Tag Archives: processed foods

What is the right diet for you?

June 1, 2014

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What is the right diet for you? 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 […]

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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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Does “back to school” have to mean sick days?

August 17, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  The kids are heading back to school and you know what that means — germs, millions of them. With all the disinfectant wipes in retail stores and hand sanitizers in schools these days, you would think this would mean a reduction in germs and therefore less sick days for children and […]

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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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Asthma — Breathe easier with natural medicine

May 9, 2013

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by Dr. Toni Vaughan —  If you have ever tried breathing through a straw, you know what asthma feels like. You probably know someone with asthma, maybe your child or spouse — perhaps even yourself. Asthma, a chronic inflammation of the lungs, is one of the most common childhood diseases and is responsible for more […]

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To drug or not to drug — ADHD revisited

September 8, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout and Stephanie Reese —  ADHD is the most common psychological problem in children and the second most common — after depression — in adults. The effort to treat the problem with drugs has made Ritalin and Concerta the most widely prescribed drugs for kids. Even news magazines comment on the drugging […]

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Foods and therapies can heal

August 16, 2012

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by Reuel Ari —  A growing awareness about healthy living is taking hold across the country. The evidence is clear, from the many practitioners who are teaching a healthier way of living, to the presence of new vegan/vegetarian restaurants — even 100-percent raw/living foods café. We are reawakening to a wave of consciousness that is […]

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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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The fire within that causes disease

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout —  Every chronic disease is an inflammatory disease. No matter what your diagnosis — allergies, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, asthma, cancer, COPD, Crohn’s, chronic fatigue, diabetes, emphysema, fibromyalgia, Gulf War Syndrome, heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, lupus, multiple sclerosis and obesity, to name a few — inflammation is a major part […]

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Nine hidden toxins lurking in your food

February 28, 2012

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If you are not armed with some basic knowledge and awareness, deceptively packaged and presented food in your grocery store can be as dangerous as the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing. Here are some tips to help you steer clear of hidden toxins that masquerade as safe products. 1. Stay away from processed meats like […]

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Labeling tricks the food industry hopes you never figure out

February 24, 2012

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Most of us have the best of intentions when it comes to our food choices. But unless we all learn to read each entire food ingredient label, we will never have a true idea of what we are really purchasing, eating or supporting with our dollars. As it turns out, most of what is on […]

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