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How the Demand for Cheap Soy Is Destroying the Amazon

4 Mins Read What’s certain is that the growth in both the soy and beef industries have come at the expense of the Amazon rainforest. As of 2019, Brazil is the world’s largest soy producer, with at least 24 million hectares of land devoted to cultivating soy crops, most of which are from GMO seeds. This area is […]

New Study Finds Plant-Based Diets Can Reduce Carbon Emissions by 61%

3 Mins Read Recent research has concluded that high-income countries adopting plant-based diets could help to alleviate climate change. Findings came through a multinational study that identified a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and more effective carbon sequestration connected to animal-free foods. The study, published in online journal Nature Food, identified that up to 61 percent of greenhouse […]

Plant-Based High-Carb Diet Does Not Lead To Weight Gain, NIH Study Finds

3 Mins Read A new study from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) finds that contrary to popular belief, high-carb and low-fat plant-based diets do not necessarily lead to any weight gain. While the study was only conducted on a small-scale, the findings do suggest that factors resulting in overeating and weight gain are far more complex […]

Global Race For Plant Food Innovation As Consumer Demand Continues To Skyrocket

3 Mins Read Consumer demand for plant-based proteins has accelerated, and manufacturers are now racing to compete in what is quickly becoming a highly competitive market. There is little sign of slowdown: companies are focused on innovating quality plant-based ingredients to keep up with increasingly healthy and environmentally conscious consumers, backed by the latest scientific research on the […]

New Harvard Study Says You Don’t Need Meat, Plant-Based Diet Provides Complete Nutrition

3 Mins Read In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, researchers confirmed that all our nutritional needs can be satisfied without eating meat. In addition to being nutritionally sound, choosing plant-based alternatives would be more environmentally optimal, and conserve more protein and energy than conventional meat. Faced with our global climate breakdown, biodiversity loss and health epidemic, […]

Why DNAFit Is The Answer To Your Quantified Self – Take Control Of Your Health

5 Mins Read In recent years, a movement called ‘Quantified Self‘ has been gaining ground. The idea is to use all kinds of available technology- including the latest science and medical advancements- to track and measure all the factors that lead to optimal health – know as ‘biohacking.’ Unsurprisingly the movement has its origins in Silicon Valley: ambitious, workaholic […]

Keto For Dummies: 10 Things To Know About The Ketogenic Diet

5 Mins Read Eat fat to lose fat. Yes, you read that right. If you’re looking for a diet that defies all the rules you have been given since childhood staying away from fat and counting calories, you might want to look into the ketogenic diet, aka #ketolife diet, which can be exceptionally effective for weight loss and […]

Why A DNAFit Test Is THE Best Way To Choose Your Workout & Diet

5 Mins Read There are countless workouts out there: from powerlifting to running to yoga to Crossfit, your body can be challenged in a wide variety of ways. But what actually works? And what’s the best fit (!) for your particular physique and body? And what about on the diet front? Should you be counting calories? Is your […]

I Got A DNAFit Test And Here’s What I Learned About My Health

6 Mins Read You know those people who tell you their genes are the reason they are overweight/out of shape/love to gorge on carbs? You can now call bullshit on those people thanks to the lovely folks at Absolute DNA, who have brought DNAFit genotype testing kits to our fair city. It’s really hard to argue with DNA. DNAFit […]

8 Simple Ways To Reduce Anxiety Naturally

4 Mins Read While there is no substitute for consulting with a mental health professional to address your condition, if you suffer from anxiety there are some natural options that can help improve your symptoms. Get your heart rate up. Exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety symptoms in many studies. Sweating it out gets your blood flowing and […]

2016 Detox Trends: What’s New In The World Of Cleansing

6 Mins Read If January came and went, along with your healthy living resolutions, don’t fret. We asked world renowned detox expert Jennifer Thompson to give us the 411 on what’s new in the world of detoxing for 2016 and she shares four practical programs based on the healing powers of food that you can undertake at home no matter how […]

It’s The Antioxidants, Stupid! Why Eating Organic Is Vital For Our Health

4 Mins Read As the popularity of organic foods has grown, consumers are willing to pay extra for organic foods in part because of the perceived improved nutritional value of organic foods over conventional foods- but is this is actually the case? Green Queen investigates… Recent studies have been illustrated the many benefits of organics but one in particular deserves more […]