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September 19, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

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Farmers Continue to Poison Crops Despite Ruling, Experts Claim

September 19, 2018 07:00 by Arthur Hunter  [About the Author]

glyphosate
Experts tell us what farmers are doing to our food supply, and you probably have no idea. Few people know that scores of farmers douse crops with weed killer immediately prior to harvest, and not for the purpose of killing weeds. Will a landmark ruling for $289 million in August of 2018 change the minds of farmers who desiccate their crops with glyphosate? [More]

February 6, 2015
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd

how sugaris harming us

How Sugar is Harming Us

February 6, 2015 07:55 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd  [About the Author]

how sugaris harming us
Most of us would agree that we could be a little healthier; eat more fruits and vegetables, exercise more, get more sleep etc. But are we harming ourselves without realizing it through our high (and often hidden) sugar consumption? FB- Are you harming yourself without realizing it through your sugar consumption? Find out what a healthy intake looks like and how to identify hidden sugars in your diet. [More]

November 29, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

why does addiction happen

Why Does Addiction Happen?

November 29, 2014 07:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

why does addiction happen
Addiction. It's a word that a lot of us have a negative response to, because it is something that we've all be conditioned to distrust and dislike. With good reason as well! Addiction can cause a lot of problems for people, both the person who is struggling with the addiction and those who are around them on a regular basis. But why does addiction happen? What happens in your body to make it addicted to something? [More]

October 15, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

how can diet affect mental health

How Can Diet Affect Mental Health?

October 15, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

how can diet affect mental health
Mental health is related to all areas of our health, and one of the things that frequently gets overlooked is how much your diet can affect your mental health. In this blog, I'm going to talk about how the things you eat can affect your mental health and how you can change your eating habits in order to make sure that you have optimum mental health when you're out accomplishing things and working hard. [More]

July 5, 2014
by Christie Hunter

how much is too much implicationsof excessive exerciseand eating addictionon healthy living

How Much Is Too Much? Implications of Excessive Exercise and Eating Addiction on Healthy Living

July 5, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

how much is too much implicationsof excessive exerciseand eating addictionon healthy living
Apart from stress and known eating disorders, addiction to food has also been a topic of major studies. The Rudd Report (2007)4 states that these studies have revealed that there are striking similarities in use and withdrawal patterns of sugar and of classic drugs of abuse. Addiction to food can also be triggered as people move away from other substances like tobacco and alcohol, and there is a possibility that food and classic addictive substances compete for the same brain pathways. Indeed, many food additives can affect the brain in ways similar to drug abuse. [More]

March 30, 2014
by Christie Hunter

defeatingthe food pushers

Defeating the Food Pushers

March 30, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

defeatingthe food pushers
For many people, social environment can make or break a diet. Food is a very social concept. The choices we make are often impacted by those around us: what they’re eating, how much they’re eating, and how they respond to our choices can positively or negatively impact our weight and health. Food-Pushers are people who, for whatever reason, offer or “force” foods or portions that are not aligned with your needs and preferences. [More]

March 29, 2014
by Christie Hunter

maintaining motivation

Maintaining Motivation

March 29, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

maintaining motivation
Once you’ve resolved to lose weight, that final number can become a fixation-why is that needle not moving?! Some people can become so discouraged by slow progress that they give up entirely, reverting to old habits. Reforming old habits is hard, and the process can be very trying if your expectations for progress are unrealistic. To avoid emotionally sabotaging yourself, consider asking yourself the following questions. [More]

March 23, 2014
by Christie Hunter

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Modeling Healthy Food Behavior

March 23, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

modeling healthy food behavior first picture
Despite the fact that children spend a large portion of their time at school and other activities, their foremost role models for food, health, and weight will always be their parents.Children mirror parental behaviors. The quality of those behaviors is more important than ever in light of the current Obesity crisis. Although many factors have contributed to the increase in American Obesity, the foremost important behaviors in the provision of a healthy food environment are to A) Eat at home, and B) Eat in Moderation. [More]

February 8, 2014
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

food exerciseand mental health

Food, Exercise and Mental Health

February 8, 2014 04:55 by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW  [About the Author]

food exerciseand mental health
In the past few years mental health practitioners have become more aware of the connection between food, exercise and mental health. Research in these areas supports what some have known for years – we can manage and eliminate some of the more common mental health symptoms by changing what we eat and moving our bodies more. [More]