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The Surprising Reason Chocolate is SO Darn Healthy

Chocolate is something of a miracle food -- it can ease depression, boost circulation, lower blood pressure, and even help you lose weight. In a strange correlation, it could even make you more likely…

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Beware! The 6 Most Mislabeled Foods

It is unthinkable that we allow companies to get away with blatant dishonesty on food labels. All ingredients should be listed, no matter what.  Be wary when you buy these 6 foods, and seek out their …

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Developing Your Heart’s Intuition: 3 Quick Tips

In last week's column, Sara talked about practical intuition. I enjoyed what she wrote and have found so many benefits through consciously developing my heart's intuition that I want to share more on …

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Why Are We Still Eating White Bread?

Here is a question for the gluten-tolerant of the group: Are you white or wheat? Actually this question could use some diversification. Maybe we could ask, “Are you white or spelt, amaranth, rye, or a…

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How is Stress and Depression Affecting Your Birth Control?

Feeling stressed or depressed can make it harder to do all kinds of basic things—like get to work or school, sleep well and make decisions. Turns out it can also make it harder to stay on top of your…

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Eat Slowly and Enjoy That Candy

Growing up there was a commercial in constant rotation for Tootsie Pops, those Tootsie Roll-filled confections. This animated ad that ran like a children’s parable was an investigation into the fleeti…

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Anti-Organics: The Propaganda Is On

You've all heard it by now: organic foods, including meat (read “antibiotic- and hormone-free”), offer no substantial health benefits over conventional foods. These dubious findings were served to us …

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If Birth Control Were Free, Which Type Would You Choose?

Originally published on May 24, 2012, on bedsider.org. In terms of effectiveness, not all birth control methods are created equal. And if there was any doubt as to which methods stand out in that a…

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Want to Quit Smoking? Try Fruits & Veggies

Later today I am scheduled to give a talk to a class of 3rd graders about the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables daily. Thankfully, to my knowledge, none of these kids smoke cigar…

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Sunscreen Ingredients May Increase Skin Cancer Risk

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. This month, many kids will graduate or finish up their final obligations for the academic year. Families will plan long-anticipated vacations to the beach,…

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