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Does Eating Miso Help Protect Against Radiation?

Since the Fukushima nuclear disaster a few years ago, one of the common questions I hear is “does miso really protect against radiation?” The answer is “yes” and “no.” If you’re not familiar with m…

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Study Links Ethnicity to Prostate Cancer Risk

No man wants to hear the diagnosis of prostate cancer, no matter his ethnic background. But, according to new research published in the Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research, some men are at a si…

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Study Finds Common Cleaning Products Fail Safety Testing

Before you wash another load of laundry or scrub a pile of dishes, keep reading. Women’s Voices for the Earth launched a new report called “Deep Clean” in which the non-profit organization graded four…

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How to Gain Weight Safely

About two thirds of people in the US are either overweight or obese (1). However, there are also many people with the opposite problem of being too skinny (2). This is a concern, because being u…

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In Praise of Yogurt

While yogurt is perhaps the most widely-known and used fermented food in North America and parts of Europe, the yogurt fad is not a new one. We have been obsessed with yogurt for thousands of years. …

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How to Make Sense of Sunscreen Labels

Whether you're on vacation or hanging out in your back yard, you want to enjoy the sun without burning your skin to a crisp and endangering your health. But those sunscreen labels can be confusing and…

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U.S. Government Set to Approve Monsanto Protection Act

While Americans are busy enjoying their summer holidays, the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture has been busy signing off on a bill that will destroy any likelihood of labeling genetically-modified f…

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Could Kale be Poisoning You?

Who doesn’t love kale? It’s probably ranks as one of the most-loved vegetables on the planet. Let’s face it: kale is a superstar in the vegetable kingdom. And for good reason: steamed kale has been sh…

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Another Study Casts Doubt on Mammograms-But That’s Not the Whole Story

Another study questions the effectiveness of mammography in saving lives. But there's more to the story. The new study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, involves 16 million women 40 years or ol…

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10 Reasons to Love the Herb St. John’s Wort

The popular herb St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) often gets an eyebrow raise from the media, even in the face of whole volumes of research espousing its effectiveness for many health concerns. …

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Where are the 'teachers', and I don't mean school teachers? I am 76 and was taught to NOT eat rhuba…

Mayonnaise has a legal definition. Does the definition apply to "Mayo"? Call the product "Vegan Mayo…

The critics will never relent. If a business uses only white models and actors in its advertisement…

I put my underwired bras in a zipped pillow case before putting in the washing machine. Actually I d…

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