Archive for March, 2013


One Hundred Percent Natural Coffee

The issue arose the other day of whether or not there is a difference between healthy organic coffee and one hundred percent natural coffee. One of our readers recently asked this question, Is it possible to find any coffee which is not merely organic, but ’100% natural,’ that is, it is neither artificially decaffeinated NOR [...]

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Pesticide Residue

Call me a skeptic, but I’m always just a little suspicious of what level is “safe” for ingesting the pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables and just who determined how much pesticide it’s okay to eat. Obviously nobody is testing each apple or each spinach leaf to make sure it complies with the “safe” levels. [...]

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Reduce Risk of Parkinson’s Disease by Drinking Coffee

Among the many benefits of coffee and especially healthy organic coffee is that apparently one can reduce risk of Parkinson’s disease by drinking coffee. According to a study of persons on Olmstead County, Minnesota, there is an inverse relationship between the amount of coffee that people drink and their chances of getting Parkinson’s disease. Nearly [...]

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Organic Wine

Recent updates by the USDA say that “a wine made from organically grown grapes and without any added sulfites” is what constitutes a “certified organic” wine. That’s a problem. You see, wine that is made without any added sulfates is very unstable; the quality is unstable, the color is unstable, and the taste is really [...]

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Drink Coffee to Avoid Gallstones

OK folks, here is one more benefit of drinking healthy coffee, and especially healthy organic coffee. It turns out that long term steady coffee consumption can reduce the risk of gallstones. What? Drink coffee to avoid gallstones? Well, you probably already like coffee or you would not be reading this so you do not need [...]

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Forget Your Alzheimer’s and Drink Your Coffee

Research carried out at the University of South Florida implies that it may be time to forget your Alzheimer’s and drink your coffee. Alzheimer’s disease is the condition seen often in old age in which a person is unable to remember recent events. It is also the stuff of jokes about every time a person [...]

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Organic Snacks

Americans like to snack. We are a nation of nibblers. Have you noticed that every social occasion, no matter how casual, includes snacks? If you have coffee with a neighbor, there will be some cookies or cakes offered along with the coffee. If you go to a soccer game, there will be soft drinks and [...]

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Coffee Berry Borer Threatens Kona Coffee Crop

The Hawaiian coffee growers have appealed directly to a high placed native son for help as the coffee berry borer threatens the coffee crop in the islands. The Kona Coffee Farmers Association and the Hawaii Coffee Association have appealed to both President Barack Obama and Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack for more help in defeating an [...]

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Organic School Lunches

Lots and lots of kids eat their midday meal in the school cafeteria. Mostly because of public outcry, school lunches have gotten better over the years as far as nutrition goes, but just nutrition doesn’t go far enough. Serving apples rather than candy bars for dessert might be a slight improvement, but if the apples [...]

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