Posts for: December, 2012
The benefits to choosing animal foods that have been pastured throughout their lifetime as opposed to being raised in a commercial food lot are numerous! Pastured animals have higher levels of B vitamins, Vitamin E, Beta-carotene, minerals, omega 3 fatty acids and higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)!
Visit http://www.eatwild.com/ to view a wealth of information regarding the benefits of such foods, where to find local farms that raise pastured animals as well farms that will ship these foods to your door!
When thinking about lowering our exposure to common pesticides, we often think that choosing organic foods is the one solution. However, new information has come to light which stresses the importance of thinking beyond just the food we choose. Scientists have recently learned a surprising number of ways that pesticides are making their way into our homes. Read the full article below from Rodale.com that shows us how to do 5 simple things to significantly cut down our exposure to pesticides in our homes!
Yes, that is correct, regular exposure to the sun IS Healthy and critical to numerous functions related to our general health and well being! What constitutes safe exposure? Safe exposure is enough time to turn the skin light pink without resulting in a burn. While exposure to sunlight is the number one way to maximize our vitamin D production, it has many other far reaching benefits. In his landmark paper, "The Effects of Light on the Human Body", Richard Wurtman does an excellent job describing the numerous physiological and biochemical responses generated by exposure to sunlight. Another excellent resource can be found in the April June issue of the journal Dermato-Endocrinology and is titled, “Beneficial effects of UV radiation other than via vitamin D production".
Click on the links below to view these resources.