Advocacy and Health News


Monsanto says GMO exemptions "misleading". Wants 100% of GMO foods...


You heard it here first!   Opponents of the Colorado Right to Know Act, Proposition 105, say it doesn't go far enough. Over two days of testimony to the Colorado Citizen Initiative Review board, Monsanto's spokespeople claimed that anything less than 100% would cause consumer confusion.   "Anything less than 100% labeling will cause consumer confusion."   Restaurant food? JUST LABEL IT! Meat and dairy? JUST LABEL IT! Alcohol? JUST LABEL IT! Honey? JUST LABEL IT! Marijuana? JUST LABEL IT! Medical Food?  JUST LABEL IT!   Ok, that's enough, Monsanto. We get it.  But we sure wish you would have told the drafters of Prop 105 your feelings on the issue a year ago. At the time, they thought that phasing in labeling with just packaged food and...
Posted 6 days 8 hours ago

Nutrition & Health Articles


Vitamin B1: A New Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease


Patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease often respond favorably to omega-3 fish oils or to a diet that eliminates wheat or dairy products. In a new study, high doses of vitamin B1 (thiamin) also led to significant improvements in patients.   Antonio Costantini, MD, of the Catholic University of Rome, Italy treated eight patients with ulcerative colitis and four with Crohn’s disease, all of whom were suffering from fatigue. The patients were rated on a test used to measure Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and their blood levels of vitamin B1 were found to be normal.   Still, Costantini provided the patients with oral thiamine supplements, with dosages ranging from 600 mg to 1,500 mg daily, depending on weight (132 pounds to 198 pounds).   Within 20 days, 10...
Posted 1 week 16 hours ago