2003

This study was done to compare the organophosphorus metabolites (pesticides) found in the urine of preschool children (ages 2-5) from two distinct groups – those on almost exclusive organic diets and those on almost exclusive conventional diets. The authors asked parents to keep a food diary three days before urine collection. The findings were that . . . → Read More: Pesticide Exposure in Children, 2003

Take the Harm out of Pharma and Industrial Crops

Genetically engineered crops designed for use as food carry their own concerns as detailed in Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey Smith. This position paper exposes the concerns surrounding the use of genetically engineered crops to produce pharmaceuticals and industrial components such as lubricating oils and enzymes for use in tanning or paper manufacturing. These crops . . . → Read More: Take the Harm out of Pharma and Industrial Crops

Our Toxic World, A Wake-up Call, Dr. Doris Rapp

Dr. Doris Rapp has worked diligently to bring a great deal of information to the public regarding toxicity, multiple chemical sensitivity and the dangers of genetically modified foods. This book contains a great deal of information and is designed for the person who may be suffering significant symptoms related to toxicity. I found it dense . . . → Read More: Our Toxic World, A Wake-up Call, Dr. Doris Rapp

Thyroid Threat, The Environmental Working Group

This series of articles was compiled by the Environmental Working Group to highlight the issues around perchlorate (a rocket fuel contaminate) polluting drinking water and the food supply and the effect on women of childbearing years and their fetus and young children. Even small exposure to perchlorate (5 parts per billion) is associated with a . . . → Read More: Thyroid Threat, The Environmental Working Group

Full Moon Feast, Foods for the Wolf Moon

In the book, Full Moon Feast, Food and the Hunger for Connection, (Prentice, 2006) Jessica Prentice does a beautiful job of providing a cultural background to the foods we eat during the year based on seasons or moons. She chronicles the thirteen full moons, gives them traditional names and provides recipes appropriate to that moon . . . → Read More: Full Moon Feast, Foods for the Wolf Moon

It’s Not Just Your Genes!, Dr. Ruth DeBusk, PhD, RD & Yael Joffe, RD

A very practical book detailing the interplay between genetics and lifestyle factors as we know them today. The authors divided the topics into general health, heart health, cancer prevention, diabetes prevention, bone health, body weight and aging well. They did a great job of discussing current genetic tests, what they show and what that means . . . → Read More: It’s Not Just Your Genes!, Dr. Ruth DeBusk, PhD, RD & Yael Joffe, RD

Seeds of Deception, Dr. Jeffery Smith

Seeds of Deception is a very readable book that gives a broad overview of the issues around the health and environmental consequences of genetically modified foods in the food supply, both animal and human. Readable is an appropriate adjective as it written well in a story format. Enjoyable is not an adjective I would use. . . . → Read More: Seeds of Deception, Dr. Jeffery Smith

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Dr. Weston A. Price

First published in 1939, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration is THE classic book on human nutrition. Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS documents his journey around the world over the span of a decade with the purpose of gaining understanding of the role of nutritional changes on human health. In order to gather this information, he visits . . . → Read More: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Dr. Weston A. Price

The Influence of Bias on Research Regarding Health Advantages of Organic Food

This is my first attempt at a journal article that I would love to eventually publish. However, I find myself stuck between the academic research world and the world of the informed consumer. I have no interest in moving into the popular press. I say first attempt because my Doctoral Adviser, Dr. Liz Lipski, aptly . . . → Read More: The Influence of Bias on Research Regarding Health Advantages of Organic Food

What Influences Your Food Decisions?

Who Decides What You Eat? It is a relatively modern phenomena to believe that we are the masters of our daily food choices. In previous generations, the culture in which you lived and the planning and effort in which your family, clan, tribe or nation determined the food supply and the season determined the timing . . . → Read More: What Influences Your Food Decisions?

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