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Detoxing from our environment

January 13, 2013

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by Dr. Howard Peiper —  Body purification has been a part of human health and well-being rituals for thousands of years. Cleansing, a rich tradition that has helped humans through all ages and cultures, is at the foundation of every great healing philosophy. Today, we generally think of detoxification as a way to clean out […]

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Inside Eating Out

October 7, 2012

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 by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Eating out has become the American way of life. One recent study showed that Americans today consume 42 percent of their calories away from home. Eating in restaurants can be a rare pleasure, a simple joy or a health nightmare. Why eat out? For many people, eating out offers the […]

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Cashews and nuts — what to buy and what not to buy

August 16, 2012

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by Karen Langston —  You have patted yourself on the back for choosing cashews over a chocolate bar. And you earned that pat. Sort of. You can only celebrate your choice if you did one important thing — did you read the ingredient list posted on the back of the package? If you did not, […]

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What is the right diet for you?

August 14, 2012

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by Cary Bailen —  In a nation where obesity has become an epidemic, it is no wonder that people are more concerned than ever about health and wellness. Americans spend $40 billion a year on weight-loss programs and products. Everywhere we look there is a new diet or magic pill on the market guaranteed to […]

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Is microwaving safe?

July 20, 2012

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by Ben Ta’ati — The topic of cooking or heating food in the microwave oven comes up quite often with patients who are trying to lead natural, healthy lives. In Western living, we often feel we have very little time to purchase and prepare meals from scratch. Our fast-paced society has resulted in a variety […]

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No more trans fats? Look again

July 11, 2012

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by Dr. Sonny Sampedro —  Today, many people have become aware of the dangers of trans fatty acids, otherwise known as “partially hydrogenated oils.” There is clear documentation that trans fats raise total cholesterol, LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and triglycerides. Trans-fatty acids also lower HDL, the “good cholesterol,” stiffen arteries, suppress the immune system, promote […]

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Just say no to GMOs — what you need to know

April 12, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  Genetically modified (GM) foods are derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which are formulated in a laboratory where genes are taken from one species and inserted into another, in an attempt to obtain a desired characteristic or trait. Often referred to as Frankenfoods, GMOs are chemical-laden seeds that alter and disrupt […]

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Peace and Happiness

March 5, 2012

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 by Dr. Larry Wilson —  An overall healthful lifestyle is often the most important aspect of maintaining health. Here are some simple ways to live well and find more peace and happiness in your life. Sleep and rest Sleep at least eight or more hours every single day. If you require an extra hour to […]

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