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Victory! FDA Bans Trans Fats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it will give the food industry three years to eliminate trans fats from foods in the food supply. The news comes after an advisory in 2013 in…

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How High Heels May Be Hazardous To Your Health

You may love your high heels, but they might land you in the emergency room. A recent study found that injuries from high heels doubled between 2002 and 2012. People between the ages of 20 and 29 had …

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Good Nutrition for Healthy Vegan Dogs

Many people are surprised to learn that not only can dogs enjoy vibrant health on a vegan diet, but just like people, their physical condition can actually improve as a result of eliminating animal fo…

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Thousands of Groceries Claiming ’0 Trans Fats’ Actually Contain Them

A new study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) estimates that at least 27 percent of 84,000 foods in grocery stores contain artificial trans fats, known to have a well-documented connection to h…

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Simple Ways You Can Help Fight Against GMOs

A genetically modified organism (GMO for short) is any organism whose genetic material has been artificially altered through genetic engineering. While the science is relatively new, itís certainly ma…

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Natural Ways to Protect Yourself Against Growing Skin Cancer Rates

According to a statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most serious form of skin cancer, known as melanoma, has more than doubled between 1982 and 2011. The CDC indicate…

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7 Biggest Myths About Dairy

For something as common in many of our diets as dairy, it's a little surprising that there are so many misconceptions about how it impacts our bodies and the environment. Read on for some of the bigge…

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11 Unique Popsicle Ideas

The temperatures around here are starting to rise! Rather than reaching for the thermostat, you can cool yourself from the inside out with a yummy summer popsicle. Store-bought popsicles are often fu…

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The Dirty Dozen Cleaning Products

It is easy to overlook cleaning products as the culprit behind health problems. After all, they are improving the cleanliness of our homes, aren't they? According to the Environmental Working Group (E…

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Is It Better to Buy Local or Organic?

Many of us often wonder: is better to support local farmers at the farmerís market who are not certified organic, or is it better to buy certified organic products from the grocery store? If your loca…

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Thanks for this information.

one sided interview as a child raised in a christian home knows the truth and for me and my home we …

Think I'll stick with salads and sandwich ingredient. Thanks, anyway:)

There are no legitimate polls listed here......and there is only TWO PERCENT of the population that …