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The Ingredient to Avoid if You Want a Sharp Brain

This week, researchers revealed a study damning soda for yet another reason: it interferes with brain function in young people. High-fructose corn syrup (and to a lesser extent, sucrose) was the fo…

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Should Marijuana be Legalized?

The New York Times conducted a poll asking readers whether marijuana should be legalized or not. While I anticipated that many people favor legalizing marijuana, their results were still shocking: onl…

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The Worst Food for our Planet?

A new study by American and Israeli researchers has determined the environmental cost of producing beef, dairy, poultry, pork and eggs. Their findings reveal the high price the planet pays per calorie…

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Esquire Magazine’s ‘Praise’ of Women is Actually Just Sexist

Forty-two year old women everywhere will breathe a little easier knowing that this year†Esquire Magazine decreed their age as†"most alluring." †Somehow this is supposed to be good news to women in the…

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Top 5 Fat-Burning Spices

Losing weight can be a lot easier if you spice up your food.† Add these top five fat-burning spices to your diet to ramp up weight loss: 1. Garlic and 2. Onions;† These yummy foods contain phytoche…

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Salad Dressing and Dip With Bone-Building Nutrients

Building strong bones isnít just a matter of popping calcium supplements.† Itís important to eat a diet rich in many essential nutrients to build strong bones, including:† boron, calcium, manganese, m…

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Oil Sands: Destroying the Foods Native Americans Rely On

A new study released last week found higher than normal levels of pollutants in wild foods that comprise a large part of traditional Native American (First Nations) diets in Alberta, Canada.† The stud…

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3 Homemade Ice Cream Popsicles (Delicious & Vegan)

If youíre trying to beat the heat and enjoy an occasional treat, here are three healthy and nutritious options without all the added sugar and chemicals found in most commercially-prepared treats. …

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6 Natural Solutions for Summer Skin Problems

Summer is my favorite season. Whether I'm spending it hiking, biking, swimming or just relaxing on the patio with a good book, I love the long sunny days out in nature. But summer has its dark side as…

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FDA Approves Pain-Killer Linked to Death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first generic version of Celebrex (celecoxib), a potent and potentially lethal pain-killer.† Celebrex was the lone survivor of the "bi…

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I honor my Mom, my Sister, and my best friend Elaine every day :") Thanks for sharing.