Next time you’re at the market, consider this philosophy when looking at the options available to you and the prices beside them. Continue Reading Twice as expensive, three times as good
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These food industry lies are pervasive and persuasive, and pretty convincing if you aren’t willing to scratch below the surface. Continue Reading There are no bad foods (and five more industry lies)
Next time you’re reading about a study, keep all this in mind, and take everything with a big grain of salt (but not actual salt, of course). Continue Reading Five things to remember when reading reports on scientific studies
Unprocessed does not always equal healthy. Case in point? Sugar and salt. Continue Reading When Unprocessed Is A Moot Point
We know the United States has a problem with ultra-processed foods, and we can point to the well-documented health effects of overconsuming these foods. If the food industry wants to hijack and reframe the dialogue on processed foods, it is important for health advocates to have an alternate strategy that clearly communicates the importance of making room for whole, unprocessed foods. Continue Reading Do you know the difference between processed and ULTRA-processed?
If you’re cutting out processed foods in October you are part of a growing movement of people who care deeply about what is going into their bodies. In September the ASPCA launched a national challenge asking people to make the welfare-conscious choice. The Change Your Chicken campaign challenges consumers to avoid all factory-farmed chicken products for 30 days and instead purchase only products bearing meaningful animal welfare certifications. Continue Reading While You Go Unprocessed, Consider Changing Your Chicken, Too
Upon my doctor’s recommendation, I went to our neighborhood pharmacy to pick up some Listerine mouthwash. I was excited to find the bottle of “Listerine Naturals.” Inside the bottle was a clear liquid, a noticeable contrast to the impossibly blue “Cool Mint” version sitting on the shelf next to it. Eager to figure out the difference between the regular stuff and the “natural” version, I started comparing the labels. Continue Reading Further proof that “Natural” is a meaningless marketing term
I’m not about to tell you to stop eating meat. But I am going to encourage you to take action to help ensure that the animals you are eating are not subjected to the cruelty of modern factory farms. Here are five simple things you can do. Continue Reading Five Ways to Have a More Humane Holiday Meal