Last year, I watched an amazing video called “The Future of Food” which did a great job of explaining the issues surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are plants or animals that have undergone a process where scientists alter their genes with DNA from different species of living organisms, bacteria, or viruses to get desired traits such as resistance to disease or tolerance of pesticides. This process of altering DNA might seem like science fiction to someone who doesn’t know that this is going on in our world. One of the highlights of the video showed seed being modified in a lab. This process alters the seed in such a way that it will not be destroyed while being sprayed with pesticides. The plant becomes resistant to toxic chemicals which would naturally kill all other crops. Several animal studies are indicating serious health risks associated with genetically modified foods: cancer, allergies, diabetes, infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. Continue reading Best Organic Companies to Support
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from plants. They have very powerful healing properties. For over 5000 years, a variety of different cultures have used essential oils for healing many different health conditions. Check out this great video on essential oils : )
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A few summers ago, I participated in a 28 day raw food cleanse lead by Jinjee and Storm Talifero. It was a life changing experience for me. I lost weight (10 pounds) and felt an incredible amount of energy during and after the cleanse. After watching this video of Jinjee’s adorable children, my boys modeled them and have gobbled up kale salad ever since : ) In addition to the recipe on this video, we make another kale salad recipe that the kids really like and it has kale, shredded coconut, and bluberries and rasberries on top. Check out their web page at http://www.thegardendiet.com Continue reading Jinjee Talifero: The Garden Diet