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Widespread Sugar Industry Conspiracy Caused U.S. Obesity Epidemic, Startling New Research Finds

Just more than a quarter-century ago, Kurt Cobain, the late frontman for 90’s grunge band Nirvana, famously quipped on the seminal “Nevermind” album that “just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not after you.” It’s a line taken from Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel “Catch-22”—a rude awakening about

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Obesity Epidemic: Sugar Exec Paid Researchers in 60s to Downplay Risks

Historical documents reported by JAMA Internal Medicine suggest that in the 1960s, a sugar executive paid off Harvard researchers to downplay links to heart disease. One of those researchers eventually became the head of nutrition at the Department of Agriculture. In that role, he was able to influence current dietary guidelines,

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How the Sugar Industry Sneakily Influenced Dietary Guidelines

According to a new analysis, it’s a bittersweet day for the sugar industry. The studies conducted in the late 60s that suggested fat intake was a greater risk factor for heart disease than sugar consumption were actually funded by the Sugar Research Foundation, according to a new

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Why Activists Are Unhappy With New GMO Labeling Legislation …

‘It is a non-labeling bill disguised as a labeling bill.’ The U.S. House of Representatives easily approved legislation Wednesday requiring labels on genetically modified food over objections from anti-GMO groups that say the rules should be stronger. The legislation already passed the Senate and the White House indicated that President Obama

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The Pharmaceutical and Junk Food Industries

Why is the Pharmaceutical Industry in Bed with the Junk Food Industry?   I truly and wholeheartedly believe that junk foods are created to keep us all addicted and sick. I researched who is on the board of some very popular junk food brands and I was SHOCKED

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Types of Omega-3 Fats

The simplest omega-3 is called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is primarily the plant-based polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA). A wide variety of plant foods contain small to moderate amounts of ALA. Flaxseed, chia, hemp, walnuts, spinach, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, mustard seeds, kale, romaine lettuce, summer and winter squash, and

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