A growing corps of climate experts have warned us repeatedly that we must stop burning fossil fuels; eliminate destructive food, farming and land use practices; and draw down enough carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Earth's atmosphere through regenerative farming/ranching and enhanced natural photosynthesis to return us to 350 parts per million (ppm) or, better yet, to pre-industrial levels of 280 ppm.
This is definitely alarming, considering the average Englishman in the 1700s consumed only 4 pounds of sugar per year4 — and that was mostly from healthful natural sources like fruits, quite unlike the processed foods you see in supermarket shelves today.
In a natural ecosystem, there are several layers of plant growth, starting with tall trees at the top, with shorter trees, medium and low shrubs, root crops, climbing plants and low-lying ground cover underneath. Home gardens will also benefit from cover crops, helping to improve the soil, attract beneficial insects and capture more sunlight (energy).
Australia, as the seventh-largest forested area in the world, is well suited to contribute to the 1 trillion trees goal, and they’ve pledged to plant 1 billion trees by 2050 as part of a forestry plan to meet Paris Agreement targets, including reducing carbon emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2030.
As for reducing exposure to toxic phthalates and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals that may decrease sperm quality, you can do this via the following: Avoid plastic food containers and plastic wrap.
Despite all of our efforts in terms of public education and mobilization, corrupt government officials, regulatory agencies and international trade bureaucrats have allowed Monsanto/Bayer, Syngenta/ChemChina, Dow/Dupont and a cabal of multinational agribusiness, chemical, seed and GMO corporations, aided and abetted by Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the mass media, to hijack our food and farming system and slowly but surely undermine our health, degrade the soil, pollute the environment and destabilize the climate.
Your throat and esophagus are prone to many diseases and when either of them is affected, you may experience dysphagia, a condition marked by difficulty swallowing.4 It can be caused by a multitude of factors and disorders, and may lead to complications such as dehydration, malnutrition, pneumonia or an airway obstruction.5 Aside being unable to swallow, other prominent symptoms of dysphagia include:6,7.
Krill oil is a marine oil that is known for providing animal-based omega-3 fats , antioxidants and beneficial substances known as phospholipids 2 , 3 – this last item is particularly important, as it plays a significant role in the absorption of these nutrients (more about this later).
But new research delivers better news: according to a study out of King’s College in London, blueberries can lower blood pressure as effectively as medication and can reduce heart disease risk by 20 percent.
In addition, the subjects logged on to a website every day to report all the food they consumed, and the site was designed to track the frequency of their logins and the amount of time spent recording their diet.
“For these technologies to be part of the solution, those of us in the developed world need to drastically reduce our energy consumption.” Leaving coal, oil and other natural resources in the ground and replanting forests that have been lost to deforestation is the path we should be on, but instead humanity is still clearing grasslands to plant monocrops like corn to make ethanol — a perfect example of the dichotomy of many “green” products and fuels.
5 Among the problems with partially hydrogenated soybean oil is trans fat and the health hazards of the soy itself, as well as the prevalence of genetically engineered soybeans.
Famously associated with turkey, tryptophan is also found in cheese … Carbs can also boost serotonin levels, which can improve your mood, and chocolate, too, is linked to a serotonin spike.” Comfort Foods Lower Cortisol Levels in Highly Stressed Individuals According to the experts on eating disorders interviewed by Huffington Post, emotional eating is primarily triggered by stress and boredom.
8 The rapid development of new plastic chemicals has been fueled by a throwaway mentality, and although several companies have begun pledging reduction in the use of straws and plastic cups, it's going to take greater change to make a significant impact on the environment and human health.
When people go gluten free and eat too much of these highly processed, low-nutrient foods they're likely to gain weight.
Cancer trends in young adults often serve as a sentinel for the future disease burden in older adults, among whom most cancer occurs.'" Advertisement Changes in Diet Drive Obesity Epidemic Studies 8 , 9 , 10 have repeatedly demonstrated that when people switch from a traditional whole food diet to processed foods (which are high in refined flour, processed sugar and harmful vegetable oils), disease inevitably follows.
A quarter of the reports indicate these agriculture-related practices as the main driver of insect declines in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.” Advertisement ‘Relentless’ Pesticide Usage Devastating Insects The featured review also noted that agricultural crops comprise about 12 percent of the total land surface on Earth, which means farming directly affects a large proportion of insect species, particularly in areas that rely on synthetic pesticides.
From a population health point of view there are some real concerns." Advertisement New Lawsuit Focuses on Roundup's Effect on Gut Bacteria Even if you're not exposed to glyphosate-based herbicides via application (which is the case with most who claim glyphosate exposure caused their NHL), your health is still at risk, as most foods (processed foods in particular) are contaminated with this chemical, and more than 70 percent of Americans have detectable levels of glyphosate in their body.
Regardless of the product(s) being used, agronomists and growers must ensure proper application to maximize desiccant efficacy while limiting negative impacts to quality, including unacceptable herbicide residue levels.” Glyphosate Linked to Pregnancy Risks Herbicide use is on the rise in the U.S. Midwest, where corn and soy crops are prolific, and researchers are concerned exposure could be harming pregnant women and children in the area.
Eating May Increase Production of Calming Neurotransmitters The insulin spike that occurs after you eat a high-net-carb meal causes the amino acid tryptophan to enter your brain.
Summary : Personalized diets based on one’s physical characteristics and gut biome may be the most effective way for people to manage their blood sugar, according to the findings of Assessment of a Personalized Approach to Predicting Postprandial Glycemic Responses to Food Among Individuals Without Diabetes.
It can depend on a wide range of factors, such as features of the microfibers (size, abundance), or chemical substances these absorbed as well as the physiology and ecology (size, feeding, whether they excrete or accumulate, etc.) of marine organisms." Clothes Are Polluting the Food Supply Manufacturing modifications and innovations are approved for market release without analysis of their impact on the environment, including human health.
Consumers Need More Plastic-Free Choices in Supermarkets The film goes back to showing the two families that agreed to switch places to see how the other side lives when it comes to addressing plastic pollution.
Alexandra Scranton, Women's Voices for the Earth’s director of science and research, says tampons 2 "are not just your average cosmetics because they are used on an exceptionally sensitive and absorbent part of a woman's body.” Tampons, Pads and Diapers Polluted With Phthalates and VOCs A recent study published in Reproductive Toxicology 3 confirms the results of a previous study 4 from 2014 demonstrating how the feminine care industry sells products containing harmful chemicals, including pesticides, fragrances, dyes and preservatives.
Farmers and farmworkers growing our nation's food and the rural communities they live in have a right not to be exposed to chemicals linked to cancer, autism and infertility." — Kendra Klein, PhD, Friends of the Earth "This study shows that organic works," said study co-author Kendra Klein, PhD, senior staff scientist at Friends of the Earth.
The rubber is believed to have come from a seal on a piece of equipment, which was pinched during processing and ended up in the nugget "blend." 1 According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recall is due to contamination with "extraneous materials," and although no adverse reactions have been reported, you should not consume them.
Problems vary depending on the type, as well as the age and body weight of the child and the amounts they’re exposed to, but those mentioned by Consumer Reports are quite disturbing, and it’s by no means a complete list: In fact, during Consumer Reports’ testing, researchers found seven juices with enough heavy metals to cause potential harm if children should consume more than 4 ounces per day, or one-half cup.