Swiss voters are being asked to cast their vote on two different food referendums this Sunday. We take a look at the issues on the table. Switzerland is mostly an urban society these days but farming and agriculture are essential to Swiss cultural identity. With cheaper foreigner goods taking a bite out of Switzerland’s agricultural industry and many people feeling the country's high food standards are under threat, concerned consumers and industry players are looking for ways to ensure the sector can survive. On September 23rd, Swiss voters will cast their ballots on two referendums on the future of the food industry. Here are the details. What are the referendums? The first referendum is known as the Fair Food initiative while the second is the ‘food sovereignty’ initiative. Read also: How Switzerland's direct democracy works Both are popular initiatives, meaning that under the rules of Swiss direct democracy they were triggered by their supporters … [Read more...] about What you need to know about Switzerland’s two food referendums
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0 View Gallery View Comments There is certainly no shortage of festivals to keep you occupied over the next several months. Whatever your passion, whether it be beer, music, food, art, donkeys, balloons or Bigfoot, there's a festival out there for you. With this extensive list of different fiestas, carnivals and jamborees in the state, there's really no excuse not to get out out of the house and enjoy the summer. Want to stay local? Here's a list exclusive to the Springs area. JUNE - Aurora - Summer in the City: Event just for kids with healthy snacks, inflatables field games and more. June 1 and July 20, Municipal Center Great Lawn, Aurora. - Fruita - Mike the Headless Chicken Festival: Dedicated to the amazing story of one chicken's will to live. June 1 and 2, Fruita. - Hugo - Colorado Prairie Music Festival: Food vendors, beer garden, music and more. June 1-3, Hugo. - Steamboat Springs - Yampa River Festival: Races, contests, tubbing and more. June 1-3, … [Read more...] about Colorado summer festivals: Music, beer, food and more
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a super antioxidant that has shown to have great benefits for overall health. But can this fat-soluble compound also help with cancer, including breast cancer? Recent research says yes! What is Coenzyme Q10? Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is also called ubiquinol. It is a fat-soluble compound that is made inside you’re the body. CoQ10 helps convert food into energy. Because of this, it is found in almost every cell. You can also get it in smaller amounts through some whole foods. As a powerful antioxidant, CoQ10 helps the mitochondria within cells stay healthy. It also helps prevent free radical damage. Too many free radicals in the body can lead to DNA damage and premature aging. Deficiencies in CoQ10 may show up as fatigue, muscle weakness, high blood pressure and “brain fog.” On the other hand, studies have shown that CoQ10 can help with complications related to heart disease and diabetes. Some studies have also provided strong evidence showing that … [Read more...] about Can Coenzyme Q10 Slow Breast Cancer Growth?
After showing that the "MIND" diet can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's, researchers are now tackling stroke. The MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet was developed by Martha Clare Morris , a professor of epidemiology and director of the Section of Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. It uses elements of both the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) and the Mediterranean diets. Aimed at promoting brain health, the MIND diet focuses heavily on consumption of vegetables, nuts, beans, fish, poultry, whole grains, olive oil, and a moderate consumption of wine. Foods to be avoided include red meats, butter and margarines, cheese, pastries, sweets, and fried or fast foods. A research team from Rush, including senior study author Prof. Morris, have found a link between adherence to the MIND diet and a slower rate of cognitive decline in individuals who previously had a stroke. The … [Read more...] about This diet may slow cognitive decline after stroke
(Natural News) Aging is inevitable, but it can be slowed down. If you want to live longer and boost your metabolism, adding quinoa to your diet may be the solution. A new study involving nematode worms called Caenorhabditis elegans found that eating quinoa helps in slowing down aging and improving metabolism.A team of researchers from Rutgers University and the North Carolina State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the NC Research Campus examined particular phytochemicals in quinoa called phytoecdysteroids, and 20-Hydroxyecdysone, which is the main phytoecdysteroid in the quinoa seed preparation that was utilized in the study.The researchers determined the “healthspan” of the C. elegans worms by observing lifespan, movement, advanced glycation end products pigments, and reactive oxygen species in response to feeding quinoa. C. elegans are transparent — which makes cellular activity easier to be observed — and have a short … [Read more...] about Slow aging and boost your metabolism: Eat quinoa