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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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10 ways to clean GMOs out of your home

August 11, 2012

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by Courtney Pineau —  Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plants or animals created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology. These are organisms that would never occur naturally. Many health risks are associated with GMOs, but I keep them out of my home because I have no interest in feeding my family experimental foods. The studies […]

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Summer: Time to eat light

August 10, 2012

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by Stan Kalson —  Summertime is the season to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables that are available. We are fortunate to have many farmers’ markets and natural grocers around the Valley that charge reasonable prices for ingredients to make healthy summer salads. Stop by and tell them you support their markets and stores. The […]

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GE sugar is here

July 19, 2012

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Genetically engineered (GE) sugar will soon be in your cereal, drinks, ice cream and sugar bowl. This unnatural product will harm your body sooner than you think. American Crystal, a large Wyoming-based sugar company, that ironically has launched an “organic” line of sugar, and several other leading U.S. sugar providers have announced they will be […]

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Vote with your forks

July 13, 2012

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by Lynn O’Neill —  In this country, there are stirrings of a quiet revolution when it comes to how we think about and purchase our food. People are starting to “vote with their forks,” a term coined by farmer and writer, Wendell Berry, and made more recently famous by Michael Pollan in his book The […]

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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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Everybody eats, but do we know what?

March 20, 2012

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by Eric Herm —  As humans, we tend to forget our bond with the rest of nature’s living creatures. Despite our magical ability to drive shiny automobiles, don the latest fashions, construct extravagant cities or make full use of opposable thumbs, we are really no different than the rest of nature — we all eat, […]

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Considerations for preventing cancer

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Frank George —  We all harbor a stash of environmental chemicals in our bodies. Which chemicals can be tolerated, and which trigger or hasten the development of cancerous cells? And what about diet? According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), exposure to a wide variety of natural and man-made substances in the environment […]

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Health updates: Marinating meat and genetically modified

March 5, 2012

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The following is new information regarding reducing levels of cancer-causing chemicals in meat and the meaning of the stickers on our produce. Marinating meat in beer or wine reduces cancer-causing chemicals Marinating steak in beer or wine before cooking it dramatically reduces levels of chemicals that can cause cancer. Beer is more effective than wine […]

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Frito-Lay taken to court over GMOs

March 1, 2012

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A class-action lawsuit has been brought against Frito-Lay, alleging that the company misleads consumers when it says its Tostitos® and SunChips® are “made with all-natural ingredients,” although these products contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). (In this case, the GMOs are the oils.) According to the claim, “The reasonable consumer assumes that seeds created by swapping […]

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Saturated fat — Let us tell the truth and get healthy

March 1, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent newsletter from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) examined different types of fats — which ones are naughty and which are nice. Unfortunately, the NIH flunked the assignment. No wonder the American public is famously overweight and chronically ill. The NIH writes: “Unsaturated fats are considered ‘good’ fats … […]

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Summer heat signals lighter eating

February 29, 2012

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by Stan Kalson —  Our modern American society has created less nutritious and more genetically altered foods that bloat our stomachs and weaken our immune systems. As a result, we all need to eat more raw, fresh fruits and vegetables, especially during the summer heat, to satisfy our nutritional requirements. Fortunately, nature provides an abundance […]

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