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      Is the Eat Local Movement Limited to ‘pivileged’ Consumers

      Are farmers markets limited to an elite consumer. I know that I often get that feeling when I shop a my local farmers market. The movement to buy and eat local fresh foods is limited to an ‘educated’ few. Something akin to the very beginning of the organic foods movement....
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      How to Make Lamb Stew, Using Lamb Shanks

      Chef: Rob Endelman Here’s are directions to make a very, very flavorful lamb stew using lamb shanks, a third way to cook lamb (following the two suggestions I offered yesterday). In lieu of shanks, you can substitute stew meat. Sorry that there’s no photo, but I haven’t made this since...
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      Mom’s Good Diet Lowers Baby’s Obesity Risk

      Eating well during pregnancy reduces baby’s obesity risk regardless of mom’s size New research in The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal suggests that a protein called SIRT1 responds to excess fat calories in pregnancy by rewriting the code leading to infants with fatty-livers and eventual obesity “We...
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      Study Confirms Exercise and Healthy Diet Fighting Cancer

      A new study just published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (APNM) reaffirms the crucial role exercise along with good nutrition play in maintaining health and fighting disease. “Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most frequent cancer worldwide, ranking third among all cancer-related deaths. Clinical and experimental studies...
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      Genetically Engineered Soybeans: Let Your Voice Be Heard

      We saw this post on The Delicious Truth and thought it important to pass on. Please take action. I received the following action alert yesterday from the Center for Food Safety concerning genetically engineered soybeans and immediately signed the petition. Even if you don’t sign (no guilt), read the below...
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      Popular Diet Drug Needs to be Banned from the Market

      A drug-safety watchdog group is calling for the ban of the popular diet drug Alli, one of the nation’s most marketed over-the-counter (OTC) weight loss drugs. According to Cleveland.com, Public Citizen sent a 31-page letter to the FDA summarizing its concerns about the drug. Alli’s active ingredient is orlistat, which...
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      Study: Elimination Diet Has Huge Impact on Hyperactivity for ADHD Kids

      A study from the Netherlands raises questions about causes and treatment of ADHD. The study found that an elimination diet, usually used for potential food allergies, reduced hyperactivity in 78 percent of the kids who finished the study. The elimination diet restricts foods thought to be “triggers” for food allergies....
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      Food Cravings: Four Steps to Help You Kick Your Addictions

      Are you having trouble losing weight because of an addiction to sugary foods?  ABC News reports that Dr. Mehmet Oz offers four steps for beating those cravings by detoxing your liver: Step 1: Replace grains with broccoli or cauliflower for one week, and eat garlic, chives and leeks Step 2:...
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      Whey Protein May Help Fight Fat

      According to a study published in the journal Clinical Nutrition, whey commonly used as a protein supplementation may improve blood lipid profiles and reduce liver fat by as much as 20 percent. For the study, “Eleven obese women received a 60 grams a day of whey protein supplement for 4-weeks”...
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      Childhood Obesity is in the Lifestyle not the Genes

      A study from the University of Michigan investigated whether some children are genetically tuned to be overweight, or is lifestyle to blame for childhood obesity? The question is important because the obesity rate among U.S. children ages 6 to 11 has increased from 6.5 percent in 1980 to 19.6 percent...
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      Diet guidelines push calorie reduction and exercise – Reuters

      USA Today Diet guidelines push calorie reduction and exerciseReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans need to cut salt and fat and eat more fruits and vegetables, the Obama administration said in its latest set of dietary guidelines released on Monday. The new dietary guidelines also advise cutting …Dietary guidelines that tell us...
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      5 Natural Tips for Balance, Energy and Low Stress Holidays

      Both stress and the availability of wonderful, and often not so healthy, food go way up. It can be a difficult time when it comes to keeping one’s balance and energy. Here are 5 tips to help you keep your energy and vitality on a high this holiday season. 1....
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      Women With a Family History Can Control Breast Cancer Risk

      Having a family history of breast cancer can lead some women to wonder if the risk is out of their control. However, a study of more than 85,000 postmenopausal women from the University of Rochester Medical Center, found that regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking less alcohol...
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      Reduce Empty Calories Eaten by Kids

      THere are over 23 million children and adolescents in the US that are overweight or obese. Besides the personal cost, this leads to the increasing risk for many chronic diseases, according to research from the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The article looks at the diet of American youth...
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      The Campaign for Healthier Eating Across America

      By Jeffrey M. Smith You may have heard that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe, properly tested, and necessary to feed a hungry world. UNTRUE! Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), introduced into our food supply in the mid-1990s, are one of history’s most dangerous and radical changes in our diet. These...
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