Software Tracks Farm to Fork Supply Chain Serious concerns have surfaced about food transparency, and people are asking questions. Documentaries like Rotten urge consumers to think
Reduces Carotid Plaque Elderly women that eat lots of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage have less plaque on their carotid artery walls, reducing risk of strokes and heart attacks, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Western Australia surveyed 854 Australian women over the age of 70 to determine their vegetable intake, and then used
Naturally Occurring Compound Prevents Tumors A naturally occurring compound found abundantly in wild blackcurrants, bilberries and lingonberries increases the body’s ability to prevent tumors, report researchers from the University of Eastern Finland. The color-producing pigments known as anthocyanins were found to increase the cancer-fighting
Nature’s Top Foods to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Marlaina Donato Heart disease and chronic illnesses like diabetes, Alzheimer’s and inflammatory bowel disease are reaching alarming rates in this country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 71 percent of all healthcare spending in the U.S. goes toward treating people with multiple chronic conditions. Plant-dominant diets have a profound and universal effect on disease prevention,
Hub City Co-op is partnering with Brown’s Meats for a pig roast and back-to-school sale on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be face painting, free snow cones and a free picture booth for the kids. The Spartanburg Fire Department will be hosting some fire truck tours and the local Humane Society will also be there with a selection of adoptable pets.
What We Need to Stay Healthy by Judith Fertig Minerals—inorganic chemical elements or compounds that cannot be produced by the body, but occur in nature—play a key role in helping us function at our best.
How to Power Up Their Defenses by Marlaina Donato Strong immunity is a cornerstone of optimum health, and may be weakened or enhanced by what we eat and how we manage our emotions. Starting young in incorporating good ongoing habits can go a long way toward building a better immune response to whatever a person encounters.
Flavorful Ways to Lower Disease Risk by Judith Fertig Any time our bodies sense an “invader”—a microbe, virus, plant pollen or unwelcome chemical—they go into high alert, producing white blood cells to fight it off. Once the danger has been thwarted, normal functioning returns. If we continue to expose ourselves to these threats, then the high-alert process, known as inflammation, becomes chronic. This disturbance of natural equilibrium can lead to cancer,
Restoring the Nutritional Value of Crops by Melinda Hemmelgarn When we think of scientists as men and women in lab coats peering into microscopes, what’s missing is farmers. Our society doesn’t tend to equate the two, yet farmers are active field scientists. How they choose to grow and produce food greatly impacts our shared environment of soil, water and air quality, as well as the nutritional content of food, and therefore, public health.
Daniel Walker opened Blue Ridge Brinery after his 15 year hobby and passion turned into the ultimate dream job. He began receiving commercial licensing to sell his kraut and kimchi creations in 2013, and a year later Blue Ridge Brinery sold its first few jars at the Traveler’s Rest Farmers Market.