California communities learn to become self-sufficient with mini gardens

Cooperation Humboldt, a transition initiative in Humboldt County in California, is providing mini-gardens for free to help communities in the state’s North Coast become self-sufficient and achieve food independence. The organization initially provided free lawn conversions but decided to shift its focus later on. Tamara McFarland, a leader within the cooperation, was concerned that the lawn conversion project failed to reach individuals who would benefit … Continue reading California communities learn to become self-sufficient with mini gardens

Drought-resistant cactus pear could become a sustainable food and fuel source, new research shows

Cactus pears could become a sustainable source of food and fuel in places in need of these two resources. Those are the findings of a recent study by researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno. Published in the journal GCB Bioenergy, the study covered five years of research. The group had set out to look at how successful different varieties of cactus pear would … Continue reading Drought-resistant cactus pear could become a sustainable food and fuel source, new research shows

Just 2 days of increased sugar intake can harm your gut health, warn researchers

A common trick to maintain a low-sugar diet is to indulge your sweet cravings from time to time. You might adhere to a strict diet during the weekdays and loosen up a bit over the weekend as a reward for dieting. But a study shows that it takes only a couple of days to ruin good … Continue reading Just 2 days of increased sugar intake can harm your gut health, warn researchers

Are low salt diets doing more harm than good?

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), death from cardiovascular disease could be reduced by 1.2 million people over the next decade if Americans limited their sodium intake to just 1,500 milligrams. Dieticians and health experts are quick to recommend a low sodium diet. Doctors often say that salt intake is a leading cause of … Continue reading Are low salt diets doing more harm than good?

Here are 7 reasons to love dark chocolate

Chocolate comes in many forms: dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate – even milk chocolate. But if you’re looking for the healthiest chocolate among the bunch, look no further than dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is made up of around 50 to 90 percent cocoa solids and no milk solids. This gives dark chocolate the advantage of having … Continue reading Here are 7 reasons to love dark chocolate

Preservative in thousands of children’s food products found to damage immune system

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) published a paper recently that exposes a common food preservative for damaging the immune system. Tertiary butylhydroquinone, or TBHQ, is added to more than 1,250 food products, many of them marketed for children. The latest data shows that it suppresses immunity, which is especially concerning during a global “pandemic.” Published on March … Continue reading Preservative in thousands of children’s food products found to damage immune system

6 Things to expect when you start a small-scale homestead

Some preppers envision a homestead in a quiet location as their endgame. If you have the same goals, don’t let having a small patch of land stop you. If you wish to start small-scale homestead farming, you must be ready to work hard before you can see good results. Experienced homesteaders know that you don’t need to … Continue reading 6 Things to expect when you start a small-scale homestead

Massive U.S. food shortage coming – get a backup supply ready RIGHT NOW

The hunger-relief organization Feeding America estimates that our country will be short eight billion meals in the next four months. Their food banks put out three times the usual this year, due to Covid-19 joblessness and homelessness, totaling over 17 billion pounds of food. On average, at least 10 percent of Americans cannot afford food that contains … Continue reading Massive U.S. food shortage coming – get a backup supply ready RIGHT NOW

Research explores the many health benefits of curcumin

Turmeric, known scientifically as Curcuma longa, is a multipurpose plant that’s known by many names. It earned the monikers “the golden spice” and “Indian saffron” not only because of its brilliant yellow color, but also its culinary use. Today, however, turmeric has gained popularity more for its medicinal uses than its usefulness in the kitchen. A … Continue reading Research explores the many health benefits of curcumin

Assessing health risks posed by hazardous compounds generated through meat processing

In this study, Spanish researchers reviewed the generation of substances that could harm the health in different types of meat products during processing. Their report was published in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness. Various types of meat processing results in the generation of substances of safety concern in meats.These harmful compounds include:N-nitrosamines, which can … Continue reading Assessing health risks posed by hazardous compounds generated through meat processing