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Monthly archive for July 2016

Ketogenic Diet Wins

Study Compares American Diabetes Association Low-fat Diet to High-fat Ketogenic Diet for Helping Diabetes: Ketogenic Diet Wins ... A study published in April 2014 compared two diets with overweight diabetic people. One group ate the standard recommended diet by the American Diabetes Association, which was a low-fat, highRead more

Why Activists Are Unhappy With New GMO Labeling Legislation …

‘It is a non-labeling bill disguised as a labeling bill.’ The U.S. House of Representatives easily approved legislation Wednesday requiring labels on genetically modified food over objections from anti-GMO groups that say the rules should be stronger. The legislation already passed the Senate and the White House indicated that President Obama

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The Case for Eating Butter Just Got Stronger

A new study found no link between eating butter and heart disease. It looks like butter may, in fact, be back. The creamy condiment is a “middle-of-the-road” food, nutritionally speaking—better than sugar, worse than olive oil—according to a new report, which adds to a growing body of research

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Lettuce varieties have different nutritional value

There are many types of lettuce, and it’s hard to go wrong with any of them. All are loaded with water and they have some fiber, which reduces the risk of colorectal cancer. The popular iceberg lettuce makes a crunchy salad and includes some vitamin K, folate,

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Why our food is the single biggest election issue not on the table?

Amid the hoopla and distractions of the 2016 elections, real issues have been raised and discussed.   Questions have been posed, and answers proffered, on wide-ranging topics including jobs, Syria, tax policy, immigration, healthcare, education, the courts, banking, our relations with China, Russia, and Europe, and many more. 

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Politics & Elections: Food is the “single biggest election issue not on the table.”

In the midst of presidential campaign theatrics and positioning, some folks are actually talking about issues. Not everything in this political year has to do with election strategy. Occasionally, there is a mention of real-life – as in what is really going on in rural communities and how

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What You Need to Know About Weight Loss if You Suffer From PCOS

PCOS stands for a highly common hormonal imbalance, which affects about 5 million women in US alone: the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This condition affects women of all ages, starting as early as 11 years old. When you have PCOS, cysts develop on the ovaries, which hardens them and

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Hypothyroidism vs. PCOS, differences in symptoms, causes, and treatment

Hypothyroidism, also referred to as under-active thyroid, has been linked to PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome. While many studies show that these two conditions share some of the same symptoms, most experts still say (??) that they are separate health issues. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which

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Is cellulite different from regular fat?

In a sense, yes, but this question is a tad like comparing orange juice to the texture of an orange peel. While cellulite, also known as gynoid lipodystrophy, is often thought of as fat, that isn’t quite accurate. Fat is just a component of what causes cellulite, so

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