Interesting Reads


Looking for up to date and evidence based information that supports what we know and what we think we know about Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue then you will enjoy what Cort Johnson brings to the blogosphere in his blog "Health Rising"

Environmental Health

The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.

The EWG is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.

The EWG works “for” you. Do you know what's in your tap water? What about your shampoo? What’s lurking in the cleaners underneath your sink? What pesticides are on your food? How about the farms, fracking wells and factories in your local area? Do you know what safeguards they use to protect your water, soil, air and your kids? Which large agribusinesses get your tax dollars and why? What are GMOs? What do they do to our land and water?

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More than Paleo

Nora Gedgaudas, tells it like it is when it comes to the term Paleo. Nora a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet” is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She is also a highly successful experienced nutritional consultant, speaker and educator, widely interviewed on national and international radio, popular podcasts, television and film. Nora's book Primal Mind Primal Body is the most dogeared on the book shelf at Avalon Health & Wellness.

Information on GMO’s

A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another in an attempt to obtain a desired trait or characteristic, hence they are also known as transgenic organisms. This process may be called either Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM); they are one and the same. Genetic engineering is completely different from traditional breeding and carries unique risks. Current understanding of the way in which DNA works is extremely limited, and any change to the DNA of an organism at any point can have side effects that are impossible to predict or control. The new gene could, for example, alter chemical reactions within the cell or disturb cell functions. This could lead to instability, the creation of new toxins or allergens, and changes in nutritional value.

Founded in 2003 by international bestselling author and GMO expert Jeffrey Smith, IRT (Institute for Responsible Technology) has worked in nearly 40 countries on 6 continents, and is credited with improving government policies and influencing consumer-buying habits. Jeffery has a special interest in how GMO’s will affect the health and wellbeing of life as we know it. He advocates for safe legislation process of GMO’s.

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