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Powered By Veggies: Thriving On Little To No Meat

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Reducing your intake of animal protein and increasing your consumption of fresh produce is one of the simplest steps you can take to dramatically improve your health, particularly if the meat you eat is from conventional sources. Right off the bat you will reduce your exposure to harmful hormones and antibiotics, and you also lower […]

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Research Roundup: Eggs, Nuts, Cars, PMS and More

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Every once in a while we like to do a recap of recent studies that have been published that can help you live your life a little cleaner and a little healthier. Here are some interesting ones that have been published in the last little while.

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Facts You Need to Know About GMO’s

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The inventors of genetically modified foods (GMO’s) tell us the world needs this technology to feed the ever-growing population. The FDA approved these foods after lobbyists convinced them that there is “no significant difference” between a real tomato and a genetically engineered version. So while there have been no tests proving these foods are safe for human consumption, an entire generation of humans is being raised on these foods as a grand experiment. Dr. Huber offers a differing point of view.

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Scare Your Guts Straight (Part 2/2)

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The sugar peak of the year seems like an appropriate time to finish the discussion on gut health and its impact on your overall well being. If you’re like a lot of people, like me, you may have gotten off track somewhere and need to fix some gut issues.

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Do You Have the Gut to Be Healthy? (Part 1/2)

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Every time someone asks us about trying to improve or fix a health condition, we start with laying out the basic principles of clean eating – removing additives and chemicals from the diet. It may sound simple, but it’s the most common, and powerful, solution for a reason. But why? What does breakfast have to do with headaches and joint pain?

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Expand Your Grains, Extend Your Life

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The study isn’t proof that white rice causes diabetes, more so, it shows the importance of eating whole grains. More brown rice is helpful because it is higher in fiber and that may protect against diabetes. Whole grains have so much more fiber, vitamins, minerals, and protein, so you get a lot more nutritional bang for your buck than with refined carbohydrates like white rice or white bread.

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How We Got Fat – The Story of Too Much Energy in Packages Too Small

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Do you remember the old days when food was scarce and we risked our lives every time we went outside to get some? Neither do I, but our genes do. We’re hard wired to choose calorie-dense foods.

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If I Exercise I Can Eat Whatever I Want, Right?

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When the “I don’t have to worry about it” diet is full of junk food, sodas, “sports” drinks, caffeine, and processed food, no amount of exercise can undo what those foods are doing to the body.

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Skinny Fat People: Why Being Skinny Doesn’t Protect Us Against Diabetes and Death

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This article is by Dr Mark Hyman and is from his blog. We’ve included it here in its unedited original form as part of our Recommended Reading, which is a collection of articles not written by Fooduciary panelists but that we feel are important to share with our readers. _______________________________________ In a shocking new study […]

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New Study Shows Omega 3s Make You Smart, Sugar Makes You Smrt

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Beyond improving how you feel today and helping you avoid diseases in the future, eating well can also make you smarter. What’s not to like about that? In last week’s edition of the Journal of Physiology a group of UCLA researchers published results of a study on the effects of high-fructose corn syrup and Omega-3 fatty acids on the cognitive performance of rats. From the study the scientists concluded that a diet high in sugar, in as little as six weeks, could cause a significant decline in learning abilities and memory.

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How Sweet It Isn’t – Why Sucralose Is Just as Bad or Worse Than Other Artificial Sweeteners

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We’ve talked a lot about sweeteners a lot lately, and I hate to beat a dead horse, but the thing won’t die! A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a reader asking for help. Her husband had learned that most alternative sweeteners were bad, but that sucralose (Splenda) was ok and doesn’t do the harm that the others do. Let’s set him straight.

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Nutrition News – A Random Round Up

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Today I’m going to take a little bit of a different approach and talk about a few different topics real quickly. They all tie together to reinforce the message that Nature is pretty cool. We’ve been blessed with incredible foods that can fuel and protect our amazing bodies; no chemicals, GMO nonsense, or artificial garbage necessary.

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Is Organic Worth The Extra Money? Images Tell the Story Best

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Very often people ask us if paying the extra money for organic produce is worth it. We do our best to explain the benefits, but of course we know that images, pictures, and stories are more powerful than mere data, so we try to use those as much as possible.

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