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The diet for healthy people AND the planet

The Eat-Lancet commission has produced its report on how to feed the likely population of 10 billion people by year 2050, with more regard for the impact on our beautiful planet Earth. ( their report https://eatforum.org/eat-lancet-commission/). ideal diet for people and planet Professor Walter Willett MD Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health summarises the report thus: Transformation

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agriculture, climate change, healthyfood, sustainability, vegan,
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creative imagination and wellbeing

The best feeling to wake with ... A head full of creative ideas. It doesn't matter what: sing 👩🏾‍🎤 , dance 🕺🏾, make 👷🏾‍♀️, mend 👨🏾‍🏭, housework 🏡, exercise 🏡🏋🏾‍♀️, food 🥗 , tweet 🤳🏾 , ... The creative imagination fosters wellbeing.  Note the complete absence of consumer junk,  and corporate media 👿,  and no bills beyond basic tools and materials. Tags: creativity, 

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creativity, exercise, healthyfood, imagination, wellbeing, wholeness,
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The importance of fibre in our diet

Latest news from the BBC on the health benefits of fibre in our diet. "How much fibre do we need? The researchers, at the University of Otago, in New Zealand, and the University of Dundee say people should be eating a minimum of 25g of fibre per day. But they call this an "adequate" amount for improving health and say there are benefits for pushing past 30g (1oz)." Related healthy food

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fibre, healthyfood, wellbeing,
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Labour saving gizmos - and alienation, the reformed vampire reminisces

Labour saving gizmos - and alienation Yesterday, I was pondering events that I’ve seen, as 360 year old reformed vampires are inclined to do – there have been lots of changes over so many decades and maybe two dozen countries, as you can no doubt imagine. One thing that struck me has stayed in my mind: I sometimes curse the list of things that need doing every day when I look around my

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consciousness, exercise, fiction, healthyfood, renewable energy, sustainability, TibestianUndead, wisdom,
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best cooking and salad oils - health food education

.. It is crucial for our health that we have a balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils. The exact ratio is debatable, and has varied through history and from one culture to another, but in current Western diets, fuelled by advertising, the lack of omega-3 has become a serious problem. This chart should help!  Flax is an obvious remedy (I use it in my bread mix and with oats for breakfast). N.B.

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education, fats, healthyfood, omega-3,
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inflammation and dietary fats

A very comprehensive article about why and how omega 6 (polyunsaturated) oil is a health risk: https://chriskresser.com/how-too-much-omega-6-and-not-enough-omega-3-is-making-us-sick/ An excellent source of omega 3 fat, which is protective against the inflammation caused by omega 6, is flax seeds (aka linseed) and its separated oil. I use an 'omega seed mix' in cooking (and raw foods) which

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fats, healthyfood, inflammation, omega-3, seeds,
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Eat yourself healthy - Michael Greger MD's Daily Dozen

The book 'How Not To Die' (prematurely!) by Dr Michael Greger is a gold mine of scientific nutritional facts, organised in categories of man-made diseases that they either treat or aggravate. The good news for busy people is that the conclusions, in the form of best-practice for a healthy lifestyle, are summarised in 12 simple items to eat (most) days. I encourage anyone to read the book,

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books, healthyfood, kindness, popular science, sustainability, vegan, vegetables,
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My search for the best dog food

My dog became older-looking and much less glossy coat as she approached 10 years old. I wondered if her absorption of nutrients wasn't so good, and read the analysis of her dog food (working dog formula - suitable for sheep dogs and hunting dogs). The food is based on cereals, with some added meat extracts and fats. The added minerals are very impressive and put human food to shame, but only

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dogs, growyourown, healthyfood, leadbyexample, pathological wealth, pets, popular science, vitamins, votewithyourwallet,
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investing in life

I am sometimes offered the occasional hour of paid work, mowing someone's lawn, or similar, but I have no interest in extra money. I now receive the state pension, but for many years lived on a budget that was barely 40% of this, while working on my house. I have never seen extra money make anyone happy, except young parents faced with the impossibility of buying or building their own home.

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consumerism, exercise, FIIT, healthyfood, longevity,
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wheatgerm for healthyfood nutrition

For anyone who is wheat intolerant (like me), but not allergic (coeliac disease), it is helpful to know that the vitamins, minerals and healthy fat content of the wheat seed is concentrated in the wheatgerm. The wheatgerm is only 2.5% (1 part in 40) of the whole seed, but has all the magnesium and zinc, and more concentrated protein than virtually all sources of meat and fish. The data

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healthyfood, minerals, protein, vitamins, wheatgerm,
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Science in perspective - vitamins and preventable disease

p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } Science in Perspective vitamins and preventable disease Sometimes, when Monsanto tries to develop a global monopoly on seed supplies, for example, some people become irrational and claim that Science is a bad things. Science isn’t aiming for a global monopoly but greed, the power drive and corporate lawyers are. An

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education, healthyfood, kindness, popular science, poverty, value for money, vitamins,
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grass carp farming

I've always liked pasture, especially with real, native, mixed species hedgerows and the occasional mature native tree in the field. There's lots of beef and sheep farming hereabouts (North Cornwall), which is fine, but: a. In an overpopulated world, 500 lbs of of meat per acre every other year seems a small crop; b. Small farms are failing, because the profit per acre is miniscule with large

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agriculture, books, carp, Cornwall, fish, food, gardens, grass carp, growyourown, healthyfood, photos, popular, self-sufficiency,
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Breeding goldfish in your garden pond

There is a huge amount of complicated 'advice' about breeding goldfish - especially food for the very young fish (aka fry). The truth is, unless you want to breed as a business, it's really easy: Your top priority is to keep your main pond (#1) healthy. The commonest problem with newcomers to fish keeping is over feeding. An established pond (12 months +) will produce more food than your fish

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carp, ecology, fish, gardens, growyourown, healthyfood, hobbies, nature, self-sufficiency,
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healthy diet and poverty

Unplugged from food corporations I've heard some alarming tales from friends who work with people trapped in poverty and debt. The worst cases, due to the tax and benefits nightmare orchestrated by successive governments, are all people working full-time. Usually, they are working so many hours that they find it difficult to make the best decisions about what to eat. Understandably, when

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advertising, community, corporations, debt, diet, documentary, education, fast food, freedom, health, healthyfood, longevity, love, matrix, poverty, video, votewithyourwallet, wellbeing,
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eating disorder psychology triggered by fad diet

The ever-growing (and conflicting) 'expert' advice about what to eat, and what not to eat, is now creating problems for women in their 30s, 40s and beyond. In 18 years specialising in “body dissatisfaction” psychology, clinical psychologist Louise Adams has never seen as many women of all ages with food issues; food anxiety is at epidemic proportions, thanks to the ubiquitous influence of

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advertising, corporations, diet, education, healthyfood, matrix, psychology, selfcare, superfoods,
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eating healthy on a budget

Recent shopping trips have made two facts very plain:  1. Many customers, much younger than I, look extremely physically unfit/ or unwell.  2. Many customers look and sound bewildered when deciding what to buy  They would be less vulnerable to the mischief of food corporations' TV advertising and packaging if they had a list. Even better if it is a " food for wellbeing on a budget"

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advertising, alcohol, diet, education, food, healthyfood, longevity, poverty, wellbeing,
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beware #HealthyFood misinformation

 It is really important to find source materials rather than 'blogging for profit' articles when planning a healthy diet ... Quote: "vegetarian foods are not a great source of protein." source: http://www.thehealthsite.com/diseases-conditions/low-protein-diet-plan-for-people-suffering-from-gout-f0416/ I'm not a vegetarian, but the 2 most concentrated forms of protein in my kitchen  are both

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diet, education, freefrom, healthyfood, internet, popular science, Social media,
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walnuts and bananas beat advertised 'health' food

Some interesting health-related news today. Business as usual, really, in so far as the best foods don't advertise. In a (wal)nutshell, the message is - the best use for your multi-mineral and vitamin tablets is probably added to a compost heap, and walnuts, in moderation, are very healthy: Bananas Take One A Day VitaCraves Adult Gummy Multivitamins, for example. Right now, they’re on

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advertising, ageing, compost, diet, growyourown, healthyfood, leadbyexample, nutrition, positive mental attitude, wellbeing,
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Debt Valley - and the route to escape

tags: advice, diet, poverty, support, wellbeing, debt There is an excellent documentary on the BBC about the debt trap aimed at very poor people, and the burgeoning loans / pawn shop "industry" that profits from it. Debt Valley video Succumbing to such problems tends to run in families, because the children learn what they see, and lack role models that would be helpful. FOOD BILLS

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advice, debt, diet, documentary, education, fast food, healthyfood, leadbyexample, longevity, poverty, support, video, wellbeing,
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caffeine, salt and sugar compared to Mediterranean diet

  healthyfood & herbs for wellbeing In today's news, a scientific study of an exceptionally long-lived area in Italy (Silanus) highlights healthy alternatives to salt herbs and spices beat salt , and sugar and caffeine continue to get a bad press. (Silanus is located on the sloping fringes of the Gennargentu Mountains in central Sardinia). I recall a pal describing Barley Cup as being as

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diet, health, healthyfood, herbs, Mediterranean diet, salt, sugar, wellbeing,
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plant-based diet, health and climate change

An academic study has analysed the benefits to the environment and the population of the world that are possible through dietary change. food study Their conclusions: The food system is responsible for more than a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions while unhealthy diets and high body weight are among the greatest contributors to premature mortality.

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climate change, farming, food, growyourown, health, healthyfood, organic, self-sufficiency,
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oils healthier than solid fat

There's an article here healthy oils which helps to remind us that oils are more easily digested than fats; especially fats that are ~solid at room temperature or (worse) at body temperature.  Many oils have some specific benefits - omega 3 ... Canola Oil This type of oil can be used in frying, baking, and sauteing. It is made out of rapeseeds and is considered healthy as it contains many

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diet, fats, food, health, healthyfood, longevity, nutrition, obesity, wellbeing,
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UK over 40s health campaign

(health, wellbeing, obesity, alcohol, smoking, diet) Today's news on the BBC highlights a new campaign to improve the health of Britain's men and women as they age. People in the UK are living longer, but not being fit and healthy any longer. The necessary changes to habits are simple and cost nothing - in fact they generally involve spending less on consumables that are damaging to health:

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alcohol, diet, health, healthyfood, longevity, nutrition, obesity, smoking, wellbeing,
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climate change threatens healthy diet

Environment degradation due to climate change has serious implications for the wellbeing of the world due to poorer  diet and food shortages over the next 35 years: Climate change could kill more than 500,000 people a year globally by 2050 by making their diets less healthy, according to new research published in the Lancet. The research is the first to assess how the impacts of global

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climate change, diet, environment, food, healthyfood, leadbyexample, wellbeing,
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The Tibestian Book of the Undead

The Diary (2nd edition) of a 360 year old Vampire Chapter 1 I was born in 1645, in a barn. My parents, or rather my mother, lived in a tiny caravan that was pulled by a horse. I can't remember the horses name, but, knowing my mother, it would have had one. Mother made all manner of useful things from wood. She knew every type of tree native to England, and of every land between France and

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Albania, allegory, denial, exercise, fiction, France, Freud, healthyfood, psychology, queued, satire, selfcare, TibestianUndead, vampires,
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MIND diet combats Alzheimers - healthy food for brain health, longevity

Rush University develops and test diet to help Alzheimer's sufferers  Fortunately, new research is now providing hope in preventing its onset and reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. A new diet, appropriately known by the acronym MIND, could significantly lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even if the diet is not meticulously followed, according to a paper

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Alzheimers, brain health, exercise, healthyfood, longevity, Mediterranean diet, queued,
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Allotment Gardening - organic guide

Full title: Allotment Gardening - An organic guide for beginners, by Susan Berger. After 40+ years I hope I'm not a beginner, but this fine book certainly brings me up to date, and has useful sections on rotations, improving the soil and producing your own compost (either in a bin, or by using green manures to keep the minerals from washing away and feeding the worms and bacteria with fresh

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books, compost, gardens, growyourown, health, healthyfood, internet, leadbyexample, organic, soil, wellbeing,
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non-GMO layers pellets and pond supplies, Bude Cornwall

I've tried to buy non-GMO1 layers pellets for my poultry in Bude district, North Cornwall and the farm suppliers don't stock them. Likewise the pet shops say I'll have to go to Wadebridge for pond supplies - water filters and pumps, anti fungus treatment for pond fish, etc. The good news is, Stable Door in Bude stock all these and more! their opening times: Opening Times Monday - Friday·9:00am

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Bude, Cornwall, GMO, healthyfood, miscellany 1, Monsanto, organic, pets, poultry, self-sufficiency,
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Healthy Food Vitamins and diet for busy people

The food and nutrition research detailed in Superfoods - antioxidants shows that fruit with higher levels of antioxidants (e.g. blackberries) add the same level of antioxidants to the blood of the consumer as fruit with lower levels (e.g. raspberries). This being the case, presumably taking ten times the amount of antioxidants (e.g. the CRONIES, who have a huge bowl full of fresh berries and

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antioxidants, diet, fast food, fat, featured, health, healthyfood, internet, longevity, nutrition, vitamins, wellbeing,
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longevity in Sicily

There was a very good documentary on ITV about the high number of centenarians, in good health, in a small town in Sicily. Their Mediterranean diet has had a good press for some time, but this video also focussed on their activity levels. Most families seemed to have the ground to grow lots of their own food, including small livestock. One thing they didn't mention, which was hidden in plain

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diabetes, diet, documentary, exercise, healthyfood, longevity, Mediterranean diet, queued, Sicily, walking,
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Major health diet threat to US citizens

And to most of the western world! Imagine a terrorist plot to trick the Brazilian government (through bribes, promises and corporate/political trickery) into cutting down and burning the Amazon rainforests in order to graze cattle and trick the poor American people into eating high fat, high protein, very high sugar junk several times a day. Imagine spending billions of dollars each year on

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agriculture, books, corporations, diabetes, education, healthyfood, lobbyists, matrix, obesity, popular, wellbeing,
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optimum nutrition and poverty - healthy food bargains & education beat advertising

Recent 'health' news from the poor districts in South Wales is appalling: Following on from our article on the real 'superfoods' that aren't widely promoted by the food 'industry', here is very sad news that victims of such corporations believe that fresh fruit and vegetables are more expensive than junk food, fast f Scurvy and rickets are both reappearing in children; deficiency diseases

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advertising, corporations, documentary, education, fast food, health, healthyfood, leadbyexample, longevity, matrix, poverty, vitamins, wellbeing,
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optimum food for free range hens - sprouting wheat for vitamins

It is clear to me, having kept 'free range' hens, that layers pellets are not the only food they need or like. They clearly like grass, especially young short shoots, but in the winter the grass either doesn't grow here (Cornwall) or it is drowned and the hens turn the whole plot to mud if they have access. I also feed mixed poultry corn: 90% wheat and 10 % maize, but several facts have led to

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agriculture, books, Cornwall, education, featured, freedom, freefrom, growyourown, healthyfood, leadbyexample, poultry, self-sufficiency, vitamins,
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Resveratrol for health

There have been many reports today of red wine and peanuts benefiting memory and mood in an ageing population, all from a study at University of Texas. The antioxidant resveratrol is the compound present in these foods that has sparked the interest. From their study on rodents: "Resveratrol has been widely touted for its potential to prevent heart disease, but Shetty and a team that includes

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ageing, antioxidants, diet, exercise, health, healthyfood, nutrition, queued, resveratrol, wellbeing,
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diet and brain health

Healthy diet for brain health, for over 60s  "Adults who eat more nutrient-rich foods, such as vegetables, fruits and fish, have larger left hippocampi." says a report from Deakin University in Australia. The popular science study focussed on adults aged 60-64 years, and used magnetic resonance imaging to measure the size of hippocampi. “Recent research has established that diet and

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ageing, dementia, depression, diet, healthyfood, longevity, mental health, popular science, protein, wellbeing,
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creating healthy eating habits for children

The site eatright.org has a section dedicated to childrens eating habits resources/for-kids They have identified a 3 part strategy to help children develop good habits and knowledge of healthy nutrition. This involves being with the parent(s) during all 3 stages of food from the shop (or garden) to the table. 1. Involving the children in the decisions one makes at the food store. What is a

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children, diet, education, featured, gardens, health, healthyfood, lifestyle, positive mental attitude, wellbeing,
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homemade pasty beats supermarket food-for-profit

A visitor contacted me with this question: "I often read about what is a good diet, but I can't resist buying pies and pasties in the supermarket. They do smell good. I'm three stone overweight (and rising) and it's causing problems." Reply: British supermarkets do sell good food (apparently other countries are not so good), but the top priority of their shareholders is profit. There is

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corporations, food, healthyfood, matrix, popular, queued, self-sufficiency, value for money, wellbeing,
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the diet rules that don't waver with fashion

We seem to be bombarded with information and 'research' on healthy diets, and the narrowly focussed research can be particularly confusing - especially when it is funded by vested interests. There are some guidelines that experienced nutritionists always advocate, and they are relatively easy to follow. Fat: The best fats are not saturated, and are naturally occurring. Examples are nuts, oats

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cholesterol, diet, healthyfood, insulin, lycopene, queued, sugar, vitamins, wellbeing,
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healthy diet versus corporate fast food advertising

Yesterday, there was a report published, based on a single study from the University of East Anglia, relating high protein diet to improved cardiovascular health. The World Health Authority was quoted in the report, which raises the interesting question: who funds them, and what are their interests in business and the stock markets? In the most recent report, WHO funding was 80% from voluntary

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advertising, corporations, diet, GMO, healthyfood, matrix, popular, protein, queued, wellbeing, WHO,
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Mud, glorious dirt ... and healthy bacteria

As sales of multivitamins declines, 'bio' foods like yogurt are increasing, despite the adverse publicity for dairy foods in general. There is also concern that excessively sterile homes may handicap children, through a lack of exposure to relatively harmless germ that trigger the child's immune system. "Of course, we humans eat a lot less dirt than we used to.  In fact, our excessively

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bacteria, environment, food, gardens, health, healthyfood, immune system, queued, wellbeing,
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Monsanto mission - monopoly, pollution, greed

biodiversity and small farmers beat Monsanto The endless propaganda from Monsanto is designed not to educate, but to distract from a very simple fact: Monsanto’s goal is not to solve world hunger. It’s to control the staple crops that feed the world by locking countries, farmers and food corporations into long-term contracts enforced by intellectual property law (GMO) and the use of their

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corporations, environment, glyphosate, GMO, healthyfood, matrix, Monsanto, queued, reinventing slavery, Roundup,
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Sustaining a HealthyFood diet during poverty

today's post: scurvy and rickets! Very bad 'health' news from the poor districts in South Wales. Following on from our article on the 'superfoods' that aren't widely promoted by the food 'industry', here is very sad news ... Scurvy and rickets are both reappearing in children; deficiency diseases that were thought to be permanently eradicated. Fast food and children don't belong together.

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children, debt, fast food, featured, health, healthyfood, nutrition, popular, queued, wellbeing,
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Social media for good beats corporations advertising at supporting HealthyFood diet

Social media beats corporate advertising at supporting a healthy diet Healthy diet requires ongoing affirmations and support to combat the onslaught of advertising from food corporations. Cheap ingredients in fancy presentation and packaging make more profit. Marty says - diet fads don't work. Many of them have people doing ridiculous things. Pete says - Some diets, and 'food facts' are

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advertising, corporations, diet, exercise, health, healthyfood, matrix, queued, reinventing slavery, Social media, wellbeing,
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Sugar tax to fund Healthy Food promotion v obesity & diabetes

In this week's news the BMA (British Medical Council), representing Britain's GPs, called for a 20% tax on sugary drinks to limit the damage caused, especially to children, by heavily advertised low-nutrition drinks.  They made a case for using that income to subsidise fresh fruit and vegetables. However, fresh (and rapidly frozen) fruit and veg aren't expensive compared to even 'bargain'

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advertising, BMA, diet, education, health, healthyfood, nutrition, obesity, pathological wealth, queued, sugar, wellbeing,
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Healthy, unprocessed diet includes natural fats for wellbeing

1. Many interesting research findings published today, linking diet and health: A diet high in healthy fats, fruit and vegetables and fish (Mediterranean diet) linked to lessening of depression, according to Prof Miguel A Martínez-González of the University of Navarra, Spain. Also, the risk of developing depression is 42 per cent higher in people who have a high intake of trans fatty acids

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diet, health, healthyfood, queued, wellbeing,
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Food, advertising and trying too hard for wellbeing

1. Fitness foods may give the false (subconscious?) impression that they are a substitute for exercise - hence making the purchasers less fit! http://bit.ly/1TbHG1B study author Jörg Königstorfer, chair of sport and health management at Technische Universität München in Germany. “Don’t rely on these misleading labels.” 2. Orthorexia nervosa, is emerging as a dangerous eating disorder.

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advertising, corporations, exercise, food, healthyfood, matrix, psychology, queued, selfcare, wellbeing,
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healthy foods don't advertise (wellbeing, nutrition v corporations)

Abstract: Evidence based dietary guidelines contrasted with corporate funded science and corporate funded advertising. It is a scientifically tested fact that - other factors such as exercise, genetics, habits being equal - people eating a diet rich in antioxidants suffer less from heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and the degenerative diseases associated with ageing. This post is aimed at

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advertising, corporations, diet, education, exercise, freefrom, growyourown, healthyfood, leadbyexample, longevity, love, matrix, nutrition, popular, popular science, queued, superfoods, vegan, vitamins, wellbeing,
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Get yer hands on some yams!

I never thought that I could change from eating the common white potato. But after reading about how little nutrition they provide..plus..there is heavy chemical use in their production...I switched to eating yams. They're very tasty and healthy as follows: Health benefits of yams Yam is a good source of energy; 100 g provides 118 calories. Its crunchy edible part chiefly composed of complex

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diabetes, diet, health, healthyfood, Marty Downs, minerals, queued, vitamins, wellbeing, yams,
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