Archive for the Controversial Issues Category

Why we should eat organic: Hats off to Organic Farmers

Oct 22nd, 2012 Posted in Controversial Issues, Healthy Foods | no comment »

Save our planet by eating organically grown produce.

 

There are many people who believe that organic foods are not worth buying. They believe that they are no different than any of the other foods on the market.

This is not true. Organic farmers  are true blue farmers who are trying to save our earth so that we do not destroy it with chemicals. In Truth-Out. org there are many articles that explain the many benefits of organic farming.

Childhood Disorders: Has your Child been Diagnosed With ADD or ADHD?

May 9th, 2012 Posted in Caring for Children, Controversial Issues | no comment »

 

When children enter school, they go through many tests to find out how well they are doing. Some kids fall behind and teachers because they are concerned, try to figure out  what is wrong.

When my kids were growing up, we did not have ADHD or ADD. I had heard of  learning disorders as a general term used to tell parents that their kid does not fit into how we teach here. Some people may find this statement offensive, but I found that my kids, because they were creative beings needed to learn in different ways. They could concentrate on things that they had passion for! So why couldn’t the school provide passionate play and learning activities that “different kids” could participate in?

Vitamin D: To help with Childhood Disorders Such as Autism

May 5th, 2012 Posted in Caring for Children, Controversial Issues, Vitamins and Health | no comment »

 

There has been much research on the connection between vitamin deficiencies and many childhood disorders such as Autism. So many children are being diagnosed today with autism, ADD, ADHD that there must be some reason. Many professionals are suggesting that the Vitamin D theory on autism be looked at closely. In an article from www.vitamindcouncil.org written recently there is concern due to the epidemic proportion of autism; 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with autism.

The questions:

Why has autism increased in the last 20 years?

If it is a genetic disease, how could it have increased?

Organic Foods: Why are they Controversial?

May 4th, 2012 Posted in Controversial Issues, Healthy Foods | no comment »

Many people do not believe that organic foods are worth buying. They think that organic farming is not really monitored. Quite the contrary. Organic farmers are a great resource for our health! And our government, through the USDA ( United States Department of Agriculture)  monitors their compliance to standards.

There is evidence to support buying organic foods. Deborah Mitchell in her book: Foods That Combat Aging speaks on the research.

Genetically Altered Plants: Superweeds!

Apr 27th, 2012 Posted in Controversial Issues, Healthy Foods | no comment »

 

 

 

What are genetically altered foods?

You may have read that Genetic Modification has infiltrated our food supply. Nearly all processed foods have some derivative of a Genetically  modified crop.

Here is the list:

There are  specific fruits and vegetables that have approved by the FDA to be sold as GM, and they do not have to be labeled as Genetically Modified.  This includes foods such as corn chips, corn cereal, cornmeal, corn flour, corn meal, soy bean oil and soy flour.