Just one gram of turmeric could boost memory

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(Organic Slant) Adding just one gram of turmeric to breakfast could help improve the memory of people who are in the very early stages of diabetes and at risk of cognitive impairment. The finding has particular significance given that the world’s ageing population means a rising incidence of conditions that predispose people to diabetes, which […]

Is organic a consumer scam, over-priced lie and an empty promise?

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 (Organic Slant) “Organic food is a consumer scam, over-priced lie and an empty promise”, is the new mantra from conventional, processed food companies. A new Harris Poll found that 59 percent of 2,276 adults surveyed believe the “organic label is just a business strategy.” They think food companies slap it on products as a gimmick to charge them […]

Taste disturbance attributed to consumption of pine nuts

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 (Organic Slant) Pine nuts can cause taste disturbances. A bitter, metallic taste is described, lasting from a few days to a few weeks after consumption. This taste disturbance has been referred to as ‘pine mouth’ or ‘pine nut syndrome’. Not all people who consume pine nuts become afflicted with the taste disturbance. The pine nuts do […]

Raw Organics™ by Garden of Life

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 (Organic Slant) Garden of Life – the leader in RAW whole food nutrition – is on a mission of Empowering Extraordinary Health®. Offering the highest quality, whole food ingredients that are USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Now, they bring that same philosophy to their line of RAW Organics™ food items. RAW Organics™ Organic […]

Curcumin in turmeric as effective as Chemical Mouthwash

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 (Organic Slant) Studies show that the curcumin in turmeric acts to disrupt the cycle of dental plaque formation as well as chemical mouthwash. There are alarming reports and studies that have been, and continue to be, investigated as to the exact dangers and effects the commonly used mouthwash ingredients have. What many do not realize […]

Turmeric more Effective than most common Anti-depression medicine

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(Organic Slant) A recent study published in Phytotherapy Research says that not only is turmeric effective at treating depression, it may even be more effective than some of the most common anti-depressant drugs currently on the market. Curcumin, an active ingredient of Curcuma longa Linn (Zingiberaceae), has shown potential antidepressant-like activity. While previous studies have indicated the effectiveness […]

FDA Warning Against 3 Organic Health Products

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 (Organic Slant) The Philippine Food and Drug Administration has warned the public against three “unregistered” organic health products that claim to cure cancer. The FDA warns the public to refrain from buying unregistered health products, and food supplement and herbal products with label claims as anti-cancer or as cure against cancer. In its advisory, the FDA […]

Organic Tomatoes are more Nutritious than Conventionally Grown Fruits

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 (Organic Slant) Tomatoes grown on organic farms accumulate higher concentrations of sugars, vitamin C and compounds associated with oxidative stress compared to those grown on conventional farms. Tomatoes, which are actually a fruit and not a vegetable, contain a number of valuable nutrients, and according to recent research, organically-grown tomatoes are even more nutritious than their conventionally-grown […]

Fruits and Vegetables May Protect the Kidneys

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Adding fruits and vegetables to the diet may help protect the kidneys of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) with too much acid build-up, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). Western diets that are based in animal and grain products are highly acidic […]

Identify Conventional, Organic And GMO Produce From PLU Label

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What can you tell from those numbers on fruit and vegetable stickers? The price look-up (PLU) code system used by most produce distributors has the side benefit of allowing consumers to identify conventional and organic produce at the grocery store. We have all seen cashiers at supermarkets type in the codes from those pesky stickers […]