You've likely heard about genetically modified foods. They're the stuff of science fiction—laboratory altered plant cells injected with foreign compounds not naturally occurring to allegedly make the plants better at resisting pests (and pesticides); they're designed to grow hardier and faster crops so that we can feed the world, according to the companies behind the science like Monsanto, Cargill and Dow. Actually, it sounds kind of nice—if it were true. But the science is flawed with controversy from the adverse affects on soil, plants, and ecosystems and inability to improve crop yields, to a number of studies linking GMOs to serious human health risks.

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Do you ever feel like you hear so much about something that you actually no longer hear it? These words or ideas can become background noise to our busy lives, and this is especially true when it comes to nutrients. Extra fiber, protein-rich, antioxidants, Omega-fatty acids…blah blah blah, right? Today's food choices are littered with reminders of the nutrients added beyond those naturally occurring, and often just as vital. And even if we eat what we eat first and foremost because we like it, especially here in the U.S, if we have anything, it's lot of choices to overwhelm us with how exactly we're going to replenish our body's daily nutritional needs.

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This month we held our second Organic Give-A-Whey contest. Our fabulous fans wrote a haiku on what organic means to them. We loved the creativity of the haikus so much, we had to share the entries with you. Our grand prize winners Michael Odonnell and Julie Fields Macier, won a pouch of The Organic Whey, congratulations! Read More
If your kitchen isn't the most frequented room in your house, then chances are it's not as healthy (and delicious!) as it could be. But, when it's warm and active with lots of organic, freshly prepared eats instead of the long lonely walk from freezer to microwave, an entire home can be transformed. Read More

Humans need protein in their diets. From our first sips of mother's milk all the way through our hopefully long lives, the average adult requires anywhere from 40-50 grams of protein per day (and pregnant women can require more than 70 grams per day!). The symptoms of not having enough protein in our diets can include weakness, swelling, depression, abnormal heart rate and even death. And the effects of too much protein: kidney problems, inflammation conditions and even cancer. It's a necessary balance indeed.

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If you were raised in America, or most any other developed country, you most likely have seen a story about dairy farms that goes a little like this: A nice, somewhat weathered looking farmer rises at the crack of dawn. He quietly enters his barn where waking cows looking rested and happy greet him with a "moo." He pulls up a stool, sits next to the cow and begins to press by hand, squeezing out pure, fresh, healthy milk that will soon be bottled and delivered your local store. Read More
As our bodies prepare for the change in seasons, so too do the seasonal offerings change in the marketplace. Summer's ripe, juicy melons symbolic of the long lazy days, are replaced with cranberries and pumpkin pies spicing up the cool air. We'll set our clocks forward and back to accommodate the farmers feeding us with their cornucopia of delicious seasonal eats. So why then do we still demand summer fruits in the winter? Read More
We are having a give-a-whey! We recently relaunched our Facebook page and are celebrating by giving away FIVE pouches of our certified Organic Whey! Read More
With all our concerns over chemicals, genetically modified organisms, excess sugar and sodium making their way into our food, we often overlook another serious threat: heavy metal. No, not Def Leppard or AC/DC (although, they're threats of another kind). The heavy metals we're talking about are actually pretty risky: lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic. And they could be in your 'healthy' whey protein drink. Read More
We eat food for lots of reasons—calories, fiber, protein, carbs, flavor—but it's also for micronutrients, especially those often talked about antioxidants. By boosting immunity and warding off harmful disease-causing intruders called free radicals, antioxidants improve cellular function and can have a profound impact on our health. There are lots of them, from the common vitamins C and E, vital for every day function, to those age-defying super antioxidants like EPCG (epigallocatechin gallate) in green tea or resveratrol found in red wine. While there are certainly a number of antioxidants all of which offer our bodies health-boosting properties, glutathione is the only one earning the nickname, "master antioxidant". Read More
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