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Smart grocery shopping tips

November 29, 2013

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by Paula Owens —  The most important component to prevent and reverse disease, experience lasting fat loss and achieve your highest level of health begins by being mindful and conscious of what you choose to eat. Good nutrition and healthy eating start with making smarter choices when shopping for food. The following tips will make […]

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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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Teaching children to be healthy

August 17, 2012

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by Esta Libero —  Childhood obesity is skyrocketing. In the 1970s, only 1 in 100 children were obese. In 2010, the obesity rate for children in the U.S. was up to 26 percent. Given this trend, what can we expect in the future? On a cable show called “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” Chef Jamie traveled […]

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Mercury in high fructose corn syrup

March 5, 2012

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One more reason to avoid high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is the discovery of high levels of mercury in food products sweetened with it. A study by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) discovered mercury in almost a third of 55 popular food and drink brands that list HFCS as the top ingredient […]

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How to start a clean eating diet

February 25, 2012

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by Heather Demeritte —  Clean eating is nothing new. For many decades, our forefathers ate unprocessed foods that centered around seasonal fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meats. But in a world governed by junk food ads, convenient vending machines and time-saving frozen dinners, we are far from true clean eating. Clean eating may […]

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