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Cornucopia: USDA Rejects Advice of Expert Panel

A highly controversial seaweed derivative used in conventional, “natural,” and some organic foods, carrageenan, was reapproved for use in organics by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.  This move overrides the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) recommendation, an…


Don’t Get Bent Out of Shape Doing Yoga

Yoga has many health benefits for the mind and body. It’s proven to increase muscle strength and flexibility, as well as decrease anxiety and depression. This increasingly popular exercise can also provide relief for bone,…


Benefits of adding Pecans to Your Diet

Eating a handful of pecans every day for four weeks improved certain markers of cardiometabolic disease risk, including insulin sensitivity, among a group of overweight and obese adults with excess abdominal fat, according to a…




The Ears and the Brain: A Dynamic Duo

Hearing Health Foundation (HHF), the largest U.S. nonprofit funder for hearing and balance research, highlights the relationship between hearing and brain health for Brain Awareness Week (March 12-18). The ears and the brain work together…