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articles by: Brandi, selected from Diets in Review

Wal-Mart May Become the New Go-To Place for Organic Foods

If you're looking for organic food, head to your nearest Wal-Mart? That's right; the nation's largest grocer raised a few eyebrows when it announced its plans to provide more organic options for shopp…

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The Simple Workplace Exercise With Huge Benefits

Plenty has been said about the benefits of standing while you work, as well as the downfalls of sitting too much. However, not as much has been revealed about the benefits of walking while you work. …

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Eat Like a Gladiator – Go Vegetarian

The gladiators of Rome are known for being tough, strong warriors, apart from the average Roman. Historic sources also report that the gladiators' diet was different from what the "normal population" …

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Gluten-Free and Full of Arsenic?

If your celiac sensitivity has you reaching for the rice, you may want to draw your hand back. Though the cereal grain is favored by those avoiding gluten, those who want to also avoid arsenic may hav…

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Colorado is the Next State Fighting for GMO Labels

The battle against GMOs is being waged once again, this time in both Oregon and Colorado. Both states will go to the polls to decide whether or not foods containing GMOs should be labeled as such. …

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Can You Go Meat-Free for One Month? Vegetarian Awareness Month Asks You to Try

October is World Vegetarian Awareness month. The month kicked off with World Vegetarian Day on October 1, and vegetarians and meat-eaters alike were asked to promote the day and share their top meatle…

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Fruits & Vegetables May Have a Larger Mental Impact Than We Thought

It's common knowledge that eating your fruits and vegetables does a body good. But what about your mind? Does what you eat have any effect on your mental well being? According to new research, it j…

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Trade Your Fast Food Receipts for Fresh Food

What if someone told you it was possible to redeem your fast food receipts for healthy, ready-to-prepare food? You would take them up on that immediately right? That's how recipe-kit delivery servi…

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Sunlight’s Strange Effect on Suicide Rates

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is now responsible for more than 39,000 deaths per year, and is preventable. In fact, most people who consider suicide do not actually attempt t…

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How Coffee Naps Can Boost Your Energy on Sleepy Days

If you're looking for a better way to nap, science provides the perfect solution. Happily, the solution involves two of most people's favorite things: napping and caffeine. New, and updated, scient…

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Laura is a Care2 Causes Senior Editor. She graduated from Pitzer College with Honors in English and World Literature and a minor in Music. She’s... more

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Every time I go on diets (and by that I don't mean just weight loss diets, which I gave up 20 years …

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I'm Gwen James from usa. My husband left me for no reason on 13th of June 2010. He moved in with ano…

SO no there's not NOTHING to worry about just by sticking to plant based diet. Vegans & everyone…