The EPA opened the doors on its US Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program in 1996. This branch of the agency was responsible for determining the impact
Nobody could afford coconut oil during the war in the 1940s. Although it had been used in European and American, not to mention Caribbean and Filipino, cooking for centuries, Americans lost their access to it, except at exorbitant prices. (If you’re wondering, that’s how soy was able to get such a foothold in our eating practices.)
When coconut oil reentered the market, the national food and health authorities had turned on it – they claimed it was basically lard. Coconut oil is 93% saturated fat, and during the 1950s, there wasn’t a dirtier curse word in the medical community.
We thought it clogged arteries and caused heart disease.
We’re less than a month away from one of the most contentious elections in living memory. Because of modern functions like social media and instantaneous
You know how you can tell the self-care movement is making an impact?
Corporations are talking about it, integrating it in their systems, and encouraging their employees to study their own self-care needs. All to improve the corporations’ bottom lines, of course, but if an institutional body historically opposed to the needs of the individual starts touting the benefits of a movement…
It’s probably time to listen.
The thing is, most people aren’t sure how to care for themselves.
Everyone has trauma. Put another way, no one doesn’t have trauma.
It’s a liberating truth, in a sense – your trauma is no more off-putting to a stranger for the mere fact of its existence than theirs is to you. Complications in our interpersonal experiences regarding our trauma and the traumas of either largely arise from the misguided belief that trauma somehow only affects isolated pockets of disturbed individuals.
You don’t need a scientist to tell you that fast food is not a healthy choice.
Empty calories? Check.
Heavy in trans fat, light in nutrition? Check.
The exact opposite of mindful and grateful eating? Check.
But it’s important to understand that not only is fast food not good for you, it’s actively harmful to your body’s composition.