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THE EAT SMART LIST
Handpicked. From education to self-care solutions.
01. The chronic disease food remedy
Cures for cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity have eluded scientists for decades, but research in nutritional genomics suggests that halting the progression of these diseases may be as simple as a dietary intervention.
02. What is real food?
An uncomplicated definition. Definitely bookmark this one.
03. The natural human diet
To find a population nearly free of chronic disease in old age, we don’t have to go back a million years. In the 20th century, networks of missionary hospitals in rural Africa found coronary artery disease virtually absent, and not just heart disease, but high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, common cancers, and more.
04. SELF nutrition data
A fairly comprehensive (and free!) database to lean about the micronutrients in your food
05. Chemical cuisine
CSPI ranks the safety of food additives—from acetic acid to yellow prussiate of soda—in this definitive glossary of the chemicals used to flavor and preserve our foods.
06. This infographic shows how only 10 companies own all the world’s food brands
Look at this now. Whoa.
07. Sugary soft drinks may be linked to accelerated DNA ageing – study
Research finds that people who reported drinking 350ml of fizzy drink per day had DNA changes typical of cells 4.6 years older.
08. Women who regularly consume soft drinks may be reducing their chances of getting pregnant
Women who regularly consume soft drinks may be reducing their chances of getting pregnant
Watch the trailer and then stream this political thriller set in a world where genetically modified food has taken hold.
10. Super size: The dizzying grandeur of 21st century agriculture
The industrialized food system nourishes more people, at lower cost, than any comparable system in history. It also exerts a terrifyingly massive influence on our health and our environment.
11. The $956 billion Farm Bill in one graph
Explanation of the massive bill that sets the course of US food policy for the next half decade.
12. The war on health: The FDA's cult of tyranny
Gary Null introduces his documentary exposing the FDA’s plans to take away your right to health and good nutrition.
13. Alarming levels of Monsanto's glyphosate found in America's dood
A new report by Food Democracy Now! and the Detox Project exposes shocking levels of glyphosate contamination in popular American foods, including Cheerios, Doritos, Oreos, Goldfish and Ritz crackers and Stacy’s Pita Chips.
14. FDA suspends testing for glyphosate residues in food
Government testing for residues of an herbicide that has been linked to cancer has been put on hold, slowing the Food and Drug Administration’s first-ever endeavor to get a handle on just how much of the controversial chemical is making its way into U.S. foods.
15. Vandana Shiva on organic farming
Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist and anti-globalization, passionate about the future of food. In this video she talks about why we must respect and support our organic farmers.
16. When is organic really organic?
Learning to Tell When 'Organic' on a Label Actually Means 'Organic'
17. Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys."
18. What have we learned about nutrition in the past 5 years?
A brief review of complex topics on food and nutrition broken down simply. Topics ranging from meat and carb consumption to the benefits of berries.
19. 3 idiotic nutrition myths that won’t die
Poorly designed and haphazardly analyzed studies like The China Study reinforce the conventional thinking that has led to a national obesity epidemic.
20. Fruit and veg give you the feel-good factor
University of Warwick research indicates that eating more fruit and vegetables can substantially increase people’s later happiness levels
21. If you want to be happier just eat less
Two recent studies suggest that going ultra virtuous in the diet department actually made people feel happier.
22. Eating fiber keeps gut microbes from eating you
We have always been told by healthcare professionals and nutritionists that fiber is important to a healthy diet. But new research examines exactly what happens if our intestinal microbes do not receive the appropriate amount of fiber.
23. The top 10 anti-cancer vegetables
Researchers studied the inhibitory (cancer-stopping) effects of 34 vegetable extracts on 8 different tumor cell lines. They basically just ran vegetables through a juicer and then dripped the extracted juice on different cancer cells to see what would happen. Here are the top 10 anti-cancer vegetables from this study…
24. The 5 best healthy fats for your body
Are you afraid of fats? If so, you’re not alone. Fat in foods has been vilified in America for the past few decades, as low-fat and non-fat foods became the norm, and we were told that a low-fat diet would help us get the body we want. In fact, it’s one of the biggest nutrition lies that the public’s been told.
25. The case for eating butter just got stronger
A new study found no link between eating butter and heart disease
26. Skim milk is healthier than whole milk, right? Maybe not
3 reasons why skim milk may not actually reduce the risk of obesity
27. Top 10 superfoods of 2016 (science-based, not hype)
Our list are the top foods that balance the antioxidant content with price and availability. Both men and women, endurance athlete and desk jockey, whoever you are you can benefit by adding these to your diet.
28. 20 foods to naturally increase your brain power
Your food choices may be the most influential variable you can control that relates to the health, vitality, and functionality of your precious brain.
29. Heal your body, heal your brain: Top 4 therapeutic foods
In this video Kelly Brogan MD talks about 4 therapeutic foods that can be used medicinally, right from your kitchen, for optimal health and relief of depression, anxiety, cloudiness, and fatigue.
30. 15 foods that are high in potassium
One of the biggest problems with the traditional American diet is too much sodium, too little potassium. Eating more of these potassium-rich foods can lower your risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease.
31. Super Seed: The case for chia!
4 grams of protein, all 8 essential amino acids, omega 3s and a host of minerals and micronutrients in 2 tablespoons. No wonder the Aztecs and Mayans saw it as food, medicine, and an offering to the gods!
32. 11 amazing reasons to use coconut oil every day
There’s been an awful lot of hype going around about coconut oil lately, so the question is: Why should YOU add this popular super-food oil to your home?
33. 13 studies on coconut oil and its health effects
This article looks at 13 controlled human studies on coconut oil.
34. The healing foods diet
How to Restore Your Health, Energy and Mood With Ancient Dietary Wisdom
35. Spirit says: Healing foods
All of the life-changing foods are amazing for overall health. Each one also has specialized properties, so you can select what to eat based on your particular needs, whether on a physical, emotional, or spiritual level. One food, for example, can help you put an end to mystery infertility, combat autoimmune disease, stave off Alzheimer’s, ease ADHD, boost your immune system at bedtime, connect you back to your true self, and help you hold on to good memories—and that’s just for starters.
36. Dr. Max Gerson: Healing the hopeless
A biography of Dr. Gerson and the development of his renowned therapy of natural healing. Written by his grandson, Howard Straus.
37. The 16 best healthy, edible plants to grow indoors
If you have a sunny window (or two, or five) and a bit of extra time on your hands, then you’re capable of growing your own food right at home. Read on for our roundup of 16 easy, healthy plants to cultivate indoors — and how to get them growing!
38. Eating to break 100: longevity diet tips from the blue zones
One of the key takeaways from a new book on how to eat and live like "the world's healthiest people" is that longevity is not just about food.
39. The evidence for a vegan diet
There's plenty of science to justify a plant-based diet, but the stories of personal transformation—curing diabetes, losing 100 pounds, living an active lifestyle—make the biggest impression.
40. All about raw food
A breakdown on the raw food movement, the pros and the cons.
41. What it really takes to get the benefits of a Mediterranean diet
New research provides even more proof the Mediterranean diet is really, really good for you. But how much of the diet do you have to follow to reap the benefits? Experts break it down.
42. Research on the Paleo Diet
One of the most common questions we receive is “what research is there on the Paleo Diet?” That’s a great question and I’d recommend thoroughly reading ALL of the material listed on this page if you have questions or curiosity about the Paleo Diet.
43. Food energetics: Traditional Chinese medicine's best kept secret
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) food is viewed as medicine and is used to nourish and harmonize the body, mind, and spirit. All foods have a distinct energy and characteristic properties that either help to balance our bodies and make us healthy, or that create imbalances which ultimately result in sickness.
44. Congee: Chicken porridge
Learn how to make this warming Chinese soup.
45. Ayurvedic diet and the art of cooking
This video talks about the rules of Ayurvedic cooking and the health benefits
46. Kicheri or khicidi: Ayurveda's simple but powerful food
Aparna shows you how to prepare the humble yet powerful and delicious kicheri.
47. Kitchen therapy: Cooking up mental well-being
Cooking a healthy meal nourishes your mind and feeds your soul.
48. How cooking for yourself can free you from the grip of salt, sugar and fat
Watch this illustrated video from food journalist Michael Pollan.
49. Zsu Dever just wrote an entire cookbook about bean juice, and it’s awesome
Until 2014, aquafaba was known simply as "bean juice" or "the liquid from cooking chickpeas"— when anyone thought to call it anything at all as they dumped it down the drain. Then some vegans in France figured out that you could whip that liquid into a foamy, meringue-like substance.
50. 10 processed foods to never feed your kids
It may be easy to reach for one of these foods when your child is hungry, but have you ever really thought about what’s inside those processed convenience foods targeted at kids?
51. Top 10 vitamin deficiencies
Tiny nutrients make all the difference. Here are 10 examples of what can happen when a necessary vitamin is lacking.
52. Vitamin K: The missing nutrient to blame for heart attacks and osteoporosis
Not just calcium, and not just vitamin D. It’s the addition of vitamin K that makes all the difference.
53. Thinking twice about calcium supplements
Americans seem to think that every health problem can be solved with a pill. But as with many other pills once regarded as innocuous, the safety and efficacy of calcium supplements is being called into question.
54. Upgrade your energy, optimize your supplements
Supplements are a double edged sword. The wrong ones can do more damage than good, but the right ones can massively improve your health, even if you eat a great diet. In this article, you’re going to get an overview of the problems with generic supplements, how to pick the right supplements, and the list of supplements almost everyone should be taking.
55. Why bioavailability matters for vitamins and essential nutrients
Many things, like age, gender, illnesses, the type of the nutrient, other foods in the diet, what’s eaten with the nutrients and the health of our stomachs all affect the bioavailability of the nutrients in the vitamin or food source.
56. Mega-liposomal supplements deliver unprecedented amounts of supplements to the bloodstream
Liposomal encapsulation technology, where medications and supplements are encapsulated in tiny bubbles and delivered in high concentrations to the bloodstream or target areas in the body, has been around since the 1970's and has become increasingly popular in recent years. Here’s why.
57. New concepts in nutraceuticals as alternative for pharmaceuticals
Nutraceuticals are products, which other than nutrition are also used as medicine. A nutraceutical product may be defined as a substance, which has physiological benefit or provides protection against chronic disease.