What Criminals and Fish Have to Do With Your Health

By Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D.

Excerpt from DrHyman.com

Well, according to one study, maybe they should be eating more of it.

Researchers gave one group of prisoners recommended daily amounts of vitamins, minerals, and healthy omega-3 fatty acids (as fish oil supplements). Another group of prisoners simply continued to follow their regular prison diet.

The result: There was a 35 percent reduction in violent offenses in the group taking these supplements (British Journal of Psychiatry, July 2002)!

That’s impressive evidence — but what’s the link?

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FDA says you have no right to real food unless they give you permission first

By David Gutierrez, staff writer

Reprint from Natural News

In a response to a lawsuit filed by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), the FDA has articulated its belief that there is no such thing as a right to health or to purchase or consume any given food.

The FTCLDF has sued the FDA for banning the interstate shipment or sale of raw milk products, alleging that the policy deprives consumers and a food buying group owner “of their fundamental and inalienable rights of (a) traveling across State lines with raw dairy products legally obtained and possessed; (b) providing for the care and well being of themselves and their families, including their children; and (c) producing, obtaining and consuming the foods of choice for themselves and their families, including their children.”

In a legal response, the FDA countered that “there is no ‘deeply rooted’ historical tradition of unfettered access to food of all kinds.” As evidence for this position, the agency cites “the dietary laws of biblical times.”

The FDA goes further, stating that “there is no absolute right to consume or feed children any particular kind of food [because] comprehensive federal regulation of the food supply has been in effect at least since Congress enacted the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906. … Thus, plaintiffs’ claim to a fundamental privacy interest in obtaining ‘foods of their own choice’ for themselves and their families is without merit.”

In other words, the agency has stated that because Congress has given FDA the authority to regulate food, there is no such thing as a right to acquire any given food.

Furthermore, the FDA says, “there is no generalized right to bodily and physical health.”

“Finally, even if such a right did exist, it would not render FDA’s regulations unconstitutional because prohibiting the interstate sale and distribution of unpasteurized milk promotes ‘bodily and physical health.'”

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Do You Practice These 4 Habits of Some of the World’s Healthiest People?

From Dr. Mercola:

Eating a “Mediterranean diet” could prevent or even reverse metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. Scientists believe that a Mediterranean-style diet has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on your body. Continue reading “Do You Practice These 4 Habits of Some of the World’s Healthiest People?”

Inver Grove Heights Middle School Students Become Natural Chefs

Excerpt from invergroveheights.patch.com

A group of 13 Inver Grove Heights Middle School students gathered after school in a classroom at Simley High School Wednesday afternoon, filling the air with – of all things – the pleasantly appetizing smell of cilantro and other fresh vegetables they had just cut. Continue reading “Inver Grove Heights Middle School Students Become Natural Chefs”

Not Very Natural Fries: A New Taste Sensation

By Suzanne Boothby

Reprint from EmpowerHER

In the new Wendy’s commercial for its Natural Cut Fries with Sea Salt, the company features happy, healthy, beautiful actors enjoying themselves in a sunny outdoor environment munching away on the fries. The voiceover says “we believe our new natural cut fries just taste better.” Continue reading “Not Very Natural Fries: A New Taste Sensation”