Monday, June 28, 2010


GMO stand for genetically modified organism.

GMO are genetically modified organisms that have been created using new techniques of recombinant DNA technology. However, the term is misleading because almost all domesticated animals and crop plants have been genetically modified over thousands of years by human selection and cross-breeding. GMO are viewed with concern because of public debate over the safety of the products and the fear that GMO foods represent a type of "biological" pollution. The battle has been particularly intense in Europe, where GMO have been banned since 1998. (Source:

NBC Nighly News with Brian Williams recently featured a discussion about a breed of salmon that is being grown twice as fast as normal farmed salmon, because they carry part of the genetic code of another type of fish, the ocean pout.


Do we really need to grow fish (or any other food) quickly?


Yours in health,
Dr. Velonda

Sunday, June 27, 2010

More on Organic....

Buying local is a giant leap to nutritious eating and supporting a healthy environment. There is conclusive research supporting the benefits of buying local even when you don't buy organic.

Hear Michael Pollan on why eating local and/or buying organic food is a good investment


Yours in health,
Dr. Velonda

Friday, June 25, 2010

Power Packed Pistachio

Let's go nuts! 

A 1 ounce of pistachios is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Pistachio nuts provides a good source of protein, fiber, copper, manganese, vitamin B6, thiamin and phosphorus.


The antioxidants in pistachios support reducing the risk for age-related macular degeneration. You eyes will love you for it.


What is age-related macular degeneration? Click below for more info

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Organic or Not?

As more individuals seek to be proactive about eating healthy, the question of when buying organic is worth the cost continues to pop up. The general consensus among health professionals and researchers points to pesticide free produce and hormone free meat. There is research pointing to links between pesticides and ADD in children.

Brian Williams recent special report on NBC nightly news reminded us that as a general rule fruit with tender edible skins are best if bought organic; such as grapes, strawberries and peaches.

Have you heard of the "dirty dozen". Check out the following story:

Yours in health,
Dr. Velonda