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Women's Health

Today’s DDT? Scientists Declare Bee-Killing Pesticides Must Be Banned

An international panel of independent scientists has issued a warning about two widely-used pesticides and declared them as dangerous to the environment as DDT.  Specifically, the Task Force on System…

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Bad News for Diaphragm Lovers

Looks like one of the most common diaphragms on the U.S. market, the Ortho All-Flex, is a goner. Once upon a time, in the mid-1900s, the diaphragm was a very popular form of birth control—but today…

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Plant-Based Foods That Fight Macular Degeneration

Anyone who has gotten a bad sunburn knows how damaging the UV rays in sunlight can be. Imagine what those same rays are doing to back of our eyeballs (our retinas). The eye is designed to take sunligh…

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Roasted Butternut Salad

This is a simple salad but very tasty and colorful. Adding squash is a fun way to jazz up a salad! Salad: 5 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed 2 teaspoons sugar of choice (we use coconut s…

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5 Myths About Cellulite

  Cellulite: 90% of women have it, and most of them don't want it. Though cellulite is little more than a cosmetic nuisance, and there really isn't a cure, that doesn't stop American consumers…

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Which Foods Fight Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of legal blindness in white women, and the number one cause of blindness in African-American women. In a study I profile in the above video, researchers chose a po…

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Good News: Infertility is Going Down Among U.S. Women

The National Survey on Family Growth (NSFG) collects all kinds of information on U.S. women, including what kind of birth control they use. It also asks women and men about their experiences with infe…

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How Long to Detox From Fish Before Pregnancy?

Mothers' increased consumption of fish before and during pregnancy leads to increased exposure to both mercury and the long-chain omega 3 DHA. Mercury may negatively affect brain development in one's …

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Black Bean Jewel Salad

Going to a summer’s end picnic or BBQ? Here’s a great salad to bring -- colorful and full of flavor! White corn adds a touch of natural sweetness and complements the Mexican Vinaigrette. Delicious!!! …

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The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence

Reprinted from May 2013 Recently I was part of a team brainstorming answers to some intriguing questions: How could we at the Institute of Heart Math (IHM) make a video showing that the heart emits…

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Good old iceberg, whoda thunk it? Where are the dandelion greens?

LOVE buying local as the rest of the commentors here. It's lovely to meet the folks growing your fo…

Thanks Jordyn.

I do not understand the statement: "The Texas Transportation Institute found that an automobile comm…