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Choosing therapeutic foods for balance

November 18, 2012

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  Many of us have begun to realize that diets for weight loss don’t work, and that the only way to lose weight and keep it off permanently is to change our eating habits. The key is a more balanced approach that eliminates “bad foods,” rather than entire food groups. Instead of […]

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Pita Jungle — A hip, healthy haven

September 25, 2012

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by Stan Kalson —  The Mediterranean diet has been found to be one of the healthiest in the world. Its tasty staples are primarily whole grains, olive oil, fish, and dried fruits and vegetables. It also is low in saturated fats and meat, but never skimps on flavor. A few years ago, three good friends […]

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Is organic really worth it?

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Organic and locally grown foods are gaining popularity, not only in Phoenix, but all over the United States. This is good news, since eating organic food is often the initial step toward better health. The ambiguity of what qualifies as organic, coupled with skepticism about the benefits versus the perceived […]

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An avocado a day keeps body fat away

February 22, 2012

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by Dr. Tricia Pingel —  People are terrified of eating fat. Calorie counting and nonfat diets are a craze in the dieting world, but they make no differentiation between calorie sources. In those diets, all calories are created equal, but this is a dietary falsehood. Our bodies need fat. The key to overall health is […]

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