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Juicing vegetables the correct way

April 23, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  After the award-winning documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” became available from Netflix in mid-2011, juicers started showing up in people’s kitchens, big time. In the film, Australian entrepreneur Joe Cross decided to take charge of his health by juicing vegetables and fruits for 60 days. He dropped about 80 pounds […]

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Sugar: What is it good for?

April 18, 2013

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by Justin Petersen —  The shiny glaze of hot, dripping frosting on a fresh doughnut. The warm and inviting scent of chocolate wafting through the air in a local fudge shop. The way our stomachs growl when we see a fresh piece of cheesecake or slice of pie. What do all of these have in […]

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Hints for a long, healthy life

April 16, 2013

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 by Dr. Peter Bennett and Dr. Stephen Barrie —  Eating healthy and exercising can make a big difference in the quality and length of our lives. If you have a local farmers’ market, visit it. Here you will find fresh, organic and healthy food that tastes better. The following are things that can also make […]

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What does organic really mean?

April 2, 2013

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Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or ionizing radiation. The USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows: “Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water […]

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Eat your fruits and vegetables

March 29, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedescco — Your mother always told you to eat your fruits and vegetables, but lately you have been worrying about all the pesticides. The good news is that research is showing that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can actually outweigh the negative consequences of pesticide exposure. That being said, some […]

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The skinny on fats

March 6, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  High-quality fats and oils are one of the most essential foods to consume every day. They are needed as an energy source for your brain and for producing many vital hormones in the body. They are also essential for transporting all vitamins, minerals and hormones through every one of your […]

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Do you really know what is in those ready-to-eat lunches?

February 26, 2013

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by Cary Bailen — I  ran a day camp at a large school last summer and was shocked at what the kids brought to lunch every day — prepackaged lunches with cold cuts, cheese and cookies, and other fast foods marketed directly to kids. My experience made me aware of how powerful marketing really is. […]

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Eat, drink and stay healthy during the holidays

February 22, 2013

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by Paula Owens —  The holiday season is upon us. Our schedules are filled with shopping, holiday parties, relatives, food and spirits, and obligations. Socializing during the holidays can be stressful and challenging for some people, especially if friends and family are not as health conscious as you. The abundance of treats and homemade goodies […]

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Mandala Tearoom favorites

February 12, 2013

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by Stan Kalson —  The following are a few recipes for great appetizers that has been shared by Jessica Metz, a registered dietician and owner of the former Mandala Tearoom, that was located in Scottsdale, Ariz.:   White Bean Hummus Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups white beans, cooked and drained 1/4 cup tahini 3 tablespoons lemon juice […]

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Purple corn — a powerful antioxidant

January 20, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Among all the various colors of corn in the world — white, yellow, red, purple, brown, green and blue — a purple corn has been cultivated in South America for thousands of years. Generally grown in Peru, purple corn (frequently referred to as blue corn) is one of nature’s richest […]

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Eat healthy for less

December 28, 2012

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Organic produce is expensive, but you can still eat healthy, and save money if you go to some of the local farms or sign up for a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) group in your area. CSAs are basically partnerships between farms and communities, where farms deliver produce directly to the communities. It’s cheaper than stores because […]

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Art of Vegetables

December 27, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Vegetables are edible roots, stems, leaves and flowers. Although the variety of vegetables numbers in the thousands, most people deprive themselves of their delicious tastes, colors and textures by eating only a few of them. Vegetables have been eaten for as long as mankind has been on earth. By the […]

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What do you mean I have to eat gluten-free?

December 12, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Switching to a gluten-free diet means making changes in your pantry, in the foods you buy and in the recipes you use. It is also a lot of trial and error, but remember, if the foods you choose are fresh vegetables or protein eaten plain, raw or cooked simply, they […]

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