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7 Negative Effects of Refined Flour

By Catherine Guthrie, Experience Life Flour is hard to sidestep come mealtime. Breakfast brims with toast, bagels, cereal, pancakes. Lunch is built around sandwiches, wraps, pasta, pizza. And din…

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Monsanto Wins Worst Company of 2011 Award

Natural Society has awarded Monsanto the Worst Company of 2011 award for its ongoing work to threaten human health and the environment.  Currently responsible for 90 percent of all genetically-modifie…

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6 Reasons to Go Wheat-Free (At Least For a Bit)

By Sara Novak, Planet Green Food trends come and go. One moment we’re shunning fats and the next we’re drinking flax oil down by the spoonful. One moment carbs are low fat and the next we're …

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Can Eating Wheat Affect Mental Health?

Most people believe that grains are a wholesome part of a healthy diet, particularly whole grains, such as whole wheat. Whole grains are also one of the relatively few foods that are allowed to ma…

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Gluten-Fewer: Why the Gluten-Free Industry is Ill-Defined

An estimated 1 percent of the U.S. population struggles with some form of celiac disease (an autoimmune disorder in which gluten damages the lining of the small intestine) or gluten intolerance. It do…

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Common Ingredient Linked to Mental Illness

A recent study in the journal Biological Psychiatry found that gluten sensitivity may be linked to schizophrenia and psychosis.  Scientists at the Department of Pediatrics, John Hopkins School of Medi…

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7 Ways Food Allergies Could Benefit You (& the Earth)

By Blythe Copeland, TreeHugger A food allergy diagnosis can range from being a minor inconvenience -- like having to read labels to check for food dye -- to a major health issue (think extreme, l…

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6 Alternatives to 87,000 Slices of Bread

Over the course of a lifetime, the average American consumes over 87,000 slices of bread. Yes, you read that correctly — eighty-seven thousand. That's more than a loaf per week per person, not cou…

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Is Durum Wheat Whole? Ask Annie

Dear Annie, I always buy whole wheat noodles and I was looking at the ingredients and one package said it had "100 Percent Durum Wheat," and the other said "100 Percent Whole Wheat." What is the diff…

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What is Quinoa Flour? Ask Annie

Dear Annie, I see quinoa flour at the health food store, and since it is gluten-free and I am on a gluten-free diet, I'd like to buy it, but I don't know what to do with it, or what it is. --Kathy, C…

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