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The powerful blueberry

February 10, 2016

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The powerful blueberry by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  As one of the few fruits native to North America, blueberries have been enjoyed here for hundreds of years. Blueberries range in vibrant colors from deep purple-blue to blue-black and are highlighted by a silvery sheen called a bloom. They have virtually no fat, are low in […]

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Cranberry juice for heart disease

August 10, 2015

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Cranberry juice for heart disease by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Cranberries and cranberry juice are back in the news again, and this time it is great news. People in the medical community are now looking at the important benefits that cranberry juice can offer. We have all heard that cranberry juice can help treat urinary […]

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Veganish: The Omnivore’s Guide to Plant-Based Cooking

April 11, 2015

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Veganish: The Omnivore’s Guide to Plant-Based Cooking by Mielle Chénier-Cowan Rose — Tens of thousands of people have put down their knives in favor of a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss, blood pressure and cholesterol. Many got exactly what they were looking for, along with a few surprises, such as loss of bone […]

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New life for humdrum vegetables

April 7, 2015

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New life for humdrum vegetables by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Roasting a whole head of cauliflower is rather unusual, and this recipe has you slathering on a spicy yogurt marinade and roasting it at a high temperature. The result is a delicious dish that is as dramatic as it is easy to prepare. Serve with […]

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Juice Power: For the Thirsty Soul, Nourishing Juices that Taste Good

November 14, 2014

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Juice Power: For the Thirsty Soul, Nourishing Juices that Taste Good by Teoorah B.N. Shaleahk — The concentrated nutrients, phytochemicals and antioxidants in fresh fruit and vegetable juices can impart extraordinary health benefits, greatly enhancing all areas of our well-being. Shaleahk presents new options for restoring and maintaining your health that she learned from customers’ […]

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Rainforest treasure

November 7, 2014

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Rainforest treasure by Victoria Bowmann, Ph.D. —  Although the South American rainforest is spread across 1.2 billion acres, it comprises only one percent of the Earth’s surface. Yet it is considered the “lungs” of our planet, since it recycles at least 20 percent of the Earth’s carbon dioxide into oxygen. Most importantly, it is home […]

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Coconuts are in vogue again

September 28, 2014

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Coconuts are in vogue again by Mary Budinger —  Coconut oil is “OK” again — and deservedly so. It has been used for thousands of years in traditional diets, and people thrive on it. Unfortunately, it got caught up in the “fat is bad, eat carbs instead” phase that Americans plunged into in the 1970s. […]

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Vegetables vs. Fruit

June 9, 2014

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Vegetables vs. Fruit by Dr. Larry Wilson —  We often hear, “Eat your fruits and vegetables.” This statement implies that vegetables and fruits have equal benefits, but in my clinical experience, nothing could be further from the truth. Consuming a large amount of cooked vegetables is vital for deep healing. In contrast, eating any fruits […]

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Climate change may be shrinking avocados

April 23, 2014

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Climate change may be shrinking avocados by Mary Budinger —  The food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill is keeping a close eye on its ability to continue serving guacamole dip due to increasing avocado prices as climate change affects availability. The company uses 97,000 pounds of avocados per day. “Food prices for a number of our key […]

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Gifts from Mother Nature

February 27, 2014

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  by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Whole fruits and vegetables, especially those with anti-aging vitamin C, can fight free radicals, prevent wrinkles and give you firmer, younger-looking skin. Yogurt contains lactic acid, a compound found in some chemical peels that may reduce fine wrinkles and help clear blemishes and discoloration. Brown sugar grains help exfoliate […]

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Cabbage is an incredible food

January 26, 2014

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — The botanical name for cabbage is Brassica oleracea capitata, a cruciferous vegetable whose family includes brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, kohlrabi and cauliflower. High in nutrients, cabbage is readily available, inexpensive, fights cancer and generally scores high marks on the list of healthy foods. In the past, it was one of […]

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GMO food linked to health deterioration

December 15, 2013

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by Mary Budinger — A new study has found that the Bacillus thuringensis (Bt) pesticides in genetically engineered (GE) crops may contribute to blood abnormalities, ranging from anemia to blood cancers, such as leukemia. While Bt has been used since the late 1960s in agriculture as a topical insecticide, it was only after the mid-’90s […]

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Vitamin C wonders

December 14, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  When we think of vitamin C, our first thought is often of orange juice. A medium orange provides 69.7 mg, but many other fruits and vegetables provide much greater amounts. If you want to add more vitamin C to your diet, fill up on these superfoods. Red and green bell […]

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