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How Many Omega-3s & 6s Are Healthy?

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids have opposing functions; yet, both improve health when they are consumed in the appropriate balance. The ratio of these two fatty acids proves fundamental to their heal…

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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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Does Your Brain Need an Oil Change?

Humans really are fat heads.  About sixty percent of the human brain is fat.  To maintain proper brain health, you need to get adequate fat from your diet.  But, not just any fat will do.  Some fats…

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Are You Deficient in Healthy Fats?

You’ve probably read about or heard about fatty acids or healthy fats.  Essential fatty acids have many important roles in the body.  Here are some of the main ones: Quell inflammation Strengt…

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Power Seeds

Last year when I wrote about eating the sprouts off of my daughters' Chia Pets (that's a bad mommy!) I discovered a wealth of information about the powerful punch of nutrients that seeds can pack--for…

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