50. Question Authority

Big organizations like the FDA, USDA, AHA, AMA and ADA all struggle under real limitations and conflicts of interest. Know and understand them.


Revolutionary Act No. 5: Question Authority

When it comes to health and fitness information, authoritative organizations may not be your best source of advice.




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A Manifesto for Thriving in a Mixed-Up World

We’re living in a society that is wired up to make us sick, overweight, depressed and stressed out.We can change this mixed-up reality.We can reclaim our well-being and create a better, more blissful world.




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Vandana Shiva, PhD

Physicist Dr. Vandana Shiva is an internationally renowned environmental and human rights activist.




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Navdanya

This participatory research initiative was started by world-renowned physicist, feminist, author and environmentalist, Vandana Shiva, PhD.




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Farmageddon

This engaging film grew out of filmmaker Kristin Canty’s difficulty finding safe, healthy food for her four children.




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Milk: A Global and Local History

A cultural history of milk.




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Institute for Responsible Technology

Founded in 2003, the Institute for Responsible Technology has worked in 30 countries to educate policy makers and the public about genetically modified foods and crops.




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Who Owns Organic?

Do you know who owns your favorite organic food companies?




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Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System For All

Do you think the time is at hand for a systemic, sustainable change to the food system?




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“How to Save a Trillion Dollars”

Mark Bittman explains how the United States can save a few trillion dollars with some basic changes in health care.




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Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine

This book provides a thought-provoking assessment of the American healthcare system, including information on the marketing and safety of drugs.




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Van Jones

Internationally recognized human rights and clean-energy economy pioneer.




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Environmental Working Group

EWG uses the power of public information to protect public health and the environment.




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“75 Things You Can Compost, but Thought You Couldn’t”

Great source for composting basics.




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Dirt! The Movie

Fascinating insights on how soil profoundly impacts human health, food quality, the environment, our economy and more — and why our current soil-management strategies must change.




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More of this 101 Way at our sister site Experience Life:

Turf-Wars

Turf Wars

How special interests concoct “grassroots” movements online, mobilizing mobs that help shape the public conversation about health.




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Do-You-Need-Milk?

Do You Need Milk?

Harvard nutritionists David Ludwig and Walter Willett argue that milk should be a dietary choice, not a nutritional requirement.




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Soy: To Eat or Not to Eat?

That is the question many health experts are asking about this hugely popular protein. While it does deliver some nutritional benefits, it’s best to enjoy in moderation.




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Frankenfood = Genetically Modified Foods

Genetically modified food is everywhere in America’s supermarkets and restaurants. And since it’s not labeled, most of us have no idea how much of it we’re eating — or how much it’s affecting our health.




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the flu shot debate

The Debate About Flu Shots

Many health professionals recommend seasonal flu vaccines as a preventive measure. But are they safe? Are they necessary? Do they actually work? Or are they a shot in the dark? Here’s what you need to know about influenza vaccines to decide for yourself.




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