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7 Super Reasons to Love Almond Butter

What is almond butter? It’s just almonds, blended in a food processor. Add a little honey and sea salt for taste, and you have a spoonful of heaven, that’s also really good for you! In my opinion, …

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Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Photo Courtesy of:  Thinkstock/iStockphoto Some foods have been promoted as "healthy," when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples.  Here's an expansion on…

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11 Reasons to Love Tomatoes

This year my husband and I planted 18 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.  We also made a long distance move.  Our tomatoes were in the ground even before we opened most of the boxes, which may sound absu…

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Dangers of Statin Drugs

Sadly, a quarter of the U.S. population over age 45 takes statin drugs, the pharmaceutical industry’s Number One money maker, largely due to relentless advertising, which a recent study found may be d…

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Low-Fat Milk = High-Fat Kid

Walk into a school cafeteria and you will find boxes upon boxes of low-fat milk (hopefully without strawberry and chocolate flavoring). Peruse a child’s menu at any restaurant in the U.S. and you will…

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(Re)Consider the Egg

Back in the 1990s, at the rise of cholesterol awareness, the humble chicken egg was demonized. Reports showed that eggs (particularly the sunny yoke) were abundantly rich in cholesterol, which played …

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Knowing Your Body Type

Knowing your body type is essential to understanding yourself. When you find out what is actually going on inside you, you will no longer be bound by society's notions of what you should be doing, sa…

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Yummy, Nourishing Chickpea Salad

For a week now, I’ve been skipping regular lunch to feast on a bowl of hearty, wholesome chickpea salad. The results have been wonderful. The salad is a meal in a bowl, and keeps me going until lat…

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10 Health Benefits of Peas

Written by Randy Fritz, co-creator with Diana Herrington at Real Food For Life. Many people think peas are just a poor man's meat or a cheap restaurant side dish that puts 'green' on your plate. …

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9 Surprising Reasons to Love Tomatoes

‘Tis the season for tomatoes—lots of them.  If you have a garden, you may already be enjoying the harvest of your tomato plants.  If not, there are many reasons to stop at your local market and pick s…

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