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Detrimental Diabetes: Preventable, Research Shows

Do you ever think of disease as a detrimental cost to society?  According to the American Diabetes Association the total cost of diabetes in the United States in 2007 was $218 billion. $18 billion for people with undiagnosed diabetes $25 billion for American adults with pre-diabetes $623 million for gestational diabetes Diabetes: What it is Healthy bodies […]

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Why Choose Organic?

Enjoy eating delicious foods?  Silly question – who doesn’t?  Knowing how to choose foods that not only taste the best, but are also best for you may be more of a challenge. Educated foodies, farmers, restaurateurs, and consumers are making conscientious decisions to purchase food products based not only on quality, but also with the knowledge of […]

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Super Foods: Allowing You to Live Super Well!

Super Food: Classifying foods based on abundance of nutrients and antioxidants.   Use this chart as a guide to ensure you’re not always deriving nutrients from the same old sources.   Try adding super foods to you diet and find out how much better you feel.  I think you will discover how much more delicious […]

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To Be, or Not to Be Organic: “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15″

That is the question. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) used the results of nearly 43,000 tests for pesticides on produce collected by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between 2000 and 2004, to produce a ranking of commonly eaten fruits & vegetables.[17]  Wikidpedia, 2012.  The EWG lists the “Dirty Dozen” and a “Clean […]

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Health & Sodium Intake: How Much is too Much?

Do you ever feel that people are choosing to act old these days?  It almost seems like an acceptance of deterioration; defeat displayed by dropping older bodies off at the surgeon’s.  Why not practice health and being well?  Surely it couldn’t hurt. Earlier this year The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released an article addressing […]

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The Hunger Scale Challenge

See how many times a week you can eat only when you’re feeling 1,2,3, or 4?  Not easy, at least for me.  I am regularly clocking in at the 7 and up level. Weak and light-headed, possible headache,  stomach acid churning. Very uncomfortable.  Irritable and unable to concentrate. Uncomfortably hungry.  Tummy rumbling. Slightly uncomfortable.  Just […]

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What are the Best Carbs?

  Here you will find carb recommendations from a recent USAT article: 1. Sweet Potatoes The bright orange color of these root vegetables is a visual cue that they are an abundant source of the high-powered antioxidant, vitamin A. They also are a great source of potassium to help soothe sore muscles and maintain the right […]

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The Innumerable Benefits of Hydration

Keep hydrated for optimal functioning, and to avoid illness and false hunger signs. start with 11 cups a day drink when you’re thirsty and with all snacks and meals. always carry a reusable water bottle Consume more water if you are an athlete, or sweat often. Water math recommendations from Common Sense Water Intake Guidelines From […]

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Oxidation, or Old Fruit = Less Nutrients

The longer a fruit is exposed to air and light, the less vitamins and nutrients it will have.  So as sweet as the old brown fruit may seem, it may not be worth it with the added sugar content and lost nutrients. Other things that can deplete nutrients besides light and air include:  Cooking, deep […]

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Healthy, Practical Cooking

My friend Ryan is debuting, “my life’s work wrapped into a tiny 23 minute bundle of love;).” His “Simply Centered” live streaming cooking show is debuting tomorrow 6/28/12 at 10:30am.  If cooking healthy without sacrificing flavor is your style, check it out on Centered Chef’s FB or Today TV Live.

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