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GM vs. non-GM corn

August 25, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  People are talking about genetically modified (GM) foods and glyphosate, the ingredient in Roundup® that is used to kill weeds, which has been added to GM foods. But many people do not know that genetic modification is also making our modern food less nutritious than it used to be. Recently, […]

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Is lipstick safe?

June 11, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health has released a new analysis of the ingredients in lipstick and lipgloss that may cause you to think twice before using these products. Researchers found that you may be adding a bit more than a touch of color or gloss. They tested 32 commonly […]

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Cloves — A star in the kitchen and in health studies

May 12, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Cloves (Eugenia caryophyllus) are the unopened pink flower buds of the evergreen clove tree that are picked by hand and dried until they turn brown. They are renowned for providing their uniquely warm, sweet and aromatic taste to gingerbread, pumpkin pie and apple cider, but they also can make a […]

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Blueberries pack a powerful punch

March 30, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and their fiber content can help alleviate and protect against intestinal inflammation, especially when eaten with probiotics. They are rich in polyphenols, which have an antimicrobial and antioxidant effect. The combination of blueberries and probiotics has been shown to reduce inflammation-inducing bacteria in […]

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Chia seeds: More than a pet

September 23, 2012

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When you hear the word chia, chances are you think of the Chia Pet™ — the little clay character with the sprouted chia seeds covering its body. We laugh at the novelty, but there is nothing comical about the nutritional benefits and medicinal properties of this tiny seed. In fact, it is one of nature’s […]

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Supplement Basics

August 30, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  To function at your best, I recommend several basic food supplements. The most important are omega-3 fatty acids, iodine and vitamin D3. Additional minerals that are needed by most people are calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, chromium and selenium. Also very helpful are vitamins A, B, C, E and P (bioflavonoids). […]

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Natural Thyroid Care

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  The thyroid gland is not large, but it functions as the “spark plugs” of the body, giving a person plenty of energy for every bodily activity. Thyroid problems are among the most prevalent health disorders. Hypothyroidism. The most common thyroid condition is called hypothyroidism, or a low-functioning thyroid. Symptoms often […]

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Nutrients for fibromyalgia recovery

February 24, 2012

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by Betsy Timmerman —  It can be overwhelming to hear the diagnosis: “You have fibromyalgia.” Not only is it a mouthful to say, the fibromyalgia (FM) label is often what comes at the end of a very long search for the cause of a multi-symptom syndrome. When first confronted with the problems of body-wide pain, […]

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