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Soup warms even the coldest days

February 17, 2014

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  by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  The cold weather seems to be dragging on, and we still have quite a few weeks left until our winter season comes to a close. Although we in Arizona are not plagued with sub-freezing weather and snow, we have been colder than normal. We need and appreciate our heat, […]

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Smart grocery shopping tips

November 29, 2013

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by Paula Owens —  The most important component to prevent and reverse disease, experience lasting fat loss and achieve your highest level of health begins by being mindful and conscious of what you choose to eat. Good nutrition and healthy eating start with making smarter choices when shopping for food. The following tips will make […]

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Fed and still starving

October 30, 2013

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by Victoria Bowmann, Ph.D. —  We are a nation of over-eaters, more so than any other in the world. In fact, Americans lead the world in heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Why do we eat and eat and still overeat? The paradoxical answer is that we are starved for nutrition. Consider this startling fact: it […]

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Facts about pesticide exposure and children

October 17, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — The following are interesting facts about children and their exposure to pesticides. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that one of the main sources of pesticide exposure for U.S. children comes from their food. According to the Food and Drug Administration, half of produce currently tested in grocery stores […]

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Gluten-free: Not just for celiacs

September 17, 2013

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  Pancakes made without wheat? Quinoa croquettes? A hamburger bun made from rice flour? Adzuki bean brownies? Question: Who would choose such unusual foods? Answer: Someone who is trying to eat a gluten-free diet. In case you have not been in a health food store recently, “wheat-free/gluten-free” is a new way to […]

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Trans fats and your health

September 16, 2013

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by Dr. Mark Force —  Most people who closely monitor their diets know that partially hydrogenated oil contains trans fat that clogs the arteries and reduces the “good” cholesterol that helps unclog arteries. Beginning next year, companies must disclose trans fat amounts on food labels. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is going to […]

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Quick tips for healing at home

September 5, 2013

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by Holly Reese —  If you want to live a healthier life but do not know where to begin, the following are some hints to help you get started. Go through your cleaning supplies, body products and cosmetics, and replace all the toxic chemicals with natural products. Filter your tap water, especially from chlorine and […]

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Multivitamins: The good, the bad and the ugly

August 12, 2013

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by Scott White —  Ideally, humans would eat wholly nutritious diets rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. The fact is, most people do not meet all their nutritional needs through their food. As a result, many of us rely on multivitamins and supplements to achieve more complete nutrition. Do you know what those vitamins and […]

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Eating quality whole foods is the ideal diet

July 23, 2013

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by Stan Kalson —  When choosing foods for your family, whole foods are your best value. A carrot grown with chemical fertilizers and sprayed with pesticides is just not the same as a short, fat, ugly-looking, pesticide-free carrot grown with natural compost. Scientific research has proven that pesticides and other petroleum-based chemicals may be dangerous […]

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Managing Minerals

July 10, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Minerals, from calcium and magnesium, to the trace elements such as zinc, are perhaps the single most important group of nutrients. They are required for every bodily function, from activating muscles and nerves, to digestion, energy production, and all healing and regeneration of the body. This article focuses on important […]

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Pre-pregnancy cleansing

June 16, 2013

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by Dr. Adrienne Stewart  —  Preventative medicine has lifelong benefits. The earlier you invest in your health, the greater the returns you can expect throughout life. Imagine the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as a young child or even before you were born. That is why preconception care can be very healing, not only for […]

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How to can those extra tomatoes

June 6, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  If you are overwhelmed with an abundance of tomatoes in your garden and want to can them, it is easy to do, but it is very important to read up on canning so that you ensure your food is safe throughout the process. The Internet has lots of articles to […]

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Would you eat coal tar waste?

June 4, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  In 2007, a landmark study was conducted by the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency that concluded that tartrazine, also known as E102 or Yellow #5, was one of the food colorings linked to childhood hyperactivity. Today in the European Union, products containing it must carry a warning label. Unfortunately, the […]

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