Category Archives : Food & Diet

EWG Releases New Produce Shopper's Guide

The Environmental Working Group has released the new shopper’s guide.   They have a “Dirty Dozen” produce items that need to be purchased organic and “clean 15” that have low residues of pesticides.  I was surprised to see corn as #2 on the “Clean 15” list since any non-organic corn is almost guaranteed to contain genetically […]

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Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy Decreases Child's IQ

Given all the research about pesticide dangers and diseases it has been attributed to such as Parkinson’s it still amazes me that foods grown with chemicals still make up the vast majority of foods consumed. This is probably largely due to the fact that chemical companies have a ton of money and political lobbyists. The […]


Watercress – A Powerful Chemopreventive

It is widely knows that the phytonutrient known as isothiocyanates have powerful anti-cancer effects.   Isothiocyanate are found in mustard, horseradish, and onions to name a few.  It is what gives the herb its powerful biting taste.    However another anti-cancer phytonutrient that doesn’t get as much attention is phenethyl ITC (PEITC).  Watercress contains high amounts […]

Fruits and Vegetables Do Reduce Cancer Risk

There is a new study out of Harvard by the well respected Walter Willett that is making headlines. I’ve seen some headlines say “Fruits and Vegetables Do Not Reduce Cancer Risk” or “Eating Vegetables Does Not Stop Cancer” which is incorrect at best. The headlines is not what this study reports, but the media needs […]