Walnuts

On questions and good answers!

While I was picking a few items up in my local Whole Foods, I grabbed my usual bag of organic walnuts that are the 365 brand (WFM’s label). For the first time, I noticed there wasn’t the USDA Organic certification on the front and I turned it over and nope, not on the back either. […]

Dirt!

Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, Dirt! The Movie takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. Dirt! The Movie will make you want to get dirty!

ecogal Challenge of the MOnth

Challenge of the month: apples

Pick an organic apple, take a big bite and enjoy its healthy sweet juice! “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” so we say… not without good reason. The malic and tartaric acids of the apple particularly benefit people of sedentary habits as they neutralise the acid products of indigestion. It is a very […]

Fed Up!

Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP! is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see.

From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, Fed Up will change the way you eat forever.

Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, Fed Up unearths a dirty secret of the American food industry — far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has previously realized. Watch the trailer here and go see it!

See the film and then join the filmmakers in taking THE FED UP CHALLENGE. Join us in our cause and go sugar-free for 10 days. Get details and sign up for updates here: FED UP CHALLENGE

The FED UP Back to School Challenge is a national campaign to break loose from the sugar industry’s powerful grip – with a particular focus on kids and schools! We’re asking kids, schools, parents and communities to join us in going sugar free for 10 days.Once you see Fed Up and learn the truth about sugar, we know you’ll be just as Fed Up as we are with the state of our food environment. We are facing the greatest public health crisis of our time and the future of our nation depends on all of us taking action in our homes, schools, communities and workplaces.

The FED UP Back to School Challenge is a national campaign to break loose from the sugar industry’s powerful grip – with a particular focus on kids and schools! We’re asking kids, schools, parents and communities to join us in going sugar free for 10 days.

Giving up sugar will be tough because sugar is everywhere and we all crave it, but setting that kind of healthy example for your kids is all the inspiration you’ll need to get through. Below are the steps we will be taking, tips for success, and resources to help you bring the Back-to-School Fed Up Challenge to your community.

The complete skinny on Obesity

University of California Television (UCTV)
Dr. Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology

Millions have watched Dr. Robert Lustig’s YouTube videos on the role sugar plays in obesity. In this compilation of the popular YouTube series “The Skinny on Obesity,” Dr. Lustig and his UCSF colleagues dig deeper into the root causes of the obesity epidemic. Discover why what we eat is as important as how much we eat. Understand the effects of stress on obesity rates, and why some predict that the next generation will die younger than the current one due to obesity and the many health problems it causes. Series: “The Skinny on Obesity – UCTV Prime” [10/2013] [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 25717]

Sugar

Oh, Sugar, Oh…

Processed foods ingredients we have in our pantries are far from being nutritious. There are not enough Omega 3 (seeds, fish), fibers and micronutrients (vegetables, fruits) and too much trans-fat (hydrogenated oils), Omega 6 (vegetable oils), alcohol and SUGAR. The American Heart Association states that we shouldn’t eat more than 6 to 9 teaspoons of […]

Metabolism of Glucose and Fructose

Sugar, the bitter truth

Fructose consumption (as both high fructose corn syrup and sucrose) has increased coincidentally with the worldwide epidemics of obesity and metabolic syndrome. Fructose is a primary contributor to human disease as it is metabolized in the liver differently to glucose, and is more akin to that of ethanol. When consumed in large amounts, fructose promotes […]