TAG: nutrients

What Healthy Eating Can Do for You

Infographic- This list of all the vitamins and minerals, and the foods that contain them, shows what healthy eating can do for you.

Why You Need to Take Supplements

Dr. Mark Hyman – Even with a perfect diet, the combination of many things—including our depleted soils, the storage and transportation of our food, genetic alterations of seeds, and a toxic environment—make it impossible for us to get the vitamins and minerals we need solely from the foods we eat.

Microwave Cooking: Cancer for Convenience?

Paul Fassa, Natural Society Waking Times It’s a bit controversial, but you should know that using a microwave oven could be damaging your health. Swiss scientist Hans Hertel did independent research on microwave cooking that was once banned from publication by a court gag order demanded by an industry association. He was told to recant or

Try This Health Care Plan: Soil Health is the Root of Health

Brook Le Van, Guest Waking Times None of us easily comprehends how much a trillion dollars is, or a trillion anything, for that matter, but as taxpayers we are investing more than 2.3 trillion dollars into our current health care industry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us three quarters of health care

Over 12 Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds and Sesame Oil

Mike Barrett, Natural Society Waking Times An amazingly healthful food utilized for over 5,000 years, sesame may be one of the most potent, nutrient-dense medicinal foods still used today. Sesame seeds are not only praised for their nutritional content in seed form, but are also highly valued for their rancid-resistant oil. In fact, once you

The 8 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on Earth

Jill Ettinger, Guest Writer Waking Times We all know which foods we do best to avoid (right?). Despite the alluring appeal of Oreos, Mountain Dew or McAnything, processed foods provide little nutrition and a whole lot of risks. But when it comes to the good stuff—what are the best foods to put into our bodies?

Studies Show Microwaves Drastically Reduce Nutrients In Food

Ed Bauman, PH.D. Waking Times  I can remember the days growing up in the 1950’s and 1960’s, when we prepared foods without a microwave oven. Water was boiled on the stove. Chicken was baked in an oven. Vegetables were steamed, baked, or sautéed. Food was whole and fresh. Even a TV dinner was baked in


An Avocado a Day…

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times If you ask your friends if an avocado is a fruit or vegetable they may not know, but they’ll probably be able to tell you that avocados are high in fat. This fact about the mild-flavored green fruit (yes, avocados are fruits, or more specifically large berries) has given