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8 ‘Staple’ Foods to Avoid at the Grocery Store

A lot of so-called "staple" items that we buy at the grocery store are loaded with unnecessary and sometimes harmful ingredients. They are simply not as essential as we've been lead to believe, and ca…

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4 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

'Tis the season of holiday parties, frothy mugs of eggnog, sugary cookies, and plenty of good cheer. It is a lovely season, but once the new year arrives, many of us are filled with regret. The averag…

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Salmonella in Your Spice Rack?

In the past there have been rampant salmonella outbreaks in lettuce, sprouts, and even peanut butter, but now itís time to be wary of a surprising source -- your spice rack. In a recently published st…

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10 Life-Threatening Mistakes You Might Make With Your Doctor

With our health care system as broken as it is, itís easy for patients Ė myself included Ė to fall into the role of victim and blame others when things donít go our way. But are you doing what you can…

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Dodging Pesticides: 5 Foods to Avoid

Living in San Francisco, I'm constantly being bombarded with "organic this" and "locally grown" that. I have actually seen stores charge $2.50 for ONE apple. No joke, $2.50 for an organic, oh-so-chi…

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Mango salsa is one of my favorites.

I wish it were simply the matter of getting up and moving more, but when you suffer from chronic pai…

Love most of these treats+gonna try the baked chic peas-thanks

I've never heard of sriracha before.

Just quit already. With cigarettes, it's mostly mind over matter, I don't care what anyone says. I …