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How Many Poisons Will You Eat Today? [Infographic]

There are so many substances that can poison us, we invented a scary looking symbol to call them out. Each of us was taught to avoid the "skull and crossbones" from a young age. When we see this symbo…

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Spotting Hidden Sugars & Artificial Sweeteners

Avoiding added sugars and artificial sweeteners requires some serious label-reading powers. That job gets even trickier when food manufacturers hide these additives behind deceptive names. So, how can…

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Butter Has Won the War. Margarine Has Converted.

Margarine and butter have been fighting each other for decades, but now the battle is over – and butter has won! After years of bashing butter and claiming that dairy fat kills people, the giant marga…

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Healthy & Unhealthy Vegan Foods

Is vegan food healthy? Not always! A vegan diet can be incredibly healthy, but it can also be packed with plant-based junk food. Find out how to tell the difference. There is a joke that I like to …

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8 Scary Hidden Ingredients in Processed Foods

  If you haven't brushed up on your high school chemistry lately, chances are, you have a hard time figuring out the ingredients list on processed food labels. What the heck is butylated hydro…

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Top 12 Foods that Cause Inflammation

Everyday foods like bacon, eggs, coffee and dairy products are linked to inflammation. That might not sound like a big deal but when you consider that most chronic conditions like cancer, arthritis, d…

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Dining In: 10 DIY Convenience Foods

Convenience foods are what they say they are: convenient. The trouble with convenience foods is that they're highly processed and often come with a hefty dose of excessive packaging. For busy folks, m…

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Join the Unprocessed Food Movement in October

Within recent years, a new tradition is being seen during the month of October. Thousands of people across the country have decided to take what’s called the Unprocessed Challenge. It’s where you don’…

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Kick the Processed Food Habit

Have you heard of the "jelly bean rule?" It's basically an FDA guideline that's meant to prevent food companies from adding vitamins to junk food, just so that they can call it healthy. For most fo…

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4 Food Strategies to Boost Brain Function

By Michael J. Gelb, Experience Life While there are many positive aspects to aging, we’re more familiar with the things that can go wrong. For all the wisdom we gain from experience, we’re more a…

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Good points and tips on the overuse of antibiotics. It is best that these are not overused and are p…

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